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Annapurnas, Fishtail Mountain, Nepal

Nepal – Day Walks Around Pokhara

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

8 Days

Prices Start from

$2,540 ex. flights

Experience the magnificence of the Nepalese Himalayas without the physical impact or the paraphernalia of hiking boots, backpacks and associated equipment.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Helicopter, Mountains, Nepal 1

Himalayas with ease

Reach the heady heights of the Nepal Himalayas with ease by helicopter or scenic flights from Kathmandu.

Swimming Pool, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Pokhara, Himalayas, Nepal 2

Comfortable lodges

Stay at comfortable mountain lodges that offer clear and unadulterated views of the Himalayan mountains.

Sadhus, Kathmandu, Nepal 3

Meet local people

Take a gentle stroll into local villages to meet local people and drink tea.

Rajasthani Woman, Rajasthan, India 4

Include Rajasthan

Combine a dusty, busy Rajasthan itinerary with the relaxed pace and clear air of the Nepalese mountains.

Why we like it

Our Nepal Travel Experts have selected two mountain lodges in the Himalayas, accessible by jeep, that allow you to witness the mountains as they change colour and hue, all from the comfort of your veranda whilst also being able to take a leisurely stroll to nearby villages, meet their friendly people and experience a culture that has remained little changed over the centuries.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    London - Kathmandu
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • Day 4-6
    Pokhara
  • Day 7
    Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Day 8
    Kathmandu - London
Ker & Downey Lodges, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Mountain Range, Nepal
Ker & Downey Lodges, Annapurna Mountain Range, Nepal
Lake View, Pokhara, Nepal
Pokhara, Nepal
Swimming Pool, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Pokhara, Himalayas, Nepal
Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal

Arm Chair Views

Our Nepal Travel Experts have selected two mountain lodges in the Himalayas, accessible by jeep, that allow you to witness the mountains as they change colour and hue. Relax in the lodge surroundings watching the mountains including Annapurna South and the surrounding peaks or you can take a short walk to another local viewpoint and village.

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Pokhara, Himalayas, Nepal
Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal
Trek, Annapurna, Nepal
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Explore the Local Villages

On a clear day, sit on your private veranda and enjoy the spectacular mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. For the more active, visit two local schools and the villages in which they are located. Pass large orange groves in a region that few tourists have visited so it retains much of its charm. Many Gurkhas have been recruited from these villages over the years and you can also visit the house of one of these retired Gurkhas.

Bridge, Trek, Annapurna, Nepal
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Boy, Trek, Annapurna, Nepal
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Nepalese Women, Nepal
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Activities Around Pokhara

In the Annapurna Range, there is a trek suitable for every age and ability which can be fully guided and supported.If you aren’t a dedicated trekker, there’s plenty here for you too.  Pokhara has numerous museums and there are some fascinating caves, waterfalls and Tibetan villages in the surrounding hills.  Softer options include cultural village walks to meet the Gurung people, better known as Gurkhas.  Mala Lodge is located in a village renowned for farmers specialising in beekeeping.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Dwarika’s Hotel £££££

  • Nepal
  • City

Dwarika’s Hotel is a museum-like complex showcasing a wide range of traditional Nepali art. All of its 71 rooms display original works of art – they have four-poster beds and deluxe bathrooms with sunken baths. There is also a presidential suite and two further standard suites. Room service offers light refreshments and the hotel has two restaurants, a bar, a library, and a meeting room. Massages are also available. The hotel is close to the national heritage sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. It is in the heart of a busy and colourful street with people and farm animals constantly passing by.

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Ker & Downey Lodges, Annapurna Circuit £££££

  • Nepal
  • Wilderness

Located in the Annapurna Mountains, the Ker and Downey Lodges offer the perfect opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalaya in luxury and comfort. With hot showers, comfortable beds and great food, these lodges are the best on offer whilst trekking. There are seven lodges all set an easy day walk apart from each other. Each lodge accommodates between 14 and 20 people. Every room in each lodge has an en-suite bathroom with hot running water and everything is provided from sheets and blankets to hot water bottles, down jackets, scarves and hats. You will trek for around five to six hours each day, with your English speaking guide and porter who will carry everything for you, even your water bottle.

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Mala Lodge £££££

  • Nepal

Cradled in the lap of the Annapurna lowlands amongst rice terraces and a quaint beekeeping village, Mala Lodge is a sanctuary, next to which the Machhapuchhre Mountain looms tall. Reached by a climb up from Lumle, of under two hours, the Gurkha village of Majgaun offers a remote spot with breath-taking views. A new arrival on the Ker & Downey trekking circuit, Mala Lodge provides a stunning location to break a trek, offering a warm bed, down pillows and hot showers at the end of the day. Even down jackets, scarves and hats are provided for comfort.

The Pavilions Himalayas £££££

  • Nepal
  • Farmstead and Ranches

The Pavilions Himalayas is nestled in the natural paradise of a lushly forested valley and set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan mountain range in Nepal. Set on an organic farm, guests enjoy the natural beauty of Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Himalayas. Whether adventurous or contemplative, guests can be reassured of the resort’s deep commitment to the sustainability of the natural environment and the welfare of the people of Nepal. The entire resort and its 14 luxurious villas are powered by solar and renewable energy, and the organic farm is the source for fresh produce and dairy products used to make all meals. For even more adventure consider staying at the Lake View Tented Villas.

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Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge £££££

  • Nepal

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge has a gorgeous location, on a hilltop ridge more than 1000 feet above the Pokhara Valley. The infinity pool has a surreal view of the Annapurna and Machapuchare range. Rooms are spacious and arranged around the hilltop in individual hand-cut stone bungalows. Each has its own garden, private veranda, and adjoining bathroom. A well-kept vegetable garden provides some excellent food, served at mealtimes by excellent well-trained staff.

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Yak & Yeti Hotel £££££

  • Nepal
  • City

Housed in a heritage building in central Kathmandu, the beautiful Yak & Yeti Hotel is steeped in history. Originally the home of the country’s first hotelier, Russian émigré Boris Lisanevich, this elegant hotel incorporates parts of a historic Rana-dynasty palace. Two more recent wings house the 270 classically-styled rooms, with many of these offering views over the carefully landscaped gardens. Among the dining facilities, the Chimney Restaurant is the Yak & Yeti’s most famous eatery. Borscht is still on a menu, as a reminder of the hotel’s Russian roots.

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In Kathmandu, our guide Archie was fabulous. She was knowledgeable, thoughtful, fun, warm, open and a total pleasure to have with us. She really made sure we got the most out of our two days in Kathmandu - a real class act.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From $2,540 Per person

When to travel

With two distinct seasons, dry and wet, Nepal is at its best from October through to December. This is when the monsoon, which runs from June to September, come to an end and the dry season begins, leaving the countryside green, lush and bursting with life. Mountain views are clear and crisp across the Himalayans.

Visitors going to Nepal in January and February should expect freezing temperatures in the evening but with this brings fewer crowds arguably making it a perfect time to discover the country. March, April and May see the temperatures begin to climb and the humidity reaching its height before the monsoon rains arrive. The springtime is warmer but cloud build-up over the Himalayan peaks occurs.

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