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Nepal Trek Challenge 2020-2021

6 days with Contiki   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-35

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara
Our adventure begins today as we meet amongst the charming chaos of Kathmandu. We'll bond with our new trekking crew as we make the drive up to Pokhara.This beautiful lakeside settlement is framed by the spectacular Himalayas. We'll check into our hotel tonight ready for a day of trekking tomorrow.

Day 2 Pokhara to Dhampus Village via Phedi
After an included breakfast this morning - and we'll need all the fuel we can get -we'll drive our van up to Phedi.We'll start our trek from Phedi, where steep stone staircases snake their way up the rhododendron hillsides. We'll start our steep ascent, reaching lower Dhampus in 1 to 2 hours.Gently climbing up again past the terraced fields and small houses and rhododendrons, we'll reach our lodge, admiring the spectacular Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre (fishtail) in the distance. After an included dinner we'll turn in for the night. (Lunch)

Day 3 Dhampus Village to Australian Camp
Sip your tea this morning with your breakfast as you watch the sun illuminate the mountains ahead. A short trek today brings us to our lunch stop, after which we'll climb up through the beautiful oak forests, reaching Pothana. We'll stop here for a brief recharge before we climb the stone staircases up towards the Australian Camp.Enjoy the another magical sunset as it alights the Himalayas this evening. (Dinner)

Day 4 Australian Camp to Sarangkot
After breakfast in Australian Camp this morning we'll resume our hike through the dense forests, on a slight descent towards Naudanda (Nine hill). After a stop for lunch we'll continue hike to Sarangkot. The trail here is fairly relaxed, as we ease along a ridge to a dense settlement with lots of mixed indigenous groups.Sarangkot offers spectacular mountain scenery of Mt. Dhaulagri, Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Nilgiri and more. As the night draws in, you can see lights illminating the beautiful Pokhara Valley below. We've seen plenty of spectacular views, but this might just be the best so far. (Dinner)

Day 5 Sarangkot to Pokhara
After breakfast this morning we'll make our way to the legendary viewpoint at Sarangkot. Through terraced farms and villages we'll finally reach the summit, offering spectacular Himalayan panoramas that are simply unforgettable. This is what we came for, and it makes the hard work so worth it.After posing for some photos we'll make the hike back to Pokhara. Upon arrival we'll have a free afternoon to chill by the lake and try the local foodie delights.

Day 6 Pokhara to Kathmandu
After a heavenly sleep and breakfast we'll make our way back to Kathmandu this morning.Our trip finishes back where we started. But those mountains, forests and streams will stick with us forever.

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All This Included
Are you ready to experience the unique beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas? This hefty but rewarding hike will see you hiking up high, through Noak forests and mountainside villages, with plenty of golden sunsets and mesmerising Himalayan panoramas along the way. The trek is tough, but as you reach the Sarangkot viewpoint and spot the world famous Annapurna peaks ahead, you'll realise it was all worth it.

Accommodation

  • You'll stay in hillside lodges typical of the environment with all the facilities you require to be an adventurer but one who can still enjoy some comfort. Rooms are all twin-share, with communal facilities.

Food

  • We know you need your fuel, so breafast, lunch and dinner is included for every day of your trek. You'll get a total of 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, all included.

Staff

  • You'll be safe in the hands of your experienced Local Guides, whose knowledge of Nepal will keep you enthralled throughout the duration of your trip. You'll also have porters - 1 for every 2 people, to carry your luggage from place to place.
Highlights

Kathmandu to Pokhara

  • Van transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Pokhara to Dhampus Village via Phedi

  • Van transfer from Pokhara to Phedi
  • Views of Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)

Dhampus Village to Australian Camp

  • Trek from Dhampus Village to Australian Camp through oak forests (4 hours)
  • Stop at peaceful Pothana Village

Australian Camp to Sarangkot

  • Trek from Australian Camp to Sarangkot
  • Views of spectacular mountain scenery including Mt. Dhaulagri, Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Nilgiri & Lamjung Hima

Sarangkot to Pokhara

  • Trek from Sarangkot to Pokhara through terraced farms and villages
Accommodations
Hotel (2 nights)
Lodge (3 nights)
Notes
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