Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)
Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. After getting at the hotel you will get briefing about your whole trip in Nepal and afterwards you are invited to a welcome dinner at Tsering’s home.
Overnight at hotel
Day 2: Cultural Kathmandu Heritage sites tour
The city of Kathmandu valley is also known as the open museum because you will find temple with fine art and architecture every corner and side of the road. The UNESCO world heritage sites that you are going to visit possesses the story and culture of the valley from its beginning.
07:30 Wakeup call
08:30 Your city guide will receive you from the hotel and your sightseeing program will starts.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Your sightseeing program will start from the cultural and heritage sites city of Bhaktapur (the city of devotees) which is 15.7km from the Thamel. Here you will see the authentic culture and tradition of the typical Nepalese. The city is rich in its wooden and metal art and architecture curved on the struts, window and door of the temples, palaces and religious school called Bahal. Bhaktabur features the five storied temple of Nayatapola which is the tallest temple in the valley, Golden gate which possess a fine art of century back value, famous among Asian level art and the Juju Dho (famous local curd). The city has lots things to explore that cover the lifestyle and activities of the people, various shops of handmade artifact and unique item, and pottery square where you will see the traditional process to produce the pottery item. We participate you in making pottery with traditional way to experience the local culture. You will have 45 min lunch break and continue to Boudha Stupa which 13km from the Bhaktapur Durbar square.
The evening scenario of the Boudha Stupa is phenomenal. Taking rest with a cup of coffee and glass of juice on the roof top restaurant and enjoy the calm and peaceful ambience.
Boudha stupa is one of the largest stupa in the world forming a religion and culture hub for the Tibetan and people from the Himalayas of Nepal. Early in the morning and evening time, the Tibetan man and women carrying praying beads and wheel in their hand and circumambulating the stupa. Small peripheral of the stupa is surrounded by the Thanka and rituals objects shop. The spot is favorable to explore both the culture and architectural sites.
After finishing the day tour, your guide will drop you at the hotel and you have a free time to explore Thamel area or engage in your own activities. Your next day program is to travel Chitwan.
2N/3D Jungle safari Tour in Chitwan National Park
You will drive to Chitwan at Sauraha by Tourist bus. Normally, in order to get in Chitwan, there is land and air options. From Sauraha bus stand the representatives of our company will pick you and transfer to the hotel. There you will get the detail program briefing and allocate your room.
The guide take you to the village tour and explain about the unique culture of the Tharu people and art and design of the local house. Then next visit to the National Park Visitors’ Center, where you will get information on history and the wildlife of the National Park. In the evening, you enjoy enjoy your free time on the bank of the Rapti River with sunset view.
Tharu community has organized cultural dance for the visitors. There is a community hall showing the slide show informing the knowledge about the wild life of Chitwan National Park and the culture of the local people. You will participate in a cultural group dance which is at the end of the cultural program.
06:00 Wakeup call
The morning environment of the Sauraha is very refreshing as you will hear the chirping sound of the birds which indicate the beginning of the day. The guide will take you for the canoe ride on Rapti River and don’t miss the sites of 2 rare species of crocodile: the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. The narrow boat on a silent river will take you to another bank of the river and leave there. From there hiking inside the jungle start and next reach to the elephant bath place where you ride on an elephant and it will splash water towards you.
15:00 Jungle safari on the elephant back will be the indelible moment for you. The mahout will take you to the places where you could see the endanger animal which include four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). The ambience of the forest is photogenic and you also overview glimpse of other mammal which reside there.
Day 05: After morning activities and same day Departure to Kathmandu by tourist bus, 6hr drive
Grabbing the last morning opportunity in Chitwan, you will bring to visit the Government Elephant Breeding Centre. You will see small baby elephant to giant old elephant over there. Then returning back to the resort and getting on the tourist bus to Kathmandu. Our representative will assist you for it. Later getting to Kathmandu you have free day. There is flight options too while return back to kathmandu.
Day 06: Nagarjuna Rock climbing and Swayambhu Sightseeing Tour
8:00 we will drive to Swayambu is the best time to visit in the morning time as you will get a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley from the hillock.
Listing in the UNESCO world heritage sites, Swayambu stupa is particularly famous among the Newari Buddhist but one can see both Buddhist and Hindu devotees praying together. According to the Swayambu Puran (the book which describes the story of Swayambu), the origin of Swayambu stupa is related with the beginning of inhabitants in Kathmandu Valley. You will see the people from Himalaya in a Tibetan cultural dresses circumambulating around the hillock. We continue drive to Shivapuri National Park at Nagarjuna forest Nagarjuna Climbing Center.
Nagarjuna Climbing center, 45min of drive will bring us to climbing Center. Your climbing starts with the short session of training by the professional lady climbing guide. You will ascend more than 21 routes about 55m high on a dizzying limestone cliff. All the climbers are safely assist by the climbing guide and you will experience your inner strength. We offer lunch and tea for the refreshment. After we return to hotel by private transportation.
Note: This trip you can make exclude too.
Day 07; Final Departure Day
A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle
[Included meals: Breakfast]