Journey north to Nepal to enjoy both the local, Hindu culture and the unique wildlife-viewing opportunities of Chitwan National Park. View the impressive Himalayas close-up in Pokhara or from an optional Mt Everest flight. Start and end in bustling Kathmandu, where you explore its temples with their unique architectural-style and the endless markets. Continue to Chitwan where you ride elephants in search of rhinoceroses and other animals who hide in the tall grasses of the park. In Pokhara, you soak in the stunning mountain scenery while hiking and sightseeing in the valley.
Prices start from $2195 per person, double-occupancy.
DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and escorted to you hotel, with the balance of your afternoon free.
DAY 2: Kathmandu
Spend the morning exploring Kathmandu with your private guide. See Durbar Square and Swayambhunath StupaThis afternoon fly to Chitwan and transfer to your lodge, situated near Royal Chitwan National Park, a 932 square Kilometer (360 square miles) area of tall grassland and magnificent forest – one of the Asia’s richest and most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries. Royal Chitwan National Park is the home of the great one horned rhinoceros, sloth bear, wild boar, guar (bison), 4 species of deer, 2 species of monkeys, 2 species of crocodiles, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, over 450 species of birds and various other reptiles. You may take a safari this evening. [BD]
DAY 3: Royal Chitwan National Park
Take 2-3 hours safari on elephant-back through dense grasslands to view wildlife in their natural habitat. It is the favorite habitat for rhinoceros and other mammals. Later, a senior naturalist briefs about the interesting and unbelievable habits of elephant. Following lunch at the camp choose to relax around the camp or take a boat ride down the Narayani River. The river ride provides opportunity of viewing the Gharials, Mugger crocodiles, fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. [BLD]
DAY 4: Chitwan to Pokhara
In the morning enjoy another elephant safari before returning to the resort for breakfast. Choose to take either elephants or land rovers and boats to a vehicle which waits to take you to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful places in the worked, noted for its tranquil atmosphere and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. [B]
DAY 5: Pokhara Valley
Early this morning visit Sarangkot for spectacular views of the surrounding valley & mountains. Then explore Pokhara Valley including Davis Fall, Mahendra Cave, Gupteswor Cave, Seti River Gorge & Old Market followed by private boat-ride on Phewa Tal (Lake). [B]
DAY 6: Pokhara to Kathmandu
In the morning leave Pokhara for a return flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, visit the historic shrine of Pashupatinath and Boudhnath Stupa. Hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around this huge structure make it even more mesmerizing. Enjoy dinner at t local Nepali restaurant and watch a cultural dance show. Overnight in Kathmandu at the Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza. [BD]
DAY 7: Departure
The day is free until you transfer to the International airport to connect with your outbound flights. [B]
Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza in Kathmandu.
Green Jungle Lodge in Chitwan.
Fish Tail Lodge in Pokhara.