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Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Tour of Nepall
  • Group Size: Min-2, Max 12,
  • Grade: Easy
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic flight, Elephant back
  • Type of Tour: Historical, Cultural Tour
  • Total Days: 15 Days
  • Trip Cost: USD 2000
  • Trip Code: TON - DN

 

Taste of Nepal

Trip Overview

An excellent introduction to the joys of Nepal, exploring the Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys and enjoying the immense beauty of the Himalaya. 3 nights are spent in the Chitwan National Park and we allow time for low altitude walks around Pokhara.

Kathmandu & Gorkha

First we wander around the bustling bazaars of Kathmandu and visit Pashupatinath, Nepal's holiest Hindu temple and Boudhanath Stupa - from which four pairs of eyes which looks at the four corners of earth with wisdom and compassion.

We then head to the Historic town of Gorkha - which gave the feared Gurkha soldiers their name - we head up to the old King's Palace for some great views of the Annapurnas and Manaslu. On the way to Gorkha you may like to take an optional half-day white water rafting trip on the Trisuli River, a really exhilarating experience.

Taste of NepalChitwan Wildlife

From Gorkha we drive down to the sub tropical Terai and Chitwan valley. We spend 3 nights at the Chitwan National Park, which supports a variety of game. Known for it's great one horned rhino and Royal Bengal tigers, there are also leopard, sloth bear, four kinds of deer and over 300 species of birds. After Chitwan we visit the old trading post of Bandipur, which is located under a canopy of pine and Sal forests. We spend two days doing short walks and exploring this historic town.

The 'Fishtail' Mountain

We continue to the verdant Pokhara valley, to enjoy the lakeside tranquility and breathtaking views of Machapuchare, the 'fishtail peak' (6997m). Various walks are possible, perhaps along a ridge between the pretty lakes of Begnas and Rupa, where we can enjoy mountain views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to Annapurna II in the east.

Trip Information

Day to Day Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Join Kathmandu.
Day 2 - In Kathmandu, walking tour of old bazaar; visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa.
Day 3 - Drive to Nalang village.
Day 4 - In Nalang. Walks
Day 5 - Drive to Chitwan.
Day 6 -7 - In Chitwan, nature walks, elephant safaris.
Day 8 - Drive to Bandipur, walks.
Day 9 - In Bandipur, walks, Gorkha visit.
Day 10 - Drive to Pokhara.
Day 11-12 - In Pokhara, choice of walks; half-day visit to Tibetan refugee village.
Day 13 - Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 14 - In Kathmandu possibility of Everest flight and optional tour of Bhaktapur in the afternoon.
Day 15 - Departure.

Day to Day Detail Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Join Kathmandu.
Day 2 - In Kathmandu, walking tour of old bazaar; visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa.
Day 3 - Drive to Nalang village.
Day 4 - In Nalang. Walks
Day 5 - Drive to Chitwan.
Day 6 - 7 - In Chitwan, nature walks, elephant safaris.
Day 8 - Drive to Bandipur, walks.
Day 9 - In Bandipur, walks, Gorkha visit.
Day 10 - Drive to Pokhara.
Day 11-12 - In Pokhara, choice of walks; half-day visit to Tibetan refugee village.
Day 13 - Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 14 - In Kathmandu possibility of Everest flight and optional tour of Bhaktapur in the afternoon.
Day 15 - Departure.

Fact Finder

Duration - 15 days
Trip Details: -
  • Kathmandu: Walking Tour
  • Kathmandu: Half Day Guided tour to temple of Pashupatinath and to Boudhanath Stupa
  • Nalang: Witness unspoilt pristine village lifestyle
  • Gorkha: Beautiful Royal Palace
  • Chitwan: Home to a wide variety of animal species and the rare one horned rhino
  • Bandipur: Old trading post
  • Pokhara: 2 half day walks
  • Pokhara: Half-day excursion to the Tibetan refugee village
Activities - Cultural, Touring, Walking
Trip Grade - Easy
Mode of Travel - Bus/Elephant/Dugout Canoe, Domestic flight
Group & Staff - Min 2, Max 12, Responsible Adventures leader, local guides plus driver.
Accommodation - Boutique hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tented camp in Nalang, Resorts in Chitwan and Bandipur
Land Cost - US$2000

Trip Cost

Cost Includes:-

  1. Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  2. Boutique hotel in Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
  3. Hotel/ Lodges on twin sharing basis
  4. All transportation
  5. Responsible Adventures' Expert Trek leader (Click to watch video of trek leaders)
  6. All permits
  7. Twin sharing room on trek
  8. All meals on tour (Various resturants of our choice)
  9. Domestic airfare.

Cost Does Not Include:-

  1. Visas
  2. All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  3. Transportation outside of the tour program
  4. Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  5. Tips(suggested amount US$50 per week for staff only); Leader's tip at your discretion
  6. Items of a personal nature e.g alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir etc.

Client Reviews

Thanks Raj
You have personally made this such a fantastic trip - better than I was expecting. I especially loved all the little extra details - including the guitar playing and singing... the power of rock lives on!! I hope to see you in Oxford in 2006 and I'll try to look after you as well as you have done for me in Nepal.... or at least take you on a mighty big pub-crawl! Good luck with all future plans.

Alex Smith(Annapurna Sanctuary Dec. 2005)
Oxford, United Kingdom

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