Duration: 8 Nights/9 Days

Places: Kathmandu → Chitwan → Lumbini → Pokhara → Kathmandu

Day 1: Kathmandu

Half day sightgseeing tour of Pashupatinath & Boudhanath.
Situated at 5 kms east of Kathmandu City, the Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Nestled amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has a gilted roof and richly carved silver doors. The Bodhnath Stupa, at 8 kms 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 directions keeping a watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity.

Day 2: Kathmandu City

Halfday sight-seeing tour of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath.

Known as Kantipur, Kathmandu City is the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Located at approximately 4 kms away from the city, the Swayambhunath 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.

Day 3/4: Chitwan

Drive to Chitwan which will take 6 to 7 hrs under normal road conditions.

The Royal Chitwan National Park, the lush Valley of Chitwan situated in the foothills of Churia ranges, is 150 kms South West of Kathmandu and houses the first National Park of the Kingdom. The Royal Chitwan National Park is famous or its variety of Wildlife especially the Great Indian One horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Experience the wild variety of jungle activities during your stay here.

Day 5: Lumbini

Half day sightseeing tour of Lumbini.

Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature.

Day 6/7: Pokhara

Leave for Pokhara, which takes approximately 6 hours by drive

The rare combination of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara (210 kms from Kathmandu) one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the kingdom. Located in the centre of Nepal, there may be no other place in the world from where the Great Himalayas peaks can be admired from such a close distance. The Bindhyavasani Temple on its well-kept platform overlooks a modest amusement park.

Day 8: Kathmandu

Leisurely drive back to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9:

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to International Airport to connect for onward flight/destination.

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