Highlights of Nepal
Beyond the snow capped peaks of the Himalaya, temples, Sherpas and mountain treks, Nepal has a wealth of history, culture and wildlife unique to the region that is begging to be explored. Visit the heart of Kathmandu, Durbar Square, marvel in the sacred Buddhist shrine of Swayambhunath, search for tiger and rhino in Chitwan National Park and enjoy the panoramic beauty of Pokhara.
Day 1: Kathmandu You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu See the Royal Palace, Hanuman Dhoka, the Great Bell and Drum and Kasthamandap, a wooden temple built from a single tree in Durbar Square. Continue to the most ancient of the Kathmandu Valleys holy shrines, Swayambhunath. In the afternoon see the fine display of Newari urban architecture in Patan with its temples dedicated to Shiva, Krishna, Ganesh and Vishnu.
Day 3: Kathmandu > Nagarkot Visit the holy sites of Pashupainath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa before soaking in the feeling of peace and harmony at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Continue to Nagarkot for stunning views of the Himalayan peaks to watch the sunset.
Day 4: Nagarkot > Chitwan A long drive today to Chitwan. This unique ecosystem is a World Heritage Site and home to the endangered one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, crocodile, elephant, four-horned antelope and monitor lizard amongst others. Enjoy a cultural dance show this afternoon.
Day 5: Chitwan Join an early safari this morning and later you may choose to try a canoe ride on the river. This afternoon includes a jungle walk and visit to the elephant centre.
Day 6: Chitwan > Pokhara Departing Chitwan after breakfast, drive to Pokhara. This delightful city boasts several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The afternoon is at leisure to explore.
Day 7: Pokhara Visit the World Peace Pagoda this morning with its expansive views over the Pokhara Valley. This afternoon is at leisure.
Day 8: Pokhara > Kathmandu Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before returning by road to Kathmandu. Check in on arrival for overnight.
Day 9: Kathmandu You will be transferred to the airport.
• Tailor-made journey with English-speaking local guides • 8 nights' accommodation • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing and entrance fees • Jungle activities • National Park entrance fee • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Itinerary may be tailored. Please note some activities are weather dependent. Supplements apply over peak periods and national holidays.
Itinerary may be tailored. Please note some activities are weather dependent. Supplements apply over peak periods and national holidays.