Essence Of Nepal - 11 Days

Trip Code NDC-1014
Trip grade Easy
From USD

1245

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Trip Overview

Regarded as one of the best adventure destinations in the world, Nepal is home to 8 of the 10 highest mountains on the planet, including Mount Everest where the Fast-moving, snow-fed rivers cut through the hills and mountains from north to south, carving deep valleys and steep ridges and further dividing the southern plain from hills. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 m above sea level to the highest point on the earth, Mt. Everest at 8848 m. On the same time, you could either be sweltering on the temperate lowlands or basking on temperate Valley of capital Kathmandu or could experience chilly weather atop a mountain. The rugged topography has also created numerous ecological niches to which different ethnic groups have adapted perfectly.

Its unique geographical location and latitude variations have created one of the richest bio-diversity on Earth. With a total of 118 different ecosystems in Nepal, it is ranked 25th and 11th positions in biodiversity richness in the world and Asia. With 0.1% of the global area, Nepal’s accommodates more than 5,000 species of flowering plants, 181 species of mammals, 844 species of birds, 185 species of fishes, about 635 species of butterflies and more than 2252 moths, out of which 284 species of flowering plants, 160 animal species and 14 species of herpetofauna are reportedly endemic to Nepal.

 

Beside all these facets Nepal still has much to offer – the culture, people, hospitality, beauty and inspiration from the Himalayas. The shared feeling of Adventure-Culture-Nature in the foothills of Himalaya is always an insignia of honour for any trekker worth their trekking boots.

The rich cultural heritage, exquisite temples and pagodas dating back centuries, colourful arrays of bustling streets, the every changing landscape scenery, the warm and hospitable people, unique culture and traditions always amaze a traveller.

We have handcrafted this tour combining the cultural, scenic and natural wonders of this fascinating country. Within a week’s time, you will be able to experience much of what Nepal has to offer.

Th trip starts from Kathmandu where you will immerse yourself in the spiritual vibes of the holiest Hindu temple of Asia-Pashupatinath, climb the steep hills of Syambhunath stupa, also known as monkey temple. You will also visit Boudhanath, one of the world’s largest stupa built after Mughal invasion, marvel the shrines, temples and ancient Newari architecture at Patan Durbar Square.

 

Your next destination will be a beautiful lake city, Pokhara. While in Pokhara you will explore the laid back streets of Lake Side nestling at the foothills of Annapurna offering a spectacular backdrop of Fishtail mountain, paddle at the Fewa lake and explore some of the must-see sites: sacred Gupteshwor cave, and World peace pagoda, Davis fall & International Mountain Museum.

& finally, you will venture into the wilderness of Southern plains of Nepal and learn about how rare, endangered and vulnerable species of wildlife are being conserved and protected in Nepal’s first National Park, Chitwan National Park.  A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, and Gharial Crocodile. During your elephant safari, your will guide will help you spot the one-horned rhinos, wild boars, sandburs, spotted deer, sloth bear four-horned antelope. A Royal Bengal Tiger may surprise you by his majestic appearance during your safari. You can also take jungle walk or canoe in the Rapti River. At night you will be entertained with cultural performances by the typical Tharu tribe and  you could dance alongside with them as well.

Trip itinerary

  • 01 Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport &transfer to Hotel. (1,300m/4,264ft)

    You will be escorted to your hotel room by our representative from Airport. Rest for a while. You will have a guided sightseeing tour at evening covering Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath. At evening you will be briefed about the whole trip over welcome dinner.

    overnight at Hotel.

  • 02 Hike to Nagi Gompa, Shivapuri National Park. (3-4 hours) (2330m/7645ft)

    Early morning you will hike to Nagi Gompa through the forests, streams and hills of Shivapuri National Park. Nagi Gompa nunnery sits on a mountainside high above the Kathmandu Valley and is home to more than 100 nuns associated with Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu. Here, nuns from all over the Himalayan region have come to study, practice and meditate in quiet and peaceful surroundings, and to receive opportunities generally unavailable to female practitioners previously. Soak yourself in the peaceful and pristine beauty of the surrounding. Mediate or chitchat with a nun perhaps?

    You will be escorted to the hotel after the hike, get time to freshen yourself up and ready for another adventure. In the afternoon, you will explore the typical Newari lifestyle and culture at Bungmati and Khokana villages. Acquaint yourself with a typical village lifestyle.

    Overnight at Hotel.

  • 03 Drive to Bandipur. (5-6 hrs) (1030m/3380ft)

    Early morning you will drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur passing through the bank of Trishuli and Marsyangdi River and highway side villages and landscape.

    After exploring the biggest cave in South Asia, Siddha Cave we will take a hike up to the beautiful and bustling village of Bandipur.

    Bandipur is a living museum of Newari culture, a beautifully preserved village on the hilltops above the highway stop of Dumre. You will stroll around the heart of medieval-looking town where most of the houses are built with brick walls, wooden carved windows, mud floors and slate roofs.

                              Overnight at Hotel.

  • 04 Early morning hike to Ramkot. (1100m/3609ft) (4-5 hrs)

    After breakfast you will take an easy and pleasant hike passing through pine forest to a traditional and beautiful village, Ramkot.

    Weather permitting; you will be able to see the magnificent view of towering Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang mountains from the village.

    Drive to Pokhara. (823m/2,700ft)       (5-6 hrs)

    After the easy and pleasant hike to Ramkot, you will have your lunch in a traditional restaurant. Then we will drive towards the lake city , Pokhara.

  • 05 Pokhara Fun

    Guided sightseeing in Pokhara covering Gupteshwor Cave and David Falls. Hike up to the World Peace Pagoda. Peddle lazily and relax across the Fewa Lake.

    Overnight at Hotel.

  • 06 Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan. (5-6 hrs) (415m/1362ft)

    In the morning, you will drive from Pokhara  to Chitwan. You will explore the Nepal’s first national park, Chitwan national park for next couple of days.

    Overnight at Hotel.

  • 07 Full day guided activities

    Elephant/Jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching. An expert guide will brief you about how rare, endangered and vulnerable species of wildlife are being conserved and protected. You will also learn how Nepal’s first national park- Chitwan National Park is now a shining example of conservation success story. At night, enjoy cultural performances by the typical Tharu tribe and dance alongside with them

    Overnight at Hotel.

  • 08 Chitwan to Kathmandu

    Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu. Utilize your free afternoon to buy souvenirs for your friends and families. Farewell Dinner.

     Overnight at Hotel.

  • 09 Final Departure

    Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.

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