Grand Nepal Tour
This trip comprise Gorkha-the
ancestral home of Shah Kings of Nepal and famous
Gurkha soldiers among other highlights of Nepal.
Itinerary In Detail
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Meet our representative at the airport and transfer
Day 02 : Kathmandu.
AM After breakfast in the hotel, proceed for
sightseeing tours of Pashupatinath Temple-the
holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati
River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist
Stupa architecture in the world! and Swayambhunath
Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa also
nick-named as monkey temple.
Day 03 : Kathmandu-Gorkha
( 136km, 5 hrs)
After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Gorkha-the
ancestral seat of the Shah Dynasty Kings and
home of the original Gurkha soldiers. After
refreshment in the resort, visit the 17th century
built Gorkha Palace complex which comprise a
temple, palace and fort. The view of Manaslu
range from here is just superb.
Day 04 : Ghorka-Pokhara
( 110km, 4 hrs)
After breakfast in the resort, retrace 23 km
to join the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway. The drive
offers excellent views of the Himalayas and
passes through several roadside bazaars and
villages. Check in hotel and after refreshment
boating trip to Barahi Temple situated in the
middle of the lake.
Day 05 : Pokhara
AM After breakfast, take a hike to Sarangkot
(1592m, 2 and half hours hiking) that offers
the excellent views of Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre
and Dhaulagiri on a clear weather day. After
some rest atop, drive back to Pokhara.Sightseeing
of Davis Falls, Gupteswar Cave, Seti Gorge etc.
Day 06 : Pokhara-Tansen
( 118km, 4 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Tansen renowned as
the Queen of Hills of Nepal.The town sprawls
over a ridge with pretty Newar houses lining
its cobbled streets. Srinagar, the popular vantage
point over Tansen offers the splendid views
of the Himalayas.
Day 07 : Tansen-Lumbini/Bhairahawa
( 65km, 3 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Lumbini-the birthplace
of Lord Buddha. The road winds and switches
back, making the trip thrilling. After refreshment
in the hotel, visit the Lumbini Garden. You
will visit the temple of Queen Mayadevi Temple
and Ashokan pillar that marks the birthplace
of Buddha. Overnight hotel.
Day 08 : Lumbini-Chitwan
( 158km, 4 hrs)
Drive to Chitwan National Park- One of the Asia's
best preserved natural habitat of Great one
horned rhinoceros, Royal Benagal Tiger and many
other endangered species of mammals, birds and
aquatic lives. After refreshment, take a short
walk tour to the village of Tharu aboriginal
people whose life style remains unchanged over
Day 09 : Chitwan
After breakfast, you will set out on a dog out
canoe in Rapti River to watch the aquatic birds.
If luck favors you, you will get to see the
one of the endangered species of crocodiles-Gharial.
The boat ride lasts for 30 minutes and you will
visit the Elephant breeding camp, where you
will have chance to play with the young elephant
babies and learn how the elephants are captured
in the wild, how they are tamed and trained
to work for human beings.
Option: After the canoe
trip, interestrd people with prior arrangement
can take jungle walk tour that lasts 3 hours.
It's a complete jungle walk trek on foot, guided
by experienced jungle guides and sikaris. Return
to hotel in the afternoon.
After lunch, you will again go
to explore the flora and fauna of the park on
the elephant back! Great experience! Great One
Horned Rhinoceros is the unmistakable sight.
Other animals commonly seen are Sambar, Spotted
deer and wild boars.
Day 10 : Chitwan
AM: Early morning, you will take a bird watching
trip guided by our experienced and qualified
birdwatcher guides. Chitwan National Park, habitat
to more than 500 different species of resident
and migratory birds, is a haven for bird watchers.
Return to hotel for breakfast and free stay
PM: After lunch, you will go for jeep safari.
You will drive through different vegetations
like wetlands, grasslands, Sal forest etc. Sometime
the park authority do not allow jeep safari
in the park and in option, we will offer you
trip to the lake of "20 thousands lake"
in the buffer zone forest of the park where
chance of animal sightseeing is not less compared.
Day 11 : Chitwan-Daman
( 140km, 5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Daman along the winding
and snaking road carved out of the hills densely
forested with Rhododendron flowers. In Spring,
the forest reddens with Rhododendron flowers
and gives the impression that the whole forest
is in fire. Daman, situated in an altitude of
2400m, claims to have the sight of Mount Everest
on a clear weather day. Overnight bungalow.
Day 12 : Daman-Kathmandu
( 96 km, 3 hrs)
Get up early morning for the most beautiful
sunrise view of the world! Go to the observatory
for the Himalayan Panorama view and after breakfast,
continue your journey to Kathmandu.
Day 13 : Kathmandu
Sightseeing of the ancient township of Bhaktapur-the
original capital of Malla Kings of Nepal. The
town is the best testimony of preservation of
ancient and mediaeval arts and architecture.
Visit Thimi-the typical Newari town adjacent
to Bhaktapur. Sightseeing of Patan and Bungamati.
Patan has the fame as the " City of Arts
and Crafts" and in fact you will agree
it when you visit the town. After Patan, you
will visit Bungamati, another Newari Village
where you will have chance to meet the local
people and witness their life style.
Day 14 : Excursion to
Nagarkot or Dhulikhel or Kakani.
Today, you can take an excursion to your choice
of hill resorts situated in the surrounding
hills of Kathmandu. Early morning trip rewards
you with excellent Sunrise view over the Himalayan
Day 15 : Departure
Transfer to airport for departure