Himalayan Dream (High light of Nepal)
Day01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu
Day02: Sight seeing around kathmandu valley by private transport with English speaking guide.
Day03: By private transport to Gorkha Bazar and visit place of Gorkha
Day04: By private transport to Bandipur village and explore around
Day05: By private transport to Pokhara valley and Explore around
Day06: By private transport to Sarangkot Danda than trek for 10k.m. to Naudanda.
Day07:By private transport to Tansen Palpa and explore around Tansen Bazar
Day08: Trek to Sri Nagar hill and at the afternoon take a private transport to birth place of Lord Bhuddha (Lumbini)
Day09,10,11: By private transport to Chitwan national park and activities over there such as Elephant back ride, canoe trip, Jungle walk, visiting elephant breeding center, culture dance, Elephant wash and jeep drive
Day12:By private transport to Daman Hill Resort and explore around at the evening there are sunset tour and at the next morning there are sunrise tour with great views fo mountain.
Day13: By private transport to Dhulikhel hill resort and Explore around , at the evening there are sunset tour and at the morning there are sunrise tour with great views of mountain.
Day14: By private transport to Bhaktapur city and patan city for sight seeing and at the evening return back to kathmandu.
Day15: Tour Ends ( Departure for onwards destination)
Day01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1360m)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative will be holding a play card with your name at arrival hall. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.
Day02: Sight seeing around kathmandu valley with English speaking guide
(Hanuman Dhoka Kathmandu durbar square)
It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are, Taleju temple built by king Mahendra Malla in 1954 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairab , the god of destruction, Nautale durbar, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the big drum and the Jaganath temple. It was listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979.
On the right hand corner, a large wooden lattice screen hides an enormous gilded face of Sweta Bhairab. The screen is removed only during the Indra Jatra festival.. there are also the Numismatic museum and Tribhuban museum inside the Hanuman Dhoka palace building . Photography is prohibited inside the museums. Both the mseums remain closed on Tuesday and government holidays.
This is one of the world‘s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Budhha. It is 3Km west of Kathmandu city and it situated on a hillock about 77 m commands an excellent view of the Valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It was listed in the UNSCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.
The stupa of Baudhanath lies 8 km east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the beggest in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Pasupatinath Temple( Hindu Temple)
Situated 5km east of kathamandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath, with two tired golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activites performed in the Temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The Temple was listed in the UNESCO world heritage Monument List in 1979
Day03: By private transport to Gorkha Bazar. The drive will take approximate 4 hours. At the afternoon trek to Gorkha palace. It will take approximate one and haif hour from Bazar.
Gorkha is the birthplace of King Pritivi Narayan Shah the great, the founder of modern Nepal. Situated on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya, is a beautiful old place known as Gorkha Durbar. There are two attractive temples of Goraknath and Gorakhkali inside the palace precinct.. Gorkha can be reached in about 5 hours by road from Kathmandu and four hour from Pokhara A side trip to Manakamana temple on the way to Gorkha is very enjoyable and interesting.
Gorkha Bazaar is primarily a cobbled street market place where by people from neighboring hill dwellings come to trade. There are a few temples near about, but not much. Yet, it is worth a visit as it provides a very good vista of the quiet charm that soaks a typical hill village of Nepal.
Gorkha Durbar is the main attraction of Gorkha, an hour steep walk up a hill from the bazaar area. It used to be the dwelling of King Prithvi Narayan and his ancestors. The Durbar itself is a humble, yet quite impressive, complex of a temple, fort, and a palace built in the Newar style of Kathmandu. The view of the Himalayan range and the deep valleys from up there is quite breathtaking.
Gorakhnath Cave, ten meters below the palace’s southern side, is the sacred cave temple of Gorkhanath. The cave is is carved out of the solid rock and is among the most important religious sites for mainstream Brahmins and Chhetris of Nepal.
Day04: Gorkha to Bandipur Village by private transport. The drive will take approximate two to two and haif hour. At the afternoon walking tour to Bazar and temple’s.
A tiny village with spectacular view of mountains, Bandipur is located in Tanahu district about 140KM from Kathmandu. This is the best hill station to view mount everest, Bandipur’s hallmark is its beautiful scenery. At the eastern part of the town is the pagoda roofed Bindabashini temple which houses goddess Durga, Bandipur’s guardian deity. The rich wooden carvings and detailed brass-work that adorn the temple are replicas of those found in the many old pagoda structures of the kathmandu valley. The other important temples and shrines in the vicinity include the Mahalaxmi temple with its exquisite woodwork and the Khadga Devi temple which comes alive once a year during the Dashain festival.
Day05: Bandipur to Pokhara by private transport .the drive will take 3 to 4 hrs
Beautiful Pokhara valley
The beauty, they say, lies in the eyes of a beholder. That might be true to something beautiful, but what you want to tell about something sublime. If there is something that challenges Biblical Garden of Eden in its splendor and magnificence, it’s Pokhara – the ultimate destination for the wanderlusts and those who appreciate, of course, beauty in its pristine glory.
The enchanting valley of Pokhara valley is situated at an altitude of 827 meters from sea level. An incarnation of the religious heaven, this celestial city is also known as the “city of seven lakes”. Just 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, it is linked by Air and by road from Kathmandu and the Indian border Sunauli. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, five peaks of Annapurna and others. This is one of the few places in the world to provide such a dramatic view in a sub-tropical setting. The nearest snow-capped mountain, Fishtail, is less then 30 kilometers from Pokhara. Pokhara’s numerous lakes offer fishing, boating and swimming.
Day06: Sunrise tour to Sarangkot by private bus than trek for 4 hour to Naudanda
Early in the morning drive about haif an hour to Gothadi village. From here trek for 45 minate to one hour to reach a tower of Sarangkot ( 1600mtr). From where you can see very beautiful sunrise and views of Annapurna range. After breakfast trek for 10 k.m. to Naudanda. Which will take approximate 3 hour. Along the way, we will pass many different villages and school. There is a good views of Fewa lake , annapurna range and passing through rice paddy and beautiful terrace along the way. After finishing trek take a bus ride for haif an hour to pokhara. During the day there is possible to visit different sight seeing spot in pokhara. Such as
The view of the Annapurna Himalaya from Sarangkot is almost a religious experience. From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colours.
Fewa Lake, the second largest lake in the Kingdom, is the center of attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara.
Another of nature’s wonders in Pokhara is the Mahendra Gupha. This large limestone cave is locally known as the House of Bats, an apt name for it. A two-hour walk to the north of Pokhara, it is best to bring your own torch to see the stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the local winged residents.
Another of Pokhara’s natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti river. Flowing right through the city, this river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old MissionHospital, provides a perfect view of the rivers’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.
The Pokhara Museum, located between the bus stop and Mahendra Pul, reflects the ethnic mosaic of western Nepal. The lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Thakali and the Tharu are attractively displayed through models, photographs and artifacts. One major attraction is a display highlighting the newly-discovered remains of an 8000-year-old settlement in Mustang.
Open daily, except Tuesdays and holidays, from 10 am to 5 pm
Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell’s Fall). Devi’s Fall (also known as Devin’s and David’s) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David..) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall
Day07: Pokhara to Tansen Bazar by private transport.
Tansen is a small ancient hill town situated 4300 meters above sea level. It is located on the way from Pokhara to Lumbini. Major attractions here are the ancient culture, excellent mountain views, serene atmosphere and friendly people. The weather here makes it a pleasant place to visit in any season. On clear days Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar and other peaks can be seen.
Dhaka - the most popular hand woven cloth of Nepal comes from this region. The Nepali topi (national cap) is made of Dhaka and You can see the weavers at work on their looms or see a bazaar of Dhakas in Tanseen.
It is believed that the migrant from Kathmandu valley, specially the Newars played an important role in enriching the architecture and culture of Tansen, and this can be seen today in Tansen.
About the word Palpa : Palpa is a district of Nepal. It is one of the district of the Lumbini Zone. Tansen is the head quarter of Palpa district and hence, many people commonly refer Tansen as Palpa. Butwal, Bhairahawa and Lumbini are other three important cities that are part of the Lumbini Zone.
Places to visit in Tansen
See here Rana buildings, Newari houses, carved windows and pagoda style temples, also meet folks at shopping in one of the highest and busiest bazaars in Nepal!
Palpa Ranighat: Visit the ancient building (palace) set on a massive rock bed at the bank of the Kali Gandaki river for viewing palace garden, stone walls, and a small shrine. This palace was built in 1892 by Governor Khadka Shamser in memory of his wife Tej Kumari, and is often called the Taj Mahal of Nepal.
Tansen Durbar / Palace
In the center of the town lies a 64 room Palace, a representation of arts and crafts of the ancient Palpa. On the saddest morning of 31st of January 2006, Nepal’s Maoist Rebels launched attacks in Tansen with no apparent reasons. They fought with local authorities and bombarded many ancient buildings including the Palace which had housed government offices. Many historical buildings including the Tansen palace was destroyed.
Tansen Palace has a good reputation and popularity. In fact, it’s importance falls right after the Singha Durbar of Kathmandu (The place where, Nepal’s most top ministers stay and work inside this secure compound, and also where the Nepal’s Parliament office is located) The Tansen Palace is the heart of Palpa, attracting International as well as Domestic tourists to this beautiful hill. Many buildings which were destroyed by the Maoists are in the process of Historic re-construction, and without a doubt, Nepali Maoists will live forever with sorrows in their hearts for attempting to destroy a part of the beauty and history of Nepal.
Day08: Trek to Sri Nagar Hill and drive to Lumbini (Birth place of Lord Buddha)
Early in the morning trek to around Sri Nagar Hill for two hour. During the trek you will see Sri Nagar park at the top of hill and there is a good views of mountain and valley . Return back to Hotel take a breakfast and pack your stuff ready to go to Lumbini( Birth place of lord Buddha) the drive will take around three and haif hour.
Lumbini (Birth place of Lord Buddha)
LumbiniThis is the birth place of Siddhartha Gautam , the shakya prince and the ultimate Buddha, the enlightened one, is the pilgrimage destination of the people faithful to all schools of Buddhism. This nativity site, identified by Indian emperor Ashoka’s comme-morative piller is listed as a world Heritage site by UNESCO.
The main attraction at the Lumbini remains the sacred garden spread over 8sq km and possessing all the treasures of the historic area. The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike. Here we find a bath relief of Mayadevi, the Buddha’s mother giving birth to him. Standing west to the Mayadevi shrine is the oldest monument of Nepal, the Ahsokan pillar.
The pillar was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site. To the south of pillar , we find the sacred pond, Puskarni, where queen Mayadevi had taken a bath just before giving a birth to lord Buddha. There are other places of interest too nearby. it is accessible by air / bus from kathmandu. It will take about 8hour by bus
Day 09, 10, 11: Lumbini to Chitwan national park (4 hour of Driving)
Jungle Safari in NepalNepal is a land of extreme contrasts in climate and geography. It has a unique topography ranging from lowlands with sub-tropical jungles to arctic conditions in the Himalayan highlands. Within a mere 150 kilometers, the land rises from near sea level in the south to over 8,000 meters in the north. This together with the monsoon rainfall along the south facing slopes has resulted in compacting virtually all climate zones found on planet earth. as result , Nepal has been endowed with the great diversity of life- zones providing a home for a large variety , birds and animals.
Terai lowland is the richest habitat with the tall grasslands interspersed with reverie and hardwood sal forest. Here one can see wild life such as the swamp deer, musk deer, black buck, blue bull, and the Royal Bengal tiger, Gharial and mugger crocodiles, and the last breed of Asiatic wild buffalo. This area is also rich in birdlife with verity of babblers and orioles, Koles and drongos , peacocks and floricans, and a multitude of wintering wildfowl.
Once the famous big game hunting areas in Asia , Chitwan National park now offers protection to a large array of mammals such as the one- horned rhinoceros, tiger , leopard, sloth bear and the gaur ( wild bison ) as well as more then 400 species of birds
On your arrival at Chitrasari you will be received by our staff. You will then be transferred to our Resort where you will be offered refreshments & be given a briefing on our Resort & its facilities. After being given your programe for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.
15:00 - Elephant briefing & bathing.
16:00 - Elephant safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkeys, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (if you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
19:00 - Thaw cultural dance presentation (which you can also participate in) by the local villagers or a slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan sun.
20:00 - Dinner.
Second day: Activities at the inside the park (Elephant back ride, jungle walk, canoe trip, tharu stick dance and Elephant wash).
05:30 - Wake up call.
06:00 - Tea/coffee followed by nature walk. An excellent opportunity to see a great many of those 524 different species of birds found in Chitwan.
07:50 - Breakfast.
09:00 - Canoe ride along the Rapti river. An excellent opportunity for bird watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial.
10:00 - Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Center. Walk/drive back through the Tharu villages to our Resort where you can take a leisurely swim or relax by the poolside. You can also spend the time before lunch to gaze at the fishes found in Chitwan in your own fish pond or play a game of tennis or pool table with your friends or just spend a few quiet moments in our library with a book. You can even let your children play by themselves in our children’s playground. Your choices are limitless.
13:00 - Lunch.
15:00 - Visit to the National Park Visitor’s center where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife.
16:00 - Village tour to a nearby ethnic Thaw village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyles of the Thaws.
19:00 - Tharu cultural dance presentation or a slide show presentation.
20:00 - Dinner.
Third day: Activities at chitwan national park
05:30 - Wake up call. Tea/coffee followed by elephant safari, nature walk or you can just spend the morning as you prefer.
07:30 - Breakfast.
09:00 - Drive to Bees Hazzar Taal (Twenty thousand lakes) where you will see crocodiles and lots of birds in and around these lakes.
11:00 - Back to our Resort where you can spend time at leisure.
13:00 - Lunch.
15:00 - Jungle Drive through the grasslands, riverine forests and sal forests to Kasara (the National Park’s head quarters) Gharial hatchery farm where you will learn about how crocodiles are brought up at this farm & then later released into the rivers.
19:00 - Thorn cultural dance presentation or a slide show presentation.
20:00 - Dinner.
Day12: Chitwan to Daman hill resort (4 hours of Driving)
05:30 - Wake up call. Tea/coffee followed by elephant safari, nature walk or you can just spend the morning as you prefer.
07:30 - Breakfast.
09:00 - Departure for Daman
For those seeking the ultimate panaromic Himalayan view, Daman is the place to go, Located 80 Km southwest of the Kathmandu Valley, Daman (2,400m) offers the only unimpeded view of the entire Himalayan Range. Daman is located on the Tribuwan highway between Kathmandu and the town of Birgunj. There is a view tower fitted with long range telescopes. Daman can be reached in four hours drive from Kathmandu.
Day13: Daman to Dhulikhel by private transport (6 hours of Driving)
This ancient town is stituated 30m east of Kathmandu of Kathamndu on the side of the Arniko Rajmarga (Kathmandu- Kodari Highway). The newar town of Dhulikheloffers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views.Once an important link in the ancient trade route to Tibet. Dhulikhel has a glorious past which can be seen in the lovely buildings and intricate wood carvings in the shop-lined streets and temples. Pleasant climate is big attraction at Dhulikhel
Day14: By private transport to Bhaktapur city and Patan city for sight seeing tour and at the evening return back to kathmandu.
Bhaktapur is lying at 12 KM east of capital city Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is "the city of Devotees". It is locally known as "Khwopa and Bhadgaon" which is world renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture , colourful festivals, traditional dances and indigenouslifestyle of different people of different religion. For its majestic monuments, temples and the native typical newar lifestyle best known for their long history of craftsmanship, the ancient city is also variously known as the " City of Culture ", "Living Heritage " , "Nepal’s Cultural Gem " and "An open museum". Given such unequaled opulence in ancient art and culture, Bhaktapur is more like an open museum, and the ambiance here is such that it instantly transports visitors back by centuries. This conch shaped hostoric city is spreading over an area of 6.88 square KM at 1,401 meters above sea level, which was founded in the 12th century by King Anand Dev Malla.Bhaktapur was the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom till the 15th century AD. The many of Bhaktapur’s greatest monuments were built by thethen Malla rulers.
The ancient ritual dances and festivals are still observed by the locals with the same fervour and ehthusiasm as their ancestors did centuries ago. King Yaksha Malla (15th ventury) heavily fortified this city. Bhaktapur has its gem in Durbar Squareand Changu Narayan temple-- a World Heritage site listed by the UNESCO. Strewn with unique palaces, temples and monasteries best admired for their exquisite artworks in wood, metal and stone, the palatial enclave has bewitched pilgrims and travelers for centuries.Yet, they are not all though. Stretching all along the township, the panoramic Himalaya levitates in the skyline as if to keep vigilance on the city’senviable beauty and splendor.It grows from a collection of villages strung along the old trade route between India and Tibet.
The ancient city of Patan, lying 5 km southwest of kathmandu, is known as the city of fine arts, The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors.
Patan Durbar Square:
Situated in the heart of the city, constitutes the focus of visitor’s attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, Temple and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan durbar Square consist of three main chowks or countryards, the Central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshar narayan Chowk, The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture. The Royal Bath called Tushahity. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument list in 1979.
Built in 1637 AD, the temple of Lord Krishaa holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is supposed to be the first specimen of Shikhara style architecture in Nepal. It is the only temple in Nepal having 21 spires and is completely 21 spires and is completely mad of stone.
Day15:Tour Ends ( Departure for onwards destination)
Price Per Person US$ 1350.00 or Euro 1050.00
Single supplement US$ 200.00 or Euro 160
DEPARTURE DATES ARE ON THE REQUEST
Hotel in Kathmandu
Kathmandu Prince Hotel
Thamel, Chhetrapati, kathmandu, Nepal
Tel : 4255961, 4255282, Fax : 977-1-4255282
E-Mail : [email protected]ink.com.np
Website : www.kathmanduprincehotel.com
Potala Guest House
Thamel, chetrapati, Kathmandu
Tel : 4226566, 4220467
Email: [email protected]
Website : www.potalaguesthouse.com
Hotel in Gorkha
Hotel Gorkha Hill Resort
Hotel we use in Bandipur
Bandipur Mountain resort
Hotel we use in Pokhara
Pokhara village Resort
Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal
Email: [email protected]
Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal
Phone: 977-61-460286, 461004, 464705
Hotel in Tansen
Hotel Sri Nagar
Hotel in Lumbini
Hotel New crystal or similar standard
Hotel we use in Chitwan national park
Tiger residency resort
Unique wild resort
E-mail: [email protected]
Hotel in Daman
Daman mountain resort
Address: Tribhuvan highway
Hotel in Dhulikhel
High View Resort, Dhulikhel
Web Site: www.highviewresort.com
- Airport pick up and drop by private transport (international and Domestic flight)
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with bed and breakfast ( hotel are centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower with restaurant)
- 1 night hotel in Gorkha with bed and breakfast ( attach bathroom, hot and cold shower, Restaurant)
- 1 night hotel in Bandipur mountain resort with bed and Breakfast ( good location, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower, restaurant)
- 2 night hotel in Pokhara at tourist standard hotel with bed and breakfast ( centrally located at lake side, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower, restaurant)
- 1 night hotel in Tansen hill resort with bed and breakfast ( centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower, restaurant)
- 1 night hotel in Lumbini with bed and breakfast ( good location, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower, Restaurant)
- 3 night hotel in chitwan national park in comfortable resort with all the meals and activities ( attach bathroom, a/c room, hot and cold shower, restaurant)
- all the meals at chitwan national park ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- all the activities at chitwan national park such as ( Elephant back ride, jungle walk, canoe trip, visiting elephant breeding center, culture dance, Elephant wash and Jeep drive)
- All the Entrance fees at chitwan national park with Nature Guide
- 1 Night hotel in Daman Hill resort with bed and breakfast ( good location, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower, restaurant)
- 1 night hotel in Dhulikhel hill resort with bed and breakfast ( good location, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower and has a good restaurant)
- All the Transportation by private Vehicle
- English speaking tour guide for entire tour
- First aid kit box
What’s not Included
- Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
- Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips for trekking staffs and hotels etc.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
- All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley
- Lunch and Dinner beside chitwan national park ( Allow Rs 1500.00 per person per day. it is good enough for lunch and dinner and drinks)
- Tipping for driver and guide