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Gorkha, situated 140km west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1,135 meter, is an ancestral hometown of Nepal's the then ruling royal family, i.e., Shah Dynasty and great Gorkhali soldiers. A brief visit on the way to or from Pokhara would provide more insights into Nepal than one is likely to get at lakeside in Pokhara.
 
Gorkha's small town is perhaps the most important historical town of Nepal. The legend says, 300 years ago, Nepal was divided into 50 tiny states, and Gorkha was one of them. From its hilltop fortress, King Prithvi Narayan Shah 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 "Gurkha" evolved from the name Gorkha, referring to the famed fighting soldiers of the region.
 
The major attraction of this village tour is Gorkha palace situated at the top of hill at an altitude of 1,000m. The palace can be reached by climbing, about 1,700 steps from the bottom, in about two hours from where one can see Himalayan range including spectacular views of Manaslu and Himalchuli mountains; panoramic views of surrounding valleys and Manakamana temple – the famous and holiest temple of Manakamana Goddess. The other attractions of the area are temples of Gorakhnath and Kali that are paced within the periphery of the Palace. 
DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING 
DAY 03: DRIVE KATHMANDU - KURINTAR & EXCURSION TO MANAKAMANA TEMPLE 
DAY 04: TREK TO GORKHA DURBAR 
DAY 05: GORKHA DURBAR SIGHTSEEING 
DAY 06: GORKHA VILLAGE TOUR
DAY 07: GORKHA VILLAGE TOUR
DAY 08: DRIVE GORKHA - KATHMANDU
DAY 09: DEPARTURE
 
Name: Gorkha Village Tour
Duration: 09 days
Grade: Easy
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing and hiking
Accomodation: Hotel and Local home
Transportation: Private vehicle
Maximum altitude: 1,520m
Per day walking: 4-5 hours
 
DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the tour.
 
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Buddhist monastery - Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After lunch, you will visit Patan Durbar Square. All these are protected by UNESCO as world heritage site. Overnight in Hotel.
 
DAY 03: DRIVE KATHMANDU - KURINTAR & EXCURSION TO MANAKAMANA TEMPLE 
Today, in the early morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Kurintar (104 KM/4 hrs). The route encompasses beautiful forests, deep gorges and several Nepali villages. Upon reaching Kurintar, you will board a cable car to reach goddess Manakamana temple. The accommodation will be made in the local guesthouse.
 
DAY 04: TREK TO GORKHA DURBAR 
From Manakamana, you will trek for another 3-4 hours to reach Gorkha Durbar (palace). One can enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area and lifestyle of locals.
 
DAY 05: GORKHA DURBAR SIGHTSEEING 
Today, the day has been reserved for sightseeing of Gorkha Durbar and surrounding areas. The palace can be reached by climbing, about 1700 steps from the bottom, in about two hours from where one can see Himalayan range including spectacular view of Manaslu and Himalchuli mountains.
 
DAY 06: GORKHA VILLAGE TOUR
Today you will go for village excursion in order to experience the rural life of local communities. You will get a chance to observe tradition, lifestyle, custom and the culture of the local communities and interact with local people and enjoy their hospitable behavior. Accommodation will be arranged in local home.
 
DAY 07: GORKHA VILLAGE TOUR
The village tour will continue today as well.
 
DAY 08: DRIVE GORKHA - KATHMANDU
After breakfast, you will be driven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle. The entire day in the capital is free for some shopping and relaxation.
 
DAY 09: DEPARTURE
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight towards onward destination. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
 
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