10 nights 11 days Kathmandu/Rafting, Pokhara and Chitwan
Welcome to Nepal-the most happening incentive travel destination in the world- a heady mixture of unique culture proudly preserved, mind boggling adventure and remarkable natural beauty, a land where you can revitalize your mind, body and soul amidst scenery that is simply a knock out. Age old traditional hospitality is an added bonus, of course. Kathmandu, the Shangri-La city of Nepal, is a novelty destination for many.
Nepal is the real Shangri La of the east, one of the most unique, exotic and a remote destination in the tourism map of the world is unquestionably a country teemed with countless natural wonders and exhilarating tourism products. The treasury of its product potentiality is endless. It is not only the highest peak Mt. Everest and the deepest gorge Kaligandaki, there are innumerable natural, cultural and never to be found elsewhere features in this land. Once visited, one is tempted to visit again. This is a country comparable to none other in relation to its tourism resources and centuries old historic monuments and heritage sites
|Day||From/To||Day by Day Program||Meals|
|Day 01||Kathmandu Airport to
|Receive at airport on arrival, welcome with garlands.The guests will be met by the manager and executive of Altruism Travels in the immigration to assist in obtaining visa at airport and escorted through separate immigration counter to the baggage reclaim area and customs. Individuals identify and collect own luggage, from carousel, porters on hand to assist
Identified baggage will be sent to the hotel directly by a separate luggage van.
Coaches in Park called up as group exit terminal. Guests will be boarded to waiting a/c coaches and driven to the hotel.
On the way to hotel, cold / hot towels, mineral water and soft drinks will be offered in the coach. The drive from airport to hotel will take approximately 30 minutes.
Note: Room numbers available 48 hours prior to group arrival. All bags to have sticky label with room number at original to speed up baggage delivery to their room at hotel.
Arrival and welcome at the hotel.
Upon arrival at hotel guests will be welcomed by a team of Buddhist monks with trumpets, drums, and chimes and chanting. Guests will be accorded a traditional Nepali welcome with a red mark (Tika) on the forehead and escorted to the hotel garden for welcome drinks and room keys distribution. Bags already in rooms
Welcome cocktail reception at the hotel.
Note: 2 x bottles mineral water in each guest room with compliments.
Welcome pack in rooms to include, courtesy card giving telephone dialing instructions, and extension numbers, city map and Rupees 500 in small denomination in envelope.
Rest of the time free.
Note; Hospitality desk located in lobby adjacent to hotel guest services.
In the evening, guests will attend a cocktail reception at the hotel’s poolside or garden before dinner. Buffet dinner and overnight at hotel.
|Day 2||Kathmandu City
|Private Buffet breakfast at the hotel.Morning sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square with its old temples and places epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Here guests will visit the temple of Kumari (Virgin Goddess), Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kal Bhairav (the God of Destruction) and Basantpur Durbar. Then proceed to Swayambhunath, the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas built 2000 years ago situated on a hillock about 77 meters above the level of Kathmandu Valley. You will also have a grand view of the valley from this spot.
On arrival at the Square, guests will be directed to Patan Museum, part of the original Royal Palace. It has a magnificent collection of Newari art and sculptures.
Lunch is served in an exclusive area of the courtyard.
Afternoon, sightseeing of Patan City. This ancient city is situated on the southern bank of the river Bagmati and is about five kms southeast of Kathmandu. The city is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with the bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the City of art artists, Lalitpur ‘the City of Fine Arts’ is another name of Patan. Tour highlights are the Shikara style Krishna temple, Patan Durbar, Royal bath and Hiranya Verna Maha Bihar. Then proceed to Patan Industrial Estate and Tibetan Refugee Center.
In the evening Private buffet dinner at hotel.
Chovar & Kirtipur
Chitwan National Park
|Early morning at 05:30 tea and coffee in the lobby or restaurant.Leave hotel to airport (domestic terminal) to board the aircraft for one hour Mountain flight (FACE TO FACE WITH MOUNT EVEREST).
It is a unique flight, only one of its kinds in the world. These flights offer a panoramic view of the Himalayas in just one hour. The flights maintain 20 to 28 kms. Distance from the mountains and covers about 300 kms from Lang tang in the central part of the Everest to the east. It is a life time thrilling experience. Flight will take approximately 01 hour.
Return to hotel for buffet breakfast.
After breakfast visit Chovar Gorge and Kirtipur (old Newari Village)
Return to hotel for lunch.
Afternoon sightseeing of Pashupatinath temple and Bauddhanath stupa.
Evening, transfer to Wunjala restaurant for dinner followed by one hour Nepalese cultural show program.
Return to hotel for overnight.
Early morning buffet breakfast at hotel.
Main luggage placed in storage at hotel.
Drive to Pokhara 215 km approximately 6 hours drive. On the way day rafting in Trisuli river for 2 to 3 hours.
Barbeque Lunch at Riverside spring resort.
Pokhara valley is one of the most picturesque spot of Nepal. The beauty of Pokhara is enhanced by its lovely lakes which have their source in the glacier region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas situated 2,200 kms west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 827 meters from the sea level. For the mountain viewers, Pokhara offers a magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhere (Fish Tail), five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is the only place in the world to provide such a dramatic views in a sub-tropical setting. Machhapuchhere, for example, is only 28 kms from Phewa Lake and not a single mountain range intervenes between the two
Rafting on the way to pokhara
Arrive at Pokhara in the evening.
Guests escorted to hotel lobby for Tika, flower garland and welcome drinks. Collect room keys and directed to rooms. Bags already in the rooms.
2x bottles mineral water in each guest room with compliments.
Dinner at hanging restaurant at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel
Sightseeing of Pokhara valley visiting Devi`s fall, Bindbasini temple, Mahendra bridge and Seti gorge.
Leave for Begnas lake for lunch at Begnas Resort.
After lunch walk for 2 hours through village up to waiting A/c coach or by boat.
Drive back to hotel.
Dinner and overnight at hotel
Early morning excursion to Sarankot to witness sunrise over mountains.
Return to hotel for breakfast.
Visit Mountaineering museum.
Buffet lunch at Fishtail lodge.
Afternoon visit lake side. Rest of the time free for shopping.
Return to hotel,
In the evening Barbeque dinner in hanging restaurant at Fulbari hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
Depart hotel for the transfer to Chitwan National Park (approximately 4 to 5 hours drive).
This is one of Nepal’s largest reserves with wide range of wildlife; the great on hounded rhinoceros several species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, co\crocodile, more than 350 species of birds and elusion Royal Bengal Tiger, This is one of the best managed national pr
Art in the world, which covers an area of 1040 sq KMS It is situated 160 KMS, south west of Kathmandu. It used to be hunting reserve for the Royalties and high officials till 1963. In 1964 this area was declared a sanctuary and national park. This national park today is the last home for about 400 remaining endangered Asian one horned rhinoceros.
Upon arrival at Chitwan National Park, welcome at Temple Tiger or Tiger Land with garland and welcome drink..
Welcome drinks served on the viewing deck with short briefing relating to facilities and information about accommodation at Temple Tiger.
Guest escorted to their rooms.
Lunch at Temple Tiger.
Depart for elephant riding and boating.
In the evening Tharu Dancing display at Temple Tiger.
Buffet Dinner at hotel.
Depart for elephant safari and boating at Narayani River.
Breakfast at lodge.
After breakfast jungle walk or jungle drive with the naturalist guide.
Lunch at Temple Tiger.
Afternoon briefing about elephant nature and elephant safari or jungle drive.
Evening buffet dinner followed by typical Tharu dance show program.
Dinner and overnight at Temple Tiger.
|Day 9||Chitwan to Kathmandu||Early morning tea and coffee before depart for boat ride.Return to lodge for breakfast.
Transfer to waiting coach for transfer to airport for fly back to Kathmandu by special chartered flight.
Receive at airport with hot and cold towels and transfer to hotel . Welcome on arrival at hotel and check in at hotel
Buffet lunch at Dwarika
Rest of the time free for independent activities.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
|Kathmandu Final departure||Breakfast at hotel.Morning sightseeing of Bhaktapur city, City of devotees. Bhakatapur is known today as “open museum” and a living heritage .Brick paved enclave of old Royal Palace building dating 13th.to the centuries, artistic temples and exquisite art work offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. Bhaktapur will surprise visitors with its presentation of innumerable temples and other architectural show pieces –Nyatpola, Bhairavnath, Dattatrya and peacock window.
Drive to Nagarkot for lunch viewing the mountains.
After lunch drive back to Kathmandu, on the way visit Changu Narayan temple.
GALA DINNER (Ramailo Saanjh)
.We shall be presenting you ”Ramailo Saajh” A Theme Event, where live music bad will entertain you with a fusion of traditional & modern Nepali melodies.
It will be enthralling event at the Hotel courtyard, magnificently lit with diyos (oil lamps) and superbly setup background with typical Nepalese village theme showcasting Nepali household items displaying dhiki-janto, pottery around the hut and many other (i.e. spinning wheels, palmistry, fortune teller by parrot, charkha, the Nepali village shop of cosmetics (Chura, pote etc) and vegetables.
Sample varieties of Nepali “household” delicacies like Samaya Bajee,Celroti, bara, Sekuwa. Intresting mouthwatering dishes prepared at live cooking station by the master chefs. Enjoy traditional Khjasiko kabab and Hasko masu with an array of vegetable. Awide range of Nepalese spicy pickles with sweet temptations including Julebi, Halwa,Panchamrit, Jujudhau (special curd) and the renowned
Typical Nepali dinner in a private room served well dressed girls in ethnic custom. Dinner followed by fashion show.
. Ethnic Fashion Show
Venue… Dwarika hotel
Event: A fashion show depicting different ethnic of Nepal intervened with Nepali cultural dance (presented by hotel) performances. He fashion show shall have 6 sequences comprising of different communities such as:
Newars, Brahmins and Jyapus
Tharu (people of south and west of Nepal)
Magar & Gurung (from hilly region)
Tibetan & Sherpas
Limbu & Tamang (from mountain region)
These six sequences will be displayed on ramp by 6 female and 6 male models of Nepal.
For this purpose there will be:
Stage and ramp for dance and fashion show
Backdrop with scenario of the topography and different temples and world heritage sites of Nepal.
Sound system would include mixer, equalizer, CD player, 12 channel mixer, monitors, bass amplifiers mikes, speakers etc.
Light including Park in lights, mushroom light, lazar lights, strobe lights, colored baby lights, mixer, etc
Buffet breakfast at hotel, Free till departure,
Luggage transfer to airport earlier by separate van,
Check in of the baggage by our tour executives, tour officer and tour leader,
Pick up the guests from hotel on time and transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey. Our tour officers will assist you with exit formalities and bide you farewell. BON VOYS
BEST SEASON IN NEPAL
Nepal has a typical monsoonal two-season year. The best time to be in Nepal is during the dry season which is from October to May. September, November, the start of dry season, is in many ways the best time of the year in Nepal.
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Private desk at the immigration check point
The group will arrive with immigration card for visa already done + 1 picture per person and the Tour Leader will pay USD 25 per person for Nepal visa
ARRIVAL AT HOTEL DWARIKA
Upon arrival at hotel guests will be welcomed by a team of Buddhist monks with trumpets, drums, and chimes and chanting. Guests will be accorded a traditional Nepali welcome with a red mark (Tika) on the forehead and escorted to the hotel garden for welcome drinks cocktail(water, fresh juice, soft drinks, tea and coffee with snakes, biscuits and small sandwiches, Room keys distribution. Bags already in rooms
A list is required with all the name of the client, date of birth, nr of passport, issue and expiry date, nationality and permanent address so they don’t need to sign the registration card of the hotels.