Dive into Nepal’s eclectic culture and astounding natural beauty on this 12 day Handpicked Nepal tour. Explore the ancient city of Kathmandu with its ancient temples, shrines, Buddhist stupas and sculptures. In the Kathmandu valley, admire masterpieces of Newar architecture, explore an elegant hillside temple overrun with monkeys and stand under the towering Boudhanath Stupa. Venturing out of the city, hike the Annapurna mountains, search for rhinos and tigers on a safari in Chitwan and visit the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara.
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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu
Today visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and take a heritage walk through its medieval alleys. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and experience an interaction with Lama who will offer a blessing. Drive to Pashupatinath Temple and attend the evening Aarti Ceremony, the lighting of lamps in devotion.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park
Chitwan is one of the best wildlife viewing parks in Asia and you’ll have an excellent chance of spotting one-horned rhinos, monkeys and up to 544 species of birds.
Day 4: Chitwan National Park
Today is yours to discover the national park with a full day of activities available.
Day 5: Chitwan National Park – Bandipur
Bandipur is a beautifully preserved village above the main road to Kathmandu.
Day 6: Bandipur – Pokhara
Travel by road to the lakeside town of Pokhara. This afternoon visit the Old Bazaar and Kali Temple followed by an evening boat ride on Phewa Lake.
Day 7: Pokhara
Visit Ki Singh Bridge and nearby Devi Falls before moving on to a Tibetan refugee village to discover the community’s thriving textile and carpet industry.
Day 8: Pokhara – Annapurna Hike
Today morning drive to Phedi. We take the right hand track uphill through thin forest and farmland and scattered villages to Dhampus Village 1650m which offers the spectacular views of the snow clad mountains of the Annapurna range including the famous Mt. Machhapuchhre. A further walk of one hour will take us to Pothana for overnight stop. Total walking time 4 hours. Spend the night in a guesthouse.
Day 9: Annapurna Hike
Having our breakfast in the morning we walk to Deurali on a gradual ascent a then take a steep downhill walk through thick rhododendron forest to Bhichuk. From here the trail eases until Langdrung where we take our lunch. After lunch we continue to walk down to Modi Khola (river) to take a steep uphill walk to Ghandruk, a large Gurung Village for an overnight stop. Ghandruk offers the views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and other peaks of Annapurna range. Total walking time 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 10: Annapurna Hike – Pokhara
We see a gradual descent walk to Seuli Bazar for 2 hours and get on a Flat land walk through rice fields until Birethanti. We further walk on a very busy trail approximately one hour to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara. Total walking time 4 hours.
Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu. Tour Kathmandu city and and see the Swayambhunath Stupa.
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu
This morning is the best day to take the 8am Everest Mountain flight. You can book this at the time of booking. At 11am, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|Departs Kathmandu daily:||From $2,633.00||Price on Application|
|Meals:||11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Transport:||Airport transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle|
|Accommodation:||11 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Local English Speaking Guide|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.