Short Nepal Round Trip

10 Days
USD 1415

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Michaela Hildenbrand
Ich habe mit TCN den "Short Nepal Round Trip" gemacht und war begeistert davon! Von meinem anfänglichen Kulturschock in Kathmandu habe ich mich rasch erholt. Kathmandu ist leider sehr verschmutzt, weshalb es mir dort nicht so gut gefallen hat aber die Landschaft von Pokhara und Chitwan ist einfach bezaubernd. Außerdem... Read More
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Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan Roundtrip:

During this trip you explore all different regions of Nepal. It takes you to the hot, flat area of Chitwan and after that to the beautiful tourist city Pokhara with stunning views of mountains, which are over 8000m high.

After sightseeing in the beautiful old city Bhaktapur with its Durbar Square and numerous temples and pagodas you drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the best hill side places for fantastic mountain views of Annapurna Range, Langtang Range and many more.  

Then you drive to Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s richest and most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries and one of the best “Wildlife Safari destinations of the World”. This first National Park of Nepal covers an area of 932 km and is located in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan District. 

From Chitwan you drive directly to Pokhara. Pokhara is a small city which is an ideal place for Honeymooners, photographers, mountain lovers and any kind of travelers. You can enjoy the natural beauty of its crystal clear lakes, the eye-catching mountain views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, fishtail and other panoramic mountains. In this tour you will visit the most beautiful places of Pokhara: From Sarangkot you can enjoy stunning mountain views of the Himalaya, you visit the World Peace Pagoda and go shopping at the lakeside before returning back to Kathmandu.
From Pokhara you will reach Kathmandu easily by a 25 minutes scenic flight.


You will complete your roundtrip by visiting the most important places in Kathmandu.

 

Overview:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Bhaktapur, Welcome dinner
Day 02: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Changunarayan
Day 03: Sightseeing in Dhulikhel and Nagarkot
Day 04: Drive to Royal-Chitwan-Nationalpark (Duration:6hrs); visit of Tharu Culture Dance House in the evening
Day 05: Full day sightseeing in Chitwan (Elephant or jeep safari, canoeing, visit of the elephant breeding center)
Day 06: Drive to Pokhara and free time for shopping at the lakeside or boat trip on Phewa Lake
Day 07: Sightseeing in Pokhara (Drive to viewpoint Sarangkot, Hike to World Peace Pagoda and visit of Mahendra Cave)
Day 08: Panoramic flight to Kathmandu and Sightseeing in Swayambunath, Ktm Durbar Square and Pashupatinath
Day 09: Sightseeing and free time in Kathmandu; optional visit of the orphanage in Sundarijal, farewell dinner in Bodhnath (optional Mount Everest Flight)
Day 10: Transfer to the airport and flight back
Details Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Bhaktapur, Welcome dinner

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a representative of our organisation will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Bhaktapur. In the evening you have a welcome dinner and your guide provides you a detailed briefing on your upcoming tour so that you are well prepared for the trip and any last-minute question is answered.
Overnight in Bhaktapur


Day 02: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Changunarayan
After breakfast you explore the ancient kingdom Bhaktapur together with your guide. The gorgeous temples and artful woodcraft remind you of the past.
You visit the Durbar Square, the Dattatraya temple and some other places.  
Then you drive about 30 minutes to the Changunarayan temple. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal and temple of god Vishnu.
Both Changunarayan and Bhaktapur are listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Overnight in Bhaktapur

 
Day 03: Sightseeing in Dhulikhel and Nagarkot
In the morning you drive about 2 ½ hours to Namobuddha. On a ridge you can see the big monastery, one of the most important monasteries for buddhist pilgrims in Nepal. After exploring the monastery you drive further to Dhulikhel. If you want, you can drive only until Kavre and from there hike to Dhulikhel (duration about 2 hours). If the weather is good, you get great mountain views from there.
In the afternoon you drive to Nagarkot, where you will stay overnight. The small town is located at a height of 2175m and is considered as the best Himalaya View Point near Kathmandu.
In the evening you can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Langtang-mountains.
Overnight in Nagarkot
 
Day 04: Drive to Royal-Chitwan-Nationalpark (Duration: 6hrs); visit of Tharu Culture Dance House in the evening
After breakfast and enjoying the sunrise you drive to Royal-Chitwan-Nationalpark. The ride takes about 6 hours. Until Muglin you drive along Trishuli river and then follow the Narayani river in a southward direction.
After arrival you have time to freshen up before you explore the surroundings with your guide. 
If you have enough time you can do an elephant or jeep safari today. 
In the evening you visit the Tharu Culture dance house and enjoy the performance of local dances there. 
Overnight in Chitwan

Day 05: 
Full day sightseeing in Chitwan (Elephant or jeep safari, canoeing, visit of elephant breeding center)
Today you have the whole day for exploring Chitwan. If you did not do the elephant or jeep safari the day before, you do it now. From the back of the elephants you have the chance to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and if you are really lucky you can espy the impressive Royal Bengal Tiger. 
After having lunch you have a canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for bird watching and for looking at the 2 species of crocodiles here; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial very close to you. After that you will have a short jungle walk which leads you to the Elephant Breeding Center. If you want, you can go to the river side later in the evening and enjoy the sunset there.
Overnight in Chitwan


Day 06: Drive to Pokhara and free time for shopping at the lakeside or boat trip on Phewa Lake
After breakfast you drive about 6 hours to Pokhara. If you have good weather you have good views of Manaslu, Lamjung and the Annapurna range even from the bus. 
Pokhara is located next to Phewa Lake and offers a great view of the Himalaya. After having lunch you have free time to go shopping at the lakeside with its numerous small shops, or you can make a boat trip.
Overnight in Pokhara

Day 07: Sightseeing in Pokhara (Drive to viewpoint Sarangkot, Hike to World Peace Pagoda and visit of Mahendra Cave
You have to wake up early in the morning and drive to the view point Sarangkot by taxi. From there you get a fantastic view of the mountains and enjoy the sunrise.
After breakfast you go to the other side of the lake by boat and hike about 200 meter up to World Peace Pagoda. The path leads through shady forest and offers great views of Phewa Lake and Pokhara down and the mountains in front of you.

If you are not interested in hiking up to the stupa, you can make a boat trip to a small island with a temple. 
In the afternoon you visit Mahendra cCve, which is not far away from Pokhara.
Overnight in Pokhara
 
Day 08: Panoramic flight to Kathmandu and Sightseeing in Swayambunath, Ktm Durbar Square and Pashupatinath
In the morning you fly with a small prop airliner about half an hour back to Kathmandu. The panoramic flight offers fantastic views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung, the Annapurna range and green valleys below you. 
After arrival at your hotel and few time to rest, you explore the old town of Kathmandu and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square with its numerous temples. The Kumari-, Bhairav- and Taleju temple with their pretty woodcraft are especially nice. 
Then you visit the "monkey temple" Swayambunath, an important place for buddhist pilgrims with a small stupa. 
Later you visit Pashupatinath, a famous pilgrimage place for Hindus, located at Bagmati river. Every week come plenty of people from whole Nepal and India to pray there. 
At the shore of Bagmati the believers burn their dead relatives and pray and give donations to the gods in the temple. 
The Shiva temple is one of the most important of the indian subcontinent.
Overnight in Kathmandu  
 
Day 09: Sightseeing and free time in Kathmandu; optional visit of the orphanage in Sundarijal, farewell dinner in Bodhnath (optional mountain flight)
If you like you can book an Everest Mountain Flight which you would do today in the morning. During the flight you can view Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountains next to you. After arriving safely at the Domestic Airport Kathmandu, you have free time to go to Thamel and buy some souvenirs.
If you like you can visit the orphanage in Sundarijal. There are living 46 children, who would like to show you their home and give insights in their daily life. 
In the evening you have a farewell dinner together in Bodhnath. From the roof top of the hotel you can enjoy a good view of the biggest stupa in the world while having dinner. 
Many Tibetan people come to Bodhnath, circle the stupa and mumble prayers.
Enjoy your last evening and the unique atmosphere there.  
Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 10: Transfer to the airport and flight back
Depending on your flight time, you can buy last souvenirs in the morning or just relax in your hotel. Then you will be transferred to the airport and fly back home.


 
Please book your trip at least 2 weeks before your preferred start date!
By clicking on 'customize your date' you can indicate an individual start and end date.

 
Price per participant 2015/2016 in USD:
number of participants With guide without guide
2 people $1.415 $1.170
3 people $1.260 $1.100
4 people $1.240 $1.100
5-7 people $1.150 $1.065
8-10 people $1.085 $1.030
10-13 people $1.065 $1.025
     
single supplement: $500  



 
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Cost Included

 
  • Transfers as described in the program by private transportation 
  • Flight Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Bhaktapur: 2 nights: Sweet Home Bhaktapur or Heritage Hotel
  • Hotel in Nagarkot: 1 night: Hotel Fort Resort
  • Hotel in Chitwan: 2 nights: Jungle Villa Resort oder Safari Narayani
  • Hotel in Pokhara: 2 nights: Moonlight Resort
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 2 nights
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner during the whole trip
  • Full board in Chitwan
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as described in the program
  • English speaking guide during the whole trip (german speaking guide on request)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • tax 24,5%

 

Cost Excluded

 
  • Visa for Nepal (EUR 35,- or USD 40,-)
  • International flights
  • Sightseeing which is not described in the program
  • Personal expenditure: e.g. drinks, souveniers, laundry, snacks, etc.
  • Vaccination and travel insurance
  • Extra payment in case of illness, rescue, changes of the program because of acts of nature beyond control, and additional expenses for overnight accommodations, etc. resulting from this 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 10 Days
Seasons : any time
Type:
Activities : Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan
No. of Pax : 2+
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Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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This trip leads you to the most important regions of Nepal: From the high mountains of the Himalaya in the north to the green, wild jungle in the south.
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