Lying between the mighty Himalayas and the tropical jungles of the Indian plains, Nepal is the land of snow peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monastries and mantras.
Promoted as “the next generation mountain destination for weekend breaks, adventure holidayss, and lifetime experiences for people who live in cosmopolitan cities and travel internationally”, Nepal invites you to either rough it up in the mountains, or simply the peaks from a distance, or just go back in time while walking through temples in the medieval cities, or bask in the spiritual light of Buddhist stupas and Hindu temples. Nepal has a destination for all!
DAY 1: ARRIVE AT KATHMANDU
You will be greeted by Idex representative at the exit gate of Tribhuwan International Airport. You will be then escorted to your accommodation and shall be assisted with check in. He will explain the travel plan in detail and hand over the essential documents to you.
DAY 2: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING OF KATHMANDU
Durbar Square: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means ‘made from the timber of a single tree’. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal’s art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy -day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples, Seto Machhindranath and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilization
Swayambhunath: Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupati Temple stands in the center of the town of Deopatan, in the middle of an open courtyard. It is a square, two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth, and it stands 23.6 meters above the ground. Richly ornamented gilt and silver-plated doors are on all sides.
DAY 3: KATHMANDU – POKHARA
The canal is completely dark with continuously dripping water overhead. The cave is full of limestone, which falls to the ground and continuously forms electrical sparks. Due to the darkness, artificial lighting is provided inside the cave.
DAY 4: POKHARA
Davi’s fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell’s fall),Devi’s fall is an amazing waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. It was named after Devi, a Swiss lady who was swept away when the floodgates were accidently opened, never to be seen again.
Bindabasini temple: Bindabasini Mandir is of great religious importance to Hindus living in the Pokhara region.
DAY 5: POKHARA
Early morning drive to Sarangkot Sunrise view.
Late afternoon: Boat ride at Phewa Lake Spend a quiet time boating in the ultimate lake where the reflections of Mount Annapurna and Machhapuchhare range falls.
DAY 6: POKHARA – NAYAPUL / TREK TO TIKHEDHUNGA [1540M / 5-6 HRS WALK]
After breakfast at the resort drive to Nayapul and start the trek to Tikhedhunga.
A scenic 1 hour drive from Pokhara takes us to the starting point of our trek.
DAY 7: TREK TO GHOREPANI [2860M / 5 HRS WALK]
After breakfast we go across the Tikhedunga Khola at first and the Bhurungdi Khola. Then starts our climb on the stone staircases to a Magar village called Ulleri. The stone staircases laid on the steep, vertical trail are said to count more than 3000.
DAY 8: TREK TO POON HILL [3210M] / TREK TO TADAPANI [2650M / 5-6 HRS]
We wake up early in the morning and make it to Poonhill before sunrise to view the marvelous spectacle of sunrise and the vast Himalayan panorama in the fresh morning light. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Homunculi and so many other peaks dazzle you in the morning, in a panorama that covers more than 5oo kilometers of the Himalayas. Then we return to Ghorepani and have our breakfast.
DAY 9: TREK TO CHHOMRONG [2430M / 5-6 HRS WALK]
Tadapani is a small village from there the trail divides for Chorong and Ghandrung. The south trail goes to Ghandrung, you have to take the eastern one for Chhomrong.
DAY 10: TREK TO GHANDRUK [1950M / 5 HRS WALK]
Today, you will be proceeding ahead to Ghandruk. Leaving the terraced fields of Chhomrong, we will descend towards Kimrong Khola. From here you ascend, you will pass through the dense rhododendron forest to Kimrong danda from where you can view the village of Old Ghandruk and panoramic view of Annapurna South, Homunculi , Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre. From here it’s about an hour of walk to Ghandruk.
DAY 11: TREK TO NAYAPUL – POKHARA
Breakfast at the lodge or camp. Trek to Nayapul and then to Pokhara.
We move down to Nayapul from Ghandruk via Syauli Bazzar walking through villages and farmlands and drive back to Pokhara.
DAY 12: POKHARA – LUMBINI
Lumbini: In the plain south of the first foothill of the Churia range, lies Lumbini, birth place of Gautama, the Buddha. Lumbini is a sacred place for Buddhists from all over the world, standing on an equal footing with holy places sacred to other world religions.
DAY 13: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING OF L U M B I N I
Ashokan Pillar: The Ashokan Pillar-In 1895, a German archaeologist, white wandering about the foothills of the Churia range, discovered a massive stone pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka in 250 B.C. to pay homage to the birth place of Buddha.
The Temple of Maya Devi: The next visible monument in Lumbini is the temple of Maya Devi containing a stone relief depicting the birth scene of Lord Buddha. The bas-relief shows Maya Devi supporting herself by holding on to a branch of a sal tree, and the newborn infant Buddha standing upright on a lotus pedestal.
The Sacared Garden: the garden is a beautiful area around the Asoka pillar where you can spend time in peace relaxing and wondering around.
DAY 14: LUMBINI – CHITWAN
Chitwan National Park is a large and beautiful nature reserve occupying 932 sq. km. of land inhabitant of endangered royal Bengal tiger and the one -horned Indian rhino. Chitwan National Park was protected since the
19th century as a hunting reserve for Nepali royals and foreign aristocrats.
Elephant Breeding Center: Elephant Breeding Center was established in 1985 at Royal Chitwan National Park (RCNP) and is the only EBC in Nepal. At the Elephant Breeding Program, 4km west of Sauraha, elephants are breed and trained.
Tharu Dance: A melodious tribal dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums and the clashing of sticks embodies and projects how to keep away the rhino and other wild animals from the human habitat and their farming land. You can enjoy your evening after dinner and watch the Tharu Stick Dance.
DAY 15: CHITWAN
Early morning commence for Bird watching. Chitwan is an ornithologist’s delight and a must for any serious twitchier, as more than 450 species of exotic birds such as the Oriental Pied Hornbill, Paradise Flycatcher, and Lesser Adjutant Stork congregate at this biological hotspot of Asia.
Jeep Safari: The Jeep Safari is the best way to get a look deeper Chitwan National Park. For3-4 hours you can explore the variety of habiats, and get a close look at rhinos, mugger crocodiles, gharials, wild boar and deer.
Dugout Canoe Ride: Floating down to Rapti River by dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles on the bank of the river.
Tharu village visit: Tharu are indigenous people of the Terai. They have a distinct architectural style, building solely of the natural materials found in the area; straw, wood and mud.
DAY 16: CHITWAN – KATHMANDU
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu which is around four and half hours journey. Arrive at Kathmandu and check in to your accommodation.
Overnight stay at the accommodation, Kathmandu (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
DAY 17: FULL DAY SIGHTSEING OF KATHMANDU
After breakfast at the hotel commence the sightseeing tour of Bungmati and Patan D. Square.
Bungmati: The village is only about 10 kilometers south from downtown Kathmandu so it is not far away at all! There are suspicions that Bungmati existed as early as the 7th century under the name ‘Bugayumi’. However, it’s official founding date falls somewhere in the 16th century.
Patna D. Squre: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments.
DAY 18: KATHMANDU – NAGARKOT
After breakfast drive to Nagarkot. En-route visit Bhaktapur D. Square and Changunarayan Temple.
Bhaktapur D. Square: Also known as city of devotees, Bhaktapur is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 kilometers/9 miles east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century and is shaped like a conch shell.
Changunarayan Temple: The pagoda style temple has several masterpieces of 5th and 12th century Nepalese art. According to legends Changu Narayan temple existed as early as 325 A.D. in the time of King Licchavi King Hari Datta Verma and it is one of Nepal’s richest structures historically as well as artistically.
Nagarkot is a village located about 32 kilometres east of Kathmandu on the north-eastern rim at an elevation close to 6,800 feet above sea level. N
DAY 19: NAGARKOT
Today you are leisure to pamper yourself at the small town famous for its scenic beauty. Explore this fascinating green hamlet. Let loose and unwind in the middle of nature’s bounty.
DAY 20: NAGARKOT – KATHMANDU
Mid-morning – drive back to Kathmandu arrive at Kathmandu and check in to your accommodation. Overnight stay at the accommodation, Kathmandu (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
DAY 21: KATHMANDU
Morning after breakfast we have a half day of interacting with students at an English medium, school in Kathmandu. We visit the school, spend time doing activities with the students in the school and get to know of the various facets of life of a young person in Nepal and learn about the challenges of the Nepalese education system.
Then in the evening, have dinner with your local, middle class family to get a glimpse into the lives of the Nepal that are in fact a major part Nepal’s social, economic and cultural engine.
DAY 22 TO DAY 26: KATHMANDU
Start a fresh day in Kathmandu with a breakfast and head for volunteering work in the local communities as per the current requirement of the projects. Also take part in below activities. (1 time activity)
Overnight stay at accommodation, Kathmandu (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
DAY 27 & DAY 28: KATHMANDU
You have free weekend – You are at leisure on your own activities.
Overnight stay at the accommodation, Kathmandu (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
DAY 29: KATHMANDU – FLY OUT
Morning – after breakfast transfer to Kathmandu airport for your ﬂight back to home with wonderful memories of Nepal.
Our services conclude at Kathmandu airport.