7 nights 8 days Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Tour
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our tour/trekking leader will pick us up from the airport and make arrangement for the transfer to hotel. We can have a rest in the hotel and in the evening we will be joining for the welcome dinner where we will be tasting the authentic Nepalese food. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 2: Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing. Overnight at Nagarkot.
After breakfast, begin a half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley by visiting two very important religious centers, Pashupatinath Temple: It is a god Shiva temple. It is located on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. It is a pagoda-style temple with a gilt roof and ornately carved silver doors. One of the holiest temples in the entire Hindu world. On Shivaratri, the Pashupatinath temple is a popular pilgrimage site. Only Hindus are permitted inside the temple’s courtyard. It is located five kilometers east of Kathmandu. Tourists can see the temple from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
Bodhanath: Bodhanath Stupa is located 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu. This ancient massive Stupa is one of the largest in the world and the world’s center of Tibetan Buddhism. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. Continue on to Bhaktapur durber square, the medical city of devotees and the best preserved of Kathmandu Valley’s old cities. Then drive to Nagarkot for sunset views of the Himalayan ranges. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 3: Early morning sunrise view and sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath.
Get up early in the morning to take in the breathtaking sunrise view. After breakfast, return to Kathmandu for a half-day valley sightseeing tour that includes a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the birthplace of Nepal’s Malla and Shah kings. Here are some points of interest: Kasthamandap: It is located near Kumari’s temple. King Laxmi Narsingh Malla constructed it in 1596. It is said to have been built from the wood of a single tree. It is thought that Kathmandu got its name from Kastha Mandap. Kumari Temple: This is the home of the Living Goddess (Virgin Goddess). The structure has intricately carved wooden balconies and window screens. Non-Hindu visitors may enter the courtyard but not go any further. From her balcony window, the Kumari acknowledges their greetings. Photography is not permitted.
Visit Swayambhunath, which is over 2000 years old and is one of the world’s oldest Buddhist Chaityas. The stupa, which serves as the main structure, is made up of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth that is supported by a copper and gilt cornice. Lord Buddha’s all-seeing eyes are painted on the four-sided base of the spire. It is located two miles west of Kathmandu. It is situated on a hillock about 250 feet above the valley floor. The hill is a patchwork of small chaityas.
Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive 210 kms. 5.1/2 hrs.
After an early breakfast, drive through scenic hilly terrains to Pokhara. All treks in this region begin and end in this picturesque town nestled in the laps of the Annapurna mountains. After lunch, proceed to Pokhara for a brief sightseeing tour of Seti Gorge, Bindhyabasini Temple, Barahi Temple, Old Bazaar, and 1 hour boating on Fewa Lake. The evening can be spent most leisurely on the shores of Fewa Lake, which reflects the towering Fishtail Peak in its waters. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 5: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (165 kms-4 hrs).
After breakfast, drive to Chitwan National Park, your wildlife viewing destination. Once we arrive at the hotel and check in. Our guide will arrange the safari through the jungle on the back of an elephant. A fantastic opportunity to see four types of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, leopard, monkeys, birds, and many other smaller animals. A slide show presentation about the national park’s natural history, flora, and fauna. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Explore Chiwan Jungle and the communities.
A thrilling way to become acquainted with the park’s diverse vegetation and to see many of the over 500 bird species that have made Chitwan their home. Breakfast. Down the Dungre/Rapti river in a dugout canoe. Observing birds and two rare crocodile species: the marsh mugger and the fish-eating gharial. The Elephant Breeding Farm is a half-hour jungle walk. Get back to the Lodge. The Resort’s Lunch A stroll through the village in the afternoon. A tour of the nearby Tharu village with a guide. Walk or drive back to the Lodge. Tharu villagers perform a Tharu Tribal Dance. Dinner and a night’s stay.
Day 8: Dive from Chitwan to Kathmandu. 165 kms. 4.1/2 hrs.
Elephant Safari/Nature Walk or Free Time After breakfast, Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 9: Departure
Free till departure and transfer to the Airport for flight to onward journey.
- Bed and breakfast will be provided for Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Full board basis in Chitwan
- All the ground transportation via private car.
- Government Tax and vat.
- Travel Insurance.
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