It’s a tremendous 12 days Kathmandu, Pokhara,Chitwan and Lumbini Tour that caters the cultural and natural exposure in Nepal. Our specialized tour programs will enhance your lifetime experience. We targeted this trips for those who have a short holidays in Nepal.This tour start with a visit to four of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhanath. We also make a visit to the two medieval cities famous for arts and architectures - Patan and Bhaktapur. Then we drive into the mountains to Pokhara along the cascading Trishuli River below. Pokhara, well-known as a Lake City, the gateway to world famous Annapurna Region, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful valley world today have. Moreover, popularly known as a city of Himalayan lakes, caves, waterfalls, rivers, and mountains. Another, feature of Pokhara is that although it has somewhat sub-tropical climate, you will see the Himalayas hover over Pokhara as if you can stretch your hands and hug them. Pokhara is also famous for its waterfalls, we take you to several dashing waterfalls flowing downhill, some of them really scary ones. There is a waterfall in Pokhara even inside the city itself - the bone-chilling Davis Fall. Besides, the breathtaking views of the world famous Himalayas including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are sure to make you spellbound. And what to say of the panoramic mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas from the Sarangkot Hill, or the unparalleled views of the Fishtail Mountain mirrored by the Fewa Lake? The trip encompasses some of the most spectacular cultural & natural splendors of Nepal. Moreover, you will also get an opportunity to mingle with local people with their ethnic lifestyles. Nepal is one of the most important destinations for Buddhist pilgrimage. Lumbini, Birthplace of Gautam Buddha is another attraction of this tour which is equally important for spiritual satisfaction and beauty. Lumbini is of extreme archeological importance and also a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site.During this tour You can have unique experience of wildlife safari on elephant back enjoying the sights of wild lives in the natural habitats – natural water, deep forest and rich grasslands with the guidance of experienced naturalists and loyal trekkers (guards) to ensure for you full satisfaction and security during safari.
The tour program is suitable for leisure holidays, student groups, seniors and others who seek to enjoy Nature, wildlife, culture, and religion in one holiday.
Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu.Flower garlands reception at the airport and transfer to hotel.O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 2 - Sightseeing tour of Kathamndu city and Patan City
We embark sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city,also called `Kantipur`or city of glory,visiting,`KUMARI`the LIVING GODDESS,Kasthamandap,the Big Bell,Kal Bharab etc.We also visit `Swayambhunath temple.This is a Buddist temple set high on a hillock with a commanding view of the Kathmandu vally.Lunch on your own and can be had at one of the many good standard restaurants around town. Our guide will recommend the same
Tour of `Patan City`one of the three queen cities of the vally.Patan is the city of fine arts,and we visit Durbar Square,Krishna Mandir,Mahavihar-Golden temple of Lord Buddha,built in the 12th century.Also visit the Tibetan centre.Dinner on own.Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 - Sightseeing tour of Boudhanath,Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur.
Breakfast at the hotel.We visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa.Bouddhanath Stupa lies about six km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Bouddhanath, a World Heritage Site, is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during its construction.Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred hindu shrines in the world.
The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol,of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple's existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple, also a World Heritage Site.We visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur, or city of Devotees, also known as Bhadgaon, visiting Durbar square, Lion gate, the five storied Nyatopolo Temple, the tallest of its kind in Nepal, and the palace of 55 windows. The film, LITTLE BUDDHA was shot here, among other places in Nepal.
Day 4 - Drive to Pokhara and Explorer:Optional Flight (25Min)
Having breakfast then heading to Pokhra which takes 7 hours via Tourist bus. Will take launch on the way to Pokhara. Pokhara (population 95,000) is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6,977 m) rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in its environs. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the world famous views of the Himalaya.
Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship.Arrive Pokhara and transfer to Hotel near lake side.Visit Davlis falls and gupteshor cave.Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 5 - Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
We spend an interesting time exploring the sights and sounds of Pokhara,situated on the shores of beautiful Phewa Lake. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, perfect views of the Annapurnas are often reflected in its tranquil waters.Wake up early in the Morning visit Sarankot for sunrise. Highlights of the day include boating on Lake Phewa.international mountian Museum or just relax and wait for the sun to set behind the spectacular Himalayas.
Day 6 - Explorer Pokhara
Visit World peace pagoda and Tibetan refugge camp.You can take a optional tour as follows:
Paragliding in Pokhara
Paragliding in Pokhara gives the opportunity to experience an aerial view of the Himalayas. Can you imagine sharing the same air space with the Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles and kites as you soar over the rivers, Lakes and villages? The mountains Loom over you to your north and below you the landscape is dotted with paddy fields and hamlets. Probably that’s Pokhara is amongst the hotspots for Paragliding in the world. The flying season commences from September through February, November and December being the best months. Sarangkot is graded as one of the top five-paragliding destinations in the world.
Ultralight Aircraft in Pokhara
Ultralight aircrafts offer breathtaking bird's-eye view of Pokhara valley and the surrounding mountains.Flights take place from sunrise to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to sunset every day provided the weather is not rainy. In the half hour flight, one can fly over Pokhara city, Phewa Lake, Sarangkot hill and get close to the Mt. Fishtall. Another option is the exploration of Annapurna range from 12,000 feet or higher in an hour.
World Peace Pagoda Hiking
World Peace Pegoda is situated at the height of 1,592 metres above sea level. It is close from pokhara, popular for one day hiking.. It is best view poing to see himalaya who does not have to go trekking in mountain.World Peace Pegoda is generally cool, even during the summer months. This is an interesting hiking through forest, rhododendron, terreced field,lake view and local village with himalaya view. Early in the morning, It takes 2 hours walk gradually up hill after crossing Phewa lake.On the way to World Peace Pegoda, you will see mounatin view and lake of pokhara. Pokhara is well known for its lovely Phewa Lake which have their source in the glacier of Annapurna Range of the Himalayas. A place of remarkable natural beauty, Pokhara also offers splendid views of the fishtail summit of Machhapuchhre which rises from behind the Phewa Lake. It is home to thick forests, fishing in the rivers and emerald lakes.
Day 7 - Drive to Chitwan National Park
Early breakfast at hotel. At 7.30 Am we proceed by surface (4 to 5 hours) to CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK. This is a wildlife reserve, one of the best managed and preserved, in Asia, where many species of rare wildlife, including the rare one horned rhino, up to four species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, Royal Bengal Tiger etc reside. Plus this is also the home for more than 400 species of exotic birdlife. During the two nights stay here, we undertake, jungle safaris, elephant rides, nature walks, canoe rides etc. We also witness the local Tharu stick dance in the evening.Overnight at Lodge.On reaching resort, our guest relations officer will brief guest. You will have a program. Overnitht at Chitwan.
Day 8: Chitwan Jungle Activities
Full day activities in Chitwan and overnight at Chitwan.
Day 9 : Drive to lumbini
After breakfast, we drive about five to six hours to Lumbini, the Birth place of Lord Buddha.It is situated in Kapilvastu district of Lumbini zone, the western Terai of Nepal.It is situated at 250 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu. Upon arrival,you'll be transfer to hotel.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 - Lumbini Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, we spend an intresting day exploring the pilgrimage sights of Lumbini gardens which rests on the plains of Kapilvastu, the ancient Kingdom of Sakya dynasty.There are numerous buildings of religious significance there including Maya Devi shrine denoting the exact place where Lord Buddha was born, the bath where the mother dipped herself before giving birth, and a massive stone pillar erected by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka the Great when he visited Lumbini in 250 B.C..Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 - Drive back to Kathmandu:Optional FLight Back
Breakfast at the hotel.Then heading to kathmandu which takes 8 hours. Evening free time, buy souvineer. Overnight at kathmandu.
Day 12 - Departure
Shopping time until departure. will drop airport as per your flight time.