Day 01: Arrival Transfer
You will arrive in Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival meet your airport officer who will be holding pla-card (sing board) with your name outside Arrival Hall at International airport. You will get transferred to your hotel located in city center. Rest of the day will be free on own to stroll around local area. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02: Full-day Sightseeing Tour
Your sightseeing tours begin after breakfast. Your guide will come at your hotel and meet you at hotel lobby at 0930 am. You will proceed with sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple located on the bank of Bagmati River. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and often known as “abode of Shiva”. Only Hindus are permitted to enter inside the temple complex for worship however other can go other side of temple to see the rituals of Hindu people and morning activities. You will also witness rare ceremony of funerals as per Hindu traditions at cremation ghats on the bank of holy river Bagmati.
After visit at Pashupatinath temple, you will proceed to Boudhnath stupa located 3 Kilometers away from the temple. Boudhnath stupa is also known as “Mini Tibet” and one of the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. This stupa is surrounded by Tibetan settlements and monasteries. You will witness Buddhist rituals and traditions at Boudhnath area which is en-circle by Buddhist prayer flags and mane.
In the afternoon you will drive to Swoyambhunath stupa located on the hill top overlooking Kathmandu valley. This Buddhist stupa is famous as “Monkey temple: and one of the best place to observe cultural harmony between Hindus and Buddhist in Nepal. Both Hindu and Buddhist pay homage to this site. The view of stupa includes entire Kathmandu valley floor with outstanding views of Central Himalayan ranges.
Continue to Patan Durbar Square another UNESCO site located in Kathmandu. Patan is known as “City of Beauty” and visit to Patan Durbar Square offer excellent opportunity to see local Newari people, ancient Royal complexes and architecture of medieval era. Stroll narrow lanes of Patan visiting Patan Durbar Square, Krishna temple, Mahaboudhi stupa and Golden temple. Patan is also famous for metal works and wood carvings. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan – 175 Kms/5.5 Hrs
Morning after breakfast at 07:30 am, your driver will pick you for drive to Chitwan along scenic mountain highway. Chitwan is one of the finest national park in Asia and famous for viewing wildlife such as One Horn Rhino, Tiger, Deer and other wild flora and fauna on its natural habitat.
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by naturalist from your lodge. You will enjoy Lunch at dinning complex and followed by the activities briefing.
Today you will enjoy Jungle walk inside forest escorted by local naturalist from lodge. You will continue with the visit to Tharu villages located on the edge of the park area. Tharu people are indigenous people from plain region of Nepal and have their own lifestyle and culture.
In the evening you will enjoy Tharu Stick Dance. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan
Day 04: Full-day Jungle Activities
Morning enjoy Canoe ride at Rapti river to see water birds and Crocodile. After Canoe ride, you will enjoy Elephant briefing and breeding center.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy Elephant back safari to see wildlife of Nepal. Today highlight will be spotting one horn Rhino in dense forest. If you are lucky then you can also see Tiger. After safari you will be back at hotel. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan
Day 05: Drive to Lumbini – 4.5 Hrs
Morning, drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is the Birth Place of Lord Buddha – founder of Buddhism. Afternoon, commence on a sightseeing tour of Lumbini garden, Visit includes famous Maya Devi temple & other monasteries located inside Garden area. Overnight at Hotel in Lumbini
Day 06: Drive to Pokhara – 7 Hrs
Morning drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for wonderful views of Himalayas and its snow fed lakes. The reflection of Mt. Fishtail & Annapurna range on Lake Phewa is breathtaking. Pokhara is also base camp for the trekking on Annapurna region with other day hike tours around valley rim. Free day on own to stroll around Phewa Lakeside area. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara
Day 07: Sarangkot Sunrise Tour & Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
Early morning, excursion to Sarangkot to see sunrise over Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri massif & Mt. Fishtail. Return to hotel for breakfast.
Afternoon, commence on a Pokhara city tour which includes Bindavashini temple, Seti Gorge, Devis fall & Gupteshwor Mahadev cave. We will provide complimentary boat ride at Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara
Day 08: Drive to Nagarkot – 238 Kms/7 Hrs
Morning, drive to Kathmandu. Continue to Nagarkot hill station. Nagarkot is located 38 Kilometers from Kathmandu. Nagarkot is popular for incredible sunrise and sunset view over Himalayas. You can see 8 out of 13 Himalayan ranges in Nepal from this place located at altitude of 2100 meters. You have free time to stroll around place or can relax at hotel with splendid view of sunset. If weather is very clear then you can also see Mount Everest – the highest peak in the world. Overnight at Hotel in Nagarkot
Day 09: Bhaktapur Sightseeing & drive back Kathmandu
Morning visit the best preserved ancient city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is also called as cultural hub of Newari people. Many of the highly decorated buildings and shrines were destroyed in the 1934 & 2015 earthquake. However, the main square still contains a few temples and other architectural show pieces; the Lion Gate, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, the Palace of 55 windows, the Bell of the barking dogs, the Nyatapola temple and the replica of Pashupatinath temple. In Bhaktapur you will observe the Newari people with traditional and daily work. Narrow lanes of Bhaktapur offer bargain price for the Thankas “Oil painting on Silk” which you can buy if interested.
Drive back to Kathmandu and check-in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure Transfer
Transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to board flight back home.