The scenic splendor and spiritual aura of Nepal await you. From Himalayan gorges to Hindu temples, Chitwan's wildlife grasslands, and lakeside Pokhara, Nepal has all of the breathtaking natural experiences you need for your adventure of a lifetime.
Your once-in-a-lifetime adventure begins today! Enjoy in-flight amenities, meals, and entertainment as you depart from Manila via Emirates Airline.
Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guides in Kathmandu, a city steeped in culture, art, and tradition. You will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure.
After breakfast, your Nepal experience begins with a full-day sightseeing visit to Pashupatinath Temple, a cultural landmark devoted to Lord Shiva and a prominent venue for traditional Nepalese cremations on the banks of the Bagmati River. Next is a visit to Boudhanath Stupa to explore the largest stupa in Nepal. This site is a popular destination for Buddhist pilgrims and anyone interested in the country's ancient cremation practices. The journey continues to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is a historical monument dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries that encompasses the palaces and courtyards of the former Malla and Shah kings.
Afterwards, take in the breathtaking scenery of Kumari Ghar, the home of the living goddess Kumari, and Swoyambhunath Stupa, a stupa-style structure on top of a hill offering a stunning view of the entire Kathmandu Valley as you visit them. As you descend from the temple, experience walking through the 365 stone steps.
Capping off a meaningful full day of experience, head back to the hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, the group will head to the domestic airport for the flight to Pokhara. Upon your arrival here, enjoy the scenery and experience a boat ride in the waters of Phewa Lake. Feel free to wander along the lakeside on your own at night before heading to the hotel where you will stay the night.
Enjoy the spectacular sight from the summit of Sarangkot as you begin your early morning adventure to Sarangkot Hill, a tiny hilltop known for its breathtaking sunrise views and panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks. Later, a half-day adventure to Pokhara follows, visiting the Bindhyabasini Temple. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Durga and is nestled between the mountains of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna.
There will also be a stop at the Talbarahi Temple, which is located in the center of Phewa Lake and offers views of Mount Annapurna and Mount Fishtail. Afterwards, explore more of the waters of Nepal as you make your way to the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, David Falls, and Seti Gorge, along with another memorable boat ride to Phewa Lake.
After breakfast, proceed to the domestic airport to fly to Chitwan, a Nepal district whose name translates to "Heart of the Jungle" for its abundance of wildlife. Chitwan National Park is part of the World Heritage-listed reserve that protects over 952 sq. km. of forests, marshland, and rippling grassland and is home to sizable populations of wildlife. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, then feel free to spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
The wildlife adventure in Chitwan begins with a visit to the Elephant Safari, where you will get to see the endangered species up close and personal, including the one-horned rhinoceros. You might even see the elusive Bengal tiger at this stop. Afterwards, board a wooden canoe for a trip down the Rapti River, where you will see Gharial crocodiles sunbathing. The remainder of the day is then free for recreation, such as enjoying jungle activities like a nature walk. After a full day of sightseeing, head back to your accommodation in Chitwan to rest and recharge.
After breakfast, take a drive to the domestic airport for your return trip to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in the city, the rest of the evening is yours to spend at your leisure, either shopping for personal goods you want to take home or simply relaxing.
This day marks the end of your Nepal experience. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight back home to Manila.
Home sweet home! Arrive in Manila after a very memorable and enjoyable trip from Nepal.