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KATHMANDU, POKHARA AND CHITWAN TOUR
Cultural, natural, historical & wildlife exploration of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan
This cultural tour offers you an amazing sightseeing and wildlife expedition. On this tour you will gain an insight into the rich culture and traditions of Nepal. The trip begins with a sightseeing tour to the most remarkable places in Kathmandu. Your exploration of Kathmandu is followed by a brief sightseeing tour in Patan. Patan, known for its unique art and craftsmanship, is sure to leave you mesmerized with its sheer beauty. After Kathmandu and Patan, your next destination is Pokhara, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal. Pokhara with its exotic locales and unparalleled natural beauty gives you one of the most delightful travel experiences. Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Mahendra Gupha, the Davis Fall and the gorge of the Seti River are the major sightseeing places in Pokhara. From Pokhara, you move on to the Terai lowlands of Chitwan. In Chitwan, you get to visit the Royal Chitwan National Park, known for its rare bird and animal species, wildlife and lush vegetation. Activities in Jungle include elephant safari and jeep safari for sightseeing exotic wildlife and diverse ecosystem, canoeing and a walk in the wilderness accompanied by a trained guide.Taking on this tour, you gain absolute pleasure amidst the natural beauty in some of the best places in Nepal, making this trip a memorable one.
Trip Facts:
  • Trip length: 6 nights / 7 Days
  • Activity: cultural excursion and white water rafting.
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu

 

Detailed itinerary:

Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative will be waiting for you in the arrival hall, located after passing out of the customs area. Look out for the Raj Bala Company signboard. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. The evening is free, but usually our tour leader will organize a short meeting with you. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you begin your exclusive Kathmandu sightseeing tour with visits to Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath temple, one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites. Then you will be taken to visit the 2000 year old Swoyambhunath.
Boudhanath Stupa
This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
Pashupatinath Temple
Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.
Swoyambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 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. After a delicious lunch, you are then transported to Patan, lying 5kms away from Kathmandu Valley on the South-East.
Patan Durbar Square like its counterpart in Kathmandu is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone
The main attractions in Patan
Beside above mentioned places to visit there are other significant sites to be visited:
a)    Golden Temple
b)    Kumbheshwar
c)    Krishna Mandir
d)    Jagat Narayan
e)    Mahaboudha
f)    Ashokan Stupa
g)    Machchhendranath Temple
h)    The Tibetan Camp

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara & Sightseeing in Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
After a healthy breakfast, you fly to Pokhara which is 200 km away from Kathmandu. On reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to the best resort or hotel of your choice. Pokhara will have you mesmerized with its majestic sight of snow-capped mountain peaks and exquisite beauty. Pokhara is most popular for its lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa. Your trip includes visits to all these exotic places. You can also go for boating on these famous lakes. Exploring the deep-seated mysteries of intriguing caves like Mahendra Gupha will further heighten your adventure spirit. The Davis Fall, the gorge of the Seti River and Tibetan refugee camp are other places you will be sightseeing in Pokhara.

Day 04: Boating on Phewa Lake & drive to Chitwan
Today, you will have the pleasure of basking in the exotic boating experience on the Phewa lake. Then you will be driven to the Terai lowlands of Chitwan.

Day 05: Safari Excursion in Royal Chitwan National Park
As you descend towards the Terai lowland of Chitwan, rich wildlife, lush grasslands and spectacular sight of rare species of bird and animals unfolds before you. Chitwan national park gives you a unique and exceptional wildlife experience. It is home to rare animal species like the one-horned rhinoceros, and the Royal Bengal Tiger, and also other animals like leopard, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles, etc. Unlike African animals, those in Chitwan tend to be rather solitary and shy, but the chances of seeing them are very high owing to the expertise and experiences of guides.

Day 06: Safari Excursion in Royal Chitwan National Park and fly to Kathmandu
Today you surrender yourself to the pure pleasure of jungle activities. Your safari excursion includes Elephant safari, Wildlife safari, jeep safari, canoeing and bird watching in the majestic jungles of Chitwan National Park. On your jungle safari, you may encounter rare endangered species such as one-horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal tiger. Canoeing through the river gives you sheer pleasure to witness crocodiles and other aquatic species in their natural habitats. You can have the most thrilling and exciting wildlife experience. After this wildlife encounter, you are escorted to Bharatpur to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you can indulge in any kind of activities of your interest.

Day 07: Depart Kathmandu
We will take you to the airport for your flight home. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as Rafting, Muktinath Pilgrimage tour, trekking etc.

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