Nepal Light Adventure Ecotour
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal
Meet on arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu, Swayambu and Patan
Breakfast at hotel.
Depart to visit Kathmandu ancient palace, Swayambu Stupa and Patan ancient palace, three world heritage sites, and Tibetan Handicrafts Center. Lunch break en-route. Return to hotel around 4PM.
Day 3 Bouddha stupa, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Breakfast at hotel and depart to visit three more world heritage sites,
Bouddha stupa, largest Buddhist stupa of Nepal, Pashupatinath temple, the Holiest place for the Hindus, and Bhaktapur – The city of Devotees. All of the above are cultural world heritage sites recognized by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Lunch break in Bhaktapur.
Transfer back to your hotel around 3PM.
Day 4 Kathmandu to Chitwan Jungle National Park
Early morning breakfast, check out and drive to Chitwan Jungle National Park. Arrive at the camp, be greeted with refreshments, briefing by naturalist guide about the programs and the facility.
13:00PM Lunch at the central dining restaurant,
15:00PM A talk on the elephants by our naturalist at the elephant stable.
16:00PM Jungle safari on elephant back. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, leopard, monkeys, birds and many other smaller animals.
18:30PM Talk on the natural history, flora & fauna of the national park.
Overnight at the resort.
Day 5 Jungle Safari
06:00AM Wake up call. Tea/Coffee. Nature walk: An excellent opportunity to be familiar with the diverse vegetation of the park and to see a great many of those over 500 different species of birds which have made Chitwan their home.
08:30AM Dugout canoe ride along with Dungre/Rapti river. An excellent opportunity for bird watching and to see the 2 rare species of crocodile; the marsh mugger and the fish eating gharial. Half an hour walk through the jungle to The Elephant Breeding Farm. Drive back to the Lodge.
15:30PM Village walk. A conducted visit to the nearby Tharu village.
17:30PM Walk/drive back to the Lodge.
18:30PM Tharu Tribal Dance presented by the local Tharu villagers.
19:30PM A typical Nepalese Buffet Dinner.
Day 6 Transfer to Pokhara
06:00AM Wake up call. Tea/Coffee. Elephant Safari/Nature Walk or at Leisure
09:00AM Departure for Pokhara.
On arrival, check into your hotel, refresh and board a dugout canoe to the lake shore and trek to Peace Pagoda above the lake. Return trek and ride canoe to visit Barahi temple on a small island in Phewa Lake. After the temple visit, return to hotel, and remaining time at leisure. Overnight at hotel. Meals: BL.
Day 7 Trek to Dhampus
Breakfast at hotel, check out, drive to drive Phedi, and trek to Dhampus. Trek to Dhampus is uphill which passes through thin forest cover, villages, farms and scenic landscapes. Lunch served en-route.
Overnight at lodge.
Day 8 Trek to Landruk
wakeup early to view the sunrise over the Himalaya. Breakfast will follow once you are ready. The morning part of the trek is a gradual uphill and goes through a thin forest all along the trail. Some parts of the trek, we will see Himalayan orchids on the trees, different types of vegetation including some tropical broadleaf vines. We will also pass by teahouses, lodges and small scattered villages as we trek. We will see spectacular views of the majestic mountains and the valleys throughout the day. Lunch will be served on the way. Overnight in Landruk, a small Gurung village with several lodges.
Overnight at lodge.
Day 9 Trek Ghandruk
Breakfast and trek to Ghandruk, a big Gurung village. The trek takes you down to the Modhi River and uphill until you reach Ghandruk. You will see scenic valleys with terraced farmlands and snowcapped peaks towering above.
Once you reach Ghandruk, you will have a spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan range. Overnight at lodge in Ghandruk. Afternoon, visit Annapurna Conservation Office, schools and homes (time permitting).
Overnight at lodge.
Day 10 Trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara
Early breakfast, and trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara.
Today's trek is scenic and easy downhill.
Overnight at hotel by the Phewa Lake.
Day 11 flight: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Pokhara Airport for a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 12 Departure from Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for you flight.