Pokhara is the most beautiful city with clean and quite atmosphere. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fishtailed summit of fishtail mountain (Machhapuchhre 6,977 m) rising behind it create an atmosphere of peace and magic. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in its environs. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, emerald lakes, and of course, the world famous views of the Himalaya.
The powerful rule of the old kings of Kathmandu, the Lichhavis and the Mallas, held sway over this valley for some time. As these dynasties fell prey to their own troubles, Pokhara Valley and the surrounding hills disintegrated into small kingdoms, frequently at war with each other. These were called the Chaubise Rajya or the Twenty-four Kingdoms. It was among these that Kulmandan Shah established his kingdom. His descendant Drabya Shah was the first to establish Gorkha, home of the legendary Gurkha warriors.
Finally, Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned world-wide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship.
Sarangkot horse riding holidays from Pokhara – itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, warm reception Alpine Eco Trek and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley with guided tour to Pashupatinath Temple, Sowyambhunath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudha Nath, and others. Stay overnight hotel.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara. Stay overnight hotel.
Day 04: Horse riding start from Pokhara to Sarangkot (4hrs), Sarangkot is very interesting place to stay overnight. Because north side we will see many mountains range and south side Pokhara town and Fewa lake.
Day 05: Transfer to Pokhara and half day sightseeing in Pokhara city with horseback. Stay overnight hotel.
Day 06: Drive or fly to Kathmandu. Stay overnight hotel.
Day 07: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
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Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.
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