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Program #18548RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Kathmandu's elevation is 4,368 ft.

Itinerary for Oct 29 — Nov 5, 2012

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Type: Lodge

Description: The resort will feature 15 single and double villas each with its own private balcony overlooking the Chitwan National Park, surrounding Bote villages, the Narayani River and the layout of the resort has been designed to depict a typical jungle safari resort. The thatched roofs of the villas are made from the abundant Siru grass therefore they blend easily into the surroundings. The lodge is located in Amaltari of the Chitwan National Park on the banks of the Narayani river and has close proximity to the National Park a mere half hour boat ride away and to the present Temple Tiger Jungle Lodge.

Contact info:
Outside Chitwan National Park
Chitwan, Nepal
phone: +x
Room amenities: The tastefully decorated rooms with local artifacts have wood floors with throw carpets, a cozy living area and twin/ double bed, the spacious attached bathrooms with solar heated running hot and cold water are a beautiful blend of wood, granite and bamboo (rattan).

Facility amenities: The Resort will feature a central dining area with a large terrace overlooking the man-made lake, a bar and lounge with library cum reading room. The lake will be a feast for bird watching of both resident as well as migratory bird species. The animal sighting will also be far more better and of greater value than other outside lodges. Jungle Activities offered at the Temple Tiger Green Resort will be as follows: ľ Elephant safari ľ Jeep Safari ľ Boat ride on the Narayani river ľ Presentation and lectures on the flora and fauna by senior naturalists ľ Escorted nature walk & bird watching ľ Walks and Excursions to Tharu Village

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day One: Monday, October 29 - Fly to Chitwan National Park
Depart From: Fly to Bharatpur and drive to Chitwan National Park. As you descend towards the Terai lowland of Chitwan, rich wildlife, lush grasslands and sights of rare species of bird and animals unfolds before you. Home to several rare species – in particular, the one-horned rhinoceros, leopard, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles – Chitwan national park is rich in wildlife.

Afternoon: After checking into the lodge, in the late afternoon join a jungle safari on elephant back. Travel deep into the jungle for viewing and photographing wildlife.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Lodging: Temple Tiger Green Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The resort will feature 15 single and double villas each with its own private balcony overlooking the Chitwan National Park, surrounding Bote villages, the Narayani River and the layout of the resort has been designed to depict a typical jungle safari resort. The thatched roofs of the villas are made from the abundant Siru grass therefore they blend easily into the surroundings. The lodge is located in Amaltari of the Chitwan National Park on the banks of the Narayani river and has close proximity to the National Park a mere half hour boat ride away and to the present Temple Tiger Jungle Lodge.

Contact info:
Outside Chitwan National Park
Chitwan, Nepal
phone: +x
Room amenities: The tastefully decorated rooms with local artifacts have wood floors with throw carpets, a cozy living area and twin/ double bed, the spacious attached bathrooms with solar heated running hot and cold water are a beautiful blend of wood, granite and bamboo (rattan).

Facility amenities: The Resort will feature a central dining area with a large terrace overlooking the man-made lake, a bar and lounge with library cum reading room. The lake will be a feast for bird watching of both resident as well as migratory bird species. The animal sighting will also be far more better and of greater value than other outside lodges. Jungle Activities offered at the Temple Tiger Green Resort will be as follows: ľ Elephant safari ľ Jeep Safari ľ Boat ride on the Narayani river ľ Presentation and lectures on the flora and fauna by senior naturalists ľ Escorted nature walk & bird watching ľ Walks and Excursions to Tharu Village

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Tuesday, October 30 - Jungle Safari
Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: Early morning, depart on elephant back for a jungle safari for 2-3 hours penetrating through dense grasslands to view wildlife in their natural habitat. This grass commonly known as elephant grass is dense and grows to a height of 18-20 ft. It is the favorite habitat for rhinoceros and other mammals.

Lunch: Lunch back at the lodge.

Afternoon: Take a drive through the jungles in Jeeps followed by a boat ride down the Narayani River. The river ride provides opportunity of viewing the gharial crocodiles as well as the mugger crocodiles, fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Lodging: Temple Tiger Green Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The resort will feature 15 single and double villas each with its own private balcony overlooking the Chitwan National Park, surrounding Bote villages, the Narayani River and the layout of the resort has been designed to depict a typical jungle safari resort. The thatched roofs of the villas are made from the abundant Siru grass therefore they blend easily into the surroundings. The lodge is located in Amaltari of the Chitwan National Park on the banks of the Narayani river and has close proximity to the National Park a mere half hour boat ride away and to the present Temple Tiger Jungle Lodge.

Contact info:
Outside Chitwan National Park
Chitwan, Nepal
phone: +x
Room amenities: The tastefully decorated rooms with local artifacts have wood floors with throw carpets, a cozy living area and twin/ double bed, the spacious attached bathrooms with solar heated running hot and cold water are a beautiful blend of wood, granite and bamboo (rattan).

Facility amenities: The Resort will feature a central dining area with a large terrace overlooking the man-made lake, a bar and lounge with library cum reading room. The lake will be a feast for bird watching of both resident as well as migratory bird species. The animal sighting will also be far more better and of greater value than other outside lodges. Jungle Activities offered at the Temple Tiger Green Resort will be as follows: ľ Elephant safari ľ Jeep Safari ľ Boat ride on the Narayani river ľ Presentation and lectures on the flora and fauna by senior naturalists ľ Escorted nature walk & bird watching ľ Walks and Excursions to Tharu Village

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Wednesday, October 31 - Tharu Village visit
Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: After Breakfast, your senior naturalists will take you to Tharu village outside the park and describe their lifestyle and culture .It will be an opportunity for you to learn a lot about the Tharu people, a tribe of Chitwan. Their traditional culture is still strong in Chitwan. Then continue on to visit a local school and meet the children of this village.

Lunch: Lunch back at the lodge.

Afternoon: Afternoon free to explore on own or join in a nature walk.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Lodging: Temple Tiger Green Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Shangri-La Village Pokhara is your ideal accommodation in Pokhara... fabulous mountain views, spacious hotel rooms... stay in the very heart of all that is pokhara. Capturing the casual but stylish lifestyle of Pokhara, subtle and silent service and impeccable attention to detail awaits you on your Pokhara holiday or business trip... our exceptional Shangri-La Village Pokhara offers you a haven for relaxation where colonial charm meets tropical elegance. All rooms with private balconies and mountain views

Contact info:
P.O. Box: 333
Gharipatan
Pokhara, Nepal
phone: +977 61 462222
web: www.hotelshangrila.com/pokhara/

Room amenities: Mini bar, Hair dryer/Shaving mirror, TV with satellite reception, International direct dialing, Tea/Coffee maker in all rooms.

Facility amenities: In total the shangri~La Village Resort has 61 standards rooms, all of which are more or less identical in their boarding capacity and general layout and décor. 24 Hours Money exchange, Safe deposit boxes, 24 Hours Laundry Services, Tea/Coffee Maker facilities, Doctors on call, Shopping arcade, Handicapped Access, Major international Credit Card accepted, Car Rental, Hospitality Desk / Tour Assistance

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Thursday, November 01 - Drive to Pokhara
Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: Transfer to Pokhara. En route, stop at one of the READ sponsored Community Library Resource Centers (CLRC) in Nepal. All of the CLRCs are community owned and managed and provides access to educational resources. Then continue with your drive to Pokhara as you approach majestic mountain ranges and snow capped peaks.

Lunch: Box lunch en-route to Pokhara.

Afternoon: Embark on a one hour boat ride at Lake Phewa. Boating is a must and there are three major boat harbors – Gaurighat (East) just in front of the Royal Palace, Barahighat near the Snow land Hotel (West) – near the Barahi Temple in the middle of the lake and a third one near the municipal camping ground in Kahare.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel with program orientation.

Lodging: Shangri-La Village Pokhara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Shangri-La Village Pokhara is your ideal accommodation in Pokhara... fabulous mountain views, spacious hotel rooms... stay in the very heart of all that is pokhara. Capturing the casual but stylish lifestyle of Pokhara, subtle and silent service and impeccable attention to detail awaits you on your Pokhara holiday or business trip... our exceptional Shangri-La Village Pokhara offers you a haven for relaxation where colonial charm meets tropical elegance. All rooms with private balconies and mountain views

Contact info:
P.O. Box: 333
Gharipatan
Pokhara, Nepal
phone: +977 61 462222
web: www.hotelshangrila.com/pokhara/

Room amenities: Mini bar, Hair dryer/Shaving mirror, TV with satellite reception, International direct dialing, Tea/Coffee maker in all rooms.

Facility amenities: In total the shangri~La Village Resort has 61 standards rooms, all of which are more or less identical in their boarding capacity and general layout and décor. 24 Hours Money exchange, Safe deposit boxes, 24 Hours Laundry Services, Tea/Coffee Maker facilities, Doctors on call, Shopping arcade, Handicapped Access, Major international Credit Card accepted, Car Rental, Hospitality Desk / Tour Assistance

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Friday, November 02 - City Orientation / Orphanage visit
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning take a walking tour of the town stopping at the local market and the city highlights of old buidings and architecture. Also a visit to Sarangkot Village for a view of the Annapurna range.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon, visit a local orphange and learn how the Nepalese are helping out these children. Then take in the fresh air and beautiful scenery of Pokhara, with free time.

Dinner: Dinner on own with many places to explore your the cuisine.

Lodging: Shangri-La Village Pokhara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
PO Box 97 Tahachal
Kathmandu, Nepal
phone: +977-1-4273999
web: www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hotel/KTMNP/welcome?start=1

Room amenities: Cable / Satellite TV, Coffee/Tea Maker, Mini Bar, High-speed Internet Access, Wireless Data Connection, Electrical Adapters Available,Phone, Bathtub, Hairdryer, Private Bathroom, In Room Safe, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning

Facility amenities: Health & Fitness Center (On-Site), Housekeeping & Laundry Services, Travel Services, Foreign Currency Exchange, Entertainment & Recreation, Sauna and Steam bath, Barbeque Grills, Outdoor Pool, Casino, Hotel Shops, Business Center

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: yes
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for more information.


Day Six: Saturday, November 03 - Transfer to Kathmandu/Free afternoon
Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: Transfer to Pokhara airport for flight to Kathmandu.

Lunch: Lunch on own.

Afternoon: Afternoon on your own to explore Kathmandu.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, November 04 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Depart for airport for flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Eight: Monday, November 05 - Return home
Arrive To: Arrival back home.


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