Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will covers trip related information’s & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).
Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu.
Morning time, our city guide will take you on tour with short drive in the hub of Kathmandu at old Durbar Square (royal courtyard) here visit the Hanuman Dhoka the main early palaces where our expert guide will provide you with history and culture of different era, visit of famous Kumari house (virgin Goddess) and Kastamandap temple where the word Kathmandu derived from meaning a temple built with a wood of a single tree.
Observe the local bazaar as this place is strewn with shops and vendors and visit the old Freak Street (haven for hippies and freaks during the pot and music days of Woodstock era in the early 70’s to late 1980’s)
After an interesting tour with lunch either back in the hotel restaurant or our guide will take you in a nice local restaurant with Nepali environment with views of the area from the roof top or terrace restaurants, from here heading west to Swayambhunath located on a hillock the landmark of Kathmandu city with all seeing eyes of Buddha, an interesting spot with views of Kathmandu valley the dome shaped Buddhist stupa one of the oldest in Nepal dates back more than 25,000 years. On a nice surrounding with monkeys in the forested area of Sywambhunath a de tour of the Stupa and the monastery where you can see the pilgrims and devotees with monks on prayer.
After a delightful tour heading east of the city with a short drive visit of holy Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, as non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple premises, however one can observe and view the golden roofed temple with four silver door by the bank of Bagmati river, where you can observe the cremation taking place on a wooden pyre next to the river.
After Pashupatinath end the tour with a visit of Bouddhanath close to this temple, located next to the busy street but the Bouddhanath great large Stupa located in a serene atmosphere despite the busy outside gate of the complex.
Tour around this famous Stupa complex where one can walk on the upper 2 tier of Stupa close to the main spire of the stupa with views of shops and markets around the area with much pilgrims on prayer spinning the prayer wheels as they chants around this famous holy area visit some important monasteries here and then retire for the day back to the hotel.
For interested people in Buddhism and meditation we can provide visit to White Gompa and Kopan Gompa (monastery) For other relaxing places are Massage and Spa parlors around Kathmandu city.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and transfer to hotel by the Phewa lake side.
Morning after breakfast set off for a scenic and interesting drive on Nepal main busy highway, drive follows Trisuli River for some time and then heading west on the road to Pokhara where the climate is much warmer of sub tropical temperature, on route stopping for few hours at Kuringhat village, transfer on a cable car over the River Trisuli to reach a famous Hindu Temple of Manakamana the belief is that praying here will fulfill your wishes, a nice place in the district of famous Gorkha, here observe the pilgrims on prayer great number of small animals goats, chickens are sacrificed as offering to Goddess Manakamana another manifestations of ‘Kali’, with interesting time here back on the cable car for the drive to Pokhara.
On reaching Pokhara by the pristine lake Phewa check into nice hotels with afternoon free at leisure to browse around the shops and restaurant along the lake side.
Day 04: Morning visit Sarankot hill for sunrise and tour of Pokhara.
Early morning before breakfast a short drive on the highest hill top of Pokhara Valley offers grandeur vista of Annapurna range of mountains with Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal as far to Dhaulagiri peaks towards west, including awesome valley landscapes with Lake Phewa below, a short drive from the hotel in Pokhara lake side, this hill top offers striking sunrise and a platform for Paragliding also.While in Pokhara it hard to miss the stunning Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes A I (worlds 10th highest at 8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,684ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,459 ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) ever present Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ (6,997 m-22,956 ft) and beyond east worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163m-26,781 ft). All these views can be seen in the comfort of your hotel rooms for more views one can take a mountain flight form 45 mins to an hour, Ultra Light flight or more sporty adventure taking a paragliding from the hills of Sarankot.
Return back to hotel for breakfast and continue tour with a drive south of Pokhara and visit with a view of cascading beautiful waterfalls popularly known as Devi’s Fall, locally called as Patale Chhago (Hell’s Fall) located just 2 k.m. south west of the city on the Siddhartha Highway a nice pleasant area with views of tremendous waterfalls, monsoon and mid September time raging volumes of waters makes this place more interesting and impressive.
After a time here a short walk across the street visit Gufteswor Gufa just walking distance from Devis’ Fall across the street the entrance is wide with down steps with a shrine of Shiva one can head further down to view the raging Seti River entering a channel into the cave.
From here a drive towards Pokhara old bazaar where you can observe local life visiting the old areas of Pokhara with traditional bazaar and ethnical diverse traders. In its temples reflects the Newari architecture of Kathmandu valley, although Pokhara majority are of hill people the Gurung and some Magar, Tamang with Hindu Brahmins, Chettries and Dalits. The local bazaar has important and interesting shrines called Bindhayabasini Mandir (temple), this white dome shaped dominates a spacious stone paved courtyard on a shady hill top with excellent views of the bazaar and the Annapurna mountains. After a wonderful time back to hotel for lunch with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.
Day 05: Drive to Chitwan National Park and transfer to Hotel - 04 hrs.
With great time in Pokhara, morning drive leads back on the same road for few hours on reaching Mugling Bazaar heading due south to the flatland of Nepal known as Terai where Chitwan National Park located, an interesting drive observing the dramatic change in landscapes feeling totally different in the warm country as the drive leads to the rim of Chitwan National Park where all main hotels, resorts and lodge are situated, on reaching hotel / resorts in Chitwan where the guide / naturalist welcomes you with an orientation information of the park, safari and of the hotels / lodge with do’s and don’ts while you are here for 2 nights. After lunch a short introductory / nature walk with a visit of local Tharu village for few hours and back to hotel with evening entertainment of cultural dance before dinner.
Day 06: In Chitwan with full day jungle safari and elephant ride.
In Chitwan wakes you up early with just a cup of tea / coffee to start the morning activities either elephant safari, bird watch tour or a tower visit to observe the surrounding jungle life after the tour back to hotel for breakfast, before lunch a jungle walk, elephant bathing / briefing.
After lunch a break for few hours and then either elephant safari / jungle drive or jungle walks for few hours in search of wild life. Evening at leisure with slide shows of the area and a great dinner concludes your night.
Day 07: Morning after breakfast drive to Tansen, Palpa - 06 hrs.
An interesting drive after breakfast in Chitwan as the journey leads back to Kathmandu joining the road at Mugling Bazaar from here another 110 k.m distance of 4 hours drive to Kathmandu, after a great marvelous time beyond Kathmandu on Tour ‘Taste of Nepal Tour’ with amazing service of Treks Holidays.
Day 08: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Today a free day with optional tour or just relax after a great journey with time for individual activities and souvenirs shopping.
Day 09: Departure
Breakfast, Transfer to the Airport for departing from Nepal.