Student tour is combination of city tour, short trekking and jungle safari tour. It gives our clients (students) great experience of sightseeing tour to UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square Swyambhunath Stupa etc. next day your journey start to Pokhara by private vehicle. When you arrive to Charaudi you will stop for rafting. After 3 hour rafting on Trishuli River you will arrive to Kurintar, where your rafting finish. After your lunch you will drive to pokhara.
Pokhara is very popular city of Nepal for tourist from where many trekking trail start from. If you have enough time you can go for boating on Fewa lake if not you will do it when you back from your trekking. Next morning after breakfast you will drive to Nayapul to start your trek. On the first day of our trek you will pass through the beautiful trail to reach Tikhedhunga. Next day you will arrive to Ghorepani via Ulleri. On the way you will see spectacular view of Annapurna range. The next day you continuous your trek until you arrive to Tadapani and overnight stay at Tadapani. Next day after breakfast we continuous our trek to Gurung community’s popolar village Ghandruk, where you can visit Gurung museum. You will finish your trek getting back to Nayapul via Saulibazar and drive to Pokhara. The last part of this tour is familiar with wild animal in Chitwan. Chitwan is also one of the UNISCO world heritage sites where you can see wide variety of animals and birds. After 4-5 hour drive from Pokhara you will arrive to Chitwan. Chitwan two nights three days activities comes with full board basis where you will do elephant back riding, Jeep safari, canoe riding, bird watching, Jungle walking and visiting to elephant breeding centre.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel
We will be Airport to welcome you to Kathmandu Nepal, where your holiday starts from. We will transfer to your Hotel. After you became freshen up and ready we will take you to our office about the briefing of your program. We will arrange meeting with your tour/ trekking guide who can explain you about the things you needed during your tour.
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing
After the Breakfast, Your guided sightseeing Cultural Heritage Tour around the historical sites of Kathmandu (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath)
Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world . Pasupatinath temple also being the temple of Lord Shiva possessed its two-storied golden roof and silver doors and is famous for its superb architecture. The temple is situated 5 kilometer east of Kathmandu heart, on the banks of sacred Bagmati River. Only Hindu pilgrims can enter the premises of the temple. Non-Hindus can admire the beauty of the temple from the other side of the Bagmati River, on the banks of which Pashupatinath Temple stands.
It is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Stupa, it is said to be 2000 years old. Visitors often call it "Monkey Temple", the main structure brick and clay which supports a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. There are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha on the four sides of spire. Being situated seventy meter above the level of valley, the hill of Swayambhunath is a mosaic of small stupa and pagoda temples. Being located in the top level of valley, this place is famous for visitors for sightseeing.
Bouddhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. After 1959, many Tibetans arrived and settled in Bouddhanath area. The stupa, a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, is included in World Heritage Cultural site list by UNESCO.
Patan Durbar Square is Situated in the center of Patan city this historical site boasts the varied range of unique architecture. Also known as Lalitpur this durbar square consists of ancient palaces, temples and shrines with exquisite carving. The major attractions of this site are Krishna temple with 21 golden pinnacle, Tushaty royal bath, Vishwanath temple and temple of Bhimsen with a striking golden terrace overlooking the square.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Rafting- Pokhara
After breakfast you will drive to Pokhara. After 3 hour drive you will arrive to Charaudi, where you will stop for rafting. When you get down to Charaudi our experience rafting guide explain you about the rafting and equipment you need to use. All the necessary equipment will be provided during your rafting period. Approximately after 3 hour rafting you will arrive to Kurintar, where you will finish your rafting tour and You will have lunch In Kurintar before you drive to Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga
It takes one hour to drive from Pokhara to Nayapul where you start your trek to Tikhedhunga (1525m). After the 15 minute walk through the bank of Modi khola we will arrive to Birethati which is a popular village with many shops and tea houses. After crossing the village the trails reach to the village called Hille. After short climbs from there we will arrive to Tikhedhunga (1525m). This is your fast day in trekking you will enjoy the nature and you will be used to for the rest of the treeking.
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Today’s trek is quite challenging because we walk strength up to the face the mountain for2-3 hour. We will pass through Ulleri and Banthali village. Fish tail mountain (6997m), Annapurna south peak (7219m) and other famous mountains we can see on the way. Now you will pass through the forest where you can see some wild animals and birds before we arrive to Ghorepani.
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani
Today is the main point to see sunrise of different himalayas. We wake up early morning, about 5 am to reach the Poon hill mountain for that we need to hike steps trails about one hour twenty minute. Poon hill is the highest altitude (3210 m) for this trek from where we can see panoramic view of Annapurna range including fishtail mountain, Dhaulagiri mountain, Nilrigi and ect.
After breakfast we will head to Tadapani (2650 m) through the deep forest of Nepal’s national flower Rhododendrons, oaks and bamboos. Tadapani is small village surrounding by forest , from where we can see the magnificient view of Annapurna south, Fishtail and other mountains.
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk
After the breakfast your journey starts from Tadapani to Ghandruk, which approximately takes 4 hour walking down through forest. Ghandruk is a cultural village of Gurung community. We can visit the Gurung museum and monastery at the evening.
Day 08: Trek to Nayapul via saulibazar & Drive to Pokhara
Today is our last day of our trek. It is very easy downward to the saulibazar through rice field, river and local village. We will walk through this route until we arrive to Nayapol than drive to Pokhara which normally takes one and half hour.
Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (5-6 hour)
Early morning drive from Pokhara to Chitwan will let you experience the landscape variations and you run across bustling business hubs. On arriving Chitwan, you will be briefed about the place and the next day’s plans about exploring the National Park. Evening you will see local Tharu community’s cultural dance before your dinner.
Day 10: Full day jungle activities ( B, L, D)
You will be spending the entire day in the vicinity of National Park where you will have a nature walk for bird watching, visit the elephant breeding centre, attend the presentation on flora and fauna, enjoy the elephant safari inside the community forest and many more. You can enjoy your evening on the banks of Rapti River.
Day 11: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu (6-7 hour)
Drive towards Kathmandu on a tourist coach that will take approximately 5-6 hours. Once you reach Kathmandu, explore the local places around Thamel and enjoy the live music sessionos that are offered by many restaurants.
Day 12: Final departure
As this is the last day of Student tour to Nepal, you will prepare for your departure on this day. Make sure you have got all your souvenirs in your luggage and have all the necessary documents to make it easy for the immigration officials at the International airport. You will be transferred to the airport by car/Van. The tours around Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan ends but the memories will be eternal.
Trek Duration: 12 Days
Best Seasons: All the Season
Trip Grade: Easy
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Group Size: 2-12 Pax