Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu! Once you land at Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), retrieve your luggage and go through customs (visa, etc.). Then get to the arrival terminal. You will find our representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour signboard with your name on it. A comfortable private transfer will take you to the reserved hotel. After checking in, we suggest you have a good rest for the remainder of the day to recover from the jet lag. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Everest Mt. Flight, Kathmandu Tour and continue drive to Nagarkot
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Mountain flight adventure is to encounter to the tallest mountains of the world. Mountain flights offer the closest possible aerial views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and many breathtaking snowcapped mountains and beautiful peaks
Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.
Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival day
Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage. The unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the huge structure. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, the also being known as the ‘Little Tibet’.(Breakfast, and Dinner Included)
Day03: Drive to Chitwan National Park
Today we leave for Chitwan, the Chitwan National park, perhaps the best park in Nepal, after arriving here; tour briefing is organized before we begin Jungle Safari. The focal activities include bird watching, jungle walk, elephant ride, boating, village tour, canoeing etc.
In the evening, enjoy cultural show and bonfire, in particular, during winter time. Overnight at resort, (Breakfast, and Dinner Included
Day 04: Full day jungle tour in Chitwan
This day, with full day to discover the Park where best preserved rare animals can be sighted including one horned rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger and several birds. Overnight at resort, inclusive of full board meals. Overnight at resort, (Breakfast, and Dinner Included
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara 5 hrs.
After breakfast we drive to Pokhara, all the way through scenic mountain terrain, its fame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains. Pokhara is scenic lake city of Nepal with good teahouse network, countless places of interest. Discover Himalayan view, romantic lake, people and culture – a complete relaxation. Overnight at hotel, (Breakfast, Included
Day 06: After breakfast Sightseeing tour in Pokhara drive to Sarankot
Lies in the center of religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi’s fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple
Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.
Seti River Gorges
Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Tibetan Refugee Camps
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s. (Breakfast, Included)
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu (215 km) 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel,
Drive back to Kathmandu (215 km) 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel, (Breakfast, Included
Day 08: Transfer to international airport for your home departure. “Farewell”!
Transfer to international airport for your home departure. “Farewell”!