Nepal Program 8 Nights & 9 Days

Introduction

Far Horizon takes you to the trekkers' paradise, Nepal which combines Himalayan views, golden temples, charming hill villages and jungle wildlife watching to offer one of the world's great travel destinations. Wandering the trekking shops, bakeries and pizzerias of Thamel and Pokhara, it’s easy to feel that you have somehow landed in a kind of backpacker Disneyland. Out in the countryside lies a quite different Nepal, where traditional mountain life continues at a slower pace, and a million potential adventures glimmer on the mountain horizons. 

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the three Medieval towns of Kathmandu Valley i.e. Kathmandu, Patan and Bakhtapur
  • Visit Pashupatinath Temple "One of the Oldest Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva"
  • Enjoy boating on the Fewa Lake
  • Breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayan mountain from Sarangkot  
  • Jeep Safari in the Chitwan National Park - Home of single-horned Rhinos
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner at the Traditional Nepalese Restaurants

Destinations Covered

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

The City of Peace

Kathmandu - city of peace, lives true to this description. The city is charming, busy, bustling, serene, alive and asleep - all at once. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is the most accessible city in the country - it is Nepal's only metropolitan city as well. 

Pokhara City

Pokhara

A mirror to the Himalayas

With its stunning scenery, adventurous activities, a galore of food and many other attractions, this city of Pokhara will tick the right boxes on your Tour planning .Cradled at the foothills of the Himalayas, Pokhara is a metropolitan city in Nepal - it is even called the Tourist Capital of Nepal. This city offers a myriad of options for travelers of all kinds - from thrilling adventures and unforgettable journeys into the wild, to tranquil contemplation and serene meditation.

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan

Where Tigers and Rhinos roam
Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan has a particularly rich flora and fauna and is home to one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros and is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal Tiger. Chitwan National Park (CNP), established in 1973, was Nepal’s first National Park. Located in the Southern Central Terai of Nepal, it formerly extended over the foothills, the property covers an area of 93,200 hectares.

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

    After clearing immigration and customs, you step into the receiving area where we will be met by our representative and he will escort you to your hotel and taken to the hotel for check in.

    Enjoy your first meal as a Welcome Dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant and relish the Nepalese cuisine.

    Overnight at the hotel (D)

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

    Embark on the visit to below tour sites for the day.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation. Among the chief places you visit is the Hanuman Dhoka palace museum, Mahadev & Parvati temple. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess Durga. After the main square’s tour continue towards the local bazaar with colorful array of stores selling daily household commodities.

    Swayambhunath Stupa: Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The hill of Swayambhu is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. You’ll get a scenic view of Kathmandu city from there.

    Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Patan is believed to have been built in the 3rd century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Lichhavi and the Malla rulers in the medieval period. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a beautiful museum.

    Return to the hotel.

    Optional Tour: If the weather is nice, you could take an optional flight trip to see Mt. Everest & Himalaya up-close in the morning, which takes about one hour and all seats are windows guaranteed. 1-hour schedule Flight USD 200 per person (The airfare could change at the time of issuance).

    Overnight at the hotel (B)

     

  3. Day 3 Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we will begin  with the tour of the most attractive places of Kathmandu.

    Bhaktapur durbar square: Located 12 km east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon literally meaning ‘the City of Devotees’ is the smallest city in the Kathmandu valley. Its Main Square or ‘Layaku’ is famous for the 15th century Palace of 55 Carved Windows with the Golden Gate as a royal entrance. In front of the palace building are innumerable temples and architectural showpieces including the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla mounted on a giant stone pillar and the stone temple of Vatsala Devi; another beautiful example of Shikhara-style architecture. There is a bronze bell on the terrace of the temple, which is also known as the Bell of Barking Dogs. This was erected in 1737 by King Ranjit Malla; its sounding announced the beginning and end of a daily curfew.

    Note: The recent earthquake has destroyed few temples in the durbar square premise including Vatsala temple; several structures have sustained minor damages.

    Boudhanath Stupa: From here we continue on to renowned 16th-century Boudhanath, the country’s oldest and largest Buddhist stupa (a monument containing Buddhist relics) that serves as the religious center for the many Tibetan immigrants who now live in Nepal.  Dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha, this huge white dome-shaped monument boasts hundreds of colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind and draws millions of religious devotees, seekers, and tourists annually.  

    Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You’ll also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple. We then witness the Aarti ceremony by the banks of Bagmati River. It is a fascinating experience of music with mantras, bells, incense and light.

    Return to the hotel.

    Optional Tour: If the weather is nice, you could take an optional flight trip to see Mt. Everest & Himalaya up-close in the morning, which takes about one hour and all seats are windows guaranteed. 1-hour schedule Flight USD 200 per person (The airfare could be change at the tie of issuance).

    Overnight at the hotel (B)

  4. Day 4 Kathmandu – Pokhara

    Pokhara

    After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Kathmandu airport to board the flight for Pokhara.

    Depart Kathmandu  08:30 hrs.  Yeti Airlines # 673

    Arrive Pokhara         08:55 hrs.

    Arrive Pokhara and check-in to the hotel.

    Rest of the day is free to relax.

    Overnight at the hotel (B)

  5. Day 5 Pokhara

    Pokhara

    Today early morning proceed to see the Sunrise at Sarangkot and return to the hotel for breakfast.

    Later proceed to explore the beauty of Pokhara.

    Sarangkot is 9 kms to the north west of Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Conveniently perched high on the top of a ridge at 1,592m., the serene hill resort offers the spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna range stretching from east to west and the un-spoilt rural settlements just below those towering peaks. Viewing 700m down from the top of Sarangkot you can have awesome sights of the stretching Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and many more.

    Davis falls: Witness a unique waterfall that lies 2 Km from central Pokhara City. The water fall directly goes into a deep and narrow canal with no ends. It is believed that this deadly waterfall took the life of a tourist named David, who fell down into the canal and was never found, and hence the name Davis waterfall, named in his memory by the people of Pokhara. This place has many nicknames like Davy's falls, David's falls or Davis' falls, all mean the same thing `The Davis Waterfall.'

    Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave: Gupteshwor Mahadev cave is one of the longest caves in Nepal. On the way to cave, there are shining stones seen everywhere and in the temple there is a big stone that looks like snake's head and tortoise which is considered as the image of the lord Shiva. Second part is very beautiful and you see shining stones and different types of rocks like bee hives.

    Bindebashini Temple: This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara. Legend says that when Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India. Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalayas on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the Bazaar; hence, a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple.

    Boat ride at Fewa Lake: 1.5 kilometer long, second largest lake in Nepal, offers an excellent view of the mountains and their reflections on the lake. Many tours and trekking operators and hotels are located on the lakeside. One can easily find a place to sit back, relax and enjoy great meal while enjoying scenery here. You will also enjoy 01 hr of boating on the lake. Most hotels and guest houses have traditional designs and layouts which match with the surrounding views.

    Overnight at the hotel (B)

  6. Day 6 Pokhara – Chitwan National Park (Approx. 92 Miles / 147 Kms / 5 – 6 Hours drive)

    Chitwan

    After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Chitwan enroute enjoy the wonderful landscape views of Mount Machhapuchhre.

    Arrive and check-in to the hotel.

    Rest of the day is free to relax.

    Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)

  7. Day 7 Chitwan National Park

    Chitwan

    Today you will discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet.

    You may spot one horn Rhino, Egrets, Woodpecker, and deer in their natural habitat. The Park is also home to Rhinoceros, Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Wild Bison, Genetic Dolphin, 500 birds, butterflies, as well as the near extinct Gharials crocodiles and 543 species of birds that include critically endangered Bengal florican, the vulnerable lesser adjutant, Grey-crowned Prinia and etc.

    Also we could do Jungle walk, boat ride at Narayani River, Cultural dance show, Village walk followed by Bullock cart ride etc.

    Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)

  8. Day 8 Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu (Approx. 98 Miles / 156 Kms / 5 – 6 Hours drives)

    Kathmandu

    After a leisurely breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Kathmandu.

    In the evening you will have Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.

    Overnight at the hotel (B, D)

  9. Day 9 Kathmandu & departure

    Kathmandu

    After breakfast check-out from the hotel and you will be met by our representative at the lobby for a transfer to the International airport to board your flight to onwards destination.

    (B)

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