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Welcome to Nepal! Our local team await your arrival at Kathmandu airport; from there you will transferred to your hotel Bhaktapur.
Enjoy the day exploring Bhaktapur with your expert guide. The highlights will include Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square all offering incredible old buildings and temples that you will explore up close. The later afternoon is at your leisure to explore.
In the morning you will drive through stunning scenery to Chitwan National Park, arriving in the afternoon. The remains of today and tomorrow allow free time for you to choose from the various optional activities available in stunning Chitwan National Park. Take a nature walk, a jungle drive, ride on an elephant or journey in a dugout canoe and admire the scenery - if you are lucky you may even see an elusive tiger!
Today travel onward by car to Pokhara, the gateway to the magnificent Annapurna Range, which consists of five mountains over 7200m including the Machhapuchare, which although falling short of 7000m, is one of the most extraordinary mountains due to its unique ‘fishtail’ peak. The local people believe it is sacred to the god Shiva and therefore is off limits to climbing. Upon arrival this afternoon, spend the rest of the day at leisure.
An early start as we drive to Sarangkot enjoying the views of the landscapes and mountains and observing local people, villages and farms. After breakfast we visit the thundering waterfall known as Devi’s falls where the Pardi River, which drains Phewa Lake, enters a grottoed channel and sinks underground in a sudden rush of foam and fury. We then visit a Tibetan refugee camp, and a local school and monastery, and have the chance to pick up some souvenirs from small stalls and a carpet-weaving hall, before returning to our hotel.
Enjoy free time to participate in optional activities such as paragliding, mountain biking, cycling, boating and horse riding.
Fly back to Kathmandu this morning and transfer to your hotel in the city. Later enjoy a guided tour of the city, admire the view from Swayambhunath Stupa, visit the large and beautiful Buddhist stupa of Bodhnath, adorned with thousands of candles made with butter. Then explore magical Durbar Square - a complex of royal palaces and temples, and the social, religious and urban focal point of the city.
After breakfast we take a short drive to Kirtipur, also known as the City of Glory. The well-preserved old town contrasts developed Kathmandu with its unpaved narrow lanes. Admire the amazing views of the Kathmandu Valley from the top point of Kirtipur. We continue to the historic town of Patan, sometimes referred to as Lalitpur, meaning City of Beauty, and admire the rich collection of temples and monasteries in the area.
Say farewell to the Himalayan Kingdom, we will be sure to transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.