Best of Nepal
Best of Nepal
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive in the capital city of Kathmandu, meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative will also hand over the “Welcome Folder” documents and brief you the tour programme. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu
After breakfast full day city tour of Kathmandu. Visit to Swaymabhunath (listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO): Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu, stands the great stupa of Swaymabhunath; a site that is over 2500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of Swaymabhunath is a model of its kind. Patan Durbar Square, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 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. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. Kathmandu Durbar Square, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is one of the popular places due to its exquisite architecture and artistic embellishment. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built in 1200 to 1768 A.D. with hundreds of erotic carvings used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu which epitomizes the religions and cultural life of the people. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu
After breakfast half day city tour of Kathmandu. Visit to Pashupatinath Temple, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO located on the banks of sacred Bagmati River, this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. Boudhnath, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is the largest stupa in the world was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. The Rinpoches who reside here have established Boudhnath as one of the most flourishing centres of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The colossal ancient stupa is 36 metres high. In the afternoon excursion to Bhaktapur Durbar Square listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 4: Kathmandu – Bhaktapur – Nagarkot (30 Kilometres / 1 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Nagarkot and on the way visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. Continue drive to Nagarkot (7200ft), which offers panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas from Mt Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. On arrival check in at hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Nagarkot.
Day 5: Nagarkot
Early in the morning view the sunrise over the Himalaya. On a clear day you can see Mt Everest from here. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains. Nagarkot also has plenty of short walks to offer. A gentle 90 minute walk to see the Tamang culture (Optional). Overnight stay in Nagarkot
Day 6: Nagarkot – Chitwan (115 Kilometres / 4 Hrs)
After breakfast, Morning drive by surface through the scenic mountainous region with Himalayan backdrop to Chitwan. A private car with an experienced driver makes the journey pleasant. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free for independent activities. Overnight stay in Chitwan.
Chitwan National park is the last undisturbed vestiges of gangetic plains. This national park is a home to over 50 species of mammals, 55 species of amphibians and reptiles and 525 species of birds.
Day 7: Chitwan Jungle Safari
In the morning, go for an elephant back safari inside the Chitwan Jungle and spot the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, Himalayan sloth bear, spotted leopard and, if lucky, the elusive nocturnal Royal Bengal tiger too. Scrumptious breakfast will be waiting for us at the hotel. After breakfast, give a bath to the elephant. We will be scheduled for activities like bird watching, jungle walk, canoe ride to spot crocodiles etc. In the evening enjoy cultural dance presented by locals. Overnight stay in Chitwan.
Day 8: Chitwan – Pokhara (190 Kilometres / 5 Hrs)
After breakfast we will leave the plain of Chitwan and drive north towards mountains again. Vantage points on this section of highway offers picturesque view of Himalayan peaks atop verdant hills drained by cascading white water. Pokhara appears as amphitheater of mountains with lofty snow peaks towards north. Later we will explore Phewa Lake, the biggest of three lakes in Pokhara. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 9: Pokhara
Pokhara is a natural capital of Nepal and a starting point of trekking in Annapurna. Pokhara tour includes drive to several points for different vistas of Himalayan landscape. One can hike and mountain bike to several hillsides. The Tibetan refugee Camp is another place of interest in Pokhara. Your exploration sites will be designed according to your preference. Visit to International Mountain Museum, Sarangkot Sunrise View, Devi’s Fall, Tibetan refugee camp, World peace stupa. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 10: Pokhara – Kathmandu (200 Kilometres / 5 hrs)
After breakfast, Drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Kathamndu.
Day 11: Kathmandu – Onward destination
Transfer to the International airport in Kathmandu towards your onward destination with sweet memories.