Nepal! 300 years ago, Nepal is divided into 50 tiny states, and Gorkha was one among them
A road of 25 km from the main road linking Kathmandu, Pokhara and brings you to an ancient Gorkha - the pristine and captivating town of Nepal! 300 years ago, Nepal is divided into 50 tiny states, and Gorkha was one among them. King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the founder of the Shah dynasty 'which takes place today in Nepal, unified Nepal into one kingdom.
His palace in Gorkha lies atop a hill at an altitude of 3281 feet (1000 meters) King watch over his people as far as his eyes could see in the biggest palace in the center of Nepal! Gorkha is also the home of Gurkhas - the legendary brave warriors who had fought with knives against guns.
Visit Gorkha palace here to begin your sightseeing of region.Climb the palace steps from the bottom of the hill, all the way to the summit, an increase of approximately 1700 steps (1700), in about two hours. That's some hiking to do! If you're tired of sitting on a step or think how much easier the descent will be! You'll be glad you got to the top.
The day the sky is clear you can see the Himalayas, including a spectacular view of Manaslu and Himalchuli mountains, and panoramic views of valleys in Gorkha district in Nepal program is Community Tourism in its third year of operation. The region is rich in natural beauty, panoramic views, green mid-mountain trekking, jungle areas preserved, lakes, caves, waterfalls and flora (medicinal plants, fragrant and edible plants).
Agric tourism, a recent innovation, is practiced successfully Sirubari Syangja in a half day s distance from Pokhara. This is a walk of three hours of road-head just 30 kilometers from Pokhara. A steering committee takes responsibility for the visitors, their reception, accommodation, sightseeing and directors. The village consists of 60 homes, many of whom are offering cottages.
It is a very neat and clean town; the accommodation is simple but comfortable, with good bedding and clean toilets. Food Meals are eaten fresh daily with the family, and every evening there is entertainment provided by the community, which is generally Gurung dancing and singing
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Zerokilo via Abukhaireni which takes approximately five hours.Trek from Zerokilo to Simalghari (1050m.) and it takes about three hours. You departure early morning from Kathmandu for the five hour 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 the zigzag road you reach Zerokilo. After refreshment you begin your trek for Simalghari passing along flat land with views of beautiful sceneries. Simalghari is a village at the bank of the Daraundi river. There is a government school and old market.
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 enjoy magnificent sceneries of villages at a distance. The peaks which are 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 gardens and oranges in some places.
Day 03: Trek from Paalungtaar to Tarkughat (1000m.) and it takes almost six hours.This day you begin your trek following a flat path, crossing a stream and visiting a few villages. On the way you come across a few grazing fields where local people bring their domestic animals. As you enter Tarkughat , you are welcomed by Newar, Chhetri and Brahmins. This village lies at the bank of Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy swimming in the Marshyangdi river. You then continue your trek along a drivable road until you reach Tarkughat.
Day 04: Trek from Tarkughat to Kunchha (1221m.) which takes about six hours.Leaving Tarkughat you start heading uphill until you reach Sundarbazaar. Here, there is an old market and you can see some villages at a distance. Now you move through terraces and have an opportunity to enjoy the views of splendid snow peaks. After some time, you arrive at Tuhure Pasaal where you find a few typical tea shops. Walking gently uphill, you reach Kunchha, which is a popular village of this area. The mountain views visible from here are truly excellent. You can enjoy the views of Manaslu, Lamjung and the Annapurna range. Observing the sunset from this location is a highlight of the day. People living in harmony here belong to different communities and are farmers, government employees and a few have joined the army.
Day 05: Trek from Kunchha to Sisaghat (870m.) and it takes approximately seven hours.To reach Sisaghat, you climb down passing through terraces growing millet and maize. Sisaghat is another human settlement of this area. The main inhabitants belong to a mixed community and it lies at the bank of Madi river. You can have a swim here and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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 gently 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 is comparatively difficult as you trek gradually uphill in the beginning and later go steeply up for some hours. En route you cross through forests covered with local vegetation and cross a few streams. At some distance, you can also 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 an ascending and descending path. The trail follows along the forested ridge top through rough drivable road, passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m.). You are accompanied by views of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu. Kalikasthan is a village inhabited by Hindu people and named after goddess Kali as there is a temple with an idol of Kali at the top of the ridge. There is also a well managed camping spot. Here, you will also find small local shops with minimal supplies, typical tea shops and very small lodges. Observing the sunset is memorable experience.
Day 09: Trek from Kalikasthan to Bijayapur khola (900m.) and drive to Pokhara.This day you gently climb downhill to arrive to Bijayapur Khola, passing through villages and drivable 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 Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy 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 the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.
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