Trip overview :
This trip is the combination of temples, mountains, lakes ,rivers and jungles . You will be able to figure out what nepal is all about and you can taste its beauty .
This program will never fail to captivate your heart and mind with incredible sights and memories . You will begin your journey from Kathmandu which dominates Nepal’s political, economic,spritural and cultural life. It is often called the “ open air Muesuem” because of the unique collections of manmade treasures/temples all over. Then you will drive uphill to Nagarkot for himalayan panorama and incredibel surise and sunset views . Later We drive to down Chitwan to enjoy the nature and wildlife including one horn rhinos, Royal bengal tiger , crocodiles deers and more . Riding on an Elephant back , silent ride on the dugout canoe in the Rapti river will offer you experiences of lifefime. Finally we go to the lake city of Pokhara to enjoy the himalayan vistas . Flying back to kathmandu will provide aerial views of Mt Annapurna range .
Brief Itinerary :
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ) .
Day 2 : Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day 3 :Kathmandu – Bandipur drive
Day 4 : In Bandipur
Day 5: Bandipur –Pokhara
Day 6: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek
Day 7 : Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750 m/ 9020 ft): 4 – 5 hours trek
Day 8 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860 ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 9 : Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360 ft): 3 – 4 hours
Day 10: Ghandruk to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 4-hour trek and 1-hour’s drive
Day 11 : IN Pokhara
Day 12 : Pokhara – Kathmandu flght and drive to Patan for overnight
Day 13 : Departure !!
Detailed Itinerary :
On Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport ( TIA ) in Kathmandu you will be met and greeted by Global Asia Tours & Travel’s represenatative and transferred to your centrally located hotel . After brief rest you will be taken for a quick city tours covering Swayambhunath /Monkey temple ( 2000 years) Buddhist stupa . After this we visit (time permiting ) Kathmandu Durbar Square, the cultural center of Kathmandu valley where the world’s only living goddess KUMARI is housed. Evening Typical Nepalese dinner with dance . Overnight at the hotel .
After breakfast at the hotel you will be met by our guide for the full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley covering PASHUPATINATH, BOUHDANATH & PATAN .
First in the morning we visit to Pashupatinath , the holiest hindu temple situated at the bank of Bagmati river . This is one of the most sacred Hindu temple in the world dedicated to lordg Shiva. This temple exist to 200 years BC . Near the temple we can see the crematoriums in the bank of Bagmati river where local hindus observe the death rituals. From here we continue to tour to Boudhanath which is the largest stupa in the world . It looms 36 m high with 4 paits of eyes facing th four cardinal driections . It was built in 5th Century in an octagonal foundation representing Mandala ( Lotus ) . Thousands of people from Tibetan origin live in this area and there dozens of massive Tibetan Monasteries. From here we visit to Patan , the city of arts and architecture . Enchanting rows of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples makes this city more beautiful. The interesting things to see here are Local Bazaar, Palace square, Krishna temple, Patan museum, stone fountains, Golden temple , Kumbheswar temple, Mahaboudha temple (temple of 9000 Buddhas) . Evening free and overnight at the hotel .
After brekfast we drive from Kathmandu to Charaudi , the rafting put in point and 3 hrs rafting in Trishuli river (if clients not interested in rafting alternatively they can do cable car ride to Manakamana temple . Later after rafting in the Trishuli river we will have light lunch at the bank of Trishuli river . Later we continue driving to Bandipur, an enchanting ancient newari town of Bandipur which is situated 7 km above Dumre Bazaar. The Main attraction of Bandipur are its medium elevation , excellent himalayan view( Dhaulagiri,Annapurna,Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang & more ) , relaxed atmosphere, view of Marshyangdi valley , traditional newari village .
This is the relatively the free day but Bandipur offers you plentiful options to explore the local village or hike nearby to ThaniMai temple or 4 hours hike to indigineuos Magar village at Ramkot (5 hrs walk r/t) where you can enjoy the magnificent view, interact with the local , observe the local farming and living styles. This hike will make your day interesting. Overnight at the hotel .
Morning after breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (70kms /2 hrs ) the lake city of Kathmandu. On arrival in Pokahra check in at the hotel . PM : We will take a boat ride to visit Talbarahi Temple situated in the middle of the Phewa Lake . Evening free to explore lakeside on your own . Lakeside is colorful with hotels , lodges, restaurants, pubs, bars & shops . Overnight at the hotel .
30 min flight and 6 hours trek .
Moring after breafast we will make pleasant trek for several hours through thick green forest, small villages Banthati & Nangethati, waterfalls and finally arriving in Ghorepani . Overnight at the local lodge .
Today is very interesting day and definitely different views . Early moring we walk up to Poon hill (3,210m/10,529ft) for sunrise over the himlayas.
It is a great viewpoint to enjoy the view of nearby towns and see more than two dozen himalayas including Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges . Later after breakfast, we head east and walk up the nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani for overnight .
Again after breakfast we will walk down through the dense and thick forest of Rhododendron trees. This area is incredibly beautiful when the rhododendron trees are in full bloom . After few hours walk we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people ( the famous Gurkhas). Along the trail one can have close-up views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountain. We can also visit the Gurung mueseum to understand history and Gurung Culture.
Today after breakfat we trek from Ghandruk downhill to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. This trail has stone steps downhill all the way to Modikhola river valley in Birenthati . On reaching Nayapool our vehicle will be waiting to take you to Pokhara for overnight . Evening free. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara .
After breakfast sightseeing of Pokhara visiting Devi’s fall from where water from Phewa lake goes underground creating a beautiful water fall . Later we visit Gupteswar cave which is situated right accoross the Devi’s fall . We continue our city tours by visiting the the old bazaar and visit Bindebasini temple, which is considered the most sacred Hindu temple in Pokhara dedicated to Hindu goddess Durga. PM : We take a boat ride to visit the famous Tal Barahi temple which is situated in the middle of the lake . Overnight at the hotel .
Time permiting : Typical walk uphill to Peace monastery or visit to the mountain mueseums are some of the options available !
Later aftter breakfast , you will be transfer to Pokhara airport in time to connect your flight to Kathmandu . During the flight sit back & relax enjoying the magnificient views of the Himalayas !
On arrival you will be taken for the city tours of Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon, literally known as the the ‘City of Devotees’ the most impressive heritage city/UNESCO city of Kathmandu valley which will never fail to give the medieval feelings . Brick paved streeets, superb pagoda temples and amazing durbar squares makes a visit to Bhaktapur “a must” for the visitors. Walking through the quiet streets of Bhaktapur is an experience of a lifetime . Overnight at the hotel .
Morning free for individual activities or OPTIOINAL mountain flight and later you will be transferred to the airport in time to connect your international flight . Reporting 3 hours before the flight is the standard practice in Nepal. Warm Farewell with Farewell scarf !
- All the required airport transfers
- Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
- Service of english speaking tour guide
- Twin share accomodations
- Daily breakfast
- Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner during Trek .
- Entrance fees at the places of visit
- Tims and Trek permits .
- Required transfers in the trek put in point and trek put out point
- Trek Guide and porter service during trek .
- Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .
- 01 hour boat ride at Phewa Lake
- 03 hours rafting in the Trishuli river .
- Kathmandu –Bandipur -Pokhara surface transfers
- Pokhara – Kathmandu by flight
- All the government taxes
Fresh flower garland on arrilval, welcome drinks, service of tour officer , farewell dinner , 01 bottle of mineral water every day during sightseeing ) , farewell scarf on departure
Services exclude :
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees
- International flight cost
- Emergency rescue
- Optional tours like Mountain flight , Cable car, rafting .
- Expenses of personal nature like drinks/barbills , internet, laundry, telephone, postage, tipping.
- Expenses arising from from flight delays, flight cancellations, bad weather , road blockade,landslides, riots,political reasons ,natural calamities, incidents beyond our control.
- Rooms/hotels upgrading