Highlight of Nepal

Highlight of Nepal

Highlight of Nepal
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7 Days 6 Nights
Kathmandu, Pokhara

Day 1:    Kathmandu Arrival

Arrive at Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, meet by local representation and transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 2:     Kathmandu (B)

After breakfast, pick up for sightseeing of Kathmandu city. The Kathmandu Durbar Square, listed as one of the eight World Heritage sites by UNESCO, is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the capital city. Our visit to Durbar Square visit Kumari Chowk, (the Courtyard of the living Goddess “Kumari”). Other temples in Dubar Square include, Kasthamandap, Narayan temple, Trilokya Mohan, and Krishna Temple. On the Northeast side, the square consists of Hanuman Dhoka, the main entrance to the old royal palace. The Taleju Bhawani’s temple, the oldest of all the temples is situated in this area. Enjoy a walking tour of Ason Market, which is a local bazaar and well known place for buying daily requirements. A lush of crowded locals enchant you with the daily life style. Later you will visit Swayambhunath, one of the oldest and most revered shrines in the country. Perched atop a conical hill, its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire with the all-seeing-eyes is a not only a major landmark of the valley, but equally, a symbol of Nepal. You can reach the shrine by climbing 365 steps up the hill, or by a winding road on the other side. You will see numerous chaityas and temples in the complex, but watch out especially for the mysterious Shantipur Temple, inside of which is said to live the 8th century Tantric Shantikar Acharya whose meditation has kept him alive for many centuries! To the west, one of the later additions; a giant 57-foot statue of the Buddha with in a park area. This stupa too has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites list. In the afternoon, visit Bhaktapur, which translates to ‘City of devotees’. The best preserved of the three main medieval cities of the valley, Bhaktapur comprise some of the most breathtaking religious architecture in the entire country. Devoid of traffic and pollution, Bhaktapur by far is definitely the cleanest city in the Valley. Narrow stone paved streets snake through red brick houses, leading you to hidden temples, water sprouts, and courtyards. The city proudly displays its cultural life through daily lifestyle; artisans have been continuing traditional works like weaving, pottery, and wooden work for generation and you can catch skillful people busy with their work on the roadsides. Locals gather in the communal courtyard to bathe, collect water, do their laundry, and some to just socialize. Bhaktapur is known for its cultural handicrafts such as pottery, puppets, and masks, it is the perfect place to shop if you want light and easy-to-carry souvenirs. Main attractions of this city are 55 Window Palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini Pashupati Temple, Nyatapola Temple, and Bhairav Nath Temple, among others. The reconstruction of Asi Dega and Batsala Temple which were completely destroyed by the earthquake is going on. You may find any kind of cuisines, for instance, Chinese, or Italian, or Indian, in the Bhaktapur Durbar square.

Day 3:     Kathmandu – Pokhara (B)

After breakfast, leave Kathmandu to Pokhara, on one of the country’s busiest roads can be slow, but once out of the city the views are impressive.  The drive along the Trisuli River would give you more insight of Nepalese lifestyle than one is likely to get at lakeside. You will pass through steep yet fertile classic Middle Hills countryside.  On arrival at Pokhara check in at the hotel, evening will be at leisure to relax.
Accommodation: Atithi Resort or similar

Day 4:    Pokhara (B)

The World Peace Pagoda can be seen on top of a hill on the southern fringe of Phewa Lake. It has four images of the Buddha facing the four directions. The dome-shaped pagoda is an impressive sight, and its hilltop location commands a great view. It is a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna. A visit to Davi’s Fall, a lovely waterfall lying about 2-Km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Pokhara valley is a valley of geological wonder.  The three major caves and Seti River the inner part of the valley has many natural tunnels. They are still to be explored. Seti River has made awesome gorges in many sections. In some section the gorges goes more than 200 meter deep whereas the width is just about 20 meters. Boat trip in the lovely Phewa Lake is the foremost attraction of Pokhara – the second largest lake in the Napel.  It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in the middle.  In the evening, return to your hotel to relax.

Day 5:     Pokhara – Kathmandu (B)

Leaving Pokhara on the Prithvi Highway, climb out of the Seti valley into the central hills, with its views of deep rocky gorges crossed by rapidly flowing rivers and precarious suspension bridges. Arrive Kathmandu, and check in for your stay.
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya or similar

Day 6:     Kathmandu  (B)

In the morning, proceed for the sightseeing of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. This ancient stupa of Boudhanath, on top of a massive mandala, probably is one of the largest in the world. There are over 50 monasteries around it and it was included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is built on the ages old trade route from Tibet to enter the Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord – Shiva, the God of Destruction, also known as Pashupatinath (Lord of Animals). This temple is, moreover, a final destination for the Hindu devotees of all around the world. In the afternoon, visit Patan Durbar Square. Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, it is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Krishna – Krishna Mandir built entirely of stone with rare stone carvings on its walls depicting the epic wars from Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Day 7:     Kathmandu Departure (B)

After breakfast, enjoy free time until your transfer to airport for your homebound flight.

 

B – Breakfast

Tour Price per Person Double Occupancy – minimum 2 persons

DAILY DEPARTURE Land Package From Single Supp.
April 2019 – March 2020 1280 530

HOTEL BLACKOUT DATES and SEASONAL SURCHARGE may apply.

~~ ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ~~

Your Tour Package Includes:

• Return transfer between airport and hotel.
• Superior 4-Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
• Sightseeing Tours with admission and meals as per itinerary.
• Professional English Speaking local guide service.

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include

• International Airfare from Canada to Nepal.
• Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
• Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
• Travel/Medical/Cancellation insurance and all personal expenses.
• Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
• Any items not specified as included.

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