An interesting tour designed to experience all the rightful glories of Nepal! Annapurna Family Hike with Nagarkot tour is a little of tour experience and little of hiking experience. It lets you experience the unique art, culture and history of Nepal in its UNESCO listed historical and cultural sites. The magnificence of ancient medieval palaces, old temples and the art demonstrated in the walls, pillars and windows of the temples, palaces are simply fascinating. This cultural experience is followed by a drive to a popular vantage point near Kathmandu – Nagarkot. The views of mountains like Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Manaslu range, Gaurishankar range from this point is fabulous.
Next on our charts is a hiking experience to cherish the lush hills, forests and mountains views of Nepal. Annapurna Family Hike with Nagarkot tour takes you to the Australian Base Camp and Sarangkot, two popular vantage point in the Annapurna region to enjoy the majestic views of mountains like Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Gangapurna and many more. Getting acquainted with people along the way will help you learn about the unique aspects of their culture, tradition and lifestyle.
Annapurna Family Hike with Nagarkot Tour is an ultimate journey full of adventure that doesn’t requires any kind of endurance capacity as we walk only few steps but will be awarded with lots of fun and excitement. It was be easily accomplished with kids and old aged family members. The trail in the backdrop of Himalayas and shade of forests is an awesome way to walk through! Join Nepal Hiking Team to immerse in the appealing beauty of Himalaya, rivers, forests and many more. We assure you a comfortable and safe journey throughout!
- Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
- Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour- Nagarkot
- Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu
- Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6 hrs
- Day 5: Trek to Australian Camp
- Day 6: Australian Camp to Sarangkot (1991m) Duration: 6 hrs
- Day 7: Sarangkot to Pokhara and Pokhara sightseeing
- Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Day 9: Farewell
- All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Two night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
- An experience, helpful and friend guide and require porters during trek Inc. their meals, accommodations, salary etc.
- A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Nagarkot
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu Inc. entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
- All government taxes and office service charges
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- Tips for tour guide, trekking guide, porter and driver
Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
You will be picked up by our staff at the airport. You will then be transferred to the hotel for check in. Overnight at the hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour- Nagarkot
Today, our sightseeing tour commences from the holy temple of Hindu devotees, Pashupatinath temple. Then we move to Boudhanath, 8 km east from Kathmandu. In the afternoon, we drive to Bhaktapur and explore architectural temples, shrines like Lion gate, Golden Gate, and the palace of 55 windows. We, then head towards Nagarkot to see the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset along with spectacular view of Himalayan ranges. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu
Your morning starts with the enthralling sunrise along with the splendid mountain views. After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival, we continue with sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square. We visit Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir - a Buddhist Monastery. Then we head to Kathmandu durbar square – a historical palace of Nepal where we see Kumari Temple (Kumar is living goddess of Nepal), Kasthamandap etc. Eventually, we move to Swayambhunath. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6 hrs
After breakfast, we set off to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. The Scenery along the road is dramatic and you will see the river, valleys, cascading rice terraces and rocky gorges. upon arrival, check in hotel, in the evening, you may enjoy leisure boating on the scenic Fewa Lake and see the reflection of the Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on the crystal clear water of the Lake. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 5: Trek to Australian Camp
Today we drive to Phedi from where we commence trek to Australian camp via Dhampus & Pothana. We trek through the cultivated terraces and Brahman - Chhetris villages. We probably take lunch at Dhampus village.
We climb through rhododendron forest which is stiff but the mountain views make us more energetic to reach the top. The Australian Camp (1990m) is the best place to see the best view of the holy mountain Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri etc. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 6: Australian Camp to Sarangkot (1991m) Duration: 6 hrs
Sarangkot is Village Development Committee in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5,060 persons residing in 1,010 individual households. The village is located on a mountainside ridge at an altitude of 1600m with panoramic Himalayan views. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.
After breakfast at guesthouse; the trail leads to the today’s destination Sarangkot through the forestry slightly descend trail to the Naudanda. Then trail following the bit easy path along hill ridge to the dense settlement with mixed ethnic groups.
The vista is beautiful to the both of side; the right side offers edge of Pokhara valley, Fewa Lake is remarkable with a Temple Island and hill side field terrace painting by vegetation. The view of snowcapped mountains is fantastic and the view of Pokhara valley is splendid. And during the night is excellent of lights. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 7: Sarangkot to Pokhara and Pokhara sightseeing
Today, we wake up early in the morning to observe the sunrise from view tower. It is about 10-minutes accent form lodge. After excursion; we drive back Pokhara. We spend the day exploring some important sites of Pokhara i.e Phewa lake, David's fall, Gupteshwor temple, International mountain museum, etc.Overnight at hotel, breakfast, lunch, dinner included.
Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 9: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.
I along with my wife and 3 kids made a family trip to Nepal for collecting adventurous yet sensible experience. On the occasion my wife 40th birthday, I planned for a trip with 3 kids aged 9, 7 and 5. I contacted a range of travel companies in Nepal- all pretty well – but Nepal Hiking Team grabbed much attention. Apart from being responsive, NHT was also competitive and organized a trip of a life time customizing the trip as per our needs.
We were welcomed with garlands of flowers by both Ganga (owner) and Lal (tour guide throughout) who were waiting for us. We were transferred to the hotel that night and briefed about the tour, Ganga also addressed several questions. The next morning we took a flight around Mount Everest – a magnificent experience. We also enjoyed sightseeing tour in Kathmandu which was wonderful experience. The following morning we flew to Pokhara and began our 2 days trek through the Annapurna region. We were accompanied by Lal and 4 Sherpas/porters who carried our belongings as well as my youngest child when she got exhausted. We climbed for 6km’s uphill and had regular stops to get there at the Australia camp. Lal and team were very patient and did not have any issues with us. At the Australian camp, the team installed two tents for staying overnight.
The next morning we again strolled on for 6km downhill, took a taxi for 20 minutes to reach at another location and after that walked 11km ahead on a slight uphill trail to get to Sarangkot. We witnessed the largest hail stones ever during a shower that lasted for around 20 minutes and we were transferred to shelter just before it began. The team knew the settings and made good decisions. We then stayed at a good hotel with a wonderful view and made preparation for the next morning. The next morning, with a ten minute walk uphill, we reached to the set embracing a 140km panoramic sight of the Annapurna district, possibly the most magnificent view I have ever witnessed in my life, though I’ve travelled a lot. We then experienced paragliding and moved down to Pokhara town while Lal and the team brought our kids down via van. We, moreover, enjoyed Pokhara Tour and then flew back to Kathmandu.
Next day was our final day in Kathmandu and Lal took us around the city again. We saw the major sites before flying back to Singapore.
On the whole, NHT was great. Remember, “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.” This trip can be counted among the most inexpensive opportunities if not the cheapest one. NHT took care and made very good decisions for us. They let us experience trekking while most of the companies refused because of my 5 year old kid. They carried her whenever needed and Lal was a wonderful and co-operative tour guide.
6 days trip wasn’t enough and I wouldn’t hesitate to choose NHT to visit Nepal as it’s a wonderful country with amazing people. I wouldn’t even hesitate to talk about the services of NHT as these guys nail it.
Thank you Ganga, Lal and Team!!!!
Mansoor Ahmed, Singapore
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