Enjoy a fabulous combination of culture and nature as you explore remarkable Nepal. Admire sacred ancient temples, royal palaces and charming cities, wonder at magical views of the Himalayas, and enjoy jungle safaris in Royal Chitwan National Park – home to tigers, leopards and rhinos.
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is one of the world’s oldest cities. The old part of the city, with narrow medieval streets and lovely little shrines, centers on the Durbar Square. Here one can find distinctive pagoda-roofed temples, stone sculptures, old monasteries and historic monuments.
Find your inner peace in the streets of Nepal's capital and cultural center. You can walk on the streets of this once inaccessible city and experience the culture, the people, the history, and the faith Nepal had embraced, imbibed, and relived for centuries. Katmandu is also one of the Nepal's starting points in activities like trekking, rafting and other sports.
If you want to experience some jungle adventure with the elephants and ravaging rapids, you may want to stop by Nepal's Royal Chitwan Park. Covering some 932 sq kilometers, this national park serves as a home for 450 species of birds, 45 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 43 species of mammals. One can also enjoy guided jungle walks, terai culture, wild life breeding project, and safari drives inside 4WD cars.
Lumbini is the perfect place to go to if you are into cultural, archaeological and religious treasures. With the number of stupa, meditation grounds temples, courtyards and more, a walk in Lumbini is a walk with Buddha. Enter the birthplace of one of the greatest man of world religions - Siddharta Gautama, founder of Buddhism - and be captivated by its serene environment and meditate and reflect with its outmost tranquility and peaceful atmosphere.
Children Policy: Children two and under are permitted within maximum occupancy at no additional cost using existing bedding. Up to two children three to 12 are permitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per child, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).
Additional Adult Policy: Up to two adults 13 and over are prmitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per adult, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).Roll-away beds are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed; they can be requested for $5 per bed, per night.
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Handicap-Accessible: No, the resort is not accesible by wheel chair.
Arrive at Kathmandu
Kathmandu: Arrive at Nepal’s capital city and transfer to Hotel for two nights. Later visit Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This cluster of temples and courtyards incorporates the elaborately decorated Palace Complex, once the royal Nepalese residence and now home to the Living Goddess (Kumari). Enjoy dinner and a cultural dance show at an authentic restaurant.
Kathmandu: Tour Nepal’s two holiest sites. The richly-ornamented Pashupatinath Temple, houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of the Hindu Lord Shiva. Close by, the impressive Boudhanath Stupa is one of the world’s largest stupas at 36 metres high. After a rest, travel up to the sacred Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple – its golden spire crowns a wooded hill and is visible from miles around.
Kathmandu to Dhulikhel: Tour Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, and one of Kathmandu Valley’s three royal cities. Founded in the 12th century, it remains untouched by the modern world. Later, drive to Dhulikhel (40mins/35kms). Set 1,440-metres above sea level and once part of the ancient trade route to Tibet, this small town has lovely buildings and temples. Sunset is spectacular and sunrise across the Himalayas magnificent.
Dhulikhel to Bandipur: Today’s journey (3.5hrs/145kms) takes you along the National highway. You may wish to walk the last 7km (1.5hrs) from Dumre to Bandipur – the walk climbs steeply through small villages, terraced fields and forest. Bandipur, draped along a high ridge, is a living museum of Newari culture – goats, buffaloes and chickens still wander its narrow streets.
Pokhara: Tour this enchanting city, 827m above sea level. The serenity of its beautiful lakes and the magnificent Himalayan peaks rising behind create an ambience of peace and magic. Today the city is the starting point for trekking and rafting and a place to relax and enjoy nature. The afternoon is free to relax.
Pokhara to Chitwan: This morning travel to Machan Wildlife Resort for a 2- night stay. Royal Chitwan National Park is the first and best protected area in Nepal. It offers protection to an array of mammals such as the one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, sloth bear and wild Bison, as well as more than 400 species of birds. Enjoy a jungle safari and activities this afternoon and a slide show presentation before dinner.
Chitwan: Enjoy morning & afternoon jungle safaris in the national park. This evening witness a cultural show before dinner.
Chitwan to Kathmandu: This morning drive back to Kathmandu (4.5hrs/185kms). The afternoon is free for shopping or to relax in your hotel.
Kathmandu: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.