The Himalayan Experience (09 Nights/ 10 Days)
Destinations: Delhi – Kathmandu – Patan – Chitwan – Pokhara – Dhulikhel – Kathmandu – Delhi
Day 01: Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Combined city tour of Old and New Delhi. The vistas of eight historical capital cities, spanning nearly 4000 years, provide a befitting commencement. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi – Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport to board flight to Kathmandu, the beautiful capital city of Nepal, which is about 25 km in length and 15 km in width. The beautiful snow-clad Himalayan mountain range, apart from the peak of Mount Everest, can be viewed from the Kathmandu valley as tourists fly over it. Transfer to hotel. Later proceed for Daylong sightseeing tour . There are many marvellous places in Kathmandu, including several places of worship. The Temple of Sweta Machchhendra Nath is a beautiful pagoda of artistic beauty. It has a two-tiered bronze roof and several votive stupas. The Temple of Kumari is the residence of Kumari, a Vestal Virgin worshipped as a Living Goddess. The young girl selected as Goddess Kumari, at the age of about four or five, should be a virgin and belong to the Newari Shakya caste – a Buddhist clan. As the girl reaches puberty, another Goddess is chosen. The temple has carved wooden balconies and window-screens. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. The Balaju Water Garden is 5 kilometres away from Kathmandu and located at the foot of the Nagarjuna Hill. It houses a beautiful park, called the Balaju UdDayan (park). The place has a beautiful fountain with 22 crocodile-headed water sprouts, dating back to the 18th century. The Pashupatinath Temple lies on the banks of the sacred Bhagmati River. The temple is renowned for its remarkable architecture with two-tiered golden roof and silver doors. Night stay in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Patan – Kathmandu
Full Day excursion to Patan. The city of Patan lies to the south of Kathmandu and is situated on the sacred Bagmati River. It is believed to be a city covered with a thousand golden roofs. The city is locally referred to as Lalitpur and is famous for its art and crafts. Keep the afternoon free after your return to Kathmandu.
Day 04 & 05: Chitwan
A 41/2 hour drive by road reaches you to Chitwan, the most ancient royal reserve of Nepal, having thousands of rhinoceros, 300 bird species, tigers and leopards. Overnight stay and breakfast the following Day at a jungle lodge. Encounter wildlife on elephant back. At sundown, tribal folk will regale you with song and dance. Night stay in Chitwan.
Nepal India Tour
Day 06 & 07: Pokhara
Morning drive to Pokhara, 6 hours away. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Spend the afternoon trekking to Naudanda, a typical village. Pokhara is situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. Night stay in Pokhara.
Day 08: Pokhara – Dhulikhel
Close to the Indo-China border, the village of Dhulikhel offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and the farmed valley of Punchkhal. Sunset and sunrise are simply transcendental here. Night stay in Pokhara.
Day 09: Pokhara – Kathmandu – Delhi
Daylong excursion by road, via the temples and palaces of Bhadgaon and a gigantic stupa at Bodhnath completes the Nepal experience. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon flight to Delhi. Meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 10: Departure
Leave for onward journey.