Cost of tour:As upon request
Organized by:Actual Adventure Private Limited
Best season:Mar to May and Aug to November
Day 1: Kathmandu ArrivalAs your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city of the country. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Drive to DamanEarly in the morning after having breakfast catch a ride to Daman. Daman is situated 80kms south west of Kathmandu at the altitude of 2400m. Daman is known for the breathtaking vista of Himalaya seen from Dhaulagiri to Everest. Stay overnight at resort in Daman.
Day 3: Drive to Chitwan; 106kmEarly in the morning after having the breakfast we will drive towards the sub-tropical plains of Terai to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel where the tour guide give us a briefing about the facilities and jungle activities. In the evening we will enjoy Tharu cultural program. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Explore Chitwan National ParkChitwan National Park before used to be a royal hunting reserve situated in the lowland of Terai zone in southern Nepal. It provides an habitat to an extraordinary range of world’s rarest wild animals and native and migratory birds. We will start the tour with bird watching, followed by jungle safari on elephant back and canoe ride. In the evening we will enjoy the Tharu cultural show.
Day 5: Drive to LumbiniAfter having lunch we drive toward the plains in the southern Nepal to Lumbini which is the birth place of Lord Buddha. The key attraction of Lumbini is the sacred garden, Maya Devi Temple and Ashok pillar which are erected by Emperor Ashok in 249BC.
Day 6: Drive to Tansen; 50kms approxEarly in the morning after having lunch we will drive for Tansen. In the afternoon we will explore the Tansen town and the village nearby. Stay overnight at hotel in Tansen.
Day 7: Drive to PokharaIn the morning after having breakfast we will drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival, we will check into the hotel. Remaining we will explore the Pokhara valley where we will visit old city, new market, the cap factory and the Seti River Gorge. If we have enough time we can visit Begnas and Rupa Tal or take a 3hour hike to Sarankot.
Day 8: Drive to Nayapool and trek to Tikledhunga(4900ft); 1hr of drive and 6hours of trekEarly morning we will drive to Nayapool. From Nayapool we will follow the south bank of river and trek for several hours through the sub-tropical valley forest and carved trail to the village of Tikledhunga crossing Modi Khola River.
Day 9: Trek to Ghorepani(9300ft); 6-7hoursFrom Tikledhunga the trail descends and crosses a river and then goes uphill to the village of Ulleri. Ulleri offers the magnificent view of Annapurna South. From Ulleri the trail goes through the dense forest of Rhododendron and crossing the river we will arrive to Ghorepani. Ghorepani offers astonishing view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna south along with other mountain peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Tadapani(3900ft); 5-6hoursToday we will make our way through the village of Chhetri, Shikha and Ghasa and crossing Ghar Khola and Kali Gandaki we will reach Tatopani for overnight stay. Here we can enjoy a bath in the natural hot water spring found here.
Day 11: Trek to Ghasa(6600ft); 5-6hoursLeaving Tatopani behind us the trail continues following the gorge of Kali Gandaki River. Our permits will be checked by police in Dana (4800ft). Continuing the walk we will reach a beautiful waterfall from where the trail ascends to 9200ft altitude and then descend to 6000ft. further one hour of walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki River we will reach Ghasa village for overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek to Larjung(8400ft); 5-6hoursWe will start the walk early in the morning. From Ghasa the trail continue to go through the western bank of Kali Gandaki for two hours and then we cross Lete Khola with the help of wooden bridge and the pass through Lete village7500ft. From here we will walk through the dense forest of pine along the bank of Kalopani and cross Depa and reach Larjung for overnight stay.
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom(8900ft); 5-6hoursLeaving Larjung behind us we will pass the village of Khanti(8500ft) and Tukuche(8545ft) and then reach Marpha(8760ft) where we will stop to have lunch. After having lunch we will continue the walk through Syang(9000ft) and Jomsom air-strip to reach the main village of Jomsom which is situated in the eastern bank of Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight in Jomsom at lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Kagbeni(9430m); 5-6hours and back to Jomsom for overnight stayEarly in the morning after having breakfast we will start the trek by crossing Kali Gandaki Bridge to Kagbeni via Ekley Bhatti Village. Kagbeni is situated in the middle of two river, Kaligandaki( flows from Muktinath) and Nilgiri( flows from Mt Nilgiri). After having lunch in Kagbeni we will retrace our path back to Jomsom for overnight stay.
Day 15: Fly back to PokharaEarly in the morning we will catch a flight from Jomsom back to Pokhara through the Himalayas. Upon arrival we will check into the hotel and the remaining day is for sightseeing in Pokhara. The places we will be visiting include David’s fall, Gupteshwor cave and Tibetan refugee camp. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 16: Fly back to KathmanduEarly in the morning we will transfer to domestic airport and connect flight for Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon we will do some sightseeing. We will start by visiting Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari).at the end of the day we will visit Swoyambhunath stupa which is situated in the hilltop in the west of Kathmandu. Commonly called as the monkey temple, the stupa offers the astonishing view of Kathmandu valley.
Day 17: Explore Kathmandu
Early in the morning we will visit Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5km east of Kathmandu in the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is a pagoda shaped temple with tow tiered golden roofs and silver doors. Only the Hindu’s can visit the temple, but the visitors can clearly see the temple and activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of Bagmati River where the dead bodies cremated in the bank. From here we will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is located 8km east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa is dome shaped monument representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha. In the afternoon we will drive towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is the home of medieval art and architecture. The main square contains innumerable temple and other architectural showpieces like Lion Gate, statue to King Bhupatindra Malla, Golden Gate, the palace with 55windows, Batsaka Temple and the bell of barking dogs.
Day 18: FarewellYou will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey
Amazing life changing experience.
Many things to see and do and experience like no other. Extremely friendly and helpful staff.
Kathmandu must see areas of Thamel which is old area and New rd which is commercial business hub.
Chitwan is jungle safari on elephant and on foot and sunset over the national park.
Lumbini for Buddhas birthplace and temples from many countries who have set up monasteries in same area.
Pokhara for trekking and mountain sports like paragliding. Fantastic view of huge mountains overlooking lake Phewa.
Had an incredible an unforgettable time.
Thanks for the memories and your help in making it a wonderful trip.