Highest access: 1720m
Duration: 09 Days
Himalayan sights: Annapurna, Manaslu, Muktinath, Fishtail
Accommodation: Tourist star to five star as request
Transportation: By Tourist Vehicle/ Flight
Group Size: 01-12 persons per Group if more we splits group.
Best season: Autumn(Sep-Dec) & Spring(Feb-May)
Major Activity: Tour
Include Activity: Mountain flights
Airport: Kathmandu (TIA)
Departure From: Kathmandu (TIA)
Culture: Newar, Tharu, Gurung
Mode of Travel: Tea House
The highlights of Nepal for Family & Friends Tour was designed for a group of participants possibly of varied ages to experience easy exotic adventure and to help the group to develop good and positive bonding in a fun adventure setting. There is no particular requirement for this adventure apart of having general good health and being able to do a moderate walk and climb comfortable few flights of stairs. The grade of the trip can be described as easy adventure.
The package duration is 9 days and includes sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini and Jungle safari at Chitwan National Park. For more adventures group members there is an extra option of paragliding during Pokhara sightseeing activities.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: We take one hour scenic mountain flight early in the morning, which will take us to the top of the world to admire spectacular vista of Everest and all other 13 highest peaks in the world, all over 8000m as well as hundreds of peaks over 6000m. After the scenic flight we will continue sightseeing in Kathmandu visiting Kapan monastery and significant temples and gompas of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath.
Day 03: Early morning we will take one hour flight to Lumbini and visit Maya Devi temple, the archaeological reserve of Buddha’s birthplace including Lumbini Gardens, where Buddha conducted his teachings; we also will see Asoka Pillar and a number of other Buddhist related monuments; we will take the rickshaw ride to visit the monastic district. We will stay overnight in Lumbini.
Day 04: Early morning we visit Tilaurakot, where Buddha spend 29 years of his sheltered life as a young price unaware of poverty and suffering outside the palace walls. We return to the hotel for a breakfast and drive to Chitwan for jungle safari program. The safari program includes many activities conducted over two days. Park rangers will schedule all activities. We finish the day enjoying sunset over the river and a drink in the bar located at the river banks and stay overnight in the jungle resort.
Day 05: Second day of jungle safari activities will include elephant bathing, elephant riding and the opportunity to close encounters with these magnificent and highly intelligent creatures. You will be able to come close to elephant and interact with them including touching and patting. You will be amazed with their dexterity, gentleness and intelligence. You will be able to bathe in the river with the elephant. While riding elephants through the jungle we will hope to see rhinos, maybe tigers, dears, giant pythons and more. Rangers also arrange other activities such as nature walks, canoeing and bird watching. We will spend second night in the jungle resort.
Day 06: After breakfast we’ll take 4-5 hrs drive to Pokhara through spectacular Seti River valley. We will spend rest of the day relaxing in Pokhara at your leisure, boating on the lake and enjoying the tourist atmosphere of Pokhara tourist village. There is B/B arrangement so you will have opportunity to enjoy lunch and diner at your preferred restaurant. We will stay overnight in Pokhara Village Resort or equivalent style quality accommodation.
Day 07: Around 5am we will drive to Sarangkot (1680m) for golden sunrise and as optional activity you can return down to Pokhara on paragliding tandem 45 minutes para-flight. We’ll continue sightseeing in Pokhara for the rest of the day visiting Hindu temples at David’s Falls grotto and Bindubashini and Tibetan Buddhist monastery. On the way we will also visit some spectacular nature. We will stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 08: We will catch morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel in Thamel, with which you should be familiar. This will be a day for your shopping in Thamel and personal discoveries of interesting corners, nooks and crannies in touristy but charming Thamel. You can also stroll to nearby Durbar Square. We will conclude your Highlight Tour of Nepal with a Farewell dinner.
Day 09: After breakfast we’ll arrange transfer to the airport for your flight or alternatively you can join another tour.
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