Nepal, home to Bengal Tiger and Royal Chitwan National Park
Nepals varied elevations support more than 850 species of birds, or about 10 percent of the worlds total species. More than 450 species of birds have been spotted in Chitwan National Park."
Chitwan National Park offer an amazing insight into the
cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley.
The sites which have won her status include Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhanuth and Bouddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. Pokhara is often referred to as a jewel in the Himalayas.
Known for its clean pristine air and spectacular mountain scenes, it also boasts three major lakes - Phewa, Rupa and Begnas. Pokhara once lay on the important trade route between India and Tibet. Pokhara is blessed with stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop.
Nepals varied elevations support more than 850 species of birds, or about 10 percent of the worlds total species. More than 450 species of birds have been spotted in Chitwan National Park.
Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal and boasts a beautiful setting and abundant wildlife.
The best time to visit Nepal is between October and December, when the skies are a clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about April, with temperatures varying between regions. January and February can be very cold
The cost of a medical evacuation from the mountain is expensive, which is why adequate travel insurance is required on all climbs booked through us. Adequate, means you must be covered for
1) Trekking or hiking – this may sound strange, but many insurance list that as an exclusion.
2) Altitude up to 6,000 meters. Most travel insurance providers do not include this under their standard cover and often limit it to 3500m or less.
3) Sprains strains and physiotherapy – yes, many insurers exclude this; though ironically, this is what you will most likely need cover for.
4) Personal accident – this is the horrible part of insurance. Yes, you need to be covered in the case of death. We are often told by clients – “if anything happens to me, just leave me there.” It is not that simple.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 3: Full day sightseeing to Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Day-6: Royal Chitwan National Park
Day-7: Royal Chitwan National Park
Day-8: Royal Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu
Day-9: Return to Kathmandu
Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrival and transfer to Hotel.
Day-2: Guided Sightseeing
After breakfast we set out for an extensive guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valleys cultural, historical, religious (world heritage) sites. During the day, we visit the famous Pashupatinath temple of Lord Shiva situated at the holy bank of River Bagmati where we will also observe the Hindu cremation ritual. We then proceed to the Boudhanath Stupa, a major pilgrimage centre for the Buddhist faith which also is the largest of its kind in the world. We then have a short break for lunch followed by a visit to Swoyambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey Temple from where we can have a bird’s eye view of the whole of Kathmandu valley.
Following this, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the oldest royal palace of Kathmandu and a UNESCO world heritage site. The area of Kathmandu Durbar Square is home to fascinating Nepalese architectural pieces dating back many centuries. The site is also the home to Nepal’s living Goddess – Kumari. In the evening we will attend the welcome dinner with a live Nepalese culture show.
Day-3: Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Nagarkot
Today, we head to Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, situated at an altitude of 1401m. It is a home to medieval art and architecture and was the site for Burtoluchhis Little Buddha. After lunch, we continue to Patan, also known as Lalitpur, literally the city of fine arts. We then drive to Nagarkot. From Nagarkot you get some of the best views of the Himalaya, with eight ranges visible (Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Numbur). However, timing is everything, as the mountains are notorious for disappearing behind cloudy skies. The best viewing seasons are October to December and March to April, when clear skies are likely.
After an early wake up we will be off to see panoramas of the eastern Himalaya including 5 of worlds ten highest peaks. We then drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Many tourists visit Pokhara Valley to see the Himalayan range and lakes.
Day-5: Sarangot and Pokhara
A full day of sightseeing is ahead of us, starting with an early morning drive to Sarangkot to watch the sun rise. We then take in several sights, such as the Vindyavasini Temple, Mahendra Cave, the beautiful Fewa Lake for a peaceful hour of boating, and later, the World Peace Stupa of Lord Buddha. Later, we will visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp and continue to David Falls.
Day-6: Royal Chitwan National Park.
Today we drive to the Royal Chitwan National Park, getting there around 16:00 hrs, We will be transferred by canoes across the River to the waiting elephants which will ferry us to our camp. The Park is home to the great one horned rhinoceros, sloth bear, wild boar, bison, deer, monkeys, crocodiles, leopard, tiger and much more. Overnight stay at a Resort. Day-7: Royal Chitwan National Park.
Early this morning, we will be mounted on elephant back and then taken for a jungle safari for 2 -3 hours penetrating through dense 18-20 ft grasslands. After breakfast we will be taken to the elephant stables were we witness the rare scene of the elephants at bath.
Day-8: Royal Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu
This morning some activities take place before breakfast. After breakfast, elephant, land rover and canoes will transfer you to waiting vehicles for the drive to Kathmandu.
Day-9: Free at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day-10: Departure from Kathmandu.
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