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Diverse Nepal

Diverse Nepal

Discover Nepal’s diverse regions and cultures on an epic journey, from the tranquil tea gardens in the east to the wild jungles of Chitwan National Park. Experience the serene beauty of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and the enchanting city of Pokhara before embarking on an unforgettable hike to Poon Hill for a breathtaking sunrise. Explore the charming ancient city of Bandipur, known as the “Tuscany of Nepal,” before ending the adventure in the bustling city of Kathmandu. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Nepal’s rich culture and natural beauty on this incredible trip!

Diverse Nepal

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Overview

Get ready for an epic journey through Nepal that will take you from the tranquil eastern tea gardens to the wild jungles of Chitwan National Park. Along the way, you’ll visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and soak up the stunning scenery of the beautiful city of Pokhara. Then, brace yourself for an enchanting hike to Poon Hill, where you can witness the sunrise over the breathtaking mountain range.

But that’s not all! You’ll also have the chance to explore the charming ancient city of Bandipur, which some folks like to call the “Tuscany of Nepal.” And of course, no trip to Nepal would be complete without soaking up the bustling atmosphere of Kathmandu.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us for an adventure that will take you on a thrilling journey through Nepal’s diverse regions, cultures, and lifestyles. This trip is sure to be one that you’ll never forget!

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, Pick up from the Airport, Hotel overnight
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Day 02: Flight to Tea capital of Nepal, Ilam(B & L Included )
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Day 03: Sunrise, Tea plantation visit, Mai pokhari, Make our own tea (B & L Included)
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Day 04: Drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (B, L & D Included)
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Day 05: Explore Wildlife, Bird viewing Village walk, fishing and boating(B, L & D Included)
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Day 06: Explore Chitwan National Park and Jungle Safari (B, L & D Included)
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Day 07: Jungle safari, Bird watching, Elephant Bath and Village Tour (B, L & D Included)
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Day 08: Chitwan-Lumbini-Pokhara, Explore the birthplace of Buddha (B & L Included)
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Day 09: Pokhara Sightseeing (B & L Included)
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Day 10: Pokhara to Nayapul and hike to Ulleri, explore Magar Village (B & L Included)
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Day 11: Hike From Ulleri to Ghorepani (B & L Included)
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Day 12: Ghorepani - Poon hill - Pokhara (B & L Included)
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Day 13: Drive to Gorkha (Ancient Kingdom of Nepal) and to Bandipur (B & L Included)
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Day 14: Bandipur extension- Explore this beautiful village (B & L Included)
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Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu, Free day for the shopping (B & L Included)
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Day 16: Departure

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive To Kathmandu
Pick up from the Airport, Hotel overnight
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Arrival in Kathmandu. You will get a quick tour briefing with one of our knowledgeable tour managers after refreshments at the hotel.

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Day 2: Flight to Tea capital of Nepal, Ilam.
The tea capital of Nepal, Ilam. (B & L Included )
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We will transport you to the airport after breakfast at 7:30 AM for your 9:00 AM flight to Bhadrapur. The flight from Kathmandu takes around 35 minutes.

Continue in a 4×4 to the picturesque hill town of Ilam, known for its tea gardens.

In Birtamod, Jhapa, a typical Nepali Thakali lunch will be served at 11:30. The distance between Birtamod and Ilam is around 90 kilometres(~56 miles), and the scenery is among the greatest in Nepal.

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Day 3: Sunrise, Tea plantation visit, Mai pokhari, Make our own tea.
Experience the sunrise, visit tea plantations, explore Mai Pokhari, and create your own tea. (B & L Included)
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Today, get up early to see the sunrise over countless tea gardens.

Visit the plantations at 7:30 AM to learn about the picking, processing, withering, and making of tea. Visit a tea factory where you may sample some amazing tea blends.

We will continue to the well-known Mai Pokhari, wetlands with several lovely ponds and a pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists, after lunch, approximately 11:30 AM.

We recommend you stock up on snacks and soft drinks for the trip.

Despite being only 20 kilometres( apart, the trip to Mai Pokhari takes around an hour each way because of the rough roads.

In addition, Ilam is well-known for its cheese, orchids, and birds. You may take a stroll through the village in the evening and maybe pick up some cheese, tea, or other mementoes to take home as a reminder of the lovely Ilam.

On request, dinner will be served in the hotel’s restaurant.

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Day 4: Drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (B, L & D Included)
Take a drive from Ilam to Koshi Tappu National Park and enjoy the scenic views of Nepal's flatlands. (B, L & D Included)
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8:00 AM: After a hearty breakfast and a hot cup of tea, we start our westward journey to the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, which is located on the floodplains of the enormous Koshi river. 485 bird species, including 114 water bird species, have a habitat in the reserve.

Dinner will be provided at the restaurant of your hotel, and lunch will be at a restaurant along the route.

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Day 05: Explore Wildlife, Bird viewing Village walk, fishing and boating.
Experience wildlife exploration, bird watching, village walks, fishing, and boating. (B, L & D Included)
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A trained guide and naturalist will accompany you for the whole of the day while you spend it birding in the underappreciated but gorgeous reserve. The location is also ideal for seeing wild water buffaloes. The Koshi River offers fishing as well as village walks, boating, and other activities.

Dinner will be provided at the restaurant of your hotel, and lunch will be at a restaurant along the route.

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Day 06: Road trip to Chitwan National Park
Road trip to chitwan. (B, L & D Included)
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7:30 AM, Our trip to Chitwan will begin after breakfast. You will travel across Nepal’s never-failure terrain, which includes farmland, forests, and villages.

Dinner will be provided at the restaurant of your hotel, and lunch will be at a restaurant along the route.

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Day 07: Jungle safari, Bird watching, Elephant Bath and Village Tour
Embark on a jungle safari, bird watching, elephant bathing, and village tour in Chitwan National Park with an experienced guide. (B, L & D Included)
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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 08: Chitwan-Lumbini-Pokhara, Explore the birthplace of Buddha
Discover the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini. (B & L Included)
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7:00 AM, We’ll leave after breakfast for Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Lord Buddha. It takes around 5 hours to drive the 170 kilometers from Chitwan to Lumbini.

1:00 PM: Enjoy your late lunch at Lumbini Invitation 365.

From 2:30 to 5:00 PM, take a tuk-tuk to tour the garden of Buddhist monuments.

5:30 PM: After visiting Lumbini, we will go to Pokhara. Although the day will be busy, it will be worth it. You will be driven securely by our skilled driver. Arrival at the hotel after midnight.

If you feel that this is an extremely tight timetable, do let us know so that we can remain the night in Lumbini and depart for Pokhara the following morning.

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Day 09: Pokhara Sightseeing
Full day or Half day Sightseeing of Pokhara with an experienced guide. B & L included.
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Pokhara is a city endowed with the tranquillity of the lovely Phewa Lake and the natural environment of fishtail mountain. The day will start with a trip to Sarangkot after breakfast, an amazing vantage point from where you can see Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna. The 4×4 will proceed to the ancient market, Gupteshwor Cave, a holy cave with a Shiva Temple and well-known for the various naturally occurring shapes created from limestone deposits, and Davis Falls (also known as Devi’s Falls/David’s Falls), a waterfall that creates an underground passageway. You may go boating at Phewa Lake in the afternoon.

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Day 10: Pokhara to Nayapul and hike to Ulleri, explore Magar Village
Travel from Pokhara to Nayapul, hike to Ulleri, and discover the charming Magar Village. (B & L Included)
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After an early breakfast, at approximately 7:00 AM, a picturesque journey from Pokhara to Nayapul begins. Then, we’ll start hiking to Ulleri (1952m), the largest Magar village where you’ll spend the night.

Dinner will be offered at the hotel’s restaurant, and lunch will be provided on the hiking trail.

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Day 11: Hike From Ulleri to Ghorepani
Take on the challenging yet rewarding hike from Ulleri to Ghorepani. (B & L Included)
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You will trek through rhododendron and magnolia trees today to get to Ghorepani (2850m). 

In Ghorepani, you may discover German bakeries, taverns, cafés, and other places. You may either explore the area on foot or just unwind and make plans for the following day.

“Ghorepani is the meeting point for those who wish to view the sunrise from Poon Hill, which is located directly above the village.”

Dinner will be offered at the hotel’s restaurant, and lunch will be provided on the hiking trail.

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Day 12: Ghorepani - Poon hill - Pokhara
Embark on an epic hiking adventure from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then make your way back to Pokhara. (B & L Included)
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Get up early, about 5:00 PM, and climb the 3210-meter-high Poon Hill to witness the sunrise behind the magnificent Himalayas. View the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range, including the Churen Himal, Dhaulagiri I, Nilgiri Fan Peak (Baraha Shikhar), Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre Himal, and Kali Gandaki Gorge, from a vantage point high above the mountains.

Retrace your journey down to Ghorepani for lunch before continuing on to Nayapul, where a 4×4 will be waiting to take you back to Pokhara.

 

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Day 13: Drive to Gorkha (Ancient Kingdom of Nepal) and to Bandipur
Take a scenic drive to Gorkha, the ancient kingdom of Nepal, and then continue on to Bandipur. B & L Included)
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Around 7:30 AM, after breakfast, leave Pokhara and go to Gorkha, the former capital of Nepal. Around 11:00 AM, take in a local meal and explore the area. Return to the Prithvi Highway and ascend to the lovely, car-free hilltown of Bandipur. We can see a miniature Tuscany amid the steep setting. Because the town is so well-preserved, walking inside Bandipur will make you feel as though time has stopped.

There will be dinner served in the hotel.

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Day 14: Bandipur extension- Explore this beautiful village
Extend your journey with a visit to the charming village of Bandipur, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of this unique destination. (B & L Included)
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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 15: Drive to Kathmandu, Free day for the shopping
Spend the day exploring the vibrant and bustling city of Kathmandu, or join Madam Sarala from Madame Tours for a shopping excursion. Before dinner, indulge in a traditional Nepali healing massage. On the final day, enjoy a farewell dinner with cultural dance at a typical Nepali restaurant, courtesy of Madam Tours.
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Spend the day exploring the vibrant and bustling city of Kathmandu, or join Madam Sarala from Madam Tours for a shopping excursion. Before dinner, indulge in a traditional Nepali healing massage. On the final day, enjoy a farewell dinner with cultural dance at a typical Nepali restaurant, courtesy of Madam Tours.

The highway eatery will serve lunch.

 

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Day 16: 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 
Hyatt Regency Taragoan, Kathmandu Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Temples Tree Resort & Spa, Pokhara Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Glacier Hotel & Spa, Pokhara Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Tea houses or Guest Houses on the trek Basic rooms

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.

Includes:

  • 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 safari in Chitwan will be accompanied by an experienced local guide and naturalist
  • The hike in Poona Hill will be accompanied by an experienced local guide
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing
  • Meals and Refreshments as mentioned in Itinerary, Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) Dinner (D)

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.

Meals

  • 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.

How long will we walk on an average day's trekking?

The length of a trekking day in Nepal can vary depending on the specific route and the fitness level of the group. On average, a trekking day in Nepal may involve walking for 5-7 hours, depending on the terrain and the elevation gain.

However, it is important to keep in mind that trekking in Nepal can be physically demanding, and it is important to pace yourself and listen to your body. If you are not used to trekking or hiking for long periods of time, it is a good idea to start with shorter trekking days and to build up your endurance gradually.

It is also a good idea to consult with a trekking agency or guide to get a sense of the daily schedule for the trek you are considering. They will be able to provide you with more detailed information about the distance and duration of each day’s walk, and they will be able to help you plan a trek that is suitable for your fitness level.

What is included in the "Diverse Nepal" tour package?

The “Diverse Nepal” tour package includes a variety of experiences, including sightseeing in Kathmandu, a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, a trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, and a visit to Pokhara. Accommodation, transportation, and some meals are also included.

Is the "Diverse Nepal" tour package suitable for all ages and fitness levels?

The “Diverse Nepal” tour package involves a moderate level of physical activity, including trekking and jungle walks, so it may not be suitable for everyone. We recommend that you consult with your physician before booking the tour if you have any health concerns. Additionally, some activities may have age restrictions, such as the jungle safari, so it’s important to check with the tour operator.

What is the best time of year to book the "Diverse Nepal" tour package?

The best time to book the “Diverse Nepal” tour package is from September to November and from February to May, as these months offer the best weather for trekking and sightseeing in Nepal. However, the jungle safari in Chitwan National Park can be enjoyed throughout the year.

What kind of accommodation is provided in the "Diverse Nepal" tour package?

The “Diverse Nepal” tour package includes a variety of accommodations, including hotels, lodges, and teahouses. The accommodations are clean, comfortable, and selected for their location and accessibility to the activities on the itinerary.

Is travel insurance included in the "Diverse Nepal" tour package?

No, travel insurance is not included in the “Diverse Nepal” tour package, but it is highly recommended. Travel insurance can provide coverage for unexpected medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances that may occur during your trip. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance separately before your trip.

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