Vignettes of Nepal

- A Secret Retreats journey -
8 days / 7 nights
from 3,760 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 

This journey has been personally designed by The team at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge has crafted this itinerary to provide a degustation of the country's physical and cultural riches in a short 8 day visit.


Highlights of the Journey:

  • Kathmandu Cultural Heritage
  • Pokhara and views of the Annapurna Himal
  • Wildlife at Chitwan National Park

An introduction to Nepal’s Himalayan Foothills and the rich jungles of the lowland Terai plains. Nepal resonates with all serious explorers and travellers as a must visit country. A land rich in culture, ancient monuments and a centre for Hindu and Buddhist teaching over many thousands of years. As a backdrop for the cultural diversity, this Himalayan slice of territory thinly slivered between India and Tibet benefits from amazing topographic and biological riches enjoying an assemblage of both Palaearctic and Oriental species.

Based around some excellent properties - Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (a member of Secret Retreats), Dwarika's iconic hotel in Kathmandu and Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, on the edge of the famous Chitwan National Park and overlooking the idyllic Terai landscapes- this itinerary ensures your comfort at every stage of the journey and rewarding trove of memorable experiences.


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Your Journey Day by Day

8 days / 7 nights
from 3,760 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 

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Day 1 : Kathmandu (-/-/-)
Welcome at Kathmandu airport by our representative, outside the airport building with your name on a signboard and drive to Dwarika’s (10 minutes). After check in – just relax and enjoy the beauty of the property.
Overnight stay at your hotel.
HOTEL: Dwarika’s Hotel (Deluxe room)
Day 2 : Kathmandu – Pokhara (B/-/D)
Exploring the amazing heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, a cultural centre for arts and architecture for over 700 years, it has seen epochs come and go. The charm and historic interest of the three former city states of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is truly timeless. The indigenous Newari peoples' cuisine is an exploration of food and lifestyle in itself.
From the urban focus your journey takes you on the gateway to the high Himalaya at Pokhara, an ancient meeting point of trans-himalayan and North Indian trading routes, Pokhara retains a laid-back charm and awesome himalayan panoramas with three 8,000m peaks dominating the skyline of the valley, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu among the wealth of other peaks including the valley's iconic Fishtail, or Machhapuchhare, a sacred summit barred to climbing expeditions. In the morning: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath. In the afternoon: Transfer to the airport for the 25-minute flight to Pokhara by leady local airlines.
Upon arrival Pokhara airport a driver from Tiger Mountain will drive you (45mn) to the lodge. Settle down and enjoy the views and the fresh air above the valley
HOTEL: Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (Cottage room)
Day 3 : Pokhara (B/L/D)
Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge sets the standards for responsible conservation tourism in this fragile environment and is one of only two hotels in Nepal independently audited (2017 & 2019) for sustainable best practice. Located on a ridge some 300m above the valley and on the edge of a typical Brahamin and Chettri village, the lodge is a haven of tranquillity from which to explore the local area with expert guides to interpret the flora, fauna and culture of the Middle Hills of Nepal, home to the country' s legendary soldiers, the Gurkhas. With comfortable cottage rooms, dramatic views, simple home-style cookery, the lodge is the perfect haven for visitors to Nepal.

Today, you can enjoy Tiger Mountain with a range of walks, massage, yoga or meditation.
HOTEL: Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (Cottage room)
Day 4 : Pokhara (B/L/D)
The full day walks organized with the team from the lodge can provide a genuine experience of Himalayan Treks. Those wishing to can also opt for shorter walks focussed on birds, butterflies, or village life with expert local guides to explain and share in your enjoyment. The table d’hôte cuisine at the lodge offers traditional Nepali dishes, Western recipes and many organic salads and vegetables from the garden.
HOTEL: Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (Cottage room)
Day 5 : Pokhara – Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport for a 25 minute flight to Bharatpur. Upon landing, down to the southern plains of Nepal a mere 150m above sea level, met at Bharatpur by Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge staff for the 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive to the lodge.
Overnight at Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge on full board basis.
HOTEL: Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge (Lodge Room or Safari Tent)
Day 6 : Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)
Here in sub-tropical jungles rich wildlife is protected in Chitwan National Park. Nepal is a regional leader in proactive conservation initiatives and is a rare example of rising tiger numbers. From the comfortable Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge a range of safaris is available to explore a forest and grassland habitat that used to cover the entire Gangetic plains of northern India. Wild Asian Elephant, Tiger, Gaur (Indian Bison), Leopard, Sambar, Spotted, Hog and Muntjak Deer, Wild Pig and many more animals may be seen.
HOTEL: Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge (Lodge Room or Safari Tent)
Day 7 : Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to Bharatpur airport and fly back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu Classic Himalaya staff will meet you and take you for sightseeing tour at Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. For meals arrangements: Tiger Tops will happily provide a picnic lunch on request (included in cost).
We recommend dining at Dwarika’s Krishnaarpan restaurant – extra charge)
HOTEL: Dwarika’s Hotel (Deluxe room)
Day 8 : Kathmandu - Departure (B/-/-)
Departure for an early morning sightseeing flight (about 1hour) along the eastern Himalaya to see Mount Everest and many other spectacular Himalayan peaks (weather permitting). If the weather is unfavourable, time at leisure to explore or enjoy the spa at Dwarika’s Hotel. Depending on your flight time, check out and transfer to the airport for your final departure flight to your next destination.

THE HOTELS


Vignettes of Nepal

8 days / 7 nights
from 3,760 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 

BOOK

The total price includes:
Accommodation based on two people sharing.
All meals specified in the programme (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
All transfers as specified, in private car or van.
3 Domestic flights Kathmandu-Pokhara-Bharatpur on Yeti Airlines
All excursions as specified in the programme.
All entry fees.
A guide service for all excursions.

The total price does not include:
International flights
All meals not specified in the programme.
All services not specified in the programme.
Drinks, communications, laundry and similar items of a personal nature.
Fees for Nepal visas from 40 USD per person (application online is https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa)
All insurances including cancellation insurance/ travel insurance/ repatriation or lost luggage insurances.
All tips.


This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge Team and Classic Himalaya (License 1069 /064)

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