Trip Overview Cultural, Heritage and Nature Experience Tour
Cultural, Heritage and Nature experiences Tour at ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels’ is 6-days long Tour Package which takes you through the ultimate experience of unearthing the cultural marvels Archaic citie- Kathmandu which is commonly called Kathmandu Valley. Visits include Hindu Temple Complex of Pashupatinath, Jal narayan, The Monkey Temple- Swayambhunath, Pokhara and Chitwan jungle safari.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival.
Welcome to Nepal. You will be welcomed by our representatives at the airport and then be transferred to the hotel. After reaching the hotel, we will give briefing about your trip itinerary. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip, it should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu – Manakamana - Chitwan
You will have breakfast early morning on the next day. This morning you will drive to Chitwan (200km) from Kathmandu, departing at 7:00 AM, approximately six hours away by private vehicle. En route, you can also visit Manakamana temple which can be visited by cable car. The temple is located at 1,302 meters of altitude. The deity is one of the manifestations of Hindu Goddess Bhagawati who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal. After performing worship at Manakamana, you will continue drive to Chitwan. Upon arrival in Chitwan, you can refresh and then visit surroundings like the Sauraha and the Tharu villages nearby. This will be interesting for the visitors as they can know about the life style of local people, cultural things as well. In the evening, you will also witness Tharu culture dance show: Local people of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour and Drive to Pokhara
After having breakfast in the morning, you will then proceed for Elephant-back safari during the course of which you will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife and 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, among many other wild lives. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife which you may encounter during Jungle Safari. After Lunch, we will then move to Pokhara. You will be arriving in evening at Pokhara. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise with full of natural beauty such as the lakes, caves, temples, Stupas, along with the panoramic views of the mountains like Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and other beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Day 04: Sarangkot Sunrise Tour and Pokhara Sightseeing
Early in the morning on the fourth day, you will drive to Sarangkot for sunrise tour. Sarangkot is one of the best places in Nepal for sunrise view from where you can see sunrise and panoramic mountain views. After sunrise tour, you will drive back to the hotel and take breakfast then proceed to Pokhara sightseeing tour to visit places like:
Bindabashini Temple: Bindabashini is one of the most popular temples in Pokhara. The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. Bindabashini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees, it is believed.
Seti Gorge: Another of Pokhara's natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti Gandaki River. Flowing right through the city, the noisy river runs completely underground at several places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination and it is around 20 meters!
Davi's Fall: Also Locally known as the Patale Chhango, Davi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport along the Siddhartha Highway. Legends have it that a trekker named Devin or David fell on the gorge and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall and hence it was named after him.
Gupteswar Cave: It is another cave which is famous for its religious importance and it is located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. This cave is a sacred and natural cave and there is a shrine of Lord Shiva too.
International MountainMuseum: It is a museum about mountaineering and its history. The visitors can have the description of the people living in the Himalayas and descriptions of the 14 highest peaks and their most famous expeditions. You will return back to the Hotel in the evening and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 05: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Kathmandu City Tour
After breakfast in the morning, you will then be transferred to the domestic airport in Pokhara for flight to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes. Arrival and transfer to hotel after short rest then we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Being escorted by an English speaking guide, you will get a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In the sightseeing tour, you will visit temples and monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha), Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar square, among others.
Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and also one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva shrines. The supreme holiness of the site comes from the Shiva linga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism as pilgrims, priests, devotees, temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and cremation ghats intermingle with the rituals of daily life, all sprawled along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple’s origins are not exactly known. An inscription here dates from 477 AD, but the shrine may have stood there for 1000 years before that.
Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha): Jaal Narayan popularly known as Budhanilkantha about 12 km north of Kathmandu, at the Shivapuri foothills, is the largest Vishnu shrine lying on a coiled five headed serpent carved in a single stone. Jalasaya Narayan is Lord Vishnu for Vaisnavas, Lord Shiva for Shivas, and Lord Buddha for Buddhists. This outstanding artwork of Lichhavi sculptures dates back to some 1500 years ago.
Swayambhunath Stupa: Located at 6.5 kilometers West of Kathmandu, this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century. The Swayambhunath Temple complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is at the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu’s number one tourist attraction just teems with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess and a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06: Final Departure
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.