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Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Pokhara & Chitwan Tour

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Route: Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Chitwan & Pokhara, Nepal

Tour Description:

The unusual combination of culture, adventure and nature to offer you the best of Nepal. These package tours are inclusive of visits to the World Heritage Sites declared by the UNESCO. You will also visit the old palaces, temples along with the detail study of outstanding architectural masterpieces of Kathmandu - the capital of Nepal is truly a magical place with its rich cultural heritage, exquisite landscape and dramatic contrast of ancient tradition and modernity. You will have a chance to view the mountains from different places such as Sarangkot and Dhulikhel and above all the magnificent wildlife activities in one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the Asian continent. The most appropriate package tour designed to meet your travel preference.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive Kathmandu.Meet assisted at the Kathmandu airport with flower garlands and transferred to Yak and Yeti hotel.

Evening:1900 HRS Welcome dinner at Bhancha Ghar, a very good Nepali restuarant for Nepali food,together with Nepalese cultural folk dance program.Overnight at hotel.

Day 02

Morning transfer to Domestic airport for Mountain flight.The flights lasts approximately one hour and takes place every morning starting from 0630 hrs.The plane used is a sixteen seater with 1x1 seating basis thus guaranteeing window seats for every clients.The make of the plane is Beech 1900D,FAA certified,manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft company,USA.

After the flight drive back to hotel.Breakfast.

After breakfast we visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa.Bouddhanath Stupa lies about six km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Bouddhanath, a World Heritage Site, is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during its construction.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred hindu shrines in the world.

The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol,of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple's existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple, also a World Heritage Site.

Lunch at the Kathmandu Durbar Square area.

After lunch We embark sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city,also called 'Kantipur'or city of glory,visiting,'KUMARI'the LIVING GODDESS,Kasthamandap,the Big Bell,Kal Bharab etc.We also visit 'Swayambhunath' temple.This is a Buddist temple set high on a hillock with a commanding view of the Kathmandu valley.

1930 hrs: Dinner at the Ghar E Kabab.Overnight.

Day 03 - Breakfast at the hotel.

Tour of 'Patan City'one of the three queen cities of the vally.Patan is the city of fine arts,and we visit Durbar Square,Krishna Mandir,Mahavihar-Golden temple of Lord Buddha,built in the 12th century.Also visit the Tibetan centre.

Then we visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur, or city of Devotees, also known as Bhadgaon, visiting Durbar square, Lion gate, the five storied Nyatopolo Temple, the tallest of its kind in Nepal, and the palace of 55 windows. The film, LITTLE BUDDHA was shot here, among other places in Nepal.

Lunch at the Bhaktapur Nyatapolo Cafe.

After lunch we drive hill resort of Dhulikhel lies 32 kms east of Kathmandu on the arniko Highway that leads to Tibet.In the old days,Dhulikhel flourished as a trading center handling commerce Kathmandu and Lhasa.Today it delights visitors with its enchanting cultural and stunning Himalayan views.Dhulikhel means luxuriating in unspoiled natural splendor and becoming oblivious to the cares of the world.Dinner and overnight at the Mirabel resort of similiar.

Day 04

Breakfast at the hotel.Drive to Thundikhel.This is a peachful and scenic spot.Start short hike uphill to Bhagavati temple.You can see the skyline from here.You can get a beautiful vista of the town and sorrounding areas.After hiking drive back to resort for lunch.

After lunch drive back to Kathmandu.Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

*** Option Soaltee Oberoi hotel for visit to casino.***

Day 05

Breakfast at the hotel.Tranfser to airport for flight to Pokhara.Arrive Pokhara and transfer to Fish Tail Lodge or similiar.Lunch at the Fish Tail Lodge or similiar.After lunch enjoy a boat trip on Phewa Lake passing the simple three-story villa where the King of Nepal maintains his winter home. Stop at the small golden temple to the Hindu god Varahi which is nestled in foliage on an island in the centre of the lake. In the afternoon many fishermen and other pilgrims take their long canoes, carved from tree trunks, to the island to visit the shrine.Dinner at the local Restaurant.Overnight.

Day 06

Breakfast at the hotel.We spend an interesting day exploring the sights and sounds of Pokhara,situated on the shores of beautiful Phewa Lake. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, perfect views of the Annapurnas are often reflected in its tranquil waters. Highlights of the day include Mahendra Cave, a visit to a Tibetan refugee camp,and boating on Lake Phewa.Also,in the late afternoon we can stroll by the lake,row to an island Hindu shrine,or just relax and wait for the sun to set behind the spectacular Himalayas.

Lunch at the hotel.Afternoon free.Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 07

Early breakfast at hotel. We proceed by surface (4 to 5 hours) to ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK. This is a wildlife reserve, one of the best managed and preserved, in Asia, where many species of rare wildlife, including the rare one horned rhino, up to four species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, Royal Bengal Tiger etc reside. Plus this is also the home for more than 400 species of exotic birdlife. During the two nights stay here, we undertake, jungle safaris, elephant rides, nature walks, canoe rides etc. We also witness the local Tharu stick dance in the evening.Overnight at Chitwan Jungle Lodge or similiar.

On reaching resort, our guest relations officer will brief guest.
1:00 p.m.Lunch.
3:30 p.m.: Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk / Nature walk with Boat ride.
3:00 p.m.: Dinner.

Day 08

5:30 a.m.: Wake up call followed by tea/coffee.
6:00 a.m.: Bird watching /Jungle walk.
8:00 a.m.: Breakfast.
9:30 a.m.: Crocodile walk. A 45 minutes walk through grassland and forest upstream of the Narayani river. Board boats to observe crocodiles along the banks while floating back to the camp.
1:00 p.m.: Lunch.
3:30 p.m.: Jungle Walk / Visit Observation Tower /Nature Walk with Boat Ride.
8:00 p.m.: Dinner.

Overnight: Gangtok

Day 09

5:30 a.m.: Wake up call followed by tea/coffee.
6:00 p.m.: Bird Watching / Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk.
8:00 AM.: Breakfast.
9:30 AM.: After breakfast,transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu.Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Dinner on own. Overnight.

Day 10

Breakfast at the hotel. Free until departure

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