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Pokhara & Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan National Park
 

Day 01
Arrive Kathmandu. Upon arrival meet and assist by our representative in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02
In the morning after breakfast sightseeing tour of the most holy Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and the surrounding areas. From Pashupatinath drive for a few minutes to reach Boudhanath. This is the largest stupa of Nepal.

In the afternoon drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar square, this area consist many temples and monuments of 17th century. From Kathmandu Durbar Square we drive to Budhanilkantha, where we can se the magnificent example of stone craft in a huge sleeping statue of Lord Vishnu. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 03
After breakfast, Drive to Kirtipur for the visit of historic city and then drive to small traditional village, Panga. In the afternoon, visit to Patan. This medieval city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with Bronze gateways, Guardian deities and wonderful carving. It is also known as the city of arts. The major attractions of Patan are: Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir and khumbheshwar. Overnight in hotel.

Day 04
After breakfast, we travel to Nagarkot, a hill station 2.150 m high, 25 km from the capital. From there we can see some good views of the valley and the Himalayas. We continue with a visit to the village of Changu Narayan, which is considered as the oldest temple of the entire Nepal. On the way to Kathmandu, we stop for the sightseeing of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is the third major city of the Kathmandu valley, and we will visit its Durbar square which although larger that the one in Kathmandu, has fewer temples due to an earthquake in 1934. We also visit the Nyatapola Temple, situated at a height of 98ft, which is not only the highest temple in the valley but also one of the best examples of traditional Nepali Temple architecture. A major German funded project brought pavements and sewers, but Bhaktapur is still the most distinctly medieval of the three cities. The main occupations are weaving, pottery and forming, and the houses are traditionally of brick with intricate wood carving for decoration. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 05
After breakfast drive to Dakshinkali temple, where the animal’s sacrifice is very popular. From Dakshinkali drive to Godavari to visit the only botanical garden of Nepal. From Godavari hike to Phulchowki. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 06
After breakfast, at about 8 am, a private vehicle will take us to one of the most famous areas in Nepal to go white water rafting down the Trlshuli River. In the morning we will cover the first section, involving a series of rapids, which bring us, after three hours to a beautiful beach in a bend of the river. The attendance truck will have our lunch waiting for us there. After lunch we continue rafting for some hours. Then drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 07
Free day in Pokhara. After breakfast, we will have the chance to walk around and have a look at the lake surroundings, hire a boat, become acquainted with the local crafts and above all admire the summits of the Himalayas, especially Machhapuchchhare, the sacred mountain of Nepal. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 08
After breakfast, at the arranged time, drive to Chitwan National Park. The journey takes about 6 hours, on a road with beautiful landscapes. The van will drop us off in the last village before the park. From there a jeep takes us to the hotel, which is in the jungle itself. Lunch at the resort. In the afternoon, a guided tour of the resort surroundings, where we will have the chance to see the varied vegetation and the large number of birds which live in the park. Visit to bird watching hides and before sunset, return to hotel for dinner. Overnight in the Jungle Lodge.

Day 09
First thing in the morning, after breakfast, we go into the jungle on elephant back. We will be looking for rhinoceroses, a feature of this nature reserve. With a little luck we will also see the Royal Bengal Tiger. Gazelles, monkeys and other animals will appear in front of our eyes in complete liberty. Return to the resort to have lunch. In the afternoon we go on another trip in a bark canoe, typical of this area. We will glide gently along the river near the resort and if it is the right time of the year we will be able to see the crocodiles, which live there at close quarters. Return to resort for dinner. Overnight in the Jungle Lodge.

Day 10
After we have had breakfast, Drive back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day free. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 11
Free day in Kathmandu. After breakfast we will have the whole day to go shopping or to do some follow-up visits. Overnight in the Jungle Lodge.

Day 12
Day free until the departure transfer to the airport to connect onward flight


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