Kathmandu to Daman
Leave Kathmandu early morning by car for Daman, 80kms south west of Kathamndu. On a clear day from Daman (2322m) it is possible to see over 400kms of the Himalayas ranging from Everest in thy East to Dhaulagiri in the West. Afternoon at leisure or take a 2 hours trek across ancient trails to see a local monastery. Overnight at the Everest Panorama Resort.
Daman to Chitwan
Today drive down to the Royal Chitwan National Park which lies in the lowland Terai of Nepal close to the border with India. The park is rich in wildlife – one horned rhinoceros, sloth bear, deer, gharial, crocodile and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. We recommend recently built Royal Wildlife Camp at Sauraha or Island Jungle Resort on Bandarjhora Island. Temple Tiger Lodge and Tented Camp (large safari tents complete with dressing room and canopied patio) is located on a bluff overlooking the Narayani River and with magnificent vistas of the Annapurnas in the distance. Temple Tiger is set in an area to the west of the park on the migration route, therefore, it is rich in wildlife and remote from the more heavily populated eastern sector of Chitwan. Viewing is by jeep, on foot or elephant back. Stay for three nights at any resort.
Please note that a similar arrangement in Chitwan can be taken at the excellent Temple Tiger or Tiger Tops Lodge/Camp.
Days 3 & Days 4
Accompanied by trained naturalists you will search for wildlife on early morning and evening game drives.
Chitwan to Pokhara
Today it is a scenic drive west to Pokhara’s where its unique charm as a mountain lake resort derives from its year round temperate climate and stunning views of Machhapuchare (6997) and the mighty Annapurnas. Stay two nights at any of the good hotels at the lakeside like the Fish Tail Lodge on Phewa Lake, the excellent Shangrila Village Hotel or in the countryside 30 minutes by road outside of Pokhara, at the beautiful Tiger Mountain Village. For budget minded people, we have Hotel Fewa, Barahi, Kantipur, Base Camp, Lake View and Greenpeace Hotel.
Early morning drive to SARANKOT (45 minutes) with guide. Can be viewed a beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna range and overlook the valley of Pokhara. A view tower has been built on the top of Sarankot hill at an elevation of 1600 metres. Walk back towards Pokhara and hotel for breakfast. About 2 hrs.
After lunch leave hotel for sightseeing of POKHARA City visiting Tibetan Handicraft Center, Devin’s Fall, Old Bazaar and Bindhyabasini Temple. + 1 hour Boating on Lake Phewa for romantic mood.
Pokhara to Kathmandu
Return by air to Kathamndu. Alternatively, for those who wish to get ‘off the beaten track’ can extend their stay from Pokhara to trek in the Annapurnas.