Cultural tour of Nepal

A trip that gives you an opportunity to explore temples and shrines of historical and archaeological interests in the medieval towns of Kathmandu valley where you will view sights that will take you back almost 300 years in time, where feudalism ruled the day until a single man called Prithvi Narayan Shah thought differently and unified a whole nation; that began a lineage of kings till present day Nepal. Added to this will be a blitz into Nepal’s exotic wildlife at the Chitwan National park. You will get to see the massive one-horned rhino, light-footed deer, an elephant breeding centre and the elusive tiger napping in the shade. After this trip in the wild, you will drive to Pokhara through a lush, green highway where from the windows of your vehicle, your eyes will behold snowy mountain landscapes and in the course of your drive, you will pass through little hamlets and villages on the way that will give you some deep insights into Nepal’s rural lifestyles; till you finally reach Pokhara, a beautiful scenic lake town where nature is amplified with the views of majestic peaks almost at touching distance, clean water lakes with boating and canoeing thrills at your service. You will also see some natural wonders of nature in water falls and gorges and at dusk, when the sun dips behind the mountains, glimpses of twilight lighten up the skies that herald the end of day….and as you slumber after a wonderfully tiring day; the sound of crickets gently put you into blissful sleep…..its another day that will go into your diary….a story for the generations to come. A memorable trip that stays with you for a lifetime.

Itinerary at a glance

Day01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Day03: Drive to Kurintar, Rafting in Trishuli and Transfer to Chitwan
Day04: In Chitwan – Jungle Safari in Royal Chitwan National Park
Day05: Drive to Pokhara
Day06: Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day07: Fly to Kathmandu
Day08: Depart Kathmandu

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive Kathmandu:

A representative from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Tribhuvan International airport

Tribhuvan International airport

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath

Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley:

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, and Swoyambhunath. Bhaktapur is popular for its medieval temples and Durbar Square. As you visit Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple, the 15th century Malla Palace of 55 windows and other historical monuments, you gain invaluable insight into Nepalese culture. You also visit Patan, which is 5km away from Kathmandu . Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions of Patan.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Drive to Kurintar, Rafting in Trishuli and Transfer to Chitwan:

You will be driven to Kurintar early in the morning. After 4-hours drive, you arrive in Kurintar. Under the guidance of a river guide, you venture into a river trip up to Kurintar. Rafting along the exciting rapids of Trisuli River like Twin Rock, Ladies Delight and Scout Upset can be a mind-blowing experience. During this meticulously organized river trip, you journey through breath-taking alpine scenery and amazing rapids cutting through some of the most varied geology. After the day's activity you will be driven to Chitwan. Overnight at the Resort in Chitwan National Park.

Mankamana

Mankamana

In Chitwan – Jungle Safari in Royal Chitwan National Park:

Chitwan prides itself in its rich wildlife and lush vegetation. Rare species of birds and animals, including the one-horned rhino and the Royal Bengal Tiger, inhabit the deep jungle of Chitwan National Park is one of the most interesting tourist destination. You will be taken on a jungle safari to explore its wildlife. Your safari excursion includes elephant safari, jeep safari, canoeing and bird watching. In the evening you get to enjoy the slide show demonstrating the culture of Nepal and a special meal. Overnight at the Resort in Chitwan National Park.

chitwan national park

Chitwan national park

pokhara

Pokhara

Drive to Pokhara:

You drive through Prithvi Highway approx 200km to Pokhara. On your way, you will pass by the banks of Trishuli river, villages, cultivated fields, picturesque landscape and snow-capped Himalayan peaks. You also get excellent views of Himalchuli, Dhaulagiri, the five peaks of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. After reaching Pokhara and if the time permits, you can either go for boating on Phewa Tal or take a stroll to the surroundings.

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Pokhara

Pokhara

Sightseeing in Pokhara:

Pokhara, a charming city and one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal, offers fabulous scenic views. You will definitely enjoy the sightseeing tour. Set amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchere, the must visit sites of Pokhara includes the Fewa Lake, David’s fall, Mahendra cave, the famous Seti Gorge, the beautiful temple of Bindabasini and Pokhara Mountain Museum. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Fly to Kathmandu:

In the morning you will be taken for an excursion to Sarangkot located at an altitude of 1592 m, it is the highest point on Pokhara valley rim. From here you can see the whole Pokhara Valley and the Annapurna ranges (Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchure , Annapurna III , Annapurna II , Annapurna IV and Lamjung Himal). Afterwards you will take a 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can spend the remaining hours at your own convenience. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.


Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath

Tribhuvan International airport

Tribhuvan International airport

Depart Kathmandu:

Free till departure and later, transfer to the International airport to connect the flight to onward destination.

includes

All the surface transfers and the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle and the sightseeing tour will be conducted by English speaking professional guide.

3 nights twin sharing accommodation at Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.

2 nights twin sharing accommodation at resort in Chitwan on full board along with full jungle activities such elephant ride, jeep drive inside the jungle, boat ride, jungle walk, slide show about flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park. etc.

2 nights twin sharing accommodation at the hotel in Pokhara on bed & breakfast basis.

Day rafting at Trishuli river while driving to Chitwan with the lunch box that will be served at the river bank.

All the surface transfers as per above itinerary using excellent conditioned AC vehicle.

All the sight seeing tours as per the itinerary with English speaking local guide escort.

Entrance fees to the monuments during the sight seeing tours in Kathmandu.

One way airfare for Pokhara / Kathmandu sector.

excludes

Any international airfares, Airport tax, Visa fees etc.

Insurances of any kind and any extra cost arises during the trip due to the natural calamities, political disorder or due to any reason which is beyond the control of Yacca Travels & Tours.

Any other services which is not specified in the COST INCLUDES section above.

Expenses of personal nature such as alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, telephone & laundry bills, camera fees etc.

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