About Best of Nepal with Pokhara & Chitwan Tour
Team Himalaya organizes fabulous and interesting cultural and scenic tour, beside our various adventure trips. Team Himalaya offers Best of Nepal with Pokhara & Chitwan Tour which is a complete impressive trip within Nepal’s great areas, where you will be not missing the main highlights wonders of Nepal, as this trip starts with a cultural and heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu .Then,a scenic drive to Asia’s best National Park at Chitwan where you can observe wild life and games in the comfort Jungle Lodge, Resorts and on elephant backs. The safari is for two days certainly makes your time worthwhile in the low flat lands of Nepal Terai, and then a drive to scenic and picturesque Pokhara valley in the mid hills with stunning views of Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 meters with Mt. Manaslu 8,163 meters and range of adjoining peaks including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “ Fish Tail”.
• Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you are received by Team Himalaya staff and then transfered to respective hotels, where TH guide will brief orientation about the program and other related information and then we tour at the suburb of Kathmandu city to Swayambhunath also popularly known as ‘Monkey Temple’. This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2,000-years-old. Painted on the four-sides of the spire bases are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3-kms west of Kathmandu City and is situated on a hillock about 77m. Above the level of the Kathmandu valley, it is included on the World Heritage. From here one can have a view of whole of Kathmandu city and its valley in the backdrop of distance snow capped mountain range on a clear day.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu tour of Pashupatinath,
Best Nepal Tour on Bouddhanath, Patan Durbar Square & Tibetan Refugee Camp.
Today, after breakfast our interesting tour continues with a drive towards Pashupatinath Temple one of the holiest of all holy Hindu Temple. Situated 5-kms east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva-Pashupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors, is famous for its superb architecture. Visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
Apart from Hindus, no one are allowed to enter the main Temple premises, however we take a short walk by the bank of Bagmati River where one can observe the pilgrims and Hindu priests activities. This River is also a cremation site of the Hindu’s. From here a short drive leads to the Bouddhanath,north east from Pashupatinath area.
The Stupa of Bouddhanath is located at 8-kms east of Kathmandu. This colossal and ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world. This area is also known as ‘Little Tibet’ .After a visit here, observing the Tibetan Buddhist way of life, our tour continues towards Patan area, which is situated on the south of Kathmandu, and it is separated by a bridge over the River Bagmati. Patan is also known as Lalitpur meaning, city of Arts. As you enter the old Palace courtyard (Durbar) the tall terracotta house looks fascinating with intricate window carvings, and the Stone Temple of Krishna with the pillar of Garuda the vehicle of Lord Vishnu and as well of Lord Krishna. After the historic visit with lunch at Patan area, drive back to the hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park – 05 hrs journey.
From Kathmandu,we take morning drive of nearly five hours on the main south-west central highway. The scenic drive leads past Kathmandu Valley and then following the River Trisuli most of the way towards south. On reaching at Chitwan we meet the staff from the Lodge and travel by four wheel drive or by an elephant to the Jungle Lodge through the park entrance. On arrival meet and welcome by the senior naturalist or the manager for the brief welcome information. Nepal’s tropical, dense jungles are in the low land of Terai, which runs from east to west on this fertile country. These exotic jungles, provides home and habitat for the most endangered species of wild life, the Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned Rhinoceros, the Gangetic Ghariel and fresh water Dolphins. In one of these jungles, you will find one of the most exciting safari destinations in the world.Safari on the back of an elephants or in the four wheel drive to view the diverse wild life and many different species of exotic birds. Other thrills are canoe rides, jungle walk, and bird watch excursion in the comfort of the cosy lodge, built out of local material which blends it well with the natural surrounding, with all the homely basic facilities.
Day 04: At Chitwan. Jungle Safari & Nature Tours
Jungle program begins early in the morning before breakfast, with a Jungle walk with bird watching amd elephant safari for few hours . And then return to the Lodge for breakfast , with an hour break, another jungle tour till lunch time at 1 p.m. Afternoon activities starts by 3 p.m. for elephant safari or Jungle walk as per the Lodge set program.
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara -04 hrs.
With early Jungle activity, after breakfast drive to the main road at the Park exit point, for the wonderful scenic drive to Pokhara, another tourist exotic destination with fabulous scenery of the surrounding landscapes, lakes and the close view of Annapurna-Manaslu range of mountains including the majestic towering Mt.Machhapuchare ‘The Fish Tail’ .The drive last for about 5 hours on the western highway.On reaching at Pokhara, we check into the hotel , situated near the beautiful Phewa lake. After a refreshment ,we head for afternoon walk by the lake side where there are many shops and delightful restaurants.
Day 06: Tour in Pokhara.
After breakfast ,we head towards a short drive towards the end of Pokhara for the grand view of Davis Fall, depending upon the season. In dry season ,the water level might be quite low but in the late summer and in the midst of monsoon, the view of torrential waterfall here is truly wonderful. From here drive leads to the hub of Pokhara, the local bazaar close from here view the Seti River Gorge, which is a narrow, deep gorge down below from the bridge.
From here a short drive brings you at Bindabasani Temple area, where the local comes here to visit and offer prayer to various Hindu God and Goddess, this place also offers grand view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. From here another short visit to the Tibetan Refugee camp, which is almost the same set up like in Patan area with carpet and other handicraft industry.
Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu -06 hrs.
After a great time at Pokhara with magnificent view of the Annapurna-Manaslu-Dhaulagiri and the striking Mt. Maccahapuchare, drive continues for nearly 5 hrs, on reaching Kathmandu check into respective hotels.
Day 08: Transfer to airport for international departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our Staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.