The 11 nights 12 days trip to Nepal with the major places of interest in Kathmandu Valley, the Swyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square is filled with lots of excitement and knowledge about Nepal’s rich culture and history. The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan National park offers excellent views. Home to the rarest animal, the national park is a perfect place for a wildlife encounter. The famous Jungle walk, bullock cart tour, cultural dance, jeep safari, elephant safari increase the chance of a closer encounter with one horn Rhino and other exotic animals. If you are super lucky you may encounter the rarest Royal Bengal Tiger. Furthermore, visit the city of Lake Pokhara where you will visit the major places of interest. You will end your Nepal vibes enjoying the traditional dance and music with Nepalese meal day before your departure to the next destination.
Welcome to Kathmandu and Nepal, the magical land of the Himalayas! After a long trip, we’ll be sure to make your arrival as easy as possible. You’ll be greeted right outside of Tribhuvan airport and whisked away to your hotel in the heart of the city. Relax and enjoy your first night in Kathmandu surrounded by good restaurants and a comfortable bed. That evening meet and speak with your travel expert about the details of your upcoming adventure.
Boudhanath is not only the largest stupa in the valley but also in the world! It lies about 6 km east of downtown Kathmandu and looms 36 meters high presenting one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. With hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around Boudhanath is a great way to kick off your trip. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the world listed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The pagoda style Hindu temple with gilt roofing and richly carved silver doors is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. You will be able to observe the full cremation process here, allowing you to contemplate the life cycle as you watch this display of love and devotion.
After wrapping up the cultural tour in Kathmandu you’ll take a scenic 6-7 hours’ drive along the Trishuli river to Sauraha, a major trade route in Nepal. The Chitwan National park is one of the most renown national parks in Asia, laying in the lowlands of south-central Nepal, and covering an area of 932 sq. km Chitwan has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1984. Visitors flock from all over the world to see the variety and amount of wildlife Chitwan is home to, especially the endangered species like the Royal Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhinoceros, and Leopard. Gaurs as well as Sloth Bears, Monkeys and varieties of Deer, Crocodiles, and Butterflies and over 530 species of colorful birds all call Chitwan home providing some truly great opportunities for photography and nature lovers alike. After the first day of your grand safari, visit the Tharu village before catching the sunset view over the river.
Continue your expedition into Chitwan doing the varied activities all included within your program. Take a Jeep into the jungle to try to catch a glimpse of the elusive Tigers and Leopards and a guided walk with our wildlife trackers and naturalists. You’ll spend time receiving an elephant briefing as well as visiting their breeding center to learn up close and personal about these beautiful gentle giants.
After a 4-5 hour drive by the private vehicle, you’ll arrive in Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city. Don’t let the title mislead you, Pokhara is a scenic and peaceful metropolis, at which the heart of it lies Phewa Lake. Famous for trekking and other activities, Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Nepal. Many tourists visit Pokhara Valley just to view the stunning Annapurna mountain range, but it additionally serves relaxing getaway. Famous for boating and long leisurely lakeside lunches other activities such as trekking, rafting, and paragliding can all be easily arranged within the city.
After a leisurely breakfast in your hotel, we’ll take you on a half day tour to the Mountain Museum. Learn about the culture and customs of Nepal and the great and storied history of it’s adventurous climbers. Later we’ll visit Davids fall and Gupteshwor Cave, surrounded by colorful and ornately carved staircases leading underground they are a famous highlight of Pokhara’s many attractions. Utilize the rest of your day however you’d like, and enjoy the beauty of Pokhara.
Wake up at dawn this morning to be guided to the Sarangkot Hill station for the spectacular sunrise over Annapurna, Dhaulagiri range and Mt. Fishtail. Spend some hours, enjoying the amazing mountain views or in one of the many cafes serving fresh Himalayan coffee. You will then be guided back to Pokhara city, where leisure and adventure activities await. Explore on your own or being the adventurous it is, you could go paragliding above the city. Or travel 160km/hour on a zip line and if you are daring and love adventure Skydiving arrangements can be made. If you prefer to stay on the ground but are still seeking some thrills, there are plenty of mountain biking options that run through the hillsides.
Around every corner you will find something amazing in Pokhara, today will be no exception. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and will guide you to the Peace stupa. A symbol of peace and harmony, the hike to Peace stupa culminating in beautiful panoramic views of the valley is one of the can’t miss things to do in Pokhara. A short boat ride in the Phewa lake takes you to the other bank, and from there, a comfortable hike of about 45 minutes will have you at Peace Stupa. A perfect view point to see the Annapurna massif and Machhapuchre range.
Your Pokhara stay has come to an end in fact you will be flying back to Kathmandu in the late afternoon. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you will then be taken back to your initial hotel where you have plenty of time to explore the tourist mecca of Nepal, Thamel.
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the town of Bhaktapur, and is also referred to as the ‘City of Devotees’, ‘City of Culture’, and ‘Living Heritage’. Along with Kathmandu and Patan, Bhaktapur is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley.
The major attractions in Durbar Square are Peacock window, Pottery square, Golden temple, Lion’s Gate, Mini Pashupatinath Temple, Batsala Temple, Statue of Bhupendra Malla. The picturesque Pagoda temples, the narrow alleys, and streets, and the beautiful faces of our city’s denizens, often offer the best photographic shots of your journey. The pottery makers, the pottery square, the Newar community, and its culture are what Bhaktapur is known for, and an impactful meaningful way to wrap up your time in Nepal.
Evening the fantastic Nepalese dinner with cultural program awaits you to end this memorable journey.
Transfer to the Airport for the flight back to your home with a sweet memory of Nepal, Kathmandu, different temples, mountains, nature, peoples, and smile.