HISTORIC NEPAL TOUR

This trip is designed to give an experience of Nepal and its heritage from various Squares, Temples and Stupas in Kathmandu, most importantly Gorkha Durbar, the Palace of King Prithivi Narayan Shah who unified Nepal, Manakamana Temple, the goddess of Wish fulfilling, Bandipur, an ancient trade town and with some adventure activities like rafting and hiking. Pokhara, beautiful city of lakes is always a highlight which is also the origin point for trekking to Annapurna Region.

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Kathmandu arrival and transfer to hotel. Check-in and refresh. In the evening, enjoy Nepali dinner with cultural program.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Kathmandu city, includes Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holy temple for Hindus and Buddhist in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva at the bank of holy Bagmati River.
Boudhanath Stupa, One of the biggest Stupas in South Asia. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a city of devotees.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Charaudi for Rafting
After breakfast, drive to Charaudi (60 kms/2 hours) to enjoy rafting at Trishuli River.
Enjoy rafting for 2/3 hours. Beach lunch, wrap up and walk to beautiful River Side Resort.
Free evening relaxing at the resort.
Overnight at Resort in Kurintar.

Day 4: Cable Car Ride to Manakamana Temple and Hike to Gorkha
After breakfast, drive to the Cable Car Station for 10 minutes ride to Manakamana Temple at the hill over viewing beautiful Mountain Range. After visiting Temple, hike to Gorkha (4/5 hours) passing by beautiful villages and jungle. Arrive at beautiful resort in Gorkha. Enjoy evening walking around to the local villages.
Overnight at Resort in Gorkha.

Day 5: Gorkha Sightseeing and Drive to Bandipur
After breakfast, drive to the station (20 minutes) and hike to the Gorkha Palace.  Spend some time by knowing the history of Great Nepal and return downstairs to visit Gorkha Museum.
Onwards, drive to Bandipur (42kms/1.5 hours). Late afternoon, walk down (30 minutes) to Silk Farm. Evening, enjoy walking to the main bazaar, visiting temples etc.
Overnight at Resort in Bandipur.

Day 6: Drive to Pokhara and Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will have 2 options. Either you can drive to Pokhara straightly or hike down to Siddha Gufa (Cave). When you approach Pokhara, you can see magnificent Annapurna range like Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri etc.
Check-in at hotel and proceed for half day sightseeing of Devi’s fall, Mahadev Cave, Bindabasini Temple, Seti George.
Evening, boat ride at Fewa Lake to see the Barahi Temple in the middle of the lake.
Walk around to the Lakeside Bazaar.
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 7: Sarankot Sunrise Tour and Free Day
Early morning drive to Sarankot (30 minutes) to see the Sunrise over Annapurna range.
Return to hotel, breakfast and full day free for adventure activities like Ultra light flight, Paragliding, Jeep line, Bungee Jump, tour to Bat Cave and Mahendra Cave, visit to International Mountain Museum etc.
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 8: Fly back to Kathmandu and Full Day Sightseeing
After breakfast, transfer to Pokhara Airport for 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, meet guide and proceed for sightseeing of Kathmandu city, includes Patan Durbar Squares, a city of fine arts.
Swyombhunath Stupa also called Monkey Temple, a Stupa in a small hill of Kathmandu over viewing Kathmandu valley and the surrounding mountains. Kathmandu Durbar Square, a beautiful square where you can see the living goddess, Kumari. After sightseeing, walk 20 minutes to Thamel via the narrow street of Ason enjoying several monuments, local shops for spices, vegetable etc.  Thamel is a tourist hub and famous for multi cuisine restaurants, bars, clubs and for shopping. Eve: Enjoy farewell dinner at one of the nice restaurant.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 9: Departure from Kathmandu
Breakfast and timely transfer to airport for departure from Kathmandu.