11 Days Nepal Special Trip
Kathmandu Chitwan Lumbini and Pokhara City Tours start from landlocked country Nepal bordered by India and China. Nepal is one of the thriving countries in terms of presence of flora, fauna, cultural diversity, extraordinary land topography and astonishing mountain vista. Our tour starts with sightseeing in Kathmandu valley which has seven out of ten UNESCO World heritage site in Nepal. We will pay our visit to Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Budanilkantha and Kathmandu durbar square accompanied by our English speaking guide. Early morinig in the next day we will continue sightseeing by visiting Monkey temple, Patan durar square and Bhaktapur durbar square. Next day after having our breakfast we will drive for Chitwan for experiencing the wilderness Nepal has got. In the evening Chitwan will treat us with Tharu culture Program.
Following day Chitwan will keep us busy with Jungle walk along with our experienced nature guide, canoeing, elephant bathing, paying visit to Elephant breeding centre and back to resort. As per the program we will visit Lumbini which is birthplace of Lord Buddha in 563B.C. Lumbini is the place of great religious of historic importance. Further we will drive to beautiful city of Lake Pokhara which is known for the presence of David’s fall, Seti river gorge, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, Barahi Temple and mesmerizing boat ride on Fewa Lake and other beautiful lakes enjoying our self seeing the incredible mountain vista of Machhapuchhare, Annapuran and Dhaulagiri. This incredible tour compels you to understand and realize that Nepal has so much to offer.
Day 01: Arrival and Half Day Sightseeing Tour
Day 02: Full Day sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu City
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan [167 km /5 Hrs Drive]
Day 04: Full Day Jungle activities.
Day 05: Drive to Lumbini [159 km/ 5 Hrs Drive]
Day 06: Drive to Pokhara City [169km/ 5-6 Hrs Drive]
Day 07: Morning Sarankot Visit and Drive to Dhampus [25 Km/2 Hrs Drive]
Day 08: Drive to Pokhara and Sighseeing Tour.
Day 09: Drive back to Nagarkot [232km /7 Hrs Drive]
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 11: Departure Day
Day 1Arrival and Half Day Sightseeing Tour
Welcome to the land of Nepal at 1350m. You will be warmly welcomed by our representative and escorted to your hotel and will describe you about your entire tour program in detail. Later on half day sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.
Boudha Nath Temple:
Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal lies a further 2 km north from Pashupatinath Temple and also the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Buddha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepal’s, as well as a popular tourist site.
It is the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva, first established in 5th century. The holiest Hindu pilgrimage place in Nepal Pashupatinath has received the attention of worshippers for at least fifteen hundred years. Dedicated to Shiva the lord of Destruction the temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River. A circuit of the Pashupatinath area takes visitors past a sixth century statue of the Buddha an eighth century statue of Brahma the Creator freshly painted skeletal images guarding temple gates, and other magnificent temples dedicates to various deities in the complex. Pashupati Nath Temple is situated 5 km. east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupati Nath, with tow tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus, although only Hindus are allowed inside temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.
If time permits one can visit nearby markets self or visit Thamel.
THAMEL: As the tourist district of Kathmandu, Thamel bustles with activity late into the late evening. It is a mere 10-minute walk from the center of Kathmandu, yet completely different from the rest of the city. Thamel caters entirely to tourists with its scores of hotels, rows of restaurants and bars, book shops, inviting souvenir shops, cyber cafes and travel agencies. All that a tourist needs can be found here, even friends and traveling companions.
Day 2 Full Day sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu City
After breakfast you will have full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city consist of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhnunath Temple and Patan City.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17h -century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city.
It is the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the almost entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. Swayambhunath is a best place to observe religious harmony between Nepalese Buddhists and Hindus. The stupa is one of the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers come from diverse ethical backgrounds. Situated on the top of a hill. It provides an excellent view of the Katmandu Valley. Huge prayer wheels and fine Buddhist paintings are displayed in the monasteries as well as the largest Buddha statue in the country.
Swoyambhunath literally means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site.
Patan City is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, Guardian Deities, and wonderful carvings. Krishna Mandir, which is one of the grandeur of the square, was built in 1637 by the king Siddhi Narsingh Malla. The entire temple is constructed of the stone. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the city of fine arts or city of artists. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors.
Day 3Drive to Chitwan [167 km /5 Hrs Drive]
After breakfast drive to Chitawan National park for exclusive jungle safari. Small city say Muglin, Narayangargh will be drive pass then finally to Sauraha where many touristy hotels are located. Upon arrival at hotel meet by the guide, welcome drink and allocate room for accommodation.
Chitwan National Park has long been one the country’ treasures of natural wonders. The park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 932 sq. km. in the subtropical lowlands of the inner TERAI. The area comprising the Tikauli forest-from Rapti River to the foothills of the Mahabharat-extending over an area of 175 sq. km. was declared Mrigakunja in 1959. The park and the local people jointly initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zone. The park consists of a diversity of ecosystems, including the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes and the flood plains of the Rapti, Reu and Narayani rivers. The Churia hills rise slowly towards the east from 150m to more than 800m. The western portion of the park is comprised of the lower but more rugged “Someshwor hills”. The park shares its western boundary with the “Parsa Wildlife Reserve”.
Tharu cultural dance: [6:30 PM] A melodious ethnic dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums. The clashing of sticks represents and performance how to keep away the rhinos and other wild animals from the human habitat and their farming land.
Day 4Full Day Jungle activities.
Breakfast at Hotel
Following are the programs after breakfast:
- Dugout canoe ride:
Floating down to Rapti River on a dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river. 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.
- Elephant Breeding Centre:
Elephant Breeding Center (EBC) was established in 1985 at Chitwan National Park and is the only EBC in Nepal. A breeding center for increasing number of elephants but not having compartment for mating with wild bull it is well trained and appropriate number of staff should be provided and an Elephant Camps Service should be creator. You may not want to miss the opportunity to explore Elephant breeding center where number of elephants are kept for reproducing purpose only.
- Elephant Back Safari:
One can monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting back on an Elephant. The duration of the elephant back safari is about 1 & half hour .Elephant ride is the most pleasant activities in the park.
Day 5Drive to Lumbini [159 km/ 5 Hrs Drive]
Wake up early in the Morning, after breakfast drive to Lumbini (159 km/5 Hrs). After arrival in hotel, check in then proceed for sightseeing tours.
Lumbini is the birth place of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha and the founder of Buddhism, known as Buddha or the enlightened one. This is confirmed by the existence of an inscribed pillar erected 318 years after the event by the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka, who visited Lumbini in 245 BC and left a number of his famous inscribed pillars in the region.
Sacred Garden: Which is spread over 8 sq.km possesses all the treasures of the historic area. It has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. This is the place where Lord Buddha was born. The site is marked by Ashoka Stone Pillar which has an engraved inscription identifying the spot as the birth place of LORD BUDDHA. On one side of the pillar is the MAYADEVI TEMPLE the temple of the mother of Lord Buddha. Recent excavations have turned up a stone bearing Foot Prints of Lord Buddha.
The Puskerni Pond: Located south of the Ashokan Pillar is the pond where Queen Mayadevi the mother of Lord Buddha is believed to have taken a bath before giving birth to LORD BUDDHA. Many countries have built TEMPLES, MONASTERIES OR STUPA in Sacred Garden in the international Monastery Zone and there has been global initiative to promote the place Lumbini.
Day 6Drive to Pokhara City [169km/ 5-6 Hrs Drive]
Wake up early in the morning after breakfast drive to Pokhara Valley via Tansen Bazar. This is hilly highway where you can see small towns say Syangja, Waling, Ramdi Bridge over Kaligandaki River then Tansen bazzar all drive pass.
Tansen Bazar the headquarters of Palpa district , a fascinating center form historical, cultural, religious, geographical natural and tourists viewpoints, is situated at an altitude of 1,371 meters above the sea level on the lap of picturesque Shreenagar hill. Historically, it has enjoyed a strategic position on the trade and pilgrim rout between the hill and the plains. Unique geographical location, climate, Zigzag and cobbled streets, attractive Newari buildings pagoda style temple shrines and stupas, attractive Durbar hate typical Mahar village fascinating panoramic scenes etc. abundant in Tansen Bazar.
Pokhara is a resort city of remarkable beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificent summit of Machhapuchhre rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant caravan route extending between India and Tibet. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakalis are other major communities here. Upon arrival move to hotel for check in process.
Day 7Morning Sarankot Visit and Drive to Dhampus [25 Km/2 Hrs Drive]
Early Morning visit Sarangkot for Sunrise.
Pick up time: 5:30am
Sarangkot is a 1,600m high hill situated on the northern shore of Phewa lake. On the way to Sarangkot you’ll pass through Schima-Catonopsis forest and there is a lot of opportunity to watch birds. It’s a 2 hour walk from Phewa Lake. On reaching the hill, you can find good hotels and a tower on the top of the hill from where you can view the Pokhara Valley and also the wide range of Annapurna. Later on after breakfast drive to Dhampus [25 km/2 Hrs Drive] on the way visit Bindabasini Temple
Dhampus: Dhampus is quiet, serene and amazingly beautiful. It is an ideal place to return back to beautiful nature after being in a city for several months. You can see the beautiful sunset and next morning a beautiful sunrise on the Himalayas from Dhampus. Dhampus is not just a Mountain View point but a culturally rich village of the ethnic Gurung people. You will also have an opportunity for a close look at the daily lives of the villagers.
Day 8Drive to Pokhara and Sighseeing Tour.
Before breakfast go View Point with guide for sunrise and Mountain View
After breakfast trek to Australian camp [Optional] and back to Dhampus after sometime. Later drive to Pokhara City [25 Km/ 2 Hrs Drive].
After checking process, you will have sightseeing tour around Pokhara City.
Seti Gorge (K I Singh Bridge): It is a mysterious wonder of Pokhara. Originated from the Machhapuchhre glacier, Seti (which mns white in Nepali) River runs through the main city area. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination – in about 40 meters depth. The river provides a perfect view of its dreadful rush before it disappears at Bagar into a deep gorge. The gorge is visible from the bridges in the city, K.I. Singh Bridge, northwest end of the city, Mahendra pool, Ramghat, and Prithvi Chowk areas. K I Singh Bridge is the proper view point of this wonderful and interesting river gorge. Looking down these bridges one can see the white turbulent flow of the Seti through an incredibly narrow canyon about 46 m. below.
Devi’s fall. Locally known as Patale Chhango, Devi’s fall (also known as Devil’s, Devin’s or David’s) is an awesome waterfall lying about 1 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David…) was washed away by the Pardi Khola (River) and disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.
Gupteswar Gupha (cave) is a sacred cave located near Devi’s fall. The cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered and taking pictures inside the cave is prohibited.
International Mountain Museum- The museum is situated just 0.5 km south from the Pokhara airport. The spot is rightly selected as we can enjoy the unique view of 3 massive mountain peaks; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu which are above 8000 meters with our single eyesight and no place in the world offers us such a panoramic view. Provides information on mountaineering, the world’s mountain system, mountain cultures, environments, prominent people in mountain history, mountain geography, ecology, exhibition of mountaineering history and implied methods
Day 9Drive to Pokhara [232km /7 Hrs Drive]
Breakfast at Hotel
After breakfast drive to Nagarkot [238km/ 8 Hrs Drive].
Nagarkot: Nagarkot is one of the nearest and most famous Mountain View point from Kathmandu. Enjoy the sunset over the Himalayas. Nagarkot is situated 32 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level. Nagarkot is a popular tourist spot of Nepal. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest-if weather permits), can be seen from here). The Himalayan peaks Like Manaslu (8463 in). Ganesh Hinial (7111 in), Langtang (7246 in), Choba Bhanre (60l6 in), Gaurishanker (7134 m) and number (6957 in), are also clearly seen from Nagarkot). After check in Enjoy sunset and relaxation.
After check in enjoying Sun set view
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel in Nagarkot
Day 10Nagarkot-Kathmandu/Bhaktapur tours on the way
Breakfast at Hotel
Morning enjoy sunrise and Mountain View. One can go to View tower which is just in 30 minutes walking distance one way [3km]. From here you can see more area including Mountains [altitude 2175m].
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu City via visiting Bhaktapur City.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1401m above sea level. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur,also known as Bhadgoan. Which lies 14 km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhakapur.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu Int’l Airport.
On Twin sharing Room basis as mentioned in above Itinerary.
Using 3 star Category hotels in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast.
Full Board Basis on Chitwan and Dhampus [BLD]
Using A/c private Vehicle for Arrival/departure transfers, sightseeing tour and out station trip to Pokhara, Chitwan, Dhampus.
English speaking guide for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu City, Pokhara and Dhampus
Natural English Speaking Guide in Chitwan
Meeting and assistance on Arrival/Departure by Office representative.
Porterage on arrival/departure at airports.
Monument Entrance Fees at all places as per the Itinerary.
Mineral water during sightseeing.
Our 24 hour personal care and Attention
Boating on Fewa Lake
Lunch and Dinner wish list in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara as per the Itinerary
Any International Airfare
Personal expenses like telephone bills, laundry charges, table drinks, tips, camera/video-camera fee at monuments etc.
Any items not mentioned in above include section
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Program Code: PTT-MT-004
Duration: 10 Days
Program Type: Multidays Tour Program
Maximum Altitude:1600 M
Mode of Travel:Car, Jeep, Bus
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu