Kathmandu Trisuli Rafting Pokhara and Ghandruk Trekking
Kathmandu Trisuli Rafting Pokhara and Ghandruk Trekking facts
Tour standard: Hotels & Lodge on treks.
Tour grade: Leisure with moderate short walks.
Trek grade: Moderate with uphill climb.
Highest spot on trek: 1,960 meters at Ghandruk village.
Rafting duration: 02- 03 hrs of float with lunch on rafting.
Trek duration: 02 nights / 03 days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
Total Trip: 10 nights & 11 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season: Nepal for all season but July / August wet / rainy monsoon time.
“Tour of temples, monasteries, old palace, royal courtyard, scenic mountain view and world heritage sites Buddhanilkantha, Phasupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan / Lalitpur with tour of medieval Bhaktapur city, scenic drive to picturesque Pokhara trekking on the mid hills of world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna range of peaks
views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range with Mt. Machhapuchare. trekking through traditional hill villages and pristine rhododendron, pines forest.
EncountersNepal grand sightseeing tour of famed and renowned places leads you to various scenic and cultural sites in and around Kathmandu beyond to picturesque Pokhara valley a popular tourist destination on the backdrop of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains with majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” that dominates this beautiful and scenic valley with pristine lake Phewa, journey continues with a drive to start in of the scenic Annapurna region to Ghandruk / Landruk, Tolka and Dhampus villages with fabulous panorama of worlds’ three highest mountain range 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m and 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m. with interesting tour of Pokhara valley before Ghandruk trekking.
On arrival in Kathmandu with authentic Nepali cuisine dinner with local folk and cultural dance program, Kathmandu a historical, cultural, scenic valley and capital of Nepal with Multi party government a Republic Nation.
Kathmandu Valley, a unique valley with exotic setting 25 centuries back it stood as a large lake. It is completely surrounded by a level of Green Mountain walls above which to the north tower the mighty snowcapped peaks during the winter.
It consists of four major cities carrying great historic, artistic and cultural interest.
Kathmandu city with its wonderful green valley slowly emerging into a metropolitan city and towns, however old temples, monasteries, old palace, royal courtyard and world heritage sites still retains its past time glory and artifacts with ancient culture, traditions, religions and way of life as it was in past earlier old periods.
Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley has much more to offer our guests and travelers to taste our rich culture and traditions with warm friendly hospitality of Nepali people showing you the wonders of Kathmandu arts, historic monuments with colorful festivals.
All our guided sightseeing tour offering from half day, a day to a week or more at places of main attraction and interest in and around Kathmandu valley.
Beside Kathmandu being a bustling city but steeped in history with amazing terracotta artifacts, pagoda temples and dome stupa Buddhist monuments with ancient royal king courtyard with various impressive tours within Kathmandu valley where one ca marvel day to day.
Next day starting after breakfast with short drive to famous Hindu Phasupatinath Temple with golden tier pagoda roofs with four silver sided doors, the temple is busy every day with pilgrims and disciple from all over Nepal and India the main occasion is in mid February “Shiva Ratri” birth anniversary of lord Shiva.
From here a short drive to Little Tibet at Boudhanath, declared as the largest Buddhist shrine of South Asia. The ancient colossal chorten built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. With series of three terraces and from the bird's eye view it takes the relevant shape or of a lotus flower which indeed remains a very holy object for all the devout Buddhists of the world.
The chorten surrounded by a circular market of Tibetan influence, the chorten embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayana faith of Buddhism known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet.
EncountersNepal Tour continues with short drive to Patan city, situated south of Kathmandu separated by a bridge over the River Bagmati. Patan also known as Lalitpur meaning city of Arts, visit the old palace courtyard (Durbar) fascinating tall terracotta house with intricate window carvings, and stone temple of Krishna with a pillar of Garuda the vehicle of Lord Vishnu and as well of Lord Krishna.
Then heading back with a drive to Kathmandu with a tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square with full of arts and culture. There are many monuments of historical significant places to see over here are five storey Temple Nytapola, 55 Windows Palace, Golden Gate, Lion Gate and many more. After a grand interesting time here drive back to Kathmandu with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.
Encounter Nepal includes the old 2,550 years old Swayambhunath (monkey temple) located on a hillock west of Kathmandu city with awesome views of the Kathmandu valley and the city with snow capped mountains towards north beyond the green hills that surrounds Kathmandu valley.
EncountersNepal journey continues to famous, picturesque Pokhara valley on the main Kathmandu / Pokhara highway following Trisuli River and then to rafting put in point at Fisling village, here meet our River guide who will brief on safety measures on rafting and regarding exciting rapids, then raft on the great river Trisuli fed from the glacier of Ganesh and Langtang Himalaya, float for few hours encountering white water and rapids and then ending this thrilling rafting by the bank of the river and then continue journey to Pokhara.
Drive leads past many rural farm villages and towns then reaching at Pokhara by the pristine Phewa Lake after 5-6 hours of interesting drive. In Pokhara tour of wonderful areas exploring deep caves and Seti River deep gorge and other places of interest and then starting the trek from Nayapul in the warmer area and then to cooler areas on the old trek leads to beautiful Gurung villages at Ghandruk the highest spot of this trip at 1,960 meters through forested area of tall rhododendron, magnolia and pines tree lines with constant views of snow capped mountains, then finally reaching the highlight of this trek at Ghandruk a large Gurung tribe village for overnight stay and explore the traditional Gurung villages and its museum of Gurung way of life as it was for many centuries and then finally ending this overwhelming trek to Landruk / Tolka and Dhampus village with constant views of magnificent chain of Himalayan peak and drive back to Pokhara by the lake Phewa.
Next day drive back to Kathmandu on the same road and in Kathmandu with another free day to explore the busy markets and shopping and concluding this memorable and fascinating trip to Ghandruk / Landruk and Dhampus village with historical and scenic sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara, then leaving this amazing country for international flight back home with enjoyable time with EncountersNepal great service and management.