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SHORT TREK : Gorkha - Pokhara
Gorkha - Pokhara Trek : 10 Days

This trek is to be specially done during the month of late September and early October due to harvesting time. This area looks beautiful as it is adorned by the rice plants. This route has the attraction of lower altitudes and avoids the extreme elevation gains/losses common to other treks in Nepal.

Facts of the Trek
Duration: 10 Days
Trek type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 1221 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land
Grade: Moderate

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Zero kilo via Abukhaireni which takes approximately five hours. Trek from Zerokilo to Simalghari (1050m.) and it takes about three hours. You depart early morning for the five hours drive to Zerokilo west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields. After you reach Abukhairent, you head towards North. After following zig zag road you reach Zerokilo. After refreshment you begin your trek for Simalghari passing through flat land with views of beautiful sceneries. Simalghari is village at the bank of Daraundi river. There is a government school and old market. Next day you cross Daraundi river over suspension to begin your journey for Palungtaar.

Day 02: Trek from Simalghari to Palungtaar (1050m.) which takes about five hours. The path you follow is quite flat all the way to Palungtaar. En route you cross terrace fields and can enjoy magnificent sceneries of villages at distance. The peaks covered with snow appear at some distance. Palungtaar is a pretty big village inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetri and Newar. Here you feel exhilarated to see the terraces, mango garden and oranges at some places.

Day 03: Trek from Paalungtaar to Tarkughat (1000m.) and it takes almost six hours. This day you begin your trek following flat land crossing a stream and few villages. On the way you come across few grazing fields where local people bring their domestic animals. As you enter Tarkughat , a village, you are welcome Newar, Chhetri and Brahmins. This village lies at the bank of Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy swimming in Marshyangdi river. Now and often you trek through motor able road in order to reach Tarkughat.

Day 04: Trek from Tarkughat to Kunchha (1221m.) which takes about six hours. Leaving Tarkughat you start to head quite uphill until you reach Sundarbazaar. There is an old market and you can see some villages at some distance. Now you move through terraces and get an opportunity to enjoy at the view of splendid snow peaks. After some time you arrive at Tuhure Pasaal. Here you find few typical tea shops. Walking gentle uphill, you reach Kunchha. This is a popular village of this area. The mountain visible from here is truly excellent. As you can enjoy the views of Manaslu, Lamjung and Annapurna range. You would not deny observing sunset from this point. People living in harmony here belong to different communities and are farmers, government employees and few of them have joined army.

Day 05: Trek from Kunchha to Sisaghat (870m.) and it takes approximately seven hours. To reach Sisaghat, you climb down passing through terraces with millet and maize growing in and around. Sisaghat is another human settlement of this area. The main inhabitants belong to mixed community. It lies at the bank of Madi river. You can have swum here and the scenery is superb to see.

Day 06: Trek from Sisaghat to Karputaar (490 m.) which takes almost seven hours. You walk along the bank of Madi river passing through terraces. After trekking gentle uphill you reach Karputaar. En route you come across several villages rich in their distinct culture. Karputaar is a small village with mixed community.

Day 07: Trek from Karputaar to Syaklung (1100m.) and it takes about six hours. This day’s is comparatively difficult as you trek gradual uphill in the beginning and later go steep up for some hours. En route you cross through forests covered with local vegetation. While walking, you cross few streams. At some distance, you can see snow peaks. Syaklung is a village dominated by Gurung, Magar and other communities of Nepal. There is an excellent camping spot here. Moreover, you will find recently opened tea shops and small lodges. This place grants you an opportunity to enjoy the views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, Annapurna II, Lamjung, Mardi peak, Manaslu and several unnamed peaks.

Day 08: Trek from Syaklung to Kalikasthan (1300m.) which takes almost five hours. To reach Kalikasthan you trek downhill at first and then follow ascent and descent path. The trails follow along the forested ridge top through rough motor able road passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m.). You are accompanied by views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu. Kalikasthan is a village inhabited by Hindu people. This village is named after goddess Kali as there is a temple with idol of Kali at the top of the ridge. There is a well managed camping spot. Moreover, you find small local shop with minimal supplies, typical tea shops and very small lodges. From here you can have fun of observing sunset.

Day 09: Trek from Kalikasthan to Bijayapur khola (900m.) and drive to Pokhara. This day you gently climb downhill to get Bijayapur Khola passing through villages and motor able road. After lunch, you drive back to Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

Services Included
National Park entry permit, Trekking permit, transportation to and fro, Accommodation in lodges during the trek, Food: three meals a day, A guide & required number of porter(s), Essential equipment.
Services Excluded

Personal expenses, Insurance, Tips, Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

Please contact us for the detailed itineraries for the short treks:
Siklis Trek   Royal Trek
Duration : 08 Days   Duration : 06 Days
Gorkha Trek   Shivapuri Trek
Duration : 10 Days   Duration : 06 Days
Ghorepani short trek   Ganesh Himal Short trek
Duration : 23 Days   Duration : 07 Days
Everest short trek   Tamang Heritage trek
Duration : 11 Days   Duration : 08 Days
Everest short trek   More short treks in Nepal
Duration : 11 Days   Your short trek can be organized with combination of different trek routes as well.
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