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Trekking in Nepal: The Height of Adventure in the Himalayas

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Program #20336RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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
Hiking will be in the elevation of 3000-7200 ft.

Equipment Requirements
Hiking sticks are really helpful. Comfortable, broken-in light hiking boots. Be prepared with warm layers for nighttime temperatures that may feel colder than expected at high elevations.

Itinerary for Oct 11 — Oct 27, 2013

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Day One: Friday, October 11 - Depart from home
Depart From: Depart from home for Nepal.

Type: Hotel

Description: You'll receive a warm welcome as you step into the cool Lobby of Crowne Plaza Gurgaon. The hotel is 15km from Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Contact info:
Site 2 Sector 29 Opposite Signature Tower - Gurgaon
Delhi, 122001 India
phone: +8772701393
web: http://www.crowneplaza.com/hotels/us/en/gurgaon/ndegg/hoteldetail/hotel-room-rates

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Hairdryer, Mini Bar, Coffee Maker, High-speed Internet Access (has a charge)

Facility amenities: Safety Deposit Box available at the front desk. Dry cleaning and Pickup/Laundry. Outdoor Pool. Paid wireless data connection. Health/Fitness Center. Business Center.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Saturday, October 12 - Forced Overnight in Delhi for Gateway participant...
Arrive To: Arrival to Delhi. Please note that this is a forced overnight for gateway participants because you are unable to make your connecting flight to Kathmandu on the same day.

Dinner: Dinner is not included.

Lodging: Crowne Plaza Gurgaon

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 Three: Sunday, October 13 - Fly to Kathmandu / City Orientation / Program Ori...
Note: Kathmandu elevation is approximately 5000ft.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu.

Lunch: Lunch at the program hotel upon arrival. Participate in a program orientation.

Afternoon: Get an orientation of Kathmandu city. Kathmandu was the seat of royalty till the last century. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a wondrous cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets. Kumari, the living Goddess, the stone carved statue of ferocious Kal Bhairav, erotic carvings glorifying the art works in the temples, the giant temple of the Goddess Taleju and image of Shiva and Parvati peering outside through the window are just a few of the most noteworthy attractions in the area. One can't help but admire the exceptionally attractive woodcarvings, statues and buildings that is cluster in the area. Continue to Swoyambhunath stupa, a golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Katmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spires are visible from many miles and from all sides of the valley. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the program hotel.

Evening: Participate in a presentation on Nepal history and culutre. Then meet with students from the local university and learn about their goals and aspirations.

Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 Four: Monday, October 14 - Kathmandu / Bhaktapur City / Patan
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Participate in a presentation by a local NGO to learn about their projects in Nepal. Continue to learn about Bhaktapur and Patan both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa is an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. It is located in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone and situated about 14 Kms to the east of Kathmandu. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. Bhaktapur is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork. It is the home of traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic and so on.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in Bhaktapur.

Afternoon: This afternoon, explore Patan city, full of marvelous monuments within a limited space like in the Patan Durbar Square. Besides the old royal palace, which dominates all others in grace and grandeur, here is the 17th-century Krishna Mandir. Entirely made of stone, this shikhara-style structure with 21 pinnacles is dedicated to Lord Krishna, a saviour deity in Hindu pantheon, and is equally noted for rare stone carvings on its walls, which depict various episodes of the epic wars of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Other landmarks within the Square are Tusha-hity (water spout), Sundari Chowk, Taleju Temple and the Keshav Narayan Chowk. The Hiranyavarna Mahavihar (Golden temple), Rudravarna Mahavihar and the terra-cotta temple of Mahabouddha are other highlights in the vicinity.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
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: Tuesday, October 15 - Kathmandu / Nagarkot / Sankhu / Kathmandu
Note: Nagarkot elevation is 7200 ft. Hike is approximately 5 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Today is a hike in the Kathmandu Valley. Soon after having breakfast, drive to Nagarkot to the beginning of your hike for the day. The hike is about 5 hours up Nagarakot, walking through the villages of mixed ethnic groups such as Gurung, Newar, Tamangs.

Lunch: Stop at a beautiful location to have your packed lunch. On a fine day one can enjoy scenic beauty and the mountain ranges from this hiking trail.

Afternoon: Continue your hike to Sankhu. Upon reaching Sankhu, proceed to the Vajra Yogini temple situated in Sankhu. Later, drive back to Kathmandu which is about 30 Kms.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel. Reminder to pack for tomorrow's trip.

Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee

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 Six: Wednesday, October 16 - Kathmandu / Drive Pokhara
Note: Pokhara elevation is 2700ft. Drive to Pokhara is about 7 to 8 hours with stops en route.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Today, is a early morning departure for Pokhara (about a 6-7 hour drive). Enjoy the scenic drive towards Pokhara and watch for the Annapurna range appear in front of you.

Lunch: Lunch en route.

Afternoon: After lunch continue your drive to Pokhara. Check-in to your program hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Participate in a presentation on trekking in Nepal.

Lodging: Shangri-La Village Pokhara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Sanctuary Lodge lies surrounded by a colourful, blooming garden and spacious lawns, over looking the river. 10 simple rooms have warm comfortable beds and down jackets for your use, there is also a fantastic bar area complete with central fire place.

Contact info:
TBA
Birethanti, Nepal
phone: +TBA
Facility amenities: Basic facilities

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


Day Seven: Thursday, October 17 - Pokhara / Trek to Birthani
Note: Sanctuary Lodge , Lamakhet /Birethanti ( 1025 M , 3362 ft ). Total trek time for today will be from 3-4 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: We transfer by road with guides and porters to our trek start point. The path is a large road with cars along the road for the first hour. You walk by Birethanthi where you need to get your trekking pass made. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley and follows the Modi River.

Lunch: Lunch at the lodge.

Afternoon: Afternoon on your own to enjoy the lodge and the scenery.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Lodging: Sanctuary Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Sanctuary Lodge lies surrounded by a colourful, blooming garden and spacious lawns, over looking the river. 10 simple rooms have warm comfortable beds and down jackets for your use, there is also a fantastic bar area complete with central fire place.

Contact info:
TBA
Birethanti, Nepal
phone: +TBA
Facility amenities: Basic facilities

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


Day Eight: Friday, October 18 - Birethanti
Note: The trek, more like a walk today will be about 3 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at lodge.

Morning: Walk to the village of Birethanti and visit the waterfall which will be a medium walk that is in total three hours back and forth.

Lunch: At the lodge.

Afternoon: Enjoy the afternoon to explore on your own, read, or be at leisure.

Dinner: Dinner at Lodge.

Lodging: Sanctuary Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: With a view of the massive peaks of Annapurna South (7,219m) and its neighbour Hiunchuili (6,441m) towering over the valley, this lodge is a great location. The sunrise views from here (enhanced by a steaming cup of tea, brought to your door) must be some of the most spectacular in Nepal. The 11 rooms are simple but very comfortable, and the fantastic staff ensures that you are fed (delicious home-made food), watered and very well looked after.

Contact info:
Gandruk
Gandruk, Nepal
phone: +TBA
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Saturday, October 19 - Trek from Sanctuary to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk ...
Note: Ghandruk elevation is 6,600ft. Trek time is 5-6 hours, with an elevation gain of about 3000ft and mostly stone steps. Your GL will provides snacks but it will also be a good idea to bring some of your own along with you. The trek to Ghandruk is about 1 hr flat (first hr) 4-5 hours uphill. The 1 hr flat is on the track with the occasional vehicle passing. You then get off the main route and pass through villages and fields. It is about a 7 mile hike.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: After breakfast, depart the lodge and walk out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Snacks are provided along the trail.

Lunch: Hot lunch at the lodge upon arrival in the early afternoon.

Afternoon: Rest of the afternoon to relax. Enjoy the magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains at the lodge. Then participate in a presentation on village life, including the lifestyle of the villagers, agriculture & micro enterprises led by your group leader.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Lodging: Himalaya Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: With a view of the massive peaks of Annapurna South (7,219m) and its neighbour Hiunchuili (6,441m) towering over the valley, this lodge is a great location. The sunrise views from here (enhanced by a steaming cup of tea, brought to your door) must be some of the most spectacular in Nepal. The 11 rooms are simple but very comfortable, and the fantastic staff ensures that you are fed (delicious home-made food), watered and very well looked after.

Contact info:
Gandruk
Gandruk, Nepal
phone: +TBA
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Sunday, October 20 - Ghandruk exploration
Note: It is an easy hiking day, but a full day out of the lodge, approximately 6-8 hours. Hike to the local school is approximately 2.5 hours away from the lodge. Ghandruk town itself is near the lodge.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: This morning after enjoying a relaxing breakfast with the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, descend to Ghandruk village to explore this mountainside area. Explore this mountain village and the surrounding countryside. Ghandruk is a rather easy and peaceful trek. It is famous for its culture, geographical diversity and spectacular views of mountains and stone built villages. Basically Ghandruk village is also called Konda Village in the local language and it means Stone Village. Trails are on clean stone steps both uphill and downhill, with close views of mountains and Rhododendron flowers in the spring season. This trek offers you to have an unforgettable time in the Nepal Himalayas. Ghandruk was once a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers. The women of Ghandruk maintain a local industry of weaving traditional Nepalese rugs.

Lunch: Lunch in town.

Afternoon: This afternoon visit some of the major attractions in Ghandruk, Old Gurung Museum, Buddhist Monastery and Small Deurali pass around 2100 meters. Continue to visit a local school and interact with the students and teacher there. Return to your lodge.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Evening: Participate in a presentation on the Gurung Tribes.

Lodging: Himalaya Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Five small cottages, each containing 2 separate bedrooms, are spread throughout the terraced lawns. The rooms have lovely high ceilings and simple but very stylish slate bathrooms, as well as fantastic views across the valley and up to the Annapurna Range.

Contact info:
TBA
Tanchock, Nepal
phone: +TBA
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Monday, October 21 - Trek to Gurung Lodge, Majgaun
Note: Majgaun elevation is 4620ft. Trek time is about 5-6 hours. Trek starts with 1.5 hours gradual incline on gravel path towards Pothana (6200ft). From Pothana continue on 15 minutes flat terrain with broken steps until you reach top of hill and a lake. From the lake, it is another 1.5 hours downhill on stone steps, ½ hour on switchback path downhill and 15 minutes on a dirt path.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: Following a leisurely breakfast, we leave the Himalaya Lodge walking out through the village of Ghandruk. Buffaloes and goats graze in the surrounding fields and you may have to make way for the donkey and mule trains that convey goods to and from the Gurkha settlements. You may also meet some of the trekkers coming down from or heading up to the Sanctuary itself. We continue descending for about 2 or 3 hours until we reach Shauli Bazaar. From here, we follow along the Modi River until reaching the Sanctuary Lodge.

Lunch: Lunch at the Santuary Lodge.

Afternoon: After lunch, ascend again partly on well-paved steps and partly on switch-backs. We reach the Gurung Lodge after about 2 hours. The lodge is built along the lines of a traditional Nepalese village. Every room has spectacular views of the surrounding valley and mountains.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Lodging: Gurung Lodge

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 Twelve: Tuesday, October 22 - Trek from Gurung Lodge to New Bridge / Coach tran...
Note: Elevation is 3080ft/933m.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: After early morning tea and coffee served on your verandah, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the stunning scenery of the Annapurnas from several different locations around the Lodge. After breakfast we trek to the village of Chandrakot through forests with surrounding views of the valley and mountains. Chandrakot is at an altitude of 1580 m/ 5200 ft. After a further 30 minute walk we arrive at the village of Lumle, which is situated at 1620 m / 5300ft.

Lunch: Lunch will be served along the way.

Afternoon: From Lumle we will return to Pokhara, a 1 hour journey. En route we can stop to visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp upon request. Rest of the afternoon is free.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Participate in a presentation on what is being done to preserve the Annapurna Mountains.

Lodging: Shangri-La Village Pokhara

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 Thirteen: Wednesday, October 23 - Pokhara / Drive to Chitwan
Note: The drive is about 7 hours with a lunch stop along the way.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart for Chitwan National Park. This is a five to six hours leisurely drive on the highway passing small villages and terraced rice fields along the Marshyangdi river that takes you through the Tharu Villages of Chitwan with their ochre colored mud houses with thatched roofs. The ethnic tribe of the Tharu’s are the local inhabitants of Chitwan and are agriculturists by profession.

Lunch: Lunch en route.

Afternoon: Continue on your drive that brings you to Amaltarighat, near Narayani River. Temple Tiger Green Resort is located right outside of Nepal 's premier Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival at the lodge the guests served a welcome drink & will be met and briefed by the Guest Relation officer regarding the park and the programs available. In the late afternoon, you will have a chance to mount on elephant back and taken for a jungle safari for 1 -2 hours penetrating through dense grasslands and to the riverine forest to view wildlife in their natural habitat. It is the favorite habitat for rhinoceros and other mammals.

Dinner: Dinner at the lodge.

Evening: Participate in a slide show presentation about the wild-life in the area- Chitwan National Park.

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 Fourteen: Thursday, October 24 - Chitwan / Jungle activity
Breakfast: Breakfast at resort.

Morning: After breakfast take jeep safari through jungle thickest in search of game. The safari ends at the river bank where you 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: Picnic Lunch inside Chitwan National Park.

Afternoon: Relax and take a nature walk. In the late afternoon, take an ox cart ride to the Tharu Village of Bote and Musar. At this time, you will visit Tharu Museum homes of these indigenous people.

Dinner: BBQ Dinner with a cultural Tharu dance program.

Lodging: Temple Tiger Green Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 Fifteen: Friday, October 25 - Chitwan / Drive to Kathmandu
Note: The drive is about 5-6 hours with rest stops.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer back to Kathmandu.

Lunch: Lunch en route to Kathmandu.

Afternoon: Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check into your hotel and prepare for your farewell dinner.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at restaurant in town.

Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Sixteen: Saturday, October 26 - Departure for home
Note: Please note that a day room is provided for all participants who have bought air from Road Scholar and are flying on Air India from Kathmandu to Delhi on flights that arrive in India before or at 12:00 pm. All meals are on your own.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Seventeen: Sunday, October 27 - Arrive home
Arrive To: Arrival home.


Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
14 nights of accommodations
39 meals: 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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