||Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters).
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel . O/N in Kathmandu.
||Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : Optional
In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal.
After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal.
The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. O/N in Kathmandu.
The sightseeing places we visit will include:
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
Swoyambhunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple's existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.
Later visit Boudhanath, the 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
||Drive to Pokhara (900 m) with private transfer - 7 hrs
After breakfast drive to pokhara. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek. O/N in Pokhara.
||Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 4 hrs
We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region. O/N in Tikhedhunga
||Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 5 hrs
We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk we arrive, at Ghorepani (2,840m). O/N in Ghorepani.
||Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and onto Tadapani (2,610m) - 6 hrs
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at a hotel. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. O/N in Tadapani
||Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) - 5 hrs
From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. They have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and also because it's within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna Conservation Office, museums and explore the village. O/N in Ghandrung.
||Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) and drive to Pokhara and same day guided tour of pokhara.
Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. You will have a relaxing afternoon. O/N in Pokhara.
||Drive to Sarangkot for Sunrise and mountain views, same day guided tour in Pokhara.
Before breakfast we'll drive to Sarangkot, one of the best destinations in Nepal to view the sunrise and sunset over the snowcapped mountains, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. We return to Pokhara after the morning spectacle for more sightseeing.
We provide a private vehicle and a professional tour guide. The places we visit are as follows:
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple
Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake, it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storeyed pagoda is dedicated to the female force ‘Shakti’. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.
Seti River Gorge
Carved by Seti-Gandaki, it is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provide a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Locally known as ‘Patale Chhango’ and located in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, it is where the stream flowing from Fewa lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular among tourists and locals alike.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Tibetan Refugee Camps
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
O/N in Pokhara.
||Free day in Pokhara.
Free time in Pokhara for personal activities, O/N in Pokhara.
||Drive to the Chitwan National Park
We will leave for the Chitwan National Park, the first national park of Nepal, established in 1973. There are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, and gharial along with many other common species of wild animals. On reaching the resort in the National Park, our Guest Relations Officer will brief guests, then after you will be participating in an elephant safari, jungle walk, nature walk with boat ride and dinner will be ready at about 8 PM.O/N in Chitwan
||Day 12 - Activities in the Chitwan National Park
An early morning wakeup call followed by tea/coffee. The early morning tour provides you one of the best times to see the wildlife at its best with bird watching, elephant safari and jungle walk.
After breakfast a 45-minute walk through the grassland and forest upstream of the Narayani River.
Climb aboard the local boats to observe crocodiles along the banks while floating back to the camp to enjoy lunch. Late afternoon, a guide will take you for elephant safari and jungle walk, visit the observation tower, nature walk with boat ride, back to the camp and have dinner.O/N in Chitwan
||Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu with 06 hours drive and overnight in Kathmandu. Evening will be fare well nepalese dinner. O/N in Kathmandu
||Free day in Kathmandu.
Today, you have your free time for shopping and packing, O/N in Kathmandu.
||Transfer to the international airport for your final departure
Morning free and afternoon will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
||Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.