Holidays in Nepal-10days

Tour Highlights:

  •   Sightseeing, Rafting, Cannoeing
  •   Places Visited: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Nagarkot
  •   Sunrise View from Sarangkot for the glistening lightshow of Annapurna mountain panorama
  •   Attractions in Kathmandu Valley
  •                Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
  •                Thimi, Bhaktapur, Changunarayan and Nagarkot            

 

 

•   Attractions in Pokhara

  •                Phewa Lake
  •                Davis Fall
  •                Gupteswor Cave
  •                Bindhyabasini Temple
  •                International Mountain Museum and Tibetan Refugee Camp

 

Trip Cost Includes:

  •     All ground transportation in private vehicles.
  •     Twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel 
     
  •              •  3 Nights in Kathmandu
  •              •  2 Nights in Pokhara
  •              •  1 Nights in Last Resort
  •              •  2 Nights in Chitwan
  •              •  1 Night in Nagarkot
  •     9 Breakfast, 4 Dinner, 2 Lunch
  •     Guided city tour with all entrance fees in sightseeing places
  •     An English speaking knowledgeable tour guide
  •     Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  •     City Map and T Shirt

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you will be briefed about your daily tour activities and will be invited for welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Day 02:Kathmandu Tour
Kathmandu’s DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. At the southern end of Durbar Square is the Kumari Chowk. The gilded cage has the Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards. Kashtamandap is the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree.

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth, the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

BoudhnathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara via Manakamana temple

Early morning after breakfast we drive to Pokhara. On the way we stop at Kurintar and board a cable car to visit the temple of wish fulfilling Hindu Goddess Manakamana situated at an elevation of 1300m. After vsiting temple we take a cable car back to where we started and continue our drive to Pokhara. 

Pokhara: Situated about 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu, Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal and is the second most populous city in the country. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking many short or long treks. The serene of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them makes Pokhara an ambience of peace and magic.

Overnight : Hotel in Pokhara.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Today we get up early and drive to Sarangkot, a hill that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. From Sarangkot we watch sunrise in the Himalayas. We drive back to Pokhara and continue the tour visiting the city’s landmarks- Davis Falls, Gupteswor Cave,boating in Phewa Lake and Bindyabasini Temple. We also visit the famous International Mountain Museum and Tibetan refugee camp.

Overnight: Hotel in Pokhara.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 05: Drive to Chitwan National Park

Today we drive to Chitwan National Park. On reaching the lodge in the National Park, our Jungle Guide will brief about the activities.

Chitwan is in the lowlands of Nepal, known as the 'terai'. The National Park comprises 932 square kilometres of sal and riverine forest and grassland. It is a magnificent and unspoilt jungle environment with a greater variety of wildlife than any other part of Nepal. 543 species of bird have been recorded and we should be able to spot many of these as well as some of the 43 species of mammals and reptiles including Indian Rhinocerous, Gharial Crocodile, Sambar, Mutjac Deer, Rhesus and Monkeys. There are also Tigers, Sloth Bears and Leopards in the park but these are rarely seen. During our stay here we will be based at a simple lodge and will make excursions into the forest on foot and on elephant back. We also make trips along the Rapti River in a dugout canoe, looking for crocodile and observing the abundant bird life.

Overnight: Hotel in Chitwan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Activities in Chitwan National Park

Overnight: Lodge in Chitwan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu, sightseeing of Bhaktapur then drive to Nagarkot

Bhaktapur City: As that of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, this is the third medieval city-states in Kathmandu Valley which is home of medieval art and architecture. Located 14 kms east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century. Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple, also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures - two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.

Nagarkot is a village located about 32 kilometer east of Kathmandu in the Bhaktapur district at an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is considered one of the most scenic spots renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalaya including Mt. Everest as well as other snow-capped peaks of the mountain range of eastern Nepal. Visitors travel to Nagarkot to spend the night so that they can view the majestic Himalayas at sunrise.

Overnight: Hotel in Nagarkot

Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Watch sunrise from Nagarkot & drive to Last Resort for Cannoeing

Early in the morning we get up to go for watching sunrise. After coming back we have lunch in the hotel and start 3 hour drive to the Last Resort close to the Tibetan Border. Upon arrival we will have lunch and spend time abseiling, sliding, jumping, climbing and swimming which are all important aspects of canyoning. 

Overnight : The Last Resort.

Meals : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 09: Rafting in Bhotekoshi River then drive to Kathmandu
Today is the day for white-water rafting which is one of the most popular adventure sports in Nepal among tourists and locals. After rafting drive back to Kathmandu. We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 10 Departure Flight

Today you are at leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

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Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) is the best season when the sub-tropical weather is at its best. But you can visit any time of the year except for the rainy months of June, July and August.

 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays.  Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Accommodation

We provide a star hotel accommodation for the entire trip on a twin sharing basis. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms with hot shower, dining place, a bar and internet service. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel or can have a single supplement for the entire trip for an additional charge.


Food

All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 25.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 40.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 100.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
There is no visa fee applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days. Indian nationals do not currently need a visa to enter Nepal. 

 

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 27°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

 

Tour Guides

All our tour guides are Government Licensed Experienced Tour Guides. 

 

Means of Transportation

We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing in Kathmandu and all land transportation. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs. For Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight we use domestic airlines. 


Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.

 

Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.