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Nepal with Mini Trek: 11 days

Nepal with Mini Trek: 11 days

Trip overview : 

This trip takes  you to  the beautiful templels and ancient palaces of Kathmandu valley  to the  screne chepang heritage trail and ultimately   you go and enjoy the wilderness of Chitwan National Park.

Little bit of heritage and architecture , Little bit of Trekking, little bit of white water rafting  and  adventure and  little bit of  flora and fauna   . In total this makes a perfect  tour of lifetime experiences  and happiness .

The chepang Heritage trek  is unique in nature than the regular treks. It offers an incredible opportunity to meet lovely people of rural Nepal, stay at their houses as family, taste their local drink, see their daily living, culture,  experience the local  hospitality, enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain views, heritage sites along the way. Money spent here contributes directly to the local livelihood. This trip gives you insight into the Chepangs  the last huting gatherars of Nepal . The trek is definitely off the beaten track  and  you will see  very few people alognt he route . Please  be prepared to experience the minimum basic facilities of accomodation during the trek .   This tour is  little bit of everything  uniquley combined with   temples, mountains, lakes,rivers and jungles . You will be able  to figure out  what rest of the nepal is all about  .

After the trek we will be taken   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  fly back to kathmandu  and stay in a beautiful  heritage town  called Bhaktpur ( Bhadgaon ) for g o to  the lake city of Pokhara  to enjoy the  lakes and himalayan vistas .

Brief Itinerary :

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ) .

Day 2 : Full day sightseeing  of Kathmandu

Day 3 : Kathmandu  to Kurintar drive  ( enroute optional White water rafing )

Day 4:  Kurintar to Hugdi drive / Hugdi to – Hattibang

Day 5 : Hattibang – Jautesh – Changa – Dinglang – Jyandala  . Overnight at Jyandala

Day 6 : Jyandala – Siraichuli ( 1945 m ) – Chisapanitar – Gadi (1280 M )

Day 7 : Trek to Shaktikhor and drive to Chitwan

Day 8 : In Chitwan

Day 9 :  In Chitwan

Day 10 : Chitwan ( Bharatpur )  to Kathmandu flight .and driv to Bhaktpaur ( Bhadgaon ) .  City tours and Evening free .

Day 11 :  Departure /

 

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

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 .

Day 2 : Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu .

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 .

Day 3 : Kathmandu–Kurintar drive .

Morning after breakfast  drive to Kurintar . OPTIONAL White water Rafting  in the Trishuli river for 03 hours. Cruising down a rushing river in an inflatable  rubber raft over crashing waves and swirling rapids  offer the excitement of a lifetime . Later  transfer to the hotel in Kurinater .  Time  permiting  clients may choose to take the  cable car ride manakamana temple  or  client may take the guided  village walk across the Trishuli river.  Overnight at the hotel situated at the bank of Trishuli river .

Day 4 : Kurintar to Hugdi drive / Hugdi to Hattibang trek ( 5 hrs )

After breakfast, we drive to Hugdi Khola. This begins as the moderate trek in the beginning and becomes little difficult later while going up. The trail from Hugdi, climbs up through sections of broadleaf forest along the terraced fields carved into the hillsides in fascinating patterns. We pass by large groves of orange trees and are treated to excellent views of the Trishuli Valley .   We  continue heading to  Hattibang  a community mixed  with Magars, Gurungs, Giripuris as well as Chepangs. We can enjoy the cultural diversity here. The interesting thing to see here is the elephant shaped stone   thast  the village is named after .  Overnight at the local home stay.

Day 5 : Hattibang – Jautesh – Changa – Dinglang – Jyandala Trekking

Early morning after local breakfast we  walk towards Jyandala  village and enroute you will see beautiful  chepang settlements inelcluding Jautesh village , changa dada, Dinglang  and your will enjoy the  spectacular views of mountains. There will be the incredible views of sunrise and sunset  from these areas .  You arrive Jyandala and from here  you can see some of the world highest peaks  including  Dhaulagiri, Rolwaling, Gaurishanker, Langtang, Gorkha Himal, Peak 29, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna .  Not only this you also see the southern plains from here which is  less than 100 m from the see level.  Here We can take a tour around the village and observe their cultivation, local stone and mud houses. We can taste the Chepang foods including the ones collected from the local forest. A typical Chepang cuisine “Dhindo” served with a vegetable curry of eggplant, string beans, leafy greens, potatoes, wild yams, or nettles. Overnight at the local lodge/home stay. 

Day 6: Jyandala – Siraichuli – Chisapanitar – Gadi

Viewing mountains, sunrise or sunset at Siraichuli. Birdwatching at Chasipanitar. Trekking from Chisapanitar to Gadi. Observing historical fort at Gadi are  some of the incredible experiences.

 

Early morning we proceed from Jandala with Pack breakfast  to Siraichuli for Sunrise  over the himalayas. We continue walking  until we arrive at Chisapani. The trail moves up and downhill through dense forest full of birdlife and mammals. After the long day of hiking, we arrive at Chisapani. There is another Chepang community nearby to a several hundred year old artillery fortress built in early 1800  by a grandson of king Prithivi Narayan Shah of Nepal. The visit of an Octagonal artillery fort, featuring a 6 feet moat, 20 feet stone walls and of 15 feet main door, once served as a headquarters of the regional government. We can view the adjacent hills and Chitwan valley below. The settlements here in Uppedang Gadi is Gurungs and Chepangs. Overnight at the local lodge/home stay .

Day 7 : Trek to Shaktikhor and drive to Chitwan

We trek downhill to Shaktikhor from Upperdang Gadhi which takes about 4 hours through the dense Sal forest. We can visit Chepang Museum and Visitor’s Information Center. The waterfalls and caves around Shaktikhor can be visited. Then, we can proceed to Chitwan National Park for Jungle safari and overnight .  On arrival in Chitwna check in at the hotel and activity  briefing by the camp manager . Lunch will be served .   PM :  Elephant briefing . Late afternoon village  walk /bullock cart ride  to the surrounding  farmland/viallge . Evening overnight at the resort .

Day 8: In Chitwan

Early morning wake up call and tea , coffee/cookies will be served .  Later elephant  back safari  in the jungle . During this safari  there are plenty of opportunity   to see  one horn rhino, deer, monkeys, wild boar,  bears,peacocks , various species of birds and  perhaps even a tiger . On return you will have your breakfast  at the resort .

In the afternoon  depending on the season : Afternoon: depending upon the season, elephant bathing will be held on the Rapti River, and you are welcome to join in giving the elephants a scrub.

 

PM: After Lunch  you will be taken for a traditional dug-out canoe on the Rapti river. On this silent river ride you will get an opportunity to view aquatic birds and see animals on the river banks. And at the end  we will visit Gharial (Crocodile) Breeding Centre.  From this place nature walk  in the jungle and back to the  resort .  Evening  dinner followed by Tharu Cultural Dance . Overnight at the resort .

Day 9 : In Chitwan

Morning brief  jungle walk .  Afternoon jeep ride   at the national park  to  expereienc the wilderness of the  jungle . You might come across  the one horn rhinos, peacocks, wildboars,  deers, monkeys,  various species of birds (Chitwan is the home to over 450 species of birds)  and if you are lucky of course royal bengal tiger . Chitwan national park is the largest national park of Nepal and  offers incredible opportunity  to enjoy the flora and fauna .

Day 10 : Chitwan Kathmandu flight

Morning after breakfast  transfer to   the local domestic airport  to fly to Kathmandu .  On arrival  transfer to Bhaktapur ( bhadgaon )  to visit the  most preserved heritage city of Kathmandu valley .   In the soft and dusty light of the evening  the old city of Bhaktapur, with its pagoda roofs, and its harmonious blend of wood, mud brick  and copper , looked extrordinarily beautiful .  Durbar squares , quiet streets of bhaktapur  dozens of pagoda style of temples makes  this city very very special and a Must visit for the travellers.  Overnight stay in Bhaktapur .

Day 11 : Departure .

Transfer to the airport in time to connect the  international flight  ,

Warm farewell .

Services include:

  • 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 in Chitwan .
  • Entrance fees at the places of visit
  • Kathmandu- Kurintar drive .
  • 3 hours rafting in the Trishuli river
  • Chitwan – Kathmandu flight
  • 4 days Trekking with the service of trek guide and porter
  • All meals during trekking .
  • National park fee, permits
  • All the jungle activities (canoe ride, elephant ride,vilage walk, nature walk , jeep ride etc )
  • Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .

 

Compliments :

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
  • Services other than included.

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