Panchasi and pokhara trek
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: MAJOR SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN KATHMANDU CITY
(1) SWAYAMBHUNATH TEMPLE: This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four side of the spire bases are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is three kilometers West of Kathmandu city and is situated on a hillock about 77m. above the level of the Kathmandu valley.
(2) BOUDDHANATH: This Stupa of Bouddhanath lies eight kilometers east of Kathmandu. This colossal and ancient Stupa is one of the biggest in the world.
(3) PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE Situated five kilometers east of Kathmandu. The temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath with two tied golden roof and silver door is famous for its superb architecture. Visitors can easily see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river and over night Hotel in Thamel.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara with tourist’s bus 5-6 hours to reaching in Pokhara and overnight hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara to Bhumdi
This drive to Khare Khola from where you will start your trek to Bhumdi with superb views of the western Himalayas. Overnight camp at Bhumdi (1650m.).
Day 05: Bhumdi to Panchasi Danda
Rise to spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The trail will rise steeply through forest to your camp at Panchasi Danda (2460m.).
Day 06: Panchasi Danda to Kaskikote or Naudanda
Once again rise to spectacular views of the Annapurna. From Panchasi descend through forest to make camp at Kaskikote (1760m.) noted for its fine views of the Himalayas.
Day 07: Kaskikote or Naudanda to Pokhara
This morning walk to Sarankot, noted for its fine view of the Pokhara Valley. After lunch descend to Pokhara.
Day 08: POKHARA VALLEY SIGHT SEEIN
Full day sight seeing Pokhara. The magnificent central Nepal Valley of Pokhara lies nestled beneath the solendid Annapurna range, home to some of the most beautiful mountain peaks of Nepal. Situated some 200kilometres west of Kathmandu, the town of pokhara is the second most popular destination in Nepal. Stretched out on one side is the serene Phewa Lake, while to the north lies the captivating 140kilometer Himalayan panorama, which includes the famed Machhapuchhre(Fish Tail) and you can se many more beautiful things from Pokhara.
MAIN SIGHT SEEING PLACES ARE FOLLOW:
The highlight of a stay in Pokhara is simply gazing at the mountains that lie strung across the northern sky. And what a sight it is. Starting from Dhaulagiri (8167 meters) in the extreme left, the view includes Annapurna South (7129 metres), the Annapurna I (8091 meters), Machhapuchhare (6997 meters), Annapurna IV, Annapurna III (7444 meters), Annapurna II (7937 meters) and Lamjung (6983 meters). Nowhere else in the world can one enjoy such a magnificent panorama up so close while enjoying the comforts of sub-tropical surroundings.
Besides spending time boating, swimming or fishing in Phewa Lake, taking a leisurely stroll along its bank is a good way of acquainting oneself with the Lakeside. This comes in handy especially if a stay of more than a couple of days is planned. This gives one opportunity to get an idea of the variety that is on offer.
Pokhara does not have many monumental sights like Kathmandu does. But that does not matter since this beautiful town is more of excursion. However, for the more energetic, there are a few places around that are worth a visit. To begin with, Pokhara’s bazaar area, especially the old part, is a pretty fascinating place. Here one can imagine the roll of the stone-paved sidewalks of this quiet area. All commercial activities have shifted to other areas – all the better since the old market still retains its quaint character of a town that time has passed by. DAVIS FALL:Is a small but extraordinary waterfall. It’s original Nepali name of patale Chhango has now given way to the Anglicised version because a tourists by the name of Davis had plunged to his death in this particular the shapes of the stones and rocks through which the stones and rocks and rocks through which the water drains are really unique and worth seeing. MAHERRA CAVE: Is a limestone cave with stalagmites and stalactites. It is a cave that is interesting from a religious point of Hindu gods and goddesses on the walls of the cave and these are said to have occurred naturally. Electric lamps illuminate parts of the cave but it is safer to go in with torches or candles since power failure is quite common. THE SETI GORGE: Is formed by the milky white Seti River which flows across Pokhara and in places runs so deep underground that it cannot be seen. This is because of the porous character of the soil which is rich with limestone. “Seti” in Nepali means “white”, the colour of this river’s water that comes from its mixing with limestone. Over time, the Site river has carved a deep and narrow gorge whose fascinating vistas is best seen from Mahendra pool and from across the airport runway. BINDHYABASINI TEMPLE Is the most famous religious site in Pokhara. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Durga, is an ornate structure constructed on a tiny hillock that constructed on a tiny hillock that gives a commanding view of the town. The Pokhara Museum houses exhibits on the local history and is located north of the bus terminal on the main road. Entry fee is Rs.5 per person. The museum remains closed on Tuesday.
Day 09: Early morning drive to Kathmandu 6-7 hours rich in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Bhaktapur and Patan Durabar Square Day Tour is a short journey that allows you discover antique temples and religious shrines of the three medieval Kingdoms, namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur (Patan). This day trip takes you into a kind of mystical history where the past sill remains alive in the present, tradition tirelessly repeats itself into a culture that remains seeped into an ancient history created by the Kings of past generations and religious doctrines are strictly stayed till this day.
A representative from Himalayan Windows will meet you either at the airport or hotel and brief you about the day tour program.
After the breakfast we take you to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal which has remained untouched by western culture. Loin Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupindra, Nyatopola Temple and fify-five windowed Malla Palace are the living prides of Bhaktapur. You will tour around all these places and drive you to Patan.
Patan Durbar Square is one of the finest Durbar Squares in Kathmandu valley, you will visit Patan to explore Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and many other places, you feel like Patan has unveiled before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with erotic carvings and repose metalwork faces and many other exquisite facets. You will also get to see handicraft centre in Patan then drive to your reserved hotel. End of the program.
Day 11: Final departure to home country: