GLIMPSE OF NEPAL Chitwan, Central Development Region, Nep

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DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU AND DRIVE TO NAGARKOT ( DISTANCE APPROX. 32 KM/ 1.5 HOURS DRIVE)
  • Namaste… and welcome to Nepal
  • on at Kathmandu arrival you will be meet our representative & transfer to Nagarkot
  • Evening sunset from Nagarkot( subject to weather permit)
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Nagarkot.
  • Nagarkot is situated about 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 Himalayan when the weather is clear. The tops of the Nagarkot commands accelerating views in all direction. The altitude of Nagarkot is 2229 meter.
 
DAY 02: NAGARKOT – KATHMANDU BY SURFACE VIA SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF BHADGOAN
  • Early Morning: Sunrise visit to Nagarkot (Subject to weather permit)
  • After visit of Nagarkot, return back to hotel. After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Kathmandu. Enroute visit Bhadgoan.
  • Bhadgaon: A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. It is situated in the east of Kathmandu valley about 14 km. away. It today retains much of its beauty in ornate woodcarvings and in the famed Golden Gate. During sightseeing tour of Bhadgoan they will visit Nyatapola Temple.
  • On arrival at Kathmandu, check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
DAY 03: KATHMANDU FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
  • Morning After breakfast, proceed to Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Kathmandu City: known as Kantipur, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kasthamandap-the source of the name Kahtmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square are with it’s array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Ex Nepalese Royalty.
  • Swayambhunath: located approximately 4 km, Buddhist stupa this is said to be more than 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
  • Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km. east of the city on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year during Shivaratri, the birthday of Lord Shiva. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. though 300 years earlier these was a structure on this site. Hindus are cremated on the cremation ghats here and their ashes scattered in the sacred river. One can usually see a cremation in progress.
  • Boudhnath: This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world located east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. The Rinpoches who reside here  established Boudhnath as one of the most flourishing centres of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The colossal ancient stupa is 36 metres high.
  • Evening drive back to hotel.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
DAY 04: KATHMANDU- CHITWAN BY SURFACE ( DISTANCE APPROX 175 KM/ 5-6 HOURS DRIVE EXCLUDING)
  • Morning after breakfast Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan by surface.
  • Arrival at Resort in Chitwan.
  • Lunch at Resort.
  • After lunch move to CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK The easiest of the national parks organizing jungle safaris to reach, the Royal Chitwan National Park is considered one of the richest wildlife areas in Asia and boasts the last and largest remaining areas of tall grassland habitat. Renowned for centuries as one of the best areas for wildlife viewing in Asia, the diverse flora and fauna of this Terai region attracts visitors from all over the world. Not to be compared with the wide open spaces of Africa, the intimacy of the search and discovery of asian wildlife in its dense habitat is considered by many travellers to be equally rewarding and exciting. The big animals favour the dense jungle and tall grasslands of the floodplain.
  • Later drive back to Resort.
  • Overnight stay at Resort in Chitwan.
 
DAY 05: IN CHITWAN
  • Morning after breakfast Full day Jungle activities as per program.
  • Overnight at hotel in Chitwan.
 
DAY 06: CHITWAN- POKHARA  BY SURFACE( DISTANCE APPROX 165 KM/  APPROX 5HOURS DRIVE)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive from Chitwan to Pokhara
  • On arrival, get transferred to hotel.
  • Rest day free for leisure.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.
 
DAY 07: IN POKHARA                                         
  • Morning after breakfast at hotel, proceed to sightseeing of Pokhara
  • Start your tour with Boat ride on Phewa Lake( approx. 1 Hour)
  • POKHARA:  If Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, Pokhara is its centre of adventure. An enchanting city nestled beneath the snow-crested Annapurna Massif in a tranquil valley, 200 kilometres west of Kathmandu and takes approximately 06 hours by surface, it is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking destinations. The atmosphere on the shore of Phewa Lake is one of excited vitality as hipster backpackers crowd the many bars and restaurants exchanging recommendations on guest houses and viewpoints, both by the lake and above the clouds.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
 
DAY 08: POKHARA – KANDE (1700 M) TO TOLKA (1700 M)
  • Morning after breakfast Drive from Pokhara to Kande
  • Kande (1770 m), 31 km and one hour drive on Baglung highway. We take the right hand track gradual ascent through thin forest and reach to Australian Camp (2220 m). It takes one hr 15 minute time to reach Australian Camp, which offers the spectacular view of snow-clad mountains of Annapuran ranges (Annapurna South, 7219 m, Annapurna I, 8091 m, Annapurna III, 7555 m, Annapurna IV, 7525 m, Annapurna II, 7939), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Fish Tail (6993) Lamjung Himal (6932 m), Manaslu (8163) etc. Go gradually descend up to Pothana (1900 m), 40 minute time. ACAP check post is here. Next one and half hour time will stop at Deurali (2100 m). Lunch will be at Deurali. The way is gentle ascending.  After the lunch, gradually descending to Tolka (1700 m) where we stop for whole night. 1 and half hour walking time.
  • O/N at Guest House. We can see view of Annapurna South & Himchuli.
  • Total walking time 5 -6 hours.
  • Overnight at Local Lodge.
 
DAY 09: TOLKA – GHANDRUK (APPROX. 1940 M)
  • Morning after breakfast Drive from Tolka to Ghandruk
  • Having our breakfast in the morning we walk to Landruk (1565 m) on a flat and gradual descent (some where gentle ascent also). 1 and half hour time to Landruk. We will walk down hill to Modi Khola, 45 minute time and after crossing the Modi Khola (river) to take a steep uphill walk to Ghandruk, a large Gurung village for night stop. 2 & half hr walking time from Modi Khola to Ghandruk. Ghandruk offers the view of Annapurna South, Himchuli & Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail).  Lunch and over night stop here.
  • Total walking time 5 hours.
  • Overnight at Local Lodge.
 
DAY 10: GHANDRUK TO NAYAPUL (1070 M) – POKHARA
  • Morning after breakfast Drive to Pokhara
  • Enroute visit Nayapul - We see a gradual down hill to Syauli Bazar (1170 m) for 2 and half hours and get on a Flat land walk through rice fields until Birethanti (1025 m), 1 hr and 30 minutes. We further walk on very busy trail approximately 40 minutes to Nayapul and then one and half hour drive back to Pokhara, 41 km.
  • Total walking time 5 hours.
  • On arrival at Pokhara, check in & Overnight stay in Pokhara.
 
DAY 11: POKHARA- KATHMANDU BY SURFACE(DISTANCE APPROX 210 KM/ 6-7 HOURS DRIVE)
  • Morning after breakfast Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • On arrival, check in at hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
 
DAY 12: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
  • Morning after breakfast, start your tour with  excursion of Patan City
  • Patan City - Patan is one of the most historically important city of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Essentially a Buddhist city, historic inscriptions establish Patan as an important town from early times (said to have been founded by Emperor
  • Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C., although no historical proof exists).The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th – 18th centuries.
  • Bungamati & Khokana: A typical Newar village, lying 11 km south of Kathmandu, founded in 7th century AD, possesses one of the most important God of Kathmandu Valley known as Matsyendranath – the God of Rain and compassion, worshipped equally by Hindus and Buddhists. He was accredited by the people for introducing rice plantation in the valley. A tour of this village is combined with Khokana imprints a beautiful impression on the visitors mind through it’s set up and primitive way of living.
  • Evening : Nepalese Dinner with cultural program at Local Restaurant
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
 
DAY 13: FINAL DEPARTURE
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and transfer to airport to connect flight for your onwards journey.
End of Tour
 

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DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU AND DRIVE TO NAGARKOT ( DISTANCE APPROX. 32 KM/ 1.5 HOURS DRIVE)
  • Namaste… and welcome to Nepal
  • on at Kathmandu arrival you will be meet our representative & transfer to Nagarkot
  • Evening sunset from Nagarkot( subject to weather permit)
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Nagarkot.
  • Nagarkot is situated about 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 Himalayan when the weather is clear. The tops of the Nagarkot commands accelerating views in all direction. The altitude of Nagarkot is 2229 meter.
 
DAY 02: NAGARKOT – KATHMANDU BY SURFACE VIA SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF BHADGOAN
  • Early Morning: Sunrise visit to Nagarkot (Subject to weather permit)
  • After visit of Nagarkot, return back to hotel. After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Kathmandu. Enroute visit Bhadgoan.
  • Bhadgaon: A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. It is situated in the east of Kathmandu valley about 14 km. away. It today retains much of its beauty in ornate woodcarvings and in the famed Golden Gate. During sightseeing tour of Bhadgoan they will visit Nyatapola Temple.
  • On arrival at Kathmandu, check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
DAY 03: KATHMANDU FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
  • Morning After breakfast, proceed to Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Kathmandu City: known as Kantipur, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kasthamandap-the source of the name Kahtmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square are with it’s array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Ex Nepalese Royalty.
  • Swayambhunath: located approximately 4 km, Buddhist stupa this is said to be more than 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
  • Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km. east of the city on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year during Shivaratri, the birthday of Lord Shiva. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. though 300 years earlier these was a structure on this site. Hindus are cremated on the cremation ghats here and their ashes scattered in the sacred river. One can usually see a cremation in progress.
  • Boudhnath: This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world located east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. The Rinpoches who reside here  established Boudhnath as one of the most flourishing centres of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The colossal ancient stupa is 36 metres high.
  • Evening drive back to hotel.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
DAY 04: KATHMANDU- CHITWAN BY SURFACE ( DISTANCE APPROX 175 KM/ 5-6 HOURS DRIVE EXCLUDING)
  • Morning after breakfast Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan by surface.
  • Arrival at Resort in Chitwan.
  • Lunch at Resort.
  • After lunch move to CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK The easiest of the national parks organizing jungle safaris to reach, the Royal Chitwan National Park is considered one of the richest wildlife areas in Asia and boasts the last and largest remaining areas of tall grassland habitat. Renowned for centuries as one of the best areas for wildlife viewing in Asia, the diverse flora and fauna of this Terai region attracts visitors from all over the world. Not to be compared with the wide open spaces of Africa, the intimacy of the search and discovery of asian wildlife in its dense habitat is considered by many travellers to be equally rewarding and exciting. The big animals favour the dense jungle and tall grasslands of the floodplain.
  • Later drive back to Resort.
  • Overnight stay at Resort in Chitwan.
 
DAY 05: IN CHITWAN
  • Morning after breakfast Full day Jungle activities as per program.
  • Overnight at hotel in Chitwan.
 
DAY 06: CHITWAN- POKHARA  BY SURFACE( DISTANCE APPROX 165 KM/  APPROX 5HOURS DRIVE)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive from Chitwan to Pokhara
  • On arrival, get transferred to hotel.
  • Rest day free for leisure.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.
 
DAY 07: IN POKHARA                                         
  • Morning after breakfast at hotel, proceed to sightseeing of Pokhara
  • Start your tour with Boat ride on Phewa Lake( approx. 1 Hour)
  • POKHARA:  If Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, Pokhara is its centre of adventure. An enchanting city nestled beneath the snow-crested Annapurna Massif in a tranquil valley, 200 kilometres west of Kathmandu and takes approximately 06 hours by surface, it is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking destinations. The atmosphere on the shore of Phewa Lake is one of excited vitality as hipster backpackers crowd the many bars and restaurants exchanging recommendations on guest houses and viewpoints, both by the lake and above the clouds.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
 
DAY 08: POKHARA – KANDE (1700 M) TO TOLKA (1700 M)
  • Morning after breakfast Drive from Pokhara to Kande
  • Kande (1770 m), 31 km and one hour drive on Baglung highway. We take the right hand track gradual ascent through thin forest and reach to Australian Camp (2220 m). It takes one hr 15 minute time to reach Australian Camp, which offers the spectacular view of snow-clad mountains of Annapuran ranges (Annapurna South, 7219 m, Annapurna I, 8091 m, Annapurna III, 7555 m, Annapurna IV, 7525 m, Annapurna II, 7939), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Fish Tail (6993) Lamjung Himal (6932 m), Manaslu (8163) etc. Go gradually descend up to Pothana (1900 m), 40 minute time. ACAP check post is here. Next one and half hour time will stop at Deurali (2100 m). Lunch will be at Deurali. The way is gentle ascending.  After the lunch, gradually descending to Tolka (1700 m) where we stop for whole night. 1 and half hour walking time.
  • O/N at Guest House. We can see view of Annapurna South & Himchuli.
  • Total walking time 5 -6 hours.
  • Overnight at Local Lodge.
 
DAY 09: TOLKA – GHANDRUK (APPROX. 1940 M)
  • Morning after breakfast Drive from Tolka to Ghandruk
  • Having our breakfast in the morning we walk to Landruk (1565 m) on a flat and gradual descent (some where gentle ascent also). 1 and half hour time to Landruk. We will walk down hill to Modi Khola, 45 minute time and after crossing the Modi Khola (river) to take a steep uphill walk to Ghandruk, a large Gurung village for night stop. 2 & half hr walking time from Modi Khola to Ghandruk. Ghandruk offers the view of Annapurna South, Himchuli & Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail).  Lunch and over night stop here.
  • Total walking time 5 hours.
  • Overnight at Local Lodge.
 
DAY 10: GHANDRUK TO NAYAPUL (1070 M) – POKHARA
  • Morning after breakfast Drive to Pokhara
  • Enroute visit Nayapul - We see a gradual down hill to Syauli Bazar (1170 m) for 2 and half hours and get on a Flat land walk through rice fields until Birethanti (1025 m), 1 hr and 30 minutes. We further walk on very busy trail approximately 40 minutes to Nayapul and then one and half hour drive back to Pokhara, 41 km.
  • Total walking time 5 hours.
  • On arrival at Pokhara, check in & Overnight stay in Pokhara.
 
DAY 11: POKHARA- KATHMANDU BY SURFACE(DISTANCE APPROX 210 KM/ 6-7 HOURS DRIVE)
  • Morning after breakfast Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • On arrival, check in at hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
 
DAY 12: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
  • Morning after breakfast, start your tour with  excursion of Patan City
  • Patan City - Patan is one of the most historically important city of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Essentially a Buddhist city, historic inscriptions establish Patan as an important town from early times (said to have been founded by Emperor
  • Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C., although no historical proof exists).The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th – 18th centuries.
  • Bungamati & Khokana: A typical Newar village, lying 11 km south of Kathmandu, founded in 7th century AD, possesses one of the most important God of Kathmandu Valley known as Matsyendranath – the God of Rain and compassion, worshipped equally by Hindus and Buddhists. He was accredited by the people for introducing rice plantation in the valley. A tour of this village is combined with Khokana imprints a beautiful impression on the visitors mind through it’s set up and primitive way of living.
  • Evening : Nepalese Dinner with cultural program at Local Restaurant
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
 
DAY 13: FINAL DEPARTURE
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and transfer to airport to connect flight for your onwards journey.
End of Tour
 

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