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This itinerary takes in the main cultural highlights of Nepal, the main jungle national park, and the calm life of quaint Pokhara with mountain views and leisure activities. There is plenty of room and time for adding other things to do also - this itinerary will not wear you out. You can cinfigure it accoring to your wallet size - these two weeks' worth of sights and experiences can be in luxury or very modestly.

Day 1 - arrival: logistics, planning, shopping and leisurely evening.
Day 2 - Kathmandu: Sightseeing, see Kathmandu's bazaar areas, templescapes, sample food.
Day 3 - Kathmandu: Sightseeing. Maybe mountain flight? Take in Patan and Bhaktapur towns.
Day 4 - Kathmandu-Chitwan National Park Travel by plane or road, enjoy the transit sights, sunset in Chitwan.
Day 5 - Chitwan: full day's safari program: Elephant safari, jungle walk, birding, canoeing. Cultural program, BBQ buffet, local food sampler.
Day 6 - Chitwan: early morning rise, continue the safari program.
Day 7 - Chitwan to Pokhara by plane, car or bus. Logistics and planning, Lakeside evening.
Day 8 - Pokhara: Pokhara valley sightseeing: Tibetan camps, the bazaar area, Mahendra cave etc. Afternoon boat trip on Phewa Lake. A good food evening, local dance.
Day 9 - Pokhara: Early morning to Sarangkot for sunrise view over the Himalayas. Combine with adventure sports such as paragliding, mountain biking, hiking back to your hotel etc. Breakfast at Mikes on Phewa Lakeside. Time for a break, hang out, paddle the lake. Eat with locals at Almonds this evening up in the main centre of town.
Day 10 - Pokhara: Microplane flight in the morning. Or hike to the Peace Pagoda after breakfast. Bike trip or visit as far out as Begnas Lake for country side sightseeing. Day's hike to villages is possible. Throw in one more day and night in Pokhara for another hike or hang-out, or...
Day 11- Pokhara-Kathmandu by road or air. Dust off, have a leisurely end of the day. Upmarket eating e.g. at Ghar-e-kebab, or for fun and friends - Rum Doodle, Third Eye and Maya Pub.
Day 12 - Kathmandu: Visit Pashupatinath shrine, perhaps also Dakshinkali and Hanuman Dhoka if interested in Hinduism. If more inclined toward countryside views, take a day's outing to Kakani.
Day 13 - Kathmandu - last full day. Catch up on things remaining: shopping, sightseeing food. End your last evening by visiting Boudhanath Stupa, and having a celebratory meal in town.
Day 14 - Departure. Packing, last minute shopping, sightseeing.

Directions: Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park, Pokhara valley.

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2008
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