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Destination

Nepal

Duration

12 Days

Price

From $2,898 pp

Weave your way through Kathmandu on a bicycle fitted perfectly for you before heading to the local airport for an incredible mountain flight over the Himalayas! As you dip and soar over these majestic mountains, keep your eyes peeled for the greatest one of all, the towering Mount Everest! Visit monkey temples, ancient palaces and Bhaktapur’s traditional craft market before making your way into Nepal’s untouched nature for a thrill of a lifetime. Bungee jump from the world’s highest bungee jump platforms (525ft), created by a leading bungee jumping consultant and top it off with another adrenalin rush while canyon swinging! Join eagles in the skies while paragliding over freshwater mountain lakes for the best bird-eye view and then embark on a wild white-water rafting journey that will leave you utterly breathless. After a hike to a Pokhara viewpoint to catch a glimpse of the incredible Annapurna Range (26,545ft), you will be taken into the heart of the Nepalese Jungle at the Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hope on an elephant and take a wild safari ride around this incredible natural habitat. The best of culture, adrenaline and nature for this Active Travelous tour through Nepal!

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Kathmandu
  • Airport Assistance & Transfer (Arrival)
  • Thamel Eco-Resort - Dinner
Thamel Eco-Resort - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu by Bike
  • Thamel Eco-Resort - Dinner
Thamel Eco-Resort - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Kathmandu
  • Mountain Flight
  • Bhaktapur City Tour & Changu Narayan Temple
  • Thamel Eco-Resort - Dinner
Thamel Eco-Resort - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Nagarkot
  • Nagarkot Hike
  • Club Himalaya - Dinner
Club Himalaya - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Nagarkot - Dhulikel
  • Downhill Biking to Bhaktapur
Namo Buddha Resort - Medium House
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Dhulikel - Kodari
  • Bungee Jump and Canyon Swing
Namo Buddha Resort - Medium House
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Pokhara
  • River Rafting & Transfer to Pokhara
  • Napalese Dinner
Pokhara Grande - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Pokhara
  • Pokhara City Tour
  • Paragliding in Pokhara
Pokhara Grande - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Chitwan
  • Pokhara to Chitwan
  • Chitwan Arrival & Orientation
  • Elephant Back Safari
  • Green Park Resort - Dinner
Green Park Resort - Super Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 10
Chitwan
  • Chitwan River Safari
  • Chitwan Village Tour
  • Green Park Resort - Dinner
Green Park Resort - Super Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 11
Kathmandu
  • Chitwan to Kathmandu
The Dwarika's Hotel - Heritage Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 12
Kathmandu
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by one of our local Travelous, English-speaking representatives who will be holding a sign with your name printed on it. Your representative will escort you to the hotel and assist you with check-in.

The culturally and architecturally rich Kathmandu stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia and is known as the "City of Temples" because of its numerous and unique temples. The city has a profound history, spanning nearly 2000 years, as inferred from inscriptions found in the valley. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu.

(Note:Tourist Visa can be obtained upon arrival at the airport)

Thamel- Eco Resort - Deluxe Room

Day 2
Kathmandu

You will begin your in-depth city tour of Kathmandu after choosing a helmet and mountain bike. You will first visit Swayambhunath temple and monastery, which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. It is also known as the Monkey Temple because of the holy monkeys that have been living there for many years. Swayambhunath is situated amidst a beautiful natural scenario on the top of a hill, offering a generous panorama of the peaceful city.

You will then be taken to Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhhanath Stupa. These most visited touristic sites offer an authentic representation of Nepalese culture, arts and daily life. In the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the greatest Shiva sites and a Hindu shrine, visitors will have the opportunity to observe different ceremonies and specific rituals of Hindu worship. The most intriguing scene is the cremation area on the banks of the river, next to the temple where visitors can witness a Hindu burial ceremony.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is the next stop. You will be able to enjoy the intricate Newa architecture, used by the indigenous Newari people Kathmandu. The Square is a place of living history in the heart of ever-modernizing Kathmandu.

The last place you will explore is the Bauddhanath Stupa where you will be amazed by the rich symbolisms found in this famous Tibetan Community and traditional Buddhist temple complex.

In the evening, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Thamel- Eco Resort - Deluxe Room

Day 3
Kathmandu

Start your morning off early with a perfect introduction into Nepal with a Mountain flight. Take-off from Kathmandu airport in the early morning for an hour's worth of spectacular scenery. The Mountain flight is suitable for all travelers. For those who are restricted by time from going trekking can get panoramic view of the Himalayas. Continue the day on the ground exploring Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu.

In the morning you will be picked up by our driver and personal guide at your hotel. We will start today"s sightseeing tour in one of the three Kingdom cities; Bhaktapur. After a 45 minute drive on the newly opened highway between Kathmandu and Bhaktapur we will arrive in the UNESCO World Heritage City.

Bhaktapur still has the appearance of a medieval city and it may give you an impression of what Europe may have looked like centuries ago. Bhaktapur is home to the traditional Newari culture. In Bhaktapur we will visit beautiful buildings such as the royal palace with its golden door, Nepal's highest temple, the five story high nyatapola, potters' square, where the people still make pottery in the traditional way and many, many more attractions. Bhaktapur will stimulate all your senses and will leave you with an incomparable impression.

Before driving to Changu Narayan we will enjoy lunch in the historic centre of Bhaktapur.

After lunch we continue to Changu Narayan. In this temple, examples of stone, wood and metal crafts can be seen. The temple is a symbol of the religion and faith of Kathmandu valley and plays an important religious role. The major attraction in this temple is the Vishnu image with ten heads and arms.

Apart from the religious value of this site, due to its location on a Hill Top, Changyu Narayan also offers great views on Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and on clear days the Himalaya range.

Thamel- Eco Resort - Deluxe Room

Day 4
Nagarkot

After breakfast, you will begin your five to six hour hike to the famous Nagarkot viewpoint. At 7200ft, Nagarkot offers a splendid view of the snow-capped Himalayas as well as a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. It is a world famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys and lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere.

Enjoy a packed lunch while basking in the spectacular views. Spend the night in Nagarkot.

Club Himalaya - Deluxe Room

Day 5
Nagarkot - Dhulikel

You will be woken up early in the morning to view the breathtaking sunrise that makes Nagarkot a world famous destination. The rich colours of dawn will awaken all your senses. After a delicious breakfast, you will choose a bike and begin the downhill journey to Bhaktapur.

You will take a quiet road to Nala where beautiful terraced farmlands will be your constant companion. Once you arrive in Nala, you will be able to explore this quaint village where many of its locals are subsistence farmers and live a remarkably simple way of life.

Once you reach Bhaktapur, a car and driver will be waiting to take you further to Kodari, where another exciting day awaits.

Namo Buddha Resort - Medium House

Day 6
Dhulikel - Kodari

After enjoying breakfast and the resort facilities, it will be time to gear up and get ready for a shot of adrenaline. Today we will jump from one of the world"s highest bungee platforms. The jump, with an altitude of 160m, was designed by one of New Zealand"s leading bungy consultants, and is operated by some of the most experienced jumpmasters in the business. So get ready and jump!

After the adrenaline has cleared and you have enjoyed your lunch, get ready for your next dose of adrenaline: Canyon Swinging. When left loose, you will swing through the canyon at a speed of up to 150 kilometers per hour.

After your adventurous activities, you will travel to Dhulikhel where you will stay overnight.

Namo Buddha Resort - Medium House

Day 7
Pokhara

Later in the morning, you will begin your scenic mountainside journey to Pokhara, a total duration of approximately six hours with an exhilarating stop along the way. Enjoy a thrilling three-hour, white water rafting experience on the Trishuli River. After this unforgettable adventure, you will return to the vehicle, which will be waiting downstream to transport you further to Pokhara.

In the evening you get to enjoy a mouth-watering, traditional Nepalese dinner. Due to its diverse geography and culture, Nepal has a wide range of foods for you to experience. Dal bhat, for example, is a traditional dish of lentils and spices served with steamed rice. You will also enjoy a range of spicy chutneys, or achaar, all produced using fresh local ingredient along with few other local dishes.

The remainder of the evening will be at leisure to relax or explore.

Pokhara Grande - Deluxe Room

Day 8
Pokhara

After an early breakfast, you will embark on a sightseeing tour by private vehicle to the Annapurna range, the most spectacular sight in Pokhara. The crisp morning air allows for utterly breathtaking views of eight resplendent mountains.

Following your morning visit, you will head to Devi Falls, located at a distance of two kilometers from central Pokhara.. The impressive waterfall plunges directly into a deep and narrow canal that seems to have no ends. The next stop is Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal. It offers an excellent view of the mountains as their tremendous shadows shimmer over its clear waters. Savour the view on a peaceful boat ride.

The next stop will be the beautiful Seti Gandaki, the holiest river in Nepal, worshipped by Hindus as a form of Lord Vishnu.

Finally, you will ascend the Sarangkot Mountain where you will begin an unforgettable paragliding experience. You will glide down from the top of the Sarangkot and land next to Lake Phewa. During your trip down, you will share the experience with eagles whilst you float over several villages, monasteries and temples.

After this memorable tour, you will then be transferred to the hotel where you will have the evening at leisure.

After the day of exploring Pokhara Valley you will ascend the Sarangkot Mountain where you will begin an unforgettable paragliding experience. Together with a qualified pilot, you will glide down from the top of the Sarangkot and land next to Lake Phewa. During your trip down, you will share the experience with eagles whilst you float over several villages, monasteries and temples.

After this memorable tour, you will then be transferred to the hotel where you will have the evening at leisure.

Pokhara Grande - Deluxe Room

Day 9
Chitwan

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, you will leave Pokhara and travel to the city of Chitwan (meaning Heart of the Jungle). This journey will take approximately four hours.

Upon arrival in Chitwan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there will be a short briefing on the program and facilities available there. After check-in and lunch in the hotel, you will begin your first tour.

Your first tour in Chitwan National park is the elephant-back safari . You will have the opportunity to saddle up on an elephant to explore the jungle and its wildlife.

Catch a glimpse of the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if you are very lucky, you might even spot the Royal Bengal Tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours.

Upon finishing up with this stimulating safari, you will head back to your hotel in Chitwan where another tasty Nepalese dinner is served.

Green Park Resort - Sup Dlx room

Day 10
Chitwan

After breakfast, you will return to the National Park for a dugout canoe trip. Floating down the Rapti River in a lofty canoe that has been dug out of a tree, you will discover habitat of crocodiles on the riverbanks. Observe various colourful birds and wildlife species as they flock to the riverbank for a drink of clean water. After your canoe trip, you will visit the elephant-breeding center, which is also located inside the National Park.

After all of these nature activities, you will have an opportunity to embark on some cultural exploration. The first visit will be to a collection of Tharu villages, which are situated next to the Park in beautiful natural surroundings. Tharu people are the indigenous of the Terai (lowlands) and are characterized by large families living under one roof (25 to 120 people). They have a unique culture, tradition and language and their livelihoods depend on the production of agriculture.

In the evening, you might choose to relax by the river and be mesmerized by a fiery sunset with a fresh beverage at hand.

Green Park Resort - Sup Dlx room

Day 11
Kathmandu

Your day begins with a private transfer back to Kathmandu. The journey to Kathmandu from Chitwan is full of exotic scenery as you wind your way through hills and valleys. Although the distance is only 120 kilometers, the ride will take almost six hours.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Trishuli River, a stop at Malekhu (a local market), and stunning yet ever-changing scenery along the day.

After arriving in Kathmandu, you will have free time to shop or relax as you wish.

The Dwarika's Hotel - Heritage Room

Day 12
Kathmandu

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. A Travelous representative and private vehicle will transfer you to Kathmandu airport and offer full assistance there. Keep the memories alive and hope to see you again in Nepal. Stay Travelous!

Nestled in the Himalayan terrain, Nepal is unique, diverse, and exceptionally beautiful. A landlocked country with India to its south and China to its north, its mountainous region has eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including the tallest, the majestic Sagarmatha, also known as Mount Everest. Unknown to many, Nepal is a country that offers intricate cultures and ethnic groups, outstanding cuisine and deep jungles. Boasting vibrant rhododendron forests, deeply astounding heights, dancing prayer flags with crisp, cool mountain lakes and rivers; Nepal is every adventurers paradise.

Thamel- Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort (TER) is renowned for its hospitality and homey environment. The hotel offers accommodation of international standard at reasonable rates with all the basic amenities essential for a deluxe hotel, come stay with us and feels the difference. Thamel Eco resort (TER) offers affordable prices, as well as a convenient location. Situated in the heart of the tourist district of Thamel, you are never far from restaurants or shops. Visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, King's Palace Museum, Swayambhunath - the most revered Buddhist stupa in Nepal, and because you are in Thamel you can't miss the Thamel Chowk with its countless restaurants and shops. At the hotel, guests enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, fruits and tea/coffee. Thamel Eco Resort makes for an excellent choice to stay in the tourist district of Kathmandu.

Thamel Eco Resort has 48 well-furnished rooms with color television with cable connection, attached bathrooms with bath tubs running 24 hrs hot & cold showers and air conditioning. 24-hour room service is available. While the pillars of the hotel at its entrance and the carvings over its windows replicate the artful heritage of Nepalese architecture, you feel like being in a traditional Nepali home in some of its rooms that display typical Nepalese pottery.

Club Himalaya

Club Himalaya, Nagarkot is a 30-minute drive from Bhaktapur, a 45-minute drive from Tribhuvan International Airport and an hour"s drive from Kathmandu. Taking a helicopter, it is just a 7-minutes" ride from Tribuhavan International Airport. Guests can relax with a massage at the spa, visit the sauna, or read a book in the library. For a day out, the hotel also provides a city shuttle service, car rentals and a tour desk.

he new Deluxe rooms built in 2011 have a very Zen like feel to them. The room conceptualized by the owner"s son Mr. Rahul Sakya, uses a lot of Buddhist elements. Such as the "Ashtamangala" or the eight auspicious signs that hang above the bed. In Buddhism, the eight symbols represent good fortune and offerings made by the Gods to Shakyamuni Buddha immediately after he gained enlightenment.

Namo Buddha Resort

A truly inspiring organic resort situated in the Nepal countryside. It is surrounded farmlands and forest lands, and the resort provides a fantastic view of the mountains. The resort is surrounded by an organic farm. Their farmers try to follow the best practice to care for the earth and build a farm that will last for generations. They grow vegetables, grains, flowers and many fruits. They collect milk from their cows and honey from their bees. They also make their own jams.

The medium house is well equipped with one double bed, one single bed. The rooms have private and western style bathrooms with hot showers. All houses have electric heaters, wireless internet, lots of windows and beautiful woodwork.

Pokhara Grande

Pokhara Grande is the five star hotel of Pokhara, Nepal providing the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency. C block is a new addition in Pokhara Grande, seamlessly blending in with the hotel"s same elegant style. Pokhara Grande is the ideal retreat for the nature lovers seeking style and authenticity in panoramic and adventurous city of Pokhara. Discover the perfect blend of nature and comfort.

Deluxe rooms come with a choice of either twin beds or a king size bed. The interiors are designed keeping an ideal place for rest and restoration in mind, each room having temperature control options within. All rooms come with a stocked minibar, wifi connectivity and telephone service to make local and international phone calls.

Green Park Resort

The Green park Resort in Chitwan is a great choice for those planning to visit and explore the natural beauty of the Chitwan National Park. The resort is strategically located in the centre of many must see destinations, making it a hot spot for all tourists.Green Park Resort Chitwan offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including restaurant, safety deposit boxes, car park, 24-hour room service, laundry service.

{ A wonderful clean room with proper bathroom facilities and coffeemaker is what you get here. Good service and some rooms have a balcony and chairs or sit and view the natural outside scenery.\par

The Dwarika's Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel was registered in 1977, with the idea of reviving the architectural splendour of the valley. All the terracotta work was made in the valley, using local clay and skills. The couple also incorporated elements of Nepal's diverse cultural heritage, including those from beyond the valley, when designing the rooms. The furniture was crafted by families of traditional carpenters, and the linen, textiles and embroideries were hand woven and used Nepali patterns.

The rooms capture the essence of such a lifestyle without compromising on comfort. The linen is organically produced and hand woven. The furniture is custom designed and handmade at our own workshop. Many of the rooms face the charming courtyard

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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