This journey focuses on the country's finest sites, hotels and scenery, combining Kathmandu valley's ancient monuments and the mountains and valleys of the Himalaya with the sacred Buddhist site of Lumbini and the Chitwan National Park, where one-horned rhinos roam.
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Arrive and transfer to the Shanker Hotel for 2
Morning tour of Kathmandu, including Durbar Square and the Golden Swayambhunath stupa. In the afternoon visit Bhaktapurm the most medieval city in Nepal and one of the three kingdoms of the Mallas. Here you visit Lion Gate, the Gallery, the Golden Gate and the Palace of 55 Windows. (B)
Drive to Nuwakot and transfer to the Old Farm House for 1 night. The village, has retained much of its delightful medieval style and character and is an excellent base to explore the surrounding area. In the afternoon take a guided afternoon village walk. (B, L, D)
Drive to the Newari village of Bandipur and spend 2 nights at Gaun Ghar. This afternoon take a stroll through the main square and through idyllic farms, orange groves, giving you the opportunity to interact with locals. Following day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Drive to Pokhara and stay 2 nights at the Temple Tree Resort & Spa. Afternoon tour of Pokhara which includes visits to the city, new market, Tibetan Camp, Gupteshwar Cave, Seti Gorge and Devi Fall. (B)
Morning trek to the World Peace Stupa for views over Pokhara and the Himalaya. Continue on foot to Phewa lake and take a boat back to Pokhara. Afternoon at leisure with optional walking tours in the beautiful surrounding area. (B)
Drive to Lumbini and stay 2 nights at the Hotel Buddha Maya. (B)
Morning tour of Lumbini beginning with a walk around the Maya Devi temple, where the Buddha is said to have been born. Other visits on the tour include the Sacred Garden, the Lumbini Museum and the Eastern lane of the Theravada Monastic Zone to see the various monasteries. (B)
Drive to Chitwan and stay 2 nights at Barahi Jungle Lodge. Containing a sizeable wildlife population, Chitwan was once a centre for hunting trips that were popular with the British and Nepali aristocrats. Afternoon wildlife viewing. (B, L, D)
Early morning and late afternoon wildlife viewings. The park is home to an estimated 400+ Asian one-horned rhinos and 80 Royal Bengal tigers, elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, gaur (bison), species of deer, monkeys, crocodiles, leopards, and more than 450 bird species. (B, L, D)
Drive to Kathmandu and stay overnight at the Shanker Hotel. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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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...
Set among 1.6 hectares of indigenous woodland, Buddha Maya is a small delightful hotel inspired by local architecture. The hotel is conveniently located with easy access to the Mayadevi Mandir temple and the main monasteries in the Lumbini World Heritage Garden. Spread over three floors, the 64 rooms are spacious, simple yet adequately furnished, and feature either a balcony or veranda. The hotel's facilities include a restaurant serving Nepalese and international...
Gaun Ghar is a delightful, traditional Newari village house that has been converted into a small hotel. The 15 simply furnished rooms with en suite facilities overlook either the main square with ancient temples and quaint buildings or the striking mountains. Accommodation at the Gaun Ghar includes all meals and is served either in the small terrace with gorgeous mountain views or in the dining room. The well-trained local chefs prepare a selection of Nepalese and western dishes using largely fresh produce that is available locally.
This converted hotel retains much of its traditional architecture, which means the rooms and corridors feature narrow, low doorways. Despite erratic power supply, the Gaun Ghar does not use electric generators: torches are provided in the rooms. As this is not a full-service hotel, special dietary requirements need to be requested at the time of booking...
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.
In the heart of Kathmandu, The Shanker Hotel, originally built as a palace in the 19th century by Jung Bahadur Rana, is spread among 1.78 hectares of manicured gardens. This converted palace hotel, inspired by the neoclassical architecture of the times, combines old-world charm with modern conveniences. Each of the 94 spacious and comfortably furnished rooms and suites offers either spectacular views of the valley or striking views of the Himalaya. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant serving traditional Nepalese and international cuisine, bar, swimming pool and a business...
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