Nepal Himalayan and Safari Tour
12 Nights / 13 Days
All around the year
Sightseeing, Short Hike
Day 1 Kathmandu - 1300 m altitude
Day 2 Drive to Bandipur: Newar community village, 165 km & apporx. 5-6 hrs drive
Day 3 Drive to Pokhara, 80 km & approx. 3 hrs drive: Sightseeing at Pokhara city & Boating at Phewa Lake, 3 hrs
Day 4 Pokhara-Kalopani – 7-8 hours drive
Day 5 Kalopani - Marpha: 6-7 hours trek
Day 6 Marpha - Kagbeni: 6 hours trek
Day 7 Kagbeni – Muktinath: 5-6 hours trek
Day 8 Muktinath – Lupra village and drive to Tatopani: 4 hours Hike and 4-5 hour drive
Day 9 Tatopani – Pokhara: 5 hours’ drive
Day 10 Drive Pokhara to Chitwan / Chitwan activities / Drive duration: 5 to 6 hours’ drive
Day 11 Chitwan Safari Activities
Day 12 Drive back to Kathmandu / Drive duration: 6 to 7 hours’ drive
Day 13 Departure
1. Transport in private vehicle
• Airport transfers
• Land transfers as per itinerary
• Sightseeing transfer as per itinerary
• Kathmandu (2Ns)
• Bandipur (1N)
• Pokhara (2Ns)
• Tea House Accommodation during trekking (5Ns)
• Chitwan (2Ns)
• All breakfasts
• All Lunch and Dinner during trekking
4. Trekking Package:
• Tea House Accommodations, English Speaking License Holder Guide and all his expenses, all meals during trekking
• A representative from Aarya Village Travel for arrival and departure assistance.
• An experienced English Speaking licensed holder guide during trekking and sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• A naturalist guide in Chitwan.
• 1 Hour boating at Phewa Lake
7. Taxes, service charges, and Permits:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes, ACAP, TIMS
• National Park fees
Cost Excludes of above program:
a. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
b. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
c. Meals not listed in the itinerary
d. Cost of a porter who can carry max. 20 kg of baggage
e. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
f. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
g. Payment Transfer Charge
h. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
i. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and reception, assistance and Transfer to the hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks upon arrival and Instruction of your vacation in Nepal.
Your Nepal tour package begins today with a drive (for around 5-6 hours ) to a Newar Cultural Village called Bandipur. Bandipur offers a heavy mix of history, architecture, unbelievable views, splendid caves and pristine landscapes. You can view the beautiful chain of mountains Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal from Tundikhel (if weather permits). In the evening take a walk and admire the beautiful vistas, chat with the friendly local people, and witness their simple local way of life.
In the morning we will take a short exploration of Bandipur then we will drive to Pokhara. Located 210 km west of Kathmandu, this beautiful lakeside city is a prime tourism destination in Nepal offering with spellbinding and hypnotic natural beauty, stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The drive on the way itself is going to be amazingly unique experience as you travel besides the mighty river with some strong current almost throughout your journey with scenic greenery on both sides of the road along with human settlements thick and thin at different places. After reaching Pokhara you check in to your hotel, get yourself refreshed and have some rest.
We then head out for some sightseeing to Devi’s Fall, a waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. It is known as Patale Chango, which means underworld waterfall. Gupteshwor cave is recognized as one of the longest caves in Nepal with a length that exceeds 2000 meters and the cave interior consists of deposition of calcium carbonate and surrounding limestone.
Boating at Barahi Temple - Today try out some boating at Phewa Lake for about an hour, visit Tal Barahi temple while boating. Tal Barahi Temple, situated in the middle of the lake on an island on the south east section, also known as Lake Temple, is a two-story pagoda temple located in the Kaski District of the Gandaki Zone in western Nepal. It is a Hindu temple of the Goddess Durga.
We will pick you up at the hotel after breakfast and begin your drive to Kalopani. We follow the main road west to the wonderful city of Beni. After Beni, the fun begins as we drive towards Kalopani on both off-road and paved roads. You will stop for lunch and visit the Rupche waterfall, which will be a highlight of the journey.
After breakfast, we begin our walk to Marpha village via Annapurna Circuit Trail. The path continues to the east side of Kaligandaki, eventually leading to Larjung settlement. We will continue our walk to Tukuche, a historic Thakali settlement at 2590 meters, where we will eat lunch. After lunch, we continue our journey to Marpha at 2665 meters, passing through a Tibetan refugee village, apple farm and medieval Tibetan settlements.
After breakfast drive to Syang village crossing Kali Gandaki suspension bridge. Then commence on a short hike to a Tibetan Buddhist monastery where you can experience monastic life of monks. Onward, we take a deep relaxation in the pristine alpine lake called “Dumba Lake”. After a short rest at banks of lake then we proceed towards Thini village to explore the local lifestyle of ethnic Thakali people.
We continue our hike towards Kagbeni village. The first section of the climb brings us to Jomsom at 2713 meters, a sizable community with an airport, an army barracks, and several hotels, stores, banks, and government buildings. We travel farther from Jomsom to the little settlement of Ekley-bhatti, which contains a lonely bar. From here, a one-hour trek leads us to Kagbeni, which is located at the confluence of the Jhong Khola and the Kali Gandaki. Kagbeni is a windswept settlement located on the old Trans-Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via the Upper Mustang area.
After breakfast, we begin a drive towards Khingga village, and then take a steep ascent up towards Muktinath temple. On the route we will explore other Tibetan settlements including Jarkot village, Jhong village that resembles settlements of Tibet.
After breakfast, we begin our journey to Lupra. The journey is uphill and downhill reaching up to an altitude of 3,900 m. After 3 hours walk we will reach Lupra village. Then we hike for another hour to our vehicle station that will be waiting for us for the 4 hour further drive to Tatopani. Tatopani, which means "hot water," is a hot spring on the river's banks. Make a brief stop here for a natural hot bath. We spend the night at Tatopani.
You'll be driving from Tatopani to Pokhara today. That's a five-hour drive. Check into your hotel. Relax for a while in the hotel. In the evening, go along the lakeshore of the Phewa and observe the reflection of Mt. FishTail in the water.
Now the journey will take you toward the southern plains. We will drive towards Chitwan which will take around 5-6 hrs. Settle in with time at leisure with welcoming refreshments. Discover the culture, lifestyle, and religion of an Indigenous Tharu people on a village tour. The evening will be a learning experience for you as our naturalist guide will present on the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park.
Wake up to the sound of birds. On this day, we will explore the jungle of Chitwan National Park by tracking a one-horned rhino with an expert local naturalist. If lucky we will be able to take a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. Float on a Rapti river to observe exotic aquatic species along the river with a beautiful view of Himalayan foothills. Enjoy the evening with an ethnic dance performance by the Tharu people.
Savor a last-morning moment in the wilds of the park. Then after breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu which takes around 5 - 6 hours. The journey lets you witness steep moraines with dense forests and vegetation alongside the gleaming Trishuli River. Enjoy the rest of the evening at your own free disposal.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel. As per your flight departure time, our team will coordinate and pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to the airport for departure. Check-in and fly towards your onward journey. Thus we conclude your vacation in Nepal.