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Temples and Tigers


Nepal has seen many rulers and ruling dynasties, which lead to a colorful, mixed history. From the moment you arrive at Kathmandu, discover its enrichment with more temples than homes, and its festivals that seemingly exceed the number of the days in a year. Explore the whole valley with its seven World Heritage Sites. When time comes to travel to Chitwan you will understand why Nepal is considered the biggest natural museum in the world. The Chitwan National Park has Sal forests which cover 70% of the area and there are about 600 species of plants. The Park is home to the only significant number of one-horned rhinos and other endangered species like the Bengal tiger, the gangetic dolphins and the gharial crocodile. There are altogether over 43 species of large mammals, 526 species of birds, 150 different types of butterflies, 126 species of fish and 49 species of reptiles in this wonderful Park.

Itinerary


Cities Covered Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you are received and welcomed by one of our friendly representatives who will offer you a "Khada," a religious silk scarf. Transfer to your Kathmandu hotel where you can rest prior to your exciting week that lies ahead! 

Cities Covered Kathmandu

Following breakfast at the hotel, depart for a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the “City of Glory”. Visit Durbar (palace) Square, the epicenter of religious and cultural life, an area filled with old temples and historical significance. Some of the sights include Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Temple, Kasthamandap and Kumari Ghar; home to the Living Goddess. Afterwards visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world, which is majestically set high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley.

 

Proceed towards Patan, the city of Fine Arts. Your tour includes a visit to Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) and more. Also visit the Tibetan Handicraft Centre where you can see the art of making carpets by the Tibetan refugees. Stay overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Cities Covered Kathmandu ,  Nagarkot

After a delicious breakfast, depart your hotel for a full-day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This massive temple complex sits alongside the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the courtyard of the temple, whereas tourists can see the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River.  Later visit Boudhanath, a Buddhist Stupa said to be one of the largest in the world. This massive structure stands tall with four pairs of eyes each facing the four cardinal directions, watching for righteous behavior of mankind and for human prosperity. Afterwards visit Bhaktapur, the “City of Devotees”. Your tour here begins with a visit to Durbar Square, the Golden Gate, Palace of 55 Windows, Lion’s Gate, The Nyatapola Temple, the tallest of its kind in Nepal, Bhairab Temple and the Pottery Centre.

 

Later, drive to Nagarkot, one of the most popular tourist hill-stations in Kathmandu Valley, situated 18km east of Bhaktapur at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level. It is also famous for its spectacular sunrise and sunset views. On a clear day, one can enjoy the panoramic views of snow capped mountains of eastern Nepal including Mt. Everest. Enjoy your overnight stay at your resort in Nagarkot.

Cities Covered Chitwan

After an early morning breakfast and view of the sunrise, head west to Chitwan National Park (approx. 196km/ 6½ hours drive), one of the best managed national parks in the world. The Park is home to at least 450 species of birds, 45 species of amphibians and reptiles and 43 species of mammals which include the majestic Bengal tiger, the single-horned Indian rhinoceros and the sloth bear. Enjoy lunch at a lodge within the Park, participate in various jungle activities such as an elephant safari, jungle drive and nature walk. Have dinner and spend the night at a Jungle resort.

Cities Covered Chitwan

Explore the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park as you enjoy a safari through the park, go on an elephant safari, or take a nature walk. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and overnight at the lodge in Chitwan are included.

Cities Covered Kathmandu

After breakfast, embark on a scenic five-hour drive along the sacred Trisuli River as you travel back to Kathmandu. You are free to explore Kathmandu for the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. This evening, enjoy dinner accompanied by a cultural program in a Nepali restaurant.

Cities Covered Kathmandu

After checking out of your hotel, our representative transfers you to the airport for your departure flight back home or to your next exciting destination.


Departure Dates and Rates

All Rates in US$ per person, Applicable taxes payable 30 days prior to departure only for India Tour

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Deluxe
For departures September 1,2018 through May 31,2019 US$ 2,600 US$ 1,525 US$ 1,450
For departures June 1,2019 through August 31,2019 US$ 2,550 US$ 1,500 US$ 1,420
Heritage
For departures September 1,2018 through May 31,2019 US$ 3,250 US$ 1,875 US$ 1,750
For departures June 1,2019 through August 31,2019 US$ 2,980 US$ 1,740 US$ 1,625


The services in both classes are the same, however the hotels used are different.  We use hotels listed in our accommodation section or ones similar to them. Please see the accommodation section to see the list of hotels used.  


Package cost is inclusive of:

  • Sightseeing and transport as per the itinerary via private air conditioned vehicle with English speaking guide
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Nagarkot
  • 2 nights accommodation with all meals and jungle activities in Chitwan
  • 1 cultural show with Nepali dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable government taxes and service fees
  • Porterage
  • Entrance fees to monuments and other sights as specified in the itinerary

 

Package cost does not include:

  • Domestic and international airfare
  • International Airport Tax (SAARC: approx. $18 & other countries $23)
  • Nepal visa fee (approx. $30 per person)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals except where specified as "included"
  • Gratuities, beverages, laundry and items of a personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as "included"
  • Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinner
Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:
(i) 25% of total tour cost due at the time of booking
(ii) 75% or balance no later than 68 days prior to date of the first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

 

CANCELLATION FEES:

(i) 25% of the total tour value if cancelled more than 65 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 50% of the total tour value if cancelled 64-30 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

(iii) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 29-0 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

 

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.

 






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