Magnificence of Rural Nepal Tour
1055.jpg Magnificence of Rural Nepal Tour 14 Nights / 15 Days

This trip is specially designed for those travelers who wish to have an in-depth knowledge of Nepal and experience the rural lifestyle. The activities and places included on the tour are the rural life, local cultures, traditions, mountains and panoramic views and World class Jungle safari and historic places of Nepal. Magnificence of Nepal certainly pulls you towards Himalayan country Nepal dramatically. 

The tour program covers Kathmandu valley, Patan, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Daman, Chitwan National Park, Birth place of the Lord Buddha (Lumbini), Shrinagar (Tansen Valley), Magnificence Pokhara, Gorkha (ancestral of Shah Dynasty), Cable car Temple Manakamana and Rafting adventure. 
Trip Facts
 
 Trip Code: ONIT- 13  Accommodation : Hotel / as requested
 Trip Duration:  14 Nights / 15Days  Best Season: January to December
 Group Size : 02 & more  Trip  Highlights: 

Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival & transfer to hotel.

Upon arrival, you are met by ou representative and transferred to hotel. In the evening, you are invited for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the folk dances of Nepal.

Day 02: Patan – Bungmati Typical Newari Village – Kathmandu  

After breakfast, we proceed towards the Patan city and discover an ancient arts and architectures. The main attractions of Patan are Durbar Square, the Golden Temple, Kumbheshwar Temple, Machhendranath Temple and Mahaboudha Temple. As we walk through the streets of Patan, we will see Newari craftsmen at work. We then drive about half an hour out of Patan to Bungamati- a traditional Newari Village. Despite being close from Kathmandu, Bungmati and Khokana are still untouched by modernization.

In the afternoon, we visit Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 year old legendary stupa also nick-named The Monkey Temple. The stupa is situated atop a hill on the western fringe of the city and is a perfect vantage point for a panoramic view of the valley.

We will conclude the trip in Kathamndu Durbar Square-the historical Royal Palace surrounded by a cluster of ancient and medieval temples. A must visit place is the Kumari House the temple of the Living Goddess of  Nepal and Kasthamandap Temple, believed to be built from the wood of a single tree trunk. Return back to hotel and overnight.

Day 03 Kathmandu – Bhaktapur - Nagarkot

Breakfast at hotel and proceed for the religious steps, we visit Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest and most popular Temple of Nepal among the Hindu , situated on the bank of sacred Bagmati River. Then, we drive you to the Bodhanath Stupa, the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world. You will explore the Tibetan refugee suburb around the monastery. Legacy of the monastery is connected with the many monks and spiritual leaders from the various countries who follow Buddhism.  After having the lunch, we head towards the  cultural, historical medieval city Bhaktapur which was used to be the original capital of Malla dynasty­ of Nepal. The city is the best evidence of ancient and medieval arts and architecture. Bhaktapur Durbar Square a UNESCO world heritage sites and various Newari local festivals will be an awesome experience of your lifetime. Then we go ahead for the overnight stay at the hilltop station of Nagarkot. We believe, climbing through terraced farmlands and pine forests to Nagarkot top will be outstanding. Check in to the hotel and after some rest you can stroll around the hill.

Day 04: Sunrise view at Nagarkot and transfer to Daman (125km/79 miles, 5 hrs)

Enjoy the spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayan Panorama. If you are lucky and weather favors you then you can see a wide range of Himalayas from Mount Everest in the east to the Manaslu in the west. After breakfast, you will back to Kathmandu and head to Daman another vantage point to explore the mighty Himalayas. You will continue drive along the winding road carved out of the hillsides densely forested with Rhododendron flowers. In spring, the forest reddens with Rhododendron flowers. Daman, situated in an altitude of 2400m, which claims to be the best viewing point of Mount Everest. Check in into the resort and enjoy your time.

Day 05: Daman to Chitwan National Park  (140km / 5 hrs)

A most awaited time has come to your hand now for the spectacular sunrise view of the Mount Everest.  After breakfast, we will proceed towards the Chitwan National Park in the southern lowland of Nepal. Chitwan National Park is one of the Asia's best preserved natural Game Park and is home to the great one horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and many other endangered species of mammals, birds and aquatic wildlife. Get refreshed then take a short walking of the Tharu village and its indigenous people which has been unchanged over the centuries.

Day 06: Activities in Chitwan National Park.

After breakfast, we will set out in a dugout canoe on the Rapti River to see the aquatic life of Chitwan. If luck favors us, wemay see one of the endangered species of crocodiles-Gharial. The boat ride lasts for 30 – 40 minutes. Then visit the Elephant breeding centre, where we will see the young elephants and learn how the elephants are captured in the wild, how they are tamed and how they are trained to work for the human beings.

Optional activities: After the canoe trip, interested people with prior arrangement can go for jungle walk tour for 3 hours. It's a complete jungle walking on foot, guided by experienced jungle guides. Return to hotel in the afternoon and take a rest.

After lunch, we take an Elephant Back Safari and explore the flora and fauna of the dense forest park. It will be a momentum of lifetime and great experience!  The Great One horned Rhinoceros is an unforgettable sight. Other commonly seen animals are Sambar, Spotted deer and wild boars etc.

Day 07: Bird Watching & Jeep Safari inside of National Park

Early morning, we will take a bird watching trip guided by our experienced and professional birdwatcher guides. Chitwan National Park is a habitat of more than 500 different species of resident and migratory birds, which we believe will be a haven for bird watchers. Return to hotel for breakfast and enjoy free time until the afternoon.
After lunch, we will go for a jeep safari. We will drive through different a variety of landscapes such as wetlands, grasslands, Sal forest etc. Sometimes the park authority does not allow Jeep safaris in the park. If it happens then, we will divert you to explore a trip to the land of "20 Thousands Lakes" in the buffer zone forest of the park where chances of animal sightings are equally good.

Day 08: Leave Chitwan National and Proceed to Lumbini

Wake up and join optional bird watching tour with naturalist and transfer to Lumbini. A long four hours drive towards the west from the chitwan National park bring you the birth place of Lord Buddha. You will deeply get known with the fact of Lord Buddha how he became the Lord from the simple human being.  Explore the broken Ashoka Pillar, remnants of old monastery, images of Buddha’s mother Maya Devi which have been greatly preserved here. Many countries like, China, Thailand, Japan etc have built the Buddhist monasteries based on their own art and culture which are the colors of Lumbini, Nepal. Overnight in hotel in Lumbini.

Day 09: Lumbini to Palpa – Srinagar Hill

After Breakfast, today at morning, we direct you to a local city called Palpa where you can joy with the majestic views of Himalayas and plains of Terrain region. Tansen is an ancient hill town, famous for its architecture strongly influenced by Newari migrants from the Kathmandu valley. Srinagar, the popular vantage point over Tansen offers splendid views of the Himalayas. Check in hotel and after some rest, hike to Srinagar Hill and stroll in the town. Overnight at hotel in Srinagar.

Day 10: Tansen   to Pokhara (118km/ 4 hrs)

Eearly morning we proceed towards the Srinagar to explore an outstanding view of sunrise. You will stay for couple of hours and experiment the taste of Palpali life. (Palpa, Srinagar is called a Europe of Nepal).  Then we will direct you to the enchanting and beautiful Pokhara city. If time permits you then take strolling around Lakeside and a hour boating on the Phewa lake and island temple Barahi. Check into hotel and overnight.
 
Day 11 : Explore Pokhara city and Towering Himalayas

Early wake up and proceed towards the hilltop of Sarangkot to observe the stunning view of Annapurna Himalayas ranges and beautiful Pokhara city. Sightseeing around Pokhara (Davis falls, Tibetan refugee camp, Seti Gorge) and enjoying the Himalayan panorama on the proximity of Phewa Lake, overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 12: Pokhara- Ghorkha ( 110km, 4 hrs)

After breakfast  we will drive you to Gorkha, the ancestral place of the Shah Dynasty and origin point of great Gurkha soldiers. Check into hotel and get refreshed, then we visit the 17th century built Gorkha Palace which comprise a temple, palace and fort and its surrounding. From here, you can also view the outstanding view of Manaslu Himalayas range.

Day 13: Gorkha – Manakamana Temple - Kathmandu (136km, 5 hrs)

We will return back to the Kathmandu city which takes minimum 5 hours scenic drive. The drive offers excellent views of the Himalayas and passes through several roadside markets and villages. We follow the route of the Marshyangdi River upto the Mugling bazaar and then follow theTrishuli River upstream towards Kathmandu.  We just stop here at Kurintar for some hours and will take cable car ride to explore the Goddess Manakamana. The Temple is popular as the wish fulfilling goddess among the Hindus. If you are Rafting enthusiasts then you may enjoy experiencing two hours rafting trip in Trishuli River. No previous experience is required to join the adventure activity. Proceed further to Kathmandu and check in into hotel and overnight.

Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu, enjoy in your own

You can enjoy and explore Kathmandu in your own style and collect Nepalese memory for your own. Today you will have a free day. You can enjoy your time with shopping & other creational activities.  There are plenty of shops in Kathmandu. You can enjoy visiting Thamel area & purchase the souvenirs for your   family members & the friends in abroad.  Dinner & overnights at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure day

You are free until you are transferred to the International airport to connect your onward flight to next destination.
-All ground transportation for all the tour destinations.
-4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (B, B)
-3 nights hotel accommodation in Chitwan on full board
-1night hotel accommodation in Nagarkot on BB
-1night hotel accommodation in Daman on BB
-1 night hotel accommodation in Lumbini on BB
-1 night hotel accommodation in Palpa on BB
-1 night hotel accommodation in Gorkha
-2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB basis (B, B)
-Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu and transportation on private Vehicle
-Full day sightseeing in Chitwan
-Full day sightseeing in Pokhara and transportation on private Vehicle
-All services charge and Government Tax
-Arrival, departure and transfer
-Guide charges for tour program
 
-All other than above mentioned charges are excluded in provided rates.
-Above quoted price does not cover International Air fare, Airport Tax, Visa fee, Medical Insurance, Emergency evacuation, entrance fees during sightseeing, Tipping and all personal nature expenses.
 
 
 
 
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