Be ready at the Go Beyond office next to Kathmandu Guest House, in Thamel, before 6:30. We'll start our journey early in the morning from Kathmandu and make our way along river valleys, passing by terraced fields to the naturally beautiful Pokhara, a journey of around 7 hours. Explore the beauty of Phewa Lake or walk around and relax along the lakeside.
Transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus
Accommodation: Pokhara Budget Hotel
Day 2: Pokhara to Yanjakot (trekking time 4-5 hours)
After breakfast, we'll take a short drive for about an hour passing by small towns and villages. We'll start our walk along an off-road track, then continue walking through beautiful forest and head down to the Madi River. After crossing the bridge over the Madi River, we have to climb a steep hill to Yanjakot, a typical Gurung village with great mountain views.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Pokhara to Starting Point by Jeep
Day 3: Yanjakot to Tangting (trekking time 4-5 hours)
We'll start walking downhill, passing through villages and forest until we reach Chasu and, from there, we have to climb up to Tangting village. We'll pass a few suspension bridges, villages, and terraced fields along the way. There will also be 15 minutes of walking up a steep hill until we reach Tanting village. This charming village offers magnificent views over Mount Annuparna and the Fishtail Range.
We'll follow the gradual and steep downhill trail to the Medi River, crossing the river again over the suspension bridge. Then we must climb a steep uphill through terraced fields and meadows to get to Siklish. Siklish is a Gurung village set against the stunning snowy peaks of the Himalayas. The Gurung people are famous for having been recruited as Gurkha soldiers and keep a unique identity.
Today, we will be exploring the Siklish village and its surrounding area. We will be hiking to Rishi Danda, where there's a perfect viewpoint to get the best perspective of the mountains. We'll then visit the local village and its museum.
We'll take a jeep and drive off-road, passing a few villages on our way back to Pokhara (about a 4-to-5-hour drive). Once we're back in Pokhara, you can explore the city on your own or continue to your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transportation: Ending Point to Pokhara by Jeep
1 night in a Budget Hotel in Pokhara
4 nights in Teahouses with Shared Facilities