9 day private package (Price on Enquiry)
Departure: Mondays from London Heathrow
Season: Round the year. Best season Oct to Dec and Feb to May.
Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Chitwan, Pokhara
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LONDON HEATHROW TO KATHMANDU, NEPAL
Depart London Heathrow for international flight to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Today you will arrive in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. On arrival you will be transferred to the Hotel to check-in and freshen up. Dinner and overnight will be at the Hotel.
Accommodation - Central Hotel
This morning after breakfast you have a city tour of Kathmandu, including Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex in Durbar Square (one of three royal palace squares). Then continue to Swayambhunath, the golden spire of the 5th-century. Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colourful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu.
After lunch you visit Patan, a 15 minute drive from Kathmandu. Lalitpur, the city of beauty, is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan's central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: It is an architectural centre point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur.
After breakfast you set out to visit Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Bhaktapur City. You will then continue to Nagarkot, situated about 35 km east of Kathmandu city, Nagarkot is the nearest panoramic view point and from here one can see the beautiful view of the Himalayan peaks. Nagarkot is located between Kathmandu valley in the west and Indrawati in the east. The top of Nagarkot commands accelerating views in all directions. The altitude of Nagarkot is 2229-m/7133 ft. above sea level. In the evening you wil have a gentle walk around Nagarkot for 1-2 hours.
Today enjoy a scenic drive through stunning scenery with views of the mountains on the side of the Trisuli River, whilst we make our way to Chitwan.
WATER RAFTING OPTION for £20 per person – 2/3 hours white water rafting. The Trishuli River (grade 3+) is one of the most popular, if not favourite, of Nepal's raftable rivers. Many choose to incorporate a ride down the Trishuli with either a trip to Pokhara or to the Royal Chitwan National Park.
Today enjoy full day jungle activities include jungle safari on elephant back, nature walks, jungle drive, canoeing and bird watching in the park having 360 sq. miles of tall grassland and thick forests. We will attempt to search out some of the elusive animals of the Terai, and with the skill of the fully trained tracker will encounter the one horned Rhino, various types of deer, boar, leopard and if we are very fortunate, the elusive tiger.
After breakfast today you travel by car to Pokhara, enjoying the beautiful scenery en- route. Upon arrival check-in to hotel and then you have the rest of the day at leisure to walk around the lake side.
This morning you have a sightseeing tour of Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful valley situated at a height of 2950 ft. with its rare combination of snow clad peaks among the highest in the world, crystal-clear lakes, stream and gorges, picturesque villages inhabited by friendly smiling Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic tribes. You will also visit the Local Market, Bindebasini Temple, Mahendra Cave, a 1 hour boat ride on Phewa lake, a Tibetan refugee Camp and Davis fall. This afternoon you can relax with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
Today is your last day in Nepal. You have the whole day free to either relax or explore on your own. Later transfer to airport for departure flight. End of itinerary.
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