Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu in the morning or afternoon. Our services begin here. You are greeted at the Kathmandu airport and driven to Nagarkot. It is located (30 km - one hour drive) to the east of Kathmandu on the valley rim, situated at an elevation of 2175 meters, it provides a grandstand panoramic view of the Himalayas. You can see five of the worlds 10 tallest mountains - Everest 8848 m, Lhotse 8516 m, Makalu 8463 m and Manaslu 8163 m and many other lesser summits.
Afternoon - Pay a visit to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa, a World Heritage Site. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world.
Day 2: Chitwan. After an early breakfast at hotel, at 0700 hrs we proceed by surface (4 to 5 hours) to Royal Chitwan National Park. This wildlife reserve is one of the best managed and preserved in Asia and is home to many species of rare wildlife, including the rare one horned rhino, the Bengal tiger, up to four species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, and many more. More than 400 species of birds can be seen in the Park, including many that are only found here. During the two nights stay here we undertake jungle safaris, elephant rides, nature walks, canoe rides etc. You are invited to witness the local Tharu stick dance on at least one of the evenings.
On reaching the resort, our guest relations officer will brief you on the Park and available activities.
1:00 p.m.: Lunch.
3:30 p.m.: Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk / Nature walk with Boat ride.
8:00 p.m.: Dinner.
Day 3: Chitwan. 5:30 a.m.: Wake up call followed by tea/coffee.
6:00 a.m.: Bird watching / Elephant Safari / Jungle walk.
8:00 a.m.: Breakfast.
9:30 a.m.: Crocodile walk. A 45 minutes walk through grassland and forest upstream of the Narayani River. Board boats to observe crocodiles along the banks while floating back to the camp.
1:00 p.m.: Lunch.
3:30 p.m.: Elephant Safari /Jungle Walk / Visit Observation Tower /
Nature Walk with Boat Ride.
8:00 p.m.: Dinner.
Day 4: Chitwan – Pokhara. 5:30 a.m.: Wake up call followed by tea/coffee.
6:00 a.m.: Bird Watching / Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk.
8:00 a.m.: Breakfast.
9:30 a.m.: Departure.
Drive (three and half hours) to the picturesque valley of Pokhara. Arrive at Pokhara and check in to your hotel. You are at leisure with your guide and chauffeur, who are available to you until 6 pm.
Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers.
The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6,977 m) rising behind it have to be experienced to be understood. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the diversity of beautiful flowers which prosper in the valley. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the world famous views of the Himalaya.
Day 5: Pokhara. Explore the old trading town of Pokhara where decorated pony trains from the Kali Gandaki trade routes jostle with men from the mountains, as they barter in the bazaar. Visit the Bindhyavasini Temple and the fascinating Butterfly Museum located in the grounds of the university.
Afternoon - Enjoy a boat trip on Phewa Lake passing the simple three-story villa where the King of Nepal maintains his winter home. Stop at the small golden temple to the Hindu god Varahi which is nestled in foliage on an island in the centre of the lake. You will see many fishermen and other pilgrims take their long canoes (carved from tree trunks) to the island to visit the shrine.
Day 6: Pokhara – Kathmandu. You are at leisure in the morning. Check out of your hotel and board the afternoon flight to Kathmandu.
Day 7: Kathmandu. You have the optional of experiencing the Everest flight this morning. Take a tour of Kathmandu city. Visit `Kumari` the Living Goddess, Kasthamandap, the Big Bell, Kal Bharab etc.
Visit the Swayambhunath temple, Katmandu’s oldest and best known religious monument. With a history that goes back a least 1500 years for the location, this ancient Stupa is world renown and is visible from miles (from all over the Kathmandu Valley).
Afternoon - Take a tour of `Patan City`, one of the three queen cities of the valley. Patan is the city of fine arts, and we visit Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir, and Mahavihar, the Golden Temple of Lord Buddha, built in the 12th century. Also visit the Tibetan centre.
Day 8: Kathmandu Depart. Check out from your hotel by noon and board the flight to your onwards destinations. Your vehicle and chauffeur stay with you until your assisted check in at the airport.
Our services end at Kathmandu airport.
* Daily breakfast at the hotels
* All three meals at Chitwan
* All other meals as specified
* Hotel check-in is at 2:00 pm & check-out is at noon for almost all the hotels
* All transfers and sightseeing by your personal Luxury SUV, personal AC medium car or Mini Coach (depending on Tour level & small group/custom travel)
* Services of an Easy Tours' Tour Director or the best local English speaking guides at all destinations as per the itinerary.
* Applicable monument entrance fees as per the itinerary.
* All safari related charges at Chitwan (including elephant rides, entry fees, guide fees, Naturalist charges, etc.)
* Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers
* All currently applicable taxes.
* Everest flight in Nepal
* Any expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, drinks etc.
* Any extra meals (other than specified)
* Travel insurance, visa etc.
* Camera fees – still & video