Day 1: Katmandu (distance: 7 kilometers, duration: 10 minutes, altitude: 1350 meters). Arrival in Katmandu, transfer to hotel, briefing, rest of the day at leisure, evening cultural program. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 2: Katmandu. In Katmandu, we visit some special places like Pashupatinath at the holy Bagmati River, the important Hindu temple renowned for its superb architecture, its golden roof and 4 silver doors indicating North, South, East and West. The Bodhnath is the biggest Buddhist Stupa and the most beautiful in the world of about 500 years old. Laying of its vicinity the Hanumandhoka Palace (Katmandu Durbar Square) is the temple or residence of the Living Goddess called Kumari. Sleeping Buddha. Here you are aware how these two religions are melting in each other. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 3: Katmandu. The Swayambunath (Monkey temple) is built upon the Yungun hill, a stupa overlooking 80 m above the city. For Buddhist as well as for the Hindus this is a very holy place. After Lunch our sightseeing continue to Patan Durbar Square. Another historical spot surrounded by many beautiful temples. In Patan one can visit the ancient Royal Palace, which consists three main courtyards with in the center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the royal bath. After that we continue to hotel.
Day 4: Katmandu - Chitwan (distance: 148 kilometers, duration: 5 hours, altitude: 150 meters). We drive to Chitwan. The Royal National Chitwan Park is one of the Asia’s well known National park. This used to be the hunting ground for the royal family. Not only Nepalese but also Royal family from England during 16th century used to visit here for hunting. You will stay the night in 2-person bungalows in the village Sauraha, and you will see how the Tharu people live there. They will surprise you with the cultural Stick Dance at the evening. Overnight at Chitwan.
Day 5: Chitwan. The jungle safari offers you different aspects: a dug-out canoe through the river tour over the Rapti River, visit elephant breeding center then drive back to hotel for Lunch. After lunch we take another exciting elephant-back safari, you can search the different species of animals, not only the rhinos but also deer, monkeys and peacocks, etc. into the vast forest. You have also have chances to see spotted beer and tigers. Overnight at Chitwan.
Day 6: Chitwan. By dawn we take you for another trip, the bird watching for the 600 different species of birds. After breakfast take a Jungle drive with pack lunch. Overnight at Chitwan.
Days 7-8: Chitwan - Pokhara (distance: 142 kilometers, duration: 4 hours, altitude: 850 meters). Today we drive to the dreamland Pokhara, one of the best tourist destinations. You have a splendid view at the peaks of the Annapurna massive, included the holy mountain Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). You can also visit the 6 km huge natural Phewa Lake on a boat or see it from one of the many cozy restaurants at the lakeside. Then the David’s fall and to the Tibetan refugee camp. We depart early morning for the sunrise and panoramic close view of mountain Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri, both are above 8000 m. After one and half hour walk to the top of Sanrankot hill. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 9: Pokhara - Kathmandu (distance: 142 kilometers, duration: 4 hours, altitude: 850 meters). Drive back through an exotic landscape and terraced hillside. The emerald green Trisuli River is popular for rafting, yes we stop here for 2 hours rafting. No experience is needed to raft, only the feeling for pleasure and the spirit of adventure. The experienced captain will sail you on the calm river with now and then a rapid, enough to get the taste of adventure. We take our lunch during the rafting on the riverside and arrive in the afternoon in Katmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 10: Kathmandu - Pharping (distance: 26 kilometers, duration: 1,5 hours). Today, we take the short excursion of 26 km out of Katmandu which is one of the Buddhist holy places Pharping. Here you can visit many different types of Buddhist monasteries and stupas and the Padmasambhava cape. It is believed the Padmasambhava meditated here. Padmasambhaba was the first Buddhist saints who introduce the Buddhism.
Day 11: Kathmandu - Nagarkot (distance: 32 kilometers, duration: 4 hours, altitude: 1750 meters) Optional mountain flight, after breakfast drive to Nagarkot via Bhaktpur. In Bhaktapur "the Golden Gate" is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 windows. It is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world. The five-stored pagoda temple Nyatapola is built in 1702 and stands on a five-terraced platform. On each of the terraces a pair of figures is considered ten times stronger than the ones immediately below. From Nargakot we enjoy a beautiful sunrise on Manaslu 8136 m. Ganesh Himal 7111 m, Ghaurishanker 7134 m, and the mountain Everest 8848 m. Not only that, the fantastic landscape will take you to the realm of real countryside.
Day 12: Kathmandu. Drive to Katmandu via Chagunarayan 1535 m with a temple which holds some of the Nepal’s oldest stone sculptures. The temple is dedicated to the lord Vishnu, the protector, as in Hindu religion there are three main gods: Brahma the Creator, Shiva the Destroyer and Vishnu the Protector. Continue to drive to Katmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 13: Kathmandu. Free stay or shopping.
Day 14: Departure. After breakfast transfer airport for international departure.
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