This comprehensive tour of Nepal takes you on a journey across one of the most spectacularly beautiful countries in the world.
Our 15 day tour begins with a walking tour of Kathmandu before we drive to Chitwan National Park in the lowland Terai region of Nepal, close to the Indian border. There's an option available today to do an afternoon of exciting white water rafting on the Trisuli river, en route to the park. We have two nights at a wildlife lodge at Chitwan and enjoy a range of activities in the park, including a jungle walk, traditional river canoe trip and elephant safari. Outside the park we'll take a rural village walk to see how the local Tharu people live, and an early morning bird watching walk is also available for those keen. Chitwan is famous for its population of Asian rhinos, and there are also numerous other animals and birds to see including several species of deer and monkeys, wild boar, sloth bear, elephants, gharial and mugger crocodiles, and if you're very lucky you may catch a glimpse of a tiger too.
Next we head to the hilltop Newari town of Bandipur, the centre of which has been carefully restored and is well worth exploring. After some great mountain views from here we head to the lakeside town of Pokhara at the foot of the Annapurna range before starting a 5 day trek through the Himalayan foothills to the spectacular viewpoint of Poon Hill. We stay in locally owned trekking lodges and experienced guides and porters will accompany you on the trek. You'll walk through a wide variety of landscapes and countryside.
After a little free time to relax in Pokhara after the trek we return to Kathmandu and spend a night at the village of Nagarkot. After a morning sunrise and hopefully stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest in the far distance, we return to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur, where we take time to enjoy the architecture of the traditional Hindu temples and surrounding buildings. The tour then ends back in Kathmandu.