Breakfast at hotel.
AM: Full day sightseeing tour of Patan City & Bhaktapur
PM: Half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Patan Durbar Square another royal palace complex of the then Malla Kings during 17th century is situated in the center of Patan city. This was taken as the youngest Kingdom. The Square and its surroundings provide very good example of ancient Newari architecture. Patan City is taken as Buddhist city and can be seen many Buddhist shrines, stupas, monasteries etc.The palace has three main courtyards the central and the oldest is Mul Chowk. To the west of the complex are a dozen free standing temples of various sizes and styles. Krishna Temple widely worshipped on Krishna's Birthday, Bhimsen Temple, the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavira and Sundari Chowk ( the bathing complex of the then Malla King's ) mark the architectural excellence of its era. The Sundari Chowk with the sunken bath of Tusha Hiti, contains exquisite woodcarvings, stone, and metal sculpture. Patan Durbar Square also houses a temple of Taleju Bhawani. In this complex, there is amazing museum of art where the collection of Hinduism and Buddhism are displayed.
After sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square will proceed to watch carpet weaving. Bhaktapur cityKathmandu valleys most medieval city also known as Bhadgaon and was one of the three Kingdoms of Mallas. It is located about 20 km east of Katmandu Valley ,It is also known as the "City of Devotees" the "City of Culture" the "living Heritage" Bhaktapur is one of the old but the small settlement of Newar Community .It is famous for Lion gate, the picture gallery, the Golden gate and palace of 55 windows.
Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Shiva the Destroyer, is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. Although the Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium. A goldplated roof, four silver doors, and wood carvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda temple of Pashupatinath. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath. Nearby is the temple of Guheshwori dedicated to Shiva's consort Sati Devi. Behind the temple is the River Bagmati. On the banks of Bagmati are raised platforms used as cremation sites for Hindus. Only Hindus are allowed inside the Pashupatinath courtyard. The temple starts swarming with devotees around 4am every morning. However the top of the hill to the east of the temple is the ideal place for the non Hindu visitor to view the temple, its rich surroundings, and below on the edge of the Bagmati river the ghats where the dead are brought to be cremated.
Boudhanath epitomizes Tibetan Buddhism. It lies 8 kms East of Kathmandu and was built by Licchavis King Man Dev in the 5th century A. D. Its colossal and ancient stupa is regarded as one of the world's biggest stupa and has been built on a stepped octagonal base and inset with alcoves representing Buddha and his teachings. After Chinese invasion in 1959, Tibetans in thousands came to this famous Buddhist Chaitya and energized the stupa. The stupa is surrounded by various temples or 'gompas'. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as fragrance of incense drifts through the air.
Breakfast at Hotel.
Drive to Pokhara. C/in at Hotel. After that half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city which include Davis fall, Tibetan refugee camp, Seti George, bindabesani Temple and 1hr boat ride on Fewa Lake. Overnight stay at Pokhara
Situated at the lap of amazing Annapurna Himal, Pokhara is situated 198 km west from Kathmandu. Pokhara has become a big tourist hub in Nepal. Pokhara is the most visited tourist destination in Nepal. Pokhara is famous because of the magnificient views of the central Himalayas, the Annapurna, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Manaslu, Fewa Tal, Davis Fall, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave and many other attractions for which Pokhara is famous for. Pokhara city offers a combination of nature and culture with a distict tourist. Pokhara is also known as starting and ending point for the famous Annapurna and Jomsom treks.From climatic point of view, Pokhara is enjoyable all year round.
Breakfast at hotel.
AM: Half day sightseeing tour of Sarankot and 1 hr Trekking then return back to hotel. half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city which include Davis fall, Tibetan refugee camp, Seti George, bindabesani Temple and 1hr boat ride on Fewa Lake. overnight stay at Pokhara
From Pokhara, Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where you can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 5 km from Lake Side. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view and go back after few hours but it will be good if tourist stay there for one night and enjoy the view and city light of Pokhara from Sarangkot. Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot . 1 Hr Trekking in Sarankot. Situated at the lap of amazing Annapurna Himal, Pokhara is situated 198 km west from Kathmandu. Pokhara has become a big tourist hub in Nepal. Pokhara is the most visited tourist destination in Nepal. Pokhara is famous because of the magnificient views of the central Himalayas, the Annapurna, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Manaslu, Fewa Tal, Davis Fall, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Gupteshwor Cave and many other attractions for which Pokhara is famous for. Pokhara city offers a combination of nature and culture with a distict tourist. Pokhara is also known as starting and ending point for the famous Annapurna and Jomsom treks.From climatic point of view, Pokhara is enjoyable all year round.
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast we proceed for Tansen (Palpa). Tansen Bazar the headquarters of palpa district , a fascinating center form historical, cultural, religious, geographical natural and tourists view points. it has enjoyed a strategic position on the trade and pilgrim rout between the hill and the plains. Unique geographical location , climate, Zigzag and cobbled streets, attractive Newari buildings pagoda style temple shrines and stupas, attractive Durbar hate typical Mahar village fascinating panoramic scenes etc. Once we reached in Palpa depending on your time we proceed for sightseeing of Bhagwati temple "it was built by Uhjir Singh Thapa pagoda style in 1814 A.D. to commemorate the Nepali victory over colonial British‐India forces. It is the pilgrimage of Palpalis, it has undergone many physical adjustments. Huge stone statues of lions, eight armed statue of Bhagawati Tansen Durbar " the palace of provincial governor built in the heavy‐handed Rana style in 1927 A.D. is in the heart of Tansen Bazar. The imposing entrance gate on the Eastern side of the compound is believed to be the biggest and tallest gate in Asia. Shree Nagar Hill a picturesque and touristic resort Shree Nagar Hill abounds in fascinating scenes, snow capped mountain, panoramic view of the Tansen town evergreen forest, impressive meadown on the hill top bowl shaped Madi valley and splendid charming scenes of sun set can be viewed from here.
Early morning breakfast at hotel. After breakfast we proceed for Lumbini "Lumbini is the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha lived between roughly 563 and 483 BCE. Lumbini is one of the four magnets of the pilgrimage that sprang up in places prior to the life of the Buddha; the others are at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. You can do some sightseeing in the Lumbini garden & various monasteries that are scattered around the area. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel in Lumbini.
Breakfast at Hotel
Drive to Chitwan. C/in at resort. After reaching resort, short briefing about jungle activities. Lunch, Dinner & overnight stay at Chitwan
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner at Resort. Full day jungle activities as per lodge program. Overnight stay at Chitwan
At the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few undisturbed areas of the Terai region which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal, with its very rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of singlehorned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the Chitwan National Park, which is also among the last refuges for the Bengal tiger. Here you will do the elephant safari to see the rhinoceros living in the park and do guided walks into the park. Chitwan has 50 different species of animals like tigers, leopards, sloth bears etc and 450 different species of birds, one horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, crocodiles, Marsh Muggers, Gharials, barking deers, spotted deer, hog deer and many more animals can be seen in the jungle of Royal Chitwan National Park.
Drive to Kathmandu. C/in at Hotel.
PM: Half day sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath Stupa & Kathmandu City Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the northwest. Located approx. 4km/2.5 miles, Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa consists of a dome at the base. Above the dome, there is a cubical structure present with eyes of Buddha looking in all four directions with the word "unity" in the main Nepali dialect between them. There are pentagonal Toran present above each of the four sides with statues engraved in them. Behind and above the torana there are thirteen tiers. Above all the tiers, there is a small space above which the Gajur is present. Kathmandu City The capital of the Kingdom of Nepal, Kathmandu is also known as Kantipur.Kathmandu is named after a structure in Durbar Square called the Kasthamandapsupposed to be made from the timber of a single tree. Here you will visit the Durbar Square, the ancient palace of the Nepalese Royalty. The complex has 50 temples and is distributed in two quadrangles of the Durbar Square. The outer quadrangle has the Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar (the temple of the Living Goddess) and ShivaParvati Temple while the inner quadrangle has the Hanuman dhoka and the main palace.
Early Morning you will enjoy the beautiful sunrise view from your room or terrace. After breakfast we have some free time to enjoy panoramic view of Himalayas and short trek. And also closer to the time of your flight you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey
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