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The Best of Nepal Tour - 8 Days

The Best of Nepal Tour
The Best of Nepal Tour
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Trip Highlights: “Cultural and scenic tours in Kathmandu valley to the famed beautiful Pokhara Valley in the backdrop of the Annapurna-Manaslu mountain range and jungle safari in Asia’s best National Park at Chitwan includes awesome views of high Himalaya in the comfort of heritage Hotels & Resorts”. 

Introduction:
The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions apart from trekking offers cultural and scenic tours in and around Kathmandu, in scenic hills resorts and visit the famed scenic Pokhara valley, Jungle Safari with elephant ride our best wonderful tours lined up for you.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu Tour of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Patan Durbar Square

Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park. Approx: 187 k.m. 5 - 6 hrs journey.

Day 04: At Chitwan. Jungle Safari & Nature Tours

Day 05: Drive to Pokhara. Driving distance approx: 170 k.m. 4 - 5 hrs.

Day 06: Sightseeing tour of Pokhara.

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 08: Transfer to airport for international departure.

Note: price is based on a minimum of 2 people booking the trip. Solo travelers are required to inquire a different price.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to respective Hotels, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu and about the program and other related information that you might require while in Nepal, after refreshment and probably lunch depending upon the time of arrival. A tour at the suburb of Kathmandu city of Swayambhunath also popularly known as 'Monkey Temple' 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 bases are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3-km west of Kathmandu City and is situated on a hillock about 77m. Above the level of the Kathmandu valley, it is included in the World Heritage. From here one can have a view of the whole of Kathmandu city and its valley in the backdrop of distance snow-capped mountain range on a clear day.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu Tour of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Patan Durbar Square

Today, after breakfast our interesting tour continues with a drive towards Pashupatinath Temple one of the holiest of all holy Hindu Temple. Situated 5-km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva-Pashupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. Visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
Apart from Hindu's no one are allowed to enter the main Temple premises, however, we take a short walk by the bank of Bagmati River where one can observe the pilgrims and Hindu priests activities. This River is also a cremation site of the Hindu's. From here a short drive leads to the Bouddhanath northeast from Pashupatinath area.
The Stupa of Bouddhanath lays 8-km east of Kathmandu. This colossal and ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world. This area is also known as 'Little Tibet' after a visit here observing the Tibetan Buddhist way of life, our tour continues towards Patan area, which is situated on the south of Kathmandu, and it is separated by a bridge over the River Bagmati. Patan is also known as Lalitpur meaning city of Arts. As you enter the old Palace courtyard (Durbar) the tall terracotta house looks fascinating with intricate window carvings, and the Stone Temple of Krishna with the pillar of Garuda the vehicle of Lord Vishnu and as well of Lord Krishna. After the historic visit, a short drive leads towards the end of Patan area at Tibetan Refugee camp where one can observe the happy-cheerful workers weaving carpets. This place was established in the early 1970's after the Chinese invasion in Tibet where a great number of Tibetan migrated here, and the Nepal Government established this place as a permanent camp or settlement for the Tibetan Refugees, after a wonderful day with lunch at Patan area, drive back to the Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park. Approx: 187 k.m. 5 - 6 hrs journey.

From Kathmandu morning drive of nearly five hours on the main south-west central highway. The scenic drive leads past Kathmandu Valley and then following the River Trisuli most of the way towards south on reaching at Chitwan meet the staff from the Lodge and transfer by four-wheel drive or by an elephant to the Jungle Lodge through the park entrance. On arrival meet and welcome by the senior naturalist or the manager for the welcome brief and Information. Nepal's tropical, dense jungles are in the low land of Terai, which runs from east to west on this fertile country. These exotic jungles provide home and habitat for the most endangered species of wildlife, the Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhinoceros, the Gangetic Gharial and fresh water Dolphins. In one of these jungles, you will find one of the most exciting safari destinations in the world, Safari on the back of elephants or in the four-wheel drive to view the diverse wildlife and many different species of exotic birds. Other thrills are canoe rides, jungle walk, and bird watch excursion in the comfort of the cozy lodge built out of local material which blends it well with the natural surrounding, with all the homely basic facilities.
Parks and Reserve in Nepal.

Day 04: At Chitwan. Jungle Safari & Nature Tours:

Jungle program begins early in the morning before breakfast with a Jungle walk-Bird watch or elephant safari for few hours return to the Lodge for breakfast and then with an hour break, another jungle tour till lunch time at 1 p.m. Afternoon activities starts by 3 p.m. for elephant safari or Jungle walk as per the Lodge set program.

Day 05: Drive to Pokhara, Driving distance approx: 170 k.m. 4 - 5 hrs.

After an early Jungle activity, after breakfast drive to the main road at the Park exit point, for wonderful scenic drive to Pokhara, another tourist exotic destination with
The fabulous scenery of the surrounding landscapes, lakes and the close view of Annapurna-Manaslu range of mountains including the majestic towering Mt.Machhapuchare 'The Fish Tail' the drive last for about 5 hours on the western highway, on reaching Pokhara, the Hotel is situated near the beautiful Phewa lake. After a refreshment afternoon walk by the lakeside where there are many shops and delightful restaurants.

Day 06: Sight Seeing at Pokhara.

After breakfast a short drive leads towards the end of Pokhara for the grand view of Davis Fall, depending upon the season. In the dry season the water level might be quite low but in the late summer and in the midst of a monsoon, the view of the torrential waterfall here is truly wonderful. From here drive leads to the hub of Pokhara, the local bazaar close from here
view the Seti River Gorge, which is a narrow, deep gorge down below from the bridge.

From here a short drive brings you to Bindabasani Temple area, where the local visits to pay homage to various Hindu God and Goddess, this place also offers a grand view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. From here another short visit to the Tibetan Refugee camp, which is almost the same set up like in Patan area with carpet and other handicraft industry.

Day 05- Pokhara – Kathmandu Drive back by Tourist vehicle.

Today, depart Pokhara and transfer to Kathmandu; 200 Kms, 6 hours drive.Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, mountain biking and other activities.

Day 08:  Transfer to airport for final departure.

As per the International flight time, GA staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this rich, scenic cultural country Nepal.

  • Pickup from airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Accommodation at Kathmandu 3 star level hotel.
  • An experienced government licensed holder Tour Guide.
  • Sightseeing around World Heritage sites (Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Patan Durbar Square).
  • All monuments fees.
  • Drive to Chitwan National Park from Kathmandu
  • Activities in Chiwan National Park 
  • Accommodation in Chitwan
  • Drive to Pokhara from Chitwan
  • Accommodation in Pokhara in 3 star level hotel
  • Sightseeing at Pokhara.
  • Sarankot for sunrise.
  • World Peace Stupa for sunset
  • One hour boating at Fewa lake
  • Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
  • Services as per itinerary.
  • All local and government taxes.
  • Airport departure

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Soft Drinks or Hard drinks
  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight and Visa cost
  • Domestic flight tickets.
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Extra activities ( Mountain Flight, helicopter tour , Paragliding , Bunjee, Ultra Light, ZipLine...)

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Total $ 560 USD

Trip Facts

  • leisure
  • Hotels
  • Yes
  • All Season
  • Private Vehicle and Flights



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