Nepal is nearly an hour and a half drive by road from Siliguri. The bordering Hamlet Kakarvita is approximately 42 kilometers from Siliguri. It is a landlocked Himalayan country in South Asia, bordered by the People's Republic of China and Autonomous Region of Tibet to the north and India to the south, east and west. More than 80% of its population people follow Hinduism. It is a small country but the landscape is diverse, ranging from the Terai in the south to the lofty Himalayas in the north. Like Sikkim or Bhutan its elevation also increases from south to north and in the north reaches the world highest peak called the Mount Everest. Within a small width the elevation of Nepal increases from the plain terrain to the tallest Himalayas with High altitude lakes and wildlife. This country boasts of eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest. Kathmandu is the capital city. The landscape is captivating with an incomparable diversity of rare flora and fauna.
It is one of the ultimate destinations for a trekking holiday, leisure holidays in the lake to the busy adventurous life in Kathmandu, offering everything from easy and short excursions to the long challenges of the snowy peaks, invoking visions of the spectacular Himalayas. Attractions of Nepal is its landscape the lush meadows, green woodland with vibrant wildlife, fragrant orchards, stretches of paddy fields and off course the Himalayan range with snowy peaks in the background. The country is unique in the world offering spectacular views of the Himalayas, Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga and their range visible from most of the destinations. Nepal is known for, birding, hiking, nightlife, trekking, camping, mountain biking, nature study, national wildlife parks, jungle safaris, river rafting, its beautiful temples and a pilgrimage.
The main cities and places of interest include Kathmandu, Patan, Biratnagar, Muktinath, Lumbini, Birgunj, Janakpur, Pokhara, Nepalgunj, Mahendranagar, Chitwan, Pashupatinath, Pokhara etc.
How to Reach
- Airways – There are 48 airports, flights are frequent with a sizable traffic, 30 domestic, 7 international routes. Popular domestic airlines are Buddha Air, Kathmandu, Cosmic Air, Gorkha Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Shangri - La Air, Skyline Airways, Yeti Airlines, etc.
- Roadways – Nepal has a decent network of roadways all over the country with over 8500 kilometers of paved roads. There are government and private vehicle service available round the clock.
- Railways – Practically has no railway network except a small stretch in the south bordering India. One length of nearly 59 kilometer railway line in the south of Nepal is connected with the bordering town of India. Two connector are Raxaul in India to Amlekhganj in Nepal and the other is Raxaul in India to Janakpur in Nepal are in operation.
This is one of the tourist hotspot and is the home to the largest number of tourist in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is a city in central Nepal situated nearly 198 kilometers from Kathmandu. Pokhra is the capital of Kaski District and the fourth largest city of Nepal. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. The Himalayan range including the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu peaks, which are over 8000 meters, can be seen from Pokhara. Other attraction is the lake named Phewa Lake. Tourist flocks around some of the places popularly the ancient caves Mahendra and Gupteswar. There is an impressive falls named Patale Chhango or Devi / David's fall where the water from the Phewa Lake falls from a great height and thunders into a hole to disappears. Nepal like Bhutan has sharp elevated rise in altitude within a short distance. Sometimes the rise in elevation is nearly 1000 meters / 3333 feet to 8000 meters / 266400 feet within a distance of 28 to 30 kilometers. Phewa Lake as is an spectacular spot in the city borders on Phewa Tal, it is nearly 4.4 kilometer square and at an elevation of about 800 meters and in the north at around 1000 meters it touches the base of the Annapurna mountain range. World Peace Stupa is another tourist attraction. About half of all tourists visiting Pokhara are there for the start or end of a trek to the Annapurna Base Camp and Mustang. Festivals celebrated are Gai Jatra, Bhairab Naach (Bhairab dance), Krishnastami add colors to the beauty of Pokhara.
Places of Interests:
- Vindavashini temple
- Mahadev cove
- Seti gorge
- Phewa Lake
- Barahi Temple
- Devi’s Fall
- Mahendra Cave
- Seti Gandaki Gorge
- The Old Bazar
- Bindyabasini Temple
- World peace pagoda
- Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake
- Mountain Views
The hub of all tourist activities starts from here. Many a movie has been shot in this small valley. Kathmandu is the capital and the most vibrant city with nightlife perhaps nowhere else in the Himalayan region. The city, the outskirt with patan and Bhaktapur, the landscape are all places of visit. The other attractions are the incomparable diversity of flora and fauna is the ultimate destination offering everything from easy and short excursions to the long challenges of the snowy peaks. From any city of Nepal one can get the unparallel visions of the spectacular Himalayas. There is more to enjoy the lush meadows and the green forest. Kathmandu has to be the most spectacular city in the world offering mesmerizing view of the Himalayan peaks along with some of the most visited temples in the world. Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga and their range is clearly visible throughout the year from here. This tourism hub is known for various forms of options like trekking, biking, angling, birding, safari to wildlife parks or jungle safaris, river rafting, pilgrimage or even just for visiting the beautiful temples. Other than Kathmandu Nepal has other main cities and places of interest include Biratnagar, Birgunj, Janakpur, Pokhara, Nepalgunj, Mahendranagar, Chitwan, Pashupatinath, Pokhra etc.
Places of Interest
• Durbar Square • Numismatic Museum and Tribhuvan Museum • Kasthamandap • Ashok Vinayak • Patan • Bhaktapur • Kumari Ghar (house of virgin goddess) • Boudhanath • Budhanilkantha • Swayambhunath • National Museum • Guheswari Temple
One of the green district with varied wildlife. Chitwan is one among the seventy - five districts of Nepal. The district has its district headquarters in Bharatpur. The district covers nearly 2218 square kilometers with a population of approximately 600,000. Among the places to visit are Narayangarh, on the bank of River Narayani. It is suppose to be the main town with numerous shopping / marketing areas or zones. It is a very populated market as people from all over the district and even from neighboring district come to shop. Gradually development work has taken over to have nearly 40 Village Development Committees and two Metropolitan cities - Bharatpur and Parsa. At the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few remaining dense undisturbed vestiges of the Terai region.
It is famous for its diversified flora and fauna. Other than India one can come across the single - horned Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis). Other wildlife includes Panthers / Leopards, crocodiles, pythons, and several kinds of deer live in the Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park one of the last refuges of the Royal Bengal tiger and the authorities are struggling to protect to the rhinos from poacher. Avi fauna found here are also of various types including the migratory species. It is one of the refuge of wild life lovers or enthusiast.
Places of Interest
• Royal Chitwan National Park • Singlr horned Rhinos • Cheetas, One horn Rhino • Jungle Safari • Flora and Fauna • Rafting • Parsa Wildlife Reserve • Bara Hunting Reserve • Ox - bow lakes • Wildlife Safari • Dolphin
Muktinath also known as the Chumig Gyatsa is one of the most important religious destinations in Nepal it is also known as Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the place of salvation. It is situated at an elevation of nearly 3750 meters. Nepal is a region of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, people and religions. Nepal is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama who was later known as Gautam Buddha. Muktinath is situated in the Thorong La mountain pass, part of the Himalayas, in the district of Mustang in Nepal. Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal. The mountains in the north have eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including Sagarmatha otherwise known as Mount Everest. It is a pilgrimage site for both the Buddhist and Hindu communities. It is one of the few places in the world that two of these communities have a sacred place shared in harmony by devotees. The place is of great historical importance and is well maintained by the traditional caretakers the Nuns of the lineage of Lama Wangyal. One more recommendation for all tourists is not to travel to Muktinath during the raining season which is generally in the month of June, July, August and the beginning of September because of the possibility of landslides. It might take days to come out of Muktinath, even the small flights are cancelled for days.
Places of Interest
• Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa • Silas or Shaligrams • Kali Gandaki • Murthy Mahatmyam • Archeological sites • Temple of Lord Sri Murthi • Bajrayogini Temple • Guhyeshwari Temple • Pashupatinath temple, Nepal • Changu Narayan • Janaki Mandir • Shree Pashupatinath • Budhanilkantha Temple, Sleeping Vishnu • Temple of Sri Devi Thayaar • Kunda • Mukti Dhara • Jwala Mai Temple • Mharme Lha Khang Gompa • Gomba Samba • Swaminarayan
HIMALAYA DARSHAN ITINERARY NO: AT:25-1
KATHMANDU – POKHRA – MUKTI NATH – KATHMANDU
Duration: 06DAYS / 05NIGHTS.
Lord Vishnu ( shaligram ) and tulsi plant came upon earth for the benefit of man kind in kalyug. Just like worship of shiva is done in form of linga, Vishnu is worshiped in the form of shaligram. The source of saligram is Damodar lake (Kunda ) which flows as river Kali-Gandaki, where can find saligram ( Mukti Nath ) .
- HOTEL :- 3 Star
- PLAN :- M.A.P.
- TRANSPORT :- Korean Vehicle
- COST :- Rs. 22000/- per pax
Meet and greet on arrival at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel O/n Halt
Pashupati Darshan and Kathmandu sight seeing Boudha Nath, Buda Nilkantha,Escon Temple, Swaymbhu, Patan Krishna temple, Durbar square
Early morning move for pokhra, Manokamna Darshan by cable car
Pokhra sight seeing & Mukti Nath Darshan by Helicopter
Move from pokhra to Kathmandu. Evening enjoy with ARATI of Pashupatinath.
Departure Day, Transfer to Airport