Discover Nepal: Medieval Cities and Majestic Mountains

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Tour Timeline

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to the hotel

Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot

Day 3 : Hike to Changunarayan and drive to Bhaktapur Durbar sightseeing then drive to Kathmandu

Day 4 : Drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 5 : Drive to Nayapul - trek to Thrikhedhunga. Stay at teahouse lodge

Day 6 :Trek to Ghorepani - teahouse lodge

Day 7 : Poonhill for sunrise trek to Ghandruk. Overnight at teahouse lodge

Day 8 : Trek to Nayapul drive to Pokhara - Hotel 

Day 9 : Pokhara city sightseeing David’s fall, Fewa Lake, Mahendra cave and bazaar

Day 10 : Drive to Kathmandu 

Day 11 : Final departure

Trip Dossier

Day 1: Arrival in Katmandu – Transfer to hotel

It’s a wonderful experience flying into Kathmandu on a bright sunny day. The vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks rambling down below you are almost thrilling and real exciting, beginning a whole connection of memorable experiences that stay with you for a very long time to come. And as your plane hits the runaway, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and the first over night at your hotel in old Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing - drive to Nagarkot

After an early breakfast, we set out on a guided tour to the primary historical spots in Kathmandu. We will tour symbolic monuments, temples, monasteries, palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Sites that include: Boudhanath, and the temples of Pashupatinath. As we stroll along the exotic locales of Kathmandu, more diversified cultural settings in the valley welcome us with warm hospitality. At Boudhanath, we get deep insights into Buddhism. From here on we proceed for a scenic drive to Nagarkot to enjoy a great sunset view of the towering peaks from Nagarkot tower. 

Day 3: Hike to Changunarayan and drive to Bhaktapur Durbar s/s drive to Kathmandu

In the morning after breakfast, we begin our hike to Changunarayan Temple through lovely scenic trails – the beautiful and historic temple stands on a hilltop. Although the temple dates to 1702, its origins go much back to the 4th century. From here hike up to Nagarkot to board our vehicle to Bhaktapur for s/seeing of this ancient city. We visit the palace of 55 windows, enjoy the erotic statues of kamasutra in Dattaraya Square and drive back to Kathmandu at sundown. 

Day 4: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus

After a hearty breakfast; we board our tourist coach at 7 am in the morning and proceed towards Pokhara, which is 200 km away from Kathmandu. On reaching Pokhara, we check in to our designated hotel, refresh, and get familiar with our surroundings. Pokhara is sure to have you mesmerized. You are free to stroll around the lakeside and enjoy the environment. Overnight down by the lake.

Day 5: Drive to Nayapul - trek to Thrikhedhunga   

Your trek begins with a one drive to Nayapul (1050m.) and pass via Birethanti (1065m.). The first part of your trek is comfortable, alongside numerous small hamlets and settlements. Afterwards you ascend gently to the final destination of the day to Thirkhedhunga at (1577m). Overnight at lodge [teahouse]

Day 6: Trek to Ghorepani

Your trek begins with a steep 2 hours ascend as we go uphill and then level gently passing through the Magar villages of Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. On the way, you can see the scenic views of Machhapuchhre [Fishtail] (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna south (7219m). Now your trail becomes easier, as it passes through the forest and descends gently to the final camp. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 7: Trek to Poonhill for sunrise - trek to Ghandruk

The total duration for our trek today is about five and a half hours. We do an early morning hike to Poon Hill at (3232m.) this is a great opportunity to enjoy some great sunrise views 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.), all famous peaks that have attracted mountain climbers for decades; this also includes numerous virgin snowcapped mountain peaks. En-route, you will occasionally bump into lovely waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green vegetation as we continue on the trail to Ghandruk for our overnight. Overnight at our lodge

Day 8: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, we trek for 1-2 hrs beyond Hille, finally reaching the main road. From here we can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakeside and chill out with a few beers. You can spend your day in Pokhara as you like, you can either relax in your hotel or simply stroll around. 

Day 9: Sightseeing in the city of lakes - Pokhara city 

After breakfast, we proceed for a guided tour of Pokhara tour which includes visits to gripping lakes like Phewa Tal, intriguing caves like Mahendra Gupha and Gupteswor Cave, Bindya Basini Temple, David’s fall, the gorge of the Seti River and the interesting insightful Tibetan refugee camp. 

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu by bus

After our sightseeing of Pokhara, we gear up for our return to Kathmandu by a tourist coach; it’s a charming 7-8 hours journey through a lush green highway. On reaching Kathmandu, you are free to use the 2nd half of your day anyway you like. You can go for shopping, stroll around Thamel, and look around the local markets or just chill out with some beers. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 11: Final departure, transfer to airport

Incentive Holidays has enjoyed the time we spent together and if you wish to enjoy any other programs, please do let us know, we will be glad to help you and our prices are some of the best in the country. Should you wish to return home, our vehicle with our office representative will be at your hotel to pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward departure home? Sayonara friends!! We hope to meet again someday. Take care on your way home.

Trip Information

Accommodation

Your accommodation in Kathmandu will be made in 3-4-5* star hotels of your choice. All hotel rates are based on BB unless otherwise stated. Accommodations in the valley are comfortable and as close as it gets to home. In Pokhara, the hotel choices are just great by the lakeside, and it doesn’t get better than this. You will just love it. 

Dining

The choices is a delicatessen’s delight in the valley for visitors with vibrant taste buds. You will find cuisines from almost every corner of the planet in this ancient city. If you are a foodie, the lake city of Pokhara has it all; it has to be with holiday making chefs from across the world who has visited this paradise. 
 
When camping on any of our trips, we provide three tasty, bountiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and Western dishes. To start the day, breakfast is ‘king size’ [the first meal of the day] consisting of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereals followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. 

After a lengthy gritty day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, rice and pasta dishes completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The local trek leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. This has allowed us to maintain extremely high standards of health over many years of planning treks - and good health is vital to an enjoyable and successful trek and climb. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for. ‘Gluttony is a sin’ but there are no restrictions on the grub we serve to our guests on the mountains; we leave it up to our trekking/rafting guests who are the best judge of their own appetites.

Cost Inclusion/Exclusion

Cost Inclusion

  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu in BB plan on twin sharing basis
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara in BB plan on twin sharing basis 
  • 1 Night Hotel Accommodation in Nagarkot in BB plan on twin sharing basis
  • Accommodation in a normal hotel/lodge or tea house during trek 
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trekking
  • International Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • A/C Private Transportation as per the itinerary
  • Tourist luxury bus round trip to Kathmandu-Pokhara  2 to 11 pax
  • Entrance Fee as per the itinerary
  • English speaking guide (Driver cum guide for groups below 4 persons)
  • Bottles of mineral water in car

 

Cost Exclusion

  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Drinks and bar menu
  • Lunch and  Dinner (other than specified above)
  • Telephone, Laundry & Personal expenses
  • Any accidental and emergency support (if any)
  • Driver and guide tips
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Domestic and International Air Tickets
  • Extra activities and expenses other than above itinerary

 

Note: If there will be any changes in the schedule due to natural disaster (force majeure), Incentive Holidays will not be responsible for any extra expenses incurred.

Best Time To Visit

If you come to Nepal and have a flexible schedule, then take the time to visit these places.  Nepal always has something to offer its guests.  During the peak season (October to December) and (mid of February to May), the stunning panorama of the Himalayas is at its crisp-beautiful-best, but there is really no season in which Nepal is not a beautiful or pleasant place to visit. 

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