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9 Days Package(Dream Destination Nepal)

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Kathmandu (/ˌkætmænˈduː/;[2] Nepali: काठमाडौं, Nepal Bhasa: ये: Yei, Nepali pronunciation: [kaʈʰmaɳɖu]) is the capital city of Nepal. It is the largest metropolis in Nepal, with a population of 1.5 million in the city proper, and 3 million in its urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu Valley, which includes the towns of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur making the total population to roughly 5 million people and the municipalities across Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is also the largest metropolis in the Himalayan hill region. Nepali is the most spoken language in the city, while English is understood by the city’s educated residents.

The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 feet) above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. The valley is historically termed as “Nepal Mandala” and has been the home of Newar culture, a cosmopolitan urban civilisation in the Himalayan foothills. The city was the royal capital of the Kingdom of Nepal and hosts palaces, mansions and gardens of the Nepalese aristocracy. It has been home to the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) since 1985. Today, it is the seat of government of the Nepalese republic established in 2008; and is part of the Province No. 3 in Nepalese administrative geography.

Kathmandu is and has been for many years the centre of Nepal’s history, art, culture and economy. It has a multiethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. It is also the home of the Newars. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu.

Itenary Glance

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Drive from Kathmandu-Nagarkot.

Day 2: Drive back to Kathmandu from Nagarkot. Enroute Bhaktapur Sightseeing on the way.

Evening: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Evening: Boating at Phewa Lake.

Day 4: Visit Sarangkot in the morning.

Full Day Sightseeing at Pokhara. Visit Davis Fall, Gupteshwor and Butterfly Museum.

Day 5: Drive to Chitwan from Pokhara.

Day 6: Full Day Jungle Activities at Chitwan National Park including Elephant Bathing and visit to Elephant Breeding Center.

Day 7: Drive to Lumbini from Chitwan.

Evening: Sightseeing tour of Lumbini Garden and Other Buddhist monasteries.

Day 8: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lumbini.

Evening: Leisure time for shopping.

Day 9: Departure to Tribhuwan International Airport to board onward flight.

Detailed Itenary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Drive from Kathmandu-Nagarkot.

Nagarkot: The views from here go from Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. On a clear day you can see Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha). You can also see Manaslu (8,463m), Ganesh Himal (7,111m), and Langtang (7,246m). Overnight in Nagarkot.

 

Day 2: Drive back to Kathmandu from Nagarkot. Enroute Bhaktapur Sightseeing on the way.

Bhaktapur: Perched on a hill at an altitude of 1,401 m, Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon, literally the City of Devotees is a major tourist destination that takes visitors back in time. Bhaktapur lies 12 km to the east of Kathmandu on the Arniko Highway that leads to the Chinese border. Covering an area of 6.4 sq. km, Bhaktapur is still untouched by rapid urbanisation and has managed to retain its brickpaved roads, charming red brick houses and a way of life that goes back to medieval times. This ancient city is also famous for pottery and woodcarving amply displayed on the squares and windows respectively. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Evening: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Situated in the heart of old Kathmandu city at Basantapur, Kathmandu Durbar Square never fails to impress first time visitors with its ensemble of palaces, courtyards and temples built during the Malla period. The Durbar Square includes the Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, the historic seat of the royalty; the magnificent Taleju Temple towering more than 40 meters; Kumari Ghar, the residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari; Ashok Vinayak, also called Kathmandu Ganesh, a temple without a filial ; and Kal Bhairav, the God of Wrath. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Pokhara: Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. Later in the afternoon boat ride at Phewa Lake. Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the kingdom, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. The enchanting lake is an idyllic playground.

Evening: Boating at Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.

 

Day 4: Visit Sarangkot in the morning.

Sarangkot: Sarangkot is a famous hill station nearby Pokhara city at an altitude of 1600 meter from sea level. People visit Sarangkot early in the morning for beautiful sunrise over mountains. This is also one of the best view points of Mt. Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Lamjung to the north. On the southern direction of this hill overlooks the Pokhara city and Phewa lake on the north western outskirts.

Full Day Sightseeing at Pokhara. Visit Davis Fall, Gupteshwor and Butterfly Museum.
Davis Falls :

Davis Falls is a interesting spot to be visited in Pokhara. An interesting aspect of the falls is that the water travels through a natural tunnel prior. The water there comes from the Fewa Lake. It was named after MrsDavi, a Swiss tourist in Nepal, who was swimming in the Fewa Lake. The dam unexpectedly started to overflow and Davi’s husband helplessly looked on while the waters swept his wife down the waterfall. This version took place in the year 1961 and the body of Mr Davis was never recovered.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

GupteshworMahadev is a beautiful cave just opposite to David Fall. A giant stalagmite within this cave is honoured as a Shiva lingam and the devout flock here to pray. Entry tickets allow you to enter the temple. For some extra money you can also obtain entry to the tunnel behind, which comes out at a wet cavern right behind the gushing Devi’s fall. Once inside the cave, look up at the ceiling and you will see detritus and branches in cracks in the rock. These have actually been pushed up there by flood waters that fill the cave during the monsoon. Overnight in Pokhara.

 

Day 5: Drive to Chitwan from Pokhara.

Chitwan: For animal lovers, Chitwan National Park offers them an opportunity of a life time to see Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, various species of birds and butterflies. The wide range of vegetation types in the National Park is haunting of more than 700 species of wildlife. The Chitwan National Park is home to at least 43 Species of mammals. Overnight in Chitwan.

 

Day 6: Full Day Jungle Activities at Chitwan National Park including Elephant Bathing and visit to Elephant Breeding Center.

Main activities include jungle safari, bird watching, nature walk and boat tour. Jungle Safari is the most popular one. You will journey into the deep forest riding on elephant back; you will witness the preserved natural assets of Nepal, birds, flora and fauna. World’s one of the most endangered species, Royal Bengal Tigers are found abundant in Nepal. If it’s your day, you might see them too. The other major animal you will see is the one-horned rhinos whose famous place to live on earth is none other than Nepal. Overnight in Chitwan.

 

Day 7: Drive to Lumbini from Chitwan.

Visit the birth place of Lord Buddha in Lumbini Sacred Garden. Afternoon visit Lumbini sacred Garden.

Evening: Sightseeing tour of Lumbini Garden and Other Buddhist monasteries. Overnight in Lumbini.

 

Day 8: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lumbini.

Evening: Leisure time for shopping. Stroll around Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 9: Departure to Tribhuwan International Airport to board onward.