ITINERARY: NEPAL TOUR PACKAGE- KATHMANDU-CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK-POKHARA-NAGARKOT Day 1: Arrival at Nepal Kathmandu On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan int’l airport, meet and transfer to hotel. Kathmandu is the largest city and capital of Nepal and the namesake of the Kathmandu Valley. Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is now a hub for independent travellers as well as a growing vacation spot catering to all budgets. As a result of considerable urban growth in recent decades, it is now part of one continuous urban area together with Patan to the south. Overnight hotel at Kathmandu. Day 2: Nepal Pokhara Tour– Mount Dhaulagiri-Fewa Lake After breakfast, drive to Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is about 200km from Kathmandu. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manslu, Mt. Machhapuchhre; five picks of Mt.Annapurna and of course Fewa Lake. This city is nestled in the tranquil valley and is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lakes and the world famous views of the Himalayas. On arrival at Pokhara check in to hotel. Evening free, stroll around the lakeside and enjoy the evening. Overnight hotel, at Pokhara. Day 3: Nepal Pokhara – Bindhyabasini Temple – Seti River Gorge Morning, proceed to sightseeing tour of Pokhara, covering Bindhyabasini temple, Seti river gorge, Davis falls, Gupteswore Mahadev cave, world peace Buddhist stupa on a hill. An hour boating at Fewa Lake. Afternoon free, stroll around the lake site. Overnight hotel,at Pokhara. Day 4: Nepal Chitwan National Park After early breakfast, drive to Chitwan. On arrival, at jungle camp or lodge. Briefing on program. After lunch, elephant safari or jungle walk or canoe trip with crocodile gaming. Dinner at camp or lodge. (full board basis) Day 5: Nepal Chitwan National Park Wake up call at 05.30 followed by tea/coffo bird watching or elephant safari or jungle walk. After breakfast at camp/lodge, a 45 minute crocodile walk and back to camp on boating. After lunch, proceed to observation tower or nature walk with boat ride or elephant safari. Dinner at camp or lodge. Day 6: Nepal Chitwan – Nagarkot-Mount Everest Wake up call at 05.30 followed by tea/coffee. Proceed to bird watching or jungle walk. After breakfast at camp/lodge, drive to Nagarkot, a beautiful and popular hill resort from where the panoramic views of Eastern Himalayas includingMt. Everest ( World’s highest peak) can be seen on a clear whether. Free and enjoy the cozy atmosphere around. Evening, witness the exotic scenery of Sunset over the Himalayas. Overnight at hotel. Day 7: Nepal Kathmandu – Pashupatinath temple – Bouddhanath stupa Early morning, view the mesmerized Sunrise over the horizon of Easter Himalayas. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu and check in to hotel. Afternoon proceeds to sightseeing tour covering: Pashupatinath temple:The temple of lord Shiva, Pashupatinath, is the holiest shrines for millions of Hindus, with two tiered golden roof and silver doors. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Baghmati River. This temple was also listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979. Just south of this temple, one can see the last rites of Hindu dead bodies at the cremation site. Nepal Bouddhanath stupa: (listed in UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979.) This ancient colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The first stupa was said to be built sometime after 600 ce, after the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo was converted to Buddhism by his two wives, the Nepali princess Bhrikuti – Green Tara and Chinese – the white Tara. However, this current stupa must be built after the depredation of Mughal invaders in 14th century. Some believe that there is a piece of bone that belonged to Buddha inside the stupa. the base of the stupa takes the shape of a Mandala (symbolizing earth); on this four tiered base sits the dome (symbolizing water); then comes the spire (symbolizing fire); the umbrella (symbolizing air); and the pinnacle (symbolizing ether). The Buddha’s eyes gaze out in four directions from the square base of the spire. There is a third eye between and above the two normal eyes and the nose is actually not nose but the Nepali number one, signifying the unity of all life. The spire is made up of 13 steps, representing the 13 stages on the journey to nirvana. Around the base of the stupa’s circular mound are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. A brick wall around the stupa has 147 niches, each with five prayer wheels bearing the immortal mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. On the north side of stupa is a small shrine dedicated to Ajima, the Goddess of smallpox. There are number of Gompas around the Bouddhanath. They are Shakya Gompa, Chinya – Lama Gompa, Nyingmapa Gompa, Kargyupa Gompa, Sakyapa Gompa, and Gelgupa Gompa. Swayambhunath:Swayambhunath stupa. This is one of the world’s most Glorious Buddhist Chaityas, said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spires base are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Around many Buddhist stupas different Dhyani Buddhas are seen in different meditative posture. Swayambhunath is the best place to study the Dhyani Buddha as there are 5 Dhyani Buddhas here facing five directions. It is 3 km west of Kathmandu city and is situated on a hillock about 77m above the level of the Kathmandu valley and hence commands an excellent view of the valley. The stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It was also listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979. Afternoon, free and easy.Overnight at hotel. Day 8: Departure Breakfast, free till transfer to airport for final destination. REMARKS/RESTRICTIONS:
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