The Himalayan Delight
Kathmandu – Chitwan – Pokhara – Nagarkot - Kathmandu.
Nepal is known as the land of majestic Himalayas and natural beauty. Apart from the mountain peaks, Nepal is majorly religious hub, housing pilgrimage sites for followers of Buddhism and Hinduism. In this itinerary you will experience the city, which is still connected with their old culture and have preserved their ancient techniques of metal craft.
Nepal boasts of a vast collection of lush landscapes and flourishing wildlife. The Chitwan National park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile. Pokhara will blow away you with its natural beauty and great photogenic scenery. Walk along the shores of the Phewa Lake, enjoy the greenery surrounding and gaze at the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks.
Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & greet and then you will be transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Hotel: Dwarika's Hotel Dwarika's Hotel was registered in 1977, with the idea of reviving the architectural splendour of the valley. All the terracotta work was made in the valley, using local clay and skills. The couple also incorporated elements of Nepal's diverse cultural heritage, including those from beyond the valley, when designing the rooms. The furniture was crafted by families of traditional carpenters, and the linen, textiles and embroideries were hand woven and used Nepali patterns.
After breakfast in hotel, we will proceed for Kathmandu City - Durbar Square complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, and used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO as a world heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. Visit Pashupatinath temple - One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies 5 Km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronical indicates the temple's existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple, also a World heritage site. Boudhanath Stupa: lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Boudhanath a world heritage, is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. Overnight in hotel.
Early morning after breakfast drive to Chitwan. Royal Chitwan National Park (932 Sq. Km) is listed as a world heritage Site and is the most popular safari destination in Nepal. It covers a unique ecosystem, containing hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plans. Dominated by sal forests, the park has 50 species of grasses. The 43 species of animals include the endangered one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, gharial crocodile, gaur, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, monitor lizard and pythons. Overnight in hotel.
Hotel: Meghauli Serai, A Taj Safari Standing on the banks of the river Rapti, Meghauli Serai overlooks a vast expanse of rippling waters and the core of Chitwan National Park. This 30 room lodge is designed to showcase the spectacular wilderness and rooms as well as guest areas afford uninterrupted views of the jungle. The main lounge with an imposing chandelier made with 10,000 Nepalese hand painted beads. The lodge embraces local décor and aesthetics with an abundant use of local art and artefacts. The large Newari door leading to the lobby has been procured from a local Tharu village. A large infinity pool with a viewing deck and a 'machan' over the river for private dining and wildlife viewing add to the charm of this jungle lodge at Chitwan.
Full day wildlife activities. Such as Elephant ride, Jungle safari, Nature walk, Canoeing etc. Lunch & Dinner in resorts. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fishtail summit rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in it's environ. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the world famous views of the Himalayas. Overnight in hotel.
Hotel: The Pavilions Himalayas The Pavilions Himalayas has the first eco-villa luxury tented concept of its kind in Nepal. The retreat is accessible via paddle boat across the idyllic Phew Lake. Embodying the laidback spirit of Pokhara, the resort comprises eight tented villas that embrace their natural surroundings. The unique, open design of each villa frames landscape views to foster an unbroken bond with nature without sacrificing luxury or comfort. Crafted with natural, locally sourced materials, accommodations include four 432-square-foot Classic Lake villas, three 538-square-foot Grand Lake villas, and the 882-square-foot Royal Lake villa. Floor-to-ceiling windows, fully retractable, wraparound glass doors, handcrafted furniture, and outdoor rain showers ensure an immersive experience. Mountain botanicals accent the site along with a natural spring pool, while a clubhouse hosts wellness amenities and meals sourced from the property's organic community garden.
Morning drive to Sarangkot for Sunrise. Afternoon half day tour of Pokhara town and Boating at Phewa Lake. Rest of the time at leisure. Lunch & dinner in hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Visit in Pokhara Today itinerary start to visit Mahindra's cave where there is a small statue of Ganesh, the god of knowledge. This statue is not created by man but formed naturally by the flowing waters of the cave. A visit to devil's fall, not far from town where you can see a waterfall appearing from nowhere into many pools and finally disappearing after flowing through small cascades info cracks in the ground.
Morning breakfast and then drive toward Nagarkot. Arrive Nagarkot, check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Nagarkot: Nagarkot is a hill resort 32 Km east of Kathmandu. The road passes through terraced fields and strutted houses. This route is also fun for mountain biking too. Nagarkot (altitude 2175m) is by far the most popular. Nagarkot has developed into favorite weekend getaway among these seeking mountain views in comfort and quiet. At sunrise, the Himalayan range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe - inspiring majesty and beauty.
Hotel: Club Himalaya, Nagarkot Resort Club Himalaya is a place to relax your mind and body, to get in touch with nature, experience Nepali hospitality, and escape the hectic demands of the city life all in the comfort of a superb resort in a magnificent setting. Club Himalaya is for high altitude adventurers a place to acclimatize; for philosophers, a place to listen to the sounds of silence; and for honeymooners, a setting to romance with nature.
Morning breakfast and then drive toward Kathmandu. Enroute visit Bhaktapur City - As you walk in you cannot but be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here. The 15th century palace of 55 windows, situated to the left as you enter through the city gate, inspire admiration. The National Art gallery is also housed inside. The Palace entrance, the golden gate is a masterpiece in repousse art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast proceed for Patan City - Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former Royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone. And Swoyambhunath Stupa: watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also known as Sengu and is listed as a World heritage site. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast transfer to airport for final departure
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