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Nepal Discovery: A Student Tour of Heritage, Wildlife, and Mountains

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Total Duration12 Days
  • Best TimeAll around the year
  • Trip GradeEasy to Moderate
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle
  • AccommodationDouble/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
  • Group Size1-16 Pax

A Student Tour of Heritage, Wildlife, and Mountains

Nepal Discovery: A Student Tour of Heritage, Wildlife, and Mountains is a special tour package designed for students that provides an incredible opportunity to explore the diverse cultural and natural treasures of Nepal. This tour package is specifically curated to cater to the interests of students who are keen on experiencing the rich history, religious significance, museums, wildlife, and natural beauty of Nepal. The itinerary takes you to some of the most iconic places in Kathmandu Valley, followed by a thrilling wildlife tour to Chitwan, a short but stunning hike to Poon Hill, and a refreshing Pokhara city tour.

The tour commences in Kathmandu, where students will have the opportunity to visit several historical and religious sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. These sites are not only a treasure trove of historical and religious significance but also offer stunning views of the city and the Himalayan range.

The next stop on the tour is Chitwan, which is famous for its wildlife and nature. Students will enjoy an exhilarating wildlife tour that offers a unique opportunity to witness some of the most amazing wildlife species in their natural habitat. During the wildlife and nature tour, students will have the chance to observe majestic Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, sloth bears, leopards, and many other exotic animals. They will also get to experience the park’s lush forests, grasslands, and wetlands, which provide a rich and diverse ecosystem for the animals. Our expert guides will take you on thrilling jungle safaris and boat rides to spot wildlife and teach you about the park’s conservation efforts.

The tour then moves to Poon Hill, which offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. Students will embark on a short hike that offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The Poon Hill trek is a relatively easy hike, making it an ideal choice for students who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without any strenuous effort.

The tour concludes with a visit to the scenic city of Pokhara, nestled in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. The tour is especially designed to offer a delightful and unforgettable experience of this picturesque city, famous for its breathtaking natural beauty and tranquil lakeside ambiance. During the tour, you can explore the stunning natural beauty of the area, including Phewa Lake, the Mahendra Cave, the Mountaineering Museum, and Davis Falls. The city is also home to various adventure activities, such as paragliding, zip-lining, and bungee jumping.

Overall, this tour package is an excellent opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of Nepal’s culture, history, religion, and nature. With a perfect blend of education, adventure, and relaxation, this tour is an experience that students will cherish for a lifetime.

Highlights

● Explore the vibrant capital city of Nepal and visit UNESCO heritage sites.

● Enjoy the natural beauty of Pokhara, known as the gateway to the Annapurna region.

●Experience wildlife at Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

● Embark on a short trek to Poon Hill, located in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

● Engage with the local communities and learn about Nepalese culture.

● Take advantage of educational opportunities by visiting museums, art galleries, and heritage sites.

Cost Includes

● All airport pickups and drops are by private vehicle.

● All ground transportation is by private vehicle.

● Four nights’ accommodation at a deluxe hotel on a twin-sharing basis on the BB plan in Kathmandu.

● Two nights’ accommodation at a deluxe hotel on a twin-sharing basis on the BB plan in Chitwan.

● All jungle activities as per the itinerary

● Meals during the stay at Chitwan (Day 1: Lunch and Dinner; Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Day 3: Breakfast)

● Two nights’ accommodation in Pokhara at a deluxe hotel on a twin-sharing basis with on the BB plan

● All accommodations at tea houses or lodges during the trekking trail.

● Full board meal during the trekking Trail.

● Guided sightseeing tours in Pokhara and Kathmandu

● An experience English speaking Guide and porter for trekking and guide only for city tours.

● Salary, food, accommodation & Insurance for guide, porter and supporting staff.

● Chitwan National Park entry fee

● TIMS, ACAP permit, and Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the itinerary.

● All taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

● Nepal Visa Fee

● International airfare to and from Kathmandu

● Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara

● Any extra costs resulting from cancellation, weather, political unrest, or illness

● Tips for guides, drivers, and supporting staff

● Boating fee in Pokhara

● Any kind of refreshment beverage or alcohol

● Extra accommodation in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival and late departure than the scheduled itinerary

● Travel and rescue insurance

● Emergency evacuation during rafting.

● Personal expenses

Equipment & Gears

● Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase

● Day bag.( Small handbag)

● Sports shoes or sandals.

● Sun Hat/cap

● Warm woolen cap

● Jacket

● Pullover or warm sweeter

● Raincoat

● 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock

● Hand gloves

● Water bottle

● 4 seasons Sleeping bag

● Flash or Torch light

● Camera and batteries.

Before you go

Trekking Group

For the student tour to Nepal, we ensure the standard group size, not exceed 16 pax. We believe we can maintain the quality of our services for 16 participants in each group.

For this tour we provide one licensed professional guide who can communicate or speak in English, porters for the short trek to Poon hill and one assistant guide for more than 12 participants. A group of 16 participants will have one complimentary group leader. Our tour guides are well informed about their responsibilities. Our field staff will also include one guide who is adept in administering first aid.

Accommodations

The accommodations are chosen based on trekking itinerary, comfort level, budget and interests of travelers and accessibility in terms of scenery and trail. Most arrangements are made on Bed & Breakfast basis, double/twin sharing in Lodges/Tea houses and Deluxe – Star Hotels in cities. Depending upon your interests, a wide range of hotels are available in city areas such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, etc. and during the trekking trail, there are plenty of lodges, teahouses, guesthouses and sometimes even hotels for accommodation. A Teahouse/Lodge trek is where trekkers stay in lodges and guesthouses along the trail as opposed to tents/camping. Such Teahouses/Lodges are run either by local families or are community-based which offers simple to moderate facilities, with simple beds, solar-powered hot water and a limited set of cuisines/meals.

For this tour we offer two types of accommodation, ‘Deluxe Hotel’ in the city and ‘Teahouse/Lodge’ during the trekking trail. The Hotels and Teahouses have been selected by the Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks after personal inspection. We look at the conditions of the inns, local hygiene, quality of food, type of service and more. All rooms are double occupancy, but you can request a single occupancy room for an additional fee. However, sometimes single rooms are not available in some places, depending upon seasonality with limited choices available in peak season. We do work to provide the best possible options when trekking in the High Himalayas.

Meals

Touristic cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan offer some of the finest dining restaurants. Get spoiled with unlimited choices for cuisines, ranging from local Nepali food to international delicacies. In contrast, there might not be as much variety of cuisines available on the trekking trail. Trekking lodges and small eateries along the trail will offer you basic diets such as Nepali Dal Bhat, sandwich, apple pie and pizza and regular beverages. However, you will get to enjoy mostly organic food on trekking trails.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to a pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon or evening, visit our office in Thamel. Your tour guide will conduct a brief orientation to your program. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: A full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast, you will start your guided tour of Kathmandu Valley. The places you will visit today include Swayambhunath Stupa (the monkey temple), Boudha Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. By the end of the day, you will know a lot about the historical and cultural heritage of Nepal. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: A full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Get ready for another full-day guided tour of Kathmandu Valley. In the morning, you will drive directly to Changu Narayan temple, which takes about 1.30 hours. The temple contains Nepal’s oldest stone inscription, along with a museum and stone statues. Afterwards, you will drive towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a living heritage of Newari art and architecture. Here you will visit Dattatraya Square, Pottery Square, and the 55-window palace, among others. Following lunch, you will head to Patan Durbar Square, another example of rich Newari history and civilization. By evening, return to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 4: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan by private vehicle

After breakfast, you will depart from Kathmandu for Chitwan by private car. Enjoy the scenic drive through the countryside of Nepal, passing by terraced fields, traditional villages, and lush green hills. Arrive at Chitwan National Park and check into your hotel. After refreshment, enjoy lunch and embark on a guided village walk to explore the local Tharu community and learn about their culture, traditions, and way of life. In the evening, enjoy sunset views from the banks of the Rapti River.

Day 5: Full-day jungle activities inside Chitwan National Park

After breakfast, start your day with a serene canoe ride along the Rapti River, where you can spot crocodiles, birds, and other wildlife. This will be followed by a visit to the Elephant Breeding Center, where you can learn about the conservation efforts for the endangered Asian elephants and observe the baby elephants.

After lunch, embark on a thrilling 4-hour jungle safari by jeep in Chitwan National Park, accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide. Explore the dense forests and grasslands and keep an eye out for wildlife such as one-horned rhinos, Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, and deer. Return to the hotel or resort for dinner, followed by an overnight stay.

Day 6: Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara and then drive to Ban Thanti (2210 m)

After breakfast, you will take a scenic drive from Chitwan to Pokhara, which takes approximately 4-5 hours to reach. After refreshment, you will take another drive from Pokhara to Ban Thanti, where you will stay over night.

Day 7: Trek from Ban Thanti to Ghorepani (2850m)

Today you will start your trek from Ban Thanti to Ghorepani, which takes 3-4 hours to reach. Follow the trail that winds through rhododendron and oak forests and enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peaks. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 8: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (2700 m) and trek down to Tadapani (2630 m).

Enjoy beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchchhre from here. The trail ahead climbs steadily all the way up to Poon Hill, which takes about 2 hours. Enjoy a magnificent sunrise over Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Mardi, Nilgiri, and Dhampus peaks from Poon Hill. Descend from here and trek towards Tadapani. Stay overnight in Tadapani.

Day 9: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (2000 m) and drive to Pokhara (900 m)

Start your morning trek leaving Tadapani towards Ghandruk. The trek is simple and easy, winding through terraced fields of rice, maize, and vegetables. It takes aprox 3-4 hours to reach Ghandruk, where a vehicle awaits you to head to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 10: Full-day sightseeing in Pokhara

Today you will participate in a full-day guided tour of Pokhara. You will visit Davis Fall, Gupteswar Cave, Mahendra Cave, Phewa Lake, and International Mountain Museum, followed by a hike to World Peace Pagoda to see the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks and Pokhara Valley. Stay overnight in Pokhara., followed by a hike to World Peace Pagoda to see the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks and Pokhara Valley. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, take a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by private vehicle. In the evening, you may take a stroll through Thamel’s night market. Enjoy the farewell dinner and stay in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Final Departure

Our staff will take you to the international airport so you can catch your flight back home or towards your next destination.

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FAQs

1. Is this cost of the trek comparative & reasonable?

The program cost we offer to you is both comparative and reasonable. Since we practice sustainable tourism, we attempt to give the best experience to our tourists while ensuring equal economic dividends to locals of the host destination and our staff. We do not overprice and we discourage unhealthy practices of undercutting. We believe in providing quality service to our guests at a sustainable competitive price.

2. Could we customize the itinerary?

Yes, you can always customize the itinerary according to your requirements. We are quite flexible in re-designing the itinerary by taking into consideration your time availability and needs.

3. Could we combine this trek with other trekking packages?

We are flexible in designing programs that suit your interests and needs. Feel free to let us know what you prefer and what your choices are. You can combine two or three trek programs in one go or even more. Alternatively you can go for tour and trek programs combinedly. We are open to any set of combinations you want to pursue.

4. What if I cancel the trip, do I get my refund?

You can cancel the trip if you have personal reasons to do so. Please read our Terms & Conditions for refund details.