This package offers you the wonderful impressions of the Himalayas during a short trek, an Asian jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, a mountain flight towards Mount Everest and some city trips filled with culture and tradition.
In Kathmandu we visit Boudhanath Stupa an Pashupatinath. Boudhanath is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Thousands of Hindus pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple, which is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'.
Bhaktapur is a quite city in Kathmandu valley, Unesco World Heritage and famous for its pottery and woodcarving.
We take a rest in Pokhara, perfect with the view of the mountains and Phewa lake. There are cozy pubs and restaurants, and possibility for boating or foot massage after your trek.
The Himalaya trek in this journey is a short and rather light trek, which you still get a very nice impression of the Himalayas. You will pass through typical villages, past rice fields on terrace construction, rhododendron forests and also by higher rocky areas. Sunrise at Poon Hill is the highlight of this trek, where you'll get a fantastic view over the highest peaks under a red glow, when the weather is clear. This trek is possible with children because of the relatively short hiking times so you can cover the distance at a slower pace if necessary. You are never very far away from the Nepalese villages so that an additional porter or horse is available in case of problems.
The Chitwan Jungle trip is a trip to the south of the country. This park on the border with India protects animals like the endangered Bengal tiger, rhinoceros, crocodiles, bears, snakes, deer, numerous species of birds, etc. You explore the magnificent scenery from the back of an elephant, from a wooden canoe or during a walk in the nature.
In Dadhikot you will stay in a guesthouse at the countryside, far away from tourism, very quiet situated between the rice fields, with a view of the capital in the distance and the Himalayas at the horizon.
The mountain flight is a flight of about an hour in a small plane (16 to 20 pers.). The flight goes towards Everest and you see the Himalayas in an impressive way.
OPTION: A tandem flight (paragliding in Pokhara) is done by a pilot with passengers, each with their own harness which is attached to each other and to the parachute. The paragliding harness is designed for your comfort and safety. As a tandem pilot you can enjoy quiet after the departure of the great views and exceptional experience.
|8 Mar||arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu (Thamel) - free day||hotel|
|9 Mar||city visit Kathmandu with guide and transportation (Boudhnath and Pashupatinath)||hotel|
|10 Mar||tourist bus to Pokhara - free evening||hotel|
|11 Mar||taxi to Nayapul and start of your trek - hike to Ghandruk (1950m)||trekkers lodge|
|12 Mar||from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2700m)||lodge|
|13 Mar||Tadapani to Ghorepani (2850m)||lodge|
|14 Mar||early in the morning to Poon Hill (3200m) to enjoy the sunrise - after breakfast hike to Tikhedhunga (1577m)||lodge|
|15 Mar||last walk to Nayapul and then taxi or bus to Pokhara - end of your trek - rest||hotel|
|16 Mar||free day in Pokhara - option: paragliding||hotel|
|17 Mar||tourist bus from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park ; first impressions of the Tharu culture||jungle lodge|
|18 Mar||jungle-activities in Chitwan (elephant safari, canoe, jungle walk...)||jungle lodge|
|19 Mar||bus to Kathmandu and taxi to Bhaktapur - free evening||hotel|
|20 Mar||city visit Bhaktapur with guide - hike until Dadhikot in the evening||guesthouse|
mountain flight over the Everest area in the morning - free day in Kathmandu or Dadhikot - option: city guide Patan
Today is the start of the festival of lights : Tihar!
|22 Mar||transfer to Kathmandu airport for your departure|
* Price per person when booking for two people; single supplement is €85 (during trekking room will be shared); price only valid for the group tour from 8 Mar to 22 Mar 2019; 20% discount for children under 10 years old; for the services of a porter, you pay € 128 extra for the full trek and he carries max. 12kg. ; Departure guaranteed from 2 participants on
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