This is probably the best tour package of Nepal for the people who want to have so many things in 2 weeks time. The package covers a wide variety of activities including trekking in the most popular trail Ghandruk-Ghorepani. If you love a little bit more adventure, more activities, just don't want to spend the whole time in hotel/resort doing nothing then this package is perfect for you. You may also come with your family including children ages from 8 years and above. You will have an extremely different experience of Nepal through this package.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu - 1300m
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet, assist and transfer to the hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of the tour program by one of our representative from the company.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (B)
After breakfast starts full day sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites. Sightseeing at Bouddhanath Stupa- a very important religious site for the followers of Buddhism. It is located northeast from the Kathmandu city center. The Stupa is regarded as the centre of faith for the Buddhists. This is also the largest Stupa of Nepal. The Stupa rich in Buddhist arts and cultural heritage is also a popular pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and located on the banks of the Bagmati River. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a "sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries and Patan Durbar Square- Enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is 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 16th, 17th and 18th century. The square offers myriad opportunities for visitor willing to study and research artistic and architectural masterpieces, history and culture of Patan. Rest of the time is free on your own.
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 in private vehicle. 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 hotel. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake at evening, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake's water.
Day 4: Pokhara - Hiley - 4 hours drive (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.
Day 5: Hiley - Ghorepani - 6hours trekking (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.
Day 6: 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 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 Tadapani. Tadapni is at 2570m height.
Day 7: Tadapani – Ghandruk - 4 hours walk(B, L, D)
The day starts with short downhill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and lifestyle. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and has an easy connection with Pokhara or Kathmandu. Overnight at Guest House
Day 8: 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.
Day 9: 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 10: Pokhara sightseeing (B)
This morning after Breakfast starts half day sightseeing at Bindhyabasini Temple, the center of religious activities in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess, Bhagawati, and another manifestation of Shati. People sacrifice animals believing that the god will fulfill their desires and wishes, Gupteshower Cave- popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits and Devi’s Fall -It is the most famous waterfall in Pokhara, which comes to its gushing best just before disappearing underground. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake at evening, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake's water. Later you will have one-hour boating in Phewa 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.
Day 11: Pokhara – Chitwan (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to Chitwan for 4 and a half hours – 150 km. You will see very nice sceneries, rivers, farmland, paddy field, typical houses and lifestyle of the people on the way to Chitwan while you drive. All the way you will descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. 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.
Day 12: Chitwan (B, L, D)
Wakeup call with cup of hot tea/coffee. After breakfast on your choice visit to the elephant breading center to see baby elephants with bird watching in 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 little while. After lunch go 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.
Day 13: Chitwan – Kathmandu – Nagarkot – 2100m altitude (B)
Wakeup call with cup of hot tea/coffee. After breakfast fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Further, drive to Nagarkot that takes around 1 and ½ hour drive. Nagarkot is very famous place for the overnight stay and to see the major peaks of eastern Himalaya of Nepal including Mt. Everest (weather permitting).
Day 14: Nagarkot - Kathmandu via Bhaktapur (B)
Early in the morning enjoy sunrise view and long chain of mountains from your hotel. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. En route visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square- World Heritage Site. The medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Check in hotel. Rest of the day is free for refreshment and rest in the hotel.
Day 15: Departure (B)
After breakfast, pack up and drive back to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport to fly back to your home with life time memory and nice handicraft souvenir on your back.