Although geographically small in size, Nepal is a land of splendid nature and rich culture. Here the lands are as flat as Terai to highest peak of the world. You can find different types of landscapes, climate, topography within a small region. There are vast number of ethnic tribes living from centuries with their own unique traditions. This tour is an opportunity to explore cultural and natural variety of the country, varying from rich cultural centre full of ancient monuments like Kathmandu, a truly nature’s gem Pokhara, and vast, fertile dense forest like Chitwan National park in Terai region.
Our trip starts at Kathmandu which is full of various cultural heritages. Boudhanath sutpa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath(most famous hindu temple of Nepal), Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, museum an Kumari living goddess temple are main attractions of Kathmandu Valley. These are even listed in World Heritage list. Centureis old historical monuments and statues at temples depict the fine art and architecture of Nepali culture.
Next, we head to Pokhara- tourist paradise of Nepal. Pokhara valley is famous for very close views of Himalayas, including Mt. Machhapuchhre(Fishtail), the Annapuran massif. It contains numerous beautiful lakes like Phewa lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, the Davis Fall, the george of Seti river, Mahendar cave, etc. Then we fly to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath temple(3800m), a famous pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Around it there are 108 waterspouts. Explore the hundreds of years old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes.
After we return back to Pokhara via Jomsom, we drive to Chitwan National Park. It is full of dense forest, flora and fauna and natural beauties. It is home to many wild animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, one horned rhinoceros, wild elephant, marsh crocodile, wild boar, sloth bear and different kinds of deer –spotted, barking samber, hog deer and many more. 450 species of birds are found here. We can do wildlife activities like Elephant ride, Junge walk, canoeing, bird watch, etc. Local tribe of Tharu is native to this area who have own unique culture and tradtions. Finally, we drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Kathmandu to Chitwan. Driving duration: 4 to 5 hours
Day 04: Chitwan- Jungle Safari
Day 05: Chitwan to Pokhara
Day 06: Flight to Jomsom and then to Muktinath
Day 07: Back to Jomsom
Day 08: Flight to Pokhara
Day 09: Fly or Drive back to Kathmandu. Driving duration: 7 to 8 hours
Day 10: Transfer to the airport for the final departure
Your wonderful journey to the amazing Himalayas starts from your flight to Kathmandu. You will be warmly greeted by a representative from Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up with our display board at the arrival gate. Overnight at a hotel of your choice
You start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred Lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar Square are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bhakatpur is an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, you get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambience of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. Overnight at Kathmandu
After breakfast, we travel overland from Kathmandu to Royal Chitwan National Park. We experience you a lots of Safari activities; jungle walks, canoeing, and so forth. Once the night falls down, we entertain you with cultural performances i.e. Tharu dance (a typical tradition dance of Tharu culture).
Breakfast, the next, you get a full day safari activities in Royal Chitwan national Park - if you are lucky, you will for; rhinoceroses, Chitwan Royal Bengal tigers, leopards , monkeys, many types of deer and reptiles. Check your camera gear - preferably with a telephoto lens and you will not miss any shots. Overnight will be at Lodge.
After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara; you can enjoy the view of the green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountains along the way. Pokhara is regarded as a tourist’s paradise where natural and cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc co-exist. You can enjoy views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges here. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
The early flight to Jomsom is extremely scenic. On a clear day you can enjoy a great view of the Annapurna (8091m), the Dhaulagiri (8167m) and many more radiant peaks standing tall and mighty, shining in all its glory. You can have breakfast in Jomsom before we are going to cross the Kali Gandaki River. We will take a Pony ride to Muktinath. We will make a pit stop at the village of Kagbeni so that you can explore around the Tibetan village and have lunch. The village gives off a friendly vibe with its ever smiling people. Also the oldest monastery in the Mustang district is located here. There is an excellent skyline over the famous Kingdom of Mustang and Mt Dhaulagiri. There are also ruins of castles and caves scattered around where monks and Buddhist teachers of the ancient kingdom used to practice their rituals. From Jharkot, the climb continues along the mountain side until you reach Mukinath (3800m). Overnight accommodation will be in a Lodge.
After breakfast we take a Pony-ride back to Jomsom where we will spend the night. Jomsom is sometimes also referred to as New Fort and is located at an altitude of 2800m. It extends over the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of the Kali Gandaki river, there are rocks which hold significant meaning to Hindus. The majestic peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri can be seen in the background. You will have enough time and opportunities to explore Jomsom. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.
We will take an early morning flight back to Pokhara, where you can spend the whole day sightseeing to places like Bridhabasini Temple, Mahendra cave, Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave and the International Mountain Museum. Overnight accommodation will be in Pokhara in a hotel.
You will take a ride back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will have the whole day to yourself. You can indulge yourself with personal activities / Shopping. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We are sure; you will back to your home taking amazing experience of Nepal. We hope you enjoyed trekking and want to be somewhere in the Himalayas again.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 10 Days
Price : USD 850
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Minimum Altitude : 1300m
Group Size : 2-20 People
Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing
Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep
Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel in Trekking