Background of Major Places to be Visited
Everest Region: The Everest Region is the world’s most preferred trekking and climbing destination. The prime attraction of this region is Mt. Everest (8,848m), the highest mountain in the world. In addition, the area is widely popular because of the friendly Sherpa people, colourful festivals, ancient Buddhist monasteries and unique flora and fauna. In this region is also found Sagarmatha National Park, established to protect the endangered species such as the elusive snow leopard and Himalayan black bear, plus species such as the Impeyan pheasant, Himalayan musk deer, Himalayan thar and others. The story of the Yeti, a creature similar to Big Foot in North America, originates from this area and remains a mystery today.
Hotel Everest View and Surrounding Mountains Hotel Everest View is situated at an elevation of 3,880 metres and is the highest luxury hotel in the world. With space for helicopters to land, this is the perfect place for those who do not have time to trek into the Himalayas but who want to witness the mountains close up. From the hotel balcony view Mt. Everest (8.848m), the world’ highest mountain, plus the following impressive peaks: Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), the fourth highest mountain in the world; Mt. Nuptse (7,855m); Amadublam (6,812m), one of the most beautiful mountains in the world; Thamserku (6,608m); Kangtenga (6,809m); Lobuche Peak (6,119m), and various other mountains. Similarly, it also serves wonderful views of the Sherpa villages of Portse, Pangboche. and Tengboche.
Chitwan National Park: Chitwan National Park is the best preserved conservation area in Asia and the most visited national park in Nepal. Established in 1973, and placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1984, the park covers an area of 932km 2 . Although situated in the lowland Terai area of Nepal, the park includes hilly areas of the Silwalik Range. The park is bounded by the Rapti and Narayani rivers, with an altitude from 110 to 850 meters. The park is the home to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, and the Royal Bengal tiger. Other animals found in the park are rhesus monkey, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, grey langur monkey, wild dog, small wild cats, marsh crocodile, and four species of deer, among others. Similarly, it is home to 450 species of birds. A birdwatchers paradise! The Park offers activities such as elephant safaris, jeep safaris, canoeing and safaris on foot. While nothing can beat the feeling of being part of the jungle that you get on foot, a jeep safari will get you deeper into the jungle with more possibility of viewing rare animals and birds.
Rara Lake: Rara Lake is the largest lake (5.1km long and 2.7km wide) in Nepal. Sometimes referred to as Mahendra Taal, it is located in Mugu District in the western part of the country, and sits at an altitude of 2,990m. Although a potentially very popular tourist destination, it does not have good road access or tourist accommodation. This of course, makes it it more tranquil, in harmony with the surrounding nature. In fact, it sits within Rara National Park. Surrounding the lake are mainly pine forests, home to 214 species of birds, and migratory birds. The animals who live around the lake include the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda, and jackal.
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On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff, who will escort you to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, where our office staff will give you a brief orientation about the programmes in Nepal and the do's and don’ts of the areas you will visit. They will also review any additional information that you might require while in Nepal. In the evening our staff will guide you to visit Boudhanath Stupa, 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel. After returning to the hotel, enjoy the spa and a delicious dinner. Overnight: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Wake up 5am, in time for a cup of tea or coffee in the hotel. At 6am depart for the airport by private vehicle and board the latest model private helicopter (Airbus B3E). From here you will fly to the Everest Region, which takes approximately 30 minutes. The helicopter will land at Lukla (2,840m) to refuel. After about a 15 minutes stop, the chopper will fly to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m), one of the most sacred places for Buddhists in Nepal. By now it is approximately 8am and the snow-capped mountains are shining against the clear blue sky. Our representative will be waiting for you with hot Sherpa tea (salted butter tea mixed with barley flour). There is an opportunity to hand-over prayer flags to the monks, should you wish. We now board the helicopter for a short flight over Mt. Everest and the Hinku Valley, landing at Hotel Everest View (3,880m). Here you can enjoy a champagne breakfast while gazing at the extraordinary scenery. After an hour it is time to board the helicopter again. At 10:00 am you will fly from Hotel Everest View to Chitwan National Park (150m), the lowest altitude tourist hub in Nepal. Check-in to the Taj Safari Resort and enjoy lunch followed by a jeep safari into the national park. In the evening you will be entertained by a Tharu Cultural Dance performance. Evening dinner will be served near the elephant stables so you can view the elephants eating their dinner as you eat yours! Overnight stay: Taj Safari Resort (Meghauli Serai Resort)
After breakfast board a B3E helicopter and fly to Rara Lake (2,990m) in west Nepal. Note: the helicopter will stop at Nepalgunj to refuel for about 15 minutes before landing at Rara Lake. This is the largest lake in Nepal, and offers wonderful views of the surrounding green forests and snow-capped mountains. Since there are not any good restaurant in the area, we take a packed lunch from Chitwan. After lunch we return to Kathmandu by flying over Shey Phoksundo Lake (the deepest lake in Nepal). Again, on-route we may stop to refuel in Pokhara. In the evening, enjoy an authentic farewell dinner. Overnight: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Our staff will take you to the airport in time for your departure. Please ensure your flight has been reconfirmed. We can do this for you. We wish you bon voyage and hope to see you again!