Nepal boasts eight of the world's tallest mountains and the world's oldest Hindu and Buddhist sites. While Kathmandu Valley is made of three ancient cities filled with enchanting medieval palaces, pagodas, temples, statues and stupas, the rest of the kingdom offers unparalleled adventure options with abundance in flora and fauna. As for its people - From the Tharus that share their land with the splendid Asian tuskers in the plains to the brave Yak herders of Dolpo, they are as amazing as the land itself. Here in its tropical jungles the Royal Bengal Tiger prowls, higher up the legend of the Yeti lives on. Although modernization has set in, the quintessence of ancient Nepal remains amongst its people.
DAY ITINERARY Hotel
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU. Hotel
DAY 2 IN KATHMANDU. SIGHTSEEING OF SWAYAMBHUNATH, KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE AND PATAN DURBAR SQUARE Hotel
DAY 3 FLY TO POKHARA. SIGHTSEEING OF GURKHA MUSEUM, INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN MUSEUM AND SETI GORGE. Hotel
DAY 4 IN POKHARA. SARANGKOT VISIT FOR SUNRISE. VISIT DAVIS FALL, GUPTESHWOR CAVE AND HIKE TO WORLD PEACE PAGODA
DAY 5 DRIVE TO CHITWAN. (APPROX 5 HOURS) Lodge
DAY 6IN CHITWAN. JUNGLE ACTIVITIES Lodge
DAY 7DRIVE TO BHARATPUR. FLY TO KATHMANDU. SIGHTSEEING OF BOUDHANATH AND PASHUPATINATH.Hotel
Welcome to Nepal!
It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from Yeti Adventure will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
After your leisurely breakfast at the hotel, start your day sightseeing with UNESCO Heritage sites Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
Swayambhunath stupa: Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The hill of Swayambhu is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. You’ll get a scenic view of Kathmandu city from there.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means ‘made from the timber of a single tree’. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments. Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilization.
Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Patan is believed to have been built in the 3rd century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Lichhavi and the Malla rulers in the medieval period. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a beautiful museum.LuxuryDMC
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Drive to Sarangkot to view Sunrise. This place is located 9 kms to the north west of Pokhara and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Conveniently perched high on the top of a ridge at 1,592m., the serene hill resort offers the spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna range stretching from east to west and the unspoilt rural settlements just below those towering peaks. Viewing 700m. Down from the top of Sarangkot you can have awesome sights of the stretching Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and many more.
Then Hike to The World Peace Pagoda which sits atop a hill overlooking the Annapurna Mountain range which reflects off Lake Phewa below. It is thusly one of the more serene peace pagodas in the world. Built just after World War 2 by Buddhist monks from Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organization the World Peace Pagoda is one of over 80 world peace pagodas in the world today. They are built to inspire peace for all races & creeds.
Later, visit Davis fall and Gupteshowor Cave.
Davi's fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's fall), Devi's fall (also known as David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was skinny dipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave:- Located close to Davis Falls on the other side of the World Peace Stupa the Gupteshwor Mahadev cave is Nepal's most famous cave. The cave is said to be have been discovered in the 16th century. The main cave contains two chambers with several shrines located throughout. The largest of these shrines is dedicated to Shiva.Luxury DMC
We ensure that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home.
After breakfast, you will board a short-sweet 25 minutes flight to the beautiful Pokhara.
Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. At an elevation lower than that of Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it; a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diverse flowers that prosper in this environment. The enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panaromic views of Himalayan peaks.
In Pokhara visit the following places:-Gurkha Museum
GURKHA SOLDIERS joined the British Army since 1815 and later into the Indian Army after its independence in 1947. The MUSEUM concentrates on their history to current British Army and the Indian Army. The displays include hundreds of PHOTOGRAPHS of the many CAMPAIGNS they took part in and their REGIMENTAL LIFE. The 3-FLOOR GALLERIES are brought alive by SOUND and COLOURED LIGHT. Displays also include uniforms they wore, items they used and medals they won. Details of the Gurkha VICTORIA CROSS winners, the highest bravery medal with their citations can also be viewed.
Seti River Gorge
‘Seti’ means White in Nepali and that’s how the famous Seti River got its name with its flowing silver white water. It silently flows in the centre part of the valley carving out a wonderful Gorge. The Seti Gorge comprises the deep rifts of the Conglomerate Mountains carved upto 40 to 50 meters deep which could mostly be witnessed from KI Singh Bridge at Bagar, Mahendra Bridge at Mahendrapool market and Chinese bridge at Lakhanchowk.
International Mountain Museum: With an objective of maintaining systematic records of the successful eight thousander, geographic flora and fauna and human activities in the range, the International mountain Museum has been established at the foot step of fishtail peak and gate way to the mountain region. The shape of the museum roof itself resembles mountain skyline to any visitor before entering the museum main gate.
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
After breakfast, drive to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival at the resort, meet and briefed by the naturalist about the daily activities.
Chitwan National Park is the lush valley of Chitwan situated in the foothills of Churia ranges which houses the first National Park of the Kingdom. This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife, especially the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. The Chitwan valley consists of tropical and subtropical forests. Sal forests cover 70 percent of the park. Sal leaves are used locally for plates in festivals and religious offering. Grassland covers 20% of the park area. There are more than 50 different types of grasses, including the elephant grass renowned for its immense height. It can grow up to 8 meters. The park is home for more that 50 mammal species, over 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. The endangered fauna found in the park are: One-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild elephant, Four horned antelope, Pangolin, Golden monitor lizard, Python, Giant hornbill, Black stork, While stork, etc.
Later participate in the jungle activities.
Overnight at hotel in Chitwan
The day will keep you busy with a close encounter with all sorts of flora and fauna that Chitwan National Park has to offer in its lap- facilitated by a number of below activities spread over the entire day. We will try to include all of the activities depending upon the availability of time- primes like elephant ride, canoe ride, jungle drive will not be missed).
How about a ride on an elephant’s back in the dense forest viewing the wildest of wildlife activities?
Floating down to the Rapti River in a canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species, while they are drinking water in the bank of river Rapti.
Later in the evening, there will be an entertainment through Tharu Stick Dance. You are more than welcome to join the village girls and boys as they move their hips in a local rhythm.
Overnight at hotel in Chitwan
After breakfast, transfer to the Bharatpur airport and fly to Kathmandu. then proceed for the sightseeing tour of Boudhanath & Pashupatinath temple.
Boudhanath Stupa: One of the oldest and the Biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 36 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.
Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You’ll also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
INCLUDED IN THE COSTS:
• Meet and assist at the airport by our office representative
• Arrival and Departure transfers by private vehicle.
• 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu as specified above sharing twin / double room on bed and breakfast basis.
• 2 Night accommodation in Pokhara as specified above sharing twin / double room on bed and breakfast basis.
• 2 Night accommodation in Chitwan as specified above sharing twin / double room on Jungle plan basis with all taxes, national park fees & jungle activities offered by the lodge as per their 2 nights /3 days program.
• All sightseeing transfers in Kathmandu.
• Services of an English speaking local Nepali guide throughout.
• Surface transfers from Pokhara to Chitwan on Private vehicle.
• Domestic Flight: Kathmandu – Pokhara & Bharatpur – Kathmandu including airport tax
• Monument fees during sightseeing.
• Bottled water in Vehicle (2 bottles per day).
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COSTS:
· International airfares
· Nepal visa fees & Immigration assistance (visa fee subject to change, if revised)
· Any beverages, including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc during meals.
· Meals not mentioned in the above itinerary.
· Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls etc.
· The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.
· Rescue, Evacuation & Insurance
· Tips for the staffs
Any other items not mentioned in the cost inclusion