Nepal - Mountains and Elephants

15 days
FROM £ 3156
Countries Visited: Nepal

Nepal - Mountains and Elephants

Explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of Nepal. You travel from Kathmandu to Nuwakot and Bandipur before hiking in the Annapurna region famous for its stunning scenery on a 4 day trek staying at Ker & Downey mountain lodges. After a stop in Pokhara you head to Chitwan National Park to go on safari in search of tigers, rhinos and elephants.

You stay in handpicked character accommodation throughout and travel with your own driver guide.

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1 - 2

Kathmandu
On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to Dwarika's Hotel - an historic hotel right in the heart of Kathmandu. Enjoy exploring the old town and temples of Kathmandu. You'll also have an opportunity to visit the monkey temple of Swayambhunath, the centre of the Tibetan community at Boudhanath and one of the most sacred sites to Hindus in Pashupatinath.

DAY 3

Nuwakot
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Nuwakot through beautiful scenery en-route. You are now in the foothills of the Himalayas with snow capped peaks all around. Nuwakot is an unspoilt traditional village as yet pretty undiscoverd despite the wonderful durbar (palace).

DAY 4

Bandipur
Continue your journey through the beautiful scenery to the Old Inn at Bandipur. Bandipur sits on the main routes between Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan and has been an important trading post for years. There are many interesting tribes around Bandipur but the main people are the Nuwar. The views from the town are spectacular and it is a quaint little place to visit.

DAY 5 - 8

Ker and Downey trekking
Today you will head up into the mountains proper for a 4 day trek staying in Ker and Downey lodges. This is what you came to Nepal for - to get into the Himalayan mountain scenery on foot and to experience the beauty of this magnificent country. You trek to Birethanti, then Gandruk, Gurung and Majhgaun. Ker & Downey Nepal's lodges are the premiere destinations for travelers wishing to trek Nepal at a leisurely pace and in total comfort with excursions and treks guided by local Gurkahs. The K&D collection of lodges is spread out within the Annapurna Conservation Area, separated by picturesque terrain and a moderate half-day hike. Each lodge offers a unique view and new perspective on the region, overlooking its hidden villages and shadowed by its towering peaks.

DAY 9

Pokhara
Today you will head to Pokhara via Dhampus Phedi on a long but very scenic drive stopping for lunch en-route.

DAY 10 - 12

Chitwan National Park
You head to Chitwan National Park today to go on safari. You will spend the first two night at Tiger Tops lodge in Chitwan and the third night at the Tiger Tops Elephant Camp so that you can see the elephants up close. Each day you will go on safari in the park to see the wildlife including the tiger population which has actually grown over the past few years thanks to a successful conservation programme in Chitwan. You may also spot the rare Asian rhino.

DAY 13 - 14

Bhaktapur
Today you drive on another scenic route to Bhaktapur which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of historic buildings including palaces and temples. The following day you will enjoy a day trip to Namobuddha and Panauti with your driver guide.

DAY 15

Depart
After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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Includes

  • Accommodation on bed and breakfast throughout except:
  • Accommodation on full board basis whilst on safari in Chitwan
  • Domestic flights and Airport transfers
  • Your own private driver guide and car
  • All entry fees and activities as listed on itinerary
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, visas, meals not listed, tips for guides, driver etc, personal expenses and optional excursions, any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

  • Price per person from £3,156 based on two people sharing.

    This is PRICE GUIDE for travel in 2022 based on the accommodation and tour as listed. Prices depend on the season of travel and availability at the time of booking. For an exact quotation and tailormade itinerary for the dates you require, please do get in touch.

    International Flights   We can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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