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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.
PM: After getting refreshed, gather at the lobby of the hotel where you will be escorted to the waiting bus to 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.
Overnight at The hotel in Kathmandu
Pashupatinath Temple – Boudhnath Stupa – Bhaktapur City - Nagarkot:
Early Morning, trasfer to the domestic airport to commence on an OPTINAL TRIP of mountain flight which is also known as Everest flight which starts from Kathmandu airport and the flight will lasts for about 50 minutes. During the flight, one will have a splendid views of the Eastern range of the mountains including the tallest mountain in the world known as Mt. Everest. After completion of the flight, the flight will land back to the Kathmandu airport from where you will be received and tranferred to the hotel.
After having breakfast proceed for sightseeing 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.
PM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur City:
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.
Afterwards, drive further to Nagarkot, a brethtaking hillstation in Kathmandu valley. It has a reputation as the top spot for enjoying Himalayan views from the comfort of your hotel balcony. Just 32km from Kathmandu, affording one of the broadest possible views of the Himalaya, with eight ranges visible (Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Numbur).
Overnight at The hotel in Nagarkot.
Nagarkot - Pokhara:
After having an early breakfast gather at the lobby of the hotel where you will be met by guide and the guide will escort you to Pokhara via land. On the way stop by Thankot, a place where a cable car leads you to the Sacred temple of Lord Bhaleswor, situated atop of the Chandragiri Hills. The ride takes about 9 minutes to reach the temple site. Savoure the splendid views from the temple site one can get on a clear day. Later, back to Thankot and start driving towards Pokhara.One will enjoy the scenic beauty driving through the mountainous highway. After arrival in Pokhara, check-in at the hotel and remaining time will be at leisure to browse around on own.
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 ten highest mountains in the world namely Dhaulagiri and Annapurna can be viewed very closely from Pokhara. It is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit trek.Pokhara is considered as the only place in the world where from a height of 853 meters above sea level to the height of 6000 M 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.
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Wake up in early morning and drive to the vantage point in Sarangkot for sunrise view (weather permits)
After savoring the splendid sunrise view, return to the hotel to have breakfast, Later, you may choose to take either Paragliding OR Ultra-light flight on OPTIONAL BASIS.Later, proceed towards Lake side area where you will encounter with the hustle and bustle of Pokhara and visit to the famous touristic spots such as David’s Fall, Peace Stupa which is situated on a hillock, Gupteshor cave, beside boating at Lake Fewa. In Lakeside, you will find numerous tourist restaurants where you can chose to have your lunch and they offer various cuisine, such as Chinese, Japanese, Continental, Indian.
Pokhara - Kathmandu:
After having an early breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu.
Evening will be followed by a typical Nepalese dinner at 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.
2 night’s twin sharing accommodation at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.
1 night twin sharing accommodation at the hotel in Nagarkot on bed & breakfast basis.
2 night twin sharing accommodation at the hotel in Pokhara on bed & breakfast basis.
Escorted Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers by private vehicle.
Both way cable car ride to the Chandragiri hill visit.
All the land transfers and Sightseeing tours as specified in the above itinerary with private vehicle and accompanied by English speaking local guide.
Entrance fees to the monuments during the sightseeing tours, as per the stated itinerary.
One dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance show (drinks will be extra payable)
Government taxes of 10% of service tax and 13% of VAT.
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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