This particular program has been designed in discovering the Kathmandu valley from the out skirt ridges which surround it, and in order to combine a soft comfortable hiking tour with exploration well beyond the city limits. This tour has one of the best walks within the Kathmandu valley that combines cultural experiences and natural heritages with superb view of mountain from sites of these exceptional mountain camps.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Sankhu and trek to Nagarkot. O/N camp.
Day 04: Trek to Dhulikhel. O/N camp.
Day 05: Trek to Namobuddha. O/N camp.
Day 06: Trek to Gundu. O/N camp.
Day 07: Hike to Suryabinayak & back to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 08: Free day. O/N at hotel.
Day 09: Transfer to Raft. O/N Tented Camp.
Day 10: Raft & drive to Chitwan. O/N Jungle Lodge.
Day 11: Jungle activities in Chitwan. O/N at Jungle Lodge.
Day 12: Drive to Pokhara. O/N at hotel.
Day 13: Sightseeing of Pokhara. O/N at hotel.
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 15: Free day at Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 16: Transfer to the airport for onward destination.
Day 01: Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel. The tour manager will give pre-tour briefing. Remainder of the day at leisure.O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu
AM: Pashupatinath Temple- the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva, built in 1996. We carry on the sightseeing tour of the Patan- A city of architecture and fine arts. Some times known as "town with a Thousand Golden Roofs".Visit Tibetan Handicraft Center at Jawalakhel to watch carpet weaving.
PM: Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath- the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. A short drive will take you to Bouddhanath- the worlds largest stupa; a sight of great generation to the Buddhist. we continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square- the temple of the Living Goddess and the Royal palace. Finally, visit Kastamandap- a temple built from a single tree from which the Kathmandu derives its name. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Sankhu – Nagarkot - Trek
Half an hour to the trek starting point Sankhu- An old Newari settlement lying 12km, east of Kathmandu. We proceed for 4 hours of most easy and pleasant trek. The trail follows the ridge line eastwards with pleasant wall through the scattered villages. Our first camp at Nagarkot- east of Kathmandu situated at an altitude of 2,175m above sea level. The panorama of the major peaks of most of the eastern Nepal Himalayas, including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. Best at sunset and sunrise. P/N camp.
Day 04: Nagarkot – Dhulikhel-Trek
The trails follows towards south – east crossing over two ridge lying east – west. Bit of ups and downs but easy and pleasant. Today we walk for about 5 hours reaching another Newari town known as Dhulikhel lying 30km east of Kathmandu. Another spot for viewing sunset. O/N at camp.
Day 05: Dhulikhel –Namobuddha – Trek
It's a hike to places within the rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Pleasant and easy walks to the surrounding villages offer captivating glimpse of rular life. O/N at camp.
Day 06: Namobuddha – Gundu – Trek
Same as day 05
Day 07: Suryabinayak – Kathmandu
A short hike to Suryabinayak. Soft walks till lunch and drive to Kathmandu. Approx. 45 minutes drive. O/N at hotel.
Day 08: Kathmandu
Day at leisure. O/N at hotel.
Day 09: Kathmandu - rafting
Early morning breakfast is served and takes 2 hours of drive to the raft put in point. White Water Rafting in Trishuli River – over crashing waves and swirling rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. Night on the riverbank. Tented camps.
Day 10: Raft – Jungle Safari
End rafting at late afternoon and drive to Chitwan (Jungle Safari). Rafting is continued after breakfast till the lunchtime & after lunch, we end up with raft & proceed to Royal Chitwan National Park for wildlife activities.Upon arrival meet by the naturalist and transfer to the jungle resort. The manager will brief the guests about the activities. In the late afternoon, the guests will be taken for a jungle safari on elephant.
Day 11: Jungle Safari
Early morning guests will be mounted on elephant back and taken for jungle safari for 2-3 hours penetrating through dense grassland to view wildlife. This grass commonly known as elephant grass is dense and grows to a height of 18-20 ft. It is the favorite habitat of the rhinoceros and other mammals. After breakfast, the guests are taken to our elephant stables where the senior naturalist will give a talk about the habitats of the elephant. Here one may witness the rare scenic of the elephant at bath. Afternoon free to relax. Evening dinner served around the campfire followed by Tharu stick dance. O/N at Jungle Lodge.
Day 12: Chitwan - Pokhara
After breakfast, guests will be transferred to waiting vehicles for drive to Pokhara- one of the most picturesque valleys in Nepal, 125 mile west of Kathmandu and under the shadow of the Annapurna Ranges. A rare combination of snow-clad mountains.
Day 13: Pokhara
Full day sightseeing of Phewa Lake- the second biggest lake in Nepal. On an island in the middle of the lake is a Hindu shrine for Goddess Barahi. Seti River with breathtaking rush and the bridge over it. Patale Chhangu (Hell's fall) known as David's fall and Mahendra Cave- a large limestone cave full of stalactites and stalagmites make a good destination for about 2 Km. O/N at hotel.
Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Either take a morning flight to Kathmandu enjoying the mountain scenery or take enough time to go for shopping in Kathmandu or take a drive of approx. 5 hours back to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 15: Kathmandu
Free day on your own to go for last minute shopping or to do somethings of your interest. Evening dinner followed by Nepali cultural program. O/N at hotel.
Transfer to the airport for onward destination.