15d|14n

GREAT NEPAL ROUNDTRIP

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath stupa
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Nagarkote hill
  • River rafting tour
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Elephant back safari
  • Lumbini garden
  • Tansen town
  • Pokhara valley
  • Annapurna trek
  • Boatride on Phewa Lake
  • Bandipur town

This is a comprehensive study tour in Nepal covering all the highlights of Nepal. Cultural tours in Nepal open up a plethora of cultural diversities as each part of Nepal, from East to West, or North to South, has its own cultural setting. Tradition, religion, custom, belief, language, social organization and people are the important aspect of culture in Nepal.

This is a comprehensive study tour in Nepal covering all the highlights of Nepal. Cultural tours in Nepal open up a plethora of cultural diversities as each part of Nepal, from East to West, or North to South, has its own cultural setting. Tradition, religion, custom, belief, language, social organization and people are the important aspect of culture in Nepal. Sacred pilgrimage sites, historical monuments and memorials reflect richness of Nepal’s culture variations. The tour commences with an insight of our ancient cultures and ethnic mixes and combines with white-water rafting down to the southern Terai and the pleasures of easy trekking through colorful ethnic villages around Pokhara with thrills of viewing the Himalayan peaks from closer quarters. The tour also includes the visit to rest of the tour highlights of Nepal to make the complete roundtrip.

Day1

ARRIVAL KATHMANDU

Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Meeting and assistance at the airport.
You will be welcomed with Khada (Tibetan silk scarf) or flower garland outside the arrival terminal gate by our representative.
You will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

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Day2

KATHMANDU

Morning, half-day tour of old Kathmandu city, its Durbar square, myriad of temples including the temple residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari. Proceed on to Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa said to be more than 2000 years old, is perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor and offering a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu City.

Afternoon, tour of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the "city of beauty" is the oldest city in the valley. A great center both of the Newari Buddhist religion and of traditional arts & crafts with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

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Day3

KATHMANDU - NAGARKOTE

Morning, visit Bhaktapur, the "City of Devotees" and the home of medieval art and architecture, a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. Walk through the brick paved Palace Square overlooked by the Palace of the 55 windows with its imposing Golden Gate, The Pashupatinath Temple built as a replica of the original in Kathmandu overlooked by the finely carved Chyasalin Mandap in the centre. Walk to the Nyatapole Temple the five storied Pagoda, the tallest temple in the country guarded by a series of mythical animals and deities overlooking the Bhairav temple dedicated to the Tantric deity of Bhairav.
Proceed on to Nagarkote hill(35kms/1.5hrs from Kathmandu).
Situated 2175m above sea level, Nagarkote is a popular tour and hill destination of Nepal. It is famous mountain and sunrise views.
Transfer to your hotel in Nagarkote.
Evening, possibility of sunset view from the hotel premises (weather permitting)

Overnight at your hotel in Nagarkote

Meals: Breakfast

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Day4

KATHMANDU – RAFTING - CHITWAN

After early breakfast, drive to Kuringhat (raft put in point). Commence the Rafting trip on Trishuli River.
End the raft. Lunch at a local restaurant

Later, continue on to Chitwan
Transfer to your hotel/jungle lodge.

Later, commence on an Elephant back safari to view the games that inhabit in this park. This National park having 932 sq. kms is said to be one of the best in south Asia and famous for its population of the one horned Asian rhinoceros, several species of deer, monkeys, sloth bear, wild boar, spotted leopard, the Bengal tiger as well as other lesser mammals, birds and reptiles.

Overnight at your hotel in Chitwan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day5

CHITWAN

Full day of jungle activities such as nature walks, canoe ride, jungle walks, tribal village visit etc;
In the evening a slide presentation on Nepalese wildlife or a Tharu tribal dance programmes.

Overnight at your hotel in Chitwan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day6

CHITWAN - LUMBINI

Morning, drive to Lumbini,birthplace of Lord Buddha (192 kms / 5-6 hrs).
Later, visit the scared Lumbini garden, Mayadevi temple, pushkarni pond, Ramagram etc

Overnight at your hotel in Lumbini

Meals: Breakfast

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Day7

LUMBINI–TANSEN - POKHARA

Morning, drive to Srinagar hill in Tansen for Mountain view.

Continue, drive to Pokhara valley (199 kms / 6-7 hrs), famed for its emerald lakes and awesome snow peaks looming overhead.
Transfer to your hotel.
Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

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Day8

POKHARA

Early morning, tour of Sarangkote hill for sunrise view / Mountain View. At an elevation of 1590m, Sarangkote is perched on a high ridge to the northwest of Pokhara and has panoramic mountain views from Dhaulagiri and across the Annapurnas to Manaslu, as well as south over the Pokhara Valley. Later, one hour boatride on Phewa Lake.
From Pokhara, short drive to Kalimati (approx. 20 mins) and climb the Raniban forest crossing the suspension bridge. It is a gentle walk of approx. 1.5 hours to the World Peace Stupa (1400m), a massive Buddhist stupa is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake.
Later walk down from stupa is more enjoyable with the view of Phewa Lake and the mountains.
Cross Phewa lake (approx. 30 mins) by boat with visit to island temple (Barahi temple) in the middle of lake. Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

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Day9

POKHARA - PHEDI – DHAMPUS (1,800M) (3 HRS WALK)

Morning, commence on a halfday tour of Pokhara including Davi’s fall, the old Bazaar and Bindhyabasini Temple.

Later, drive from Pokhara to Phedi (22kms/30 mins). Commence trek. Walk along a steep uphill trail Dhampus village. Dhampus offers magnificent views of Annapurna South (7,273m), Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and Annapurna II (7,937m).

Overnight in a local lodge in Dhampus

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day10

DHAMPUS - LANDRUNG (1,680M) (6 HRS WALK)

After breakfast, continue your walk along a soft uphill trail through protected forest land which is almost like a gentle staircase. Cross over a small windy pass and descend slowly to the village of Landrung in the afternoon.

Overnight in a local lodge in Landrung

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day11

LANDRUNG - GHANDRUNG (1,980M) (2.5 HRS WALK)

From Landrung it is a steep descent on a stone staircase down to Modi River and walk uphill to Ghandrung village.

After lunch, explore this fascinating Gurung village. Ghandrung is a home to many of the famed Gorkha soldiers. This is the largest Gurung village in the Annapurna region.

Overnight in a local lodge in Ghandrung

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day12

GHANDRUNG - NAYAPOOL - POKHARA (4 HRS WALK)

Morning, trek down to Birethanti visiting Syauli bazaar and Kimche villages.

After lunch, walk down to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara (42kms/1 hr.)

Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast, & Lunch

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Day13

POKHARA – BANDIPUR - KATHMANDU

After breakfast, drive back from Pokhara retracing same highway via visiting Bandipur town, typical old Newari town.

Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

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Day14

KATHMANDU

Morning, halfday tour of Pashupatinath temple, the temple of Lord Shivasituated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Pashupatinath, with a tiered golden roof and silver doors, is famous for its superb architecture. Continue onwards to Bodhnath Stupa, thecolossal Stupa in Nepal set on concentric ascending terraces in the powerful pattern of a Mandala.

Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

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Day15

KATHMANDU – DEPARTURE

Free till departure.
Transfer to the airport to connect the international flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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