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Best Adventure & Cultural Taste Nepal

TRIP FACTS
DURATION15 nights / 16 Days
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ITINERARY FOR BEST ADVENTURE & CULTURAL TASTE NEPAL

Cultural & UNESCO Heritage sites tour, White Water river rafting at Trisuli River, Canyoning, Short and easy trek Ghorepani via Hiley, excursion visit to Poonhill, visit Gurung village and learn and explore their culture, walking through rhododendron forest, Lake exploration & boating, Paragliding & Zip Flyer, Wildlife safari tour, relaxation at luxurious resort and exquisite boutique hotel of Nepal and many more

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival - 1300m
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet, assists and transfer to the hotel by our representative.  Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of our representative from the company. Overnight at Hotel Manaslu which has kept the proud heritage of Nepal alive throughout its operation by offering unparalleled service and warm hospitality, that defines the values and culture of Nepal its population

Day 2: Sightseeing: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath & Pashupatinath Temple: Aarati at Pashupatinath (B)
After Breakfast starts sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage Sites. Sightseeing at Patan Durbar Square- a distinct place for arts and architecture that reflect on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th century and Swayambhunath - A Monkey Temple from where you can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley and tribute to Buddhism and Pashupatinath Temple, a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a "sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries
patan durbar squareswayambhunath stupa
Evening ‘Aarati’ at the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern side of the temple draws people in hordes. This evening rituals with a band singing hymns in praise of God, playing of classical instruments, chanting of Vedic mantras, a ringing of bells, burning of incense, and lighting of oil lamps, keep the people spellbound throughout

Pashupatinath stupaAarati at Pashupatinath

Day 3: Kathmandu – White Water Rafting – Pokhara (B, L)
It takes approx 2 hours drive to reach rafting starting point Charaudi- 82 Km from Kathmandu.  After safety briefing given by river guide, we start rafting and stop for lunch in between. After lunch, we hit white water section with few classes of rapids like “UPSET’ & “SURPRISE” at the rafting endpoint Fishling or Kuringhat. A cup of hot tea/coffee will be awaiting you. Have tea/ coffee and drive to Pokhara.
RaftingRafting
Arrive in Pokhara hotel, check in and rest of the day free time. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 900m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley. The enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambiance of peace and magic. Check in the hotel. Evening enjoys walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters.

Day 4: Canyoning (B, L)
After Breakfast enjoys whole day Canyoning trip at Lwang Ghalel at Pokhara. It is 20 km and 45-60 minutes’ drive from the hotel. On arrival briefing about the Canyoning by the expert -Canyoning is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rapelling), and/or swimming at Lwang Ghalel. You will be provided for lunch at noon. In the evening, drive back to the hotel and the rest of the time free on your own.
CanyoningCanyoning

Day 5: Pokhara - Hiley – 1 and ½ hour’s drive and 4 hours walk   (B, L, D)
After breakfast, the guide escorts you and drive to Nayapool – 45km / 1 and ½ hour’s drive from Pokhara in private vehicle. Start trek to Hiley. After 15- minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hiley at 1495m.
Tea House Accommodation

Day 6: Hiley - Ghorepani - 6hours walk (B, L, D)
Today’s journey begins after breakfast as usual. The journey from Hiley to Tikledhunga- 1525m is easy. Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani at 2775m.Overnight at Guest House.
GhorepaniGhorepani
Tea House Accommodation

Day 7: Ghorepani – Poonhill - Tadapani - 6 hours walk (B, L, D)
This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and a panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Deurali and to Tadapani. From Ghorepani to Deurali there is steep up a route and straight up the trail so the journey will be quite difficult. But from Deurali to Bahnthali there is a straight jungle route so the journey will be quite easy. We can also see monkeys and Langur sometimes. We will reach to Tadapani. Tadapni is at 2570m height.
poonhillTadapani village
Tea House Accommodation

Day 8: Tadapani- Ghandruk - 3 hours walk (B, L, D)
From Tadapani by walking straight down across the jungle we reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a very beautiful village with full of natural beauty. You can go Gurung Museum at Ghandruk and also its fun to do a village walk at Ghandruk.
Tea House Accommodation

Day 9: Ghandruk – Tolka- 4 hours walk(B, L, D)
Today we begin our journey, from Ghandruk offering another Gurung village Landruk and finally to Tolka. Overnight at Guest House.
GhandrukGhandruk

Day 10: Tolka – Pokhara (B)
Today we begin our journey offering all downhill to Pothana, Dhampus and finally Phedi which takes around 3 hours walk. Then 20 minutes drive to Pokhara hotel. Check in hotel and rest for sometimes after a hot shower. Strolling around lakeside, hire a boat and visit Barahi Temple - unique temple situated in the middle of Phewa Lake in the evening.

Day 11: Paragliding and Zip Flyer or Bungee, World Peace Pagoda (B)
After Breakfast drive to Sarangkot hill for Paragliding. Paragliding in Pokhara not only gets you airborne but allows you to fly like a bird and chances are that you will actually fly with different types of birds including vultures, eagles and kites. It is 30 minutes flight from Sarangkot hill. Instead of Paragliding, you can do Zipline as well which is the worlds’ steepest and fastest one.
ParaglidingParagliding
Later we will go for Zip flyer The tallest, longest & steepest zipline, with an incline of 56 degrees, a total length of 1.8 km and a vertical drop of 600 meters                                  OR

Bungee: Nepal’s first and only tower Bungee or swing has something for everyone

Later you will have one hour boating in Phewa Lake visit Barahi Temple in the middle of lake and hike to Peace Pagoda from where you can see all the Pokhara valley and beautiful Annapurna Range at a glance. Evening you will have leisure
Boating at Phewa lakeWorld Peace Pagoda

Day 12: Pokhara to Chitwan (B, L, D)
After breakfast drive or fly to Chitwan. After checking in to the hotel and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by our naturalist guide. Then we head on for activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. In the evening, dinner with a cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums. Overnight at Chitwan.
Ox cart rideSunset view
Overnight at Temple Tiger Resort

Day 13: Chitwan (B, L, D)
Wakeup call with a cup of hot tea/coffee. After breakfast on your choice visit to the elephant breading center to see baby elephants with bird watching in the river bank, go for Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for bird watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the only fish eating Gharial then you will be taken to real nature walk with different type’s vegetation to see many different types of floras and faunas. Before lunch, you can take a leisurely relax a little while. After lunch goes for Jeep safari, an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, monkeys, leopard, sloth bear, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home. Evening Slide presentation: One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Overnight at Chitwan.
Canoe rideJeep safari
Overnight at Temple Tiger Resort

Day 14: Pokhara-Kathmandu, typical Nepali dinner with a live cultural show (B, D)
After Breakfast drive back to Kathmandu for around 6-7 hours (depends on traffic). Check in the hotel. You will offer for the rest and refreshment in a hotel. Evening we will go for Typical Nepali Dinner with a live cultural show by different ethnic group. It continues for 3 hours.
Cultural showNepali dinner
Overnight at Nepali Ghar, Hotel is designed and crafted in a traditional way to provide an authentic Nepalese experience whilst meeting the modern comfort, technology and facilities

Day 15: Bhaktapur sightseeing and Departure (B)
After Breakfast drive to Bhaktapur, the medieval town or the city of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the best preserved one of the Valley's three Durbar Squares.  One is sure to feel like traveling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Sightseeing at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Taumadi Square and Pottery Square 
potteryNatapol
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.

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INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

    Includes Cost Includes
    1. Transport: Private A/C Vehicle
    • Airport transfers
    • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Transfer from Pokhara to Nayapool and Phedi to Pokhara
    • One full day sightseeing in Pokhara valley
    • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu in private car
    • Bhaktapur sightseeing

    2. Accommodations:
    • Kathmandu (3Ns)
    • Pokhara (4Ns)
    • Chitwan (2Ns)
    • Tea House Accommodation during trekking (5Ns)

    3. Meals:
    • All breakfasts
    • Lunch: all lunches during trekking and in the Chitwan Jungle Safari Package Tour
    • Dinner: all dinners during trekking and in the Chitwan Jungle Safari package Tour

    4. Trekking Package:
    • Tea House Accommodations, English Speaking License Holder Guide and all his expenses, all meals during trekking, serve hot water three times a day

    5. Chitwan 2Nights/3Days Package:
    • Jungle safari in a jeep, Jungle Walk, Bird watching, Tharu cultural dance, sunset view, elephant breeding center, canoe ride, Slide presentation

    6. Guide:
    • A representative from Aarya Village Travel for arrival and departure assistance and An Experienced English Speaking Guide during sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bhaktapur. A guide will be different in three cities. Naturalist Guide in Chitwan

    7. Canyoning
    • Day canyoning, lunch and transfer, ACAP permit

    8. Paragliding:
    • 30 minutes flight with a transfer

    9. Zip Flyer or Bungee Jump
    • One can have a choice either Zip Flyer or Bungee Jump
    10. Rafting:
    • 3 hours rafting with lunch
    • All rafting gears (life jacket, raft, paddles, helmet)
    11. Taxes and Service charges:
    • All government taxes, service charges, ACAP, TIMs card, National Park Permit
    Excludes Cost Excludes in the program:
    1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($25 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
    2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    3. All entrance fees during sightseeing which is approx. USD 35 per person
    4. Cost for Porter: who can carry maximum 20 kg of luggage
    5. Meals not listed in the itinerary (Except during trekking and Chitwan)
    6. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
    7. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    8. Payment Transfer Charge
    9. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
    10. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue

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