KATHMANDU - This city
is situated at 1400m ( 4500 ft ) and is nestled in a fertile
valley, ringed by the higher peaks of the Himalayas. Kathmandu
has always evoked mystique amongst travellers. Ancient temples,
exotic festivals and the blending of the Hindu and Buddhist
religions, all complimented with the mighty Himalayas as
a backdrop. A walk down the narrow, cobbled streets with
overhanging balconies and delicately wrought carved windows,
is like taking a stroll back through time.
DHULIKHEL - Situated
in the Kathmandu valley and providing a full vista of the
Himalayan peaks and the surrounding valley. It's a traditional
Newar settlement with the central square of Narayanthan
containing 2 temples.
CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK -
World heritage listed site. Chitwan is situated in the lowland, fertile region
of Nepal, known as the Terai, and is home to a varied animal
and birdlife. A full day is spent walking through the jungles,
canoeing down the river looking for crocodiles and riding
elephants through the grasslands in search of rhino, leopard
and the elusive Bengal tiger.
BHAIRAWA - Siddharta
Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in Kapilavastu, near
Lumbini, and was the son of the ruler of a small Kingdom.
Buddha found his carefree, self indulgant existance dull
and began wandering in search of enlightenment. His travels
took him to many places in Nepal and northern India.
POKHARA - Nepal's 2nd largest city and the starting point for treks into the Annapurna region. It's nested in a tropical valley with a beautiful lake ( swimming, boating & fishing ) and provides magnificent views of the Himalayas plus plenty of shops, bars, restaurants & nightlife. It's also renowned for its adventure activities: paragliding, bungee jumping, ultra light flights, zip lines etc.
TATOPANI - Tatopini means "hot water" in Nepali. It has natural hot springs which are fed into a swimming pool which is located next to a raging river. A great place to relax and chill out!!
JOMOSON - 2700m or 8860ft. Jomoson is the administrative seat of the Mustang region and is located high up in the Himalayas. It's surrounded by high peaks including Dhaulagiri the world's 7th highest peak at 8167m or 26795ft.
MUKTINATH - 3700m or 12150ft. Muktinath is a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists. There are many pilgrims making the trek to Muktinath to visit the sacred temple with the eternal flame.
BANDIPUR - Small village situated on a ridge and provides panoramic views of the Himalayas.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
( optional extra ).
WWR is a very popular activity in Nepal with all different grades of rafting available ( rivers are graded from 1 - 6 according to the type and size of the rapids ) The Trisuli River WWR has been rated a 3 - 4. You will arrive at the beginning of the WWR around 11.00am and will be met by the experienced river guide and staff. Helmets, life jackets and safety instructions will be provided prior to boarding the raft. Once on the river there will be plenty of opportunity to swim, float and generally have fun in the water before coming to the next rapid. After approx 3 hours of rafting, lunch will be provided before continuing on the bikes.
MT EVEREST SCENIC FLIGHT ( optional extra ). This popular flight heads east from Kathmandu and follows the Himalayas to Mt Everest before turning around and returning to Kathmandu. Every passenger has a window seat.