Day 01 London or Paris to Kathmandu.

In the afternoon arrive Kathmandu by Gulf Air flight at approximately 5.50 p.m. Meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Evening free..

Overnight: in Kathmandu


Day 02 Kathmandu.

Morning leave hotel for Kathmandu City and Swoyambhunath Stupa sightseeing.

Afternoon Patan City sightseeing.

Overnight:. In Kathmandu


Day 03 Kathmandu - Raft - Chitwan

Early morning 3 hour from Kathmandu to the River Trisuli. Now you can choose to either don a helmet and waterproofs or ride the rapids, or if you prefer,, you can follow the Zodiac dinghies down-stream by road. Each boat carries an experienced two man crew, a skipper plus up to ten passengers. You can even share in the paddling, or simply admire the seven species of kingfisher, Himalayan eagles and a host of other birds that have made the Trisuli their home.

Rapids are graded on a scale of 1 to 6; the hairiest being 6. The roughest stretch on this part of the river is 4, and after you have done it you will be in awe of 6! The rapids are taken fast, the boat surging violently as spray cascade and adrenaline flows. After many bouts of calm progress interspersed by foaming rapids, the boat is beached and the crew prepares a cold lunch - then it is back to work! All done you are given warming cuppa and a chance to dry out before continuing by road to the Royal Chitwan National Park; approx 4 hours. At the edge of the park the safari begins with a four wheel drive vehicle or an elephant, to transfer you to your accommodation. En route to the lodge you cross rivers and jungle. After you've settled in, a naturalist gives a briefing on the park, then it's dinner, a few drinks and bed.


Day 04 Chitwan.

Dawn safari aboard an elephant into Chitwan. This park is home to the endangered one-horned rhino, and the Royal Bengal tiger. Rests of the day at leisure to walk with a naturalist, spot birds, visit the elephant camp, or just take it easy on the lawn. Optional elephant back safari just before dusk.


Day 05 Chitwan.

Today right after early breakfast drive for excursion to Crocodile breeding farm or Beeshazari Tal for birdwatching with box lunch. Return to resort in time for tea and relax just before dinner.


Day 06 Chitwan - Kathmandu (by flight) - Nagarkot

An easy day flight from Bharatpur back to Kathmandu, or if flights are not available, you will travel overland.

In the afternoon, there is an easy but fascinating hour drive to Nagarkot, a wonderful mountain village that offers superb views of the awe-inspiring surroundings from the Fort Hotel built in the traditional Newari style. Peace and tranquility is the order of the day here and a chance to take a walk at your own pace and absorb this breathtaking scenery. Take your camera for the sunset and sunrise. Overnight in Nagarkot.


Day 07 Nagarkot - Kathmandu

After sunrise view and early breakfast, transfer back to Kathmandu. Enroute visit the city of Bhaktapur (entrance to the old city is included). Arrive back in Kathmandu early afternoon. In this fascinating city there are a surprising number of souvenir shops, and on every corner what appears to be a brigand selling fearsome looking knives, hand painted copies of the Kama Sutra, carved Buddha's and other unusual gifts for the folks back home. You should also visit the small courtyard where Kumar, the living Goddess, lives like a prisoner chances are she will come to a small window to be seen, though you cannot photograph her. Kumari is a beautiful little infant girl, who is tended day and night by her courtiers, and is allowed out just once a year when there is a ceremonial procession. She lives a cloistered life to prevent accidents, if she is seen to bleed she is no long a goddess and is cat out. This also happens when she becomes woman. The feminist movement has yet to catch in Nepal.


Day 08 Kathmandu to London or Paris

Morning free for shopping.

Free till departure

Transfer to airport and fly to London or Paris by Gulf Air flight