Section II - A Educational and Executives' Hobby Tours


It is well-established that one cannot earn real knowledge without traveling. Travel also can enrich wisdom and develop logical thinking faculties and skills. With its great heritage and extremely diverse topography, the country of Nepal can be one of the best school of learning in the world. A journey to Nepal is a journey to the world apart. You will be in the land of the mighty Himalayas, which for centuries have not only captured the dreams and aspirations of man, but have also given birth to innumerable legends and myths. Nepal is also a feast of majestic temples, stupas and other holy shrines. Allow us to show you, the fascinating flora and fauna of this magical land, along with Royal Chitwan National Park, which is regarded as the best in Asia and holds the place of pride in World Heritage List. Lumbini, Deaughat and Janakpur are quite close from Chitwan and are interesting for culturally oriented students and tourists. Very rich, one-day study or hobby trek to the South-Western Part of Annapurna Conservation Area is unique and most rewarding. In association with very reliable trekking agency, we have planned your tour in the absolutely safe areas only, in this scientific, and cultural hobby-cum-study program.

NOTE: For both Executives' Hobby Tours and Educational Tours, food and activities will be exactly the same. The Executives' Hobby Tour clients will be provided with 3-star standard hotel rooms in Kathmandu and Deluxe rooms with A/C and attached bath rooms with bath tubs in Tiger Camp. The Educational Tour groups will be offered tourist standard hotel and resort rooms with attached bath rooms with fans.
A-1 BEST OF NEPAL IN 7 DAYS (STANDARD ITINERARY)

A-1 BEST OF NEPAL IN 7 DAYS (STANDARD ITINERARY)

TOUR PART - "1-1" DAY -1: KATHMANDU FOR CULTURAL TOUR
Please see Annex 4-1 - About Kathmandu
- Arrival at Kathmandu (by air or in tourist bus). Pick-up. You will be very warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Welcome drinks.
- Heritage Walk to the complex of temples and old Royal Palace of Kathmandu. See Living Goddess (Kumari). See thanka paintings, other artifacts and ancient bazaars.
- Dinner.
[1st Night in Kathmandu]
NOTE: For the student groupentering Nepal from Terai Border towns, suitable changes in the iternary can be made.

DAY - 2: TO NAGARKOT
Please see Annex 4-2 - About Nagarkot
- Tour (staring 7.30 am) to Lord Pashupati-nath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa Complex.
- Breakfast at Boudhanath.
- Visit to Living Museum Town of Bhaktapur.
- Lunch in Bhaktapur (12:30 pm).
- Drive to Nagarkot at 1:30 pm. Arrival at 2 pm and check-in the Tented Camp.
- Study-cum-Nature Walk (3-5 pm). Sunset view of Mt. Everest and Eastern and Central Himalayan Panorama including Mt. Gaurishankar, Gosainkunda, Mt. Makalu etc.
- Back to Tented Camp in Nagarkot.
- Dinner and Campfire.
[2nd Night in Nagarkot]

TOUR PART - '1-2'

DAY - 3: TO POKHARA
Please see Annex 4-3 - About Pokhara
- Early sun-rise and panoramic view of Mt. Gaurishankar and famous peaks of Central and Eastern Nepal.
- Drive to Kathmandu Tourist Bus Stop at 7 am.
- Departure for Pokhara from Kathmandu by tourist coach with packed breakfast (at 8 am).
- Pick-up. Check-in your resort hotel at around 2 pm.
- After lunch, boat to Barahi Temple Island and back (1 hr), sightseeing walk by the Lake Side.
- Evening free. Dinner.

NOTE: By air to Pokhara can be arranged on extra charge.
[3rd Night in Pokhara]
NOTE: For the group of min. 4, traveling by car or reserved micro-bus, a cable car trip (on the way to Pokhara) to the Temple of Manakamana can be arranged on extra cost, with slight changes in the itinerary.

DAY - 4: ANNAPURNA SKYLINE TREK BEGINS
For detail please see Annex 5 - Technical Notes on Annapurna
- At 5 am drive by car or minibus to Kande (about 35 km north-west of Pokhara). Sunrise View in Western Himalayas from Naun Danda on the way.
- Gentle climb for 1 hour up to Austrlian Camp (at around 7,500ft). Panoramic view with Annapurna South and Mt. Fish Tail towering in front of you (amidst around 300kms of Central Western Himalayan Panorama).
- Picnic Breakfast at Austrlian Camp. Close-up view of glaciers, avalanches in gigantic peaks of Annapurna range, deep gorges and rivers through powerful set of binoculars from the hill-top.
- Move-on for bird and butterfly watching and study of 'Alpine' vegetations including rare flora and fauna.
- Early picnic lunch at Potana. Very gentle trek (no climbing) for 3hrs, viewing Annapurna Skyline, through dense 'Alpine' forests, villages of Gurkhas and observing their traditional craft, etc. (Our guide will tell you the history and cultural aspects, on the way.)
- Arrival at Chandrakot (which used to be a command post in pre-historic times controlling Salt Road to Tibet).
- Tea and Rest.
- Gentle trek for 45 minutes to the waiting car or mini-bus at Lumle.
- Drive to Pokhara. Back to your hotel. Rest and Dinner.
[4th Night in Pokhara]
NOTE: If you cannot trek, you can still spend the 4th night in Pokhara. Suitable changes can be made in the program e.g. Drive to Sarangkot for sun rise and close view of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna Range, and Pokhara Valley sightseeing. Micro-light mountain flight can also be arranged at extra cost.

TOUR PART - '1-3'

DAY - 5: At Chitwan
Please see Annex 1-2 - About Chitwan Park
- Drive by Tourist Bus to Tiger Camp at Royal Chitwan National Park (7-12am).
- Pick-up from Chitrasari by jeep. Check-in.
- Welcome drink, lunch and orientation.
- Visit Sauraha Museum.
- Drive to Elephant Breeding Centre at around 3 pm and Village Walk.
- After dinner you can either watch the stars and moon or relax by the camp-fire, listening to the sound of the jungle as in Fantom Stories. [Canoeing at extra charge if you wish.]
[5th Night at Tiger Camp]

DAY - 6: To Deaughat
Please see Annex 3-3 - about Deaughat
- Deaughat by jeep in the morning for wor-shipping and/or sight-seeing of Vashista's Cave and Goddess Sita's Crevese where Mother Earth had taken Sita in her bosom. Also see some 2 crore years old fossil of Gient Ocenic Tortise being worshiped as (worlds biggest) Kurmavatara Shaligram.
- Lunch at Tiger Camp.
- In the afternoon, we take you for Elephant Back Safari in the most densely populated leopard, rhino and tiger habitat. There will be campfire, barbeque and enchanting Tharu Stick (cultural) Dance. You are expected to join and enjoy.
[6th Night at Tiger Camp]
NOTE: For those who do not wish to visit Deaughat, one hour canoeing and half-day jungle walk can be arranged.

DAY - 7: To Kathmandu or Lumbini
We will take you in the near-by jungle for the study of flora and fauna and nature walk (7-8 am). After breakfast and fare-well drinks, you will proceed to Lumbini (Lord Buddha's birth place) or Sunauli Indian Border near Gorakhpur or back to Kathmandu by tourist coach to catch your plane. [NOTE: If you intend to stay for one or more days in Kathmandu, suitable arrangement can be made at extra charge. Similarly one extra day's conducted tour by car to Lumbini can be arranged on extra cost. Please enquire.

NOTE:
Bus fare to Indian Border or any city in Central Nepal is included in this package.
There may be some changes in the itinerary, due to weather or the local conditions.
Special itinerary will be prepared for the students or hobby trekkers traveling by train up to Gorakhpur and entering Nepal via Sunali border (near Lumbini) and arriving Tandi Bazaar on the highway (6 km from Tiger Camp).
Free service of professional and well trained guide will be provided whenever necessary.

TARIFF, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
For all the activities mentioned above in this 6 nights 7 days Executives' Hobby Package Tour and for lodging in Tourist Standard resort hotels in double sharing basis and for all meals — for Indians: Indian Rs. 9,500 and US $ 280 for overseas tourists.
For student groups Indian Rs. 8,500 and for overseas students US $220 per person.
Accommodation in 3 star hotel rooms in Kathmandu for Executives' Hobby Tourists.
Extra for reserved car, plane fare, and bar bill. Fee for conservation and Trekking Permit in Annapurna Area will be charged extra for overseas students and tourists. Transport and transfer charges within Central Nepal only included in this tariff. Transport cost in India or other countries is not included in this package tariff.
Discount of 15% for the group of more than 10 pax.
Reservation confirmed after receiving 25% of the tariff.
A charge of 25% is levied for cancellation within 10 days of departure.
Minimum of 4 pax needed for this package-tour.
This package is in 3 parts viz. 1-1, 1-2 & 1-3. All parts or separate package tour parts can be arranged. Please enquire.

TERMS OF PAYMENT
Fax transfer to be made in our Current A/C of our bank in Nepal (which will be advised) for advance deposit. A non-endorsable bank draft is also accepted. Please enquire at Delhi, Patna, Calcutta or Mumbai with our authorized agents only.
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