- Kathmandu: Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square,Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar square
- Chitwan: Chitwan National Park
- Bandipur: old Newari town of Bandipur
- Pokhara: International Mountain Museum, boat ride at Phewa Lake
Prices & Dates
|TOUR CODE: MNPKK10|
|Price CAD$ Per Person *|
|2017 - 2018||Twin Share||Single Supplement||Apr 2017- Mar 2018||$1,785||$ 725|
- Join in transfers to/from airport, hotel accommodations including daily breakfast, English speaking guided tours, English speaking Naturalist in Chitwan National Park, some meal as mentioned, Farewell dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance show, overnight at Chitwan National Park including full board meals, Jungle guided trekking, activities and tours are in join in basis.
- International airfare to/from Nepal, Nepal entry visa and fee, taxes, weekend / seasonal, and fuel surcharges, tipping, meals not listed, personal expenditures, baggage handling and shipping and optional tours.
Legend: B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner
D1 Arrive Kathmandu
Meet and greet at airport and you will be transferred to hotel by private car. Overnight at 4★Himalaya (2Nights).
You will visit two ancient kingdoms of Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square from the time of the Malla Dynasty. First visit Nepal’s living goddess Kumari in Patan, and from Patan you will head straight to Swoyambhunath. Then, perched atop a hill on the western edge of the Kathmandu Valley and visit the ancient Swayambunath Stupa. The sleepy, all-seeing Buddha eyes that stare out from the top have become the quintessential symbol of Nepal. Your next stop is Kathmandu's central meeting area, Durbar Square, a profusion of temples reflecting the different architectural styles dating from the eleventh century. The area also includes the Royal Palace with its gilded gates and elaborate statues, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The square is alive with a multitude of nationalities, intermingled with stalls displaying a wide variety of Nepalese and Tibetan handicrafts. Later take a 30 minute rickshaw ride from Hanuman Dhoka to Thamel through narrow alleys and observe local life from close range. You will have some free time here to stroll around.
D3 Kathmandu Chitwan
Depart for Chitwan National Park where it was Nepal’s first national park, also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Natural) in 1984. With spreads over an area of 932 sq.km. The park is home to over 56 species of mammals, 49 species of amphibians and reptiles, 525 species of birds and lots of endangered species animals. Upon arrival, you will attend an orientation about the camp facilities, tour schedule and safety at the park. This afternoon, take an Elephant safari which remains a popular jungle activity in the Chitwan National park. On the safari, the elephant caretaker “Mahout” leads the elephant on a journey to seek out the forest’s wild animals in their natural setting. You may be lucky to go home with photographic proof of the prized one horned rhino, or even the Bengal tiger! For those who do not want to ride an elephant, a 4×4 Jeep Safari in another option to see the forest from closer to the ground. An naturalist will accompany the safari. In the evening, experience the vibrant traditional cultural performances of the Tharu community. The performances depict their culture, and the significance of their wardrobes in relation to their environment. Overnight at Machan Jungle Lodge or similar (2Nights).
B / D
Early morning you visit the Jungle to refresh your spirit of adventure on a guided walk through the national park, returning to the lodge in time for breakfast. Follow by a full day true jungle experience with the in-house expert naturalists including Bird watching, Elephant bathing and canoeing. You will also visit the small village of Tharu ethnic group to get a sense of what their world and lives are like through interactions with the locals.
B / L / D
D5 Chitwan Bandipur
Drive to Bandipur for about 3 hours this morning. Upon arrival check - in at a local lodge, an old traditional house that has been restored into a heritage hotel. After lunch, explore the old Newari town of Bandipur and enjoy the beauty of local lifestyles, tradition and cultural atmosphere with close range Himalayan views of Annapurna and Manaslu. Overnight at Old Inn or similar lodge (1Night).
D6 Bandipur Pokhara
Take approx. 3 hours drive to Pokhara, the third largest city in Nepal, also the three out of ten highest mountains in the world can be found here. Upon arrival , visit the International Mountain Museum. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the lakeside of Pokhara. Overnight at 4★Barahi hotel or similar (2Nights).
Set off early this morning to see the sunrise of Sarangkot, where you can find great view of the Pokhara valley and the magnificent view of the Himalayan peaks. Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot. The sunrise view is subject to weather. After the morning, enjoy Tibetan Breakfast at local Tibetan house. Continue excursion to World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa lake. This shrine is also a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city. You will walk down to the lakeside and take a rowing boat ride at Phewa Lake.
D8 Pokhara Kathmandu
After breakfast, prepare for a long distance drive back to Kathmandu. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at 4★Himalaya or similar (2Nights).
Today, visit two of the most important heritage sites of Kathmandu by start visiting the Boudhanath Stupa (a UNESCO World Heritage site); the 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the valley was built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. Continue on to Pashupatinath Temple (a UNESCO World Heritage site); the two-tiered pagoda with golden roofs and silver doors houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. In the afternoon, you proceed to Bhaktapur - "city of devotees" in Nepali. The city retains much of its medieval charm and way of living and houses some of the best examples of Nepalese craftsmanship on wood and stone. Visit to the Bhaktapur Durbar square is one of the seven monument zones that makes Kathmandu valley UNESCO World Heritage site. Farewell dinner with cultural performance in an authentic Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu.
B / D
D10 Depart Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.