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Best of Nepal

Best of Nepal

Trip overview : 

This trip is the combination of   temples, buddhist manuments, heritage sites, scenic spots , wildlife,  mountains, lakes ,rivers and jungles . You will be able  to figure out  what nepal is all about  and  you can taste  its  beauty .

This program will never fail to captivate  your heart and mind  with incredible sights and memories . You will begin your journey from Kathmandu  which dominates Nepal’s political, economic,spritural and cultural life.  It is often called the “ open air Muesuem” because of the unique collections of  manmade treasures/temples all over. Then you will drive uphill to Bandipur to experience rural Nepal.  Later  we drive to Pokhara, the lake city of Nepal  to enjoy the himalayan vistas.  Our quest to explore  beautful nepal continues and we visit to the beautiful Tansen where   we visit numerous historical temples and   trek down to visit Nepalese Taj Mahal  (RANI MAHAL )  the symbol of Love  situated in the  fresh water river of Kaligandaki .

Apart from the above this tours also covers the  buddhist culture of Nepal   by visiting  Lumbini  the birth place of buddha .  UNESCO HERITAGE site offers  incredible  Lumbini garden,  numerous monasteries and more . Your continues  and more surprises  await your way and we drive down to down  Chitwan  to enjoy the nature and wildlife including one horn rhinos, Royal bengal tiger , crocodiles  deers and more . Riding on an Elephant back ,   silent ride on the  dugout canoe in the Rapti river will offer you experiences of lifefime. Later we fly back to kathmandu .

Brief Itinerary :

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ) .

Day 2 : Full day sightseeing  of Kathmandu

Day 3 : Kathmandu  – Bandipur  drive

Day 4:  Bandipur –Pokhara

Day 5 : In Pokhara

Day 6 : Pokhara – Tansen

Day 7 : Tansen  (hike to Rani mahal )

Day 8 : Lumbini

Day 9 :  Lumbini- Chitwan

Day 10: Chitwan

Day 11: Chitwan – Kathmandu  by flight   (bhaktapur  or nagarkot )

Day 12 : Departure

Detailed Itinerary :

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

On Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport ( TIA ) in Kathmandu you will be  met and greeted by Global Asia Tours & Travel’s represenatative  and transferred to your centrally located hotel .  After brief rest  you will be taken for a quick city tours  covering  Swayambhunath /Monkey temple ( 2000 years) Buddhist stupa .  After this  we visit  (time permiting ) Kathmandu Durbar Square, the cultural center of Kathmandu valley  where the world’s only living goddess  KUMARI is housed.  Evening  Typical Nepalese dinner with dance .   Overnight at the hotel .

Day 2 : Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu .

After breakfast at the hotel  you will be met by our guide for the full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley covering  PASHUPATINATH, BOUHDANATH & PATAN .

First in the morning we visit  to Pashupatinath  , the holiest hindu temple  situated at the bank of Bagmati river . This is one of the most sacred Hindu temple  in the world dedicated to lordg Shiva.  This temple exist to 200 years  BC  . Near the temple  we can see the crematoriums in the bank of Bagmati river  where local hindus observe the death rituals.  From here we continue to tour to  Boudhanath which is the largest  stupa in the world . It looms 36 m high with 4 paits of eyes facing th four cardinal  driections .  It was built in 5th Century  in an octagonal foundation representing Mandala ( Lotus ) .  Thousands of people from Tibetan origin live in this area  and there dozens of massive Tibetan Monasteries.  From here we  visit to  Patan , the city of  arts and architecture . Enchanting rows of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples makes this city more beautiful. The interesting things to see here are Local Bazaar, Palace square, Krishna temple, Patan museum, stone fountains, Golden temple , Kumbheswar temple, Mahaboudha temple (temple of 9000 Buddhas) . Evening free and overnight at the hotel .

Day 3 : Drive to Bandipur ( 140 Kms , 4 hrs )

After breakfast drive from kathmandu to Bandipur enoute Optional White water rafting  in the Trishuli river or  take a cable car ride to Manakamana temple .  On arrival in Bandipur you will be greeted by the hotel staff  . Check in at the hotel and evening enjoy the  little walk exploring the  old vilage and  enjoy the  sunset from  Tundikhel ( big open ground ) . Authentice Nepalese food for dinner .

Day 4: Bandipur to Pokhara

In the morning  walk uphill to Thani mai Temple  for the  360 degree view of the area and beautiful sunrise  in the horizon . Later breakfast . After brief rest  proceed to your onward journey to Pokhara  ( 70 kms /2 hrs ) , the lake city of Nepal . Tony Hagen,  a known Swiss Geologist  who has walked over 14000 kilometers in Nepal  called it “ one of the most extraoridinary and beautiful places in the whole world”

On arrival in Pokahra  check in at the hotel . PM : We will take a boat ride  to visit Talbarahi Temple   which is situated in the middle of the  Phewa Lake . Evening free to explore lakeside  on  your own . Lakeside’s main road is a seemingly endless strip of hotels ,  lodges, restaurants, pubs, bars, shops  .  Overnight at the hotel .

Day 5 : Sightseeing in Pokhara .

After breakfast  sightseeing of Pokhara visiting  Devi’s fall from where water from Phewa lake goes underground creating a beautiful water fall . Later we  visit Gupteswar cave which is situated right accoross the Devi’s fall . We continue our city tours by visiting  the the old bazaar and visit Bindebasini temple, which is considered the most sacred Hindu temple in Pokhara dedicated to Hindu goddess Durga.  PM : We take a boat ride  to visit the famous Tal Barahi temple which is situated in the middle of the lake .  Overnight at the  hotel .

Time permiting :  Typical walk uphill to Peace monastery  or  visit to the mountain mueseums  are some of the options available  !

Day 6: Pokhara to Tansen

Early morning excurison to Sarangkot  for sunrise over th Himalayas . In the clear day  this place offfers the magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri(8,167m/26,794ft),Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft),Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft) the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Later drive to Tansen  , the 16th Century  town  full of history . Evening  visit  Palace, Chariot Gate , pagoda styled amar narayan temple .  You will also see women enaged in weaving clothes locally known as  Dhaka . They make shawls , national caps (Topi) .You will also see men  making the pottery .The famous pot they make  called KARUWA , the water pot.   Overnight at the hotel .

Day 7 : In Tansen

After breakfast we  carry the pack lunch and  walk for 7 kms to Rani Ghat  the holy bathing place   and ghats ( place for cremations ) along the beautiful Kaligandaki river .  The Trail passes  through the landscapes of streams,forest, terraced fields and trailside hamlets. Ranighat is famous for its  old neoclassical palace (RANI MAHAL ) built by  the former  minister  in memory of his wife. This is also known as the Nepali Taj Mahal  and symbol of Love.  Later in the afternoon walk up to  Tansen for overnight .

Day 8 : Tansen to Lumbini Drive

Morning after breakfast  we  drive to Lumbini the birth place of Lord buddha “ the light of Asia)   For the Buddhists all over the world Lumbini is where it all began . This single most important historical site in Nepal for its wolrd’s great religion and most significant archeological findings.  On arrival in Lumbini, in the  Evening we visit  Sacred garden , Mayadevi temple, Puskrini pond ,Ashokan pillar , enternal peace flame and peace pond . Overnight at the  Hotel .

Day 9: Lumbini- Chitwan drive

Morning after breakfast  drive to chitwan ( 3 hrs ) .On arrival in Chitwna check in at the hotel and activity  briefing by the camp manager . Lunch will be served .   PM :  Elephant briefing . Late afternoon village  walk/bullock cart ride  to the surrounding  farmland/viallge . Evening overnight at the resort .

Day10 : Full day jungle activities in Chitwan

Morning after breakfast we take part in the jungle walk .  Afternoon we  go for the  Jungle drive in  safari jeep .  You will probably see rhinos, wild boar, peocock, monkeys, crocodiles,  deers  and if you are lucky  then  you will also see  royal bengal tiger .  Overnight at the hotel .

Day11 : Chitwan to Kathmandu flight ( 25 minutes ) : PM free for shopping .

Morning after breakfast tranfer to Bharatpur airport for your flight to Kathmandu.  On arrival check in at the hotel . PM free for shopping  or individual activities or Rikshaw ride .  Evening farewell Nepalese dinner  with dance .  Overnight at the hotel . 

Day12 Departure

Morning free for OPTIONAL MOUNTAIN FLIGHT . LATER Transfer to the airport in time to connect the international flight .

Warm farewell  !

Services include:

  • All the required airport transfers
  • Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
  • Service of english speaking tour guide
  • Twin share accomodations
  • Daily breakfast
  • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner in Chitwan .
  • Entrance fees at the places of visit
  • National park fee, permits
  • All the jungle activities (canoe ride, elephant ride,vilage walk, nature walk , Jeep safari etc )
  • Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .
  • Visits as per the program in Tansen and Lumbini
  • Excursion to Sarangkot
  • 01 hour boat ride at Phewa Lake
  • Kathmandu –Bandipur – Pokhara –Tansen – Lumbini – Chitwan surface transfers
  • Chitwan – Kathmandu by flight
  • All the government taxes

 

Compiments :

Fresh flower garland on arrilval, welcome drinks, service of tour officer , farewell dinner ,  01 bottle of mineral water  every day during sightseeing ) , farewell scarf on departure

 Services exclude :

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • International flight cost
  • Emergency rescue
  • Optional tours like Mountain flight , Cable car, rafting .
  • Expenses of personal nature like drinks/barbills , internet, laundry, telephone, postage, tipping.
  • Expenses arising from from flight delays, flight cancellations, bad weather ,  road blockade,landslides, riots,political reasons ,natural calamities, incidents beyond our control.
  • Rooms/hotels upgrading
  • Services other than included.

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