Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Cold Feet representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Cold Feet staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot
A full-day guided tour around Kathmandu city's historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square. After Kathmandu sightseeing, we drive to Nagarkot, and stay there overnight.
Day 03: Nagarkot to Bhaktapur
Today, after the wonderful sunrise view and awesome mountain views including the best view of Mount Everest from Nagarkot, we will drive to Bhaktapur. We will be exploring the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and the city. Bhaktapur is famous as the ancient city of Asia. We will take our time to observe the historical temples and monuments in Bhaktapur Durbar and Bhaktapur City. Overnight, we will stay at the lodge in Bhaktapur.
Day 04: Bhaktapur to Chitwan
Today, we will head to Chitwan, in the morning after having breakfast at Bhaktapur. After arriving at Chitwan approx 1:30 pm, we will attend the program in the afternoon: Tharu village tour for an hour and half and then in the evening slide presentation about flora and fauna or Tharu culture program.
Day 05: Jungle Activities in Chitwan
After having your breakfast, canoe to elephant breeding center to see the baby elephant. While returning back to hotel and before lunch, you can enjoy elephant wash in the Rapti River. In the afternoon, we will be doing Elephant back safari at 3:30pm. Then, in the evening we will enjoy either the cultural dance or slide presentation.
Day 06: Further Jungle Activities in Chitwan
A whole day canoe and jungle walk to Kasara to Ghadagai or all day Jeep drive and walk to Ghadagai. Ghadagai is the village on the bank of the Rapti river so there are few simple accommodation for one night. It’s an amazing place and you may even get a chance to see wild animals like one horn Asian Rhinoceros and other animals crossing the Rapti River toward to village for their evening meals (crops).
Day 07: Chitwan to Lumbini
After completing your juncle activities in Chitwan, today after having your breakfast, you will leave Chitwan and head for Lumbini. We will drive to Lumbini and in the evening time, we will explore the surrounding of Lumbini. Overnight, we will stay at the lodge there.
Day 08: Lumbini Sightseeing
Today, you will be sightseeing Lumbini. Lumbini represents the land of Gautama Buddha who born in this holly land before twenty five hundred years ago. And that is reason why Lumbini is considered to be the holy ground for Buddhists all over the world. This place is protected by UNESCO and cited as one of the important World Heritage Sites. The important part of this Lumbini area is the temple of Maya Devi which has a stone of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha as she holds onto a branch. And the south of the temple is a pool where the Queen Maya Devi is said to have bathed and given her son his first purification bath. Lumbini is now being developed under the Master Plan of the Lumbini Development Trust. You will come to explore the sacred place of gardens, pools, buildings, and groves. We bet you, Lumbini will be one of the best places you have visited ever. You would love the sightseeing of Lumbini. You will be visiting various temples of Buddha established by different countries, representing their country and architecture.
Day 09: Lumbini to Tansen
After visiting Lumbini, today in the morning, we drive to Tansen. On the way to Tansen, you will be observing various picturesque villages. Finally, we will reach at Tansen, Palpa in the evening. Tansen is one of the picturesque town in the hill, the headquarter of Palpa. It is historically famous place as there is Palpa Durbar. Apart from this, you will be seeing the beautiful views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will also get chance to observe the local culture of people there. Overnight, we will stay overnight at the lodge in Tansen.
Day 10: Tansen to Pokhara
After observing this picturesque and historical place Tansen, late morning, we drive to Pokhara. You will get enough time to have the wonderful views of Himalayas and villages on the way. In the evening, you will reach Pokhara and you can take your time to explore around the Pokhara city. Overnight at the lodge in Pokhara.
Day 11: Pokhara Sightseeing
Late morning, we will start our sightseeing of Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum, Seti Gorge, and boating in the Fewa Lake. Or, this can be done in the fourth day of our trip. If so, today, we leave Pokhara at 10 am for the first day of Seti River Rafting to Damauli, where our rafting crew will be waiting for us. After having a short safety briefing by our Head River Guide, we start our rafting in Seti River for around 2 hours to reach our first river beach camp. Seti is one of the warmest and scenic rivers in Nepal popular for white-water rafting. And it requires no prior experience. This river has grade III rapids which is suitable for families and beginners.
Day 12: Pokhara to Bandipur
drive to Bandipur. Bandipur was the ancient trading route between India and Tibet. It offers magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges as well as the picturesque Marshyandi Valley below it. Houses are built with typical Newari style and temples are built in Pagoda style. There is a palace built during Nepal Unification Process by Prithvi Narayan Shah in 1668 B.S. Bandipur is situated in between Kathmandu and Pokhara which is 8 kilometers upon the hill south of Dumre (180 km from Kathmandu) . We will stay at Bandipur overnight.
Day 13: Bandipur to Kathmandu
After exploring this fabulous place Bandipur, today’s is the time to leave for Kathmandu. We will drive via private vehicle and in the evening time, you will reach at Kathmandu. We will be participating in the farewell dinner program tonight.
Day 14: Final Departure
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!