16 Day Nepal Tour – Kathmandu, Batase Village, Chitwan and Pokhara

Our 16 day Nepal tour is the perfect way to visit and experience the country. If you’re looking for an authentic experience that takes in Nepal’s history, culture, people, wildlife, and scenery, you’ll find it here. Our specially designed tour takes in the varied cultural and historic sites of Kathmandu, village life in the remote Himalayan village of Batase, and the awe inspiring wildlife of Chitwan National Park.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will be met at the airport by a staff member and taken to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After some rest time (dependent upon arrival time), you will be taken for a traditional Nepalese dinner and provided with orientation for your stay in Nepal.

Day 2: Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

After breakfast you will be taken to two UNESCO world heritage sites, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashiputinath. This will be followed by lunch and a rest period, after which you will visit the world’s largest Buddhist Stupa, Boudhanath.

[Breakfast included.]

Day 3: Batase Village

You will have breakfast at your hotel before going by 4WD to Batase village, where you will arrive in time for lunch. Orientation will take place after lunch, and will an include an introduction to the village. You will also be shown to your accommodation. The rest of the day will be spent in the village, where you can meet the locals and view the sunset from one of the highest mountains in the village.

[Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.]

Day 4: Batase Village School

You will be awoken in time to enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the Langtang Himalayan ranges. Breakfast will include a serving of Nepali morning tea.

After breakfast you will be taken to the local school to be introduced to the teachers and students. You are welcome to volunteer your skills at the school or you can spend the rest of the day exploring the traditional Tamang village.

[Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.]

Day 5: Village Tour & Volunteering

Your morning will begin with a guided tour of the village where you will witness the traditional life of ethnic Tamang people. You will meet villagers and see their farming practices and daily routines, from which you will gain an understanding of the difficulties and the joys of living in remote Nepal.

An afternoon visit to the school will brighten up the faces of the children, who are always eager to meet foreigners. You will be encouraged to assist the villagers in the afternoon with their daily chores (cutting grass, preparing meals etc.)

[Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.]

Day 6: Guided Tour of Batase Area

You will be guided through lush forest with spectacular mountain views to visit the local Buddhist Monastery. On the way, you will also pass through Thakani village, arriving back in Batase village for lunch.

Your afternoon option is to rest or to spend more time at the village school.

[Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.]

Day 7: Back to Kathmandu by 4 Wheel Drive

On your final morning you will say your farewells to the villagers and to the students and teachers at the school. You will enjoy breakfast before commencing an adventurous four wheel drive journey back down the mountain to Kathmandu. Departure from Batase village will be at approximately 10am and you will stop in a small town for a local style lunch at approx 1pm.

The 4WD trip in an incredible experience in itself. You will pass through small villages with spectacular mountain views. You will arrive in Kathmandu at approx 3pm, where you will dropped off at your hotel.

[Breakfast & lunch included.]

Day 8: R&R in Kathmandu

Rest day in Kathmandu. (sightseeing is optional).

[Breakfast included.]

Day 9: Trip to Chitwan

Today you will have an early morning breakfast and drive to Chitwan, 150 kilometres from Kathmandu. The beautiful drive will take you through lush forest and along the banks of the Trisuli river. Upon arrival, you will check into the hotel, after which you will be informed about your upcoming activities. The afternoon will be spent enjoying bird watching and in the evening you will attend a Tharu Cultural show.

[Breakfast & dinner included.]

Day 10: Elephant Jungle Safari

After breakfast, you will be taken on an Elephant Jungle Safari into Chitwan National Park, where you will be exposed to a myriad of animal and bird life while riding an elephant.

[Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.]

Day 11: Trip to Pokhara

In the morning, you will be driven to Pokhara by car. Once you’ve check into your hotel and had a short rest, you will be taken on a lakeside tour and shown around peaceful Pokhara.

[Breakfast included.]

Day 12: Trip to Sarangkot

Drive by car with your guide to Sarangkot to enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the snow capped Himalayan Range. You will spend the rest of the day exploring the sights of beautiful Pokhara.

[Breakfast included.]

Day 13: Boat Trip Across Lake Fewa

After breakfast, you will take a boat across Lake Fewa to the magnificent Peace Pagoda (an important Buddhist site). The boat will take you back to Pokhara where you will spend the afternoon at your leisure, shopping or enjoying some rest time.

[Breakfast included.]

Day 14: Sightseeing Drive Back to Kathmandu

You will be driven back to Kathmandu by private car. The journey will take approximately 6 hours, and you will travel along rivers, through villages and rugged countryside until reaching the city.

[Breakfast included.]

Day 15: Visit to Patan

On your final day in Kathmandu you will spend the morning at Patan, a UNESCO world heritage site. Patan is one of three Royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, and is a centre of fine art and Buddhist and Hindu culture.

In the afternoon, you will be provided with the opportunity to enjoy free time for shopping or resting. You will have the option to visit Swayambhunath, an ancient Buddhist complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley.

In the evening you will enjoy a farewell traditional Nepalese Dinner with your guide.

[Breakfast & dinner included.]

Day 16: Final Day

Final farewells! A company representative will travel with you to the airport. We hope that you will have fond memories of your “Explore Nepal” trip and we look forward to seeing you in Nepal again.

[Breakfast included.]

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