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Nepal Adventure Trips
 
From the Snow to the Sands
 
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Duration: 20 Days Starts in: Kathmandu
Trip Code: NIFS-002 Ends in: Delhi
Country: Nepal
Group Size: 12
 
Local Payment: • There is a local payment of US$359 on this tour. • This will have to be paid to the Tour Leader in US Dollars cash on Day 1 of the tour.This system has been designed to help us pass cost savings on to you. • This payment is non-refundable.
 
 
 
 
Itinerary Details
 

Days1 and 2: Kathmandu
We kick start the trip on arrival at Kathmandu. Since no activities are planned,you can arrive at your own time. A briefing of the trip will be given by the tour guide on the first day. We will begin by our visit to Boudhnath Stupa; a place of worship for the Buddhist, the shrine is one of great importance to the Buddhist religion. Here we shall visit monasteries and watch the monks in prayer. We will continue and make our way to Pashupatinath temple, considered one of the holiest sites dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple holds great importance as a place of worship to the Hindus. It forms a major part of the people on a day to day basis. Here you can watch devotes offering prayers and watch the activities that are undertaken in the temple premises. The rest of the afternoon you can engage in relaxing and shopping.

Day3: Pokhara
This morning we drive out of Kathmandu Valley and then descend. If weather is favourable views of the Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges can be seen as we head west to the town of Pokhara. We arrive in early afternoon and check into our hotel. The rest of the afternoon feels free to explore the Fewa Lake and the shops and cafes of the lakeside area or go boating in the lake.

Day 4: Birethanti
We catch a bus to Naya Phul and then begin our Annapurna Circuit. Today’s walk is a short one, we walk along the banks of the Modi Khola river to our stop at Birethanti. In clear weather, there are fine views of southern Annapurna range and Machhapuchare.

Day 5: Ghandruk 4-5 hours walking approx.
We trek across rice fields and stoned stairways to the village of Ghandruk. This trek is an expanse of nature at its finest, from the vegetated fields to the beautiful mountains. It is as close as you can get to nature and dwell amongst it.

Day 6: Pothana 6 hours walk
A bit of steep descent and uphill climb, as strenuous as it may appear it is equally rewarding. We will make our way through the village of Landruk and the pass, Bhichok Deurali. Before reaching Pothana, our stop for the night we will pass through forest of oak and rhododendron, an exceptional sight that will keep you fresh.

Day 7: Pokhara 3 hours walk
We descend through the forest to Dhampus. Here u can get a great view of the 8000-metre peak of Manaslu. We descend steeply into the Yamdi Khola river valley to Phedi. We will aboard our transport to Pokhara. We arrive for a late lunch and the rest of the afternoon is yours for the taking. We have time to explore the Fewa Lake, Pokhara’s pioneer landmark and to enjoy the lakeside breeze and restaurants.

Day 8: Seti River Rafting
We leave Pokhara advancing towards the Seti River for our rafting experience. In the morning we drive towards the Trishuli River and meet with our rafting team. After a brief introduction and a few safety measures we begin our rafting experience. For the next two days we will be rafting for approximately 30 kms passing through splendid scenery and a few small rapids. You will be served lunch along the whitewaters and can enjoy swimming. We will camp for the night

Day9-10: Chitwan
In the morning after breakfast we continue to raft and will reach the confluence of the Trishuli River at Gai Ghat where we transfer by bus to Chitwan. In Chitwan we engage in jungle activities, which include elephant ride through the jungle, with the opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural habitat, it is likely that you will see rhinos, bears, deer and numerous birds. If lucky you may even see the tigers taking a stroll through the jungle. Other optional activities include jeep, canoe or walking safaris and bird watching

Day 11: Lumbini
We leave early by private car across the Terai to our next stop Lumbini. It is a place that is synonymous with Lord Buddha. The birthplace of Siddharta Gautam, later known to the world as Buddha was the founder of the Buddhist religion. Thus it is a place of pilgrimage for Buddhist people all over the world. We will visit the various temples dedicated to Buddhism constructed by followers from China, Japan and Myanmar. Other monumental structures include Maya Devi temple and Ashoka pillar. Later in the afternoon we drive to the Nepal/India boarder at Sonauli.

Day 12-14: Varanasi
After undergoing through formalities such as customs and immigration you will be handed over to the Indian guide. We continue on our drive to Varanasi, which is approximately 10 hours. Varanasi is the spiritual hub for Hindus all over the world. It is considered as the most sacred and the oldest place of worship. Spread along the banks of the Ganges it is flocked by pilgrims every year where you can immerse and be a spectator to the life along the river. It is a unique sight, that of insight into the rituals of culture and tradition that is amplified in this holy city. The next morning in Varanasi you are free to enjoy a relaxed day. We will make our way to Agra onboard the sleeper train which travels west.

Day 15: Agra
In the morning we depart by bus to Agra. A visit to the spectacular Taj Mahal the world famous Indian monumental icon which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. You are also presented with the opportunity of visiting Agra Fort.

Day 16: Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary
We travel by road and reach the city of Bharatpur where we will visit the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, a World Heritage site containing over 350 different species of birds. We use bicycle rickshaws to travel through this incredible park. Our accommodation for the night is in a hotel nearby to the park.

Day 17-18: Jaipur
We travel by local bus early morning to the city of Jaipur. A city that identifies itself with color, culture and tradition. It is an opportunity to embrace the rich Indian culture and be a part of its vibrant life. An enthralling sight set amongst rich tradition and architecture through the colorful city would include: scenes of traditionally attired Rajput men portraying turbans and moustache mingling in the busy streets adorned by the traffic which consist of cars,
camels, rickshaws, trucks, elephants and bicycles. We will also make our way to the stunning Amber Fort some kilometres from Jaipur. The fort is an emblem of Rajput architecture as much time is needed to explore this huge fortification and appreciate its blend of art and history. We will then be lead to the old city, the Old Bazaar and to the Hawa Mahal, also known as The Palace of the Winds. This structure is the city’s landmark displaying authentic architecture set against the pink painted façade.

Day 19: Delhi
We travel to Delhi by bus and transfer to the hotel. You will be guided to and around Chandani Chowk area and to Connaught place. An opportunity to be amongst the bustling Delhi life.

Day 20: end Delhi
The trip ends around breakfast time. If you wish to stay longer in Delhi please pre book your accommodation before commencing travel.

 
 
 
 
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