Insightful tours to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, thrilling helicopter rides to Annapurna Base Camp, exotic Pokhara and to the wilderness of Chitwan National Park; this trip promises a wonderful blend of culture and high adventure that Nepal has to offer.
This helicopter tour in Nepal covers the best of Nepal in relatively shorter time. Explore the cultural treasure trove in Kathmandu, where mortals live together with their Gods & Goddess, soak into the beautiful natural aspects Pokhara has to offer, experience the most amazing wildlife activity of Asia at Chitwan National Park and most importantly enjoy the heli-ride to the most beautiful corner of the Himalayas, Annapurna Base Camp
Note: (1 chopper capacity will be 1 to 4 people)
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 the airport and escort you to Gokarna Forest Resort. Gokarna Forest Resort, the only golf resort of Nepal is located just about a few minutes drive from the airport in a quite suburb in Kathmandu. The resort is set amidst the lush greenery of Gokarna Forest, the traditional hunting ground of Nepalese royalty. Tucked away in a quite corner of the resort is 'The Hunter's Lodge' which housed the Shikaris (hunting party) accompanying Royal Family members during their hunting trips in Gokarna Forest. The building is over a hundred and twenty years old. It has been carefully restored and now houses a quaint restaurant and bar. Apart from world class accommodation, the resort also features a Spa and an international standard Golf Course..
Kathmandu, the historical and cultural heart of Nepal, has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and western influence. There will be a half day guided tour to the UNESCO World heritage Sites of the holy Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath - the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, the 'monkey temple' of Swoyambhunath and the medieval palace of the Malla Kings at the Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the sightseeing tour you will be escorted to the 'Garden of Dreams' or 'Swapna Bagicha'. Amidst the chaos of Kathmandu, the Garden of Dreams (located just two minutes walk from Thamel Chowk), opens up into a haven of peace and tranquility. A dream project of Field Marshal Kaiser SJB Rana, the neo-classical garden was built in the 1920s. Kaiser Shamsher erected six impressive freestanding pavilions, each dedicated to one of the six seasons of Nepal. These pavilions provide the Garden's architectural framework and complement the arrangements of flowers, shrubs, and trees. Unfortunately, of the original four acres and six pavilions (named after the six Nepali seasons), only 1.2 acres and three pavilions remain. The garden is built along the lines of an Edwardian Garden - paved perimeter paths, interposed by pavilions, trellises, and various planting areas, surround a sunken flower garden with a large pond at its center. It has an exquisite ensemble of fountains, pergolas, balustrades, urns, and statues. After exploring the Garden we sit out to enjoy dinner at the Kaiser Restaurant located at the corner of Basanta (Spring) Pavilion. Overnight at the Gokarna Resort..
You take a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to the Fulbari Resort & Spa, one of the best resorts in South Asia. From the resort you get wonderful views of Himalayas..
From Pokhara Airport, you take an exciting helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world. The flight offers panoramic views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) Peak and Hiunchuli. As you leave Pokhara, the valley's lakes, namely Begnas, Rupa and Phewa, look like jewels from up above. The approach to Annapurna Base Camp opens up with a spectacular view of the Annapurna Sanctuary-a high glacial basin flanked by the snowy peaks of Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare. After landing at the Annapurna Base Camp, you will be given ample time to take pictures and explore a bit, before the return flight. Afternoon activities include boating at the Phewa Lake, visit to Davis Fall, Bindyabasini Temple and Mahendra Gupha (cave)..
A heli ride will bring you to Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO Natural Heritage site. The park offers a unique and exceptional wildlife experience, being the home to several rare species, in particular, the one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles etc. Overnight at the Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge. Established in the early 60s for wildlife enthusiasts, Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge is one of the oldest commercial jungle lodges in Nepal. The lodge practices environmentally responsible and sustainable tourism..
Surrender to the pure pleasure of jungle activities! Safari excursion includes elephant safari, canoeing and bird watching. Unlike African animals, those in Chitwan tend to be rather solitary and shy. But our expert guides knows how to track these elusive creatures and you can enjoy a glimpse or two of some of these endangered animals. Today we continue to explore the park in jeep, looking for rhinos, tigers, elephants, wild boars and the masses of beautiful birds living here. In the evening we enjoy a Tharu cultural program. We stay the night at the lodge..
After your wildlife adventure, you will be escorted to Bharatpur airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you can spend the day at leisure..
You will be transferred to airport for your final departure..
The meeting and handling was very good and on time. We were provided lots useful tips about the Kathmandu and trek. During trek our trekking staffs were very helpful. Lodges were good with warm welcome every time. Itinerary was good and flexible and adapted to our needs.
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