Himalaya in One Adventure 19 days
Nepal Classic Circuits
Hotels in the Cities and tea house during trekking
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Trip Over View
No trip to Nepal is complete without trekking. In this tour, you’ll have the option to trek in the Annapurna or Everest regions. The Annapurna trek takes you through the villages of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups and offers outstanding views of the western range of the Himalayas that includes the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, etc. The Everest region offers views of Mount Everest, Amadablam and other majestic peaks of the eastern Himalayas along with an opportunity to mingle with the famous Sherpa and learn about their culture and religion. Both treks are graded easy to moderate and can be enjoyed by anyone in relatively good physical condition.
We begin with a city tour of Kathmandu where we’ll explore ancient World Heritage sites that include Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, monasteries and Malla palaces. We’ll have panoramic views of the Himalayas from Nagarkot and take a thrilling Thrilling rafting adventure trip down the Trishuli River in Nepal, spending a night by the riverside. Then at Chitwan National Park, we’ll ride elephants and explore the rich wildlife of the park that includes Bengal tigers, great one-horned rhinoceros’ and many other animals. From Chitwan, the journey continues to Pokhara, situated in the lap of the western Himalayas, where we’ll enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake, explore the caves, waterfalls and gorges and visit a Tibetan Village. The views of the Annapurnas, Mt. Fishtail and Mt. Dhaulagiri are absolutely spectacular!
This trip is ideal for those traveling to Nepal for the first time who wants to try a little bit of everything: cultural heritage sites, natural scenery, easy hiking and trekking, rafting, jungle safari rides, etc. Yes, you can have it all in one go! Route: Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Chitwan - Pokhara - trek - Kathmandu with High Asia Tours!
Day 01: Kathmandu. (D)
Day 02: Kathmandu. (B)
Day 03: Kathmandu-Nagarkot. (B)
Day 04: Nagarkot-Rafting. (B/L/D)
Day 05: Raft-Chitwan. (B/L/D)
Day 06: The Jungle safari activities in Chitwan National Park. (B/L/D)
Day 07: Chitwan-Pokhara. (B)
Day 08: Pokhara. (B)
Day 09: Pokhara-Kathmandu (Drive). (B)
Day 10-16: Trek. (B/L/D)
Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. (B)
Day 18: A Reserve day in Kathmandu. (B)
Day 19: Departure. (B)
Day 01: Kathmandu (D)
Arrive in Kathmandu andget transferred to your hotel and take a rest to cope with jetlag. Tonight, you will be invited for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant where you will have an opportunity to ejoy authentic Nepali dishes along with folk dances of Nepal. Overnight in kathmandu at Hotel Moonlight/Similar.
Day 02: Kathmandu (B)
Embark on sightseeing tour of the highlights of Kathmandu Valley. We visit Patan - famed as the City of Arts, Tibetan Self Help Center - where you can see Tibetan women weaving rugs, Swayambhunath Stupa - the 2000 year old Buddhist Shrine located on a hillock on western fringe of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square with former Royal Palace and its ancient and medieval Temples and the busy streets of Indrachowk and Assan - the traditional and oldest business hub of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel Moonlight/Similar.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Nagarkot (B)
Check out from hotel after breakfast. In the morning, we visit Pashupatinath temple - the holiest Hindu Temple of Nepal, situated on the bank of holy Bagmati River and Bouddhanath Stupa-the biggest stupa in the world. In the afternoon, we drive 14km to Bhaktapur, one of the medieval principalities of Nepal. From here, you will drive for 45 minutes along the narrow roads through terraced paddy fields and pines to Nagarkot at the height of 2000m. On a clear weather day, you will have spectacular views of the Himalaya. After checking in to our hotel and getting refreshed, and we can hike around the village. Overnight at Hotel Country villa/Similar.
Day 04: Nagarkot-Rafting (B/L/D)
Enjoy the sun rise view from the terrace of your hotel. After breakfast, we drive about 4 hours along the winding hilly road to Charaundi - the raft put-in point. There will be a small briefing session and we will learn the basic rafting techniques. No experience is needed, only the spirit of adventure. We will raft about 3 hours and camp by the riverside. Accommodation in the tent.
Day 05: Raft-Chitwan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will raft for a couple of hours and then we will be transferred to the safari resort in Chitwan National Park. After refreshments, we will go for a short excursion to Tharu village. In the evening, there will be slide show or briefing on flora and fauna of the park. Overnight in Chitwan at Hotel Green Park.
Day 06: The Jungle safari activities in Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast, we will go for a river tour on a traditional dugout canoe to see the aquatic life including Gharial crocodiles. After the canoe trip, we have options of taking jungle trek or taking a jeep or an oxcart ride back to the resort. After lunch, you will again be in the park riding on the back of an elephant to view the rich wildlife of the park including the great One Horned Asian Rhino, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard, Deer and even the ruler of the jungle - Royal Bengal Tiger, if our luck favors us. In the evening, we watch the sticks clashing in aggressive dance amongst the Tharu Tribals but this is Tharu's famous stick dance arranged by the lodge to entertain us as well as get familiar with their culture. Overnight in Chitwan at Hotel Green Park.
Day 07: Chitwan-Pokhara (B)
Before breakfast, we will go for a short bird watching tour and then drive to Pokhara - the beautiful glacial valley nestled in the laps of the Annapurnas and Mt. Fishtail. In Pokhara, we will be exploring caves, waterfalls and gorges. This afternoon we will walk along the banks of Phewa lakes and do some sightseeing. Overnight in Pokhara at The Lakeside Retreat.
Day 08: Pokhara (B)
In the morning, we will go for an excursion to Sarangkot for a sunrise tour and in the afternoon, you are at leisure or you can rent a bike and explore the beautiful valley. Overnight hotel in Pokhara. Overnight at The Lakeside Retreat.
This is for those who prefer to go to Annapurna base camp trekking.
Day 09-16: Trek (B/L/D)
First you will be brought to Phedi - a place to begin our walk. We walk through the rhododendrons forest and villages and arrive in Pothana at 1500m. For the first time, we can see the ranges of 8000m high mountains of the Himalayas. The trail goes slowly downhill, into the valley past little tea houses, villages and a small bridge. We reach the oldest village Landruk at 1646 m. We continue our way to Hot Spring, where your body and soul will enjoy a rest in the hot springs. We continue on to a beautiful village, Chomrong at 1900m. We walk over wooden bridges, along water falls, through bamboo groves with Panda Bears, and over the moraines to Machapuchhre Base Camp where we stay overnight at 3500 m. From here only a two hour of walk, we reach Annapurna Base Camp at 4100 m. Here the high peaks of Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South, Annapurna I, II, III, and IV, Gangapurna and Tent Peak surround us - a breathtaking sight! After we have taken our pictures, we descend to Dovan. The next day is an easy walk down to Chomrong. From Chomrong, we will leave the original trail and head towards Ghandruk - a huge Gurung Village at 1970m.
Day 17: Return to Kathmandu (B)
Morning we drive to Kathmandu. Up on arrival in kathmandu check in hotel and take rest. Overnight at Hotel Moonlight/Similar.
18: Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for flight to home. Service ends.
This is for those who prefer to go to Everest view Trek.
Day 09: Pokhara-Kathmandu (B)
In the morning, we drive back to Kathmandu. (200km, 6 hours). Up on arrival in Kathmandu check in hotel and take rest. Overnight at Hotel Moonlight/Similar.
Day 10-16: Trek (B/L/D)
The adventure begins with the sensational flight in a small craft that takes you to the Himalayan massive. You will notice Solukhumbu region that has completely different culture and nature. On our way to Phakding, we meet Sherpas - the ethnic group of Nepal known for their experience in mountaineering, but for also for their kindness. We walk through the picturesque Sherpa villages with Thamserku, 6608m in our view, and then we arrive in Monju. We enter the Sagarmatha National Park and perhaps with a little fear, we walk across the long suspension bridge. We follow the rough Dudh Koshi River until Hillari Bridge, cross the river from and walk over the moraines. With some experience this time, we take the second long suspension bridge from which we slowly ascend from 2800m to Namche Bazaar. On our way, we will have our first view of highest mountain of the world - Mount Everest. The view in Namche Bazaar is extremely beautiful. We walk through the small airstrip at Syangboche to the Everest View Hotel. Here, we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery; Nuptse 7879 m, Lhotse 8516m, Amadablam 6812m and of course Everest, the top of the world. We slowly go up to Thame and sleep at a lower altitude in Namche to acclimatize. We walk slowly up to Tengboche, which is known as one of the most beautiful spots on the earth. The monastery of the Tengboche is the most important Buddhist monastery in this area. Here, when you enter the monastery, you will witness how Lamas meditate. You can hear unworldly music tones rising up against the Himalayan mountains and at that moment, you really feel you are on top of the world. We walk back to Namche via Khunde and Khumjung. We can see the Everest for the last time as we exit the National Park. (Lukla/Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar-Lukla)
Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla
Flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and take rest. Overnight at hotel Moonlight/Similar.
Day 18: A Reserve day in Kathmandu.
A Reserve day in Kathmandu. Overnight in kathmandu at Hotel Moonlight/Similar.
Day 19: Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for your international flight back home. Service ends.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- Daily breakfast in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara. Three meals a day in Chitwan and in a trek.
- Best 3* accommodaiton in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara, 4* accommodation in Chitwan
- and tea house accommodation in a trek.
- English speaking local guides.
- A trekking guide and trekking porter for trekking.
- Trekking permits.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu air fares.
- All transfers and sightseeing by one unit of private car with A/C.
- A sleeping bag and down jacket for trekking (To be returned after the trek).
- 2 days Trisuli River Rafting.
- Nepal visa.
- Travel insurance.
- Meals in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara.
- Personal expesnes like tips.
- Internatonal air fares.