Nepal Round Trip

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  Nepal Round Trip
  Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
  Culture & Adventure Tour


This tour is made to have the mix of culture, nature and safari adventure. This tour includes the major attractions of the Kathmandu valley and takes you to the city of natural beauties and centre of adventure, Pokhara and to the Nepal's southern Terai belt for jungle safari. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fistailed summit of Mt. Machhapuchre rising behind it create an ambience of peace and magic. Clearly the most stunning of Pokhara's sights is the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Royal Chitwan National Park, the best park in Nepal for seeing animals in wild, boasts of 450 species of birds including four species of deer, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar and many other wildlife. This park is well known for one horned Rhinoceros and it is a shelter for Royal Bengal Tigers. Besides this Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora and fauna.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at the airport, welcome by our representative & transfer to the Hotel. At the hotel briefing about the program by our representative. Rest day at leisure.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
After breakfast, introduce with the Sightseeing Guide & driver. We set to the first day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. Today you will see the following spots; the details are as described below:

Swoyambhunath

The four seeing eyes of Swoyambhunath Stupa watch over the valley from the top of 77-m high hillock on western side. This most glorious Stupa in the world, is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake. The surroundings of the Swoyambhunath are covered with small Chaityas & monasteries as well as some Hindu temples. The National Museum and the Museum of Natural History are situated at the foot of the hill.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between 12th and 18th Centuries, used to be the seat of ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. It is the place where kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. Kumari Temple: Kumari temple is the residence of the Living Goddess. Kumari, known as Virgin Goddess has got some specialties, she must be chosen from a typical Newari cast with no body marks & injuries & will be replaced by another Kumari after puberty. Kasthamandap: Kasthamandap is believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree in the sixteenth century. Situated near to the Kumari Temple. The name Kathmandu was named after this temple.


Patan City:

Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting melange of Palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious monuments. One remarkable monument here is 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone. Tibetan Refugee Camp: This camp was set up in 1960 under the initiative of the International Red Cross & the Swiss Development Corporation in corporation with HMG of Nepal. Its main objective is to help the Tibetan Refugees to do something nice & support themselves & some carpet industries & handicrafts have been operating.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara.
After breakfast drive to Pokhara. A very scenic drive lasts for about 6 hrs through the beautiful riverbanks & gorges.

Pokhara is the city of adventure. An enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley (827 m); it is the starting point for many of Nepal's most popular trekking & rafting destination. Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal. There serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificent Mt. Fishtail rising behind it create an ambience of peace & magic. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has much more typical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the diversity of flowers, which prosper in its environs. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, and emerald lakes and of course, the world famous views of the Himalaya. The best & closer views of Annapurna Ranges & Mt. Fishtail can be seen from here. Pokhara is well connected by air & land with Kathmandu (200 km far & 30 minutes flight) as well as by land with other major destinations of Nepal. The major attractions of Pokhara city are: Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Devin's fall, Bindabasini Temple, Seti George etc.

Day 04: Drive Pokhara-Chitwan National Park.
After breakfast, enjoy a pleasant boat ride in Phewa Lake reflecting the panoramic views of Mt. Fishtail on its backdrop. Then drive to Chitwan, about 5-hrs drive. Upon arrival at the Lodge welcome & briefing by the naturalist.. After Lunch, either canoe or elephant ride.

Day 05: Chitwan National Park:
Whole day Jungle activities including Jungle walk, elephant ride, canoe ride, village visit etc. Chitwan National Park is the most famous national park in Nepal. Which offers 450 species of birds including four species of deer, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar & many other wildlife. This park is well known for one horned Rhinoceros & it is a shelter for few Royal Bengal Tigers. Besides this Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora & fauna.

Day 06: Chitwan - Kathmandu:
Early in the morning, after/tea coffee; set for the Jungle walk & bird watching. After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu. The drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu takes about 6 hours and the drive passes through the beautiful valleys, bank of the river and arrives in Kathmandu via Nag Dhunga pass(1800m).

Day 07: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
After breakfast set for the another day's sightseeing:

Boudhanath

This Stupa lies 6-km downtown Kathmandu. This colossal and ancient Stupa, one of the biggest in the world, has the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It was built in the fifth century AD. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. One can observe devotees chanting religious hymns & playing with prayer wheels.

Pashupatinath Temple

Situated 5 km east on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, the temple of Lord Shiva with two-tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. Chronicles indicate the temple's existence prior 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River


Bhaktapur City:

Durbar Square: As you walk in, you can not but be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here. The 15th century Palace of 55 windows, situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspires admiration. The National Art Gallery is also situated inside. The Palace Entrance, Golden Gate that is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 windows, is masterpiece in repousse art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. There are temples like Batsala Temple and the Shiva temple, the replica of Pashupatinath Temple etc. Nyatapola Temple: This five story pagoda was built in 1702 AD. Each story has pair of figures (two wrestlers, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and goddess's tigress & lioness). This temple is one of the tallest pagodas & famous for its massive structure and subtle workmanship.

Day 08: After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly to onward destination.

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