A tour that takes you for a cultural, historical and wildlife exploration of Kathmandu valley, Pokhara and Chitwan with a scenic excursion of Dhulikhel. This cultural tour to some of the most significant places in Nepal offers you great fun and pleasure. The trip begins in Kathmandu, with visits to the major tourist attractions around Kathmandu Valley. After you visit the major places of Kathmandu, you head off to Daman (A nice panoramic places from where you can also see Mt. Everest) then go to Chitwan. In Royal Chitwan National Park, you get interesting jungle activities like elephant safari, jungle walk, canoeing trip in Rapti river, bird watching, cultural program, Tharu village tour and Jeep safari for sightseeing exotic wildlife but you have to pay extra for Jeep Safari. You will get to see rare species like the one-horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger, along with several other birds and animals in your jungle safari. This close encounter with the wildlife will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. After Chitwan, you will be traveling to the exotic and beautiful city of Pokhara. Phewa Lake, Mahendra Gupha, the gorge of Seti River and Davis Fall are the major sightseeing places in Pokhara. You experience nature at its best, amidst the enchanting natural beauty and snow-capped peaks of Pokhara. After Pokhara, your next destination is Nagarkot - a village in hilltop from where you will see nice sunrise and sunset views with beautiful mountains.
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu.
Welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu.
After an early breakfast, you are ready to do sightseeing tour in 4 major places in Kathmandu: - Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar square. We begin today's sightseeing tour with a visit to Swoyambhunath a 2500-year old site, where it is believed that the Radiant Lotus of the valley-mythology, settled when the water was drained by Manjushri, the god of Wisdom. The 5 Dhyani Buddha's attended by their consorts are enshrined at the base of the stupa. (Non-Hindus are not allowed inside Swayambhunath temple) then continues to tour into Boudhanath which is the world's largest stupa and of Tibetan Buddhist Culture in Nepal. There are many antique shops around monastery where you can buy things related to Buddhism. After Boudhanath, your next spot is The Pashupatinath temple which stands along the side of Bagmati River. It is the holiest Temple for Hindus. Many people from different part of Asia visit this Temple. Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is also a site for Hindu cremation. During the festival of Shivaratri, the temple is crowded by devotees. In the afternoon, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka(the ancient royal residential quarter), Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Machhendra Bahal(holy place for the Buddhists and Hindus), Temple House of Kumari( the vestal virgin or the living goddess). Walk around the local bazaars then drive to Hotel.
Day 3: Sightseeing tour around Bhaktapur & Patan.
After breakfast, we take you to Bhaktapur Durbar Square where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal which has remained untouched by western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places and then drive you to explore Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and many other places of Patan. You will feel as if Patan has been unveiled before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with erotic carvings and repoussé metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets. You will also get to see handicraft center in Patan then drive you back to the hotel.
Day 4: Kathmandu - Daman.
Drive from Kathmandu to Daman which takes about 3 hours. Daman is situated at a height of 2100 meters or 7500 feet above sea level and a distance of 80 kilometers. Daman is known for its vintage location in viewing the Himalayan peaks such as Mount Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu etc. There is a view tower from where one can see a panoramic view of 300 miles of the Himalayan range.
Day 5: Daman - Chitwan.
Drive from Daman to Chitwan which takes about four and half hours. The Chitwan National Park is the lush valley of Chitwan situated in the foothills of Churia ranges which houses the first National Park of the Kingdom. This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife especially the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. After arrival in the hotel, you will be provided with welcome drinks upon check-in at Chitwan hotel. Start some Jungle activities on the same day.
Day 6: Chitwan Morning.
Have breakfast then canoe ride in the Rapti River, (a good opportunity to see Bird and two rare species of crocodiles; Marsh Mugger as well as fish eating Gharial.) jungle walk and visit elephant bathing center. Afternoon: Have lunch then go for Elephant Safari (an opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and you will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.) Evening: Sunset view from the bank of Rapti River, slide show or culture program. Night: Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Chitwan - Pokhara.
After breakfast, visit the Government Elephant Breeding Center or extra jungle activities then drive to Pokhara. At around 2 pm you will arrive at Pokhara. You can refresh and do some shopping or relax in the hotel.
Day 8: Sightseeing in Pokhara Valley.
After breakfast, the sightseeing starts inside the valley of Pokhara. The sightseeing places are as follows: Old bazaar of Pokhara city, Bindhayabasini temple, Seti Gorge, Buddhist monastery, Pokhara regional museum which displays the traditional things of western Nepal, Devis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan refugee camp, Barahi temple which lies in the central part of the lake Fewa etc.
Day 9: Sarankot, Peace stupa and boating at Fewa Lake.
Today you will wake up early in the morning to go to Sarankot, which is a very famous viewpoint for sunrise and sunset. On the other hand, it is the popular spot to view the gigantic snowcapped Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It is nearly 1-hour drive to go and come back. Then, in the afternoon visit to Peace Stupa, nearly one and half hour hiking to the top then descend to the lake Fewa for boating.
Day 10: Pokhara - Nagarkot.
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu then continuous drive to hillside called Nagarkot. It is the best viewpoint for the Himalayas to view great sunset and sunrise.
Day 11: Nagarkot drive to Kathmandu.
Witness sunrise at Nagarkot in the morning. Small village seat at about 7500 ft altitude, offering fine views from Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. On a fine day, one can even see the tip of the Mt. Everest from here. Later depart for Kathmandu and on arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon, you are free to shopping or relax.
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu.
End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination.