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Kathmandu – Pokhara – Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu
If you are short of time, this trip is ideal to show you the best of cultural Nepal –starting from Kathmandu valley with its temples, old capital, the modern city and the well-kept monuments. Visit Pokhara, city of lakes and starting point of most adventure routes and mountain treks, with backdrop of mighty peak of Annapurna and continue to Chitwan National Park, home rare one-horned rhinoceros, the most elegant and feared predator – Royal Bengal Tiger. Besides the elusive tiger, Chitwan National Park offers visitors several species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, nearly 450 distinct species of birds, fresh water dolphin, crocodile, nature at its rustic best and an enticing variety of flora and fauna. Spread in an area of 932 sq km this National Park is the biggest forest region of Nepal. Kathmandu is also a great place for shopping with bargains on local handicrafts as well as clothes, shoes, bags and souvenirs from neighbouring India, China and Thailand. Nepal will surely impress you to come back again.
Day 1: Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu in the morning. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel.
In the afternoon, proceed for a visit to Kathmandu city and its Durbar Square. This capital city of the kingdom of Nepal is situated at 1355mtrs above sea level, is full of shrines, temples and ageless sculptures. During the sightseeing tour of this city you will visit Old Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Taleju Temple, Jagannath Temple, Gigantic figure of Kala Bhairaba – The God of Destruction, Shiva Parbati Temple, Kumari Ghar The Temple of Living Goddess) and Kasthamandap.
Day 2: Kathmandu (B)
This morning, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur city. The colossal stupa of Boudhanath was built in the 5th century AD is supposed to be the biggest in the world. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheel is surrounded by a circular market which forms a part of Tibet Town. The four pairs of the Buddha’s eye painted on the stupa give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions, meaning to keep a diligent watch over the people and their commitments all the day and night.
In the afternoon, proceed for another half day sightseeing tour of Patan city and Swayambhunath Chaitya – one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas said to be 200 years old. As this chaityas is situated 500 feet above the level of the valley it offers excellent panoramic view of Kathmandu valley.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara (B)
In the morning, leave from Kathmandu for a scenic drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival check in at your Hotel. In the afternoon, you will be taken for one hour boat ride on Phewa Lake.
Day 4: Pokhara (B)
This morning, proceed for a half day tour of Pokhara city which includes a visit to Kali Temple, David’s fall- locally known as Patale Chhango, (Hell’s fall), Bahari Temple is situated on a small island in the middle of Phewa lake and is dedicated to the goddess Ajima. This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Gupteshwar Cave is a 3km long cave and has some large hall-like rooms. This cave holds special value for Hindus as a statue of Lord Shiva is preserved here. Afternoon at leisure to explore the town on your own.
Day 5: Pokhara – Chitwan (B/L/D)
This morning, leave Pokhara and drive to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival check in with your Safari Resort . Lunch at the Resort.
Afternoon elephant safari through open grasslands and forests, which house a wide variety of fauna including the one-horned rhinoceros, fresh water dolphin, the marsh mugger, gharial crocs sloth bear, deer, monkeys, crocodiles, wild boar, leopards, the elusive Bengal tiger and over 450 species of birds. Dinner at the Resort.
Day 6: Chitwan (B/L/D)
Whole day jungle activities such as jungle walk, bird watching, dugout canoe ride to view the Water birds and reptile, walk to Tharu Village etc. Lunch & dinner at the Resort.
Day 7: Chitwan – Kathmandu (B)
Late morning, leave Chitwan National Park and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival check in with your Hotel.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the city on your own.
Day 8: Kathmandu (B)
Transfer from Hotel to airport to connect your onward flight.
Includes: Accommodation in 4* Hotels, meals as shown above, transfers & sightseeing using AC vehicle, English speaking guide and entrance fees
Excludes: International flights, visa, insurance, airport taxes, meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expenses of personal nature.
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