Experience Nepali hospitality with a finesse and distinctive style: An enthralling personalised journey into the intricate world of art, spirituality, culinary delights of the Kathmandu Valley, the rich flora and fauna of Chitwan, the panoramic scenic beauty of Pokhara and a complete rejuvenation in the alpine forests of the Himalayas.
A Traditional Welcome
Arrival in Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport and traditional “Khada” welcome and transfer to the Hotel to enjoy a relaxing day in the serene surroundings and an oasis of calm of the Dwarika’s Hotel. As you swing open its graceful wooden gates, feel the bustling city outside melt away and immerse yourself into this oasis of calm. Dwarika's houses an extensive collection of artefacts dating back to the 13th century. It is home to some of Nepal’s best craftsmanship – capturing the beauty and essence of an ancient city. The flawless blend of Nepal’s heritage with its longstanding tradition of hospitality makes The Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu an intimate experience of a refined Nepali lifestyle. Take a culture-rich step back into Nepal's history as you soak in the unique atmosphere.
In the late afternoon, visit Boudhanath Stupa, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a spiritual home to the Tibetan exile community in Nepal. Considered to be one of the world’s largest and ancient Buddhist stupas, located on the original trade route leading to Lhasa. Apart from its religious interest the life around the Stupa is colourful, unique and vibrant and has a wide array of Tibetan antiques, brocades and jewellery.
After circumambulating the Stupa embark towards Shechen Monastery for evening prayers, located near the Stupa in the alleys, this is a beautiful Monastery famous for its architecture, founded by the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Most Buddhist monasteries welcome visitors and entering these atmospheric buildings can be a powerful and evocative experience. During the evening prayers, the lamas (high-ranking Tibetan Buddhist monks) and novices gather to chant Buddhist texts, normally accompanied by a cacophony of crashing cymbals, thumping drums and booming Tibetan horns.
Afterwards head towards the roof of a small Café to enjoy the sunset views over the Boudhanath Stupa with the Himalayas in the backdrop.
Dinner at leisure (on own) and overnight at The Dwarika’s Hotel
A Breath-taking Mountain Flight: Optional Early morning: approximate 1 hour Mountain Flight or Helicopter Flight to Everest for 3 hours
No other country can rival Nepal’s concentration of high peaks. The one- hour flight offers a spectacular panorama of some of the world's highest peaks, Makalu, Lotse, Gauri Shanker, Langtang. Amadablam and numerous others that float below you (5500m to 8848m). This flight operates in the mornings from Kathmandu and window seats are guaranteed during this flight.
After lunch amble down and stroll the nooks and corners of the Patan Durbar Square and the exquisite Patan Museum, set within the restored royal palaces of the Malla Era. Revel in this ancient city of Patan popular for its astonishing collection of carved temples, palace courtyards, water spouts, public baths and traditional neighbourhoods as well as elaborate wood, stone and metal carvings. Walk through the heritage and culture of Newari architecture.
Afterwards, visit the abode of the Shiva, Pashupatinath, the oldest and most holy Hindu temple in Nepal. This sacred Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The river plays a significant role the life of the Nepalese as rituals centre around this holy river that flows into the river Ganges. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple and its courtyard, tourists can enjoy the sights and sounds of the temple from the eastern side of the river. Witness the glorious Arati, an elaborate Hindu lighting ritual which is performed every evening by a Hindu priest. The priests perform the Aarati by taking oil lamps and moving them in circular motion and dedicating their act to the Divine. This is a ritual that allows everyone to be a part of it and creates an environment of union of God and the devotees.
Dinner at leisure (on own) and overnight at The Dwarika’s Hotel
Fly Chitwan - In the lap of Nature:
Fly to Chitwan from Kathmandu (approx 20 mins flight) and drive about an hour to lodge. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the resort before the start of jungle activities in the afternoon.
Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Barahi Jungle Lodge
The Call of the Wild
Safari activities at the park include wildlife viewing from elephant back, Jeep Safari, Jungle walks, bird-watching, river safaris, elephant camp visits, wildlife viewing and photographing with highly experienced naturalists. A journey into the habitat of the greater one-horned Rhinoceros spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Sambar deer and barking deer and an abundance of flora and fauna. Get prepared for the rare sightings of a leopard, sloth bear or even the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Barahi Jungle Lodge
In the Shadow of the Himalayas
A scenic drive 5 hour drive to Pokhara the lakeside picturesque town and Nepal's second most important tourist destination after Kathmandu followed by a marvelous stay at the Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge or The Pavilion Himalayas.
Lunch at Lodge and an afternoon of relaxation
Dinner and Overnight at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge or The Pavilions Himalayas (Pavilions Grand)
Trekking Trails, the Bhimirepani Walk or any other longer hike if interested
This is a village and farmland walk through communities of varied groups and castes. The walk takes you to a remote and rustic Sundar Gaun (above Khaste Tal) through thick local forests to Naraspur and farmland to Bhimirepani.
Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge
Flight back and visit Bhaktapur
Depart the lodge in the morning for your onwards flight to Kathmandu. Pick up and drive to Bhaktapur, and gain a deep insight into the history and thriving culture of this picturesque city. Kathmandu Valley’s most carefully preserved medieval city, Bhaktapur is an architectural delight. Meander past homes and courtyards that are ancient revel in the sight of Hindu and Buddhist deities at every turn. Visit the Pottery Square to witness local artisans at work before lunch and try your hand at traditional local pottery.
Enjoy 6 course Nepali dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant at Dwarika’s Hotel
Overnight at The Dwarika’s Hotel
Departure and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
DetailsEnquire about this itinerary
- 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu on BB basis
- 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation Barahi Jungle Lodge, Chitwan on full board basis with jungle activities
- 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge in Pokhara on full board basis
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All necessary airport transfers
- Sightseeing and hiking activities as per the above itinerary with an English speaking guide
- Chitwan / Pokhara transfer
- All surface transfer by private AC vehicle
- Monument Entrance fees
- Flight Kathmandu – Chitwan
- Flight Pokhara - Kathmandu
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee (USD 25.00 net per person / 1 passport size photograph)
- Any Airfare
- Meals (Lunch / Dinner) except mentioned in the above cost include section
- Insurance & Tips
- Bottled drinks
- Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Any cost arise due to flight cancellation, landslide, road blockage, political disturbance etc
- Any other arrangements not mentioned in the above ‘Cost Include’ section
Option Extras (Please enquire with your Travel Advisor):
- Everest flight by helicopter per Helicopter inclusive of Everest National Park Fee
- Everest flight by scheduled flight
- Breakfast at Kongde
- Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
Tiger Mountain in Pokhara might close in July and Aug due to rainy season; therefore need to use other properties in Pokhara.