NPL 10 Nepal Walking Holiday
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer and check in at hotel.
Day 2: Full day tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur.
Day 3: Drive to Khokana and walk to Chapagaon.
Day 4: Walk around hills
Day 5: Drive to Dhulikhel
Day 6: Walk to Panauti and drive to Nagarkot.
Day 7: Walk to Sankhu and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 8: Drive to Daman
Day 9: Walk around the hills
Day 10: Drive to Chitwan
Day 11: Jungle activities in Chitwan National Park
Day 12: Drive to Pokhara.
Day 13: Drive to Naudanda. Hike back to Pokhara.
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu. PM: Free.
Day 15: Transfer to airport and fly out.

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 Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

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.

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. Upon reaching Kathmandu check in to hotel. Rest of the evening free to relax.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Khokana and walk to Chapagoan. Drive to Phulchoki on the way visit Godavari Botanical Garden.
After breakfast, drive to Khokana. Khokana is a Newar farming village lying 7 km south of the Ring Road that encircles the two cities of Kathmandu and Patan. The village begins with a wide cobbled street and in the middle of the main street lies the temple of Shekali Mai, Khokanas local mother goddesses. Khokana is famous for mustard oil, which is still made in traditional way, and spun woolen yarn.

Later, walk to Chapagaon. Chapagaon is a prosperous village with a number of shops, temples and shrines. Near the entrance gate is a small shrine of Ganesh. You find a Bhairab shrine at the top end of the village. The main attraction of Chapagaon is the Vajra Varahi Temple. It is an important tantric site that lies about 500 metres east of the main road. The temple is surrounded by a beautiful forest that is popular with wedding parties and picnickers. Another attraction of Chapagaon is the peaceful, beautiful Lele Valley. It seems to be a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and is in many ways untouched by the 21st century. After short visit of Chapagaon, we drive to Phulchowki. And scroll around there and visit Godavari Botanical Garden. This is a really pleasant spot where you can enjoy a walk. It was opened in 1962 and nowadays there are approximately 500 specimens of flowering and non-flowering plants, including some 66 different species of fern, 115 orchids, 77 cacti and succulents, and about 200 trees and shrubs, some of them endangered or rare. Back to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Dhulikhel (30 km, 1 hour approx.). On reaching, check in to the hotel.
Dhulikhel: Dhulikhel is the smallest municipality of Nepal in terms of population. It is situated only 30 Km east of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal on the Araniko Highway in the lap of Greenwood and at an elevation of 1,550 meter above the mean sea level and along the ridge that separates the valley of Banepa and Panchkhal. It looks as if Dhulikhel is busy in conversation with the Himalayan range on the north with a beautiful smile. Dhulikhel is a small township, 30 kms from Kathmandu, along the Chinese-built road which leads to the border. Later, check in to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Walk to Panauti and drive to Nagarkot.
After breakfast, walk to Panauti. It is thriving Newari village with beautiful temples and interesting old houses. The driver passes through the beautiful countryside and lies 32KM Southeast of the capital Kathmandu and is located by the banks of the Roshi and Punyawati River. Later, drive (30 mins) to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a popular tourist destination of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 2,175 m above sea level. The panaroma of the major peaks of the eastern Nepal Himalaya including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. It is also famous for sunrise and sunset viewing. On reaching, check in to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Walk to Sankhu and drive back to Kathmandu (12 km, 30 mins approx).
After breakfast in the hotel, we walk to Sankhu. It is a typical Newari Town, with many fine old buildings and temples. Beyond the village, upon a long flight of stone stairs, is Bajra Yogini Temple, a historical temple, which offers beautiful view of local area. After sightseeing tour over there, drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching, check in to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Drive to Daman (80 km, 3 hours approx.).
Today we will drive to Daman. It is located 80 km southwest of the Kathmandu valley. Daman (2400 m) offers the only unimpeded view of the entire Himalayan Range. Daman is located on the Tribhuwan Highway between Kathmandu and the town of Birgunj. There is a view tower fitted with long range telescopes. On arrival, check in to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Walk around hills of Daman.
This day we will do excursion around the hills of Daman. After Breakfast, Hike to the Local Monastery and the Rikheshor Mahadevsthan Temple. Continue walking through dense forest of Rhododendron (National Flower of Nepal) until we reach to Simbhanjyang (2350 m). Later, visit Medicinal Center and Orchid Farm in the afternoon. In Winter (September / November), Daman is surmounted by snow and many people visit here to fulfill their desire to play with snow. Back to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Chitwan (95 km, 4 hours approx.).
Drive to Chitwan from Daman takes 4 hours through the national highway named Prithvi Highway. Arrive Chitwan National Park. Transfer to the jungle resort followed by refreshments and a briefing about the Programme and the lodge facilities. Lunch. A talk on the elephants by the naturalists at the elephant stable. Jungle safari on the Elephant back. A slide show presentation about the natural history & flora & fauna of the national park. Dinner and overnight stay at the jungle resort.
Overnight at Jungle Resort.
Day 10: Full day jungle activities in Chitwan National Park.
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. Early in the morning, you will be taken to the forest for elephant back ride and jungle walk. Later, enjoy Tharu Village Tour, ox cart ride, canoeing and Elephant Breeding Center.
Overnight at Jungle Resort.
Day 11: Drive to Pokhara 139 km, 6 hours approx).
The Pokhara Valley, the gateway to the Annapurna region is one of the most picturesque spots of Nepal. The never-waning beauty of the valley is enhanced by its lovely lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa, surrounded by the glacial region of the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas. This scintillating valley is situated 200 Kms west of Kathmandu linked by the Prithvi highway. This highway passes along a highly picturesque region amidst the midland valleys and the Terai belt of the Kingdom. The magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, Macchapuchhre and five peaks of the Annapurna provide a highly dramatic view in a subtropical setting. Pokhara is definitely a place not to be missed.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Drive to Naudanda. Hike to Sarangkot (1592 m, 4 hours). Back to the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Naudanda and then, hike to Sarangkot which takes 4 hours approx. This route is popular both for mountain and sunrise view and to experience the Nepalese village life. The view point, Sarangkot offers the excellent panoramic view of Annapurnas and the sunrise while Naudanda offers the dramatic view of the twin tails of Machapuchhre (Fishtail) and the massif Dhaulagiri view. We walk through the Kaskikot village, Naudanda village and the culturally rich Dhampus village where the view of Annapurnas seems very close and we can feel the cool and fresh air of the mountains. Back to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day free.
Drive to the Pokhara Airport to take flight to Kathmandu. It takes 30 min approx. to reach Kathmandu by air. On reaching, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to spend on own. You may utilize this spare time to shopping, scroll around old markets and personal activities.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: 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.
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