Tour Code: NP091 Departure Date: You Choice! Custom Days: 8,9..14.. Days
Tour Route: China Tiebet Zhangmu - Kathmandu - Chitwan - Pokhara - Kathmandu (Could Customize)
Day 1 - Exit Tibet from Zhangmu-Enter Nepal (B/D)
Crossing the “FriendshipBridge” we enter Nepal where tour guide will meet us and get us at Border Kodari to our hotel. O/N Kathmandu.
If you do not have your Nepalese visa – you can apply at the border (normally US$25 for single entry visa valid for 15 days). You will need 1 passport photo.
Day 2 - Kathmandu (B/D)
TourKathmanduCity: Durbar Square complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries and used to be the seat of 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 is a protected UNESCO world heritage site. There are also museums inside the palace building.
Swayambhunath: Located approx 4km from Kathmandu, this Buddhist stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa, which forms the main structure, is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the 4-sided base of the spire are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Pashupatinath:The city is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu city.The Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva.Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD.Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy BagmatiRiver flowing beside the temple. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of BagmatiRiver, as entrance to the temple is strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus.
Next we visit the Boudhananth Stupa (approx. 8 km east of Kathmandu), which is the largest stupa in the valley. It stands with 4 pairs of eyes in the 4 cardinal directions keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. The stupa is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels.
Evening: We have a Nepali cultural program show and dinner (details to be announced later)
Day 3 – Kathmandu (B)
Patan: 5 km away from Kathmandu city and known as “the city of fine arts”. You will see Durbar Square, and a collection of bronzes, KrishnaTemple built by King Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar and MahaboudhaTemple. We will also make a stop at the Tibetan Refugee Camp and HandicraftCenter where you will witness hand weaving of carpets and molding of metal statues.
Bungamati: A typical Newari village (11 km south of Kathmandu) founded in 7th century AD. “God of Rain” is worshipped here equally by Hindus and Buddhists.
Khokana: Small Newari village on the southern flank of KathmanduValley. City was established in 7th century AD by the Licchhavi rulers of Nepal. This unique village is quite removed from modern civilization.
Day 4 – Fly to Chitwan (B/L/D)
Today you will be transferred to airport for flight to Chitwan.
ChitwanNational Park means “heart of the jungle” and is one of the finest national parks in Asia.It is known for a diverse and dense wildlife and opportunities to observe animals in their natural habitat from excellent lodges.
Day 5 – Chitwan (B/L/D)
A whole day filled with jungle activities.
Day 6 – Drive to Pokhara (B)
Pokhara has mesmerized visitors from all over the world with the rare combinations of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers. The serenity of the PhewaLake accompanied by the grandeur of Machhapuchhre creates an ambience of peace and magic. Pokhara is the home for dense forests, gushing rivers, lucid lakes and the world famous view of the Himalayas.
Day 7 – Pokhara (B)
Sarangkot is 9 km NW of Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Conveniently perched high on the top of a ridge, the serene hill resort offers the spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna range stretching from east to west and the un-spoilt rural settlements just below those towering peaks. Viewing 700m down from the top of Sarangkot you can beautiful sights of the PokharaValley and PhewaLake.
Davis Fall: Witness a unique waterfall that lies 2 km from central PokharaCity. The water fall directly goes into a deep and narrow canal. It is believed that this deadly waterfall took the life of a tourist named David, who fell down into the canal and was never found, and hence the name: “Davis Water Fall”.
GuptesworMahadevCave: Gupteshwor Mahadev cave is one of the longest caves in Nepal. On the way to cave, there are shining stones seen everywhere and in the temple is big stone that looks like snake's head and tortoise which is considered to be the image of the Lord Shiva. Second part is very beautiful and you see shining stones and different types of rocks like bee hives.
BindebashiniTemple: This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara. Legend says that when Pokhara was a part of KaskiKingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India. The temple is in the area of the Bazaar; hence, a journey of the old bazaar will be combined with a visit to the temple.
The Fewa (or Phewa) Lake 1.5 km long is the second largest lake in Nepal and offers an excellent view of the mountains and their reflections on the lake. You will also enjoy a 1-hr boat ride on the lake.
Day 8 – Flight transfer back to Kathmandu (B)
Day 9–transfer to airport for international flight home(B)