Trip Facts – 12 days Trip
• Tour Cost: USD 1590
• Group size: 1+
• Tour Grade: Easy
• Trip Type: Popular
• Destinations: Kathmandu -Nagarkot-Chitwan-Pokhara-Jomsom- Kathmandu
• Activities: Cultural touring of Kathmandu valley that includes visiting of the medieval temples, palaces, monasteries, bazaars etc, jungle safari tours in Chitwan National Park, exploring caves, gorges and boating in lakes of Pokhara, Walking excursions with your base in Jomsom in Annapurna Region.
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
Nepal Himalayas Tours begins in the mystical valley of Kathmandu that has living culture and the world heritage sites. The arts and architectures of Kathmandu’s temples, stupas, monasteries and palaces are comparable to that of no where in the world! You will enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas from Nagarkot, a beautiful hill resort, 20 miles north east of Kathmandu and participate in exciting jungle safaris in Royal Chitwan National Park, about 90 miles, southwest, in the lowland of Nepal. The park is home to more than 500 One Horned Asian Rhinoceros, 100 tigers and many other games and birds. Drive out from the wilderness of Chitwan National Park to the capital of Nature of Nepal-Pokhara where you will visit the caves, lakes and Tibetan villages and take 25 minutes short flight to Jomsom- the district head quarter of Mustang, the lost Tibetan Kingdom that spreads over the banks of the Kali Gandaki. You will have enchanting views of Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) ranges that reflect the golden rays of the rising. From Jomsom, you will take two days hiking excursions to the villages of Annapurna region which are rich in culture and traditions. You will have opportunity to meet and interact with the friendly locals of the region. From Jomsom, you will take flight back to Pokhara and continue to Kathmandu.
Nepal Himalayas Tours is filled up with culture, nature and adventures. You will take cultural touring of Kathmandu valley that includes visiting of the medieval temples, palaces, monasteries, bazaars etc, jungle safari tours in Chitwan National Park, exploring caves, gorges and boating in lakes of Pokhara, walking excursions and village tour in Annapurna Region.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by Everest nepal Representative and be transferred to your hotel. Check in hotel and take rest. If you feel like, you can take a short tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square -the old Royal Palace Complex where you will see a cluster of temples, including the Temple of Kumari -the Living Goddess of Nepal. In the evening, our representative will invite you for a dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with folk dance performances.
Accommodation in Solatee Crowne Plaza or Hyatt Regency
Day 02: At Kathmandu Today, you will explore the ancient and medieval Hindu Temples , Buddhist Stupas and monasteries, palaces, monuments and shrines, some of which are recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site. In the morning, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple of Nepal, situated on the bank of Sacred Bagmati River-one of the tributaries of the Ganges, the Boudhanath Stupathe largest of this type and a must visit place in a life time for the Buddhists. In the afternoon, you will drive 14 km north-east to Bhaktapur-the best preserved medieval Malla Principality where you can see the intricate wood and stone works in the temples, monasteries and houses of Bhaktapur. From here, you will proceed to Patan-another medieval Malla Principality, renowned as the City of Arts and Crafts .The sightseeing tour concludes in the late afternoon and drive back to your hotel. Accommodation in Solatee Crowne Plaza or Hyatt Regency
Day 03 Kathmandun-Nagarkot (2000m, 32 km) After breakfast, check out hotel as you will go to Nagarkot for overnight stay. Visit the temple of Pashupatinath which is the holiest Hindu temple, situated on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, one of the principal tributaries of Ganges. Another attraction of the day is the Boudhanath Stupa the giant Buddhist shrine dating back to 7th century and the place is regarded as one of the must visit place for Buddhist followers in their life time. From here, you will head to Bhaktapur City-the best preserved medieval Malla Principality where you willl visit the palaces, temples and shrines with intricate carvings and sculpture. Continue towards Nagarkot which lies 10 miles north east of Bhaktapur and is famous for mountain and panorama views. Club Himalaya Resort (Top end deluxe resort)
Day 04: Nagarkot-Kathmandu/Flight to Chitwan Early morning, wake up for the sunrise view over the Himalayas. After breakfast, retrace the 15 miles way to Kathmandu Airport and take 25 minutes flight to Bharatpur airport of Chitwan. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the jungle lodge in Royal Chitwan National Park. Temple Tiger Jungle Lodge (Top end jungle lodge) or Gaida Wildlife Resort
Day 05: Jungle Safari Tours in Chitwan You will be kept all day busy in various safari acitivities that includes elephant ride, dug out canoe trip, bird watching and jeep safaris. The commonly sighted animals include One Horned Asian Rhinoceors, 4 species of deer, 2 species of monkeys, sloth bears, wild boars, Gharial crocodile etc. If your luck favors, of course, you will also see Royal Bengal Tiger. Temple Tiger Jungle Lodge (Top end jungle lodge) or Gaida Wildlife Resort
Day 06: Flight to Pokhara Transfer to Bharatpur airport and take 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. The flight offers spectacular views of Himalayas. Transfer to hotel and after refreshment, tour of highlights of Pokhara that includes caves, temples, gorges and lakes. Shangri La Village Resort***** or Fishtail Lodge
Note: The flight between Chitwan and Pokhara is very much seasonal. Alternative surface transfers will be arranged in that case. Its about 4 hours drive from Chitwan to Pokhara on normal road condition.
Day 07: At Pokhara Morning, excursion to Sarangkot. Afternoon, boating in Fewa Lake. Sarangkot (1,592m), the most popular destination in the surrounding of Pokhara, lies 5 km west of the old bazaar. Sarangkot is famous for the sunrise view and offers the spectacular views of Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli and other majestic peaks of the Himalayas. On the way back, you will stop in Bindhyabasini Temple -the center of religious activities of Pokhara. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, you can see people making animal sacrifices to the goddess. In the afternoon, you would love to take the boating trip in the tranquil water of Fewa Lake. Almost in the middle of the lake lies Barahi Temple where you can see devotees paying homage to the goddess. Deluxe Class: Fulbari Resort or Shangri La Village Resort Standard Class: Fewa Prince or Barahi Hotel
Day 08: Flight to Jomsom (2800m) You will take an early morning flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Jomsom Mountain Resort by a tractor (The only motor engine carriage in the whole district!). Jomsom area is not only the most popular trekking destination in Nepal but also the gateway to Upper Mustang – “Kingdom” within the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal. Check in hotel and after some rest , you will take a two hours walk-trek to DHUMBA LAKE that lies 5.5 km from Jomsom. This is a sacred Turquoise lake nestled in the lap of Mt. Nilgiri . Legend says this lake water turned red on its own and it was only after performing a long and devoted religious ceremony, the lake water slowly began to return to its natural turquoise color and since then it is considered a sacred lake. This lake today attracts people from surrounding areas in all their finery and bright colors in all shapes, sizes and ages. They throng this lake for prayers that similar change for betterment may occur in their life. Hotel: Jomsom Mountain Resort
Day 09: Walk to Marpha Village Walking Tour of Marpha Village (2650m). After breakfast, you will take a two hours walk-trek to Marpha Vilalge. You will collect your lunch pack before you leave. Marpha is huddled behind a ridge for protection from the wind and dust. This large Thakali village exhibits the typical Thak Khola architecture of flat roofs and narrow paved alleys and passageways. The low rainfall in this region makes these flat roofs practical; they also serve as a drying place for grains and vegetables. In Marpha, an extensive drainage system flows under the flagstone-paved street of this clean and pleasant village. There is a library (open from 5 to 7 p.m. ) and impressive ‘kanis’ gateways mark both ends of town. Marpha’s large, impressive gompa (monastery) was renovated and enlarged in 1996. An efficient system allows you to deposit your rucksack in a storage room before climbing the steps to visit. This is a Nyingmapa Buddhist Gompa; as in Tengpoche, the Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated in the autumn here. The gompa, as are all the buildings in Marpha, is painted with a whitewash that is produced from a special local stone. It is a wonderful and unique spot in this region. Hotel: Jomsom Mountain Resort.
Day 10: Thini Gaon Excursion. Hike 1 and miles east to Thinigaon, a large Tibetan style village with a Gompa (monastery) above the town. The monastery is finely decorated and all sorts of relics, including five terracotta images said to be from Samye Monastery in Tibet, one of Guru Rinpoche’s slippers, and skull of a high lama imprinted with the Tibet vowel AH. Return to Jomsom and wander about the township or try to visit the Jomsom Eco-museum, south of the airport and atop a hill.
Day 11: Flight to Pokhra to Kathmandu. Early morning, board in the Pokhara bound flight and catch the connection to Kathmandu . Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Take the rest of the day leisurely on fancy free shopping. Dinner in the hotel. Accommodation in Solatee Crowne Plaza or Hyatt Regency
Day 12: Departure After breakfast, transfer to airport for your homebound flight.
• Accommodation on twin sharing on listed or similar hotels and resorts.
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary as (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
• Kathmandu and Pokhara breakfast and dinner Jomsom in full board. Lunch pack will be provided during hiking tours in Jomsom.
• All transfers and sightseeing by air conditioned car/ coach in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
• Entrance fees and permits
• All domestic airfares
• English speaking Guide /Leader
Price Does Not Include
• International Airfare
• Airport Taxes
• Lunch while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
• Drinks, tip and other expenses of personal nature.
• Nepal visa (obtained in advance or upon arrival).
• Travel & Health Insurance. We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance which covers, trip cancellation, trip delay, baggage, medical, emergency evacuation etc.
• Museum visits /Entrance fees other then the ones mentioned
• Medical Immunizations.
• All extra expenses caused due to nature or unforeseen events. Excess baggage charges.
• Optional tipping to local staffs, hotels etc.