Get close to nature and also admire the wonderful architectural wealth of Nepal. The confluence of Hindu and Buddhist religious shrines and the harmony with which this peaceful kingdom has flourished over centuries is in itself a marvel. The best way to travel to Nepal is by land as the journey is also as beautiful as the destination. You will spend 2 days in Chitwan National Park and also go on an elephant safari. So culture and adventure, what more could you ask for. Throw in a Tibetian carpet extravaganza along with breath-taking visuals of the Himalayan landscape, and this is the picture perfect holiday you were waiting for.
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Upon arrival, you will be met by our TourGenie representative. Your trip begins at Kathmandu, which is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural seat of this Kingdom.
The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu.
Overnight stay will be at hotel.
This morning you will be taken for a visit to the most best place showcasing Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray. The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu, which is the capital of Nepal. This temple complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites' list Since 1979. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a "sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river". We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.
After completion of these two spots, you will be taken take you for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur, this city is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan's central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: It’s the best architectural center point in Nepal, with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Of all the places, the most interesting place within the city is the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley's Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the best place to shop. You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable places and symbolizes Nepal to the world through the painted eyes of Buddha that watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
NOTE: The best time to visit Nepal is between the months of October and December when you have the clear autumn and winter skies and click the best snaps.
Kathmandu / Chitwan
Drive to Chitwan. Chitwan is 180 Km from Kathmandu and is at best a 5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Chitwan is one of Asia's premier wildlife reserves.
Its 360 square miles of tall grasslands and forests are home to a wide variety of mammals and birds, including several endangered species. Overnight at hotel.
Enjoy Jungle observation at Chitwan National park. The highlight being the Elephant Safari in the jungles. Other activities are Canoeing, Dugout canoe, Nature, Walk and Bird Watching. Also experience walking through the forests with naturalists and watch the Native folk dances of the Terai. Overnight at hotel.
Chitwan / Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is 180 Km & is a 04 hours drive from Chitwan. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) the 25,000+ peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
ranges rise a scant 20 miles away with no intervening ridges to spoil the view. Overnight at hotel
This morning you will go for a excursion trip to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 13 kms from Lake Side, Pokhara. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Sarangkot is cooler than Pokhara. It only takes a time of 45 to 60 minutes by a car ride to the top of Sarangkot, from Pokhara. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view and go back.
Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.
This afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple,Goddess Durga, was brought from India . Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence,a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a bto the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight at hotel.
Pokhara / Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. Rest day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Kathmandu / Airport
Morning will be comparatively free and closer to the time of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.
• All applicable transfers & sightseeing by Tata Sumo/ Innova as per the itinerary, not at disposal.
• Accommodation on the mentioned hotels for duration mentioned in the itinerary
• Meals on CP / MAP / AP basis.