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Tips For Trip

Essential Equipment:

1 pair strong, comfortable hiking boots

1 Medium/Large rucksack/ backpack 

(max weight when loaded & carried by porter- 15 kg.)

1 sleeping bag- down-filling to zero cent or lower depending on trip altitude

1 day pack: +/- 10 litters

1Down jacket or all –weather Anorak-long(not short) with hood

1 Warm wooly hat

Gloves- quality and warmth subject to altitude and season

Sun-glasses-essential above snow –line

Sun-block/ Sun –Screen lotion(30-50 SPF) –essential for light-skinned people

1 Fleece or warm sweater

1 Sweat –shirt/light sweater

Towel-cotton, medium

Torch/flash-light-with additional batteries

Shirts- long-sleeved, cotton and/ or thermal  Tshirts

Trousers-2 pairs( warm or light –weight depending on trek altitude)

Short- 1 pair, cotton ( easy-dry)

Socks-2 pairs thick wool, 2 pair thin cotton

Underwear- various (& pracal)

Wind/water – proof zip-up jacket( nearly knee-length with hood)

Sport –shoes/sandals- light-weight

Personal toiletries/washing kit-item bio-degrade where possible

Basis band –Aid / moleskin/ blister kit

Water purifying tablets

Toilet paper ( for day-time- use)

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (Altitude:1400m)?Our tour leader will be at the airport with our company’s logo. Once you will met the leader you will be warmly welcomed and will be transferred via chartered vehicle to the hotel in Kathmandu which will require approx. half an hour’s drive through roads and intricate streets. And after check-in at the hotel and refreshing, you will be briefed regarding your hotel, its surrounding areas and your wonderful tour itself.
    Included accommodation: Guest House in Kathmandu
    Mode of transport: Chartered vehicle
  • Day 02: Explore in Kathmandu.(altitude:1400m) ?Today after breakfast, we shall commence our sightseeing at four must-see UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely SwayambhuNath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, BoudhaNath Stupa and PashupatiNath Temple. Each has the history of Kathmandu Valley within its establishment. Kathmandu, also known as ‘The City of Temples’, has many vibrant histories and mythologies.SwayambuNath Stupa: Located in the eastern outskirt of Kathmandu and atop a foothill, SwayambhuNath Stupa; the oldest stupa in Nepal, is a drive of approx. 15 minutes. The main entrance to the stupa is at the base of the foothill and is facing east from where 365 stone-steps (each represents a day of the year) lead all the way up to the top. The scared area of the stupa comprises monasteries, Ajima (Hindu Temple with goddess) and the white dome itself right in the centre. Since the stupa is atop the foothill, it offers wonderful views of Kathmandu Valley and amazing Langtang mountain range up in the north. The stupa is also known as Monkey Temple amongst foreigners as holy monkeys dwell there. Kathmandu Durbar Square: Located right in the centre of Kathmandu city, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a drive of approx. 10 minutes eastwards from SwayambhuNath Stupa and was the palace for Malla Kings and even for some Shah Kings. The area comprises many pagoda styled artistic Hindu temples built between 12th to 18th centuries as well as the temple namely Kasthamandap, which was built with the wood from a single tree and also where Kathmandu derived its name from. The area also houses Living Goddess Kumari (A young virgin girl from Shakya clan who is selected as the goddess Kumari via tough competition. Once she reaches her puberty or receives heavy loss of blood due to wounds/cuts, she is replaced with the other young virgin girl who will have to go through the same tough completion).BouddhaNath Stupa:BouddhaNath Stupa is the largest stupa ever built in Nepal. The stupa is located in the north-east outskirt of Kathmandu and is a drive of approx.20 minutes north-eastwards from Kathmandu Durbar Square. An old trading route between British-India and China-Tibet used to pass through this area so it became popular with Tibetans, for some of the Tibetan businessmen settled here for their business prosperity. The main stupa is right in the middle and is surrounded by souvenir shops, restaurants, Tibetan painting schools and monasteries.PashupatiNath Temple: Located in the eastern part of Kathmandu and on the west bank of holy Bagmati River, PashupatiNath Stupa is approx. drive of 10 minutes southwards from BouddhaNath Stupa. The temple belongs to Lord Shiva and is considered as the holiest Hindu’s temple of whose river bank sees cremations. Hindus only are allowed into the main temple complex whereas Non-Hindus are allowed to view the temple from the eastern bank of Bagmati River.
    Included accommodation: Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu
    Included meal: Breakfast
    Mode of transport: Chartered vehicle
  • Day03: Drive from kathmandu to Bhaktapur (Altitude:1375m) walking time approx 30 minutes?We shall get up early for the sunrise view and enjoy the first ray of the sun painting the popular snowy mountains in the backdrop After breakfast, we shall drive down to Bhaktapur via the same winding road.Bhaktapur: Located in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley and westwards from Nagarkot, Bhaktapur,also known as City of Devotees, is a medieval town and is an open museum of art and architecture. The area comprises typical Newari houses as well as many small and big squares including four wonderful squares namely Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Dattatraya Square, Nyatapola Square and Pottery Square. Festival and festivities are parts of Bhaktapur people and religious processions are taken out on the bricked paved intricate streets and lanes almost every day.Upon arrival, we shall check-in at the guest house and commence guided sightseeing.
    Included accommodation: Bhadgaon Guest House in Bhaktapur
    Included meal: Breakfast
    Mode of transport: Chartered vehicle
  • Day 04: Drive from bhaktapur to Pokhara (Altitude:830m) walking time approx 7 hrs plus rafting ?We shall proceed to Pokhara today via Prithvi Highway. The drive will be scenic, followed by views of rivers & rivulets as well as green hills, villages, towns and more than anything else – snowy mountains. Our first section of the journey will follow the powerful Trishuli River (one of the tributaries to Ganges) where we do rafting for approx 3 hrs and then drive to Pokhara. Pokhara: Located in the western Nepal, Pokhara (830m) with approx. 0.35 million’s population is the 2nd largest valley of Nepal. The valley covers an area of 466 square km that comprises Pokhara city (the 3rd largest city of Nepal) and Lekhnath town.Being very close to snow-capped mountain range in the north, Pokhara offers wonderful and incredible views of the same and entices many domestic as well as foreign visitors those looking for both adventurous and leisurely activities in Annapurna Region. Pokharaalso has seven lakes altogether and is also known as ‘The City of Lakes’, and amongst the seven lakes, Fewa with 4.4 square km is the largest one that offers boating in tranquil ambience and the beautiful views of Lamjung (6983m) and Annapurna Range including Machhapuchhare (Fishtail; 6993m), which dominates the skyline, at the backdrop.Upon arrival here, we shall check-in at the hotel in Lakeside area and relax. Rest of the day will be free.
    Included accommodation: Hotel Barahi in Pokhara
    Included meal: Breakfast
    Mode of transport: Chartered vehicle
  • Day 05: In Pokhara (altitude:827m) ?Today, we shall commence our half day guided sightseeing of Pokhara and shall visit the following places.Bindabasini Temple:Located northwards from Lakesideand westwards right next to the Old Bazaar, Bindabasini Temple that was founded in 1789AD is the oldest Hindu Temple dedicated to the goddess Durga. The main temple is white coloured and pagoda styled and is surrounded by few other temples including Lord Shiva’s. Many Hindu pilgrims and general visitors visit the temple to pay their homage to the goddess. Additionally, newly wedded Hindu couples seeking a happy married life visit the temple to get blessing of the goddess.The decorative temple also has a small park on the front-left from the main entrance to the complex. Occasionally, school students and local people enjoy picnic in the park as the large section of Pokhara city and some incredible snow-capped mountains can be seen from the vantage point here. Seti Gorge:It is the gorge from where the mighty river Seti enters into it and passes through. The gorge is approx. 4km long and widens up at two places only. There are several bridges that go over the gorge from where Seti River can be viewed. ‘Seti’ in English is ‘White’ and the word is used for female gender. The river is white in colour as it gets mixed with limestone at its source in Annapurna Region. The best spot to view the river is KI Sing Bridge, which is built approx. 50m high above the river and it is the main entrance into the gorge for the same. Located in the north-east of Pokharafrom Lakeside, the bridge itself is an irrigation channel, and the water that flows through it is from the same river that is seen approx. 50m down below the bridge.Davis Fall: Positioned in the southern Pokhara city and right next to the Siddhartha Highway, the Fall (fed by the water from the Fewa Lake) approx. 6km from Lakeside is a beautiful natural cascade whose length is approx. 28m, and once it hits its base, the water disappears as it flows underneath for approx. 500m in the cave-like landscape and comes out from the other side only. The legend has it – back in 1961, a Swiss tourist girl called Davis was bathing with her husband in the surrounding area of the Fall and was swept away when the water level suddenly rose. Her body was discovered after few days of hard attempt to find her. So subsequently, the name of the Fall was named after Davis.The entrance of the Fall has souvenir shops and few local restaurants, and once inside, it offers a wonderful view of the park, the cascade itself and the snow-capped mountain range including Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail and Lamjungat the backdrop.GupteshworMahadev Cave:Discovered in 1990s only, this cave is at the other side of the Davis Fall right across the Siddhartha Highway. The entrance of the cave is small but inside it is wide. There are two sections of the cave – the first section has concrete steps that descends to the Lord Shiva’s shrine (it is worshipped in the morning and evening and where photography is not allowed) and the second section without concrete steps is a narrow tunnel that continues from right behind the shrine itself. There is a metal door installed that separates the second section from the first one. The end of the cave is when it comes to the water fall of the Davis Fall. In the monsoon, this section remains closed as it is inundated by the water from the Fall.The rest of the day is free upon completion of guided sightseeing. There are also few other optional excursion and activities like visiting Sarangkot Hill for sunrise view, hiking to World Peace Stupa via boating on Fewa Lake, Paragliding, Zip Line, etc.. And if you will like to be in one or more, your tour leader will advise you.
    Included accommodation: Hotel Barahi in Pokhara
    Included meal: Breakfast
    Mode of transport: Chartered vehicle
  • Day 06 : Trek from pokhara to Tikhedhanga walking time approx 4/5 hrs ?After breakfast, we have a two-hour scenic drive to Nayapul via the large village of Lumle. Our trek starts from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga via Birethanti(1065m) and Hile(1495m). It takes 4-5 hours to reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at teahouse.
    Included accommodation: basic tea house/lodge
    Included meal: no
    Mode of transport: no
  • Day 07: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (altitude:2860m) walking time approx 7 hrs ?After breakfast our trek starts by climbing up to Ulleri (1960m), a large Magar village. Then our trail ascends to cultivated land, reaching Banthati(2210m). From here we walk up beside the cascading river through rhododendron and oak forests, reaching Nanggethanti (2430m). We ascend to Ghorepani, taking 7 hours total to reach our destination. From Ghorepani we can see the majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Himchuli and other snowcapped peaks. Overnight stay at lodge.
    Included accommodation: basic tea house/lodge
    Included meal: no
    Mode of transport: no
  • Day 08 :Trek from Ghorepani-Poonhill to Tadapani (altitude:2630m) ?Early morning hiking to Poonhill offers one of the best mountain views in Nepal for sunrises over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. We trek down to Ghorepani and after breakfast, trek up to Tadapani via Banthati (3180m) through the dense forests of rhododendron. You can enjoy sunset views from Tadapani. Overnight stay at teahouse
    Included accommodation: basic tea house/lodge
    Included meal: no
    Mode of transport: no
  • Day 09 :Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (altitude:1940m) ?] After breakfast, we trek to Ghandruk for three hours through dense forests. You can see monkeys and different species of birds on the trail. Ghandruk is another large Gurung village, famous for its culture and close mountain views of Annapurna South and Mt. Fishtail. Overnight stay at lodge
    Included accommodation: basic tea house/lodge
    Included meal: no
    Mode of transport: no
  • Day 10 : Trek from Ghandruk-Nayapul to Pokhara (altitude:827m) walking time approx 6/7 hrs ?After breakfast our trail descend to Nayapul via Syaulibazar(1220), Birethanti. During this trail we passed through different village and cultivated terraced land followed by trekking beside of Modi river up to Nayapul. It takes 6 hours to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul drive back to pokhara, check in at hotel, Rest of day free for personal activities overnight stay at hotel
    Our trail descends to Nayapul via Syaulibazar(1220) and Birethanti. During this trail we pass through different villages and cultivated terraced lands, followed by trekking beside the Modi river up to Nayapul. It takes 6 hours to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul we drive back to Pokhara and check in at hotel. The rest of day is free for personal activities. Overnight stay at hotel
    Included accommodation: Hotel Barahi in Pokhara
    Included meal: no
    Mode of transport: Chartered vehicle
  • Day 11: Drive from pokhara to Chitwan (Altitude:200m) walking time approx  4/5 hrs ?Today, we shall have breakfast and drive to Chitwan via Prithvi Highway first, then Mugling-Narayanghard Highway and then Mahendra Highway. Chitwan is a home to the wildlife and paradise to the animal lovers.Chitwan National Park: Listed under UNESCO World Heritage Site and formerly known as Royal Chitwan National Park, it is the first national park and was established in 1973 AD. Situated in the inner Terai sub-tropical lowlands in the south of Chitwan district, it covers an area of 932 square km and shelters more than 700 species of wildlife – and still counting. Before the conservation law was introduced into the park in 1957 AD, the then rulers’ favourite part in the Valley was the big game hunting in winter during which they shot hundreds of tigers, rhinoceros, leopards and slot bears.                                         Chitwan National Park comprises grasslands and mostly moist sub-tropical deciduous forests and is adjacent to Parsa Wildlife Reserve in the east and Tiger Reserve Valmiki National Park in India in the south. Narayani River (one of the tributaries to Ganges) in the west and Rapti River in the north draw the natural boundary line between the park and human settlements.Upon our arrival here, we shall have lunch and shall join in Tharu Village (typical ethnic group) tour via ox-cart, Elephant-back safari for viewing wildlife including endangered one horned rhinoceros and lush vegetation, dugout canoe on Rapti River, visit to Elephant Breeding Centre and Bird watching as well as Tharu Stick dance performed by local villagers.Upon our arrival, we shall have lunch and shall join a Tharu Village (typical ethnic group) tour via ox-cart or Elephant-back safari. Here will be views of wildlife including endangered one-horned rhinoceros. We can also enjoy lush vegetation, dugout canoes on Rapti River, a visit to Elephant Breeding Centre, bird watching, and traditional Tharu Stick dances performed by local villagers.  Included accommodation: Royal Park Hotel in Chitwan
    Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Mode of transport: Chartered vehicle
  • Day 12: In Chitwan. ?Today, we shall continue our cultural and jungle activities and relax or even take leisurely walk in the surrounding area.Today, we shall continue our cultural and jungle activities, or even relax and take a leisurely walk in the surrounding area.Included accommodation: Royal Park Hotel in Chitwan
    Included meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 13: Drive from chitwan back to Kathmandu (altitude:1350m) walking time approx 5/5 hrs ?This morning, we shall resume our remaining activities and drive back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day will be free upon arrival in Kathmandu.
    Included accommodation: Guest House in Kathmandu
    Included meal: Breakfast
    Mode of transport: Chartered vehicle
  • Day 14: Final Departure back to home ?You will be transferred to the airport according to your flight schedule.
    Included meal: Breakfast
    Mode of transport: Chartered vehicle

Includes

Airport Pick up and drop,Welcome Dinner,Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in kathmandu B/B,Accommodation in bhaktapur one night B/B,Accommodation in pokhara 3 nights B/B,All Ground transportation as per itinerary,All entry fee as per itinerary mention places kathmandu and bhaktapur and pokhara even chitwan,all necessary trekking permits,all necessary staff with experienced English Speaking Tour Guide and including their food and salary and lodging during the tour,Tea House Accommodation during the trekking,All goverment tax

Excludes

Nepal Visa fee,international airfare,Extra Accommodation in kathmandu becasue of early arrival or late departure or early return from mountain (deu to any reason) than scheduled itinerary,Travel Insurance,Food and drinks,Tips for Tour Guide and some helper crew

Trip Notes

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