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Classic Nepal Tour 11 Days

Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan with short introductory trek in Annapurna Sanctuary

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Trip Grade

Easy

Trip Price From US$ 1000 | See Details

Trip AccommodationChoice of hotels available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan See Details

Group SizeNo Max. or no Min

MealsDaily breakfast with all meals in Jomsom and Chitwan. One welcome dinner in Kathmandu.

RouteKathmandu-Pokhara Gandruk -Tadapani-Gorepani-Pokhara Chitwan Naitonal Park

Trip TypeCulture, Gentle Trek, Wildlife

Trip SeasonsThis trip can be done through-out the year and it is best when it is cooler from October till April.

Best MonthsFebruary, March, April, October, November

Good MonthsJanuary, September, December

Lean MonthsMay, June, July, August

Trip highlights

  • World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley
  • Introduction to a gentle trek in the foothills with views of snow-clad peaks
  • Visiting rural areas and villages on the trek
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with locals from different ethnic groups
  • Spectacular260’ Panorama of Peaks from Poonhill
  • See the diverse flora and fauna in Annapurna region
  • Explore the Jungle and Natural World Heritage site of Chitwan National Park

Classic Nepal tour takes an intimate look into aspects that embody Nepal as a complete traveler’s destinations. It incorporates Nepal’s Cultural highlights, the Wildlife, along with a gentle trek.
In Kathmandu valley, visit the religious edifices and attractions, fortified with rich historical pedigree. Then a gentle walk through the foothills of Annapurna Sanctuary, in consistent backdrop of awe inspiring Himalayan mountain ranges, introduces you to the world of trekking for which Nepal is famous. Enjoy and relax in the natural beauty of Pokhara valley, and then take on a wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park.
Covering the Kathmandu valley’s cultural themes will set the tone for a gentle trek, that climbs through the foothills, crosses varied vegetation, villages, hills, terraced rice field, with backdrop of snow clad peaks. The pace of hiking affords greater insights into the life in rural villages and interaction with people. At the end of the 4-day trek, relax in the tranquil ambiance of Pokhara valley, where we also see lakes, caves and some outstanding attractions. Finally journey south to Chitwan, where you will get you into the world of wildlife and Jungles. Jeep Safari and Elephant ride take you to close quarter with the wildlife that thrive and pulsate in the sanctuary.
This trip provides a perfect symmetry of cultural delight with trekking opulence within the given time frame.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival transfer, welcome dinner with cultural performance, Briefing and optional tour on the first day.
Next day we have a full day tour that takes on the highlights and popular sights in and around Kathmandu Valley
Overnight in hotel

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and Trek Kimche to Ghandruk
After a 20-min flight into Pokhara valley, transfer to the trail head and begin trekking from sub-tropical area to Gandruk village (1990m), which should take less than 3hrs (350m ascent). A porter and also guide will accompany you through-out the trek. We will have time to explore the village. Overnight in a decent lodge with attached bathroom. (full details are available when you request Detailed Program)

Day 4: Trek to Tadapani
With more time to visit Gandruk village in the morning, begin our second day of walk through the forests filled with rhododendron and magnolia trees for about 3-4hrs to arrive in Tadapani (2700m). The lodge here does not have attached bathroom and toilets are located just outside the room. It is necessary to stop here to break our long journey.

Day 5: Trek Tadapani to Ghorepani
Leaving Tadapani, we descend and ascend several times with great views, passing many small villages along the way. It takes between 3-5 hours depending on one’s ability. It is around 710m ascent & 550m descent and we should arrive in the afternoon with enough time to visit Poon Hill today, if you wish.

Day 6: Poon Hill & Trek to Ulleri – Hile (Trek End) & drive to Pokhara
Early this morning (before dawn), you have an option to embark on the hike to Poon Hill. For most, you may choose not to, either because you have already been there previous day or seen similar views yesterday en-route. Then we have a long decent downhill (1350m), which takes between 4-6 hrs. At the end of the trek, meet our vehicle and transfer to the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 7: Full day in Pokhara
We have a full day to relax and tour in tranquil Pokhara valley, surrounded by green hills, in the shadows of mighty snowcapped peaks. Overnight hotel in Pokhara.

Day 8 & 9: In Chitwan National Park
Journey south by road through the southern foothills to the jungles of Terai plains, where the country’s famous national park- Chitwan is located. Check into your hotel, where you will spend the next two nights on full board (with all meals). After your arrival here, there will be many activities such as village tour, ox-cart ride, slide presentation, Jungle Safaris by Elephant/Jeep, Canoe trip, Cultural show, Nature walk to see the birds and also visit elephant breeding and Gharal farm.

Day 10: Fly Chitwan to Kathmandu
After breakfast transfer to the airport nearby (Bharatpur) in time for your flight to Kathmandu.
Option to drive to Kathmandu is available (170km/5-6hrs) is available. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure
Transfer to the airport by the private vehicle according to your flight schedule.

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