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Highlights of Nepal - 7 nights / 8 days

Package Name : Highlights of Nepal - 7 nights / 8 days

Duration : (7 nights/ 8 days)

Tel: 91-11-2332 1822

E-mail: enquiries@tradewingstours.com

Locations: Kathmandu / Pokhara / Chitwan/ Kathmandu

This tour combines natural, cultural & wildlife experiences. Stroll in medieval streets of Kathmandu full of architectural wonders, make a boat ride in a Himalayan lake or a canoe trip in the dense sub-tropical jungle, or learn to follow the wild-lives in their natural habitat - we've combined everything that you are wishing to squeeze out in your short Nepal Tour. Even if your wildest dream is to watch marsh crocodiles sunbathing or you feel like taking an elephant ride in a jungle river - we make this happen in reality.

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu

On arrival in Nepal you will be greeted and escorted by our executive to your hotel. (Rooms will be available from 1200 Hrs) Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu

After breakfast, visit Kathmandu city, a city which looks like a living museum. Visit the Durbar Square, the highest concentration of at least 48 buildings of unique architecture, palaces, monuments and temples are found here. We continue to the Kumari Bhal, or the Temple of the Living Goddess. Overlooking the Durbar Square is the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, built by King Pratap Mall in the 17th century, which means the "gate of the Monkey God". At the entrance there is a huge statue of the Monkey God Hanuman from the Ramayan epic. Shiva-Parvati Temple, a three storey temple famous for its erotic stone carvings.

Visit the stupa of Swayambunath. It is said to be 2000 years old and is situated 70 m above the level of the valley. Often referred to as the `Monkey Temple', this temple is believed to be famous in the tantric cult.

Afternoo, excursion to the town of Patan also known as Lalitpur (City of Beauty and Fine Art). Patan is an ancient city filled with exotic pagodas, intricate gateways, fabulous deities, and endless carvings.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 03 : Kathmandu

After breakfast , visit Bodhnath, one of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal. Bodhnath Stupa is an imposing structure standing some 36 meters. The Stupa stands on the massive three level mandala style platform surrounded by colorful private family houses. This stupa is said to have been built in 5th century AD.

At the Pashupatinath Temple, view the most sacred of Nepal's Shiva shrines located near the holy river Bagmati. This Hindu temple's twin-roofed pagoda is of gold-gilt-brass; the gateways are silver-plated.

Afternoon, visit Bhaktapur, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 km east of kathmandu city, this place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4,600 ft. above the sea level.

In Bhaktapur you will visit the Durbar Square with its array of temples overlooked by the palace of 55 Windows built by King Bupatindra Malla, the Nytapola Temple. This temple, which was also built by king Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of the Pagoda style and stands on five terraces, on each of which stands a pair of figures, famous strong men, elephants, lions, griffins and goddesses.

Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 04 : Kathmandu - Pokhara (Approx. 208 km - 06 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara, at an altitude of 819 m. The highway passes along a highly picturesque region between the midland valleys and the Terai belt of the kingdom. Reach Pokhara and check-in at your hotel.

Pokhara is the second most-visited spot in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is known for its lovely lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa, which have their source in the glacial Annapurna Range of the Himalayas. Pokhara also offers splendid views of the fishtailed summit of Machhapuchhre, which rises from behind the Phewa Lake. It is home to thick forests, gushing rivers and emerald lakes.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 05 : Pokhara

Morning excursion to Phewa Lake. The Phewa Lake the second largest lake in the Kingdom, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat (on direct payment basis) across to the water or visit the island temple in its middle.

Later you will have the time to explore the beauty of Pokhara. The moment you step into any part of Pokhara, the first thing that takes you to immediate delight is the gorgeous view of the gigantic mountains. Pokhara is infact, the first and foremost convenient point for mountain-oriented sightseeing. You can enjoy one of the most beautiful Himalayan Panoramas in the world. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountain ranges from Pokhara valley. About 800m above the sea level, Pokhara Valley offers you an impressive view of the Himalayas from Dhaulagiri to Manaslu, Annapurna range and the Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail Range.

Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 06 : Pokhara - Chitwan (Approx. 172 km - 05 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Chitwan.

Royal Chitwan National Park is recognized as the best managed National Park and is spread over an area of 932 sq km. It is the home to over 50 species of mammals, 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. The world's endangered species found in the park include One-horned rhinoceros, Gaur, Royal Bengal tiger, Wild elephant, Four-horned antelope, Pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, Gharial crocodile, Golden monitor lizard and Python. Similarly, the endangered bird species of the park include , Lesser florican, Giant hornbill, Black stork and White stork.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 07 : Chitwan - Kathmandu (Approx. 183 km - 05 hrs)

Enjoy morning safari in the Park

Later drive back to Kathmandu.

On arrival check at the hotel in Kathmandu

Overnight at the hotel.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 08 : Kathmandu - Departure

In time transfer to the airport and connect flight for onward journey.