A two-week long trip that encompasses all the major essences of Himalayan adventure – a weeklong trek upto 3195 meter at Poon Hill, in the shadow of Mt. Annapurna, a sensational white water rafting on class 2-4 Trishuli River, guided wildlife Safari in Royal Chitwan National Park, an easy downhill Mt. Bike ride through time-wrap villages on the outskirt of Kathmandu and guided tours of cultural hearts of Kathmandu & Pokhra valleys
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Full day tour to Kathmandu
Day 3 Drive to Kurin Ghat, raft down Trishuli, transfer to Chitwan National Park
Day 4 Wildlife Safari at Chitwan National park
Day 5 Drive to Nayapool (4-5 hrs) & trek to Birethanti
Day 6 Trek to Ghandruk
Day 7 Trek to Tadapani
Day 8 Trek to Ghorapani
Day 9 Trek to Hille
Day 10 Trek to Naya pool & drive to Pokhara
Day 11 Full day tour in & around Pokhara
Day 12 Fly back to Kathmandu & drive to Nagarkot
Day 13 Bike downhill to Dhulikhel (4 hrs max) & drive back to Kathmandu (1 hr)
Day 14 Free day in Kathmandu for independent activities
Day 15 Depart Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience as exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks sprawls before you. We meet you at airport and escort you to your hotel..
Full day tour to Kathmandu
Kathmandu sightseeing tour begins immediately after early morning delicious breakfast. We visit Pashupatinath temple, a very sacred Hindu pilgrimage site where we get a chance to witness religious Hindu ritual and cremation ritual. Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath is another significant religious site for Buddhist sects. We then head towards Swayambunath where we can capture a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Thereafter, we continue our leisurely sightseeing of Patan. Patan is 5kms away from Kathmandu Valley on the South-East. Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions of Patan..
Drive to Kurin Ghat, raft down Trishuli, transfer to Chitwan National Park
After an early breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Kurin Ghat for about 3-4 hrs. We begin our rafting after a thorough briefing on safety measures by Guide. Initially, water current becomes notably swifter as our raft maneuvers towards narrow tranquil pools of clear turquoise water of Trisuli River. Gradually, we may get splashed by occasional large rapid (can be avoided depending on your preference). We conclude our Rafting at Mugling and drive towards Royal Chitwan National Park to participate in Jungle Safari excursion..
Wildlife Safari at Chitwan National park
Chitwan National park offers a unique and exceptional wildlife experience, being the home to several rare species, in particular, the one-horned rhinoceros and leopard and also leopard, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles etc. We surrender to the pure pleasure of jungle activities. Safari excursion includes Elephant safari, Wildlife safari, jeep safari, canoeing and bird watching. Unlike African animals, those in Chitwan tend to be rather solitary and shy, but the chances of sightseeing these are very high owing to the expertise and experiences of experienced guides..
Drive to Nayapool (4-5 hrs) & trek to Birethanti
Heading away from Chitwan, we drive to Nayapool. We trek along sinuous trail as it skirts through lush forest leading finally to Birethanti after walking for 1 hour. Birethani house well-resourced shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery and a bank..
Trek to Ghandruk
Leaving Birethani, we trail along terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. On passing a succession of flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Several hotels and teahouses at the village service warmth and hospitality while catering to trekkers’ needs..
Trek to Tadapani
We descend further along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2540 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of overpowering peaks of Annapurna South..
Trek to Ghorapani
From Tadapani, we proceed along the steep trails. The route zigzags past alluring streams, graceful waterfalls and lush rhododendron forest. Further on, the trail takes us along grassy area amid the exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks. Enchanting Machhapuchhare becomes visible at this point. Passing through deep forests, we head downhill to a small pass, Deorali at 2834m, before descending to the village of Ghorepani. Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli unfold before us. Just 10 minutes beyond the pass is the village of Ghorepani. Ghorepani literally means "horse water" and is a welcome watering spot for the teams of mules. There are several hotels, shops, a police check post and camping places. We set our camp at a superb location..
Trek to Hille
After embracing a perfect picturesque panorama of Annapurna mountain range, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peak from the vintage point of Poon Hill [3195m], we advance towards Hille. The route takes us through dense forest and follows steeper rock-strewn path. We come across several lodges on the way. As we continue treading along the trails, a beautiful hamlet of Ulleri welcomes us with warmth and hospitality. Finally, after trekking for 3 hours along the Bhurungdi Khola we reach Hille..
Trek to Naya pool & drive to Pokhara
Further from Hille, we continue trekking along path of steep stones to Nayapol amid the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill at 3195m. Eventually on reaching Naya pool, we drive to Pokhara..
Full day tour in & around Pokhara
Lying 200 kms away from Kathmandu, Pokhara offers us breathtaking reflections of 8000 meter peaks on Phewa Lake. We spend the entire day sightseeing most exotic locales like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, intriguing caves like Mahendra Gupha and Gupteshwor cave, Binde Basini Temple, Devil's Fall, the gorge of the Seti River and Tibetan refugee camp. As we tour around Pokhara, we shall also be enlightened on the socio-cultural aspects of the city and its ethno-cultural heritages..
Fly back to Kathmandu & drive to Nagarkot
After delicious breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu. Once we rejuvenate our adventure spirit amidst the complete ambience of our hotel, we straightaway head to Nagarkot, a 2100 meter hill resort located 30 Kms away from Kathmandu. En route we capture the most breathtaking panoramic Himalayan sights of Mt. Everest, Manaslu and Gauri Shankar. Nagarkot accommodates finest of resorts, hotels, restaurants and cafes. We will spend our night at one of the best resort or hotel in Nagarkot. In the evening, we can catch the most magnificent sunset view in Nagarkot..
Bike downhill to Dhulikhel (4 hrs max) & drive back to Kathmandu (1 hr)
We get up early in the morning to catch breathtaking view of sun rising above the pinnacles of snowy mountains. After a leisurely breakfast We commence our biking adventure along the leisurely trail to Dhulikhel amid the enchanting picturesque vistas of Himalayas through interesting Nepalese countryside. As we approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds. Dhulikhel covers larger area than Nagarkot and houses Newari settlements in majority. En route, we can even interact with local people and get enlightened on historical and cultural aspects. Temples and pristine village settlements are its major attractions. On arrival at Dhulikhel we board the vehicle and drive to Kathmandu..
Free day in Kathmandu for independent activities
A day set aside for independent activities such as exploring the town on your own, souvenir hunting or simply relaxing at hotel..
Transfer to the airport in time to catch you flight home.
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The sceneries and the landscapes during High Passes Trek where we also had an opportunity to meet kind local people and the wildlife activities at Chitwan are the best memories of this Holiday. The service of Explore Himalaya was very good.