Best of Nepal tour involves visit to the three prime destination of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu valley, Chitwan National Park & Pokhara valley along with Nagarkot & Manakamana.
Despite being small country Nepal is gaining popularity as tourist destination. Every year hundred thousands of people visit this Himalayan nation to enjoy its beauty coupled with historic sites. There are total of 1000 sites listed in World Heritage Sites and out of this 10 are seen in Nepal. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Lumbini (birth place of Lord Buddha) are some of its example. Touring in this small nation is really pleasant as the touring destination here revive you with new enthusiasm. The Durbar Square takes you back to history. Its art and architecture are exemplary master pieces. Every beam and every pillar carved with certain structure speaks something known in pictorial language. The entire premises of Durbar Square takes you back to history where you assume a different world with different identity and culture. The existence of two prime religions, Hindu and Buddhist make Nepal one of the prime locations for religious destinations. The temple of Pashupatinath is regarded as greatest Hindu shrine where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Linga. Every year around a million devotees pave the way to temple on Shivaratri. Similarly, Muktinath, Janaki temple, World Peace Pagoda, Shey Gompa Kumari (living goddess) are other renowned touring temples of this exotic land. From the side of Buddhism, Lumbini is regarded as cream destination to visit. It is a place where Lord Buddha was born. Similarly, Jungle safari and adventure tour (paragliding, zip flyer and bungee jump) make this country perfect site for touring.
Day 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL
Day 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND DRIVE TO NAGARKOT
Day 03: Nagarcoat - Manakamana-Chitwan
Day 04: Chitwan jungle Safari Activities
Day 05: CHITWAN- POKHARA
Day 06: Pokhara Full Day Activities
Day 07: Pokhara- Kathmandu Via Begnas Lake
Day 08: Kathmandu -Pashupatinath -Free Day
Day 09: FINAL DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU
Day 01 ARRIVE KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTELA representative of Regulus will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Dinner & Overnight in a hotel.
Day 02KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND DRIVE TO NAGARKOT Breakfast, and then proceed to full day kathmandu valley sightseeing tour. Visit to the UNESCO listed world heritage sites; Buddhanilkantha, Swaymbhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, have Lunch & then proceed to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and then drive (1 hr) to Nagarkot – situated at 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 above sea level. It is a most popular destination from where you can enjoy beautiful ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ view aswel as panaromic view of series of mountain including Mount Everest. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Nagarcoat - Manakamana-Chitwan Wake up early in the morning to snap the panaromic view of sunrise over himalayas from your room. Break fast & drive to Chitwan en-route visit to Manakamana Temple, lies in Gorkha District. A cable ride of 11 mins will takes us to the temple. After the Manakamana Darshan we will have Lunch there in Gorkha. Back to our drive to Chitwan. Arrive Chitwan (Sauraha) & then check in to the hotel with a welcome drink. Take a rest & a briefing about then dinner.Overnight at the same hotel.
Day 04Chitwan jungle Safari Activities Breakfast & proceed for canoeing (30 mins) in Rapti River or Bhudi Rapti where one can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger& also some water birds basking on the river bank. Take a jungle walk (nature walk) & visit to elephant breeding center. Return back to the hotel for lunch. Take a rest & proceed for Elephant back Safari (1 hr) in Chitwan National Park where you can experience an incredible wildlife of Nepal. If your are lucky then you will get a chance to see different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, one horn rhino, royal bengal tiger, wild boar, leopard, monkeys, birds including endangered species. Walking through typical Tharu Village we will return back to the hotel. Take some tea|coffee, relax & in the evening we will go to the bank of rapti river to experience the beautifull sunset view over the river.In the late evening we will participate & enjoy the native folk tharu cultural dance. Back to the hotel, dinner & overnight.
Day 05CHITWAN- POKHARA You will enjoy jungle activities. Early in the morning you get wake up knock for early Jungle activities i.e bird watching.Back to hotel, breakfast & departure towards Pokhara 5|6 hours drive. Lunch on the highway. Arrive Pokhara and check into hotel with a welcome drink. Take a rest | shower & the evening is yours to explore your own in Pokhara. Take an evening walk around the tourist area of Lakeside and enjoy the view of western Himalayan ranges with Mt Fishtail. Return back to hotel, dinner & overnight at the same hotel.
Day 06Pokhara Full Day Activities After breakfast, proceed to full day Pokhara city tour. One hr boating in Phewa Lake to visit the Tal Barahi Temple which is in the middle of the lake & then we will visit to Bindabasini temple, Seti george & Mahendra Cave. Return back to the hotel for lunch & we will continue to our Pokhara city tour which includes White Peace Stupa, Devis Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple and visit to the International Mountain Museum. Back to lake side here end your today's city tour. Rest of the time visit around lake ares, your shopping & return back to the hotel, dinner & overnight.
Day 07Pokhara- Kathmandu Via Begnas Lake Early morning, drive to Sarangkot (30 mins.) a popular & world'st best view point to enjoy incredible sunrise over the Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna range & Dhaulagiri massif. Back to hotel for breakfast, pack your stuffs & departure. Drive (5|6 hrs) to Kathmandu en-route visit to Begnas Lake.Lunch on the highway. Then after, transfer to Kathmandu hotel. Check into hotel, tea|coffee. Free time to explore the market for personal activities like shopping etc as own.Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 08Kathmandu -Pashupatinath -Free DayBreakfast, visit to Pashupatinath temple. Have normal puja, if want to do Shanti Puja we will make all the arrangements but the cost of Shanti Puja will be yours (not included in the package). Back to hotel, we will go out for lunch. Rest of the day is free to stroll around Kathmandu city for personal activities such as shopping & visiting around tourist hub- Thamel, Ason, and Indra Chowk. In the evening, farewell dinner with tpical Nepali cultural program at Nepali restaurant.Overnight at hotel.
Day 09FINAL DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU Breakfast & check out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport for final departure.