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Gorkha Pokhara Trekking

Gorkha Pokhara TrekkingGorkha Pokhara Trekking is to be specially done during the month of late September and early October due to harvesting time. This area looks beautiful as it is adorned by the rice plants. This route has the attraction of lower altitudes and avoids the extreme elevation gains/losses common to other treks in Nepal. (Trekking in Gorkha Pokhara, Trek to Gorkha, Trekking in Pokhara, Short Trekking in Gorkha Pokhara)

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing will be visited places according to your interest.

Day 03: 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 hours 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 zig zag road you reach Zerokilo. After refreshment you begin your trek for Simalghari passing through flat land with views of beautiful sceneries. Simalghari is village at the bank of Daraundi river. There is a government school and old market. Next day you cross Daraundi river over suspension to begin your journey for Palungtaar.

Day 04: 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 can enjoy magnificent sceneries of villages at distance. The peaks 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 garden and oranges at some places.

Day 05: Trek from Paalungtaar to Tarkughat (1000m.) and it takes almost six hours. This day you begin your trek following flat land crossing a stream and few villages. On the way you come across few grazing fields where local people bring their domestic animals. As you enter Tarkughat , a village, you are welcome Newar, Chhetri and Brahmins. This village lies at the bank of Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy swimming in Marshyangdi river. Now and often you trek through motor able road in order to reach Tarkughat.

Day 06: Trek from Tarkughat to Kunchha (1221m.) which takes about six hours. Leaving Tarkughat you start to head quite uphill until you reach Sundarbazaar. There is an old market and you can see some villages at some distance. Now you move through terraces and get an opportunity to enjoy at the view of splendid snow peaks. After some time you arrive at Tuhure Pasaal. Here you find few typical tea shops. Walking gentle uphill, you reach Kunchha. This is a popular village of this area. The mountain visible from here is truly excellent. As you can enjoy the views of Manaslu, Lamjung and Annapurna range. You would not deny observing sunset from this point. People living in harmony here belong to different communities and are farmers, government employees and few of them have joined army.

Day 07: Trek from Kunchha to Sisaghat (870m.) and it takes approximately seven hours. To reach Sisaghat, you climb down passing through terraces with millet and maize growing in and around. Sisaghat is another human settlement of this area. The main inhabitants belong to mixed community. It lies at the bank of Madi river. You can have swim here and the scenery is superb to see.

Day 08: 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 gentle uphill you reach Karputaar. En route you come across several villages rich in their distinct culture. Karputaar is a small village with mixed community.

Day 09: Trek from Karputaar to Syaklung (1100m.) and it takes about six hours. This day's is comparatively difficult as you trek gradual uphill in the beginning and later go steep up for some hours. En route you cross through forests covered with local vegetation. While walking you cross few streams. At some distance, you can 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.

Day 10: Trek from Syaklung to Kalikasthan (1300m.) which takes almost five hours. To reach Kalikasthan you trek downhill at first and then follow ascent and descent path. The trails follow along the forested ridge top through rough motor able road passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m.). You are accompanied by views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu. Kalikasthan is a village inhabited by Hindu people. This village is named after goddess Kali as there is a temple with idol of Kali at the top of the ridge. There is a well managed camping spot. Moreover, you find small local shop with minimal supplies, typical tea shops and very small lodges. From here you can have fun of observing sunset.

Day 11: Trek from Kalikasthan to Bijayapur khola (900m.) and drive to Pokhara. This day you gently climb downhill to get Bijayapur Khola passing through villages and motor able road. After lunch, you drive back to Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Service Includes

  • Airport spick-up and drop
  • Three night's Hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Licensed and trained trek leaders
  • Trekking Helper for carrying goods and supplies
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • All meal abd hot beverages
  • Transportaion to and from trailhead
  • All necessary douments and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
  • Equipment such as sleeping bag, tents and mattress
  • Cooking equipment
  • Camp-site charges
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)

Service Excludes

  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Airport departure tax
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (Cold & Alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature

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