Tours in Nepal

Luxury Tour to Everest Region and Chitwan National Park

Luxury Tour to Everest Region and Chitwan National Park
  • Total Duration

    9 days
  • Trek Grade

    Easy
  • Trek Duration

    0 days
  • Max Elevation

    4250m (at Kongde)
  • Min Elevation

    150m (Chitwan)
  • Trek Start

    Kathmandu
  • Trek Ends

    Kathmandu
“Luxury Tour to cover the highest place on the earth and the most popular jungle safari in Asia”

Overview

Background of the Major Places

Everest Region: Everest Region is the world’s most preferred tourist destination. The prime attraction of this region is Mt. Everest (8848m). If is widely popular, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain, but also for its friendly Sherpa people, colourful festivals, ancient Buddhist monasteries and flora and fauna. Sagarmatha National Park has been established to protect the endangered species like Impeyan Peasants, Himalayan Musk Dear, Himalayan Thar and other various high altitude species. The story of Yeti which is specially originated from and linked to Everest Region is still a mystery to the world.

There are mainly two ways to travel to this region. The most popular way is to take a regular scheduled flight to Lukla (2860m) and trek to Khumbu valley for a couple of weeks. Another way is to take direct chartered flight to Everest Region. Some people do half an hour’s mountain flight by regular aircraft and return to Kathmandu and some people take private helicopters.

Kongde is newly established location from where the prefect views of mountain range can be seen. Situated at an elevation of 4250 meters it lies on the base of Kongde Ri (peak). Recently, Kongde Hotel has been built at Kongde to serve those tourists who want to experience almost all the mountain views of Everest Region standing at a single place. From Konde you can see Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Amadublam (6812m), Thamserku (6608m), Kusum Khangru (6367m), Kangtenga (6809m), Lobuche Peak (6119m) and various other mountains. Similarly, it also serves wonderful views of Sherpa villages like, Namche Bazaar, Portse, Pangboche and Tengboche.

Chitwan National Park: Chitwan National Park is the best preserved conservation area in Asia and the most visited National Park by tourists in Nepal which is enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Established in 1973 AD, the park covers an area of 932 sq. km which includes hilly areas of the Shiwalik Range covered by deciduous trees. The park is bounded by Rapti and Narayani rivers and the altitude ranges from 110 to 850 meters. Chitwan National Park used to be called “Royal Chitwan National Park” because it was a big game place for Royal Family of Nepal. But, after the People’s Revolution in 2006 AD, the initial word of the name (Royal) has been deleted. The park is the home for the endangered species like single-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger. Other animals found in the park are rhesus monkey, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, grey langur monkey, wild dog, small wild cats, marsh crocodile, the four species of deer and other animals. Similarly, it is also the home to 450 species of birds.

The Park offers interesting sites and activities, like Elephant safari, Jeep safari, canoeing etc. Elephant safari provides you great opportunity to have closer view of single-horned rhinoceros and you may get to see the Royal Bengal Tiger. A jeep safari through the jungle provides more game spotting opportunities than might be expected otherwise because it goes deeper into the jungle, usually beyond the beaten track. A thrilling tour in a four wheel drive into the heart of the park will enable you to view some of the rarest species of animals and birds.

Departures

SPRING - AUTUMN

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1336m) and transfer to hotel
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff, who will escort you to hotel, where our Sherpa guide or the office staff will give you a brief orientation about the programmes in Nepal and the do's and don’ts of the area. They will also review any additional information that you might require while in Nepal, including an overview of the next day's tour. Overnight in Hotel Dwarika’s or any other 5 Star Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu to Chitwan (150m)
Today you will fly to Chitwan, the best preserved conservation area in Asia and the most visited National Park by tourists in Nepal which is enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Early morning, after breakfast you will be transferred from Dwarika’s to Kathmandu Domestic Airport by an A/C vehicle. After 25 minutes flight you will land at Bharatpur Airstrip (183 m.) and it takes 30 minute’s drive to reach Kasara Resort from the airport. Check in the Kasara Resort and have lunch. After that walking around village can be really rewarding. In the evening you will be entertained by Tharu Cultural Dance performance. Evening dinner is served with Elephant at Elephant table with Sunset. Overnight in Kasara Resort
Day 03: Sightseeing in Chitwan
As we have already mentioned it is the most popular National Park in Asia you will fully enjoy today’s sightseeing. Early morning, after having tea, go for elephant charter ride (2 hrs) to see single-horned rhinoceros and various types of deer. After having breakfast you can have good rest. And after having lunch, go for cannoning for approx. 1 hour and then go to see elephant bathing. While returning to hotel, finish today’s trip by visiting elephant breeding and evening chartered jeep riding.Overnight in Kasara Resort
Day 04: Chitwan to Kathmandu
After having breakfast in the hotel, drive approx. 30 minutes to Bharatpur Airport from the Hotel and fly to Kathmandu by scheduled flight. You will be picked up by an A/C hiace and transferred to hotel. After then you will have a rest day in Kathmandu. You can go for shopping in Thamel and Ayubeda Treatment in Dwarika’s. Overnight stay in Hotel Dwarika’s or any other 5 star hotel
Day 05: Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m)
After having breakfast early in the morning, you will be picked up by a private A/C vehicle and transferred to Kathmandu airport. At the domestic airport the reporting time is usually 1 hour before the flight time. Early morning flight is usually recommended to the clients because the weather of Lukla is usually goes bad in the day time. Then you will fly by a small 17 seated Dornier or Twin-otter aircraft to Lukla. After half an hour’s flight above beautiful mountains you will land at Lukla Airport which is also called Tenzing-Hillary Airport. As soon as you get out of the plane you will feel difference in the temperature. Unlike in Kathmandu, you will feel cold in Lukla. In the day time you can go to visit Lukla village. By chance, if you are in Lukla on Thursdays you can visit weekly market in Lukla. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mt. Home
Day 06: Lukla to Kongde Hotel (4250m) to Namche (3440m)
Again, it is advisable to do early mountain flight, because most of the time the weather is clear in the early morning. Your helicopter will be waiting at Lukla Airport early in the morning. The helicopter can carry 5 passengers at a time above Lukla, so if your pax is more than 5, then you will be split in groups and the same helicopter will shuttle you. The time gap between these two groups will be maximum 50 minutes. First, you will go for mountain flight then land at Kongde Hotel, where you will enjoy the most beautiful panoramic view of the mountain range including Mt. Everest (8848m). Konge Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Everest Region where you can enjoy delicious breakfast with stunning view of mountains and famous Sherpa villages including Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. After 1 hours break at Kongde the same helicopter will drop you to Namche bazaar where you will spend your nights. The helicopter returns to Lukla or Kathmandu and you will check-in in the hotel to spend overnight. In the afternoon, you can walk around the hill sides to shoot photos of mountains. Overnight at Yeti Mt. Home or Panorama Lodge
Day 07: Namche to Lukla
Today is the walking day for you. After having breakfast you will start walking down in the pine forest following the steep downhill for 1 hour. After crossing the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi river the path goes straight with little ups and down. By crossing the same river (Dudh Koshi river) several times you will reach at Phaking where you will stop for lunch. After having good and warm lunch break at Phakding you will follow the path little ups and down and from Thada Koshi the path gradually climbs up until you reach at Lukla. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mt. Home
Day 08: Lukla to Kathmandu to Nagarkot (2170m) via Bhaktapur
Early in the morning, you will be ready with your bags to go to the airport. You will be served breakfast according to your flight time. But, unlike in Kathmandu, you don’t need to present at airport 1 hour earlier. In Lukla, the hotel owners usually have latest updates about the flights. So, if the flight is going to be delayed, you will be informed in advance in the hotel. Once you land at Kathmandu Airport, you will be picked up by a private vehicle and transport you to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is the smallest district in Nepal which is at an elevation of 1400m. After having lunch in a roof top restaurant in Bhaktapur Durbar Square premise, go to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is one of the three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley where you can experience rich medieval arts. After then, drive approx.40 minutes to reach Nagarkot which is situated at 32 km east of Kathmandu. Evening barbeque and Star Gagging on Club Himalaya’s Roof top. Overnight in Club Himalaya

Post-Earthquake Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square has been badly affected by the mega earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015. The earthquake has damaged 116 heritages in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, out of them 67 were completely damaged and others were partially damaged. Following the earthquake the durbar square remained temporarily closed for the visitors. But, after the proper investigation by the technicians and government authorities, the Nepalese government reopened the durbar square from 15 June 2015 for all the visitors. Some buildings and monuments are destroyed but the significance and historical importance of this place still remains the same. Now, you can visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. There are boards and warning signs which alert you about the danger zones. When visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square you have to be careful about these signs. You are not allowed to enter into Danger Zone Areas. Otherwise, you can enjoy the historical Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Day 09: Final Departure
Today is the end of your tour in Nepal. We are very thankful for all of you for visiting our country and promoting in international arena. You will be picked up from Club Himalaya and droped to Airport 3 hours before your flight time. Thank You.

Useful Information

Tea House Trekking

On the more popular treks in Nepal, particularly in the Everest, Langtang and the entire Annapurna regions, enterprising villagers have built teahouse lodges, similar to European style alpine lodges offering simple but comfortable accommodation and food. We offer a selection of single/twin sharing rooms in the best available lodges run to a high level of service. We also supply a four season sleeping bag and cotton liner free of charge on our teahouse treks. Hire of other key items if needed can be arranged in advance. During the trek you’ll have 3 meals a day, with a mixture of European and Asian style dishes and large portions. Soft drinks, sweets, mineral water and alcohol are not included.

Fully Provisioned Camping Style Trekking

This type of trek is staffed by a full Sherpa crew including a Sirdar (head man), cook and assistants. Porters, yaks, horses or mules carry your main baggage. It is the Sherpa crew’s job to perform all the camp work, from setting up to providing freshly made meals, to leaving the site clean on departure. We provide twin share dome or a frame sleeping tents, a kitchen tent, mess tent and toilet tent. We also provide tables, chairs or stools, lanterns/candles, thin sleeping mattresses and all crockery and cutlery as well as a fully equipped kitchen set up. The Sherpa crew will cook, wash up, and provide hot water for washing and tea and coffee at night and for your wake up call. Food is a mixture of Asian and Western dishes, with lots of choice, freshly prepared. As with teahouse trekking you can expect 3 main meals each day. Soft drinks, sweets, mineral water and alcohol are not included. A few of our teahouse treks involve crossing high passes and necessitate camping for a couple of nights. We provide full camping services for these nights including providing four season sleeping bags.

Small Group Travel

Most of our trips, treks and tours are organized on a small group basis, usually with a maximum of 16 persons in a group. On family holidays the maximum number is 20 to allow a number of families to join a group. By keeping numbers small we are able to offer a friendly, personal and high quality service.

Tailor Made Private Charter Adventures

We offer a very competitive complete tailor made service and are happy to design private charter programs for individuals and for groups as well as to tailor any of our packages to more closely meet your requirements. We have a wealth of experience in helping many clients in designing and planning individual adventures, ranging from romantic breaks to personal challenges, fundraising programs, student programs to extreme adventure expeditions, from low budget to no expense spared. We don’t charge a fortune to tailor make a trip for you and we have plenty of ideas, suggestions and experience we’re happy to share. We’ll work closely with you to design your adventure. Our advertised brochure prices will give you an idea of what you can expect to pay but we’ll provide individual quotes based upon your itinerary, requirements, budget and number of people traveling. Let us take care of the research and arrangements for your flights, accommodation, guides, transport, permits, peak fees, equipment requirements, food and all ground handling service for treks, expeditions or tours, using our local knowledge, expertise and contacts. And you can get on with enjoying yourself.

Group and Club Organizers

If you are organizing a trip for a group or a club we will offer one free * additional place for every 10 bookings made. You can use this for your own travel, use it to reduce the overall cost of the trip for everyone or perhaps offer it as a fantastic prize for your group members or for a charity. Contact us for more details and for conditions (* permit fees, national park entry fees, airfares and departure taxes not included).

Grading System

In Nepal, the trails often zigzag with plenty of ascents and descents and it is better to think in terms of hours spent walking rather than miles covered. A typical day’s walking is from five to seven hours with a number of ascents and descents. This includes a one hour lunch stop, a comfortable pace of walking and time to enjoy your surroundings. We use four grades for our treks, intended to give you a general sense of what to expect and to help you choose which adventure will suit you best. Factors such as weather conditions, altitude, fitness level, experience, interests and how you feel on a particular dayall contribute to how easy or strenuous you find a trip. If you’re unsure of whether a trek is suitable for you just contact us before making your booking.

Equipment Checklist

A pair of light hiking boots
A pair of sandals
2 pairs of woolen socks and 2 pair of hiking socks
1 medium poly pro shirt
1 pile jacket
1 down jacket
1 woolen hat
A pair of sunglasses
A pair of glove shells with liner or ski gloves (opt.)
A pair of woolen gloves
One Trekking pack 3000 cubic inches capacity
One Sunscreen lotion SPF 10 to 30 and One Sunscreen stick SPF 10 to 30
Two Reading books (Optional)
One Walkman (Opt) and Music tapes (Opt) iPods Digi Camera and its Charger
A one liter water bottle
A pair of trekking poles
One flash light with 4 sets of batteries one -5 to -20 sleeping bag
Two T-shirts and one long sleeve T/city shirt
Two Trekking baggy pants

Toiletry Items

Towel, pre-moistened novelettes, wash cloth, lip balm, and any additional personal items such as toothbrush, comb, etc

Miscellaneous Items

Photo equipment with plenty of films and spare batteries, reading/writing materials, postcards of hometown and/or photos of home and family to share with Nepalese people, safety pins, sewing kit, zip lock bags for small items.

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