EXPERIENCE NEPAL ( 7N/8D)
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Once you landed at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), complete the immigration process at the airport. You will be welcomed by our representative. You will see them holding a PLY card with your name written on it. Transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and rest for a time. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After breakfast, you will be taken for Kathmandu city tour which is one the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. You are taken to the famous places; Pashupatinath Temple, Guheswori, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, and a Cable Car ride at Chandragiri hills from where you can enjoy the mesmerizing views of Kathmandu valley & if the weather is clear then one can see the Himalayan ranges as well. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath is a sacred holy temple dedicated to Lord Pashupati (Mahadev) located in Kathmandu Valley on the bank of the Baghmati River. The current structure of Pashupatinath is constructed in 1692 CE and can tress back to 400 CE, and listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1979 AD. Pashupatinath Temple covers an area of 247 hectares, with 518 mini-temples and the main Pagoda house. This place is the central attraction for Hindu devotees, every year devotees from different parts of the world visit Pashupatinath for blessing for a lifetime. The atmosphere inside the temple is full of energy one can feel the existence of Devine power.
Guhyeshwari Temple is one of the Shakti Peetha also spelled as Guheshwari or Guhjeshwari. Guhyeshwari Temple is dedicated to Guhyeshwari or Adi Shakti and the goddess is Guhyekali, It is located 1 Km east of Pashupati Nath on the bank of Baghmati River. Guhyeshwari is also believed as the Shakti chair of Pashupati Nath. The temple is one of the important pilgrimages for Tantric worshipers. The mythology of Daksha (Father of Sati Devi) yagya and Sati's self-immolation had immense significance in shaping ancient Sanskrit literature and even had a great impact on the culture of Hinduism.
Budanilkantha (Jalakshayas Naryan) is located in Kathmandu Valley at the base of Shivapuri Hills. Budanilkantha means "Old Blue Throat" which represents the Devine Shiva but, you will see the Statue of Sleeping Vishnu in Shayas Nagh. It is believed that you can see the mirror image of Lord Shiva inside water during August. The Myth of Shiva Blue Throat is connected to this religious site. It is believed that Shiva drank the poison (which could destroy the world) to save the world. Due to the unlimited amount of burn in the throat of lord Shiva; travel to the north of Kathmandu. He strokes his Trident to the mountain and creates Gosaikunda Lake to quench his thrust. From that point of the event, Lord Shiva had a blue throat. Once he traveled to Budanilkantha, Shiva sleep inside the pond to relax. The origin of water in the pond is believed from Goshaikund Lake where Jalakshayas Naryan is sleeping. Budanilkantha Temple (1400 years old Vishnu statue) is a sacred temple for Hindus devotee.
Swayambhunath is the ancient religious complex in the west of Kathmandu and is a central religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Swayambhunath means "Self- Created" also popular as "Monkey Temple" among Visitors. The Temple is located at the top of the hill and offers a spectacular view of Kathmandu Valley. You can see a stupa (Spherical Dome), pagoda-style temple, and Shikhara-style monuments in one place; which symbolized peace & unity.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
After having breakfast we will prepare for a long drive to Pokhara 6/7 hrs. by a private tourist vehicle. It is a long drive you are going to love this road trip, it is a scenic drive where you will witness beautiful sceneries of the Himalayas, waterfalls, landscapes, local markets, Trishuli river & many more. En -route, we will visit Manakamana Temple also through Cable Car. Arrive in Pokhara & then check in to the hotel with a welcome drink. Take a rest/ shower & the evening is yours to explore your own in Pokhara. Take an evening walk around the tourist area of Lakeside. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing Pokhara (Half Day)
Morning around 5 am we will proceed to Sarangkot (25min drive) to see breathtaking sunrise views of the Annapurna Range and Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare). You can enjoy the great city surrounded by mountains, greenery and many more. After Sarangkot drive back to the hotel for breakfast and refreshments around 9;30 to 10 your sightseeing tour will start at Phewa Lake, Davis fall, International Mountain Museum, Gupetshwor Mahadev & Bindabasini Temple, Peace Stupa. Another option you can also do Paragliding. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Sarangkot viewpoint in Pokhara is a popular spot to enjoy the stunning views of Sunrise and Sunset. it is 11 Km away from the lakeside at an altitude of 1600m from sea level. It will take one hour to reach Sarangkot view point from the Lakeside. Sarangkot offers a panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges (Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchre (fishtail), Lamjung Kailash, and a Bird's eye view of Pokhara city and Phewa Lake.
Bindhyabasini Temple is the oldest temple (1760 AD) in Pokhara Valley which is devoted to Goddess Bindhyabasini (incarnation of Kali). It is believed that Bindhyabasini was the eighth child, a replacement of Krishna when Kansa tries to kill. Since Bindhyabasini was a goddess herself, so she disappear and appeared in the place where you can see the temple right now. Due to religious belief, it is one of the religious sites in Pokhara.
Mahendra Cave is one of the popular sightseen spots in Pokhara, where several domestic and international visitors visit.
Bat Cave is another visiting spot near Mahendra Cave. The interesting part of this cave is to watch Bats in the ceiling. The exit hole of the Bat cave is small in size, and it is believed only the pure soul can pass through the gate. So, you can see lots of visitors trying to exit from the Small hole of the cave, which is interesting and adventurous.
Devi's Fall is another popular spot in Pokhara Valley. the mysterious fall is 500 feet long and runs 100 feet below the Ground. there are high bars to avoid accidents. you can see enormous falls during the Rainey season.
Gupteyshwor Mahadev Cave is an amazing Shiva Cave just opposite Devi's fall. The water from Devi's fall passes through this cave and from the base of the cave, you can see Devi's Fall. Inside the cave, there is a naturally formed Shiva linga, the devotee visits this cave for Darshan.
Tal Barahi Temple is the Hindu Temple of Goddess Barahri located on the island middle of Phewa Lake. This temple is also known as the Lake Temple, you need to go through boating to visit this temple. It is one of the religious sites in Pokhara Valley. Every evening at 6 pm around, you can participate in Barahi Arati on the Barahi shore.
Shiva Temple is located in Phumdikot at an elevation of 1500m from sea level. it is 12 km away from lakeside Pokhara and takes a 45min drive to get there. there is the largest Shiva statue, which devotees visit in large numbers. you can see the beautiful Annapurna range just back of the Siva statue (It looks like the Mighty lord is mediating in the Himalayas).
Day 05: Drive to Chitwan
After having breakfast. We drive towards Chitwan today as the drive duration 5hrs. Along the way, you can enjoy scenic roads with rivers and big hills. Upon reaching Chitwan you will be welcomed by welcome drinks at the hotel and will give a short briefing about the tour activities. Take lunch & Proceed for the Jeep or elephant back safari.
In the evening, you can enjoy the stick dance performance followed by many other cultural performances performed by the Tharu people in the community hall. Overnight at the Hotel /Resort.
Day 06: Full Day Sightseeing to Chitwan
After breakfast, the full-day sightseeing covers Jeep Safari-an exciting ride on an open-top jeep into the dense forest of the jungle, watching elephant bathing, bird watching, and visiting the elephant breeding center. It is possible to closely observe the wild animals as well as take their snaps during jeep safari and we will drive you to Canoeing place and will do it in Rapti River. During the trip, we will see many wild animals as well as crocodiles. After the trip, we will drive you back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Jeep Safari is one of the popular activities that you can do in Chitwan National Park. Generally, a jeep with an open top drive deep inside the National Park to see wildlife. The Safari will last for 4 hours, which will start from 1 pm to 5 Pm. A single jeep has seats for 7 to 9 people. If we get lucky we can spot Tigers, deer, and horn rhinos.
Elephant bathing is an exciting activity at Chitwan, where you enjoy the bath in the back of the elephant; the elephant will spray water from its trunk. It will be performed for one hour.
Chitwan National Park is one of the best locations for bird watching because more than 555 species of birds inhabitant the national park. The different species of birds found in Chitwan National Park are kingfishers, Peacocks, Storks, Bulbul Bird, Eagles, and Ruddy Shelduck.
The elephant breeding center is one of the attractions of Chitwan. Due to the decreasing number of elephants, the elephant breeding center is under operation to control the numbers and it is one of the two breading centers in the world. You can see small elephant babies and their mothers, which is exciting to witness.
Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will proceed back to Kathmandu with the same route looking beautiful scenic long drive. Check into the hotel. The rest of the day is yours, enjoy your leisure time exploring the local street markets (Ashon Bazar and Thamel Bazar) or departmental stores for personal activities like shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 08: Departure.
After breakfast, you are free until your flight time. Our office representative and private vehicle will transfer you to TIA (Kathmandu International Airport) three hours before your flight. In this way, your Nepal tour will end with a warm farewell. Thank you.