City or Town : Laos
State : Luang Prabang
Country : Laos
Postcode : +856
TRIP LENGTH: 8 DAYS / 7DAYS
STARTS IN: KATHMANDU
ACTIVITIES: JUNGLE SAFARI TOUR/ CULTURAL TOUR/CITY TOUR
ACCOMMODATION: HOTELS & RESORTS
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 2000 M
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU:
DAY 2: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU:
DAY 3: KATHMANDU DRIVE TO POKHARA:
DAY 4: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN POKHARA:
DAY 5: POKHARA DRIVE TO CHITWAN:
DAY 6: FULL DAY JUNGLE ACTIVITIES IN CHITWAN:
DAY 7: CHITWAN DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU:
DAY 8: FINAL DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU:
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU:
Arrive in Kathmandu in the morning. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for a visit to Kathmandu city and its Durbar Square. This capital city of the kingdom of Nepal is situated at 1355 meters above sea level, is full of shrines, temples and ageless sculptures. During the sightseeing tour of this city you will visit Old Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Taleju Temple, Jagannath Temple, Gigantic figure of Kala Bhairaba – The God of Destruction, Shiva Parbati Temple, Kumari Ghar The Temple of Living Goddess) and Kasthamandap.
DAY 2: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU (B)
This morning, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur city. The colossal stupa of Boudhanath was built in the 5th century AD is supposed to be the biggest in the world. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheel is surrounded by a circular market which forms a part of Tibet Town. The four pairs of the Buddha’s eye painted on the stupa give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a diligent watch over the people and their commitments all the day and night.
In the afternoon, proceed for another half day sightseeing tour of Patan city and Swayambhunath Chaitya – one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas said to be 200 years old. As this chaityas is situated 500 feet above the level of the valley it offers excellent panoramic view of Kathmandu valley.
DAY 3: KATHMANDU DRIVE TO POKHARA (B)
In the morning, leave from Kathmandu for a scenic drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival check in at your Hotel. In the afternoon, you will be taken for one hour boat ride on Phewa Lake.
DAY 4: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN POKHARA (B)
This morning, proceed for a half day tour of Pokhara city which includes a visit to Kali Temple, David’s fall- locally known as Patale Chhango, (Hell’s fall), Bahari Temple is situated on a small island in the midlle of Phewa lake and is dedicated to the goddess Ajima. This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Gupteshwar Cave is a 3km long cave and has some large hall-like rooms. This cave holds special value for Hindus as a statue of Lord Shiva is preserved here. Afternoon at leisure to explore the town on your own.
DAY 5: POKHARA DRIVE TO CHITWAN (B/L/D)
This morning, leave Pokhara and drive to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival check in with your Safari Resort. Lunch at the Resort.Afternoon elephant safari through open grasslands and forests, which house a wide variety of fauna including the one-horned rhinoceros, fresh water dolphin, the marsh mugger, gharial crocs sloth bear, deer, monkeys, crocodiles, wild boar, leopards, the elusive Bengal tiger and over 450 species of birds. Dinner at the Resort.
DAY 6: FULL DAY JUNGLE ACTIVITIES IN CHITWAN (B/L/D)
Whole day jungle activities such as jungle walk, bird watching, dugout canoe ride to view the Water birds and reptile, walk to Tharu Village etc. Lunch & dinner at the Resort.
DAY 7: CHITWAN DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU (B)
Late morning, leave Chitwan National Park and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival check in with your Hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the city on your own.
DAY 8: FINAL DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU (B)
Transfer from Hotel to airport to connect your onward flight.
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NOTE: KATHMANDU – KTM/ POKHARA – PKR/ CHITWAN - CHT
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This program is carefully designed by well-experienced experts and local guides based on their innovation and recommendations of clients. Day to day, trip to trip, we simply fine tune every craft we made that your experience may not be the same as the last trip made by your friends but BETTER. Most importantly, we leave a room for your-unique-self because we simply want your trip to be everything you want it to be. Add up any spice on the program or take out the part you think are ‘not your style’ and make your trip ‘a journey of a life time’. “DESIGN yourself with our expert consultants”.
Services as mentioned below are rendered complimentary upon confirmation of your booking with us:
Complimentary tourist registration to respective consulate office or embassy
Complimentary international flight ticket re-confirmation
Complimentary Aaradhana logo indicate T-Shirt on behalf of Our Insight Travel Asia (subject to availability)
Complimentary welcome dinner in one of the finest local restaurants in Kathmandu with cultural shows presented by different ethnic groups
Complimentary use of sleeping bags and down jackets
Mode of Payment
To confirm your trip we request you an upfront payment of 40% of the quoted amount by wire transfer to our Bank account.
Note: If you pay by Master/Visa cards there is a bank service charge of 5% which will be charged as an extra; for payment through American Express there is a 6% bank service charge.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The Company is not liable for any refunds after the departure date of the scheduled itinerary.
Cancellation should be made 72 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
CITIES OF INTEREST:
Kathmandu is the capital & also largest city in Nepal and is populated with 1.5 million inhabitants in the Kathmandu Valley along the Bagmati River. The city is encircled by the Ring Road and most travelers head to the old part of the city, between the Vishnumati River and Kantipath, the main north-south road. Durbar Square, home to the old Royal Royal Palace, lies between the river and Kantipath Ganga Path, the city’s busiest road.
To its south is Freak Street, once the centre of hippy Kathmandu. Thamel, the new tourist epicentre, is about 20 minutes walk north of Durbar Square. Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal’s traditional culture and arts. This is the place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments, and mountain views. Kathmandu is a fascinating portrayal of orthodox but vibrant Buddhist and Hindu traditions and well preserved architecture. The city will keep you entertained as long as you stay here.
Pokhara valley occupies the central location in Nepal and is dominated by the peaks of Annapurna range. If Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, Pokhara is its center of adventure. Its unique setting may be judged from the fact that the town of Pokhara (91 3 meters), is only fifty kilometres from Annapurna 1 (8,091 meters), clearly seen from the valley. An enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley; it is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking and rafting routes. The atmosphere on the lake-side is an exciting one as backpackers crowd the numerous bars and restaurants exchanging views and recommendations on accommodation and things to see. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6,977 m) rising behind it create an ambience of peace and magic
Pokhara has many lakes, Phewa, Rupa and Begnas being the most famous ones while Khaste, Dipang and Mardi are some other smaller lakes situated further away. On a small island is a temple dedicated to Varahi, and in contrast to the gaiety of holiday makers, devotees go about their worship undisturbed by the goings-on in the water as well as occasional barbeques on the banks of the lake. Apart from the lakes, the floor of the valley is made up of a layer of gravel, cut into intricate terraces and deep canyons by various tributaries of the Seti River.
The tropical plain and low hills are the home of mainly Newars, Brahmans, Chhetris and other Hindu castes, while the temperate highlands are mainly inhabited by tribal Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. There are also two Tibetan settlements near Pokhara where one can see women weaving exquisite carpets using traditional designs and methods handed down to them for generations. Both these settlements are famous for traditional Tibetan handicrafts and souvenirs.
CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Royal Chitwan National Park, the oldest national park in Nepal, is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of South-Central Nepal. The park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984 and it stands today as a successful testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. The park covers an area of 932 sq. km is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of southern central part of Nepal. Earlier, Chitwan valley was well known for big game and was an exclusive hunting reserve for the Rana Prime Ministers and their guests until 1950. In 1963, the area south of Rapti River was demarcated as a rhino sanctuary. In 1970, His late Majesty King Mahendra approved the creation of Royal Chitwan National Park.
The park consists of churia hills, ox-bow lakes, flood plains of Rapti, Reu and Narayani rivers. The Chitwan valley is characterized by tropical to subtropical forest. 70% of park vegetation is predominantly Sal forest, a moist deciduous climax vegetation type of the Terai region. The grasslands form a diverse and complex community with over 50 species. The Sacchrum species, often called elephant-grass can reach 8 m in height.
There are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The park is especially renowned for the protection of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, gharial crocodile along with many other common species of wild animals. The estimated population of endangered species of animals such as gaur, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard and python etc. Some of the other animals found in the park are samber, chital, hog deer, barking deer, sloth bear, common leopard, ratel, palm civet, wild dog, langur, rhesus monkey, etc. More than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles occur in the park and some of which are marsh mugger crocodile, cobra, green pit viper and various species of frogs and tortoises.
There are over 450 species of birds in the park. Among the endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, giant hornbill, lesser florican, black stork and white stork, Few of the common birds seen are peafowl, red jungle fowl, and different species of egrets, herons, kingfishers, flycatchers and woodpeckers. The best time for bird watching is March and December.
The park is under the tropical monsoon climate with relatively high humidity. The winter, spring and monsoon are the three main seasons. The cool winter season occurs from October to February. The spring begins in March and is soon followed by summer that ends in early June. The Park closes annually for visitors from 01 June till 30 September.