Kathmandu – Chitwan – Pokhara, 7D / 6N

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Kathmandu – Chitwan – Pokhara, 7D / 6N

Day 1: Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu. On arrival assistance at the airport and transfer to Hotel.
PM: Half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath & Bouddhanath. Overnight stay at hotel.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Shiva the Destroyer, is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. Although the Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium.
A gold-plated roof, four silver doors, and wood carvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda temple of Pashupatinath. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath. Nearby is the temple of Guheshwori dedicated to Shiva’s consort Sati Devi. Behind the temple is the River Bagmati. On the banks of Bagmati are raised platforms used as cremation sites for Hindus. Only Hindus are allowed inside the Pashupatinath courtyard.
The temple starts swarming with devotees around 4am every morning. However the top of the hill to the east of the temple is the ideal place for the non Hindu visitor to view the temple, its rich surroundings, and below on the edge of the Bagmati river the ghats where the dead are brought to be cremated.

Bouddhanath

Boudhanath epitomizes Tibetan Buddhism. It lies 8 kms East of Kathmandu and was built by Licchavis King Man Dev in the 5th century A. D. Its colossal and ancient stupa is regarded as one of the world’s biggest stupa and has been built on a stepped octagonal base and inset with alcoves representing Buddha and his teachings. After Chinese invasion in 1959, Tibetans in thousands came to this famous Buddhist Chaitya and energized the stupa. The stupa is surrounded by various temples or ‘gompas’. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as fragrance of incense drifts through the air. Chanting of monks and creaking of prayer wheels can be heard while strolling around the base. It is one of the prime sites for pilgrims and tourists in the country.

Day 2: Chitwan

Breakfast at hotel.
Drive to Chitwan. C/in at resort . After reaching resort, short briefing about jungle activities.
Jungle activities as per the resort program.
Lunch, Dinner & overnight stay at resort.

Chitwan

At the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few undisturbed areas of the Terai region which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal, with its very rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the Chitwan National Park, which is also among the last refuges for the Bengal tiger. Here you will do the elephant safari to see the rhinoceros living in the park and do guided walks into the park. Chitwan has 50 different species of animals like tigers, leopards, sloth bears etc and 450 different species of birds, one horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, crocodiles, Marsh Muggers, Gharials, barking deers, spotted deer, hog deer and many more animals can be seen in the jungle of Royal Chitwan National Park.

Day 3: Chitwan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at resort.
Full day jungle activities as per the lodge program.
Overnight stay at resort.

Day 4: Pokhara

Breakfast at resort.
Drive to Pokhara. C/in at Hotel. Free.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Sarangkot

From Pokhara, Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where you can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 5 km from Lake Side. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view and go back after few hours but it will be good if tourist stay there for one night and enjoy the view and city light of Pokhara from Sarangkot. Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot.

Pokhara

Situated at the lap of amazing Annapurna Himal, Pokhara is situated 198 km west from Kathmandu. Pokhara has become a big tourist hub in Nepal. Pokhara is the most visited tourist destination in Nepal. Pokhara is famous because of the magnificient views of the central Himalayas, the Annapurna, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Manaslu, Fewa Tal, Davis Fall, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Gupteshwor Cave and many other attractions for which Pokhara is famous for. Pokhara city offers a combination of nature and culture with a distict tourist. Pokhara is also known as starting and ending point for the famous Annapurna and Jomsom treks.From climatic point of view, Pokhara is enjoyable all
year round.

Day 6: Kathmandu

Breakfast at Hotel.
AM: Drive to Kathmandu. C/in at hotel.
PM: Free.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 7: Kathmandu-Departure home

Breakfast at hotel. Free till departure. Transfer to international airport to connect onward journey.

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