The incredible experience of trekking in Nepal need not be purely for high level walkers. The Hindu and Buddhist temples of Kathmandu, the amazing medieval city of Baktapur, the serenity of Phewa Tal (‘Fish Tail Lake’) in Pokhara, and the breath taking views of the Himalaya are all features of this intermediate holiday to Nepal – including a 6-day circular trek to Gorapani in the Annapurna region. At Gorapani, weather permitting, we’ll climb Poon Hill and watch the sun rise over the magnificent Annapurna range. There’ll be bamboo forests and huge rhododendron trees in flower, monkeys in the trees, steep stone steps that we’ll take as slowly as we need, and little villages dotting the terraced hillsides where we’ll stop for tea. From Pokhara before the trek, we will have a warm-up walk to Sunrise View at Sarankot, and maybe cross the lake by boat to climb to the Peace Temple. The walks on this holiday are generally to the full limit of Intermediate height gain, but usually shorter in distance. We will stay in twin esnuite rooms at 3-star hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara, and twin rooms in simple tea houses on the trek (Basic accommodation with clean rooms, most have squat toilets). Luggage is transported for you – you carry a day pack only.
Price includes:13 nights in Nepal & all costs except flight, visa, entrance fees to sites in Kathmandu, tips, and snacks & lunch and evening meals when not on trek, but these are very inexpensive.