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11 Nights / 12 Days
Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Experience the thrills and spectacles of Nepal on this exciting ten-day private tour. Your adventure will begin in the fascinating city of Kathmandu where you will have the opportunity to visit a bustling market and the popular Durbar Square. Heading out of the city centre, you’ll get to visit a number of iconic temples and stupas. You will also spend some time in the ancient city of Patan, known for its fine arts and beautifully preserved temples.

From there it’s off to Pokhara, where the glistening Phewa Lake invites you to head out onto the water in boats. On a small island, you’ll discover Barahi Temple which is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Ajima. This region is home to a number of temples, and you will visit one of the oldest, Bindebashini Temple. Stop in at Shanti Stupa, which is also known as the World Peace Pagoda, before browsing the exhibits at the International Mountain Museum.

The next leg of your journey sees you heading into the breathtaking Chitwan National Park, where you will embark on safaris and canoe trips to get a closer look at the rich wildlife.

Finally, you will find yourself surrounded by culture in the provincial town of Dhulikhel. Bring your epic adventure to a close with an invigorating hike to the sacred site of Namo Buddha. Pilgrims journey there from all over the world to pay homage and make offerings to the Great Being.

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Arrival at Kathmandu airport meet assist and transfer to hotel. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu
After breakfast, proceed to visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray. The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith .The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. This temple complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites’s list Since 1979. This “extensive Hindu temple precinct” is a “sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river”. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.

visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur , the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan’s central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley’s Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 Kathmandu – Pokhara (By Road) (205 Kms / 05 hrs 47 min appx.)
After breakfast, proceed to Pokhara visit to On the way you have an option of doing the river rafting or visit the Manakamna Temple “ Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes” where you are taken by a cable ride of 10 mins.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 Pokhara – Jomsom (By Flight)
After breakfast, proceed to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, walk over to the hotel which is 2 minutes from the airport. Please do note that Jomsom is a small village in the Mountains. Only basic accommodation is available here. The clients will have to walk from the airport to the hotel which takes about 5 minutes.
Darshan of Muktinath temple. To visit Muktinath, the clients will have to walk for about 15-20 minutes over the Kali Gandaki River. Here there is no means of transport as on the river there is a narrow bridge – vehicles cannot cross. After crossing the bridge take the Jeep on sharing basis for Muktinath. Originally the route from Jomson to Muktinath was a trekkers route only. Recently the route has been widened and 4×4 vehicles can only drive. The path is a Dirt road. The ride is Bumpy all the way. The drive takes about 1.5 hours one way. Upon arrival at Muktinath it is another 30 minutes walk from the base to the Temple. Darshan on your own of Muktinath & following the same route return to Jomsom. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Jomsom – Pokhara (By Flight)
After breakfast, Proceed to Pokhara This afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple Goddess Durga, was brought from India . Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Pokhara – Lumbini (By Road) (169 Kms / 05 hrs 29 min appx.)
After breakfast, Proceed to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 13 kms from Lake Side, Pokhara. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Sarangkot is cooler than Pokhara. Sarangkot can be reached easily by 45 to 60 minutes by a car ride to the top from Pokhara. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view and go back.

Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

Drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is located in the south-central Terai of Nepal, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. For millions of Buddhists the world over, it evokes a kind of holy sentiment akin to the significance of Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha – the apostle of peace, and the Light of Asia – was born in 623 B.C.This afternoon you will tour the Lumbini Garden which consists of the birth place of Lumbini, various Bodh Vihars built by different countries such as Japan, Myanmar, Indonesia, USA to establish the Buddhist religion in the Garden.
You will tour by a rickshaw for 3 hrs.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Lumbini – Chitwan (By Road) ( 85 Kms / 03 hrs 05 min appx.)
After breakfast, Proceed to Chitwan. Chitwan is one of Asia’s premier wildlife reserves. Its 360 square miles of tall grasslands and forests are home to a wide variety of mammals and birds, including several endangered species.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 Chitwan
After breakfast, proceed to Enjoy Jungle observation at Chitwan National park. The highlight being the Elephant Safari in the jungles. Other activities are Canoeing, Dugout canoe, Nature Walk and Bird Watching.
Also experience walking through the forests with naturalists and watch the Native folk dances of the Terais. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 Chitwan – Nagarkot (By Road) (157 Kms / 04 hrs 05 min appx.)
After breakfast, Drive back to Kathmandu and then continue drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated 32 kilometers, 1.5 hrs drive east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters. The panoramic view of the major peaks including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. This place is also famous for viewing sunrise and sunset. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Nagarkot – Janakpur (By Flight)
After breakfast, Proceed to Janakpur. Janakpur is also known as Janakpurdham. It is one of the historical and religious cities of Nepal. The most historical reference of Janakpur is in the Hindu epic of Ramayana, where Lord Rama’s wife Sita Devi ( also called Janaki ) is said to have been the princess of Videha. When she grew up, the king announced that she should be wed by whoever was able to string the divine bow of Shiva. Though many royal suitors tried, Lord Rama, prince of Ayodhya, alone could even lift the bow. As Rama and Sita are major figures in Hinduism, Janakpur is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Visit the Janaki Temple on foot which is 5 mins walk from the hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Janakpur – Kathmandu (By Flight)
After breakfast, Proceed to Kathmandu. Full day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Depart Kathmandu
Departure transfer to onward destination.

Place Night (s) 5* Hotels
Kathmandu 02 Yak & Yeti
Pokhara 01 The Fulbari Resort & Spa
Jomsom 01 Hotel Pride & Spa
Pokhara 01 The Fulbari Resort & Spa
Lumbini 01 Buddha Maya
Chitwan 02 Barahi Jungle Lodge
Nagarkot 01 Club Himalaya
Janakpur 01 Hotel Welcome
Kathmandu 01 Yak & Yeti

– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– Meet assist at the airport and hotels.
– 11 nights hotel accommodation.
– Daily breakfast at the hotels.
– Wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park.
– All meals breakfast, lunch and dinner during the stay in Chitwan National Park.
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions by private AC vehicle as per the program.
– Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara & Kathmandu – Janakpur – Kathmandu flight in economy class.
– Local English speaking guides during city tour, sightseeing and excursions.
– Entrance fees to the monuments as per the program.
– Cultural dance show in Chitwan.
– 01 Yoga class during the tour.
– All taxes.

– Tips
– International Air Fare
– Visa Fees
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses and drinks.

– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– In Asia, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

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