Classic Nepal

7 nights / 8 days
Kathmandu * Chitwan National Park * Pokhara

Classic Nepal

DETAILED PROGRAM


DAY 01:  ARRIVE KATHMANDU


Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport

On arrival in Kathmandu: Having cleared immigration, collected your luggage and passed through customs, please make your way towards the exit of the terminal building where you will see a bank of people waiting for you.


Note:  1. Our Guide & Chauffeur will always wear protective gear such as mask and gloves

2. Vehicle will be disinfected after every trip, from outside and within

3. Every vehicle will be equipped with an amenity kit comprising of masks, gloves, and sanitizers.

4. And all the hotels are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of the guests.


Transfer to hotel for check in,

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight is at Hotel in Kathmandu


DAY 02:  KATHMANDU


Breakfast is at Hotel.

Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath

After breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur city. Located east from the two Durbar squares and in a different city is the Bhaktapur Durbar Square where the Kings of the Malla dynasty lived till 1769 and has left some of the finest examples of the architectural excellence. Literally known as the “City of Devotees” renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and the typical Newari lifestyle. Here explore the Royal Palace, the Golden Gate, and the entrance to the Palace of 55 Windows, known as the most significant piece of art in Nepal. Then visit the highest temple in the entire Kathmandu Valley- the Nyatapola Temple.Walking around the square you can find the centuries old pagoda styled construction like the Nyatapolo and Datta-Traya Temples Sight.

Visit to Nepal Topi Making, Nepal Vocational Academy at Bhaktapur

Bouddhnath Stupa, which is the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world just beyond the Pashupatinath temple. It is built on a flat surface on various levels of terraces, and is painted in pastel adorned with prayer flags.

It is set in a Mandala design. Altogether 108 Buddha images and 147 insets of prayer wheels adorn the base of the huge circular edifice. The settlement of Boudhanath has the largest community of Tibetans – Twelve thousand in all.

1 HOUR’S BLESSING/SPEECH BY RIMPOCHE / SENIOR LAMA AT MONASTERY

Later visit the Pashupanath Temple - the most sacred Hindu Temples in the world and this temple is amongst the five principle pilgrimage site for the Hindus. On an annual pilgrimage during Shivaratri Festival thousand of devotees of Lord Shiva from all the Hindu communities of the world pay their homage here. Pashupatinath is the reincarnation of Shiva in his most benevolent form as the shepherd of fertility and so there are no animal sacrifices in this temple, only fruits. Flowers and vermilion are offered. It lies on the banks of the Bagmati river and for the Hindus, to be cremated at Pashupatinath means a direct passage to heaven

Arati at Pashupatinath :- River Bank

Overnight is at Hotel in Kathmandu.


DAY 03:  KATHMANDU-CHITWAN


Breakfast is at Hotel.

Drive to Chitwan [approx. 175 km, 6/7 hrs]


In the afternoon drive to Chitwan National Park. The park offers the richest and most spectacular wildlife sightseeing in Asia. Cruise deep into the dense jungle on an elephant back to face the elusive Bengal tigers and single horned rhinos. Once the hunting grounds for the Nepalese royalty, elite and visiting European nobility Nepal’s first National park, is now an UNESCO designated World Heritage Site and a runaway conservation success.

Chitwan is famous for its wilderness and home to tigers, rhinos, sloth bears, leopards, crocodiles and over 400 species of birds, Chitwan offers you the classic safari. By day, venture into the jungle on elephant-back, on foot or by dugout to observe the abundant flora and fauna. Evenings are for sitting back to hearty meals and heartier stories from the jungles.

After Lunch at the hotel proceed for a tour of the village of the local community know as the Tharus byox-cart. This gives you a unique insight into the lifestyle of the original denizens of Chitwan who are said to be resistant to Malaria.

Return to the hotel for Tea/Coffee

Enjoy the Tharu Stick Dance show

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan


DAY 04:   CHITWAN


Breakfast is at Hotel.

After breakfast, enjoy a safari through the thick jungle of Chitwan on an elephant (4 persons per elephant). You shall be able to monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting on a well-trained elephant with duration of about one and a half hour.

Return to the hotel for Lunch

After lunch continue your adventure with a canoe trip on the Rapti River, you will have an opportunity to view an array of nature’s beautiful riverside scenery including different types of birds, two types of crocodile and other aquatic creatures.

Return to the hotel for Tea/ Coffee

In the evening enjoy a slide show on Chitwan

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan


DAY 05:   CHITWAN – POKHARA


Breakfast is at Hotel.

Drive to Pokhara [approx. 147 km, 4/5 hrs ]

Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 900m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic.

Arrive Pokhara and check in at hotel. transfer to Phewa Lake for enjoy one hour boat ride

Phewa Lake: The centre of attraction in Pokhara is the Phewa Lake - the second largest lake in the Kingdom. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in the middle. After boat ride free for shopping in the lake side market.

Overnight at hotel in Pokhara


DAY 06:  POKHARA


Breakfast is at Hotel.

Early morning transfer to Sarangkot for sunrise.

At an altitude of 1592 meters, this mountain sits north of Pokhara overlooking the valley and Fewa Tal. Sarangkot is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, where on a clear day can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan Mountains of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail.

Back to the hotel for Breakfast. Continue sightseeing tour of Pokhara valley

Bindabasini Temple: This temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga (manifested as Bhagwati, a blood-thirsty aspect of the goddess)is located near the busy Old Bazaar of Pokhara. The white pagoda-styled building at some 3000 feet above sea level is of great religious importance to Hindus living in Pokhara. People throng to this temple daily and also offer sacrifices of animals. One may also get to witness a Hindu wedding ceremony taking place in the temple premises.

David’s Fall: Devi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about 2-Km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Gupteswore Cave: One of the largest caves in Pokhara dedicated to Lord Shiva is another nature's wonder in Pokhara.

Overnight is at hotel in Pokhara


DAY 07:  POKHARA - KATHMANDU


Breakfast is at Hotel.

Drive back to Kathmandu. [approx. 210 km, 6/7 hrs]

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel for Check –In.

Overnight is at Hotel in Kathmandu.


DAY 08:  DEPART - KATHMANDU


Breakfast is the Hotel.

Transfer to the International airport to connect the flight to onward destination.


***END OF PROGRAM***