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Gorkha Sightseeing

Trip Introduction


Gorkha Sightseeing
Gorkha is situated 140 km west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1135 m. It is the ancestral home town of Nepal’s ruling royal family now deposed. Gorkha is only 18 km up a paved road off the Pokhara-Kathmandu Highway. Gorkha is a brief visit on the way or better still a night stopover to or from Pokhara provides insights into Nepal of a very different kind.
This small town is perhaps the most important historical town in Nepal. From its hilltop fortes, King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the ninth generation paternal ancestor of the present King, launched his lifelong attempt to unify the independent states of Nepal, a wildly ambitious project which succeeded due to his brilliance and the effectiveness of his locally recruited troops. The British term “Gorkha” evolved from the name Gorkha, referring to the famed fighting soldiers of the region.
Gorkha’s centerpiece is the magnificent Gorkha Durbar with a fort, a palace, and a temple with excellent views of the surrounding valleys and the Manaslu range.

 


Group Size : Minimum 02 pax Max - altitude : 3281 ft.
Destination : Other Activities Fitness level : Adventure
Arrival : Kathmandu Departure from : Kathmandu
Meals : provide during Trip
Accomodation : Double/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
During this Trip following place will be cover:
  • Gorkha Bazaar
  • Gorkha Durbar
  • Gorkha Cave etc. 

 

Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences. For more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com

 

 

 


Gorkha Bazaar
Gorkha Bazaar is primarily a cobbled street market place whereby people from neighboring hill dwellings come to trade. There are a few temples near about, but not much. Yet, it is worth a visit as it provides a very good vista of the quiet charm that soaks a typical hill village of Nepal.
Gorkha Durbar
Gorkha durbar is the main attraction of Gorkha, an hour steep walk up a hill from the bazaar area. It used to be the dwelling of King Prithivi Narayan Shah and his ancestors. The Durbar itself is a humble, yet quite impressive, complex of a temple, fort, and a palace built in the Newar style of Kathmandu. The view of the Himalayan range and the deep valleys from up there is quite breathtaking.
Gorkha Cave
Gorkha cave is ten meters below the palace’s southern side sacred cave temple of Gorkhanath. The cave is carved out of the solid rock and is among the most important religious sites for mainstream Brahmins and Chhetris of Nepal.
Gorkha is also an alternate starting point for a few trekking routes in the region. Gorkha-Trisuli is an easy three-day walk along unspoiled Nepali countryside. One can also walk a long day walk to Besisahar, which is the usual starting point for the Annapurna region. There is also a six-day easy trek to Pokhara where you are unlikely to see any other tourist you need to camp but there are places for provisions along the way and if you have the time it is a great way to get to Pokhara.
 


 
COST INCLUDE
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle. (For both international and domestic flights).
  • 2 Night standard twin-sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the Trip.
  • A Highly experienced, Helpful, Knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained Government license holding English-speaking trekking guide.
  • We provide an assistant guide for walking with the group to support where necessary as per group size.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • All applicable government taxes, vat, tourist service charges as per Itinerary.
 COST EXCLUDE
  • Your Nepal Visa Fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu ( no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and Health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night’s accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in the city due to early arrival or departure as well as early back/return from Mountain/Trekking(due to any reason) than the given time period of Itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, bar bills, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of the guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
     # Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.
 

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Note:
The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition which can be readily customized to match the guest’s preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades, and other unforeseen contingencies. Besides, the domestic flights in Nepal could be subjected to delays or cancellations owing to adverse weather conditions or technical glitches. It is worth mentioning that the flights cannot be operated in the condition where the visibility is less than 1600 meters. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alternation, taking into consideration the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.
 
 

Equipment and Gears
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Trekking towels
  • Sunglasses (UV Protection)
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • A pair of good quality socks
  • A pair of trekking trousers
  • A pair of trekking shirts
  • A pair of underwear( non-cotton preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Camera and Batteries
  • Sun Lotion
  • Day Pack to carry your valuables and water
  • Hiking Poles ( not compulsory)
 
 
 

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