01. Sight-seeing of Panauti
old town, 36 Km from Kathmandu on Roshi
river bank, see Hindu temples and shrines. It is also holy cremation site. You
can meet also resident Sadhus and priests in the temples here.
Further about 4 km. drive to a
resort in Balthali village small quiet but famous for sun rise view and
Himalayan mountain views of Manaslu,
Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Gaurishnaker ranges.
02. Hiking around the village,
farmland, Roshikhola river side and meet the village people or yoga,
meditation etc. of your choice.
03. Drive to a resort in Trishuli river bank.
Drive on Tribhuvan highway via Naubise, Malekhu and to Kuringhat about
140 km. Overnight in a riverside resort.
04. Transfer to Chitwan National
Park for jungle safari, one of the best preserved natural and wildlife
sanctuary in Asia. The park Drive is along Trishuli river via Muglin and Narayanghat about 50 Km
reaching for lunch at safari lodge.
Park: lies in subtropical southern Nepal
where Rapti and Naryani river flows through covering 932 km². The park is a unique ecosystem, hence, UNESCO
world natural heritage site. Dominated
by sal forests, the park has 50 species of grasses, 43 species of animals include
the endangered one - horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, gharial, crocodile,
gaur, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, Gangatic
dolphin, monitor lizard, and pythons. Over 544 species of birds, 126 species of
fish and 56 spieces of herpetofauna habit in the park.
V, Prince of Wales, Edward VIII and many other royal dignitaries came in for
famous hunting of Royal Bengal tigers, rhinos etc. In a 11-day fun pack hunting
in 1911 they killed 39 tigers and 18 rhinos.
05. Jungle safari activities
whole day long; elephant ride, bird
watching, canoeing, jungle walk, visit traditional Tharu village etc.
06. Fly back to Kathmandu,
about 25 min. flight and
transfer to Okhreni (1950m), Prakriti Resort and Organic Farm, the nature retreat place in Shivapuri national park about 25 km.
The place is beautiful endowed with pristine natural
setting of jungle, hills, lake, village, above river valley in peaceful environment.
Enjoy quiet natural environment away from the city hustle and bustle perched on
hill side overlooking Melamchi valley, green hills and whole range of central
Himalayan mountain panorama – Manaslu, (8163m) Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Langtang (7234
m), Phuribichyachu (6637 m), Gangchhenpo (6370m.), Dorjelhakpa (6966m), Gaurishanker (7134 m) and more.
07. Nature walk, explore the
park and visit farmer families in the village.
In the morning, nature
walk through well preserved jungle rich in biodiversity including Dhap lake. In
the afternoon, village tour to see traditional Nepali rural life of mainly
Tamang, Gurung and Magar communities. Superb views of the river valley, green
hills perched with rural villages, neighboring tea garden and glistering
Himalayan panorama on the North Eastern horizon are really mind refreshing.
08. Hike along Nagmati river
through park watershed jungle to Sundarijal, ~ 12 km. and transfer to Kathmandu about 45 min.
It is a gradual down
hill trail along Nagmati river amidst thick national park forest until
Mulkharka Tamang village in about 2 hours. Walking on this pristine nature
route along the clear clean river is like meditation. Further down hill about 1
hour walk trail takes you to Sundarijal little town.
Note: Contact us for more route details.