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Nepal Culture and Nature Exploration including hike to Astam Village

  • Off the beaten track
​This tour includes visits to cultural and heritage sites in and around Kathmandu, boating at Phewa Lake, sightseeing around Pokhara and a short hike to Astam Village for a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the Mt.Annapurna mountain range. This tour can be done by all age groups throughout the year.

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport to meet our representative and be transferred to the hotel. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program. 
Night at Hotel Shambala in Kathmandu. 

Visited:
Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing at Bouddhanath

After breakfast, start a full day of sightseeing at UNESCO heritage sites. Visit Bouddhanath, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. You will also visit Patan Durbar Square, which is a distinct place for arts and architecture. Here you can see temples, monuments and palaces built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Enjoy the view of Kathmandu from Syambhunath, a monkey temple above the valley. The rest of the day is free for you to explore!


Night at Hotel Shambala in Kathmandu. 

Visited:
Kathmandu Bouddhanath Patan Durbar Swayambhunath

Day 3: Remarkable place of natural beauty

After breakfast we will drive to Pokhara. It is around 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 900m. This enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. We will check into the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a stroll along the banks of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue waters.


Night at Hotel Atithi Resort in Pokhara. 


Days 4 to 5: Drive to Hemja and hike to Astam village

After breakfast we will drive around 40 minutes to Hemja for the start of our hike to Astam. The hike will take us approximately 3 hours. Astam is located on a small ridge at an altitude of 1600 metres, allowing visitors a 360 degree panorama of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range, as well as Pokhara Valley. On arrival at your hotel, an organic lunch will be served. After lunch you have the opportunity to visit the surrounding farmland and participate in any activities that may be taking place.


Night at Hotel Annapurna in Astam. 

Visited:
Pokhara Tallo Hemja Astam

Day 6: Hiking to the World Peace Pagoda

Enjoy a spectacular view of the sunrise in the early morning. After breakfast, we will hike down to Hemja and then take an hour drive to Pokhara, where you will check into your hotel. After some rest and refreshments in the hotel, we will start our half day of sightseeing. We will visit Bindhyabasini Temple, Gupteshower Cave, popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits, and Devi’s Fall. Later there will be an opportunity for some boating on Phewa Lake and a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. Enjoy the beautiful view of Pokhara city and the Himalayas from Stupa.


Night at Hotel Atithi Resort in Pokhara. 

Visited:
Tallo Hemja Gupteshwor Bindhyabasini
Accommodation
Night at Hotel Atithi Resort (Pokhara)

Day 7: Typical Nepali dinner with cultural show

We will drive back to Kathmandu, a journey of between 6 and 7 hours, and check into the hotel where you will be offered refreshments. In the evening we will go for a typical Nepali Dinner, including a performance from a local group.


Night at Hotel Shambala in Kathmandu. 

Visited:
Pokhara Kathmandu

Day 8: Departure day

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, our representative will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.

Visited:
Kathmandu

Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu Bouddhanath Patan Durbar Swayambhunath Pokhara Lac Phewa Tallo Hemja Astam Gupteshwor Bindhyabasini

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $760 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax Single Supplementary
Price per person in double room $790 $360

Included in price:

  • Private car with a/c for all transfer and tours as mentioned in an itinerary
  • Accommodation at 4 star hotel on BB plan in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All breakfast in hotel, 2 lunches and 2 dinners at Astam village and 1 typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show
  • 2N/3D Short Hike to Astam Village: Accommodation at Annapurna Eco Resort, all meals and experienced guide
  • An Experienced English Speaking Guide for sightseeing tour. Guide are different is different places
  • All government taxes, National Park fee and service charges

Not included in price:

  • International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($25 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (except in Astam which is on full board basis)
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
  • Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue

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