This tour is ideal for nature lovers and those who want to learn about the culture and sights of remarkable Nepal.
During the tour you will have the opportunity to see a real free-living rhino in Chitwan Park, ride an elephant and who knows, maybe even meet a Bengal tiger?
In Kathmandu you will see all the highlights. The Monkey Temple, the Hindu Pasupatinath, the Buddhist Boudhanath stupa and the royal square!
This adventure is perfect for everyone. As a supplement to a mountain adventure or a dedicated tour.
The Chitwan National Park is situated in the southern part of Nepal, at a distance of 140 km from Kathmandu. It lies on the total area of 932 square km of the subtropical terrain which comprises beautiful, green rain forests, river terrains and infields. It is one of the most diversified natural areas in Nepal. In the park one can meet many wide animals such as: a royal Bengalese tiger, rhinoceros, crocodiles, Indian elephants, bears and popular in this region leopards. A park is a habitat of 500 bird species, both those who inhabit this area permanently, as well as migratory ones. It is, in our opinion, a mandatory point of the programme for all lovers of the flora and fauna. The Chitwan has also the largest in Asia elephant breeding centre, where one can meet also their numerous baby elephants.
During this travel you will visit an exotic capital of Nepal, Katmandu. There is a lot of unusual places there, with a rich history and a unique architecture, as for instance, main town plaza – the Durbar Square, the largest in Nepal Hindu Pashupatinath Temple and the beautiful Boudhanath sanctuary – with the Buddhist stupa which is the most famous in the world. All those objects were inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Your legs will also carry You to the exceptional, noisy town district – Thamel, where you will have a chance to try local meals in one of the numerous cafes or restaurants and buy souvenirs, at the same occasion gaining an opportunity in the valuable art of bargaining with the vendors.
We will also visit the Monkey Temple, from which there is a charming view on the Kathmandu Valley.
After arrival and settling visa formalities you will be welcomed by a Guide from the Meroway Adventure, who will take you to the hotel. After accommodation you can rest after a travel or if you are willing – even on the same day visit Swayambunath Temple, a so called the Monkey Temple – situated only a 20-minute walk distance from Thamel – a tourist district. A temple was founded before the 5th century AD and it is a place of worship among the Nepalese. It is situated on the hill, overlooking a beautiful view over a city. You can spend an evening in one of the local restaurants. An overnight stay in the hotel.
This day after a breakfast, first of all, you will visit Pashupatinath Temple. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Nepal, situated about 5 km from the city centre, on the banks of Bagmati River, in the eastern part of the country. It is a sacred place of the devotees of Hinduism, to which they pilgrimage largely. Each year, especially during the festival of Maha Shivaratri, a lot of India residents come here. This large temple of Shiva comprises many complexes of the separate buildings and monuments, and in many places you can meet the Sadhu holy persons with traditionally painted faces. Undoubtedly, Pashupatinath is one of the most important objects of the Nepalese heritage.
Then we will go the Boudhanath sanctuary, with the largest stupa in the southern Asia which is the main centre of the Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. A stupa with a height of 36 meters is located in the centre of the ancient trade road of the Tibetans. Since the 1950s of 20th century it has become also a place around which a lot of the Tibetan refugees settle down. Up till now many of them lives just in the neighbourhood of Boudhanath. A part of people consider that a stupa was found in the 5th century AD, but still there is a lack of the unequivocal evidences confirming this date.
Then we will walk to the central plaza of the city – the Durbar Square. This previous royal seat was built in the 12th century. You will see there a lot of unique buildings, including the Kumari Bahal temple (A House of the Living Goddess), where you will find the grace of meeting Kumari herself – a living incarnation of the goddess. You will also see Kasthamandap (a house built from wood from a single tree) and an old museum. This place is situated in the city centre, in the vicinity of Thamel.
An overnight stay in Kathmandu.
After an early wake up and a breakfast in the hotel, we will go to the Chitwan by a tourist bus which sets out at 7:00 a.m. An interesting travel by the famous road – the Prithivi Highway waits for us. The unusual views and thrills of emotions – guaranteed! During this travel a stop for the breakfast is scheduled. After about 5 hours we will reach the Chitwan. After reaching our destination and an accommodation we will go for a lunch in the hotel and get to know a programme for the following days which will be presented by a guide in the park. After a short rest we will go for a trip to the locality of Tharu. In the evening a romantic sunset awaits you on the river bank and a cultural programme in the hotel. An overnight stay.
We will begin in the morning from a safari on the elephants in the vicinity of the nearby forest which lasts for 1.5 h. Then we will come back to the hotel in order to have a breakfast. Further, those who are willing, can have an adventure with a canoe, a walk in the subtropical forest or a visit in the elephant farm. We will be able to observe an unusual bath of those animals which, certainly, will deliver a lot of emotions. An overnight stay in the hotel.
A day will begin as professional ornithologists – from the morning observation of the birds in the Chitwan National Park. Ten we will return to the hotel to have our breakfast, and the we will set out for a return travel to Kathmandu. We will come back by the same way; a travel will take us about 5 hours. In the afternoon we will rest in Kathmandu, with a possibility of the last walk along the Thamel. In the evening we will meet at a gala dinner in the restaurant which serves a traditional Nepalese cuisine and provides a cultural programme.
Unfortunately, today is high time to farewell. If you would like to extend your stay or go for other excursion or mountain hike – just let us know. However, if this day you come back home, a Guide will drive you to the airport 3 hours before a departure. Thank you, that you have decided for an expedition with the Meroway Adventure. We wish you a happy return to the homeland.
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