Day 01: Kathmandu – Arrival
On arrival you will be welcomed and received on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by our staff member. You will then be transferred and checked into hotel. Rest day. Evening we will have a briefing and Meditation
Day 02: Kathmandu Exploration Day (B)
Morning Yoga/meditation at 6:30 Am. After breakfast, we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes:
Swoyambhunath– The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.
Pashupatinath– A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.
Boudhanath– the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.
Patan Durbar Square– A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (B)
Morning Yoga/Meditation at 6 am, later breakfast and check out hotel to go to Pokhara. A two and half hours’ drive takes us to the amazingly beautiful city of Pokhara 200 km west of Kathmandu. This is another scenic drive although a shorter one. Once you reach Pokhara, check into hotel and have some free time until the lunch. After lunch, get ready for a serene and beautiful walk along the lake Fewa. As you take stroll along the lake you can enjoy the view of the beautiful mountain peaks in the Annapurna range. Have relaxing evening.
Approximate Distance – 70 km Approximate Travel Duration – 2.5 Hrs
Day 04: Pokhara – Naudanda – Pokhara (B/L)
Wake up early in the morning and drive to Sarangkot, a beautiful hill in Pokhara famous for Sunrise, for 35 minutes. A real Closed-up look of the Annapurna and Fishtail, and the unparalleled Sunrise from there makes a perfect start of our day. Enjoy the Mountain View breakfast after the sunrise and prepare for an about three (3) hours walk to Naudanda on a very gentle trail. You will be walking through beautiful mountain village immersing into the cultural and natural beauty of the area. Once you finish your hike, enjoy the meal in one of the mountain restaurants. You will be relaxed and ready move ahead by the time you finish the lunch. Drive for about half hour to a spiritual center of beautiful Buddhist monastery at Hemja. Explore the surrounding of the monastery until the prayer starts at three. Feel high in spirituality as you enjoy the chanting of the rituals by the Buddhist monks; immerse into the meditative atmosphere for about one and half hours before the prayer end s. Drive back to Pokhara, relax at hotel and enjoy the leisure time.
Day 05: Pokhara Exploration Day (B)
After breakfast you go to the lake, hire a boat to cross it and hike up to World Peace Stupa, a nice hiking destination in Pokhara which will take about one hour to reach the top. It’s a beautiful viewpoint and a Buddhist Pilgrimage as well. You will be picked up from Peace Stupa and driven down to visit Davis falls and an ancient and longest cave in South Asia. Drive back to Pokhara and enjoy a free afternoon. You can choose to do some adventure activities like Paragliding, ultralight flight, bungee jump and Zip flyer as well with an extra cost. Stay in hotel
Day 06: Pokhara – Chitwan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we start driving to Chitwan National Park. It takes us about 4 hours to reach this beautiful National Park to the down south of Nepal. Chitwan national park was once the hunting ground of British and Nepalese aristocrats. Today, the animals – elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, leopard and deer – are protected, not shot. The greatest thrill here is to scout for wildlife on the back of an elephant. This national park is enlisted in the UNESCO’s Natural Heritage Site. Approximate Distance: 145 km Approximate Travel Duration: 4 Hrs
Day 07: Chitwan Exploration Day (B/L/D)
Full day in Chitwan National Park for exciting activities like: jungle walk, elephant riding, village visit, canoeing, visit to elephant breeding center, bird-watching etc. A nature guide will lead us through all the activities giving us more insights about the wildlife, flora and fauna in the national park. View of wild and aquatic life like rhinoceros, deer, bear, crocodile, and different birds can make our day there. In the evening we can enjoy the Tharu cultural show. Tharus are aboriginal people of the area who have their own language, culture and tradition.
Day 08: Chitwan – Kathmandu (B/D)
We are driving back to Kathmandu today after our breakfast. It takes us about 5 hours to reach Kathmandu Later in the evening, we go for farewell Nepali dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu and can have discussion about the trip experience. Approximate Distance: 170 km Approximate Travel Duration: 5 Hrs.
Day 9: Departure Day (B)
Today is our last day of the tour so we will transfer you to airport for the departure to home. Departure flight will be in the evening back to Home. Namaste!