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12 days,Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Learning about Buddhist and Hindu beliefs and history while exploring temples and ruins, Interacting with local people in remote towns and villages, Having a taste of light trekking in Nepal, Experiencing safari and game viewing with a local naturalist.


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Famed for its staggeringly beautiful mountains and ancient traditions, Nepal still remains an enigma to most outsiders. That’s a shame; the amazing architectural marvels of the Pashupatinath Temple and the holy cities of Boudhanath and UNESCO-protected Bhaktapur rank among some of humanity’s greatest creations. This trip unravels the mysteries of this incredible land of ancient secrets and towering mountains by taking you up into the mountains, down unexplored nature paths in search of rhino in Chitwan National Park and into Gurung villages to see how the locals have lived for centuries.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer - Welcome gift - Introductory language lesson - Guided tour of Kathmandu including Boudhnath and Pashupatinath Temples - Visit Patan and Durbar Square - Visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur - Tour of Panauti and hike to Namo Boudha - Nature and cultural walks with a local expert in the Annapurna Foothills - Orientation tour of Pokhara including Barhi Temple, Devi's fall and Phewa Lake - Hiking excursion to Dhampus with stops at tribal hamlets - Jeep Safari and nature and village walks in Chitwan National Park.
  • 11 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners (USD350-400 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels/guesthouses/lodges (11 nts)
  • Plane, private air-conditioned vehicle, jeep, hiking, walking
  • Discovery Adventures guide, local guides
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
Day 1 Kathmandu (1D)

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner included.

Day 2 Kathmandu (1B)

Walking tour of Kathmandu including Lord Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal's holiest Hindu shrine, and Boudnath Stupas, one of the world's largest Buddhist shrines. We also visit Patan (the ancient city of Lalitpur), exploring the city and taking part in an introductory language lesson.

Days 3-4 Dhulikhel/Panauti (2B,1L)

Optional morning Everest flight. Drive to Dhulikhel, en route visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Panauti, we tour the city and hike to the spiritual site of Namo Boudha.

Days 5-6 Annapurna Foothills / Dhampus (2B,2L,2D)

Fly to Pokhara and travel to our mountain home retreat where we will take nature and cultural walks with an expert local guide into the surrounding valley and villages of the Gurung tribes.

Days 7-8 Pokhara (2B)

Explore Pokhara and visit Barhi Temple, Devi's Fall and Phewa Lake. On Day 8, we take a trekking excursion to the Gurung village of Kapre. Here we gain insight into rural village life, visiting homes and businesses and enjoy a local lunch with our new friends.

Days 9-10 Chitwan National Park (2B,2L,2D)

Drive to Chitwan National Park. Embark on a jeep safari in the park searching for Bengal tigers, rhinos, leopards, wild elephants, black bears, monkeys, crocodiles, deer and exotic birds. We also take a village walk.

Day 11 Kathmandu (1B,1D)

Drive back to Kathmandu for our farewell dinner feast. Option for shopping.

Day 12 Kathmandu (1B)

Depart at any time.