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This Best of Nepal trip will take you to the two magnificent valleys of the country and a tropical jungle of Chitwan. Visit densely packed sacred sites, the biggest Buddhist Stupa, temples, enchanting Durbar Squares in and around Kathmandu valley. This old city, though now is squeezed by the traffic, is still mystic with temples and splendid architectures. To the south, the separate municipality of Patan lays.
It is a quieter and better-preserved district marked by Buddhists monasteries and Stupas. 120 miles away from the valley lies the beautiful town of Pokhara which is the jewel of this Nepal trip. Enjoy the mild climate, clean air, snow-capped mountains reflection in a sheltered lake, walk around the Phewa Lake and much more. Drive south, to Chitwan and indulge in various jungle activities.
Kathmandu Durbar Square | Swoyambhunath Stupa | Patan Durbar Square | White Water Rafting | Pokhara Valley | Sunrise Excursion | Chitwan | Elephant Back Safari | Dugout Canoe Ride | Jungle Walks | Farewell Dinner With Cultural Shows
Starting Point : Kathmandu, airport
Ending Point : Kathmandu, airport
Grade : Easy
Arrive in Kathmandu.
Meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
Early morning, possibility of Everest Experience/Mountain flight (50 min)
This scenic flight departs every morning from Kathmandu
Lakpa (6975m) and Mt. Lapchi Kang(7367m). Now the flight banks towards north to provide a close-up view of four 8000’s giants Mt. Makalu(8479m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8153m). It passes over Namche Bazaar and glides back over Solu passing by Mt. Numbur (6956m) and the bulk of Gauri Shankar (7145m).
After completion of this scenic flight, every passenger will be handed over the completion certificate stating that have felt Mt. Everest through their heart. An individual window seat is always guaranteed throughout this flight.
After breakfast, sightseeing tour Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa
It is a place where the city’s Kings were crowned. Having been built and rebuilt over the generations, it is now the valley’s number one tourist attractions. Most of the temples you see here are a mere three or four centuries old. The entire square was designated as a World Heritage Monument in 1979. The Durbar Square is teeming with shrines and statues. Walk around Kumari Chowk which is a home of “living goddesses”, she comes to the balcony at the scheduled time to welcome the guests.
Continue on to Swoyambhuanth Stupa
On the top of the hill west of Kathmandu value is one of the popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. It is also referred to as “Monkey Temple” by many tourists because of the large tribes of monkeys that guard the hill. Legends say after the Bodhisattva Manjushri drained the water from the lake revealing the Kathmandu valley, the lotus one the island of the lake was transformed into the hillock, and the blazing light from the lotus became the statue.
Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square
Patan also known as Lalitpur is the second largest city in the valley. Patan has a long Buddhist influence and the four corners of the city are marked by Stupas said to have been created by great Buddhist emperor around 250 BC. Durbar Square forms the heart of Patan. The Durbar Square is closely packed with temples, and with far more concentration of architecture than anywhere around the valley. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive to Charaudi (raft put in point). After a short description, commence rafting trip on Trishuli river.
Trishuli River originates from Gandaki river system and mixes with other rivers like Bheri River, Marsyangdi River, and Seti River as it flows ahead. It is widely acknowledged for its most culturally stimulating and exciting river trips in the world. Rafting along the challenging rapids of Trisuli River like Twin Rock, Ladies Delight and Scout Upset can be extremely mind-blowing experience.
After completion of rafting, lunch on a river beach. After lunch, continue on to Pokhara Valley
After Kathmandu, Pokhara is the most popular destination in Nepal. It is also referred as the city of lakes and mountains.It is also the gateway to one of the best trekking location in the world. Approx. 200 kms from Kathmandu Pokhara enjoys a mild climate, clean air, reflection of snow-capped mountains on the sheltered lake. Its relaxed atmosphere is pleasantly removed from the hectic hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.
Evening, stroll along the lakeside of Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara
Early morning, excursion to Sarangkot hill for closer view of mountains and sunrise view (weather permitting)
At an elevation of 1592m, Sarangkot is probably the most popular short excursion from Pokhara. It is perfect viewpoint to admire the mountain views and a splendid panorama. The panoramic view includes a glimpse of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South and Mt. Hiunchuli with the bulk of Mt. Annapurna behind, unmistakable mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna III, IV and II and Lamjung Himal. Predawn excursion to Sarangkot is recommended to view beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas.
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Pokhara town with one hour boating on Phewa lake. Boat trip in the lovely Phewa Lake is the foremost attraction of Pokhara. Paddling out into the middle of the lake is a nice way to spend a quiet afternoon. Phewa lake is the largest lake in Pokhara valley and the second largest lake in Nepal.
Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive to Chitwan (165 kms/5 hrs drive)
Chitwan is among Asia’s finest national park, renowned for its variety and abundance of wildlife, and Jungle activities. You have to be extremely lucky to see one of its elusive tigers and leopards. However, an elephant safari is unforgettable and you are almost certain to see one-horned rhino, various species of deer, monkeys and numerous species of birds. Stalking the animals, whether by an elephant, dugout canoe, jeep or foot is the main activity here. Chitwan’s big appeal is a pervasive sense of relaxation, which soaks deeper the longer you stay.
Upon arrival in Chitwan, transfer to the jungle lodge
After lunch, commence an elephant-back safari to explore the jungle and view various wildlife. Overnight at the Jungle Resort in Chitwan.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Full day jungle activities such as jungle walks, dugout/canoe ride, visit crocodile breeding center, visit Tharu villages Evening Tharu stick dance performance. Overnight at the jungle resort in Chitwan.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu, retracing the same highway. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.
Evening, transfer to an authentic Nepali restaurant for dinner with cultural shows
This is one of the wonderful experiences to taste typical Nepali food which we call “Dal Baht” with lentils. You will be surprised with the variety of Nepalese dishes that will keep on coming. The server with a gentle smile in their face will name you every item in Nepali as well as in English language before serving you.
Along with the food, you will be kept entertained with typical Nepali folk shows. You will get a chance to see the dance performance of different ethnic groups of Nepal in their unique cultural uniform. After dinner transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
Meal(s): Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
Free till departure. Transfer to the airport in the time to connect your onward flight.