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Gorkha Dhading Village Trekking

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  • Duration
    Duration:11 Days
  • Accomodation
    Accommodation: 5 Nights (Standard Hotel)
    5 Nights (Lodges/Guest Houses)
  • Meals
    Meals :10 Breakfast, 9 Lunches
    10 Dinner
  • Location
    Service: Airport to Airport
  • Trip Grade
    Trip Grade :Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    Max Altitude: 1,700m/5,577ft

Overview

Gorkha Dhading Village Trekking introduces you a typical village life in Nepal along with some flavours of the city sightseeing. Besides, you can also take advantage of the multifarious village landscapes, spectacular mountain scenes topping up with a little experience of city tour. We highlighted this Trek as a sort of Home stay programme in and aorund Dhading and Gorkha region to introduce the cultural and religious understanding of the sites. Home stay is living arrangement with a host family who offers an extra private guestroom or space for our guests. It is most commonly used for the foreigners who would like to have local culture and life style of local people. Those people who are eager to learn Nepalese culture and share to teach English, gain familiarity of local culture. It is moderately priced accommodation and eating together with local food and share to help make a food if you want. This trek particularly provides an opportunity to exchange and learn the Eastern and Western culture.

During the trek you will explore new sites and learn a lot from the local people. While trekking, you pass through narrow alleys, paddy fields, beautiful sceneries, terraced lands, forests and rivers.It also offers attractive views of mountains in Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manasulu, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and other peaks and lush Green Valley

Highlights

  • Opportunity to understand simple family life in the typical village in Nepal
  • Multifarious village landscapes, spectacular mountain scenes topping up with a little experience of city tour
  • Sort of Home stay programme in and aorund Dhading and Gorkha region
  • Narrow alleys, paddy fields, beautiful sceneries, terraced lands, forests and rivers
  • Attractive views of mountains in Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manasulu, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and other peaks and lush Green Valley

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu, one of the representatives from Black Diamond Expedition with a placard bearing your name will receive you at the airport. Then you will be transferred to Hotel.

Dinner

Day 2Dhading Besi; Trek to Samari Bhanjyang (1700m); 6 hours

After breakfast, you will be driven to Dhading Besi.The drive is about 2:30 hours.From Dhading Besi, we trek to Samari Bhanjyang (1700m). This trek is about 4:30 hours. We trek along the Ankhu River side, passing through the colourful forests and terraced paddy fields and communicating with local people. Samari Bhanjyang is located at the hill top from where you will see the Mt. Ganesh and Mt. Manaslu. Overnight at Local house in Samari Bhanjyang.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Trek to Charangephedi; 6 hours

After breakfast, we will trek downhill and uphill and listening to the birds chirping and explore the typical local villages and the splendid scenery and finally we arrive Charangephedi (1500m). This trek takes around 6 hours. Overnight at a Local house in Charangephedi.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Trek to Fulkharka (1700m); 5 hours

After breakfast, off we start our trek to Fulkharka Village (1700m), the old district headquarters of Dhading. During the 5 hour trek you will see the panoramic landscapes, forests, terraced fields and beautiful villages.Over night at a Local house at Fulkharka.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Trek to Arughat( 570m) 5 hours

After breakfast, we begin our trip all the way via beautiful landscapes and forests until we reach Ganga Jamuna, the twin waterfalls Ganga and Jamuna. We will have an intimate encounter with the ethnic inhabitants of the region, thick forest and majestic mountain vistas. En route, you pass beautiful forests, small gorges, ridges, farming terraces and picturesque villages. The main attractions include interaction with ethnic groups such Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri and few others. Ganga Jamuna is a Hindu pilgrimage site where a famous fair is held around the temple before three days of full moon day during the first week of November. Many Hindu devotees crowd this holy site for worship and blessing. Here is a holy stone which is highly revered by the Hindu devotees and local people. It is believed that this holy stone preserves the divine power as water originates from there. This place is perfect for camping. The panoramic views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks completely mesmerize you.Finally, our trek ends in Arughat Bazaar where you will be welcomed by the mighty Budhi Gandaki river. Overnight in a lodge in Arughat.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Trek to Baguwa

After breakfast, our trek starts heading west of Arughat. During the trek, we will pass small rivers such as Tangrang Khola, terraced paddy fields viewing the glimpses of mountain hills. We trek for around 7 hours and finally reach Baguwa of Gorkha district. Overnight at a local house in Baguwa.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Trek to Gorkha (1522m) 5 hours

After breakfast, our trip to Gorkha starts. We pass through terraced lands, beautiful forest, mesmerizing villages all the way to Gorakha palace lying 1000 feet atop Gorkha Bazaar. The artistic, majestic, fort, a palace, and the temple perched high on the top of the hill around 1000 feet above the Gorkha Bazaar, the Gorkha palace is the major attraction in Gorkha. The palace complex offers attractive views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and other peaks in the north and lush green valley in the south.

About 1700 steps lead you to the top of the hill.On the south west side of the palace is the temple of Goddess Gorakhkali, which was built in the reign of king Ram Shah. There is also a mausoleum of Guru Gorakhnath Baba (sage). It is believed that the name of Gorkha was derived from the name of this sage, whose blessings inspired King Prithivi Narayan Shah for the unification of Nepal. The temple of Gorakhnath is another attraction in Gorkha.In the temples, we will see the beautiful and mesmerizing wood carvings depicting the daily lives of the local people. Other places like Old Gorkha Bazaar, Ratna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple and Tallo Durbar built in 1835 are worth visiting.Tallo Durbar has been changed into the museum surrounded by a beautiful park.Overnight at a hotel in Gorkha.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Drive to Pokhara; 6 hours

After breakfast, taking a local bus, we head towards Pokhara, the beautiful city. In the late afternoon, we explore Phewa Lake. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Sunrise at Sarangkot; Pokhara Sightseeing

Today early morning, we go to Sarangkot to observe the mesmerizing sunrise. Start your day off with a bang and grab an incredible view of the Nepal sunrise on this 2.5-hour tour. Our professional guide will take you to the small hilltop of Sarangkot that contains a breathtaking view of the sunrise, the Annapurna range, and Pokhara. Peek over the valleys and grab your camera for this true introduction to Nepal. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 4:30 am and we will begin our 45 minute drive to the top of Sarangkot. Sarangkot is one of the most popular destinations, attended by tourists year after year. Here, you will see the famed and magnificent sunrise and view of the Annapurna range. Watch in wonder as the colors dance over the top of the mountains, displaying nature in its truest form. As the first rays of the sun gradually dissipate darkness in the lower plains of Pokhara valley, the scenery will simply astound you. While you take in the sunset, you may also partake in some sightseeing on the hill. If you look south, you will be able to see view of the city Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city. By 6:30am, the sun will have risen to its full peak and it will be time to return to Pokhara city for further sightseeing. We will have breakfast and then visit Davis Fall, Patale Cave, Mahendra Cave, Bindhyabasini temple, Tal Barahi Temple, Boating on Phewa Lake. Finally, we will have time for last minute shopping. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10Tour to Manakamana Temple; 3 hour drive

After Breakfast, we take a local bus and head towards Manakamana temple. The drive takes about 4 hours or earlier. We get off the bus and relish the cable car tour to go to Manakamana temple. Situated atop a 1300-meter hill, 105 kilometers to the west of Kathmandu, the Manakamana temple is a highly venerated sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. The name Manakamana is derived from two words, Mana, meaning heart and Kamana, meaning wish. It is believed that the Goddess Bhagwati rewards those who make the pilgrimage to her shrine by granting their wishes, and she is especially popular with Newari newlyweds who pray for sons.

The history and location of the Manakamana temple are explained by a curious legend. The Queen of the 17th century Gorkha King, Rama Shah, was said to have magical powers that only her devotee, Lakhan Thapa, knew about. One day the Queen’s husband became aware of her secret when he saw her in the form of a goddess and Lakhan Thapa in the form of a Lion. Soon thereafter the King mysteriously died and the Queen, as was the custom of the day, committed sati (ritual immolation) upon her husband’s funeral pyre. Prior to her death, the Queen had promised her devotee Lakhan Thapa that he would soon again see her. Sometime later while plowing a field, a farmer discovered a stone from which blood and milk were pouring. When Lakhan Thapa learned of this he was convinced it was a sign from the dead queen, and at the site where the stone had been discovered he constructed a temple in her honor. The present 19th century temple is a replacement of the one built by Lakhan Thapa. Tradition has it that the temple priest must be a descendent of Lakhan Thapa.

The Manakamana temple overlooks the Trisuli and Marshyangdi river valleys, and offers breathtaking views of the Manaslu, Himalchuli and Annapurna mountains to the north. The temple is set in a square, which is overlooked by an enormous sacred magnolia tree. Two popular festivals, Dasain (in September-October) and Nag Panchami (July – August), draw large numbers of pilgrims from throughout the country. In the past, pilgrims used to make a long and arduous trek up to the hilltop temple from the town of Kurintar on the Trisuli River.

An hour walk from the Manakamana temple leads past the Bakeshwar Mahadev Mandir Shiva temple to the Lakhan Thapa Gupha, sacred cave, which is named after the founder of the Manakamana temple. By the time we finish our sightseeing, our reserved bus will be arriving at Kurintar by which we head towards Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11Departure Day

After breakfast, rest of the time is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop.

Breakfast

Included

  • All hotel/airport transfers, other transfers and sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Dhading Besi, Gorkha to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transport in bus
  • 5 night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • 6 night accommodation in standard guest house/lodges during trekking
  • Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show
  • Farewell dinner
  • An experienced guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) during the trek
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • All government and local taxes.

Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travelling insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • City tour guide
  • Entrance fees in the monuments during city tour
  • All kind of drinks
  • Tips for guides and driver

Accomodation

You will be accommodated in Hotel Encounter Nepal or a similar category’s hotel in Kathmandu, and basic tea houses/guest houses during the trek when trekking with Black Diamond Expedition.
On most Everest Treks, the tea houses or lodges serve rooms on a twin-sharing basis with an attached bathroom and hot shower facilities. Single-supplement rooms are served with an extra charge of USD 250. However, it may be difficult to get one in higher points or during the peak season of trekking.
Some of the tea houses in this trekking region in both lower and higher elevations may have shared bathrooms and toilet facilities.

Meals

Your meal plan in Kathmandu includes only breakfast while you are on the trek, there are three-course meals will be served during the trekking.
The tea house where we spend an overnight will serve us a balanced diet for breakfast and dinner whereas lunch is taken at one of the tea houses on the way to our next destination. Black Diamonds has also prepared a special Welcome and Farewell dinner for the guests following a cultural performance in Kathmandu.

Best time to trek.

The best seasons for trekking to the Gorkha Dhading village trek are Autumn (Sept to May) and Spring. The weather is sunny and warm making the views outstanding in these seasons. The weather condition is the nice for all seasons for trekking to Gorkha Dhading village trek. The region offers a freezing cold during winter. Just opposite to this, the Gorkha Dhading village trek gets affected by monsoons during Summer/ rainy season (June to August). Nevertheless, this time is the appropriate time for a keen and enthusiastic Botanist.

What to Bring?

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

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