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Highlights of the Trip
|Trip Name: Glimpse of Nepal Tour||Trip starts- ends: Kathmandu –KTM|
|Duration: 11 Days||SERVICE TYPE: DELUXE & STANDARD|
|DESTINATION: KATHMANDU NAGARKOT, GORKHA, POKHARA, LUMBINI & CHITWAN|
The Real Nepal Tour commence from Kathmandu after a delightful historical tour down ancient Kathmandu’s cobbled stoned streets where this valley tells you of its religious density with temples found in every twist & bend you take through this ancient valley. We stride into some of the world’s renowned UNESCO declared heritage sites that are standing symbols to the country’s rich cultural heritage…& history. From the low teeming flatlands in eastern Nepal to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest.
Day 1 :
You will be picked up by our company representative escorts on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, and transferred to hotel. Refresh & get familiar with your surroundings. Go for a walk down the streets close by to the hotel; this will enable you to get some good experience of your surroundings that will make your tour more enjoyable. Have supper & it’s your first overnight in the city of the gods.
Day 2 :
Kathmandu City tour, in the evening drive to Nagarkot for an overnight (distance 32 km).
After breakfast you will begin your tour with a visit to Pashupatinath, situated 5 km east of Kathmandu. The temple of Lord Shiva, Pathupatinath, with its two-tiered golden roof and silver doors is said to be one of the holiest Hindu shrines. This is also a cremation site for the people in the country where the common man & even the kings of Nepal are cremated hereabouts. You will then visit Boudhanath, which lies 3km east of Pashupati. After lunch you will proceed to Swayambhunath, one of the world's most splendid Buddhist chaityas & popularly known as the ‘monkey temple’’.
Next you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will see the Taleju Temple. We then return back to our hotel for lunch before we proceed to the lovely hill resort of Nagarkot. Overnight at Nagarkot.
Day 3 :
Nagarkot - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
After an early morning cupper coffee we witness a spectacular sunrise as well as fantastic mountains views of Annapurna, Langtang and Gaurishanker Himalaya ranges. Viewing this awesome beauty starts your day well. We then have breakfast before we drive to Bhaktapur for a city tour of this ancient town & learn of its tragedies. Drive to Kathmandu overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 4 :
Drive to Gorkha Durbar (Palace) - (Distance: 200 km)
Gorkha is known for its landscapes & is famous in the annals of history. We then go to the sleepy little village town of Bandipur nestled in the laps of the lovely hillocks of Nepal. This little town is known for its chocolate box settings & the warm hospitality of the local Newari inhabitants of this town with a rich traditional culture. Overnight at a comfortable resort.
Day 5 :
Drive to Pokhara (distance: 75 km)
On reaching this wonderful lake city, we refresh & embark on an Afternoon sightseeing tour of David's fall, Mahendra Cave, Old Bazaar, Vindyabasini temple, Seti River Gorge, Museum and boating on the calm Fewa Lake. Overnight at hotel in the city of lakes.
Day 6 :
Sarangkot Tour - drive to Tansen (distance: 122 km)
Early in the morning we drive down to amazing Sarangkot to enjoy a fabulous sunrise and mountain views of the Annapurna Himalayas range, and drive back to our hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we continue with our tour on a scenic drive to Tansen, the capital of the hill town of Palpa. Tansen stands on the Siddhartha Highway that links Pokhara with Lumbini. This lovely town offers views of lush green valleys and silver grey mountains. Tansen itself is very colorful & vibrant with its old houses and naturally beautiful landscapes. Overnight at our hotel.
Day 7 :
Drive to Lumbini (distance: 85 km)
Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha. Wake up call with tea/coffee followed by a nature walk and bird watching tour. Have breakfast and start your jungle safari on elephant. Visit the elephant breeding centre. In the afternoon take a canoe ride or jungle hike. The Tharu stick dance will be followed by dinner. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 8 :
Drive to Chitwan for a go-wild jungle safari (distance: 175 km)
After breakfast we drive down to Chitwan National Park (185km/5 ½ hours). Upon arrival in Chitwan, you will check into the hotel and enjoy welcome drinks and a briefing about your ongoing jungle activities. In the evening you can enjoy a thrilling Tharu stick dance and dinner. Overnight stay at the resort where your jungle activities will read like this:
16:00 Cultural Tour (visit to Tharu Village)
18:00 Slide show Program / Tharu Stick Dance
Day 9 :
Tour Activities today in the jungle
We get a Wake up call with tea/coffee followed by a nature walk and bird watching tour. We then return back to our resort for breakfast amidst the happy chirping of birds and start your jungle safari on elephant. We visit the elephant breeding centre and in the afternoon take a canoe ride on the serene rivers of the jungle & then go for a jungle hike. We then enjoy a special Tharu stick dance which will be followed by dinner. Overnight stay at the resort, your program will read like this:
8:00 Canoeing, Elephant ride, Visit to Elephant Breeding centre
13:00 Lunch 15:00 Elephant back Safari
Overnight at resort, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 10 :
Drive to Kathmandu & en-route visit Manakamana Temple (distance: 175 km to Kathmandu)…before your departure from Chitwan late in the morning, your activities will consist of the following:
6:00 Wake up call
6:30 Tea / Coffee
7:00 Bird watching
9:30 Drive to Kurintar for cable car ride to Manakamana
Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 11 :
Departure for the green, green grass of home
Our escorts & vehicles will be on standby at your hotel to drive you to the Airport for your onward destination home. Knowing you has been a great experience. We wish you a happy bon voyage home!
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Note: Tipping is expected, but it's not mandatory.