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Heritage Nepal & Safari Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Trip Overview

This beautiful little journey shows us some of the less visited parts of Nepal and includes a couple of rural heritage visits to small settlements, with wonderful heritage stays at Nuwakot and Bandipur.

No visit to Nepal would be complete without exploring Kathmandu or Pokhara and, of course, the plains of Chitwan National Park in search of rhino, bears, deer and tiger.

Although this trip is not designed as a trekking trip, we have a three day period in the Annapurna Region for hikes and village walks along a ridge with marvellous views of the high Himalayas. Here we stay at a remote retreat with yoga, cows to milk and other calming activities.

13 DAYS THROUGH Nepal
RATING:
of 7 reviews
PRICE FROM:
$1,130 (USD) + 580 KITTY (USD)
DURATION:
13 days
TRANSPORT:
Overland expedition vehicle, 4x4, Private bus, Canoe
CREW:
2 Dragoman crew, Local guides where necessary
ACCOM:
0%
100%
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE:
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TRIP CODE:
WKK
DEPOSIT:
$350 USD

Highlights

  Rural traditional manor house stay in stunning village of Nuwakot

  Chill out in the lake side town of Pokhara

  3 days of hikes and village visits in the Annapurna Region

  Easy ridge walks overlooking stunning views of Annapurna Mountains

  Overnight stay in stunning historic property in ancient Bandipur

  Wildlife safari time, Chitwan National Park

  Explore Kathmandu and its stunning temples and sites

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A wonderful short trip with lovely home stays and heritage hotels. Designed to show the culture and everyday life of Nepal, but with some good easy hiking. An easy not too strenuous trip that gets you beyond the tourist trail.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Kathmandu ( 28th Sep 2019 )

Border Information: If you are joining the trip in Kathmandu, you will most likely enter Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA code: KTM).

Wrapped around the Himalayan mountain range is the remarkable country of Nepal. It is the birthplace of the Buddha and is a land of legend and beauty. Within its narrow confines Nepal contains an utterly spectacular variety of culture and landscapes. Nepal has a stunning natural beauty and a simple charm.

There is an important group meeting at 6:00pm. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where and when this important meeting will take place.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Kathmandu before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Kathmandu.

In Kathmandu we stay in a good quality hotel.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Discover Kathmandu on a guided city tour

NPR 1000

Visit the former royal palace of Narayanhiti and see the crown jewels of Nepal

NPR 500

Visit the sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Nepal's unofficial national deity

NPR 1500

Get out of the city and explore the nearby national park of Sundarijal, and see its idyllic waterfalls and rock formations

NPR 500

Visit the beautiful and tranquil Durbar Square in the nearby medieval town of Bhaktapur, and visit its nearby museums

NPR 1500
Day 2 - Nuwakot ( 29th Sep 2019 )

Today our journey begins with a drive to the historic village of Nuwakot, one of Nepal’s hidden gems nestled in the central hills of the country. Full of ancient temples and palaces, Nuwakot has a beautifully serene atmosphere and rustic ambience - perfect for getting a taste of the calm pace of rural Nepalese life.

In Nuwakot we will stay in a hotel based inside an old manor house.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-6 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Daily Activities

Included Activities

2 nights at a stunning mountain resort, nestling in the foothills of the Himalaya

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Freely explore the historic Nepalese village of Nuwakot and visit its 18th-century palace, once an important stop on the bustling Tibetan-Kathmandu Valley trade route.

Free
Day 3 - Nuwakot ( 30th Sep 2019 )

Today is a free day to explore the stunning village of Nuwakot and its surroundings.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Freely explore the historic Nepalese village of Nuwakot and visit its 18th-century palace, once an important stop on the bustling Tibetan-Kathmandu Valley trade route.

Free

Trek around the incredible hills, terraced fields and traditional villages in the area, taking in some of the awe-inspiring scenery

Free
Day 4 - Pokhara ( 1st Oct 2019 )

Today we will spend a little more time enjoying the serenity of Nuwakot, before taking a short drive to Nepal's second city - the adventure town of Pokhara!

In Pokhara we will stay in a local guesthouse.

Estimated Drive Time - 2-3 hours.

Day 5 - Pokhara ( 2nd Oct 2019 )

Today we will have a free day in the fantastic city of Pokhara. The area is famous for its myriad of spectacular waterfalls surrounded by fertile forests and towering mountains, for its fantastic choice of yoga and meditation retreats, and for its overwhelming choice of adventure activities from trekking to rafting to zip-lining to mountain biking!

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take a boat out on Phewa Lake near Pokhara, basking in the spectactular mountain-and-forest scenery of one of Nepal's most beautiful spots

NPR 500

Take an early trip to the summit of Sarangkot to witness the incredible sunrise while surrounded by some of the world's highest mountains, with the possibility of trekking downhill back to Pokhara

NPR 4000

Visit one of Pokhara's beautiful ashrams to take a yoga or meditation course

USD 20

Head out on an adrenaline-fuelled white water rafting expedition near the adventure town of Pokhara

USD 50

Head out for an exhilarating mountain biking expedition in the mountains surrounding Pokhara

USD 45
Day 6 - Annapurna Region ( 3rd Oct 2019 )

This morning we take a short drive out of Pokhara to the small village of Dhampus, where we start our 3-hour trek to our Annapurna eco-lodge. The lodge is dramatically located in the foothills of the mountains of Annapurna and Manaslu, and is a paradise for taking walks through the stunning Nepalese countryside.

The trek is approximately 3 hours in total, and is relatively easy but is mainly uphill. The trek can be skipped by any individual if need be.

In the Annapurna Region we will stay in a local eco-lodge.

Estimated Drive Time - 1-2 hours.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Head out on a fantastic trek along the ridge at the start of the Mardi Himal Trail, taking in the unreal vistas of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare in the mountain ranges nearby

Free
Day 7 - Annapurna Region ( 4th Oct 2019 )

Today we will explore the area around our eco-lodge, meet many of the locals, and get into the heart of the community. We will hopefuly visit a local school and give something back to the local community by helping to maintain their ingenious water systems.

Day 8-9 - Bandipur ( 5th Oct 2019 to 6th Oct 2019 )

Today we will embark on a stunning walk along the ridge, taking in the incredible vistas of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare mountains in the background! We will stop at a small village for lunch and then take the steep downhill trail to rejoin our overland truck on the main road. From there, we will drive to the delightful town of Bandipur.

The trek is approximately 5 hours in total, and is easy and relatively flat until the steep downhill section back to the main road which is a bit more challenging. The trek can be skipped by any individual if need be.

In Bandipur we will have 2 nights in a fantastic local hotel.

Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.

On our 2nd day in Bandipur we will have free time to relax and explore the local surroundings.

Day 10 - Chitwan National Park ( 7th Oct 2019 )

Today we will drive through stunning scenery down to the lowlands of Nepal and the Terai grasslands. Our destination is Chitwan National Park, where we will stay for the next 2 nights.

If we arrive in good time we will make a visit to Bis Hajaar Tal, also known as 20,000 Lakes, which is a wetland area near the Royal Chitwan National Park. Here we will get the opportunity to see peacocks, wild boars, deer and there is also a slim chance of seeing tigers and rhinos. If we cannot visit the 20,000 Lakes area today we will make our visit tomorrow.

In Chitwan we will stay in a local guest lodge.

Estimated Drive Time - 2-4 hours.

Day 11 - Chitwan National Park ( 8th Oct 2019 )

Today we'll spend the day exploring the National Park by canoe and on foot, and there is the option to take a jeep safari! There will be an opportunity to see a traditional Nepali dance demonstration in the evening.

In Chitwan we will stay in a local guest lodge.

Day 12 - Kathmandu ( 9th Oct 2019 )

Today we will say goodbye to the truck and your crew and transfer to the incredible Nepalese capital of Kathmandu with a local guide. 

In Kathmandu we stay in a good quality hotel.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

Day 13 - Kathmandu ( 10th Oct 2019 )

Border Information: if you are finishing the trip in Kathmandu, you will most likely exit Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA code: KTM).

Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Kathmandu. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Sales Team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.

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Departing: 28 Sep 2019
Returning: 10 Oct 2019
Duration: 13 days
Route: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
$1,130 USD + $580 Kitty (USD)
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Returning: 31 Oct 2019
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Returning: 19 Dec 2019
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$1,140 USD + $580 Kitty (USD)
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REVIEWS FROM OUR PASSENGERS

Evererything was very well organized. The landscape was fantastic and the people friendly.
Martina C
After only ever being with one other tour company, I found that I much preferred Dragoman and would highly recommend to others. It was overall an amazing experience and exceeded all my expectations of the trip.
Paige M
I really enjoyed Chitwan National Park, the accomodation at Chitwan was beautiful and having the chance to walk around the park with a chance of seeing the wild animals was amazing.
Paige M
Great crew, all very well organised.
Lisa G
An extra day in Bandipur would have been nice as we arrived quite late and left early. Maybe instead of the free day in Kathmandu at the start? As you can add to the start of your trip if you want longer there.
Leanne N
Trip of a lifetime
Denise C
Favourite Dragoman trip
Suzanne M