Mountain hiking tour is a standard cultural tour with some short hiking of ancient towns- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur with Himalayan lake town Pokhara and outskirt drive to Chitwan jungle safari.
Kathmandu valley is lively cultural hub of Asia with its famous durbar squares; temple and stupas are medieval historic and artistic open museums in themselves. Excursion tour and leisurely hiking to popular hill town-Dhulikhel and the Buddhist pilgrimage centre, Namobuddha provides an ample opportunity to have a close insight to the Nepali village life with the panoramic view of eastern and central Himalayan range. Beauty of Lake Town Pokhara is fascinating, a most visit destination in Nepal. Pokhara tour around museums, temples and caves is really a superb experience, and then move towards Chitwan National Park for 2/3 days Elephant safari tour. Chitwan National Park is one of the biggest attractions after trekking and the Kathmandu valley. The park is a good inhabitant of the endangered one horned rhino, tigers, leopards and gangetic dolphins.
Find below the mountain hiking tour itinerary and for the best cost deal, enquire to local tour guide and leader.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Receive at the airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu upon your arrival to Nepal. Our representative waits you at arrival exit door outside Kathmandu airport. Short brief of tour in the afternoon is scheduled.
Day 2: cultural sight-seeing tour in Kathmandu.
Cultural tour in Kathmandu takes you to visit Pashupatinath temple - one of the holiest Hindu places in the world, Boudhanath stupa is the biggest Stupa in the world, Swayambunath stupa is also known as money temple dates back to 2000 years, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers. Patan is the second town in the valley with hundreds of stupas and bahals and the Durbar Square comprising temples and palaces dating back to medieval ages are precious treasure for art and architecture. Hence, all these places are UNESCO world heritage sites.
Day 3: Kathmandu –Chitwan
After breakfast, we drive to Chitwan national park, the UNESCO heritage site for jungle safari. Chitwan is one of the biggest and best preserved wildlife in Asia. Driving about 5 hours on the winding roads that drops to Trishuli river valley is scenic.
Day 4: Chitwan Tour
Safari Activities - elephant ride, jungle walk, canoeing, bird watching, jeep ride etc. for the whole day long. All the activities are not only exciting but also understanding the nature and wildlife.
Day 5: Chitwan to Pokhara.
After morning jungle activities, drive to Pokhara, beautiful Himalayan lake town and evening stroll along the lake side. It is a relaxing and pleasant drive for about 5 hours.
Day 6: Pokhara Sightseeing tour
Pokhara tour visit Davis Fall, Mountain Museum and Mahendra cave and free afternoon for personal interest activities. Davis Fall and cave are natural attractions where as the museum is a huge treasure about the Himalaya and mountaineering history.
Day 7: Kathmandu –Dhulikhel.
Drive back to Kathmandu and to Dhulikhel, popular hill top resort. Dhulikhel is small traditional town popular for the Himalayan view.
Day 8: Dhulikhel –Namo Buddha -Panauti - Dhulikhel Hiking.
After sun rise view over the Himalayan horizon, day hike or drive to the holy Buddhist pilgrimage centre - Namobuddha. Return via Panauti, a small old town that sits on a single rock. It is a holy place for Hindu. Pack lunch is provided for the trail.
Day 9: Dhulikhel- Bhaktapur Tour
Sight-seeing of medieval town, Bhaktapur and drive back to Kathmandu + souvenir shopping. Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon is the third major town of the valley. Art, architecture, traditional life and the whole town itself seem to have stood timelessly for centuries. The town cultural life is also vibrant, with centuries-old traditions of craftsmanship and strong communities of potters, woodcarvers and weavers.
Day 10: Kathmandu Airport.
Transfer to airport to get your flight back to home.