Ex-2: Kathmandu-Pokhara roadside slope protection work and Pokhara Valley tour (three-day)
Excursion two (Ex-2) is basically a field excursion tour on the first day and partly on second day. Kathmandu-Pokhara roadway is about 200 km, but in Nepal it takes about six hours to travel this distance at an average speed of 40 km/h. So, on the first day, we will see a few landslide sites on the way to Pokhara, and on the second day, we will go to an area in Pokhara valley and observe geology of the Pokhara valley. In Pokhara, especially in the morning time, we can see marvelous panoramic view of the Annapurna Range of the Himalaya, and also take a pleasure flight on an ultralight plane for 30 minutes to one hour. You may stay longer in Pokhara if you wish, but you will have to notify us of your plan so that we can book your return air ticket to Kathmandu appropriately. The schedule basically is as follows.
2017/12/01, 08:00 AM: Depart from the symposium venue hotel (Hotel Yak & Yeti), we will see few landslide sites in a stretch of about 60 km, after about 40 km west of Kathmandu
2017/12/01, 1:00 PM: Lunch (Riverside Spring Resort, Kurintar, about 90 km from Kathmandu)
2017/12/01, 2:00 PM: Head towards Pokhara and observations of few sites of mitigation
2017/12/01, 5:30 PM: Arrive at Pokhara, Hotel at lakeside, free time at evening.
2017/12/02, 7:00AM to 09:00 AM: Free time and breakfast in the Hotel.
2017/12/02, 09:30 AM Depart to observe engineering geology of Pokhara valley; in and around Pokhara valley. Four to six sites will be visited. Nepali Style Lunch will be served at nearby restaurant.
2017/12/02, 05:30 AM Arrival back to Hotel and free time.
2017/12/03, 6:00 AM Arrival at World Peace Pagoda and observation of Annapurna Range
2017/12/03, 8:00 AM Arrival at Hotel and breakfast
2017/12/03, 10:00 AM onwards, return by road in same bus and drop in Hotel Yak and Yeti or return by air to Kathmandu (optional, need extra US$ 122.00)
Excursion Fee: US$320
(*includes all entrance fee, transportation, 2 nights hotel accommodation, 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches. Minimum number of participants required for this tour is )
Please note: The fee does not include airfare from Pokhara to Kathmandu & dinner. Extra cost for airfare from Pokhara to Kathmandu is US$ 122.00 for foreign participants. Participants can contact official travel agents for detail of booking of air tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu.