Pokhara Escape

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Relax and rejuvenate in lakeside Pokhara on a three-day tranquil stay with all the comforts you’ll need. Explore the Old City on a guided walking tour, admiring the classic architecture and watching Nepalese life pass you by, and enjoy panoramic views of the glorious Himalaya from the Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda). Pamper yourself with an included spa treatment...

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Whether you’re trekking or just travelling, Nepal can be overwhelming. Take a few days to unwind with yoga, a spa treatment, walking tours and great food on this independent adventure.
    • Watch a stunning sunrise over the Annapurna Himalaya from Sarangkot, watching the skies change colour as light streams over the mountainous horizon.
    • Glide across the tranquil Phewa Tal – the second-largest lake in Nepal – in a wooden paddle boat, and enjoy a delicious lakeside meal with a traditional folk dance performance.

What's this trip about?

    Relax and rejuvenate in lakeside Pokhara on a three-day tranquil stay with all the comforts you’ll need. Explore the Old City on a guided walking tour, admiring the classic architecture and watching Nepalese life pass you by, and enjoy panoramic views of the glorious Himalaya from the Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda). Pamper yourself with an included spa treatment with locally sourced herbs and oils at your resort’s onsite spa, and watch the sun peek from the peaks at sunrise in panoramic Sarangkot. This independent tour offers the perfect mix of sightseeing, delicious meals and indulgence – the ideal way to unwind at the end of a trek or a longer adventure through Nepal.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Nepal

Attractions

  • Pokhara

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Day 1 Pokhara

Namaste! Welcome to Pokhara. Your rejuvenating adventure commences this morning with an included transfer from the airport or your original accommodation. Pokhara is in an idyllic location, resting beneath the mighty snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Range. Today, ex...

Day 2 Pokhara

Start your day right with a salute to the sun in a morning yoga class taught by a local yogi. Not only is this a calming activity, it can feel amazing for any potential post-hike muscle soreness! After some breakfast, take a paddle boat out on Pokhara’s Phewa Lake. Ma...

Day 3 Pokhara

This morning, take an early visit to the small hilltop village of Sarangkot. Your leader for today will pick you up from your resort, and you will arrive in time to witness a glorious sunrise over the Annapurna Himalaya. Watch as the morning light colours the mountain...

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Last Updated: 12/2/2021

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Logistics

Accommodation

Resort (2 nights),

Transportation & Flights

Private vehicle,

Transportation & flights

Private vehicle
Guides
The aim of our local guides is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. On this Short Break Adventure you will get to enjoy the variety of having someone different for each day and/or activity. They will be able to provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and, where possible, introduce you to our local friends. You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your leader. If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. Travellers who reside within the European Union or Switzerland receive basic international health insurance, so travel insurance is not mandatory under European Union Law. However, as this does not cover situations such as emergency rescues, private health care, or repatriation to their home country, comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended. European Union or Swiss travellers who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-resources/our-services
Visa requirements
PASSPORT You will need a valid passport to travel internationally. As a general rule, most countries require that your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets exactly and contact us immediately if there are any errors. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends. VISAS Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time. It is important that you check your government's foreign travel advisories along with the consular website of the country or countries you are travelling to for the most up to date information specific to your nationality and circumstances. Please be aware that not all visa information found online from other sources may be valid while COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Visas can take several weeks to process, so make sure you research the requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for obtaining any necessary documents as well as the application and processing time. Your booking consultant can advise on a visa processing service or you can apply yourself directly through a consulate. Below you will find general visa advice about the destinations on your trip. Due to constantly evolving COVID-19 requirements and restrictions, please refer to your government's foreign travel advice for most up to date information. NEPAL: All foreign nationals (except Indian passport holders) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad, land borders (including borders with India & Tibet), and on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport. Getting a visa at the airport or land borders can sometimes take time due to long queues. There have been instances when travellers are asked to show proof of exit from the country, ie flight tickets. You may also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars (subject to change, cash only). Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs were correct at time of writing: - Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US$30 - Multi entry visa valid for 30 days - US$50 - Multi entry visa valid for 90 days - US$125 Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country. Please note we suggest you list your date of entry a few days before, and date of exit a few days after your intended dates in case you encounter any delays or problems en route. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful.
Health & Safety
STRIKES: Demonstrations and protests are common in Nepal, with strikes regularly occurring that may result in curfews or roadblocks being enforced at short notice. At these times, businesses may close and vehicles may not be allowed on the roads. You should avoid any demonstrations or political gatherings and follow local advice, including that of your leader in the event of any disruptions. PETTY THEFT & CRIME: Pickpocketing and other petty theft is common, especially in places where tourists or foreigners frequent. Take care when walking around at night. Avoid walking on your own and don’t carry large sums of cash. Keep valuables in a hotel safe if possible. Bars and restaurants now close at midnight as part of a government crackdown on illegal activities. Foreigners remaining in bars and clubs after hours have been detained by the police. Police have increased their presence in Thamel and Durbar Marg, popular tourist districts in Kathmandu, in an effort to reduce crime in these areas. You should seek out police if you have been robbed or affected by any crime. ALTITUDE: Altitude sickness is a risk, including on the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Base Camp treks. Please make sure you familiarise yourself with signs and symptoms before you depart and monitor your own health during your trek. INSURANCE: Make sure your insurance covers you for your intended activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services and helicopter evacuation costs. FESTIVALS: Travelling in Nepal during Holi Festival (28-29 March 2021, 27-28 March 2022), can at times be dangerous due to revellers consuming intoxicating substances. The day is often associated with physical violence and danger. Your leader will advise you and your group on what places to avoid on this day and it may even be necessary for us to alter your itinerary for the day to avoid putting you or your group leader in a high-risk situation. Travelling during the Hindu festival Diwali (4 November 2021, 24 November 2022) can also be dangerous. During this time there are many displays of fireworks in the streets. It can be very noisy for several days and there is also a lot of pollution caused by the fireworks. As there are no restrictions on buying fireworks there are often injuries caused by people exploding them inappropriately. During this festival, your leader may be required to alter your itinerary to avoid any dangerous areas to avoid putting the group at risk. INTERNAL FLIGHTS: There have been a number of air accidents in Nepal. We only use airlines that have passed strict safety audits for included internal flights in Nepal, including Buddha Air, Yeti Air & Tara Air. https://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety-guidelines
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information

Finish point

  • Shangri~La Village Resort Pokhara
  • Ward No. 17, Gharipatan Pokhara
  • Pokhara
  • NEPAL

Alternate Finish point

  • For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point.
  • 01 Nov 2020 (HNAP-C201101), 02 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201202), 04 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201204), 05 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201205), 06 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201206), 09 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201209), 11 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201211), 12 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201212), 13 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201213), 16 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201216), 18 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201218), 19 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201219), 20 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201220), 23 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201223), 25 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201225), 26 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201226), 27 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201227), 30 Dec 2020 (HNAP-C201230)
  • Pokhara
  • Array
  • Pokhara
  • NEPAL
Trip ID
intrepid-HNAP

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