BEST OF NEPAL AND KATHMANDU TOUR

About Nepal :
Nepal, the only Hindu kingdom of the world is situated between Tibet and India has thus produced a remarkable mixture of peoples and cultures offering us a fascinating diversity of ethnic and cultural groups with their wonderful historical background. Day to day life in Nepal is regulated by the religious calendar and strict codes on ritual observance. After Nepal's long period of isolation Kathmandu has become the gateway to Nepal. The Kathmandu Valley, which is the cultural and political centre of Nepal, is magnificent for its wealth of unique temples. We see in Nepal the greatest mountains of the world. Differences in altitude in Nepal leads to great diversity in vegetation type, from the sub-tropical wet Terai to the semi -arid mountains wastes to the high altitude west.

At the same time it is the land where Lord Buddha was born over 2,500 years ago. A landlocked country situated between India and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China contains greatest altitudinal variation - from the deepest gorge of "Kali Gandaki", a mere 61 meters above the sea level to the highest point on earth "Mt. Everest", 8,848 meters above the sea level.

Detailed Itinerary of Best of Nepal Tour :
Best of Nepal: Day 01. Flight to Nepal (Kathamandu Airport)
First Day arrival in Nepal. The Peaceful City and the capital Kathmandu is the main gateway for travellers to Nepal. There you Find Virtual Tours representative and transferred to your Hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy the first impression of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley is the cultural and political heart of the country.

Best of Nepal: Day 02. Kathmandu - Pokhara (by Flight)
In the morning transfer to the Airport. We fly today to Pokhara. The Pokhara valley is the second biggest valley in the central hilly region of Nepal after Kathmandu. The town of Pokhara itself, at an altitude of just 900 m on the Seti Khola river is overshadowed by the fishtail mountain (6,999 m), one of the most beautiful mountain of the world.

Best of Nepal: Day 03. Pokhara Tour
In the early morning we drive to the north of Pokhara to the view point and enjoy the panorama view of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains which are only 30 km away from us. In the morning time these mountain appears to be in the golden light. After the breakfast in Pokhara we drive 15 km to Begnas lake and have a Boatride on the lake. The Begnas lake is the biggest lake in the Pokhara valley with beautiful surrounding.

Best of Nepal: Day 04. Pokhara - Chitwan National Park Visit
Today we leave the world of mountains and drive to the south of Nepal to the Royal Chitwan National park. This National Park is situated near the Indian Nepal border. The area of the National Park covers around 950 km2. The Chitwan National park is the natural habitat of the Tiger, great one-horned Indian rhinoceros, leopard, gaur, sloth and wild bear, sambar. We have our overnight stay in a comfortable Lodge in the National Park.

Best of Nepal: Day 05. Chitwan National Park Tour
We take the best possibility to explore the National Park on the back of elephants. In the early morning there are more than 450 different bird species who make this National Park full of life. In the afternoon we take a ride in Canoe on the naryani river and after than get on to jeeps to explore the park more intensively in the accompany of a forest officer.

Best of Nepal: Day 06. Chitwan National Park - Daman Tour
Today we leave Chitwan National Park and drive to the city Daman. Daman is situated around 2400 m. and gives us a fantastic view of the Himalayan range. If the weather is clear we enjoy the panorama from Dhulgiri in extreme west to the Mount Everest in extreme east.

Best of Nepal: Day 07. Daman - Kathmandu Tour
In the noon we drive back to Kathmandu. The afternoon is at leisure. We have enough time today to discover the coloured bazaar of Kathmandu.

Best of Nepal: Day 08. Kathmandu Excursion: Swayambunath, Bodnath Tour
In the morning we start our sightseeing by visiting Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of Kathmandu. The old royal palace at the centre of the city was surrounded by temples and other important buildings. This is the most important point in Kathmandu to see the culture and religion of Nepal. We also visit the temple of living godess Kumari. After Durbar square we visit Swayambhunath. The stupa at Swayambhunath is the most important and oldest site of Buddhist worship in Nepal. Swayambhunath Stupa is famous for the eyes of Buddha which seem to observing the world from all 4 directions. After Swayambhunath we visit Bodhnath. Bodhnath is the largest Stupa of Nepal. Around the octagonal base of Stupa there are 108 images of Buddha where prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas are taking place since over 2000 years.

Best of Nepal: Day 09. Kathmandu Excursion: Patan, Bhaktapur Tour
Today we will drive to Patan. Patan was the second largest town in the valley but it has been absorbed into Kathmandu. Patan was previously known as Lalitpur (the beautiful city). The famous King Ashoka built the Stupas at four corners in the 250 BC. The temple architecture here gave this city fame to be unique and most beautiful. After Patan we proceed to Bhaktapur, the third biggest city of the valley. Bhaktapur has preserved it's medieval character better than Patan. We visit the golden Door, the Palace of 55 windows (15th century) and Pagoda Nyatapola (18th century).

Best of Nepal: Day 10. Kathmandu Excursion: Dakshinkali Tour (Flight to Home)
Today we start for our last excursion to Dakshinkali. On the way we pass through the villages and small localities. The temple of Dakshinkali is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus where still animals sacrifices for the godess Kali are performed. In the evening transfer to the Airport.

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