Netra Tal Itinerary


Day 01 You arrive in Kathmandu where your Nepal adventure begins
After clearing through immigration and customs at the airport, you are met by our friendly staff and transferred to our hotel in the heart of the city, Thamel. The area is within walking distance of all major restaurants, unique shops and well equipped outdoor gear outfitters to help you purchase and trekking gear that you may require. The afternoon is left open to rest and explore the surrounding local attractions.

Day 02 Kathmandu to Netra Tal – Mantari (Sky Camp Headquarter)
The day starts off with a 20 minute helicopter ride. During the flight, you will get your first close views of Manaslu (8,156m) and Ganesh Himal (7,422m) Range, the rugged landscape, the mighty snow fed rivers, terrace farms and villages dotted all throughout the hills. The helicopter ride finishes right next to Netra tal (Netra means eyes and tal means Lake in the local Language). Along the shore of the tal you will see numerous colorful local and migratory birds on route to regions as far as Siberia. After a 45 minute boat ride exploring the tal you’ll officially being your trekking along the trail where you will be leaving behind the sounds of the modern world, just the sounds of nature, its birds, the cattle’s and farmers. Unlike on other popular treks, this is your best chance to experience rural Nepal. You be able to take numerous breaks along the many Chautari (local rest stops built under trees), cool off in crystal clear spring water pools along the route. After the easy 3 hours hike, you will arrive at Mantari (Sky Camp Headquarter) by mid afternoon where our team will prepare you lunch.

After some free time to rest, we will all assemble around camp for a session of yoga, led by our Yoga guru. After a healthy meal prepared using some of the fresh locally harvested vegetable you will be able to sit around the camp fire or head to your tents for the night

Day 03 Mantari (Sky Camp Headquarter) to Village walk (Eastern Sky Camp)
You will wake up to beautiful views of the hills that surround the camp. After some tea and coffee, we will start our day with a morning yoga session. The Eastern Sky Camp provides an excellent setting where you will be truly immersed in nature. After crossing the Fulkharka Village, we hike past picturesque “Pokhara Village” (not to be confused with Pokhara City) to the Eastern Sky Camp. The camp is set on a hilltop offering you the best views of Ganesh Himal(7,422m).

Today you will also be able to visit the local school, of the beneficiaries of Eco Trek International’s social development programs. Interact with students, help them with their art and craft classes, read stories for them, join the singing and dance classes and end the day with a friendly volleyball game.

Day 04 Pokhara Dad/Hill (Eastern Sky Camp) to Ganesh Parbat then on to Mandali ending at Mantari (Sky Camp Headquarter)
You will start the day with an early morning energizing yoga session. After breakfast, you will be able to be a part of an ancient practice of shamanism. Today’s trek involves a short hike up a steep trail that has been used for thousands of years by pilgrims and shamans past two holy waterfalls to a shrine that is believed to be the mouth of Ganesh(the elephant headed god of wisdom) The Shamans come to the site each month to draw spiritual energy and strengthen their powers while the locals are drawn to the site to offer prayers and offering during times of drought. According to local legend, a prayer asking for rain has always been answered.

After witnessing their ancient practices and being blessed by the priests with red and yellow tika’s (a practice of local blessing) on our forehead, we head down the path back to Mantari Sky Camp Headquarter. You’ll spend the rest of the day enjoying the surrounding area.

Day 05 Mantari Sky Camp Headquarter back to Netra Tal then either drive to Kathmandu or Charaudi/Kurintar/Chitwan/Pokhara depending on your next day adventure choice
After breakfast you’ll hike back towards Netra Tal. Along the hike you will pass many small settlements, where you won’t be hearing the sounds of the modern world, just the sounds of nature, its birds, the cattle’s and farmers. Unlike other popular treks, this trail gives you the best chance to experience true Nepal. You be able to take numerous breaks along the many Chautari (local rest stops built under trees), cool off in crystal clear spring water pools along the route. Once you arrive at Netra Tal, you will have lunch by the crystal clear river. You may choose to swim boat or just lie around soaking the beautiful surroundings.

From here on you may move on to your next adventure below or choose to spend the next day to relax by the river at Netra Tal.

Day 06 and 07 Pick an adventure and return to Kathmandu
Choose from the following activities:
• Paragliding in the Himalayas with views enough to last a lifetimes
• Pokhara Zip Line Himalaya
• Pokhara Jungle Safari – Ride on top of an elephant while exploring for tigers, rhinos and other wild animals and birds, finish the day bathing the elephants
• Chitwan Raft down the mighty Trishuli River to Kurintar.
Drive back to Back to Kathmandu.


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