Discover Nepal tour one of the most spectacular countries on earth, inhabited by extremely friendly and endearing people. For a country that lies 800 kilometers from the sea, it has a scenic and altitudinal variety that is quite unrivaled. Discover Nepal tour contains the world's highest mountains than any other country and is dominated by the soaring snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas, thundering ...See more
Discover Nepal tour one of the most spectacular countries on earth, inhabited by extremely friendly and endearing people. For a country that lies 800 kilometers from the sea, it has a scenic and altitudinal variety that is quite unrivaled. Discover Nepal tour contains the world's highest mountains than any other country and is dominated by the soaring snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas, thundering rivers, magical Montana forests and dense lowland jungles.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites
- Immerse in the natural beauty of most happening city Pokhara
- Sarangkot Hiking for captivating glimpse of rural life and the magnificent view of Annapurna Himalayan range
- View hundreds of rare species of birds and wildlife habitats around Chitwan National Park
- Jungle fun activities and further spot birds at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
- Sightseeing around ancient medieval town of Bhaktapur
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Nagarkot and sightseeing of Bhaktapur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Kathmandu and sightseeing of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Fly or drive to Pokhara and sightseeing of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Pokhara valley sightseeing. Overnight a hotel.
Day 07: Drive to Chitwan half day jungle aciviy. Overnight a resort.
Day 08: Full day jungle activity. Overnight at resort.
Day 09: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Eco Trip Nepal representative will drop to international airport for onward destination.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m,
Eco Trip Nepal representative will transfer to hotel, Discover Nepal tours briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 02: The Magical Kathmandu
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City, Swyambhunath, Patan Durbar square.
Durbar Square of Kathmandu is one of the major attractions in Kathamndu Valley. The word Durbar Square translated in English as Palace Complex. There are several ways to visit the Durbar Square of Kathmandu, which is centrally located and easily accessible.
One of the most ancient stupas in the Kathmandu Valley is Swyambhunath. It is about 5 km. from the city center and lies up on a hill. It is very difficult to ascertain when this Stupa was actually built. Swayambhunath as the name suggests, is a deity who sprang all by himself. As visitors find it difficult to pronounce temple properly, to say it as “The Monkey Temple of Kathmandu”.
One can see large crowed of monkeys in the temple and surrounding Patan is probably one of the oldest Buddhist City in the world. It is believed that the city was founded in the 3rd century A.D. Patan is situated on a plateau across Bagmati River. Another name of Patan, is Lalitpur. This means its finest traditional crafts and rich artistic heritage. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 03: In Nagarkot.
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is the third largest city of Kathmandu valley; its name means the “city of devotees” and is renowned for its elegant art, culture and colorful festivals. The local name of this city is ‘ Khwopa’. It is 15 KM outside Kathmandu and lies on the eastern side of the Tibetan trade route. En-route drive to Nagarkot. Overnight at Nagarkot hotel.
Day 04: In Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu en-route sightseeing of Pashutinath and Bouddhanath.
Pashupatinath is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all the Hindus of the World. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the trinity and the guardian(Patron) deity of Nepal. This is one of the oldest temples, situated on the banks of the Holy Bagmati. It is double-roofed golden temple with four triple silver doorways. Pashupatinath covers an area of 281 hectares, which is one of the biggest temple complexes in Nepal.
This colossal stupa, the biggest in Nepal, is situated about 7 km. east of the capital. The Bouddhanath stupa is also known as Kasti Chaitya and is considered as one of the oldest stupas in the country as well. After 1959, many Tibetans came and have settled in Bouddhanath area.
With a diameter of about 100m and a height of 40m, Bouddhanath is among the largest stupas in the world. The Bouddhanath stupa covers a vast area that has a circumbulatory path at the bottom and another path made of three-tire plinth. The stupa looks similar to Swayambhunath but many features in this stupa are unique. The stupa is built in the form of mandala with base, dome, hermica and pinnacles as well as 108 Buddhist Gods and Goddesses. The most attractive part of the Stupa is the all seeing eyes of the Buddha painted with red, white and blue. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 05: The Gateway to the Annapurna
After breakfast fly to Pokhara, centre of the Western Development Region and traditional trading Centre in the shadow of the Annapurna Massif. During our half an hour flight the view of the mighty Himalayan range, including the Annapurna, Ganesh, Mt. Nilgiri, and Manaslu will be a life time experience. Upon arrival our local representative will transfer us to our hotel. Afternoon we walk along the shores of the Phewa lake allowing us to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Pokhara valley. Birding at the shore of the lake is equally rewarding or we sit and relax in a cafe with a book. We’ll head for Moondance Cafe or Boomarang restaurant for dinner and drinks in the evening - great spots! Overnight at Pokhara hotel.
Day 06: Day hike to World Peace Stupa (1222m)
After our leisurely breakfast, we take a traditional rowing boat across the lake, stopping off en-route to see the Bharai temple on a small island, walk across the hills through woods and traditional Gurung village, a pleasant hike to Peace Stupa at an elevation of 1222m, and most scenic short excursion from Pokhara. This day hike will offer us a captivating glimpse of rural life and the magnificent view of Annapurna range and the Pokhara valley itself. On our return journey the trial leads us down to the Tibetan self-help refugee camp through the forest and rice fields other side of the hill. Time permits, we also try to make a shor visit to the Annapurna Conservation natural history museum in Pokhara University campus and Pokhara mountaineering Museum. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.
Day 07: Drive to Chitwon National Park (350m)
It is a beautiful journey on the Pokhara -Katmandu highway, through Nepal's middle hill & Tarai, to the Royal Chitwon National Park. By making an early start we shall aim to reach our hotel for a late lunch. Enroute, we will make few stops to look for country life, birds like vultures, eagles, Wallcreeper & Braun Dipper in Trisuli River and its rocky walls. This evening we shall paddle down the Rapti River in search of water birds, crocodile or go for Elephant safari looking for Rhinos and Tigers. The Park comprises 1000 sq.km of Sal and riverine jungle and magnificent environment with a great variety of wildlife than any other area of Nepal. Over 480 species of birds have been recorded here and we can expect to see nearly one third of these, as well as many mammals and reptiles. These are likely to include the endangered Great One Horned Rhinoceros, wild boar, sambar, muntjc, spotted and hog deers, rhesus and hanuman monkeys, and possibly marsh muggar and fish eating gharial crocodiles. Tiger, leopard, sloth bears, and gaur (wild bison) are all common and regularly seen by the lucky ones!
Day 08: Heart of the Jungle
A full day based at the wildlife lodge we shall explore the jungle and search the grasslands for tigers, rhinos and other animals – on elephant back, and go bird-watching in the forest on foot. The dry Sal forest, Grassland dominates the Park and that hold a wide variety of species birds & mammals. This should be an outstanding day. Overnight at Jungle Lodge.
Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu
Another early morning walk or elephant ride, back to the lodge, where the vehicle is waiting to take us to Bharatpur airport. We will enjoy our last day in Magical Kathmandu with plenty of time for shopping in Thamel the main tourist area of Kathmandu. Thamel is a myriad of banners, signs, music shops, bakeries, internet cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels, shops of all imaginable varieties and eccentrically clad backpackers. In the evening will head out for dinner on one of Kathmandu's excellent restaurants and farewell. Over dinner we will reflect our activities and personal insights.
Day 10: Final departure
Sadly we send you off to the airport for your scheduled international service flight to your return journey back home.
- Airport transfers
- 4 night’s comfort hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 1 night’s comfort hotel in Nagarkot with breakfast
- 2 night’s standard hotel in Chitwan with full board basis
- Service of tour guide
- Accident and evacuation insurance for tour guide
- Transportation by private vehicle
- Entrance fees, necessary permits
- Local guide and representative throughout the tour
- Cell phone during tour/trek with free calls to emergency hot line
- All meals marked as included in the itinerary
- Nepal Visa fee $ 35 (obtained at the airport immigration upon arrival – bring exact USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost, and medical-box
- Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
- Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies
- Extra night in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any unforeseen reason)
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from Mountain)
- Travel and rescue insurance
What makes this trip different?
Eco Trip Nepal has been working hand to hand with nonprofit social organization SWAN Nepal (Social Welfare Association of Nepal) from its initial years. We provide continuous support to SWAN financially as well as by organizing charity and volunteering tours in the remote village of Baglung district. Organizing your holiday through Eco Trip Nepal will not only provide the chance to explore the natural grandeur of Himalayan country Nepal but also you will be playing a vital role in bringing positive changes in the lives of local community.
Financial support to direct beneficiaries: In all our programs, we strive to ensure that we only use local operators and try to source all provisions from local businesses, so you can be sure that some part of the money paid to us for arranging your holiday goes to the needy people of Nepal. The money you pay for touring and trekking through Eco Trip Nepal directly benefits the local people through SWAN as we provide them certain percentage of our profits from each and every trip on regular basis. Our guests experience true satisfaction together with enjoyment from Nepal holiday.
Local development through tourism: Eco Trip Nepal along with SWAN has been working together in discovering new routes, making plans into action and constantly working on how it can positively impact on local community development through tourism. In this way we have developed the Eco-tourism Project which focuses to flourish local tourism preservation of nature and cultural heritages.
Community Tourism: We help experience the best of Nepal through the eyes of the local Nepalese community. We enhance community based tourism to help our guests discover local habitats and wildlife; celebrate and respect traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. In this way community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will promote community based management of these resources.
For more details, visit SWAN Nepal's website www.swannepal.org