Have you ever dreamed to take picture yourself on the summit of Mount Everest? You can take photographs of amazing panoramic view of Mount Everest and other peaks from the cockpit during your mountain flight. Enjoy the thrill of white water rafting and camp on the river bank. Chitwan National Park brings you closer to the nature. With tropical forests, grassland and lush vegetation, the park is home of various species of migratory birds, rhinos, leopards, elephants, bears and the endangered Bengal tiger. To make this itinerary even more exciting we have enhanced three days easy trek in Annapurna area where you will see stunning view of Annapurna mountain range. You’ll be amazed by the dazzling natural beauty and culture shock during this trip.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel. Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Short briefing about the package in the hotel. Typical welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 2: Everest Flight, Walking tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Today you experience something very amazing that most of the people even do not dream in life—a mountain flight above majestic Mount Everest. The forty five minute flight offers an incredible panorama and breathtaking view of Mount Everest. You can take a photograph of the world’s highest mountain from the cockpit. You will be taken to the hotel for breakfast. After brief rest you will set off for walking tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the important historic and tourist destinations in Nepal. The main attraction in the Kathmandu Durbar square is Hanuman Dhoka Palace which is named in honor of the monkey god, Hanuman. At the southern end of the Durbar Square there is the most curious attraction, the Kumari Chowk. You would be able to see a Kumari House, where the Living Goddess of Nepal resides. After exploring this place we will walk through Asan Bazaar to your hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu-Rafting. Your day begins with breakfast at your hotel. A private vehicle will take you on a two and a half hours scenic drive to starting point of rafting. You will change your cloths and get ready for your rafting expedition. Our guide helps to remind that you need for the rafting. Following short rafting you will be provided picnic lunch. Rafting resumes after short rest. Back to your camp. You can do some extra activities like village walking, swimming or just relax on our Bar enjoying the river sound. You will be served with freshly cooked dinner in the evening.
Day 4: Rafting-Chitwan. Your day begins early with breakfast at your camp. Short rafting for the day before heading to Chitwan, Nepal’s most famous wildlife reserve and one of the finest national parks in Asia. You will stay in a lodge with good views of lush forested valley and the Rapti River for two nights. You will visit a local village and learn how the villagers live in a sustainable manner. After dinner you will attend a culture programme of local Tharu people.
Day 5: Full day in Chitwan National Park. Exploring wildlife in its natural habitat is always an unforgettable experience. Get up early with sunrise, accompanied by a unique ‘dawn chorus’, you will penetrate the national park in the traditional way by your own feet and zeep safari. A naturalist guide helps you spot rhino, sloth bears, wild boar and if you’re very lucky Royal Bengal tiger too. You return to the hotel for breakfast. You will also have an opportunity to watch elephants bath in the river. After lunch you will have the option of a trip by dugout canoe to see crocodile and birds and return on foot along the riverbank.
Day 6: Chitwan - Pokhara. After breakfast drive towards the small town of Pokhara, popularly known as lake city, in the western part of Nepal. Breathe fresh air and enjoy the staggering beauty of world’s beautiful mountains. In the afternoon you take a boat ride across Lake Fewa for the best views of the Annapurna mountain range. Watch reflections of their dazzling white peaks sparkle in the mirror-like water. Annupurna is probably one of the finest mountain panoramas in the world. Enjoy the sunset in the lake and enjoy dinner at one of the famous restaurant in Lakeside.
Day 7: Pokhara-Annapurna Eco Village. You will drive to Hemja (about 30 minute drive) after breakfast. You will commence your trekking to Annapurna Eco Village from here. The eco village is the concept to provide travelers with a traditional Nepali village experience with an ecological base. You will experience traditional Nepali culture in clean environment with limited rural amenities. From the village you can have panoramic views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Pokhara valley and the surrounding countryside.
Day 8: Eco Village to Dhampus Trek. Wake up early today to get spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna range. Watch the mountain peaks turn to shimmering gold. Of 14 mountain peaks higher than 8000 metres in the world eight are in Nepal. Three among them can be seen from this spot if the sky is clear. Enjoy such memorable moment, take breakfast in the garden having good views of the Himalaya and then trek to Dhampus. The trek is short but quite memorable with fantastic mountain view and country side. Visit Dhampus village, a settlement of British Gurkhas, in the late afternoon. You will also have an opportunity for a close look at the daily lives of the villagers. You can enjoy beautiful sunset again.
Day 9: Trek Dhampus - Pokhara. Trek downhill for about 2-3 hour after breakfast and drive to Pokhara. If you have still energy you can hike to World Peace Stupa and trek down to Davi’s Fall for about 3 hours. If not just enjoy the lake city.
Day 10: Pokhara - Kathmandu. You will drive back to Kathmandu. It takes about 7 hours. You will travel along the river, through village and rugged countryside. You are totally free upon reaching Kathmandu. (On your way to Kathmandu, you can visit Manakamana Temple, believed as the wish fulfilling goddess, by cable car).
Day 11: Kathmandu-Bouddha-Pashupatinath-Bhaktapur. You will begin Kathmandu sightseeing tour after your breakfast. You will visit two very important religious sites, Pashupatinath and Boudhnath. Pashupatinath Temple, situated on the bank of the Bagmati river, is famous Hindu temple of Lord Shiva. One can witness final rites in the crematorium on the bank of the Bagmati river. Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world and the center for Tibetan Buddhism. Then after you will take short drive to Bhaktapur, an ancient city rich in art, architecture and culture.
Day 12: Bhaktapur - Changunarayan - Nagarkot. You will explore the city of Bhaktapur and drive to Changunarayan. After Changunarayan visit you will be taken to a resort in Nagarkot. Can enjoy spectacular Himalayan sunset views and spend the night in the resort.
Day 13: Nagarkot to Balthali. Enjoy one of the world’s best sunrise views from Nagarkot before you set off for Panauti. You visit different temples in this historic city of Panauti and drive to Balthali. Balthali is just beyond the Panauti and Khopasi which is one of the rich cultural and natural destinations. After lunch you will explore Balthali village and enjoy the countryside.
Day 14: Balthali-Kathmandu. Enjoy the breakfast early in the morning and trek one hour to catch our bus for Kathmandu. The trek is easy and mostly downhill. Walking through village, green paddy fields is very stunning. Farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 15: Departure. Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day. Do as you like. Many people take the time for shopping others enjoy exploring the cultural sites of the city. Our local guide help you find the best shops in the area. Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport.
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