Day 1: Kathmandu - 1300m altitude, Welcome dinner at Dwarika’s Hotel (D)
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet assists and transfer to hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program.
Overnight: Dwarika’s Hotel- the most exquisite boutique hotel in Nepal
Relax at the end of the day with a book from the library. Delve into Nepali culture and history. Or you can swim like a king in a pool reminiscent of 12th century Malla Dynasty
Day 2: Sightseeing: Patan/Boudhanath/Pashupatinath (B)
After Breakfast start full day sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage sites. Sightseeing at Patan Durbar Square- which is a distinct place for arts and architecture that reflect on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th , Bouddhanath- World biggest stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage and Pashupatinath Temple, a famous, sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to Pashupatinath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a "sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries
Evening you can visit the lovely Library lounge or enjoy swimming in the back pool
Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara - 900m altitude (Mountain Glory Forest Resort) (B, D)
After Breakfast drive to airport and depart to Pokhara. It is 25 flights from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 900m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley. The enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambiance of peace and magic.
Transfer to Mountain Glory Forest Resort: On the sophisticated ridges of Seti River, it offers the best of both worlds: a laid back natural escape just 15 minutes from Pokhara. Discover the ever fascinating Fisthail, lush green hills, wonderful landscape and Seti River wonders, then return to Mountain Glory Forest Resort and Spa to unwind and relax.
Day 4: Pokhara sightseeing, Relax at the resort (B, D)
Gaze the mountain and open view from your room terrace. Airy and spacious rooms greet you with an experience closest to nature.
Afternoon make a Pokhara city tour. Sightseeing at Gupteshower Cave- popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits and Devi’s Fall -which comes to its gushing best just before disappearing underground. Later you will have one hour boating at Phewa Lake and visit Tal Barahi Temple in the middle of Phewa Lake
Return back to hotel and Relaxation at the pool area with mountain range views.
Day 5: Pokhara- Chitwan (Barahi Jungle Lodge) (B, L, D)
After breakfast transfer to airport and fly to Chitwan for around 20 minutes.
Transfer to Barahi Jungle Lodge. Welcome drink is served and there will be a short briefing on the program. After Lunch, we head on for activities
Boating in a traditional patela boat for about 45 minutes which takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds, crocodiles, Gharials and the animals of the river banks. After Boating walks back to the resort.
Slide presentation: One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your questions are most welcome.
Overnight: Barahi Jungle Lodge
Day 6: Chitwan (B, L, D)
Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee then proceed for
Bird watching/Nature walk: Out of 519 species of the birds we have recorded 276 species in a resort area. Our guides will help you to identify some of the species of these birds.
After Breakfast visit Elephant briefing/Bathing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables followed by Elephant Bathing in the River.
After Lunch go for Jeep Safari/Boating (subject to weather conditions & water level in the river): Proceed for the Jeep Safari crossing the Rapti River by Patela Boat to start with. After crossing the Rapti River start the excursion on a jeep for Jeep safari (Jungle Drive) which begins from the open grassland area followed by the mix (riverrine) forest which continues inside the dense Sal Forest crossing the Reu River inside the Park to see different wildlife, Aquatic birds and the Marsh Muggers. This whole drive will be around 2½ -3 hours. In the evening go for Tharu Cultural dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
Overnight: Barahi Jungle Lodge
Day 7: Chitwan – Kathmandu, Drive Dhulikhel: Dwarika’s Resort (B)
Wake-up calls followed by tea/coffee.
Village Visit with Bullock Cart Ride: Our naturalist will brief you about the social and cultural aspect of the villagers and their lifestyle. After the visit ride on a bullock cart and come back to the resort.
Drive to airport and to depart Kathmandu, Further drive to Dhulikhel. It is 1 & ½ hour drive from Kathmandu. Dhulikhel a medieval town is famous for the views of more than twenty mid-eastern Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Lhotse and many others.
Overnight at Dwarika’s Resort
The Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel is a holistic lifestyle retreat, drawing on ancient Himalayan knowledge and philosophy of care for nature and for one’s self. Set in magnificent natural surroundings, it offers a place in which to contemplate, to learn and to explore the connectedness between mind, body and earth.
You can go for therapeutic activities which are free of charge for in-house guest
Himalayan Salt Room
Chakra Sound Therapy
Maze Group Yoga Session
Group Meditation Session
Art and Painting Session
Group Pottery Session
Farm Visit and Farming
Use of Swimming Pool
Garden of Nine Planets Consultation with our Ayurvedic Doctor
Use of Fitness Centre
Day 8: Bhaktapur sightseeing-Kathmandu: Dwarika Hotel (B)
Enjoy a beautiful sunrise view from the resort over Eastern Himalayas of Nepal. You can take part in a morning meditation session at the hotel. After Breakfast drive to Kathmandu. Visit Bhaktapur in route, the medieval town or the city of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the best preserved one of the Valley's three Durbar Squares. One is sure to feel like traveling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Sightseeing at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pottery Square, Dattatraya Square
Evening 6 courses Krishnarpan dinner at Dwarika’s, is to take a culinary journey through the fascinating terrains and cuisines of Nepal. Serving the finest Nepali of Nepali flavors, Krishnarpan is a slow dining experience reminiscent of the ritual feasts enjoyed by the Kathmandu Valley's Newari community
Day 9: Departure (B)
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.