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Feature adventure holidays
We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
Transport - Minibus, elephant, on foot, canoe, in country flight.
Accommodation- Hotels (6nts), lodge (2nts), guesthouse (3nts), camping (2nts).
Meals - 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners.
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Arrive at your first night’s accommodation and check in. You then have a chance to relax and meet the other members of the group. Please meet your tour leader in the hotel reception at 20.00 for a pre trip briefing. The evening is free to dine at one of Kathmandu’s many restaurants. Hotel - 1 night
After breakfast you begin a day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu. Exploring the old city, you’ll wander through narrow streets and alleyways, discovering hidden temples and meeting the friendly locals. Exotic produce and a bewildering mix of people are everywhere - you're likely to see Gurkhas from the area east of Pokhara, Tibetan women in their striped aprons, traders from India, and sadhus - Hindu holy men - perhaps on pilgrimage to one of the many temples and shrines of the valley. You make your way to Boudhanath Stupa, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest stupas in the world that dominates the city skyline.
After time to visit the atmospheric Pashupatinath Temple and cremation site, you’ll drive to Bhaktapur - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one time Valley capital. Still a functioning town, Bhaktapur is a superb place to spend the night; a city of potters and pagodas - this is the East as people imagine it! Guesthouse - 1 night (B)
Today you head north-west out of Kathmandu to Nuwakot, located 75 kilometres from the capital. The journey takes about four hours along winding mountain roads through a spectacular landscape dominated by rice terraces and forested hills. You ascend to about 2000 metres above sea level before descending into the valley. Leaving the main road, a steep hill brings you to Nuwakot. Sitting on the traditional trading route with Tibet the area has historically held great importance and now is home to numerous abandoned impressive buildings and forts - indeed the name is supposed to be derived from 'Nawakotta' meaning nine forts. This historic town was once the capital of the valley in the days before the unification of Nepal and was once of strategic importance. Today the village has a sleepy feel about it, and gives the impression that it has received few visitors in recent years. You'll explore the village and surrounding area on foot. Converted farmhouse guesthouse - 1 night (BD)
This morning you journey to the small village of Bandipur along a 16km stretch of rough off-road (approx 1hr drive) which is currently being rapidly tarmacked. The foothills of the Himalayas are in themselves impressive enough, but as you get closer to Bandipur you get tempting views of the high peaks. On your way there should be the opportunity, for those who wish, to embark on a thrilling white water rafting adventure on the Trisuli River (optional and subject to minimum numbers), rejoining the group later this evening in Bandipur. Arriving in Dumre you turn south, off the main highway, and continue to a ridge set at an altitude of 1050m; here lies the delightful village of Bandipur. Winding its way up and down hills, Bandipur’s main street has many three or four storey brick buildings with carved wood windows, including yours - a converted Newari house called The Old Inn. The 3 or 4 temples in the town add to the atmosphere in what is a traditional Nepali hill village; few foreigners find their way up here. You stretch your legs with a walk through the village and out into the surrounding countryside for superb views up the Marsyangdi river valley, to the Himalaya beyond. Many of the range’s giants can be seen: Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and the distant Annapurnas amongst them.
Guesthouse (shared facilities) - 1 night (BD) Please note that single rooms may be unavailable during peak seasons due to the limited number of rooms.
The next few days are an ideal opportunity for those travellers who do not want to spend a significant part of their holiday trekking, or are perhaps trekking for the first time. Though one should remember that all trekking is more difficult than just a ramble (there is little flat ground in Nepal’s hills) you don’t reach high altitudes. You should, however, expect to feel as if you have completed a good, long walk at the end of each day. The camping itself is very comfortable, with large tents, mattresses and great food!
Your trek takes place in the area around Bandipur, through Ramkot to Kunung then to Huslang. All around are villages with terraced fields - a testament to the ingenuity of the Nepalese people who have turned the steep hills into productive fields, growing rice, wheat and maize. The people you pass are incredibly friendly and kids will often walk alongside, practising their English skills. In the village centres old men sit beneath banyan trees on chautaras (stone benches) smoking and gossiping. Women and children come up from the fields carrying huge loads effortlessly and giggle as you greet them with a namaste, the Nepali word for hello.
Your first day's hike should take approximately 4.5hrs as you walk through terraced farmland to the village of Ramkot to Kunung where you will camp at an altitude of 1350m. The following day will involve trekking for approximately 5hrs. The walk starts gently and rounds off with an uphill section partly through woods where, before long, you'll be rewarded with incredible Himalayan vistas. Camp – 2 nights (Bx2, Lx2, Dx2)
Fortified with a hot cup of tea you rise in the hope of seeing a superb sunrise over the Himalaya. The sun turns the icy white peaks of the world’s highest mountains from deep orange, through a soft yellow glow, to pure white. This morning you'll end your trek with another walk of approximately 5hrs, most of which will be uphill with intermittent drops down to the river. Leaving Bandipur you drop back down to the main highway and continue to the north-east of Pokhara Valley. The name 'Pokhara' means the valley of the lakes. You will visit one of the eight lakes in the region - Begnas Lake, the second largest lake of Pokhara Valley. The beautiful, crystal clear waters make this the perfect location for relaxation, boating or fishing. Hotel - 1 night (BL)
After spending the morning strolling around the area or perhaps boating on the lake, you'll take a 45 minute transfer to Pokhara, where you have a free afternoon and the following day to enjoy the town and its surroundings. There is much to occupy your time; you can shop in the bazaar, relax in the garden of a lakeside cafe whilst enjoying the spectacular views or perhaps boat on the lake. Your Group Leader will of course be on hand to give advice and help make arrangements. Hotel – 2 nights (Bx2)
Continuing your journey south, a drive of around five hours, you reach the world-famous Chitwan National Park, spread over 932 square kilometres of floodplain. The park has a wide variety of wildlife and birdlife, including the famed insignia of Chitwan, one-horned rhino, and the elusive royal Bengal tiger, of which there are believed to be around 80 roaming in the park. An experienced jungle guide will accompany you on your excursions, perhaps the most exciting of which is your safari on elephant-back, penetrating deep into the jungle - rhino, bison, deer, wild boar, monkeys, and a wide array of birds (over 400 species on record) are a common sight, and with luck on your side even the royal Bengal tiger, bear, and leopard are a possibility.
Another highlight of the trip is the canoe ride on Rapti River, which drapes the national park, the banks of which are home to sun-bathing 'mugger' crocodiles and the unique long-nosed 'gharial' crocodiles. Afterwards you walk to the elephant breeding centre. Elephants at the breeding centre are well attended to and are taken out by their mahouts (elephant drivers, whose commands they’re used to and follow) on a daily basis between the hours of 10:30am and 3pm, where they go into jungle for collecting fodder, safaris and bathing. However, please remember that elephants are naturally wild animals and their behaviour can at times be erratic and highly unpredictable, especially in the absence of their trainer and controller. Therefore in the interests of visitor safety, please be advised that elephants are chained during the centre’s opening hours. Please also keep your distance from elephants while embarking and disembarking on safari.
Keeping you engrossed and buoyed over the span of your stay will be a village tour by ox-cart, bird-watching walks, if desired, and cultural shows such as Tharu stick-dancing. Jungle Lodge - 2 nights (Bx2, Lx2, Dx2)
Transferring the short distance to Bharatpur you fly back to Kathmandu. You enjoy a guided tour of the remaining highlights not visited at the beginning of the trip. This includes Swayumbhunath - a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and also known as the monkey temple - for stunning views across the Valley and Durbar Square's ancient temples and old royal palace. The rest of your stay has been left free to explore further, shop or simply relax. You could roam around the Thamel area of the city on the prowl for bargains, try out some of the many restaurants the city has to offer, or take a book and sit in Durbar Square and watch the world go by. Your Group Leader will of course be on hand to help make suggestions and arrangements for your free time.
On your last evening your Group Leader usually gets the group together one last time for a traditional ‘last supper’ where you can reflect on what has been a truly memorable trip. Hotel – 2 nights (Bx2)
The trip ends for Land Only clients. (B)