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Program #18548RJ
7 Days | 6 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 Feb 2 — Feb 8, 2013

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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: Saturday, February 02 - 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.

Lunch: Late lunch at the Temple Triger Jungle Lodge.

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: 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 Two: Sunday, February 03 - Jungle Safari
Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: After breakfast you will leave on a jeep safari. The jeep safari takes you through jungle thickest in search of game. The safari ends at the river bank where you will then continue on canoe back to the lodge. The canoe ride provides an opportunity for viewing Gharial crocodiles as well as the mugger crocodiles, and varieties of water birds.

Lunch: Lunch back at the lodge.

Afternoon: Your naturalist at the lodge will provide an interesting lecture on the Asian elephant, outlining the difference between the Asian & African elephant and their behavior. In the late afternoon, join a nature walk or go on a bird watch with on of the naturalists from the park.

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 Three: Monday, February 04 - Tharu Village/Coach to Pokhara
Note: The coach to Pokhara from Chitwan can take about 7 hours with rest stops.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: After breakfast, depart for Pokhara. On the way, stop by a Tharu village, where you will learn about the Tharu people, a tribe of Chitwan. Then continue to visit a local school and meet the children of this village.

Lunch: Lunch enroute.

Afternoon: Arrive in Pokhara in the late afternoon and check into the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

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 Four: Tuesday, February 05 - Pokhara/ Sarangkot Village/ Fewa Lake
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart on a discovery of Pokhara. Explore Sarangkot Village and the Seti River Gorge. During the walking discovery, visit one of the old local markets surrounding the temple. Also visit Hemja Village where a Buddhist Monastery is located. Hemja village is located in one of the remote places of Pokhara, where 90% of the people depend on agriculture for their living.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

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 on own.

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 Five: Wednesday, February 06 - Pokhara/Fly to Kathmandu
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, transfer to the airport to connect with flight to Kathmandu.

Lunch: Lunch on own.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Kathmandu.

Dinner: Dinner at a special restaurant.

Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Six: Thursday, February 07 - Depart Kathmandu for flight home
Depart From: Freetime in Kathmandu until time for transfer to the airport.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Seven: Friday, February 08 - Arrival Home
Arrive To: Arrive to the US.


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12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Field trips
1 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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