Namaste and welcome to Kathmandu! On arrival, you will be met by your Evergreen Tour representative and transferred to your hotel situated in downtown Kathmandu. Relax at the hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director for your welcome briefing.
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour of Kathmandu. First, we visit Swayambhunath stupa from which you can view all of Kathmandu valley, then we continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square.
At Durbar Square you will visit the temple of the living goddess Kumari, then proceed to Kastamandap, Akash Bhairab, etc.
After lunch at a restaurant in Durbar Square, we will have a walking tour of the local market Indra chowk and Ason. In the evening you are on your own for dinner.
After breakfast, we will drive through the rice paddy fields and small towns to Chitwan National Park.
A brief introduction to Chitwan National Park is provided on your arrival and after lunch enjoy the jungle activities, which include bird watching and jungle walks. In the evening enjoy a folk dance show from the Tharu community.
Early in the morning we will drive to the Rapti river bank and take a canoe trip on the river – to have the opportunity to observe birds, crocodiles, cranes, etc. We return to the lodge via a jungle walk. Then enjoy breakfast at the lodge.
In the afternoon, we provide a jeep safari into the deep forest to have the opportunity to see close-up wild animals such as the one-horned rhinos, herds of deer, monkeys, and many birds (including peacocks).
We drive to Pokhara- a beautiful city with lakes and breathtaking views of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Relax and walk around the lake, perhaps renting a boat to enjoy the scenery. There are many restaurants and shops to choose from here and the setting on the lake is exquisite.
This morning we say goodbye to Pokhara and it’s a short scenic drive to Lumle. You will meet people from Kalsee Eco-lodge in Lumle and start your day with a short hike up to the lodge (about 1.5 hours). The lodge is located in the middle forest – secluded and peaceful.
After lunch, you can relax and take in the breathtaking views, walk to enjoy nature, or venture to a nearby local temple. In the evening we will enjoy a campfire, dinner (included), and star gazing! Sunrise again offers stunning views of Mt. Fishtail and the Annapurna range.
Early in the morning, we have a short hike to an incredible viewpoint – where you will see the Himalayas on one side and Pokhara valley on the other.
There’s plenty of time for taking pictures and enjoying the scenery and flora. We return to the lodge for breakfast and then proceed through the forest to an Australian camp, continuing our descent to Kande.
From there we travel back to Pokhara, arriving in time to enjoy lunch at one of the finest restaurants with a beautiful view of the lake. The rest of the day you are on your own to relax, shop or wander around the lake and town.
After breakfast, we will take a boat trip on Fewa lake and have a brief tour of Pokhara, followed by a visit to Devid’s fall as well as a visit to a Tibetan refugees camp – where you can buy hand-loomed carpets and other crafts to help support the refugees.
After lunch, we go to Pokhara airport for the short scenic flight to Kathmandu (25 minutes). On arrival, you will be transferred to a fine guest house in Bhaktapur.
In the morning enjoy a walking tour of Bhaktapur on your own to observe the life of local people. You can roam around the streets of Bhaktapur, capturing the culture and daily life.
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and take a tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola, Dattatraya Squares, potters square, etc. Bhaktapur is famous for yogurt and your guide will take you to taste locally produced yogurt (if you like).
Later we drive to Patan for lunch at one of the local restaurants to enjoy Nepalese cuisine. Touring Patan, we visit Durbar Square, the Patan Museum, and the temple of Krishna (one of the best examples of stone sculpture).
We will also visit the Golden temple (Mahaboudha temple). In the evening you will enjoy a final get-together with your tour director followed by a farewell dinner and a folk dance show. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today, your 10 Days Nepal Trip concludes after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your homebound flight. Sad to say goodbye to an incredible experience in Nepal!
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