Trip Facts

Duration : 12 days (on trek 3 days)
Max. Altitude: 2,012m/6,600 ft (Ghandruk)
Regions: Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Annapurna foothills, Bandipur Village, Chitwan National Park
Price: USD 1,295 (min 2 persons; special group discount available)
Customization Possible: Yes

Description

A journey of adventure and discovery through Nepal's vibrant cities, deep valleys, remote mountain villages and steamy jungles.  

 

  • Guided walking tour of medieval palace squares, markets and Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley 
  • Trek and stay in charming rural villages in the foothills of the Himalayas
  • Spectacular views of some of the world's tallest mountains
  • Encounters with rare animals and exotic birds of Chitwan National Park on 4 X 4 jeep safar
  • Learn to make MOMO - an immensely popular Nepali snack
  • Take a scenic mountain flight to view Mount Everest (optional at extra cost)

Expertly guided from start to finish, our Nepal - Himalayan Adventure tour lets you experience the very best of what Nepal has to offer. Your journey of discovery starts in Kathmandu where you will walk through medieval palace squares and ancient alleyways that are dotted with centuries-old temples and monuments. Our engaging tour leader will show you more of the history, culture and heritage of Nepal. 

Your next stop will be Pokhara, a picturesque lake city in the lap of the Annapurna Himalayan range and a 25 minute plane ride away from Kathmandu. From Pokhara, you will trek for three days in the foothills of the Annapurna mountains enjoying classic mountain scenery, passing through charming rural villages and staying in mountain lodges. The last leg of the journey takes you to Chitwan National Park, a wildlife sanctuary in the southern plains. Here you will venture into the jungles in search of one-horned rhinoceros and the elusive Bengal Tiger.

This tour features 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, quaint mountain lodges (while on trek) and a comfortable cottage lodge in Chitwan National Park.

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1 | Arrive in Kathmandu. Welcome dinner
Day 2 | Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
Day 3 | Fly to Pokhara city. Short hike in Annapurna foothills
Day 4 | Trek to Sanctuary Lodge in Modi river valley
Day 5 | Trek to Ghandruk village
Day 6 | Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara city
Day 7 | Travel to medieval Bandipur village
Day 8 | Travel to Chitwan National Park
Day 9 | Jeep safari and other jungle activities
Day 10 | Bird watching and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 11 | Explore ancient kingdom of Bhaktapur
Day 12 | Departure to home country

Note: This tour can be customized according to 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. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore the city. In the evening, enjoy Nepali cuisine and dance to the tunes of Nepali folk music. Meals D
Day 2: Get an inside look into Kathmandu valleys interesting history, ancient traditions and diverse cultures on guided walking tours of Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure and Patan. Climb 365 stone steps alongside local pilgrims to reach the Monkey Temple complex. Meals B
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara - a picturesque city nestled in the foothills of the Annapurna mountains. Drive to Begnas Lake and take a paddle boat across the lake for a short hike to Sundari Danda for beautiful views of the Annapurna Himalayan range. Meals B
Day 4: Drive to three-day trek start point and walk to the peaceful Sanctuary Lodge situated in Modi River valley. Enjoy magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. Meals B
Day 5: Leave the river valley and start hiking up towards the bustling Gurung village of Ghandruk (6,600ft/2,000m). The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Meals B
Day 6: After enjoying beautiful views of sunrise, hike down to the road head and drive back to Pokhara. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore lakeside Pokhara. Meals B
Day 7: Drive to the medieval Newari town of Bandipur for an overnight stay. Established as a trading hub on the Indo-Tibet road, the town is known for its rustic charm and beautiful views of the Himalayas. Meals B
Day 8: Leave the hills and valleys and drive south towards your jungle lodge in close proximity to Chitwan National Park. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise on a dug-out canoe on the Rapti river. Meals B+L+D
Day 9: Venture deep into Chitwan National Park on a 4x4 jeep for game viewing. After lunch, cool off by the river as your watch elephants bathing. Enjoy traditional dances and songs presented by the indigenous Tharu community. Meals B+L+D
Day 10: Enjoy an early bird watching walk before transferring to Bharatpur airport for flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to Bhadgaon, one of three medieval kingdoms of Nepal, for an overnight stay at a heritage hotel. Meals B
Day 11: Rise early to observe the morning rituals of the locals. Enjoy guided walking tour of ancienty alleyways and palace squares of this beautifully crafted Newari city. Get your hands dirty as you learn to make MOMO - a popular local dish. Meals B
Day 12: Transfer to airport for international departure. Meals B

Cost Includes: *An English speaking local tour and trek leader *Two internal flights and hotel/airport transfers *Accommodation in heritage hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bandipur and Bhadgaon, luxury lodges (during trek) and a comfortable jungle lodge in Chitwan National Park *Chitwan jungle activities *All road transport by air conditioned private vehicles *Guided sightseeing tour where specified *Traditional Nepali welcome dinner *60 minute MOMO cooking class *All applicable taxes

Accommodation: Heritage hotels, luxury lodges and jungle resort.
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners (including one welcome dinner)

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

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