The Kathmandu valley is the hub for cultural experience. It serves as a confluence for two great races, Caucasians from the west and Mongols from the east, and two great religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. The UNESCO has declared seven historic and religious places as Cultural Heritage Sites within the valley. This is a testimonial to a varied and rich heritage that the valley has inherited. In the ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur that you can observe the most magnificent of temples and entirely untarnished palaces. During this trip, your white water adventure trip on the Trishuli. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks Rive and you will be having your good experience about the Chitwan National Park which will be known as the wild life experience about the Nepal and to see all the animals likes: - rhino, tiger, leopard, birds, mammals and other things as well in your travelling experience. You will also visit the Nagarkot hill station which is one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal to views the sunset and sunrise in your door steps as well and chance to see Himalayan ranges with out having your trekking experience. You will also visit the Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupas. Kathmandu valley is one of those places where you can see the modern, the ancient and the medieval all coexisting in a perfect harmony. This trip will enchant you with its bustle, the spectacular views, and its heritage.
Day 1: Kathmandu
In Kathmandu, you will be received at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After a briefing by your tour leader and an overview about the whole program, you will join for a meal in one of the better restaurants in the city.
Day 2: Kathmandu
In the morning, there is an option of going on a mountain flight. This is one of the best ways to observe the snow capped peaks of the Himalayan range. It is also gives one of the closest views of the mountains that you can get without having to go for a trek. The flight is operated at a time period between 6.30:00 am to 9.30:00 am.
In the afternoon, you will take a guided full day tour of the city of Kathmandu. A visit to the Boudhanath Stupa is a must. The Buddhist site belongs to the Vajrayana sect of Buddhism but is revered by all. The White Stupa is a massive structure. An air of spirituality looms large and at that moment you will feel the nobility of Buddhist spirituality. Around the Stupa, there are shops selling Buddhist artifacts.
After Boudhanath, we head to the Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath. Pashupati simple means “Lord of the Beasts”. This temple is considered the holiest of all temples in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pashupati Nath is Shiva in good mood. Situated at the banks of the river Bagmati, pilgrims and sages flock the temple. Last rites are performed on the premises of this temple and from afar you can even see a Hindu last-rites being performed.
Swayambhunath is the most ancient and enigmatic of the Valley’s holy shrines the golden-spired stupa of Swayambhunath tops a wooded hillock. Records of its history date as far as the 5th century, but its origins are believed to be older. It is the Kathmandu Valley’s most sacred Buddhist shrine and whilst its worshippers include the Vajrayana Buddhists of northern Nepal and Tibet, Newari Buddhists are the most fervent devotees.
Then we head to the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is the number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess, a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. Nearby the former Royal Palace is a Mall Dynasty dwelling, once considerably more extensive than today. Within, the courtyard Nassal Chowk, originally hosted dramatic dance performances, now it is the coronation site of the Shah kings and contains some of the finest wood carvings you will see anywhere in the kingdom.
Day 3: Kathmandu via Trisuli River Rafting - Chitwan
After an early breakfast, transfer to your put in point, for your white water adventure trip on the Trishuli River. Lunch will be on the banks of the river. After our rafting adventure we proceed onwards to the Royal Chitwan National Park. Refreshment, then Tharu Cultural Dance in the evening. Over night stay at Chitwan.
Day 4: Chitwan
Full day jungle activities that may include bird watching, elephant back safari (for the elusive Bengal Tiger), canoeing and others. Later, you will be enjoying in the Bank of the Rapti River with sunset views and other experience as well. Over night stay at Chitwan.
Day 5: Chitwan to Pokhara
After breakfast, transfer to Pokhara. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of the lakes and the magnificence of the Himalaya rising behind them create the ambience that has made Pokhara such a popular place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Tourism focuses on the districts of Dam side and Lakeside (or Pardi and Baidam, in Nepali, respectively). These two areas, packed with hotels and restaurants, are a few kilometres southwest of the main Pokhara bazaar. On arrival in Pokhara refresh then evening walk around Fewa Lake with 1 hour boating on Fewa Lake.
Day 6: Pokhara
Early morning visit to Sarangkot for sunrise view. Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 5 km from Lake Side. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high and it commands an astounding view of the Annapurna (8091m/ 26,545ft), Manasalu (8165m/ 26,781ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m/ 24,422ft), Dhaulagiri (8167m/ 26,795ft), Machhapuchhare (the sacred mountain) and 25 other mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high. After Breakfast sightseeing tour to Pokhara Valley like:-
Seti River Gorge:- It carved by Seti – Gandaki 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.
David’s Fall:- David’s waterfall locally known Patale Chhango in the southern bank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gage, leaping through several potholes.
Mahendra Cave:- Mahendra Cave lies north of the Pokhara valley. It is a large limestone cave, which is one of the few stalagmite stalactite caves found in Nepal.
Tibetan Village:- Tibetan Village Tashiling in the south and Tashil Palkhel in the north of Pokhara Valley is the two Tibetan village, which is inhabitant by the Tibetan people who keeps themselves busy by producing and trading woollen carpets and other handicrafts.
Barahi Temple:- This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara, Built almost in the middle of Fewa Lake, this two –stories pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector’s deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen especially on Saturday.
Day 7: Pokhara to Nagarkot
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. On arrival here to be met by our representative and drive to Nagarkot hill station. Rest of the day at leisure with sunset view. This is very enchanting places in your travelling time with the newly atmoshphere, and different kinds of views from the hill station. Over night stay at Nagarkot.
Day 8: Nagarkot to via Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
Early in the morning sunrise programme and breakfast then drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur sightseeing. Bhaktapur is the most unchanged of the three cities. Retaining something of its medieval atmosphere, Bhaktapur embodies the essence of the Newari city. Despite frequent rebuilding as the result of earthquakes the city’s architecture and organization remain an excellent example of town planning. Neighbourhoods, roughly organized by caste, are centred on a main square with a public water source, temples and a Ganesh shrine. The 12th century the King of Banepa moved his capital here and it ruled a unified Valley for the next 3 centuries. It was the last of the cities to fall to Prithvi Narayan Shah in 1768 and since then its importance has diminished considerably. Over night Stay At Kathmandu.
Day 9: Kathmandu
The days free for your own activities – shopping and relaxation.
Day 10: Departure
The tour ends here. In the morning, transfer by private car to the airport for your onward flight. (B)