On the Roof of the World

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Duration: 10 days/9 nights

Location: Kathmandu - Patan - Sankhu - Changunaranaya - Nagarkot - Nala - Bhaktapur - Bandipur - Pokhara - Sarangkot - Pokhara - Pashupatinath - Bodnath

Highlights of the programme:


  • Visit of the three historical cities of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Patan city of fine arts
  • Sunrise on the highest peaks in Nagarkot
  • Pokhara, the city of lakes surrounded by Himalayan peaks

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Morning tour of the city of Kathmandu in whose heart is a real tangle of narrow streets with houses of brick and wood carvings. Hanuman Dhoka, the historic Place Royale, Durban Square with its ancient temples and palaces that embody the religious and cultural life of the people. The Taleju Temple built in 1549, near the Hanuman Dhoka palace is the residence of the living child goddess, the Kumari. On the heights of the city, the famous stupa of Swayambhunath, 2000 years old, whose blue eyes of Buddha are represented on all four sides. The afternoon visit Patan. Ancient city known as Lalitpur, Patan is the “city of fine arts.” With its medieval streets, strewn with palaces and red-brick pagodas, it’s a city more enjoyable.Continue to the Tibetan refugee camp and craft center where you can admire the art of weaving, carpet factory and molding statues. Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast, depart for the holy city of Bhaktapur situated at an altitude of 1400 meters. Bhaktapur, the “City of Devotees” is shaped like a conch shell. Stroll through its medieval streets, between classified monuments and live workshops that make it a true open-air museum. In the afternoon, visit the sacred Pashupatinath Hindu site and the great Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, one of the largest in the world. The temple of Lord Shiva-Pashupatinath with two golden roofs and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. The city is the equivalent of Varanasi in India and the Bagmati river, the Ganges. The ghats are arranged to allow pilgrims to make their prayers and ablutions. Overnight at hotel.

Morning drive towards the famous hill station Nagarkot surrounded by the Himalayan peaks. Arrive late afternoon and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Early Sunrise and Management Sarangkot to watch the magnificent spectacle of sunrise on the highest mountain in the world (weather permitting). After a drive, 45 minutes walk to reach the magnificent view of Annapurna. Return to hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon, visit to Pokhara and surrounding area, boat trip on the lake Pehowa, one of the most extensive in Nepal. Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast, drive to the Chitwan National Park located in the Terai region in the south. Chitwan is a former hunting ground of the kings of Nepal. The road follows the valley of Pokhara, one of the most picturesque of all the land with three large lakes adorning the scene. It is located at an altitude of 900 meters above the level of the sea. Arrive at Chitwan National Park in the heart of one of the largest forest areas of Nepal. This superb reserve place for the preservation of endangered species, has many varieties of flora and fauna extremely rich. Here live the last protected horned rhinos, white rhinos but also different species of bears, leopards and other animals not to mention the 350 species of birds. Overnight at hotel.

Day of activities in the reserve. Safari, a walk or elephant, canoe trip… Overnight at hotel.

Drive to Kathmandu. On arrival transfer to hotel. Last afternoon in Kathmandu to enjoy its countless alleys with shops, houses with ornate balconies and its magnificent temples and palaces. Overnight at hotel.

Morning, road to the Pashupatinath Hindu site five kilometers away. His temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, roofs covered with gold and silver doors finely chiselled, is famous for its beautiful architecture. Then direction Boudhanath and its huge white stupa, high place of Tibetan Buddhism, the second after Lhasa that attracts believers from around the world. Built around the 7th century, the stupa is surrounded by countless prayers shimmering and approximately 650 windmills of prayer flags. To install Backto Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.

Free morning to enjoy one last walk , then transfer to the airport.


You will find below our selection of hotels for this trip. Hotels indicative subject to availability. The choice of the class of accommodation to you. You will be able to specify it in your quote.

Shankar Hotel – Kathmandu

Good location for this hotel, quiet and not far from the Thamel district. To install Pleasant rooms. Varied cuisine with continental dishes, Nepalese, Indians and Chinese. Pool in a peaceful garden. Great friendly staff.

Club Himalaya Resort – Nagarkot

Nice hotel with a magnificent view of the Himalayan chain. The rooms are large and comfortable and also being luxurious. Friendly restaurant with good quality food. Pool and jacuzzi facility with a very effective massage parlour, all in a relaxed atmosphere.

Heritage – Bhaktapur

A hotel with the charm and beauty of Nepalese art. Excellent service, spacious rooms and beautiful, tasty cuisine. Bar, restaurant and roof terrace. Beautiful authentic decoration with old materials. Located at the entrance of the old town.

Gaun Ghar – Bandipur

An old traditional Newari house in the heart of the village, beautifully renovated and converted into a hotel. Really helpful. The views from the hotel are beautiful. Very comfortable and very clean rooms. A great address.

Fish Tail Lodge Resort – Pokhara

Calm and serene idyllic location with nature setting. At the foot of the mountains, on an island. Crossed by boat to the hotel. The spacious rooms are elegantly decorated. Warm welcome and excellent service. To install Swimming Pool.


You will find below our suggestion for activities to do throughout your journey. Do not hesitate to contact an advisor Aryavrit Travels for any specific request.

Horseback ride

Expect a complete change: in the saddle on the beautiful Marwari horses with amazing earrings shaped like a crescent moon, discover the breathtaking surroundings and go out to meet the locals. A walk to discover treasures, off the beaten path.

Bike ride

We invite you to immerse in unusual: a bike ride on the roads of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Cycling is a way to meet people, a tool to reach out to the population, which allows you to be closer than at the window of an air conditioned car. Let yourself drift along with your meetings, you will appreciate the paths which reserve surprises, all more enjoyable than the other.


Take a step back to admire the pink city Jaipur, it is possible. Climb aboard the platform of your balloon and fly over the capital of Rajasthan and the impressive Amber Fort which is necessary not far from it. In the early morning light, the emotions are at their peak by the glipse by the history of vastness and beauty which has exisred here for last many centuries.

Polo match

Polo on horseback or elephant, a unique show in Jaipur, Jodhpur or Delhi. Sport in vogue in India, polo on horseback is still today one of the spearheads of the sport in the Indian aristocracy. Polo on elephant back, meanwhile, is not a sport as such. Nevertheless, it attracts large crowds because of the originality of a rapid game with elephants struggling to move on the ground. Very entertaining!

Cricket match

Catch a game of cricket, a sport that is truly thrill the crowds in India. Unknown in France, cricket crystallizes all the passions in the Indian subcontinent, where millions of fans follow live matches of their national team. The best players are idolized as real stars, like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev considered one of the best cricketers of all time.

Vintage car

Experience the charm side with a vintage ride in Rajasthan. These old cars of the maharajahs take you as a prince through the main streets of the cities. A timeless adventure not to be missed.

Local family

What could be more authentic than sharing a moment with a local family? An opportunity to understand the Indianess from very close which is worth reading several books on India. A unique opportunity to learn about the customs of your hosts, with whom you share a traditional meal. A moment of conviviality, memorable exchanges that will only add magic to your stay.

Film show

Indians like to say that what unites them is a passion for cricket and love of cinema. India is the largest film industry in the world in terms of production and the number of entries. Attend the screening of a film, it’s a unique experience and share a moment of jubilation.


Immerse yourself in the practice of Yoga and meditation which helps you to know your body and mind. An experienced yoga teacher will teach you the various techniques of “pranayama” (breathing), “asanas” (positions) and ‘dhyana’ (meditation). A unique opportunity in the purest tradition.

Henna session

Mehndi usually refers to the art of drawing with henna on the skin. It is an ephemeral equivalent of tattooing. In Rajasthan, mehndi is an fplk art and it is common for women to get as sophisticated as those of newlyweds drawings. Attend a session to decorate your hands with henna and why not take the opportunity to keep track of your visit!

Cooking lessons

You fell for tandoori chicken, Kerala fish curry, samosas, the thali, the dal, biryani? Do not leave without having learned to cook these dishes. We offer courses in vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. At the end of the session, you are invited to examine and taste your own the prepared dishes.

Ayurveda massage

Ayurveda invites us to stay in harmony with nature, in touch with the elements of nature by practicing yoga and meditation which help us to purify and nourish our body and mind. A massage on the eye helps to rebalance the body and its functions. Enjoy your visit to the birthplace of Ayurveda to experience a massage in the purest tradition.