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Spectrum Nepal Tours : 10 days

Spectrum Nepal Tours : 10 days

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 to Bandipur  the newari hill town  enroute Rafting in the Trishuli river .  Next day we drive to   Pokhara , the lake city of Nepal to enjoy the lakes and mountains including Mt Annapurna range.  Then our journey on to  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.

Brief Itinerary :

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m/4592 ft ) .

Day 2 : Full day sightseeing  of Kathmandu

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Bandipur ( enroute Rafting or Cable car )

Day 4 : Bandipur to Pokhara ( 80 kms / 2.5 hrs )

Day 5 : IN Pokhara

Day 6 : IN Pokhara ( optional hike to Peace monastery )

Day 7 : Pokhara –  Chitwan drive (165 Kms/ 5 hrs )

Day 8 : In Chitwan

Day 9: Chitwan–Kathmandu  and transfer to Patan   for Overnight stay .

Day 10 :  Departure .

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/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 & Bhaktapur.

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 Bhaktapur ( Bhadgaon )  the most preserved  UNESCO  town  of kathmandu valley whichis famous for  the unique layout of pagoda temples, quiet but busy streets,  impressive ancient 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.  Overnight at the hotel .

Day 3 : Kathmandu – Bandipur ( 150 kms / 4 hrs) Alt 1,030 m/ 3,379 ft.

After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur  enroute  white water rafting in the  Trishuly river . ( If  white water rafting is not your  choice than alternatively we can offer you  the cable car ride to Manakamana Temple )  .  We  will arrive  at Charaudi  ( the rafting  put in point )  and  we will Gear up  with helmets and lifejacket ) and proceed to  river  bank  for  saftey briefing .     We cruise down in the rushing Trishuli   river  in an inflatable  ruffer raft  over crashing waves and swirling  rapids for the excitement of a lifetime .

We will reach Kurintar (for the rafting put out point ) and  on arrival hot will be served at the bank of Trishuli river .  Later continue driving to Bandipur – the enchanting ancient Newari town  which is situated  very near Prithvia Naryan Higway on the way to Pokhara.   On arrival  warm welcome by the hotel  staff . The main attraction of Bandipur are its medium elevations,  excellent  himalayan panorama (Mt Dhaulagiri , Annapurn, Manaslu , Ganesh, Langtang etc ) , relaxed atmoshpere, surrounding villages.  Other attractions include Thani Mai Hill, Tindhara ( 3 Taps ) , Tundikhel (big ground ) etc . In the eveing  we will explore Bandipur , interact with the local people  and relax at the tranquil  atmosphere .  Overnight at the  Traditional Hotel .

Day 4 : Bandipur to Pokhara (80 Kms / 2.5 hrs )

Today early morning we hike up to Thani Mai Temple which offers the amazaing  views .  Later  after breakfast we drive  to Pokhara the  Lakescity of Nepal .

Tony Hagen,  a known Swiss Geologist  who had 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: Visit to the mountain mueseums  are some of the options available  !

Day 6: IN Pokhara

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.

This is the  free day in Pokhra to take the OPTIONAL  tours like  Paraglidng , Ultra light flight , ZIP line or Day hike uphill to Peace monastery  or   trek from Sarangkot to Naudanda .   You may also choose to  relax  in Pokhara . Overnight at the hotel .

Day 7 : Pokhara to Chitwan drive (165 Kms) : 5 hrs

Aftter breakfast , you will be  driven  to Chitwan  .  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 8: 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 9: Chitwan Kathmandu flight and transfer to Patan

Morning breakfast at the hotel . Later Transfer to Bharatpur airport  in time to connect your flight to Kathmandu  .  On arrival in kathmandu   we drive   Patan  the vibrant heritage city of Kathmandu valley . We stay in a boutique hotel  for  the truly local experience . 

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  explore  your surroundings  and take stroll at the Patan Palace square  , visit the local shops  trully  sensational. Overnight at the hotel .  

Day 10 : 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  !

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 .

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 .
  • White water rafting or Cable car ride .
  • Excursion to Sarangkot
  • 01 hour boat ride at Phewa Lake
  • Kathmandu – Bandipur-Pokhara –Chitwan surface transfers
  • Chitwan ( Bharatpur ) – 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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