Mystical Nepal

Duration Group Size
13 DaysMin 2

Trip Overview


Nepal tour is incomplete without adventure. You will start this trip from the cultural hub of Kathmandu city. Visit various World Heritage Sites, Buddhist stupas, and Hindu temples. You will then visit the famous tourist destination of Dhulikhel famous for Himalayan views, sunrise, and sunset views. You will then travel south, to Chitwan where you will get an opportunity to glimpse endangered one-horned Rhinoceros.

Your Nepal adventure will start from Pokhara. From here, you will trek through one of the world’s famous Annapurna trekking circuit. Pass through various remote villages en route, immerse in Nepali culture and enjoy the scenic views of the Himalayas every day. During this Annapurna trek, you will experience a great deal of geographical and cultural diversity.

Highlights :

Kathmandu | Pashupatinath temple | Boudhanath Stupa | Bhaktapur Durbar Square | Dhulikhel | Pokhara | Ghandrung | Tadapani | Ghorepani | Poonhill | Tikhedhunga | Chitwan | Elephant Back safari | Jungle Walk | Dugout/Canoe Ride | Cultural dinner

Starting Point : Kathmandu, airport

Ending Point : Kathmandu, airport

Grade : Moderate

Itinerary


Day 1 Arrival - Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): XXX

Day 2 Kathmandu

Morning, sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple. This Shiva temple is the holiest shrine of Hindus all over the world. Continue on to Boudhanath Stupa.  On the eastern side of Kathmandu is a huge stupa of Boudhanath. This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. It is the sacred place for Buddhist pilgrims.

Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square. This city is also known as “City of Beauty”. Patan has a long Buddhist history. Patan’s central Durbar Square is packed with temples. Numerous other temples of widely diverse style, as well as many bahals (Buddhist Monasteries), are scattered around the fascinating old town. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3 Kathmandu - Dhulikhel

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is one of Nepal’s greatest treasures. Visitors have described Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square as ” the most entrancingly picturesque city scene in Nepal”. The Square is scattered with magnificent man-made treasures.

Afternoon, the tour of Panauti This ancient Newar settlement 32 km from Kathmandu is a fascinating relic of bygone days. It is today a charming, as an unspoiled village. Later continue on to Dhulikhel. Once an important trade route between Nepal and Tibet now is a popular tourist destination for it panoramic, sunset and sunrise views. Overnight at the hotel Dhulikhel.

Meal(s): Breakfast 

Day 4 Dhulikhel - Pokhara

Early morning, sunrise view from the hotel premises.

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara town (230 kms/7 hrs drive).

Pokhara is the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. Its fame has resulted from its lakeside ambiance and its proximity to one of the best trekking locations in the world. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to the hotel. Evening, stroll around the beautiful lakeside area. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5 Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandrung (1,940M)

After breakfast drive to Nayapul (1 hrs drive from Pokhara). Commence trek to Ghandrung (5 hrs walk). From Nayapul the trail pushes up the steep, terraced west bank of Modi Khola. Then you continue to climb major settlement of Ghandrung. Dinner and overnight at the local guest house or tea house in Ghandrung.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6 Ghandrung – Tadapani (2630M)

Today trek from Ghandrung to Tadapani (4 hrs walk). From Ghandrung the trail detours west to the crest of the fine Komrong Danda (2654m), walking through beautiful Rhododendron forest, with great views of Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Machapuchare (Mount Fishtail). Dinner and overnight at the local guest house or tea house in Tadapani.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7 Tadapani-Ghorepani (2860M)

Today trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (6 hrs walk). From Tadapani the trail climbs on the muddy path through the deep forest, with good mountain views including a view of mount Fishtail and a panorama all the way south to the plains of India. Dinner and overnight at the local guest house or tea house in Ghorepani.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8 Ghorepani - Poonhill (3210M) - Trikedhunga

Early morning, hike to Poonhill, one hour climb above, is reputed to have some of the finest mountain views of Nepal. This hike is steep uphill through the stair. Later, trek down to Tirkhedhunga (6 hrs walk). Dinner and overnight at the local guest house or tea house in Tirkhedhunga.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9 Tirkhedhunga – Nayapul - Pokhara

Today, descend gently down to the banks of the Bhurgundi River and followed the trail along the river to Birethanti and then Nayapul. After having a quick lunch, drive back to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to the hotel. Later, the tour of Pokhara town including Seti river gorge, Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor cave etc. Later, one hour boating in Phewa lake. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 Pokhara - Chitwan

After breakfast, drive to Chitwan (165 kms/5 hrs). Situated in south central Nepal, the park covers 932 sq. km in sub-tropical low lands of Terai. About one – fifth of the park is savanna with over 70 different species of grasses, known generically as “elephant grass”. Chitwan is among Asia’s finest national park, renowned for its variety and abundance of wildlife. After lunch, commence an elephant safari to explore the jungle and view various wildlife.

Dinner and overnight at the jungle resort in Chitwan.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11 Chitwan

Full day jungle activities such as jungle walks, visit Tharu tribal village, dugout/canoe ride, visit Elephant and Crocodile breeding center etc; Evening, cultural show presentation by local Tharu tribes.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 Chitwan - Kathmandu

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu (185 kms/6 hrs). Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.

Evening, transfer to an authentic Nepali restaurant for farewell dinner with cultural shows. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

 

Day 13 Kathmandu - Departure

Transfer to the airport in time to connect your onward flight.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Trip Includes


  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation in Dhulikhel with breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • 4 nights accommodation in a local lodges/tea houses during the treks with all meals in the same lodge or along the way
  • 2 nights accommodation at the jungle resort in Chitwan with all meals
  • Arrival and departure transfers with service of a local English speaking representative
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the program with service of a local English speaking guide
  • Kathmandu/Dhulikhel/Chitwan/Pokhara/Kathmandu private surface transfer with our chauffeur
  • All regular jungle activities in Chitwan with service of a local
  • English speaking naturalist
  • Jungle entry fees
  • Private surface transfer to/from trek start and end points with our Sherpa guide
  • An experienced Sherpa guide and required number of porters during the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees
  • Trek permit
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural shows
  • All applicable entrance fees (except in museums)
  • All applicable government taxes

Trip Excludes


  • Lunches/dinners (except mentioned in the itinerary)
  • International airfare
  • Tips, gratuities, expenses of personal nature

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