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Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Tour
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is also its only international air gateway and major travel center. Tourism is the most important industry that sustains not only Nepal but Kathmandu also. Most of the tourists are going for Adventure tours ie; Trekking and Climbing and some of tourists are happy to enjoy their holiday inside Kathmandu valley, Chitwan National Park and the beautiful city Pokhara.
Kathmandu is the biggest and most cosmopolitan city, a meeting place of dozen ethnic groups, and the origin place of Newars who perform many cultural and festival events in the city. Numerous historical monuments, old palaces and palace squares, shrines and temples make the Kathmandu a living museum. The major places to visit in Kathmandu are: Syambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kasthmandap area the Kathmandu Durbar squares, temples and museums. It is a fascinating old city today where pagodas, narrow cobbled lanes, old carved windows, and stone shrines are backdrops to the drama of life that continues unhindered. Here the experiences are amazing, views fascinating, and the climate charming.
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal well known to the world as the city of Living Goddess ( Kumari) who is worshipped and taken in a chariot procession annually.
Chitwan National Park established in 1973, covers an area of 932 square kilometers, and is the oldest national park in Nepal. It was granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. The park is located at subtropical inner Terai lowlands of South-Central Nepal in Chitwan district, 200km away from capital city Kathmandu. Elevation only 150 meters above the sea level.
The park is rich of flora and fauna which includes one of the last populations of single horned Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal tiger. Chitwan National park is home of at least 43 species of mammals and 450 species of birds. Several mammals are using this park as their shelter; gaur, sambar deer, muntjac, chital, hog deer, mainland serow, chousingha and wild boar, tigers, leopards, dholes prey , Sloth bears are among the main attractions of the Park. Smaller carivore species are golden jackal, yellow-throated marten, ratel, smooth coated otter, small Indian civet, large Indian civet, spotted linsang, common palm civet, binturong, small Indian mongoose, Indian grey mongoose, crab-eating mongose, leopard cat, marbled cat and fishing cat. Further mammal species found in the park are rhesus monkeys, hanuman langurs, Indian pangolin, northern palm squirrel, red giant flying squirrel, particoloured flying squirrel, Indian porcupine, hispid hare, Indian hare and ganges dolphin. In only chitwan trip; We offer all activities program including elephant ride, canoe and guided jungle walk or Jeep tour.
Pokhara is an extraordinary landscape and one of the most attractive destinations in Nepal. The treasures of Pokhara include the tranquility of Phewa Lake, spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan range and Mount Machhapuchhare (6,977 m), luscious green hills, terraced farm slopes, countless species of vegetation, rushing rivers in a tropical-like environment. Pokhara is, since ancient times, the traditional export center for trade with India and Tibet. Merchants from remote Himalayan regions of Nepal, such as Muktinath and Mustang still come here with mule trains. The Gurungs and Magars are the aboriginal inhabitants and remain the majority in the hill regions. But the urban population is now made up of diverse ethnic groups seeking employment opportunities. The Gurungs and Magars have reputation as hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers.
This calm city of Pokhara serves as a base camp for trekking and rafting trips through the regions of Annapurna and Western Nepal. Baidam on the southeastern end of Phewa Lake and is dominated by restaurants, bars, hotels and shops, is the gathering place for travelers in the western regions of Nepal. The island temple of Barahi is accessible from baidam by dug out canoes. This two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Ajima. On Saturdays, devotees paddle across the lake carrying live animals for sacrifice. Bindhyabasini Mandir is a local Hindu temple on the northeast of Phewa Lake in the vicinity of the Old Bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati. Devotees perform animal sacrifices and have picnics in the courtyard on Saturdays. The Old Bazaar area is still the commercial hub of merchants from the remote Himalayas while Phewa Lake site is a pleasure spot for holiday maker from around the world!
Independent Himalayan Adventure offers you a unique sightseeing package tour which will provide you a complete fun and adventure. This trip is prepared as a cultural and adventure tour program in popular cities of Nepal; Kathmandu , Chitwan and Pokhara.
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received by representative of Independent Himalayan Adventure and transferred to your Hotel. Short briefing and final procedure about the entire trip. Rest of the day is free for individual activities and shopping. On night at Hotel.
Morning: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath.
Afternoon: Visit to Patan City and Tibetan Handicraft's Centre.
Known as Kantipur, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kashtamandap - the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.
Located approximately 4 kms./2.5 miles, this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
5 Kilometers/3 miles away from Kathmandu City. Patan also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square; the Krishna Temple built by Kind Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mabavihar and MahadouddhaTemple.
A trip to The Tibetan Refugee Camp and the Handicraft Center will also be done while visiting Patan, where you will witness the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets and mounding of metal statues.
Or the sightseen of Bhaktapur city, Patan city or other customize can be done.
A scenic countryside drive of 5 hours takes you to Chitwan. Arrive Chitwan, meeting and assistance by the representative and transfer to your Hotel. Upon arrival refreshing and briefing about the facilities & jungle activities by the naturalist.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Hotel/Resort.
At present, there are seven Wildlife Lodges/Camps operating safari style lodges within the park area and offers elephant excursions in the heart of the jungle to view the games. Details of the popular Lodges and their activities are appended below. An excursion to Chitwan National Park is possible only from October to May and can be reached both by air and surface.
Pick-up by Landrover from airport to the Resort. Upon arrival, there will be a short briefing on the programme and facilities. Thereafter, rooms will be assigned and lunch will be provided.
After breakfast full day jungle activities as per the Hotel/Resort program. Lunch and Dinner at Lodge.Full day Chitwan activities including: Canoeing on the Rapti River to See Crocodiles, Elephant Jungle Safari, Jeep Driving and Jungle walk, Bird watching. Evening Tharu (ethnic) culture dance.
Overnight at Hotel/Resort
Early morning, some jungle activities and after breakfast, pick up to drive to Pokhara.
Aarrive Pokhara and transfer to Hotel. After check-in at hotel, leave for ½ day sightseeing tour of Pokhara City including 1 hour boating at Phewa Lake.
Overnight at Hotel.
The rare combination of snow clad peaks, snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the Valley of Pokhara (210 km./131 miles from Kathmandu) one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the country.
This day you either back to Kathmandu (by Bus or flight). Free Shopping day in Kathmandu.
If you did not finished your shopping previously, you can do some moring shopping.
You will then transferred to the International airport with Independent Himalayan Adventure's representative for for onward journey.
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