Discover Nepal by Helicopter

Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park – Pokhara – Trek – Dhulikhel

Arrive Kathmandu

  • Arrive Kathmandu International Airport
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Dinner at Krishnarpan, Hotel Dwarika

Namaste! Welcome to Nepal!

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet and assist by our representative outside the arrival terminal building of the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Dinner at Krishnarpan, Hotel Dwarika

Krishnarpan serves the finest Nepali cuisines and is a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the Kings of yesteryear. Meals range from 6 to 22 courses and is an unparalleled fine dining experience native to Nepal.

Hotel: Dwarika, Heritage room

The hotel houses an extensive collection of artefacts from the 13th century onwards, and the buildings and courtyards house some of Nepal’s best craftsmanship capturing the beauty and spirit of an ancient city.

Website: www.dwarikas.com

Kathmandu

  • Morning Mount Everest Flight
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Pashuptinath, Boudhanth and Kathmandu City
  • Visit Kumari Ghar
  • Dinner at Rum Doodle restaurant in Thamel with a mountain climber who will share his experiences with you.

Morning Everest flight U4 100 @6:30 am – 7:30 am (Subject to weather conditions)

This is an hour of breath taking views of scenic beauty of the mighty mountains The Everest flight is a sparkling clear journey across the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest – world’s highest peak (8848 m) and other ranges of Himalayas – Gauri Shankar (7134 m) Nuptse (7855 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Amadablam (6812 m), Chamlang (7319 m), Makalu (8463 m), Cho Oyu (8201M) to name a few including the Roof of the World – Tibetan Plateau

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will be taken for the full day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanth and Kathmandu city In the Pashupatinath area you will see the famous Lord Shiva temple and Hindu cremation grounds. The magnificent temple is about 5 km northeast of Kathmandu and is situated amidst many other temples on the right bank of the River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the guardian spirit and the holiest of all Shiva shrines in Nepal. Though Non Hindus are not allowed to go inside the temple; one can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.

Boudhnath is the 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is located in the heart of the old city of Kathmandu. There are around 50 temples in the vicinity. In this tour, you will visit the 17th century Durbar complex, Hanuman Dhoka, Paravati Temple, great Bell and Drum, Bhairav and Taleju Temple. A few steps away is the Temple of the Living Goddess where the you may catch a glimpse of the Kumari at one of the open windows overlooking the inner courtyard.

Visit Kumari Ghar (The House of the Living Goddess)

At Kathmandu durbar square, the Kumari Ghar is a three-story brick building richly decorated with wood-carved reliefs of gods and symbols. Tourists can enter the courtyard where there are more beautiful reliefs over the doors, on the pillars and around the windows. Photos are permitted in the courtyard, but it is strictly forbidden to photograph the Kumari. The Living Goddess sometimes appears in one of the first-floor windows, especially if her handlers are paid well enough, and is said to answer devotees’ questions with the expressions on her face. She is most likely to appear in the morning or late afternoon.

Take a rickshaw ride from Kathmandu Durbar Square to Thamel (a popular tourist hub) through the old and traditional market of Indrachwok and Ason. During this ride of about 20 minutes you will pass through the narrow lanes of old Kathmandu and will view local markets, old houses etc.

Evening: Dinner at Rum Doodle restaurant in Thamel with a mountain climber who will share his experience with you.

Rum Doodle was established in 1979 and is located in Thamel. It basically offers international cuisine to its guests in an excellent ambience with indoor and rooftop seating. Rum Doodle in Thamel, Kathmandu is considered an institution by many of the mountaineering andtrekking expeditions.

Hotel: Dwarika, Heritage room

Kathmandu

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur City and Swyambhunath stupa

After breakfast enjoy a sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur city and Swyambhunath Stupa.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: As you walk in, you cannot but be overcome by the feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here. The Palace of 55 Windows built during the period of King Bhupatindra Malla in 1754 situated to the left as you enter through the city gate. The National Art Gallery is housed inside. The palace entrance, the Golden Gate, known as Sunko Dhoka in Nepali is a masterpiece in repose art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. Amongst the three Durbar Squares in the Valley, the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur is the best preserved one.

Tamaudhi Square lies to the east of Durbar Square reached by a narrow brick-paved lane. The towering five-roofed Nyatapola temple presides over the square. The stairway leading up to the temple is flanked by stone figures of deities and mythical beasts, each 10 times more powerful than the one immediately below.

Dattatreya Square takes its name from the Dattatreya temple dedicated to a three-headed combination of the Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Set in a maze of streets lined with richly ornamented houses, the square is famed for its many ornate Hindu monasteries known as Math. The National Woodworking Museum is housed here and the Brass and Bronze Museum is across the street.

Experience: JUJU DHAU

Walking through some narrow pathway from Dattatreya Square, you can reach this place in Bolache where Juju Dhau is being made. Rajesh Dangol and his wife run a small Juju Dhai plant where one can taste and learn the process of making Dhau.

Juju Dhau is a sweetened custard-like yogurt that comes from Bhaktapur, Nepal, and is an important component of all feasts and celebrations. Juju Dhau literally means “king of yogurt” in the Newari language. While cow’s milk is used to make regular yogurt, fresh buffalo milk (bhaisi) is traditionally used for Juju Dhau, resulting in a richer taste and texture. To make Juju Dhau, the milk is boiled, sweetened, mixed with culture, and poured into decorative, natural red clay pot called maato ko kataaro. It is then placed in a warm area, on a bed of paddy husks (the papery covering of rice grains), covered with another kataaro on top, and wrapped in several thick cotton blankets to maintain a warm temperature while the yogurt sets. Because the clay pots are porous, the excess liquid from the yogurt slowly evaporates, leaving a delicious, thick, smooth and creamy yogurt. It is then transported and sold in the market in the same clay pots. A visit to Bhaktapur is not complete without sampling a bowl of Juju Dhau.

Visit the Tony Hagen Museum

The exhibit consists of sculptures in stone, wood and metal by local artists – Indra Kaji Shilpakar, Surja Bajracharya, and Shiva Thapa, to name a few. Thousands of Nepal’s traditional artwork including sculptures have been smuggled to foreign countries. The Museum has a replica of about 50 stolen sculptures

Swoyambhunath Stupa is a Buddhist Chaitya said to be more than 2000 years old perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor offering a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu city. It has eyes painted on the four cardinal directions and is said to represent the all – seeing eyes of Lord Buddha keeping a watch on the human behavior. Some of the Tibetan exiles in Nepal live nearby the stupa. The Buddhists visit the Stupa for religious reasons but everyone interested in mysticism, tantra, spirituality, ancient sculptures, and fine arts should not miss visiting the site.

Hotel: Dwarika, Heritage room

Kathmandu – Chitwan by Helicopter Charter

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Helicoptor flight to Chitwan
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel

Breakfast At Hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight by helicopter to Chitwan (Bharatpur). Charter Helicopter is approximately a 45 mins flight.

Ecureuil AS 350: Features of the helicopter:

Spacious cabin and panoramic view ensures optimum visibility

Maximum altitude: up to 16000 ft (4876 m)

Passenger Capacity: 5 passengers,

Maximum taken off weight: 2,250 kg.

Later drive to Kalpa (approx 4 to 5 hours). This region offers some of the most dramatic scenery of the Himalayas. Here the Kinner Kailash range rises majestically from the river up through the orchard forest and glinting glaciers to rocky pinnacles
and snow-capped peaks.

Chitwan National Park was established in 1973 and was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1984. It is situated in the subtropical Inner Terai Lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan district and varies from about 100 meters (330 ft) altitude in the river valleys to 815 meters (2,674 ft) in the Churia hills. Historically Chitwan was a popular hunting ground of the Nepali ruling class shooting leopards, tigers, rhinoceros and sloth bears. Today the area in the national park south of the Rapti River is demarcated as a rhinoceros sanctuary.

Post lunch proceed for an elephant safari where you can spot different wild
animals such as the rhino, deer and birds.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel: Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, Standard room
Tharu Lodge offers guests the perfect blend of a quiet but captivating wilderness retreat, fused with local cultural encounters.

Website: www.tigertops.com/tharu-lodge

Chitwan

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge
  • Depart by surface for Nako
  • Full day to explore the park and to enjoy the many activities

Today you have the full day to explore the park and to enjoy the following activities.

Activities at Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge include: walks to explore the surrounding villages and countryside, visit the Lodge’s organic farm, elephant safari (Buffer Zone forest), nature walks, bird watching, boat rides, jeep safari (Inside the National Park), bullock cart trips, visit to Vulture restaurant, river sunset viewing or relaxing by the beautiful swimming pool. In the evening the lodge features local tribal dancing before dinner. Living mainly along the southern strip of Nepal, Tharu people are the indigenous and colorful people inhabiting the Terai lowlands.

NOTE:The above program is just for your information and though most of the activities mentioned will be made available the timings and schedule may change. Actual program will be given to guests on arrival at our properties daily.

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, Standard room

Chitwan

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel
  • Day to explore the park and to enjoy the vatius activities

Today you have the full day to explore the park and to enjoy the various activities

Hotel: Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, Standard room

Chitwan – Pokhara by Helicopter Charter

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Depart by helicopter to Pokhara
  • Lunch and dinner at Tiger Mountain
  • Afternoon at leisure or visit the World Peace Stupa and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Fewa

Post breakfast depart by helicopter to Pokhara. The charter helicopter ride is about a 60 min flight.

Pokhara is the third largest city in Nepal. It is the starting point for most of the treks in the Annapurna area. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu Valley. This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic.

On arrival at Pokhara, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Lunch is at the hotel.

You may opt to relax at the resort or visit the World Peace Stupa. The drive from Pokhara to Kalamati is approximately 45 minutes. Walk uphill approximately 10 minutes to reach the World Peace Stupa. On a clear day, a beautiful mountain view can be seen along with a view of Phewa Lake and Pokhara valley from Peace Stupa.

Afterwards, drive to Lake Fewa for a one – hour boat ride. The center of attraction in Pokhara is Phewa Lake. It is the second largest lake in the Kingdom. One can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in the middle.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Hotel: Tiger Mountain Pokhara, Standard room

Perched 1,000 feet above the Pokhara Valley with a spectacular Himalayan backdrop, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge provides a perfect haven, the essence of tranquility. It is ideal for guests pre- and post-trek, or for those wishing to take day walks exploring local communities, bird-watching, gentle exercise, or just to relax in a typical Nepalese rural setting.
Website: www.tigermountainpokhara.com

Pokhara

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Optional afternoon activities
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel

Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast visit the International Mountain Museum

The International Mountain Museum officially opened on February 5, 2004. The basic objective for its establishment was made to record, document and chronicle the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve the saga of the momentous feats in the history of mountaineering in the Himalayan peaks in particular. The International Mountain Museum has been established at the footstep of Fishtail Peak and gateway to the mountain region. The shape of the museum roof itself resembles a mountain skyline.

Lunch is at the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure for optional activities. Optional activities are on direct payment basis and include: Paragliding, Ultra light ride, Zip flyer, and Para hawking.

Hotel: Tiger Mountain Pokhara, Standard room

Pokhara– Nayapul (Ker & Downey Trek)

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara
  • Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Birethati
  • Lunch and dinner at the Sanctuary Lodge

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Birethati. The altitude is 1100 m. Your walk will follow a
ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the
Pokhara valley. This route then drops to the Modi River valley where the Sanctuary
lodge is located and is about a 30 minute walk from Birethanti.

Lunch and dinner at the lodge. Evening at leisure.
Hotel: Sanctuary Lodge, Deluxe room
www.keranddowneynepal.com/lodges/sanctuary-lodge.html

Sanctuary Lodge – Gurung Lodge

  • Breakfast at Sanctuary Lodge
  • Trek to Ker & Downey’s Gurung Lodge in Majgaon
  • Visit the village of Tanchok
  • Lunch and dinner at Gurung Lodge

Following a leisurely breakfast, you will leave Sanctuary lodge and trek to Ker & Downey’s Gurung Lodge. The lodge is built along the lines of a traditional Nepalese village. Every room has spectacular views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Trek time to the lodge is just 2 hours. After lunch at the lodge, you will be escorted to the local village of Tanchok. There will be a talk at a local house, now made into a museum. The contents of the house illustrate how the local people live, together with the tools and implements of day to day traditional village life. There will also be a visit to the school and should there be more than 6 guests, the school children will visit the lodge and perform a number of local dances and songs typical of the region.

In the evening you will witness a folk art performance. The Herpes (traditional musicians) along with the other village community do a joint performance. The Herpes are another dying set of traditional musicians belonging to the lower caste and you shall get an insight on how tourism is trying to build a sense of pride and dignity to this art form and thereby ensuring its continuity. You can again utilize the opportunity to interact with your host family tonight and learn more about the life in these remote highland villages along with some cooking of local dishes.

Hotel: Gurung Lodge, Deluxe room.

www.keranddowneynepal.com/lodges/gurung-lodge.html

Gurung Lodge

  • Breakfast, lunch and diner at Gurung Lodge
  • Day is free for independent ativities and walks

After breakfast the full day is at leisure for independent activities to explore the surrounding valley.The surrounding area is very lush and there is plenty of opportunity for bird watching and plant finding. There is also a view – point near Gurung lodge which can be reached in about a 2 hr walk and known as Gurung hill, from where you can view the mountains. While going to this point you can see the view, meet local people who are familiar with local culture and life style.

Hotel: Gurung Lodge, Deluxe room

Trek to Lumle and drive to Pokhara

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Trek to Lumle and then drive to Pokhara

After breakfast trek along the ridge and descend to Lumle (about 1.5 hours) and then drive to Pokhara (40 mins).

Upon arrival in Pokhara transfer to the hotel in Pokhara

Lunch and dinner is at the hotel.

Hotel: Tiger Mountain Pokhara, Standard room

Perched 1,000 feet above the Pokhara Valley with a spectacular Himalayan backdrop, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge provides a perfect haven, the essence of tranquility. It is ideal for guests pre- and post-trek, or for those wishing to take day walks exploring local communities, bird-watching, gentle exercise, or just to relax in a typical Nepalese rural setting.
Website: www.tigermountainpokhara.com

Pokhara – Dhulikhel by Helicopter Charter

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Pokhara airport and fly by helicopter to Kathmandu
  • Transfer by car to Dhulikhel

After breakfast transfer to Pokhara airport to fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter.

Charter Helicopter flight is about 65 minutes. Drive to Dhulikhel. Upon arrival in Dhulikhel transfer to Dwarika’s Resort.

Dhulikhel is 32km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1550m, is a popular, interesting small town to view the Himalayan.The spectacular snow fed mountains seen from Dhulikhel must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world. When a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains, they seem to be floating in the air. With the snowy mountains on the backdrop. More than twenty Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Mt. Langtang (7234 m), Mt. Phuribichyachu (6637 m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134 m), Mt. Lhotse (2516 m) and many others can be seen in their full glory from the different vantage points in Dhulikhel.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Evening: View sunset from the hotel premises (subject to weather condition)

Dinner at the hotel in Dhulikhel

Hotel: Dwarika’s Resort, Junior Suite

Dwarika’s Resort believes in the need for maintaining harmony between body, mind, spirit and earth in order to enjoy a peaceful, healthy and balanced life. Drawing on ancient Hindu scriptures, Buddhist medicine and traditional Himalayan knowledge, the resort is founded on a philosophy of respecting nature and the self.
Website: www.dwarikas.com

Dhulikhel

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Panauti and Namo Buddha

Early morning view the sunrise from the hotel premises (subject to weather condition)
After breakfast visit Panauti and Namo Buddha.

Panauti is a small historical city 36 km east of Kathmandu. The name ‘Panauti’ is a formation of the Sanskrit word ‘Purnamati’ which symbolically means wholeness, completeness. The small mythological city of Panauti was established in the medieval age between 750-1200 BC. Traditional houses, courtyards, temples and monuments create the outstanding atmosphere of this place. Houses are built traditionally and the unique roofs and windows prove the craftsmanship of this city. Small and narrow alleys are paved with stones and bricks. There is saying that the entire town is built on a single peace of solid stone, making it protected to earthquake

The road from Panauti to Namobuddha passes through forested areas and scattered villages inhabited by Brahmins Chettris, Tamangs and Newars. Dhulikhel – Namobuddha driving by 4X4 is one of the best driving in terms of the Mountain View and religious way. Drive through the terraced farmlands, enjoy the superb Mountain View and explore Hilly life style of Nepalese people

Namobuddha means “hail to the Buddha” and is a very sacred site for Buddhist pilgrims. There is an amazing story concerned with Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a Stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. According to one of the earlier legend, Buddha offered his own flesh to a hungry tiger unable to feed her hungry cubs. You can offer “Oil Lamp” to Buddha.

Evening view sunset from hotel premises (subject to weather permit)

Dinner at the hotel in Dhulikhel

Hotel: Dwarika’s Resort, Junior Suite

Dhulikhel – Kathmandu – Depart KathmanduEarly morning view the sunrise from the hotel premises (subject to weather permit). Breakfast is at the hotel.After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Surface transfer to Kathmandu airport to depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes:

  • 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 3 night accommodation in Chitwan on twin sharing full board basis
  • 3 night accommodation in Pokhara on twin share full board basis
  • 3 night accommodation in Ker & Downey lodges on twin share full board basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Dwarika’s Resort Dulikhel on twin share on half board basis.
  • Arrival /Departure transfers, sightseeing, excursion using AC Vehicle. (1-2 pax Car)
  • English speaking Local Guide in Kathmandu and English speaking naturalist in Chitwan, English speaking local guide in Pokhara, English speaking local trek guide in Pokhara and English speaking local guide in Dhulikhel
  • 6 Course dinner at Krishnarpan restaurant
  • 1 dinner at Rum Doodle interacting with the Mountain climber
  • Entrance fees at the monuments.
  • ACAP & TIMS
  • Services by Private Chopper as given itinerary (subject to weather conditions)
  • Everest mountain flight.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Visa Fee (US$ 25.00 per person payable directly by the clients at the airport for 15 days. 2 Passport size photographs required). Subject to change
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Expenses of personal nature viz table drinks, mineral water, laundry, telephone calls, tips at restaurants, room porters etc.
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
  • Any other services not mentioned in the “Rates include column above”.
  • Mandatory New Year Eve Supplement

Special Notes

  • Hotel Check-In, Check-Out time is 1200 NOON.
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the services
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.

We require client’s passport details in advance to issue the ACAP permit. Also clients need to carry 2 passport size photographs each.
All the above quoted rates are inclusive of 10% service charge & 13% VAT. Should there by any increase on tax structure, same will be additional.

from/per person $12,075

Pricing Details

January 10, 2016 - May 31, 2016
Double Occupancy: from $12,075

September 15, 2016 - December 20, 2016
Double Occupancy: from $12,075

Single quotes available on request

15 Days
14 Nights

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