The best encounter to Natural, Cultural and Wildlife features of Nepal, Best of Nepal is an ideal tour to have insightful exploration of diverse sides of the nation. Kathmandu valley- Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice first ranked Rising Destination to Travel in Asia and third in the world under same category, comprises the capital of the country, Kathmandu and the equally significant flanking cities Bhaktapur and Patan. Kathmandu valley houses seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and several other heritages scattered throughout the city. Also known as City of Temples and City of Deities, the shrines, courtyards and palaces in Kathmandu are chock-full with artistic stone, wooden and metallic arcade of ancient and medieval Nepal.
Besides, Kathmandu is always on festive mood, celebrating more than hundred festivals in one calendar year. The natives of the valley, Newars, their traditional attires, music and cuisines are the must watch cultural aspects in the cosmopolitan city, Kathmandu.
Two hundred kilometers west of Kathmandu, a famous tourist town also a trek starting point for Annapurna Region, Pokhara is located. The captivating magnificence in nature with the spectacular Himalayan panoramas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges perfectly mixed with the exceptional Fishtail is a hypnotizing view from Pokhara which is beyond compare.
Myriads of enticing beauties in nature like dazzling Lakes, puzzling caves, legendary falls, deep gorges and hill stations overlooking the town with the exceptionally beautiful Himalayan views are the specialties of Pokhara. Pokhara is probably the most beautiful place on planet Earth, as per our thousands guests who have visited the place.
One hundred and fifty six kilometers southwest to Kathmandu the first national park for wildlife conservation in Nepal, Chitwan National Park lies. The park, quoted as the park offering the best Wildlife Safari in Asia by an Argentine rider also a Guinness World Record holder Mr. Emilio Scotto is the extreme wild preserving several endangered wild species. It is the best suited natural playground for species like Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino, Gangetic Dolphin and Ghariyal Crocodile and many other mammals, Aves, reptiles and insects. Wildlife safari on the back of giant Asian elephant is an amazingly fun at Chitwan National Park.
Lush sub-tropical forests of tall sal trees and wide grasslands where, the hope of bumping into rare species all of a sudden out from the bush is gripping adventure at Chitwan during the Elephant Safari or Game Drives. Additionally, the traditional tharu dance performed by the ethnical Tharu tribe with the long bamboo sticks, in the neighboring tharu settlements could be a great fun amidst the bonfire.
In brief, Best of Nepal allows you to experience the best of diverse Nepal where you get closer to nation’s cultural, natural and wildlife treasures.
Browns at TIA- Ready for the flight of lifetime with the staffs of Explore Himalaya and Fishtail Air
Cultural Tour in Kathmandu, Wildlife Safari in Chitwan National Park and Helicopter Tour to Langtang Valley- what could a visitor in Nepal want during a weeklong vacation? Marjorie Brown and Sam Brown from UK experienced the different charms of Nepal this autumn. Kathmandu, a city a temples and city of carnivals houses seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is also a home to Newari ethnics. Festive Kathmandu most of the time celebrates. Chitwan National Park, a dense jungle in the Upper Teria region of Nepal conserves the endangered species like Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino and ghariyal crocodile offers the most fascinating Elephant Safari in Asia. Avoiding the roads and flying to Langtang Valley is probably the shortest route to get to the base of the Himalayas.
After the completion of the trip the visitors had to say so many things about their trip and service of Explore Himalaya.
Being in very close contact with the elephants during wildlife safari in Chitwan was the best moment of my trip
Staff, a credit to Explore Himalaya offered outstanding service. Tour guide Indira had vast knowledge of Nepal and Sabin exactly knew the tourist requirements and he was very much sensitive as well. Accommodation throughout the tour was excellent.
There are no words to fully describe the attention to detail you offer. You are first class. It was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you very much.
Brunch time at Kyanjin
The helicopter tour to Kynajin Gompa was incredibly excellent. The stay in Chitwan Tiger Top Safari was also a memorable moment of the trip.
The staff of the company which kept us informed was excellent. Guide, Indira was very informative and knowledgeable.
The customer service of Explore Himalaya is outstanding. Additional cost, the company put in place to make sure we enjoyed our trip fully was impressive. We are very happy to spend our holiday in Nepal with Explore Himalaya.
Mr. Pedersen Karsten and Ms. Overgaard Lane from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel were with us this spring from March 7, 2013 to April 9, 2013 for their long awaited trek to the most popular trekking destination of Nepal- Around Annapurna Trek.
Admired by the trekking aficionados from Denmark, this route enclosed whole Annapurna massif and gave them a life time chance to witness the sights of Annapurna’s from different positions. Besides the magnetic settings of the mountains, the diverse landscapes from low alpine woodlands to bone-dry deserts akin to Tibetan ones, the wealthy cultures and traditions, historic monasteries and genuine villages enticed the Danish trekkers to the region. The trek kicked off from Besisahar (760m) and then entered the entryway to restricted area Narphu valley- Manang, and then gradually soared up towards the world’s biggest pass, Thorang La (5416m) and then finally plummeted down to the holy temple of Muktinath. Then the trial slided down the valley of apple orchard- Jomsom. The trek completed the whole circuit via Ghorepani to Tatopani, which presented the myriad natural hot springs and then to celebrated viewpoint of Poon Hill finally ending at naturally blessed city Pokhara.
Post Around Annapurna Trek, the Danish visitors also had the experiences of wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park, cultural encounter at Kathmandu, Bungmati and Khokana and the hiked to mid-hills of Samari before departing back home on April 9, 2013.
Mr. Kartik and Mairead Rawal were on the Best of Nepal honeymoon tour with Explore Himalaya this spring. After the completion of the tour the couple gave the feedback regarding their entire tour and the services provided by the service suppliers. Here it goes their feedback on their Best of Nepal Tour.
Meeting and handling was great. Gobinda was excellent. Mr. Gobinda is a very good agent. His support was very much vital for our trip. He made our first meet special and handled it so well.
Our Tour Guide Bhuwan Bhandari was above average. He was very much knowledgeable about the area. We would be more pleased if he was bit more energetic and proactive. However, it is understandable.
At Kathmandu Hotel Dwarika was brilliant. It had great rooms, good food and outstanding facilities. It was bit expensive but worth it. It was perfect for a honeymoon trip. Tiger Tops at Chitwan was also excellent. It provided absolutely brilliant service. Hotel Shangri-La at Pokhara was equally good but we felt like the rooms were little bit outdated. Redecoration will make them perfect. Bandipur is an exotic place but to serve the guest, especially the guests on their honeymoon tour, few better hotels or resorts are necessary. Despite of wonderful location the services at the hotels were limited.
The transportation was very good. Itinerary was great but I wished I had skipped Bandipur. The place is great but obviously needs the additional infrastructures and amenities to entertain the tourists.
Overall, we enjoyed the trip very much. I would love to thank Mr. Gobinda who was so important for us throughout the trip. One last thing,I would recommend to use the face mask to avoid dust during the tour of Kathmandu.
Three Danish Madsens – Ms. Poul Arne, Ms. Anne Marie and Ms. Anne Brigitte through our Exclusive Country Partner Kipling Travel were on the multi-activity Nepal tour with Explore Himalaya from March 22, 2013 to April 3, 2013. Their tour covered the cultural delights of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur as well as they were on the soft hikes to the Nepalese mid-hills like Nuwakot, Samari and Bandipur. During the latter half of the trip they explored the natural paradise- Pokhara and they eventually didn’t miss out the wildlife thrill during the wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park. Ms. Poul Arne Madsen quoted few charming lines regarding their entire tour of Nepal with Explore Himalaya.
“Meeting and Handling was absolutely perfect. The trek and tour guides as well as the supporting staffs did their job very well. Everybody was nice, friendly and professional.”
“Meals somewhere were very delicious, somewhere it was good but the food during the home-stay was exceptionally excellent.”
“Overall, we stayed in the very good hotels throughout the trip and the means of transportation were comfortable prioritizing safety which was very much appreciable. We enjoyed to the fullest and hope to come back next time for the longer vacation.”
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