Royal Trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari - 12 days

Overview

This short holiday trip takes you to Nepal’s two most sort out hiking destination in Kathmandu and Pokhara. After sightseeing some of the Temples and Durbar squares in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur we will make our way to scenic hill-station of Nagarkot. From Nagarkot one can witness the magical view of Sunrise over the Himalayas leaving everyone amazed. From Nagarkot we will drive back to Kathmandu and enjoy a short airstrip to the Lake city of Pokhara. From Pokhara we will begin a walk through a timeless route to the foothill to Annapurna and complete a scenically splendid “Royal Trek”. Starting from Bijaypur and ending at Begnas Lake the trek goes through several culturally rich villages, terraced slopes and dense forest providing habitat to diverse species of flora and fauna.  The trek offers an spectacular vista of snow clad Himalayas including Manaslu, Annapurna and the distinct Machhapuchhare. From Pokhara we will further drive to the lush Jungle of Chitwan to experience the wilderness at extreme. In Chitwan we will indulge ourselves in different Jungle activities including elephant riding, wildlife spotting and canoeing.

This is one of the most accepted and easiest trekking holidays in Nepal with just 5days of walking. We will walk through the village trails and the days are comparatively short and easy-paced with maximum walking of 5hours. We will not reach the high altitude and there are no issues of acclimatization in this trip. The trip is graded as an easy one and is the perfect introduction to trekking in Nepal. The trail demands only basic level of fitness to complete this Himalayan trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

As soon as you land on the Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will pick you and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today we will indulge ourselves in the surreal of Kathmandu valley. We will pay our visit to Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Kathmandu and Patan Durbar square. In the evening we will meet in our office and conduct briefing on our Kanchanjunga trek by trekking guide.

Day 3: Explore Bhaktapur and drive to Nagarkot

Early in the morning we will drive to the medieval city of Bhaktapur to view its traditional yet exquisite Newari art and architecture in its Palace and courtyards. In the afternoon we will drive to the hill-station of Nagarkot. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 4: Drive back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning we will trek to view point in Nagarkot to watch an astonishing view of sun rising over the Himalaya. Nagarkot is known for the awe-inspiring vista of Himalayas as far as to Everest it offers. In the afternoon we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 5: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Kalikasthan (1370m)

We will board a morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara along the loom of Himalayas. As we land in Pokhara we will drive to Bijaypur which is starting point of the trek. Initially we will walk through paddy fields and cross the river. As we cross the river the trail goes up to our camping site in Kalikasthan.

Day 6: Trek to Syaklung (1730m); 5-6hours

Leaving Kalikasthan behind us we will trek through few Tamang village and Rhododendron forest to our camping site in Syaklung.

Day 7: Trek to Chisapani (1550m); 4-5hours

The trail continues through few Gurung villages and forest of Rhododendron and Sal until it climbs to our camping site in Chisapani. Chisapani offers the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif. We will set our camp just above the village at the altitude of 2200m. Continuing

Day 8: back to Pokhara

Today we will walk down to Rupa Tal and again climb about 200m to arrive at Sundare Danda. Further 15minutes of downhill walk from here lead us to Begnas Tal where we will indulge in boating for another hour and catch a ridge back to Pokhara.

Day 9: Drive to Chitwan (4-5hours)

Early in the morning we catch a ride to Chitwan. After arriving in Chitwan we will check into the hotel and discuss about our program. In the evening we will indulge ourselves in Jungle walking in Chitwan National park and at the end we will watch the magnificent view of setting sun from the bank of Budi Rapti River. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 10: Explore Chitwan National Park

Early in the morning we will go canoeing in Budi- Rapti River along with basking alligators. After this we will enjoy elephant riding into the different parts of the park and get the glimpse of Rhino, Deer and different species of native as well as migratory birds. In the afternoon we will visit elephant bredding center and we too can enjoy elephant bathing. In the evening we will drench ourselves into the surreal of Tharu Cultural Program. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu; 5hours

Early in the morning we can do bird watching safari. After having breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 12: Farewell

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey

   

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