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Set in one of the world's most magnificent locations, Nepal is a land of richness and diversity. Explore under the gaze of Himalayan peaks, discovering the heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, the wildlife of the Chitwan and hiking amongst the beauty of Pokhara.
Explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu
Experience a traditional Nepali cooking class
Take a safari in Chitwan National Park
Go hiking in atmospheric Pokhara
Discover historic Patan Durbar Square
- Most meals (10 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners)
- International flights and current taxes
- Domestic transportation
- Touring with guides and entrance fees
- Visa fees for UK and EU passport holders
Days 1 - 2: Fly to Nepal
Fly overnight to Kathmandu, Nepal's vibrant capital city.
Day 3: Explore Kathmandu
Visit the ancient, hilltop Swayambhunath Temple and the medieval architecture of Durbar Square, before a rickshaw ride through Indra Chowk and Ason Tole to the tourist district of Thamel. Head to Boudhanath Stupa and Monastery for a very special Lama blessing, before finishing the day at the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath.
Day 4: Nepali Cooking Class
Take a walking tour through the heritage architecture of Durbar Square and admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Palace. Enjoy a cooking class, where you can learn to prepare several Nepali dishes. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 5: Manakamana Temple
Leave Kathmandu to Chitwan, stopping en route at the temple of Manakamana. Soar up the steep hillside in a cable car for breathtaking Himalayan views. Continue on to Chitwan National Park, one of Asia's richest and most spectacular national parks. On arrival, check into your jungle lodge and spend the rest of the day taking part in activities.
Day 6: Chitwan National Park
Spend the day continuing your explorations of this incredible National Park with the help of activities such as jeep safaris, canoe rides and jungle walks.
Day 7: Travel to Bandipur
Drive from Chitwan to Bandipur, a hill station and ancient trading post. Full of old houses and temples from the medieval era, this Newari mountain town is untouched by modernisation. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to begin exploring.
Day 8: Thani Mai Hike
Rise early to transfer to Thani Mai (Old Fort), which sits on top of Gurungche Hill and hike up the hill for glorious views of the surrounding landscapes. Return to the hotel for breakfast before departing for Pokhara.
Day 9: Hiking in Pokhara
Drive to Khade Khola from where you'll head out on foot into the beautiful landscapes that surround Pokhara. Meet the friendly villagers and visit the local school and coffee farm - a glimpse at life in rural Nepal.
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. On arrival, the rest of the day is free to spend as you wish.
Day 11: Explore Bhaktapur
On arrival into Bhaktapur, visit the home of a Newari family - enjoy a traditional welcome, learn about the Newari way of life. Next, head into Bhaktapur's ceramics industry, to Potters' Square to visit a pottery workshop. Learn traditional pottery skills from a master potter and take home your creation. This evening, enjoy a Nepali farewell dinner and cultural show.
Day 12: Fly Kathmandu to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
Designed for those who wish to be further immersed in the authentic charm of Asia; ‘Immerse Yourself’ tours include more cultural and active experiences. You will be accompanied by a dedicated and professional National Escorts or Local Guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience. ‘Immerse Yourself’ tours include:
- Walking through classic sites
- Unique cultural experiences and encounters
- Off the beaten track destinations
Your accommodation has been selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town or a heritage-type hotel. In remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 18 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
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