Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel O/N at Hotel
Today is dedicated to a visit of the extremely rich valley with the medieval city of Bhaktapur -12km east of Kathmandu, the holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath alongside the Bagmati river, sacred place for cremations. Then drive to Boudhanath for a taste of Buddhism, circumambulating the huge stupa of Bodhnath along with the fervent devotees.
Early morning wake up and breakfast .Bring bags to the lobby on the way to eat. Departure transfer to airport then We will fly to Pokhara by Buddha air at 08.30 am. It is just an half hours flight to reach Pokhara. We will come to pick you up to airport then transfer to Hotel. Half day sight seeing and rest of the day relax in this picturesque town with the mountains nearby.
Wake up early morning and drive to Sarangkot to see sunrise over the majestic Himalayan range but weather should permit. Breakfast at sarangkot and trek back to Pokhara it takes about 4 to 5 Hrs. walk to arrive Pokhara.O/N at Hotel on B/B Basis
After enjoying a wonderful sunrise on the Himalaya you will be served your breakfast and be given a hearty farewell by the local people. The drive is on the same road till Dumre and from that busy town we turn left to go to Bandipur, a hilltop settlement with well preserved old time cultural atmosphere. Bandipur Mountain Resort is the ideal spot for travelers to take a lunch break, stretch the body with a refreshing swim or simply gaze at the enchanting mountains. Bandipur Mountain Resort, which lies strategically under a mixed canopy of pine and sal forests, offers the finest views that the area has to offer. From here, the panorama includes the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manasalu and the Ganesh Himal ranges, high snowcapped mountains, the cascading Marshyangdi River and lush terraced fields all combined to offer a never-ending blissful experience.
There are 5 class 2 rapids. Again, each is no more than 165 ft / 50 meters. The remainder of the trip is a float when you can enjoy the surrounding countryside. Rafting time will be 2 to 3 hours depending on water levels. On completion of the rafting, we transfer by vehicle to the Chitwan National Park, enjoying lunch en route (a journey of some 2 hours.) On arrival at the park, Our naturalist guide brief the programme.You will have some jungle activities in day as well. (B,L,D)
Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, then proceed on a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and riverine jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.
After breakfast back at the resort we will have an Elephant briefing programme, where we will learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants)
After lunch time to relax in the peaceful surroundings, or on your verandah. Hammocks and the library are at your disposal. If we are lucky we should be able to arrange a swim and play with the elephants as they have their bath.
After dinner we will be entertained by the Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. (B,L,D)
Today you might have another elephant back ride or another jungle walk according to the lodge program fixed the day before. Then after breakfast you will be taken by vehicle to Bharatpur airport about one and half hour before your scheduled departure time.
Today is fully free for relaxing and souvenirs shopping. Dinner included in Typical Nepali Restaurant.
Upon your international flight time, we will transfer you to the airport 3hrs before your departure time.
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