Colors of the Himalayas 11 Days / 10 Nights
Nepal Classic Circuits
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September to November, February to May
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This trip starts in the mystical valley of Kathmandu with its many World Heritage sites and living culture. The artistery and architecture of Katmandu’s temples, stupas, monasteries and palaces are comparable to none. The journey continues to Chitwan National Park - a subtropical wildlife habitat in the southern Terai belt of Nepal, abundant with one horned Asian rhinoceros’, Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth bears, etc. After two full days of jungle safari rides, we’ll drive to Pokhara, a beautiful glacial valley in the lap of the Annapurnas and Fisthtail. Pokhara which offers lakes, gorges and magnificent views of the western range of the Himalayas.
From Pokhara, it’s a short 25-minute mountain flight to Jomsom, the administrative center of Mustang- the lost Trans-Himalayan Tibetan Kingdom. With our base in Jomsom, we’ll take a short trek or pony trek to beautiful Dhumba Lake, a sacred turquoise lake nestled in the lap of Mt. Nilgiri which attracts people from surrounding areas in all their finery and bright colors in all shapes, sizes and ages. We’ll also visit the beautiful villages near Jomsom. From Jomsom, we’ll take a return flight to Pokhara and connect to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.(D)
Day 02: At Kathmandu.(B)
Day 03: To Chitwan National Park.(B/L/D)
Day 04: Jungle Safari Rides in Chitwan National Park.(B/L/D)
Day 05: Chitwan - Pokhara.(B)
Day 06: At Pokhara.
Day 07: Flight to Jomsom.(B/L/D)
Day 08: At Jomsom.(B/L/D)
Day 09: Flight to Pokhara/Kathmandu. (B/D).
Day 10: At Kathmandu.(B)
Day 11: Departure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (D)
Upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, you are met by High Asia representative and transferred to your hotel. After some rest, you will take a short tour of Kathmandu for sight seeing. In the evening, our representative will invite you to a dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali dishes and folk dance performances.Overnight in hotel - Kathmandu.
Day 02: At Kathmandu (B)
Today we explore an ancient and medieval Hindu Temples, Buddhist Stupas and monasteries, palaces, monuments and shrines of Kathmandu Valley. The monuments include Pashupatinath Temple - the holiest Hindu Temple of Nepal, situated on the bank of sacred Bagmati River; the Boudhanath Stupa - the largest of this type and a must visit place for all Buddhists in their lifetime; Bhaktapur - the best preserved medieval Malla Principality where you can see the intricate wood and stone works in the temples and monasteries; and Patan - the third medieval Malla principality, renowned as the City of Arts and Crafts. The sightseeing tour concludes in the late afternoon and we drive back to the hotel.Overnight in hotel - Kathmandu.
Day 03: To Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we take a 30 minute flight to Chitwan National Park, about 100 miles south-west in Terai belt. Upon arrival at Bharatpur airport, you are transferred to your jungle lodge. After freshening up, you will go for a short excursion to the village of Tharu ethnics. In the evening, there will be slide show on flora and fauna of the park.Overnight in hotel - Chitwan.
Day 04: Jungle Safari Rides in Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast, we go for a river tour in a traditional dugout canoe. We will get the chance to spot the various aquatic life of the river including Gharial crocodiles. The canoe trip lasts half an hour to 40 minutes and you will be picked up by jeep or experience a more primitive transport - an oxen cart ride back to the resort. After lunch, we will embark on an elephant and explore the wildlife. The commonly sighted animals are one horned Asian Rhino, Sloth Beer, Wild boar, Leopard, Deer etc. If our luck favors us, we may see the Royal Bengal Tiger - the Emperor of the forest. In the evening, you will be entertained by a unique stick dance performed by the Tharus.Overnight in hotel - Chitwan.
Day 05: Chitwan -Pokhara (B)
Before breakfast, you will go for a short bird watching tour and then drive to Pokhara, following the banks of the Narayani River, passing through Mungling and then Marsyangdi and Setigandaki onwards. Pokhara is a beautiful glacial valley in western Nepal the beautiful glacial valley nestled in the laps of the Annapurnas and Mt. Fishtail. In Pokhara, we will explore caves, waterfalls and gorges. It is a testimony to the wonderful nature of geography. In the afternoon, we will walk along the banks of Phewa lakes.Overnight in hotel - Pokhara.
Day 06: At Pokhara
In the morning, an excursion to Sarangkot and in the afternoon, boating in Fewa Lake. Sarangkot (1,592m), is the most popular destination in the surroundings of Pokhara. It lies 5 km west of the old bazaar. Sarangkot is famous for the sunrise view and offers the spectacular views of Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli and other majestic peaks of the Himalayas. On the way back, we will stop in at the Bindhyabasini Temple - the center of religious activities of Pokhara and later visit Davis Fall, Gupteshwar Cave, Tibetan Village and Seti Gorges. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a boat ride on Fewa Lake.Overnight in hotel - Pokhara.
Day 07: Flight to Jomsom(B/L/D)
We will take an early morning flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival at the airport, we will be transferred to Jomsom Mountain Resort by a tractor (The only motor engine carriage in the whole district!). Jomsom area is not only the most popular trekking destination in Nepal but also a gateway to Upper Mustang - "Kingdom" within the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal. Check in to the hotel and after some rest, we will take a two hour walk-trek to Dhumba Lake which lies 5.5 km from Jomsom. This is a sacred Turquoise lake nestled in the lap of Mt. Nilgiri. Legend says this lake water turned red on its own and it was only after performing a long and devoted religious ceremony that the lake water slowly began to return to its natural turquoise color. This lake today attracts people from the surrounding areas in all their finery and bright colors in all shapes, sizes and ages. They throng to this lake for prayers so that a similar change for betterment may occur in their life.Overnight in hotel - Jomsom.
Day 08: At Jomsom (B/L/D)
Walking Tour of Marpha Village (2650m). After breakfast, we will take a two hour walk-trek to Marpha Village. we will collect our lunch pack before we leave. Marpha is huddled behind a ridge for protection from the wind and dust. This large Thakali village exhibits the typical Thak Khola architecture of flat roofs and narrow paved alleys and passageways. The low rainfall in this region makes these flat roofs practical; they also serve as a drying place for grains and vegetables. In Marpha, an extensive drainage system flows under the flagstone-paved street of this clean and pleasant village. There is a library (open from 5 to 7 p.m.). Impressive 'kanis' gateways mark both ends of town. Marpha's large, impressive gompa (monastery) was renovated and enlarged in 1996. An efficient system allows you to deposit your rucksack in a storage room before climbing the steps to visit. This is a Nyingmapa Buddhist gompa; as in Tengpoche, the Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated in autumn here. The gompa, as are all the buildings in Marpha, is painted with a whitewash that is produced from a special local stone. It is a wonderful and unique spot in this region.Overnight in hotel - Jomsom.
Day 09: Flight to Pokhara/Kathmandu. (B/D)
Early morning, we board Pokhara bound flight and catch the connection to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, get transferred to hotel. The remainder of the day is free for leisure or shopping. Dinner at the hotel.Overnight in hotel - Kathmandu.
Day 10: At Kathmandu(B)
This is a reserve day in Kathmandu, so pursue your own interests today. After breakfast, transfer to airport for your homebound flight.
Day 11: Departure
Transfer to airport in time for your flight to your next destination.
- Accommodation on twin sharing.
- Daily breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Chitwan National Park and Jomsom on full board.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
- English speaking Local Guide.
- Sightseeing admission fees.
- Domestic Airfares as on itinerary.
- Meals Other than mentioned.
- Nepal visa.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
- Air fares and airport taxes.