March 2020

Exploring Pokhara

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We met our guide at the hotel lobby in the morning, then took a short walk to the lakeside. On the lakeside a raft was waiting for us to take us across the lake. We rafted through Phewa lake by passing fully around the Barahi temple in the middle.

We met our guide at the hotel lobby in the morning, then took a short walk to the lakeside. On the lakeside a raft was waiting for us to take us across the lake. We rafted through Phewa lake by passing fully around the Barahi temple in the middle.

Then we hiked up a forested trail filled with rare Himalayan flora. At the top we enjoyed the views of stunning white Buddhist stupa along with 360-degree views of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and beautiful Annapurna massifs Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri.

Then we hiked down to the dam side following the path through a thick forest filled with wildflowers, chestnut, oak and pine trees. The trail was quite steep downhill, but a very good walk. It took an hour for us to reach down the dam side. Once we reached down we drove to the Devis Falls, a well-known tourist spot where scenic waterfalls travel through caves and underground tunnels. We went down 250 steps, with water dropping from the cave top. After that, a little further drive to International Mountain Museum, which exhibited the history of mountaineering and people of the Himalayas.

Early morning sunrise view from Sarangkot with our team, followed by bungee and a zipline of 1.8km which takes about 90 seconds down to Hemza.  Lunch on the river beach and rafting down the Upper Seti River of almost 2 hours, which is a thrilling experience with ultimate fun. Overnight tented camp on a river beach with campfire and barbeque to end our lovely day.

An hour drive to Khade, starting point to Australian camp. We’ll go through beautiful farms and lush, dense forests up to the camp where we’ll witness majestic views of Annapurna Massif and Annapurna South and Fishtail facing us very closely. Then we walk down through Dhampus and finish our hike at Phedi. We drive for an hour to a restaurant where we’re served with hot Tibetan-style momo thupa near a Tibetan refugee camp.

This is the end of our familiarization trip to Pokhara.

Rafting in Nepal-can be your life-time memory!

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Nepal has a reputation for being one of the best places in the world for rafting, with outstanding river journeys ranging from steep, adrenaline-charged mountain streams to classic big-volume wilderness expeditions.

Nepal has a reputation for being one of the best places in the world for rafting, with outstanding river journeys ranging from steep, adrenaline-charged mountain streams to classic big-volume wilderness expeditions. Warm water, a subtropical climate and huge white sandy beaches that are ideal for camping add further to the appeal. Rivers like Sunkoshi, Bhotekoshi, Karnali, Tamur, Bheri, Trisuli, Seti, Kaligandaki are some of the rivers that are well known for White Water Rafting. While rafting on these rivers, there’s great scenarios of green valleys, hills and mountains, different kinds of birds and animals. Also, one can see the lifestyle of the people living in remote areas. When we say Rafting, it’s more than just floating on the river.

Before you decide on a river, you need to decide what it is that you want out of your trip. There are trips available from two to 12 days on different rivers, all offering dramatically different experiences. Some have big volume of water, some with exciting rapids while some are flat and calm. Depending on your nature one can choose a river to raft and make the best memories.

First, don’t believe that just because it’s a river it’s going to be wet ‘n’ wild. Some rivers, such as the Sun Koshi, which is a full-on white-water trip in September and October, are basically flat in the low water of early spring. So, it’s important for one to make the booking on peak season so one can make the best out of the trip.