Nepal Adventure — Plus

From Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghandruk, Landruk, Royal Chitwan National Park


Tour Operator: G Adventures

Physical rating: 4 - Demanding

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Group size: 1 - 12

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. From the colours and magic of Kathmandu's markets to the serenity of Himalayan trails, this 10-day adventure offers an intriguing blend of well-paced excursions. The rugged foothills of the Annapurna Range will reward those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of mountain vistas. Experience Nepal from a different perspective as you explore Chitwan National Park on a 4x4 safari. With many included activities and options for more, like a soak in the restorative waters of a natural hot spring, you'll come away with a full and real appreciation of this fascinating land.

Highlights

  • icon Kathmandu Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Community Homestay
  • icon trek the foothills of the Annapurna Range
  • iconExplore the sights in old Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
  • iconExplore the sights in old Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, search for tigers in Chitwan National Park, trek the foothills of the Annapurna Range, marvel at the mountain landscapes
  • icon Royal Chitwan National Park Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Barauli Community Homestay
  • icon marvel at the mountain landscapes
  • icon search for tigers in Chitwan National Park

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Kathmandu

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel Traditional Stay

Arrive at any time.

Our hotel is located in Patan, as such we have included the entrance ticket to nearby Patan Durbar Square where you can explore on your own.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a self-guided tour of this spectacular square built primarily in the 16th and 17th centuries. Located within it are the Royal Palace and many temples built in the traditional Newari pagoda style. We also visit the Golden Temple and Patan museum. South of the square lies the Kumari Chowk, home to Nepal's living goddess, the Kumari, a prepubescent girl chosen as the incarnation of the Hindu goddess Talejn. The Kumari lives a cloistered life, rarely leaving the confines of the chowk. When she does, it is for important religious festivals, but her feet are not allowed to touch the ground. Once the Kumari reaches puberty, another 3-5-year-old girl will take her place. If she is receiving visitors, we may be able to stop by for a blessing.

icon Day 2: Kathmandu

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel Traditional Stay

Meals: LUNCH

Take a guided tour of the royal city of Bhaktapur, and the Bodhnath Stupa. Visit the G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project. Meet the women from the project and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch.

Take a tour of the world heritage site of Bhaktapur and visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world. Opt to visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Swayambhunath is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles.

ACTIVITY: Visit this unique old town known as the City of Devotees. Explore Hindu temples, pagodas, palaces, and monuments, including the beautiful wood-carved palace in Durbar Square. You can pick up clay pots and other souvenirs in the colourful open markets and taste home made yogourt, known as khopa dhau, which Bhaktapur is famous for.

ACTIVITY: Visit this G Adventures-supported grassroots organization that is helping to support rehabilitated survivors of human-trafficking and other at-risk women. SASANE, our project partners, train once vulnerable women to be certified paralegals, so that they are the first point of contact for other women coming out of abuse. Where survivors lack a high school diploma, the minimum requirements to be a paralegal, Planeterra and G Adventures have helped catalyze a hospitality program for these women to be reintegrated into a dignified work environment. The survivors will teach you how to make momos (traditional dumplings) as well as a Nepali lunch. The program helps support SASANE's outreach and education programs across Nepal.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a visit to the Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. Built in the 5th century, this UNESCO World Heritage site still attracts many pilgrims, particularly Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis. Take in the peaceful atmosphere and observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa.

icon Day 3: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel Queens Park

Drive across the mountains to beautiful Pokhara. Immerse yourself in the views of the spectacular Annapurna Range.

A lively drive along stunning scenery brings us from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pay a visit to the striking temple of Brindabasim which stands proudly over Pokhara. Later, opt to relax in a café or shop for Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs in the endless stalls and shops.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 4: Pokhara/Ghandruk

Location: Pokhara

Accommodation: Breeze Guest House

Enjoy three days of trekking through isolated mountain villages and stunning landscapes. Well worth the effort, you'll be rewarded with the remote grandeur.

Drive to the start point of the trek, Naya Pul. Throughout the trek, come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on the grassy pastures. Enjoy the opportunity to visit monasteries and temples. Along the way we see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes. Opt to soak in natural hot springs (you've earned it).

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Trek uphill passing the foothills of the Annapurna Region to reach Ghandruk, a charming village populated by mostly Thakalis, Gurungs and Magars. Enjoy the spectaular scenery - it is well-worth the effort.

icon Day 5: Ghandruk/Landruk

Location: Ghandruk

Accommodation: Maya Guesthouse

Trek through the foothills from Ghandruk to Jhinu Danda for a rest and an optional soak in the hot springs. Continue on to Landruk, enjoying the views along the way.

ACTIVITY: After breakfast, enjoy a trek all the way to Jhinu Danda, which takes approx. 4 hrs. Spend about 2 hrs in Jhinu - take a break and relax in the hot springs. In the afternoon, hike another 3 hrs (5-6km) through the forest of Annapurna to reach Landruk.

icon Day 6: Landruk/Pokhara

Location: Landruk

Accommodation: Hotel Queens Park

For the final day of trekking, walk approx. 5 hr enjoying gorgeous scenery along the way. End the trek in Kande and board a vehicle bound for Pokhara where you will spend the night.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy the final 5 hr stretch of this beautiful hike, taking in the spectacular scenery en route. Upon reaching Kande, the end point, board waiting vehicles and set off on the drive back to Pokhara to enjoy a well-earned night of rest.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 7: Pokhara/Royal Chitwan National Park

Location: Pokhara

Accommodation: Barauli Community Homestay

Travel to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community. Experience their culture through dance and song, along with a traditional meal. Opt to go on a cycling excursion through the area.

This morning, opt to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area by pre-booking the Paragliding in Pokhara extra when booking your tour. Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Chitwan National Park. Known as the Terai Tarai ("moist land"), the landscape you travel through today is a belt of marshy grassland, savannah, and forests at the base of the Himalayas.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy the hospitality of the Tharu, an indigenous community from the Teral belt of Nepal who live in eco-friendly homes. Experience their unique culture through dances, songs, and a delicious traditional meal.

icon Day 8: Royal Chitwan National Park

Location: Royal Chitwan National Park

Accommodation: Barauli Community Homestay

Take a 4x4 safari through the park and search for the elusive tiger.

Explore the national park by 4x4 safari before a guided half-day walk inside the park. Enjoy free time to enjoy some bird watching. The Terai-Duar region is home to the endangered Indian rhinoceros, as well as elephants, Bengal tigers, bears, leopards, and other wild animals. The Royal Chitwan National Park and Royal Bardia National Park preserve significant sections of habitat for these animals, making them home to some of the greatest concentrations of rhinoceros and tigers left in South Asia.

ACTIVITY: Explore the diverse ecosystems of Royal Chitwan National Park from the comfort of a 4x4 vehicle. Keep your eyes peeled for the many animals that live there, including birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and rhinos. If you're lucky, you might get to see an elusive tiger.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Make the most of your time here.

ACTIVITY: Explore the village and its surroundings with a guided bike ride. Enjoy sunset on the banks of the Narayani river over a cup of tea.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy the hospitality of the Tharu, an indigenous community from the Teral belt of Nepal who live in eco-friendly homes. Experience their unique culture through dances, songs, and a delicious traditional meal.

icon Day 9: Royal Chitwan National Park/Kathmandu

Location: Royal Chitwan National Park

Accommodation: Hotel Traditional Stay

Travel back to the capital city.

Return to Kathmandu and enjoy a free afternoon to continue exploring. Opt to visit the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath or the monkey temple.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Finish up your sightseeing.

icon Day 10: Kathmandu

Location: Kathmandu

Depart at any time. Opt for an Everest flight this morning, if weather permits.

There are no activities planned for today and you are free to depart at any time. If you are interested in a scenic flight to view Mt Everest, you can pre-book the flight when booking your tour. Alternatively, your CEO can assist you with booking the flight on tour.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (7 nts), teahouse lodges (2 nts).

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    Meals

    1 lunch

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Community Homestay, Royal Chitwan National Park Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Barauli Community Homestay, Royal Chitwan National Park

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    Kathmandu walking tour

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    Chitwan National Park 4x4 safari

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    Annapurna trekking (3 days)

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    Bhaktapur guided tour

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts), teahouse lodges (2 nts).

Transport

Private bus, 4x4, trekking.
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