01. ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be
met, assisted and escorted to your hotel by our representative.
After checking in, you can relax for sometime and later in the afternoon
proceed for half day sightseeing of Kathmandu city and Swoyambhunath Stupa.
: 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
; Jagannath Temple
with its erotic carvings on the
temple struts; Kasthamandap
- the temple believed to have been 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
", and is surrounded by temples and Tibetan monasteries
Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02. IN KATHMANDU
After an early 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 a two-tiered golden roof and silver doors and is famous for its
superb architecture. Each year it draws numerous devotees from all over
India. Boudhnath Stupa
: It lies 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'.
the afternoon visit Patan City. Patan
: Also known as
Lalitpur meaning city of devotees, is where you will visit the Patan
Square with its exquisite architectural masterpieces depicting
the Newar craftsmanship. Krishna Mandir
- a stone structure with 21
spires; Hiranya Varan Mahabihar
- the Golden temple
- 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 their looms.
Stay overnight in
Day 03. KATHMANDU - POKHRA
After an early breakfast proceed by
surface to Pokhra. Pokhra
is 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
Relax in the afternoon and later in the evening enjoy
a boat ride on Phewa Lake.
Stay overnight in Pokhra.
Day 04. IN POKHRA
After an early morning
breakfast enjoy a pleasant walk up to the top of the Sarankot Hill
at an elevation of 950mts. The trail continues north from the lakeside and
follows the stream along rice fields and then goes uphill through the forest
with the accompaniment of birds chirping in the trees. Once on top, you will
have an amazing view of Mt. Dhaulagiri
and many other peaks.
Come down the same way you
went up Sarankot Hill.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Stay overnight in Pokhra.
Day 05. POKHRA - CHITWAN
This morning after breakfast drive down to
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
('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
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
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
After an early morning breakfast, drive
back to Kathmandu.
After checking in at the hotel the rest of the
day is free to relax at the hotel or explore the city centre.
Stay overnight in Kathmandu. Day 08.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport
in time to connect to the flight for onward destination.