NPL – 04 In the Heart of the Himalaya
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath & Boudhanath
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bandipur
Day 04: Drive Bandipur to Pokhara
Day 05: Free day or optional activities in Pokhara
Day 06: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan.
Day 07: Full day jungle activities in Chitwan National Park
Day 08: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 09: Visit Bhaktapur City, Patan City and Tibetan Handicraft Center
Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. On arrival, you will be meeting by a representative to provide you with your airport transfer to your Hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore the city known as Kantipur, the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.

Kathmandu City:
The capital of Nepal, is also known as Kantipur. It is named after Kasthamandap, an imposing Pagoda near Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Kasthamandap, supposed to be made from a single tree, along with Durbar Square is one of the ancient places of Nepal.

Swayambhunath: one of the World’s most glorious Buddhist Stupas, painted on the four-sides of the spire bases are the never sleeping eyes of Lord Buddha. It lies 3 km west of the city and situated about 77m above the level of the Valley.

Pashupatinath Temple: a sacred temple of Lord Shiva Pashupatinath with two-tiered golden roof situated on the banks of the sacred river Bagmati. It is the centre of Annual Pilgrimage on the day of Maha Shivaratri. This temple is situated amidst the lush green natural setting, 5 Km. East of city.

Boudhanath: This colossal and ancient Buddhist Stupa, one of the biggest in the World, has the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels at a distance of 8 Km. East of city. Back to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur (140 km, 5 hours approx). On reaching, transfer to the hotel.
It takes around 4-5 hours. It is located at an elevation of 1030m on a mountain saddle (Mahabharat range) approximately 700m above the Marshandi River Valley, 143 km to the west of Kathmandu and 80 km to the east of Pokhara.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Drive Bandipur to Pokhara (75 km, 3 hours approx). On reaching, check in to the hotel.
After breakfast take a walking tour around Bandipur Village including Newari. This town has maintained its age-old flavour, and presents sightseers with a heady mix of history, architecture, incredible views, awesome caves and unspoiled landscapes. Depart in the afternoon for Pokhara. Located on the main road between Kathmandu and Bhairahawa, there may be no other place in the world from where Great Himalayas peaks can be admired from such a close distance.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Free day or optional activities in Pokhara.
This day is a free day and you have a complete day to enjoy the day as per your interest. You may contact through our guide for optional activities like sightseeing tours, hiking, excursion etc. Otherwise, you way scroll around the market for shopping on own.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan (139 km, 5 hours approx). On reaching, transfer to the jungle resort.
Chitwan National Park: Before nineteenth century the Chitwan Valley was inhabited by the ethnic community the Tharu. It became a center for hunting trips for British and Nepalese aristocrats. During the nineteen-fifties, the use of DDT virtually eradicated malaria, and people from the hills flocked to the valley to transform it into farmland. Disappearing habitat led to a decline in animal populations, which was halted in 1964 when a sanctuary was established and 22,000 people were relocated. The National Park was declared in 1973, and animal numbers have grown to the extent that it now offers one of the finest wildlife experiences in Asia. It contains about 400 rhino and 80 tigers, plus 50 other species of mammals and over 400 species of birds.
Overnight at Jungle Resort.
Day 07: Full day jungle activities in Chitwan National Park.
This day you will be taken to the dense forest of Chitwan National Park for various jungle activities. Elephant Back Ride, Canoeing, Jungle Walk and Tharu Village Tour are the attraction of this day. Chitwan National Park is one of the largest forest regions of Nepal and the main attraction of this place is a wide range of wildlife – the rare great one horned rhinoceros, deer, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, crocodile, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger and over 350 species of birds. Visitors may go around on elephant back excursion, nature walks, canoe trips, and on Jungle treks. After completion jungle activities, return to the resort.
Overnight at Jungle Resort.
Day 08: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu (158 km, 5 hours approx.). On reaching, check in to the hotel.
After breakfast, you will depart for Kathmandu which is 158 km far and it takes a journey of 5 hours approx. While driving to Kathmandu, you will be accompanied by Trishuli River until the entrance of Kathmandu. Also, this journey passes through various local markets and community which offers an opportunity to know about local inhabitants’ daily life and economic conditions. On reaching Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Visit Bhaktapur City, Patan City and Tibetan Handicraft Center.

Bhaktapur City:
Also known as Bhadgaon, Bhaktapur is one of the three major cities of the Kathmandu valley, and we will visit its Durbar square which although larger than the one in Kathmandu, has fewer temples due to an earthquake in 1934. We also visit the Nyatapola Temple, which is not only the highest temple (98 ft) in the valley but also one of the best examples of traditional architecture. Bhaktapur, no doubt is the most distinctly medieval city than the other two cities Kathmandu and Patan. The main occupation of the locals here are weaving, pottery and farming. After the sightseeing we will be driving to Kathmandu for approximately 45 mins.

Patan Durbar Square: This sister capital is an ancient city which is also known as Lalitpur . This city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. It is also known as the city of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans. On the way you will also visit Tibetan Handicraft center where you can observe the fine example of Tibetan crafts.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu to onward journey.
Breakfast in the hotel and rest of the day free. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel and will transfer you to the airport to catch your onward flight.
Sublinks
- Kathmandu Valley
- Kathmandu Valley & Suburb
- Highlights of Nepal
- In the Heart of the Himalaya
- Mild Ventures across Country
- Nepal Roundtrip Cultural Tour
- Caring Hands
- Nepal Monastery Tour
- Naturally Nepal
- Nepal Walking Holiday
- Buddhist Circuit in Nepal
 
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