Departure DateEvery Day
Description about tour
Nepal is a country of great contrasts, varying geographically from the towering snow covered peaks of the himalaya to the flatlands of sub-tropical terai region. Ethnic and biodiversity has further doubled the appeal of Nepal. In this 12 day trip, you can experience the very best Nepal has to offer, including the cultural and historical highlights of Kathmandu and the beautiful and relaxing city of Pokhara on the shores of the tranquil Phewa tal and views of the himalaya. This memorable trip then concludes with a visit to Royal chitwan national park for the chance to see Nepal’s wildlife including, one horn rhinos.
Located approximately 4 km/2.5 miles, this Buddhist stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
Known as Kantipur, the capital of the kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of living goddess who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kastamandap- the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.
5 kms/3 miles away from Kathmandu city. Patan also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3 rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square, Krishan Temple built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar and Mahabouddha Temple.
Also known as Bhadgaun meaning the city of devotees, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14km/9 miles of Kathmandu city, this place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4600 ft. above sea level. In bhadgaon you will visit the Durbar square with its array of temples overlooked by the palace of 55 windows built by king Bhupatindra mall. Here you will also visit the Teleju temple which is the best example of pagoda style structure in Nepal and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures, two strong men, two elephants, two lions two griffins and two goddesses.
This stupa, 8 km east of Kathmandu city, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. The Buddhis Stupa was built by king Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
Situated 5 km east of Kathmandu city, pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to lord shiva. Situate amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has glint roof and richly cared silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February / march. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.
The Trishuli being the most easily accessible river by far a rafting trip on this river can be made for a varied durations, depending upon the availability of time and interest. The Trishuli is the most popular river for rafting followed by the Sun Kosi. The Trishuli has been so popular because of its accessibility of road along its major part. A Trishuli trip can be easily managed to end at a place where a wildlife tour begins.
Bandipur is a picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, a land as famous for its natural beauty as for the hospitality of its people. Bandipur lies midway between the capital Kathmandu and Pokhara, another popular tourist destination.
Situated on a hilltop above the highway town of Dumre, Bandipur captivates the visitor with its cultural appeal and pristine scenery. This Newar town has maintained its age-old flavour, and presents sightseens with a heady mix of history, architecture, incredible views, awesome caves and unspoiled landscapes.
After a brief morning bandipur village tour we’ll take gorgeous roads to one of the kingdom’s premier destinations, Pokhara. Our mid-afternoon arrival allows us to enjoy sunset with the Annapurna massif in the background. We’ll stay at the Fishtail Lodge, situated lakeside next to the Pokhara Valley. It has spectacular, panoramic views of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain) and three of the world’s 8,000m peaks, Daulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna.
Today is yours to enjoy with a plethora of options: explore Pokhara town, try paragliding, go fishing, boating, trekking, bird watching, golfing or curl up in a comfy chair in Colonel Jimmy’s Library and read about some of the area’s famous mountain expeditions. A beautiful swimming pool is also located in a strategic site at the end of a ridge and reflects the high mountains which drop away to the Bijaypur River far below. Talk about options!
About chitwan with tour
The Chitwan National Park is one of the finest national parks in Asia, It lies in the lowlands of south-central Nepal, covering an area of 932 sq. km and is listed a World Heritage site since 1984. It is renowned for its variety and amount of wildlife. It is home for some endangered species such as The Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned Rhinoceros, Leopard, Gaurs as well as Sloth Bear, Monkeys and varieties of Deer, Crocodiles, and Butterflies and over 530 species of colorful birds. The park also offers a variety of flora.
Your program will include as below:
One can monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting on a well trained elephant. The duration of elephant back safari is about one and half hours. Our trained naturalist will accompany you and can explain about the animals, flora and fauna of the Park.
Tharus are the indigenous inhabitations of the Terai. Our expert guide will help you to meet the Tharu people and experience their traditional way of living. This brings you many years back to human civilization and in the evening, we will entertain you with Tharu folk dances performed by Tharu troupes and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display.
Dugout Canoe Ride
During the canoe trip on the Rapti River, you will be able to view an array of nature's beautiful riverside scenery including different types of birds, two types of crocodile - Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank, and other aquatic creatures.
Elephant Breeding Center
This is the first elephant breeding centre in Asia and situated only two km. from our hotel. Our naturalist will take you to the elephant breeding center to show the baby elephants socializing with their parents. How the elephant meals are prepared and how they eat. They will explain the nature and habits of the elephant. The centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephant to secure a viable population.
On a sunny day, one of the main attractions in the Rapti River is swimming with the Elephants where you can have a lot of fun.
The Chitwan National Park is home to more than 530 species of birds. Our specialist will help you to view these and identify them. There are Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Storks, Cranes, Ducks, Woodpeckers, Hawks, Osprey, Falcons, Kestrel, Parakeets, Ibis, Kites, Cuckoos, Kingfishers, Swallows, Orioles, Drongos, Babblers and many others. Bird watching is always best on foot early in the morning.
Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats of wild animals. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters the beauty of the flora and fauna. There are number of watch towers on the route in which you may climb to get a better view of the surroundings.
The Lumbini activity was run in parallel to a UNESCO competition on World Heritage for professional photographers. The local competition was part of the Lumbini CMC’s programs to popularize digital technologies and create a web portal about the world renowned Lumbini cultural heritage site, where Lord Buddha was born over 2500 years ago.
On the day of the workshop, a bus took the participants and organizers to the Lumbini site, 35 km southwest of the city of Butwal, near where the CMC is located. Forty-six novice photographers, aged 13 to 48, captured the heritage site using the CMC’s one camera. The photographs ranged from landscapes to monuments to portraits of workers. Others focused on development activities and environmental degradation of the heritage site.
"It was a great opportunity for me to participate in the photo competition of the world heritage site such as Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, where there are competitors as young as 13 years old," says Purnaprabha Nepal, a 48-year old school teacher, member and active user of the CMC.
Creating photographic documentation is linked to the CMC’s plan to create a new space on the internet to promote sustainable tourism in relation to the World Heritage site. The new website will encourage local participation by uploading information about local lives and the Lumbini environment. The CMC conceived the competition as a good opportunity for users of the CMC to explore their hidden expressive
talents and creative skills and at the same time raise awareness of new technologies.
"The CMC has taken a great step forward by organizing such an exciting event. I feel proud to be a member of CMC. It should host such activities frequently in addition to its regular activities," says Mr. T.P. Paudel, principal of a local school and an active user of the CMC.
Mountain Flights In Nepal
We offer you a panoramic encounter with the highest majestic Mountains on earth. The 14 setter comfortable plane departs from Kathmandu and flies along side the Himalaya to give you eye level views of the snow peaks and then brings you in one hour. Cruising close to the awesome massifs of rock and ice, the flight presents a mind -boggling sight.
When the plane takes off and heads towards the east you will see gosiankund also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 8013m. With in a minute to the right of Gosiankund, there appears Dorge Lakpa 6966m.To the right of Dorge Lakpa is Phurbi Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley.
As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next the vision is Choba Bhamare, the smallest on of the lot at 5933m. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spirituality Gauri Shankar.Lord Shankar [Shiva] and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7134m.and summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 1979. Gauri -Shankar is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight. As the plane moves toward the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalaya, a succession of glorious mountains follow Melungtse, a plateau like mountain, stretches up to 7023m.Chugimago at 6297mis still virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6956m. Numbur Mountain resembles a breast, the maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of the Solukhumbu.
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