INCREDIBLE NEPAL tOUR
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered: Kathmandu City – Swayambhunath – Patan Durbar Square – Kirtipur, Pharping & Dakshinkali Temple – Chitwan Jungle Safari – Pokhara – Boating – Excursion To Sarangkot. David Waterfall, Gupteshowr Cave & Tibetan Refugee Camp- Chitwan – Lumbini – Dhulikhel – Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu / Nagarkot
Day 02: Nagarkot / Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu / Chitwan.
Day 04: Full Day Jungle activities in Chitwan
Day 05: Chitwan / Lumbini
Day 06: Lumbini / Pokhara
Day 07: Pokhara
Day 08: Pokhara / Dhulikhel
Day 09: Dhulikhel / Kathmandu
Day 10: Kathmandu / Departure
NEPAL Short Description :
Location: Between India and the Tibetan autonomous region of the Republic of China
Area: 147,181 square kilometer
Location: Situated between China in the north and India in the south, east and west
Population: 25.8 million
People: Nepal has more than 106 ethnic/caste groups and 100 spoken languages.
Language: Nepali is the national language; people involved in travel and trade understand and speak English too.
Religion: Nepal is a secular state with predominance of Hindu and Buddhist population.
Political System: Federal Democratic Republic
Climate: Nepal has four major seasons (1) winter: December-February, (2) spring: March-May, (3) summer: June-August, (4) autumn: September-November. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed with “Khada” by our representative who will assist and transfer you towards Nagarkot which is at height of 2100m above sea level which is about 32 KM away from the city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival you will be briefed about your trip with us and necessary travel documents will be handed over to you by our assistance who will also help you in Check-In process to your Hotel. .
Nagarkot (32km east of Kathmandu, 2100m above seal-level), this scenic spot, with a spectacular view of the sunset and
Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day. In the evening, enjoy the sunset of the Himalayan at Nagarkot. Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park.
For those active nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, there are lots of hiking opportunities to do in and around Nagarkot.
Among them, Nagarkot eco trail (nature walk) along with Nagarkot panoramic hiking trail is the most popular ones.
Overnight at Hotel – Nagarkot
Day 02: Early Morning sunrise view from Nagarkot. Hike to Changu Narayan Temple from Nagarkot. |4-5 hrs Hike|Drive Back Kathmandu. En-route Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure, Pashupatinath Temple & Bauddhanath Stupa.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel. If you desire, the hotel staff will wake you up early morning for sunrise view.
After breakfast, we descend down village walking along villager’s trials to reach Changu Narayan Temple. observing local people whom we meet along the way, taking pictures we wil be reaching Changu Narayan after 04 hr walk. Once we reach Changu, we will visit its main highlights then our vehicle will be picking us up and take us to Kathmandu. On the way back, proceed for the full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Holy Pashupatinath Temple & Bauddhanath Stupa.
Changu Narayan Temple: The hilltop temple of Changu Narayan, located 4 kilometers north of Bhaktapur, is the oldest Vishnu shrine in Kathmandu Valley. Founded as early as 325 AD, it is one of Nepal’s most beautiful and historically important structures. Reconstructed in 1702 following its destruction by fire, the two-storey temple has many intricate carvings of the ten incarnations of Vishnu and different multi-armed Tantric goddesses. Changu Narayan’s true gems, however, are the Lichhavai period (4th to 9th centuries) stone, wood, and metal carvings in the courtyard surrounding the main temple.
Apart from the main temple there are other shrines dedicated to Shiva, Chinna Masta (Kali), Ganesh and Krishna found in the courtyard. A pilgrimage to the temple of Chinna Masta, considered to be the mother goddess worshipped at the site in prehistoric times, is held here each year in the Nepali month of Baisaakh (April-May).
The Changu Narayan Temple is one of seven structures cited by UNESCO as demonstrating the historic and artistic achievements that make the Kathmandu Valley a World Heritage Site.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This Square is an open museum holding exciting palace, courtyards, royal bath, sculptures, pagodas, Shikhara style temples and Buddhist monastery along with exclusive architecture. In other words, this is the most beautiful Durbar you visit in your Nepal tours. Though 1934 earthquake brought bad luck to its structure, still the remaining monuments are the finest examples of the medieval excellence. Just near the square, you will visit the traditional painting School, the dying art of Nepal which is the best souvenir from Nepal. Besides palace complex, five storied temple with most appreciated architecture, the Pottery Square, Dattatraya Square and Peacock window are some other things to see in Bhaktapur.
Pashupatinath Temple (3Km Northwest of Kathmandu) with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Pashupatinath is regarded as one of the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world and its existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also known as ‘The Temple of Living Beings’. Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside the temple.
Boudhanath Stupa (6 km east of downtown Kathmandu) is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. The stupa has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhists throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals.
Overnight at Hotel – Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive Chitwan. |148 KM, 5-6 hrs drive| Evening Jungle activities as per resort plan.
After having a Breakfast, drive to Chitwan with scenic beauty of green lush hills and serpentine highway.
Chitwan is also a place to learn about the Tharu people. The traditional dance and songs are performed in resorts and lodge entertainment. Chitwan’s National Park is the main attraction in the region. This park is regarded as the best national park of Nepal, and is also the most developed one. Elephant Breeding Center, Crocodile Farm are two other must see locations in the park. Main activities in Chitwan include Jungle Safari, Bird Watching and Boat Tour. Jungle Safari is the most popular one. You will journey into the deep forest riding on elephant back, you will witness the preserved natural assets of Nepal, birds, flora and fauna. World’s one of the most endangered species, Bengal Tigers are found abundant in Nepal, many in Chitwan national park. The other major animal you will see is the one-horned rhinos whose famous place to live on earth is none other than Nepal. The park is also famous for bird watching, and boat tours. A walk to nearby villages is also a recommended thing to do.
Overnight at Resort – Chitwan
Day 04: Full Day Jungle activities as per your Jungle plan.
Today, you will be busy carrying out the activities planned by the resort which might include jungle safari, Elephant bathing, Tharu culture show and dances.
Overnight at Resort – Chitwan
Day 05: Drive to Lumbini. Afternoon visit Lumbini Garden.
Breakfast at Hotel. After some rest you will be driving towards Lumbini (Birthplace of Lord Buddha). And visit highlights of Lumbini including Ashoka pillar, Buddhamaya Garden, Mayadevi Temple and other monasteries.
Lumbini: It was in Lumbini, around the year 563 BC that one of history’s greatest and most revered figures, Siddhartha Gautama – better known as the Buddha – was born. It’s no great surprise to learn that the World Heritage–listed Lumbini is of huge religious significance and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.
The spiritual heart of Lumbini is Maya Devi Temple, which marks the spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. In the adjoining sacred garden you’ll find the pillar of Ashoka, ancient ruins of stupas, and maroon- and saffron-robed monks congregating under a sprawling Bodhi (pipal) fig decorated with prayer flags.
Maya Devi Temple is set in the middle of the large 4km by 2.5km park grounds known as the Lumbini Development Zone. Designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange in 1978.
Overnigh at Hotel – Lumbini
Day 06: Drive to Pokhara
Morning breakfast at Hotel. We leave early morning to Pokhara. Lunch will be at local restaurant on highway. Upon arrival at Pokhara after driving for about 6 to 7 hrs, we will reach at hotel. Rest for a while, then walk towards Phewa Lake and 01 hr boating at Phewa Lake.
Pokhara: Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. At an elevation lower than that of Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it; a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diverse flowers that prosper in this environment. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The valleys surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the views of world famous Himalayas. The serenity of the lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic.
Boating: The centre of attraction in Pokhara is the Phewa Lake – the Second largest lake in the Kingdom. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired a boat across to the water or visit the island temple in the middle. The favorite home base for the travelers is the western shore.
Overnight at Hotel – Pokhara
Day 07: Early morning excursion to Sarangkot. Visit Highlights of Pokhara City including David Waterfall, Gupteshowr Cave & Tibetan Refugee camp.
Wake up call early morning & proceed towards Sarangkot for short excursion & Sunrise View. We will return to Hotel & and have breakfast. Later transfer to visit various highlights around Pokhara city.
Sarangkot: At an altitude of 1592 meters, this mountain sits north of Pokhara overlooking the valley and Phewa Tal. Sarangkot is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan Mountains of Annapurna rang, Dhauligiri, Fishtail. To experience true Nepali culture it takes a 3 hour tour around Sarangkot and meet the locals and see how they live.
Devi’s Falls: Devi’s fall remains one of the most visited Tourist Attractions in Pokhara. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, Pokhara is tucked away in the northwestern corner of the Pokhara Valley which is an extension of the Seti Gandaki valley. Devi’s Falls also known as the Patale Chhango, can be traced around 2 km south of the spot where the Lake Phewa drains into the Pardi Khola. Here, the terrain drops sharply and the river plunges over the Devi Falls before disappearing into a sink hole. Devi’s fall is a must visit site for you as part of your Sightseeing in Pokhara while you are on your Pokhara Tours. Pokhara is the city in Nepal which is famous for its waterfalls.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave: Gupteshwor Mahadev cave is probably the longest and attractive cave in south Asia which is located at the pristine location of northwestern part of Pokhara, a world famous tourist destination. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave contains a huge stalagmite worshiped as a Shiva lingam
Overnight at Hotel – Pokhara
Day 08: Drive Back to Kathmandu.|Approx. 6-7 hrs drive| Transfer to Dhulikhel.
Today, after breakfast, we will head back to the capital city, Kathmandu. After driving for about 6 hrs, you will be reaching in capital city then our vehicle will transfer to Dhulikhel and check-in at hotel.
Overnight at Hotel – Dhulikhel
Day 09: AM visit Namobuddha Monastery. Drive back Kathmandu. En-route visit Banepa & Panauti.
After breakfast you will be visiting Namobuddha Monastery (sacred Buddhist monastery) and drive back Kathmandu visiting Banepa and Panauti.
Namobuddha Monastery: When you stand on the premises of a near the Namobuddha monastery, you will simply be bowled over by its magnificence. Lifts your eyes from it and see around, you will see enjoy equally good views, down from the stream-basins to the mountaintops. Namobuddha is historically important and it is a great Buddhist pilgrimage destination where you can visit monastery.
Panauti: Situated about six km south-east from Banepa, the beautiful village of Panauti is located between Punyemati and Roshi Khola. It is said that the then king AnandaDeva installed four dikapalas (guardian deities) in four directions and founded Panauti by uniting the then scattered small villages with seven hundred people in Kaligat in the year 4197 (1006 AD). The local people believe that the Basuki Naga(serpent deity) has occupied the area of Panauti to protect them from evils and keep them safe. Hence, people are not allowed to use dhiki as the sound might disturb the sleep of the deity. It is also believed that the village itself rests upon one which is why not a single house was broke or dismantled during the great earthquake in 1990 BS (1925 AD). It is also one of the very important trade centers lying next to Banepa as it lies in a small valley surrounded by the villages. However, most of the people here are involved into farming.
Day 10: Departure transfer to Kathmandu Airport for Final Departure.
Breakfast at Hotel. Our representative will meet you on time at your hotel and help you through Check-out. You will be transferred on time to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu for your departure process.