Enchanting Nepal (08 Nights/ 09 Days)
Destinations: Delhi – Kathmandu – Pokhra – Chitwan – Kathmandu – Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meet assist at airport and transfer to hotel.Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi – Kathmandu
After a breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Evening transfer to airport to board the flight to kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu , meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel night stay in kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu
After breakfast Sightseeing tour of the KATHMANDU CITY – The Hanumandhoka – Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square with its old temples and palaces epitomises the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Also visit the Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairav – the God of destruction and the temple of Kumari (Vestal Virgin) or the Living Goddess – represents a very ancient Hindu deity of Nepal locally known as Taleju is Buddhist by birth. The Kumari acknowledges greetings from her balcony window. Once a year during Indra Jatra festival, the King of Nepal seeks the Kumari’s blessing. Kasthamandap – Located near the Kumari Temple is said to be built from the wood of a single tree from the city. The city of Kathmandu derives its name from this temple. The Kathmandu Durbar Square was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
BOUDDHANATH STUPA: The stupa of Bouddhanath lies 8 kms. east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and is the centre of Tibetan Buddism in Nepal. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
PASUPATINATH TEMPLE: This important Hindu temple is the temple of Lord Shiva, The temple with a two tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can witness the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Kathmandu
After breakfast visit SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA – the oldest Buddhist shrine. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all – seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3 km. west of Kathmandu City and is situated on a hillock about 77 m above the level of Kathmandu Valley and commands an excellent view of the Valley. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It was also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979. Evening transfer to Nepalese Restaurant Bhanchaghar for a Traditional Nepali Welcome reception and dinner. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a live Nepalese Cultural programme performed by beautiful young girls dressed in ethnic traditional Nepalese costumes and jewelry representing various parts of Nepal. Dinner will follow this programme. Night stay in Kathmandu.
Day 05: Kathmandu – Pokhara
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Pokhara. Arrive Pokhara , Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon, enjoy a boat ride along the lake. The lake is the center of life in Pokhara, with a wide range of restaurants, craft shops, and magnificent views of Machhapuchare (Fishtail) which stands over 22,000 feet tall.Night stay in pokhra.
Kathmandu Pokhara Tour
Day 06: Pokhara – Royal Chitwan National Park
After breakfast drive to Chitwan – one of Asia’s finest national parks. The ride is about five hours in length. Home to many endangered species, including Bengal tigers, rhinos, crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins, the park is a delight for lovers of wildlife. The park consists of over 50 different species of grasses that play a crucial role in the lives of villagers. Every January, locals harvest the grasses, which are used for roof thatch, animal fodder, and mats. This harvest also provides clear views for game viewing. There are also forests of sal trees, the incredibly strong wood used in much of the carvings in Kathmandu temples. The park is one of the few remaining portions of the Terai that are still forested; as population pressures in the rest of Nepal have led to massive deforestation. This afternoon enjoy your first exploration of Chitwan’s magnificent natural surrounding. Night stay in chitwan.
Day 07: Royal Chitwan National Park
After breakfast full day of jungle and nature activities will be undertaken from elephant backs, canoes, and on jungle walks. Enjoy your visit to this island of wildlife amongst the cultivated plains of the Terai. Night stay in chitwan.
Day 08: Royal Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu
Morning drive to kathmandu via the Prithvi Highway. The 4 to 5 hour road journey is highlighted with scenic countryside and Trisuli River. Spectacular views of the distant snow peaks make this drive memorable. arive kathmandu transfer to hotel.Night stay in kathmandu.
Day 09: Kathmandu – Delhi – Departure
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi to coonect the onward flight.