Best Adventure & Cultural Taste Nepal
14 nights/ 15 days
All Around the year( Except Rainy Season and Winte
sightseeing, adventure activities, trekking
Tour / trek
Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival - 1400 m altitude / Drive duration: 30 minutes
Day 2 Sightseeing: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath & Pashupatinath Temple / Aarati at Pashupatinath
Day 3 Kathmandu - White Water Rafting - Pokhara / Drive duration: 6 to 7 hours
Day 4 Canyoning 1550 m altitude / Drive duration: 30 minutes
Day 5 Drive to Phedi, 1130m altitude / Drive duration: 45 minutes / Trek to Australian Camp via Dhampus, 1650 m
Day 6 Australian Camp - Deurali (2540 m) - Forest Camp (2600 m) 6 hrs walks - 8 km (B, L, D)
Day 7 Forest Camp - High Camp, (3550 m) altitude - 6 hrs trek: 7 km (B, L, D)
Day 8 Explore Mardi Base Camp, 4500 m altitude - 7 hrs trek: 7 km (B, L, D)
Day 9 High Camp - Sidding Village, 1750 m altitude: 6 hrs trek: 7 km (B, L, D)
Day 10 Sidding - Lwang Ghalel, 1460 m altitude: 6 hrs trek: 7 km / Drive duration to Pokhara: 2 hours
Day 11 Paragliding and Zip Flyer or Bungee, World Peace Pagoda
Day 12 Pokhara to Chitwan: 415m altitude / Drive duration: 5 to 6 hours' 150 km
Day 13 Full day jungle activities in Chitwan National Park
Day 14 Chitwan - Kathmandu, 175 km / Drive duration: 5-6 hours / Typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show
Day 15 Departure
1. Transport: Private A/C Vehicle
• Airport transfers
• One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
• Aarati at Pashupatinath Temple
• Kathmandu- Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu transfer
• Transfer to Phedi
• Transfer from Lwang Ghale to Pokhara in private jeep
• Kathmandu (3Ns)
• Pokhara (4Ns)
• Chitwan (2Ns)
• Tea House Accommodation during trekking (5Ns)
• All breakfasts
• Lunches: 6 lunches during trekking and 2 in the Chitwan Jungle Safari Package Tour, 1 during cannoning and 1 during rafting
• Dinners: 5 dinners during trekking, 2 in the Chitwan Jungle Safari package Tour and 1 typical Nepali dinner in the authentic restaurant of Kathmandu
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, canoe ride, Village walk & Slide presentation
• A representative from Aarya Village Travel for arrival and departure assistance
• An Experienced English Speaking Guide during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
• English speaking licensed holder trekking guide
• Naturalist guide in Chitwan
• Day cannoning, lunch and transfer
• 20-25 minutes flight with a transfer
9. Zip Flyer or Bungee Jump
• One can have a choice either Zip Flyer or Bungee Jump
• 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
Cost Excludes of the above program:
1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. All entrance fees during sightseeing
4. Cost for Porter: who can carry a maximum of 20 kg of luggage
5. Meals not listed in the itinerary
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
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, one of our representatives from Aarya Village Travel shall meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel. You will enjoy welcome drinks while you will be briefed about your Nepal trip Itinerary. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.
After Breakfast start full day sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage sites; After breakfast drive to Patan, Sightseeing at Patan Durbar Square can be a very unique experience for visitors as they witness a distinct place for arts and architecture that is reflected on each temple, monument, and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between the 16th to 18th centuries.
We will explore its unique Durbar Squares. In every corner & alley of Patan, you can be seen Thanka painters, filling color to ancient Gods and Goddess on canvases, fine metal shops that offer Buddha's exotic, handmade brass sculpture at very reasonable prices. You can taste local cuisine as well in Patan's alleys.
Then onward, the tour is headed towards Swayambhunath- A Monkey Temple from where you can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley. The stupa, a tribute to Buddhism, consists of a dome at the base representing the entire world. The painted eyes of Buddha represent wisdom and compassion. A curly symbol, symbolizing the nose represents the unity of all things existing in the world. Prayer wheels surround the whole dome. The evening views of Kathmandu valley and sunset from the hilltop will be a memorable experience for you.
In the evening drive to Pashupatinath Temple, a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Dating back to the 5th century. While the main temple interior is off-limits to non-Hindus there is a lot to experience in the surrounding area. Legend says that whoever comes here to worship Shiva will be reborn as an animal. Pashupatinath is a considerable complex of temples, ashrams, with images and inscriptions dating back centuries.
In the evening observe an Aarati (celebration with lights) at the Bank of Bagmati River. The "Aarati" at the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern side of the temple draws people in hordes. This evening ritual with chanting of Vedic mantras, the ringing of bells, burning of incense, and lighting of oil lamps, a band singing hymns in praise of god, playing of classical instruments, keep the people spellbound throughout.
It is an approximately 2-hour drive to reach rafting starting point Charaudi- 82 Km from Kathmandu. After a safety briefing by our river guide, we start rafting and stop for lunch by the river banks among the beautiful boulders. After lunch, we hit the white water section passing through Trisuli Gorge where the canyon narrows and the walls get steep, with few classes of rapids like "UPSET" & "SURPRISE" at the rafting end point Fishling or Kuringhat. A cup of hot tea/coffee will be awaiting you. We then drive to Pokhara.
Arrive in Pokhara hotel, check-in, and rest of the day free time. Pokhara- the "City of Lakes". Also known as the gateway to the Himalayas, Pokhara offers stunning views of the Himalayas and has several beautiful lakes, the most popular is the Fewa Taal where you can see the clear reflection of Fishtail Mountain on calm days.
During the evening enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue waters of the Lake.
After Breakfast enjoys the whole day Canyoning trip at Lwang Ghalel at Pokhara. It is 20 km and a 45-60 minutes drive from your hotel. On arrival, a safety briefing about Canyoning will be given by an expert - Canyoning is all about traversing in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and/or swimming at Lwang Ghalel. It is an exhilarating outdoor experience enjoyed by all types of travelers. You can test all your skills as you navigate the terrain.
You will be provided for lunch at noon. In the evening, drive back to the hotel and rest of the time free on your own.
Today our experienced guide will accompany us on a drive to Phedi which takes approximately 45 minutes. Our trek starts through sparse villages, terraced farms, and after a short stretch of woods, we reach Dhampus hill after a few hours of walking. Dhampus is a small, quaint ethnic Gurung village. The gurungs are brave and convivial people. A hike to Dhampus will give you an opportunity to watch the daily lives of these villagers from mulching the buffalos to their daily chores on their farms. After lunch at Dhampus, we walk across the village and reach the Australian Camp after an hour's walk. The camp is the center of the Dhampus Jungle. Australian Camp provides great Jungle scenery and astonishing views as Poonhill like Annapurna South, Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, and Himchuli on clear days. Overnight at Australian Camp.
After breakfast walk out from Australian camp continuing through forests to Pothana village and trek to a ridge of Mardi and Mordi River, Pritam Deurali. We will have lunch at Deurali. From Deurali we leave the ABC trek trail and continue through quiet forests with mixed vegetation. We pass from the Pine Forest road which is again a steep incline. We pass through beautiful Rhododendron forests where you can hear birds chirping. Since this is a new trekking route you will find no tea house in between. Overnight at Forest Camp.
After Breakfast, we start our trek from Forest Camp to Low camp and high camp. Enjoy lunch at Low camp (2970m), from here you can see the most amazing and clear view of Mt. Fishtail. After lunch, between the route from Low camp and High Camp, there is a place called View Point where you can see a multitude of snow-capped mountains like South Annapurna, Himchuli, Mt. Fishtail, and villages like Chhomrong Village, Ghandruk Village, and Annapurna region. We continue walking upwards to High Camp (3550m) where you will be staying overnight. High camp is a small pasture where you find yourself above the clouds and closer to the snowcapped peaks. Overnight at High Camp.
This is the most thrilling and astonishing day of the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek with long ascending trails to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail mostly ascends up rocky pebble paths that follow the trails of the Yak. It takes 4hrs to reach the Mardi Himal base camp, the base camp is right below Mt Fishtail and the high altitude alpine base camp approach has amazing views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Flute Peak, Mt. Hiuchuli, sacred mountain Machhapuchhare, and Manaslu with a massive canyon. We trek down to the guesthouse and spend an extra night at High Camp.
There is nothing comparable to a Sunrise with an awe-inspiring Himalayan view, with the rays of the sun gradually lighting up the mountains in gold yellowish, and orange hues. After your breakfast at High camp, descend towards Sidding a leisurely 6-hour walk. This is a different route down to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of Sidding, down through the lush fields, passing the simple farms and over the interesting suspension bridges. There is no doubt that this is indeed the idyllic Nepal Countryside. Overnight at Sidding.
After breakfast at Sidding, we head towards Lwang which consists of gradual ups and downs. From this point the trail contours and is undulating. Lwang is a beautiful peaceful Gurung village with rich culture and traditions. After a short walk from Lwang Ghalel, the trail skirts an outcrop. Here we end our trek and head back to Pokhara after lunch. Check-in the hotel and relax.
The rest of the day is at your leisure where you stroll along the lakeside and walk by the touristy restaurants and streets meeting other fellow travelers.
Today you can select an option from three activities. You can Paraglide, Zipline or Bungee jump.
After Breakfast, we drive to Sarangkot hill. 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 a 30-minute paragliding flight from Sarangkot hill. Ziplining in Pokhara is one of the worlds' longest, steepest, and fastest with an incline of 56 degrees, a total length of 1.8 km, and a vertical drop of 600 meters
Bungee: With its amazing location and professional team, Bungee jumping is recommended for anyone who loves an adrenaline rush. Pokhara offers the best locations in the world for this adventure sport.
Once back at the lake, enjoy boating in Phewa Lake visit Barahi Temple on an island in the middle of the lake then hike to the World Peace Pagoda from where you can see all of Pokhara valley and the beautiful Annapurna Range. The evening will be at your leisure.
After breakfast, we drive 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 cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums. Overnight at Chitwan.
Wake up call with a cup of hot tea or coffee. After breakfast, go on an adventurous 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 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 leisurely relax a little while. After lunch head out on a Jeep safari, an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, monkeys, leopard, sloth bear, and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home. Evening Slide presentation: One of our jungle expert naturalists will introduce background data and the history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Overnight at Chitwan.
After Breakfast drive back to Kathmandu for around 5-6 hours (depending on traffic). Check in to your hotel. You will be offered rest and refreshments at the hotel. In the evening enjoy a Typical Nepali Dinner with a live cultural show performed by different ethnic groups. It lasts for about 3 hours.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your onward journey.