Test of Nepal
This tour is a prestigious combination of mountain and jungle appreciation where you can see the breathtaking panorama of the Annapurna Mountains from Poonhill which is the famous place for trekking in Nepal. One of the most memorable experiences will be drifting on a boat in the Fewa Lake with a backdrop of snow-caped mountain and drinking all the picturesque sights all the time. The Royal Chitwan National Park is situated 165 km overland or 25 minutes by air to the southwest of Katmandu is the richest safari destinations in Asia. It spreads over an area of 932 sq. km, it has unique ecosystem encompassing hills, ox-bow lakes, flood plains, tall grasslands and thick jungles dominated by Sal trees. Chitwan provides home to more than 40 species of wild animals, many of them are rare and endangered. They are the four hundred fifty Asian Rhino, One-Horned Royal Bengal Tiger, Gharial Crocodile, Wild Elephant, Four-Horned Antelope, Striped Hyena and the Gangetic Dolphin. More than 450 species of birds like the Bengal Florican, Giant Hornbill, Crane, the Racket-Tailed Drongo and other exotic varieties have been successful to delight the bird watchers. Sightseeing on elephant-back, canoe rides on the rivers, jungle walks and village tours are included as jungle activities.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, where you will be welcomed by our representative with wonderful hospitality, then you will be assisted to Acme Guest House. You will be provided a brief explanation of your tour program by our guide upon your arrival at hotel.
Day 2: In Kathmandu
After taking breakfast, start the day with an extensive pilgrimage tour, the first visit is at Pashupatinath Temple – one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva. Bouddhanath which is most probably one of the largest stupas of the world and the famous center for Tibetan school of Buddhism followed by Patan. In the second visit, we take you to Patan, which is second largest town in the Kathmandu Valley, which means “City of Beauty” carrying its long Buddhist history. In the evening we come back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Early in the morning, we drive to Pokhara in a tourist bus through scenic mountain terrain, its fame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains. Pokhara is the starting point for most of the famous treks in Nepal, and you can also have plenty of short walks and day trips, that can be done around the valley. Stay overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540 m)
On this day you will be starting a trek for which you drive to Nayapul about one hour and start trekking after short walk of 15 minutes along the bank of the Modi Khola, we get to Birethanti (1065m) a large village which has many shops & teahouses. The trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola then the trail climbs steadily up to the side of the valley to Hile at 1495m & following the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m. This trek provides a short & relatively relaxing day, during journey & allows us to experience the trekking in Nepal.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2967m)
Leaving Tikhedhunga, we start our journey with steep climb to Ulleri, which is a large Magar village at 2070m. After that the trail continues to ascend more gently through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk we get to Ghorepani at 2775m.
Day 06: Punhill and back to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani. (2630m)
This morning you will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Punhill (3190m) From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Punhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani.
Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m)
This area is one of the finest and most famous trekking areas of Nepal. The Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) dominates the mountain views through glimpses farther east of Lamjung Himal and the Manaslu range. The trail descends through huge boulders into the maze of tracks around Ghandruk at 1940m.This is one of the finest village of the Annapurna region. You can see the wonderful view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south and Himchuli.
Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara (1025m)
In the morning the trail descends through the small village and crosses the small bridge of Modi River. Then the trail ascends.The trail descends to Nayapul and drives back to Pokhara. We stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 9: Pokhara to Chitwan
After breakfast we begin the trip of day with driving to Chitwan (5 hours). We arrive at Chitrasari where we will be received by a hotel representative. After that you will be taken to resort where you will be provided refreshments, given an explanation on resort & its facilities. After getting the brief explanation of a programme that we will be doing for the day your room will be separated and will be provided lunch. After that we will Visit the National Park Visitor’s center where we will get to know more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife. Apparently, you will visit the Tharu village very nearby where you will get to be familiar with the lifestyles of the Tharu community.
Day 10: In Chitwan
Next day in the morning we will be served with breakfast. After that we will go for canoe ride along the Rapti river where you will have a good chance for bird watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles: the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial then they would take you to real nature walk with different types of vegetation to get along with different types of flora and fauna. In the afternoon you can relax before taking lunch and after relaxing for sometimes you will be provided lunch. After you have a lunch you will see elephant breeding & bathing places. Elephant safari is an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, monkeys, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger. You may also encounter with many small mammals of Chitwan. At the end of the program you will be provided a dinner in the evening.
Day 11: Chitwan to Kathmandu
You will be given a wakeup call with tea or coffee as per your choice served with breakfast and in the leisure time you can have bird watching for some moments until the time for the bus to Kathmandu. At the end of the day you will get to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Final departure
Today,we will drop you to the airport for your fianl departure.
What is Included in the Cost
Arrival and Departure transfer from and to the airport. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Acme Guest House Garden Facing rooms and 2 nights at Pokhara. Two nights three days package program in Chitwan at Hotel chitwan riverside Resort Sauraha with breakfast, lunch and dinner, all the jungle activities including elephant ride, canoe ride, jungle walk, cultural program, village tour, bird watching etc. All the sightseeing and transport as per itinerary. Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Chitwan to Kathmandu by a tourist bus and a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara by a car. Trekking Permit and Conservation fees. In Trekking accommodation at lodges, food including breakfast Lunch, Dinner, porter, guide, trekking staff, their insurances and their equipment.
What is Excluded in the Cost
Entrance fees in Kathmandu sightseeing, Personal insurance, rescue flight, personal expenses such as bar bills, tips, any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, road blocks, landslides, strikes etc.