This fourteen-day trip is an intensive
tour of Nepal, which offers an insight into its rich ancient cultures and
ethnic diversity. Explore the different areas and combine it with the simple
pleasures of hiking through scenic countryside and the thrills of viewing
the mighty Himalayan peaks from dose quarters. There are many country trails
of which several of them are old trade routes or pilgrimage paths which lead
through terraced hillsides, forested ridges, river banks, paddy fields;
connecting picturesque hamlets and mountain villages. The most rewarding way
to see Nepal and her people, their culture and rich heritage by walking or
hiking like the traders or pilgrims. Outside the Kathmandu valley
accommodation will be in small but comfortable country style hotels/lodges.
Day 01 : Kathmandu
in Kathmandu. Meet and greet assistance at the airport and transfer to your
Day 02 : Kathmandu
Morning take a walking tour of old Kathmandu city following the old path
across Vishnumati river to Swayambhunath. Afternoon visit the low-tiered
golden temple -Pashupatinath, the holiest of Hindus temple and Bodhnath -the
largest Buddhist Stupa.
Day 03 : Kathmandu
Drive south to Dakshinkali. Visit Pharping village and continue on to the
old Newari villages of Bungmati and Khokana. Newars are inhabitants of a
Tibeto-Burman origin and are among the largest indigenous groups of Nepal.
They are usually inclined towards commerce, trade and farming and follow
Buddhism as well as Hinduism.
Day 04 : Kathmandu - Pokhara
Morning drive to the most scenic Himalayan destination -Pokhara
(200km/6hrs) in the centre of Nepal. Afternoon free.
Day 05 : Pokhara
A Day hikes to Begnaskote or Sarangkote village.
Day 06 : Pokhara
Sightseeing tour of Pokhara City and its bazaars. Afternoon take a boat
ride on Phewa lake.
Day 07 : Pokhara - Tansen
Drive to Tansen (80km/4hrs) a typical small hill town in western Nepal.
Check-in at hotel.
Day 08 : Tansen
Full day hiking trip to Ranighat built on the banks of Kaligandaki river or
a day tour of Tansen town and its colourful bazaars.
Day 09 : Tansen - Lumbini - Chitwan
Morning drive to Lumbini (105kms/4hrs) the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Visit
Lumbini on own. Later continue on to Royal Chitwan National Park (75kms/4½
hrs) and check in at the jungle lodge. Dinner and overnight at the jungle
Day 10 : Chitwan
Full day jungle activities including elephant back safari, nature walk,
canoe ride, bird watching, elephant briefing, Tharu stick dance, slide
Day 11 : Chitwan - Nagarkote
Drive back to Kathmandu (145kms/4½ hrs) from where you continue on to
Nagarkote (Alt 2100-m (34 kms/1½ hrs) set on a ridge above Kathmandu
with a panoramic view of the great Himalayan peaks including Annapurna,
Fishtail, Everest and Kanchendzonga.
Day 12 : Nagarkote - Dhulikhel
Visit Nagarkote and continue on to Changunarayan temple, the oldest and
finest pagoda architecture in the world. Commence walking through paddy
fields and typical farming villages to Bhaktapur. Late afternoon drive to
Day 13 : Dhulikhel
Magnificent sunrise views from your hotel. After breakfast, commence a full
-day hike to Namoboudha carrying lunch boxes. Walk through scattered huts
and farms to Panauti, an old and interesting village. Drive back to
Dhulikhel in time to see a colourful sunset.
Day 14 : Dhulikhel - Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu (35kms/1½ hrs) and transfer to connect your