DAY 1 Kathmandu | Historic Boutique Lodging in Heart of Ancient City
Arrive Kathmandu. Welcome dinner and orientation.
DAY 2 Kathmandu | Temples and Palaces of Ancient Kathmandu
Walking tour of hidden backstreets and iconic landmarks of Kathmandu. Explore the ancient city-kingdom of Patan and the iconic Swyambunath (Monkey Temple).
DAY 3 Pokhara | Fly to Pokhara — Boating on Lake — Shopping
We’ll take a mid-day flight to Nepal’s adventure capital, Pokhara. Situated on the beautiful Fewa Lake and tucked up to the base of the Himalaya, Pokhara offers stunning views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchare. Afternoon free to go boating on the lake, shopping or just exploring along the popular lakeside. Tranquil lodge in the countryside.
DAY 4 Pokhara | Mountain-Top Resort with Stunning Himalayan Panorama
Morning optional paragliding or have morning to yourself to wander our country surroundings. In the afternoon we’ll drive to a nearby mountain-top for stunning Himalayan views and tonight’s lodge.
DAY 5 Gorkha | Village Walk in the Lap of Mt. Manaslu
Start the day with breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Himalaya, followed by a small hike to the nearby local’s Shiva temple. This afternoon we’ll drive to Gorkha District where a quaint hill-top resort awaits us. Allow one of the locally-raised lodge staff to guide you on a stroll through their quiet village.
DAY 6 Chitwan National Park | Jungle-side lodge – Dugout Canoe Float
We’ll take a free morning to hike, explore the Gorkha temple and palace, or just soak up views from the patio. Early afternoon we take a couple hour drive along the scenic Trishuli River south towards the India border. Chitwan National Park is home to wildlife rich jungles, including tigers, rhinos, elephants, wild deer, wild boar, and numerous species of birds. Arrive in time for a gentle evening dugout canoe ride in search of crocodiles and birds. Drinks and dinner by the pool or the river. After dinner enjoy a Tharu cultural dance before retiring to your jungle-side cabin.
DAY 7 Chitwan National Park | Jungle Safari – Local village walk – At Leisure Time
Early morning you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a birding jungle walk before breakfast. Later in the day depart on a jeep safari in search of the jungle’s numerous mammals and bird species. Also options to ride an ox cart to the local village or take an afternoon at leisure.
DAY 8 Kathmandu | Largest Stupa in Nepal
Morning flight to Kathmandu. Back in the capitol we’ll stay near the Tibetan refugee center of Bouddha. Rich in Tibetan heritage and vibrant in color and culture, this is home of the largest stupa in Nepal – the Bouddha Stupa. Circumambulate the Bouddha Stupa with locals and pilgrims from all over the world. This iconic symbol of Nepal is a must see and an incredible place to spend an afternoon wandering or shopping.
DAY 9 Departure | Ancient City-Kingdom of Bhaktapur
Start the day early with an option morning Mountain Flight along the Himalayan range past Mount Everest (*extra). if you have an afternoon or evening departure flight from Kathmandu, well have time to explore the ancient and beautiful city-kingdom of Bhaktapur. Have your camera ready for amazing palace and temple architecture from the 16th and 17th centuries. Transportation to the airport two hours before your outbound flight.