Village and Jungle tour


Key Information

  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Price from US$ 1300
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Style NA
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
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Discover Nepal in depth in “slow travel”mode through this fairtrade tour. Take the time to immerse yourself in the Nepalese culture and let yourself be moved by the beauty of the landscape, the particular atmosphere of a place, the hospitality and the kindness of its inhabitants... From Kathmandu valley to the picturesque villages and the tigers of Bardia,this tour will allow you to visit the beautiful village of Dhampus.

This trip includes stops in natural or rural areas, including environmentally friendly visits, while This trip includes stops in natural or rural areas, including environmentally friendly tours, while contributing to economic, social and heritage development.


  • 01Namaste, welcome to Nepal Your arrival at Kathmandu airport where you will be met by an AIT representative and transfer to your hotel. In the late afternoon, your driver will take you to our office for a briefing.

    Meals: ****
  • 02Sightseeing of Kathmandu & food safari Culture and food are on the program today! Cuisine is culture; it is part of the customs, history and traditions of a people. You will alternate between visits to monuments, local markets and sampling the favorite snacks of local people.

    Today, a guide who will introduce you not only to the history of the monuments but also the city’s past will accompany you.

    Visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most important Hindu temple in Nepal consecrated to Lord Shiva. The original core dates back to the 6th century AD and is known for its architecture in the shape of a pagoda. This place, also known as Little Benares, is located along the Bagmati River; here every day funeral ceremonies take place with the corpses being burned on pyres before the scattering of the ashes on the Bagmati River.
    Afterwards visit the huge Boudhanath Stupa, the most important Buddhist cultural center in Kathmandu since numerous refugees from Tibet have stopped there, creating more than 50 Gompas (Tibetan monasteries). Since 1979, Boudhanath has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    In the afternoon, visit another important Buddhist center, the stupa of Swayambhunath, known as the monkey temple because of the high number of monkeys living inside. This ancient religious complex is located atop a hill to the west in the Kathmandu Valley, and from here there are beautiful views of the city and the valley that surrounds it.

    Meals: Breakfast
  • 03Drive to Bandipur Drive to Bandipur, an ancient Newari town perched on the hills of the Himalayas. It is a mixture of history, architecture, incredible views, impressive caves and unspoiled landscapes. From here, we have a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, up to the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang.

    Meals: Breakfast.
  • 04Drive to Pokhara Bandipur is an open-air museum of Newari culture, a beautifully preserved village. Its winding streets. The winding streets are lined with traditional Newari houses. After the visit of this small wonder, drive to Pokhara (about 4 hours), one of the most picturesque places in Nepal and its beauty enhanced by the enchanting lakes that come from Annapurna.

    Visit Devi’s fall, a waterfall about 150 meters long, but part flows in an underground tunnel. After forming the waterfall and passing through the tunnel, the water flows into an adjacent cave, the Gupteshwor Mahadev . The cave is accessed by walking down an impressive flight of steps that is decorated with statues of Hindu gods, particularly Lord Ganesh who is the God who brings good luck. You will meet many Hindu worshippers who visit the cave, as it houses a shrine with a rock shaped by water and time that represents Lord Shiva.

    At sunset, go for a walk on the shores of Lake Phewa, the lakeside atmosphere is able to inspire inner peace and serenity. The reflections and colors of the many wooden boats moored along Its shores produce a distinctive ambience.You can take a boat and visit the Vahar Mandir temple, which is located on an island in the middle of the lake. This temple is the most revered in the city.

    Meals: Breakfast
  • 05Sunrise at Sarangkot and trek to Naudanda 3 hours Departure at dawn for Sarangkot to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. Then, trek to Naudanda. The trail is one of the best scenic trails to see the rural life of Nepal. It offers views of the mountains including Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre and Dhaulagiri, the Pokhara Valley and the terraced fields.

    Meals: breakfast - lunch and dinner
  • 06Trek to Dhampus (1750m) via Kande and Australian Camp (2100m) We hike to the Australian camp through the forest above Kande. A beautiful walk through farmers’ villages, terraced grasslands with a breathtaking view of the Machhapuchhre,Annapurna and the lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar tribes.

    Meals: breakfast - lunch and dinner
  • 07Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara Trek to Phedi (2 hours) through terraced farmland and down a steep stone staircase at the end of the trek. Our car will be waiting to take us back to Pokhara, about 45 minutes away.

    Meals: breakfast
  • 08Visit Pokhara Pokhara’s proximity to the Tibetan Plateau has made the city a place of refuge for numerous Tibetans who have come from the neighboring province. A district, located not far from the center, was built to accommodate them under the best conditions. Most of these people make a living from handicrafts such as weaving sheep wool carpet or carving religious objects. Another point of interest will be to visit one of the monasteries dedicated to Buddhist monks.

    Visit the Mountain Museum, which tells the history of the climbing of the main Himalayan peaks, from Everest to K2.

    At sunset, visit the Shanti Pagoda ( Stupa of Peace).The white stupa, of considerable size, was built by Buddhist monks. The temple is situated on the top of the hill that offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range, the city of Pokhara and Lake Phewa. Return to Pokhara and the rest of the day will be free.

    Meals: Breakfast
  • 09Flight to Nepalgunj* - Bardia National Park 30 minutes flight to Nepalgunj and then drive to the national park. Visit the village of the Tharu people. The Tharu are an indigenous people of the Terai. They have a distinct architectural style, and are built only with natural materials found in the region: thatch, wood and mud. Although most of the Tharu are Hindu to this day, some vestiges of their tribal religion are still present. The villages are oases of peace.

    You can join the hostess in her kitchen to help her prepare dinner. The Tharu cuisine offers many interesting dishes that you will not find anywhere else. At sunset, you can take a bike and explore the village. Enjoy your evening watching the Tharu Stick Dance. A melodious tribal dance, performed by men and by men and women to the rhythm of drums and sticks, to ward off rhinos and wild animals from there and wild animals from their farms.

    **NB: This flight is available on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

    Meals: breakfast - lunch and dinner
  • 10Bardia Royal National Park Today you will visit the Royal Park of Bardia, which was established in 1988. Consisting of dense woods, meadows and riverine forests, its territory is also characterized by numerous streams and rivers. These waterways are an attraction in their own right, they are among the richest in water lilies and lotus flowers in Asia.

    A jeep safari will allow you to see many rhinos, elephants, deer and tigers. At the end of the safari, you will have the choice to return to the local house or to be transferred to one of the lodges in the jungle of Bardia National Park for an overnight stay in a tree house.
  • 11Flight to Kathmandu * You will fly back to Kathmandu and the rest of the day will be available for final shopping.

    We try to keep domestic flights to a minimum; unfortunately travel times are very long in Nepal.
    Unfortunately, travel times are very long in Nepal. To compensate for the carbon footprint of your flights, we commit to finance the planting of trees.

    Options: If you want to do more than just taste Nepalese food, you can participate in a cooking class at an NGO. You will prepare traditional Nepalese dishes and at the same time and at the same time finance the training of women in the hospitality industry.

    For fair trade shopping, we can recommend places where women here make all
    products in Nepal and all profits are reinvested in women's community projects.

    Meals: Breakfast.
  • 12Goodbye Transfer to the airport and end of our services.

    Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

Cost Includes

Car and English-speaking tour guide to Kathmandu.

Transportation outside the city by private car

Hotel/lodge accommodations in double room with breakfast and main meals (when mentioned)

Transfers to the airport for arrival/departure flights. 

Domestic flights.

Cost Excludes:

Other meals and drinks unless mentioned above

Entrance fees on sites/monuments

Usual gratuities to guides and drivers

Personal expenses.

International flights

Nepalese visa

Travel and rescue insurance

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