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Our Nepal hiking and cultural tour in Nepal begins with an exploration of the medieval city of Kathmandu -an incredibly diverse historical city, as you wander through the alluring UNESCO listed world heritage sites such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square and the prominent monkey temple, Swayambhunath and witness some breathtaking Newari architecture. Navigate through the narrow alleys of Thamel street on an exciting rickshaw ride and participate on a guided walking tour in the heart of the old-fashioned Kathmandu city – Ason market to experience the vibrant bazaar from a different approach.
Enjoy heli tour to the beautiful village of Dhulikhel, spend some time by observing the rural village lifestyle, relax in the most luxurious hotel and soak in the environs engrossed with panoramic vistas of the numerous miniature mountains. While hiking in Nepal, you will savor the beauty of nature. In Pokhara, explore famous Davis fall, Shiva cave, Fewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda and many other natural and cultural wonders.
|Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing, Heli Ride to Dhulikhel||1,550m/5,086ft|
|Day 03 Dhulikhel Village Walk||1,550m/5,086ft||2-3 hrs|
|Day 04 Early Heli Ride to Kathmandu Airport, fly to Pokhara||827m/2,713ft|
|Day 05 Pokhara Sightseeing||827m/2,713ft|
|Day 06 World Peace Pagoda Hiking, Rest day for souvenir shopping||1,100m/3,609ft||2-3 hrs|
|Day 07 Fly to Kathmandu, Visit Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 08 Final Departure||-|
Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative from Himalayan Glacier will welcome you at the airport and lead you to your hotel. In the Afternoon you may take a rest at the hotel, or you are most welcome to visit Himalayan Glacier’s office for pre-trip discussion followed by trek preparation. In the evening, we will treat you the most authentic Nepali dinner.
After sumptuous breakfast, we will continue our journey to visit several of the most historical attractions in Kathmandu.Some of these landmarks including the historic KathmanduDurbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath). The afternoon we will enjoy Rickshaw ride to explore the busy streets of the Thamel area. Also, getting off the usual tourist trail, let us take you on a guided heritage walk to Ason Bazaar. Ason Bazaar is one of the oldest markets in the Kathmandu, and it is an excellent place to walk through to one of the UNESCO protected heritage sites -Kathmandu Durbar Square. As the day moves forward, we will prepare you for your exciting private Helicopter ride directly to your hotel in Dhulikhel. You will be afforded with great visibility and superb aerial view of Kathmandu city and Dhulikhel. Overnight in Dhulikhel
Your morning begins with the luscious breakfast. Shortly, we make our way to welcoming rural villages in Dhulikhel. An ancient Newari town Dhulikhel which is 32 km southeast of Kathmandu is famous for its spectacular views of the Himalayas like Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Dorje Lakpa. We carefully picked up the village walk will give you a clear picture of authentic village life, local people culture, their customs, and traditions. We assure you that this inspiring as well as educating the village walk will be something that you have never enjoyed before. After a few hours of pleasant walks, we will return to the hotel. Overnight in Dhulikhel
After your delicious breakfast, Helicopter will drop us at the airport, where we will catch another scenic flight to must-see Pokhara City. We can enjoy fantastic views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking a rest, we visit the famous International Mountain Museum (IMM) that records, documents, and chronicles the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world and the Himalayas in particular. We also tour the Tibetan refugee camp and witness how the refugees keep themselves busy by producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicraft items. Overnight in Pokhara
Early in the morning, we leave for Sarangkot, a hill that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. From here, we catch amazing views of the sun as it rises in the mighty Himalayas. We then head back to Pokhara and continue touring the city’s landmarks. Davis Fall is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. The Shiva Cave is located near to Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God.
After delightful breakfast, we will enjoy boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara and visit Barahi Temple located at the center of the Lake. Also, we will hike 2-3 hours to the Brilliant –white World Peace Stupa. Buddhist monks built the stupa from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organization. One can enjoy a panoramic view of high Himalayan ranges from Manaslu to Dhaulagiri range including Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Mountains. Also from the top, one could indulge in the beauty of scenic Pokhara Valley and calm Phewa Lake. After lunch, free day for souvenir shopping as one can’t miss out this experience.
After sumptuous breakfast, we will fly back to Kathmandu. On our way we will visit holiest Pashupatinath Temple, The ancient Boudhanath Stupa which is one of the largest stupas in the world and the self-existent Swayambhunath Stupa which is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. We will host a farewell dinner in the evening on the successful completion of your trip. Overnight in Kathmandu
Our representatives from Himalayan Glacier will lead you to the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. As the plane takes off, there is no doubt that the beautiful memories of your time in Nepal will urge you to come back again.
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We will be staying at The Dwarika's hotel or similar in Kathmandu for 2 nights and 2 Nights at The Dwarika's Resort or similar in Dhulikhel. In Pokhara, we will be staying in Fishtail Lodge or similar for 3 Nights. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 1670
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