Soft Trekking Tour – November 6-18, 2022
$3200 per person. Book now!
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara and six-day village immersion gentle trek with good standard accommodation with attached bathroom.
Kathmandu arrival and tour days conducted by local staff. Pokhara / trekking days conducted by Jim or Anna from Focus Tours
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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price
ALL main meals whilst on trek (excl. drinks, dessert, and snacks)
Six-day trek - including experienced guide, porters, permits, transportation to and from the trail
All transport in Nepal - bus/van from Kathmandu to Pokhara, airport transfers etc.
Entrance to sights on Kathmandu tour
Domestic Flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price
International Airfare, visa and insurance
Tips for porter and guide (approx. $50 AUD per porter and guide)
Lunch and dinners when not on trek
Drinks and snacks
Kathmandu. Kathmandu part day tour (Pashupathinath / Boudanath Stupa) tour by local guide.
Pashupathinath. Hindu cremation place on the holy Bagmati river. Observe ancient rituals associated cremation in this atmospheric location.
At Boudanath the Buddhist stupa of Boudha Stupa dominates the skyline; it is one of the largest unique structure’s stupas in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 gompas (Tibetan convent) around Boudha. As of 1979, Boudha Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Transportation for tour, guide and entry to sites
Pokhara. Drive to Pokhara. Late afternoon orientation walk.
- Early am drive to Pokhara in private van. Arrive Lakeside and settle into hotel. Late afternoon orientation walk around delightful Lakeside.
- 5.30am departure to beat the traffic out of Kathamndu. Drive through the picturesque Kathmandu valley to the delightful Lakeside town of Pokhara. The trip takes approximately 7 hours subject to traffic.
- Transportation to Pokhara in private vehicle
- Orientation walk around Lakeside by local staff
Pokhara. Boat and hike to Peace Stupa. Free afternoon.
Today we take a guided calming boat ride across Fewa Lake and then walk for 1.5 hours up to the World Peace Pagoda.
Standing on top of the Anadu Hill, Shanti Stupa adds beauty to the Pokhara Valley. It is a perfect holiday place providing a clear view of the Himalayan range, Fewa Lake and Pokhara city. The hilltop provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset. TripAdvisor has ranked Shanti Stupa as the second top attraction in Pokhara.
We descend via a path that winds it way down to Damside. There we catch a local bus or taxi back to Lakeside
- Boat, taxi and guide
The Trek (day 5-11) inclusions.
All meals, transportation, guide/porters.
Day 5 - Trek 1. Pothana. 1700m
Free morning and have an early lunch for a 1Pm departure. It’s a 1.5-hour drive followed by a two hour walk up to Pothana.
Day 6 - Trek 2. Astam 1600m
Today we follow the ridgeline to the charming village of Astam.. It’s a gentle 3 hour walk with a half an hour uphill at the end. Panoramic Himalayan views regularly pop out as we make our way along an easy track. Enjoy village views along the way and a campfire at night!
Day 7 - Trek 3. Astam 1600m
Today is a rest day and we get to enjoy life in a traditional Nepali Village with the comforts of a delightful guest house. Examine the organic gardening practices! Do some yoga, birdwatching or simply read a book in delightful surroundings.
Day 8 - Trek 4. Gauchok 1200m
Today is 3 hours downhill and along the flat to another traditional delightful Nepali village. More spread out than previous villages, Gauchok is known for its milk production. Watch the villagers make the trip each evening to deliver their milk to the collection center.
Day 9 - Trek 5. Gauchok 1200m
Another free day with a morning walk through the cultivated fields to a delightful waterfall. Afternoon to relax, milk a cow, read a book or simply enjoy watching the villagers go about their daily chores.
Day 10 - Trek 6. Pokhara. Return to Pokhara
After breakfast walk for 2.5 hours then where you’ll be met by your transport to take you back to Pokhara. 1-hour drive.
Day 11 Pokhara
Day 12 - Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu mid-morning
Day 13 - Depart Kathmandu