Location of the Winter Camp : Pokhara
Pokhara valley, famously known as tourist city, is located at central part of the country, also popular destination for Himalayan Peaks and the Annapurna Himalayan Range. Within a small area the elevation ranges nearly from 500 meters to 3,000 meters in the Pokhara valley. An amazing city, its charm lies more in the natural wonders it possesses rather than fast-paced night life and gaming attractions found in other, larger cities. Some of the Famous Mountains that can be seen from Pokhara are Mt. Machhapuchree, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hinchuli etc. It can be said that Pokhara is the home of lakes with seven beautiful lakes. Some of the famous lakes are Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake. Nonetheless, Pokhara has more than five breathtaking caves. Some of the most popular caves are Mahendra cave, Bat cave, Kali khola cave, Shiva cave etc.
This city’s unique feature with rivers flowing within itself will surely amazed everyone. Some of the major rivers that flow within this beautiful city are Seti, Yamdi, Mardi, Kali Khola, Madi etc. Because of its excellent climatic conditions and richness in natural vegetation it is neither too hot nor too cold. It seems to be a paradise and must be God’s idea of heaven.
Sarangkot, famous for paragliding, has stunning view of the Mt. Annapurna. It has the bird’s eye view of the seti river, Fewa Lake, and the valley itself. This hill station is a 10 minute uphill drive from Aarchalbot which is also one of the short day trek route within the Pokhara Valley. Tourist are able to hires horses for a trip uphill to the station and local peoples have kept powerful binoculars for the viewing purpose of the valley and the mountains.
Another beautiful and demanding mountain is Mount Fishtail, which is well-known for its feature of fishtail, known as “Machhapuchre himal” in Nepali. Capturing the beauty of this mountain, tourist often says that this mountain has been “crafted by god for the Pokhreli people”. Fishtail base camp is three days trek from the pokhara valley.This base camp has about 5 hotels under the supervision of ACAP (Annapurna conservation area project). Walking through dense forest, Gurung villages and beautiful hills to reach this place will surely be an amazing experience for everyone.
The development of Pokhara valley and the origin of Annapurna range including the majestic peak Macchapuchhre (Fish Tail) is ascribed to Geological faulting in the ‘Tertiary Period! (Between 65 25 million years ago from now). The convergence of Indian peninsula with Tibetan plate resulted into upsurge of Himalayas from the Tethys Sea. After the upsurge of Annapurna range, due to the action of climatic components, glaciers started eroding mountains. The eroded materials limestone, gneiss and quartzite were transported downwards depositing larger and coarser debris first and smaller as well as smoother debris later. Therefore, the northern region of Pokhara has thicker layer of coarser and larger boulders but this thickness decreases southward and smoothness and size reduction occurs gradually. In this way, the tectonic valley was developed due to the hauling of debris as moraine and subsequent deposition as lake deposit.
Pokhara is linked to the major cities of Nepal by air and road transportation. Airplanes of different airlines fly several times a day from Kathmandu to Pokhara and many times a week from other major cities of the country. Regular Pretty well tourist bus and Coach Services are easily available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
The climate is neither too cold nor too hot hence, from climatic point of view; Pokhara is enjoyable all year round. Pokhara experiences humid sub‑tropical to warm temperate climate. The climate of Pokhara valley is basically the influence of topography. Yearly mean temperature of the city (827m) is 20.80C whereas monthly averages are ‑ maximum 25.50C (During July and August) and minimum 13.20C (during January). The deviation of temperature from mean value is also interesting: absolute maximum temperature is 37.40C and absolute minimum temperature 2.40C. Average annual rainfall recorded in Pokhara city is 3,755mm. Pokhara receives both monsoon and winter rains. It is important to note that profound effect of micro‑climatic elements on climatic parameters is clearly observable around Pokhara. A sunshine hour in Pokhara is estimated to be nearly six hours a day on an‑annual average. From June to August, monsoon clouds may create problems to view and photograph the mountains. Rest of the months are almost cloud free but November to March is the best time to avoid this problem. The annual average high wind speed recorded at Pokhara is 4 km per hour from February to June. The air is generally humid throughout the year with 80.16% relative humidity on yearly average. The relative humidity is found to be low in March and high in April.
its all about consists of a week of holiday, a mixture of fun, culture, sight scene, trekking with the young people from all over the world. Similarly, learning workshop on digital Marketing, leadership, Climate Change, experience sharing and discussions on world current social and development issues.
Learning, experience sharing & Discussions will take place in the morning sessions, outside activities will be organized in the afternoon. Cultural performance related activities will be organized in the evening.
Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur & Pokhara
Any age group from around the world can join the winter camp.
With Local Tour and Trekking Agency
– REGISTRATION FEE – if you have not already paid your fee you MUST pay this before arrived in Nepal.
– COPIES OF YOUR VISA LETTERS and INVITATION LETTERS (and other Summer School Documents) – Customs may require this documentation to let you in to the Nepal. If you don’t have this you might have difficulty entering the Nepal.
(if you require YOU MUST BRING YOUR VISA WITH YOU).
– ANY MATERIALS FOR WORKSHOPS (marked with your name and group)
-TOWEL and Plenty of TOILETRIES- don¹t forget your toothbrush, soap, etc.
-CASUAL COMFORTABLE CLOTHES – mixture of clothing (light for the days, warm for the evening)
-COMFORTABLE CLOTHING & SHOES for Sports /Activities – (eg football, climbing, swimming)
-PENS & PAPER
– PARENTAL CONSENT – (if you are under 18 years)
– LOTS OF EXCITEMENT & READINESS TO GET INVOLVED!
– EXTRA SPENDING MONEY – to buy souvenirs, to pay transportation if you are
staying extra days in London and want to do sightseeing etc.
– SMALL SECURITY LOCKS – for your luggge. We haven¹t had a big problem in the past with theft, but if you would like that extra security then this is useful.
-TRADITIONAL MUSIC & ITEMS from your country for the International Night and
-Laundry Soap – (if you need to do laundry during the week).
– EXCESSIVE LUGGAGE – Remember it is only a one-week event so there is no need to pack too much stuff.
– SHEETS / PILLOW CASES, etc. – These are all provided.
– ALCOHOL – (use of alcohol is NOT permitted in a group)
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Our One-day cultural tour in Kathmandu provides a close glimpse of Nepal. It not only showcases the rich culture of the Nepalese people but also takes you back in time through its architectural marvels. The tour takes you to four places: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath and Swayambhunath temples that hold both religious and cultural importance to the Nepalese people.
After breakfast, we commence our visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites beginning within the Kathmandu District. These sites include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath.
Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to 18th century.
The Swayambhunath Temple has a compelling mix of both Hindu and Buddhist shrines and stupas. It is popularly known amongst foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.
Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is one of the main temples of Lord Shiva. The temple area is full of other smaller temples of numerous Hindu deities which gives the whole place an ambience of a sacred paradise.
The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which was built on the ancient trade route to Tibet. Beside the main Stupa which was built in a Nepali Buddhist style, there are over fifty Tibetan monasteries around the area built by Tibetan merchants and the large influx of Tibetan refugees over the years. Here, you not only get to appreciate the spectacular art and architecture of ancient Nepal but also the late afternoon free for Thamel excursion.
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara
Early morning will be catching the bus from Kantipath by Tourist Bus where you can see nice sights. The first half of driving will be along the breathtaking view of Trisuli river and the second half will be along the beautiful village & city. Finally, you will arrive Pokhara in the afternoon approximately 14:00/15:00.
Tourists can enjoy the late afternoon walking along and being fresh.
Drive to another beautiful lake called Begnas lake then start hike up to kalikastan 3 hours.
Early morning see the Sun rise from the view top you will see 180 degree panoramic view of snowy mountain. After breakfast we will trek to Skylung we will see many land terrace farming land different ethnic group of people & culture custom as well. finally we will arrive Skkylung skylung is one really unity of people with hearty welcome.
Trek down to Talbesi: you will see another lake called RUPA & you will trek along to the lake & drive to Pokhara. and Pokhara sightseen:
MAHENDRA CAVE, SETI GEORGE, BUTTERFLY MUSIEM, MOUNTAIN MUSIEM DAVI”S FALL (WATERFALL) GUPTSESHOR CAVE 140 METER LONG CAVE
Evening we will have culture dance programme with diner
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu :
we will drive back to Kathmandu. We will arrive in Kathmandu & welfare diner