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Highlights of Nepal

We have shown the itinerary on the basis of a complete holiday purely for illustrative purposes. Naturally as tailor-made Nepal holiday specialists we would be happy to discuss additional options, whether it be other activities, more/less sightseeing, alternative/upgraded accommodation etc dependent upon your interests, preferences and time available. We even tailor-make a suggested 'what to pack' list for you based upon your ultimately chosen Nepal tailor-made holiday too.

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu

Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the KGH Hotel in the central Thamel district of Kathmandu. After a pre-tour briefing you can enjoy dinner tonight at one of the many, many choices in Thamel.

Accommodation: KGH Hotel,   -   Kathmandu

Included Meals: None

 

Day 2 - Explore Kathmandu

After breakfast a private vehicle (with driver & Kathmandu City Guide of course) will enable you to undertake a Guided Tour of the principle sights of Kathmandu. You'll first visit the sacred Hindu site of Pashupatinath on the banks of the Bagmati River. Next you'll head up to the Swayambunath hill top above Kathmandu, site of a Buddhist Stupa and Hindu monuments. Back into Kathmandu and after a leisurely lunch your guide will take you on a walking tour of Kathmandu, including a visit to the Durbar Square. Late afternoon you'll visit the massive Buddhist Stupa at Boudhha.

Accommodation:  KGH Hotel, Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 3 - Medieval Bhaktapur

You'll be taken by private vehicle to the medieval city of Bhaktapur. The frenetic hoolabaloo of Kathmandu is now behind you as the old part of Bhaktapur is essentially a pedestrian area. As well as exploring the temples and squares of Bhaktapur, your Bhaktapur Guide will also take on a backstreets exploration of Bhaktapur as part of a morning guided tour. You'll have all afternoon and evening to explore Bhaktapur more independently.Take a leisurely lunch on the rooftop of your overnight accommodation here in Bhaktapur. By late afternoon the day trippers have usually left Bhaktapur and this is why you're staying here tonight, as that sense of having Bhaktapur life 'to yourself' and being able to wander around and observe Bhaktapur  as it really is, is more than worth it.

Accommodation: Bhadgaon Guest House -  Bhaktapur

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4 - Panauti, Namobuddha and the rural Kathmandu Valley

You'll have a private vehicle and guide in order to explore the rural delights of the Kathmandu Valley. You'll visit the ancient Hindu temples at Panauti, as well as the sacred Buddhist location of Namobuddha. As this is an unhurried day there'll be plenty of time to stop and take a walk into the terraced farmlands, orchards and timeless villages of the Kathmandu Valley and to observe rural life.

Accommodation: Bhadgaon Guest House, Bhaktapur

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5 - To hill village Nepal, Nuwakot

Leaving city life behind you now are taken by private vehicle out of the Kathmandu Valley. The road reaches a 2000m pass from where you have panoramic Himalayan views and will be able to see the village of Nuwakot perched on a hill in the distance beneath. Following the road down to the Trisuli River Valley floor a single track road leads up through pine forests and to the delightful, authentic village of Nuwakot. Located high above the Trisuli Valley you'll stay at the delightful Famous Farm here in Nuwakot. A converted Newari Manor House that retains many original features as well as being a most pleasant place to stay. Relax in the gardens here, enjoy the views and the afternoon warmth. Perhaps in the evening after dinner, enjoy a refreshing cold beer by the open air fire.

Accommodation: The Famous Farm  -   Nuwakot

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6 - Nuwakot Exploration

You really can't leave Nuwakot in a hurry. Here you'll find the real, rural Nepal in what is by and large a village untainted by tourism. In the morning a member of our team at The Famous Farm will take you on a pleasing morning familiarisation walking tour of the Nuwakot area. Along the way you'll pass tiny homesteads and head up to a viewpoint before dropping down to the bazaar area. No rush, this is very much an unhurried, slow paced on foot exploration. After lunch in the gardens of the Famous Farm you can head out independently into what is now familiarity to discover more of the delights of Nuwakot . The local people are very friendly, and it is perhaps the chance encounters with people you meet that leave the most indelible of memories.

Accommodation: The Famous Farm, Nuwakot

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7 - To Bandipur

Moving on you travel by private vehicle along the Trisuli River Valley and the main highway before a left turn to head up once more. The road climbs almost 1000m up from the valley floor and to the charming, small mountain town of Bandipur. A seemingly 'eagle's nest' location looking over to Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna and Manaslu massifs.

Accommodation: The Old Inn  -   Bandipur

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8 - Ramkot Round Houses

Time to give the legs a good stretch. The traditional 'round house' style of village home has all but disappeared from Nepal, but a stiff hike up to the village of Ramkot will afford you the opportunity to take a glimpse at the 'Nepal that was'. A member of our team at The Old Inn will accompany you. The walk up to Ramkot takes around 2-3 hours and about 2 hours to descend back to Bandipur. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Ramkot and explore at your leisure.

Accommodation: The Old Inn, Bandipur

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9 - To Pokhara

Back to the valley floor, and onto the main highway to Nepal's premier tourist resort, Pokhara.Spend the afternoon at your leisure in one of the many relaxing, lake side cafes, or take a boat out on the lake. Take your evening meal at one of the many restaurants in Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel Karuna  -   Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10 - To Chitwan

Down in the Terai region of Nepal it's all very different. Landscape and people alike. So, leaving the Himalayan foothills behind you head down to the 'bread basket' and jungle region of Nepal and to Chitwan. In the early afternoon you'll enjoy a game drive, with a wildlife guide arranged and provided by Into The Wild.

Accommodation: Into The Wild Resort  -  Chitwan

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11 - Chitwan Jungle Safari

A day of jungle activities and guided wildlife watching in Chitwan deep into the jungle. Chitwan is of course famous for its healthy (but rarely seen) population of Bengal Tigers, as well as One Horned Rhinoceros, a dazzling array of birdlife and other exotic animals too. Your hosts at Into The Wild will once again provide the wildlife viewing along with a wildlife guide.

Accommodation: Into The Wild Resort, Chitwan

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12 - Overland to Kathmandu

In the morning a private vehicle will take you overland and back to Kathmandu. It's around a 6 hour journey, so you should arrive back in Kathmandu late afternoon, with plenty of time for some last minute shopping.

Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 13 - Depart Nepal

A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made

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Detailed Example Itinerary

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