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The Ultimate Taste of Nepal Tour

The Ultimate Taste of Nepal tour is proof that you don’t need to be a trekker in order to really see and appreciate the incredible beauty of this Himalayan country. The Ultimate Taste of Nepal tour is seven actions packed days of fun and excitement.

The Ultimate Taste of Nepal tour includes seeing several of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with taking the incredible Chandragiri Cable Car to enjoy the ultimate view of the Himalayas in all of their glory. The tour then goes to the wild jungles of Chitwan National Park to see the elusive Royal Bengal Tigers, rare Indian One-Horned Rhinoceroses along with the beauty of the jungle. Finally, journey through the hidden valleys on the way to the amazing lakeside city of Pokhara, surrounded by the incredible Annapurna Mountains.

All of this comes in just seven wonderful days. Himalayan Planet Adventures offers two packages to choose from. One is our standard package which includes Three Star Hotels and first class tourist bus. The deluxe package features private vehicles as well as Five Star accommodations. Both packages feature a return flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu along the backbone of the Mighty Himalayas.

The Ultimate Taste of Nepal Tour features very limited walking, so it is ideal for those who don’t like to walk or simply are not able to do so. Many of the places do offer handicapped accessibility, including the Chandragiri Cable Car.

The Deluxe Ultimate Taste of Nepal Tour features a flight along the backbone of the Himalayas from Pokhara to Kathmandu. In addition, flying is fast, so you will have more time to spend in Pokhara which everyone definitely enjoys.

Starting USD 750.00
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DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDUThe Ultimate Taste of Nepal begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu as your jetliner touches down at Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be met by your personal representative of Himalayan Planet Adventures and taken by private vehicle to your hotel. The standard package uses Three Star quality hotels while those choosing to take the deluxe option will transfer the luxury of Kathmandu’s five-star hotels. Get settled in and then in the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner complete with fine dining with Nepali food along with a local cultural show.

DAY 2 – SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDUThe morning begins around 8 am as you are picked up by private vehicle and taken to the newly opened Chandragiri Hill Cable Car. This is an exciting adventure as Chandragiri Hill is both a sacred as well as a historical spot in the Kathmandu Valley. From on top of Chandragiri Hill, you will have the finest panoramic view of the Himalayas. On clear days, you can see all the way from Mt. Everest in the east to the Annapurna Mountain ranges in the west. In between are all of the various mountain ranges. The journey up to the top station takes around nine minutes. As your gondola rises in elevation, the beauty of the Kathmandu Valley will unfold before you. Soon, you will be high enough to see above the ring of mountains that surround the Valley. On top are great views as well as the sacred Bhaleshwor Temple where Hindu pilgrims come to pay homage to Lord Shiva. Enjoy lunch on top before returning back down to the bottom of the hill. Following your Chandragiri Hill Cable Car Adventure, you will travel to two of the Valley’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Travel first to Swayambhu and then onto Kathmandu Durbar Square. Both places are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Swayambhu, also known as Monkey Temple is one of the most sacred places for Buddhists in the Kathmandu Valley. The temple’s origins date back 2000 years and from on top, it offers a marvelous view of the Kathmandu Valley. There are many different temples and shrines to tour on top. The last stop is at Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. This place contains the old royal palaces, it is almost 60 different temples and the house of The Kumari, also known as The Living Goddess. Every few years, a young girl is selected through an ancient ritual to become the living goddess. She is worshiped by the residents of the Kathmandu Valley and she is considered the royal Kumari goddess. She will serve in this position until she reaches puberty. It is possible to see her at select times daily at Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. Following the stop at Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, you will be taken to your hotel for dinner and rest.

DAY 3 – TRAVEL TO CHITWAN NATIONAL PARKThe day begins early as you leave Kathmandu for Chitwan National Park. This is Nepal’s premier safari park. Believe it or not, in this area, Royal Bengal Tigers and Indian One-Horned Rhinoceroses still roam free. There are wild elephant herds, two varieties of crocodiles, hundreds of birds and much more. The standard package goes by tourist bus while the deluxe package will travel by private vehicle. The journey today passes through the Trisuli River canyon, following along this famed rafting river with its wild whitewater that swirls angrily as it makes its way southward. The mountains begin to disappear, and the area quickly becomes low hills. You reach Chitwan National Park and Sauraha village around early afternoon. Those choosing the standard package will be taken to their hotel Park Land or similar while those who’ve opted for the deluxe package will go to the luxurious Green Park Resort, the finest hotel in Chitwan. Green Park Resort features excellent facilities along with a pool and first class chefs for the best food in all of Chitwan. In the afternoon, enjoy visiting the Elephant Breeding Grounds and see baby elephants up close (they’re big babies, but really cute!). In the evening, enjoy the Tharu Cultural Show with its famed Stick Dance and Peacock Dance.

DAY 4 – JUNGLE SAFARI IN CHITWAN NATIONAL PARKWake up to the sounds of the jungle. After breakfast, you will take an elephant safari deep into the jungle to look for the wild animals. You travel like a maharajah in a special carrier on top of the elephant. The elephants move quietly in the jungle as you explore the wonderful beauty of Nepal’s premier jungle. After the elephant safari, enjoy lunch. Those who choose the standard package will take a river trip down the Rapti River to look for crocodiles and birds and then experience a short walk through the jungle back to your hotel. You will travel with an experienced jungle guide as you walk amongst the wild animals and amazing flora. Those taking the deluxe package will take a jeep safari deep into the jungle where you will have excellent opportunities to see the animals as well as jungle life. There will be crocodiles, including the endangered gharial crocodile. Vicious as well as prehistoric looking with its long teeth studded snout, the gharial looks mean, but he’s a fish eater. The jeep safari will afford you probably the best opportunity to see Chitwan’s wild jungle animals. In the evening, relax at your hotel or resort as you prepare for the next part of your journey that starts tomorrow morning.

DAY 5 – JOURNEY TO POKHARA, THE LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN CITYEveryone’s favorite place in Nepal is the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. Situated deep in the Annapurna Mountain Range, the city is located on the eastern shores of beautiful Phewa Lake. Today’s journey begins after breakfast. Those choosing the standard package will travel by tourist bus while those who select the deluxe package will be taking private car. Private car is always nice as you can stop and take pictures along the way. The trip travels north until reaching Mugling and then crosses the suspension bridge over the Trisuli River. The journey goes westward, following mountain rivers as you make your way toward Pokhara. You will be able to see the snowcapped peaks of the western Himalayas as you travel. Your journey finally arrives in Pokhara where you will gaze in amazement at the impressive mountains around you. The snowcapped peaks are so close; they feel like they could fall of you! The white peaks stand majestically against the cobalt blue skies of the Himalayas. Relax in your hotel, or with the deluxe package, arrive at your five-star hotels for amazing views and rest. In the evening, take your dinner, walk along the lakeside and enjoy watching a sunset over the lake.

DAY 6 – TOURING AROUND POKHARA AND FLY BACKIn the early morning, take a ride up to Sarangkot Hill where you will watch the most amazing sunrise over the Himalayas. This day begins early as you make your way up to the top of Sarangkot Hill. The place is 1492 meters (5,223 ft.) which almost twice the elevation of the city of Pokhara. From here, you can stand on the view tower and watch the majestic peaks of the Annapurna Range go from gray to orange and finally a brilliant white as the effulgent sun rises magnificently into the Himalayan Sky. After sunrise, return for breakfast, and then travel to Devi Falls. This river comes from Phewa Lake and tumbles over a falls into a deep canyon before disappearing underground. We will travel to nearby Gupteshwor Cave where there is an underground temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The waters of the river that has spilled over Devi Falls now rushes past the underground temple. Around 3 pm, board the plane at Pokhara for your journey back to Kathmandu. It’s about a 35-minute flight, but what a flight! Below you are the mighty Himalayas as you see the Annapurnas along with Mt. Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world. The flight passes along the Ganesh Himal Range and finally, past the Langtang Range before landing back at Kathmandu. You will land at the domestic airport at Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be met by your representative of Himalayan Planet Adventures and taken by private car to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your friends from Himalayan Planet Adventures.

DAY 7 – FINAL DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDUThe Ultimate Taste of Nepal tour has been an amazing trip. You have not only seen the world’s highest mountains, but also the dense jungles of Nepal where hopefully you got to see a Royal Bengal Tiger. They’re elusive, but usually, you can see the Indian One-Horned Rhino along with crocodiles and elephants). You will be taken by private vehicle to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch your flight to your next destination. Before leaving, why not consider extending your trip into the Nepal? Or maybe plan a return trip? There is so much more to see and do in Nepal. Your friends at Himalayan Planet Adventures can put together many amazing tour and travel packages as well as opportunities to experience adventure tourism. As we say, a lifetime is not enough to truly explore the wonders of Nepal. Now that you have friends in this country, plan to come back again and again. You will discover that those who visit Nepal once will return again.

What is included

  • Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle, final drop and domestic pick up drop
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at Kathmandu with team of HPA
  • Three night’s twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast, for standard package we provide Hotel ARTS and for deluxe package we provide hotel Annapurna or Yak and Yeti or similar
  • Two nights twin sharing accommodation in Chitwan on full board basis, for standard package we provide Hotel Parkland and for deluxe package we provide Hotel Green park or similar
  • One night twin sharing hotel accommodation  in Pokhara with breakfast, for standard package we provide hotel Swopnabagh and for deluxe package we provide Fishtail lodge or similar
  • Private vehicle while in Pokhara and Kathmandu for sightseeing
  • Kathmandu to Chitwan to Pokhara transfer, for standard package we provide regular tourist bus and for deluxe package, we provide private vehicle
  • Return flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu along the backbone of the Himalayas for both package
  • Admission price into Chitwan National Park, Sarangkot hill, David fall, Gupteshwor cave, Money Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Chandragiri Hills Cable Car Journey both way ticket cost
  • English Speaking Local Guides
  • Tharu Cultural Program in Chitwan, canoe ride, cart ride, village walk with Jungle activities, for deluxe package Jeep drive additional

What is excluded

  • International flight and its taxes
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (except where noted)
  • Trips and Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and mineral water
  • Anything not included in service inclusive column

Why should I take the Ultimate Taste of Nepal Tour?

The Ultimate Taste of Nepal Tour is an amazing trip into the very heart of Nepal. This journey will show you the mighty Himalayas, take you through historical temples and royal palaces, enter the dense jungles of Chitwan National Park and finally come to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara nestled in the very heart of the Annapurna Mountains.  It is all done in just seven action-packed days. It is one of the best trips you can take to experience a taste of Nepal.

Groups

The Ultimate Taste of Nepal can be done as a solo trip or with a group. Most of the time, this trip is for two to four people. If you do choose to take this trip solo, there will be a supplemental singles charge.

Meals and Accommodations

There are two packages to choose from in the Ultimate Taste of Nepal Tour.

The standard package features quality, three-star quality hotels while the deluxe package upgrades to wonderful five-star quality hotels for true pampering and luxury, Chitwan part best hotels around given in service inclusive column.

The standard package features regular tourist bus to Chitwan and Pokhara while the deluxe package features private vehicle throughout the tour. Both packages offer private vehicle pickup from airport along with private vehicle when touring in Kathmandu.

Physical Requirements

There are no physical requirements. There is very little walking, although there is a short jungle hike on level ground in Chitwan National Park. Almost anyone can do this trip with ease.

Tour Leaders & Staff

Himalayan Planet Adventures only uses the most highly qualified guides in the industry. All of our guides are government certified, plus must undergo advanced training yearly.

In Chitwan, we have qualified jungle guides who know the animals and the jungles. Almost every one of them is from the Tharu people who have called Chitwan home for centuries.

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we have highly qualified city guides who know the history and culture of those places.

Acclimatization

AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is not an issue with this trip. Maximum elevation is at Chandragiri Hills Cable Car which is only 2700 meters, well below concerns about AMS.

Travel Insurance

Himalayan Planet Adventures strongly recommends getting travel insurance. This will cover an unexpected problem like lost luggage, cancellation, emergency medical evacuation and the like. Whenever traveling in the world, there is nothing that gives a better peace of mind when the unexpected occurs like travel insurance.

Climate and Weather

The Ultimate Taste of Nepal Tour can be done at any time of year. Summer monsoon season (mid-June to early September) is not usually recommended as it does rain often and parts of Chitwan National Park do flood. The rest of the year is perfect for doing this amazing tour.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Before coming to Nepal, your passport should be valid for at least six months after the completion date of your Himalayan experience. Your Nepal visa can be purchased upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Visa fees:

  • US Dollars 25 or other convertible currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
  • US Dollars 40 or other convertible currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
  • US Dollars 100 or other convertible currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
  • Any citizen of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) is eligible for up to a 30-day visa a year free of charge, providing they have a passport from their respective SAARC country.

Permits and Fees

The Ultimate Taste of Nepal Tour covers your admission into Chitwan National Park, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites we will visit, cable car ride and admission to Sarangkot Hill.

Health and Medical Information

As we have noted above, all of our staff has extensive training in first aid as well as undergoing additional training each year. There are very few travel companies in Nepal that have such extensive training as those staff members of Himalayan Planet Adventures.

Our Experience

Himalayan Planet Adventures (P) Ltd. Is a government registered company with its main headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal? We have been conducting adventure travel in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, India, Sikkim, Bangladesh and Thailand. Our long experience has made us an industry leader.

Himalayan Planet Adventures belongs to all major travel organizations in Nepal with a well co-ordination with hotels and resorts, airlines, bus, and transport etc.

Our best advertising comes from past clients who continue to sing our praises for the service we have rendered. We invite anyone to feel free and talk to any of our former clients to discover for themselves the type of service we perform. We continue to have a 95% satisfaction rating, the highest in the industry.

HOW TO BOOK

Once you decide to take the Ultimate Taste of Nepal Tour, contact our office through email or phone. Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before you book your trip.  You can download this from our website or ask us for payment form.

A minimum deposit of 20% is required to book the trip, with the balance due upon arrival in Kathmandu. You can pay by Cash, credit card (we accept Master Card and Visa) or by bank transfer. Bookings are only confirmed when we receive the minimum deposit.

Once we receive the deposit, we will invoice you for the balance which is due the first day you are in Kathmandu. Your invoice will show the price based on the previous quote at the time of invoicing.

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September 2, 2017 September 8, 2017 $ 750 $ 1000 SPACE Book Now !
September 17, 2017 September 23, 2017 $ 750 $ 1000 SPACE Book Now !
September 29, 2017 October 5, 2017 $ 750 $ 1000 SPACE Book Now !
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October 15, 2017 October 21, 2017 $ 750 $ 1000 SPACE Book Now !
October 28, 2017 November 3, 2017 $ 750 $ 1000 SPACE Book Now !
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November 27, 2017 December 3, 2017 $ 750 $ 1000 SPACE Book Now !
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