Highlights:

“ a scenic and cultural tour world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley,
a tour around ancient temples, old Buddhist Stupas, old king palace courtyard,
includes jungle safari around Asia’s top National Park at Chitwan with elephant ride,
visit most popular and scenic tourist destination to Pokhara with Annapurna Himalaya,
panorama of mountains with sunrise views from famous Sarankot & Nagarkot”.

Trip Outlook:

Mode of Tour:             Hotel-Resorts and Guest Houses basis.
Trek Grade:                 At leisure from easy to moderate short walks.
Activities:                    scenic drive and walks with jungle safari and elephant ride.
Total Trip:                   08 Nights & 09 Days (Kathmandu / Kathmandu)
Season:                        All year round except July-August (monsoon-wet period)

Introduction:

White Hill Adventure Treks offers a remarkable holiday destination around best areas in our Nepal Cultural & Scenic Tour, led and accompanied by our expert tour guide offering full knowledge and information of the area of exotic destinations.

A well worth and fascinating trip for over week duration with us in the comfort of nice hotels and resorts, on this pleasant and exciting trip with scenic drive from one place to another enjoyable destination.

This is great trip for all types of holiday seekers with full of exciting moments as this tour leads you to Nepal’s world heritage sites and scenic places with Jungle safari in Asia’s best National Park at Chitwan around low land of Nepal at Terai where the deep green and dense tropical forest are located.

Jungle safari on elephant back on the lookout for rare Royal Bengal Tiger, one horned rhinoceros and other wild life habitats including many species of exotic bird life.

From the jungle towards scenic and picturesque Pokhara located on the laps of great Annapurna range of mountains with pristine Lake Phewa, at Pokhara tour of Sarankot view points for stunning sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks.

After a great and scenic time in Pokhara drive leads beyond Kathmandu to famous Nagarkot renowned for mountain views and sunrise in the comfort of Mountain Resorts at 2,100 m high. This awesome and memorable Nepal Cultural & Scenic Tour concludes in Kathmandu with a visit of old Bhaktapur city.

Outline itinerary:

Day 01:            Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02:            Tour of Kathmandu at places of interest.
Day 03:            Morning drive to Chitwan National Park – 05 hrs.
Day 04:            In Chitwan full jungle activities and elephant safari
Day 05:            Drive to scenic Pokhara city – 05 hrs.
Day 06:            In Pokhara with tour and optional adventure sports.
Day 07:            Drive to Nagarkot with overnight.
Day 08:            Drive back to Kathmandu with tour of Bhaktapur.
Day 09:            International departure for homeward or to respective countries.

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive and then transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city. After getting refreshed from the flight our guide briefs you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Nepal Cultural & Scenic tour with welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant.

Day 02:            Tour in Kathmandu Swaymbhunath and Patan / Lalitpur & Bouddhanath.
Morning starts with tour around Kathmandu, steeped with ancient heritage sites and monuments of both Hindu and Buddhist, morning after breakfast our tours starts with a short drive to Swayambhunath, a popular and famous pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and Hindu as well.

An ancient Chaitiya of Asia and a major symbol of Nepal’s Buddhist heritage, Swayambhunath represents Primordial Buddha or Adi-Buddha.

The hill top where Swayambhunath Chaitiya is built is called Padmagiri, Vajrakuta, Gosringa, Gopuchha, Samhegu, and Simbhu and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Swayambhunath area offers grand views of whole Kathmandu valley with distant snow capped peaks.

After Swayambhunath visit Patan or Lalitpur City, which is close to Kathmandu and an adjoining city located south of Kathmandu on the other side of Bagmati River, an historical and cultural area with old palace buildings, artistic courtyard.

After Patan tour leads to Bouddhanath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage and heritage sites in Nepal.  The story and history mentions that this Stupa contains relics of Buddha Kashyapa, with 176 miniature stupas and paintings of Tibetan Buddhist pantheons cover the walls that surround the Stupa at Bouddhanath.

Bouddhanath Stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Tibetans which is mentioned in Tibetan classical texts such as Biography of Yeshe Tshogyal (A.D. 8-9) and Padma Ka’thang (A.D.14).
The Tibetan government had jurisdiction over the Stupa from 17th century to 19th century. Bouddhanath has numerous Tibetan monasteries; Bouddhanath area is also called the Vatican of Tibetans or as Little Tibet.

Day 03:            Morning drive to Chitwan National Park – 05 hrs.
Starting early morning after breakfast for an interesting overland drive to low land of Nepal known as Terai with warm sub-tropic temperatures where deep dense jungles are located.

After a scenic driving past many villages and towns reaching at outskirt of Chitwan National Park where all nice hotels-lodge and resorts are placed, at Chitwan using the best hotels or resort for 2 overnight stops, after lunch a short introductory tour or nature walks with dinner accompanied by local Tharu culture dance programs.

Day 04:            In Chitwan full jungle activities and elephant safari.
Full day jungle and nature programs starting early morning before breakfast with varieties of
activities includes elephant safari (morning or late afternoon) jungle / nature walks-bird watch tour, canoe ride to see crocodile and water birds, jungle drive with enjoyable elephant bathing and briefing, afternoon Jungle drive / Jungle or Nature walks or elephant safari (if not done earlier).

Day 05:            Drive to scenic Pokhara city – 05 hrs.
After an exciting and wonderful time at Chitwan, morning drive leads to one of the famous place in all Himalaya at picturesque Pokhara, on reaching Pokhara overnights in nice hotels by the serene Phewa Lake. Afternoon free for walks around the lake side with interesting shops and stores includes world class restaurants with close views of Annapurna mountain range and stunning peak of Machhapuchare Himal “The Fish Tail”.

Day 06:            In Pokhara with tour and optional adventure sports.
Early morning a short drive to Sarankot hill top famous view points for striking sunrise over range of mountains from Dhaulagir-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu with aerial views of Pokhara green valley and Lake Phewa, a popular spot for Para-Gliding as well.

After catching the views of sunrise and mountains back to hotel with sightseeing tour of Pokhara at places of interest.

In Pokhara tour of Seti Gorge, Davids / Devi or Pathle Chhago Water Falls- visit Peace Stupa and around Pokhara local markets away from main touristic area.

Day 07:            Drive to Nagarkot – 07 hrs journey.
Starting earlier this morning for a long and interesting drive towards Kathmandu suburb, drive continues for another hour after reaching Kathmandu city suburb, to reach a cooler climate area North East of Kathmandu valley at Nagarkot Hill.

Nagarkot located at an altitude of 2,100 m high offering superb and striking sunrise and sunset views over chain of Himalayan peaks from the hotel terraces or Resorts with afternoon free for short walk around this serene natural environment.

Day 08:            Drive back to Kathmandu with a visit of Bhaktapur.
After a wonderful and amazing time at Nagarkot, catching super views of mountains and sunrise return drive to Kathmandu with visit of Bhaktapur city.

A short drive brings at Bhaktapur, a medieval time period city; in Bhaktapur visit of famous heritage places. Bhaktapur 3rd largest city around Kathmandu valley, the city was once a capital of Nepal during great Malla Kingdom from 12th to 15th century.

Situated at an altitude of 1,401 meter home to traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture as every-day life of Bhaktapur people.

Places of interest in Bhaktapur:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur Naytapola Temple
The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery
Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur

After a pleasant and exciting time in Bhaktapur, drive back to Kathmandu with afternoon free for shopping souvenirs.

Day 09:            International departure for home ward bound.
After a memorable time and great experience around Nepal Cultural & Scenic tour, with excellent services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition guides, as per the flight time our staff transfers you for the final departure homeward bound.

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