Enchanting Nepal

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Price: $590

While Nepal can be visited throughout the year, the best times are October through May. Activities like treks, climbing, rafting etc; undergo a temporary halt from mid June till September due to monsoon rains. Summmer is ideal season for trans himalayan treks like Upper mustang, Dolpo , Nar Phu valley and whole of Tibet.There is no rain in these rain shadow zones, it is warm and vegetations grow and flowers bloom.Cultural tours and short hikings can be done all the year round.

Day 1

Kathmandu Arrival

Meeting at airport upon arrival by. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Grand/similar****   or The Everest/similar*****

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing

This morning you will be taken for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage. After completion of these two spots, you will be taken for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur , the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan’s central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley’s Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.

Accommodation: Grand/similar****   or The Everest/similar*****

Day 3

Kathmandu/Chitwan

Drive to Chitwan. Chitwan is 180 Km from Kathmandu & is a 05 hours drive from Kathmandu. Chitwan is one of Asia’s premier wildlife reserves. Its 360 square miles of tall grasslands and forests are home to a wide variety of mammals and birds, including several endangered species. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Westwood/similar**** OR Jungle Nepal Resort/similar****

Day 4

Chitwan

Enjoy Jungle observation at Chitwan National park. The highlight being the Elephant Safari in the jungles. Other activities are Canoeing, Dugout canoe, Nature Walk and Bird Watching. Also experience walking through the forests with naturalists and watch the Native folk dances of the Terais. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Westwood/similar**** OR Jungle Nepal Resort/similar****

Day 5

Chitwan/Pokhara

Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is 180 Km & is a 04 hours drive from Chitwan. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) the 25,000+ peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges rise a scant 20 miles away with no intervening ridges to spoil the view. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort/similar**** OR Waterfront Resort/similar****

Day 6

Pokhara

This afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple,Goddess Durga, was brought from India . Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence,a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort/similar**** OR Waterfront Resort/similar****

Day 7

Pokhara/Nagarkot

Drive back to Kathmandu and then continue drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated 32 kilometers, 1.5 hrs drive east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters. The panoramic view of the major peaks including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. This place is also famous for viewing sunrise and sunset. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Bhangeri Durbar Resort/similar****

Day 8

Nagarkot /Airport

Drive straight to the international airport which is 1.5 hours drive approx from Nagarkot to board flight for onward journey.

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation in mentioned or similar hotels
  • Daily Breakfast at places. All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – in Chitwan.
  • 02 airport transfers by a non A/c vehicle exclusively
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a non a/c vehicle exclusively
  • Jungle activities in the Chitwan National Park with entrance fees and national park fees ( Jeep safari not included )
  • Transportation Kathmandu / Chitwan / Pokhara / Nagarkot / Kathmandu by a non A/c vehicle exclusively

Package valid till 30th Sep 2014