Pokahara, Nepal - 4 Days

Pokhara is the home to numerous lakes and caves; a contemporary yet welcoming city. The existence of the numerous beautiful lakes will literally drown the sorrows by boating in it and the mind-blazing view of the beautiful peaks of the Himalayas will only make you fall more in love with the city.

Pokhara is Nepal’s utmost adventure and leisure city. It is a gateway for most of the treks in the Annapurna area with hands full of amazing scenic beauties and entertainment for every kind of travelers. Furthermore, Pokhara is number one spot for trekking, boating, hiking, paragliding and simply for relaxation with the stunning Annapurna mountain range at the background.

The Fewa lake, Pokhara’s most beautiful treasure is undoubtedly the highlight of the city. Only walking along the shores of the lake surrounded by a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif that reflects in the lake will take your breathe away. Observing the serenity of the nature, enjoying a couple of drinks, either in local restaurants or at a bar, or simply sightseeing  or cycling around the city is enough to make one recline.

There’s much more to Pokhara than its laid-black charm. It is a booming adventure-sports industry, arguably the best paragliding venue surrounded by white-water rivers. In addition, there are two major notable hilltops in Pokhara that serve as a perfect getaway, the World Peace Pagoda at the southern shore of Fewa lake and Sarangkot, a beautiful hill at the nort-west part of Pokhara.

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.

It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words “travail”, which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words “travel” and “travail” both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale).

Day 1
Kathmandu

We will meet you in Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to Hotel.
You will be welcomed by Saharsha Tours and Travel representative and Moved to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your tour guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to your tour program.

Day 2
Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)

After breakfast, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for your trip to pokhara . You can enjoy the ambiance of Pokhara in the natural settings with towering Himalayas in the back drop. Visit Devi’s Fall and Tibetan Refugee Camp. Explore phewa lake boating in the evening to catch the reflection of Himalayas on the Phewa Lake.

Day 3
Drive Sarangkot for sunrise views and Free day for Pokhara tour

Drive Sarangkot for sunrise views and Free day for Pokhara tour.
Pokhara is famous for its lake and its amazing views of the Annapurna range include Annapurna I and VI, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. Early morning drive around 30 minute to reach Sarangkot from Hotel, you can see the very panoramic view of the mountain, truly a photographers paradise. In Pokhara, you will visit, the Gurung Museum, Devis falls, Tibetan refugee camps, Mahendra Cavé and Barahi Temple etc.


Day 4
Drive/Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drive to the Pokhara Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. After checking in Hotel. You will have free time in the evening. Saharsha travels will treat you to a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant whilst enjoying a cultural dance and local foods.

Day 5
Final Departure

The trip ends, Saharsha Tours and Travel Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Price From USD 1,500 USD $ 1,300/person
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Total $ 1,300 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate