Village Immersion, sightseeing and day trekking cultural Tour
4500USD. per person (Twin share).
Dates can be negotiated for 2024
Sightseeing in Pokhara staying at a comfortable 3 star hotel and a six-day village immersion with social justice elements. Good standard accommodation in villages with attached bathroom.
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Note: This tour starts and finishes in Pokhara.
Kathmandu airport pickup, 3 nights accommodation at Kathmandu Guest House, Day tour, return flights and final transfer are available for additional $800 USD
The Pokhara & village immersion 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 accommodation in Pokhara and Villages
ALL breakfast plus arrival and and last night dinners
ALL main meals whilst in village (excl. drinks, dessert, and snacks)
Six-day village immersion - including experienced guide and transportation.
All transport in Pokhara including airport transfers etc.
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price
International Airfare, visa, insurance and Kathmandu arrangements
Tips for guide during village immersion and donations to social projetcts
Lunch and dinners when not in villages
Drinks and snacks
Day 1 Pokhara.
Get met at Pokhara airport and taken to your hotel
Late afternoon orientation walk.
- Pokhara Airport pick up.
- Orientation walk around Lakeside.
- Arrival group dinner
Day 2 Pokhara
Pokhara. Peace Stupa. Free afternoon.
Today we take a taxi up to the World Peace Pagoda. Enjoy the serenity and take in the amazing views
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.
Return via taxi
- Transportation for tour and escort.
Day 3 Pokhara
- Free morning. Women’s Skills Development Association (WSDO). Children’s Home visit.
- After an early lunch we take a taxi (20 minutes) to the Women’s Skills Development Association.
- Enjoy a tour and meet the women as you are stepped through the process of yarn dyeing, weaving and item making.
- Continue on to a Children’s Home we have a long term relationship with. Help the housemothers chop veggies for dinner the play with the kids as they arrive home from school.
- Return to Pokhara late afternoon
Day 4 Pokhara
Sarancot Cable Car (sunrise). Boat ride (afternoon)
It’s an early start (approx 6am) as we get picked up at our hotel and taken to the Cable Car. It’s a 20 minute ride up to the top then some stairs to watch the sunrise from a few viewing points. Some walking required or just do the Cable Car.
Return via Cable Car about 8am after sunrise for breakfast.
After lunch we take a gentle boat ride to Damside & back. Snap that perfect photo of the mountains reflected in the Lake
Transportation to Cable Car and entry ticket
Village immersion (day 5-11) inclusions.
All meals, transportation and local guide.
Day 5 - Village immersion 1 Gauchok. Mon Village
After lunch we take our transportation to the local market to grab some fruit and veg for our village stay. Then, it’s on to the delightful village of Gauchok (altitude of 1200m). Gauchok is fairly flat which makes for good day walking. It is known for its grain crops and dairy farming.
After arrival you can relax before a guided late afternoon easy walk around the village.
Day 6 - Village immersion 2 Gauchok
Today we visit the local village primary school. You can do as much or as little as you like. Read to the kids, sing songs or play ball games. Any interaction is greatfully received
Day 7 - Village immersion 3. Gauchok
Today, we go for a morning walk through the village to a delightful waterfall. Some sections are uneven so you can come all or part of the way.
Alternatively, continue at the school
Day 8 - Village immersion 4. Astam, 1600m. Annapurna Eco Village
,Spend the morning at the school or gentle village walking
After lunch we reluctantly bid farwell to Gauchok and head slightly higher to Astam (1600m)
This delightful village has amazing panoramic views of the Annapurna range.
Relax and take in the panoramic views!
Day 9 - Village immersion 5. Astam 1600m
Why not start the day with a yoga and meditation class. Perhaps a massage?
Guided day walking is a complementary option for as short or long as you wish….it’s all up and down from here though!
Astam is really a place to unwind and ‘hang out’. Plan to give yourself some ‘me time’ here.
Day 10 - Village immersion 6. Return to Pokhara
After breakfast be bid farewell to the mountains and get taken by our transportation back to Pokhara.
Day 11 - Pokhara Free day
Free day Farwell dinner
Today you can finalise your shopping or take part in the optional activities available such as Hot air ballooning or a chopper ride to Annapurna Base Camp!
Day 12 - Pokhara. Tour concludes
Tour concludes after breakfast (by 10am)