Explore Kathmandu's diverse mix of cultures.
Take in wonderful Himalayan views in the Annapurna region.
Visit the medieval town on Bandipur.
Go in search of rhinos and tigers in Chitwan National Park.
Relax in the scenic and tranquil village of Nagarkot.
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Day 1 Kathmandu
Arrive into Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You might like to wander into the centre of the city to explore the markets and food stalls - a great spot to try some momos (local dumplings).
Day 2 Kathmandu
Explore Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley, visiting a selection of temples including Swayambhunath, Bodnath Stupa and Pashupatinath - a sacred Hindu temple. You're accompanied by a driver and experienced guide who can explain the history and cultural importance of each site.
Day 3 Pokhara
Take a short flight to Pokhara. Enjoy an afternoon to explore the second largest city in Nepal. The gateway to the Himalayas, Pokhara is laid out alongside a lake with the snowcapped views of the peaks jutting out beyond. There are a number of museums to explore including the International Mountain Museum which will give you a taster of what's to come.
Day 4 Birethanti
Begin your three day trek today, walking through Nepalese villages and hamlets before heading upwards into the foothills. Staying overnight in a luxury lodge with views right across the Himalayas.
Day 5 Ghandruk
Hike up to the bustling village of Ghandruk for an overnight stay. Along the route you are likely to pass children on their way to school and locals carrying a variety of goods. Once you've arrived, there's time to explore the village if you have the energy.
Day 6 Pokhara
Hike back down from the hills, passing more unique scenery and small villages. On reaching the road, you're driven back to Pokhara. Spend the night in Pokhara. I you have the time, you might like to walk to a local restaurant to sample some local food.
Day 7 Bandipur
Travel to the medieval Newari town of Bandipur. This well-preserved town has many fine examples of 18th century architecture, as well as small cafes, shops and temples. The afternoon is free to wander the cobbled streets.
The Old Bandipur Inn
Day 8 Chitwan
Travel from Bandipur to Chitwan National Park. On arrival you'll check in to a wildlife lodge and have the evening to relax. You might like to enjoy drinks in the hotel bar or star gaze in this area of minimal light pollution.
Day 9 Chitwan
Today you will have a full day exploring the park. There are plenty of activities, including jungle walks, river safaris and jeep safaris. Hopefully you will be able to spot some of the one-horned rhino that reside here.
Day 10 Chitwan
Another full day of activities in Chitwan. Your days can be tailored to your interests, if you're keen on birdwatching you might enjoy a river safari to see some of the migrating bird species.
Day 11 Nagarkot
This morning you should have the time to do another activity, before leaving the jungle for your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival you will continue on to the village of Nagarkot, one of the best spots for soaking up panoramic mountain vistas.
Day 12 Nagarkot
Wake early this morning and enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the Himalaya. Today is free to explore nearby local villages or simply enjoy the views from the comfort of your hotel balcony.
Day 13 Return home
Transfer to the airport for your return flights home.
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