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Duration: 12 Days Starts in: Kathmandu
Trip Code: NPTN-009 Ends in: Kathmandu
Country: Nepal
Group Size: 2-12
 
Local Payment: • There is a local payment of US$159 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
 

Day 1 : Kathmandu
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received at the airport and transferred to your Hotel. We will then have a small briefing about the entire trip. You will be given a lot of practical information about how to utilize your time perfectly and also about what to expect and what not to. While you are in Kathmandu you will be able to see all its charm in full glory. It is a beautiful city with an exciting harmony of the old and the new. This city has a wonderful history that dates back to almost 2500 years back.

Day 2 : Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will also be invited to visit Bouddha Nath and Swayambhunath Stupas, held holy by both the Buddhists and the Hindus equally. The Swayambhunath Stupa is situated on the top of a high hill from where the valley of Kathmandu can be seen clearly. You will also be taken to the old city of Bhaktapur where ancient Newari culture still flourishes in all magnificence and grandeur. The city is said to have been built in the shape of Lord Vishnu’s conch shell. The Durbar square and the Nyatapola (a five storied temple) are a perfect example of Newari Architecture. Later you will be taken to Patan in Lalitpur which stands today as a hallmark of religion and tradition in Nepal. You will also be able to visit the famous Durbar Square which was the hub for hippies in the early 70’s. Today it houses a wonderful museum that might amuse you.

Day 3 : Pokhara
We will take a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Pokhara is situated to the west of with the entire Himalayan Range at its backdrop and the place is adorned with the beautiful Phewa Lake at the heart of it. Pokhara is a beautiful town in western and has been constantly attracting tourists. The landscape all along the path is a continually varying delight for the eye and your heart as there are wonderful rock canyons and rivers, undulating hills, terraced rice paddy fields and striking views of the Himalayas at its backdrop. The places in and around Pokhara is the most admired destination apart from Kathmandu. It’s a region with beauty in its most natural form and serves as the base for some of the most popular treks in the world. There is the unbelievable Annapurna range that comprises of the famous Annapurna I to IV plus Annapurna South, and the magnificent Machapuchare popularly known as the ‘fishtail’ mountain.

Day 4 : Pokhara
There are a lot of things to do and see in Pokhara. We will start by taking a boat ride across the calm moss green water of the Phewa Lake. You can also swim or take a canoe across this beautiful lake. There are a lot of hotels and restaurants with interesting themes around the lake. You can also make short hikes to the nearby hills or go for bicycle rides to places nearby. The weather is beautiful almost all the year round and bicycle rides are very enjoyable. There are spectacular views of the Machapuchare from every part of town.

Day 5 : Pokhara - Chitwan
From Pokhara we will fly to Chitwan to witness the wilder side of . Once we reach there we will transfer to our Jungle Camp. The lodge will be at the end of Chitwan National Park. The park is home to some of the most endangered animals on earth. This is perhaps one of the most wonderful sanctuaries in the world due to its dense nature and numerous animals living safely in the remote parts of the jungle. The one horned Rhinoceros, Tiger, Leopard, different species of wild cats, elephants, sloth bear, gaur, wild boar, crocodiles, rhesus monkeys, pythons and the king cobra find shelter in this beautiful park. There are also about 350 species of birds which includes peacocks and eagles living here.

Day 6 : Chitwan
You can have the pleasure of riding the tamed Asian Elephant and explore the Jungle. A jungle safari is almost incomplete without an elephant back ride. You will have an opportunity to see the wonderful one horned Rhino which is perhaps one of the most endangered species in the world. Canoes are also available across the Rapti River. You can see fresh water dolphins and crocodiles this way. But there's no need to worry because the crocodile will not attack you unless provoked. You will also be offered a lot of other activities like jungle walks and bird watching. The best time to explore the area is early morning or late afternoon. You will be advised to not wear any bright colored clothes to provoke these animals.

Day 7 : Kathmandu
After we have seen how wonderful a jungle safari is, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 8 : Kathmandu - Shivapuri
From Kathmandu we will drive to Budhanilkantha. This place is about 8 km to the North of Katmandu. This is a holy place for the Nepalese and to Hindus all around the world. There is an enormous 5 meter statue of the sleeping Lord Vishnu. This statue is situated on a small pond. There is a morning puja a ritual ceremony held everyday from 9-10a.m in October or early November every year, and thousands of worshippers celebrate the Haribodhini Ekadasi celebrations as Vishnu rises from his summer sleep. Being here is one of the most awesome experiences in the world as you see Lord Vishnu known as the preserver of the universe sleeping on a giant snake. We will start out trek to the Shivapuri hills from here. Among all the hills that surround Kathmandu, Shivapuri is the second highest and stands at a height of about 2,732 m. We will walk past an attractive monastery and ascend through a dense rhododendron forest to Shivapuri where we will camp for the night. We will be walking for about 10km on the first day of the trek and might take about 6-7 hours.

Day 9 : Shivapuri – Chisopani - Dhap
The climb today is quite uphill and we will need a full 50 minutes to reach the top of Shivapuri. The view of the valley of Kathmandu is exquisite from here. There are also spectacular views of many beautiful mountain peaks like Mount Everest and the Manaslu. The trail will then descend through beautiful forests which are home to different species of birds. There are beautiful wild flowers all around the way.The trail today will be of about 15 km which will take approximately 5 hours. This trek will take us to Dhap (2,150m).

Day 10 : Dhap – Nagarkot (2,163m)
Today we will be moving off to Nagarkot, a beautiful place up in the hills which has a soothing environment far from the city and population. The trail is interesting as it takes us through dense forests and hills towards a ridge which is situated at a distance of 32 km east of Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a beautiful place where the trees cover the roads with a green that seems like a bubble of some scientific experiment. It glows with the radiance of the sun and the rays hardly find any space to reach the earth apart from creeping through the branches of  trees. The place becomes interesting due to the 270 degree view of the entire Himalayan range. You can see the Everest, the Lhotse, the Choyu, the Makalu and the Manaslu from here. This place also has a history. Since this was where the great Prithivi Narayan Shah, the emperor who unified Nepal, planned his attack on Kathmandu. Nagarkot is also famous for the astounding view of the sunrise.

Day 11 : Nagarkot - Bhaktapur – Kathmandu (1,400m)
From Nagarkot we will move downwards across the terraced fields of rice and down through the little villages of Bhaktapur. We will walk down the streets of Bhaktapur is small alleyways that gives us a sense of happiness as we get to walk upon the streets built centuries ago. Bhaktapur is a beautiful city and one of the three ancient cities of the Kathmandu valley. The main city is supposed to have been built in the shape of Lord Vishnu's conch shell. There is a beautiful Durbar Square which speaks about the ancient glory of kingdoms that flourished here once. There is the beautiful Nyatapola, which is a five storied temple. The area is mostly inhabited by the Newars and the place is a remarkable example of Newari architecture. In the evening we will return to Kathmandu.

Day 12 : Kathmandu
The tour ends here.

 
 
 
 
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