¤ NEPAL ON YOUR OWN-08 ¤ ( 9 nts / 10 days with Trekking )
All National Parks are closed from 01 June to 30 September every year.
Arrive Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Patan. Patan also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts. The city is enclosed within 4 stupas. These stupas were said to have been built in the 3rd century AD by Emperor Ashoka of India. Highlights: Durbar Square, the Patan Old City palace with a bronze collection, the Krishna Mandir built by King Siddhi Narasingh Malla, and Mahabouddha Temple. Overnight at hotel
AM - Half day sightseeing to Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath. City sightseeing tour visiting the Durbar square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati temple, Machhender Bahl- Holy place for the Buddhists and Hindus, temple house of Kumari, the vestal virgin or the living goddess Swaymbhunath stupa, a Buddhisht shrine believed to be more than 2000 yrs old on the hillock of western part of Kathmandu. M - Sightseeing of the ancient Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist stupa Pashupatinath, is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Lord Shiva. Located in the bank of Bagmati River, here Hindus cremate their dead bodies. (Entrance for Hindus only inside the temple Boudhanath is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world and believed to be built by King Manadeva. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast)
Depart for Pokhara by private vehicle. The total distance is about 210 km. En route Rafting on Trisuli River ( 2 hrs). Upon arrival at Pokhara, check-in at hotel. Pokhara is one of the most picturesque natural valley of Nepal. Situated around 900 m. Pokhara lies 200 km west from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Beautiful Himalaya range, green hills and hill stations surround Pokhara. It is, threfore, one of the rare combinations of the arrays of snow clad peaks, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges and picturesque villages inhabited by various simple and friendly ethnic Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 04 :- POKHARA / POTHANA 1900m.
Pick up from hotel in Pokhara and drive to Suikhet Phedi on Pokhara- Baglung highway for 45 minutes. We take the right hand track uphill through thin forest and farmland and scattered villages to Dhampus Village 1650m which offers the spectacular views of the snow clad mountains of the Annapurna range including the famous Mt. Machhapuchhre. A further walk of one hour will take us to Pothana for overnight stop. Total walking time 4 hours. Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 05 :- POTHANA/ GHANDRUK 1940m.
Having our breakfast in the morning we walk to Deorali on a gradual ascent an then take a steep downhill walk through thick rhododendron forest to Bhichuk. From here the trail eases until Langdrung where we take our lunch. Post lunch we walk down to Modi Khola ( river) to take a steep uphill walk to Ghandruk, a large Gurung Village for night stop. Ghandrug offers the views of Machapuchre, Annapurna South, and other peaks of Annapurna range. Total walking time 6 hours Overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner).
We see a gradual descent walk to Seuli Bazar for 2 hours and get on a Flat land walk through rice fields until Birethanti. We further walk on a very busy trail approximately one hour to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara. Total walking time 4 hours Overnight at hotel (Breakfast,Lunch)
Pick up from Pokhara after breakfast and drive toChitwan ( 145 km). The Royal Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, provides a great wildlife experience with its rich flora and fauna. Overnight at Lodge ( Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner).
Day 08 :- CHITWAN
Full day jungle activities in the National Park including Elephant back safari. Overnight at Lodge ( Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner).
After breakfast leave for Kathmandu ( 150 km) Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)
Transfer to airport for return flight (Breakfast)
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