Best of Nepal - 7 days
Best of Nepal is an ideal family holiday designed to allow the visitors to travel around the cultural and natural highlights of Nepal. The tour covers three foremost cities of Nepal as well as the road adventure in the hilly highways. After the wonderful cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu, the trip takes you for a rare experience of wild life in Chitwan and then leads to Pokhara, the city popularly known as “a heaven in the Himalaya”. As you enter the “City of Lakes”, your eyes will be wide open to witness the unique and majestic Mt. Fishtail standing in front of you dominating the skies. Pokhara offers some extreme natural wonders with deep verdant lakes, supernatural caves, narrow river gorges, scary falls, magnificent hill-tops and the most importantly imposing view of the great Himalayas. So, this trip trailing through the sub-urban Hilly and Terai regions of Nepal, enables the visitors to explore the extraordinary natural and cultural revelations of this delightfully diverse nation.
En-route extra pleasures:
Rafting- On the highway from Kathmandu to Chitwan a fast flowing Himalayan River, Trishuli is popular for white water rafting. Visitors have an opportunity to cover a part of distance from Kathmandu to Chitwan via Trishuli experiencing the stimulating white water adventure. The rafting is just 3 hours long, yet it’s full of memorable thrills.
Canoeing- Trishuli also allows an opportunity of canoeing.
Paragliding- In Pokhara, the visitors can also have the privilege of popular paragliding session from the most popular hill-top of Pokhara, Sarangkot.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour (Any 3 Places)
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan via Trishuli
Day 04: Wildlife Safari at Chitwan
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara and boating in Fewa Lake
Day 06: Kalikasthan excursion and sightseeing tour at Pokhara. Late flight to Kathmandu
Day 07: Morning free and Departure from Kathmandu
Day-1 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400m)
As you enter Nepal on a clear day, it is an electrifying experience to be welcomed by the panoramic view of snowcapped mountain ranges sprawling around, before you land in Kathmandu. A representative and driver from TAGnepal will meet and greet you at the airport. They will escort you to your designated hotel and help in your check-in procedure and will brief you about the trip beginning the next day.
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Swayambunath
After your breakfast, you will be guided to a full day sightseeing tour to the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, namely Bouddhanath Stupa, the largest and the oldest Buddhist stupa in Nepal; Pashupatinath, a mega Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and particularly famous for sighting Hindu funeral rites; and Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5 km away from Kathmandu city. You will walk through Patan Durbar Square, and delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions of the square.
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan via Trishuli (415m)
After your breakfast, you will drive to Chitwan via Royal Beach Camp. Royal Beach Camp can be reached within 3-3.5 hours’ drive from Kathmandu. The Camp is located en route at Trishuli River, which is famous for white water rafting experience with some exciting rapids amidst the beauty of nature on either sides of the river. You will experience a 3 hour thrilling 3rd and 4th grade rafting adventure and head towards Chitwan. You will stay in a comfortable resort/hotel near the National Park area.
Day 04: Wildlife safari at Chitwan
Today will be one of the most fun filled days as you will go for exciting jungle safari and excursion. Chitwan is home to Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place lies in the subtropical zone of southern Nepal. The Park houses a total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish along with the famous One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile. You will involve in activities like elephant safari, canoeing, bird watching, jungle walk etc that will offer you a lifetime opportunity for witnessing exotic wildlife and diverse ecosystem. In the evening, you will also have Tharu cultural spectacle.
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara (827m)
After breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara. Traversing through the forests, settlements and terraced hills, the journey to Pokhara will offer you the scenic beauty of both plains and hills. After 4-5 hours’ drive, you will reach Pokhara, “The City of Lakes”. You will release all the exhaustion of a day long travel by boating on Phewa lake and basking in the spectacular view of legendary Mt. Machhapuchre, “Fishtail”.
Day 06: Kalikasthan excursion & Sightseeing tour of Pokhara and depart to Kathmandu
Excursion to Kalikasthan (1370m) will take you through flat paddy fields, green pasturelands, beautiful hamlets and panoramic view of Pokhara city, Begnas Tal and Annapurna range. After the excursion, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of the city. The tour takes you to the mythological Davis fall, deep gorges of Seti River and Tibetan Refugee Camp. You will even get to explore the deep-seated mysteries of captivating cave Mahendra Gupha. After the sightseeing, a thirty-minute flight to Kathmandu might be your best moment in the air with the savoring views of mesmerizing Manaslu and snowcapped Annapurna range. At Kathmandu airport, you will once again enjoy the cordial welcome by our representative.
Day 07: Morning free and Depart from Kathmandu
Today is the final day of your trip. If you don’t have early flight, you can stroll down the streets and do some shopping or just relax in your room or at hotel lounge. Your tour officer and a driver will be at your hotel reception to pick you up three and half hours prior to your departure. You will be transferred to the airport for your international flight back home.