Taste of Nepal
10 days / 9 night(s) from $1,685 per person twin share
BEST TIME FOR TREKKING
For trekking in the Himalaya, or visiting the mountain region or lowland plains, the best time to visit is during spring and autumn. Spring is rhododendron season while autumn brings the clearest skies after the monsoon in October and November. At these times the weather is generally mild and there is little rainfall. Summer from June to September, while not a good time to visit the monsoonal lowland plains, is an ideal time for trekking in the rain shadow region of the Himalaya. The winter months can also provide good trekking conditions but some of the higher passes will be closed due to snow.
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE KATHMANDUUpon arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)
DAY 2: KATHMANDU – PATANVisit Patan, the second largest city in Nepal. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage listed former Royal Palace, Patan’s Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. You will also visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, and the Pashupatinath Temple, famous for its shrine of Lord Shiva, 'the destroyer'. (B,L)
DAY 3: KATHMANDU – BHAKTAPURTravel to the 9th-century-built town of Bhaktapur where you will visit the Golden Gate at the Palace of 55 Windows and the Changu Narayan Temple. (B,L)
DAY 4: KATHMANDU TO POKHARALeave Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara, Nepal’s third largest city. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore this peaceful town. (B,L)
DAY 5: POKHARATour the Mountain Museum, hike to the World Peace Pagoda (approximately 3-4 hours total) and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Phewa to visit the Barahi Temple. (B,L)
DAY 6: POKHARA TO CHITWAN NATIONAL PARKThis morning you will head to Chitwan National Park, long regarded as one of the biggest attractions of Nepal and one of the last refuges to the One-Horned Rhino. This afternoon enjoy a jeep safari. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARKEnjoy a morning and afternoon safari around the park. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK TO DAMANLeave Chitwan National Park this morning and travel to Daman. Walk to the local monastery this afternoon. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: DAMAN TO KATHMANDULeave Daman and head back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. (B,L)
DAY 10: DEPART KATHMANDUAfter check-out this morning you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport where your arrangements end. (B)
Note: Waterfront Resort in Pokhara, Tigerland Safari Resort in Chitwan National Park and Everest Panorama Resort in Daman are used for all categories.
#Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year's Eve dinner surcharges apply.