Activities


Activities in Nepal

Sample Tour Package Itinerary:

11 Days Nepal Tour

Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

 Upon arrival at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).Please note that guest(s) should look the signage with their name once they come out of Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting the baggage.

 Guest will be transferred to the hotel. Travel agencies Representative will escort the guest up to hotel and will help in check in process at the hotel

Welcome drinks and key distribution

 Overnight at the hotel

Day 02

Breakfast at the hotel

 Morning sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa

 Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The kings of Nepal were crowned and solemnized here. Interesting sites are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess).

 Swoyambhunath Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas built 2000 years ago situated on a hillock about 77 meter above the level of the Kathmandu valley. Visitors will also have a grand view of the valley from this spot.

 Transfer to Boudhanath to witness the evening prayer

 Boudhanath (Little Tibet) – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Boudha is among the largest Stupas in south Asia. It has become the focal point of Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty – six meters overhead. The Stupa is located on the ancient trade route to China. Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here.

 Overnight at the hotel

 Day 03

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning visit Dakshinkali Temple

Dakshinkali

The temple of Dakshinkali is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali and is one of the most popular places of worship in Kathmandu, located 22 km from the city center on the southern of the Valley past Pharping village, the shrine is especially crowded on Tuesdays and Saturdays when animal sacrifices are offered to the deity. On the way back, stop at Chobhar gorge. The narrow gash in the hills was made by Lord Manjushree to drain out the lake which once covered the Valley

 Afternoon sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square, Bungamati and Khokana

 Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square boasts of many famous sites and unique architecture. Krishna Mandir in this Square was built to honor an incarnation of Vishnu. One of the best examples of stone architecture in the world, scenes from Mahabharat, Asia’s greatest mythological war, are carved on the temple’s walls.

 Bungmati and Khokana

About 6 km South of Patan lies the two medieval village of Bungmati and Khokana. To reach these villages one has to follow the straight road from the Tibetan refugee Camp on Jawalakhel. About 5000 people live in Bungmati and 3000 inhabitants in Khokana. Most of the people are Newars. From Khokana, Bungmati is 15 minutes walk. In these villages on can see typical Newari houses. Also these villages are popular for chilly and mustard oil. The best time to visit Bungmati and Khokana is in October and November because at that time the whole village looks colorful. They hand red chilly garland from the top floor to the ground floor in the whole village. Most of the farmers in these villages are either involved in spinning or oil pressing business. The mustard oil of Khokana is still popular in Kathmandu valley.

 Overnight at the hotel

Day 04       

Breakfast at the hotel

Drive to Chitwan (165 KM/ Approx. 5 Hrs)

 Lunch at Riverside Spring Resort (RSR)

 Riverside Spring Resort (RSSR)

Spread over 15 acres of lush, landscaped, river parkland, this cradle of nature fronts a large, sand beach alongside the sapphire waters of the Trisuli River as it negotiates a lazy S-bend. Between the restaurant and the beach, is a fantasy, landscape and fresh water swimming pool.

Continue drive to Chitwan

 Royal Chitwan National Park (RCNP)–UNESCO World Heritage Site

This is one of Nepal’s largest forest reserves with a wide range of wildlife; the great one horned rhinoceros, several species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, crocodile, more than 350 species of birds and the elusive royal Bengal tiger. This is one of the best-managed national parks in the world, which covers an area of 1040 sq. km. It is situated 160 km southwest of Kathmandu.

 RCNP is the last home for about 250 remaining endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros.

 Arrive Royal Chitwan National Park and check-in at the Lodge

 In the late afternoon, the guests will be taken deep into the jungle for viewing and photographing wildlife or a jungle walk is organized for the guests to experience the abundant bird life and flora and fauna of the Park. If guests are lucky, they may see the elusive Royal Bengal tiger both on nature walk as well as on elephant safari.

 Dinner and overnight at Lodge

Day 05

Full day jungle activities

 Early morning guests will be mounted on elephant back and taken for a jungle safari for 2-3 hours penetrating through dense grasslands to view wildlife. This grass commonly known as elephant grass is dense and grows to a height of 18-20 ft. It is the favourite habitat of the rhinoceros and other mammals.

After breakfast, the guests are taken to our elephant stables where the senior naturalists will give a talk about the habits of the elephants. Here one may witness the rare scene of the elephants at bath.

 Lunch at Lodge

 In the afternoon guests may relax around the lodge OR take a drive through the jungles in Land Rovers followed by a dugout canoe ride down the river where there are very good chances of viewing the Gharial crocodiles as well as the Mugger crocodiles, fresh water dolphins, Otters and varieties of water birds OR guests may go on a nature walk with one of our naturalists to know about the flora of the Royal Chitwan National Park.

At the end of the canoe ride, waiting Land Rovers will drive guests back to the lodge.

 Dinner and overnight at Lodge

Day 06

Early morning jungle activities

Once again in the morning, guests may have an elephant ride or one of their favourite programs before their departure depending on the time of departure from the lodge.

 Breakfast at Lodge

 Depart Chitwan for Pokhara (Approx: 6 hrs drive)

 Arrive Pokhara and transfer to the hotel

 Pokhara Valley

Pokhara valley is one of the most picturesque spot of Nepal. The beauty of Pokhara is enhanced by its lovely lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Situated 200 KM west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 827 meter from sea-level. For the mountain viewers Pokhara offers a magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Machapuchre (Fishtail), five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is the only place in the world to provide such a dramatic views in a sub-tropical setting. Machapuchre, for example, is only 28 km from Phewa Lake and not a single mountain range intervenes between the two.

 Check in at the hotel

Sightseeing tour of Begnas Lake and boat ride at Begnas Lake

 Begnas lake

Begnas Lake, the second largest lake of Pokhara Valley is situated at an altitude of 650m. It is located in the Siswa village on the eastern part of Pokhara and is 13 km away from the Pokhara city. It covers an area of 3 sq. km. Average water depth of the lake is 9.37 and the maximum water depth is 13.84m. The capacity of the lake is 29.05 million cubic meter. It is comparatively deeper in the northern and western part in the comparison to eastern and southern part. The lake water is drained out by Khudi Khola from the western part.

 Lunch at Begnas Resort

 Begnas Lake Resort

Located in a quiet corner east of bustling Pokhara town, lies this wondrous paradise – the Begnas lake, known for its clear spring-fed water and pristine lush surroundings just the setting for your ESCAPE TO ANOTHER WORLD…

 Just the spot for active holidaymakers, the possibilities out of here are simply innumerable. Apart from boating and fishing, the resort’s prime location amidst unadulterated nature offers interesting walks of surprising variety.

 Overnight at the hotel

 Day 07

Breakfast at the hotel

 Sightseeing tour of Pokhara city including Devi’s Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev, Tibetan Refugee camp and International Mountain Museum

 Devi’s fall

Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell’s fall). Devi’s fall (also known as Devin’s and David’s) is a lovely waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker called David as washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Gupteshwor Mahadev

Gupteshwar Cave is also known as the Gupteswar Gupha. The Gupteshwar Cave holds a special religious importance especially to the local people. This cave is regarded holy by the Hindus. The main highlight of the site is the Shivalinga, the phallic symbol of the Lord Shiva. The linga is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. It is just across the Devi’s fall. From the end of the cave, you can see the view of Davis Fall.

International Mountain Museum (IMM)

IMM has an impressive exhibition of the customs, tradition, heritage, culture and way of life of the world mountain peoples around the world.

 IMM’s gallery presents the geological facts about the origin of world mountain system, the gallery displays and gives explanations on the subjects like geology, glaciology, rivers originated from the mountain or glacial rivers, mineral deposits and flora fauna etc.

 It comprises the historical ascents and explorations in and around the Everest. IMM also displays the development of the climbing gears and required equipments for mountaineering, climbing and other mountain activities.

 Overnight at the hotel

 Day 08

Early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise over the western Himalayas (weather permitting)

 Sarangkot

Sarangkot is the highest point on the Pokhara valley. It is located at an altitude of 1592m above sea level.  One of the most enjoyable trips to Sarangkot will provide the magnificent view of Fishtail and Annapurna range peaks on clear days.

 Breakfast at the hotel

 Transfer to airport for fight to Kathmandu

 Depart Pokhara for Kathmandu (30 minutes flight)

 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Nagarkot

 Nagarkot

Nagarkot is situated on top of a ridge at an altitude of over 2000 meters above sea level. It is renowned for sunrise and sunset views along with majestic peaks of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. It also offers a panoramic view of Bhaktapur.

 Arrive Nagarkot; check in at the hotel

 Afternoon village tour of Nagarkot Hills

 Hill villages in Nepal present a picture of the bygone era. Guests will witness villagers working in the field and carry daily activities in the most natural setting. Villagers still use pre historic technology to plow their fields and carry other activities in agriculture sector. For Western technologically advanced civilization, the village tour would be one of the most exciting aspects on their Nepal visit.

 Evening sunset view over the Eastern Himalayas (weather permitting)

 Dinner and overnight at the hotel

 Day 09

Breakfast at the hotel

 Early morning sunrise view over the Eastern Himalayas (weather permitting)

 Drive back to Kathmandu

 On the way sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

 Bhaktapur (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

Bhaktapur means “the city of devotees” in Nepali language. It is also known as Bhadgaon and was founded in 889 AD by King Anand Dev. Today it covers an area of four square miles and is flanked by Khasa Khusung and Hanumante Rivers. The Durbar Square in the middle of the city portrays the prosperity of the Malla years and the details at which the crafts people then worked. The Palace of Fifty-five windows stands in the square, which was also home to many kings of Bhaktapur

 Continue drive to Kathmandu

 Arrive Kathmandu and re-check in at the hotel

 Evening dinner at Garden of Dreams – “Rum Doodle Restaurant and Bar”

 Overnight at the hotel

 Day 10

Breakfast at the hotel

 Morning sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple

 Pashupatinath Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, lies 5 km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can he seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple.

 Evening free for own activities

 Overnight at the hotel

 Day 11        

Breakfast at the hotel

 Guest will have a breakfast at the hotel. Please note that guest(s) need to be at the international airport at least 2 hrs 30 minutes in advance for the check in process at the airport. Travel’s Representative will meet the guests at the hotel and will re-check with guests regarding airport departure tax that needs to be paid inside the airport.

 Travel’s Representative will escort guests to TIA. However, please note, they are not allowed to go inside the airport for help in check-in process. Hence, Travel’s Representative will brief regarding the check-in process at the hotel.

For more itinerary and cost, please, contact for info@dntt.com.np or dntt@wlink.com.np

Sample Trekking Itinerary:

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (12-days program)

9-days customized trekking itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, rest and refresh for couple of hour and complete the official formalities.

Day 02:

Morning fly to Pokhara (820m) drive to trailhead Kande (1770m) and trek to Pothana Deurali (1565m)

Day 03:

Trek to Jhinu (Hot Spring 1780m)

Day 04:

Trek to Sinuwa (2340)

Day 05:

Trek to Deurali (3200m)

Day 06:

Trek to ABC (4130m)

Day 07:

Trek ABC to Dovan (2500m)

Day 08:

Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)

Day 09:

Trek to Ghandruk (1940m)

Day 10:

Trek to Nayapul via Birethanti. Trekking trip end at Nayapul. Drive to Pokhara and transfer to the Hotel you like to O/N. Rest of the time free day in Pokhara for personal activities.

Day 11:

Continue your own activities or after breakfast transfer to Pokhara airport to fly to Kathmandu or drive by tourist bus (6-7 hr.) or by car 4 to 5 hours to Kathmandu (200 km). Transfer to the Hotel you like to stay.

Day 12:

International departure or go for onward program.

If, you are interested to trek in nepal , please contact for info@dntt.com.np or dntt@wlink.com.np

Sample Itinerary for Expedition

Expedition in Nepal

With eight of the highest peaks in the world, Nepal has been the focus of some of the most outstanding achievements in the world of mountaineering. For many decades the dauntless icy peaks have posed as challenge to those who dare. There are some 326 peaks in Nepal open for mountaineering today. Government of Nepal opened around 175 peaks in the last two years to mark the Mount Everest Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
Climbing permit to scale the Nepal Himalayas is issued in all seasons by the Mountaineering Section of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Certain official documents are required to seek permission for climbing peaks. Around 121 peaks do not require liaison officer for expedition. Fees or ties depend upon the altitude of the peak starting at US $ 1,000 for peaks below 6,501 meters and rising by US $ 500 for every 500 meters. Climbing gears and equipments can be bought or rented in Kathmandu. Many mountaineering and trekking agencies also offer packages that take care of needs like gear, food, transportation, guide and porter services. They also arrange insurance. Visitors should choose an agency that has good track record.

Nepal Himalaya is known as the rooftop of the world. The Himalayas are the highest mountains in the world. Their scenery is legendary. These mountains have had an air of mystery until recently. Even today, the vast area of the Himalaya is untouched. It has always remained a source of fascination and inspiration for people from all walks of life in the world. Himalaya (“Him” means snow and “Alaya” means abode), the abode of snow and the Gods, extends about 2500 Kilometers. The Brahmaputra (Assam) in the east and Indus river in the west demarcate the length of the Himalaya. It is 300 Kms wide and rises nine kilometers above the sea level.
The Nepal Himalaya is in the centre of the Himalayan range.Eight peaks that exceed 8000 meters including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest are the prominent members of Nepal Himalaya. It has a convergence of 1310 magnificent peaks over 6,000 meters. Nepal has become famous through out the world due to these mountains.
It is a very interesting thing to know that there was a sea (the Tethys sea) between Indian Gondwana continent (Indian sub continent and Eurasian continent). Around 70 and 80 million years ago, the Himalaya began to come into existence. It is a peak of each evolution only about 10 to 20 million years back. Therefore, the Himalaya is extremely young and geologically active. According to geologists, mountains are growing at a rate of 15 cm (6 inch) a year as the Indian plate moving northward and forcing under the Eurasian plate. This process (plate tectonics) causes the earthquakes in this region. Geologists say that the collision of continents is squeezing up sedimentary rocks that were once below the sea. The mountains of Himalaya are the result of the collision of continents.

 

Sample Expedition Itinerary

Mount Everest(8848m)

Mountaineering and trekking in Nepal has relied heavily on the progress and inspiration developed by various expeditions to Everest. Much of the attraction of Nepal in the early days resulted from the discovery that the highest peak in the world lay within the forbidden and isolated kingdom.
Though it was named Mt Everest by the Survey of India in 1856 after Sir George Everest, retired Surveyor-General of India, the peak had been known by other Names long before.
The Nepal’s call it Sagarmatha and the Sherpas call it Chomolungma. The Chinese now call it Qomolangma feng.

Sagarmatha literally means ‘head of the sky’ the name was invented in 1956 by Babu ram Acharya, a Nepal historian.
The list of attempts and successes on Everest is one of the classics of Mountaineering history.

By 1989 there had been 274 ascents of Everest, including several by people who climbed it two or more times. At the end of 2003 the record stood at 449 expeditions, 900 different people had reached the summit (counting the more the 30 people climbing more then 5 time 40 people climbing more then 2 time is total 1000 ascents), and 160 climbers had been killed. The following section lists all the Everest expeditions until 1982. By 1983 both china and Nepal allowed several expeditions on the mountain at the same time, Causing traffic jams, queues for the use overrates and fixed ropes, confusion, squabbles, crowded base camps and the inevitable trashing of the mountain.

If, you are interested to Expedition in Nepal, please contact for info@dntt.com.np or other any travel agency or Expidition Company.

Royal Chitwan National Park

Location :  South West Of Kathmandu, Nepal
Nearest Access :  Bharatpur
Main Wildlife Found :  One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger
Coverage Area :  932-sq-kms

Royal Chitwan National Park (‘Chitwan’ means “in the heart of the jungle’) covers 932 sq. km. in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks on the Indian subcontinent with populations of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Greater One-horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor lizard, Gharial crocodile and many more.
The Chitwan region has had a long history of conservation. For many years it was the Royal hunting grounds for the Kings and dignitaries of Nepal and therefore was not hunted by the general public. It did however become a favorite spot for big game safari hunters in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. This was coupled with a surge in local human populations following the development of anti-malaria medicines in the mid-twentieth century. The long-term effect was a drastic decrease in jungle habitat and animal populations in the Chitwan valley as jungles were converted to farmland and big game were hunted and poached to dangerously low numbers. The falling rhino (less than 200) and tiger (less than 30) populations in the present park region, focused attention on the Chitwan region and in 1963 the southern two-thirds of the park were declared rhino sanctuary. With sanctuary status came the relocation of 22,000 people from the Chitwan valley and a moratorium on hunting. Since 1963 wildlife populations and ecosystems have been rebounding. In 1973 Chitwan became Nepal’s first National Park. The relatively pristine state of the modern park and its unique ecosystems prompted UNESCO to declare the park a World Heritage site in 1984.

Tharu Stick Dance
A melodious tribal dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums and the clashing of sticks embodies and projects how to keep away the rhino and other wild animals from the human habitat and their farming land. You can enjoy your evening after dinner and watch the Tharu Stick Dance. We will arrange dance for your enjoyment adjacent to our Restaurant.

How to Get there

 

Highlights of the Safari

Thrilling experience of rafting, Jungle Safari in Chitwan National park encounter with wild animals.

Facts of the Safari

Safari Destination : Royal Chitwan National Park
Group Size : Min – 1
Season : Spring & Autumn
Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days
Entry : Sauraha
Exit : Sauraha

Itinerary In Detail

Days 01 :

Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Days 02 :

Dive to Chitwan (half day rafting on Trisuli river), observe the Tharu culture dance in the evening.

Days 03 :

Jungle Activities in Chitwan national park like cannoning, Elephant riding, Jungle walk, visit to Elephant breeding center)

Days 04 :

Bird watching at Chitwan and drive to Pokhara

Days 05 :

Drive/fly back to Kathmandu

Days 06 :

Free day in Kathmandu

Days 07 :

Transfer to Airport, Departure on your own destination.

Note: Whatever the conditions the itinerary stated follow, it is for the visitors who prefer full package programmed. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Air:              There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Bharatpur.
Road:         Chitwan is easily accessible from Kathmandu being well connected by national highway to Bharatpur and Saurana.

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