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Nepal Encompassed

9 days  |  Starts/Ends: Kathmandu  |  from USD $1,799  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Combine exploration of ancient cities, temples & palaces, breathtaking mountain ranges & thundering waterfalls. Go wild in one of Asia's finest game parks & immerse yourself in local life & culture. Get to know the real Nepal!

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Itinerary
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Day 1

Friday. Welcome to Kathmandu and the start of your holiday! You’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where you will receive a welcome drink and a briefing about your trip.
Overnight: Kathmandu

Day 2

Nepal's capital Kathmandu is a fascinating blend of old and new and the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Nepal. This morning we visit Bodhnath stupa, a beautiful Buddhist worship site with spinning prayer wheels and prostrating pilgrims. Our next stop is the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal’s cultural gem which has maintained its traditional lifestyle and is famous for its pottery. We explore Bhaktapur’s beautiful Durbar Square and visit local families to see Ju Ju Dhau (yoghurt) being made and to try our hand at pottery making. Our final stop is Patan, the old Newari city with a historic Durbar Square. This evening enjoy dinner and a cultural Nepali dance performance.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 3-4

Kathmandu – Chitwan. On day 3 we travel by road to Chitwan National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Hailed as one of Asia’s finest game parks, Chitwan is home to elephants and rhinos, sloth bears and striped hyenas. The remains of day 3 and the whole of day 4 allows free time for you to choose from the various optional activities available in Chitwan National Park. Take a nature walk, a jungle drive, ride on an elephant or journey in a dugout canoe and admire the scenery - if you are lucky you may even see an elusive tiger!
Overnight: Chitwan N.P.  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

Chitwan National Park – Pokhara. Today we take travel on to scenic Pokhara, gateway to the magnificent Annapurna Range, which consists of five mountains over 7200m and Machhapuchare Mountain at 7000m. The local people believe that Machhapuchare is sacred to the god Shiva and therefore is off limits to climbing. There’s time to relax this afternoon and perhaps take a stroll around the lakeside market.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast

Day 6

This morning we watch a beautiful sunrise at the hill top World Peace Pagoda which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range. Then we take a scenic 2 hour walk via Raniban forest back down to Lake Phewa where we enjoy a boat ride. This afternoon we visit a Tibetan refugee camp and a local school before heading to Matepani Monastery to watch the monks daily prayer.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Today is free day for you to explore Pokhara and participate in optional activities such as paragliding, ultra-light flight, zip line, bungy jump, mountain biking, cycling, boating and horse riding, or if you prefer, simply relax down by the lake.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Pokhara - Kathmandu. This morning we take the short flight back to Kathmandu and in the afternoon we explore more of the city. After visiting the beautiful Swayambhunath stupa which offers wonderful views of the city, we walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is home to over 50 stunning temples and shrines. We’ll also enjoy a rickshaw ride from Hanuman Dhoka to Thamel, through the bustling back streets of the city which is a great way to observe the everyday life of the locals. We finish the day with an evening walk around Thamel Market.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Saturday. Our tour comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Optional Scenic Flight

Take a scenic flight soaking up the views of a chain of snow capped peaks, as you fly over glaciers and lakes, rivers, gorges and see the world’s highest mountain - Mount Everest.

The optional Everest scenic flight is offered on the morning of day 2 or day 9 (subject to availability) so if you’d like to book this please ensure that you onward flight on day 9 does not depart before midday.

Trip Highlights

Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley - Rickshaw ride through the city, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa & Bodhnath Buddhist Stupa
Chitwan National Park - spot wildlife on an elephant safari
Pokhara - World Peace Pagoda, Tibetan refugee camp and local school, daily prayers at Matapani Monastery and boating on Lake Phewa
Bhaktapur - Durbar Square, visiting local families to watch Ju Ju Dhau (yoghurt) being made and try making pottery
Spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range
Patan - Patan Durbar Square

Included

8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners including dinner at a Nepali cultural evening
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 9
Touring of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Pokhara
Rickshaw ride in Kathmandu
English speaking local guides
8 nights 3 star hotels
Economy class flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Chitwan NP - activities including an elephant safari
Boating on Lake Phewa in Pokhara
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD $45-55
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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2015
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Xmas departure, book early!
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2016
Price/Person
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USD $1799
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Easter departure, book early!
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Tour Details
Starts
Kathmandu
Ends
Kathmandu
Departs
Fridays
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.