Highlights of Nepal


12 Days | 11 Nights

Short Itineraries

  • DAY 1:
    Arrive in Kathmandu
  • DAY 2:
    In Kathmandu. Early morning Scenic Everest flight. Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square
  • DAY 3:
    Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Nayapul (approx. 1 hr. 45 min) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m) 5 hrs
  • DAY 4:
    Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m) 5-6 hrs
  • DAY 5:
    Hike to Poon hill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani. (approx 6 ½ hrs)
  • DAY 6:
    Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m). Approx 5 hrs
  • DAY 7:
    Trek to Nayapul (1,070 m) approx 4-5 hrs and drive to Pokhara
  • DAY 8:
    In Pokhara. Sightseeing and half day at Leisure
  • DAY 9:
    Drive to Chitwan. (approx 5 hrs.) Flight as an option
  • DAY 10:
    Jungle Activities in Chitwan
  • DAY 11:
    Fly to Kathmandu. Sightseeing of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath
  • DAY 12:
    Departure

Detailed Itineraries

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

Welcome to Nepal!

It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Meals: None
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
DAY 2: In Kathmandu. Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square

After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of the following monuments.

Swayambhunath stupa: Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The hill of Swayambhu is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. You’ll get a scenic view of Kathmandu city from there.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means ‘made from the timber of a single tree’. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation.

After the sightseeing tour of Durbar Square get on a rickshaw (tricycle) for an interesting 20-minute ride to get to the tourist hub of Thamel.

Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Patan is believed to have been built in the 3rd century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Lichhavi and the Malla rulers in the medieval period. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a beautiful museum.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
DAY 03: Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Nayapul (1 hr. 45 min) and Trek to Tirkhedhunga (1,495m) approx 5 hrs

After breakfast, take a short flight to Pokhara. .From Pokhara, drive to Nayapul approx 1hr. 45 min. Then start your trek to Birethati, a prosperous town beside the Modi River. The trekking trail today follows winding bamboo forests and waterfalls. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village Sudame. Then climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short walking, you will arrive at Tikhedunga

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge
DAY 4: Trek Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m) approx 5-6 hrs

Today, the trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail ascends on a stone staircase. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climbs through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge, and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). The day destination Ghorepani is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 5: Trek Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3,210m) and to Tadapani (2,630m) 6 ½ hrs

Wake up early morning then take an hour hike to Poonhill (3210m) one of the best Himalaya viewpoints in Nepal. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) make your breath and eyes caught.

Return back to the lodge for breakfast and then start your trek to Tadapani. A short climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The trail descends steeply through the dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani which also provides a close-up sunset view.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 6: Trek Tadapani - Ghandruk (1,940m) approx 5 hrs

After Breakfast start your trek to Ghandruk. The trekking trail descends steeply through rhododendron forests to Baise Kharka. The trail makes a short, steep descent among rocks to a stream crossing then leads out a ridge towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. It is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which provides Gorkha soldiers. It has excellent close -up views of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 7: Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m). approx 4-5 hrs. Drive back to Pokhara

Today, the trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and subtropical forests giving a very beautiful glimpse. We will mostly follow the ever-flowing Modi Khola with an easy and pleasant walk to Birethanti. Continue walk to Nayapul and catch our private vehicle to get to Pokhara.

Meals:- Breakfast
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

DAY 8: In Pokhara. Sightseeing

In Pokhara visit the following places:-

Gurkha Museum
GURKHA SOLDIERS joined the British Army since 1815 and later into the Indian Army after its independence in 1947. The MUSEUM concentrates on their history to current British Army and the Indian Army. The displays include hundreds of PHOTOGRAPHS of the many CAMPAIGNS they took part in and their REGIMENTAL LIFE. The 3-FLOOR GALLERIES are brought alive by SOUND and COLOURED LIGHT. Displays also include uniforms they wore, items they used and medals they won. Details of the Gurkha VICTORIA CROSS winners, the highest bravery medal with their citations can also be viewed.

Seti River Gorge
‘Seti’ means White in Nepali and that’s how the famous Seti River got its name with its flowing silver white water. It silently flows in the centre part of the valley carving out a wonderful Gorge. The Seti Gorge comprises the deep rifts of the Conglomerate Mountains carved upto 40 to 50 meters deep which could mostly be witnessed from KI Singh Bridge at Bagar, Mahendra Bridge at Mahendrapool market and Chinese bridge at Lakhanchowk.

International Mountain Museum: With an objective of maintaining systematic records of the successful eight thousander, geographic flora and fauna and human activities in the range, the International mountain Museum has been established at the foot step of fishtail peak and gate way to the mountain region. The shape of the museum roof itself resembles mountain skyline to any visitor before entering the museum main gate.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
DAY 9: Drive to Chitwan (Approx 5 Hours)

After breakfast, drive to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival at the resort, meet and briefed by the naturalist about the daily activities.

Chitwan National Park is the lush valley of Chitwan situated in the foothills of Churia ranges which houses the first National Park of the Kingdom. This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife, especially the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. The Chitwan valley consists of tropical and subtropical forests. Sal forests cover 70 percent of the park. Sal leaves are used locally for plates in festivals and religious offering. Grassland covers 20% of the park area. There are more than 50 different types of grasses, including the elephant grass renowned for its immense height. It can grow up to 8 meters. The park is home for more that 50 mammal species, over 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. The endangered fauna found in the park are: One-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild elephant, Four horned antelope, Pangolin, Golden monitor lizard, Python, Giant hornbill, Black stork, While stork, etc.

Later participate in the jungle activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at hotel in Chitwan
DAY 10: In Chitwan. Jungle activities

The day will keep you busy with a close encounter with all sorts of flora and fauna that Chitwan National Park has to offer in its lap- facilitated by a number of below activities spread over the entire day. We will try to include all of the activities depending upon the availability of time- primes like elephant ride, canoe ride, jungle drive will not be missed).

Elephant ride: How about a ride on an elephant’s back in the dense forest viewing the wildest of wildlife activities?

Canoe ride: Floating down to the Rapti River in a canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species, while they are drinking water in the bank of river Rapti.

Later in the evening, there will be an entertainment through Tharu Stick Dance. You are more than welcome to join the village girls and boys as they move their hips in a local rhythm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at hotel in Chitwan
DAY 11: Fly Bharatpur / Kathmandu. Sightseeing of Boudhanath & Pashupatinath

After breakfast, transfer to the Bharatpur airport and fly to Kathmandu. then proceed for the sightseeing tour of Boudhanath & Pashupatinath temple.

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the oldest and the Biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 36 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You’ll also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
DAY 12: Departure

We ensure that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home.

Meals:- Breakfast

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