Discover Nepal with jungle Safaris - 09 days

Activity type(s): Wildlife, Nature, culture and photography Tour
Trip Duration: 9 day(s)
Trip Grade: Comfort
Max Altitude: 1300m at Kathmandu
Accommodation: Twin/double sharing lodge/resort
Meals Arrangment: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara & full board during the safari
Transportation: Mt. Everest flight in airplane and comfortable vehicles, Private
Group Size: 2-12 People
Best Season: February - May, September - December

Join us for a fantastic escape to explore the colors of Nepal within 9 days. The colors of Nepal tour in a daily basis brings you back to the tremendous treasures of ancient Kathmandu, takes you above the tallest mountain region of the world, helps you explore the natural treasures of lake city of Pokhara, submerges you into the vividness of Chitwan National park. To the most, the tour assists you immerse into the cultural glory of medieval Kathmandu valley in Bhaktapur. In discovering the vivid aspects of colors of Nepal you really remain stunned at the end of the trip. The whole trip will be backed by the scenic mountain vistas from Everest region to Annapurna Himalayas and the sites of cultural diversity to centuries’ old temples and Buddhist Gompas.

Trip Highlights

  1. Scenic mountain flight over Everest region
  2. Exploring World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  3. Strolling around the landmarks of Pokhara
  4. Penetrating into Chitwan National Park
  5. Immerging into Medieval glory of Bhaktapur

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02: Mountain Flight - Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu Excursion – Pokhara
Day 04: Pokhara Tour
Day 05: Pokhara - Chitwan National Park
Day 06: Chitwan National Park Excursion
Day 07:  Chitwan - Kathmandu
Day 08: Patan - Bhaktapur
Day 09: Final Departure from Nepal

Service includes
  • Regular transfers to/from airport and hotel
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a shared twin/double room basis on B.B Plan
  • All meals (breakfasts, lunches and dinners) in Chitwan on table d’hôte basis.
  • All jungle activities: Elephent Back Safari, Canoe ride, nature walk, bird watching and Tharu culture program in Chitwan
  • All the local experts and specialists tour guide inclusive of their salary, insurance, meals and accommodation
  • World Heritage sites/monuments and Chitwan National park  all entrance fees
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • All transportation in a private vehicle
  • Scenic Mt. Everest flight with airport departure tax
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
Service does not include
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • International flights
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara cities
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottled water, etc.)
  • Tips and gratuities to the guides/driver

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our airport representative. After the completion of immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your choice, you can either take leisure rest of the day or visit our office site where you can meet with your tour guide or stroll around the streets of Thamel - a tourist hub in Kathmandu. In the evening you will attend a welcome dinner which will be supported by Nepalese cultural musical program. Overnight in Kathmandu. (D)

Note: B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner

Day 02: Mountain Flight - Kathmandu Sightseeing
Early in the morning today you will board on a scenic Mt. Everest Flight. The scenic mountain flight if supported by proper weather flies over one of the grandest mountain region of the world which includes flying over Sagarmatha National park, Everest and its neighboring peaks. You will moved by seeing the majestic vistas of the tallest mountain region in the world. After landing in Kathmandu you will roam around the UNESCO World Heritage sites scattered in the city of Temples. The guided city tour at first brings you at Bodhnath Stupa - one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. At this Buddhist shrine you can observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. In the second place you will be taken to Pashupatinath - the most famous Hindu temple on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. At this holy site you can see Sadhus meditating, pilgrims bathing and funeral pyres burning on the holy ghat. After completing the tour of UNESCO enlisted World Heritage sites you will return back to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu. (B)

Day 03: Kathmandu Excursion - Pokhara
Today early in the morning you will board a flight for Pokhara – the world famous lake city in the Himalayas. The scenic flight offers stunning views of chain of world tallest Himalayan range.
After landing in Pokhara, you will be taken for a boat ride across Phewa Lake – the second largest lake in Nepal. Then you will make a journey towards the site of Peace Pagoda from where you will have fantastic views of the mountains including the Annapurnas and Machhapuchhare. Next, your Pokhara excursion returns back to your hotel. Overnight in Pokhara. (B)

Day 04: Pokhara Tour
The full day will be exploited on exploring natural and cultural landmarks of Lake City. Hence, at first you will visit at the absorbing International Mountain Museum, where you will obtain knowledge about different aspects of mountain climbing expeditions from the past 50 years. Pokhara city is full of geographical wonders and hence you will try to map out those wonders as much as possible. In the third place, you will visit around the popular Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries scattered throughout the city. The exploration tour eventually roams around the lakeside in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. (B) 

Day 05: Pokhara - Chitwan National Park
The early morning drive brings you at Chitwan where you will participate in a discussion with local naturalists and staffs to find the best possible ways to explore the Chitwan National Park.   
At first you will visit for the elephant camp to see how their handlers care for these beautiful creatures. Secondly, you will go for elephant safari in to the forest and across the grasslands to observe the varied and exciting wildlife in the park. In the evening you will attend a cultural program where you can see the local Tharu dance. Overnight in Chitwan. (BLD)

Day 06: Chitwan National Park Excursion
The excursion in the early morning today involves elephant safari into the different parts of the park in search of the great Indian rhino, deer, and exotic bird life. You can even reach around an elephant breeding centre. The park is also paradise for bird lovers as it holds more than 450 species of birds. The next section of the activity involves a dugout canoe adventure on the Rapti River. The canoe adventure also provides you an opportunity to view marsh mugger crocodiles and various birds that inhabit the riverbanks. In the next part of the park excursion you can stroll around the nearby ethnic villages. After walking around the local villages, the trip returns back to your hotel. Overnight in Chitwan. (BLD)

Day 07: Chitwan - Kathmandu
In the morning today after breakfast, you will go for roaming around the true colors of Chitwan National Park. Specifically, if you are a bird fanatic, the morning trip will be memorable in your life so the park is the lovely paradise for bird lovers. Then you will return back to your hotel and prepare for retrace trip to Kathmandu. The scenic bus drive today passing through the en route forest at first brings you at Mugling. Mugling onwards, your trip passes over the bank of Trisuli Rive to connect you with Kathmandu. On your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. (B)

Day 08: Patan - Bhaktapur
It will be another big day of this trip as you go for discovering the landmarks of Patan and Bhaktapur in Kathmandu valley. Driving through the streets of south of Kathmandu, the route crosses the holy Bagmati River to enter into Paten - the oldest and wondrous city of fine arts in Kathmandu Valley. In Patna you will stroll around Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Hiranya Varna Mahavir - a Buddhist Monastery. After exploring the colors of Patan Darbar Square, the tour continues towards east of Kathmandu to connect you with Bhaktapur - the Great Malla Kingdom during the 15th century. The historic city is also enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list. Bhaktapur greets you with several pagoda style ancient temples, historical palace square, and rich heritage of traditional charm.  Besides, the site still retains the incredible charms of traditional pottery and weaving crafts.  After discovering the mystery and treasures of Bhaktapur you will come back to your Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu. (B)

Day 09: Final Departure from Nepal
The mesmerizing trip of Nepal after discovering the colors of Nepal formally ends today. Hence, before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to airport. On your way to home, we hope, you will have plenty of time to plan your next trip in the Himalayas. Or you can extend your Nepal stay for few more days. (B)

Useful Info

Health Requirements

You are preparing to trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence, during this the physically demanding mountain trek you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Himalayan Pleasure strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung, and blood diseases make known to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements

The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in every day basis and at times it even exceeds to 8 – 9 hours. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit for few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance

Himalayan Pleasure does not sell or arrange insurance. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise during the trip. Your insurance must cover medical issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur during the trip. In such cases, you have to take the facility like air ambulance, helicopter rescue, clinical attention and so many others.

Acclimatization

Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers. The more you go higher altitude the lesser will be availability of Oxygen. Therefore, your body requires many days to adopt the newer situation in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Himalayan Pleasure’s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem. With our expert team you can easily cop with altitude sickness problem.

Trekking Crew Arrangement

To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Himalayan Pleasure has arranged most hospitable, more professional and long time experienced crew members. Your local trip members will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide, Eco Trekking, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity trainings.

Meals Facilities

During the trek in the mountains you will be served with typical Nepali food along with Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian dishes. You will have access to hot chocolate, breads, drink, and snack as well. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the tea houses or at the local lodges where you spent the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnight sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails. The lunch will be prepared with your team member. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements

During your stay in Kathmandu, you will enjoy the best class hotel accommodation where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses. You too can request for single room but it costs around USD 250. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible.

Porter Care

We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate travelers’ adventure dreams in the Himalayas. It is our serious-concern that the porters should be paid well and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situation, we give equal rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude. Besides, we too are concern about Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of protecting the rights of porter. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 15 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly.

Environmental Concerns

Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural order, to conserve environment, and to love nature. Himalaya region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalaya region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby ecotourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement

Himalayan Pleasure generally provides one leader for the trip operation and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers there will be one assistance guide. In case of porters there will be one porter for two trekkers. This arrangement helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at time as well.

Best Season

The best seasons for travelling in the Himalayas are Autumn and Spring. Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking the Himalayas even in the Winter and Summer seasons. In the Winter season, cold slightly affects the trips. But, travelling in the Summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist. 

For More Information

If you are in need of more information regarding this trip, please contact us at info@himalayanpleasure.com. Or you can even place your inquiry at our official webpage.

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