DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be received at airport by our representative holding your name plate. After formal meeting, you will drive to the Hotel. There is an option of familiarization walk to old Kathmandu and tourist center of Thamel in the evening.
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, we set out for Kathmandu sightseeing. You will be guided through the Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. An easy, relaxing day in a comfortable ride with a local guide will uncover totally different perspective of kathmandu.
Sightseeing Points – Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) & Kathmandu Durbar Square.
DAY 03: DRIVE TO POKHARA (overnight)
Pokhara is 200 km west of Kathmandu. The 6 hrs drive first descend to Trishuli Valley and then winds along Trishuli and Marshyangdi rivers to get to Pokhara. This is a scenic road into the countryside of Nepal. Explore Phewa lakeside market in the evening in Pokhara.
DAY 04: POKHARA TOUR
Pokhara exploration includes drive to several points for different perspectives of geographical enigmas. One can hike and drive to several hillsides with enchanting view of Himalayas. The Tibetan Refugee Camp is another place of interest to visit in Pokhara. Your exploration sites will be designed according to your preferences.
Sightseeing Points: International Mountain Museum, Sarangkot Sunrise View, Devi's Fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, World Peace Stupa
Day 05: DRIVE TO TANSEN (PALPA)
Sunrise view from Tansen, Palpa
Tansen lies in the Siddhartha Highway that links Pokhara with Lumbini. The hill town at 1,310m is situated in the juxtaposition of planes of Terai and the hills of Mahabharat Range. This special location offers view of lush valley and snowclad mountains. Tansen itself is very colorful with its old houses and beautiful landscape. The town is famous for typical Nepalese garment of 'Dhaka' and metal crafts.
DAY 06: DRIVE TO LUMBINI (3 hrs / 80 km)
Tansen has one of the best sunrise view. We descend down to the southern valley to Lumbini after breakfast. Lumbini was a garden between two kingdoms in around 7 BC where Buddha was born. In the present Lumbini is developed in a 3 sq miles area divided into Sacred garden (Mayadevi temple), monastic zone and New tourist village. This is one of important archaeological site recognized by UNESCO. Lumbini tour is also a best way to get explore the southern places of Nepal.
DAY 07: Archaeological tour of Lumbini (Kapilavastu, Kudan and more)
After breakfast we will drive to the ruins of ancient Kapilavastu, the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent his first 29 years. Kudan is where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana (Buddha's father) specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers.
DAY 8 - 9: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
4 hrs of driving will bring us to Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its bio-diversity and thriving of some rare species of animals. Jungle activities will include elephant back safari, jungle walk, canoe ride, bird watching etc.
DAY 09: DRIVE TO DAMAN
Daman at 2,400m is famous for the vista of the longest stretch of the Himalaya. Out of 800 km stretch of the Himalaya that falls in Nepal, 400 km could be seen from here. It is about 4 hrs drive away from Chitwan.
DAY 10: BACK TO KATHMANDU
From Daman we will descend down to Trishuli River valley and drive back to Kathmandu. The drive is about 4 hrs.
DAY 11: BHAKTAPUR & PATAN TOUR
DAY 12: DRIVE TO THE AIRPORT FOR FINAL DEPARTURE