Splendor Of Nepal
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 and also for a visit to Swayambhunath. 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 in the morning and visit to Patan City and Swayambhunath in the afternoon. Return to the hotel in the evening. 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
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.
Swayambhunath: Swayambhu, also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west, is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. Although the site is considered Buddhist, the place is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. The golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
Day-3 : Kathmandu-Pokhara (200 kms/ 7 Hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Pokhara either by flight (30 min) or by road passing through the valleys, rivers, terraced fields and sometimes viewing different Himalayan ranges. Upon arrival proceed for check-in at hotel. In the afternoon will be taken for rafting over River Trishuli for 3 Hrs/4 Hrs on direct payment basis (this is Optional with Prior Booking). Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Pokhara: is the second largest city and one of the main tourism centers in Nepal. The Annapurna range is at a distance of 30 to 40 kilometers away provides a stunning backdrop. The proximity to the snow-covered mountains and the gentle and picturesque landscape at its feet has contributed to its growing popularity with travelers. The magnificent scenery is filled with charming villages and surprisingly abundant forests. Pokhara is one of the most important places to enjoy the nearest view of the western Himalayan ranges
Day-4 : Pokhara Sightseeing.
After breakfast at hotel you will be taken for sightseeing of Pokhara. This includes visit to Fewa Lake, Bindhyabasini temple, Gupteswar Cave, Seti gorge and Devi's fall. Rest of the evening is free for individual activities. Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Day-5 : Pokhara-Chitwan National Park.( 160 kms/5 Hrs)
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-6 : 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-7 : Chitwan-Kathmandu (180 kms/6 hrs)
After tea/coffee proceed for bird watching in the jungle. After breakfast proceed to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Later you will be taken to visit Manokamna Temple (106 kms). It is a three hrs trips where the roads are lines with Litchi Trees, Mango Trees and other fruit trees. Later take a cable car (on direct payment basis) to reach the shrine. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Manokamna Temple: is the name of a Hindu Goddess. It is believed that the Goddess fulfils the wishes of the people. The term ëmanaí means the ëheartí or ësoulí and ëkamanaí means the ëwishí. This place offers a unique look into Nepali peopleís faith in the goddess Manokamna. The temple overlooks terraced fields and the Trishuli and Marshyang-di river valleys. The hill top also offers a vantage point for taking in the breathtaking view of the Manaslu, Himchuli and Annapurna massifs to the north.
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.