01. ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will
be met, assisted and escorted to your hotel by our representative.
checking in relax for sometime and later in the afternoon proceed for half
day sightseeing of Kathmandu city and Swoyambhunath Stupa. Kathmandu
: Kathmandu Durbar
with its medley of temples and shrines is
the traditional seat of the royalty where Kings are crowned and their
coronations are performed. The big bell
; Kal Bhairav Temple
with its erotic carvings on the temple struts; Kasthamandap
- the temple believed to have built from the wood of a single tree and from
which the city of Kathmandu derives its name, are some views you will enjoy
on this tour. But on top of the list is the Kumari Ghar - the temple
of the living goddess. For most of the year, the Kumari is available to
greet people from the balcony of the temple. Photography is strictly
prohibited here. Spend some time browsing through a typical Nepalese market
place. Swoyambhunath Stupa
: These 2000 years old stupas
are situated approx. 1.8 miles west of Kathmandu on a hillock overlooking
the Kathmandu valley
. This is one of the most glorious Buddhist
temples. It is decorated with the famous "Buddha's eyes
and is surrounded by temples and Tibetan monasteries. This day you can relax
or just walk around on your own to get the feel of the city.
overnight in Kathmandu. Day 02. IN
After the breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing of
Pashupatinath and Boudhnath. Pashupatinath
: Lying on the
banks of the sacred Bagmati River, this is the country's most important
Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built in 1696 with two-tiered
golden roof and silver doors and is famous for its superb architecture. Each
year it draws numerous devotees from all over India.
: It lays approx. 5 miles east of Kathmandu. This is one
of the largest Buddhist Shrines in the world, dating before the birth of
Christ. It is the religious centre for Nepal's considerable population of
Tibetans and there are a number of thriving monasteries. This area is also
referred to as 'little Tibet'.
In the afternoon visit Patan City.
: Also known as Lalitpur meaning city of devotees,
is where you will visit the Patan Durbar Square with its exquisite
architectural masterpieces depicting the Newar craftsmanship. Krishna
- a stone structure with 21 spires; Hiranya Varan Mahabihar
- the Golden temple
; and Mahaboudha
- a masterpiece in terra
cotta, are some of the other highlights of the tour. After the tour you will
continue to the Tibetan Resettlement Camp where Tibetan Refugees are
rehabilitated. You will see women weaving carpets on the their looms.
Stay overnight in Kathmandu. Day 03.
KATHMANDU - NAGARKOT VIA BHAKTAPUR
After an early breakfast proceed
towards Nagarkot via Bhadgaon city (Bhaktapur). Bhadgaon City
It is situated approx. 10 miles from Kathmandu and has an impressive number
of artistic treasures. Rightly called 'a living museum', is the most
mediaeval city of the valley. It is situated at an altitude of 1401mts.
Bhaktapur means the city of devotees. Pottery and weaving are its
traditional industries. The Bhadgaon city, one of the oldest medieval
cities, was the capital of Kathmandu valley during the Malla dynasty until
the 15th century.
is approx. 21 miles north east of Kathmandu at an altitude of
2175mts above sea level. The panorama of the major peaks of the eastern
Himalayas including Mt. Everest
can be seen from here.
Upon arrival proceed to the hotel and check in. Later go out and view the
Stay overnight in Nagarkot.
Day 04. NAGARKOT - POKHRA
walk to a point to view the majestic sunrise. Return to hotel for breakfast
and then continue your drive to Pokhra. Pokhra
situated approx. 131 miles east of Kathmandu and is one of the most scenic
spots in the country. The Himalayan panorama of the Annapurna range with the
dominating peak of Machhapuchhre
(Fish Tail) forming the backdrop
for the city is a sight to behold. There are many lakes in Pokhra, the major
being Phewa lake
which is situated on the southernmost point of the
city and is a popular tour spot.
Relax in the afternoon and later
in the evening enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake.
Stay overnight in
Day 05. POKHRA - CHITWAN
This morning after
breakfast drive down to Chitwan.
Nepal is blessed with a greater
proportion of protected wilderness that almost any other country on earth,
and boasts of a multitude of national parks and wildlife reserves.
Royal Chitwan National Park
('Chitwan' means "in the heart of the
jungle") covers 932 sq. km in the flat lowland (Terai) region of
southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks on the
Indian subcontinent with populations of the endangered royal Bengal tigers
(Panthera tigris), one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), Gangetic
dolphin (Platanista gangetica), wild Asian elephant (Elaphas maximus), gaur
(wild ox - Bos gaurus), golden monitor lizard, gharial crocodile (Gavializ
gangeticus) and many more.
The relatively pristine state of the
modern park and its unique ecosystem prompted UNESCO to declare the park a
World Heritage site in 1984.
In the afternoon enjoy your first
safari into the jungle.
Stay overnight in Chitwan.
Day 06. IN CHITWAN
The entire day spent in
the jungle, enjoy the safaris and other activities on offer.
overnight in Chitwan.
Day 07. CHITWAN - KATHMANDU
an early morning breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu.
checking in at the hotel the rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel
or explore the city center.
Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 08. LEAVE KATHMANDU
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport in time to connect to the
flight for onward destination.