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RURAL NEPAL

This tour covers all the major sight, including the Valley of Kathmandu, home to the ancient capitals of Nepal and some stunning temples, the national park of Chitwan with its one- horned rhino, the tranquil valley of Pokhara with breathtaking views of the Machupichure. In addition we get to see some lesser visited areas of this beautiful country. These include Budhha's birthplace of Lumbini, and the charming villages of Tansen and Bandipur, giving plenty of opportunity for walks in the hills and observing village life at close quarters. The accommodation is relatively simple but comfortable.

Days 1, 2, 3 Kathmandu
Arrive into Kathmandu; transfer to the Kantipur Guest House for three nights; visit the city including Swayambhunath, Kastha Mandap and Kumari Devi; see the ancient capital of Patan, visit the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre; visit the World Heritage City of Bhaktapur, along with Pashupatinath and Boudhnath.

Days 4, 5 Chitwan
Drive to Chitwan National Park, spend two nights at Chitwan Jungle Lodge; enjoy wildlife activities in the park.

Day 6 Lumbini
Drive to Lumbini, the birth place of the Budhha; stay at Hotel Nirvana or Maya Garden; visit the Maya Devi Temple.

Days 7, 8 Tansen
Drive into the hills and spend two nights at the remote and less frequently visited town of Tansen, staying at Hotel Srinagar; day walks and bike rides can be arranged into the nearby villages.

Days 9, 10, 11 Pokhara
Drive on to the town of Pokhara and spend three nights relaxing at the Begnas Lake Resort; at leisure.

Day 12, 13 Bandipur
Drive to Bandipur, staying at the Bandipur Mountain Lodge for two nights; enjoy walks in this heritage village and the surrounding hills

Day 14 Kathmandu
Return to the capital for your onward flight.

Price indication: $1600 to $2200 per person for a private tour for two.

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