21 days from £1222 pp Exc Int'l flight
This trip provide opportunity to explore local culture, different community, adventurous white water rafting, Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing in Nepal and activities, wildlife and jungle safaris explore Delhi, the capital of India, Jaipur also known as the Pink City), the capital of Rajasthan; Agra, home to the World famous Taj Mahal; Ranthambore National Park, one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India; being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.
Day 01 – Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02 – Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03 – Kathmandu-Pokhara-Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
Day 04 – Tirkhedhunga – Ghorepani (2855m.)
Day 05 – Ghorepani – Punhill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.)
Day 06 – Tadapani (2675m.) – Ghandruk (1950m.)
Day 07 – Ghandruk (1950m.) – Pothana (1990m.)
Day 08 – Pothana – Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) to Pokhara
Day 09 – Pokhara – Bandipur (Explore Bandipur village)
Day 10 – Bandipur – Trisuli River Rafting – Chitwan
Day 11 – Chitwan
Day 12 – Chitwan – Kathmandu
Days 13 – Kathmandu
Days 14 – Kathmandu – Delhi
Day 15 – Delhi Sight Seeing
Day 16 – Delhi-Agra
Day 17 – Agra-Ranthambhore
Day 18 – Ranthambhore-Iaipur
Day 19 – Jaipur
Day 20 – Jaipur-Delhi
Day 21 – Delhi / Out
Arrive at Tribhuwan international airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel.
After breakfast we drive to Pashupatinath temple. The holiest of holy Hindu temple in south Asia is the focal point of pilgrimage from all over the sub-continent. The holy river Bagmati flowing nearby is the cremation ground of the Hindus. Funeral pyres can be viewed from across the riverbank. We then visit to Bouddhanath. Probably the largest stupa in the world is also found in Kathmandu valley-the great stupa of Boudhanath. Again the omni-sighted eyes of the Buddha stare all the directions. This Stupa is the place of worship of Tibetan Buddhists predominantly. We then proceed on Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum. Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. It is very famous for woodcarving and pottery products. Finally we visit another Vishnu temple of Changunarayan which is the oldest known temple existing in the valley dating back to the 4th century.
You have breakfast being of the early morning before 7:00 AM. This morning you will be drive to Pokhara (200km), departure at 7:00 AM in the morning, approximately 6hrs away by tourist bus. You will be arriving late afternoon at Pokhara approximately 2:00 O’clock. From the Pokhara valley you can see one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous “Fishtail” mountain peak of Machhapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and you spend there will be the scenic highlight of your trip. You’re free in Pokhara valley also called “Magic Land” or Dreamland” of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place as your own like boating in Fewa lake overlooking the region of Annapurna range of Himalayas. In the evening you will prepare yourself for your trek to Ghorepani Trek.
We trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.). Today we could ascend down gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, one could see majestic view of Machhapuchhre (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna South (7219m.). Overnight at Ghorepani.
Today we trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.). We cover the distance within five and half hours of normal trek. Early morning, we start our trip to Punhill (3180m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and numerous other snowcapped mountain peaks. Having breakfast at Ghorepani, trek to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, one can observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys. Overnight at Tadapani.
Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.). Comparatively, today is the easiest trek of all days. One has to trek through the forests of Rhododendron and oak One could hear soothing chirp of birds on the way. This trek is also offers best alternative for birds lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could observe good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Ghandruk village is listed in World Heritage Site. Overnight at Ghandruk. In the evening, typical Gurung Cultural program will be organized on demand.
Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.). The first part of our trek is quite steep up to Kimbu (Bee hive in Gurung language). Kimbu is situated at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. One has to ascend following the stone staircase to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for early two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). From here, one can see panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). Now the rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.). Overnight at Pothana.
Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) which takes about four hours. The trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours and then descend to Phedi passing through Dhampus village. Upon arrival at Dhampus Phedi, we take a vehicle to reach Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast proceed for s/seeing of Pokhara city (Gupteswar Mahadev, David’s Fall, Barahi temple and Fewa Lake). After lunch drive to Bandipur. Upon arrival in Bandipur, explore Bandipur village. Bandipur is a picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, a land as famous for its natural beauty as for the hospitality of its people. Bandipur lies midway between the capital Kathmandu and Pokhara, another popular tourist destination. Situated on a hilltop above the highway town of Dumre (7 km.), Bandipur captivates the visitor with its cultural appeal and pristine scenery. This Newar town has maintained its age-old flavour, and presents sightseers with a heady mix of history, architecture, incredible views, awesome caves and unspoiled landscapes. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning wake up call followed by tea or coffee, and then drive to Trisuli River rafting spot point. This River is very popular as access to the Prithivi Highway makes “breaking off” the journey easy. After 3/4hrs rafting we drive to Chitwan upon arrival check into the hotel. Upon arrival, rooms assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities. Overnight at hotel.
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceed on a Nature Walk, This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter. Around 8:30AM breakfast will serve. Lunch will be serving around 1.00 PM: After lunch we have Canoeing Trip: A traditional dugout canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the riverbanks. Back to resort through the Jungle. In the evening, Tharu Stick dance show: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
Early wake up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceed on a Bird Watching after breakfast. We then drive to Kathmandu upon arrival check into the hotel. In the evening you’re free to shop and pick up some last minute souvenirs. Overnight at hotel.
Entire day is left free for you to do shopping around Kathmandu.
After breakfast you will be dropped to airport for flight to New Delhi. On arrival pickup from Airport and transfer in to Hotel. After noon free for personal activities. Overnight stay in Delhi.
On arrival in Delhi will meet you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Aftenoon tour of city visiting the Old part of Delhi, during the tour of Old part of Delhi will be visiting Jamia Masjid-One of the oldest Mosques in Asia, Will be provided a Rikshaw ride, Enjoy the ride through small streets of Old Delhi, Silver Streets, Spicemarkets. Later visiting Raj Ghat- Cremation Place of Mahatma Ghandi. A driver through India Gate and Rashpathi Bhawan. Overnight in Hotel.
Morning drive to Agra enroute visiting Sikandra- A tomb of Akbar the great. On arrival in Agra check in hotel. Afternoon tour of city visiting Agra Fort and Finally it is time to visit one of the Wonders of the World The Taj Mahal. One of the most photographed monuments in the World. It took more than 22year to make this Monumnent of Lover. Overnight in hotel.
Morning drive to Ranthambhore, Enroute visiting the Fateh-Pur-Sikri- A deserted city also known as ghost town of India. This town once used to be the main capital of Mughals. On arrival in Ranthambhore check in hotel. Afteroon Start the safari to enjoy the wildlife. Overnight in hotel.
Morning start your day early morning to have a date with the King of the Jungle, The Indian Tiger, Enjoy the Jungle safari, later drive to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur check in hotel. Afternoon tour of Jaipur city visiting City palace, and Wind palace. Overnight in hotel.
Morning start your day with excursion tour to Amer fort, Enjoy the Elephant ride, Feel like a Maharaja, Later full day to explore the pink city of India visiting the Birla Albert Hall Museum. Overnight in hotel.
Morning drive back to Delhi on arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Morning after breakfast half day visit to shopping then transfer to airport for onward journey.
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