In Sanskrit, Abha means aura. In Persian, it means Paradise and is the derivative of "God the Glorious". In praise of the supreme power, the word beseeches God's blessing in every affairs of life, be it travel or any other business.
Winter in Nepal usually starts from December to February as the weather remains cool and mostly clear. The mornings and nights are usually cold and dry but the afternoons get pretty sunny. The Temperature at this time of the year drop to 6*C - 12*C (42.8*F - 53.6*F) in the morning and night, while rises to 15*C - 20*C (59*F - 68*F) during afternoons. Since Nepal boasts of diverse climatic zones one can opt for either snowy vacation in the Everest, Annapurna regions or at the tropical paradise in Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara starting and ending in Kathmandu to enjoy winter without the extreme chills.
In Kathmandu we visit the historical and heritage sites and also the busy and colourful local market. Then we drive to Pokhara where we visit the caves and waterfalls and go for boating on the Phewa Lake. In Pokhara you walk through the lovely market, along the lakeside, enjoy great meals and cultural dance. Then we take you for a three day easy trek to the Annapurna foothill. The mountain sceneries during is quite superb. The lodges on the trek provide good basic facilities, though not luxury and offer continental and Nepali foods which you can choose from an a la carte menu. After Pokhara we drive to Chitwan national park, situated at a lowland Terai and stay in an safari resort in the park .There you will enjoy elephant back safari , bird watching , canoe ride , elephant breeding centre visit ( can see several baby elephants too),observe elephant bathing program etc.. Asian rhinos, different species of deer, crocodiles, boars, peacocks etc are among the animals seen in the natural habitat.
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Abha Travel & Tours representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your Tour guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to the tour program. Overnight in hotel.
Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to historical and spiritual sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.
After breakfast drive to Pokhara through the scenic highway on the bank of the Trisuli River. Stop at Fishling for 3 hours rafting on the Trisuli River. And continue drive to Pokhara, transfer to a Hotel.
Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty and the second largest city of Nepal. This is situated at an altitude of 827m above from sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley. This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. This valley is the most famous trekking starting gateway for world famous trekking areas such as to Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area and for rafting destinations
Today, after breakfast in Hotel we leave Pokhara for Nayapul (New Bridge) in a private transport, through Dhampus Phedi, Naudanda, Kande, Lumle and finally reach at Nayapul (1070m).It's about one hour drive then your trek will begin from here just a few minutes' walk down then through easy flat to Birethanti (1025m) After crossing the Modi river we right turn and keep walking straight to Ghandruk village .En route we pass through a beautiful village Syauli Bazaar (1220m) and climb Kimche (1640m) until higher part . On the trail you will see beautiful view of Modi Khola, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and beautiful landscape. Overnight at lodge.
Today we descend to Modi Khola and gently climb up to Landruk village (1545m) a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. After Landruk village the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1700m.) and keep going level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail again goes up to Deorali (2100m.) with a panoramic view of different mountain peaks. Then the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests on the way. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks. Overnight at lodge.
The trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung community. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Then we take a vehicle from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes driving. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, city tour in Pokhara which covers all major places of tourist interest such as Devi’s Fall (Natural Water Fall), Gupteshwor Cave, Barahi Temple, Mahendra Cave and visit Mahendra Pul to view the underground Seti River and International Mountain Museum. Boating on Fewa Lake for one hour in the afternoon. Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast we drive to Chitwan National Park, deep in the subtropical forests of Nepal for a jungle adventure! Here you can enjoy wildlife activities such as elephant ride, canoeing on the Rapti river, nature walk, a 4WD jungle drive. For elephant lovers, you can visit to the elephant stable to watch these beautiful creatures and have fun in elephant bath.
You will explore the park accompanied by a nature guide on elephant back, in dugout canoes, on foot or in a vehicle. Today your full day will be spent on trips into the jungle on elephant back, jungle walks, bird watching and, on a canoe trip on the Rapti River you will have a chance to see crocodiles in the river bank. Or, if you prefer, you can stay at the lodge and just relax.
On arrival in Kathmandu you will transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is free to relax or explore the market for some last minute shopping
Today our airport representative will make a departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board international flight for your onward destination