Temples, Mountains and Villages

Temples, Mountains and Villages 11 Days / 10 Nights


Trip Type:
Nepal Classic Circuits

11 Days

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Trip Ends:

Hotels, resort and with families

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

Trip Over View

This is a trip aimed at the person who wants to refrain from trekking and yet wants to see and experience the rural life, local cultures, traditions, mountains and panoramic views of 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. From Kathamndu, we’ll drive along the banks of Trishuli River towards 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 lap of the Annapurnas and Mt. Fishtail. In Pokhara, we will explore caves, waterfalls and gorges and from Pokhara, we’ll head towards Sirubari Village - the main highlight of this trip! Sirubari Village is a totally unspoiled Gurung settlement set in the hills at 1700 meters above sea level with an ideal climate to visit throughout the year. You will stay and eat with a host family.

The accommodation is simple and comfortable with good bedding as well as clean toilet facilities and no hot shower, however. Each night there is an entertainment provided by the community that includes traditional Gurung and Nepali dancing and singing. During your stay you’ll be able to feel very closely what it is like to live the life of a Nepali villager. Come along with your family while they go about their daily chores: tending animals, tilling the fields, going to school with their children; or just bask in the sun and talk to neighbors. An easy one-hour walk above the village is the viewpoint at Thumro. After two days with the friendly people of Sirubari village, we’ll backtrack to Pokhara and take a mountain flight to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.(D)

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu.(B)

Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park (160km/100 miles, 4-5 hrs).(B/L/D)

Day 04: Jungle Safari Rides.(B/L/D)

Day 05: Drive to Pokhara (140km, 4 hrs).(B)

Day 06: At Pokhara.(B)

Day 07-08: Spend two days with the friendly locals of Sirubari Village and take a close look into their life styles.(B/L/D)

Day 09: Return to Pokhara.(B)

Day 10: Flight back to Kathmandu.(B)

Day 11: Depart.(B)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (D)
Meet our Tour Manager at the airport and then get transferred to hotel. In the evening, you are invited for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with an authentic Nepali food and cultural performance.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu (B)
Explore the highlights of Kathmandu Valley that includes temples, monasteries, stupas and medieval palaces. Visit Pashupatinath Temple - the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagamati River, Boudhanath - the biggest Buddhist Stupa and Bhaktapur - the best preserved medieval Malla Principality with palaces, temples and monasteries with intricate wood carvings.

Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park (160km/100 miles, 4-5 hrs) (B/L/D)
Drive to Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s most famous natural game parks. Check in at the resort and later engage on jungle safari activities. Overnight in Chitwan.

Day 04: Jungle Safari Rides (B/L/D)
Participate in various jungle safari rides such as elephant ride, canoe trip, bird watching, jeep safari, jungle hikes etc. Commonly sighted animals are Great One Horned Asian Rhinoceros, 4 species of deer, 2 species of monkeys, wild boar, crocodiles and resident and migratory birds. The national park is also habitat to more than 100 Bengal Tigers, leopards and sloth bears. Overnight in Chitwan.

Day 05: Drive to Pokhara (140km, 4 hrs) (B)
Drive to Pokhara - the capital of nature. Check in hotel and later enjoy a boating trip on Fewa Lake and visit the Island Temple of Barahi. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 06: At Pokhara (B)
Early morning, enjoy sunrise view from Sarangkot. Drive or walk 2 hrs back to Pokhara. Explore more of Pokhara like: Davis Fall, Gupteshwar Cave, Seti Gorge, Tibetan Village etc. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 07-08: (B/L/D)
Spend two days with the friendly locals of Sirubari Village and take a close look into their life styles.

Day 09: Return to Pokhara (B)
Drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 10: Flight back to Kathmandu (B)
It’s a scenic mountain flight offering the spectacular views of the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the majestic peaks of the eastern Himalayas. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Depart (B)
Transfer to airport for flight to your next destination.

  • Includes

    • Accommodation on twin sharing.
    • Daily breakfast, Chitwan National Park and Sirubari Village on full board.
    • All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
    • English speaking Tour Guide.
    • Sightseeing admission fees.
    • Pokhara - Kathmandu airfare.


    • Meals other than indicated in the itinerary.
    • Drinks, tipping and expenses of personal nature such as laundry, phone etc.
    • International airfare and airport taxes.
    • Extra expenses of loss due to nature and unforeseen events.
    • Travel insurance.

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