Program Code: HONEYMOON TOURS In Nepal
Duration: 13 days
Maximum Altitude: 1600m.
Minimum Pax: 02 Pax.
Group departure date PRAVITE:
About the walks
Walks are on well maintained trails and on all walking days there is a choice of route options. There are very easy walks to villages near to the hotels of 2-4 miles, moderate walks of 6-8 miles and longer walks with more ascent and descent of 10-12 miles. Ascents range from 300ft on short walks to approx 1500ft for the ascent to Sarangkot.
Temperatures all year
Kathmandu 4-30 C
Pokhara 9-32 C
Comfortable accommodation in unique properties chosen for their cultural interest and/or mountain views. Each hotel or lodge has modern facilities and is both built and operated in sympathy with the local environment.
Where you will stay
Kathmandu Dwarika's Hotel
Dhulikhel Dhulikhel Mountain Resort
Pokhara Fishtail Lodge
Chitwan Jungle Lodge
One night Tiger Tops Tharu Safari Lodge
In the evening
The main social event of the evening tends to be dinner which will be taken at the hotels. On some evenings there will be the opportunity to enjoy local folk dancing and naturalist presentations in Chitwan National Park
Day 01: arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the award winning Dwarika's Hotel. The hotel is unique in combining modern facilities with preservation of the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley.
Dwarikas - part Palace, part museum and very special
Day 02: Guided sightseeing of the World Heritage Sights of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Buddhist stupa at Swayambunath and the fascinating city of Patan Overnight hotel.
Day 03: Walk from the hotel to Nepal's most important Hindu temple at Pashupatinath. From here a short 2km walk brings us to Bodhnath, the largest stupa in the world and the religious centre for the Tibetan population living in Nepal. We will take lunch at Bodhnath and from a roof top terrace enjoy a birds eye view of life below. In the afternoon we will drive to Bhaktapur, the City of Devotees. In addition to exploring the many temples we can wander around the Potters Square and shops before driving to the hilltop resort of Dhulikhel.
The view - Dhulikhel Mountain Resort
Day 04: Sunrise wake up call for a magnificent Himalayan Panorama stretching to the Tibetan border. A short drive after breakfast takes us to Dhulikhel itself. From here we'll walk about thirty minutes up to Devistan, a small temple and excellent spot from which to view the Himalaya. After a short descent, a gradual climb of about ninety minutes brings us to Phulbari with panoramic mountain views. Then it's a ten minute walk to the legendary Namobuddha Stupa. Here, according to local legend, a prince discovered a starving tigress about to devour a boy. Out of compassion the prince offered his body to the tigress in the boy's place. His remains are said to be enshrined in the main stupa. After exploring the area a walk of about 2 1/2 hours takes us down to the charming medieval village of Panauti, a treasure house of ancient Newari architecture. From Panauti we will drive back to Dhulikhel.
Day 05: Transfer to the domestic airport for the breathtaking 40min flight along the length of the Himalayas to Pokhara. Here we will be met by our car and transferred to the Fishtail Lodge. From Pokhara Valley with panoramic views of Machapuchare, and three of the world's 8,000m peaks, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna. After lunch there is the option to walk to a ridge top viewpoint or to explore local area around Pokhara.
The swimming pool at Fishtail Lodge:
Day 06: Today we will walk to the Himalayan viewpoint at Sarangkot at 1592m. The mountain views are incredible and amongst many others we can see Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) Machapuchare (6993m) and Annapurna III (7555m). There will be a choice of routes varying in difficulty and duration. The longer route will follow a broad ridgeline from the village of Naudanda reached in about a one hour drive from Pokhara. We will take lunch at Sarangkot and can either walk or drive down to Pokhara before returning to the Lodge.
Day 07: After breakfast we will take time Pokhara Lakeside and take a rowboat across the lake to the trailhead for the walk to the Peace Stupa. The walk to this massive Buddhist stupa takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours and climbs through rhododendron forest to the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers superb views of the Annapurna Himal range and Pokhara city. We will take lunch in Pokhara and have free time to explore the bazaar.
Day 08: A four hour drive takes us to Chitwan National park and the other side of Nepal. We have left the snow capped peaks behind and are in the Terai for one of the best wildlife experiences in Asia. The wildlife of Chitwan includes the endangered Greater One Horned rhinoceros, several species of deer, sloth bear, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, the marsh mugger and gharial crocodiles, over 450 species of birds, leopards and the elusive, Royal Bengal tiger. Activities at the Lodge include safaris on elephant and by river boat, jungle walks, birdwatching excursions, and expeditions by Landrover.
Day 09: A full day of activities within the park tailored to your requirements.
Riding the on the Elephant – in the Jungle Lodge.
Day 10: drive from Jungle Lodge to the edge of Royal Chitwan National Park, Tiger Mountain Tharu Lodge is a resort in a tranquil garden setting overlooking lush green forests.
Transport to Tharu Safari Lodge
The Lodge is inspired by the lifestyle and rich culture of the local Tharu people and offers a range of activities including elephant safaris, jungle walks, bird watching, village exploration by ox cart, sunset watches and horse riding.
Day 11: A short drive to the airport at Bharatpur for the 30 min flight to Kathmandu.
Day 12: A free day in Kathmandu for shopping, extra sightseeing or a mountain flight for a close up view of Mt Everest.
Day 13: Transfer to the airport for the flight home
What the holiday includes:
All transfers and sightseeing tours as in the itinerary using a private a/c car with English speaking escort/guide.
Hotel accommodation at Hotel Dwarika's using deluxe room on BB twin sharing basis.
Dinner at Krishnarpan on day 01or 02
Lunch at Patan Museum Cafe on day 02.
Lunch at Nyatapole Cafe on day 03.
2 nights accommodation at Dhulikhel Mountain Resort on full board basis with the activities above.
Hotel accommodation at Fishtail Lodge all inclusive with the activities as above.
Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan in a private a/c car with driver only.
Chitwan safari accommodation at Jungle Lodge all inclusive.
Airport departure in and out of Nepal.
Internal flights Kathmandu/Pohara, Bharatpur/Kathmandu
What the holiday excludes:
Lunch and dinner as mention above.
Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry,
Personal insurance, communication charges, tips etc.
Optional Mt Everest mountain flight $165 per person
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