Nepal is the ancient kingdom of temples and palaces, gods and goddesses, yaks and yetis, home of the highest mountains on earth and some of the friendliest people in the world. With an altitude ranging from 70m to 8,850m just within 193kms, Nepal has astonishing topographical variations.
There are many country trails; many of them old trade routes or pilgrimage routes, leading through terraced hillsides, forested ridges, river banks, paddy fields and connecting picturesque hamlets and mountain villages. The best and the most rewarding way to see Nepal and her peoples, cultures and rich heritage is by walking or hiking like the traders or pilgrims in ancient times did.
The three royal cities of the Kathmandu valley and their Durbar squares are a harmony in urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture. Within the small confines of the valley are seven monument zones declared by UNESCO as World Heritage sites.
Driving through the highway passing landscapes, tiny villages to enter the Terai rain forests for jungle safaris. And there’s nothing like the heart-thumping excitement of going deep into the forest to observe wild animals, reptiles and birds. The next stop is Pokhara which also offers awe inspiring views of the Annapurna massif and its dominant peaks. Upon return and 36 km countryside drive north east of Kathmandu valley brings you to a copper soiled village of Nagarkote. The tour is the perfect combination of Nature, culture, wildlife, hikes etc and combines major highlights of Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival & airport transfer to hotel
Day 02: Day tour of Kathmandu, Swoyambhunath & Bodhnath
Day 03: Day tour of Bungamati, Kokhana, & Patan
Day 04: Drive to Chitwan National Park (166 km /5 hrs). Afternoon jungle activities
Day 05: Jungle activities
Day 06: Drive to Pokhara (160 km/5 hrs). Afternoon tour of Pokhara
Day 07: Hike to Simaldanda & Pacchbhaiya
Day 08: Hike to Begnaskote
Day 09: Drive Pokhara to Nagarkote (230 km) (6-7 hrs)
Day 10: Hike to Changunarayan and tour of Bhaktapur
Day 11: Departure transfer
Major highlights: accommodation in 3 to 4 stars hotels/resorts, meal plan on Half board basis, farewell Nepali dinner with cultural show, jungle activities in Chitwan national park with all meals, tours guided by English speaking local guides, taxes and entrance fees included