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Nepal 10 Days Tour Program

Season: Mid October Till Mid December Location: Nepal (Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & Bandipur) Altitude 1,300 m Difficulty level Easy
Trip Fact

Destination : Nepal

Duration   : 10 Days

Style of Tour : Cultural, Nature, Jungle Safari

Accommodations

Kathmandu : 04 nights

Pokhara       : 02 nights

Chitwan       : 02 nights

Bandipur     : 01 night

Meals

BREAKFAST = 09

LUNCH          = 04

DINNER        = 04

Total Price
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Activities: Nepal 10 Days Tour Program
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Trip code: FONT10D
Trip Details
About Nepal 10 Days Tour Program

Nepal 10 days program is a great trip for those who have a desire to experience the diverse elements of Nepal.  The program stretches from the capital of Kathmandu,rich in historical monuments and spiritual places to the tranquil valley of Pokhara in the west offering fantastic views of mountain and rural set up then headssouth for Jungle Safari in one of Asia’s finest national Park. The trip wraps up with a visit to old medieval Newari town of Bandipur. The program provides you the much insights ofmid hill and terai region of Nepal.

 

Kathmandu is the historical and architectural point of Nepal.Although small in sizeit has some beautiful historical spots listed in the World Heritage Site.  Here our visitwill include the ancient historical palaces which has some impressive architecture alongwith good wood work; age old Buddhist Monasteries & Holy Hindu temple; witness the performance of Arati in one of the holy Hindus temple. Walk through old narrow lanes of Kathmandu and stroll around local market and lively Thamel streets.

Then we travel 210 kms west of Kathmandu to Pokhara valley for mountain viewing and to experience the rural set up of Nepal.  During our stay we will visit the rural villages, schools and enjoy the nature. Our overnight stay will be at Tiger Mountain Lodge Pokhara situated in a tranquil location and surrounded by nature.  During the good weather the views of mountains are just magnificent.

From here we head towards the south which is the Terai land of Nepal. Here lies the famous Chitwan National park famous for wild life safari. We will spending our time here exploring the wild life visiting the Tharuvillages which is verydifferent from the hilly part of Nepal.

While returning to Kathmandu we will spend a night at thecharming old medieval town of Bandipur. This is a Newari town with its age-old flavor still intact. Village is beautifully preserved with its main street lined with traditional row houses.

Trip Highlights:
    • Ancient Palace, important religious site around Kathmandu Valley
    • Visit the birth place of Lord Buddha, Lumbini
    • Jungle Safari in one of Asia’s finest park.
    • Old Newari town

You will be warmly greeted by our representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival. After escorting to your designated hotel in the city you’ll be assisted in checking into your room.

Your overnight in Kathmandu will be at Hotel Dwarika’s Hotel which is the Winner of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Heritage Award.  Hotel is inspired by Kathmandu Valley’s rich cultural heritage. Featuring an extensive collection of artefacts from the 13th century, Dwarika’s Hotel is modelled after the palaces of Newar Kings. Pashupatinath Temple is 500 metres away while Tribhuvan International Airport and the Buddhist site of Boudhnath are both 2 kms from the hotel. Durbar Marg Street is 5 km away.

Overnight at Hotel Dwarika (Heritage Deluxe Room)

Includes : Accommodation, airport transfer, local English speaking guide for assistance

Our tour to Nepal begins with the place where Nepal was born.  TheSwayambunath Stupa, the Kathmandu’s oldest and the most important shrine is the monuments which mark the birth place of the Kathmandu Valley which later developed into the country of Nepal.It is perched atop a hill on the western edge of Kathmandu valley overlooking most parts of the valley. To visit a stupa is said to be the same as meeting a Buddha in person as it represents Buddha’s mind. It offers peace, freedom and joy to the whole world and ultimately helps us to obtain perfect enlightenment.

Then from there we drive down to heart of the city to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the seat of Royalty in the earlier days.  Although many of the structures has been damaged by the 25th Earthquake but some monuments are still intact exposing the beautiful wood work of the ancient times.   You might also be lucky to see the living Goddess Kumari during your visit here. From there we walk through the local typical Nepali market experiencing the activities to colorful and vibrant Thamel streets. Here also you can find some great restaurants to have lunch.

 

After bit late in the afternoon we move from Thamel to the most holy Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is a two tiered golden roof and silver door temple dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). The exact date of foundation of the shrine is not known but the first historical records date from the 13th century. The site has sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmatiriver. In the evening we can see the performing of the Arati. The Arati is an expression of one’s complete and unflinching love towards God. It is sung and performed with a deep sense of reverence, adoration, and meditative awareness.

Overnight at Hotel Dwarika (Heritage Deluxe Room)

Includes :Breakfast , Sightseeing tours & Accommodation

 

This day initially we will drive around 18 Km east of Kathmandu to visit another ancient Palace of Nepal. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an ancient palace rich in traditional art, architecture and historical monuments. It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. (Some of the temples and monuments are undergoing renovation).  Here in Bhaktapur we will also be visiting pottery square, the centre of Bhaktapur’s ceramic industry, and it’s a fascinating place to wander around. Several shops sell the finished article, and you can see the firing process at the back of the square, which is lined with mud-covered straw kilns.

After witnessing the old Nepali palace we drive to Babar MahalRevisted, five courtyards of Kathmandu’s best shopping & eateries in a historic Rana Palace setting – here we will visit Siddhartha Art Gallery (www.siddharthaartgallery.com) which has been active in promoting contemporary Nepalese art and striving to introduce international perspectives in art, to the Kathmandu community.  Here you can also have your lunch as there are nice restaurant with good foods.

 

Then drive toBoudhnath Stupa the largest in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. It was built around 14th Century in the shape of giant mandala or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos.

Surrounding Boudhanath Stupa are streets and narrow alleys lined with colorful homes, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and street vendors.

In the late afternoon it is wonderful to be in Boudhnath as you can see activities of lightning the light, circumbulance and offering prayers.

After, we return back for an overnight stay at Hotel Dwarika (Heritage Deluxe Room))

Includes :Breakfast , Sightseeing tours & Accommodation

Today we fly to Pokhara Valley situated 200 km west of Kathmandu. Valley is a gateway to several beautiful treks around Annapurna region and also provides a magical view of Mt. Machuppuchare.

Here we explore Pokhara town temple, stupa, lake and then later drive to Tiger Mountain Lodge perched 1,000 ft above the Pokhara Valley with a spectacular Himalayan backdrop.  Lodge provides a perfect haven and the essence of tranquility. It is great place to take walks exploring local communities, bird watching, gentle exercise, or just to relax in a typical Nepalese rural setting.

Afternoon to get a taste of what’s on offer, why not start with a short, guided walk around the lodge’s immediate vicinity. There are many trails utilised by the local residents, which lead through the villages, passing fields of millet, mustard, potatoes, and other crops, depending on the season. There are many different species of plants, some used for medicinal purposes, which will be pointed out by our experienced guides. There is also an abundance of birds. Specialist bird-watching walks can easily be arranged for keen birders. We can also provide a checklist of birds and butterflies for the area. Field guides are available from the Col. Jimmy’s Library. Please let the guide know your interests and how long you wish to walk; he can then design a walk to suit you.

Overnight at Tiger Mountain Lodge.www.tigermountainpokhara.com

Includes :Breakfast , airport transfers & Accommodation with lunch and dinner & activities

Today we visit Sri Amar JyotiGaunPharka School a local government school, situated in the same village at Tiger Mountain PokharaLodge, that has a primary and secondary section serving 500 students from ages 3 through 16 years old. The school has a dynamic management committee and teaching staff but the school lacks a budget for even the most basic educational support resources.

Then we can go for a very pleasant general village and farmland walk through communities of varied groups and castes with the advantage that it is largely on the level or undulating without any serious steep climbs or descents. Leaving the lodge the walk goes to SundarGaun (above Khaste Tal) then through local forest to Naraspur (a good area for bird watching) and through farmland to Bhimirepani before returning to the lodge. Approx. 3 hrs walk.

Overnight at Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara

Includes :Activities, accommodation with Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast drive to airport for 25 minutes flight to Southern part of Nepal Bharatpur then you will drive 32 kms west to Barahi Jungle Resort Proceeding towards the lodge by crossing the rustic roads of Tharu villages, you would observe a life much different than other tourist spots of Nepal. It takes approximately 80 minutes to reach the lodge. We shall pre book a pickup from the airport on prior request.

Bullock Cart Village Visit

Start a bullock cart ride to visit the village as people busy themselves in the daily chores. The village visit takes you to Tharu houses and experience the coexistence of modernity and tradition in the village. You will get a chance to learn and explore while streaming through the pollution free roads, stretches of farmlands and ancestral homes and welcoming locals.

In the evening you have dinner with Cultural dance

Cultural Performance

Centuries old culture of ostensible survivors in Nepal, Tharu Dance is an amazing way of expressing the significance of festivals, farm land and the tradition of united families in the life of Tharus. The cultural performances are organized at the lodge after sunsets. We encourage guests to interact and join them in the performance.

Includes :Breakfast in the lodge, airport transfers, transportation to lodge & with lunch and dinner, activities in Chitwan

Today is a canoe ride in the morning

Canoeing

We sail along the placid water of the Rapti River looking out for Crocodiles and several Wetland Species, migrants and residents and if lucky get a closer view of the Rhinos wallowing in water. Boat safari lets you enjoy the wildlife from the comforts of the boat. Boat safari is a peaceful one hour ride that is concluded with a sundowner at the merging point of Rapti and Narayani River.

Then it is :

Elephant Briefing

We are sure that you would enjoy the company of our elephants like we do. Elephant briefing, feeding and bathing is your special time with the elephants where you can learn about these pachyderms and spend some time with them under a tree or in the river. With the trained mahouts as guides, brace yourself for preparing special sandwiches (a grass wrap) with ingredients of an elephant’s choice. You may also feed them potatoes, bananas and later go with them to swim in the river while washing and cleaning them and also get washed in process.

Return for Lunch then in the afternoon it is Jeep Safari – if the national park is open the Jeep Safari will be inside the Chitwan National Park otherwise it will be outside the park.  Normally Park opens around mid November.

Jeep Safari

Scheduled morning and afternoon safaris are organized in the core area of the National Park using lodge’s owned 4X4 vehicle. Jeep safari is the most preferred way to experience the dense flora and vivacious wildlife of Chitwan as we pass through various habitats following the tracks in the company of an experienced naturalist. There is an option for a full day safari as well.

Includes :Breakfast in the lodge, airport transfers, transportation to lodge & with lunch and dinner, activities in Chitwan

Today after breakfast drive to Bandipur which takes around 3/4hrs drive.

Bandipur is a picturesque hill top town located almost halfway through the highway linking Kathmandu to Pokhara. A steady uphill drive from the highway town of Dumre takes you to an ancient trading centre between Tibet and the former English India. It is located in the Tanahu District, Gandaki Zone in the Mahabharat range at an altitude of 3400 feet.

Bandipur is spread over 4562 hectors of land, which has a settlement of around 5000 people and 600 houses. The weather is cool all the year round. Although different communities such as Magar, Gurung, Bahun, Kshetry, Damai, Kami and Sarki live in the Bandipur. It is predominantly a Newari town.

This town remains preserved ever since it was built and allows the tourists to enjoy its beautiful architecture and great Mountain View. Bandipur is known for its majestic view of the Himalayan ranges covering the entire Annapurna range including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang. The view starts from the snow capped mountains spreading to the great Marshyandi River valley below.

Late afternoon cultural walk around the Bandipur town, a well-preserved cultural site. It is an interesting walk to the nearby stone carved water spouts called “Tindhara” where locals through ages have come to collect water, bathe and wash. Walk continues around “Tudhikhel”, a former parade ground for army at the time when Bandipur was one of the district headquarters. Tudhikhel, now a scenic vista is also a junction point for socialization for the commons. Walk back on the stone paved path in between the local houses to hotel Gaunghar.

Overnight at the GaunGhar

Includes :Jungle activities, accommodation with meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning Sunrise:

Perched on the top of Gurungche Hill, the climb up takes you Thani Mai temple that offers you a spectacular sunrise views. Clear mornings means a 360-degree view in the country, with Himalayan range stretching along the horizon. Thick clouds beneath the mountain range makes you feel like you are above the clouds. The trail starts near the school at the southwest end of the bazaar, and is a steep 30-minute walk

Silkworm Farm:

Not everyone takes this pick, but a visit to Silkworm Farm takes you through the enthralling experience of how silk is produced. The farm has mulberry plant orchards, which is eaten by the silkworm. The worms are reared indoors, during the winter period (August to December) and Spring (March-May). You are welcome to visit during any time of the year.

Khadga Devi Temple:

Just around the corner from the Bazaar, wide flight of stone steps leads uphill to this temple-which enshrines the sword of MukundaSen, the 16th-century king of Palpa (Tansen). Allegedly a gift from Shiva, the blade is revered as a symbol of shakti (consort or female energy). Every year during the biggest festival of Dashain which occurs in October, hundreds of devotees come from all over to do puja where lots of animal sacrifice is conducted.

Afternoon drive to Kathmandu.

Overnight at Hotel Dwarika

Includes :Breakfast, transportation, guide &accommodation

Transfer to the airport as per the flight schedule.

Includes : Breakfast& airport transfers

  • 04 nights twin sharing accommodation at Hotel Dwarika,Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 02 nights twin sharing accommodation at Tiger Mountain, Pokhara on AP basis
  • 02 nights/03 Days Barahi Jungle Resort in twin sharing accommodation, jungle activities on AP basis
  • 01 night twin sharing accommodation at Gaun Ghar, Bandipur on BB basis
  • Sightseeing tour as stated above
  • Private AC Vehicle during the tour
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee during the sightseeing tour
  • Arrival/Departure transfers
  • Nepali entry visa @ US $ 25.- net per person for 15 days can be obtained at Tribhuvan International airport. Passport needs to be atleast 6 months valid on the day of departure  from Nepal, 01 Passport size photograph and visa fee needs to be paid cash in US DOLLAR
  • Flight KTM/POKHARA/BHARATPUR
  • Meals in Kathmandu &Bandipuri.e. Lunch and Dinner
  • Your personal gears for travelling
  • Travelling Insurance
  • International flight tickets
  • Any extra cost involved in case of natural disaster, political turmoil, epidemics, flight cancellation etc
  • Tips for staff not mandatory but expected
  • Anything not mentioned in the above include box

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