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Heritage of Nepal

Heritage of Nepal

Nepal is a small country located in the Himalayas between India and China and has over 40 Ethnic Groups with 70 spoken languages.
Nepal is famous, as the world’s only Hindu Kingdom. However, it is an intricate and beautiful tapestry formed by the interweaving of Hinduism, Buddhism and other believes. Religious tolerance and harmony such as is found in Nepal, is perhaps a unique example for the world.
While travelling you will discover the political and the cultural capital of the country, its narrow winding streets, medieval temples, palaces, and ancient Buddhist stupa’s, Pheva lake of Pokhara and magnificent view of mighty Himalayas snow clad mountains, Safari in Royal Chitwan National Park to spot some of the endangered species as of one Horn Rhinocéros and the interaction to the insight of Népal rural life’s

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu/stay at hotel
Day 2: World heritage cultural tour/hotel
Day 3: Cultural tour in Kathmandu/hotel
Day 4 to 6: Drive to Pokhara/visit the Phewa lake/Sarangkot
Day 7: Pokhara to Lumbini
Day 8: Drive to Chitwan / Over night at Chitwan. Jungle safari continue.
Day 9: Chitwan/KATHMANDU. 185-rest day at leisure
Day 10: Drive to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur
Day 11: At Nagarkot,
Day 12: Drive to Dhulikhel/1718 mtrs hotel accommodation
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu/via Panauti and Namo Buddha Afternoon free day Panauti
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu by evening.

Upon your arrival, a representative from Mountain Leaders will pick you up at the airport and drop to you to your hotel. Night in hotel.

Day 2: Sight seen in Kathmandu

Visit places of cultural and historical importance like: Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath.
SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA: Swayambhunath Sputa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD.
KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE: Durbar Square is situated in the hub of the Capital of Nepal, the ancient city of Kathmandu. It is nestled in the fertile valley under the majestic Himalayas; Katmandu is part of the ancient trade and pilgrimage route from India to Tibet and China.
Afternoon visit handicraft center, evening free, night in hotel.

Day 3: Around Kathmandu

Pashupati Nath temple: is considered one of the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples. It is 6 kms. east of Kathmandu. The temple has remained the presiding deity of ruling Nepalese Royalty.

BOUDHANATH: One of the largest stupas in South Asia is located at Boudhanath, It is considered to be one of the most important Tibetan Buddhism monuments outside of Tibet. There is an entire village around the stupa inhabited mainly by Tibetans.

PATAN (Lalitpur): This ancient city of Patan also known as Lalitpur of the city of fine arts is about 5-kms southeast of Kathmandu. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments

Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara (210km, 5-6 hour drive)

This morning you will be drive to Pokhara. Enjoy breathtaking view along the way, arriving by afternoon at Pokhara. A Pokhara lakeside village sits, “front row center” to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous “Fishtail” mountain peak of Machapuchhre tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and the time you will spend there will be the unforgettable highlight of your trip. Take boat ride in Phewa Lake and visit the Tal Barahi Temple located in the middle of the lake. Night in Pokhara

Day 5: Visit villages around Pokhara

Today you will visit villages around Pokhara along Begnas Lake. Begnas Lake is 35 km east of tourist center at Phewa Lake. Unlike Phewa, Begnas is more serene embraced in intact countryside lifestyle. Begnaskot is a ridge northeast of Begnas Lake overlooking at Himalayas. The hike is real insight into Nepalese mountain culture and lifestyle. Village along Sundari danda is trying to make a living hosting agricultural tourism.

Day 6: Pokhara -Sarangkot -Pokhara

Sarangkot hill is very popular for its best Mountains and sunrise view. We start our trip early in the morning and drive to Sarangkot. Normally sun rises at 6 am. After the sunrise and Mountain View we walk down from Sarangkot along with the Pokhara city view and the Phewa lake view with green forest. It’s about 2 and 1/2 hours light trekking from Pokhara. Sarangkot is much close to Pokhara Valley where we can see the sunrise over the white snowy mountains. Those who don’t wish to walk can drive back by same road, rest of the time at leisure .

Day 7: Drive from Pokhara to Lumbini via Tansen
From Pokhara we drive to Tansen/Palpa with beautiful roadways scenario. Tansen is the beautiful hill station in the western Nepal on the way to Pokhara. Tansen is the eadquarter of Palpa. After Lunch we will continue further get to Lumbini via Siddartha highway. Lumbini is one of the most prestigious and important pilgrimage sites to all the Buddhists. Lumbini being birthplace of “Gautama Buddha” attracts thousands of visitors every year. We will drive around Lumbini for excursions around Maya Devi Temple, Sacred Garden, and Different Monasteries around the site.

Day 8: Drive from Lumbini to Chitwan

After breakfast in our hotel in Lumbini we will depart and start our trip to Chitwan. This will take us approximately 3 hours. Upon arrival in Chitwan there will be a short briefing on the programme and facilities. After check in and lunch in the hotel we will start our programme in Chitwan with an Elephant-back safari into the Chitwan National Park: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife. With some luck you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if you are very lucky you might even spot the Royal Bengal Tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. After this impressive safari we will head back to our hotel in Chitwan, Tasty Nepalese dinner is served.

Day 9: At Chitwan

Morning proceed for a Dugout canoe trip inside the National Park. Floating down the Rapti River by dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles on the riverbanks. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species when they come to the bank of the river to drink water.
After our canoe trip we will visit the Elephant breeding center which is inside the jungle 10 minutes walking from the canoeing place. After lunch visit some Tharu villages which are situated next to the Park in the beautiful natural surroundings. By evening have a sunset view on the riverbank. Night in hotel.

Day 10: Pokhara -Kathmandu — Nagarkot (210Km) 6h.

Drive to Kathmandu , further to Nagarkot to admire an excellent view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks , if time permit one can stroll around to appreciate the beauty of terraced filed and rustic farmhouses night in Nagarkot.

Day 11: Drive to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The City of Devotees. This is a unique city located east of Kathmandu at 1,400m above sea level. With an area of 5 sq. kms. This unique city is divided into 24 traditional localities. It was founded by King Ananda Dev in 889 A.D. stay at hotel in Nagarkot

NAGARKOT: Nagarkot is situated in 33 kilometers east of Kathmandu (1.30h), the most popular village for beautiful sights on the massifs of Jugal, Khumbu and Rolwaling, and by very good weather distant view on the Everest. Night in a hotel in Nagarkot.

Day 12: Drive to Dhulikhel/1718 mtrs hotel accommodation

Dhulikhel is situated 30 Kms east of Kathmandu. The city offers a complete panoramic view of the snow-capped ranges from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west.

Once an important link in the ancient trade route to Tibet, Dhulikhel has a glorious past that can be witnessed in the lovely building and intricate woodcarving found among the shop-lined streets and in the temples.

The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples, which are adorned with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30-minute walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. More than 20 Himalayan peaks can be seen in all their glory. Sunset views are equally spectacular. You should get up early in the morning to watch the first rays of the sun hit the summits and their colors change.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu/via Panauti and Namo Buddha Afternoon free day Panauti

It is a thriving Newari village with beautiful temples and interesting old houses. Located between Punyamati and Rosikhola about 34km south east of Kathmandu.

NAMO BUDDHA: Namo Buddha or Namura Stupa, which is highly revered by both Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhists, situated on a hill above Panauti. Leave to Kathmandu, night in hotel.

Day 14: Free day in Kathmandou.

As per the flight schedule, transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • All transfer and groud transport by Private vehicle.
  • Standard hotels on bed and breakfast basis except in Chitwan on full board.
  • English speaking tour guide through out the tour.

Cost Exclude

  • Major meals except at chitwan.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax. Visa.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Tips for staff, guide and driver.
  • Emergency Rescue Charge.
  • Monuments entrance fee during the tour.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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