Sat high in the Himalayas, the serene country of Nepal waits with breathtaking mountain vistas and beautiful temples. From hilltop villages, gaze out over the mountains, feeling the serenity of this awe-inspiring country washing over you.
This 12 day tour will lead you through luscious landscapes of mountains and jungle, with sacred sites to discover at every turn. Explore cities of medieval monuments and magnificent temples, small Nepalese villages that sit high in the hills, and discover the preserved wilderness and extraordinary wildlife of the Royal Chitwan National Park.
Discover Kathmandu, a seemingly otherworldly city where ancient traditions have stood the test of time, and Hindu and Buddhist religious sites stand as a gleaming beacon of the city’s way of life. This is the cultural capital of Nepal and, with its countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it’s not hard to see why. Travel through small Nepalese villages and allow them to charm you with their simplicity and authentic Newari culture, then arrive at Pokhra. This relaxed city waits with the jagged snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Range as its backdrop, and endless adventure to be enjoyed. Leave the enchanting chaos of Pokhra behind and discover a place where wildlife reigns supreme in the Royal Chitwan National Park. Journey into the wilderness and experience the rush of catching a glimpse of some of the park’s magnificent one-horned rhinos, monkeys, leopards, elephants, sloth bears and birds.
- Explore Royal Chitwan National Park on multiple safaris
- Experience an incredible sunrise tour atop Sarangkot village
- Visit the beautiful World Peace Pagoda in Pokhra
- Discover some of Kanthmandu’s profound and stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Start your Journey
Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive at the Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu and take a transfer to your hotel. Spend the evening enjoying dinner and a cultural dance show, before spending your first night in Nepal.
This morning, get to know Kathmandu on a sightseeing tour, taking in three incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Pashupatinath, one of the holiest shrines of all Hindu temples, Boudhanath, one of the oldest and biggest Buddhist monuments in Nepal, and Patan Durbar Square, home to beautiful monuments from the medieval Malla period.
See even more of Kathmandu as you join another tour, this time enjoying the sights of the beautifully chaotic Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that serves as the heart of the old town. You’ll also get to see the Swayambhunath Stupa, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, before spending the rest of the day exploring at your leisure.
Kathmandu - Dhulikhel
This morning, you’ll get the chance to take a tour of Bhaktapur, one of Kathmandu Valley’s three royal cities, before driving to the beautiful small town of Dhulikhel, where you’ll get to spend the night.
Dhulikhel - Bandipur
Toady, you’ll hit the road again and take the 5 hour journey from Dhulikhel to Bandipur along the National Highway. If you wish to, you can walk the last 8km of the journey, from Dumre to Bandipur; it’s a stunning walk that will take you upwards and through small villages, terraced fields and forest.
Bandipur - Pokhra
This morning, set off along the Seti River towards Pokhra; once you arrive, check into your hotel then enjoy the rest of the day in this city of adventure at your leisure.
Weather dependent, you’ll get to experience a sunset tour at Sarangkot, a beautiful high hill village with incredible views over 30 mountains, including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. After breakfast, you’ll then explore more of Pokhra on a tour of Bindasini Temple, Seti George, Davi’s Fall, Gupteshor Cave and Barahi Temple, before enjoying a boating adventure at Phewa Lake.
Visit the World Peace Pagoda this morning, a massive Buddhist stupa that was built as a symbol of peace. It sits atop a hill, with spectacular views over Phewa Lake and the Annapurna Range. Later in the day, you’ll get to visit the International Mountain Museum, built in order to record, document and chronicle the development of mountaineering around the world and in the Himalayan peaks in particular.
Spend your last full day in the city of Pokhra exploring at your leisure.
Pokhra - Chitwan
This morning, you have the option to either driver or board a flight to Bharatpur, Chitwan. In Chitwan, you’ll get to experience a jungle safari in Royal Chitwan National Park, a protected area that is home to a range of animals, including the one-horned rhino, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild bison and over 400 species of birds.
Today, you’ll have another chance to enjoy exploring this incredible national park on morning and afternoon safaris.
Chitwan - Kathmandu
Drive or board a flight back to Kathmandu, then spend the afternoon shopping or relaxing at your leisure.
Bid farewell to Nepal today as you board a transfer to Kathmandu airport and fly home.
- Accommodation: twin sharing for a total of 12 nights
- Room with daily breakfast everywhere, except Chitwan which is Full Board
- One dinner with cultural dance in Kathmandu
- Air-conditioned transport throughout
- Assistance and Porterages: meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports and hotels by Le Passage To India representative and porterages at airport for 1 standard baggage per person included
- English-speaking local guide for sightseeing as per tour itinerary
- Jungle activities in Chitwan with English-speaking naturalist
- International Airfare
- Expenses of a personal nature, such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees etc.
- Visa costs
- Tips to drivers, local guides and hotel staff
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