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Nepal Insight - Jan to May / Sept to December
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As the first sunlight strokes the Himalayas, it reveals one of nature’s most magnificent sights. Containing nine of the world’s highest mountains, Nepal is a true Himalayan Kingdom. For Nepalese, Tibetans and many of the other inhabitants of the Himalayas, the mountain continues to be the predominant factor in their lives. The beauty of the Himalayas has lured visitors to this region since olden times. And being the world’s highest mountain chain, it constitutes the greatest attraction to climbers, trekkers, rafters and many other adventurers throughout the globe. But more than anything else it represents the inspiring power beauty and grandeur of nature, world heritage locations, its rich cultures, religions and very welcoming people. Welcome to the Himalayan Kingdom and explore the real Nepal.

On the occasion of Nepal Tourism Year 2011, we have come up with this nice combination trip (Nepal Insight )comprising of culture and historical tours, trekking in the Himalayas and exploring the one and only Chitwan Jungle Safari. We chose this trip because of its variety in culture and landscape. We will cover from a mere elevation of 136 M to 3210 M - Abundant of flora and fauna, culture and mixture of ethnic tribes living in harmony. One horned Rhino in the Chitwan to Thar (Mountain goat) in the hills of Annapurna.
You don’t need to be a mountaineer to enjoy trekking or engage in other activities. If you are reasonable fit you qualify, thus have a spirit of adventure. Our mission is also to add value to the quality of the traveller’s experiences as well as to improve the quality of the Himalayan people’s lives while protecting the environment, religion and cultures typical of the region.

 

Kathmandu City Tours
Kathmandu was originally called “Kastha Mandap”, a magnificent pagoda style Hindu temple in the heart of the valley. It is believed tobe the centre point of the valley and was built by a single tree. It was constructed during the Malla Kings dynasty between 16th and 17th century. As time passed by there were a lot of visitors from all corners of Asia. These individuals contributed their arts, cultures, architecture and religion on their visit to Kathmandu, which is still visible as one wonders round the alleys and the surroundings. Due to its interesting history, fascinating cultures, characters and a very peaceful and harmony religion, visiting Kathmandu is a unique experience.

 

Trekking in the Annapurna
Annapurna region is very popular with both young and old explorers.It is situated in Midwestern part of Nepal. Commencing your trek from Pokhara, a popular resort, which has an elevation of around 800 m. Gradually the trail heads towards north where the huge magnificent Annapurnas rise high above the clouds. The trek last about eight days with a combination of nice gradual ascends to strenuous uphill battle, passing through different ethnic tribes, vegetation and landscapes. The highlight is getting up at Pun Hill for sunrise and grasping one of the most breathtaking views, which ill remain inside you for many years to come You can capture 30 different high peaks in 360 ° panorama frame with two of the nine highest mountains in the world, Mt. Daulagiri – 8163m and Annapurna I 8091 m and the deepest gorge in the world.

A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.  In short period of time you will explore and discover the beauty of this trip -  its nature, flora and fauna, people, landscape and its culture.

Highlight:
Plenty of flora and fauna. Interaction with different ethnic tribes. Visiting Monastery. Magnificient views of Annapurnas, Daulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal and other surrounding peaks. Punhill excursion for breath taking sunrise and view.

Mode of trekking: Tea house trek 
 
Chitwan Jungle Safari
The Royal Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, is one of the richest and most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries, situated 75 airmiles south west of Kathmandu in tall grass land and magnificent forests. In this panorama jungle setting inside the 960 square km park is found one of the greatest wildlife in South East Asia. One horned Rhinos, several species of deer, sloth deer, wild boar, fresh water dolphins, bison, marsh muggers, leopard and crocodiles, over 450 species of birds, 67 different kinds of butterflies and the elusive nocturnal Royal Bengal Tiger. Nowadays the National Park can be easily visited on all levels of budget. A typical day inside the park includes early morning jungle walks, elephant rides, dugout canoe rides, jungle drives, sunset walks, elephant bathing and many others. The evening can be spent visiting a Tharu village, where you get a rare opportunity to witness a traditional Tharu dance. A fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti and the Reu Rivers and is covered by dense tall Elephant grass interspersed with forests of silk cotton (Kapok), Acacia and Sisam trees.


 

Departure Dates -17th March / 10th October 2011

Besides we also make Tailor made itineraries for schools, clubs, families and special interest groups ;bird watching, festival tours, cultural tours and many more. .Please send us your queries regarding travel, tours, itineraries and other specified information. We would be happy to devise a program to suit your interest, your time and date.

 

Cost includes:-

• Arrival/ Departure Transfer by private vehicle

• Welcome dinner with cultural dance

• Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis.

• Twin sharing rooms on treks on full board basis

• All Transfers

• English speaking Tour and Trekking Guide

• Entrance Fees

• TIMS –Permits – (Trekkers Information Management System)

• Domestic airfare

• Sight Seeing

• Porters

• Insurance for Porters and Guide

 

Cost does not include:-

• Visas

• International airport taxes

• Transfers outside of the tour program

• All optional additional tours and activities during free time

• Item of personal natures e.g; food and beverages, laundry, souvenirs etc.,

• Tips

• Travel insurance

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Day .1 Arrival in Kathmandu -1310 m

It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. Our representative and driver will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Day .2 Sights and sounds of Kathmandu in the morning

Old Palaces and cities, Buddhist Monastery and Hindu Temple.

Day .3 Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara

About 30 minutes flight, where you will be able to see all the himalayan range towards the northwest including Annapurnas and other major himalayan range. Upon arrival we will meet our trekking staffs and we drive to our trekking starting point - Phedi. The drive is about one hour. The first hundred meter is uphill through a forest and stone stairs, then we gradually ascend towards Dampus -1650m passing small villages enroute. This day we trek about 4 hours with plenty of stop and interaction with the locals. From Dampus we can view magnificient Himalayan range including The Annapurnas and Machapuchare ( also known as Fishtail)

Day .4 Dampus to Landrung - 1650-1565m

After breakfast we have a gradual uphill through forest and lots of Rhododendron trees. This day we will be trekking about 6 hours in total. At noon we will stop by a nice village for lunch. After lunch it is nice gradual walk to Landrung- where we will stay for the night. It is a small village perched on the side of the mountain. We can see the magnificent Annapurna South and Huinchuli towering high up in the sky.

Day .5 Landrung to Gandrung - 1565-1939 m

Today is half a day walk. We will have lunch and spent rest of the day here. After lunch we can go for village excursion take a shower or just relax and enjoy the view. Gandrung is habituated mainly by the Gurungs and Magars ethnic group - and most of the young men go for British Gurkha Army in the UK. You will also meet ex-Gurkhas in this village and most of them are running their own guest houses for tourist. It is a lovely village and the view is beautiful.

Day .6 Gandrung to Tadapani - 1939-2721 m

It is another nice walk in the forest. We slowly pace upwards towards Tadapani- which is situated at the top of the hill, and surrounded by huge Rhododendron trees. From here we can see Fish tail, Annapurna South and Huichuli range. It is about 4 to 5 hours walk, slow pace.

Day.7 Tadapani to Ghorepani -2721-2874 m

Longest day of the trek. The highlight of the day is reaching Deulari and see the whole range of Mt.Daulagiri (8167 mtr) Annapurnas, Nilgiri and many more Himalayan range. Ghorepani in Nepali means °Horse Water°. Many years ago it was a trade route to Tibet in the North and this place was a resting and drinking spot for Mules and Horses carrying goods. Now it is the main intersection for different trekking routes. Here one can get chance to meet other adventurers and share your story.

Day.8 Ghorepani to Trikedunga ( after sunrise excursion to Poon Hill) 3210-1700 m

Poon Hill which is located in Annapurna region, is truly called as all the best of the Trekking in Nepal. The highest point of this trek is 3210 m and for many the highlight is an early morning pilgrimage to Poon Hill for spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas, where the mountains stretch as far as the eye can see. North towards Tibet, west towards the Daulagiri Himal, and East toward superb views of the Annapurnas. And the valley of the deepest gorge in the world. On this day one has to be easy on knees, as we descend all the way to Trikeydunga. Close by is a river and natural swim pool from a water fall.

Day.9 Trikedunga to Pokhara via Nayapul - 1700 m - 800 m

On our last day of trek we follow the Mardi Khola (River), heading west towards Nayapul, where we board on a bus and head back to Pokhara. The winding drive back to Pokhara is very scenic. In the afternoon one can go for a boat ride in the Phewa lake, hire a bicycle, do some shopping or just relax. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape. In short period of time you will explore and discover the beauty of this trip - its nature, flora and fauna, people, landscape and its culture.

Day .10 Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan Jungle Safari Camp - 4 hours

We spent here two nights with all the activities. The Royal Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, is one of the richest and most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries, situated 75 airmiles south west of Kathmandu in tall grass land and magnificent forests. In this panorama jungle setting inside the 960 square km park is found one of the greatest wildlife in South East Asia. One horned Rhinos, several species of deer, sloth deer, wild boar, fresh water dolphins, bison, marsh muggers, leopard and crocodiles, over 450 species of birds, 67 different kinds of butterflies and the elusive nocturnal Royal Bengal Tiger. Nowadays the National Park can be easily visited on all levels of budget. A typical day inside the park includes early morning jungle walks, elephant rides, dugout canoe rides, jungle drives, sunset walks, elephant bathing and many others. The evening can be spent visiting a Tharu village, where you get a rare opportunity to witness a traditional Tharu dance. A fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti and the Reu Rivers and is covered by dense tall Elephant grass interspersed with forests of silk cotton (Kapok), Acacia and Sisam trees.

Day.11 Chitwan Jungle Safari Camp

In Chitwan Jungle Safari Camp we spent two nights. Here we have all the activities: jungle walk, elephant ride. nature walk, canoe ride, village walk bird watching, tharu stick dance and many more.

Day .12 Drive back to Kathmandu

the only main highway of Nepal which connects with India for trade. It will also give you an unique experience to drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu and see Nepals country side. About 6 hours.

Day .13 Explore Kathmandu

shopping, sight seeing

Day .14 Departure

International Departure

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