Best of Nepal tour is specially designed to cover the famous places of Nepal to visit combined with sightseeing, culture, and nature together for the enjoyment of the visitors. The main highlights of this tour are the spectacular Himalayas, beautiful countryside, the heritage site in Kathmandu, Wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park and best trekking experience in Annapurna. The trip can also be educational as it consists of discovering Nepal’s heritage sites and ancient places of ancient kings. The memorable part will be the sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas.
Best of Nepal tour is suitable for any size of any age group. While visiting Kathmandu Valley almost all the heritage sites are covered including the art and architecture, monasteries and old royal palaces. Similarly, the tour to Pokhara will cover the Annapurna region Mountains as Pokhara is famous for the city of Natural beauty and is considered to be the city of paradise for the tourists. Boating in Phewa Lake with the view of Annapurna range and fishtail Himalaya seems to amazing to most of the visitors. Moreover, the extra adventure activities like Paragliding, Zip flyer and Ultra-Light gives the tourists the most enjoyable experience. The Chitwan National Park will provide a great wildlife experience as it rich in flora and fauna. The diversity in Nepal’s nature and a range of exotic culture makes this country ideal for tour and travel activities with family and friends. You will visit the Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley including Buddhist Stupas, Hindu Temples, and Old Durbar Squares or Royal Palaces. The trip of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel offers you the views of the beautiful Himalayan range. Enjoy the classic Annapurna trail via Ghandruk with the magnificent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli experiencing the traditional Nepalese lifestyle during the trip will heal all your stress and you will feel relaxed.
Tour Duration: 12 days from arrival to Departure
Climate during the tour:
September to Nov: Autumn very pleasant and clear weather, the mountain views are the best. (Maximum 30 Degree Minimum 2 Degree)
March to May (warmest months) the temperatures are mildly warm ((Maximum 33 Degree Minimum 13 Degree)
December to Mid February (Winter) the weather is cold and the sky is clear (Maximum 19 Degree Minimum -2 Degree)
June to August: Summer/ Rainy Season (July/August has more rain) (Maximum 34 Degree Minimum 19 Degree)
Tour Visiting Places:
Kathmandu, Nagarkot,, Pokhara, Annapurna trekking, Ghandruk village, Chitwan National park.
Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for the tour with a good driver, for long drive Tourist Bus/Flights are available.
We will meet you at airport and transfer to your hotel. As you freshen up after your long journey, you will be asked to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and have discussion about the program. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square takes you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle.
This day involves waking up in the early morning hours in order to watch the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayan range. We’ll have a drive of about 2 hrs to Nagarkot. The first rays of the sun firing the peaks glowing a multitude of pink, gold and red hues as it slowly lights up the Himalayas. After breakfast, we will have a small hiking down to ChanguNarayan Temple-dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was built in the 4th century and has a stone inscription which is the first recorded history of Nepal. Its one of the UNESCO recognized heritage sites of Nepal. We will walk through a cool dense forest and local villages exploring the Nepalese village life. Spend your beautiful night in Kathmandu hotel.
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Or if you wish you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive exploring & enjoying with scenic beauty all the way around. In the evening, you can walk in the lake side on your own or you can take a boating trip on Phewa Lake where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake.
A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1065m). The trail follows the main street winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after 3-4 hrs walking. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchhuli. There will be time to explore, rest, and enjoy some lunch, before settling into your accommodation for the night.
Hiking through a flat level for an hour passing through terraces, streams and the green sceneries, we will work down to a bridge over Kyuri Khola at 2010m. The trail starts ascending to Kumrong Danda. Very almighty rhododendron forests and fine terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. Chhomrong is a beautiful village with lots of Lodges providing good faciities. From here you can also trek down about 1 hour to Jhinu. A Natural hot spring at Jhinu is an inviting place to spend time splashing in the small pool beside the natural hot spring.
After breakfast next morning, the trail continues on to Landruk, a beautiful Gurung village which provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountain ranges. The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha and continues towards Pothana. The view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) is excellent from here, except that from this angle it looks more like Matterhorn than a fish tail.
Today we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests arriving at Dhampus (1750m). This village is inhabited by a mix of people from different Nepalese cultures, Gurung, Brahman, and Magar communities. After a rest here we will walk mostly downhill through fields to the forest and on to the Phedi. A 30 min drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in beautiful Pokhara city.
After breakfast drive to Chitwan Natioanl park the drive is 5/6 hours depends on traffic and some part of the road is under construction now so some time it may take longer hour, now we can taake a flight also from Pokahra to Chitwan which is about 20 minute. On arrival at chitwan transfer to hotel, you will get lunch get a short briefing on the program and our facilities. An exciting elephant ride (Jungle Safari) offered for guest to explore the jungle and wildlife at the evening. You will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger.
After tea or coffee, a nature walk on foot to encounter with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan; Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife. Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants). After lunch, traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. At the evening, farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
Early at morning, after tea, you can have bird watching or another elephant ride. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. after breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu alternately you can take a short flight back also.
If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. We will wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of Nepal and hope to see you again.
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