Kathmandu to Kathmandu
From the colours and magic of Kathmandu’s markets to the serenity of Himalayan trails, this 10-day adventure offers an intriguing blend of well-paced excursions. The rugged foothills of the Annapurna Range will reward those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of mountain vistas. Experience Nepal from a different perspective as you explore Chitwan National Park on a 4×4 safari. With many included activities and options for more, like a soak in the restorative waters of a natural hot spring, you’ll come away with a full and real appreciation of this fascinating land.
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Explore the sights in old Kathmandu and Bhaktapur | Search for tigers in Chitwan NP | Trek the foothills of the Annapurna Range | Marvel at the mountain landscapes
- Hotels (seven nights), teahouse lodges (two nights).
- One lunch; Allow USD330-430 for meals not included.
- Private bus, 4x4, trekking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
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Day 1: Kathmandu
Arrive at any time. Our hotel is located in Patan, as such we have included the entrance ticket to nearby Patan Durbar Square where you can explore on your own.
Day 2: Kathmandu
Take a guided tour of the royal city of Bhaktapur, and the Bodhnath Stupa. Visit the G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project. Meet the women from the project and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch. Take a tour of the world heritage site of Bhaktapur and visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world.
Day 3: Kathmandu/Pokhara
Drive across the mountains to beautiful Pokhara. Immerse yourself in the views of the spectacular Annapurna Range. A lively bus ride along stunning scenery brings us from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pay a visit to the striking temple of Brindabasim which stands proudly over Pokhara. Later, opt to relax in a café or shop for Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs in the endless stalls and shops.
Day 4: Pokhara/Ghandruk
Enjoy three days of trekking through isolated mountain villages and stunning landscapes. Well worth the effort, you'll be rewarded with the remote grandeur. Drive to the start point of the trek, Naya Pul. Throughout the trek, come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one.
Day 5: Ghandruk/Landruk
Trek through the foothills from Ghandruk to Jhinu Danda for a rest and an optional soak in the hot springs. Continue on to Landruk, enjoying the views along the way.
Day 6: Landruk/Pokhara
For the final day of trekking, walk approx. 5 hr enjoying gorgeous scenery along the way. End the trek in Kande and board a vehicle bound for Pokhara where you will spend the night.
Day 7: Pokhara/Royal Chitwan National Park
Travel to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community. Experience their culture through dance and song, along with a traditional meal. Opt to go on a cycling excursion through the area.
Day 8: Royal Chitwan National Park
Explore the national park by 4x4 safari before a guided half-day walk inside the park. Enjoy free time to enjoy some bird watching. The Terai-Duar region is home to the endangered Indian rhinoceros, as well as elephants, Bengal tigers, bears, leopards, and other wild animals. The Royal Chitwan National Park and Royal Bardia National Park preserve significant sections of habitat for these animals, making them home to some of the greatest concentrations of rhinoceros and tigers left in South Asia.
Day 9: Royal Chitwan National Park/Kathmandu
Travel back to the capital city. Return to Kathmandu and enjoy a free afternoon to continue exploring. Opt to visit the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath or the monkey temple.
Day 10: Kathmandu
Depart at any time. Opt for an Everest flight this morning, if weather permits. There are no activities planned for today and you are free to depart at any time. If you are interested in a scenic flight to view Mt Everest, you can pre-book the flight when booking your tour. Alternatively, your CEO can assist you with booking the flight on tour.
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