Day 1: To Kathmandu
- Fly to Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu - Afternoon arrival and transfer to
the hotel for 2 nights. Visit the Boudhanath, the largest Stupa
in Nepal, for a chance to stretch the legs after the journey.
Day 3: Kathmandu -
See the sights of the historic centre on a walking tour of the
capital, visiting Durbar Square, the Temple of the Living
Goddess and the lively vegetable and spice markets. Continue to
Swayambhunath temple, with the all-seeing eyes of Buddha,
perched on a hill overlooking the valley.
Day 4: To Bhaktapur
- A walk to the serene surroundings of Nagi Gompa and onto the
ridge for views of the paddy fields of the Kathmandu valley,
pine forests and the Bagmati River. We then travel to the
medieval city of Bhaktapur (1 night) with time to explore.
Day 5: To Nagarkot
- Morning walking tour of the medieval city of Bhaktapur, with its
traditional houses with fine wood carvings and small cottage
industries. Visit Durbar Square and Nyatapola Temple, the
highest in the valley. Continue to Nagarkot for 2 nights.
Nagarkot is notable for its hilltop position, which offers views
of spectacular sunsets over the valley and memorable sunrises
over the Himalayas. On clear days there are panoramic views of
the peaks of Everest, Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Choba Bhamre
and other parts of the eastern Himalayan range. Afternoon
free to explore the town or take a stroll to the surrounding
Day 6: Changu Narayan
- Our trail leads through fields and villages to the forests of
Telkot, where we enjoy our picnic in the forest clearing. After
lunch we continue to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Changunarayan.
Day 7: To Balthali
- This morningís walk leads through jungle rich in animal and
plant life on a level trail to Nala. Transfer to the Newari town
of Panauti, home to the oldest temple in Nepal dating from the
13th century. Walk through paddy and potato fields directly to
our accommodation (3 nights). The area surrounding the resort is
thickly forested with luxuriant flora and great birdlife which
opens out to the terraced fields. The views of the Himalayas
here, with beautiful sunrises and sunsets, will leave a lasting
Day 8: Day hike to Pada
Gaun - Wonderful views as we walk to Pada Gaun, through
traditional Tamang villages. The Tamang originally came from
Tibet several hundred years ago. Their villages remain secluded
and far removed from the trappings of the modern world. Sitting
back to relax and enjoy our picnic, we are surrounded by
wonderful views of the major part of the Himalayan ranges and
beautiful green forest of the Mahabharat range.
Day 9: Neupane Gaun
- A morning walk to the confluence of the Roshi and Ladku Khola
rivers leads us through a beautiful pristine valley to a
traditional maize mill, and to the holy shrine of Lord Shiva,
before we return to the resort for lunch and an afternoon of
Days 10-11: to Hattiban
- We drive to Hattiban (2 nights) where we can relax in this
landscape of lush green hills, and where we can enjoy a walk to
the summit of Champadevi, for unforgettable views of the
Himalaya and the Kathmand Valley.
Day 12 to Pokhara
- After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu airport for a short
flight to Pokhara. After lunch we walk through the forests to
the Peace Pagoda. From here we walk down to the beautiful Phewa
Tal, and enjoy a boat ride back to our hotel, where we stay
for 4 nights.
Day 13: Kalikasthan &
Begnas Tal - Today we transfer to the start of our
walk. The trail ascends, quite steeply at times, through the
colourful ethnic villages of the Gurung and Ghaley people, to
Kalikasthan. After lunch we follow the ridge line through
villages down to the pretty shores of Begnas Tal, transferring
from here back to Pokhara.
Day 14: Sarangkot
- We begin our walk from Naudandan, a pleasant level walk through
the Bhramin and Chhetris villages takes us to the vantage point
of Sarangkot. Our descent back down to Pokhara is steep in
Day 15: Pokhara area
- short walks in the area surrounding Pokhara and plenty of time
to explore the town.
Day 16: To Kathmandu
- This morning we explore Pokhara itself, visiting the famous
Davies Falls. After lunch we drive to the airport for the short
flight to Kathmandu. We have the rest of the afternoon to relax
before enjoying a farewell dinner and a Nepali cultural show.
Day 17: Transfer
to the airport
Extend your stay -
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is one
of Nepalís biggest attractions, after the mighty Himalaya. This
beautiful park is home to a plethora of wildlife, including the
endangered one-horned Indian rhino, and healthy populations of
tiger and leopard amongst many other species. Your stay in the
park will treat you to safaris in this stunning area. Keep your
Day 1: fly from
Kathmandu to Bharatpur and a transfer to the Jungle Villa
Resort, your accommodation for exploring Chitwan National Park
(breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
a full day of activities ranging from wildlife viewing with
experienced naturalists to elephant safaris into remote regions
of the park (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Day 3: one last
chance to search for wildlife this morning before transferring
to Bharatpur and your flight to Kathmandu. On arrival in
Kathmandu you will be transferred to your final nightís
accommodation at the Hotel Malla (breakfast included).
Day 4: transfer to
the airport for your flight home .