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From Pokhara: 2-Day Poon Hill Trek

1. From Pokhara: 2-Day Poon Hill Trek

See some of the best sites of the Annapurna Region on a short but sweet overnight hike. Spend the night in a mountain cottage and enjoy meals in the great outdoors.  Day 1: Begin the day with breakfast before departing Pokhara in a 4-wheel off-roading vehicle. It takes 2-4 hours to reach Upper Ulleari, depending on traffic, season, and viewpoint stops. Ulleari is a beautiful Gurung village at an altitude of 2,090 meters. From the last station of Upper Ulleari, start the real Poon Hill trek, crossing the villages of Banthanti, Nangithanti, and Lower Ghorepani. Stop for lunch either in Banthanti or Nangithanti. Reach the Ghorepani camp at the base of Poon Hill at an altitude of 2,860 meters. Dinner and overnight in a cottage.  Day 2: Before sunrise, hike 45-60 minutes to Poon Hill at a height of 3,210 meters. Be mesmerized by the colors and panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas. On clear days, you can see up to 32 peaks including the 12 peaks of the Bhara Shikhar. Return to camp for a hot breakfast and begin the trek down following the same trail. Return to the 4x4 for drop-off at your hotel in Pokhara.

Pokhara: 30-Minute Tandem Paraglide

2. Pokhara: 30-Minute Tandem Paraglide

Pokhara is considered one of the best destinations to paraglide since it provides a breathtaking aerial view of Pokhara City, Phewa Lake and the Annapurna Himalayan range close up. Paragliding in Pokhara takes off from Sarangkot. Sarangkot is a popular destination for viewing sunrises and sunsets. You will be picked up from you're hotel in Pokhara and driven to Sarangkot, approximately 45 minutes away. After a short briefing from your instructor, you will get ready to take off, launching from about 1800 metres elevation. This adventure will allow you to see three peaks, a view of the lakes and monasteries, jungles and the entire city. The 25-30-minute flight will be one of the most enthralling experiences of your lifetime.   The experience of soaring high in the sky, getting a bird’s eye view of the Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli and Phewa Lake, rivers and green fields is something you will never forget. You will end your adventure by landing near the banks of Phewa Lake, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to Pokhara. You will also get to take home the memories of your adventures with your free flight video. 

Pokhara: 7-Day Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Hot Springs

3. Pokhara: 7-Day Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Hot Springs

The experience begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the trek’s starting point in Nayapul. Get kitted out with all the necessary equipment while your permits are checked then set out along the Modi Khola River, passing through several small villages on the way. Cross over the river to reach the village of Jhinu Danda, before arriving at your accommodation for the night, a quaint tea lodge. Day two starts with an uphill trek to Chhomrong, one of the largest villages along the route. Continue the walk through a dense forest landscape to reach your accommodation for the second night. Enjoy a leisurely trek to Deurali on day three, stopping for lunch against the backdrop of the stunning Himalayas. On day four, follow the trail across several streams towards the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, then hike to Ablation Valley. Follow your guide through the valley, which is a hollow corridor between the glacier and the mountain, then cross over the hills to reach Annapurna Base Camp where you’ll spend the night. On day five, hike through the only way out of Annapurna Sanctuary towards Bamboo. Bamboo is 1,600 m lower than Annapurna Base Camp, so you should expect a hard day on your knees. After a restful night’s sleep, continue your hike down the valley on day six, soaking up panoramic views as you descend to Chomrong and then Jhinu. Arrive at Jhinu and enjoy a well-deserved rest in one of the hot spring baths. Wake up on the final day to a short morning trek, passing by the quaint farmland that surrounds the river. At the end of an unforgettable seven-day trek, arrive back in Nayapul for your drop-off to Pakhora.

Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

4. Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a fantastic way to explore the Annapurna range without the hassle of long days of trekking. This ultimate scenic helicopter ride will give you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. As you fly above through the Annapurna range take in the breathtaking views of the glaciers, moraines, and peaks. In less than an hour, you will reach at an elevation of 13125 feet (4000m) and arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. You will have around 30 minutes at the base camo to take pictures, enjoy amazing views, and maybe even enjoy some tea and breakfast.  This tour is more suitable to those who have a short time in Nepal but wish to have a majestic view of mountains of Annapurna massif. Likewise, if you are unable to deal with the long trek this is the best alternative for you to still enjoy the views.

Pokhara: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

5. Pokhara: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Discover Pokhara, one of the most popular cities of Nepal and the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Wake up early in the morning and drive towards Sarangkot Hill to witness the spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas. After witnessing the sunrise view, drive back to the hotel for your breakfast. Then, take a sightseeing tour of the city starting with the beautiful Devis Fall, followed by the wonderful Gupteshor Cave. Afterward, drive to Lord Shiva temple and take some time to explore it. Later, drive to the World Peace Pagoda and witness the majestic mountain range along with Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. Finally head towards the suspension bridge before returning to your hotel.

Pokhara City Day Tour

6. Pokhara City Day Tour

Pokhara is situated at an elevation of 915m above sea level and 200m west of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Pokhara is a valley rich in pure natural beauty, it is indeed one of the main attractions for visitors from all over the world. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world. — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu — are within 30 miles (linear distance) of the city, so that the northern skyline of the city offers a very close view of the Himalayas. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the ACAP region of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas. This one-day tour will give a taste of Pokhara, beginning with sunrise at Sarangkot. In the morning, drive to Sarangkot for sunrise and view of the Himalayas. In the afternoon, visit Mahendra cave, a Tibetan camp and the international Mountain Museum, as well as visiting the Shang Gadhen Choekorling Monastery to see Tibetan refugees camp and experience praying with them as well.

Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

7. Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

Glide over spectacular mountains with villages and monasteries perched on the hill tops, enchanting deep valleys, river gorges, and lakes on this paragliding adventure in Pokhara. Nepal is one of the world’s best paragliding locations as there are always reliable updrafts to take you soaring for hours. The scenery is magic and unforgettable especially when viewed from a few hundred meters above. On a perfect day, you will see dozens of paragliders soaring above Sarangkot, Pokhara, and Lake Phewa above some of the world’s best scenery including a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. Tandem flights include the services of qualified and experienced pilots. You may even have some hands-on practice at controlling the glider yourself under careful supervision. In the morning after breakfast, drive to Sarankot Paragliding spot to meet the pilot. After an expert briefing you take-off with your pilot on the tandem Paraglider. The 30 to 45 minute flight affords unforgettable views of Annapurna Range, the beautiful Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and the great Dhaulagiri. Afterwards, you will be met at the landing location on the lake shore and transferred to your hotel or back to Sarangkot for another flight.

From Pokhara: Half-Day Upper Seti Rafting Experience

8. From Pokhara: Half-Day Upper Seti Rafting Experience

Start your tour with the scenic 30-minute drive from Pokhara to the rafting point and sit down for breakfast. After a brief description about safety, start your adventurous rafting experience in the Seti River.  The Upper Seti emerges down from Machapuchare (Mount Fishtail) and enters a beautiful gorge decorated with a suspension bridge and prayer flags. Rafting in the Upper Seti offers an adrenaline-filled adventure with class III and IV rapids. Experience the thrill of white water rafting with views of the awesome Annapurna range.  After your experience, get dried off and drive back to Pokhara.

1 Hour Ultra Light Flight in the Himalayas

9. 1 Hour Ultra Light Flight in the Himalayas

Explore Nepal’s nature and wilderness, interact with it's age old cultural heritage, take a pilgrimage to birthplace of Budha, raft down the white water rapids and fly around Himalayas in ultralight, or simply add more adventure to your holiday. Say "YES" and we'll take you there! You’ll fly past remote mountain villages that even trekking will miss. The experience of being surrounded by the Himalayas is a once in a lifetime experience.  Don’t mistake this for just a mountain flight. This is you, the pilot and the mountains.  There are no tiny portals to impair your view, no other passengers to distract you from what you see.  Passengers who’ve flown on this flight described it simply as “Bliss”! Flying inside the Annapurna Circle and from Manaslu to Dhauligiri Mountain Range.

Pokhara: The World’s Longest Zip-Line

10. Pokhara: The World’s Longest Zip-Line

Get excited and gear up for an incredible zip lining adventure. Set your sight on exploring completely new varieties of adventure activities that will push your adrenalin to the max! Challenge your spirit as you take on thrills, excitement, and fun as you have never experienced before. Enjoy the moment of madness, the feeling of utmost excitement, and the sense of being free! Fly though the clear, beautiful, picturesque vistas with the Annapurna range ahead and the dense green forest canopy below. Consisting of a trolley mounted on a steel cable 1.8 kilometers in length, the ride descends 2,000 vertical feet at an angle of 56%. With resulting speeds of over 90 miles per hour, this makes it the most extreme zip-line ride in the world. A ride of this magnitude has never been built before, and you can be assured that this ride will truly be a unique experience. You will be picked up at your hotel in Pokhara in the morning and transferred to the meeting point. Your adventure begins when you board the shuttle for the ride to the top of the mountain. Your guide will provide commentary as you pass through the village of Sarangkot and then up the mountainside. Once on top you will take a short walk to the Butterfly Pavilion, an architectural marvel with breathtaking views of the Himalayan range. Enjoy the excitement building up while you sip coffee and wait for your turn. At 5.400 feet above sea level you will sit into a special harness seat and await your launch. 2 participants launch at once, and it is a race to the bottom! On the count of 5 you are off, accelerating to 100 miles per hour as you pass above the dense forest below. If your eyes are still open you will see sweeping views of majestic Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range, and the raging Seti River. Your ride concludes with a break-activated landing on the HighGround Triangle in the village of Hyangja. At the HighGround Triangle you can relax in the restaurant overlooking the gorge and get a taste of the culture of the local Tibetan refugee settlement nearby. Safety has been the leading criteria in the development of the Zip-Flyer ride. This system by Zip-Flyer LLC, USA is designed with the most advanced technologies and had delivered a state-of-the-art zip-line ride. Every part of this ride is designed to provide an unparalleled ride, comfort, and safety, and the entire system is manufactured and precision engineered to equal or surpass standards set by agencies such as ANLS B77 Tramway, ASTM, and TV SUD codes.

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Wow, we were impressed by Hira. He does this drive often and knew it like the back of his hand. Every turn and pothole! We felt super safe (even though I am usually a nervous passenger). The vehicle was also very new and spotless. We did the drive safely in 5.5 hours, no traffic. Thank you so much Hira!

Pilot was super helpful and really made sure i enjoyed my flight. We took off on the highest point of the hill, annapurna peak views and soared with eagles

It was great, not for the faint of heart, but the guys know their stuff, although it's quite rustic at times. We would do it again.

Great experience!!! What an incredible view! The guides were really attentive and available. Super professional agency! I recommend!

More exciting and acrobatic activities than expected

It would be nice if the pickup did not come on time