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Luxury Nepal Tour- 07 nights/8 days

Destinations Included - Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu

An 8 day tour of Nepal's highlights, covering the bustling culturally rich capital city of Kathmandu , the Gateway to the Himalayas, Pokhara, and Nepal's wildlife hot spot of Chitwan National park. Land locked between India and Tibet, the tiny kingdom of Nepal is a hidden gem of scenic beauty and embraces eight of the world's ten highest mountains including Mount Everest, Annapurna and Kangchenjunga. In addition, Nepal has a rich cultural and religious heritage , that continues to attract travelers from across the world. This tour of Nepal, is designed for the discerning traveler, seeking to discover the highlights of Nepal in the luxury of some of Nepal's finest hotels.

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Day 01

Arrive Delhi

Your luxury Nepal tour begins with your arrival into Kathmandu, where you will be met and transferred to the hotel Dwarikas.

Your home for the next two nights is the Dwarikas hotel in Kathmandu, the Himalayan city's only luxury heritage hotel. The hotel has unique individual crafted rooms and suites, some with 16th century windows, others with private courtyards.

The rooms are upholstered in traditional prints and accessories and each has a modern en suite bathroom (separated from the bedroom area by a curtain rather than a solid door). The Dwarikas hotel houses, what one could call Nepal's best "experience" restaurant, the Krishnarpan, famous for it's speciality Nepalese cuisine, where you could enjoy a traditional Nepalese 22 course meal, seated in traditional Nepalese style.

Kathmandu, Nepal's capital and gateway city has plenty of cultural and religious sights worth visiting. Kathmandu and it's sister cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, together form part of what UNESCO calls "the Kathmandu valley world heritage site". Set at an altitude of about 4500 ft. above sea level, Kathmandu enjoys pleasant weather almost throughout, and that is another reason for it's popularity.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2

In Kathmandu

Head out to see the sights of Kathmandu, start at the Durbar Square where your guide will point out a number of interesting pagodas and Indian style temples. Visit the monkey temple, with its commanding views of Kathmandu, Hanuman Dhoka - a temple complex in the middle of the old city consisting of a number of different monuments and an image of Lord Hanumana and also visit to Swayambhunath -- one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. This 2000 year-old monument has a large spire with the eyes of the Buddha pained on all four sides. It is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument.

In the afternoon visit Patan's Durbar Square - a beautiful cluster of fine pagoda temples and stone statues. Also visit the Tibetan Handicraft Centre.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3

Drive Kathmandu - Pokhara (200 kms/06 hrs)

The next stop on your Nepal tour is Pokhara, known for it's natural beauty. Situated about 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure, and is the start point for most trekkers, and also a great place for those seeking to get closeup views of the mighty Himalayan peaks surrouding it.

On arrival check in at the Tiger Mountain Lodge. Regarded as the best place to stay in Pokhara, the Tiger Mountain Lodge is just a few minutes away from the centre of Pokhara, and is set on a spectacular hilltop ridge above the Pokhara Valley. One of the prime attractions of it's location is the panoramic mountain views of Machhapuchhare, and three of the world's ten highest (> 26,000ft) Himalayan peaks, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. A highlight of it's accommodation, are the private Verandahs outside each room, that have spectacular Himalayan and valley views. The hotel prides itself in serving Nepalese and Continental food, made from organically grown ingredients, from it's own gardens.
Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4

In Pokhara

Morning tour of Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, which is situated at a height of 2950 ft. with its rare combination of surrounding snow clad peaks, crystal-clear lakes, streams and gorges, picturesque villages inhabited by friendly smiling Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic tribes. Sightseeing includes visits to nearby Tibetan villages, Davis Fall, Mahendra Cave, the famous Seti George and some beautiful temples like Bindhabasini Temple and Pokhara Museum. Sightseeing in Pokhara, also includes a boat ride on Lake Phewa - Phewa Lake is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of three lakes of Pokhara. The views of the Himalayan peaks surrounding Pokhara, are said to be the highlight of any tour to Nepal.
Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 5

Day 05 - Drive Pokhara - Chitwan (170 kms/06 hrs)

The next stop on your luxury Nepal tour package, is Chitwan, Nepal's best known National park, less than 200 kms away from both Pokhara and Kathmandu. Covering an area of 932 sq km. the park includes hilly areas of the Siwalik Range covered by deciduous sal forest. One fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti, and the Reu Rivers and is covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with riverine forests of silk cotton (kapok), acacia and sisam trees.

This ecologically diverse area is the last remaining home in Nepal for more than 300 of the endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros and harbours one of the largest populations of the elusive and rare Royal Bengal tiger. Besides rhino and tiger, Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora and fauna. There are four species of deer, including the spotted chittal, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, rhesus monkey, grey langur monkey, wild dog, small wild cats, the white stockinged gaur (the world's largest wild cattle) and many other smaller animals. The swampy areas and numerous oxbow lakes of Chitwan provide a home for marsh crocodiles. In a stretch of the Narayani river is found one of the few remaining populations of the rare and endangered fish-only eating gharial, or Genetic crocodile. Here also is found one of the world's four species of freshwater dolphins. For the ornithologist and the amateur bird-watcher the park offers excellent possibilities with more than 450 species recorded. Some of the resident specialities are several species of woodpeckers, hornbills, Bengal florican, and red-headed trogons. Winter birds such as waterfowl, Brahminy duck, pintails and bareheaded geese, amongst many other cold weather visitors are drawn by the sanctuary of the park's rivers. In the summer the forest is alive with nesting migrants such as the fabulous paradise flycatcher, the Indian pitta and parakeets.

On arrival at Chitwan, check in at the Tiger Tops Jungle lodge, Chitwan's most famous and oldest Jungle lodge, that remains a pioneer in the field of ecotourism and has been rated as one of the top wildlife safari destinations in the world. The lodge is built with sustaible materials, all rooms have ensuite facilities, with solar powered electricity, for lighting fans and hot water. Safaris into the Chitwan National park are organized either by jeep , or on Elephants. Walking safaris are also available.
Overnight in Chitwan.

Day 6

In Chitwan

Early morning & evening game safaris into the Chitwan National Park. Safaris in Chitwan are organized in jeeps . Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.
Overnight in Chitwan.

Day 7

Drive Chitwan - Kathmandu (180 kms/06 hrs)

After breakfast at the lodge, transfer back to Kathmandu, the last stop of your Nepal tour. On arrival in Kathmandu check in at Hotel Dwarikas. Afternoon excursion to Bhaktapur, also called Bhadgaon, a storehouse of medieval architecture founded in the 9th century. Visit the Golden Gate at the Palace of 55 windows; the Nyatapole temple, the tallest in the country; the Dattatreya temple and Pujari Math, with its uniquely carved wooden windows.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 8

Depart Kathmandu

Your trip ends with a transfer back to Kathmandu International Airport in time for your flight home. Tours to Nepal can also be combined with travel to India and Bhutan.

Category of Hotels Valid from 16th Apr' 2017 till 15th Apr' 2018
Platinum GBP 1895 per person
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CITIES PLATINUM
Kathmandu Dwarikas
Pokhara Tiger Mountain Lodge
Chitwan Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

*Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December'2017 and 05th January'2018.

Inclusions:-

  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu and including all meals in Pokhara and Chitwan as above.
  • Arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using an Aircon Car.
  • Sightseeing tours/Game rides alongwith a local English Speaking Guide/Naturalist and including entrance fee to monuments/park as follows
  • Kathmandu: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath + Excursion to Patan + Excursion to Bhaktapur
  • Pokhara: Half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara + One hour boat ride on Lake Phewa Chitwan : Jungle activities into the Chitwan National Park
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