Day 1: Kathmandu. Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Briefing about the package in the hotel. Rest time at Leisure. Evening typical welcome dinner. Includes: (D)
Day 2: Kathmandu/ Nagarkot. We begin our half day sight seeing tour of Kathmandu valley by visiting two very important religious centers: Pashupatinath temple for the Hindus, nearby along the banks of the river Bagmati is the cremation area for the dead. Boudhanath is possibly the largest Stupa in the world and the center for Tibetan school of Buddhism. We then drive on to Bhaktapur the medical cities of devotees and the best preserved of all the old cities of Kathmandu Valley. We then drive to our resort in Nagarkot. We have Himalayan sunset views and we spend the night in the resort. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Nagarkot/ Kathmandu. We wake up early to enjoy the beautiful sunrise view. After breakfast we drive back and start our valley sight seeing tour with a visit to Patan city famous for its arts and crafts. Tour highlights are the Shikara - style Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir - a Buddhist Monastery. Then we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal. Places of interest here are the Kasthamandap, a medieval rest said to give Kathmandu its name, Kumari Temple, abode of the virgin goddess. From here we visit Swoyambhunath stupa on top of the hill overlooking Kathmandu valley. Back to hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Kathmandu/ Rafting/ Chitwan. We leave early in the morning for our rafting expedition. We arrive at our raft put-in-point at Charaudi and float down ricer encountering some exciting rapids. We are served freshly made lunch by the river -bank of the Trishuli. We are then driven to Royal Chitwan National Park, our destination for wild viewing. We bring our safari activities just after lunch with a briefing, elephant ride/jungle walks/canoe ride/jeep ride in pursuit of myriad flora and fauna including the rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tigers. In the evening we have some cultural entertainment plus bonfire during winter. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Chitwan. Today we have full day jungle activities. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Chitwan/ Pokhara. We drive to Pokhara through scenic mountain terrain and upon reaching Pokhara we relax in our hotel. The evening can be spend most enjoyably on the bank of the Fewa Lake which reflects the towering Fishtail Peak in its water. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Pokhara. This picturesque town set on the laps of Annapurna Mountains is the staging area of all treks in this region. Today we visit the important sight seeing areas like Bindebasini Temple, Davi's fall, Seti Gorge and the market place. We have rest of the afternoon at leisure. Boating on Fewa Lake is an optional you can enjoy. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Pokhara/ Kathmandu. After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu and check-in our hotel. Rest of the day we are totally free. (On your way back, you may stop for a while to visit Manakamana Temple, believed as the wish fulfilling goddess by cable car). Time for last shopping. Evening farewell dinner. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Check out for Return trip. Season: January till May and October till January. Tour Grade: Easy (A).
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