Senior People Classic Tour takes you to some of the incredible places in Nepal while your tour group members will also be similar to your age group. Exploring the culture, nature and wildlife of Nepal with like minded people is an amazing experience that this tour brings to you. The tour takes you to beautiful places in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Chitwan and Pokhara in different parts of Nepal.
While on the tour, you will explore the cultural heritage of Kathmandu valley; soak into the countryside air of Nagarkot; search for the wildlife in Chitwan of safari tour; and experience the joy of Himalayan aura in Pokhara. This tour is certainly a perfect combination of nature, culture, spirituality and wildlife.
This tour doesn’t go higher than 2100 meters above sea level in elevation and doesn’t involve extreme trekking or hiking. All you need to do is some soft walking activities to explore the places that this tour takes you to. You will experience the diverse and incredible attractions without going too high in the mountains.
Highlights of the Trip
Day 01: Arrival Day – 1400 m
You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Go through custom and visa process; collect your baggage and come outside the airport. You will see a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow the person to the vehicle and you will be transferred to hotel.
We will meet at some point for the trip briefing. We will let you know the meeting time at the time of check in. Get some relaxing time on your own until we meet!
Day 02: Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing Tour – Nagarkot 2100m – B/D
You will take breakfast at the hotel restaurant. We will go explore some of the famous cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley today after breakfast. The sites we visit today are:
Swoyambhunath – This famous sightseeing point in Kathmandu is a historical spiritual site having a history of over 2000 years. A giant Buddhist Stupa standing atop a small hill in the western part of Kathmandu valley is the major attraction on the site although several other monuments, things and happenings are no less fascinating. This site has been nicknamed as ‘Monkey Temple’ as a lot of monkeys reside in the forest here.
Patan Durbar Square – Another of the Durbar sqdayuares in Kathmandu valley, Patan Durbar Square is the medieval palace square of Patan Kingdom. We will visit palace complex, pagoda temples in the square and some of the local alleys in the area.
Bouddhanath – A gigantic stupa standing in the middle of the square here is considered as the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world. This site bears a history of about 1700 years and is a very important pilgrimage site for Buddhist people. The atmosphere here has a very high level of spiritual energy to bring peace of mind.
Pashupatinath – Pashupatinath is a very important Hindu temple area where we go to see the Hindu cremation system and death rituals. As the main temple complex is strictly a ‘Hindus Only’ area, non-Hindus will witness the cremation rituals on the bank of the holy river called Bagmati.
After the sightseeing tour is finished, we will drive to Nagarkot, 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, to enjoy a countryside atmosphere, panoramic Himalayan view and sunrise over the Himalaya tomorrow (weather permitting).
Day 03: Nagarkot 2100m – Chitwan 300m – B|L|D
We will wake up early in the morning to enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas. On a clear day, we can see a spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan range. After enjoying the sunrise, we will go for breakfast. We will check out the hotel after breakfast and drive to Chitwan. It will take us around 7 hours to reach Chitwan with Lunch and other necessary breaks on the way.
Once we reach Chitwan, we will have the schedule for Jungle safari and other activities. We will follow the activity schedule provided by our hotel in Chitwan.
Day 04: Wildlife Exploration – B|L|D
We will go for full day wildlife excursions today. We will go for jeep safari exploration of the wildlife, jungle walk, canoe ride, Elephant breeding center, River bank Sunset and Tharu cultural show. The full day jungle excursion will bring us closer to the wildlife.
Our Wildlife exploration doesn’t involve any animal cruelty.
Day 05: Chitwan – Pokhara – B
Early morning will go for bird watching tour. On our return to hotel, we take our breakfast and get ready to drive to Pokhara today. We leave hotel at around 9 o’clock and it will take us 5 hours to reach Pokhara, a beautiful lake city on the courtyard of Annapurna mountain range. Once we reach Pokhara and check into our hotel, we will have some leisure time to explore the lakeside and the bazar nearby on our own. We can go for some nice stroll by the lake side or explore the town.
Day 06: Pokhara Sightseeing Day – B
An early morning drive for about half hour will take us to the view point of Sarangkot for a spectacular view of Annapurna range in the Himalayas and a Himalayan sunrise view. We drive back down to Pokhara for our breakfast and continue on our tour. The afternoon will take us for some amazing activities like boating of Lake Fewa, visit to Davis falls and International mountain museum. We will have time at leisure after lunch. Interested people can choose to go for some amazing adventure sports like paragliding, Zip Flying, Ultra-light flight etc. on the payment of extra cost.
Day 07: Pokhara – Kathmandu – B|D
Early morning check out from the hotel to drive back to Kathmandu. Another 7 hours of drive bring us back to the bustling city of Kathmandu. Check into the hotel and find some time at leisure to explore around.
We will go for the celebration dinner of the trip later in the evening.
Day 08: Departure Day – B
We will drop you off to airport 3 hours prior to your departure flight time.