|Trip Code:||MATOUR03||Trip Grade:||Easy|
|Best Season:||Jan to Jun & Sep to Dec||Tour Starts/Ends:||Kathmandu|
|Places Covered:||Kathmandu & Chitwan National Park||Activity:||Sightseeing, Cultural & Historic tour, Mountain views, Jungle activities|
|Min. no of traveler:||2 person (pls contact us if you are a single traveler)|
6 Days Kathmandu & Widlife is a package mix of Kathmandu valley and Chitwan National Park. Kathmandu is a mixed city of old and new with many UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are rich in traditional arts & architectures, interesting & amazing history & cultures and unique lifestyle of the people. Chitwan is considered as one of the finest wildlife in Asia. Visit to Chitwan National Park provides a sense of Jungle feeling with many interesting jungle activities and local culture.
Upon arrival warm welcome to our guests, transfer to hotel. Free in the evening.
After breakfast, travel by road to Chitwan National Park famous for endangered one-horned Rhino, Tiger and many wildlife species of birds and animals. Enjoy Cultural dance in the evening.
Today you will be escorted by expert naturalist on various exciting activities including elephant back Safari, Canoe ride, Jungle walk, Bird watching, Slide show etc. in the evening or day you can walk around the nearby village to witness daily life of locals.
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. In the afternoon visit to Pashupatinath Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Pashupatinath is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all the Hindus of the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the trinity and the guardian (patron) deity of Nepal. This is one of the oldest temples, situated on the banks of the Holy Bagmati River. It is double – roofed golden temple with four triple silver doorways. Pashupatinath covers an area of 281 hectares, which is one of the biggest temple complexes in Nepal. Although Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium.
Lastly we will visit the Great Stupa of Boudhanath (UNESCO World Heritage Site) a vast dome-shaped monument representing the Mind of the Buddha. It is the primary pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddhists of the Himalayas and a major draw for Tibetan Buddhists from all over the planet. The history of the Stupa from its origins in the fifth century to the present day is also presented here for the first time.’ Drive back to hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Swoyambhunath Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Site), also known as “Monkey temple” The temple charms with its great dazzling Stupa, while at the same time, offering a view of Kathmandu city. The two-thousand year-old Stupa is the most profound expression of Buddhist symbolism in Nepal. There’s evidence to believe the hill was used for animist rites even before Buddhism arrived in the valley two thousand years ago.
Our next destination is Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Patan Durbar Square complex is perhaps the most photographed of the three durbar squares. Located in the heart of Patan city, this was once the palace of the kings of Patan. The square is a display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
After Patan durbar square visit to Khokana. Khokana is a small Newari Village located just 6 kilometers from Patan. Khokana is a small village in which traditional craftsmanship still takes an important role. Villagers can often be seen spinning, winnowing and crushing mustard seeds. Especially the latter is what Khokana is most famous for, it’s mustard oil. The village has a broad street leading into its center. On the left side the three storied Shree Rudrayani temple can be seen.
After exploring Khokana we will walk to Bungmati. This is an approximately 15 minutes’ walk through on the road dividing the agricultural land. Bungmati, just like Khokana, is a Newari village where traditional life still can be seen. The village houses the typical Newari buildings and has an interesting main square where one can view the Ganesh Temple and the Machhindranath Temple.
In the evening we will proceed for farewell dinner with cultural show.
Transfer to airport for your flight back home with lots of memories.
Activities in Chitwan National Park
Pashupatinath Temple, which is one of the holiest temple of Lord Shiva
Boudhanath Stupa, which is one of the most important site for Buddhists
Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the Money Temple
Patan Durbar Square, known as the city of artisans
Khokna & Bugmati, outskirts of Kathmandu
Please bring warm clothing if travelling from Nov till Feb as its winter time in Nepal. Items such as sunglasses, moisturizing lotions, hats/caps, necessary medicines are recommended.