Paradise on Earth
Duration : 08 Days/07 Nights
Day-1 : Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu City (6 kms)
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our office executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Kathmandu City. Proceed towards check-in at hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu City. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu: is the capital and also the largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which also contains two sister cities namely Patan or Lalitpur, 5 kilometers to its southeast and Bhaktapur, 14 kilometers to its east. It is also acronymed as KTM.
The cityís rich history is nearly 2000 years old, as inferred from an inscription in the valley. Its religious affiliations are dominantly Hindu followed by Buddhism. People of other religious beliefs also live in Kathmandu giving it a cosmopolitan culture.
Day-2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
After breakfast at a hotel you will be taken for Sightseeing of Kathmandu City. This includes
Visit to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. The evening is free for individual activities. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath: The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous 5th century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (Pashupati). It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out.
Boudhanath: is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area. With its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.
Day-3 : Kathmandu-Lumbini (300 kms /7 Hrs)
After breakfast at hotel, we travel overland from Kathmandu to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. Upon arrival proceed for check-in at hotel; the evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Lumbini.
Lumbini: has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. It is the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. Lumbini is one of four Buddhist pilgrimage sites based on major events in the life of Gautama Buddha. Interestingly, all of the events occurred under trees. The other three sites are in India: Bodh Gaya (enlightenment), Sarnath (first discourse), and Kushinagar (death). Lumbini lies in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. The site is a large garden with a grove of pipal trees. The area around Lumbini is entirely Hindu, but many Buddhist temples and shrines from various nations are scattered around the holy site itself.
Day-4 : Lumbini Sightseeing-Chitwan (5 hrs)
Early morning visit to temples at Lumbini Gardens. This includes visit to the Sacred Lumbini Garden (where the Buddha was born), the Ashoka pillar, the Maya Devi Temple (with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal). After breakfast at hotel drive to Chitwan National Park. You will experience a lot of safari activities; jungle walks; canoeing etc. You can even witness some wildlife if lucky. Overnight stay at a lodge or camp in Chitwan.
Chitwan National Park: formerly called ìRoyal Chitwan National Parkî it was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It is the more popular wildlife safari destination for jungle activities and bird watchers. Particularly, Chitwan is best place for wildlife safari in south Asian country. For the jungle activities normally one can do Elephant back safari, Tharu village tour, Jeep safari, Bird watching, Tharu traditional Dance, Canoe Trip, Biking tour, horse riding, camel riding, nature walking, these are the jungle activities in the National Park.
Day-5 : Chitwan National Park Safari
After breakfast at a hotel you will be taken for a full day safari activity in Chitwan National Park like bird watching in the jungle. If you are lucky, you will see many amazing wildlife like ñrhinoceroses, Royal Bengal Tigers; leopards; monkeys; deers and reptiles. You will be taken for Tharu village tour, Elephant breeding center, Nature Walk, etc and in the evening there will be Tharu cultural stick dance. Overnight stay at a lodge or camp in Chitwan.
Day-6 : Chitwan-Kathmandu (180 kms/ 6 Hrs)
After tea/coffee proceed for bird watching in the jungle. After breakfast proceed to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free for individual activities. Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day-7 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
After breakfast at a hotel you will be taken to Patan city and Tibetan Refugee Camp. In the afternoon you will be taken to Bhadgaon also called Bhaktapur.
Patan City: Also known as Lalitpur, the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Patan is renowned as a very artistic city. Most of the Nepalese art of any form is devoted to Gods, and there are an abundance of temples and vihara in the city. Patans central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Itís an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valleys Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop
Bhadgaon or Bhaktapur: is an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. was once the capital of Nepal It is the home of traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic and so on. Bhaktapur is still an untouched as well as preserved ancient city, which in fact, is itself a world to explore for tourist. The day ends with a hearty dinner together with Nepali Cultural Show. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day-8 : Kathmandu City- Tribhuvan International Airport (6 Kms)
You are free till you flight departure time. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport to board flight for onward journey.