Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (D)Welcome to Nepal! On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel and help you check in. You will then be briefed about your daily activities. You will have rest of the day at leisure.NEPAL, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a mystical country nestled in the folds of the magnificent Himalaya mountain ranges. The people of Nepal can always be seen to be smiling. Nepal is a deeply religious country, as you will see in their temples, Monasteries and buildings. The fertile, mountain-sheltered Kathmandu Valley is the historic heart of Nepal, where the Himalaya's most sophisticated kingdoms rose and fell and where Nepali art and culture were developed and refined. In many ways the Kathmandu Valley is Nepal. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Day Tour (B/L/D)After breakfast proceed on a half day tour of Kathmandu city & Swoyambhunath. Kathmandu City: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means 'made from the timber of a single tree'. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples, Seto Machhindranath and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation. Swoyambhunath: Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The hill of Swayambhu is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. You will get a scenic view of Kathmandu city from there.Patan City: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Lichhavi and the Malla rulers in the medieval period. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal palace complex is the centre of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a beautiful museum.One remarkable monument here is 16th century temples dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone.Your day of touring concludes at your Hotel.
Day 3: Full day tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Stupa (B/L/D)After breakfast commence the sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and BoudhanathBhaktapur (Bhadgaon): Also known as city of devotees, Bhaktapur is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 kilometres/9 miles east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4,600 ft. above sea level. In Bhadgaon, you will visit the Durbar Square with the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The famous five-storied Nyatapol temple on the terraces of which stands a pair of figures - two goddesses, two strong men, two elephants, two lions and two griffins is the tallest temple in the valley and was also built by King Bhupatindra Malla. It is one of the best examples of Pagoda styled temples. Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You will also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple. Boudhanath Stupa: One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 36 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (B/L/D)Breakfast at the hotel. Drive of 5-6 hours under normal road condition to Pokhara which is approx. 220 kms. southwest of Kathmandu Valley at an altitude of 827m from the sea level.Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. At an elevation lower than that of Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it; a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diverse flowers that prosper in this environment. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panaromic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of the lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic.The valleys surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the views of world famous Himalayas.The city is also known as the center of adventure.Phewa Lake: Spend a quiet time boating in the ultimate lake where the reflections of Mount Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range falls. You will also see a variety of fishes while boating. An island temple is located at the middle of the lake. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake. It is hard to escape the draw of Phewa Lake and any visitor with even a few spare minutes should endeavour to take a boat out on the water to fully experience the wonderful views of the reflected mountains.Day concludes-Overnight at Hotel
Day 5: Tour around Pokhara / Mountain museum & boat ride at Fewa Lake(B/L/D)After breakfast hike to world Peace Stupa & visit International Mountain Museum followed by one hour boat ride at Fewa lake.Hike To World Peace Stupa: It is a massive Buddhist stupa situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. Besides being a impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers the spectacular views of the Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, and the Pokhara city. Hike to stupa takes about 2-3 hours.International Mountain Museum: While in Pokhara make it a point to visit the International Mountain Museum (IMM) that records, documents, exhibits and chronicles the past and the present development of mountains and mountaineering activities in the world. Built by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), much support was received from various mountaineering clubs and associations as well as individual donors from around the world. The museum primarily provides information and exhibits everything related to Man, Mountain and Mountain activities from around the world.Later boat ride at Fewa Lake.Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the kingdom roughly measuring 1.5 by 4 km, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of the resort town. The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or baidam, is the favourite home base for travellers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops locatedOvernight at the hotel.
Day 6: Pokhara -Chitwan (B/L/D)After breakfast at the hotel drive to Chitwan. It will be approximate 05-06 hrs drive. Upon arrival the naturalist will host reception, refreshments, briefing about the programs and the resort facilities.Enjoy your lunch at the Hotel before you proceed on to the Jungle to see wild life this afternoon.Royal Chitwan National Park: The Royal Chitwan National Park is the lush valley of Chitwan situated in the foothills of Churia ranges which houses the first National Park of the Kingdom. This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife especially the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Return to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 7: In Chitwan / Chitwan National Park (B/L/D)Early morning & evening visit to the Chitwan national park with the naturalist. Breakfast at the resort. Full day jungle activities as per resort program. Where you can get excellent opportunities for bird watching and excellent chance to see four kinds of deer, wild roar, rhinoceros, monkeys, sloth bear, gore and many other smaller mammals. Enjoy your lunch / dinner at the Hotel. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 8: Chitwan to Daman (B/L/D)After breakfast drive from Chitwan to Daman which takes about 4-5 hours. Daman is situated at a height of 2100 meters or 7500 feet above sea level and a distance of 80 kilometres. Daman is known for its vantage location in viewing the Himalayan peaks such as Mount Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu etc. There is a view tower from where one can have a panoramic view of 300 miles of the Himalayan range.Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.In the afternoon take a walk to the Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated about 30 minutes from the village. This is a place for worship and many thousands of pilgrims come here every year. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 9: Daman - Kathmandu (B/L/D)Breakfast at the hotel. Return to Kathmandu by road. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Depart Kathmandu (B)We ensure that that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. Journey well!
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4 STAR: Kathmandu - Hotel Himalaya, Pokhara - Temple Tree & Resort & Spa, Chitwan - Jungle Villa Resort, Daman - Everest Panorama Resort
5 STAR: Kathmandu - Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Pokhara - Shangri-la Village Resort, Chitwan - Machan Country Villa, Daman - Everest Panorama Resort
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Validity Period: from 01 Apr 2014 to 30 Sep 2014
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Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million (and nearly 2 million absentee workers living abroad), Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Specifically, the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim border Nepal, while across the Himalayas lies the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Indian Siliguri corridor. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis.
The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali. It contains more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The southern Terai region is fertile and humid. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, is located in this region. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world's great religions, and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as the 3rd century BC.
NEPAL, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a mystical country nestled in the folds of the magnificent Himalaya mountain ranges. The people of Nepal can always be seen to be smiling. Nepal is a deeply religious country, as you will see in their temples, Monasteries and buildings. The fertile, mountain-sheltered Kathmandu Valley is the historic heart of Nepal, where the Himalaya's most sophisticated kingdoms rose and fell and where Nepali art and culture were developed and refined.
Five major climatic regions are found in Nepal. Of these, Kathmandu Valley is in the Warm Temperate Zone (elevation ranging from 1,200 to 2,300 meters (3,900 to 7,500 ft)), where the climate is fairly temperate, atypical for the region. This zone is followed by the Cool Temperate Zone with elevation varying between 2,100–3,300 meters (6,900 to 10,800 ft). Under the climate of Koppen classification, portions of the city with lower elevations have a humid subtropical climate, while portions of the city with higher elevations generally have a subtropical highland climate. In the Kathmandu Valley, which is representative of its valley's climate, the average summer temperature varies from 28 to 30 degrees Celsius. The average winter temperature is 10.1 degree Celsius. (Source: Wikipedia)