Hindu temples, monasteries, royal courts help travelers explore the rich heritage of Nepal. Jungle safari, elephant ride, watching animal sacrifice in temple together with virgin views of Himalayas are some of the attractions that you will explore on this journey. Pokhara and Nagarkot are less visited tourist spots, which on any clear day, give you a clear and stunning panoramic view of the entire Himalayan range. Discover the gems of Nepal, that include the Kathmandu valley, Chitwan National Park, Tansen and magnificent Pokhara city. Take this excellent opportunity to witness Nepal in detail in terms of culture, people, art, craft, religious, adventure, wildlife and natural beauty (landscape, Himalayas & lakes).
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 visit Patan city. Patan City — Patan Durbar Square is 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. Next, you’ll be visiting 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. Later, drive to Nagarkot. On arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. 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 proceed for Chitwan. 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.Jungle activities to follow in the Evening as per resorts program.
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 Tansen; along a scenic mountain highway. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Tansen offers a panoramic view of the high Himalaya. From west to east, the Kanjiroba, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Mansiri, Ganesh and Langtang groups are in sight. Evening is at leisure.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and board the flight for Pokhara. Pokhara is a city on Phewa Lake, in central Nepal. It’s known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, sits on an island in the lake. On the eastern shore, the Lakeside district has yoga centers and restaurants. In the city’s south, the International Mountain Museum has exhibits on the history of mountaineering and the people of the Himalayas. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. Later, proceed for the half day sightseeing of Pokhara City (including Bindhyabasini Temple, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor cave, Seti river gorge, Tibetan Village). In the evening, enjoy boating on Phewa Lake. Evening is at leisure.
Today early in the morning, proceed for the day excursion of Sarangkot. 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, proceed back to Pokhara. After breakfast, cross the lake by boat and hike to Peace Stupa. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the surroundings.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. Rest of the day at leisure. You may visit local market for the shopping.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath Stupa & Patan City. Visit 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 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. Rest of the day 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 - Chitwan - Tansen - Pokhara - Kathmandu|