Tailor-made Tour 9 days from £1985 per person
Places Visited: Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Kathmandu
Enjoy the stunning palaces, pagodas and stupas of the Kathmandu Valley; the jungles and tall grasslands of Chitwan from elephant back, the breathtaking Himalayan panorama from Pokhara; with the opportunity to take a once in a life time flight past the World’s highest peak, Mt Everest. Chitwan is home to the one-horned rhinoceros, sloth bear, deer, tiger and over 400 species of birds.
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Fly on an indirect carrier from UK to Kathmandu.
Connect with an onward flight to Kathmandu, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel for two nights.
Kathmandu is a melting pot of cultures with Hindu influence to the South and Buddhist to the North. Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, including the impressive Buddhist Stupa of Swayambhunath and Kathmandu's Durbar Square which incorporates the Kastha Mandap and Kumari Devi temples. Round off the day with an excursion to the ancient and beautifully crafted Newari city of Bhadgaon (also known as Bhaktapur) which is a short drive from Kathmandu city itself.
There is the option of an early morning flight to view the world’s highest mountain peaks, including Mt Everest. We later fly to Bharatpur and transfer to Chitwan National Park, where you stay for two nights. Originally a royal hunting preserve, Chitwan now protects the rare one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal Tiger and the highly adapted gharial crocodile. There are a number of methods to see the park including nature walks, canoe rides and elephant safaris. Your first venture into the jungle is scheduled this afternoon.
Enjoy a full day of jungle activities.
Drive to the valley of Pokhara, which cradles the tranquil Phewa Lake and is shadowed by the towering Annapurna Range directly to its north; stay for 2 nights. Pokhara is an ideal place for relaxation and a popular gateway for Nepal's most sought-after treks in the Annapurna region, ranging from day walks to expeditions lasting up to several weeks. (For the adventurous a trek to suit your needs could be incorporated from Pokhara).
The day is spent at leisure. There are several short trekking routes in the area which offer stunning views of the Himalaya.
Fly back to Kathmandu after a relaxed breakfast. Visit the intriguing and atmospheric religious sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhnath. Boudhnath in particular is a lovely place to enjoy a cup of tea at one of the many cafes and watch as monks and nuns file past whispering locally revered mantras.
Fly back to UK, with a connection in Delhi or middle east.
Tailor-made Tour 9 days from £1985 per person
✓ International flights from UK
✓ 7 nights accommodation
✓ All road travel and transfers with private chauffeur-driven vehicles
✓ All safaris in the national parks
✓ English-speaking guides
✓ Breakfast daily
✓ Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary
Places and Experiences in this tour
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park Elephant safaris are the big selling point of the fabulous Chitwan National Park, in the far south of Nepal near the Indian border. Sitting astride a swayin...
Pokhara Pokhara is the only town in Nepal that could be described as a ‘resort’. Lying 123 miles (198km) west of the capital along the Prithvi Highway, it owes its popularity to ...
Kathmandu A sprawling modern city of nearly a million inhabitants, the Nepali capital can feel overwhelmingly crowded and chaotic on first impressions. But head for its ancient c...
Not far from Boudhanath, on the banks of the Bagmati River to the east of Kathmandu stands Pashupatinath, Nepal’s holiest Shiva temple. Hindus from across the country converge her...
On a hilltop overlooking the western outskirts, Swayambhunath (colloquially known as ‘the Monkey Temple’ for its resident population of macaques) has been sacred since the beginni...
The Annapurna Region
The mighty Annapurna Himal, nearly 25 miles (40km) across and with nine massive peaks, virtually bisects the vast 2,945-sq-mile (7,629-sq-km) Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) whi...
The Everest Region
Nowhere else in Nepal attracts the same level of attention as the Everest (or Solukhumbu) region northeast of Kathmandu, home to the world’s highest summit, Mt Everest, known to m...
Walking & Trekking in Nepal
The Annapurna region in the west and Everest region in the east are Nepal’s principal trekking areas, attracting walkers from across the world in spring and autumn, when visibilit...
Mountain Biking in Nepal
Nepal’s extremes of terrain, from the pancake-flat terai to its muscular foothills and beyond, lends itself to both easy-going and spectacular mountain biking. The hills around Ka...
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