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INCLUSIONS

All Yoga Travels Tours offer 1 Yoga Class per day along with other yoga activities throughout the tour.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Experience Kathmandu by rickshaw
Visit Pashupatinath Hindu Temple
Hike in the Himalayas
Visit Bandipura a medievel-era town
Safari in the Chitwan National Park
Enjoy a village stroll
Attend traditional Tharu Stick dance
Arrival and Departure transfers with Local English speaking guide

TRANSPORTATION

rickshaw
plane
boat
jeep
minivan

CURRENT AIRFARE

Kathmandu - Pokhara (one way)

Bharatpur - Kathmandu (one way)

HOTELS ENVISAGE WEBSITES

Kathmandu  Manaslu or Similar  https://hotelmanaslu.com/

Pokhara  Fishtail Lodge or Similar  http://fishtail-lodge.com/fishtail/

Bandipur  The Old Inn or  Similar   https://rural-heritage.com

Chitwan Jungle Villa Resort or Similar   http://junglevillaresort.com

Nagarkot   Club Himalaya or Similar   http://www.clubhimalaya.com/

MEALS

9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

 

ITINERARY

09 Nights & 10 Days

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu. Experience The Evening Rickshaw Night Explorer and visit Kathmandu City & Thamel

Arrival at the Kathmandu. This is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Upon arrival meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel.
Depending on your arrival timing, Experience the evening rickshaw night explorer and visit Kathmandu City & Thamel

Evening Rickshaw night Explorer:

As the sun goes down discover the myriad sights, sounds and smells of night-time Kathmandu on an evening rickshaw ride through the city. Sit back and relax as your cycle rickshaw is expertly navigated through the buzzing backstreets and atmospheric laneways of this energetic place.
Start the adventure in the touristic heart of the city, Thamel. The streets here are lined with shops selling everything from pastries to pashminas, and your rickshaw seat provides the perfect platform from which to do a spot of window-shopping along the way. Soak up the hive of activity taking place as you zip through this popular part of town. Leaving Thamel behind, head towards Durbar Square. Be sure to keep an eye out en route for many of the bustling local markets including Asan, a vegetable and spice market. This is also the oldest market square in all of Kathmandu.

Continue to Durbar Square filled with age-old temples, palaces and shrines that are bound to enchant. Why not park yourself in one of the temple squares to witness the world go by? A truly special experience. Or perhaps sip on some local chai, be bold and taste fiery rakshi (local brew) at one of the local stalls or taverns, or simply hang out in one of the hippie era pie shops on Freak Street. It will never be a dull moment here.

After the sights and sounds of this magical place have been absorbed, climb up onto your ‘street helicopter’ (cycle rickshaw) for the return ride back to Thamel. By the end of the tour you’ll be sure to agree that getting amongst the city on a rickshaw ride through its backstreets and laneways is one of the best ways to discover authentic Kathmandu. Come and be entranced.
After completion of tour transfer back to Hotel

Lunch & Dinner – Own Arrangement
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu


Day 2
 Kathmandu- Sightseeing Tour Of Pashupatinath & Boudhnath

Wake up early in the morning, yoga session at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel

After breakfast, spiritual journey to Pashupatinath & Bouddhanath
Your guide will meet up at the Hotel and private transport to one of the holiest temples for Hindus all around the world- Pashupatinath
Join your guide through the spiritual journey as they provide an insight into the Hindu religion, the cycle of birth and death and the story behind the Sadhus - Hindu Holy Men, who renounce their hedonistic social life to devote their life to Shiva (Hindu God of Destruction) to whom the temple is dedicated. Witness one of many cremations along the banks of Bagmati river and on the sanctimonious grounds of temple. Interact with soot-smeared, saffron-clad, dreadlocked Sadhus.

Then private transport to reach the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. Follow the pilgrims circumventing the Stupa spinning the prayer wheels. Offer prayers to Lord Buddha lighting a traditional butter lamp at the main entry way to the Stupa. Converse with one of the resident monks and learn more about the Buddhist philosophy.

Lunch at a roof-top restaurant commanding an enticing view of the Stupa
After lunch transfer back to Hotel and rest of the time at leisure

Dinner – Own Arrangement
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu


Day 3
Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara. Visit World Peace Stupa, Hike Down To The Fewa Lake And Short Boating

Yoga session in the early morning at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel

After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Pokhara (Approx. 30 Minutes flight)
Upon arrival, transfer and check in to hotel in Pokhara

Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. It is the second largest city in Nepal and sits high on the list of ‘must visit’ places in Nepal.

Lunch – Own Arrangement

Afternoon drive to Peace Pagoda: World Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa built by the Buddhist monks of the Japanese Nipponzan Fujii organization at a narrow ridge above the Phewa Taal. After visiting the Stupa, you will hike down to the lake end and ride the boat at the second largest lake in Nepal to enjoy the beauty and serenity.
After completion of tour transfer back to Hotel

Dinner – Own Arrangement
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara


Day 4
Pokhara: Early Morning Visit Saragnkot And Yoga Session. Hike To Paudoor Kot (Naudanda)

Early morning visit of Sarangkot: Sarangkot is a beautiful village located on a mountainside ridge at an altitude of 1600m with panoramic Himalayan views, from Dhaulagiri in the far west and Pokhara city in the south with the Phewa lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

We will have our yoga session in front of mesmerizing views of mountains.

After the session we will have our packed breakfast el fresco and then start to hike up to Paudoor Kot (approx. 2.5 hours):

Paudoor Kot is the place where you can see sunrise, sunset and panoramic views of the snowcapped mountain range from Dhawalagiri to Manaslu. A walk starts from Himalayan Deurali Resort through the village of different communities and cultures like Gurung, Newars, Biswa Karma & Bramins with the view of mountain which will take you to Paudoor Kot.

Afternoon, drive back to your hotel in Pokhara
Rest of the time at leisure (Evening stroll around the lake side or relax at hotel)

Lunch & Dinner – Own Arrangement
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara


Day 5
Drive Pokhara - Bandipur

Yoga session in the early morning at the Hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel

After breakfast, drive to Bandipur (approx. 3 hours drive)

Lunch en route – Own Arrangement

Bandipur is an ancient Newari mountain town that has gained popularity in recent time. Located 7 km above Dumbre Bazaar at an altitude of 1,005 meters, this ancient trading post lies cradled in the saddle of some of the country's most peculiar-shaped hills. Untouched by modernization, and laced with abundance of ancient houses, temples of great significance, and historical architecture, this medieval-era town boasts festivals all year round, besides the plethora of cultural offerings. Neighboring Magar, Gurung, Bahun, Chhetri, Damai and Sarki villages all contribute to the cultural diversity of the region.

Upon arrival at the Bandipur, transfer and check-in to Hotel
Later walk around the village with guide. Explore around the town

Dinner at the Hotel
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara


Day 6
Drive Bandipur - Chitwan

Yoga session in the early morning at the Hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel

After breakfast, drive to Chitwan (approx. 5 hours drive). Upon arrival meet, greet and have a briefing by expert naturalist / resident manager on the program.

Chitwan literally means “Heart of the jungle”. The Chitwan National Park is located in the lush valley of the Chitwan District, 75 miles south west of Kathmandu, in the foothills of the Churia Ranges. Formerly known as The Royal Chitwan National Park, Chitwan National Park was established in 1973 and is the first national park in Nepal. It was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Natural) in 1984.

The Chitwan National Park is rich in flora and fauna with different species of birds, mammals, butterflies etc. and is an ideal place for nature lovers. The park is renowned for its variety of wildlife like various types of deer, monkeys, leopards, bear, crocodiles and particularly the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Exploring the park is made easy through several jungle activities like jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching etc. which provides great opportunity to get closer to the diverse ecosystem of the forests of Nepal.

Carry out the Jungle Activities as per the lodge/resort
Lunch & Dinner at the Resort
Overnight at the Resort in Chitwan


Day 7
Chitwan- Jungle activities

Morning session for yoga at the bank of Rapti River followed by full day jungle activities as per the lodge
All Meals at the Resort (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Jungle walk and Bird Watching:
Experiencing the wild plains of Nepal and bird watching with our naturalist. This walk provides you with the ideal situation of viewing the wild animals very close. Bird Watching is always best on foot. Lodge specialists will help you spot identify the different varieties of birds, both local and migratory, that are found in Nepal.Out of 519 species of the birds we have recorded 276 species in our area. Our guides will help you to identify some of the species of these birds.

Village Walk:
The jungle Scenery, birds and animals alone do not make up the unique features of Chitwan National Park. The indigenous local people, the Tharus, are also of immense interest. A professional guide/expert naturalist will accompany you through the area and help you gather insights into the Tharu way of life.
Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours.

Elephant briefing/Bathing programme:

Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables.
(Note: Elephant bathing is done during summer season as elephant loves to bathe in the river willingly. Elephants are not forced to take bath during the cold season/day)

Canoeing (subject to weather conditions & water level in the river):
During the trip you are accompanied by a guide who will tell you about the animals. Off course you don’t have to paddle yourself as a boatman joins the ride. Ww will slowly pass the shores of the river that take you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds, crocodiles and the animals of the river banks.

Tharu Stick dance:
Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.

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 at the Resort in Chitwan


Day 8
Fly Chitwan – Kathmandu And Transfer To Nagarkot En-Route Visit Bhaktapur

Yoga session in the early morning at the Resort.
Breakfast at the Resort
Transfer to Bharatpur airport (Approx. 45 minutes drive) and fly back to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival at the Kathmandu, transfer to Nagarkot via sightseeing tour to medieval city of Bhaktapur, also known as the city of devotees.

Bhaktapur is a place where your eyes naturally want to shift skyward towards the pagoda rooftops, but don’t forget to come back down to earth to peer down at the bustling ancient alleyways. Challenge yourself to keep still and absorb the activity around you. As we like to say - all one’s five senses are employed, and then add to that a sixth sense – one of idle exploration!

The definitive building in Bhaktapur is the 30m high Nyatapola Temple, with its five pagoda roof lines towering above the market square. That being said, Nyatapola Temple is center point and iconic landmark amidst thousands of palaces, temples, and shrines, constantly employed - enticing or warding off deities and demons with offerings (typically floral and food or percussion or horn music). As such, it’s well known that in Bhaktapur, there’s an ever present incessant clanging and tinkling of big and little bells. You get used to it – it’s all part of the Bhaktapur charm.

Later drive to Nagarkot.

At an altitude of 2229m above sea level, Nagarkot is situated 35 km northeast of the Kathmandu city. From here one can see the majestic Mount Everest and other snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. Nagarkot is located between Kathmandu valley in the West and Indrawati in the East. The top of Nagarkot encompasses more than 200 miles of snowcapped peaks, from Annapurna in the West beyond Everest in the East. It also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley.

Nagarkot is a renowned international tourist destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise over the mountains and sunset views. It is a popular over-night holiday destination for not just tourists but for the people of Kathmandu as well.

Upon arrival at the Nagarkot. Check-in to the Resort and rest of the time at leisure for own activities

Lunch & Dinner – Own Arrangement
Overnight at the Resort in Nagarkot

Day 9
Drive Nagarkot - Kathmandu

Take a yoga class with the magnificent sunrise view over the Himalayas from Nagarkot.
Breakfast at the Resort

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu via sightseeing tour of Patan City.
Sightseeing tour of Patan City, the City of arts and architecture founded in 250 A.D. and known as Lalitpur. It is renowned for its fine works in bronze, silver and copper. Visit the Durbar Square, Royal Baths, Mahaboudha, Krishna Mandir and Hiranya Verna Mahabihar (the Golden Temple). A visit to the new Patan Museum is a must. The museum faces Durbar Square and is housed in a beautifully restored and renovated former Malla residential palace. The collection spans much of Nepal’s cultural history, primarily exhibiting metalwork sculptures from Hindu and Buddhist deities, typical of Patan’s tradition in craftsmanship. Written commentary explains their significance to Nepal’s art history, spiritualism, cultural heritage and contemporary life.

After tour transfer back to hotel in Kathmandu

Lunch – Own Arrangement
Evening, transfer to Local Restaurant for farewell Nepalese dinner with cultural dance Then transfer and Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu


Day 10
Depart Kathmandu

Breakfast at the Hotel
Leisure till departure
Our representative will escort you to the International Airport for onward destination.

 

PRICES + Dates

$2,225 USD  Twin share          $425 USD  Single supplement

DISCOUNTED PRICE = $2,114 USD until Nov 30, 2018 (based on twin share)

October 3 to 12, 2019

A 20% non-refundable deposit (unless the tour is cancelled by us) is required to reserve your spot.  Full payment is due 70 days before departure.

 

EXCLUSIONS

International flight & any airport tax
Nepal visa fees. US$ 25.00 per person valid for 15 days from the date of entry
Personal expenses like, communication, laundry, bar bills, internet. Tips for guide and drivers etc.
Client's medical insurance (compulsory) and travel insurance
Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/rescue due to any unforeseen causes.
Any other tours and transfers other than mentioned above.
Any extra nights at hotel due to any reason, services not specified, meals not specified

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