Explore Nepal

Explore Nepal visiting the less touristy traditional Newari villages of Daman and Bandipur after sightseeing in Kathmandu. Later drive to Pokhara and go for a short trek of 4 days that takes you to the famous viewpoint of Poonhill and beautiful Gurung villages.  Then drive to  Chitwan for wildlife safari, before driving back to Kathmandu to end the tour. Explore Nepal in budget or luxury way, its upto you.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Places Visited: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bandipur, Daman and Chitwan
  • Sunrise View from Poonhill for the glistening lightshow of Annapurna mountain panorama
  • Annapurna trek for 5 days
  • Visits to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
  • Patan, Bhaktapur and Changunarayan 
  • Jeep Drive for 3 hours in Chitwan National Park looking for Tiger, Rhinos, Deers and different species of colorful birds
  • Watch and participate in Traditional Tharu Dance in the evening
  • Crocodiles and Bird watching Tour along Rapti River in Chitwan
  • Jungle Walk and Village Tour in Chitwan
  • Visit to Elephant Breeding Center

Tour Cost Includes:

  • 3 Nights in Kathmandu in a 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool-Hotel Shankar or similar on a twin shared basis.
  • 1 Night in Pokhara in a 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool
  • 2 Nights in Chitwan in a 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool on a Twin shared basis.
  • 2 Nights in Bandipur and Daman in Best available hotels and 4 nights during trek in Best available lodges
  • Kathmandu-Daman-Bandipur-Chitwan-Kathmandu in Air Conditioned Private Tourist Vehicle
  • All permit fees and jungle activities in Chitwan National Park 
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner while in Chitwan according to itinerary
  • An English speaking Licensed Tour Guide/Trekking Guide for Kathmandu and Expert Jungle Guide for Chitwan.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and TIMS for Poon Hill Trek
  • 13 Breakfast and a Farewell Dinner with Nepalese Cultural dance program in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation in Air Conditioned Private Tourist Vehicles.


Tour Cost Does Not Include:

  • Meals and monument fee
  • Any other cost or services not included

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. 

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool - Hotel Shankar or Similar

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Tour [Mountain Flight-OPTIONAL]
Early morning: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT [optional]
Early morning you are transferred to the airport to board the mountain flight. The approximate one-hour mountain flight takes you close to some of the highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest. One can clearly see and identify the peaks, and see the Himalayan landscape and glaciers during the flight. Drive back to hotel for breakfast


Kathmandu Durbar Square: 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. 

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: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool - Hotel Shankar or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 03: Drive to Daman: 87km, 3-4 hours
Daman is a village 77 kilometers southwest from Kathmandu that takes about three hours by drive. Daman at an altitude of 2400 meters is much popular among local tourists and known for great views of the Himalayas. The view tower at Daman offers the views of  large section of the Himalayan range stretching from Mt. Everest in the East to Mt. Dhaulagiri in the West. 

Overnight: Best Available Hotel in Daman

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 04: Drive from Daman to Bandipur: 166km, 4-5 hours

After breakfast we drive to the hilltop town of Bandipur that is at an elevation of 1030m. Bandipur is a small town that has beautiful old wooden houses similar to the ones seen in Kathmandu. After a short walking tour of the town and the bazaar there is free time to explore this traditional Nepali town. We can also visit Siddha Cave which is famous in the area.

Overnight: Best Available Hotel in Bandipur

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 05: Drive from Bandipur to Pokhara: 73km, 2-3 hours; Jeep drive from Pokhara to Ulleri
After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara. Pokhara offers magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. From Pokhara we drive to Ulleri. 

Overnight: Lodge in Ulleri.     

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 06: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750 m/ 9020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek
Today we trek for around 5 hours to Ghorepani. The name Ghorepani means ‘horse-water’ due to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts, and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. 

Overnight: Lodge in Ghorepani.     

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 07: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860 ft): 6 - 7 hours
Today we start early for the sunrise view of Annapurna Range from Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft),  a great viewpoint to enjoy amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light.  After breakfast, we walk eastwards and climb a  ridge and descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way to reach Tadapani

Overnight: Lodge in Tadapani      

Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 08: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360 ft): 3 - 4 hours
From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest mostly of Rhododendron trees. After trekking for a while, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. From Ghandruk Village we get the towering views of the Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiuchuli mountains. We also visit Gurung Museum to have an idea of rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people.

Overnight: Lodge in Ghandruk     

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 09: Ghandruk to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 4-hour trek and 1-hour’s drive
After breakfast we walk to Ulleri and drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village followed by terraced farms. It keeps on going down almost without any break from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. By the time we arrive at Birethanti, some of us might feel like we just participated in a downhill marathon. But our ordeal is not over yet. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour's walk takes us into Naya Pul and further to Ulleri. From Ulleri we drive to Pokhara.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool  

Meals: Breakfast, 

 

Day 10: Drive to Chitwan and do the Village Tour and Join Cultural Dance

Driving for 5 hours we reach our hotel in Chitwan National Park where we spend two nights. We freshen up and go for village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus and also visit the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River. In the evening we watch and join the Tharu cultural dance presentation by the local villagers in which you can participate or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

Overnight: 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11: Activities in Chitwan

After breakfast in the hotel we go for canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After lunch we go for Jeep Safari whcih is an excellent opportunity to see different kinds of animals such as deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Overnight: 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12:  Breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu

An early morning wake up call followed by breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu and drop you to your hotel. 

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool - Hotel Shankar or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 13: Visit Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan and Patan
Bhakatpur and Patan are royal cities in Kathmandu Valley famous for gloriuos architecture and rich cultural heritage. Changu Narayan is the oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley. 

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: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool - Hotel Shankar or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day 14: 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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You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

 
Please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will organize your trip on the date appropriate for you.

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 $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of 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