The Essence of Nepal Tailor-made

Nepal

The Essence of Nepal Tailor-made

Weaves a web of enchantment, overwhelming the senses with spell binding beauty…the stunning magnificence of the Durbar Square in Kathmandu, glorious Newari Medieval architecture in Bhadgaon and Swayambhunath Buddhist Temple crowned by its golden spire. Nevertheless nature surpasses these gems: as early morning mists slowly waft from the deep valleys a landscape framed by majestic Himalayan Mountains, their peaks snow bound and glowing softly in the dawn drift into view: precipitous slopes, covered with forest or high pasture, with Yaks lazily grazing, feast the eyes: in the distance tortuous tracks lead to spectacular trekking country, and, deep in the jungle Rare Bengal Tiger grace the Chitwan National Park with one horned rhino and leopard.

10 days from £2,398.00 per person
Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park - Pokhara - Dhulikhel - Kathmandu

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Day 1: To Kathmandu

Fly from London Heathrow on a non-direct flight to Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu. Meet, assist and transfer to Hotel. Two nights Shangri-La Hotel.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu

At Swayambhunath see the ‘Monkey Temple’, considered one of the oldest shrines in the world. The four sides are painted with the compassionate eyes of Buddha. Newar artisans in Kathmandu have created a fascinating architectural history for posterity with superb Temples and Monasteries. Visit the Durbar Square and Teleju Temple. Afternoon tour Patanthe City of Arts and Architecture renowned for its fine works in bronze, silver and copper. Visits include the Durbar Square, Patan Museum and Hiranya Verna Mahabihar.

Day 4: To Chitwan National Park via Bharatpur

Drive to the airport for flight to Bharatpur. On arrival transfer to hotel. Later experience a village tour and then explore the unique jungle sights and sounds accompanied by an expert Naturalist. Chitwan was granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. Sightings of over 500 species of birds and 43 species of mammals have been documented. The one horned rhino population appears to be recovering. Two nights at the Barahi Jungle Lodge.

Accommodation: Barahi Jungle Lodge, Nepal

Day 5: Full Day of Jungle Activities

Go on safari looking out for the famed onehorned rhino or maybe catch a glimpse of the majestic Royal Bengal tiger, wild boar, shy leopard, honey badgers and bison. Birders can revel in the abundance of bird species. Keep an eye out for the endangered gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles.

Day 6: To Pokhara

After an early morning safari, drive through stunning countryside to Pokhara. Evening a short boat ride on the delightful Fewa Lake. Two nights at the Temple Tree Resort & Spa.

Accommodation: Temple Tree Resort & Spa – Pokhara

Day 7: Pokhara

Early morning sunrise visit to Sarangkot overlooking Fewa Lake and the lovely Pokhara valley. On a clear see day the magnificent Annapurna and Dhauligiri ranges. After breakfast, hike or drive to the Peace Pagoda built by Nipponzan Fujii, a Japanese Buddhist monk, who, inspired by meeting Mahatma Gandhi in 1931, decided to devote his life to promoting non-violence. Afternoon visit Devi’s Fall – also called Hell’s Fall. See the Seti River flowing wildly through its deep gorge. Explore the Old Bazaar and visit the important shrine of Bindhyabasini Mandir, dedicated to the Goddess Bhagwati.

Day 8: To Dhulikhel via Kathmandu

After breakfast drive to Pokhara airport. Fly to Kathmandu. On arrival transfer to Dhulikhel. The small quiet town of Dhulikhel is known for traditional Newari crafts. Later climb a little to see the mountains, from Cho Oyu in the east to Himalchuli in the west. Two nights at Dhulikhel Mountain Resort.

Accommodation: Dhulikhel Mountain Resort, Kathmandu

Day 9: Dhulikhel

After breakfast hike to Namobuddha - a sacred site steeped in legend. The hike starting point is Tudhikhel from where a rough trail climbs steeply to Kavre, passing through forested areas and scattered villages. In clear weather see peaks including Gang Chenpo and Dorje Lhakpa. After a further two-hour gradual uphill walk, the ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namobuddha is reached. The hilltop is adorned with prayer flags, chortens (chaityas) and a Monastery. Legend has it that a Boddhisatva sacrificed himself to a starving tigress to feed her and her cubs.

Day 10: To London

Transfer to the airport for flight back to London.

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Prices

Price per person (Double/Twin share)
£2,398.00
Cost includes:
  • International flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast throughout. Full board at Ranthambore National Park.
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Full ATOL Bonding.
Cost does not include:
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

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