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, you will also visit the Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupas, can have an experience about the white water rafting in the Trisuli River, and can bee seen the . This typical hill town is the ancestral home of Nepal’s ruling family. It was from Gorkha’s hilltop fortress that King Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723-1775) launched his attempt to unify the independent states of Nepal. Gorkha's .I Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. And you will be seen different kinds of wild life during this trip which is the very remarkable and experience about the natural beauty of Nepal will be always given you in your memorable trip as well.
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 to Nagarkot
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 artefacts. 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. 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-sired 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.The city of Patan is encircled by 4 Stupas built by emperor Ashoka of India about 2,250 years ago. The main attraction of Patan is its Durbar Square. The square holds many temples and a giant palace which has been converted into a museum.( World heritage Sites).
In the afternoon, you will be Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a perfect place to experience the glory days of the kingdom of Bhaktapur. The entrance to the Durbar Square is through a golden gate which is decorated by carvings dedicated to various Hindu Gods. Bhaktapur has myriad medieval monuments like the Nyatapola, which is a five storey temple.then drive up to Nagarkot ( Hill) is the situated at 2300 meters, on the valley’s eastern rim, Nagarkot offers an excellent view of the Nepal Himalaya including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Manaslu. It also has sweeping panoramas of the terraced hillsides so typical of Nepal. It is a popular place for sunrise and sunset views. Overnight Stay at Nagarkot.
Day 3: Nagarkot to Gorkha via Rafting
Early in the morning sunrise and Mountain View. Drive to Rafting Starting Point (Charaundi) start rafting and finish at Fishling then drive Gorkha. This typical hill town is the ancestral home of Nepal’s ruling family. It was from Gorkha’s hilltop fortress that King Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723-1775) launched his attempt to unify the independent states of Nepal. Gorkha's centrepiece is the magnificent Gorkha Durbar with a fort, a palace and a temple with excellent views of the surrounding valleys, and the Mansalu range.Gorkha Bazaar is primarily a cobbled street market place where by people from neighbouring hill dwellings come to trade. There are a few temples near about and it is worth a visit as it provides a very good vista of the quiet charm that soaks a typical hill village of Nepal. Gorkha Durbar is the main attraction of Gorkha, an hour steep walk up a hill from the bazaar area. It used to be the dwelling of King Prithvi Narayan and his ancestors. The Durbar itself is a humble, yet quite impressive, complex of a temple, fort, and a palace built in the Newar style of Kathmandu. The view of the Himalayan range and the deep valleys from up there is quite breathtaking. Gorakhnath Cave, ten meters below the palace's southern side, is the sacred cave temple of Gorkhanath. The cave is carved out of the solid rock and is among the most important religious sites for mainstream Brahmins and Chhetris of Nepal. Over night stay At Gorkha.
Day 4: Gorkha to Pokhara
Visit to Gorkha Palace, Gorakhnath temple and Gorkha Market then drive back 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.
Day 5: 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 villages, 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.
Day 6: Pokhara to Chitwan
After breakfast drive to Royal Chitwan National Park - arrival Chitwan, refresh then can be go to visit surrounding the Sauraha (Known as the Tourist places can have visited walking to Tharu villages near by your doorsteps). This is the very interesting to know their life style, cultural things as well. Dinner at Hotel and can have to see the “Tharu culture dance programme”. Over night stay at Chitwan.
Day 5: Chitwan
Early in the morning you will be go for :- Elephant Safari in the Jungle,Caneoing trip in the Rapti River, Bird Watching, Elephant Breeding center,village walk, sunrise and sunset views from the bank of the Rapti River .Over night stay at Chitwan.
Day 7: Chitwan to Kathmandu
Early breakfast, transfer to Kathmandu. Arrival Kathmandu - then free time for rest or own activity.
Day 8: Departure
The tour ends here. In the morning, transfer by private car to the airport for your onward flight. (B)