Hiking or TrekkingTours in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
Climbing or Peak TrekkingTours in Nepal
Cycling or Mountain BikingTours in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
Sightseeing or FestivalTours in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by the fact that it is a classified UNESCO site. The sites which have won her status include Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhanuth and Bouddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan.
Pokhara is often referred to as a 'jewel' in the Himalayas. Known for its clean pristine air and spectacular mountain scenes, it also boasts three major lakes - Phewa, Rupa and Begnas. Pokhara once lay on the important trade route between India and Tibet. Pokhara is blessed with stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop.
Nepal's varied elevations support more than 850 species of birds, or about 10 percent of the world's total species. More than 450 species of birds have been spotted in Chitwan National Park.
Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu for your Annapurna Base camp Trek. Transfer to Hotel.
Day-2: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparations for the Annapurna trek.
Day-3: Bhaktapur Today, we head to Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, situated at an altitude of 1401m. It is a home to medieval art and architecture and was the site for Burtoluchhi's Little Buddha. After lunch, we continue to Patan, also known as 'Lalitpur' literally the city of fine arts. We then drive to Nagarkot
Day-4: Pokhara After an early wake is, we will be off to see panoramas of the eastern Himalaya including 5 of world's ten highest peaks. After breakfast we will drive to Pokhara
Day-5: Sarangkot A full day of sightseeing is ahead of us, starting with an early morning drive to Sarangkot to watch the sun rise. We then take in several sights, such as the Vindyavasini Temple, Mahendra Cave, the beautiful Fewa Lake for a peaceful hour of boating, and later, the World Peace Stupa of Lord Buddha. Later, we will visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp and continue to David Falls.
Day-6: Royal Chitwan National Park. Today we drive to the Royal Chitwan National Park, getting there around 16:00 hrs, We will be transferred by canoes across the River to the waiting elephants which will ferry us to our camp. The Park is home to the great one horned rhinoceros, sloth bear, wild boar, bison, deer, monkeys, crocodiles, leopard, tiger and much more. Overnight stay at Island Jungle Resort.
Day-7: Royal Chitwan National Park. Early this morning, we will be mounted on elephant back and then taken for a jungle safari for 2 -3 hours penetrating through dense 18-20 ft grasslands. After breakfast we will be taken to the elephant stables were we may witness the rare scene of the elephants at bath.
Day-8: Royal Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu This morning some activities take place before breakfast. After breakfast, elephant, land rover and canoes will transfer you to waiting vehicles for the drive to Kathmandu.
Day-9: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day-10: Departure from Kathmandu.
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This tour can be done throughout the year but best in Spring from the beginning of March to around May. It is around this time that many of the trees come into bloom such as the Rhododendrons. The downside to this period, is that the mountain views can often be obscured.
The second best time is from September to mid November, and although the days are colder with more chance of snow, the mountain views are much clear, being post monsoon season.
December brings the snow falls and very few tourists head into the region, making the routes less busy.
June to September is quite wet given the monsoon season, and as a result, again, less tourists.
Kathmandu: Hotel Thamel Eco Resort
Nagarkot: Country Villa
Pokhara: Hotel Four Seasons or Kantipur
Chitwan: Hotel Parkland
Four star hotels on tour
Kathmandu: Hotel de l' Annapurna
Nagarkot: Country Villa
Pokhara: Hotel Pokhara Grande or Barahi
Chitwan: Temple Tiger Jungle Resorts