Nepal, the royal country with a splendid past, is a destination worth exploring. Travel around Kathmandu – the administrative capital of Nepal, which boasts of a rich history and features numerous heritage monuments. Visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa in order to gain a spiritual experience. Explore the majestic Durbar Square and the historic city of Patan. Witness the fine iconography at Swayambhunath and get mesmerised with the picturesque beauty of Nagarkot.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative who will assist you further. Check-in at the assigned hotel and get ready to explore this beautiful city, which is draped in mountains and dotted with many historical monuments and shrines.
Sleep the night away and get acclimatised for the next day’s excursion.
Day 2 – Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Have breakfast and head to the Pashupatinath Temple, which is a revered shrine of Nepal. This sacred temple is counted amongst 275 sacred abodes of Lord Shiva in Asia and is regarded as the holiest shrine devoted to the deity. To get familiar with the Buddhist influence in Kathmandu, head to the Bouddhanath Stupa and breathe in the air of spirituality. This stupa is one of the largest of its kind in the entire world and is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Later on, head to Patan, popularly known as Lalitpur (city of beauty). As the name suggests, this place is bestowed with natural beauty and boasts of rich cultural heritage. You can buy beautiful handicrafts at the local shops that are situated here. Patan’s centre of attraction is the Durbar Square, which is dotted with architecturally-brilliant temples and palaces. It is this aspect of Durbar Square, due to which UNESCO has listed it amongst its World Heritage Sites.
Tibetan Refugee Centre, where maximum of the valley’s Tibetan population resides, is another attraction of the region. After this Tibetan centre, you will be taken to the Swayambhunath Stupa, which portrays an amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist iconography. This stupa has Gautam Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows painted on it, which highlight it even from a distance.
Retire to the hotel and sleep the night away.
Day 3 – Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan (180 km/approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, head to Chitwan, which is Asia’s renowned wildlife reserve and tops the attraction list of the continent. Renowned for its diverse flora and fauna, Chitwan in its literal sense means “heart of the jungle”. Carpeted with lush greenery, the region serves as a habitat to several endangered species.
Check-in at the hotel and sleep overnight, after having proper meals.
Day 4 – Sightseeing in Chitwan
Chitwan National Park is amongst the most sought-after tourist destinations of Nepal and is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site. This national park is habitat to about 525 avian species, 56 varieties of mammals and around 49 types of amphibians. You can explore this conserved wildlife region through an Elephant Safari. Adventure activities like canoeing, dugout canoe, nature walk and bird watching are also organised here. Moreover, a nature walk through the forest will provide you a wonderful encounter with pristine nature.
You will also get a chance to liven up the visit by seeing Terai’s folk dance performances.
After a fun-filled day, stay overnight in the hotel room.
Day 5 – Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara (180 km/approx. 4 hours)
Enjoy your breakfast and check-out from the hotel in Chitwan. From here, take a road trip to Pokhara, which provides an uninterrupted glimpse of the splendid Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Visit the Bindabasini Temple, which is a revered shrine of Goddess Durga and is surrounded with lush greenery. A local bazaar is also present near this temple, where people can go and shop for local souvenirs.
After the temple, visit Devi’s Fall, which lies just before Tashi Ling Tibetan Village. Known as Patale Chhango in local parlance, this waterfall is a scenic delight for visitors. Parallel to Devi’s Fall lies the Gupteswar Cave, which is a natural formation made of limestone. Unique sculptures are formed by the limestone present in these caves. These caves are segregated into two parts; the first part being 40 metres long and the second leading to the lower part of the waterfall.
Return to the hotel for resting overnight as the next day awaits more surprises.
Day 6 – Drive from Pokhara to Nagarkot
Drive back to Kathmandu and then proceed the journey to Nagarkot. This hamlet is considered as the most beautiful place in the entire Bhaktapur district. Counted amongst international tourist hotspots, the region is known for its splendid view of the entire Langtang range. The place is best known for the mesmerising sunset and sunrise view, against the backdrop of snow-covered Himalayan ranges. Mt. Everest, the highest mountain crest, is visible from this spot on a clear sunny day. Initially, Nagarkot was an important seat of the Kathmandu dynasty, from where activities of the neighbouring kingdoms were monitored. Later, it became a popular summer retreat for international travellers.
Spend overnight in the hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Day 7 – Drive from Kathmandu to the international airport
Winding up your trip, you will be driven to the airport for your return.Tour Ends.