Nepal Discovery Tour – 8 Days
With its magnificent mountains and colorful people, Nepal is amongst the most popular of adventure travel destinations and with good reason. This brand new 8-days touring and sightseeing holiday provides the opportunity to fully experience this very special Himalayan country in a leisurely manner. Our bespoke and carefully worked out itinerary explores many of the hidden highlights of Nepal as well as visiting some of its major cultural icons.
We start out with a Kathmandu city tour, visiting a couple of iconic locations which highlight each of the country’s 2 main religions; Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, travelling west on the exciting Prithvi Highway, we spend some time at the authentic hilltop settlement of Pokhara, where the stunning Annapurna peaks are reflected in the waters of Phewa Tal. Heading south into the lowland Terai region, we then spend 2 nights at a jungle lodge at Chitwan where we can sample some of the ‘jungle activities’ and spot some of the wildlife that this popular reserve is known for. We then come back & end the holiday, with a stay in Kathmandu.
Combining a cross-section of Nepal’s outstanding natural beauty, some easy walks designed to show off the real Nepal, and the chance to meet and interact with its varied and friendly people, this is a holiday which will take your breath away.
- Day 01 : Welcome to Nepal, Tour Patan
- Day 02 : Tour Boudhanath Stupa & Bhaktapur
- Day 03 : Pokhara
- Day 04 : Pokhara
- Day 05 - 06 : Chitwan National Park
- Day 07 : Kathmandu
- Day 08 : Depart Nepal
As you fly into Kathmandu, you'll have beautiful views over the valley, the Himalayas, and of the terraced fields below. After going through customs, our guide will be waiting to lead you through Kathmandu’s streets and get you settled into your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Unesco world heritage site of Patan, known as the old city of artists and artisans. Hotel - Meals: None
Visit Bhaktapur, one of the ancient cities in the Kathmandu Valley and it has remained the most medieval. Take a full day walking tour here. Later, visit Boudhanath, the country's biggest Buddhist stupa. Hotel - Meals: Breakfast
This morning, enjoy a drive through the foothills of the himalayas (7hr) the lake town of Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most picturesque natural valleys in Nepal. Upon arrival, enjoy a boating experience on the lake. Also, visit the Peace Pagoda which overlooks the Phewa Lake. One can see the Himalayas such as Fishtail, Annapurna from this lake town. Hotel - Meals: Breakfast
Set off early to Sarankot to witness the spectacular sunrise and capture breathtaking view of Mt Fishtail. Watch in wonder as the colors dance over the top of the mountains, displaying nature in its truest form. Return to your hotel for breakfast before embarking on a half-day sightseeing tour of Pokhara Valley, During your tour, visit the International Mountain Museum & Gurkha Museum. Hotel - Meals: Breakfast
This morning, take a drive to Chitwan, through rural nepal, with terraced rice field, mountain rivers & lush forests. (5hrs drive). Explore the jungle with an experienced naturalist by foot or by jeep. You can ask questions and learn as much as you can—your naturalist will be extremely knowledgeable about the animals and the history of Chitwan National Park. You'll have the chance to see wildlife such as a variety of deer (spotted, hog, barking, and sambar), different bird species, monkeys, and the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. With a bit of luck, there's always the chance of glimpsing the leopard, sloth bear, and Royal Bengal Tiger.
Activities included in your 3D2N stay in the lodge are:
1. Elephant safari in Community forest
2. Jeep Safari in National Park
3. Nature walk
4. River Boat Safari
5. Tharu Cultural show
6. Slide show presentation on national parks & wildlife
(Note: Activities may differ from lodge to lodge. Kindly consult with our specialists for the actrivities provided in your package)
Jungle Lodge - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After your morning safari activities, transfer to kathmandu (5hrs drive) & check into your hotel. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for self exploration.
Hotel - Meals: Breakfast
After a well rested night & breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.