Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan Tour

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Country: Nepal
Trip Name: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan Tour
Best Season: 12 month Possible
Grade: Moderate
Group Size:
Accommodation: Hotel
Trip Duration: 9Night/10Days

 Day 01: Kathmandu

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan Int'l airport, meet and transfer to hotel. Briefing on program. Free. Overnight at hotel, Ktm. 

Day 02:Kathmandu

Breakfast. Visit Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath. Afternoon visit Patan Durbar square, Kathmandu Durbar square, listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979. After Kathmandu Durbar square walk to Thamel bazaar, the tourist hub of Kathmandu and back to hotel. Free for own activities. O/n hotel, Ktm.

Day 03: Nagarkot

After breakfast, drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square to witness the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world, listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979. After to Bhaktapur Durbar square, proceed to Changunarayan, where, said to be the oldest temple in the valley and also listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in the same year. Later drive to Nagarkot, the popular tourist resort of Nepal, from where, the panorama of the major peaks of the eastern Nepal Himalaya including Mt. Everest can be seen. These are also famous for sunrise & sunset viewing. o/n hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is about 200km from Kathmandu. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Machhapuchhre; five picks of Mt. Annapurna and of course Fewa Lake. This city is nestled in the tranquil valley and is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking and rafting destinations. (Optional on extra charge: you can experience the white water rafting in Trishuli River for 02 - 03 hrs on the way). The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lakes and the world famous views of the Himalayas. (Optional: experience the white water rafting in Trishuli River for 02 - 03 hrs on the way).  On arrival at Pokhara check in to hotel. Evening free, stroll around the lakeside and enjoy the evening. O/n hotel, PKR.

Day 05:Dhampus (1650m) with moderate hike

Transfer to Phedi and trek to Dhampus. A moderate hiking to Dhampus is quite a good experience in life. It is one of the paradises of Nepal, in terms of natural wealth which has given as a boom. After half an hour drive from Pokhara Lake Site we can reach to Phedi, popular gate way of many trek routes. From here we start walk about 2.5 hours to reach the paradise, a Gurung Village famous for the gate way of World renowned Annapurna Base Camp and to other many trekking trails of Mt. Annapurna Ranges. The Village is also popular for the warmest hospitality extended by the kind hearted and friendly Gurung people. The exotic view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) 6900m is immense. Walking through the golden terraces of paddy fields, rhododendron forest and the vast views of Mt. Annapurna ranges makes the life pleasurable which comes barely. Check in to hotel. Enjoy the exotic Sunset and Sunrise the next day. O/n lodge/guest house.

              

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Day 05: Jomsom (2713m) - Muktinath (3802m) - Jomsom
Early morning transfer to domestic airport to catch the flight for Jomsom. At an altitude of 2800m, Jomsom is a district head quarter of Mustang also known as Dzongsam or New Fort. Making a back drop of Mt. Dhaulagiri & Nilgiri it extends over both Kali Gandaki River. The views from Jomsom are enchanting as the Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) ranges reflect the golden rays of the rising and     setting sun. The entire panorama is filled with a golden, glittering light which forms a dramatic contrast with the barren, black and dry mountains of the surrounding Kali Gandaki valley. Life here is a balance of hard work, and ancient culture. Many visitors find their most lasting impression of Nepal comes not from the ancient temples in the urban valleys but from visits to places like Jomsom and     its exhilarating spiritual environment. Jomsom area is not only the most popular trekking destination in Nepal but also the gateway to Upper Mustang - "Kingdom" within the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal. Jomsom is also the gateway to The Muktinath shrine that holds great religious significance to both Buddhists and Hindus. This area is also famous for its delicious apples. The towering Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges, the Pre-Himalayan Gandaki river systems, old cave dwellings, lush green fruit orchards, ancient religious temples and monasteries, primitive villages, high mountain lakes, caravans still operating along ancient salt routes - all these make this area one of the most diverse, stark and primitive areas in Nepal.

    Mukti (Salvation) holds a grate significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha.

     The famous temple of Lord Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang and is situated about 18 km northeast of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3750 meters.

    Muktinath is of the religious importance to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main shrine of Muktinath is a pagoda - shaped temple dedicated to the Lord     Vishnu. In the walls around it are 108 waterspouts. The Jwala Mai temple near by     has a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas. It is believed that one should     visit this temple after completing pilgrimage of four special religious sites in India. That is "Chardham Yatra". Once Pilgrimage journey made to this holy Muktinath, holy dip in the Kunda and bath beneath of 108 Dhara is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha).

    On arrival at Jomsom airport, transfer to hotel. Later, take a jeep ride or horse to     proceed to Muktinath. After finishing the religious rites and puja, back to Jomsom. Free, enjoy the most charming surroundings of Jomsom .O/n hotel.

Day 06: Pokhara

Early morning, transfer to Jomsom airport to fly back to Pokhara. On arrival transfer to hotel. After breakfast, one hour boat ride at Phewa Lake and proceed to s/s tour of Pokhara, covering Bindhyabasini temple, Seti river gorge, Davis falls, Gupteswore Mahadev cave. Afternoon free, stroll around the lake site. O/n hotel, PKR.

Day 07: Chitwan National Park

After early breakfast, drive to Chitwan National Park at Chitwan. On arrival, briefing on program & check in to hotel/resort. After lunch, elephant safari or jungle walk or visit elephant breeding center. Evening native cultural programmed with dinner. Dinner at camp or lodge. (Full board basis). o/n hotel.

Day 08: Chitwan National Park:

Wake up call at early morning followed by tea/coffee. Proceed to bird watching tour. After break fast, canoeing trip with crocodile game in the Rapti River. After lunch, elephant back safari to explore jungle. Evening free. o/n hotel.

Day 09: Kathmandu:

Wake up call at 05.30 followed by tea/coffee at 06.00, bird watching/elephant safari/jungle walk. After breakfast at camp/lodge, proceed to Kathmandu and check into hotel. Free for own activities. O/n hotel, Ktm.    

Day 10: Departure: free till transfer to airport for final destination.


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