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Nepal Fact Sheet
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. With an area of 147,181 square kilometers (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 30 million, Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolis.
Nepal has a rich geography. The mountainous north has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. It contains more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. By some measures, Hinduism is practiced by a larger majority of people in Nepal than in any other nation. Buddhism, though a minority faith in the country, is linked historically with Nepal. Many Nepali do not distinguish between Hinduism and Buddhism and follow both religious traditions.
Arrival in Kathmandu:
It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below makes one almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time- That is NEPAL!
Our English speaking professional guide will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.
Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Overnight at The Hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu – Swoyambhu - Patan:
AM: After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Kathmandu City and Swoyambhunath Stupa
Kathmandu city:The seat of royalty till the last century, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a wondrous cluster of ancient Temples, Palaces, Courtyards and Streets. Kumari, the living Goddess, the stone carved statue of ferocious Kal Bhairav, erotic carvings glorifying the art works in the temples, the giant temple of the Goddess Taleju and image of Shiva and Parvati peering outside through the window are just a few of the most noteworthy attractions in the area. One can't help but admire the exceptionally attractive woodcarvings, statues and buildings that is cluster in the area.
Swoyambhunath Stupa:A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Katmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spires are visible from many miles and from all sides of the valley. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD. It is believed that during ancient times when the Kathmandu valley was a lake the point of the Swoyambhunath was the only object visible and here a Lotus flower grew.
Lunch will be served at a tourist class restaurant in Patan.
PM: Proceed on sightseeing tour of Patan city:
Patan city:Nowhere else can be seen such a collection of marvelous monuments within a limited space like in the Patan Durbar Square. Besides the Old Royal Palace, which dominates all others in grace and grandeur, here is the 17th-century Krishna Mandir. Entirely made of stone, this shikhara-style structure with 21 pinnacles is dedicated to Lord Krishna, a savior deity in Hindu pantheon, and is equally noted for rare stone carvings on its walls, which depict various episodes of the epic wars of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Other landmarks within the Square are Tusha-hity (water spout), Sundari Chowk, Taleju Temple and the Keshav Narayan Chowk. The Hiranyavarna Mahavihar (Golden temple), Rudravarna Mahavihar and the terra-cotta temple of Mahabouddha are other highlights in the vicinity.
Overnight at The hotel in Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur - Pashupatinath Temple – Boudhnath Stupa:
AM: After having breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Bhaktapur:
Bhaktapur city:also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa is an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It is located in Bhaktapur District of the Bagmati Zone and situated about 14 Kms to the east of Kathmandu. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. Bhaktapur is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork. It is the home of traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic and so on. Bhaktapur is still untouched as well as a very well preserved ancient city, which in fact, is itself a world to explore for tourists.
PM: Proceed for sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa:
Pashupatinath Temple:One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies in the bank of river Bagmati. The two-storied pagoda houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Although the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors. Sadhus and sages, who follow the lifestyle of Lord Shiva, are seen covered with ashes and loincloths. The banks of the river Bagmati, is also considered one of the most holiest places in which to get cremated and cremations can be witnessed here. All tourists are requested that respect is shown for the grieving.
Boudhnath Stupa:Also known as Khasti Chaitya, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the world's largest stupas. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal Mandala design. Hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around this huge structure make it even more mesmerizing. It is believed to have been constructed in the fifth century and is said to entomb the remains of Kasyap Rishi, a sage respected by both Buddhists and Hindus. Another notable aspect of the area is the presence of about four dozen monasteries around it. It lies some eight km to the east of the city center.
Lunch will be served at a tourist class restaurant in Boudha.
Evening will be followed by one hour lecture / interaction session to be delivered by one of the professor from Nepali culture department.
Kathmandu – Rafting –Pokhara:
After having an early breakfast, drive to the raft put-in point called Majhimtar. Meet with the rafting crew and after a short briefing, commence on Rafting on Trishuli River to Kurintar that will takes about 3 hours of rafting.Lunch will be served on the way at Riverside Spring Resort.After having leisurely lunch, drive further to Pokhara.
Pokharais one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal and is a city of about 450,000 inhabitants. It is also known as the Tourist capital of Nepal, noted for its tranquil atmosphere and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Two out of the ten highest mountains in the world namely Dhaulagiri and Annapurna and can be viewed very closely from Pokhara. It is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit. Pokhara is considered the only place in the world where from a height of 853 meters to 6000 meters can be reached within an aerial distance of 40 kms.
Due to this sharp rise in altitude the area of Pokhara has one of the highest precipitation rates of the country (over 4,000 mm/year). Even within the city there is a noticeable difference in the amount of rain between the south of the city by the lake and the north at the foot of the mountains. The climate is sub-tropical but due to the elevation the temperatures are moderate: the summer temperatures average between 25–35 °C, in winter around -2–15 °C.
After arrival in Pokhara, check-in at the hotel.
Dinner will be served at the Hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel in Pokhara.
Pokhara – Birethanti (1075 M):
We take an hour’s leisure drive to Naya Pool, the trek starting point, along the graceful Modi Khola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly panoramic trek. The route skirts through lush forest leading finally to Birethanti after walking for one hour. Birethani houses well-resourced shops, Tea houses, a police check post, a nice little village and settle in for our first over night on the mountains.
Overnight at the Tea house in Birethanti.
Birethanti – Ghandruk (1940 M):
Leaving Birethani, we trail along terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. On passing a succession of flatlands, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Several teahouses at the village welcome us with warmth and sincere hospitality.
Overnight at the Tea House in Ghandruk.
Ghandruk - Tadapani (2540 M):
We descend further along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously climbing for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2540 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of the overpowering peaks of Annapurna South. [Walk approx 3 hours] we then crash out for the night.
Overnight at the Tea House in Tadapani.
Tadapani – Ghorepani (2880 M):
From Banthanti, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani.
Overnight at the Tea House in Ghorepani.
Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3195 M) – Nayapul - Pokhara:
After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], you leave Ghorepani and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River. On your trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Pick up from this point and drive to Pokhara. [6 hrs walking]
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
AM: After having breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour to Bindebashini temple, Davis’ Fall, Gupteshor Mahadev cave, boating at Fewa lake, K I Singh bridge etc.
Lunch will be served at a tourist class restaurant in Lake side:
PM: At leisure.
Pokhara - Kathmandu:
After having leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport in Pokhara to connect the flight to Kathmandu. Receive upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. After check-in at the hotel, rest of the time will be at leisure. Lunch will be served at the hotel. Evening will be followed by a typical Nepalese restaurant, followed by Nepali cultural dance show. Afterwards, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at The Hotel in Kathmandu.
Free till departure and later, transfer to the International airport to connect the flight to onward destination.
A team of the Sherpa Sherpa guide and porters will accompany the trek.
Government taxes, applicable entrance fees and toll taxes.
All meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) as specified in the itinerary.
Welcome Tika (Auspicious Vermilion Mark on the forehead) on arrival at Hotel at the time of check-in.
English speaking professional guide will accompany the tour throughout
Guests will be bid farewell by placing of the Khada (Traditional Tibetan Scarf) to the guests on departure.
One dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance show (drinks will be extra payable)
Four nights twin sharing accommodation at Hotel Le Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu.
Three nights twin sharing accommodation at Temple Tree Resort or similar in Pokhara on half board basis.
Lunch will be provided at a tourist class restaurants during the sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara, as stated in the itinerary.
Day rafting at Trishuli River on the way to Pokhara.
All the surface transfers and the sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary with A/C luxury vehicle.
Entrance fees and the monumental fees during the sightseeing tours in Kathmandu valley & in Pokhara.
5 days Ghorepani trek as specified in the itinerary on Tea House Trek and on full board basis.
One way airfare for Pokhara / Kathmandu sector with domestic airport tax.
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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