Nepal Tour Package with Ghandruk Trek

Nepal Tour Package with Ghandruk Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Hotel / Lodge

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

1,990 m

Transportation

Flight / Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Autumn

Nepal Tour Package with Ghandruk Trek is the complete package tour that include Kathmandu sightseeing tour followed by rafting in trishuli river, Pokhara Ghandruk Trek with Chitwan Jungle Safari tour in Chitwan nationa park.

This is a kind of complete package tour where you enjoy most of the popular adventure activities in Nepal like city sightseeing tour, river rafting, trekking, jungle safari activies including the world heritage sites tour.
 

Major places you visit during this trip:

1. Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most popular tourist destinations as enlisted in World Heritage Sites. Clustered around the central Durbar Square are the old Royal Palace (Hanuman Dhoka), numerous interesting temples, the Kumari Chowk or Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess) and the Kasthamandap (House of Wood) from which Kathmandu derived its present name. An exquisitive exploration in Durbar Square reveals the ancient art and architecture of Nepal.
 

2. Pashupatinath Temple:

Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors are permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, as entrance to the temple is strictly forbidden to non Hindu. Pashupatinath is the center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March.
 

3. Bouddhanath Stupa:

This Stupa, situated 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu city, is one of the biggest stupa in the world. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Joiner. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is encircled by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
 

4. Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
 

5. Patan Durbar Square:

Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is the 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

The main attractions around Patan Durbar Square:

Besides the above mentioned places to visit, there are other significant sites to be explored:

- Golden Temple
- Kumbheshwar
- Krishna Mandir
- Jagat Narayan
- Mahaboudha
- Ashokan Stupa
- Machchhendranath Temple
- Tibetan Refugee Camp
 

6. Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
 

7. Trishuli River:
 

8. Pokhara City:
 

9. Ghandruk:
 

10. Chitwan National Park:

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

(Kathmandu – Rafting – Pokhara – trekking - Chitwan – Kathmandu)

Arrive in Kathmandu airport, meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. The places of visit this day are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Full day sightseeing in and around Patan and drive to Bhaktapur. Stay overnight at hotel in Bhaktapur.

Full day of sightseeing in and around Bhaktapur. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Drive from Kathmandu to Charaundi, rafting from Charaundi to Kurintar and continue drive to Pokhara.

Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

City sightseeing in and around Pokhara valley. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
915

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.) takes about five hours.

From here you begin your trek to Pothana (1900m.). The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through forests till you reach the village called Dhampus. It is a Gurung village which gives you an opportunity to look at the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The ascent trail follows to Pothana through the forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1950

First part of your trek from Pothana to Deurali gradually ascends. From Deurali your trail descends to Bheri Kharka. From then on the path is flat till Landruk. The trail from Landruk is a steep descend till Modi Khola. Now the trail ascends all the way up to Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village from where you can enjoy the mountain view of Annapurna ranges and Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

You begin your trail following a gentle flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche (1638m.) the trail descends through human settlements and terraces up to Seuli Bazaar. From here, the trail moves along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti. En- route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios.  Birethanti is a small town with few lodges, shops and human settlements. Now, you walk for almost twenty minutes through flat path up to Nayapul (New Bridge). Here you board your vehicle to drive back to Pokhara takes approximately one and a half hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan.Enjoy some jungle activities in Chitwan National Park. Stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

Full day of jungle activitiesStay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Early morning after breakfast some activities and drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu.  Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Note: During your stay in National Chitwan Park you will enjoy the following activities:

Bird Watching: For the bird watchers, it is Paradise Island with over 450 species of exotic birds of domestic as well as migratory birds. Many are threatened, e.g. the Great pied hornbill, Bengal Florican, Peregrine falcon, lesser adjutant storks, etc. A bird watching trip will be a memorable experience.

Nature Walk: Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters and beauty of the flora and fauna. The authority of the naturalist must be closely observed to obviate any risks from wildlife attacks.

Elephant Breeding Center: This is the first Elephant breeding center in Asia. You can see baby elephants socializing with their parents and other babies. This center is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephants, and to train them to convey tourist around the region.

Village tour: Excursion in Tharu village will grant you an exhilarating experience. Tharus are the indigenous inhabitant of the Terai. We offer guided cultural tours to meet the people and experience their traditional self-sufficient way of life.

Cultural Program: In the evening you will get an opportunity to be a part of Tharu folk dance. The drummers and symbolic stick dancers perform traditional movements and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display. Such cultural shows performed by Tharus will be an unforgettable experience. The Tharus in traditional colorful costumes are sure to captivate you.

Elephant back safari: On elephant back you can view the wild life of the area in their natural habitat.

Elephant Bathing: Your guide will take you to the specific place where you can observe elephant bathing.

Crocodile Walk: One more option is to go for crocodile walk. It goes through grassland and forest along the bank of Rapti / Narayani River.

Canoe Trip:You can enjoy canoe trip on either The Rapti River or The Budhi Rapti River which borders the National Park. You can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and recreation. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Transfer to airport for final departure.

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