Classic Nepal : May 19th to 27th’ 2018

Classic Nepal : May 26th to June 3rd' 2018

Nepal is a true Himalayan kingdom, sharing Everest, the Earth’s highest mountain, on its northern border, and with seven more 8,000m (26,246 ft) peaks sprinkled around the country. Sitting in a bowl of Himalayan mountain peaks, the capital Kathmandu is surely one of the world’s most fascinating cities. For decades it has served as a hub for a multicoloured mix of travellers, trekkers, and hippies from around the world, and in its famous Durbar Square, every day a theatre of Hindu and Buddhist traditions plays out.Mingle with local villagers and craftspeople, visit tranquil temples and sacred Buddhist sites, travel the cobbled streets of tiny mountain towns and search for unique wildlife such as tigers, rhino and deer. From the whirlwind of Kathmandu to the lush jungle of Chitwan National Park – with plenty of delightful hidden gems in between – take an unforgettable tour of Nepal, brimming with culture, history and natural beauty

Essential Info

Cost: Rs 37500
Country: 
Nepal

Start: Kathmandu
End: Kathmandu
Start Date: 26th May’ 2018
End Date: 3rd June’ 2018
Duration:  9 Days
Group Size :  Min 5 / Max 10
Theme: Culture, Adventure

Highlights

– Search out rhinos and tigers in Chitwan National Park on a Jeep or Elephant safari
– Visit the Durbar square at Kathmandu and Bhaktapur to see the beautiful architecture
– Witness world-class mountain scenery from Pokhara and Nagarkot
– Sample mouth-watering Nepali and Newari cuisine
– Enjoy the boat ride at Phewa Lake and Rapti River

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 : May 26th – Katmandu
Welcome to Nepal. On arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After you settle in there will be a group briefing with your tour leader in the late afternoon. They’ll discuss the trip details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. The evening is free to explore the streets of Kathmandu, whose mixture of ancient architecture and modern development, and rich artistic and cultural heritage means it remains the legendary destination it has been for decades. Crowded markets and bazaars are the center of Nepali life and the narrow streets are home to holy men, monks, bicycles, incense, goats and sacred cows. Your leader will usually organise an optional dinner at one of Kathmandu’s authentic Nepali restaurants. Overnight at Katmandu.

Day 2 : May 27th – Katmandu
After breakfast Later in the morning, you will explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. You will visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where you can observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. You will also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you will see Hindu sadhus meditating, pilgrims bathing, and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. After lunch After breakfast you will drive on to Bhaktapur (approximately 4 hours), which was once the capital of Nepal and the Great Malla Kingdom during the 15th century. Its rich heritage, inspiring temples, and artisanal history played a big part in Bhaktapur being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Bhaktapur’s famous temples, starting at Durbar Square, which is reputed to be the most beautiful piece of art in Nepal. Durbar Square is home to the majestic Lion Gate, Golden Gate and the Pashupati Temple. Back to Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3 : May 28th – Pokhara
Today we drive to Pokhara through the beautiful mountain roads and farmlands. Evening we reach Pokhara, the beautiful town surrounded by mountains with the Phewa Lake ( the second largest in Nepal ) located at the center of it. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 4 : May 29th – Pokhara
After breakfast, we go on a full day tour of Pokhara and its surroundings. Take a boat ride across the lake (Phewa Tal), which is the second largest in Nepal and visit the Barahi temple at the middle of the lake. Visit the Peace Pagoda, where spectacular views of the mountains await. You can see the Annapurnas from here, and the famous fishtail peak, Machhapuchhare. You will also visit the fascinating International Mountain Museum to learn some amazing tales of past climbing expeditions – some ending in triumph, some ending in tragedy. The afternoon is free to explore Pokhara. The lakeside area has great shopping opportunities and internet cafes. Pokhara has an interesting old area as well as an elaborate Hindu temple and a Buddhist monastery.Alternatively, if the weather is clear you could also try paragliding which is quite popular here. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 5 : May 30th – Pokhara to Chitwan National Park
After breakfast, you will be picked up and driven to Chitwan National Park (approximately 4 hours). After arriving and settling in, walk around the outskirts and villages around the sanctuary. Overnight at Chitwan.

Day 6 : May 31st- Chitwan National Park
Today is a day in the wild. Go on a morning jeep safari in search of the great Indian rhino, deer, and exotic bird life. Tiger sightings are rare these days, but these magnificent animals do inhabit the park. After breakfast, you will leave the lodge and go on a canoe adventure on the Rapti River. This is an exciting trip with chances to view marsh mugger crocodiles and various birds that inhabit the riverbanks. Later visit some of the villages around the park inhabited by the indigenous Tharu people. Evening you can have an optional elephant safari. Overnight at Chitwan.

Day 7 : June 1st – Chitwan to Nagarkot
After breakfast, you will drive on to Nagarkot (approximately 5 hours) where you get some of the best mountain views of the Himalayas. Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwalingrange, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park. Overnight at Nagarkot.

Day 8 : June 2nd – Nagarkot to Katmandu
Get up early for a morning 3-hour trek ( optional ) around the farms and villages around Nagarkot. You also get a scenic and panoramic view of the mountains. Around noon we leave for the 1.5-hour drive to Katmandu. Evening visits the markets around  Thamel and the Durbar square and engage in some last minute shopping. Overnight in Katmandu.

Day 9 : June 3rd -Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport.

Trip Info

Katmandu
Pokhara
Chitwan National Park
Nagarkot
Bhaktapur

INCLUSIONS
– 3 Night stay in Kathmandu, 2 Night stay in Pokhara, 2 Nights stay in Chitwan National Park, 1 Nights stay in Nagarkot
– Breakfast on all days ( 8 Breakfast )
– Private car/van for airport transfers
– Private car/van for travel within Nepal
– Chitwan National Park Entry ticket
– Chitwan Jeep safari and Rapti river canoe boat trip
– Phewa Lake boat trip
– Bhaktapur tour and Bhaktapur square entry ticket
– Nagarkot hike

– Service charges

EXCLUSIONS
– Flight Charges ( India to Kathmandu and back )
– Any extra excursions and tours other than mentioned
– Entry tickets & Camera charges at sightseeing points ( wherever applicable and not mentioned above )
– Dinner & Lunch
– Other than mentioned

  • Stay will be in Standard category hotels and Bed n Breakfast places with good reviews on double/twin sharing basis.
  • Indian, Western and Nepali food is available at all places. 
  • Breakfast ( Included ) which is indian / western breakfast at most places
  • Private car for Airport transfers
  • Private car/van for all travel within Nepal
  • Indian nationals don’t need a visa to enter Nepal. Though you need to carry your Passport or Voter id card. 
  • Rs 2000/- Discount ( For our regular guests )
  • Rs 1500/- Discount ( For 2 to 4 person booking together )
  • Rs 3000/- Discount ( For 5 or more people booking together )

For this trip
We experience the best sights in Nepal with a mix of mountain, jungle and culture locations.

For all our trips
Our small group tours also allow enough time for yourself  ( mostly in the evenings ) and the group leaders will assist you too if you need to do your own thing.
Stay and food is a big part of the travel and we make sure you are made comfortable and therefore we choose some of the best-reviewed places to stay and eat. 
We try to incorporate more local experiences on our tours with the help of our experienced tour leader and local guides to make your experience even more memorable.
Our tours are not standard sightseeing package tours, it’s more experience-oriented so as to give a real travel value to the guests. 

Who are we?
Exotic Expeditions is an experiential based travel company founded in 2010. We are based out of Bangalore and Mumbai and we create uniquely designed tours that have high travel value. We include activities, local interactions, and offbeat destinations so that the guests go back with experiences to remember for a long time.

What are all included in our tours?
A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned on the respective trip page, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, good accommodation, unique experiences, expert guides and an experienced trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.

Are flights & visas included in your costs?
No.We don’t include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will help you with booking flights and getting the visa done.

What is the typical group size?
We believe that a small group is can enjoy the journey better and have closer interactions with the group members, therefore, we restrict our group size to a maximum of 15. Group size typically between 5 and 15. Our travelers are friendly, open-minded, well traveled and we have a good gender mix on our tours.

Who can join this trip?
Anyone above 18 years of age can join our trips. Participants below the age of 18 must be accompanied by an elder.

Which cities do travelers come from?
Our travelers come from all over India. Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Calcutta are represented the most.

What are the payment options?
You can make payments through credit and debit cards, net-banking, cash or cheque. Installment options are also available.

Can solo travelers join one of the tours?
Yes. On most of our tours, we have a high turnout of solo travelers seeking a different travel experience. Many of them even end up becoming friends after the tour.

How safe is it to travel with you?
Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind.

  • You can contact us at contact@exoticexpeditions.org / exoticexpeditions@gmail.com 
  • Call / whatsapp us at 9986450370 
  • Bookings can be done by online bank transfer / cash/ cheque or credit / debit card
  • Installment options are also available 

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