Nepal is a country that is bound to take away your breath with its absolutely stunning scenic beauty. It’s a place where people throng in large numbers to find solace and peace. Tourists love to visit the famous Hindu temple, Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple homes an open-air crematorium beside river Bagmati, wherein cremations are conducted and believed to be auspicious. Royal courts, Nepal's center of arts, scenic caves, sacrificial shrines, gorges are covered in the package. Pokhara's diverse demography, mostly unexplored, is fun to unravel. Nagarkot's virgin beauty and pollution free haven is much sought after. This journey is bound to leave you with indelible memories.
As you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will then escort you to your hotel. Evening is at leisure.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Nagarkot. En route visit Bhaktapur City (or City of Devotees). 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. Later, 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.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. Later, proceed for the local sightseeing of Kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square, at the heart of the city, is a leading cultural site of Nepal. Better known as the Hanuman Dhoka Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site) it was built by King Pratap Malla at the entrance of the palace. The complex is dotted with Hindu and Buddhist Temple. Later, visit Swayambhunath stupa located at hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath 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 Swayambhu. 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.
After breakfast, proceed for the day excursion of Dakshinkali Temple. One of Nepal’s moodiest tantric sacrificial shrines, dakshin or “southern” Kali, lies at the end of the Kathmandu Valley’s longest and most varied road. As it snakes its way along a fold in the valley rim towards the shrine, the Dakshinkali road passes a fine succession of Buddhist and Hindu holy places, offering an intense, half-day snapshot of Nepal’s religious culture. The road begins at the busy Balkhu junction of the Ring Road, at the southwest corner of Kathmandu, just short of Kirtipur (which would make a fine side-trip). Later, proceed to Kathmandu. En route visit Kirtipur & Chovar. Kirtipur (Kipu) is an ancient city in Nepal. It is located in the Kathmandu Valley, 5 km south-west of the city of Kathmandu. It is one of the five municipalities in the valley, the others being Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Madhyapur Thimi. Kirtipur is situated on a ridge with steep hillsides. The residents are reputed as being expert builders and weavers. Next you will be visiting Chovar is located at Kirtipur municipality, a municipality rich is its own culture, way of life with having a splendid history. History says that when Prithvi Narayan Shah attacked the Kathmandu Valley, he started from Kirtipur and it was not a piece of cake to siege the town. Chovar, a place for the peace seekers, where you will surely have a good break from all your hectic way of life. The village has a superb panoramic view of whole Valley with an astonishing 160-degree view of mountains line-up.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Pokhara. En route visit Manokamana Devi Temple by Cable Car. Manokamana temple is dedicated to Durga Bhawani (Hindu Goddess). Devotees believe the Goddess answers their prayers and fulfills wishes, if they worship her dearly. Later, proceed to Pokhara valley to the west of Kathmandu, is the second biggest city of Nepal. An unplugged view of lofty peaks from Pokhara, make it a tourist's favorite. This valley is the most famous trekking starting gateway for world famous trekking areas such as to Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area. Upon arrival at Pokhara, check in to the hotel and relax. Evening is at leisure.
Early morning, proceed for the excursion to Sarangkot for Sunrise over Himalayas. 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. Later, proceed back to Pokhara. After breakfast, proceed for the half day sightseeing of Pokhara city (including Bindhyabasini Temple, Tal Barai Temple, Seti River Gorge, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan Village). Later go for an hour-long boating ride over the Phewa Lake.
Early morning excursion to Sarangkot for Sunrise over Himalayas. 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. Later drive back to Pokhara. After having breakfast, check out from the hotel and 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 at Chitwan, you'll be escorted to a resort. Evening free to enjoy the Tharu Cultural Show.
After breakfast, proceed for the elephant back safari through the jungle to see the Nepali wildlife such as; the great Asian one-horned Rhinoceros, sloth Bear, wild Boar, several species of Deer, rhesus Monkey, the black-faced Langur, the Gaur (wild cattle) and Spotted Himalayan Leopard / Royal Bengal Tiger if you are lucky. Afternoon, jungle activities including nature walk to see birds and smaller animals, dugout canoe ride to see crocodiles and water-birds etc. Evening, enjoy Tharu Stick dance or slide presentation on wildlife of Nepal.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. Rest of the day free for shopping. Evening is at leisure.
After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your onward flight. Our services will terminate here leaving you with sweet & unforgettable memories.
|Duration||:||9 Nights / 10 Days|
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|Route||:||Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Pokhara - Chitwan|