This trek offers you to explore some of the best places of Kathmandu valley and the suggested trekking package also allow you to see magnificent views of mountains. Our immersion in Nepal begins in the Kathmandu valley. In valley we will visit numbers of Hindu’s pilgrim’s sites as well as Buddhist also. Three ancient majestic cities, we switch to the Hindu universe by discovering Pashupatinath, ma site dating from the 12th century, a cremation site dedicated to Shiva. The magnificent temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Bhaktapur with medieval looks, the most beautiful of the three imperial cities of the valley. We then take the direction of Pokhara for a short trek through the Nepalese villages huddled at the foot of the Machapuchare, before leaving to explore the Terai. We visit Tansen, stronghold of the Ranas dynasty, and Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. Radical change of scenery in the heart of the Chitwan national park with a Kipling jungle atmosphere, which we discover on foot, by canoe and on the back of an elephant, in search of rhinos and tigers.
Welcome to Kathmandu. Installation at the hotel and depending on the time of arrival, we visit Soyombounath, a Buddhist stupa overlooking the Kathmandu valley.
Visit of Patan, One of the three ancient imperial cities of the valley. Patan boasts a Durbar Square full of temples, statues, and palaces and, in addition, has the must-see attraction of Patan Museum. We continue through Bungamati, a village of 15th century Newar artisans. Stroll among the terraced crops to the village of Khokhana. Return to hotel in Kathmandu.
Day of discovery of the jewels of the Kathmandu valley: Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. After visit of Pashupatinath we will leave for the city of devotes, Bhaktapur, 15 km from Kathmandu, the most beautiful of the three imperial cities in the valley. Bhaktapur has the best-preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks.
In the morning, stroll through the alleys of Bhaktapur then transfer to Telkot and hike on the ridge to Changu Narayan, This shrine is dedicated to lord Visnu and held in special reverence by the Hindu people. This temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal and located on a promontory overlooking the valley. We then descend on foot to the Newar village of Sankhu, then short transfer to Bodhnath. Visit the great stupa of Bodhnath located in the heart of the Tibetan district where many monasteries of exile have been built. We spend the night in Bodhnath to enjoy this sacred high place after the departure of tourists.
We leave the Kathmandu valley, and take the road to Bandipur, sumptuous village of Newars traders; superb view of the Himalayan range including Mount Manaslu (8163m). In the afternoon, we take a short walk around this village famous. It is one of the best tourist destinations of Nepal. Bandipur is famous for Newari people and their cultures.
After breakfast we will take Jeep/Bus today. In Pokhara (2h30) we will have a lunch break, then we continue to Kande (1700 m) in the low valleys, surrounded by rice terraces. From Kande we will walk. It is the beginning of our small trek, we go up to Australian camp.
Today if we have a clear weather we will have a spectacular panoramic view of mountains including Annupurna south (7219m), Hiuchuli(6441m), Machhapuchre(6993m) and many more. We walk to the village of Landruk in the Modi Khola valley. Landruk is on the way to the Annapurna Base Camp. It is a small village of around 1000 inhabitants. We have a nice day of walking between villages and rice fields to start our mini trek in the heart of the Annapurnas.
We descend to the gurung village of Landruk which offers a superb view of Annapurna South (7219 m) and Hinchuli (6441 m), Machhapuchre(6993m). Cross the Modi Kola and climb a little steep to Ghandruk, a Gurung village with solid houses surrounded by stone walls that protect rice fields and wheat fields. Very nice view of Annapurna South and the Machapuchare.
After delicious breakfast we will descent to Birethanti (1100m) to join the road then transfer by jeep/bus to Pokhara. Free afternoon and relax in Pokhara.
After breakfast, we take the road to Tansen. During the journey, we cross the Nepalese countryside and enjoy the varied landscapes: mountains, valleys, rice fields, villages.... We arrive in Tansen in the afternoon. We discover this ancient city and stronghold of the Ranas dynasty. We will visit the historic center and the palace of Tansen Durbar. We then continue towards Lumbini, located a few steps from the Indo-Nepalese border.
We visit Lumbini, birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha). Lumbini has a number of older temples, including the Mayadevi Temple, and various new temples, funded by Buddhist organisations from various countries, have been completed or are still under construction.. We visit some of them, and then in the afternoon we hit the road for Chitwan National Park.
Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. Day entirely devoted to the discovery of the jungle. Canoe ride is best for the sighting of crocodile and other aquatic creatures.. Elephant ride in search of rhinos walk in the jungle to the Kipling: deer and hinds, bears and sometimes even tiger. Chitwan district is also home of Indigenous Tharu people and we can watch and understated their culture and living style very closely.
Morning walk for bird watching (roller-indian, kingfisher, bee-eater, goose-headed, etc.). After breakfast, we take the jeep/bus to Kathmandu.
This last day in Nepal, we can attend a cooking class of some nepali cuisine then after lunch you will be free to do shopping some souvenirs or you can do as you want.
According to the return flight schedule, transfer to the airport.
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This trek offers you to explore some of the best places of Kathmandu valley and the suggested trekking package also allow you to see magnificent views of mountains. Our immersion in Nepal begins in the Kathmandu valley. In valley we...