Highlights: Kathmadnu- Nagarkote - Pokhara-Chitwan
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Nagarkote-The Fort Resort
Pokhara-Begnas Lake Resort Itinerary: Day 1: London Heathrow to Kathmandu by Qatar Airways.
Arrival in Kathmandu meet and greet with traditional flower garland or Tibetan Khada welcome. Transfer to hotel. Day 2: Kathmandu, Swoyambhunath & Patan.
Morning,visit the old Kathmandu city with its stone paved lanes, colorful bazaars, the Temple of the Living Goddess - Kumari who is considered to be the incarnation of the "Virgin Goddess". The old Durbar Square consists of the old palace and innumerable temples of different architecture.Continue to Swoyambhunath stupa, situated west of Kathmandu. It is a 2500 years old Buddhist stupa located atop of green hillock with the eyes of Buddha painted on its pinnacle overlooking righteous behavior of the valley inhabitants. Around the stupa are hung multi-colored prayer flags whose every flutter releases holy prayers to heaven. Afternoon visit Patan city, also known as Lalitpur or the "city of beauty". Patan, the oldest city of the valley is the cradle of arts and architecture. It is well known for its intricately carved temples, narrow lanes and quaint shops. See the intricately stone-carved Krishna Mandir (temple), Patan Durbar Square and Hiranyavarna Mahavihar (golden temple). Overnight at Hotel Himalaya/Shambala Day 3: Drive Kathmandu / Nagarkote visiting Bhaktapur en route.
Morning, drive to Bhaktapur city and explore this interesting town also known as the "city of devotees", the home of medieval art and architecture and a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. Entering the Durbar Square, the sparseness of the temple is immediately apparent, compared to the profusion in the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu and Patan cities. Visit the main square which contains innumerable temples and other architectural show pieces.
After the visit, drive further to Nagarkote, one of the best vantage points to view the peaks. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Club Himalaya (Standard room) Day 4 : Drive Nagarkote / Pokhara.
Early morning sunrise view from the hotel (on own – depending upon weather conditions).
After breakfast, drive along a scenic mountain highway to Pokhara, famous for its snow clad mountains, lush green vegetation and its spring fed lakes. Before reaching Pokhara, drive to Begnas and transfer to Begnas Lake Resort by boat. Rest of the afternoon is free. Overnight at Begnas Lake Resort (Deluxe room) Day 5: Tour of Pokhara.
Morning, drive to Pokhara and commence the tour of Pokhara city and its colorful bazaars. Visit includes Bindabasini temple and Devis fall. Take a walk along the Phewa lakeside with its rows of restaurants, bars, bookshops and fruit stalls. After the visit, transfer back to your resort. Rest of the afternoon is free. Overnight at Begnas Lake Resort (Deluxe room) Day 6: Drive Pokhara / Kathmandu (200Km/6hrs). Tour of Pashupatinath & Boudhnath.
Morning, check out of your resort and drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same highway. Upon reaching, drive to Pashupatinath temple situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath, with a tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. The best view of the temple is from the terrace on the wooded hill across the river. There are many occasions when the faithful take ritual purificatory baths in the river.
Proceed further to Bodhnath. It is the biggest stupa in Nepal and is located on flat land. This Stupa, set in a pattern of a "Mandala" is encircled by houses and monasteries where Rinpoches (enlightened Buddhist monks) reside. Around the base of this strikingly enormous and simple stupa are a ring of 108 images of the Buddha and 147 insets containing prayer wheels. Overnight at Hotel Himalaya/Shambala Day 7: Departure Transfer
Transfer to international airport in time to connect your outbound flight