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10 Day Scenic Wildlife Tour in Nepal
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Kathmandu, Kathmandu District, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Development Region, Nepal

Breathtaking Safari Tour Nepal

High Spirit Treks invites you to join this safari. You will go for sightseeing tours in Kathmandu. After Kathmandu, this tour will take you to Pokhara for its mountain views, lake, and waterfall. The next will be Tansen with its bazaar and temples, and after Tansen, you will be taken to Lumbini for its monasteries. There are more High Spirit Treks has to offer on this safari in Nepal so don't hesitate to join them.

Overview

  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Kathmandu

Meet the guides

Nar & Dawa
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Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours
  • Visits to museums, temples, and monasteries
  • National park entry fee, cultural programs fee, and one special tour guide fee
  • Drive to Chitwan National Park for an exclusive jungle safari
  • Transportation by luxurious deluxe bus / private vehicle
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfer

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9 activity days
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be accommodated for nine nights. The accommodations available are Hotel Shangri-La (five-star) in Kathmandu, Temple Tree Resort and Spa / Hotel Tulasi (four-star) in Pokhara, Maruni Lodge or similar (four-star) in Chitwan, and Forest Hideaway Hotel and Cottages or similar category hotel in Bardia.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

There will be a pickup from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Have welcome drinks and check in. If time permits, one can visit nearby markets oneself.

The Kathmandu Valley contains three royal cities, Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Kirtipur and Thimi are two other smaller municipalities. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the valley.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tours (09:30 to 17:00)

Today is for Kathmandu sightseeing tours.

  • Breakfast

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (08:00 to 14:00)

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara, one of the most picturesque valleys in Nepal, 200 kilometers west from Kathmandu, six to seven-hour drive, under the shadow of the Annapurna Himalayan range. There is a rare combination of snow-clad mountains, crystal-clear lakes, streams, and villages inhabited by friendly ethnic tribes. Have sightseeing of Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davi's Fall, and more. Enjoy boating in the late afternoon. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

  • Breakfast

Day 4: Pokhara to Tansen (Palpa) (09:00 to 13:00)

Have an early morning visit to mountain viewpoint, Sarangkot. Later, go back to the hotel.

Mountain viewpoint, Sarangkot (1,592 meters), is a former Kaski fort lying atop a hill five kilometers west of the old bazaar; Kahundanda (1,520 meters), to the northeast of Pokhara, which has a ruined fort on the summit as well as a view tower. Sarangkot offers the superb panoramic view of the Himalayas. It's a hike to places within the rim of the Pokhara Valley.

After breakfast, drive to Tansen, 130 kilometers, three to four-hour drive on Siddhartha Highway with an excellent scenery along the highway. Check in and lunch. Have a short briefing and start the sightseeing tour of important places, view a sunset over the Himalaya, and overnight at hotel.

  • Breakfast

Day 5: Tansen (Palpa) to Lumbini (08:00 to 11:00)

View sunrise and drive to Lumbini, 76 kilometers. Check in, have a briefing, and start four to five-hour sightseeing tours of Lumbini and the surroundings. Overnight at hotel.

  • Breakfast

Day 6: Lumbini to Chitwan National Park (07:00 to 10:00)

Drive to Chitwan National Park for an exclusive jungle safari. In the late afternoon, you will be taken for a jungle walk to experience the abundant birdlife and the flora and fauna of the park. If you are lucky, you may see the exclusive Royal Bengal tiger. A hearty meal of continental or Nepalese cuisine will be served in the evening around the campfire. There will be Tharu cultural show programs or slide presentation in the evening. Overnight at resort.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Chitwan National Park

You will spend time at the Chitwan National Park for the rest of the programs. There are canoeing (crocodile hunt), a visit to an elephant breeding center, jungle walk, fishing in river or birdwatching, cultural programs, or slide presentation. Overnight at a hotel at Chitwan.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8: Chitwan - Kathmandu - Nagarkot (150 + 32 kilometers)

After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu. Continue driving to Nagarkot (32 kilometers - 1 hour). Overnight at a hotel in Nagarkot. En route, you'll visit Bhaktapur city, also known as the city of devotees, which is one of the nearest and most famous mountain viewpoints from Kathmandu. Enjoy the sunset over the Himalayas.

  • Breakfast

Day 9: Nagarkot to Kathmandu

In the morning, enjoy a sunrise and mountain view. After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu visiting Patan city en route.

There will be an evening dinner followed by Nepali cultural program. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Breakfast

Day 10: Departure

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

Guides

Nar Bahadur Rai

Dawa Lama

Location

This safari tour will take place in Nepal including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tansen, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park, Nagarkot, and Patan.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva, first established in the fifth century. The holiest Hindu pilgrimage place in Nepal Pashupati has received the attention of pilgrims for at least fifteen-hundred years. Dedicated to Shiva the Lord of Destruction, the temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha and eighth-century statue of Brahma the Creator freshly painted skeletal images guarding temple gates, and other magnificent temples dedicated to various deities in the complex.

Boudhanath temple

World's largest stupa, a sight of great veneration to the Buddhist, Boudhanath is a colossal stupa, at the northeast of Pashupatinath and lies a further two kilometers by road. The origin of this stupa is rather obscure. It has a legendary saying that a woman named Kangma was banished from heaven by Indra for stealing flowers and was reborn on earth as a swineherd's daughter. Rearing and selling geese, Kangma accumulated a considerable amount of wealth.

One day, she went to request the king for a plot of land to build a temple dedicated to the Buddha Amitabha. She asked that she be given the land the size which a buffalo's hide would cover. The king agreed to what he thought was a harmless request but Kangma very shrewdly cut the hide making it into one very long strip of leather. Stretching it out to form a very large circle, she asked for and was given this huge plot where Boudhanath stands today.

Swayambhunath temple

Swayambhunath temple is the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the entire Kathmandu Valley spread out below. Swayambhunath is a good place to observe religious harmony between Nepalese Buddhists and Hindus. The stupa is one of the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers come from diverse ethical backgrounds. Situated on the top of a hill, it provides an excellent view of the Katmandu Valley. Huge prayer wheels and fine Buddhist paintings are displayed in the monasteries as well as the largest Buddha statue in the country. Special butter lamps can be lit after monetary gifts are offered to the images.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is the temple of the Living Goddess and the old Royal Palace. Finally, visit Kasthamandap, a temple built by the wood of a single tree from which the Kathmandu derives its name, and then transfer to hotel.

The square teems with life as vendor's children tourists and other crowded around the temple of the Living Goddess Kumari, Goddess Taleju, and the Kasthamandap resthouse. Many pay homage to the monuments of Kal Bhairav Lord Hanuman and to the images of Shiva and Parbati. The buildings here are the greatest achievement of the Malla Dynasty and they resulted from the great rivalry between the three palaces of Kathmandu Patan and Bhaktapur. Most wood-carving statues and architecture in this area are exceptionally fine.

Kathmandu became the seat of valley's royalty when King Jayasthiti Malla unified the valley in the 14th century (although it was divided later by his descendants). The Malla kings' royal palace was located at Hanuman Dhoka and it is still retained as the ceremonial palace of the present Shah dynasty. Although the present King Birendra does not reside there, important traditional royal ceremonies including the crowning of the king are still conducted at Hanuman Dhoka.

Hanuman Dhoka (literally, Hanuman Gate) takes its name from the monkey god Hanuman whose idol lies at the entrance of the palace. Kneeling in his usual posture on a pedestal, Hanuman is a hero from the Hindu epic Ramayana who endows military success to his devotees, the reason why he has been placed there.

Pokhara

Pokhara is famous for clean-water lakes, Seti River with sublime natural beauty, and Himalayan views. It is the gateway to Nepal's west. Many of Nepal's most diverse and interesting treks and rafting experiences are on the doorstep of Pokhara. From here, Annapurna Mustang, Manaslu, Chitwan, Dolpa, Jumla, Humla the holy mountains of Mount Kailash, Lumbini, Tansen, and Gorkha are all within easy reach.

The famous places of Pokhara are Phewa Tal, Rupa Tal, Begnas Tal, Davi's Falls (Patale Chango), Mahendra Cave, Seti River, Ram Ghat, Bindhyabasini temple, Buddhist Monastery, Mahendra Pul, The ACAP Natural History Museum, Lumle, Chandrakot, Kaskikot, Dhampus, Sarankot, Tulakot, Kahun Danda, and world peace pagoda. However, because of the time you are unable to visit all, for which you need three days at least, October to March is the best time to visit here.

Mountain views

Clearly the most stunning of Pokhara's sights is the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. The Annapurna Massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Although the highest among them is Annapurna I (8,091 meters), it is Machhapuchhre (6,977 meters) which dominates all others in this area.

Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the kingdom roughly measuring 1.5 by 4 kilometers, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of the resort town. The eastern shore, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants, and handicraft shops are located.

Barahi Temple

Built on an island in Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying animals across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

Seti Gandaki

Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points, the river appears hardly two-meter wide. However, its depth is quite beyond imagination, over 20 meters. Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.

Davi's Fall

Locally known as Patale Chhango, Davi's Fall (also known as Devil's, Devin's, or David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about two kilometers southwest of Pokhara Airport on the highway to Tansen. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David...) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Gupteswar Gupha

Gupteswar Gupha is a sacred cave located near Davi's Fall. The cave is almost three-kilometer long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered and taking pictures inside the cave is prohibited.

Mahendra Gupha (Cave)

Another of nature's wonders in Pokhara is the Mahendra Gupha. This large limestone cave is locally known as the House of Bats, an apt name for it. It is best to bring your own torch to see the stalactites and stalagmites as well as the local winged residents.

The Old Bazaar

Pokhara's traditional bazaar is colorful and so are its ethnically diverse traders. In its temples and monuments can be seen ties to the Newar architecture of the Kathmandu Valley. Located about four kilometers from Lakeside, the market's original charm is alive and well.

Bindhyabasini temple

Bindhyabasini temple is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park-like grounds offer a fine picnic area and on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices, take on a festive local flavor.

Tashi Palkhiel

The Tibetan refugee settlement, Tashi Palkhiel, also known locally as Hemja Camp, is seven kilometers north of Pokhara on the west bank of the Seti River. Of interest here are the monastery, handicraft center, and herbal medicine clinic.

International Mountain Museum

International Mountain Museum, located in Rato Pairo, boasts historical documents, records, and chronicles on mountaineering. Spread over a total floor area of 4,242 square meters on a total land area of 12.5 acres, the museum houses three main exhibition halls: Hall of the Great Himalaya, Hall of Fame, and the Hall of World Mountains. It also houses a library, a prayer room called Lakhang, and an audio-visual room. Other attractions include models of glorious peaks, mannequins of famous mountaineers, and the culture and lifestyle of the mountain people. A dream project of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), it is a place where you witness a confluence of "man, mountain, and mountaineering". It is open daily, except Saturdays, from 10:00 to 17:00.

Tansen Bazar

Tansen Bazar, the headquarter of Palpa District, a fascinating center from historical, cultural, religious, geographical natural, and tourists' viewpoints, is situated at an altitude of 1,371 meters above the sea level on the lap of picturesque Shreenagar hill. Historically, it has enjoyed a strategic position on the trade and pilgrim rout between the hill and the plains. Unique geographical location, climate, zigzag and cobbled streets, attractive Newari buildings, pagoda-style temple shrines and stupas, attractive Durbar hate, typical Mahar village, fascinating panoramic scenes, etc. are abundant in Tansen Bazar.

Bhagawati Temple

Bhagawati Temple, located at Bhagawati Tole, Tansen-8 near the Tansen Durbar, it was built by Uhjir Singh Thapa pagoda style in 1814 A.D. to commemorate the Nepali victory over colonial British-India forces. It is the pilgrimage of Palpalis and it has undergone many physical adjustments. Huge stone statues of lions, an eight-armed statue of Bhagawati, artistic stony, Shivalya, open premise, etc. are the attractions of this temple.

Amarnarayan Temple

Amarnarayan Temple, a classic three-tiered pagoda-style temple was built by Amar Thapa, the son of Birbhadra Thapa, the then prime minister of King Prithvipal Sen in 1807 A.D. The temple of Lord Mahadev, pond, parks, rest houses, fine wood carvings, erotic figures on the roof struts, beautifully carved doors, natural water spring, etc. are the attractions of this temple.

Tansen Durbar

Tansen Durbar, the palace of provincial governor built in the heavy-handed Rana-style in 1927 A.D. is in the heart of Tansen Bazar. The imposing entrance gate on the eastern side of the compound is believed to be the biggest and tallest gate in Asia. Shreenagar Hill, a picturesque and touristic resort Shreenagar Hill abounds in fascinating scenes, snow-capped mountain, panoramic view of the Tansen town evergreen forest, an impressive meadow on the hilltop, bowl-shaped Madi valley, and splendid charming scenes of sunset can be viewed from here.

Lumbini

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and the founder of Buddhism, known as Buddha or Light of Asia. This is confirmed by the existence of an inscribed pillar erected 318 years after the event by the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka who visited Lumbini in 245 B.C. and left a number of his famous inscribed pillars in the region.

Sacred garden

It is spread over eight square kilometers and possesses all the treasures of the historic area. It has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. This is the place where Lord Buddha was born. The site is marked by Ashoka stone pillar which has an engraved inscription identifying the spot as the birthplace of Lord Buddha. On one side of the pillar is the Maya Devi Temple, the temple of the mother of Lord Buddha. Recent excavations have turned up a stone bearing footprints of Lord Buddha.

The Puskerni Pond

Located south of the Ashokan pillar is the pond where Queen Mayadevi the mother of Lord Buddha is believed to have taken a bath before giving birth to Lord Buddha. Many countries have built temples, monasteries, or stupa in Sacred Garden in the international Monastery Zone and there has been a global initiative to promote the place Lumbini.

Chinese Monastery

Chinese Monastery is a complex of pagodas and prayer rooms built by Buddhist Association of China.

Korean Monastery

Korean Monastery contains beautiful images of Lord Buddha.

Royal Thai Monastery

The Royal Thai Monastery is located in the vicinity of the birthplace of the Buddha at the Lumbini Sacred Garden, Nepal. The construction has been funded by the Royal Thai Government and the devoted Thai Buddhist followers. The project was initiated to honor the celebration of commemorating the 50th Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's accession to the throne.

Ashoka pillar

The pillar carrying an inscription identifying the holy site as the birthplace is situated nearby the Sacred Garden. To one side of Ashoka pillar is the Maya Devi Temple. Recent excavations have turned up a stone bearing a "foot imprint", indicating the exact place of birth.

Myanmar Monastery

The Myanmar Temple (Lokamani Cula Pagoda) is a gleaming gold and white structure gracefully soaring into the sky in the style of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. There is a monastery complex behind the temple. Nearby, the International Gautami Nuns Temple is a fine replica of the Swayambhu stupa in Kathmandu. There is a pond here known as Paleswan Pukhu.

Peace Stupa

The Japanese Peace Stupa is situated at the northern end of Lumbini. Built by the Nippon Jon Myohoji of Japan, the 41-meter tall edifice is visible from a distance. Four different Buddha statues are set into the stupa's dome to face the four cardinal directions. Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, and Mongolia are also building temples in Lumbini.

Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon), situated at an altitude of 1,401 meters, covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur or "the City of Devotees" still retains the medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated with myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rulers continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries. The city lies about 14 kilometers east of Kathmandu.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

The main palace square of the city containing many temples and other architectural showpieces, including the "golden gate", is described as the finest piece of art in the kingdom.

Dattatreya Temple

Dattatreya Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built in 1427 A.D. Nearby is a monastery with exquisitely carved peacock windows.

Nagarkot

Nagarkot is situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters above sea level. Nagarkot is a popular tourist spot of Nepal. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mount Everest, if weather permits), can be seen from here. The Himalayan peaks like Manaslu (8,463 inches), Ganesh Hinial (7,111 inches), Langtang (7,246 inches), Choba Bhamare (6,016 inches), Gaurishankar (7,134 meters), and Numbur (6,957 inches) are also clearly seen from Nagarkot. Overnight at a hotel in Nagarkot.

Patan

The ancient city of Patan, lying five kilometers southeast of Kathmandu, is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors.

Patan Durbar Square

The old palace of the medieval rulers of Patan believed to have been founded by King Veer Deva in 299 A.D. The square contains innumerable buildings embellished with elaborately carved windows and balconies in the Newar tradition.

Patan Museum

This museum inside the Durbar Square specializes in bronze statues and religious objects. It is considered as one of the best museums in Asia.

Krishna Mandir

A seventeenth-century temple, which is entirely built by stones, is most sacred and is based on "Shikhar shaili" literally meaning "in the shape of a mountain".

Hiranya Varna Mahavihar

Hiranya Varna Mahavihar is a three-storied golden pagoda of Lokeshwar (Lord Buddha) built in the 12th century.

Mahaboudha

Mahaboudha is a temple of one-thousand Buddhas made of terracotta bricks.

Tibetan handicraft center

Tibetan handicraft center is just outside of Patan city where one can see Tibetan refugee's craftsmanship in carpet and sweater weaving and other handicraft products of artistic interest.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Boating

Pokhara's diverse natural wonders make it an excellent setting for adventure sports. Sailing or paddle boating on Phewa Lake's emerald expanse is something no visitor to Pokhara would like to miss. Boats and boatmen can be hired or you can row yourself.

What's included

  • Sightseeing tours
  • Tour guide / representative
  • One special tour guide fee
  • Pickup from the airport
  • Transportation by luxurious deluxe bus / private vehicle the whole trip
  • National park entry fee
  • Tharu cultural program fee
  • Barbecue in Sauraha
  • Chitwan and cultural program fee in Ghale Gaun Lamjung
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Continental food and breakfast, lunch, and dinner from starting to ending of the tour
  • Transportation cost of the whole trip
  • Pickup / dropoff from / to Nepalgunj

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Transportation to / from attractions
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips for guides and porters (tipping is expected)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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