NEPAL HERITAGE, NATURE, WILDIFEife
7N / 8D
Experience the medieval history, unparalleled adventures, with abundance in flora and fauna
Places you will see:
KATHMANDU | CHITWAN | POKHARA
Itinerary in Detail
Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our airport representative. After the immigration formalities, you will be transferred to the hotel as booked. Evening will be free to relax. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Hotel in Kathmandu
Visit Bhaktapur durbar square, Swyambhunath Stupa and Patan durbar square. Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon, translates as the ‘City of Devotees’. Still untouched by rapid urbanization, Bhaktapur retains its charm by its brick paved roads, red brick houses and a way of life that goes back to medieval times. Famous for pottery and woodcarving, the squares in the city display ample wood carved windows. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the extraordinary Bhaktapur Durbar Square has monuments that reflect the glory days of the Malla Dynasty when art and architecture thrived in the three cities of the Kathmandu valley. There are various monuments to see in Bhaktapur. The unique Nyatapola temple built in 1702, is the tallest pagoda temple in Nepal. Rising five stories above the ground and is a remarkable landmark. Standing adjacent to it is the Bhairavnath Temple that denotes artistic grandeur, also built in pagoda style. The Golden Gate is a masterpiece and the entrance to the 15 th century Palace of 55 carved windows. After lunch we will drive to Swyambhunath Stupa which is a UNESCO WORLD Heritage Site. Legend has it that when Kathmandu Valley was a lake 2000 years ago, a single lotus flower grew at the center of the lake. When Saint Manjushree, the Bodhisatva drained the lake with a single slash of his sword, the lotus settled on top of a hill and magically turned into a stupa. Hence, Swayambhunath is also known as a Self-Created stupa. This ancient stupa is the most sacred Buddhist shrines of Nepal. The area surrounding the stupa is filled with smaller chaityas, temples, painted images of deities and numerous other religious objects. There are many small shrines with statues of Tantric and shamanistic deities, prayer wheels for the Tibetan Buddhists, Shiva lingams and a popular Hindu temple dedicated to Harati, the Goddess of smallpox and other epidemics. Patan also known as Lalitpur is the city of artisans and a paradise of fine arts. It is home to Kathmandu Valley’s finest craftsmen who have preserved such ancient techniques and lost wax process used to produce exquisite sculptures. Best known for its cultural heritage, the city retains much of its old charm with its narrow streets, brick houses and multitude of well-preserved Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries (vihars) and monuments. In the heart of Patan, amidst the hustle and bustle of the marketplace is the Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Exquisite works of religious art and architecture, ancient palaces, pagoda temples, Hindu and Buddhist shrines adorn this place. Located in the square is the Patan Museum, formerly a Malla palace, which houses bronze statues and religious objects, some dating back to the 11th century.
Hotel in Kathmandu
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chitwan.Chitwan literally means “Heart of the jungle”. The Chitwan National Park is located in the lush valley of the Chitwan District, 75 miles south west of Kathmandu, in the foothills of the Churia Ranges. Formerly known as The Royal Chitwan National Park, Chitwan National Park was established in 1973 and is the first national parkin Nepal. It was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Natural) in 1984. The Chitwan National Park is rich in flora and fauna with different species of birds, mammals, butterflies etc.and is an ideal place for nature lovers. The park is renowned for its variety of wildlife like various types of deer, monkeys, leopards, bear, crocodiles and particularly the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the elusiveRoyal Bengal Tiger. Exploring the park is made easy through several jungle activities like elephant back rides, jungle walks, jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching etc. which provides great opportunity to get closer to the diverse ecosystem of the forests of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan.
Hotel in Chitwan