If you know Nepal because of Mt. Everest, then get ready to be blown away...

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24th Dec 2017
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The Kingdom of Nepal is much more than just Everest - it’s a magical place of sublime scenery, natural beauty, and an engaging culture of heritage and tradition that you just can’t shake loose. Once you visit the “only Hindu kingdom in the world,” you’ll soon be making plans to return. At each and every turn, Nepal is filled to the brim with amazing sights - strange stupas and gompas perched on soaring hilltops, ancient palaces, snow-capped mountain peaks, serene alpine lakes, and countless others. More than sights, the real pull of the country is the culture and you’ll encounter first-hand both the friendliness and the intriguing heritage of the Nepali people. The combination of sights and culture make for an unforgettable mix that have drawn countless travelers back myriad times over, armed with a stout pair of walking boots and a desire to know more about Nepal.

Day 1

Kathmandu arrival and visit to Pashupatinath temple where you will experience Hindu spirituality. Although non-Hindu foreigners are not allowed in the temple, you can admire the old stone shrines around the temple and watch the funeral ceremonies on the Bagmati River.

Don't forget to visit THAMEL. In the center of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and largest city, Thamel is the beating heart that provides the city’s pulse. Packed with restaurants, bars, cafe, craft shops, and everything else you could imagine, it’s a neighborhood that you must be seen to be believed and will give you a deeper understanding of this bustling metropolis.

Day 2

Enjoy the beautiful KATHMANDU valley and try you hands at the CASINOS at night. You must take pictures of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards, and streets of Durbar Square (Listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site) and visit a Buddhist temple that has remained unchanged for the last 700 years, the Symbhunath religious site.

Hotel recommendation: Kathmandu: HOTEL SHANGRILA

Day 3

Drive to Pokhra which is about 6 hour’s journey from Kathmandu. With a completely different atmosphere than Kathmandu, the city of Pokhara is an oasis of serenity with Phewa Lake as its focal point. The freshwater lake is a center for social activity and the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges provide a spellbinding backdrop. Floating markets, houseboats for rent, water sports, visiting Barahi Temple on an island, or just relaxing at one of the many lakeside restaurants or bars are some of the more popular choices for spending your time.

Day 4

Catch world famous sunrise at Sarangkot for a spectacular panoramic view of the Annapurna range. From here, you’ll be able to see snowcapped peaks, the crystal-blue waters of Phewa Lake, pristine rural hamlets, and the most glorious sun-rise or sunset you’ve ever experienced. Must Visit- Mahendra Caves and David's fall. In evening, we would suggest to stroll at Lakeside and enjoy some boating.

Hotel recommendation: Pokhra: TEMPLE TREE RESORT

Day 5

Chitwan "A place where time has seemingly stood still". Go on a safari in Chitwan National Park to see rhinos, leopards, crocodiles, and more. In evening most of the hotels organize a traditional dance performance by the locals which will leave you awe stuck.

Day 6

Next day hit the river, by taking a canoe ride to see the region from a different angle. Visit Sauhara Elephant Breeding Centre, where you can expect an up close and personal visit with both massive adult and clumsy baby elephants. Also, there are options given by the hotels where you can rent a bicycle and ride into the beautiful fields, meet the locals living in the village.

Day 7

Bidding bye is the most difficult part of any trip. We returned to Kathmandu... took some rest and then boarded our fight back to Delhi.

Hotel recommendation: Chitwan: GREEN PARK

Important Note: If you want to reduce travelling time on roads, which was bit disturbing for us to...do book a flight to Chitwan from Kathmandu itself. It will save your time and would be more relaxing.

Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
Photo of Kathmandu, Nepal by Travelbuddiesforlife_Rk
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