Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu: Our tour leader will meet you in the Hotel at 6 pm and take you to the Place where your tour leader will brief the group about the trip during the pre-departure meeting; the briefing will cover the whole itinerary and the collection of Documents (such as copy of your passport, Travel insurance, 2 each Passport size photos and onward flight tickets to reconfirm). We will conclude with a Welcome dinner.
Day 02: City tour in Kathmandu: Explore Kathmandu’s rich and diverse culture, including the Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Swayambunath (Monkey Temple) and Patan Durbar Square.
Pashupatinath; One of the biggest Hindus temple of Lord Shiva in the world. It is regarded as most sacred among the Temples of Lord Shiva. Only Hindus believers are allowed to enter the Temple Premises. Non Hindu Visitors are allowed to have a look at the Temples from other bank of Bagmati River. This Temple has gold pinnacle which is a symbol of religious thought.
The Temple is of Pagoda style architecture. It has four main doors, all covered with silver sheets and two level roofs are of coppers with gold covering. There is a statue of large bull near to the western door which is also covered in gold. There is a small river by the side of the Temple which is believed as Holy River. Hindus believe that they will go to the Heaven if they cremate on the bank of this river. So there are many cremations going every day. The Temple is listed into UNESCO world heritage site.
Swayambhunath: This temple is one of the most enchanting glorious and the oldest Buddhist stupas into the western part of the Kathmandu Valley. It crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley offering fantastic view. The gold platted Stupa made in 5th Century is also a world heritage site and one of the powerful pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and where the Red-clad Monks lives and pray to their deities. There are Painted eyes on the four sides of the spire bases, the symbol of Buddha’s clairvoyant powers. Legend has it that the history of the Valley began with the draining of an ancient lake by an Enlightened Being to reveal the Valley and a lotus flower was transformed into the hill and the shining light became the stupa itself.
Buddhanath Stupa : This is one of the major focal point for Buddhist. The stupa, also a World Heritage Site, looms 36 meters and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. This area also known as little Tibet because there were many Tibetan Refugees came there in 1950’s and stayed there.
Patan Durbar Square: Patan is one of the Major cities of Nepal which is also a Business hub. Patan is also known for its rich culture Heritage, particularly its tradition of arts & Crafts. This is also known as city of Festivals & Feasts. The square itself holds a cluster of pagodas & Stone temples. Legends & History is another interesting part for the visitors.
Day 03 to Day 10: Kathmandu to Katheri Village: Breakfast in the Hotel. Drive from Kathmandu to Sano Katheri village which is 133km, however, you must travel 42km by Rough Road.
Volunteering Section at Katheri Village:
We will plan day-by-day routing at your time of visit. Our guide will co-ordinate with you and local people, plan for next day according by your interest with what ever work you would like to do such as working in the field or go into the forest to search Grass for animal or Gazing with animals in the forest or go to school & teach any Lesson or teach sports to the students or do any activities – all as you may like.
Visit into Salyankot Temple see the senic view of the hilly region and mountains. Visit areas near the village which can be planned according by your interest & time frame.
Final day & night of Volunteering in the village. Local dancing & singing by local people as a farewell to the volunteers.
Day 11: Katheri Village to Pokhara: Walk to the Bus, Scenic Drive by private vehicle to drive to Pokhara, transfer to the Hotel. Boating on the Fewa Lake (2nd Biggest lake in Nepal) for an hour as time may permit. Over night in the Hotel
Day 12: Sarangekot Back Pokhara: Drive early in the morning from the Hotel to Sarangekot to see the Sun rise view & panoramic Annapurna range including 3 high mountains above 8000m (Annapurna 1, Dhaulagiri & Manaslu) at the first top of Sarangekot. Walk for 45 minute to get 2nd Top where you have great a Great view of the lake, Pokhara Valley & panoramic view of Himalayan range. Breakfast at the Sarangekot Guest house & hike down into Pokhara, have lunch in the Hotel. Visit International Mountaineering Museum, visit David Fall & Shiva Cave.
Day 13: Pokhara to Chitwan: Breakfast, drive by private Vehicle to Chitwan through the country side & river valley which takes approx. 5 hours. Reach in the Hotel at Chitwan, Refreshment drinks or Lunch & briefing about the program. Rooms assigned. After lunch, you will visit Tharu village & national park’s visitor’s centre. Experience the sunset view from the riverbank. Come back to the resort & dinner. Evening Tharu dancing program or slideshow on wildlife. Over night in the Hotel.
Day 14: Activities in Chitwan: Breakfast, Dugout canoe trip followed by a Nature walk program or visit to the Elephant Breeding farm, and back to the Resort. Lunch, Elephant back safari & dinner.
Day 15: Chitwan to Kathmandu: Bird watching program in the morning. Breakfast in the Hotel and Drive by private Vehicle into Kathmandu through the Prithibi highway, takes approx. 5:30 hours
Day 16: Kathmandu: Refreshing & resting in Kathmandu & Farewell dinner.
Day 17: Departure from Tathmandu, Tour Ends:
Tour will be end after Breakfast & Transfer to the Airport for your departure flight back home.
Price option 01: for 3 Star Accommodations in Kathmandu:
Minimum 2 pax in the group: USD 1080.00 per person.
Single supplements: USD 250 for single supplement for single using room.