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Price : $945.00 : 44365.00

09 Nights / 10 Days

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ITINERARY


  • Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
  • Location: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Lumbini - Chitwan - Nagarkot
  • Price: USD 945 / INR 44365

 

Tour Itinerary


 

Day 01 -  Kathmandu

Meeting at airport upon arrival by NTP Personnel. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02 – Kathmandu

 

This morning you will be taken for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.

 

Today you will be takentake you for a visit to Patan. Also known as  Lalitpur  , the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan's central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within  the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley's Tibetan population.  While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate.  For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop.You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.

 

Day 03 – Kathmandu / Pokhara ( 210 KMS )

 

Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is 210 kms from Kathmandu and is a 7 hours drive approx. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) in good weather there are splendid views right from the hotel. On the way you have an option of doing the river rafting or visit the Manakamna Temple “ Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes” where you are taken by a cable ride of 10 mins. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 04 – Pokhara / Jomsom

 

After Breakfast, early morning fly to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, walk over to the hotel which is 2 minutes from the airport.

 

Please do note that Jomsom is a small village in the Mountains. Only basic accommodation is available here. The clients will have to walk from the airport to the hotel which takes about 2 minutes.Porters are sent to the airport to carry the luggage by the hotel. 15 Kg luggage per adult and 7 kg per child is allowed by the airlines on this sector. The aircraft is a Twin Otter or Doniar - average 15 seats.

 

Darshan of Muktinath temple.

 

To visit Muktinath, the clients will have to walk for about 15-20 minutes over the Kali Gandaki River. Here there is no means of transport as on the river  there is a narrow bridge - vehicles cannot cross. After crossing the bridge take the Jeep on sharing basis for Muktinath.  Originally the route from Jomson to Muktinath was a trekkers route only. Recently the route has been widened and 4x4 vehicles can only drive. The path is a Dirt road. The ride is Bumpy all the way. The drive takes about 1.5 hours one way. Upon arrival at Muktinath it is another 30 minutes walk from the base to the Temple.

Darshan on your own of Muktinath & following the same route return to Jomsom.

 

Day 05 – Jomsom / Pokhara

 

Fly back to Pokhara early morning and transfer to hotel.

 

This afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple,Goddess Durga, was brought from India . Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence,a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 06 – Pokhara / Lumbini

 

Drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is 270 kms from Pokhara &a 7 – 8 hrs of non stop drive. Lumbini is located in the south-central Terai of Nepal, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. For millions of Buddhists the world over, it evokes a kind of holy sentiment akin to the significance of Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha - the apostle of peace, and the Light of Asia - was born in 623 B.C.

 

This afternoon you will tour the Lumbini Garden which consists of the birth place of Lumbini, various Bodh Vihars built by different countries such as Japan, Myanmar, Indonesia, USA to establish the Buddhist religion in the Garden. You will tour by a rickshaw for 3 hrs. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 07 – Lumbini - Chitwan

 

Drive to Chitwan. Chitwan is 180 Km from Lumbini & a 05 hours drive. Chitwan is one of Asia's premier wildlife reserves.  Its 360 square miles of tall grasslands and forests are home to a wide variety of mammals and birds, including several endangered species.

 

Day 08 – Chitwan

 

Enjoy Jungle observation at Chitwan National park. The highlight being the Elephant Safari in the jungles. Other activities are Canoeing, Dugout canoe, Nature Walk and Bird Watching. Also experience walking through the forests with naturalists and watch the Native folk dances of the Terais. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 09 – Chitwan / Nagarkot

 

Drive back to Kathmandu and then continue drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated 32 kilometers, 1.5  hrs drive east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters. The panoramic view of the major peaks including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. This place is also famous for viewing sunrise and sunset. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 10 – Nagarkot / Airport

 

Drive straight to the international airport which is 1.5 hours drive approx from Nagarkot to board flight for onward journey.

 

Package Inclusions:-


# 02nights accomodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.

# 02 nightsaccomodation in Pokhara with Breakfast.

# 01 night accommodation in Jomsom with Breakfast – extremely basic accommodation only available with non A/c rooms

# 02 nights accommodation in Chitwan with Breakfast, lunch & dinner

# 01 night accommodation in Nagarkot with Breakfast.

# 01 night accommodation in Lumbini with Breakfast

# 02 international airport transfers by a non A/c vehicle exclusively

# 02 domestic airport transfers in Pokhara by a non A/c hotel coach on SIC basis.

# Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a non a/c vehicle exclusively

# Transportation Jomsom – Muktinath – Jomsom by a non A/c Jeep on SIC basis.

# Sightseeing in the Lumbini Garden by rickshaws

# Jungle activities in the Chitwan National Park with entrance fees and national park fees ( Jeep safari not included )

# Transportation  Kathmandu / Pokhara /Lumbini / Chitwan / Nagarkot / Kathmandu by a non A/c vehicle exclusively

# Airfare  Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara

# ACAP fee for Jomsom included ( Permit required to visit Jomsom for which 2 passport size photograph and passport photocopy is required )

# Presently applicable 24.3% Hotel Taxes (13% VAT and 10% Service charge).

 

Important Information’s on JOMSOM

 

(A)  “ACAP PERMIT” ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ) for Foreign and Indian Nationals to be collected from ACAP office in Kathmandu & Pokhara. Failing to obtain the ACAP permit at either KTM or PKR will require paying double the amount as a penalty at Jomsom. A copy of the passport and 2 copies of passport size photos are required while applying for the permit.

 

Clients will have to obtain this permit on their own as agents are not entertained. However we shall assist the clients for the same.

 

(B)   Airport taxes to be paid directly at the Airport (INR 125 per person per sector).

 

(C)   Temperature (approximate)

 

Jomsom (2754m/9000 ft):-

 

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Min ºC

-4

-2

2

3

5

10

12

12

12

8

3

-3

Min ºF

25

27

36

37

41

50

54

52

48

37

  32

27

Max ºC

13

14

14

22

25

27

27

23

18

14

10

8

Max ºF

55

57

57

72

77

81

81

81

77

72

61

57

 

(D) Weather Conditions

 

Month

Jan & Feb

Mar, Apr & May

Jun, Jul & Aug

Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec

Climate

Slightly Windy

Excellent

Slightly Warm/rainy

Slightly cold & clear

 

(E) Travel tips

1.       Entitled to carry only 15 kgs per person on flight.

2.       Take precaution for altitude sickness by taking Diamox tablet or Aspirin

3.       Carry own medicine for any health problem

4.       Drink plenty of water while trekking

5.       Sports shoes or trekking shoes

6.       Carry light luggage

7.       Walking stick

8.       Jacket

9.       Chap stick / Vaseline cream

10.   Cap

11.   Sun glasses

12.   Warm Clothing

13.   Sunscreen Lotion

14.   Moisturizer Lotion

15.   Thick socks and gloves

Days are relatively warm; especially when there is no wind in the late morning. The appropriate clothing as per the travel period (temperature) and a good walking shoes for rocky and uneven paths are highly recommended. Walking stick would help for those who need support.

 

Caution : Jomsom is a weather prone area. Frequent flight cancellations are obvious & any expenses that arise due to such cancellations will have to be borne by the clients on their own.

 

Please do note the following about Jomsom properties:

Jomsom is small village in the Mountains. No luxury options are available here. Hotel Om’s Home & Hotel Majesty are the two properties we use in Jomsom.

The properties are budget properties with basic facilities only. The clients should be aware about the place in advance so that they do not face any problem after they reach there. Jomsom is famous for its natural beauty, its surrounding, trekking and Muktinath.

 

 

Nett to NTP BB

Category

Car

Van

Hiace

Coaster

Sutlej bus

5 Star             INR

                      USD

59000

58500

53600

49850

47950

1335

1302

1275

1170

1145

4 Star             INR

                      USD

49600

47250

43260

39375

37800

1075

1030

970

910

885

3 Star             INR

                      USD

46200

44100

39900

36225

34125

1015

975

910

885

820

2 Star             INR

                      USD

44365

42000

38065

34250

32550

945

905

840

780

750

 

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