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Upon arrival at the airport, 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. Nepal has a rich cultural heritage and Kathmandu is the best place to begin exploring it.
After short relaxation at the hotel, you will be taken for a visit to the 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 a time period of centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river".
Kathmandu / Pokhara ( 210 KMS )
Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is 210 km from Kathmandu and is at best a 7 hours drive down from there. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) in good weather, there are splendid views right from the hotel. Pokhara is the most famous destination for adventure and trekking enthusiasts who come down to Nepal.
On the way you have an option of either indulging in river rafting or visit the Manakamna Temple “Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes” where you are taken by a cable ride of 10 mins, depending on your interest. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Pokhara / Jomsom
After Breakfast, early morning fly to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, walk over to the hotel which is 2 minutes from the airport.
Please do note that Jomsom is a small village in the mountains of Nepal. Only basic accommodation is available here. The clients will have to walk from the airport to the hotel which takes about 5 minutes.
Porters are sent by the hotel to the airport, to carry luggage. 15 Kg luggage per adult and 7 kg per child is allowed by the airlines in this sector. The aircraft is a Twin Otter or
Doniar - average 15-18 seats.
Darshan of Muktinath temple. This temple is located in the remote Mustang district of Nepal and is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists alike.
To visit Muktinath, the clients will have to walk for about 15-20 minutes over the Kali Gandaki River. Here there is no means of transport as on the river there is a narrow bridge - vehicles cannot cross. After crossing the bridge take the Jeep on sharing basis for Muktinath. Originally the route from Jomson to Muktinath was a trekkers route only. Recently the route has been widened and 4x4 vehicles can only drive. The path is a Dirt road. The ride is Bumpy all the way. The drive takes about 1.5 hours one way. Upon arrival at Muktinath, it is another 30 minutes walk from the base to the Temple.
Darshan on your own of Muktinath & following the same route return to Jomsom.
Jomsom / Pokhara
Fly back to Pokhara early morning and transfer to hotel.
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 offer 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 is best combined with a visit to 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 stay will be at the hotel.
Pokhara / Chitwan
This morning you will go for an 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 km from Lake Side, Pokhara. Sarangkot is the highest viewpoint for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Sarangkot is cooler than Pokhara. Sarangkot can be reached easily by 45 to 60 minutes by a car ride to the top of Pokhara. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view and go back.
Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the best place to have magnificent views of the Himalayan range. From here, in the northern direction, we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. In the southern direction, the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.
NOTE: The best time to travel to Nepal is in the Autumn-Winter time of Oct-Dec when there are clear blue skies and the landscape provides the best backdrop for picture-perfect moments.
Drive to Chitwan. Chitwan is 180 km and is a 04 hours drive from Pokhara. Chitwan is one of Asia's premier wildlife reserves
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 Terais. Overnight at the hotel.
Chitwan / Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same path and transfer to Hotel. This is your last evening at Nepal. Evening is at leisure
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.