Nepal is often called the ‘Nirvana’ for travelers who love nature, adventure and spiritual getaways. Kathmandu, the capital city bustles with Nepalese heritage. Housing one of the holiest Hindu temples of the world, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu is widely thronged by tourists be it pilgrims or nature lovers. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is a cultural hub and a place you must visit to get the most out of the country. It’s a chaos of sounds, smells and action and will introduce you to a unique side of Nepal. Visit Durbar Square, dating back to the third century, where the city’s kings were crowned and legitimized, surrounded by courtyards and temples. Pokhara's diverse demography, mostly unexplored, is fun to unravel. Nagarkot's sunrise views over the Himalayas, its virgin beauty and pollution free terrain is much sought after. This journey shall be a memorable one for you and your family.
As you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will then escort you to the pre-booked hotel. Evening is at leisure.
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, check out from the hotel and drive to Nagarkot. En route visit Bhaktapur City (or City of Devotees): 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 Pokhara.Pokhara valley to the west of Kathmandu, is the second biggest city of Nepal. An unplugged view of lofty peaks from Pokhara, with snow fed lakes, make it a tourist's favorite. Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. With the magnificent Annapurna range forming the backdrop and the serenity of three major lakes – Phewa, Rupa and Begnas. Pokhara his valley is the most famous trekking starting gateway for world famous trekking areas such as to Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be escorted to your hotel by our representative. Rest of the day at leisure.
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, proceed for the half day sightseeing of Pokhara city (including Bindhyabasini Temple, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor cave, Seti river gorge, Tibetan Village) An hour's boating on Phewa Lake in the evening.
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||:||8 Nights / 9 Days|
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|Route||:||Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Pokhara- Chitwan|