|Jungle Game Safari to spot the Indian big five. Famous temples of Kathmandu.|
|Chitwan, Pokhara, Kathmandu.|
Variety of Transport:
|bus/van, boat, elephants and bullock cart.|
|Easy walks for sightseeing and moderate hikes.|
Unique Local Experiences:
|From big cities to small towns the tour is packed with a number of experiences that will give you a better understanding of the local culture and people. Encounters with wildlife and nature, cultural shows, dances, unique markets and experience a variety of local food.|
|Day 01||ARRIVE KATHMANDU|
|Day 03||KATHMANDU – CHITWAN||B+L+D||Lodge|
|Day 05||CHITWAN – POKHARA||B||Hotel|
|Day 07||POKHARA – KATHMANDU||B||Hotel|
|Day 08||POKHARA – KATHMANDU||B||Hotel|
|Day 09||KATHMANDU – DEPARTURE|
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
DAY 01 ARRIVE KATHMANDU
DAY 02 KATHMANDU
This morning we will visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhnath stupa.
Pashupatinath is not only a World Heritage site, but it is the biggest temple to
Shiva in the world and the oldest temple in Kathmandu. Located on an ancient
trade route and said to be a monument covering a great sage’s relics, Boudhnath
stupa is one of the largest in the world. Tibetan refugees have built many
monasteries around this site that is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
This afternoon, we journey to Bhaktapur City. You may feel as if you have stepped
back in time to a period in which Bhaktapur was Nepal’s capital, important since it
was on the trade route between Tibet and India. The Newar people left an artistic
legacy here in the amazing architecture. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 03 KATHMANDU – CHITWAN
After an early breakfast we drive to Chitwan National Park. . After a brief visit we continue our drive to Chitwan.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site protects many endangered species, including tigers, the one-horned rhino,
the gharial crocodile, the four-horned antelope, just to name a few. This subtropical park covers 932 square
kilometers. The Giant Hornbill and the Kingfisher are two of Chitwan’s more celebrated bird residents. Overnight
at the lodge in Chitwan on full board basis.
DAY 04 CHITWAN
Today we enjoy a real jungle adventure. We begin by taking a bullock cart to the
water where we board a traditional dug-out canoe. Here we spot the crocodiles.
When we reach land again, we will continue our jungle explorations on the back of
an elephant. Keep your eyes open for signs of jungle mammals, such as rhinos and
tigers, as well as any of the 450 species of bird in the park. Overnight at the lodge in
Chitwan on full board basis.
DAY 05 CHITWAN – POKHARA
After breakfast, we head towards Pokhara, a peaceful town in the heart of the
mighty Himalayas. Pokhara is famous for its breathtaking views of the Anapurna
Range. Our drive takes us on a winding road that snakes through the lush green
Himalayan landscape. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival. We suggest that you
take time for a peaceful boat ride on Fewa Lake. Here you have many
opportunities to take short hikes and walks. Your guide can give you the
necessary information if you like to take some free time to do your own
exploring. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 POKHARA
Early this morning we hike up to Sarangkot for a spectacular sunrise view of the Annapurna massif. Later drive
back to Pokhara for a sightseeing tour visiting the dramatic Devi Falls
(also known as David’s Fall) which plunge into a sinkhole, Tibetan
settlements, Bindebashini temple (3000 Feet above sea level, this
pagoda style temple complex is dedicated to the goddess Durga,
guardian of Pokhara), KI Singh bridge (from where the Seti River is
visible) and the local market. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 07 POKHARA – KATHMANDU
After breakfast head to the Kathmandu Valley. Along the way we make some
interesting stops at local villages and small towns to observe the local culture and
way of life.
DAY 08 KATHMANDU.
Today we explore Nepal’s capital city. Kathmandu is a cosmopolitan city of
mixed cultural and religious influences, cradled in a valley surrounded by
four large mountains. Kathmandu’s history as a city goes back some 2000
years. Swoyambhunath Stupa, which we see this morning, has been a
significant pilgrimage stop for Hindus and Buddhists for centuries. This site
is also regularly visited by local monkeys! This afternoon, we will set out
for Patan. UNESCO has declared Patan Durbar Square a World Heritage
site. It is in essence an open air museum of Nepali history comprising of a
royal residence and temples. Beautiful architecture in pagoda style.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.
DAY 09: KATHMANDU
You have a free day to explore the city on your own or take one of our optional day trips.
DAY 10 DEPARTURE
Free till departure and later, transfer to the International Airport.
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