Nepal has been the dreamland of the tourists for a long time. Nepal invites, welcomes, charms and bewilders the visitors. Those who have already visited Nepal cherish the desire for a second visit and those who have heard or read about the kingdom make a plan to visit the country. The pattern of religion gives the country a unique status in the world. Almost all the important religious sects of the world are found in Nepal , however, the majority of the population believes in Hinduism and the conglomeration of the two religions, Hinduism and Buddhism serve as an unique example of tolerance and brotherhood. Many festivals of religious significance are celebrated commonly with equal enthusiasm by both the sects and there is the co-existence of all the other religious.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival pick up & transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu –Chitwan
Morning drive to Chitwan National Park upon arrival, lunch will be served, 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. After dinner: Slide presentation. One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Royal Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your questions are most welcome.
Day 03: Royal Chitwan National Park
5:30 AM : Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, then proceed 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 programme: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables.(For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants)
1.00 PM: Lunch Remaining hours before the afternoon program: take a dip in the pool, or relax on your verandah. Hammocks and the library are at your disposal.
4:00 PM : 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.
Day 04: Chitwan –Lumbini
5.30 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 length of your stay, the season and present 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 judgement at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. And drive to Lumbini.
Day 05: Lumbini - Tansen - Pokhara :
Morning tour of Lumbini the Birth place of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace, and compassion and old monastery, images of Buddha's mother Maya Devil, etc. are still preserved in Lumbini. Tansen: Drive to 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 , it's an ideal hill station, with a marvellously fresh climate. On arrival, we will proceed for lunch before we start our tour. And drive to Pokhara.
Day 06: Pokhara – Nagarkot
This morning we will have sightseeing tour to most of scenic places of a round the Pokhara valley, and on our drive to Nagarkot at 2300m. above sea level. this spot provides an excellent view of the huge Himalayan range, a lovely scenic spot. A spectacular view of the sunset, sunrise and Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day.
Day 07: Nagarkot – Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive to Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu for your sightseeing tours. The Kathmandu Valley consists of three main cities of great historic and culture interest: Kathmandu , Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur. The valley covers an area of 218 sq. miles and is situated 1310m above sea level.
Day 08: Departure After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu International Airport & depart.