Super Inspiring Nepal

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Price: $330

Nepal is a historical and ancient country.There are references about Nepal in early Hindu texts of Mahabharata and Puranas , as many sages used tovisit Nepal from Gangetic plain of India for spiritual actvities in the Nepal himalayas.Buddha was born in the city state of Lumbini in 500 BC in Nepal. The recorded history in Nepal starts from fifth crentury , the Changunarayan temple in Kathmandu dates back to the same period. The Lichhavi King Amsuvarma (602 AD)married his daughter Bhrikuti with the Tibetan king Shrong tsong Gompo and Buddhism travelled from Nepal to Tibet.The Buddha statues she brought from Nepal to Tibet are seen in Jokhang Temple of Lhasa even today.

Day 1

Kathmandu Arrival

Meeting at airport upon arrival. Transfer to hotel. 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.

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 take you 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/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 4

Pokhara

This morning you will go for a excursion trip to Sarangkot.The village of Sarangkot (1590 m) is situated on the top of a hillock just north of Phewa Lake. One gets to see beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from Sarangkot as the sun splashes hues of red on the Himalayan range. On a clear day, the panoramic ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Ganesh Himal can be observed from here.Later 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 5

Pokhara/Nagarkot

Drive back to Kathmandu. Continue drive to 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 6

Nagarkot /Airport

Drive staright to the airport which is 1.5 hours drive approx to board flight for onward journey.Here your memorable tour comes to an end!

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation in Mentioned or Similar Hotels
  • Daily Breakfast at all the places
  • 02 airport transfers by a non A/c car / van exclusively depending on the no of pax.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a non a/c car / van exclusively depending on the no of pax.
  • Transportation Kathmandu/Pokhara / Nagarkot / Kathmandu by a non A/c car / van exclusively depending on the no of pax.

Package valid till 30th Sep 2014