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Back to Nature

Back to Nature

Escape to a world of adventure and relaxation with “Back to Nature for Nepal” – the 10-day tour package that promises to take you on a journey through Nepal’s serene natural beauty. Discover the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu, witness the breathtaking views of the Himalayas in Pokhara, and explore the dense forests of Chitwan National Park – home to rare and endangered wildlife. Whether you’re looking for adventure or simply a peaceful retreat, this package offers the perfect blend of activities and relaxation.

 

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Overview

“Back to Nature for Nepal” is a 10-day tour package that offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation in Nepal’s serene natural beauty. The tour package takes you to some of Nepal’s most iconic destinations, including the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, and Chitwan National Park.

In Kathmandu, you’ll explore UNESCO World Heritage sites like Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. In Pokhara, you’ll be surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range and get a chance to indulge in activities like boating, hiking, and paragliding. Chitwan National Park, with its rich biodiversity and abundant wildlife, offers a unique jungle experience. You’ll get to go on an elephant safari, a canoe ride, and a jungle walk while spotting animals like Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, and various species of birds.

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, Pick up from the Airport, Hotel overnight at Kathmandu
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Day 02: Hiking from Shivapuri-Sundarijal, Evening walk (B & L Included )
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Day 03: Monkey temple, Chandragiri by cable car, Drive to Bandipur (B & L Included)
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Day 04: Bandipur Village Walk, Silkworm farm visit (B & L Included)
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Day 05: Cave visit, Drive to Chitwan and relax (B & L Included)
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Day 06: Explore National Park, Jungle Safari and Village walk(B, L & D Included)
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Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu and to Godawari (B & L Included)
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Day 08: Godawari Botanical Garden and Patan Royal Palace visit. (B & L Included)
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Day 09: Shopping, Exploring Kathmandu or a free day (Breakfast Included)
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Day 10: Departure

Itinerary

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Arrive To Kathmandu
Pick up from the Airport, Hotel overnight
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Getting to Kathmandu. You will receive a quick introduction to your forthcoming trip with one of our knowledgeable staff members following refreshments at the hotel.

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Day 02: Hiking from Shivapuri-Sundarijal, Evening walk (B & L Included )
Hiking amidst an age-old civilization surrounding the Kathmandu Valley.
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Early morning trek through the Shivapuri Conservation area from Shivapuri to Sundarijal after breakfast, with a packed lunch. The Shivapuri National Park is a great place to see butterflies and birds and contains a variety of plants and animals. The Himalayan black bear, leopard, jungle cat, rhesus monkey, and orchids coexist in the wild. 2:00 PM: Take a leisurely ride back to your accommodation in a private vehicle.

We will begin our evening stroll at 5:00 PM in the ethereal gardens of Budhanilkantha, where the 5-meter-long stone figure of a sleeping Lord Vishnu commands attention.

We will pause around 11:30 AM for lunch while enjoying the view of Kathmandu Valley.

Please remember to include a raincoat, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, a camera, and comfortable shoes.

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Day 03: Monkey temple, Chandragiri by cable car, Drive to Bandipur (B & L Included)
UNESCO Unesco heritage site, a cable car to reach the highest point in Kathmandu Valley, and embarking on a road trip to explore the ancient city of Bandipur in Nepal.
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We will leave for Swayambhunath at approximately 7:00 AM after an early breakfast. Climb the Swayambhunath temple’s 365 steps among the city monkeys, and when you reach the summit, take in the stunning panorama of the Kathmandu Valley.

10:00 AM, Enjoy a picturesque ride aboard a cable car to Chandragiri while taking in the hill’s verdant wildness. Enjoy your meal while admiring the breathtaking Himalayan range. 

Continue to the picturesque hill town of Bandipur. The settlement is so well-preserved that you’ll think time has stopped still. On the road to Bandipur, we’ll stop for midday lunches and coffees.

Lunch will be served from 11:00 to 11:30 AM on the way.
Drive to Bandipur at 2:00 PM; the hotel in Bandipur will provide a buffet dinner.

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Day 04: Bandipur Village Walk, Silkworm farm visit (B & L Included)
Explore the charming village of Bandipur and gain insights into the daily life of its locals through a leisurely village walk.
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Wake up early around 6:30 and ascend the hill to Thani Mai Temple. Viewing area for the breathtaking Himalayan Range. Take a stroll down and have breakfast at the hotel.

9:00 AM: Visit the silkworm farm and take a stroll through the village to learn about the unique process of making silk. The farm includes mulberry plant orchards that are planted for worm feeding; the worms are raised inside.

Around 12:30, the Bazaar serves lunch. Enjoy the surroundings this afternoon.

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Day 05: Cave visit, Drive to Chitwan and relax (B & L Included)
Explore Gufa Cave, one of the largest caves in Bandipur, and embark on a scenic road trip to Chitwan.
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Drive to the Gufa Cave, the biggest cave in Nepal, at approximately 7:30 AM after breakfast to see stalactites and stalagmites as well as hundreds of bats that are swooping overhead. Travel south to reach the subtropical Terai and Chitwan regions of Nepal. (With B and L)

After the cave excursion, we’ll eat lunch at 11:30 AM in a restaurant along the highway before making the roughly three-hour trip back to Chitwan. There will be plenty of time for you to explore the neighborhood and have a leisurely evening by the riverfront eateries.

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Day 06: Explore National Park, Jungle Safari and Village walk(B, L & D Included)
Discovering Nepal's largest national park on foot, by water, and on a safari jeep.
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To the sound of the peacocks seated in the nearby trees, our tour guide and the naturalist will pick you up from your hotel today at around 7:00 AM for a canoe trip and bird watching from the river.
Take a rainforest stroll at 8:30 AM with your knowledgeable local safari guide and naturalist. Always pay attention to your surroundings and follow your guide’s instructions. Keep in mind that you are entering an animal’s territory, so you should give them some room and respect their habitat. On the route, we’ll stop at the Elephant Bathing, where you may see or participate in an elephant bath.

Keep in mind that river water can not be healthy for your stomach.

11:30 AM: After a few hours of intense but fascinating boat rides, forest hikes, and elephant baths, we’ll eat a traditional Nepali lunch in one of the city’s busiest Thakali Restaurants.
1:00 PM: The safari in a jeep resumes after lunch at the popular tourist destination Sauraha. The one-horned rhinoceros, many species of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard, and, by any chance, the Royal Bengal tiger are among the animals you could observe.
4:00 PM: Return to your hotel for a snack.
6:00 PM: Savor a traditional Nepali meal while listening to drums and watching farmers from neighboring villages perform a Tharu cultural dance. There will be a typical Tharu/Nepalese supper provided

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Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu and to Godawari (B & L Included)
Experience the lifestyle of Nepali people living along the highway during your road trip
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You will go back to Kathmandu after breakfast, approximately 8:00 AM, and then proceed to Godavari in the east. Watch the spectacular and stunning scenery while relaxing.

Around 11:00 AM, lunch will be served in a classy eatery along the highway. Depending on traffic, the trip itself takes anywhere from four to six hours. We’ll stop for midday lunches and coffee along the way.

You’ll have a fantastic time taking a stroll around Godawari village if there isn’t any traffic on the route there. There are several restaurants close to your hotel or you may eat dinner at one of the hotels’ restaurants.

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Day 08: Godawari Botanical Garden and Patan Royal Palace visit. (B & L Included)
Discover the Godawari Botanical Garden, which is the first and only one of its kind in Nepal, and then proceed to visit the Patan Darbar Square.
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For bird viewing, get up early and spend the morning in the forest. In Nepal, a lot happens in the early morning hours, therefore we advise going before breakfast.

At ten in the morning, stroll through the Godavari Botanical Garden. Be sure to stop by the Orchid House, which has over 90 different varieties of orchids.

You will select the time for lunch, which will be served in a restaurant close to the Botanical Garden from 11:00 AM to 1:30 AM.

2:00 PM: Set out for Patan’s historic royal palace and plaza, a spectacular example of Newari architecture, with your driver and guide.

Please let us know if you like to eat supper at your hotel or on the Patan Durbar area. We will do everything we can to ensure your comfort.

Our driver will take you back to your hotel before or after supper.

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Day 09: Shopping, Exploring kathmandu or a free day (B & D Included)
Souvenir Shopping, Sightseeing of UNESCO's Heritage sites. and farewell dinner organized by madam tours.
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Your day’s highlights include taking in Kathmandu’s chaotic and unique surroundings or shopping with Madam Tours’ Madam Sarala. (Please let us know your preference and if you’d like to explore additional Kathmandu historical or cultural landmarks.)

Farewell dinner by madam-tours at one of the best Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.

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Day 10: Departure
See you next time! Namaste
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Although saying goodbye is really difficult, life must carry on, thus we choose to say: “See you next time!” Namaste. Our professional driver will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to the TIA departure gate.

Hotels

Hotels are from basic to 5-star rated or a similar standard.

HOTEL OPTION CATEGORY ROOM
Kantipur Temple House or/and similar Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Park Village Hotel, Shivapuri Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Bandipur Chhen, Bandipur Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Sarang Wildlife Sanctuary, Chitwan Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godawari  Deluxe / Twin share or Single 

Hotels are subject to change according to the season and booking time, In case of unavailability, we promise you that we will find similar standard hotels.

Facilities that may be available at the lodges and hotels during your trekking include:

  • Comfortable beds with blankets and pillows
  • Shared or attached bathrooms with hot water
  • A restaurant serving Nepalese and international cuisine
  • WiFi
  • Electricity (may be limited or intermittent)
  • Trekking gear rental services
  • Common areas for relaxation and socializing
  • Views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes

Tea Houses: Tea Houses are basic lodges that offer simple accommodations and meals. They usually have shared bathrooms and sometimes hot water may not be available. These lodges are run by local people and are a great way to experience the local culture.

Guest Houses: Guest Houses are slightly more comfortable than Tea Houses and offer private rooms with attached bathrooms. They may also have hot showers and a restaurant that serves Nepalese and international cuisine.

 

What’s Included

  • Airport transfers
  • All Domestic Transportation (Land and Air) 
  • All accommodations (Double deluxe room)
  • Guide’s & Driver’s and all staff’s insurance and wages
  • The hikes around Kathmandu will be accompanied by an experienced guide and naturalist
  • The safari in Chitwan will be accompanied by an experienced local safari guide
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing
  • Meals and Refreshments as it is mentioned in the Itinerary. Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) Dinner (D)

What’s Excludes

  • International Airfare, Visa fee to Nepal
  • Any other cost other than the one mentioned above
  • Meals that are not listed above
  • Gratuities
  • Your personal costs
  • Any other personal expenses that may occur
  • Personal insurance, health insurance, flight cancellation and etc..

Taxes & Permit

The itinerary covers all necessary taxes and permits for both sightseeing and trekking, without any additional or unexpected expenses. You will only pay for what you see in the itinerary.

Meal

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed meals
  • Bottled water
  • Farewell dinner

FAQs

What do I need to hire Madam Tours?

Nothing to be honest. Just contact us and we will make the whole process very natural.

Is a woman traveling alone safe in Nepal?

 

Nepal is generally considered a safe destination for solo female travelers, and many women travel to Nepal without incident. However, as with any travel destination, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and to take necessary precautions to protect your safety.

Here are a few tips for solo female travelers in Nepal:

Research your destination: Before you travel to Nepal, it is a good idea to research your destination and become familiar with local customs and cultural norms. This will help you feel more comfortable and confident while you are traveling.
Stay in safe accommodations: Choose a safe and reputable place to stay, such as a hotel or guesthouse that has good reviews and a secure location. Avoid staying in isolated or poorly lit areas.
Be aware of your surroundings: Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Avoid walking alone at night or in isolated areas, and consider carrying a personal safety alarm or a mobile phone for emergency use.
Trust your instincts: If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe at any time, trust your instincts and remove yourself from the situation. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Overall, Nepal is generally a safe destination for solo female travelers, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings and to take necessary precautions to protect your safety.

How is Food in Nepal?

The food in Nepal is a blend of Indian and Tibetan influences, and it is generally spicy and flavorful. Here are some popular dishes you may encounter while in Nepal:

Dal Bhat: This is the most common dish in Nepal, and it consists of rice, lentil soup (dal), and vegetables. It is often served with pickles and curried meat or vegetables.
Momo: Momo is a type of steamed dumpling that is filled with vegetables or meat. It is a popular snack food in Nepal, and it is often served with a spicy dipping sauce.
Thukpa: This is a hearty Tibetan noodle soup that is made with vegetables, meat, and noodles. It is a popular dish in Nepal, especially during the colder months.
Choila: Choila is a spicy dish made with marinated and grilled meat, usually chicken or goat. It is often served with rice and vegetables.
Sel roti: Sel roti is a type of sweet, ring-shaped bread that is made with rice flour and flavored with cardamom. It is a popular snack food in Nepal, and it is often served during festivals and special occasions.

Overall, the food in Nepal is diverse and flavorful.

What are the precautions to take in Nepal given the risk posed by wild animals?

Nepal is home to a variety of wild animals, including tigers, leopards, bears, and crocodiles. While the risk of encountering wild animals in Nepal is generally low, it is important to be aware of the potential dangers and to take necessary precautions to protect your safety.
Here are some precautions you can take to reduce the risk of encountering wild animals in Nepal:
Stay on marked trails: When hiking or trekking in Nepal, it is important to stay on marked trails to reduce the risk of encountering wild animals. Avoid straying off the trail or hiking alone, especially in areas where there is a higher risk of encountering wild animals.
Make noise: When hiking in areas where wild animals may be present, it is a good idea to make noise to alert them of your presence. This can help prevent surprise encounters with wild animals.
Be aware of your surroundings: It is important to be aware of your surroundings and to be alert for any signs of wild animals. Keep an eye out for tracks, droppings, or other signs that an animal may be nearby.
Follow the advice of local authorities: If you are visiting a national park or other protected areas in Nepal, follow the advice of local authorities and park rangers. They will have the most current information about the presence of wild animals in the area and will be able to provide recommendations for staying safe.

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