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Kathmandu, Nepal

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Pay a visit to the famous Buddhist stupas of Kathmandu - Swayambunath Stupa and Boudhnath Stupa. Excursion to Chitwan National Park (enjoy elephant safari) Visit the mystical 16th century Gupteshwor Mahadev Caves in Pokhara.

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Duration: 8 Days
Starts in: Kathmandu

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GeTS Holidays

GeTS Holidays is an online tour operator and provides complete India tour solutions to domestic and foreign tourists.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU

On arrival, our company representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu (Approx. 4,600 ft). Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is a spiritual paradise for those with religious bent of mind. Not only this, it is quite popular among adventure lovers and trekkers. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

DAY 2: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

This day, gear up for an early morning excursion where you will enjoy a 1-hour scenic mountain flight (charges extra) to the Himalayas, soaring past the iconic Mt Everest. (Mountain flight is not included in the tour price, Payable extra). Get your cameras handy, as you will enjoy capturing amazing pictures of the Himalayas and the Kathmandu Valley. Return to the hotel and settle in for breakfast. Later, visit Swayambhunath Stupa located on a small hillock. It has been a hallmark of faith and harmony since centuries. This Stupa is believed to have been formed around 2,000 years ago. This sacred site of Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus is richly decorated with gold-ornated temples and vibrant prayer flags. Head to the Kathmandu Durbar Square located opposite the royal King palace of Kathmandu. The construction of various royal palaces at this site dates back to as old as 3rd century. It houses various temples like the Jagannath, Kotilingeswara Mahadev and the Taleju Temple belonging to the 15th century. You can see various other structures here inspired from the Newari architectural style. A massive earthquake in 2015 hit this area, which is still clearly evident in these structures. Next, visit the Pashupatinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (God of Destruction). It is the oldest Hindu Temple of Kathmandu. Later, drive to the Boudhnath Stupa - the largest stupa of Kathmandu. It is a important pilgrimage and meditation spot for Tibetan Buddhists. At the top of the Stupa is a pair of omnipresent Buddha eyes on all four sides, same like as that of Swayambunath Stupa. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

DAY 3: KATHMANDU - CHITWAN [160 Km/Approx. 4-5 hrs]

After breakfast, proceed with a drive to Chitwan (Approx. 1,360 ft). On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Chitwan meaning “Heart of the Jungle”, is known for its wildlife sanctuary that is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, sloth bears, Indian one-horned Rhino, Langur monkeys, Wild boar, Leopards and a wide variety of wildlife. Overnight stay at hotel in Chitwan.

DAY 4: CHITWAN SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, gear up for a half-day excursion to the Chitwan National Park. It is the first national park of Nepal. Here, you will enjoy an Elephant safari or a Jeep safari through the core regions soaking in the rich wilderness and if you’re fortunate - you can spot the royal Bengal Tiger. Simply put, it is a great idea to explore the wildlife of Chitwan. Overnight stay at hotel in Chitwan .

DAY 5: CHITWAN - POKHARA [135 Km/Approx. 4-5 hrs]

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara (Approx. 5,710 ft). Pokhara also called the city of Lakes is the 2nd largest city of Nepal. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.

DAY 6: POKHARA SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, your Pokhara sightseeing tour begins with early morning visit to the Sarangkot (if the weather permits) to soak in the captivating sunrise views over the Annapurna mountain ranges. Return to the hotel and settle in for breakfast. Visit the World Peace Pagoda (Approx 3,600 ft) is a Pagoda style monument that symbolizes World Peace & Order. Located atop the Anandi hills in the Kaski district of Pokhara, it was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (founder of Nipponzan Myohiji). Visit the Devi’s Fall (Patale Chango) whose water mysteriously vanishes underground and traverses through the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave and underground tunnels. Close to the falls is a popular wishing well where you can toss a coin and make a wish. Head to the 16th century Gupteshwor Mahadev Caves (4,245 ft) that consists of a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva that preserves a huge Shiva lingam made of stalagmite. Later, drive to the Tal Bahari Temple - a double storeyed Pagoda-style Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, located along the Phewa Lake. Enjoy a boat ride at the Phewa Lake. Visit the Bindyabasini Temple (3,000 ft) dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati (form of Goddess Parvati). It is a common sacred site for Hindus and Buddhist monks and is a temple of great cultural value among the people of Nepal. In the evening, walk through the Pokhara’s Purano Bazaar that displays a string of red brick houses representing Newar architecture and enjoy the typical Nepal ambiance. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.

DAY 7: POKHARA - KATHMANDU [180 Km/Approx. 5-6 hrs]

After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu. On reaching, check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

DAY 8: KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport to board your flight back home.  

Additional Information

Nepal is a beautiful and fascinating country, and this tour has been designed to give you a taste of many of the country's highlights. You’ll see Hindu and Buddhist temples and stupas,  get mesmerized by breathtaking views of the soaring Himalayan peaks, vibrant culture, Buddhist pilgrimage sites, spectacular Elephant wildlife safari, pristine nature and so much more.

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