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Real Nepal Experience Tour

The Real Nepal Experience Tour is the best opportunity to visit the most recommended places in Nepal. The Real Nepal Experience Tour takes you to the capital city of Kathmandu as the first destination. Kathmandu valley house several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Those sites have historical, cultural and religious importance in Nepal. The next destination of the trip is Lake City of Pokhara which is the highly recommended valley of Nepal offering panoramic mountain vistas and nature. Poon Hill is the highest altitude you will be hiking to observe the best sunrise you ever see in your life. You will enjoy a few days pleasant hikes to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Your final destination is Wildlife Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park.

You will be experiencing the must-visit attractions of Nepal spread in different altitude variation during this Nepal Tour.

Highlights

  • Visit architecturally & historically significant Medieval Royal Palace Squares of Kathmandu Valley
  • Feel peace of great Buddhist shrines
  • Capture amazing mountain panorama views
  • Feel glittering mountains just at a stone throw distance
  • Hike the best hiking trail
  • Capture Mt. Fishtails reflection over Fewa Lake
  • Observe endangered species of one-Horned Rhino and hundreds of species of colorful birds
  • Ride thrilling dugout canoe
  • Taste different yummy Nepali cuisines
  • Taste almost all tastes of Nepal
12 Days Real Nepal Experience Tour gives a real picture of Nepal. Travelers get the experience of the country’s rich arts and culture of Nepal along with its amazing natural landscapes. Since Nepal is a country of the World’s highest mountain locates, every year millions of traveler’s foot on this beautiful land.  Furthermore, Nepal has the highest mountains and dramatic landscapes that rise from 150m to 8848m elevation. Similarly,  this is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. This has further made this country important to visit to explore about the Buddha and Buddhism. Likewise, this is the sacred land with more than 100 different ethnic groups residing in the same landscape. 
 
Oriental Journeys offers Real Nepal Experience Tour in which travelers got a chance to explore and experience the rice and diverse Nepalese landscapes and culture. This helps the travelers to satisfy their mind, body, and spirit. This tour can be finished within 12 days. The tour begins from visiting the UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu. It further follows by a scenic Mt. Everest flight above the high Himalayas. In addition to this, we also trek to the popular and beautiful Annapurna region, visit popular landmarks in the city of Lake, Pokhara. The tour ends with very fresh and stunning nature walks and jungle safari in Chitwan National Park. 
 

Why Real Nepal Tour?

Real Nepal Experience Tour is the tour designed for all the people who wish to explore and experience the real beauty of naturally rich country Nepal, in a limited time period. Since the tour is a combination of trekking, tour, flight and safaris, no doubt, this tour guarantees its visitors fun to the fullest. They will further explore and share the real fun of traveling in the exotic land. 
 
Oriental Journeys always open the options for our avid travelers to customize the trip as per their time, interest and comfort. Furthermore, Oriental Journeys always ready to help the visitors to customize the itinerary if the designed package does not fit their interest in traveling.  

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)
  • Day 02: Scenic Mt. Everest Flight and Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek
  • Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750 m/ 9020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860 ft): 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360 ft): 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 4-hour trek and 1-hour’s drive
  • Day 08: Sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 134km/4-5 hours
  • Day 10: Chitwan National Park
  • Day 11: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu: 127km, 4-5 hours
  • Day 12: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

    Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Oriental Journeys who will drop off at the hotel. There will be a welcome dinner hosted by Oriental Journeys which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 02: Scenic Mt. Everest Flight and Kathmandu Sightseeing

    Early in the morning we leave our hotel for an hour-long mountain flight and acquire the closest possible aerial views of the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, the world’s second highest peak, Kanchenjunga and other high Himalayas along with a clear glimpse of the Tibetan Plateau. In the afternoon, we visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square is rich with ancient palaces with spectacular art and architecture. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest places for Hindus. The ancient Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world and the Swayambhunath Stupa meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.

    Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050 m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek

    We fly to Pokhara early in the morning. We can catch amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking a rest, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Modi Khola (river) via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon.

    Overnight in Ulleri.
    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750 m/ 9020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek

    After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings.
    Overnight in Ghorepani.
    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860 ft): 6 - 7 hours

    To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region and a great viewpoint to enjoy amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Gorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360 ft): 3 - 4 hours

    From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees, that when are in bloom, actually turn into gardens of dazzling red flowers when seen from the air or from afar. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we will be pleasantly surprised by the sight of cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking for a while, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the towering views of the Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 4-hour trek and 1-hour’s drive

    Today, we trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village followed by terraced farms. It keeps on going down almost without any break from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. By the time we arrive at Birethanti, some of us might feel like we just participated in a downhill marathon. But our ordeal is not over yet. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour's walk takes us into Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to an end at Nayapul. Then, we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara for an overnight stay.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch

  • Day 08: Sightseeing in Pokhara

    Early in the morning we leave for Sarangkot, a hill that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. From here, we catch amazing views of the sun as it rises in the mighty Himalayas. We then head back to Pokhara and continue touring the city’s landmarks. Davis Fall is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. The Shiva Cave is located near to Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God. We also do some boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara and visit Barahi temple. located at the center of the Lake. We visit the famous International Mountain Museum (IMM) that records, documents, and chronicles the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world and the Himalayas in particular. We also tour the Tibetan refugee camp and witness how the refugees keep themselves busy by producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicraft items.
    Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 134km/4-5 hours

    After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Chitwan, a city located at the foot of the Churia range and famous for housing Chitwan National Park (CNP), the first national park in Nepal, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon reaching Chitwan, we take a jungle/nature walks depending into the national park. During nature walks we enjoy the company of a wide variety of flora and fauna and spend some time bird watching. In the evening, there will be a presentation on the wide range of flora and fauna of CNP. Overnight in Chitwan.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 10: Chitwan National Park

    Today, we excite the animal lover inside us. Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephant backs for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can either drive through the jungles by Jeep or followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. During the safari, we go deep into the jungle and spot deer, the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, along with other wild animals. If lucky, we may even spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger Crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for birding or nature walk and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park.

    Overnight in Chitwan.
    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  • Day 11: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu: 127km, 4-5 hours

    Early in the morning, we engage ourselves in birding as Chitwan National Park is also home to a large variety of resident and migratory birds. We then have breakfast and drive towards Kathmandu. Our journey will be on the Terai plains while in and near Chitwan and gradually move to a more winding road as we come closer to Kathmandu. Along the way, we can enjoy the beautiful hilly terrains and small houses. We reach Kathmandu in the evening. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.

    Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

  • Day 12: Final departure

    Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Oriental Journeys will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • Tourist Standard Hotel (3*) in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Bed & breakfast plan
  • English speaking government licensed guide throughout the trip
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner during the trek days
  • Breakfast in the city area
  • All airport drop/pickup
  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • 2 night’s Hotel in Pokhara on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Car/4W hire for sightseeing and destination visit
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna conservation Area Entry Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Travel and Medical insurance for the traveller
  • All other ground transportations 
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any other things not included in included list.

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