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14 Days Nepal Trip

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport, meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. The places of visit this day are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.

Day 03: Full day sightseeing in and around Patan and drive to Bhaktapur. Stay overnight at hotel in Bhaktapur.

Day 04: Full day of sightseeing in and around Bhaktapur. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Charaundi, rafting from Charaundi to Kurintar and continue drive to Pokhara.

Day 06: City sightseeing in and around Pokhara valley. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 07: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.) takes about five hours.

Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 09: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti takes about four and half hours.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan.Enjoy some jungle activities in Chitwan National Park. Stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

Day 11: Full day of jungle activities. Stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

Day 12: Early morning after breakfast some activities and drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu.  Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and recreation. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Transfer to airport for final departure.

(Kathmandu – Rafting – Pokhara – trekking - Chitwan – Kathmandu)

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport, meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. The places of visit this day are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Brief description of the places:

Kathmandu Durbar Square

 Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most popular tourist destinations as enlisted in World Heritage Sites. Clustered around the central Durbar Square are the old Royal Palace (Hanuman Dhoka), numerous interesting temples, the Kumari Chowk or Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess) and the Kasthamandap (House of Wood) from which Kathmandu derived its present name. An exquisite exploration in the Durbar Square reveals the ancient art and architecture of Nepal.

 Pashupatinath Temple

Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors are permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, as entrance into the temple is strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March.

 Boudhanath Stupa

This Stupa, situated 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu city, is one of the biggest Stupa in the world. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Joiner. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is encircled by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

Day 03: Full day sightseeing in and around Patan and drive to Bhaktapur. Stay overnight at hotel in Bhaktapur.

Brief description of the places:

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange 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 objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone

 The main attractions in Patan:

Besides above mentioned places to visit, there are other significant sites to be explored:

  1. Golden Temple
  2. Kumbheshwar
  3. Krishna Mandir
  4. Jagat Narayan
  5. Mahaboudha
  6. Ashokan Stupa
  7. Machchhendranath Temple
  8. Tibetan Refugee Camp

Day 04: Full day of sightseeing in and around Bhaktapur. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Brief description of the places:

Bhaktapur (1,401m) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur which means the city of devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rules continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. Pottery and waving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi or cap. The city lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural wonders such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya Temple etc.

A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Palace of 55 Windows Being built by King Yaksha Malla in 1427 A.D. and remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century, the balcony and the windows are intricately carved is a masterpiece of wood carving.

Nyatapola Temple This five storied Pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D. is well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. It is the tallest pagoda structure in the Kathmandu.

Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Charaundi, rafting from Charaundi to Kurintar and continue drive to Pokhara.

Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 06: City sightseeing in and around Pokhara valley. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 07: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.) takes about five hours.

From here you begin your trek to Pothana (1900m.). The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through forests till you reach the village called Dhampus. It is a Gurung village which gives you an opportunity to look at the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The ascent trail follows to Pothana through the forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about seven hours.

First part of your trek from Pothana to Deurali gradually ascends. From Deurali your trail descends to Bheri Kharka. From then on the path is flat till Landruk. The trail from Landruk is a steep descend till Modi Khola. Now the trail ascends all the way up to Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village from where you can enjoy the mountain view of Annapurna ranges and Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti takes about four and half hours.

You begin your trail following a gentle flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche (1638m.) the trail descends through human settlements and terraces up to Seuli Bazaar. From here, the trail moves along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti. En- route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios.  Birethanti is a small town with few lodges, shops and human settlements. Now, you walk for almost twenty minutes through flat path up to Nayapul (New Bridge). Here you board your vehicle to drive back to Pokhara takes approximately one and a half hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan.Enjoy some jungle activities in Chitwan National Park. Stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

Day 11: Full day of jungle activities. Stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

Day 12: Early morning after breakfast some activities and drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu.  Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Note: During your stay in National Chitwan Park you will enjoy the following activities:

Bird Watching: For the bird watchers, it is Paradise Island with over 450 species of exotic birds of domestic as well as migratory birds. Many are threatened, e.g. the Great pied hornbill, Bengal Florican, Peregrine falcon, lesser adjutant storks, etc. A bird watching trip will be a memorable experience.

Nature Walk: Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters and beauty of the flora and fauna. The authority of the naturalist must be closely observed to obviate any risks from wildlife attacks.

Elephant Breeding Center: This is the first Elephant breeding center in Asia. You can see baby elephants socializing with their parents and other babies. This center is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephants, and to train them to convey tourist around the region.

Village tour: Excursion in Tharu village will grant you an exhilarating experience. Tharus are the indigenous inhabitant of the Terai. We offer guided cultural tours to meet the people and experience their traditional self-sufficient way of life.

Cultural Program: In the evening you will get an opportunity to be a part of Tharu folk dance. The drummers and symbolic stick dancers perform traditional movements and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display. Such cultural shows performed by Tharus will be an unforgettable experience. The Tharus in traditional colorful costumes are sure to captivate you.

Elephant back safari: On elephant back you can view the wild life of the area in their natural habitat.

Elephant Bathing: Your guide will take you to the specific place where you can observe elephant bathing.

Crocodile Walk: One more option is to go for crocodile walk. It goes through grassland and forest along the bank of Rapti / Narayani River.

Canoe Trip:You can enjoy canoe trip on either The Rapti River or The Budhi Rapti River which borders the National Park. You can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.

Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and recreation. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Transfer to airport for final departure.

Clients Reviews

fantastic time with wonderful staff

(5/5)

A fantastic time with wonderful staff. Lots of laughter + apple-pie what more could we ask for !

Thank you; Kumar, Yak - Kumar + Nava !

Kate Ale
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09/11/2009

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