Luxury Experiential Tour
11 nights/ 12 days
All around the year
sightseeing, helicopter tour, hike
Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival - 1400 m altitude, approx. 30 minutes’ drive
Day 2 Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath- 6-7 hours (B)
Day 3 Everest Breakfast Tour in Helicopter: approx. 3.5 hrs: Rickshaw ride at Old Durbar area: 2 to 3 hours (B)
Day 4 Kathmandu – Pokhara - 900m altitude, 25 minutes flight, Enjoy sunset & sunrise view from the resort (B)
Day 5 Boating and short hike to World Peace Pagoda (B)
Day 6 Fly Pokhara- Chitwan (B, L, D)
Day 7 Full day jungle activities at National Park (B, L, D)
Day 8 Fly Chitwan – Kathmandu- 1400 m altitude: Drive to Dhulikhel: Dwarika’s Resort- 1550m altitude- 32 km (B)
Day 9 Day hike to Namobuddha: a Buddhist pilgrimage site- 1750 m altitude, participate in chanting program at Monastery (B)
Day 10 Relaxation at Dwarika’s Resort (B)
Day 11 Drive to Kathmandu (1 and ½ drive hours): Sightseeing at Bhaktapur (for 3 hours) and evening Krishnarpan Dinner (B, D)
Day 12 Departure (B)
Cost Includes of above program:
• Arrival & Departure transfer
• One full day sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage Sites tour in Kathmandu
• Kathmandu – Pokhara – Chitwan - Kathmandu in flight
• Boating at Phewa Lake
• Bhaktapur sightseeing
• Visit World Peace Pagoda
• Kathmandu – Dhulikhel – Kathmandu transfer
2. Chitwan 2Nights/3Days Package:•
• Sundowner, River Safari, Bird watching, Jeep Safari, Walking Safari & Walk with Elephants
• Kathmandu (4Ns):
• Pokhara (2Ns):
• Chitwan (2Ns):
• Dhulikhel (3Ns):
• All breakfasts
• Lunch: 2 lunches in Chitwan
• Dinner: 2 dinners in Chitwan and one Krishnarapan dinner at Dwarika’s hotel
• Representative from Aarya Village Travel from arrival and departure assistance
• An Experienced English Speaking Guide throughout the trip.
6. Taxes and Service Charges:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes, Chitwan 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. Meals not listed in the itinerary
5. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, etc
6. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
7. Payment Transfer Charge
8. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
9. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet assists and transfer to hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program
Overnight: Dwarika’s Hotel- the exquisite boutique hotel in Nepal
After Breakfast starts full day sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage sites; 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 see Thangka 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.
From there, the tour is directed towards Boudhanath. This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and is one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu. It is the largest stupa in Kathmandu Valley. The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudha is massive and dominates the skyline in the area, it is one of the largest unique structures in the world. With countless monasteries around it, Boudha is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. From above, Boudhanath Stupa looks like a giant mandala or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos and as in all Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa).
Later we head 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.
Relax at the end of the day with a book from the library at Dwarika’s. Delve into Nepali culture and history. Or you can swim like a king in a pool reminiscent of 12th century Malla Dynasty
This Heli tour in Nepal to Everest Base Camp is one of the most exhilarating experiences you will ever encounter, where you are taken to see Mt. Everest, gives you a quick look at the Everest region finally allowing you to land on Everest Base Camp or Kalapathar. This Helicopter tour of Everest is so far the best aerial tour in the world.
At 7 am we head to the domestic airport in Kathmandu. You will be flown east towards the Himalayan Ranges to Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, we fly towards Everest Base Camp/Kalapathar at the altitude of 5500 m. Kala Patthar is the most accessible point to view Mt. Everest from Base Camp to Peak. The helicopter flies over the Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Khumbu glacier to reach the Base camp of Mount Everest/Kalapathar. We will stop there from 5- 7 minutes only. Later you will fly and stop at Everest View Hotel at Syanboche located at around 4000m. Here you can have breakfast or a glass of champagne with spectacular views of Mount Everest in addition to panoramic views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Thyangboche and other peaks. We will finally return back to the airport in Kathmandu via Lukla
We then head out to Experience and discover Kathmandu and its culture like a local on a Rickshaw ride. Our guide will meet you to begin your rickshaw tour through the busy streets of the Thamel area. We will pass through handicraft shops selling pashmina shawls, Nepali carpets, etc. The streets merge onto a market area full of local shops called Ason Bazaar, a popular vegetable and spice market and the oldest in Kathmandu, around 1000 years old. Later we arrive at Durbar Square, filled with centuries-old temples, palaces, and shrines that are sure to enchant you.
After Breakfast drive to airport and depart to Pokhara. It is 25 flights from Kathmandu. 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 ambience of peace and magic.
Transfer to the Sarangkot Mountain Lodge, This lodge offer scenic views of the Annapurna Fishtail Range, Seti River, Pokhara valley and Fewa Lake to green hills, the Sarangkot Mountain Lodge is your escape high on the hills. The immaculate mountain lodge offers luxury, relaxation and the famed Himalayas all from the thirty rooms which have been designed taking into account the surrounding natural environment where you can hike around the resort and feel the fresh nature.
The morning gives you a magnificent sunrise view and 360 degree Himalayan views you’re your hotel. After Breakfast transfer to Phewa Lake where you will have an hour boating and go for short hike to World Peace Pagoda. It is around 1 & ½ hour easy hike to Peace Pagoda. Enjoy beautiful view of Pokhara city, Phewa Lake and above the Himalayan view. You will give few time to scroll around and drive back to Hotel for relaxation.
After breakfast transfer to airport and fly to Chitwan for around 20 minutes. Transfer to resort around 45 minutes’ drive from airport. Welcome drink is served and there will be a short briefing on the program. After Lunch we head on for activities
Boating in a traditional patela boat for about 45 minutes which takes you on a silent trip down the Narayani River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks
Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee then proceeds for Bird watching/Nature walk: Out of 519 species of the birds we have recorded 276 species in resort area. Our guides will help you to identify some of the species of these birds. After Breakfast walk with Elephants and learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables and join elephants and their mahouts on their daily walk through the jungle close to the lodge. After Lunch go for Jeep Safari (subject to weather conditions & water level in the river): Proceed for the Jeep Safari crossing the Rapti River by Patela Boat to start with. After crossing the Rapti River start the excursion on a jeep for Jeep safari (Jungle Drive) which begins from the open grassland area followed by the mix (riverrine) forest which continues inside the dense Sal Forest crossing the Reu River inside the Park to see different wildlife, Aquatic birds and the Marsh Muggers. This whole drive will be around 2½ -3 hours.
Wake-up calls followed by tea or coffee. After Breakfast transfer to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. After arrival, you will drive to Dhulikhel. It is a 1 & ½ hour drive from Kathmandu. Dhulikhel a medieval town is famous for the views of more than twenty mid-eastern Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Lhotse and many others.
The Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel is a holistic lifestyle retreat, drawing on ancient Himalayan knowledge and philosophy of care for nature and for one’s self. Set in magnificent natural surroundings, it offers a place in which to contemplate, to learn and to explore the connectedness between mind, body, and earth.
After Breakfast as you continue to walk towards Namo Buddha for the next 3 hours. Located on slightly elevated land, it is a pleasant and out-of-the-way place.
On this hike, passing through tiny villages, Buddhist stupas on the hill-tops you will catch fantastic panoramic views of the mountains. On your way, you will see beautiful landscapes, dotted with terraced rice, mustard and millet fields.
At the monastery you can participate in a Buddhist chanting program with the monks, it is a wonderful, peaceful and serene setting where you can interact with the monks and learn about their daily lives.
Evening relaxation at Resort
Today you will have free day at Resort. You can indulge in therapeutic activities which are free of charge for in-house guest.
The activities includes:-
• Himalayan Salt Room
• Chakra Sound Therapy
• Chamber Meditation
• Maze Group Yoga Session
• Group Meditation Session
• Art and Painting Session
• Group Pottery Session
• Farm Visit and Farming
• Use of Swimming Pool
• Garden of Nine Planets Consultation with our Ayurvedic Doctor
• Use of the Fitness Centre
After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu and it is 1 and ½ hours’ drive from Dhulikhel. Enroute you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar square. Bhaktapur a living museum of medieval art and architecture, is a unique old town famously known as the ‘city of devotees’ as this landmark has a great influence over religion, culture and tantrism. It is a collection of pagoda and shikhara-style temples assembled around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The durbar square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces.
Pottery: Enjoy a leisurely guided walk at the Pottery square, where handicrafts are still made in a traditional way. Clay pots are spun and fired in the ancient ways preserving Bhaktapur’s thriving trade-craft. You can indulge and fashion a clay pot and learn about this fascinating process.
After sightseeing at Bhaktapur, continue drive to Kathmandu and Check into Dwarika’s Hotel. You will offer for the rest and refreshment in hotel.
Evening 6 courses Krishnarpan dinner at Dwarika’s, is to take a culinary journey through the fascinating terrains and cuisines of Nepal. Serving the finest Nepali of Nepali flavors, Krishnarpan is a slow dining experience reminiscent of the ritual feasts enjoyed by the Kathmandu Valley's Newari community
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey.