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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 and Pokhara.
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received by representative of Independent Himalayan Adventure and transferred to your Hotel. We will then have a small briefing about the entire trip.
Rest of the day is free for individual activities and shopping.
Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private vehicle (vehicles depend as per the group size)
Our sightseeing tour concludes Pashupatinath Temple, the guardian deity fo the Kathmandu and one fo the most revered temples of Hindus.
Bouddhanath Stupa, largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal.
Buddhanilkantha (Sleeping Vishnu north of Kathmandu).
Swayambhunath Stupa (Stupa with Buddha's skull as believe more than 2000 years)
Patan Durbar Square includes Krishna Temple and Golden Temple.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square the city of devotees with Nyatapola, Duttatreya and the 55 windows old palace.
After breakfast, departure to Pokhara. Check into hotel with welcome drink. Late afternoon Happy Boating on Fewa lake, visit Tal Barahi Temple situated center of the lake.
After breakfast, start Pokhara valley sightseeing by private vehicle including: Early morning view of Sunrise from Sarangkot / Davis fall / Gupteshwor cave / Int'l Mountain Museum / Bindhyabasini temple / White river (Seti Gorge) / Regional Museum . Overnight stay at hotel.
visit Tal Barahi Temple situated center of the lake. After breakfast, departure to Chitwan National Park. Check into hotel with welcome drink. After Lunch, visit elephant breeding Center or Follow the program of your package.
After breakfast start Jungle activities including: Canoeing on the Rapti River to see Crocodile farm , Elephant Safari and Tharu (ethnic) culture dance. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, departure to Kathmandu by driving; which will take 6 to 7 hrs. Check into hotel. Rest of the day is free for shopping.
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