The Pokhara Valley enjoys a pleasant climate and mild winters, and is known for the quality of the rice grown there.It lies on an old trade route between India and Tibet, and there are fascinating traditional villages to explore.
On day 11 of the tour, why not stay for three extra nights at the stunning Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (4Q).
Accommodation at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is in individual stone cottages, each with a veranda and ensuite facilities. A central lodge houses the bar and dining room. Outside there is an infinity swimming pool and terrace with superb mountain views.
Situated on a spectacular hilltop ridge a thousand feet (305m) above the Pokhara Valley, it has panoramic mountain views of Machhapuchhare, and three of the world's 8,000m Himalayan peaks, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. During your stay here, you can enjoy included transfers into Pokhara city centre, plus guided nature/bird-watching walks to the rural villages nearby.
After your extension, return to Kathmandu for your last night at the Hotel Malla (4Q).