“Luxury Tour to cover the renowned Kaligandaki Valley, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the most popular Jungle Safari in Asia”
Background of the Major Places
Pokhara: Pokhara is one of the most unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machhapuchhre on its beautiful lakes. Pokhara is situated in the mid western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with a sweeping panoramic view of the mid western Himalaya. Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Fewa. Fewa lake is the second largest lake in Nepal and the most popular for the visitors because of its easy access.
The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Among these high peaks it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begin from this remarkable place and it’s an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.
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
||Arrive in Kathmandu (1336m) and transfer to hotel
||Kathmandu to Chitwan
||Sightseeing in Chitwan
||Chitwan to Pokhara
||Sightseeing in Pokhara
||Pokhara to Jomsom
||Jomsom to Muktinath
||Muktinath to Annapurna Base Camp to Nagarkot
||Nagarkot to Kathmandu and Final Departure
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1336m) and transfer to hotel
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our official representative and the guide, who will escort you to Hotel Dwarika’s which is located approx. 2 km south-west of the airport and can be reached by 5 minutes driving. Hotel Dwarika’s is categorized among some of the best hotels of the country which is built by using traditional Nepalese architecture. Upon reaching in the hotel, you will be introduced with your guide and the guide will give you a brief orientation about the programmes in Nepal and the do's and don’ts of the area. He/She will also review any additional information that you might require while you are 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)
Air Distance : 99 km
Land Distance : 160 km
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. After having breakfast at Hotel Dwarika’s, you will be picked up by a private vehicle and transferred to Kathmandu Domestic Airport at 9:30 am. You have to reach at airport 1 hour before your flight time. At 10:30 am you will board on Buddha Air and after 15 - 20 minutes flight you will land at Bharatpur Airstrip (183 m.). A pick up vehicle sent by Kasara Resort will be waiting at Bharatpur Airport. Kasara Resort is located 18 km to the south of the airport and almost 60 percent of the road is still rough. After 30 minutes driving from the airport, you will reach at Kasara Resort. At 1:00 pm you will be served lunch in the resort. After having lunch walking around villages 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 in the morning, after having tea, go for elephant safari (2 hrs) to see single-horned rhinoceros and various types of deer and other animals. 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 (*Note: the jeep safari in the National Park is subject to weather condition). Overnight in Kasara Resort
Day 04: Chitwan to Pokhara (827m)
Air Distance : 83 km
Land Distance : 135 km
Travel Distance : 4 – 5 hours (by bus)
After having breakfast in the hotel, you will drive to Pokhara by private luxury bus. It takes 4 – 5 hours bus journey to reach Pokhara. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal and one of the 10 most beautiful cities in the world. Once you reach in Pokhara you will check-in in Fishtail Lodge which. Rest of the day you can visit around Lake Side or relax in the hotel. Overnight stay in Fishtail Lodge or Temple Tree Resort
Day 05: Sightseeing in Pokhara
After having breakfast, you will drive to visit World Peace Buddhist Stupa built by Japanese. The Stupa is not only valued for its religious significance but also for the mountain views it provides. You can have good views of Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Mountain Range, Mardi Himal, Lamjung HImal and other mountain ranges. It is the best spot to see the best view of Pokhara valley along with Phewa Lake. If the weather is clear and the water in the lake is calm you will see beautiful reflection of those snow-capped mountains in the lake. On the way back to Pokhara you will visit Devis Fall and Gupteswor Cave. Upon returning to Pokhara you will have lunch in the hotel. After then, you will drive to visit Mahendra Cave and Bat Cave which are situated 8 km north of Pokhara valley. In the evening, you will enjoy boating on Phewa Lake. Overnight at Fishtail Lodge or Temple Tree Resort
Day 06: Pokhara to Jomsom (2800m)
Land Distance : 155 km
Travel Distance : 20 minutes (by flight)
It is advisable to do early mountain flight as far as possible, because most of the time the weather is clear in the early morning. After having breakfast early in the morning, at 7:00 am you will drive to Pokhara airport. You have to be at the airport 1 hour before your flight time. At 8:00 am you will fly to Jomsom (2800 m.) by Tara Air. It takes 20 minutes to reach Jomsom. Upon landing at Jomsom airport you will be picked up by the vehicle from Jomsom Mountain Resort and transferred you the resort. The resort is the most expensive and luxurious resort in Jomsom which according to the recent survey, was enlisted in 10 most expensive resorts in Nepal in the year 2014. From Jomsom, you can see very beautiful view of Nilgiri Himal on the east and you can also see to top of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukucha Peak to the west. Jomsom is usually very windy after midday. So, better to stay inside the resort or wear wind proof clothes while visiting outside. Overnight at Jomsom Mountain Resort
Day 07: Jomsom to Muktinath (3710m)
Land Distance : 16.1 km
Travel Distance : 34 minutes (by Jeep or bus)
After having breakfast, you will drive to Muktinath by jeep or bus which is situated at 3710 meters. You will drive through Kaligandaki valley. The valley which looks like Tibetan Plateau has geographical significance. According to the scientists the fossils which are found in this valley belong to the sea animal which used to be in Indian Ocean some millions years ago. While driving to Muktinath you will visit Kagbeni, one of the very ancient villages in Mustang. 15 minutes driving from Kagbeni you will reach Muktinath. Muktinath is the famous religious site. It is the holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists. You will see beautiful mountin range to the north, east and south including Mt. Dhaulagiri. Overnight at a Lodge
Day 08: Muktinath to ABC (4130m) to Kathmandu to Nagarkot (2170m)
Air Distance : 194 km (Muktinath to Kathmandu)
Land Distance : 369 km (Muktinath to Kathmandu)
Travel Distance : 1 hour (by flight)
Land Distance : 32 km (Kathmandu to Nagarkot)
You will be served breakfast early in the morning, then you will fly to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m.) by chartered helicopter. From Annapurna Base Camp you will see very close view of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South and Fishtail. After spending approx. 30 minutes at Annapurna Base Camp you will fly to Kathmandu by the same helicopter.
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. In the evening you will enjoy 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: Nagarkot to Kathmandu and Final Departure
Land Distance : 32 km
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. After having breakfast in the hotel, you will drive to Hotel Yak and Yeti in Kathmandu where you will have a day rest. In the evening, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport for you final departure.
Please, keep your valid passport and flight tickets handy.
- The Company is not liable for any refunds after the departure date of the scheduled itinerary.
- Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and a 40% cancellation charge is approved besides tax, transportation and permit. See specific information below.
- No refund will be given if the program ends before the provided itinerary date.
- The Company is not to be held responsible for your early termination of a trek should our experienced leader feels it is unsafe for you to continue due to fitness and/or health issues
- The Company is not liable for an unconvinced or rescheduling due to natural, political or bureaucratic circumstances
- The Company is not responsible for delays caused by local weather conditions resulting in international flights being missed
- The Company is not responsible for the financial implications of rescue. Please ensure you have the appropriate insurance to cover these situations before you arrive in Nepal
- Our staffs are very experienced in leading treks at all altitudes. It is their responsibility to ensure your safety, their conclusions regard safety are final and should you not follow their advice the Company cannot be held responsible for the outcome.
If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason the following scale of charges will apply:
Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred
|2 months before departure
||Loss of deposit (40% of Total Trip Cost TTC)
|29 days to 2 months before departure
||50% of TTC
|10 to 28 days before departure
||70% of TTC
|Less than 10 days before departure
||100% of TTC