Classic Nepal : May 9th to 17th' 2020
Nepal is a true Himalayan kingdom, sharing Everest, the Earth’s highest mountain, on its northern border, and with seven more 8,000m (26,246 ft) peaks sprinkled around the country. Sitting in a bowl of Himalayan mountain peaks, the capital Kathmandu is surely one of the world’s most fascinating cities. For decades it has served as a hub for a multicoloured mix of travellers, trekkers, and hippies from around the world, and in its famous Durbar Square, every day a theatre of Hindu and Buddhist traditions plays out. Mingle with local villagers and craftspeople, visit tranquil temples and sacred Buddhist sites, travel the cobbled streets of tiny mountain towns and search for unique wildlife such as tigers, rhino and deer. From the whirlwind of Kathmandu to the lush jungle of Chitwan National Park – with plenty of delightful hidden gems in between – take an unforgettable tour of Nepal, brimming with culture, history and natural beauty.
Cost: Rs 37500
Start Date: 9th May’ 2020
End Date: 17th May’ 2020
Duration: 9 Days
Group Size : Min 5 / Max 10
Theme: Culture, Adventure
– Search out rhinos and tigers in Chitwan National Park on a Jeep or Elephant safari
– Visit the Durbar square at Kathmandu and Bhaktapur to see the beautiful architecture
– Witness world-class mountain scenery from Pokhara and Nagarkot
– Sample mouth-watering Nepali and Newari cuisine
– Enjoy the boat ride at Phewa Lake
– Beautiful drives in the lap of the Himalayas
Day 1 : May 9th – Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Rest and late afternoon and evening is free to explore the streets of Kathmandu, whose mixture of ancient architecture and modern development, and rich artistic and cultural heritage means it remains the legendary destination it has been for decades. Crowded markets and bazaars are the center of Nepali life and the narrow streets are home to holy men, monks, bicycles, incense, goats and sacred cows. You could try an authentic Nepali or Newari thali for dinner. Overnight at Katmandu.
Day 2 : May 10th – Kathmandu
After breakfast Later in the morning, you will explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. You will visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where you can observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. You will also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you will see Hindu sadhus meditating, pilgrims bathing, and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. After lunch After breakfast you will drive on to Bhaktapur (approximately 4 hours), which was once the capital of Nepal and the Great Malla Kingdom during the 15th century. Its rich heritage, inspiring temples, and artisanal history played a big part in Bhaktapur being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Bhaktapur’s famous temples, starting at Durbar Square, which is reputed to be the most beautiful piece of art in Nepal. Durbar Square is home to the majestic Lion Gate, Golden Gate and the Pashupati Temple. Back to Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 3 : May 11th – Kathmandu to Pokhara ( 200 kms / 6.5 hours )
Today we drive to Pokhara through the beautiful mountain roads and farmlands. Evening we reach Pokhara, the beautiful town surrounded by mountains with the Phewa Lake ( the second largest in Nepal ) located at the center of it. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 4 : May 12th – Pokhara
After breakfast, we go on a full day tour of Pokhara and its surroundings. You can choose to take a boat ride across the lake (Phewa Tal), which is the second largest in Nepal and visit the Barahi temple at the middle of the lake. Visit the Peace Pagoda, where spectacular views of the mountains await. You can see the Annapurnas from here, and the famous fishtail peak, Machhapuchhare. You will also visit the fascinating International Mountain Museum to learn some amazing tales of past climbing expeditions – some ending in triumph, some ending in tragedy. The afternoon is free to explore Pokhara. The lakeside area has great shopping opportunities and internet cafes. Pokhara has an interesting old area as well as an elaborate Hindu temple and a Buddhist monastery.Alternatively, if the weather is clear you could also try paragliding which is quite popular here. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 5 : May 13th – Pokhara to Chitwan National Park ( 145 kms /4 hours )
After breakfast, you will be picked up and driven to Chitwan National Park (approximately 4 hours). After arriving and settling in, walk around the outskirts and villages around the sanctuary. Overnight at Chitwan.
Day 6 : May 14th- Chitwan National Park
Today is a day in the wild. Its a free day to choose from the many activities the park has to offer. You have the option of going for a jeep safari or the elephant safari in the morning which is the most popular activity here. You have chances of seeing the great Indian rhino, deer, and exotic bird life. Tiger sightings are rare these days, but these magnificent animals do inhabit the park. During the day you have lot of activities to choose from like Chitwan Elephant Safari inside Chitwan National Park, Chitwan Elephant Safari inside Community Forest, Elephant Feeding Package Chitwan, Chitwan Jeep Safari, Bird Watching Tour, Canoe Ride & Jungle Walk, Elephant Breeding Center Visit, Tharu Village Tour in Ox- Cart, Chitwan Elephant Bathing, 20 Thousand Lake Tour. Overnight at Chitwan.
Day 7 : May 15th – Chitwan to Nagarkot ( 190 kms / 6.5 hours )
After breakfast, you will drive on to Nagarkot (approximately 5 hours) where you get some of the best mountain views of the Himalayas. Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwalingrange, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park. Overnight at Nagarkot.
Day 8 : May 16th – Nagarkot to Kathmandu
Get up early for a morning 3-hour trek ( optional ) around the farms and villages around Nagarkot. You also get a scenic and panoramic view of the mountains. Around noon we leave for the 1.5-hour drive to Kathmandu. Evening visits the markets around Thamel and the Durbar square and engage in some last minute shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 9 : May 17th -Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport.You
Chitwan National Park
– 3 Night stay in Kathmandu, 2 Night stay in Pokhara, 2 Nights stay in Chitwan National Park, 1 Nights stay in Nagarkot
– Breakfast on all days ( 8 Breakfast )
– Private car/van for airport transfers
– Private car/van for travel within Nepal
– Chitwan National Park Entry ticket / Permit
– Nagarkot walk / hike
– Service charges
– Flight Charges ( India to Kathmandu and back )
– Any extra excursions and tours other than mentioned
– Entry tickets & Camera charges at sightseeing points ( wherever applicable )
– Jeep Safari and/or Elephant Safari and other activities in Chitwan National Park
– Dinner & Lunch
– Other than mentioned
- Stay will be in Standard category hotels and Bed n Breakfast places with good reviews on double/twin sharing basis.
- Indian, Western and Nepali food is available at all places.
- Breakfast ( Included ) which is indian / western breakfast at most places
- Private car for Airport transfers
- Private car/van for all travel within Nepal
- Indian nationals don’t need a visa to enter Nepal. Though you need to carry your Passport or Voter id card.
- Rs 2000/- Discount ( For our regular guests )
- Rs 1500/- Discount ( For 2 to 4 person booking together )
- Rs 3000/- Discount ( For 5 or more people booking together )
For this trip
We experience the best sights in Nepal with a mix of mountain, jungle and culture locations.
For all our trips
Our small group tours also allow enough time for yourself ( mostly in the evenings ) and the group leaders will assist you too if you need to do your own thing.
Stay and food is a big part of the travel and we make sure you are made comfortable and therefore we choose some of the best-reviewed places to stay and eat.
We try to incorporate more local experiences on our tours with the help of our experienced tour leader and local guides to make your experience even more memorable.
Our tours are not standard sightseeing package tours, it’s more experience-oriented so as to give a real travel value to the guests.
Who are we?
Exotic Expeditions is an experiential based travel company founded in 2010. We are based out of Bangalore and Mumbai and we create uniquely designed tours that have high travel value. We include activities, local interactions, and offbeat destinations so that the guests go back with experiences to remember for a long time.
What are all included in our tours?
A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned on the respective trip page, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, good accommodation, unique experiences, expert guides and an experienced trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.
Are flights & visas included in your costs?
No.We don’t include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will help you with booking flights and getting the visa done.
What is the typical group size?
We believe that a small group is can enjoy the journey better and have closer interactions with the group members, therefore, we restrict our group size to a maximum of 15. Group size typically between 5 and 15. Our travelers are friendly, open-minded, well traveled and we have a good gender mix on our tours.
Who can join this trip?
Anyone above 18 years of age can join our trips. Participants below the age of 18 must be accompanied by an elder.
Which cities do travelers come from?
Our travelers come from all over India. Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Calcutta are represented the most.
What are the payment options?
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Can solo travelers join one of the tours?
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