Highlights of Nepal

Highlights of Nepal 8 Days / 7 Nights

Trip Code: HAT39

Trip Type:
Nepal Classic Circuits

Maximum Altitude:
2000m

Durations:
8 days

Trip Starts:
Kathmandu

Trip Ends:
Kathmandu

Accomodation:
Hotel and resorts

Best Time For Travel:
September to November, February to April

Trip Over View

This whistle stop tour will take you on an action packed trip of lifetime, designed to combine the best Nepal has to offer in an efficiently organized week full of culture and experiences you won't forget.
Temples of Kathmandu, Nepal
The journey begins from Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu, exploring its World Heritage sites, medieval temples, palaces, stupas, monasteries, arts and crafts, architecture and bazaars. We will then drive you along the banks of Trishuli River to the beautifully protected Royal Chitwan National Park, renowned for the preservation of the great one horned rhinoceros, a species almost extinct in the late '70s. The 932 sq km area of the park provides habitat to about 100 Royal Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth bears, sambars, spotted deer, langurs, rhesus monkeys, marsh muggers, gharial crocodiles, and more than 500 different species of birds. From Chitwan, we’ll head to Pokhara - the beautiful glacial valley nestled in the laps of the Annapurnas and Mt. Fishtail - to explore caves, waterfalls and gorges. We will then take you on a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu where you can sit back and relax while observing the spectacular views of the Himalayas.
The Himalayas of Nepal
In an unforgettable one-week tour you will have experienced the rich cultural and geographic diversity of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. (D)

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu Valley. (B)

Day 03: Kathmandun - Chitwan, (180km-5hrs). (B/L/D)

Day 04: Jungle Safari Tours in Chitwan. (B/L/D)

Day 05: Chitwan - Pokhara, (185km-5hrs). (B)

Day 06: Explore Pokhara. (B)

Day 07: Flight back to Kathmandu. (B/D)

Day 08: Departure. (B)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! You are met on arrival in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. In afternoon, take a tour of the capital city of Nepal by visiting the temple of the Living Goddess, Durbar Squres with its array of temples and Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Travel up to the 2000 years old Swayambhunath Stupa - nicknamed the Monkey Temple, set high on a hill with commanding views of kathmandu valley. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Yak and Yeti. (D).

Day 02: Explore more of Kathmandu

Early this morning, enjoy the thrill on an exhilarating one-hour mountain flight (optional) journey to view the dramatic Himalayas and glorious Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth. Back on the ground, spend the rest of the day exploring the valley. Visit Pashupatinath temple - one of the holiest Hindu Temples in entire south Asia. See devotees taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river. The cremation ground is near the temple and the ashes of people cremated are sprinkled into the waters of the Bagmati and eventually to be carried to the sacred Ganges. Drive 10 minutes to Bouddhanath Stupa - one of the largest Buddhist shrines in Asia. The Stupa with 100m (328ft) diameter and 40m (130ft) height can be spotted from many view points in Kathmandu. There are number of Buddhist monasteries around and the area is dominantly Tibetan in character and reminds very much of Barkhor area in Lhasa, Tibet. Late afternoon drive 14 km east to visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur, the third major town in the valley. Enjoy the cobblestone streets free of traffic and visit Lion Gate, the five-storied Nyatopola temple and the Palace of 55 windows. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Yak and Yeti. (B).

Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park

Distance 175km - 5hrs. This morning drive to Chitwan National Park. It is scenic drive passing through many fascinating villages. This wildlife reserve is one of the best managed and preserved in Asia and contains many species of rate animals and birds. On arrival, a guest briefing will take place followed by lunch and then an elephant-back safari or nature walk with boat ride in Rapti River. Overnight in Chitwan at Jungle villa Resort. (B/L/D).

Day 04: Chitwan National Park

You will enjoy Chitwan National Park with Jeep jungle drives, nature walks, elephant orientation. Afternoon, pay visit to the nearby villages of the ethnic group called Tharu. This provides an excellent and colorful introduction of their culture, farming and crafts. Also learn about the flora and faunna of Chitwan. In the evening, we will be entertained by amazing local Tharu dances. Tharu are the aboriginal inhabitant of the area and still live today with their century old lifestyle and traditions. Overnight in Chitwan at Jungle Villa Resort. (B/L/D).

Day 05: Chitwan to Pokhara

Distance 185KM - 5hrs. Depart for Pokhara valley which is ituated in the lap of mighty Annapurnas and fishtail. Pokhara with lakes, gorges, waterfalls, mysterious cave temple to gorgeous mountain views truly and rightfully make the natural capital of Nepal. We check in to our hotel in the lakeside and set out to explore the wonders of the areas. We begin from Davis Fall where water cascades down from the lake and disappears in to Earth. You may also want to visit the Tibetan village and its monastery. In the evening stroll around the lakeside and get soaked completely in its seren environ. Overnight in Pokhara at Fishtail Lodge. (B).

Day 06: Explore more of Pokhara

Early morning, we drive to Sarangkot (1992m) for beautiful sunrise view and Himalayan panorama. On a clear weather day, Sarangkot affords spectacular views of the western range of the Himalaya and the valleys. On the way back, we stop at Bindaebasini temple - the most revered of the Hindu temple in Pokhara. We will also stop at the vibrant Old Bazaar. If you are keen to hiking, you can hike to the Peace stupa at the ridge top towering over the Fewa lake. Take boating trip in the Fewa Lake and visit island temple of Goddess Barahi - probably the most visited of all temples in Pokhara. Depending on your interest, you can also visit the Mountaineering and National History Museums. Overnight in Pokhara at Fishtail Lodge. (B).

Day 07: Flight back to Kathmandu

Morning take a 30 minute flight back to Kathmandu. Later on, travel south to the typical Newari village of Bungmati. Bungamati is revered as the home of Matsyendranath - the God of rain and compassion - worshipped equally by Hindus and Buddhists. Next stop is to visit Khokana, a small 7th century Newari village that keeps itself aloof from all modern civilization. Exploring Bungamati and Khokana will give you an intimate picture of the primitive way of life that exists in Nepal till today. Since afternoon is a free time, you can pursue your own interest. Overnight in kathmandu at hotel Yak and Yeti. (B/D).

Day 08: Departure

You will be transferred right on time to the airport for your flight back home or next destination. (B).

  • Includes

    • Accommodation on twin sharing in deluxe and top end hotels and resorts.
    • Meals: Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara with breakfast and Chitwan on full board.
    • All transfers and sightseeings by a private car.
    • English speaking guides for sightseeing.
    • Jungle safari trips in Chitwan Naitonal Park including National park entrances.
    • Sightseeing admission fees.

    Excludes

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara.
    • Drinks, tip and other expenses of personal nature.
    • Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • International airfare to and out of Kathmandu.
    • Domestic airfares (price separately given) and airport taxes. 
    • Nepal Visa Fee (USD 30).
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