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Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour

1. Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour

Day 1: Your first day will begin with you traveling from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Once having arrived to Chitwan, you will be taken to your respective accommodation by your staff. You can then refresh yourself with cold drinks before having some time to rest. Following this rest break, visit the Chitwan National Park where you can explore the wildlife, history, and essence of the park. You will later enjoy an exotic sunset from the Rapti River, before a village tour around the Tharu Village including participation in a Tharu dance program. Day 2: You'll start with breakfast at 7:00AM, after which you will go on a canoe ride along the Rapti River. You will get to see a rare species of crocodile after a small jungle walk, following which you will have time to savor a quick delicious lunch. After lunch, go deep inside the jungle by Jeep where you will be able to observe the real beauty of the wildlife and vegetation. You will encounter many different mammals which are considered the wealth of Nepal throughout this safari, before returning back for dinner at the resort’s restaurant later that evening. Day 3: Your final day's wake-up call will be 6:30AM, with breakfast being served at 7:00AM. Following that you will travel to the bus station for a drive back to the capital city Kathmandu.

Private Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour

2. Private Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour

Start with pickup from your Kathmandu hotel, before your private guide takes you on a scenic 90-minute drive to Nagarkot. Along the winding roads, pass by small villages, teahouses, forests, and mountain panoramas in the distance. Nagarkot sits about 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Kathmandu. Enjoy the sunrise and see the Everest Range, Annapurna Range, the Langtang Range, the Mansiri Range, Rolwaling Range, and other Himalayan mountains in the distance. Follow your guide down a walking trail to the village of Rohini Bhanjyang, which offers more mountain views. Continue through the hamlets of Kankre and Tanchok to Tusal, then ascend uphill through farmland to Opi. An hour further down the road, walk into Dhulikhel, a picturesque hill station surrounded by natural beauty. Take some time to relax and snap photos in Dhulikhel before your private driver collects you and your guide. Relax on the one-hour return drive to Kathmandu where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the early evening.

Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

3. Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel. Start your tour at 4:30 in the morning to catch the sunrise. Afterwards, hike to Changunarayan Temple takes about 3 hours and then drive back to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a village development committee located at 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. It is an international tourist destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists. Located approximately 7000 feet (2000 meters) above sea level and 28 kilometers from Kathmandu International Airport, Nagarkot is a world-famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Considered as the best viewpoint spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset with spectacular Himalayan vistas, Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the snow capped Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with splendid views of the Kathmandu valley and shivapuri national park. Situated in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley to monitor external activities of another kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat for the royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station.

From Kathmandu: 10-Day Ghorepani Yoga Trek

4. From Kathmandu: 10-Day Ghorepani Yoga Trek

Day 1  Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, get picked up by your friendly driver and transferred to your 3* hotel in the city center. Enjoy some free time for sightseeing then destress with a 1-hour sleep meditation before bed.  Day 2 Start the day with a 1-hour yoga session followed by breakfast. After breakfast, travel to Pokhara and admire green hills, beautiful valleys and rolling mountains along the way. End the day with another sleep meditation session before bed.  Day 3  Enjoy another yoga session before breakfast then make your way to Nayapul, where your trek begins. Trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga on a 4.5-hour trek before spending the night at a traditional tea lodge, where you will once again be treated to a sleep meditation before bed.  Day 4 After your morning yoga session and breakfast, begin the trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani. You will be spending the night at another tea lodge. Day 5 Today, experience the breathtaking beauty of the sunrise over Poon Hill during your trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani. Tonight's accommodation is at another tea lodge and you will enjoy another sleep meditation before bed.  Day 6 Relax today with a relatively easy trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk before spending the night at a tea lodge. Day 7 Begin your descent after breakfast as you travel through Nayapul and Pokhara to reach the village of Pothana. Spend the night at a 3* hotel in Pokhara. Day 8 After your morning yoga session, spend the rest of the day exploring Pokhara at your own pace. See sights such as Davis Falls and the World Peace Pagoda or alternatively spend the day relaxing at your hotel.  Day 9 Begin the journey back to Kathmandu then destress after your 7-hour drive with a 1-hour sleep meditation before spending the night at a 3* hotel. Day 10 After your final morning yoga session, spend the rest of the day relaxing or doing a last-minute spot of souvenir shopping before getting dropped off at the airport in time for your flight.

Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

5. Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

You will begin with breakfast at 8:00AM in the morning. From there your friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel in Thamel or Kathmandu, and following a one-hour drive you will reach the Changu Narayan Temple. The Changu Narayan Temple gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about Nepalese culture. You will also encounter old-style houses, and will learn about the lifestyle around Changu Narayan. Following that, take a 4-hour hike from the Changu Narayan Temple to Nagarkot, the place from where the Himalayas appear like white diamonds. You can also check out the incredible views over Langtang, Shisapangma, Mount Everest, and Gauri Shankar from this location. Your guide will help you to learn more about the beautiful Changu Narayan Temple, along with Nagarkot. Your tour will later end after around 8-9 hours, at which point you will be returned back to your hotel to rest.

Kathmandu: Jamacho Day Hike

6. Kathmandu: Jamacho Day Hike

After departing from Kathmandu at 9:00AM, you will begin your full-day hike by entering the Shivapuri National Park. you will be taken to the gate of Shivapuri National Park, where your guide will pay your entrance fee. A road then leads to Jamacho Gumba, but you will take a hiking path which is about 5 kilometers from the bottom to the top of the hill. In about 3 hours, you will arrive to the top where you will enjoy your lunch. There is a Buddhist shrine called Jamacho Gumba. There you will also discover a view tower which offers a bird’s-eye view of the Kathmandu Valley, and on a clear day you can see the magnificent Himalayas in the north. On a smaller hill below, you will also be able to see Swayambhunath, which is also known as the Monkey Temple. At the conclusion of your scenic day out, you will be returned to your point of origin.

Kathmandu: 10-Day Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek

7. Kathmandu: 10-Day Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek

Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu Airport (1,345 meters) You will be met by your representative before being transferred to your hotel for a short brief about the trekking and some refreshments. That evening you will overnight at your Kathmandu hotel. Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara On your second day you will travel for 5-6 hours to Pokhara by tourist bus. In the evening you'll have free time to self-explore around Phewa Lake, before spending the night at the Hotel Third Pole or similar. Day 3: Drive to Modktu (1,250 meters), Chhomrong Trek (2,170 meters) On your third day you will begin the trek from Siwai. You will travel in a shared vehicle for 3 hours to Siwai, traversing along the snake-line road via Naudanda, Nayapul, and Birethanti. The trekking route from Siwai to Chhomrong is very picturesque, and at the conclusion of the day you will stay at the Teahouse Lodge. Day 4: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,840 meters) Take a morning walk downhill to the river, before crossing a short bridge and heading up to Sinuwa, at 2,330 meters. This is a lonely spot with a few shops and nice lodges, and from there you can walk into the cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees before taking a short steep descent to Bamboo. Bamboo is a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees which sits on the Modi River Gorge. Day 5: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters) Today the trail continues steeply up to the Hinko Cave. You will soon begin a short descent before crossing a rocky moraine. Following that, a short climb will take you to Deurali. That night you will overnight at the Tea House Lodge. Day 6: Trek back to Bamboo (2,310 meters) Day 6 will begin with you observing the splendid sunrise from the Annapurna Base Camp. After breakfast, you will begin to descend. You will take a hike down to Modi Khola at Bamboo, which contains an elevation drop of 1,700 meters. That evening you will overnight at the Bamboo Tea House lodge. Day 7: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780 meters) Jhinu Danda is the destination set for today. From Bamboo you will first hike up to to Kuldhigar, where the office of ACAP and the visitor center is located. The Jhinu hot spring is then 15-20 minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda. You can relax your tired muscles by taking a relaxing dip in the hot spring bathing pool, before your evening is spent at a lodge in Jhinu Danda. Day 8: Jhinu to Pokhara (1,640 meters) Today you can choose to go to the hot spring once more, before beginning your trek down to Nayapul. You will then drive back to Pokhara. where you will overnight at the Hotel Third Pole. Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu On your second last day you will travel back to Kathmandu by tourist bus, a journey which takes about 6 hours. That evening you'll overnight at the Thamel Eco Resort or Skyline Hotel. Day 10: Kathmandu On your final day you will transfer to the international airport for your final flight departure.

Kathmandu: 4-Day Nature and Yoga Retreat

8. Kathmandu: 4-Day Nature and Yoga Retreat

Escape into the dense forests of northern Kathmandu and experience the refreshment, peace, and relaxation that this natural setting brings. Pickup is provided from central Kathmandu. From here, travel to NagiGompa–NagiGompa, a nunnery located in a serene setting outside of the city. Vegetarian meals are provided for the 4 days of your stay as well as herbal teas and coffee. Spend time with an experienced instructor who will help you delve into your yoga and meditation practices to work towards a state of peace, fulfillment, and abundance. Gain clarity and detoxify your body in a place where nature and culture come together. Learn and connect with Buddhist teachings in a place where more than one hundred nuns stay and practice spiritual life as Buddha taught.

From Kathmandu: 11-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

9. From Kathmandu: 11-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This 11-day Annapurna Base Camp experience offers a shorter trekking trip for those time-pressed travelers.  • Day one: Arrival in Kathmandu (4,264 feet) Take in an amazing view of The Himalayas as you approach Kathmandu. At the airport, you will be welcomed by a local representative. In the evening, settle in for some authentic Nepalese cuisine, an excellent introduction to the country’s food and culture. Stay overnight in Kathmandu. • Day two: 30-minute flight to Pokhara (2,700 feet), trek to Ghandruk (6,360 feet) in 5-6 hours  Take a flight to Pokhara. The right side of the plane will offer the best views of The Himalayas. Local representatives will pick you up at the Pokhara airport. Take a one hour and 20-minute drive to Nayapul (new bridge) on the main road near Birethanti and begin your trek. From Birethanti, trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, you can visit the Gurung museum. Overnight in Ghandruk. • Day three: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (7,120 feet), 5–6 hours • Day four: Chhomrong to Bamboo (7,578 feet), 4-5 hours • Day five: Bamboo to Deurali (10,595 feet), 3-4 hours • Day six: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (13,545 feet) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (1,2135 feet), 5–6 hours • Day seven: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, 7-8 hours • Day eight: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (5,770 feet), 5–6 hours • Day nine: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara, 6-hour trek, 1-hour drive • Day ten: Fly to Kathmandu Fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon. In Kathmandu, you may spend the day exploring or shopping for souvenirs, lovely pashminas, or intricate art work. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. • Day eleven: Final departure, home sweet home  Local representatives will transport you to the meeting point or your hotel in Thamel to conclude the tour.

Tamang Heritage Trail: 10-Day Trekking Adventure

10. Tamang Heritage Trail: 10-Day Trekking Adventure

The Tamang Heritage Trail is open to trekkers after having long been a restricted area due to its location near Nepal’s border with Tibet. Highlights of a trek on this trail include discovering the ancient lifestyle of the indigenous Tamang people and enjoying the healing baths at the natural hot spring. Off the beaten track, the area features basic mountain accommodations along with basic Nepali and Tibetan food. Trek to the popular Tamang village where you’ll see ancient gompas, or places for meditation, and Buddhist prayer rocks, set around the village and also along the trail. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon arrival at the Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. You can meet with tour staff later in the day or the next day for a briefing on the upcoming trek. At the meeting you’ll be introduced to your trekking guide and Sherpa. Depending on the time, you may also be taken to one of the most popular local restaurants for some delicious Nepalese food, cultural music, and ethnic dancing. If you arrive later in the day, you’ll visit the restaurant on the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu. Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trek Preparation After breakfast you’ll head out on a city tour of Kathmandu to see the main attractions of the valley. Visit the Boudhnath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath stupa (the Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. After finishing the city tour, you’ll meet with staff again to check your clothing and equipment for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi (9 hours) Your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to the bus station where your journey north from Kathmandu begins. You’ll travel on the Pasang Lamu highway, which is well paved until Trisuli Bazaar, and then is unpaved to Sybrubesi. Enjoy the scenery along the way, admiring the valleys, farming terraces, villages, and snow-capped peaks. Enjoy an evening stroll and spend the night in Syabrubesi. Day 4: Trek to Gatlang (6 hours, 2,238 meters) After a hot breakfast at the lodge, you’ll make a 1.5-hour ascent, walking to a viewpoint where you’ll have fantastic views of Ganesh Himal, the Gosaikunda range, and the Goljang valley. The trail then leads you downhill to the Goljang valley where you’ll stop for lunch. It’s another 3-hour walk to reach the beautiful Tamang village. Overnight at the lodge. Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (5.5 hours, 2,380 meters) You’ll have the longest walk of the trip on Day 5, walking for around 7 hours. The walk begins with a descent to Thangbuchet by the Bhotekoshi River. After lunch the trail ascends to the hanging bridge. After crossing the bridge, the ascent continues until you reach Tatopani, which literally means hot water. Bathe in the natural hot spring. Overnight at the lodge. Day 6: Trek to Thuman (6 hours, 2,238 meters) After breakfast your day starts with an ascent to Nagthali Danda, at 3,300 meters. The high, open grassland offers amazing views of the snow-covered Himalayas. After a rest stop, you’ll continue your walk to Brimdang, and stop there for lunch. After lunch, trek up to Nagthali Danda, and enjoy the views from the top along with tea prepared by the caretaker of the gompa. After this break, you’ll walk down to Thuman, a Tibetan-influenced Tamang village. Overnight at the lodge. Day 7: Trek to Briddim (5.5 hours, 2,239 meters) Begin the day with an easy walk, and after a bit you’ll descend to Timure on the old trade route to Tibet. Stop here for lunch. After lunch you’ll continues on to Briddim, another Tibetan-influenced Tamang village. Enjoy a home stay in Briddim. Each host family provides a clean bed, toilet, and meals in a family dining room. You’ll enjoy the evening with the host family, eating traditional foods, and watching the locals gather in the evening in their traditional costumes, performing cultural songs and dances. Day 8: Trek to Syabrubesi (5 hours, 1,460 meters) After breakfast you’ll trek downhill to Syabrubesi ,which is just a 3-hour walk from Briddim. After lunch you’ll have rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight in Syabrubesi. Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu (9 hours) Early in the morning you’ll board the bus for the ride back to Kathmandu. You’ll be transferred to your hotel and have the remainder of the day to relax or see more of the city. Farewell dinner in the evening and overnight in Kathmandu. Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu You’ll be transferred to the airport, unless you decide to extend your holiday, in which case the tour staff can help you with the arrangements.


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What people are saying about Bagmati Zone

Super Safari, we took the bus to Chitwan Nawa (the organizer) accompanied us to this one. Once we got to Chitwan at the exit of the bus we had a taxi from the hotel waiting for us, the hotel was just sublime with swimming pool and the staff at the top no complaints the same we ate super well all the meals were full and delicious. The canoe is actually a boat ride where you can observe crocodiles and different birds. The Safari lasted well 4 hours we were lucky to see a tiger. We highly recommend this activity! Another big thank you to the various guides.

the guide was very nice and helpful. He took all the time for us and was nice company. The trip was very beautiful and corresponded to what was stated in the description. (difficulty average, with lunch). Worth repeating! Fri greeting Harmien Bonte

The travel companion was very dedicated and attentive. The route is well suited for beginners. It was very nice, but the price-performance ratio didn't match. It is definitely not worth 137. glg

My guide was an amazing man. We got along so well.