NTP representative will be on standby with our vehicle & a sign-board plaque displaying our name and companys name at the airport to pick you up and transfer you to your Hotel. After youve freshen up, a senior executive from the office will give you a short briefing about your whole program. Get familiar with your surroundings, rest or take a short stroll down the road. Your first overnight at your hotel in the valley of gods.
This morning you will be taken for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy Saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large Stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.
You will be taken for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur, the city of beauty, which is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patans central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per square meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktpur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee centre, home to most of the valleys Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then so to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th century Swyambhu Stupa is adorned with colourful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
Drive to Chitwan. It is a 5 hour drive from Kathmandu. Chitwans tall grasslands and forests are home to wide variety of mammals and birds, including several endangered species. Overnight stay will be at a hotel.
Enjoy jungle sightseeing at Chitwan National park. Elephant safari being the highlight in the jungles. Other activities are Canoeing, Dugout canoe, Nature walk and Bird Watching. Also experience walking through the forests with naturalists and watch the Native folk dances of Terai. Overnight stay will be at a hotel.
Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is 180 Km & is a 04 hours drive from Chitwan. From Pokhara town the more than 25000 peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges rise a scant 20 miles away with no intervening ridges to spoil the view.Overnight stay at a Hotel.
This morning you will go for an excursion to Sarangkot. The village of Sarangkot is located on a mountain side ridge at an altitude of 1600m with panoramic Himalayan views. One gets to see beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from Sarangkot.
Later this afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India. Apart from the peace and tranquillity that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a goof view of the Himalayas on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devis fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devis fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Drive back to Kathmansu and then continue to drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated 32 kilometers, 1.5 hours drive east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters. The panoramic view of the major peaks including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. This place is also famous for viewing sunrise and sunset. Overnight stay will be at a hotel.