Knowing heritage halts in Nepal

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Day Place Highlights
1 Kathmandu Overnight at hotel
2 Kathmandu Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Swoyambhunath stupa
Culture hub of Nepal
City of fine arts
Monkey temple
3 Drive from Kathmandu-Pokhara Pokhra, Second biggest city of Nepal
4 Sarangkot
Davis Falls
Gupteshwor Cave
Bindhyabasini Temple
Phewa Lake
Sunrise over Himalayas
Get set to climb a thousand steps to checkout the Shivalinga inside the cave
Goddess Bhagwati is worshiped here, through animal sacrifices
Boat cruise
5 Pokhara-Bandipur Enjoy the scenic splendor in course of the drive
6 Bandipur-Gorkha Gorkha is an unexplored culture centre in Nepal housing Gurkha soldiers
7 Drive to Chitwan Undertake a safari. Enjoy a cultural evening
8 Chitwan Jungle activities
9 Chitwan-Kathmandu-Nagarkot Nagarkot offers spectacular views of Mount Everest
10 Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa
Bhaktapur City
Famous Shrine of Lord Shiva
World Heritage Site
Former capital of Nepal
11 Dhakshinkali temple
Kirtipur & Chovar
Hindu temple
Natural splendor
12 Budhanilkantha Temple Lord Vishnu is seen lying in cosmic ocean
13 Kathmandu international Airport Departure

Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination : Kathmandu - Pokhara - Bandipur - Gorkha - Chitwan - Nagarkot

Capital city Kathmandu is the nerve center of Nepal, with royal courts, Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas. A lot of Hindu temples retaining the age-old tradition of animal sacrifice can be seen in Nepal. Nagarkot's silent Himalayan abode is a perfect mountain retreat. Streams, gurgling waterfalls, caves, lake and gorge make Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal, truly enigmatic.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
As you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will be welcomed by our GeTS Holidays representative and escorted to the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: In Kathmandu

After breakfast at your hotel, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city, Swoyambhunath Stupa
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City & Swoyambhunath Stupa

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City.The Palace Complex was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and is the site of important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels an. It houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum and the Mahendra Museum.

After visit, continue to Swoyambhunath stupa located at hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley. Swoyambhunath stupa is also known as “Monkey temple” and is popular for view of Himalayas and entire valley floor.

The history of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started with the beginning of Swoyambhu. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjusri of Saraswati - the goddess of learning. Statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities dot the stupa complex.

Sightseeing of Patan City
Patan Durbar Square —Also known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts. Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, a classic example of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Listed in World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects.

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (210 Km, 5-6 hrs drive), en-route visit Manokamana Devi Temple by Cable car

Morning after breakfast at your hotel, drive to Pokhara

Pokhara valley (833m.) lies in 200 Km west of Kathmandu valley The valley is the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is the second biggest city of Nepal. This city became the most interesting especially when explorers found that it is the only valley in the world from where one can see snow capped mountains higher than 8000m. From below 1000 m, these Mountains lie in about 25 to 35 km. Arial distance. This valley is the most famous trekking starting gateway for world famous trekking areas such as to Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area. More than 65% of the total trekkers of Nepal trek in Annapurna region. It is only 35 minutes flight and 6 hours drive from the capital city Kathmandu.

Manakamana temple dedicated to Durga Bhawani, is a holy shrine. Hindus believe that Goddess Manakaman fulfills the wishes of ones who worship her with pure heart.
Visit Manokamana Devi Temple by Cable car.
After arriving at Pokhara, you'll be escorted to the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara

Day 04: In Pokhara

Sarangkot offers you panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain Range.. Situated close to Pokhara town, it is a semi developed village located on a hilltop.. It is a two hour walk up the staircase, or you can avail a car to reach the viewpoint. The landscape endowed with Nature's bounty will be etched in the mind forever.

Drive back to Pokhara, Breakfast at hotel
PM: Half day sightseeing of Pokhara city (including Bindhyabasini Temple, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor cave, Seti river gorge, Tibetan Village)
01 hour boating on Phewa Lake
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara

Day 05: Drive Pokhara-Bandipur (75 Km, 2 hrs drive)

Morning after breakfast at your hotel, drive to Bandipur (on Kathmandu-Pokhara highway)
Bandipur is an ancient trading town of quaint streets and charming atmosphere, which lies 135 km out on the Kathmandu -Pokhara highway. Bandipur retains its age-old cultural attributes.
Overnight at Hotel in Bandipur

Day 06: Drive Bandipur-Gorkha (50 Km, 1.5 hrs drive)

After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Gorkha.
Gorkha - the untouched and captivating town of Nepal! Some 300 years ago, Nepal was divided into 50 tiny states, and Gorkha was one of them. King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the founder of `Shah Dynasty' which runs Nepal today, unified Nepal into one kingdom. His Gorkha palace resides on top of a hill at an altitude of 3281 feet (about 1000 meter) The King would watch-over his people as far as his eyes could see from the tallest palace in the very center of Nepal! Gorkha is also the home of Gurkhas - the legendary brave warriors who fought with knives against guns.
Overnight at Hotel in Gorkha

Day 07: Drive to Chitwan (75 Km, 2 hrs drive)

After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Chitwan
The Chitwan National park is one of the finest national parks in Asia, and a World Heritage site since 1984. The park shelters some endangered species such as The Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned Rhinoceros, Leopard, Gaurs, as well as Sloth Bear.
Upon arrival in Chitwan, you will be escorted to a resort.
Evening Jungle activities as per resorts program
Dinner & overnight at Resort in Chitwan

Day 08: In Chitwan

Morning breakfast at your resort

Full day Jungle activities as per resorts program (Such as Elephant ride, Canoeing, Jungle Walk, Elephant bath, Visit Elephant breeding center & Crocodile breeding centre etc)
Dinner & Overnight at Resort in Chitwan

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu (185 Km, 5-6 hrs drive)

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. Continue drive to Nagarkot

Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati River Valley.
Overnight at hotel in Nagarkot

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

Early Morning Sunrise over the Himalayas
After breakfast at your hotel, drive back to Kathmandu.

Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur City
Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu, it is referred to as City of Devotees, or the 'City of Culture'. The city is full of heritage buildings, monuments, palaces, pagodas and temples. Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas.

PM: Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath & Boudhanath Stupa
Pashupatinath Temple: The most important Hindu Shrine in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva, on the banks of Bagmati River. The temple is shaped like a pagoda with a gold-plated roof, four silver doors, and wood carvings. Raised platforms on the banks of Bagmati are cremation sites for Hindus. Only Hindus are allowed inside the Pashupatinath courtyard.

Next, Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa): One of the largest stupas in the world, most important and largest Buddhist shrine in Nepal. It is a World Heritage Site.
This Stupa, set in a pattern of a "Mandala" is encircled by houses and monasteries where Buddhist monks reside. Around the base is a ring of 108 images of the Buddha and 147 insets containing prayer wheels.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 11: In Kathmandu

Morning after breakfast at your hotel, excursion to Dhakshinkali temple and Kirtipur & Chovar
Drive back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 12: In Kathmandu

After breakfast at your hotel, proceed for the sightseeing of Budhanilkantha Temple

Visit Budhanilkantha Temple
Budhanilkantha Temple is also known as Narayanthan temple .Budhanilkantha means “Old Blue Throat”. Lord Vishnu (an incarnation of Narayan) is seen lying on Ananta Sesa, in the cosmic ocean. The deity is about thousand years old. Lord Vishnu is about five meter (Seventeen fits) long and lying in a thirteen meter (forty three fits) long tank, as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head.His four hands hold the four symbols of Vishnu, the Shankha as conch shell, Chakra as disc, Gadha as club and Padma as lotus.Rest of the day at leisure
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 13: Kathmandu Departure

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy the leisure. You will be dropped at international airport to connect flight to onward destination.

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