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Kathmandu has often been by some as a flawless jewel in a unique setting. No other place in the world has the concentration of culture, art and tradition that exists in the Kathmandu valley (1300m.). Kathmandu is the crossroads for the many ethnic groups of Nepal and for visitors from all over the world every year. Nestled in the central hills of Nepal, Kathmandu is at once medieval and modern. The Kathmandu valley sprawls at the junction of two sacred rivers, Bagmati and Bishnumati. Just cross the Bagmati River to the south is Patan, on ancient city of temples, while Bhadgoon with its thousands of homes and temples shrines lies six miles to the east. More then two hundred years ago these three cities housed the Royal places of three different kingdoms that divided the valley palaces surviving today.
They say there are more temples than houses in Kathmandu valley in past. Great temples with heavily carved exteriors, massive white-domed Buddhist stupas and hundreds of smaller Buddhist chaityas small temples with low, ornate archways-and tiny temples containing once lone idol all are an integral pieces of the unique mosaic that is Kathmandu city. To really discover the Kathmandu valley you need to begin exploring from well beyond the city limits, and travel in from the outside of Nepal in order to touch its roots. Fortunately there are many very beautiful walks within the Kathmandu valley that combine cultural experience and natural heritage. Kathmandu city is the capital city of Kingdom of Nepal. In Kathmandu you can visit Machendra Nath Temple, Pasupati Nath temple Akash Bhairabv temple, Katmandu Darbar Square, Kumari Temple, Kasthmandap, Ashok Vinayak, Jaishi Dewal, Tundikhel, Martyr’s memorial. Bhadrakali temple, Singha Darbar, Narayanhiti Darbar, Kaiser Library, Budhanilkantha . Balaju Water Garden, Sowaymbhunath temple, The National Museum, Natural History Museum, Guheswary Temple, Chabhil, Chandra vinayak and Buddhanth temple.
The ancient city of Patan, Lying 5km south east of Kathmandu city, is known as call Lalitpur city of the city of fine and best arts in Nepal. The city is fully of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left legacy of impressive sightseeing in the old city. At Patan you can visit: Patan Darbar square, Patan museum, Krishna Mandir, Mahabuddha, Hinranya varna Mahavihar, Kumbheswhwar, Jagatnarayan temple, Rudra Varna Mahavihar, The Ashok Stupa, Achheswor Mahavihar, Temple of Machchendranath and Minnath, the zoo and Patan.
Bhaktapur city is calls Bhadgaon and also known as Bhaktapur, stand the capital of Bhaktapur Valley once during the olden days. And today it is a charms home of medieval arts and architectures. According to a legend this city was founded in 889 A.D. by late King Anand Deb who belonged to the well-known Lichhabi family. The whole city takes the Major shape of a 'Khat-Kon' or David's Star. Bhaktapur signify the "City of Devotees", with the sole major of Hindus. The urban sector covers an area of 4 square miles, Soil plus weaving from its traditional industries. They make the best yogurt of the kingdom of Nepal; so it is known as calls 'juju dhou' or 'king curd in Kathmandu valley.' Nowadays numerous of cottage factories produce masks and wooden handicrafts as well. Bhaktapur is 13 kilometers direct east of from Kathmandu city and is accessible by public taxi, bus, privet vehicles including the local bus, mini-bus and privet Deluxe Japanese bus.
The Trisuli River one days (grade 3+) is one of the most popular, if not the favorite, of Nepal's raft able rivers. Due to its proximity to Kathmandu and the easy road access which accompanies it, most rafting companies offer trips on the Trisuli. For first time rafters it offers plenty of excitement. Many choose to incorporate a ride down the Trisuli with either a trip to the Royal Chitwan National Park.
One of the most exciting wildlife reserves in the World, lies 75 miles Southwest (165K m) of Kathmandu. Chitwan is now one of the finest protected forests & dense grassland regions in Asia and the home of magnificent and rare wildlife. Among the 14 national parks and wildlife reserves in the Kingdom of Nepal, The Royal Chitwan National Park (932 sq. km) is the most popular safari destination. More than 43 species of animals are still found in Chitwan. The endangered one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, Gharia crocodiles, four-horned antelope, striped hyena, and the gangetic dolphin are the main attractions here.
The park is Very closed to Kathmandu, which is easily accessible (only 165km) by bus and air. Bharatpur airport adjoins the park is a 25 minutes away (there are daily flights from Kathmandu). Many adventures also intent to go down by raft. However you go, a jungle safari is an experience you will remember for a long time.
Chitwan Jungle Safari tour that will be 2 nights 3 days offers you high quality hotel/lodge/ tented camp Accommodation, food and other services.
Pokhara valley at an elevation of 900 meter from sea level & 200 Kilometers west of Kathmandu valley, is the second largest valley in Nepal. A scenic mountain side drives approximate 5 hours by privet Land transfer and about 7 hours from local pubic buses or a 35 minutes gratifying flight will get you to Pokhara city. Very famous for lakes Fewa, Rupa and views of the magnificent high Himalayan Peaks, Pokhara valley or city visit for those who would really like to break away as they go boating in the calm and serene waters of the Phewa Lake, or Paragliding, mountain flight or take day trekking/hiking nearby hill Sarankot or other beautiful hills and if time permits short treks into the village of Himalaya in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Budhanilkanth, Soyambunath
Day 03: Sightseeing Bhaktapur & Patan Durbar Square
Day 04: Visit Dashinkali, Chowvar, Kritipur
Day 05: Drive to Trisuli River & Rafting 3 hours, drive to Chitwan for Jungle Safari
Day 06: Full day continue program in Chitwan Jungle Safari
Day 07: Morning – Bird watching –Breakfast, drive to Pokhara, Hotel transfer
Day 08: Full day sightseeing in Pokhara valley
Day 09: Para gliding or mountain flight in Pokhara morning, afternoon free
Day 10: Morning Fly to Kathmandu
Day 11: Final departure
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