6 Days Scenic Nepal with 2 Days Naudanda – Sarangkot Trek
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Naudanda – Sarangkot
Naudanda is also a gateway to Annapurna Conservation Area. When you emerge from the forest and reach Sarangkot, you will be able to marvel at exceptional view of massive Mt. Machhapuchhare.
Region: Annapurna Region
Trek Type: Lodge
Trek Grade: Easy
Trek Days: 2
Max Altitude: 1550m
Best Season: Oct–Jan & Feb –Jun
Naudanda is also a gateway to Annapurna Conservation Area. The journey to Sarangkot, one of the paradises of Nepal, begins from Phedi village, nearly a 30 minutes drive from beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. From here one trek alongside beautiful views of golden rice terraces the vast expanse of the Annapurna Mountain range. The overwhelming altitude differences between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges make Dhampus peak a very vantage spot to observe the mountains with Tukuche Peak 6920m and Dhaulagiri 8167m spectacularly close to you. When you emerge from the forest and reach Sarangkot, you will be able to marvel at exceptional view of massive Mt. Machhapuchhare.
Day 1 | D | Hotel | ▲ 1300m
Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel. Check in & trek briefing. Late afternoon leisure walk in Thamel, a popular tourist district in Kathmandu Valley and a bustling bazaar which offers a glimpse of Nepal’s vibrant ethnic culture.
Day 2 | B, L, D | Lodge | ▲ 1200m | ◎ 1/2hr Trek
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Naudanda
Today we start early morning from Kathmandu for a 6 hours diving journey to Naudanda. Lunch will be on the way and thereafter drive towards Pokhara. Upon reaching Naudanda check in lodge.
Pokhara’s pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. It is also the gateway to the Annapurna region where many trekkers finds his Shangri-la, The mesmerizing Annapurna massif towering over the valley includes peaks over 8000m such as Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail), Annapurna 1 to IV, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu.
Lunch will be in Bhaktapur. After lunch drive to Dhulikhel. Upon arrival check in Resort. Afternoon short tour around the Dhulikhel bazaar.
Day 3 | B, L, D | Lodge | ▲ 1550m | ◎ 4hrs Trek
Naudanda – Sarangkot
Wake up in the morning and enjoy the breakfast with view of whole Annapurna Himalayan range. After breakfast start trekking to Sarangkot (4 hrs). The trail will be gradual up and down hill. The picturesque villages, the soft relief of the hills with their rice fields in terraces, subtropical forests, and the silhouette of the western Himalayas, make the charm of this place.
Upon reaching Sarangkot check in lodge. This is a simple lodge with very basic facilities. Afternoon short walk around the hill area and catch the beautiful sunset over the mountain ranges. Dinner will be prepared by our trekking crew.
Day 4 | B, L, D | Hotel | ▲ 900m | ◎ 1hr Trek
Sarangkot – Pokhara
Early morning trek up to Sarangkot view point takes about 15 minutes. You can see very spectacular sunrise view of the whole Annapurna and Fishtail mountain ranges. After breakfast trek down about 1 hr and drive to Pokhara. Check-in hotel and lunch. Afternoon city tour visit Tibetan Refugees’ camp, Devi’s Fall and Cave. After lunch enjoy walking around the bustling lakeside with cafes and casual shopping.
Day 5 | B, L, D | Hotel | ▲ 1300m
Pokhara – Kathmandu
After breakfast enjoy a five hour scenic drive along Trisuli River to Kathmandu. Lunch will be on the way. Upon arrival check in hotel. Afternoon free at leisure to explore Thamel.
Day 6 | B
Kathmandu – Departure
After breakfast check out of hotel and city tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and if you are lucky, you will get a glimpse of the famous Kumari, the world’s only living Goddess. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanumandhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for departure.
- Private A/C transportation including airport transfer
- Personal English speaking tour guide
- Hotel accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary
- Entrance fees
- English speaking trekking guide (Assistant guide included for 8 and above persons)
- Porter (1 porter to every 2 trekkers, each trekker’s bag max 15kg)
- Insurance for trekking crew
- Lodge accommodation
- Sleeping bag with fleece inner liner
- Trek permit and national park fees
- 1 Trekking Map per trekker (provided in Nepal)
- Nepal visa (apply upon arrival)
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic and other beverages
- Personal & trek expenses (including hot shower, drinking water, battery charging)
- Liabilities of loss, theft and damages