Famous Temples, Jungle Safaris, and Mountain Views of Nepal | Yampu Tours

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Famous Temples, Jungle Safaris, and Mountain Views of Nepal

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PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 3352

Private Tour Highlights

  • See the colorful memorial to the Hindu God of Destruction, the Kal Brairab shrine
  • Visit the Taleju Temple, Kathmandu most magnificent temple
  • Take a sightseeing tour of the Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the world’s oldest Buddhist stupas
  • Visit Pashupatinath, Nepals oldest Buddhist temple
  • See the huge guarding lion statues at the Lion’s Gate
  • Track some of Chitwan National Park’s resident wildlife on the back of an elephant
  • Travel deeper into the jungle with a guided 4x4 Landrover safari
  • Experience unforgettable views of the snowcapped Himalayas on the way to Pokhara
  • Take an excursion into the hillside village of Sarangkot, offering stunning views of Phewa Laka
  • Listen to the Seti River as it roars through the middle of town
  • Visit Devi’s Falls where the Pardi Khola stream plunges dramatically beneath the earth
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Tour Overview

This tour offers the best of Nepal viewing the rich culture in Kathmandu, going on safari in the jungles of Chitwan and a few relaxing days surrounded by the serene mountains and lakes of Pokhara. Each area offers a unique experience; tour ancient temples and pagodas, track the one-horned rhino and gaze in awe at the dramatic Annapurna Mountains in Pokhara.

An urban center of winding alleyways, Kathmandu is home to many Hindu and Buddhist devotees, thus making it a spiritual center in addition to being the capital of Nepal. Walk the narrow streets and discover the colorful markets and the beautiful temples and shrines. Also, enjoy a half day in nearby Bhaktapur, a medieval city that is home to some of Nepal’s most intricately designed palaces and temples.

Covering an expanse of 932 square kilometers, Chitwan protects ecosystems of lush forests, water marshes and flowing grasslands, as well as its diverse array of rare animals. The park is renowned as one of the last refuges of the endangered one-horned rhino and sizeable populations of leopards, tigers and the rare Gangetic dolphin. Home to 43 species of mammals, Chitwan also protects populations of gaur (or Indian bison), elephant, four horned antelope, sloth bear, striped hyena, pangolin (a scaly anteater), monitor lizards, pythons and much more. Even more so, the park boasts over 450 species of birds and 45 species of amphibians.

Often known as a popular starting point for trekking and rafting destinations, Pokhara has also become a place for visitors to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of nature. With the serenity of the pristine turquoise lakes and the magnificence of the Annapurna Mountains towering behind them, enjoy the ambience of this peaceful and magical place. Because Pokhara offers a smattering of outdoor activities from trekking and paragliding to kayaking and yoga, you may choose to add additional nights onto your trip here.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
All accommodations with continental breakfast, service of chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle, one time entrance fees at all monuments/parks, all meals at Chitwan National Park, services of English speaking local guide for excursions, all currently applicable taxes including service tax

Notes:
* Likely Park closings during the monsoon floods between June – September.

* Game drives are operated on a shared basis with other guests
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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$3352 £$5019 N/A
Single N/A £$5159 £$7864 N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Kathmandu

Overnight international flight to Kathmandu.

Overnight international flight to Kathmandu.

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2

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

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Tour of Kathmandu City

Enjoy a guided tour of Kathmandu City beginning with Kumari Ghar – home to Nepal’s most important living goddess, and the Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Then, proceed to the Kal Brairab shrine, a colorful memorial to the Hindu God of destruction, followed by a visit to Taleju Temple, the city’s most magnificent temple.

Afterwards, embark on a sightseeing tour of the Swayambhunath Stupa. Celebrated as one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world, this majestic structure sits highly on a nearby hilltop overlooking Kathmandu Valley (The April 2015 earthquake caused major damage to this Heritage Site and reconstruction is currently taking place). In the afternoon, travel through Patan, the “City of Fine Arts”. Stroll through the famous Durbar Square, where Krishna Mandir, a temple built in honor of Lord Krishna that is considered to be the world’s finest example of stone architecture, can be seen. While walking around, enjoy the many traditional artists and sculptors throughout the streets (Due to the April 2015 earthquake, some of the temples here have been damaged and reconstruction is under process.)

Note: Yampu recommends an optional one hour mountain flight for unforgettable aerial views of the Himalayas. Experience the thrill of seeing Mount Everest up close, as the plane flies two aeronautical miles in front of the Natural Wonder. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more details.
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Visit to Pashupatinath & Bhaktapur

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Morning visit to Pashupatinath, Nepal’s oldest and most holy Hindu temple. Situated upon the banks of the Bagmati River, this is an important ritual and cremation site, as the water flows into the Ganges. Proceed to Bouddhanath, one of Asia’s largest stupas that has earned the nickname of “Little Tibet”, as it has become a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism. Standing tall at thirty-six meters (118 ft), this white mandala-shaped structure is a symbol of the universe that facilitates meditation for the local Tibetan Buddhists (The top portion of the Stupa was slightly damaged by the April 2015 earthquake. Currently renovation is under process.)

In the afternoon, go on an excursion to the medieval city of Bhaktapur, located about an hour’s drive outside of Kathmandu. In this “City of Devotees”, wander through the winding lanes lined with old homes and temples that date back to the 13th century. Beginning in the city’s Durbar Square, marvel at the intricately carved deities and monsters of the richly molded Golden Gate before entering the Palace of 55 Windows that incorporates exquisite wood carvings into its medieval design. (Bhaktapur is one of the most affected areas of the April 2015 earthquake. Renovation is currently under process.)

Then, see the Lion’s Gate, with its huge guarding lion statues, before continuing to the Nyatpola Temple, a beautiful five-storied, 17th century pagoda. The last stop of the day will lead to the splendorous Bhairab Temple, which is dedicated to the Lord Buddha. Before returning to Kathmandu, take some time to watch the skill of the traditional potters as they work at the Pottery Centre and the Dattratraya Temple.
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5

Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park

Depart Kathmandu, driving approximately 5 hours to Chitwan National Park. After checking into the hotel, enjoy an afternoon of jungle activities. Begin tracking some of the resident wildlife on the back of an elephant for closer viewing or take a leisurely jungle walk with an experienced naturalist to intimately explore the local flora and fauna.

Depart Kathmandu, driving approximately 5 hours to Chitwan National Park. After checking into the hotel, enjoy an afternoon of jungle activities. Begin tracking some of the resident wildlife on the back of an elephant for closer viewing or take a leisurely jungle walk with an experienced naturalist to intimately explore the local flora and fauna.

Day
6

Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park

Awake for a full day of jungle activities. Today cover more ground on a guided 4x4 Landrover safari that goes further into the park for a chance to track more animals. For something a bit different, there is the option of taking a canoe trip for a different perspective. These peaceful canoe trips usually embark upon the Rapti or Narayani rivers and offer better chances to see many of the waterfowl as well as crocodiles and the rarely seen Gangetic dolphin.

Awake for a full day of jungle activities. Today cover more ground on a guided 4x4 Landrover safari that goes further into the park for a chance to track more animals. For something a bit different, there is the option of taking a canoe trip for a different perspective. These peaceful canoe trips usually embark upon the Rapti or Narayani rivers and offer better chances to see many of the waterfowl as well as crocodiles and the rarely seen Gangetic dolphin.

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Day
7

Chitwan Jungle Activities

Awake for a final day of jungle activities. Use today for more wildlife tracking or to try something different, like a cultural walking tour of a local Tharu village. Something of interest here are the traditional stick dance performances put on by the villagers. Moreover, some other must-sees in the park include the Elephant Breeding Program and the Gharial Crocodile Breeding Project.

Awake for a final day of jungle activities. Use today for more wildlife tracking or to try something different, like a cultural walking tour of a local Tharu village. Something of interest here are the traditional stick dance performances put on by the villagers. Moreover, some other must-sees in the park include the Elephant Breeding Program and the Gharial Crocodile Breeding Project.

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8

Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu

Drive approximately 5 hours to Kathmandu airport for a flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, airport reception and transfer to the hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this remote mountain paradise.

Drive approximately 5 hours to Kathmandu airport for a flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, airport reception and transfer to the hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this remote mountain paradise.

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9

Visit to Sarangkot & Pokhara City

In the morning enjoy a half day excursion to the nearby hillside village of Sarangkot, which offers a visual feast of the Annapurna mountain range to the north and sweeping views of Phewa Laka and the Pokhara Valley to the south and east.

In the afternoon embark on a sightseeing tour of Pokhara city, which includes the Bindyabashini Temple, Seti Gorge, the Bazaar and Devi’s Falls. The Seti River roars through the middle of town, but it can’t be seen without looking as it has cut a deep and narrow gorge through the city, which is only a meter across and up to 50 meters (164 ft) deep at some points. Likewise, Devi’s Falls are also another popular attraction, which marks the point at which the Pardi Khola steam plunges dramatically beneath the earth, creating quite a natural spectacle.

Afterwards, continue taking in the natural beauty on a one hour boat ride upon Phewa Lake.
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Day
10

International flight home via Kathmandu

Drive approximately 6 hours back to Kathmandu for a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on. Although a lengthy drive, it will be an unforgettable one as it passes through the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas, rice fields terraced into the sides of mountains, and pristine rivers flowing with crystal clear water.

Note: This drive may be replaced with a thirty minute flight, as there are daily flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Drive approximately 6 hours back to Kathmandu for a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on. Although a lengthy drive, it will be an unforgettable one as it passes through the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas, rice fields terraced into the sides of mountains, and pristine rivers flowing with crystal clear water.

Note: This drive may be replaced with a thirty minute flight, as there are daily flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal

Chitwan, Central Region, Nepal

Pokhara, Western Region, Nepal

Places You'll See

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    Kathmandu

    As the largest city and capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is a great place for exciting adventures and amazing sightseeing opportunities. Visit the Monkey Temple, a sacred Buddhist site, or the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, once a royal palace. Or simply roam the streets, mingling with the locals.

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    Chitwan

    Tour through the jungle atop a magnificent Asian Elephant at the Chitwan National Park. Take a bicycle ride through the BIshajari Tal Lakes, or visit the Gharial Crocodile Breeding Center. Enjoy swimming in the Rapti River, or watching local preform their native dances.

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    Pokhara

    Witness some majestic views of the Himalayan Mountains in the city of Pokhara. Watch the sunrise over Pokhara at the World Peace Pagoda, or explore the Chamare Gufa Bat Cave. Enjoy the many opportunities for sport adventures such as boating, hiking, rafting, and biking. Listen to the always playing live music.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Kathmandu : Hotel Himalaya

Chitwan : Maruni Safari Lodge

Pokhara : Hotel Trek O Trail (standard Room)

5 Star Properties

Kathmandu : Hotel Yak & Yeti

Kathmandu : Hotel Dwarika

Chitwan : Machan Wildlife Resort

Pokhara : Pokhara Grande (standard Room)

Luxury Properties

Chitwan : Tiger Tops Lodge

Pokhara : Fishtail Lodge (standard Room)

Testimonials

Karen Z

Traveled February, 2013

I had an absolutely wonderful trip!

I had an absolutely wonderful trip! Thank you so much for all of your help and planning. The packet of information that you sent me was extremely helpful and gave me some great tips for the area I was visiting. My flights were perfect- thank you for the window seats and the brief layovers! My guide, Tika, was waiting for me at the airport when I arrived and she got me settled in my hotel and briefed me about our plan for the next day. The hotel was amazing too, it was very comfortable and relaxing. The itinerary that was set for my trek was detailed and accurate. The tea houses that we stayed at were nice, and everyone was very friendly. My guide was always attentive and made sure that I was taken care of, and that we were prepared for each day. We had a lot of interaction with other guides and trekkers along the way, which made this trip even better. All who involved with my trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar, did an amazing job. I always felt safe and taken care of, and that everything was going according to plan. And when our flight to Lukla was delayed that first day due to weather, arrangements were immediately made for me for another night at the hotel. I am so glad that Yampu Tours helped planned my trip. I had a wonderful time, and would love to use your travel assistance again in the future.

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Sally

Traveled March, 2015

It was absolutely delightful

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely dinner Kings Lodge set up for us this evening. My brother said it both made the birthday and the vacation special. It was absolutely delightful and, much as every place on this trip so far as been above and beyond our expectations, I don’t think any place so far could have had such a unique, delightful way of doing it.

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Joel P.

Traveled November, 2014

We really enjoyed Nepal

Our trip was really great overall. We really enjoyed Nepal and the folks up there were terrific! The Radisson in India was splendid I am very glad we bothered to make the switch. Thanks for all your help especially the last minute changes! Will definitely use your company in the future! Happy Holidays!

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