Nepal is a small Himalayan country sandwiched between India and China. Despite of its small size, Nepal has a serious assortment of natural exquisiteness along with cultural diversity, traditional practices and antique architectural
Nepal is a small Himalayan country sandwiched between India and China. Despite of its small size, Nepal has a serious assortment of natural exquisiteness along with cultural diversity, traditional practices and antique architectural pieces. The tour starts from the exotic capital Kathmandu and goes through wild Chitwan and extremely beautiful lake city of Pokhara. From Pokhara we will drive back to Kathmandu where our trip comes to an end.
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. Kathmandu is known for its vast unwrapped display of arts and architecture in its temples, shrines and palaces which is second to none. Apart from the temples and hustle and bustle of the city Kathmandu too offers the awe-inspiring Himalayan vista in its north.
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeingWe will start the trip by visiting Swoyambhunath which is located in the hilltop overlooking Kathmandu. Also known as the monkey temple it is famous for its whitewashed stupas and fine blend of Hindu and Buddhist religion. 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).From here we will visit 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. In the afternoon 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.
Day 3: Enjoy KathmanduWe will start the day quite early in the morning by boarding a scenic flight over the Himalayas and enjoy the stunning views of Everest along with other world’s highest peaks. After this we will drive back to hotel, have lunch and commence a drive towards the historical city of Kirtipur. Kirtipur is one of the oldest towns in the Kathmandu valley. a Buddhist Bihar has been made in Kirtipur, which consists of miniature sites representing Lumbini( birthplace of Buddha), Bodhgaya( where Buddha got enlightenment),Saranath( where Buddha gave his first teaching) and Kushinagar( where Buddha died). Drive back to Kathmandu for overnight stay.
Day 4: Drive to ChitwanEarly in the morning after having breakfast we will leave Kathmandu behind us and drive for Chitwan National Park. After checking into the hotel we will meet with the tour guide and discuss about the programs. In the evening we will have a short a Tharu village tour and we will end the day by witnessing a awesome view of setting sun from Budi Rapti River
Day 5: 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 6: Drive to PokharaAfter 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 7: 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 8: Fly to KathmanduEarly in the morning we will fly back to Kathmandu. The afternoon is free; you can occupy yourself either by doing some family shopping, roaming around the streets of Thamel or just relax and pamper yourself in the hotel.
Day 9: FarewellYou will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey