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Highlights of Nepal

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,408

Situated between India and Tibet, is the Kingdom of Nepal; the country of Mount Everest and the Shangri-la of the East. The rich cultural and artistic heritage of Nepal is synthesized in Kathmandu, the capital city which lies in a circular valley. Here you can visit its durbar square, the famous Swayambhunath "monkey temple" and nearby Bhadgaon, the "city of devotees."


Also see Chitwan, Nepal's first national park, where you can enjoy an elephant safari, canoe ride and jungle trek. Visit the scenic and peaceful town of Pokhara, the gateway for trekking expeditions with stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. Embark on a comfortable trek in the foothills of the Annapurna's. See local villages, stunning subtropical forests and incredible mountain views.

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,408

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Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

You will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. Situated between India and Tibet, the Kingdom of Nepal is the country of Mount Everest, known as the Shangri La of the East. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal and is rich with temples. Its festivals exceed the number of days in a year. The valley has seven sites that have been enlisted in cultural World Heritage Site list. The city uniquely blends culture with the modern world - it is the administrative capital of the country but yet is a treasure cove of history. This evening you have the option to explore Thamel, a colourful mixture of craft shops, boutique cafes, trekking gear, and rainbow prayer flags. Its clean narrow streets are full of mushrooming lodges and budget hotels. At night, Thamel is a twinkling mass of coloured lights, paper lanterns and neon restaurant signs.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hyatt Regency

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    Hyatt Regency



    Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds: in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. This beautiful hotel and resort is located in the metropolitan city of Kathmandu at Taragaon, Boudha on the road to ...

    Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds: in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. This beautiful hotel and resort is located in the metropolitan city of Kathmandu at Taragaon, Boudha on the road to the Boudhanath Stupa - the most holy of Tibetan Buddhist shrines outside Tibet and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The hotel is 4 kilometres from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 6 kilometres from the city centre of Kathmandu. The hotel's 280 rooms and suites enjoy views of either the Boudhanath Stupa or the lush gardens and the surrounding mountain.

    Facilities

    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis Court

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Day 2

Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today starts with a visit to Swayambhunath (also known as the "Monkey Temple"). Swayambhunath is a 2000 year old world famous Buddhist Stupa and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles from all sides of the valley. Painted on the four-sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Above each pair of eyes is the 'third eye' signifying the wisdom of looking within. Continue on to Kathmandu Durbar Square (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). Durbar Square (or "meeting place") is the centre of old Kathmandu, a gathering of temples and shrines with intricate carvings. You willl see the temple of Kasthamandap, believed to have been made from the timber of a single tree, the three storied Akash Bhairav (God of the sky) Temple, and Hanuman Dhoka, the old royal palace named after the monkey god. From the entrance gate of the Hanuman Dhoka you can enter the Nasal Chowk courtyard. Continue on to the Temple of the Living Goddess, or Kumari House where you may catch a glimpse of the "Kumari" at one of the open windows overlooking the inner courtyard. Kumari is a tradition in Nepal of worshiping young girls as manifestations of the divine female energy (or "Devi") in Hindu religious traditions.

After lunch (included) drive to Patan, one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world, also known as Lalitpur, or the city of fine arts. Patan is one of three royal cities in the valley and is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Your tour ends with a visit to the Tibetan Handicraft Centre. Established in 1960 with the aid of the Red Cross and the Swiss Development Corporation, the aim of Tibetan Handicraft Centre is to help provide Tibetan refugees with job opportunities. Here you can observe how traditional carpets, and handicrafts like prayer wheels are made and sold in souvenir shops.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Kathmandu Sightseeing

This morning explore Bhadgaon, the "city of devotees". Found in the 9th century, is the home of medieval art and architecture. Here you can visit the Durbar Square, with its array of temples, and the Palace of 55 Windows. This Palace is the best example of the Pagoda style of architecture and stands on five terraces, on each of which stands a pair of figures - two strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses. Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Pashupatinath Temple. This is one of the most significant Hindu Temples of Lord Shiva in the world. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbols, of Lord Shiva. It stands as a symbol of unity bringing together the different sects of Hinduism under a single fold. It is situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Please note: Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter, but can view the temple from a special vantage point. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River, a sacred place of cremation and where thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay their respects. Before returning to the hotel, visit Boudhnath, one of the largest stupas of it's kind in the world. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions, keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels.

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Day 4

Kathmandu To Chitwan

Early this morning, drive to Chitwan (approximately 6 hours). Chitwan is Nepal's first national park, established in 1962 by the late King Mahendra, as a rhinoceros preserve. Prior to this, Chitwan was the venue for many a grand hunt to which the royalty of Europe, India and the top brass of the British Raj were invited. The Royal Chitwan National Park has been praised as being one of the most visually spectacular and animal rich wildlife sanctuaries in Asia. Arrive and proceed to your resort where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Tigerland and Safari Resort

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    Tigerland and Safari Resort


    Tigerland Safari Resort lies on the edge of Nepal's premier Chitwan National Park, a world heritage site, and 168 kilometres south of Kathmandu. Tigerland Safari Resort is spread within 20 acres of land at the elevation of 30 meters above the Rapti River, the border ...

    Tigerland Safari Resort lies on the edge of Nepal's premier Chitwan National Park, a world heritage site, and 168 kilometres south of Kathmandu. Tigerland Safari Resort is spread within 20 acres of land at the elevation of 30 meters above the Rapti River, the border of Chitwan National Park. Tigerland Safari Resort has managed to create a truly wonderful sanctuary amidst lush green jungle foliage where 32 individual air conditioned deluxe villas, built on stilts and using sustainable natural materials, blend perfectly with nature. The fully air conditioned guest rooms are tastefully decorated.

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Day 5

Chtiwan

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a morning Elephant Safari. This afternoon go on a canoe ride to Crocodile (Ghadiyal) breeding centre and go for a walk through the jungle. This evening you can enjoy a Tharu cultural dance.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Chitwan To Pokhara

This morning, drive to the scenic town of Pokhara (approximately 5 hrs). Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty with stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. Situated at an altitude of 900m, the town is known as a center of adventure as the base point for many treks. The serenity of lakes creates a peaceful ambience. Arrive and proceed to your resort where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Hotel Shangri La Village

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    Hotel Shangri La Village


    The Shangri-La Village is nestled in the tranquil heart of Pokhara. The great getaway of Nepal - beneath a towering rampart of majestic show peaks. The 61 meticulously designed; furnished in contemporary elegance rooms offer a spectacular view. Architecture inspired by the forms and textures ...

    The Shangri-La Village is nestled in the tranquil heart of Pokhara. The great getaway of Nepal - beneath a towering rampart of majestic show peaks. The 61 meticulously designed; furnished in contemporary elegance rooms offer a spectacular view. Architecture inspired by the forms and textures of Village Nepal, charming gardens, reflecting pools that mirror the splendour of the Himalayas, make the hotel a serene getaway.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 7

Pokhara

The day is at leisure to relax, shop and enjoy the town. You can go for a walk or the more daring can embark on one of the adventure activities available

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Pokhara To Tanchock

You will be picked up from your hotel in Pokhara and transferred to the trekking starting point, Naya Pool (about a 1 hour drive). You will have a briefing with guides & porters before you begin your walk along a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas. Enjoy the surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey's Sanctuary Lodge is located. Later today explore the local village of Tanchok. There will be a talk at a local house, now made into a museum. The contents of the house illustrate how the local people live, together with the tools and implements of day to day traditional village life. There will also be a visit to the local school.

Overnight at a Ker & Downey Luxury Lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Days
Day 9

Tanchock to Dhampus

This morning start out trekking through the unspoiled village of Patlekhet. Your walk takes you through subtropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 3.5 hours, arrive at the Basanta Lodge. From the lodge, you will enjoy sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. Enjoy an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus.

Overnight at a Ker & Downey Luxury Lodge

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Dhampus to Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, trek along the ridge and descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. (Trekking time 1.5 hours.) Arrive into Phedi and drive back to Pokhara. Board your flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu (included). Arrive into Kathmandu early afternoon where you will be transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hyatt Regency

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    Hyatt Regency



    Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds: in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. This beautiful hotel and resort is located in the metropolitan city of Kathmandu at Taragaon, Boudha on the road to ...

    Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds: in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. This beautiful hotel and resort is located in the metropolitan city of Kathmandu at Taragaon, Boudha on the road to the Boudhanath Stupa - the most holy of Tibetan Buddhist shrines outside Tibet and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The hotel is 4 kilometres from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 6 kilometres from the city centre of Kathmandu. The hotel's 280 rooms and suites enjoy views of either the Boudhanath Stupa or the lush gardens and the surrounding mountain.

    Facilities

    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis Court

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Day 11

Depart Kathmandu

Today you will be met and transferred from your hotel to the airport.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary by BLD
  • Private transfers and touring
  • English Speaking Local Guides according to the program
  • Trekking permit fees
  • Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Beverages unless specified
  • Airport taxes
  • International airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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30 Sep 2018
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