Gandaki Neighborhood tours

Our most recommended Gandaki Neighborhood tours

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

1. 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.

Pokhara City Day Tour

2. 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.

From Kathmandu: Poon Hill Multi-Day Trekking Trip

3. From Kathmandu: Poon Hill Multi-Day Trekking Trip

Poon Hill trekking is a lower altitude trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal with a short itinerary. The timely limited trekkers can enjoy this trek with the incredible Himalayan attraction, ethnic cultural prosperity and the enchanting rhododendron forest along the Poon hill trail. The gratifying viewpoint Poon Hill (3210m) that marks the destination of the trek, is renowned for the excellent sceneries of the surroundings. The trek to Poon Hill begins from Nayapul, which is a gateway of the Annapurna treks. The beginning trail is soft that passes some of the Gurung villages. With the steep ascend of Ulleri, the rhododendron-dominated trail begins. The waterfalls, peaceful trail and beautiful countryside persuade you to explore the sceneries. Poon Hill offers the miraculous sights of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Fishtail, Nilgiri, Himchuli and the surrounding peaks and the golden sunrise over these peaks. For this, the trip is also trendy as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek. The village, located just down on Poon Hill, is a Magar community located between the rhododendron forest. The ethnic Gurung village of Ghanruk is a cultural village that wonderfully preserves the traditional pattern of cultural lifestyles. The 5 days Poon Hill Trekking concludes in Nayapul with the exploration of the exquisiteness of the Annapurna conservation area. Itinerary: Day 1: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (6 hours). Day 2: Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m). Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m). Day 4: Hike Poon Hill (3,210m) and then trek to Tadapani (2,630m). Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m). Day 6: Trek to Birethanti (1,025m) and then drive back to Pokhara. Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 9-Day Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek

4. Kathmandu: 9-Day Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek

Day 1: Following your arrival to Kathmandu, you will be picked up from airport after which you will check-in to your hotel. You will then be free to explore Kathmandu, before going to sleep after an hour of meditation. Day 2:  Take part in an hour of yoga before breakfast, before driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You can view green hills, beautiful valleys, and mountains, as you descend from 1,320 to 914 meters. Before going to sleep that evening, you will take part in another 1-hour meditation. Day 3: Enjoy an hour of yoga before breakfast, following which you will travel from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga. This will see travel through Nayapul and Birethanti, throughout a journey which takes roughly 4.5 hours. Before going to sleep that evening you will meditate for an hour. Day 4: Begin with yoga and breakfast before trekking from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani. That evening you will meditate for an hour before spending the night at the Ghorepani tea house lodge. Day 5: Following yoga and breakfast, you will trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then onward to Tadapani. That evening you will meditate for an hour before spending the night at the Tadapani Tea House Lodge. Day 6: Following yoga and breakfast you will trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk. Comparatively today is the easiest trek, and sees you traveling through the forests of rhododendron and oak. You can hear the soothing sounds of birds chirping along the way, and that evening you will overnight at Ghandruk. In the evening, a typical Gurung Cultural program will be organized on demand. Before sleeping, you will meditate for one hour. Day 7: Following yoga and breakfast you will trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul. From there the rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus, passing through Pothana Village. Following that you will drive back to Pokhara, where that evening you will meditate once more before resting for the day. Day 8: Following yoga and breakfast you will travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. Following your 7-hour drive, you will check-in to your accommodation before taking part in your hour of meditation before resting. Day 9: After yoga and breakfast on the final day, you can do some last-minute shopping before your guide drops you off at the airport in a private vehicle.

From Kathmandu: Mardi Himal Trek

5. From Kathmandu: Mardi Himal Trek

Join your guide on the lesser-known Mardi Himal trek and take in the sweeping views of some of Nepal's most beautiful mountain ranges. Opened in 2012, this trek offers beautiful views with rough and rugged trails and fewer crowds. Start your adventure with pickup from Kathmandu and head to Pokhara and onward to Phedi. Hit the trails in Phedi and take the scenic trail via the villages of Dhampus and Deurali, along with other small villages. Traverse lush forests, rural villages, terraced farmland, and roaring rivers. Experience the Gurung and Magar traditions and cultures in the villages. Trek through rhododendron forests with views of the Hiuchuli, Macchapuchre, and Dhaulagiri Peaks. Reach the high camp of Mardi Himal at 2 miles (3540 meters) above sea level. From there, descend to the villages of Sidhing and Lumre and then drive back to Pokhara and then on to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 6-Day Kathmandu and Pokhara Experience

6. Kathmandu: 6-Day Kathmandu and Pokhara Experience

Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu Following your arrival to Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel to check in. Following that, begin some city sightseeing which includes the Pashupatinath Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal. Moving on, discover the Boudha Nath Temple, which is the world’s largest stupa. Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Your morning city sightseeing tour visits highlights of the city, including Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev, and the Parvati Temple. Later, explore the Swayambhunath Stupa, before moving on to Patan City and Bhaktapur City. Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara Following breakfast, check out from your hotel before driving to Pokhara. Enjoy the beautiful 5 to 6-hour drive to Pokhara, where once having arrived you check in to your hotel. Following check-in, enjoy a boating tour of Phewa Lake - the second-largest lake in Nepal. That evening, make the most of free time for personal activities/shopping at the lake-side market, before spending the night in Pokhara. Day 4: Pokhara Sightseeing Before breakfast, drive to Sarangkot for a hike. This area is a popular hilltop which offers superb panoramic view of Annapurn, Machhapuchhre, and the Dhaulagiri Himalayas. Hike to places within the rim of the Pokhara Valley, and walk to the surroundings which offer captivating glimpses of rural life. After traveling back to your hotel, enjoy breakfast before exploring the Bindyabasini Temple, International Mountain Museum, the Seti River, Devi’s Fall, and the Gupteshowre Mahadev Cave. Day 5: return to Kathmandu Following breakfast, begin your 5-hour trip to travel back to Kathmandu or opt instead to take a morning flight. At the conclusion of your day, receive a welcome-back dinner accompanied by a Nepali cultural program. Day 6: Depart from Kathmandu Following collection from your accommodation, your guide drops you off to the airport where your tour concludes.

Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek: Wellness and Culinary Adventure

7. Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek: Wellness and Culinary Adventure

This shorter 16 day option enables those who don’t have time to complete the full Annapurna Circuit to trek with the group up the Marshyangdi Valley to Manang, across the Thorung La pass to Muktinath and down into Jomsom in the Kali Gandaki Valley. The 'Circuit' Trek After Manang, the terrain turns to high altitude ice desert over Thorung La Pass at 5416m, down to Muktinath, Jomsom reaching the forested areas below Tukuche. Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit trek include the Kali Gandaki River on the other side of the Thorung La Pass which is considered the deepest ravine in the world, five times deeper than the Grand Canyon. The Kali Gandaki River cuts deeply between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west and Mt Annapurna (8091m) to the east. Continue down the Kali Gandaki gorge amidst some stunning views of mountains and diverse flora and fauna in the lower forests, passing through Ghorepani with a magnificent sunrise view from nearby Poon Hill. The Annapurna Circuit trek ends here and you can relax near the lake city of Pokhara. Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. (1330m) Day 2: Drive to Besi Sahar. (810m) Day 3: Trek to Bahundanda. (1310m) 5-5.30 hours. Day 4: Trek to Chyamje. (1430m) 6-6.30 hours Day 5: Trek to Bagarchhap. (2160m) 6-7 hours Day 6: Trek to Chame. (2630m) 5 hours. Day 7: Trek to Pisang. (3190m) 5 hours Day 8: Trek to Manang. (3500m) 5 hours (Low Route) or 7-8 hours (High Route). Day 9 :Trek to Rest Day for Acclimatization. Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka. (4090m) 4 hours. Day 11: Trek to Thorung Phedi. (4420m) 4 hours Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung la (5415m) Approximately 8-10 hours. Day 13: Trek to Jomsom 2800m Day 14: You take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, and transfer to your hotel Day 15 :After a morning relaxing in Pokhara, you will take the exciting flight back to Kathmandu giving you the opportunity to view the Annapurna massif you have just trekked around. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and then have the opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight Hotel. Day 16: International Departure

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