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Duration

11 days

Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife

Accomodation

All accommodation in 4 star hotel

Meals

Price special offer

from $3000 USD

Overview

Trip highlights

Journey into the heart of Nepal and experience the colourful sights and culture of this enchanting region. Mingle with local villagers and craftspeople, visit tranquil temples and sacred Buddhist sites, travel the cobbled streets of tiny mountain towns and search for unique wildlife such as tigers, rhino and deer. From the whirlwind of Kathmandu to the lush jungle of Chitwan National Park - with plenty of delightful hidden gems in between - take an unforgettable tour of Nepal, brimming with culture, history and natural beauty.

Activities:
Nature and Wildlife
Grading:
3
moderate

Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will meet our representative and then you will be transferred to your hotel. After check into the hotel, our representative will explain briefly the program. Late evening welcome dinner with cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

After breakfast, break the day with an extensive pilgrimage tour, the first visit is made at Kathmandu Durbar Square -  visit Kasthanadap temple, Taleju temple, Dequtale temple,  Kamasutra temple, Palace complex and Living Goddess Kumari ,  Swayambhunath Stupa-  oldest stupa situated on the hillock. Enjoy the bird eyes view of Kathmandu Valley and mountains, Baudhanath Stupa - probably the largest stupa in the world.   Have a lunch in the restaurant at Baudhanath.  Finally, visit Pasupathinath Temple - biggest and holiest Hindu temple, witness “cremation” on river banks.   Overnight in Kathmandu.

Have breakfast and drive towards Pokhara. After five hours scenic drive, finally reach Pokhara and check into the hotel. Late afternoon we enjoy the boat ride on Fewa Lake with a marvelous view of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna. Evening is free on your own. Overnight in Pokhara.

Today is the day to explore scenery and Pokhara valley. Early morning, excursion to Sarangkot hill to witness sunrise view over Annapurna Range. If the weather is clear the view is so incredible that you feel like looking at heaven. Back to hotel and have breakfast. Rest for few hours. Afternoon, visit Bindabashini Temple, Seti Gorge, Davi’s Fall, Mahadev Cave and Refugee Camp. Evening, you are free for personal activities like shopping, traditional massage or just relax in the lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.

In the morning you will drive to beautiful Bandipur (approximately 2 hours). You will fully explore this incredible settlement and take the many opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture of Nepal as it once was. Enjoy the spectacular views, the incredibly maintained architecture and nice walking trails. This traditional Nepalese settlement is a natural treasure and one of the country's true hidden gems.

Enjoy a day of free time to further explore Bandipur. The surrounding hills are ideal for hiking along trails that will take you through tribal villages, verdant forests, 'power places', and hilltop shrines that once doubled as fortresses. As you explore the area you may feel as though you're stepping back in time; though development increases, the aura of this place has been beautifully preserved. As tourism in Nepal developed along the main roads and airports, for over 30 years there simply was no road linking Bandipur to the main infrastructure, leaving it almost untouched by touristic influence. The village is saddled on a high ridge above Dumre, 700 metres beyond the Marsyangdi River Valley, making for an exceptional view of the Himalayan panorama.

After breakfast you will be picked up and driven to Chitwan National Park (approximately 4 hours). After arriving and settling in, you will be introduced to the camp staff and resident naturalists who will discuss the program. There is some flexibility, and activities may vary depending on the time of the year, and on wildlife movements. A late-afternoon safari will take you through forests and across grasslands to observe the varied and exciting wildlife in the park. In the early evening the local Tharu dance troupe may perform a cultural program. You will then enjoy dinner and afterwards you will be free to relax in the bar and discuss the day’s sightings or listen to the exotic sounds of the jungle at night.

Embark on an early-morning excursion. This could include either another safari to different parts of the park (in search of the great Indian rhino, deer, and exotic bird life) or joining one of the other activities available in the park. Tiger sightings are rare these days, but these magnificent animals do inhabit the park. After breakfast you will leave the lodge and go on a dugout canoe adventure on the Rapti River. This is an exciting trip with chances to view marsh mugger crocodiles and various birds that inhabit the riverbanks. A program will be organised for the rest of the day, and may include further excursions by jeep or a visit to one of the nearby villages.

If you are an avid wildlife lover, there is an optional early-morning birdwatching safari available today – a worthwhile addition to your trip. After breakfast you will drive on to Bhaktapur (approximately 4 hours), which was once the capital of Nepal and the Great Malla Kingdom during the 15th century. Its rich heritage, inspiring temples and artisanal history played a big part in Bhaktapur being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy an evening of exploration on your own, soak up the lovely atmosphere in one of the local cafes, or simply relax in your hotel.

Spend the day exploring Bhaktapur’s famous temples, starting at Durbar Square, which is reputed to be the most beautiful piece of art in Nepal. Durbar Square is home to the majestic Lion Gate and Golden Gate. You will also visit the Pashupati Temple, a replica of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. This will be an enlightening morning of discovery and enrichment, as you delve into all Bhaktapur has to offer. In the afternoon, drive to Kathmandu (approximately 2 hours). The evening will then be free, however the group leader will usually organise an optional evening meal at another of Kathmandu’s great restaurants.

After breakfast, rest of the time is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop.

Inclusion

  • All hotel/airport transfers, other transfers and sightseeing by private vehicle
  • All accommodation in 3 star hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Chitwan
  • Welcome dinner at classic Nepali Restaurant with cultural program
  • 1 bottle purified water per person per day
  • Guide during sightseeing
  • 1 hour boating in Fewa Lake
  • Fare well dinner
  • Souvenir  
  • All government tax and service charges
    • Entrance fees at the monuments
    • Meals
    • Travelling Insurance
    • All kind of drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips

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