Duration: 7 Nights 8 Days
Best Season: All Season
Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
Transportation: Tourist Standard Vechicle
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Enjoy the traditional village life in Nepal is truly based on the Eco friendly concept. Astam represents “Sunset Village”. It stands as the best example of an Eco village in and around Annapurna region. Astam is one of an unspoiled place in natural as well as a cultural aspect. They run an accommodation service with a concept of homestay in their own traditional Nepali home named as Annapurna Eco Village. The Eco-village Astam is located at an altitude of 1600m, some 20km northwest of Pokhara on the base of Annapurna. Visitors are provided to stay in several cottages are built up and managed in the traditional design using the Eco concept. The Homestay features the use of biogas pit for cooking, chemicals free but delicious foods, garbages reused and recycled. Cottages made by natural method following the true Eco footsteps and sustainable way of living. Using bio-gas helps to reduce the use of firewood and gas cylinder which helps to reduce the deforestation and pollution. Comfort and cleanliness are equally valued which provides a qualitative stay in the simple way. Thus, Homestay in Ecovillage Astam provides perfect opportunity to see Annapurna rising and setting over Annapurna as well as bird watching, butterfly photography, walking to traditional villages or treks to Annapurna Base Camp or Mardi Himal.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport (1300 m) & transfer to hotel
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Natural Tours representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your Tour guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to the tour program. Overnight in hotel
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to the Eco village via Pokhara
After breakfast drive to the Eco village via Pokhara (7 hrs) reach & check in the eco village home.
Day 03: Sightseeing
Village walks in the morning. Local school visits in the afternoon. Stay as long as you like & perhaps read some English to the eager school children. Overnight at Asthan home stay
Day 04: Sightseeing
Explore around the village. Bird watching (two hours walk through the jungle). Overnight at Asthan home stay
Day 05: Sightseeing
Enjoy a rest day or even help Shiva (owner) chase the chickens and cows out of the organic vegetable garden!
Day 06: Astham to Pokhara.
Day 07: Back to Kathmandu
Day08: Final Departure