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Nepal Highlight Tours - 9 Days

Nepal Highlight Tours

Trip overview : 

This trip is the combination of   temples, 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 Nagarkot for  himalayan panorama and incredibel surise and sunset views .  Later  We drive 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. Finally  we  go to  the lake city of Pokhara  to enjoy the himalayan vistas . Flying back to kathmandu will provide aerial views of Mt Annapurna range .

Brief Itinerary :

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

Day 2 : Full day sightseeing  of Kathmandu

Day 3 :  Drive to Nagarkot  ( 2150 M /7052 ft)

Day 4 : Nagarkot – Chitwan drive  ( 185 kms /7 hrs )

Day 5 : In Chitwan

Day 6 : Chitwan – Pokhara drive

Day 7: In Pokhara

Day 8: Pokhara- Kathmandu flight . PM Halfday sightseeing

Day 9 : 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 : Kathmandu to Nagarkot ( alt 2150 M /7052 ft )

Morning OPTIONAL mountiain flight . This is the most fascinating flight in the world taking for an hour early morning . As the aircraft lift up & heads towards the east , Passengers don have to wait  too long  to findn the out  what’s in store for them . Here  they are : the mountains , as they always have been . During your flight  you will see more than a dozen minghty himalays  including Mt . Everest 88848 m ) .

Later after breafkast we proceed  to Nagarkot ,  enroute visiting  Bhaktapur ( Bhadgaon )  the most preserved  UNESCO  town  of kathmandu valley whichis famous for  the unique layout of pagoda temples, quiet but busy streets,  impressive anciet palace squares,  typical living styles and cultures.  Some of the highlights in this city are Durbar square, Golden gate, Mahadev Temple , Potters square, Taumadhi square, Towering Nyatapola temple, Dattatreya Temle , Pujari Math, Peacock window  etc.

Later, we drive uphill to Nagarkot for   the sweeping panroamas of world’s 10 highest peaks ( Everest,lhotse, Cho oyu,Makalu ,Ganesh & Manaslu)  &  terraced hillside .  Evening susnset views over the himalayas . Overnight at the resrot .

Day 4: Nagarkot to Chitwan drive 185 Kms ) : 7 hrs

Early morning sunrise over the himalays  and later after breakfast we drive to Chitwan (206 kms. 7 hrs).  Enroute   you can do optioinal white water Rafting in Trishuli river  or  cable car ride to Manakamana temple  .  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 .

Day 5: In Chitwan

Early morning wake up call and tea , coffee/cookies will be served .  Later elephant  back safari  in the jungle . During this safari  there are plenty of opportunity   to see  one horn rhino, deer, monkeys, wild boar,  bears,peacocks , various species of birds and  perhaps even a tiger . On return you will have your breakfast  at the resort .

In the afternoon  depending on the season : Afternoon: depending upon the season, elephant bathing will be held on the Rapti River, and you are welcome to join in giving the elephants a scrub.

 

PM: After Lunch  you will be taken for a traditional dug-out canoe on the Rapti river. On this silent river ride you will get an opportunity to view aquatic birds and see animals on the river banks. And at the end  we will visit Gharial (Crocodile) Breeding Centre.  From this place nature walk  in the jungle and back to the  resort .  Evening  dinner followed by Tharu Cultural Dance . Overnight at the resort .

Day 6 : Chitwan to Pokhara (165 Kms / 6 hrs )

Time permiting , we go for bird watching to the nearby community forest. Chitwan is the home to over 450 species of birds .   Later Drive to Pokhara (165 km)  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 7 : 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 8: Morning Excursion to Sarangkot and Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

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 aftter breakfast , you will be transfer to Pokhara  airport in time to connect your flight  to Kathmandu . During the flight sit back & relax enjoying the magnificient views of the Himalayas !

On arrival you will be taken  walking tours of  old part of Kathmandu  known as Ason Indrachowk , Nardevi  & Thamel .   Thamel is best described as  Crazy, cool,colorful, crowded and captivating .  Probably the right place to look for some souvenirs  to take back home . Evening Farewell dinner in the Typical Nepalese restaurant .  Overnight at the hotel .

Day 9 : Departure !

Morning free for individual activities  and later you will be  transferred to the airport  in time to connect your international flight . Reporting 3 hours before the flight is the standard practice in Nepal. Warm Farewell with Farewell scarf  !

 

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 etc )
  • Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .
  • Excursion to Sarangkot
  • 01 hour boat ride at Phewa Lake
  • Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Chitwan – Pokhara surface transfers
  • Pokhara – 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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