Cost of tour:As upon request
Organized by:Actual Adventure Private Limited
Best season:Mar to May and Aug to November
Nepal home to eight out of fourteen highest peaks in the world is naturally very rich country due to its unique geographical position and altitudinal variations. The altitude of the country ranges from 60m above the sea level to the highest peak in the world within the distance of 150km which results into the climatic conditions from sub-tropical to alpine. Nepal also carries the history from medieval era and has some architecturally rich cultural heritages as it grants a joyous diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities.
The trip start exploring the heritage sites and tourist attraction situated in the Kathmandu valley. From here we will drive to Chitwan National Park in the plain land of Terai following the Trishuli River. Chitwan National Park is Asia’s best preserved tropical national park where one can spot one horned rhinos, herds of different species of deers, elephants, basking crocodiles, leopards and even Royal Bengal tigers. Chitwan too offers different jungle activities which include canoeing in Budhi Rapti River, Bird watching, jungle safari in elephant back, visit elephant breeding centre and enjoy elephant bathing.
After exploring the tropical forest of Chitwan, we will drive to Lumbini which is the birth place of Lord Buddha. Without a doubt, Lumbini is the place of great religious importance. The eye popping factors of the place include a birth stone put to mark the actual birthplace of Buddha, Mayadevi Temple, holy pond and the Ashok pillar which was erected some 2300years ago by the Indian emperor Ashoka.
Next morning we will drive to Pokhara where we will drench ourselves into the surreal beauty of nature. We will enjoy boating in Fewa Lake, astonishing view of Annapurna and Fishtail Mountain, Gupteshowr cave and David’s waterfall.
Following day we will catch a drive back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu we will ride to Nagarkot to enjoy the magnificent vista of sunrise over the Himalayas. In this manner your journey along with Actual Adventure comes to end in a grand way.
Day 1: Kathmandu ArrivalAs your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice. After a short rest we will start the tour by visiting Kirtipur which is small but historic town situated in the southwest of Kathmandu on a hilltop. The historic town has many things to offers which include old shrines, temples and traditional Newari houses. Drive back to Kathmandu for overnight stay.
Day 2: Drive to ChitwanEarly in the morning after having breakfast we will leave Kathmandu behind us and drive for Chitwan National Park. On the way to Chitwan you can do optional whitewater rafting trip. Alternating between stretches of calm floating and thrilling whitewater rapids, the trip ends after 3-4hours in the village of Mugling Bazaar. From here you can continue the drive to Chitwan National Park. After checking into the hotel we will proceed for Tharu village tour.
Day 3: Explore Chitwan National ParkChitwan National Park before used to be a royal hunting reserve situated in the lowland of Terai zone in southern Nepal. It provides an habitat to an extraordinary range of world’s rarest wild animals and native and migratory birds. We will start the tour with bird watching, followed by jungle safari on elephant back and canoe ride. In the evening we will enjoy the Tharu cultural show.
Day 4: Drive to LumbiniAfter having lunch we drive toward the plains in the southern Nepal to Lumbini which is the birth place of Lord Buddha. The key attraction of Lumbini is the sacred garden, Maya Devi Temple and Ashok pillar which are erected by Emperor Ashok in 249BC.
Day 5: Drive to Pokhara(360km); 7hoursEarly in the morning after having breakfast we will start a scenic drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is situated 200km west of Kathmandu at the altitude of 827m from the sea level. Pokhara is one of the most scenic spots of the country whose beauty is enhanced by the lakes of Phewa, Begnas and Rupa.
Day 6: Drive to Sarankot and back to PokharaWe will wake up very early in the morning and drive to Sarankot to see sunrise over the magnificently snowcapped Himalayas. Sarankot situated in the altitude of 1500m from the sea level gives you an option of paragliding over the lake city. Later we will drive back to hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast we will set off for city tour and visit places like David’s fall, Gupteshwor cave and Tibetan refugee camp. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu from PokharaAfter having breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu by an overland coach which takes around 6hours. Upon arrival to Kathmandu we will check in to the hotel and the evening is free you can either do family shopping or just relax in the hotel room.
Day 8: Drive to NagarkotWe will start the day by visiting Swoyambhunath stupa which is situated in the hilltop in the west of Kathmandu. Commonly called as the monkey temple, the stupa offers the astonishing view of Kathmandu valley. From here we will drive towards the medieval city of Bhaktapur which is the home of medieval art and architecture. The main square contains innumerable temple and other architectural showpieces like Lion Gate, statue to King Bhupatindra Malla, Golden Gate, iuand the palace with 55windows, Batsaka Temple and the bell of barking dogs. In the evening we will drive towards Nagarkot which is situated 32km east of Kathmandu in the altitude of 2175m. From here one can see Mt Everest in a very clear day. Stay overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 9: Drive to KathmanduWe will wake up Early in the morning for the spectacular view of rising sun. As the first rays of the sun strikes into the peaks a hellish red color slowly lightens the whole Himalaya range from Kanchanjunga and Everest in the east to Annapurna and Dhawalagiri in the west. After this we will have our lunch and drive back to Kathmandu. In the afternoon we will visit Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the southern area of the city. The square is dotted with ancient palaces, temples and shrines which are known for their antique and exquisite carvings. .
Day 10: FarewellYou will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey
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