DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a TNW Travels representative will greet you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel. You will then be prepared about your daily activities.
Later in day enjoy the sightseeing of Kathmandu city.
The name of Kathmandu ‘made from the timber of a single tree’, also known as Kantipur. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals. After the sightseeing tour of Durbar Square you visit Thamel- famous for narrow streets, all lined with budget hotels, travel agencies, small shops selling everything from food and provisions to clothes, walking gears etc.
Optional Dinner at Kaiser Café inside the Garden of Dreams (with light music or Garden Zone with cultural show. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02: EXPLORE KATHMANDU
Today you will embark on a tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Patan:
Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in Pagoda Style with gilded room and carved silver doors, situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River.
Boudhanath has three massive level Mandala style platforms with imposing height of 36 meters.
Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley and is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty.
Dinner option at Nepalese restaurant (Krishnarpan). Overnight at the hotel.
Later if time permits you will also visit
Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt.
Also known as city of devotees, Bhaktapur is the home of medieval art and architecture.Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03: KATHMANDU – POKHARA
Breakfast at the hotel and you will board a flight to Pokhara. You will be escorted to your hotel. Rest of afternoon is a leisure to explore the local activities.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04: EXPLORE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF POKHARA.
Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty, Phewa Lake and the grandeur of the fish tail summit rising behind the city. This place is home to dense forest, emerald lakes.
Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell’s Fall).
Tashiling lies just off the Devi’s fall in the south, which is inhabited by the Tibetan people who keeps themselves busy by producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicrafts.
SETI RIVER GORGE
It is carved by Seti River and is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. KI Singh Bridge at the Bagar, Mahendra Pool & Prithivi Highway Bridge near Bus Park provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water like milk.
Spend a quite time boating in the ultimate lake where the reflections of Mount Annapurna and Macchpuchhre range falls. You will also see a variety of fishes while boating. An island temple is located at the middle of the lake. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake. It’s hard to escape the draw of Phewa Lake and any visitor with even a few spare minutes should endeavor to take a boat out on the water to fully experience the wonderful views of the reflected mountains.
DAY 05: DRIVE POKHARA TO CHITWAN
After an early breakfast drive for 4 hours to Chitwan. The Royal Chitwan National Park is the lush valley of Chitwan situated in the foothills of Churia ranges which houses the first National Park of the Nepal. Famous for its variety of wildlife particularly the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tiger. The Chitwan valley consists of tropical and subtropical forests. Sal forests cover 70 percent of the park. Sal leaves are used locally for plates in festivals and religious offering. The park is home for more that 50 mammal species, over 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. Dinner with Slideshow or Tharu Cultural Dance and overnight at the Lodge.
DAY 06: EXPLORE CHITWAN
Explore wildlife activities all day.
Enjoy the elephant’s back ride in search of rhinos and sloth bears closely. The ride usually lasts an hour or more.
NATURE WALK OR JUNGLE WALKS
Jungle Walks allows one to explore several different habitat areas, from the flood-plain grassland to the dense Sal forests, where one gets an opportunity to encounter different animals right in front.
DUGOUT CANOE RIDE
Floating down to Rapti River on a dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species, while they are drinking water in the bank of river Rapti. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 07: CHITWAN-KATHUMANDU
Breakfast at resort, and indulge in remaining wildlife activities, later transfer to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu from Bharatpur. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 08: KATHUMANDU
Today you will be chauffeured to International Airport to connect the flight for onward journey.
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