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We have shown the itinerary on the basis of a complete holiday purely for illustrative purposes. Naturally as tailor-made Nepal holiday specialists we would be happy to discuss additional options, whether it be other activities, more/less sightseeing, alternative/upgraded accommodation etc dependent upon your interests, preferences and time available. We even tailor-make a suggested 'what to pack' list for you based upon your ultimately chosen Nepal tailor-made holiday too.

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu

Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the "KGH" Hotel in the heart of the Thamel district. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu, although the open air courtyard cafe of the KGH Hotel is as good as anywhere,

Accommodation: KGH Hotel -  Kathmandu

Included Meals: None

 

Day 2 - Medieval Bhaktapur

A cultural, relaxed day to begin with. In the morning a short, private transfer of around 40mins whisks you away from the hustle & bustle (and pollution) of frenetic Kathmandu to the ancient city of Bhaktapur. This medieval Newari marvel is to many what they hoped Kathmandu would be. Certainly inside the old part of Bhaktapur the absence of vehicles is a welcome relief. You'll be given an on foot morning guided tour of the main sights of Bhaktapur, but also the hidden, back streets of Bhaktapur where the coach tripper tourists rarely bother to explore. Like anywhere, you need to scratch beneath the surface to discover the real Bhaktapur. By late afternoon/early evening the reason why you're staying in Bhaktapur will become evident. The day trippers have left and returned to Kathmandu, and now you can enjoy the atmosphere of Bhaktapur as the locals do.

Accommodation: Bhadgaon Guest House -  Bhaktapur

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3 - Cycle to Namobuddha & Dhulikel from Panauti

In the morning. firstly a private vehicle will take you to the Hindu farming village of Panauti. After exploring Panauti with its ornate temples and shrines you'll then cycle (with a cyling guide and back up vehicle support) to the Buddhist site of Namobuddha. The distance from Panauti is just over 10km and there is a steady climb up from Panauti on a moderately graded road. Here you can explore and then cycle downhill ultimately reaching the main road, which you follow to the Newari town of Dhulikel, which provides panoramic, extensive skyline views of the Himalayas. Total cycling distance today is around 25km.

Accommodation: Dhulikel Lodge Resort -  Dhulikel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4 - To rural Nuwakot

A travelling day. It takes around 5 hours from Dhulikel to reach Nuwakot, but once you're passed Kathmandu what a journey it is as you travel in a private vehicle on a tarmac road that climbs to the top of a 2000m pass and from where there are outstanding views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The road then drops down to the Trisuli River Valley, then a single track road leads up and up through pine forests and to the Himalayan foothills village of Nuwakot. Your accommodation is perched high above the Trisuli River and affords great views to the valley below, as well as facing the sun in the afternoons. Relax and enjoy life in the gardens of this beautiful former Newari Manor House.

Accommodation: The Famous Farm  -  Nuwakot

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5 - Nuwakot delights

The pace of life in Nuwakot requires some adjustment. Things here are taken slowly and without hurry. But, we're sure you'll agree, this is a rather special place too. So, after breakfast a member of staff from the Famous Farm will be your guide and take you on a short walk (2-3hrs) to a view point above Nuwakot from where you then walk down to the bazaar and then back to the Guest House. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and now that you have your bearings, enjoy a free afternoon and take a wander around the fields and tiny homesteads in the surrounding area. The locals are very friendly and are always happy to see the handfuls of tourists who venture here.

Accommodation: The Famous Farm, Nuwakot

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6 - Trisuli Rafting

A private vehicle transfer down into the Trisuli River Valley and part way down the Pokhara highway to where you now take to the waters of the Trisuli River and some very pleasant rafting on the river. Wetsuits and rafting helmets are provided. Paddling downstream, with the occasional bit of whitewater (nothing too scary though) is a great way to explore the river valley, which can only be experienced on the river itself. Keep a look out for colourful birds and the odd bit of local life. Tonight you stay at a cosy permanent tented riverside camp. It's very peaceful and relaxing.

Accommodation: Trisuli Centre River Camp

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7- To Bandipur

Along the highway by private vehicle and then a detour to follow a road that climbs almost 1000m up above the river valley and to the small, mountain town of Bandipur. Perched high up, from your accommodation there are views across to Manaslu and the Annapurnas.

Accommodation: The Old Inn   -   Bandipur

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8 - Ramkot Hike

There's no real mass tourism here and on todays walk you'll not see anything like the numbers of tourists trekking in the Annapurna region. Hopefully you've woken to a dramatic sunrise across to Manaslu and other Himalayan giants and after a hearty breakfast are ready to give the legs a bit of a stretch. You're heading up to the village of Ramkot. A staff member from the Old Inn will be your guide. One of the very few places where the traditional 'round house' style of village homes still remains in Nepal. It's a moderate trek of around 5-6hrs return and takes you to a part of Nepal only a handful of visitors see. There are of course some great views to enjoy too.

Accommodation: The Old Inn, Bandipur

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9 - Begnas Lake

It's around a 4 hour private transfer to the beautiful and tranquil Begnas Lake. There are great views of the Annapurnas and Fishtail, and this very relaxed location affords a much more serene and peaceful experience than the hustle and bustle of Pokhara in comparison. Chill out and have a dip in the hotel pool. Options include taking a boat out onto the lake, or trying out the Ayurveda Spa.

Accommodation: Begnas Lake Resort -   Begnas

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10 - Day hike to Rupa Tal

Today a Pokhara trekking Guide will take you on a hike to the 'other' even quieter Rupa Lake. As with the scenic nature of the lake, the walking up and down through peacfeul forests, interspersed with small habitations is exceptionally interesting and of course you have views of the Himalayan peaks too. Walking time approx. 5 hours.

Accommodation: Begnas Lake Resort, Begnas

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11 - Fly to Kathmandu

A private transfer to Pokhara Airport for the short flight to Kathmandu. A private transfer will take you from the airport back to the KGH Hotel. However, you may wish to consider some additional contingency for this trip, whether it be for any delays/cancellations that can and do occur for internal flights and overland travel , or any difficulties that may arise on the trip.

Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 12 - Depart Nepal

A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made

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