Best time for this trip: Autumn and winter (from November to March)
This trip highlights the major cultural destinations and scenic hill stations of central Nepal – including the famous Chitwan National Park and Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region.
The trip is fully guided from your arrival to departure with some free time to observe by yourselves and make your own activities.
DAY 01 – ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
Upon arrival at the airport, met and greet transfer to hotel.
DAY 02 – KATHMANDU
Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu; old palaces, Swoyambhunath stupa (the Monkey Temple) and Patan Durbar Squares.
DAY 03 – KATHMANDU – PATAN – DHULIKHEL
After breakfast, we proceed the trip to Patan, one of the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley and well preserved ancient Kingdom, also known as city of art and architecture. After Patan, continue trip Dhulikhel, one of the hill stations outside Kathmandu. Overnight at a resort hotel.
DAY 04 – DHULIKHEL-NAMOBUDDHA-DHULIKHEL
After breakfast at hotel, we drive about 10-km and do our day hike to the famous Nomobudda, one of the well known Buddhist pilgrimage sites situated southern hill from Dhulikhel. After visiting the famous Namobuddha and surrounding we will hike back to Dhulikhel.
DAY 05 – DHULIKHEL – CHANGU NARAYAN – NAGARKOT
After breakfast, we proceed the trip to Changu Narayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in the valley. After visiting the temple, we will do easy hiking about one and half hour to Telkot, one the way to Nagarkot.
DAY 06 – NAGARKOT – BHAKTAPUR
After breakfast and morning view from Nagarkot, we will drive back to Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgon. Bhaktapur is also listed in the World Heritage Sites. Your guide will help you to explore this wonderful city by explaining every site and square.
Overnight at a local guest house.
DAY 07 – BHAKTAPUR - DAMAN
After breakfast, the trip proceeds for a 3-4 hours scenic drive to Daman hill (one of the famous view points outside Kathmandu for panoramic Himalayan ranges on clear weather day).
DAY 08 – DAMAN – CHITWAN NP
After breakfast and morning view from Daman, drive to Chitwan National Park (3 hrs) and start the safari trips…
Day 09 – CHITWAN NP
All day guided safari activities; Elephant ride, canoeing, jungle walks, animal and bird watching etc.
A local cultural show and all meals include in Chitwan NP trip.
DAY 10 – CHITWAN NP – BANDIPUR
After morning program in Chitwan NP, 3-4 hours scenic drive to Bandipur village. Bandipur is a typical Newari village to explore the traditional village cultural life and scenic view of the High Himalayan ranges on clear weather.
DAY 11 – BANDIPUR – POKHARA
After morning view and breakfast, 2-3 hours’ scenic drive to Pokhara, the famous lake city on the lap of Annapurna Himalayas. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and evening walking to lake side…
DAY 12 – POKHARA
Sightseeing tour of Pokhara – visit International Mountain Museum, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Devis Fall, walk to lake side etc.
DAY 13 – FLY POKHARA – KATHMANDU
Take a panoramic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Pick up at Kathmandu airport and on the way transfer to visit Bouddhanath stupa, the largest Buddhist shrine in Nepal that was built in 5th century and later check in to the hotel.
DAY 14 – KATHMANDU
Free day on leisure; free for your self-activities and shopping.
Evening a traditional cultural show with Nepali dinner.
DAY 15 – DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU
After breakfast at the hotel, free time and as per your flight time, we will transfer you to airport for your flight home or next destination. Namaste! End of the trip.
*** This itinerary can be changed or modified as per your time and interest.
Cost of This Trip: Depend on your group size and your requirements. Please e-mail us in advance for a special price quote.
For more information and booking this trip, please contact us in advance. Thank you for your time.