Nepal Trekking Tour – 5 Nights / 6 Days
Trek to Nepal – Mountain Trekking tour -Trek Phedi to Dhampus then 5 to 6 hours of treck to Sarangkot and then easy walk down to Bindebasini Temple
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Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet assistance and transferred to Hotel.
Afternoon visit Kathmandu City : The Temple of Lord Shiva – Pashupatinath is a richly ornamented pagoda with two tiered golden roof and silver doors. Guheswari Temple: Its another historic and holy shrine dedicated to the goddess Guheswari, near Pashupatinath. Akash Bhairav Temple: Situated in the main market avenue, called Indra Chowk, it is a three storey temple. The image of lord Akash Bhairav is displayed on the occasion of Indra Jatra, the festival of Indra, The rain God. Hanuman Dhoka (Durbar Square), Built between the 12th and the 18th centuries, this complex of palaces, courtyards and temples is the historic seat of royalty. It used to be the seat of ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. The durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World heritage site, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Other than a 17th – century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages, interesting things to see here are: Taleju Temple (Built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D., Kal Bhairav, the god of Destruction Nautalle Darbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of king Pratap Malla, the big bell, big drum, the Jagannath Temple and three museums including the numismatic museum and the Tribhuvan Museum. Swayambhunath Stupa(Samhengu): Listed as a world heritage site, this is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist sites in Nepal. Its established is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Three km west of Kathmandu this site is situated on a hillock about 77 m. above the valley. Painted on the four-sides of the spire bases are the all seeing eyes of Lord Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
Day 02 Kathmandu / Pokhara (200 Kms. / 06 Hrs. drive)
After early breakfast drive to Pokhara, on arrival check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Pokhara city
Barahi Temple: The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara, Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays , carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.
Devi’s Fall: Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell’s Fall). Devi’s Fall (also known as Devin’s and David’s) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David.) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously dis appeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall..
Seti Gandaki, Another of Pokhara’s natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti Gandaki river. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow. Bindyabasini Temple -The temple is the oldest structure in Pokhara built by Newari traders way back in the 16th century. You have to brace yourself for braving a long flight of steps to reach the temple. The main shrine of the temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, though there is a new Shiva Temple and a small Buddhist monastery as well, at the base. Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the Kingdom, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in its middle. The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travellers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located.
Our trek guide will meet you at the hotel in Pokhara. Drive from Pokhara to Suikhet Phedi (trek starting point) for about 20 minutes. From here, the trail ascends steeply through forest and later than paddy fields to reach the village of Dhampus for about two and half hours. If weather permits we can see the good views of snowy Mountains. Lunch will be provided on the way. Overnight in the Lodge at Dhampus.
Day 04 Trek Dhampus to Sarangkot (5-6 Hrs. Walk)
If the weather permits, wake up early in the morning for sunrise and good photo graphs of Mountain View when rays of the Sun comes river the mountain. Today the trail descends down to Dhampus River (Stream) and after crossing the river, trek again ascends gradually through the paddy fields and small forest to reach the Naudanda Village. Here walk about 10/15 minutes on the Pokhara Baglung Highway. Lunch will be served at Naudanda Ridge. After lunch an easy walk for 3 hours through the Chhetri and Brahmin Villages to reach Sarangkot for overnight Lodge. From Sarangkot you will have the view of Pokhara City, Phewa Lake and spectacular views of Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchhre
Day 05 Sarangkot to Kathmandu (220 Kms/ 06 Hrs.)
After breakfast, an easy walk for 1.5 hours down to the Bindebasini Temple, from where drive (approx. 20 min) to Pokhara & continue drive to Kathmandu. Arrive and check in at Hotel.
Evening excursion to visit Patan : Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu . This city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square., constitutes the focus of visiorts; attraction. The Square is full or ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carving. The Patan Durbar Square consists of three main chowk an Keshar Narayan Chowk. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979. Patan Museum:- This museum indside the Durnbar Square specializes in bronze statues and religious objects. Krishna Mandir:- Built in 1637 AD, the temple of Lord, Krishan holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan, Mahaboudha:- A little further east from Patan Durbar Squarelies this Buddhist temple made of clay bricks in which thousands of images of Lord Buddha are engarved. Hiranya Varna Mahavihar:- Located inside Kwabadehal, this three-sotory golden pagoda of Lokeshwor (Lord Buddha) was built in the twelfth century by King BhaskarVerma.It is famous as the Golden Temple. Kumbhyeshwor:- This five-tired temple of Loard Shiva was built during the reign of King Jayasthiti Malla. On the Janai Poornima day in August, a fair is held in Kumbheshwor. Char Narayan temple,which is among the finest examples of unique craftsmanship on wood. The temple of Bhimsen with a magnificent golden balcony over-looking the squar.
Day 06 Leave Kathmandu
After breakfast, transfer to International airport to board flight back home. End of our services