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Annapurna – Pokhara Short Treks

Trip Title: Annapurna – Pokhara Short Treks

Trip Length: 3 Days

Trip Grade: B       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Annapurna

National Park: Annapurna       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 2       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Pokhara

Months: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December,

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Description:

Pokhara is one of the most popular destinations in Nepal. Its fame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains however, not on a great historical or cultural endowment. It is the starting point for some of the most famous treks in Nepal, and there are also plenty of short walks and day trips that can be made around the valley. DEVI FALLS, also known as Patale Chhango, Devin's or David Falls, this waterfall is about two KM south-west of Lake Side and just before the Tashiling Tibetan village. The Pardi Khola is the outflow from Phewa Tal (Lake) and at Devi Falls it suddenly drops down into a hole in the ground and disappears.One of its alternate names comes from a tale that a tourist named David disappeared down the hole as well, taking his girlfriend with him! The river emerges from its subterranean hideaway 200 meters away and then joins the Phurse Khola before flowing into the Seti Gandaki River.TIBETAN SETTLEMENTS – there are a number of Tibetan settlements around Pokhara and you will see many Tibetans around the lake selling their crafts and artifacts. The Tashiling Tibetan village, where they weave Tibetan carpets, is only a couple of km southwest of the airport. There is a larger settlement known as Tashipalkhel at Hyangja, a short drive or an hour or two walk northwest of Pokhara on the start of the Jomsom Trek route.Mahendra GufaThe limestone caves at Mahendra Gufa have stalactites and stalagmites make a good destination for a two-hour walk north from Pokhara. The trail to the caves crosses the bridge just north of Bagar at the end of the Bazaar and heads toward the village of Batulechaur. This village was once an importance center for growing citrus fruit until an epidemic killed all the citrus trees in the Pokhara Valley.SarangkotThis very pleasant walk up to Sarangkot, at an elevation of 1592 meters, is probably the most popular short excursion from Pokhara. It can be a good, pre-breakfast stroll to admire the mountain views, a leg-stretcher before you start out on a longer trek or a place you pass through on the first or last hours of one of the longer treks from Pokhara.

Itinerary:

Short Treks:

1.Sarangkot-Naudanda Trekking:

Day 01
Pokhara-Sarangkot-Naudanda.

Day 02
Naudanda-Pothana-Dhampus.

Day 03
Dhampus- Phedi-Pokhara.

2.Lumle-Chandrakot Trekking:

Day 01
Driving to Lumle-Trek to Chandrakot.

Day 02
Chandrakot- Thanchok-Pothana.

Day 03
Pothana-Dhampus-Pokhara.

Price:

Type of Trekking: Tea-House

The below cost is quoted under the basis of per day per person:

For the group size more than 10 persons, a group leader will be offered as complementary by company or if the group has its own leader, he/she will be offered the trek free of cost.

Prices from Pokhara – not Kathmandu.

Minimum 2 Pax – 45
(3-6) Pax – 38
(7-10) Pax – 30
10 to more – 27

The Price includes:
Accommodation in available hotels or guesthouses in route, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide and porters) and their all expenses including insurance, ACAP entry fee, ground transportation and governmental taxes.

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