Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour
Duration : 6 Nights/ 7 Days
DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Destination Covered : Kathmandu - Pokhara - Sarangkot - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. You are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen up, Day free at own leisure. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
DAY 02 : KATHMANDU – FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for sightseeing tour covering Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure, Swyambhunath Stupa then back to hotel. Lunch at Local Restaurant at Patan.
: The temple of Pashupatinath located on the western banks of the Bagmati River on the north eastern side of Kathmandu, is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage site in the world. Until recently Nepal was officially a Hindu Kingdom and Pashupatinath, which literally means “Lord of all Animals”, was considered the main protector deity of Nepal. Pashupatinath is said to have been discovered by a cow herder who dug up the area after seeing one of his cow’s coming to the spot and emptying its milk there. The inner sanctum of the temple has a lingam, a stone phallus with four faces around it. As one of the many forms of Lord Shiva, one of the three main gods of the Hindu Trinity, Pashupatinath draws Hindu pilgrims from all around the world especially on MahaShivaratri, the “Night of Shiva” which falls in early spring. The temple and its surrounding complex is surrounded by a pantheon of other temples like the KiratesworeMahadev, Bhairav, Guheswori, and Gorakhnath each of whom have their own tale of origin and importance.Pashupatinath is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
: With a base of 82 meters in diameter, Bouddhanath is claimed to be the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. There are many legends attached to Bouddhanath, chief among which is that of the 5th century Lichivi King Manadev who built it to do penance. Lost and forgotten for centuries Bouddhanath was rediscovered in the 15th century from whence it slowly started gaining reputation among Tibetan Buddhists especially after the 19th century Rana Prime Minister appointed a Tibetan monk as its chief abbot. Today there are more than 50 monasteries surrounding Bouddhanath which is also one of the seven Monument Zones which make up the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Sites.
: Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kasthamandap – the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient residence of the Nepalese Royalty.
The Kumari Goddess
: Chosen at the age of four or five, the Kumari Devi is the most important of the several living goddesses in Nepal. Selected using very strict criteria, she moves into the temple with her family, leaving only to attain a few festivals each year. She sits on the balcony regularly, acknowledging the greetings of devotees. Her reign however lasts only until puberty, when she becomes a normal mortal again.
: Perched on a hilltop on the southwestern part of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is one of the most important religious and cultural sites in Nepal and is associated with the birth of the Kathmandu Valley civilization. Approximately 2000 years old, Swayambhunath stupa, is a dome 20 meters in diameter and 32 meters high and is made of brick and earth mounted by a conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Many other smaller temples and places of religious importance for both Hindus and Buddhists, a perfect example of the symbiotic co-existence of different religious beliefs only found in Nepal surround it. The hill is heavily wooded on all sides with indigenous plant species, and troops of monkeys, giving it the nickname of “Monkey Temple”. The height of Swayambhunath also makes it a good vantage point and on clear sunny days one can see the Himalayas all the way to the east. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 03 : KATHMANDU – POKHARA 210KM 06/07 HRS (Under normal road condition)
After breakfast at hotel. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 210KM, 06/07 hrs. (Under normal road condition) Rest of the day leisure at Pokhara.
: Three out of ten highest mountains in the world; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu are within a linear distance of 50km from Pokhara. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the ACAP region of the Annapruna ranges in the Himalayas. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 04 : POKHARA – SARANGKOT - POKHARA)
Excursion to Sarangkot for sunrise and half day sightseeing tour at Pokhara including one hour boating at Phewa lake.
Early morning excursion to sarangkot for sunrise (subject weather Permitted) back to hotel for breakfast after proceed for sightseeing tour at Pokhara covering Davi’s fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave and Bindebashini Temple and visit Barahi Temple with one hour boating at Phewa Lake.
: Sarangkot is situated to the west of Pokhara. The village is located on Sarangkot mountain at an altitude of 1600m and is renowned for its panoramic Himalayan views Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu as well as down on the city of Pokhara and Phewa lake. In recent years, Sarangkot has become a hotspot for praragliding.
: Witness a unique waterfall that lies 2 Km from central Pokhara City. The water fall directly goes into a deep and narrow canal with no ends. It is believed that this deadly waterfall took the life of a tourist named David, who fell down into the cannel and was never found, and hence the name David waterfall, named in his memory by the people of Pokhara. This place has many nick names like Davy's fall, David's fall or Davis's fall, all mean the same thing `The Davis Water Fall'.
Gupteswor Mahadev Cave
: Gupteshwor Mahadev cave is one of the longest caves in Nepal. On the way to cave, there are shining stones seen everywhere and in the temple is big stone that looks like snake's head and tortoise which is consider as the image of the lord Shiva. Second part is very beautiful and you see shining stones and different types of rocks like bee hives.
: The Seti originates from the snow fields and glaciers around the twin peaks of Api and Nampa in the south facing slopes of the main Himalayas. The area is near the trijunction of the borders of Nepal, India (Kumaon, Uttarakhand), and China (Tibet). The river first flows in a south-easterly direction, then turns and flows in a south-westerly and finally south-easterly again before joining the Karnali or Ghagra River. It has cut a spectacular gorge across the Mahabharata Range and appears to be lost amongst caves and tunnels for a short distance.
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 05 : POKHARA – CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK (165 KM , 04/05 HRS)
After breakfast drive from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park, the first national park of Nepal established in 1973. There are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, and gharial along with many other common species of wild animals. On reaching the resort in the National Park, our Guest Relations Officer will brief guests, then after you will be participating in an elephant safari, and nature walk with boat ride. Overnight at Resort in Chitwan.
DAY 06 : CHITWAN – KATHMANDU 185 KMS, 05/06 HRS DRIVE.(Under normal road condition)
After breakfast in Chitwan, we will head to Kathmandu on a 05/06 hrs. Drive. Rest of the day leisure at Kathmandu.Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 07 : DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU
After breakfast at hotel transfer to International airport to connect onward journey.