GENTLE STAY IN NEPAL
GENTLE STAY IN NEPAL
What to look for and find is the serene sweetness of an unshakable peace
GENTLE STAY IN NEPAL
Visit many original monuments : temples, palaces, pagodas, considered as world cultural heritage by UNESCO. Discover the 2 major religions of the region: Buddhism and Hindu by the vestiges in the valleys. Unbelievable landscapes.
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Swayambunath - Katmandu Dubar Square - KTM - Sauraha - Pokhara - Sarangkot - visite de la Pagode
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Patan Dubar Square
    This is by taking your time that you will arrive to Kathmandu. The morning will be reserved for your check-in and your acclimatization. In the afternoon, you will visit Patan Dubar Square – the ancient royal city which has been the former capital and artistical city of the country, also known under Lalitpur’s name (city of beauty). You will discover a whole of Hindu temples, each one of them built under the reign of a different king in front of the former royal palace. Inside, we can find the Patan museum, reputated for its collection of statues of Hindu and Buddhist divinities. It is certainly the wealthiest museum of Nepal.

    Patan was once a great center for Buddhist teaching, as testimony many monasteries that you will meet in encounter in the maze of alleys of the Medieval Patan. You will have the opportunity to visit the Golden Temple. It is a real piece of gold smithery, composed of a triple roof and a golden copper facade whose origins go back to the 12th century and where everything is engraved and carved.

    At the corner of an alley, you will also discover the temple Maha buddha, or temple of the nine thousand Buddhas, built in the fourteenth century with the effigy of Buddha. It is, in fact, reproduced on each of the bricks which constitute it, and this, nearly nine thousand times and of all sizes. Beauties that make Nepal a culturally and artistically rich country.

    Great craft center, Patan will know how to seduce you. You will have the opportunity to spend the night in the Newar Chen hotel, former Newar House (the Newars are the first inhabitants of the Katmandu Valley) run by the Shrestha family. This house has been restored and preserved thanks to a UNESCO initiative.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 2
    Swayambunath - Katmandu Dubar Square
    In the morning, you will visit Swayambunath, also called monkeys temple. You will have the opportunity to go admire well-known Buddhist Stupas located on the top of a hill where hundreds of monkeys are living. This summit offers a remarkable view of Katmandu and its agglomeration.

    Swayambunath is a part of the oldest religious site of Nepal, the city shelters the most ancient Stupo of the valley. It is also considered as one of the first sanctuary Buddhist in the world. Although the site is assimilated to Buddhism, the site is venerated both by Buddhists and Hindus. In the afternoon, you go to Dubar Square of Katmandu – the heart of the former city. This grandiose site, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is none other than the palace (Dubar) where the kings were crowned and from which they ruled. Katmandu Dubar Square is dotted with many sanctuaries, palaces, pagodas, statues and temples dedicated to the innumerable Hindu deities that your guide will help you discover.

    Before going back to Patan’s hotel, you will spend the night in Thamel, a very lively and touristic neighborhood created following the tourism of the 1980s, where you will find the “modern” Kathmandu.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 3
    KTM - Sauraha
    The day will be consecrated to the trip (6 to 7 hours) between Katmandou and Sauraha, village located just in front of the National Park of chtwan. A trip rather long but which will make you discover unforgettable sceneries.

    Le Parc de Chitwan (meaning: « the heart of the jungle ») was formerly the royal hunting estate, the most famous of Nepal. This amazing reserve of almost 1 000 square meters has been created in the south of the Rapti River to preserve the endangered animal species. This is the oldest national park in Nepal and has been classified at the world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1973. This is today a paradise for birds, you will certainly have the opportunity to find rhinoceros with a horn, deer, monkeys and other elephants...

    At your arrival in Sauraha, during a first discovery (guided) by foot of the reserve, you will already have the opportunity to observe the large quantity of birds who live in the park’s forest. You will enjoy as soon as the night comes, the beautiful sunset on the Rapti River.

    In the evening, you will be able to attend an entertainment of local dance of the Tharu ethnicity. It is about the majority population of the Terai. The Tharus are originally living in thatched huts, made of a bamboo frame and covered with clay and dung. They live in symbiosis with nature and are farmers from generation to generation by tradition. But only a few of them possess their own land, which is often a cause of exploitation, keeping them in poverty. The Tharus are for the most part animist, believe in the spirits of nature, honor multiple deities and worship the ancestors. They nevertheless adopted many Hindu rituals. You will spend the night in the hotel.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 4
    Canoe on the lake + Jeep Safari
    In the morning, a canoe trip down the Rapti River will allow you to enjoy the jungle in a peaceful way. You will sail along the water between two banks rich in abundant flora and will observe migratory birds coming from Russia. Also know that the turbid waters on which you will float shelter crocodiles... so open your eyes and above all, stay on your guard! Two hours of hiking in the jungle will then make you enjoy a rare entertainment.

    In the afternoon, a jeep safari in the park will allow you to sink into the jungle and see the local wildlife: unicorn rhinoceros (endangered), deer, peacocks and other endemic birds. Overnight at the hotel.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 5
    Visit of the Sauhara village + Safari on elephant’s back
    Visit of Sauhara, Therai village located at the edge of the national parl, which has made its reputation since the creation of safaris. The  of the Tharu Maetali culture (local ethnicity) is everywhere present, and besides you will perhaps have the chance to attend and participate to the elephants baths in the Rapti river which crosses it.

    Next we will go to visit the elephant’s nursery, where lots of small elephants and their life joy will please you. Almost 10 years ago, most of the elephants we found in Nepal were coming from India and Thailand, until the government decides to create its own breeding center.

    The afternoon will be consecrated to a Safari on elephant’s back. The pachyderms will allow you to get more intimately into the heart of the Chitwan National Park to observe the animals without disturbing them; thus, sometimes the tigers will be less timid. You will have more chance to see wild animals and this experience will leave you an unforgettable memory.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 6
    Sauhara - Pokhara
    This is after a travel in the heart of the Nepalese roads that you will have the joy to arrive in Pokhara. After your installation, you will have the opportunity to visit the surroundings of the Lake encircled by Nepalese artisans.

    Pokhara is the third Nepalese city according to its number of inhabitants and is one of the most touristic destination of the country. Its lakes are making it an important holiday town and its proximity to the massif of the Annapurna makes it a very popular destination.

    In the north, the outskirts of the city touches the foot of the Annapurna range and the mountains that dominate the whole horizon are a true source of contemplation and admiration for tourists and local inhabitants.

    No other city in Nepal offers such an impregnable view of the high peaks of the Himalaya. Pokhara offers a very relaxing atmosphere where you will have the opportunity in clear weather and with a little luck to see reflected in the backdrop, in the clear water of the lakes, the summits of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 7
    Visit of Pokhara and its surroundings
    The amazing « Davis Fall » waterfalls, that you will visit in the morning, allows to admire the karstic relief of the valley, the river dives into a gorge of more than 50 meters before disappearing underground. A deep chasm that leaves contemplative...

    According to the history of the fall, trekkers bathed on day under the Few dam, buth the doors has been opened without they noticed it to lower water’s level. None of the trekkers noticed the signal that they had to go go away, and they were unfortunately taken away. One of them disappeared mysteriously in the underpass under the fall. It's since then that the fall is called “Davis Fall”, from the name of the unfortunate disappeared.

    We will go next to discover the Mahadev’s grotto, a beautiful cavern which is located in the south of Pokhara’s valley. The cavern possesses many ramifications and we haven’t reached the end yet. The principal segment is 20 meters deep, the bottom is large and spacious. We can find there a picture of Lord Shiva. One of the cavern ramifications brings to the “Davis Fall” that we can approach. It is an amazing feeling to stand just under the fall in the cavern.

    We will finally visit a Tibetan refugee camp, which will allow you to visit their carpet weaving workshop as well as the monastery. This is a real Tibetan village, where the culture, traditions and way of life of Tibet are perpetuated.

    The afternoon will be dedicated to the visit of the old town of Pokhara and its Newar neighborhoods. Pokhara’s bazar is a must see if we want to discover the true Pokhara. Until the beginning of the 1960s, the city was essentially living of the business and barter. Newars along with Mustang and Tibet merchants, were joining the Gurungs (main ethnicity of the region) to trade every kind of goods. This bazar remains today very authentic.

    We will also visit Pokhara’s museum, which perfectly reflects the diversity of the Nepal’s ethnicities through pictures, models and handicraftsman. Overnight at the hotel.

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  • Day 8
    Boat stroll + Pagoda visit
    You will have the opportunity to make a boat stroll, which will be a pleasant way for you to enjoy the lake and access to the path which leads to the peace pagoda, Stupa perched on a small mound from which the view of the Himalayan range is impregnable in clear weather (about 45min uphill). It is even one of the best views on the Himalayan range that stands just in front of you.

    The afternoon will be dedicated to a bike ride along the lake, allowing you to go away from Pokhara and explore fabulous landscapes and obtain an overview of the lake. You will have a free late afternoon to carry out the last purchases of memories or just stroll in the shops and alleys of Pokhara.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 9
    Pokhara - Sarangkot
    You will have the occasion during this day to discover the city of Sarangkot, which is located on the heights of Pokhara. Departure in the morning to enjoy the fabulous sunset on the mountains. We will reach the Sarangkot Belvedere (1590 meters) after few minutes of climbing to admire the absolute wonderful view on the Macchapuchhare (6993 meters) and the Fewa Lake. Sarangkot offers a panorama that will allow you to make your own postcards. Do not forget your camera. From Sarangkot, you will have the impression of holding Pokhara in your hands. The descent to Pokhara will be by foot in approximately 2 hours. You will have the afternoon free to stroll in the streets of Pokhara and take a shopping tour.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 10
    Pokhara - Kathmandu
    You will return to Kathmandu in the morning, which will leave you a few hours in the late afternoon to spend some time at the Balodaya welcoming house with children and educators.

    Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 11
    Last day
    You will enjoy your last day to gather your memories before going back to your country…

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
ESTIMATED PRICE
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 1033 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a tailored trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
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These prices include
  • Every on land transports as described in the itinerary
  • All the accommodations
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance in the monuments and activities as described in the itinerary
  • All the meals
These prices do not include
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance, sleeping bag, drinks
  • Personal expenses and medical evacuation
  • Tips
  • Single room supplement

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