Nepal offers plenty of Wildlife as there are eight National Parks and four Wildlife Reserves and three conservation areas in Nepal. Pokhara, the city of lakes, provides plenty of opportunities for fishing , boating and sightseeing with the panoramic view of Annapurna range. Kathmandu valley has several historical memorials, old palaces and temples. Nepal is the land of Lord Shiva (Pashupatinath), which is supposed to be the holiest Hindu temple in the world. Not only for the Hindus but also for the Buddhists, Nepal is a religious tolerance country also, Nepal offers a unique -place of pilgrimage as it happens to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion.
Nepal is a place of festivals with some part of the kingdom or the other celebrating some festival during every day of the year. Festivals may be linked with the remembrance of the departed soul, to herald the different seasons, to mark the beginning or end of the agricultural cycle, to mark the national events, or just family celebrations. On a festive day the Nepalese take their ritual bath, worship different gods and goddesses, visit temple, observe fasting and undertake feasting. The most important aspect of Nepali culture is the religious harmony and understanding prevailing among the Hindus and Buddhist.
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Our trip begins today in Kathmandu, Nepal. After clearing through immigration and customs at the airport, you are met by our friendly staff and transferred to our hotel in the heart of the city, Thamel. The area is within walking distance of all major restaurants, unique shops and well equipped outdoor gear outfitters to help you purchase and trekking gear that you may require.
The afternoon is left open to rest and explore the surrounding local attractions.
After breakfast, our guide will receive you at the hotel for a full day city tour where, you will visit and explore the cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Kathmandu valley is illustrated by five groups of monuments and buildings, which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley has been known and recognized all over the world. The five include the ancient Durbar Squares of the former kingdoms, Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath and Pashupatinath. Because it’s your first day in Kathmandu, we will arrange an authentic Nepali cuisine for dinner. After dinner you can take a late night stroll in the streets of Thamel - one of the major tourist hubs. The area has numerous bars and resturants to unwind.
After breakfast we will drive to Pokhara visiting Manakamana temple on the way. According to local belief, if someone makes a wish at the temple, it is believe to come true. You will reach the temple via a scenic cable car ride. It is the only one of its kind in Nepal.
After a few hours of scenic drive along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi river we enter the town of Pokhara. Pokhara is famous as the lake city, with its beautiful lakes and the Majestic Himalayas as its backdrop.
In Pokhara we will commence a full day sightseeing of Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, spend enjoyably the morning trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, you can admire the stunning view of the Fishtail's Peak reflected in the silver surface of the water. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Aside from Phewa Lake, we keep visiting the Seti River gorge. You will have an opportunity to take a glimpse to the limestone cave of Mahendra Gufa, used to be well-known for its stalactites.
You will also be able to try paragliding, zip lines or even jump onboard one of the microlite flights for a close mountain flight. All these adventures are sure to leave you with a life time of memories.
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we travel overland from Pokhara to Royal Chitwan National Park. Now a conservation national park, once served as the hunting grounds for Nepal's and Britian's royal families.
Here you will ride on top of an elephant. Along with the guide, you can explore the rich jungles and observe the diverse wildlife. The national park is home to the tigers, rhinos, wild elephants, leopards to name a few.
You can take part in side activities like jungle walks, canoeing, 4WD safaris and so forth... Once the night falls down, we entertain with cultural performances including bonfire before going to bed.
After the Breakfast, you get a full day safari activities in Royal Chitwan national Park If you are lucky, you will see many amazing creatures that you spend most time to looking for rhinoceroses, Chitwan's royal Bengal tigers, leopards, monkeys, many types of deer and reptiles. Check your camera gear - preferably with a telephoto lens and you will not miss any shots. Overnight At Hotel.
After breakfast, we travel overland from Chitwan to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where is has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage.Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO - Upon arrival Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born, visit Ashoka pillar, the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of peepal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal.
Day to explore, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini visit the important archaeological side, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodhan (Siddhartha Gautam's father),where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere.
The Kapilvastu Museum the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.
After breakfast, we leave Lumbini and head back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure. It will be a fun drive back with stop for sight seeing along the way.
Depending on your flight schedule, you may choose to explore the local cultural and heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley or shop for souvenirs for your friends and family back home.
You may choose to end your trip at this point or extend it further by joining us for another adventure.
This trek explores the breathtaking Gokyo valley which is located adjacent of the Khumbu. Gokyo is a land of high altitude lakes and icy glaciers.
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