Cultural Tour, Mountain (Everest) Flight, Helambu Trek into Langtang & Helambu region, rafting, Chitwan Jungle Safari tour 13 days


: Kathmandu sightseeing; Mountain Flight (Everest Flight); Helambu trek into Langtang & Helambu region; Safari activities in Chitwan National Park including elephant bathing.

This is a fun-filled all multi- activity adventure trip that takes you for cultural tour of Kathmandu and Patan, a short & easy trek into Langtang region, a sensational white water rafting on class 2-4 Trishuli River & a guided wildlife Safari in Royal Chitwan National Park.
This is a fun-filled all multi- activity adventure trip that takes you for cultural tour of Kathmandu and Patan, a short & easy trek into Langtang region, a sensational white water rafting on class 2-4 Trishuli River & a guided wildlife Safari in Royal Chitwan National Park.

Trip Facts:
  • Trip Length: 12 nights 13 days
  • Activity : Mountain Biking, Rafting & Jungle Safari Tour
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • Ends in : Kathmandu
Day to Day itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Early morning enjoy Mountain (Everest) Flight. After mountain flight you will be escorted for sight seeing tour in and around Kathmandu.

Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Patan. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Pashupatinath Temple
Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.

Boudhanath Stupa
This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone

The main attractions in Patan
Beside above mentioned places to visit there are other significant sites to be visited:
a) Golden Temple
b) Kumbheshwar
c) Krishna Mandir
d) Jagat Narayan
e) Mahaboudha
f) Ashokan Stupa
g) Machchhendranath Temple
h) The Tibetan Camp

Days 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) which takes about one hour and then the uphill walk to Chisopani.
The unpaved road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang inhabitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.) Chisopani is a weird place. It has magnificent views Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Mt. Dochelapcha, Gaurishankar, Sesapangma and many more.

Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Talamarang (960 m.) and it takes about five hours.
The early part of trek is downhill all the way to Pati Bhanjyang. On the way, you pass villages, terraces and find locals toiling in field with hand made tools and water-buffalo. Pati Bhanjyang surrounded by beautiful green hills is a small village with few houses with zinc roofs. Now you trek over ascent trail passing through terraces, villages and you leave the trail at Pati Bhanjyang leading to Gosaikunda to get to your destination Thakani. This is also beautiful village and views of Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa and others from here are magnificent. People belong to different caste and community. Next few hours you trek over ridges and this is quite pleasant trail with views of green hills and spectacular mountain views. Finally, you trek over steep descent trail to reach Talamarang inhabited by mixed community. Here you meet new motor able road which leads to Kathmandu via Timbu and Melamchi Pul Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek from Talamarang to Timbu and it takes about five hours.
Timbu is a typical Tamang and Sherpa village. There is a local primary school. To reach Timbu, you walk over motor able road in the beginning and then you trek over classic trail passing through numerous villages such as Chanaute, Mahankal and others. This day’s trek is pleasant and easier moving over flat leveled path. The trail is more pleasant during October when people are engaged in rice plant harvesting.

Day 06: Trek from Timbu to Tarkeghyang which takes about four hours.
You trek over ascent trail all the way to Tarkeghyang through a small hydropower project, human settlement, terraces and forest. o add your joy, Tarkeghyang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Helmu caste. The Sherpa people living here originally belong to Helmu caste.

Day 07: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) and it takes about five hours. This day the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. To add your joy, Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.

Day 08: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.). The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local and friendly people.

Days 09: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about four and half hours.
You travel through gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.

Day 10: Drive from Kathmandu to Trishuli river rafting for enjoying couple of hours rafting. After rafting you drive to Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s finest wildlife areas. Foraging rhinos can frequently be seen from the camp itself and, occasionally during the spring, herds of gaur that descend to the plains. Tiger sightings are also possible. Activities include elephant safaris, game drives, nature walks, and canoe-rides. The cool winter evenings are spent round a campfire. Overnight in Chitwan

Day 11: Chitwan. Overnight in Chitwan.
The National Chitwan Park is widely acknowledged as one of the best national parks in Asia, it lies in the Terai region of southern Nepal. Diverse combination of nature is found here in Royal National Chitwan Park providing a perfect habitat of wildlife. It harbors many globally threatened species including the Royal Bengal Tiger, great one-horned Rhino, Gharial crocodile, Asian Elephant, Sloth bear, Leopard etc.

During your stay in National Chitwan Park you are going to come through various nature and cultural program such as:

Canoe Trip: You can enjoy canoe trip on either The Rapti River or The Budhi Rapti River which border the National Park. You can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.

Bird Watching: For the bird watchers, it is Paradise Island with over 450 species of exotic birds of domestic as well as migratory birds. Many are threatened, e.g. the Great pied hornbill, Bengal Florican, Peregrine falcon, lesser adjutant storks, etc. A bird watching trip will be a memorable experience.

Jungle Drive: A tour by four wheel drive in the less distributed areas of the park to track the rarer species. You will visit Ox-bow Lake and museum of historic interest relating to the park. However during this period we will visit 20,000 areas which afford a varied experience of birds and mammals.

Nature Walk: Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters and beauty of the flora and fauna. The authority of the naturalist must be closely observed to obviate any risks from wildlife attacks.

Elephant Breeding Centre: This is the first Elephant breeding centre in Asia. You can see baby elephants socializing with their parents and other babies. This centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephants, and to train them to convey tourist around the region.

Village tour: Excursion in Tharu village will grant you an exhilarating experience. Tharus are the indigenous inhabitant of the Terai. We offer guided cultural tours to meet the people and experience their traditional self-sufficient way of life.

Cultural Program: In the evening you will get an opportunity to be a part of Tharu folk dance. The drummers and symbolic stick dancers perform traditional movements and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display. Such cultural shows performed by Tharus will be an unforgettable experience. The Tharus in traditional colorful costumes, unique in their disparity with the common mode of dress all over Nepal, are sure to captivate you.

Elephant safari: On elephant back you can view the wild life of the area in their natural habitat.

Elephant Bathing: Your guide will take you to the specific place where you can observe elephant bathing.

Crocodile Walk:
One more option is to go for crocodile walk. It goes through grassland and forest along the bank of Rapti / Narayani river.

Day 12: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu. After enjoying some of the activities you will be driven back to Kathmandu. Rest of the days are free to take rest and do some shopping. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Fly out from Kathmandu.

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