A delightful short trek, which gives you some of the prettiest village life, football scenery and mountain, views in Nepal. The least trekked and takes you away from the heavily tourists area of Annapurna Region followed by frequent bird-eye view of Pokhara and the excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Kasthamandap. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara. O/N at camp.
Day 04: Trek to Kharka. O/N at camp.
Day 05: Kande. O/N at camp.
Day 06: Dhampus. O/N at camp.
Day 07: Pokhara. O/N at hotel.
Day 08: Sight seeing of Phewa Lake. O/N at hotel.
Day 09: Drive to raft. O/N at Tented camp.
Day 10: Raft & drive to Chitwan. O/N at Jungle Lodge.
Day 11: Jungle Safari. O/N at Jungle Lodge.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu. O /N at hotel.
Day 13: Free day. O/N at hotel.
Day 14: Transfer to 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: Kathmandu – Pipal Danda 1,345m
After early breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Pokhara or drive to the trek starting point at Pokhara; approx 6 hrs of drive. Upon arrival, a Sherpa team to commence your pleasant trek through Chhetri & Bahuan villages until a skyline camp is reached at Pipal Danda will meet you. You will enjoy the fantastic views of Pokhara valley and the Himalayan ranges to the north. Camp over night.
Day 04: Pipal Danda – Kharka 1,406m
Today also it's a pleasant walk with gentle ups & downs passing through scattered villages & farming country followed by frequent bird-eye view of Pokhara. Camp near by a shelter for buffaloes. Camp over night.
Day 05: Kharka – Kande 1,436m
Descend past Brahmin villages crossing the small river and climbing up a gentle slope entering the pastures surrounded by forests. Stop for the lunch at the pleasant river side. The flat and gentle trail leads us through the terraced farmland and an excellent bathing Sporting just below the bridge. Half hours flat trail us to the campsite at kande. Camp over night.
Day 06: Kande – Dhampus 1,436m
The trail climbs the mule track through the forests & the lush pastures having the excellent views of Dhaulagiri & Annapurna ranges. Crossing a side stream & few houses proceeding through the fields of barley, we reach the popular trekking spot Dhampus. Camp over night.
Day 07: Dhampus – Pokhara
The trail traverses through the farmland high above the river down to Sarangkot. The trail is rewarded with the most attractive scenes of rural village life in the hills of Nepal. From Sarangkot, few drive for about 45 minutes down to Pokhara. Over night at hotel.
Day 08: Pokhara
Full day sight seeing of Phewa Lake, the second biggest lake in Nepal. On an island in the middle of the Lake, there is a Hindu shrine for goddess Barahi. Seti river- with breathtaking rush & the bridge over it. Patalr chhangu [Hell's fall] known as David's fall & Mahendra Cave – a large lime stone cave full of stalactites & stalagmites make a good destination for about 2 km.
Day 09: Pokhara – Raft
Early morning breakfast is served & takes 3 hrs of drive to the raft put in point. White water rafting in Trishuli river – over crashing waves & swirling rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. Night on the river bank. Tented camp.
Day 10: Raft – Jungle Safari
After End of rafting at late afternoon & 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 back so that they can penetrate deep into the jungle for viewing and photographing wildlife or a jungle walk is organized to experience the abundant bird life and the flora & fauna of the park. If you are lucky, you may see the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger both on nature walk as well on elephantSafari. A hearty meal of continental or Nepalese cuisine will be served in the evening around the campfire. O/N at Jungle Lodge.
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: Jungle Safari - Kathmandu
After breakfast, guest will be transferred to waiting vechicles for the drive back to Kathmandu. Rest day at leisure. O/N at hotel.
Day 13: Kathmandu
Free day on your own to go for last minute shopping or to do something of your interest. Evening dinner followed by Nepali culture program. O/N at hotel.
Transfer to airport for onward destination.