Trip Facts

Duration: 10 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Places covered: Kathmandu, Bandipur, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini
Accommodation: Heritage hotels and comfortable jungle lodge
Price: 1,295 per person (min 2 persons; special price for groups)
Customization possible: Yes

Description

Discover the history, spirit and natural beauty of Nepal in just 10 days.
 
  • Explore the artistic and cultural heritage of ancient Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
  • Enjoy birdwatching and short village walks in Bandipur
  • Enjoy close up views of the beautiful Annapurna mountains from Pokhara
  • Venture into the jungles of Chitwan National Park on jeep safari
  • Includes 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Take a scenic mountain flight to view Mount Everest (optional)

The tour starts with exploration of ancient palaces, temples, Buddhist pagodas and bazaars of Kathmandu Valley. We then take the winding mountain roads to the quaint hill village of Bandipur for an overnight stay in the picturesque countryside. The tour continues to the beautiful city of Pokhara, in the lap of the Annapurna mountain range, for majestic views and lakeside walks for a couple of nights. You will have an opportunity to take a once in a lifetime flight past the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest. We then drive to safari in the jungles and tall grasslands of Chitwan National Park, home to the one-horned rhinoceros, sloth bear, deer, tiger and over 400 species of birds.

This tour runs throughout the year and can be customized to suit your budget, preferences and travel dates.

 

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu where you will be met by Ananya Holidays team member and escorted to your hotel. Visit the 2,000 year-old Monkey Temple, enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine and dance to Nepali folk tunes. Meals D
Day 2: Experience the cultural and artistic heritage of Nepal on a guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Boudha Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and the ancient and beautifully crafted Newari city of Bhaktapur. Meals B
Day 3: Drive to the breathtaking mountain village of Bandipur. Established as a trading hub on the Indo-Tibet road, the town is known for its rustic charm and beautiful views of the Himalayas. Spend the afternoon exploring the mountainside or at leisure. Meals B
Day 4: Take in the medieval, rustic charm of Bandipur and ride a cable car to visit the local temple of goddess Manakamana. In the afternoon, drive to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara (3 hrs). Visit the island temple of Tal Barahi on a paddle boat. Meals B
Day 5: Enjoy breathtaking views of sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayan range from Sarangkot (1,592m/5,223ft). Visit the old bazaar, the first Tibetan settlement camp before hiking up to the Japanese Peace Pagoda. Meals B
Day 6: Drive to Chitwan National Park (5 hours) through towns, villages, and endless rice fields of the plains. Get a glimpse of the culture and lifestyle of the local Tharu community by visiting their village. Meals B+L+D
Day 7: Explore deep into the jungle on a jeep safari, bathe the elephants, ride the dug-out canoe and nature walk. In the evening, take part in and enjoy songs and dances of the Tharu people. Meals B+L+D
Day 8: Drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. Visit the Sacred Garden, the Maya Devi Temple, and the Ashoka Pillar. Saffron-robed monks can be seen meditating at the foot of a sacred Bodhi tree, festooned in prayer flags. Meals B
Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure or exploring Kathmandu. Visit the Palace Museum to gain insight into the royal massacre, or visit Durbar Square to see the remnants of the old Nepalese kingdom. Meals B
Day 10: Transfer to airport for journey back home. Meals B

Cost Includes: ~Comprehensive guided sightseeing including all entry fees ~14 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners ~7 nights in Heritage hotels and 2 nights in comfortable jungle lodge ~Jungle activities including open jeep safari ~All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and one internal flight ~Luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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