Panoramic Nepal Tour

Panoramic Nepal Tour
Panoramic Nepal Tour

Trip Facts

5 Star
Jan 29, 2017
16 days
meters
2 people
Overland
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Special Packages

Introduction:

This tour gives you a unique test of Nepalese culture & heritage as well as you will have opportunity to know more about ethnic group, village people & their unique life style during trek. Nepal is one of the best place in the world for rafting & Kayaking, There are adventure unlimited down from the mountain to the slow moving plain Tarai, No doubt rafting gives you immense pleasure.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival 
Day 02: Mountain flight and Kathmandu city sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara on the way White water Rafting
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (1960M) 
Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani Trek (2750 m.) 
Day 06: Ghorepani, Poonhill (sunrise) and Tadapani Trek (2590 m.) 
Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandrung Trek (1940 m.) 
Day 08: Ghandrung to Pothana Trek (1900 m.) 
Day 09: Pothana to Phedi Trek and drive back to Pokhara
Day 10: Pokhara Sightseeing 
Day 11: Pokhara to Chitwan National Park
Day 12: Chitwan jungle safari and bird watching
Day 13: Chitwan to Lumbini and Sightseeing 
Day 14: Lumbini to Kathmandu 
Day 15: Kathmandu free day
Day 16: Final Departure 

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle. 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & Lumbini on twin sharing basis
  • Everyday breakfast. 
  • Chitwan Jungle Safari tour with All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
  • Sightseeing Guide in Kathmandu & Pokhara. 
  • All sightseeing transport by Private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Pokhara - Chitwan by private vehicle.
  • Chitwan - Lumbini by private vehicle.
  • Lumbini - Kathmandu by private vehicle. 
  • Lumbini Sightseeing Tour
  • Five night and six days trekking 
  • During trekking tea house accommodation with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All necessary paper work & Permits 
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara by non ac private vehicle  
  • Government licensed holder - English Speaking guide for trekking. 
  • One Porter between each 2 members while on trek
  • Guide / porter insurance, salary, food, accommodation
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area trek Permit) fee
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare. 
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days). 
  • Entrance/Monument fees.
  • Mountain flight ticket
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini.  
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
  • Any kind of personal expense, Laundry, Emergency evacuation, Tips for staff, Travel and medical insurance
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra will be charged as per actual.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Our Service Include section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Welcome to Nepal. You will meet by Sharma Tours & Travels representative at airport and transfer to your hotel. After the arrival, we will give briefing about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. In evening leisure. Overnight stay at Kathmandu

Day 02: Mountain flight and Kathmandu city sightseeing
In the morning, there is an option of going on a mountain flight. This is one of the best ways to observe the snow capped peaks of the Himalayan range. The flight is operated at a time period between 6.30:00 am to 9.30:00 am. 
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Squire. 

Pashupatinath Temple:  Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shiva linga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism as pilgrims, priests, devotes, temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and cremation ghats intermingle with the rituals of daily life, all sprawled along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple’s origins are obscure. An inscription here dates from 477 AD, but the shrine may have stood there for 1000 years before that. 

Bouddhanath Stupa: This great stupa is one of Nepal’s most distinctive monuments and one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal. With a diameter of over 100 meters, it is amongst the largest stupas in the world. There are a number of legends accounting for the stupa’s construction, but it is generally believed to date from the 5th century. All stupas contain holy relics and Bouddha is said to contain the remains of the past Buddha Kasyapa.

Swayambhunath Stupa:  6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century.  The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu’s number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess and a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03:  Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the way White water Rafting
You have breakfast early in the morning and then drive to Trisuli River rafting spot point (Charudi Rato Ghar) approximately 3 to 4 hours drive (85 KM). River guide provides a thorough briefing about the safety measures and guidelines. Thereafter, begins rafting journey for about 4 hrs down to Fishling. This trip hitting a few class 2 or 3 rapids called "LADISE DELIGHT".  Rafting on the Trishuli River is an excellent opportunity to observe the diversity of demography, landscapes, and cultural heritage and the flora and fauna.  After 3/4hrs rafting we will continue drive to Pokhara. You will be arriving late afternoon at 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 it is most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. Here you can do various adventure trips like: Boating, Paragliding, Ultra Light Flight, Zip Line and many more.  Overnight stay at Pokhara.

You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2070M) 
After breakfast in Pokhara at 7:30 drive to Nayapul.  A trekking guide will meet you at your hotel in Pokhara and you will drive one and half hour through the beautiful Hyanja Valley to Nayapul (42km), the starting point for your trek. Begin trekking towards Ulleri. Lunch will be provided en route. After lunch climb steadily side of valley you reach at Hile and after half an hour you reach at Tikhedhunga and walk up to Ulleri.  The trail follows the Modi River which offers good views of the local villages and the Annapurna ranges, Fish Tail Mountain and after Tikhedhunga the trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields Rest of trails goes through inside blooming rhododendron and Oak forest. Where you will stop for your overnight stay in a lodge. (4-5.5 hour walk)

Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani Trek (2750 m.) 
In the morning breakfast will be served at hotel at 7:00am to be prepared for Ghorepani (2750M). We cover the distance within five hours of normal trek.  Finally climb up to Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali words meaning "rest house" "Dharmasala". In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. 
After like a short walk that morning arriving at the Ghorepani police check point by noon. The ascent was much more gradual than the day prior and the scenery just got better and better. As we approached toward Ghorepani, we entered the Rhododendron Forest of the Conservation Area. The height of the bloom here is March / April but already we were delighted by whole trees covered in big bright blossoms. The trees were huge with their gnarled trunks covered with bright green moss. Ghorepani stands at 2850 meters and is the village nearest Poon Hill, the famous lookout. “Gora” means house – “Pani” means water, together Ghorepani. That’s our destination Ghorepani is a busy trekking village and is supposed to have incredible view of Annapurna South. In spring, the views would be even better with flowering Rhododendron bushes. It is one of the larger communities on the trek being on the main route to Jomsom with its airport; it is well traveled on many one way treks. Overnight at Ghorepani. (4-5 hour walk).

Day 06: Ghorepani, Poonhill (sunrise) and Tadapani Trek (2590 m.) 
Today we trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.). We cover the distance within five and half hours of normal trek. Poonhill is the spot to view the majestic panorama of the Himalayas. Early morning, we start our trip to Poonhill (3180m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and numerous other snowcapped mountain peaks. Having breakfast at Ghorepani, trek to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, one can observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys. Overnight at Tadapani. 

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandrung Trek (1940 m.) 
Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.). Comparatively, today is the easiest trek of all days. One has to trek through the forests of Rhododendron and oak One could hear soothing chirp of birds on the way. This trek is also offers best alternative for bird’s lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could observe good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Ghandruk village is listed in World Heritage Site. Overnight at Ghandruk. In the evening, typical Gurung Cultural program will be organized on demand.

Day 08: Ghandrung to Pothana Trek (1900 m.) 
Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.). The first part of our trek is quite steep up to Kimbu (Bee hive in Gurung language). Kimbu is situated at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. One has to ascend following the stone staircase to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for early two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). From here, one can see panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). Now the rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.). Overnight at Pothana.

Day 09: Pothana to Dhampus Phedi Trek and drive back to Pokhara 
Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) which takes about four hours. The trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours and then descend to Phedi passing through Dhampus village. Upon arrival at Dhampus Phedi, we take a vehicle to reach Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 10: Pokhara Sightseeing 
After Breakfast proceed to Pokhara city sightseeing places to visit like: 

Bindawasini Temple: Bindawasini is also one of the most popular temple in Pokhara. The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagawati, another manifestation of Shakti. Bindawasini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees.

Seti Gorge: Another of Pokhara natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti Gandaki River. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters! Provides a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.

Devi's fall: Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's fall). Devi's fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David.) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Gupteswar Cave: Another cave famous for it's religious importance located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. This cave is a sacred and natural cave; there is temple of Load Shiva.

International Mountain Museum: A museum about mountaineering and its history. You could have description of the people living in the Himalayas and descriptions of the 14 highest peaks and their most famous expeditions. In evening leisure, overnight Stay at Hotel.

Day 11: Pokhara to Chitwan National Park
After breakfast drive to Royal Chitwan National Park - arrival Chitwan, refresh then can be go to visit surrounding the Sauraha (Known as the Tourist places can have visited walking to Tharu villages near by your doorsteps). This is the very interesting to know their life style, cultural things as well. In the evening, Tharu culture dance show: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 12: Chitwan jungle safari and bird watching
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceed to Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter. After breakfast we process on Canoeing Trip: A traditional dugout canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the riverbanks. Back to resort through the Jungle. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 13: Chitwan to Lumbini and Sightseeing 
You have breakfast being of the early morning. Then drive from Chitwan to Lumbini. Lumbini is the birth of Lord Buddha and the fountain of the world peace. Situated in western Nepal, Lumbini is an ancient town where old ruins of ancient city are well preserved. Lumbini has been a holy ground for Buddhist all over the world. The peace garden and international monastic zone are the other attraction of the Lumbini after the Mayadevi temple puskarini pond and the historical Ashok Pillar. Overnight at Lumbini. 

Day 14: Lumbini to Kathmandu 
You have breakfast being of the early morning. Then drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu, which takes about six to seven hours. While driving from Lumbini to Kathmandu, En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.

Day 15: Kathmandu free day
Free for shopping and leisure. 

Day 16: Final Departure 
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

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Clients Reviews

T.S. Krishnakumar

5

Chennai, India

I first reached out to Lumle Holidays for a trip to Muktinath. The response was immediate and with clear itinerary and what is covered and what is not. It was a 4-day tour.

On the day we landed, we were received by the operations manager and taken to the Hotel and he explained us the whole tour. Small changes were accepted and immediately arranged. Our tour to Muktinath by helicopter was excellent. Everything was arranged professionally, punctually and with great care. It was a great value for money tour and it was an unforgettable experience to Nepal.

Usha Srinivasn

5

India

We had taken a Mukthinath Tour organised by Lumle Holidays. We had started the tour from Khatmandu . we were given a excellent guide Mr. Mahdav. We were given a very homely treatment, excellent accommodation and royal treatment. 

The tour was customized for our needs. We never felt we were away from home. All our needs were taken care off and we had a wonderful Dharshan at Mukthinath besides, all other temples in Pokhara and Kathamandu too. We would recommend these tour operators very highly.

Subhagata Dey

5

India

I and my wife had undertaken a 10N/11D tour to Nepal with the Lumle Holidays. The tour encircles the places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini,Daman, Nagarkot. The whole tour was organised by Lumle Holidays. I should say that I am more than satisfied with the arrangements made by Lumle Holidays. Moreover the reciprocation and behaviour of MR Sharma and Mr Maharjan was worth mentioning. They were always replying fast to my emails and other communication. 

The hotels provided was among the best as per my budget. The travel arrangements were also very good( not to forget about Mr Tika, who was the friend, philospher, guide and driver for the entire tour). On a n overall basis I am pretty well satisfied and would look forward to contact them in all the future Nepal tours.

Sanjay Simha

5

India

It has been a real pleasure dealing with Lumle Holidays. Initially we were a bit skeptical dealing with Nepal tour operator remotely. However, as responses and details were received, our confidence grew. Our main intent was pilgrimage to this holy place starting from Kathmandu.

All aspects of the tour program were clearly documented and all arrangements done including some of our special requests with reasonable charges. Travels, accommodation, entry tickets, sight-seeing and food arrangements/ suggestions were handled very well. Not only our main intent - Muktinath darshan, but also other attractions at Pokhara, Kathmandu and Manakamna enroute were covered - beyond our expectation. It was tailor made to a 7-day 6-night program (though normal standard seems 6D/5N). Despite some scares about possible weather / flight disruptions, we had a very good journey and darshan & sight seeing all through.

Ask them all questions what to carry and what not, and all tips about restaurants shopping etc,, you get response soon.

Overall it was time and money well spent with a professional operator.

The various guides were very knowledgeable & friendly, including Mr. Sharma himself and Mr. Maharjan & driver cum guide Teeka-ji. Professional dealing, homely comfort, good decent accommodation and transport.

Kothandaraman

5

India

Me and my family, total four member were planing to have a darshan of Muktinath and this makes possible by Lumle Holidays. It was well organised, well co-ordinated and special appreciation to Mr. Nipendra Maharjan for promptly calling and caring about our journey. Weather was really favorable on us and we saw the closest snowcapped mountain from Jomsom like standing infront of us.

On the whole it was a good trip and willing to visit Nepal again with these people. I do recommend to all to go with this company.

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