January 2008

Posted by Andy on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

 

Itreknepal a Nepal Trekking Company

As the 2007 trekking season draws to a close we would like to thank all of our trekking guests for choosing ITrekNepal; and many thanks to our staff, guides and porters in Nepal for their hard work and dedication. If you haven’t visited Nepal yet we hope that this newsletter will keep you informed and excited about making your Nepal trekking dreams come true.

   ITrekNepal’s ‘Giving back’ policy

A guiding principle of ItrekNepal is that we should make a positive difference to Nepal and so we are delighted to announce that ‘Namaste Children’s House’ is now our designated charity to receive a percentage of our profits. This children’s home in Pokhara cares for 68 orphaned children in a wonderful, warm and caring home. Our trekkers who wish to visit the Namaste Children’s House will have the opportunity to visit the children, during their stay in Pokhara.

Have a look at our website and follow the link to find out more about the excellent work undertaken by this charity.

  New Additions

Following requests from our trekkers, we are now offering historic Bhaktapur and peaceful Nagarkot as accommodation options on return from trekking, for those not quite ready to face the bustle of Kathmandu after days in the mountains!

We also have an exciting new ‘Best of Nepal’ itinerary, designed for those who wish to explore the diversity of this fascinating kingdom. This itinerary includes sightseeing, rafting, jungle safari and a short trek – check out the full description on our website.

  Around Pokhara

As the base town for treks in the Annapurna region, Pokhara with its unsurpassed Lake Fewa sees many trekkers pass through each year. Sometimes trekkers only stay a night before and after their trek but if you have time, it’s well worth spending an extra couple of days lakeside to explore the area. Local attractions include:

Peace Pagoda
The most interesting approach to this pagoda on a hill overlooking Lake Fewal is to walk past Damside to a trail which gradually ascends through the forest to the Pagoda and then, after admiring the unmatched panorama of the Annapurnas reflected in the lake waters, to climb down to the boat office on the shore and enjoy being rowed back to Lakeside. This route takes 2-3 hours round trip.

Sarangkot
For this viewpoint, take the path that climbs up past the Castle Resort, north Lakeside, as it is the most scenic. You will walk along a ridge, through a couple of villages and up to the peak, from where the Annapurna range appears, laid out like a picture postcard. Some people take the easy option and travel up the road by taxi, a good option at dawn or dusk to catch the orange/pink light on the peaks.

Paragliding/Micro-light flights
For sheer exhilaration, it’s hard to beat floating through the air with spectacular views of the mountains and Lake Fewa from a different angle. After spending a week or two trekking in the region, looking up at the mountains, it’s an unforgettable perspective to see them from above as you drift over them.

Kayaking
Several shops along the main lakeside road offer kayaks/rowing boats for hire, giving you the opportunity to spend an idyllic afternoon out in the middle of the lake, drifting in the sun or paddling hard, depending on your mood. If you have more time you can opt for a kayaking course and learn the skills of this activity before you go it alone.

  Have Questions/Need Help?

If you have any questions about trekking in Nepal or would like to have us design a custom trek itinerary for you please don’t hesitate to contact us directly:

e-mail: andrew@itreknepal.com
Phone:   1-503-522-1747
Skype name: andy.leonard2

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