Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu: Arrive at the Kathmandu airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02 Kathmandu: After breakfast, visit Bodhanath, the Stupa of a Million Dew-Drops. Circumambulate the stupa with monks and devotees. Visit Pashupatinath, Nepal's most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the destroyer. Watch a Hindu cremation along the banks of the Bagmati river.
Drive to Bhaktapur, the City of Devotees. Bhaktapur is one big museum with temples, palaces and houses dating back several centuries. Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 03 Pokhara: Fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is 210 kms (131 miles) west of Kathmandu, and the plane ride is approximately half-hour.
Pokhara is a tranquil and picturesque town situated in the geographical center of Nepal. It offers a magnificent view of the Central Himalaya from an extremely close range. At least three 8-thousand meter peaks can be viewed from Pokhara: Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m) and Annapurna I (8,091m). However, Machhapucchare (6,997m), the fish-tailed mountain, pleasantly dominates the Himalayan panorama.
The lakeside area of Pokhara is a vibrant area where you will find yourself enjoying the many restaurants, shops, book-stores, and more.
Day 04 Pokhara: Tour sites in Pokhara. Drive to the International Mountain Museum where you will lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the many exhibits at the Museum or just lounging in the museum's premises. Overnight Pokhara. (Breakfast and Lunch)
Day 05 Chitwan:Chitwan In the morning, drive to Chitwan. The drive to Chitwan is approximately 6 hours. Transfer to your resort in Chitwan where you will be briefed on the area and jungle activities during your stay in Chitwan safari. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 06 and Day 07 Chitwan: Chitwan is the Heart of the Jungle. Situated 75 miles south-west of Kathmandu, it is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Greater One-horned Rhinoceros. Chitwan is also Nepal's first national park, established in 1973 specifically with the objective of conserving the tiger population in the park.
During your safari in Chitwan, you will engage in jungle activities: elephant ride, jungle drive, boating, bird-watching, etc. that will allow you to experience the park's wildlife, nature and people.
All meals are included in Chitwan.
Day 08 Kathmandu: Transfer to Bharatpur airport and fly back to Kathmandu. The flight is approximately 25 minutes.
Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free to relax shop or explore the city on your own. Dinner at a Nepali home.
Day 09 Kathmandu: After breakfast, visit the 5th century Swoyambunath temple with its characteristic Buddha eyes that keep a protective watch over Kathmandu Valley. Better known as the "monkey temple", pilgrims climb up the 365 steps to the temple. This climb is optional.
Then drive to the Patan Durbar Square complex for lunch, followed by a tour of the ancient Palace Square and temples.
Time-permitting, end the day with a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Center at Jawalakhel.
Return to hotel and free until dinner. Tonight, attend a traditional Nepali dinner accompanied by a cultural program that presents glimpses of colorful Nepal. (All Meals)
Day 10 Final Departure: Optional: morning mountain flight. This 1-hour flight takes you on a close-up view of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak at 8,848m, and also provides a superb view of many other Himalayan peaks.
After breakfast, free until we transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.