Offering striking scenery, medieval towns, dense jungles filled with rare wildlife and adventurous activities, Nepal is an enticing playground for all ages. Experience all of the above on this 11-night adventure, designed to give you the very best introduction to Nepal, one of the world’s most mountainous and welcoming countries.
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Afternoon arrival in Kathmandu and 20-minute transfer to the Hotel Himalaya (Deluxe Rooms) for 2 nights. (N)
Medieval Kathmandu is a captivating city packed with sacred cows, painted sadhus (holy men), troops of monkeys, bicycles and the heady smell of incense. Highlights include a visit to Durbar Square, a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and winding streets. Join pilgrims twirling the prayer wheels around the glittering golden Swayambhunath shrine and marvel at the big and brash Narayanhiti Royal Palace, which cannot fail to capture the imagination. Asan
market bustles with activity; barter with the friendly stallholders for spices, textiles and electronics. (B)
Drive (2 ½ hours) into rural Nepal to the hilltop village of Nuwakot. En route, visit a village school, where you can engage with the local students. The Famous Farm House, a traditional Nepalese converted farmhouse, is your home for tonight. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the local village and Nuwakot bazaar. (B)
Drive down (6 hours) to the lowlands to Chitwan National Park for 3 nights at the Barahi Jungle Lodge (Family Suite) located on the banks of the Rapti. The infinity pool is idyllic for relaxation and also for observing wildlife from the comfort of the lodge. (B, D)
Travelling by jeep, canoe or on elephant-back, look out for one-horned rhinos, wild boars, leopards, marsh crocodiles and elephants as you go on safari through the park. In the evening enjoy a traditional cultural dance performance by members of the local Tharu tribe. Other day-time activities include a morning bird-watching walk or wash and bath elephants in the buffer region of the park. (B, L, D)
Leave the lowlands of Chitwan today and head to the city of lakes: Pokhara. The journey today is long (approximately 4 hours driving) but you will be rewarded with spectacular views of rocky gorges and three of the world’s 10 highest mountains. Stop as often as you like along the way to stretch your legs, take pictures or enjoy a cup of local chai. Stay 3 nights at the Temple Tree Resort (Deluxe Rooms, interconnecting) (B)
It’s an early start this morning for the short drive to Sarankot but you may be rewarded with a view of the sunrise over a truly spectacular mountain panorama. After breakfast, visit a huge cave that is full of strangely shaped stalagmites, a lively temple and the thundering David Falls. Continue on foot to Phewa lake to enjoy the gentle boat ride back to Pokhara. This afternoon, time your visit to the Tibetan settlement camp to experience the rumbling of monks chanting and horns blowing during the daily prayer. Later, practice your bargaining skills by haggling for souvenirs with the Tibetan traders. (B)
Day at leisure to relax by the pool or take an optional 3-hour soft trek in the nearby mountains. (B)
Drive to Kurintar (approx. 3 hours) and transfer to Summit River Lodge (Cottage rooms) for an overnight stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to take in the beautiful scenery, relax by the pool or hike in the nearby hills. A winding gorge is located nearby with crystal-clear pools. (B)
Drive to Kathmandu (3 hours) and stay overnight at the Hotel Himalaya. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to London with Jet Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.
Where indicated, the tour accommodation is in two-bedroom, shared accommodation for four people. Where two-bedroom accommodation is indicated, alternative, separate one-bedroom accommodation is also available.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5073 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The Barahi Jungle Lodge is situated on the banks of the Rapti river, close to the iconic Chitwan National Park and approximately 32km away from Bharatpur domestic airport. The property offers 35 boutique guestrooms decorated with a mix of traditional and contemporary Nepali design themes, equipped with en suite facilities, a flatscreen television, air conditioning and minibar. Rooms also feature private balconies with views out over the river and national park. The lodge has an in-house restaurant that serves a mixture of local, regional, Chinese and continental dishes, while room service options are also available. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering a full range of...
Surrounded by 10 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, Hotel Himalaya is located within easy reach of both Kathmandu city centre and the international airport. Guests can enjoy a 180-degree panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range from the hotel's garden. The hotel's dining options include an international cuisine at Cafe Horizon with in-room dining also available.
Features: 125 rooms, Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar, tennis court, swimming pool and health club including sauna and hammam.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, flat-screen TV, seating area, desk, en suite...
Owned and run by Everest Summit Lodges of Nepal, Summit Lodge (previously Brigand's Bend Lodge) is a small hotel situated just outside the village of Kurintar. Perched on a ridge amid tropical forested hills, the property has views out over the sand beaches of the Trisuli River below. This colonial-style bungalow contains six comfortable guest rooms with en-suite facilities and simple décor. The lodge has a restaurant serving a daily set menu, and local activities include nature walks and a visit to the Manakamana Temple.
The access to this lodge involves crossing a suspended iron bridge on foot and trekking through paddy fields, banana plantations and a local village. The walk on its own is a pleasant experience and usually takes between 30 - 45 minutes from the main road. Your bags will be carried by the...
Located in Lakeside, the tourist hub of Pokhara, Temple Tree resort is ideally situated near all the restaurants and shops in this area as well as being a short walk from the scenic Lake Phewa. Each of the 47 comfortably furnished rooms has its own small private terrace or balcony and looks on to the landscaped grounds. Facilities include two restaurants, a bar, infinity pool and...
Perched on a terraced hillside overlooking the picturesque village of Nuwakot, The Famous Farm is a simple, atmospheric, converted farmhouse that retains much of its original Newari design and character. The 13 individually decorated, simply furnished rooms are spread across three buildings, which are set around a courtyard. Except for two rooms, all others have en suite facilities.
Accommodation at the Famous Farm includes all meals, which are usually served in the courtyard. The resident chef prepares a variety of Nepalese homecooked meals with mostly fresh, local produce. There is also a small selection of western dishes. Facilities at this hotel include a cosy dining room (this is only used when the weather does not permit the use of the courtyard) and a bar that serves beer and house wine. Special dietary requirements need to be requested at the time of booking.
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
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NLF2018: 11 Nights
Located within an hour’s drive of Bharatpur airport, Royal Chitwan National Park covers...
The capital of the ancient mountain kingdom of Nepal, Kathmandu has the air of a medieva...
Located 100km west of Kathmandu, Kurintar is a small village sitting on the sandy banks...
The peaceful town of Pokhara lies on the shores on Nepal’s second largest lake, Phewa...