Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport our representative will escort you the designated hotel. You will be briefed about the overall travel programme.
Proceed to Swayambhunath in the afternoon. It is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist chaityas. It is said to be 2000 years old formation. The ‘watchful’ eyes of Lord Buddha are painted on the four sides of the base of this structure. It is a famous World Heritage Site offering a magnificent view of Kathmandu Valley.
Next, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is the World Heritage Site. Visit Taleju Temple, built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD; Kal Bhairav, the god of destruction; Nautale Durbar; Nasal Chowk; Gaddi Baithak; the statue of King Pratap Malla and Jagannath.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu
Head towards Pashupatinath Temple post breakfast. Pashupatinath Temple is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pathupatinath with its two-tiered golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest Hindu shrines. It is listed as the World Heritage Site.
Later, visit Boudhanath, which is located 3 km east of Pashupati. This ancient colossal Buddhist stupa is one of the biggest stupas in the world. It has been listed as the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.
After sightseeing drive towards Nagarkot for a day-long trip. Nagarkot hill station lies 32 km east of Kathmandu. Enjoy mesmerising countryside view on your way to Nagarkot. It is a popular destination to view Himalayas, sunset and sunrise.
Get back to Kathmandu (an hour drive) and stay there overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park
Proceed to Chitwan National Park post breakfast early morning. Check into a hotel upon arrival in Chitwan. Enjoy a welcome drink and learn about jungle activities through a briefing. Enjoy Tharu cultural dance followed by dinner during evening.
Overnight stay at the resort in Chitwan.
Day 04: Chitwan National Park
Receive a wake-up with tea/coffee. Have breakfast and start your jungle safari riding an elephant. Visit the elephant breeding centre. Enjoy a canoe ride or jungle hike during afternoon.
Overnight stay at a resort/hotel in Chitwan.
Day 05: Chitwan – Pokhara
Drive towards Pokhara post breakfast. Check into a hotel upon arrival. Proceed for half day sightseeing to World Peace Pagoda in the afternoon. Go for boating in Fewa Lake during evening. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pokhara.
Bindabasini Temple is the centre of religious activity in the Old Bazaar. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, the manifestation of Shakti. The grounds outside is used as a perfect picnic spot. Festivities galore on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices.
Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river Seti Gorge runs completely underground at many places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. Its depth is unfathomable – over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
Gupteswar Cave is a sacred cave located near Devi’s Fall. The cave is almost three kilometres long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages. This cave holds special place among Hindus since phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in its original form. Clicking pictures inside the cave is prohibited.
Devi’s Fall, locally known as Patale Chhango, is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. It is also known as Devil’s, Devin’s or David’s Fall. Legend has it that a trekker (named Devin or David) was washed away by Pardi Khola and disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 07: Pokhara – Kathmandu
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Check into a hotel upon arrival in Kathmandu. Spend evening in leisure activities and stay there overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Kathmandu – Departure
Post breakfast get ready for scheduled departure to Tribhuwan International Airport to catch your return flight. This concludes an enchanting tour to this Himalayan nation.