Taste of Nepal
Kathmandu - Bandipur - Pokhara - Naudanda
Suitable for people of any age group and fitness level
Rafting fun and Trishuli River bank camping
Historic and spiritual tour of Kathmandu valley
Day hike with magnificent views of Annapurna peaks
PRICE PER PERSON INCLUDING ALL TWIN SHARE ACCOMMODATION, SOME MEALS, UNIQUE EXPERIENCES.
Taste of Nepal Tour – 9 days Itinerary, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 01: Kathmandu - Arrival
On arrival you will be welcomed and received on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by our staff member. You will then be transferred and checked into hotel. 5 pm orientation meeting at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Exploration Day (B)
After breakfast in the morning, we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes:
Swayambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.
Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.
Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.
Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.
Kathmandu - Trishuli river
White water rafting at Trishuli river and bank stay (B/L/D)
After breakfast 3 hours drive to start rafting in Trishuli river, an experience of Himalayan white water rush. Once we reach to the riverbank we will have some briefing about rafting and on the equipment start doing rafting for about 3 hour and stop for lunch and continue raft about an hour and stay in the River bank. Tented camp, camp fire music etc at the Romantic riverbank. B, L, D
( People who don't want to join the rafting have option of going to the river bank camp early, swim, rest and stay there until the group arrive)
Trishuli river - Bandipur
River Bank – Bandipur - hill station (B/D)
After breakfast in river bank drive about 4 hours to a beautiful village of Bandipur where you can enjoy the countryside nature. The village itself gives the impression of a medieval town and the walk along the village street is wonderful. Drive to Bandipur is very scenic alongside a beautiful river passing through many small towns. The view of the Annapurna, Manaslu and many other mountain ranges from Bandipur is spectacular. Enjoy the natural beauty of Bandipur. Stay overnight.
Bandipur - Pokhara
Bandipur - Pokhara - Lake city (B)
Early morning breakfast and check out hotel to go to Pokhara. A two and half hours’ drive takes us to the amazingly beautiful city of Pokhara 200 km west of Kathmandu. This is another scenic drive although a shorter one. Once you reach Pokhara, check into hotel and have some free time until the lunch. After lunch, get ready for a serene and beautiful walk along the lake Fewa. As you take stroll along the lake you can enjoy the view of the beautiful mountain peaks in the Annapurna range. Have relaxing evening.
Approximate Distance – 70 km Approximate Travel Duration – 2.5 Hrs
Pokhara – Naudanda – Pokhara (B/L)
Wake up early in the morning and drive to Sarangkot, a beautiful hill in Pokhara famous for Sunrise, for 35 minutes. A real Closed-up look of the Annapurna and Fishtail, and the unparalleled Sunrise from there makes a perfect start of our day. Enjoy the Mountain View breakfast after the sunrise and prepare for an about three (3) hours walk to Naudanda on a very gentle trail. You will be walking through beautiful mountain village immersing into the cultural and natural beauty of the area. Once you finish your hike, enjoy the meal in one of the mountain restaurants. You will be relaxed and ready move ahead by the time you finish the lunch. Drive for about half hour to a spiritual center of beautiful Buddhist monastery at Hemja. Explore the surrounding of the monastery until the prayer starts at three. Feel high in spirituality as you enjoy the chanting of the rituals by the Buddhist monks; immerse into the meditative atmosphere for about one and half hours before the prayer end s. Drive back to Pokhara, relax at hotel and enjoy the leisure time.
Pokhara Exploration Day (B)
After breakfast you go to the lake, hire a boat to cross it and hike up to World Peace Stupa, a nice hiking destination in Pokhara which will take about one hour to reach the top. It’s a beautiful viewpoint and a Buddhist Pilgrimage as well. You will be picked up from Peace Stupa and driven down to visit Davis falls and an ancient and longest cave in South Asia. Drive back to Pokhara and enjoy a free afternoon. You can choose to do some adventure activities like Paragliding, ultralight flight, bungee jump and Zip flyer as well with an extra cost. Stay in hotel
Approximate Distance: 145 km
Approximate Travel Duration: 4 Hrs
Day 08 Pokhara to Kathmandu (B/D)
We are driving back to Kathmandu today after our breakfast. It takes us about 6 hours to reach Kathmandu. (We can fly back with an extra cost of USD 124 each person). Later in the evening, we go for farewell Nepali dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu and can have discussion about the trip experience. Approximate Distance: 170 km Approximate Travel Duration: 6 Hrs
Day 09: Departure Day (B)
Today is our last day of the tour so we will transfer you to airport for the departure to home. Namaste!
Airport transfer service on arrival and departure
All Accommodation as per itinerary in respected category hotel in City
8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners Included
Full Day City Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Unesco sites
Soft hiking from Sarangkot to nearest village and other activities
All Monument Entrance Fees
Traditional Nepal dinner with Cultural Show
Professionally Guided Trip
Personal Expenses and Travel Medical Insurance
Extra Meals not mentioned in Itinerary
Any Table Drinks, Everest flight ( on day 2) USD 217 ( optional)
Tips to Guide and Driver
Any other cost not mentioned above in including section