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DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali welcome dinner awaits you. Overnight in Kathmandu. (Welcome dinner)
DAY 02: KATHMANDU / NAGARKOT
After breakfast, we'll visit Swayambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then proceed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch well continue our journey to Nagarkot 2300m above the sea level. This spot provides an excellent view of the sunset and Mt. Everest can be seen on a clear day. Overnight in Nagarkot. (B)
DAY 03: NAGARKOT / KATHMANDU
Wake up early to watch the sunrise spectacular down the first rays of the sun firing the peaks a hilliest red slowly lighting of the Himalayas from Kanchenjunga and Everest in the far east of Annapurna and Dhaulagir in the West. After breakfast we'll drive back to Kathmandu and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. Overnight in Kathmandu. (B)
DAY 04: KATHMANDU/ RAFTING / CHITWAN
Drive to Trisuli River for white water Rafting. This River is very popular as access to the Prithivi Highway makes "breaking off" the journey easy. Trisuli is also an ideal beginner's River. After rafting drive to Chitwan National Park upon arrival, rooms assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities. 4:00 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. 7:00 PM: Dinner in the central dining hall. Overnight in Chitwan. (B/L/D)
DAY 05: ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceeds on a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter. 8:30 AM: Breakfast 9:30 AM: Elephant briefing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants) 1.00 PM: LUNCH. After lunch, Canoeing: A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Back to resort through the Jungle. 7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. 8:00 PM: Dinner around the camp firing. Overnight in Chitwan. (B/L/D)
DAY 06: ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK / LUMBINI
6:0 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee.8.00 AM: Breakfast 9.00 AM: Luggage down and departure at 9.39 AM. to Lumbini. The actual program for your stay will be given to you on arrival at Resort / camp. The activities are adjusted to the season and weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. Overnight in Lumbini. (B/L/D)
DAY 07: LUMBINI / TANSEN / POKHARA
Lumbini: Morning tour of Lumbini the Birth place of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace, compassion. The old Monastery, images of Buddhas mother Maya Devi, etc. are still preserved in Lumbini. Drive to Pokhara via Tansen the most popular summer resort with far stretching views of the Himalayas. Tansen is a great rarity, a Nepali town big enough to be interesting, yet so far utterly unspoiled. Set at 1400 meters on the southern side of the Mahabharat range in south central Nepal, its an ideal hill station, with a marvelously fresh climate. On arrival, we will proceed for lunch before we start our tour. Overnight in Pokhara. (B)
DAY 08: POKHARA CITY TOUR
After breakfast we've sightseeing around Pokhara valley. Pokhara lakeside villages sits, "front row centre" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous "Fishtail" mountain peak of Machapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and you spend there will be the scenic highlight of your trip. You're free in Pokhara Valley also called "Magic Land" or Dreamland" of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place like a boating in Fewa lake over looking the region of Annapurna Areas, David Falls, Mahendra Cave and some Temples. Evening you're free to explore the colorful town. Overnight in Pokhara. (B)
DAY 09: POKHARA / KATHMANDU
After breakfast you're return to Kathmandu by road. After arrive in Kathmandu you're free to shop and pick up some last minute souvenirs, rest and visit the shop etc. Overnight in Kathmandu. (B)
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
After breakfast free for you until time to leave the international airport for your final destination. (B)
01.Accommodation in the 4 - 5 hotel on bed & breakfast basis.(three nights in Kathmandu two nights in Pokhara)
02.Accommodation in deluxe resort on Full board basis. (two night in Chitwan)
03.Welcome dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant with traditional cultural program.
04.All transfers in Deluxe A/C coach.
05.One hour boat ride in Fewa Lake, Pokhara.
06.National Park Entrance Fee & all activities such as Elephant safari, canoeing, jeep safari, bird watching, Nature walk etc along with expert naturalist.
07.English speaking guide in all monuments. (Kathmandu & Pokhara)
08.Entrance Fee to all monuments. (Kathmandu & Pokhara)
09.Airline ticket confirmation.
01.Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Tansen and Pokhara
02.Kathmandu airport departure tax.
03.Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips etc.