Nepal as a Hindu country has several pilgrimage sites which have huge religious significance. In addition, Nepal is also the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam – Lord Buddha. The abundance of Hindu Temples and Buddhist monasteries attracts thousands of pilgrim visitors every year, making Nepal a perfect destination for pilgrimage tours. Tourists can visit 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, stupas, sacrificial shrines, gorges are covered in the package. There are temples like revered Manokamana Devi, Bindhyabasini, Gupteswar Cave, Lord Buddha's birthplace Lumbini attract lot of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.
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, 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.
Today, early morning proceed to see Sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kurintar, for a perfect holiday in Nature's lap. The place is popular for its Manakamana Cable Car which connects it to Manakamana Temple. Several resorts and hotels have popped up in this area which gives you luxury treatment. Visit Manakamana Temple by Cable Car. Evening is at leisure.
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.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to board the flight for onward destination Jomsom. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. Later, proceed for the jeep excursion to Muktinath Temple. After the holy darshan, proceed back to Jomsom. Evening is at leisure.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and board the flight for Pokhara. On 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) Evening 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 Palpa Tansen. Tansen showcases some old artistic Newari houses and cobbled streets. Centuries ago, Newar businessmen from Kathmandu arrived in Tansen to trade, bringing with them their art and architecture. The picturesque town of Tansen is the headquarters of Palpa District and the hub of the culture of the mid-west. The landscape rises from 250m to 2,000m in elevation and is home to diverse flora and fauna. Although Tansen is dominated by traditional Newari architecture, the district is home to the Magar people, and the name "Tansen" has its origins in the Magar language, meaning "northern settlement." Palpa is one of the twelve Magar regions of West Nepal and enjoys a rich, diverse culture and religion. Palpa was the seat of the Sen kingdom that ruled over this region from the 6th century for almost 300 years. Upon arrival in Palpa, check in to the hotel and relax. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the surrounding.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature. Upon arrival in Lumbini, check in to the hotel and relax. Later, proceed for the sightseeing of Lumbini. Visit Lumbini Garden (including Mayadevi Temple, Holy pond, Ashokan pillar and differest monasteries). These are Buddhist pilgrimage hot-spots.
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||:||13 Nights / 14 Days|
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|Route||:||Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Pokhara - Jomsom - Tansen - Lumbini - Chitwan|