Kathmandu-Chitwan National Park- Pokhara and Nagarkot - 8 days

Overview

Actual Adventure has specially designed this tour encompassing all the major tourist destination of the country. The tour starts from Kathmandu the capital city of the country which is known for its exotic collection of arts and architecture then goes to Chitwan National Park situated in the sub-tropical plains of Terai providing habitat to wide range of wild animals, from Chitwan the tour goes to the lake city of Pokhara and then ultimately to the astonishingly beautiful Nagarkot. 

Itinerary 

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

As your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice. After having lunch we will start the sightseeing tour by visiting Boudhanath Stupa which is located 8km east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa is dome shaped monument representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha. From Boudhanath we will drive towards Pashupatinath Temple which is situated 5km east of Kathmandu. This ancient Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the most sacred pilgrimages for Hindus. Situated in the bank of Bagmati River, in many occasions worshippers take a ritual bath in the river. The temple is famous for its two tiered golden roof with silver doors which is further adorned by charismatic wood-work. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive to Chitwan

Early 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 Park

Chitwan 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 Pokhara

After having breakfast we will drive through the beautiful landscape, paddy farms, pristine rivers and small hamlets to the Lake City of Pokhara. Pokhara is the scenically thrilling city with beautiful lakes and offering the astonishing view of Annapurna massif. Upon arrival to Pokhara we will check in to the hotel. After a short rest we will go for 1hour boating at Fewa Lake which is located within the walking distance from the hotel.

Day 5: Drive to Sarankot and back to Pokhara

We 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 6: Fly to Kathmandu and drive to Nagarkot

After having breakfast we will fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival to Kathmandu we will drive towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square 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. From here we will continue a 2hour drive to Nagarkot which is situated at the altitude of 2300m from the sea level. On a clear day we can see Mt Everest from here. In the evening we will watch the view of setting sun.

Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu

We 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 drive back to Kathmandu. As we check into the hotel we will proceed to visit Patan Durbar Square which is one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world. Archeologists say that the city was founded in 3rd century and is known for the fine traditional crafts and rich artistic heritage. From here we will head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square which has number of interesting pagodas and Indian style temples. Kathmandu Durbar Square is also the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari).

Day 8: Farewell

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey

Cost Info

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Trip Facts

Region:Southern Asia
Continent:Asia
Cost of tour:As upon request
Organized by:Actual Adventure Private Limited
No of clients:Minimum 02 clients
Activity:Sightseeing/World heritage sites/Jungle safari
Visiting places:Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan/Nagarkot
Duration:08 days
Best season:Mar to May and Aug to November
Grade:Easy

   

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