DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Meeting and assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02: IN KATHMANDU
Morning city sightseeing tour visiting the Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Machhender Bahl-holy place for the Buddhists and Hindus, Temple House of Kumari, the vestal virgin or the living goddess. Walk around the local bazaars. Also visit Swayambunath, a 2500-year old site where, it is believed, the Radiant Lotus of the valley-mythology, settled when the water was drained by Manjushri, the god of Wisdom. The 5 dhyani Buddha's attended by their consorts are enshrined at the base of the stupa. (Non-Hindus are not allowed inside Swayambhunath temple).
Afternoon visit Patan. In Patan visit the old Newar City, the historic Durbar Square, the Golden Gate, the sky piercing temple of Teleju and the statue of Yogendra Malla, other temples, old carved windows and balconies of wood, curio shops and bazaars.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03: KATHMANDU-POKHARA
Morning depart for Pokhara and on arrival check in at hotel.
Later sightseeing of Devis fall and lake Phewa.Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). Devi's fall is a lovely waterfall lying about 2 km southwest of the Pokhara airport. Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the Kingdom, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara.Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across across to the water or visit the island temple in its middle.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04: POKHARA-TANSEN
Morning depart for Tansen and on arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 05: TANSEN-LUMBINI
Morning depart for Lumbini and on arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha who was born around 2500 years ago. The Rummindei Pillar, raised in 249 BC, marks this sacred spot. Also unearthed are four gateways, difense wallsand a wealth of coins and artifacts. Beside the Ashokan Pillar and the Maya Devi Temple, plinths of huge temples and a pond, where the infant and his mother bathed, have been unearthed. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 06: LUMBINI-CHITWAN
Morning depart for Chitwan and on arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 07: IN CHITWAN
An elephant ride take you around the jungle for an hour and half. There are two trips a day, one in the morning at eight and another at four in the afternoon. Jeep safaris are also very popular they take you around for four hours. A great way to spot wildlife in areas further inside the Park, which is less trodden. Canoeing along the Rapti river is another option. With some luck you will get to see Gharial crocodiles, marsh muggers, and variety of fish. With a lot of luck you may be able to see a Gangetic dolphin. The trip is a paradise for birdwatchers with possible spotting of kingfishers, ospreys, and egrets. Chitwan is known to have 400 species of birds. Jungle walks through the jungle is a good way to spot game. Monkeys, birds and deer are assured; rhinos are less common (but not uncommon). They can help you stay safe as well as point out interesting things. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 08: CHITWAN-KATHMANDU
Morning depart for Kathmandu and on arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 09: IN KATHMANDU
Morning excursion to Bhadgaon, Bodhnath and Pashupatinath. Bhadgaon - another Newar city founded in the 9th century. Visit the ancient Gateway, Durbar Square the Royal Residential quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, the famous five-storeyed temple of Nyatapola in pagoda style and other temples. Later, visit Bodhnath, the 2500-year old Buddhist Stupa, - a holy place for Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet. Also visit Pashupatinath temple where Shiva is worshipped in the form of lingam. (Only Hindus are allowed inside). In the month of February an annual pilgrimage on the occasion of Shivaratri is organized here every year.
Afternoon free. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 10: DEPART KATHMANDU
End of our services with departure transfer to the airport to board flight for your onward destination.