- An excellent way to get a taste of Nepal - especially if, like me, you aren't keen on very high altitudes. Good opportunities to see both city and rural life with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Sad to see the impact of last year's earthquake, but the stupas, shrines and temples are still well worth seeing. Air pollution in Kathmandu a minus.
Roads are not great, so be prepared for some long, bumpy rides. In particular the 'main' road from Muglin to Narayangarh (on the way to Chitwan) is pretty horrendous - road works, big lorries, steep drops and no tarmac! Our bus damaged its suspension on the way south resulting in a 2 hour wait to be rescued, and it took 2.5 hours to do the 35 km on the return journey. Although the Jungle Villa Resort in Chitwan is very good, I would question whether two days bouncing about on a bus is good use of limited time.
Overall pleased to have done the trip and to have been in the company of a great group.
Published on: 05 December 2016