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Kathmandu has often been by some as a flawless jewel in a unique setting. No other place in the world has the concentration of culture, art and tradition that exists in the Kathmandu valley (1300m.). Kathmandu is the crossroads for the many ethnic groups of Nepal and for visitors from all over the world every year. Nestled in the central hills of Nepal, Kathmandu is at once medieval and modern. The Kathmandu valley sprawls at the junction of two sacred rivers, Bagmati and Bishnumati. Just cross the Bagmati River to the south is Patan, on ancient city of temples, while Bhadgoon with its thousands of homes and temples shrines lies six miles to the east. More then two hundred years ago these three cities housed the Royal places of three different kingdoms that divided the valley palaces surviving today.
They say there are more temples than houses in Kathmandu valley in past. Great temples with heavily carved exteriors, massive white-domed Buddhist stupas and hundreds of smaller Buddhist chaityas small temples with low, ornate archways-and tiny temples containing once lone idol all are an integral pieces of the unique mosaic that is Kathmandu city. To really discover the Kathmandu valley you need to begin exploring from well beyond the city limits, and travel in from the outside of Nepal in orderto touch its roots. Fortunately there are many very beautiful walks within the Kathmandu valley that combine cultural experience and natural heritage.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel; welcome drinks & briefing tour
Day 02: Guided sightseeing with covering holy Pashupatinath Temple- patron god of all of Hindu, and then visit Soyambhu nath oldest Buddhist Stupa or Buddha nath Stupa –the biggest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. Take Lunch (self) and then drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square & visit, after Bhaktapur drive to Nagarkot hill.
Day 03: Drive to Kathmandu & then Pokhara: Early in the morning enjoy best ever sunrise view and Himalayas. After breakfast, drive to Pokhara, 200 KM, 5-6 hours. On the way stop at Manakamana cable car station in between highway, take a cable car ride and Darshan Mananakamna devi & drive continue to Pokhara
Day 4: Pokhara city tour: Morning proceed for city sightseeing, covering Davis Fall, Gupteshwor cave, Seti Gorge, Bindevashini temple, International Mountain museum, and Fewa lake, 1 hour boating ride in Fewa lake, free and leisure late afternoon to explore lakeside market.
Day 05: Early in the morning, proceed for Sarangkot sunrise view & spectacular scene of Annapurna mountain range, various beautiful mountains. Come to hotel, Proceed to Lumbini, 220 KM, 5-6 hours. On the way can stop at Tansen town for lunch. Then continue travel to Lumbini. Reach Lumbini and check in the hotel, then visit various monasteries and Maya Devi Temple, Puskarini garden where Lord Buddha was born some 2600 years ago.
Day 06: Drive to Chitwan for Jungle tour: After breakfast, drive to Chitwan. Reach Chitwan National Park, check in the resort. Jungle activitiesbriefing followed by Lunch. Then proceed for Jungle activities.
Day 07: Explore wildlife in Chitwan national Park: Jungle activities as full day schedule: Elephant ride, Canoe ride, Jungle walk, Bird Watching, Tharu Cultural Program (Tharu Stick Dance), Visit to Elephant Breeding Center & Tharu village.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu: Morning bird watching, after breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu, 175 KM, 5-6 hours. Reach Kathmandu and check in hotel. Enjoy dinner at various outlets there or try some typical Nepali restaurant for authentic Nepali cuisine with live cultural show.
Day 09: Guided sightseeing Kathmandu valley: After breakfast, proceed for full day city sightseeing covering: Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square- two best royal palaces with so many temples that shows best craftsmanship on Nepali-UNESCO sites.
Day 10: Transfer to airport for final departure for onward journey.
Optional: early morning, can go for Aerial sightseeing of Mt. Everest & other spectacular mountain range (cost is self).
Cost: standard tour 3 star hotel
Indian Tourist Per person INR 35,000 twin sharing basis
Single Supplementary INR 3000
Foreigner / INRs
Per Person USD 1000 twin sharing basis
Single Supplementary USD 250
Cost: upper standard tour 4 star hotel
Indian Tourist Per person INR 40,000 twin sharing basis
Single Supplementary INR 4000
Foreigner / INRs
Per Person USD 1195 twin sharing basis
Single Supplementary USD 300
Cost: Deluxe standard tour 5 star hotel
Indian Tourist Per person INR 50,000 twin sharing basis
Single Supplementary INR 5000
Foreigner / INRs
Per Person USD 1395 twin sharing basis
Single Supplementary USD 400
Hotel: 3 Star Hotel Manang or similar Kath., Hotel Kantipur or similar -Pokhara
Hotel: 4 Star Hotel Vaishali or similar Kath., Hotel Kailash resort -similar Pokhara
Hotel: 5 Star Solty Crown plaza or similar Kath. & Hotel Fish Tail or similar Pokhara
Nagarkot, Chitwan, Lumbini Fallow the above packages categorized 3, 4 & 5 star base