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Gorkha - Pokhara Trek

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Trip Highlights

Duration: 10 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Max Altitude: 1300 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Easy

Gorkha  - Pokhara trek is designed to be specially done during the month of late September and early October while local villagers prepare to harvest. The Gorkha Pokhara Trek is a visit to the rural villages of Nepal and the opportunity to see local people do their daily chores such as harvesting, planting and celebrating festivals. The most scenic town of Pokhara will let you take in the superb natural landscape that Nepal is so famous for. A trek to the town of Gorkha on the other hand will take you back to the history of Nepal and the brave Gorkhali forces. A visit the palace of Shah kings, museum and Gorakhnath Cave is a must.

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Zerokilo via Abukhaireni which takes approximately five hours.

Day 02: Trek from Simalghari to Palungtaar (1050m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 03: Trek from Paalungtaar to Tarkughat (1000m.) and it takes almost six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Tarkughat to Kunchha (1221m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 05: Trek from Kunchha to Sisaghat (870m.) and it takes approximately seven hours.

Day 06: Trek from Sisaghat to Karputaar (490 m.) which takes almost seven hours.

Day 07: Trek from Karputaar to Syaklung (1100m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 08: Trek from Syaklung to Kalikasthan (1300m.) which takes almost five hours.

Day 09: Trek from Kalikasthan to Bijayapur khola (900m.) and drive to Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Zerokilo via Abukhaireni which takes approximately five hours.

Trek from Zerokilo to Simalghari (1050m.) and it takes about three hours. You depart early morning for the five hour drive to Zerokilo west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields. After you reach Abukhairent, you head towards North. After following the zigzag road you reach Zerokilo. After refreshment you begin your trek for Simalghari passing along flat land with views of beautiful sceneries. Simalghari is a village at the bank of the Daraundi river. There is a government school and old market. Overnight at camp/lodge

Day 02: Trek from Simalghari to Palungtaar (1050m.) which takes about five hours.

The path you follow is quite flat all the way to Palungtaar. En route you cross terrace fields and enjoy magnificent sceneries of villages at a distance. The peaks which are covered with snow appear at some distance. Palungtaar is a pretty big village inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetri and Newar. Here you feel exhilarated to see the terraces, mango gardens and oranges in some places. Overnight at camp/lodge

Day 03: Trek from Paalungtaar to Tarkughat (1000m.) and it takes almost six hours.

This day you begin your trek following a flat path, crossing a stream and visiting a few villages. On the way you come across a few grazing fields where local people bring their domestic animals. As you enter Tarkughat , you are welcomed by Newar, Chhetri and Brahmins. This village lies at the bank of Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy swimming in the Marshyangdi river. You then continue your trek along a drivable road until you reach Tarkughat. Overnight at camp/lodge

Day 04: Trek from Tarkughat to Kunchha (1221m.) which takes about six hours.

Leaving Tarkughat you start heading uphill until you reach Sundarbazaar. Here, there is an old market and you can see some villages at a distance. Now you move through terraces and have an opportunity to enjoy the views of splendid snow peaks. After some time, you arrive at Tuhure Pasaal where you find a few typical tea shops. Walking gently uphill, you reach Kunchha, which is a popular village of this area. The mountain views visible from here are truly excellent. You can enjoy the views of Manaslu, Lamjung and the Annapurna range. Observing the sunset from this location is a highlight of the day. People living in harmony here belong to different communities and are farmers, government employees and a few have joined the army. Overnight at camp/lodge

Day 05: Trek from Kunchha to Sisaghat (870m.) and it takes approximately seven hours.

To reach Sisaghat, you climb down passing through terraces growing millet and maize. Sisaghat is another human settlement of this area. The main inhabitants belong to a mixed community and it lies at the bank of Madi River. You can have a swim here and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Overnight at camp/lodge

Day 06: Trek from Sisaghat to Karputaar (490 m.) which takes almost seven hours.

You walk along the bank of Madi River passing through terraces. After trekking gently uphill you reach Karputaar. En route you come across several villages rich in their distinct culture. Karputaar is a small village with mixed community. Overnight at camp/lodge

Day 07: Trek from Karputaar to Syaklung (1100m.) and it takes about six hours.

This day is comparatively difficult as you trek gradually uphill in the beginning and later go steeply up for some hours. En route you cross through forests covered with local vegetation and cross a few streams. At some distance, you can also see snow peaks. Syaklung is a village dominated by Gurung, Magar and other communities of Nepal. There is an excellent camping spot here. Moreover, you will find recently opened tea shops and small lodges. This place grants you an opportunity to enjoy the views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, Annapurna II, Lamjung, Mardi peak, Manaslu and several unnamed peaks.Overnight at camp/lodge

Day 08: Trek from Syaklung to Kalikasthan (1300m.) which takes almost five hours.

To reach Kalikasthan you trek downhill at first and then follow an ascending and descending path. The trail follows along the forested ridge top through rough drivable road, passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m.). You are accompanied by views of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu. Kalikasthan is a village inhabited by Hindu people and named after goddess Kali as there is a temple with an idol of Kali at the top of the ridge. There is also a well managed camping spot. Here, you will also find small local shops with minimal supplies, typical tea shops and very small lodges. Observing the sunset is memorable experience. Overnight at camp/lodge

Day 09: Trek from Kalikasthan to Bijayapur khola (900m.) and drive to Pokhara.

This day you gently climb downhill to arrive to Bijayapur Khola, passing through villages and drivable road. After lunch, you drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at camp/lodge

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.

While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

The Trip includes following services:

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • Entry permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Cook and kitchen helpers
  • Necessary porter/s (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for all trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

Clients Reviews

Absolutely the most wonderful experience we have ever had!!

(5/5)


This was absolutely the most wonderful experience we have ever had!! Nava was so attentive to our every need and we enjoyed every part of this journey !!
We visited Kathmandu & all the surrounding areas & sites-Nagarkot, Pokhara & Chitwan. The hotels & staff at each place were so wonderful!!!Honestly, we would not ask for more.
-The weather was beautiful for our paragliding & mountain flight around Mt.Everest and we saw many Rhino & even a Tiger in the jungle!!
This was a trip of a lifetime and we will definitely do it again!
Thank you for making our dreams come true.

Love,
Matthew & Michele
United States(USA)
18/03/2010

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