day 1 Kathmandu arrival
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with your name board at the arrival gate (outside the airport terminal) you will be greeted by a representative. Then you will be transferred to Hotel where we had booked in our private vehicle. After some refreshment proceed for the sightseeing tour of : Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swyambhumath Stupa ( depend upon flight) / Rest of the day is free. Overnight in Kathmandu
PM: Kathmandu City
The capital of the Kingdom of Nepal, Kathmandu is also known as Kantipur. Kathmandu is named after a structure in Durbar Square called the Kasthamandap- supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree. Here you will visit the Durbar Square, the ancient palace of the Nepalese Royalty. The complex has 50 temples and is distributed in two quadrangles of the Durbar Square. The outer quadrangle has the Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar (the temple of the Living Goddess) and Shiva-Parvati Temple while the inner quadrangle has the Hanuman dhoka and the main palace.
Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. Located approx. 4 kms, Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa consists of a dome at the base. Above the dome, there is a cubical structure present with eyes of Buddha looking in all four directions with the word "unity" in the main Nepali dialect between them. There are pentagonal Toran present above each of the four sides with statues engraved in them. Behind and above the torana there are thirteen tiers. Above all the tiers, there is a small space above which the Gajur is present.
day 2 Kathmandu – Pokhara (210 kms / 6–7 hrs drive)
Breakfast at Hotel.
AM: Drive to Pokhara
Overnight in Pokhara
Early Morning Breakfast at Hotel & drive to Pokhara, which is 210 kms away from Kathmandu drive approx 6 -7.We drive further west into the mountains, following the rivers for much of the day. Pokhara, also nicknamed as the Lake City, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. Rest of the day is free to Relax or you may enjoy the environment of the location or you may encounter the Local Pubs, Bar or Local stores. Overnight in Pokhara
day 3 Pokhara - Sarankot
Early morning, breakfast at hotel, followed by sightseeing tour
PM: Davis Fall, Bindabasini Temple, Fewa Lake
From Pokhara, Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where you can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. It lies at the altitude of 1592m. This hill sits north of Pokhara overlooking the valley and Fewa Lake. Just a short scenic hike through small villages and jungle from the main tourist area of Pokhara, or a 30 minute can drive to get there. Sarangkot is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayas of Dhaulagiri 8167m, Manaslu 8163m and Annapurna 8091m and, in the middle of the Annapurna range, the Machhapuchhre 6993m (virgin Fishtail). The best sunrise, beautiful green hills, terraces of rice and the beautiful view of Pokhara valley can be seen from Sarangkot Hill.
Situated at the lap of amazing Annapurna Himal, Pokhara is situated 198 km west from Kathmandu. Pokhara has become a big tourist hub in Nepal. Pokhara is the most visited tourist destination in Nepal. Pokhara is famous because of the magnificent views of the central Himalayas, the Annapurna, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Manaslu, , Davis Fall, Bindabasini Temple , Fewa Lake ,Bat Cave , and many other attractions for which Pokhara is famous for. Pokhara city offers a combination of of nature and culture with a distirct tourist. Pokhara is also known as starting and ending point for the famous Annapurna and Jomsom treks.From climatic point of view, Pokhara is enjoyable all year round.
day 4 Pokhara - Chitwan (approx 4 -5 hrs)
Morning breakfast at Hotel . After breakfast we proceed to Chitwan drive approx 4-5 hrs , under the shadow of the Annapurna Himalayan range. After checking in to the hotel and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by nature guide. Then we head on for activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. Lunch at Resort. In the evening, Dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums. Overnight at Chitwan.
day 5 Chitwan - activities & drive back to Kathmandu
Breakfast at Resort.
AM / PM : Jungle activities as per lodge program.
PM : Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu
At the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few undisturbed areas of the Terai region which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal, with its very rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the Chitwan National Park, which is also among the last refuges for the Bengal tiger. Here you will do the elephant safari to see the rhinoceros living in the park and do guided walks into the park. Chitwan has 50 different species of animals like tigers, leopards, sloth bears etc and 450 different species of birds, one horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, crocodiles, Marsh Muggers, Gharials, barking deers, spotted deer, hog deer and many more animals can be seen in the jungle of Royal Chitwan National Park. Lunch at Resort. In the evening, Dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums. After jungle activities drive back to Kathmandu. . On the way visit Pashupatinath temple & Bouddhanath Stupa . (Before check in to the hotel). Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Shiva the Destroyer, is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. Although the Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium.
A gold-plated roof, four silver doors, and wood carvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda temple of Pashupatinath. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath. Nearby is the temple of Guheshwori dedicated to Shiva's consort Sati Devi. Behind the temple is the River Bagmati. On the banks of Bagmati are raised platforms used as cremation sites for Hindus. Only Hindus are allowed inside the Pashupatinath courtyard.
The temple starts swarming with devotees around 4am every morning. However the top of the hill to the east of the temple is the ideal place for the non Hindu visitor to view the temple, its rich surroundings, and below on the edge of the Bagmati river the ghats where the dead are brought to be cremated.
Boudhanath epitomizes Tibetan Buddhism. It lies 8 kms East of Kathmandu and was built by Licchavis King Man Dev in the 5th century A. D. Its colossal and ancient stupa is regarded as one of the world’s biggest stupa and has been built on a stepped octagonal base and inset with alcoves representing Buddha and his teachings. After Chinese invasion in 1959, Tibetans in thousands came to this famous Buddhist Chaitya and energized the stupa.
The stupa is surrounded by various temples or 'gompas'. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as fragrance of incense drifts through the air. Chanting of monks and creaking of prayer wheels can be heard while strolling around the base. It is one of the prime sites for pilgrims and tourists in the country.
day 6 Kathmandu departure
Breakfast at Hotel. Also closer to the time of your flight you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.