This tour is takes you for a cultural, historical and wildlife exploration of Kathmandu valley, Pokhara and Chitwan with a scenic excursion of Panauti Bazaar, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. This cultural tour to some of the most significant places in Nepal offers you great fun and pleasure. The trip begins in Kathmandu, with visits to the major tourist attractions around Kathmandu Valley. After you visit the major places of Kathmandu, you head off to Chitwan. In Royal Chitwan National Park, you get in interesting jungle activities like elephant safari, Jungle walk, canoeing trip in Rapti River, bird watching and cultural program, Tharu village tour and Jeep safari for sightseeing exotic wildlife but you have to pay extra for Jeep Safari. You will get to see rare species like the one-horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger, along with several other birds and animals in your jungle safari.
This close encounter with the wildlife will provide you with an experience of a lifetime. After Chitwan, you will be traveling to the exotic and beautiful city of Pokhara. Phewa Lake, Mahendra Gupha, the gorge of Seti River and Davis Fall are the major sightseeing places in Pokhara. You experience nature at its best, amidst the enchanting natural beauty and snow-capped peaks of Pokhara.
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Day 2 Sightseeing around Kathmandu
After an early breakfast, you are ready to do sightseeing tour in 4 major places in Kathmandu - Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu durbar squire. We begin today's sightseeing tour with a visit to Swoyambhunath a 2500-year old site where, it is believed, the Radiant Lotus of the valley-mythology, settled when the water was drained by Manjushri, the god of Wisdom. The 5 dhyani Buddha's attended by their consorts are enshrined at the base of the stupa. (Non-Hindus are not allowed inside Swayambhunath temple) then continues tour into Boudhanath it is the world,s largest stupa and of Tibetan Buddhist Culture in Nepal. Antique shops where you can buy things of your interest relating to Buddhist surrounded the monastery. After Boudhanath your next spot is The Pashupatinath temple stands along the side of Bagmati River. It is the holiest Temple for Hindus. Many people from different part of Asia visit this Temple. Temple dedicated to lord Shiva, is also a site for Hindu cremation. During the festival Shiva Ratri temple crowed by devotees. Afternoon visit Kathmandu durbar squire, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Machhender Bahl-holy place for the Buddhists and Hindus, Temple House of Kumari, the vestal virgin or the living goddess. Walk around the local bazaars then drive to Hotel.
Day 3 Sightseeing tour around Bhaktapur and Patan
After breakfast we take you to Bhaktapur old durbar squire where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal which has remained untouched by western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places and drive you to Patan durbar squire to explore Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and many other places of Patan, you feel as if Patan has been unveiled before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with erotic carvings and repoussé metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets. You will also get to see handicraft centre in Patan then drive you to Hotel.
Day 4 Kathmandu - Chitwan
Early morning, drive to Chitwan and transfer to hotel. Welcome drinks served upon check in at Chitwan hotel. Evening Tharu Cultural Dance show. You will have good dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5 Chitwan
Morning: Breakfast. Canoe ride in the Rapti River, (an good opportunity to see Bird and two rare species of crocodiles; Marsh Mugger as well as fish eating Gharial.) Jungle Walk and visit elephant bathing center. Afternoon: Lunch. Elephant Safari (an opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear also you will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.) Evening: Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River, slight show or culture program. Night: Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 6 Chitwan - Pokhara
After breakfast, visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre or extra jungle activities then drive to Pokhara. After noon around 2 pm you arrive in Pokhara. You can refresh and do some shopping or relax in hotel
Day 7 Sightseeing in Pokhara Valley
After breakfast the sightseeing starts inside the valley of Pokhara. The sightseeing places are as follows: Old bazzar of Pokhara city, Bindhayabasini temple, Seti George, Buddhist monastery, Pokhara regional museum which displays the traditional things of western Nepal, Devis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan refusee camp, Barahi temple which lies in the central part of the lake Fewa etc.
Day 8 Sarankot, Peace stupa and boating at Fewa Lake
Today you will wake up early in morning to go to Sarankot which is very famous viewpoint for sunrise and sunset. On the other hand it is popular spot to view the gigantic and snowcapped Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It is nearly 1 hour drive to go and back. Then, in the afternoon visit to Peace Stupa, nearly one and half hour hiking to the top then descend to the lake Fewa for boating.
Day 9 Pokhara - Nagarkot
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu Continues drive to hillside call Nagarkot it is best view point for Himalayas and great sunset and sunrise point
Day 10 Nagarkot - Panauti - Dhulikhel
You wake up early in the morning to view nature at its best, as the most heavenly sight of sunrise rejuvenates your senses. You spend your day amidst the natural surroundings of Nagarkot. After you have your share of experiencing the magic of Nagarkot, After breakfast drive to Panauti to experience the old city with wonderful pagoda style temples and different types of monuments etc. the area then drive you to Dhulikhel visit the city and relax in Dhulikhel
Day 11 Dhulikhel to Kathmandu
Today you will enjoy with the beautiful sunrise views in Himalaya and take a breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu though Arniko highway (The highway to Tibet border). Afternoon you are free in Kathmandu so you can shopping or relax in Hotel
Day 12 Depart Kathmandu
End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination
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