|Trip Duration:||10 days|
|Program Type:||Tours and Hiking|
|Trek Start Point:||Birethanti|
|Trek End Point:||Birethanti|
|Meals:||Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner|
|Mode of Travel:||Tours and trekking|
|Best season:||September/October and March/April|
Kathmandu valley consists of three main cities of great historic and cultural interest Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon). Kathmandu city is the head of state cultural and economic hub of Nepal and is well thought-out to have the most advanced road and rail network among municipal areas in Nepal. From the point of view of tourism, economy and cultural heritage, the sister cities of Patan(Lalitpur) and Bhaktapur are important to Kathmandu. Kathmandu, as the gateway to Nepal Tourism, is the spiritual center of the country’s economy.
Kathmandu is the capital and largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is the municipal central part of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which also contain two sister cities namely Patan or Lalitpur, 5 kilometers (3.1 m) to its southeast and Bhaktapur, 13 kilometers (8.7 mi) to its east. It is also acronymic as ‘KTM’.
The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal surrounded by four major mountains, namely: Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. It is inhabited by 1,081,845 (2011, Central Bureau of Statistics) people. The Kathmandu valley with its three districts including Kathmandu District accounts for a population density of only 97 per square kilometers whereas Kathmandu metropolitan city has a density of 13,225 per square kilometers. It is by far the largest urban agglomerate in Nepal, accounting for 20% of the urban population in an area of 5,067 hectares (12,520 acres) (50.67 square kilometers (19.56 sq mi).
Kathmandu is not only the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal but also the headquarters of the Central Region (Madhyamanchal) among the five development regions constituted by the 14 administrative zones of Nepal located at the central part of the country. The Central region has three zones namely, Bagmati, Narayani, and Janakpur. Kathmandu is located in the Bagmati Zone.
Kathmandu, as the gateway to Nepal Tourism, is the nerve center of the country’s economy.
The city’s wealthy history is nearly 2000 years old, as incidental from writing in the valley. Its religious affiliation is dominantly Hindu followed by Buddhism. People of other religious beliefs also live in Kathmandu giving it a cosmopolitan culture. Nepali is the common language of the city, though many speak the Nepal Bhasa Newari as it is the center of the Newar people and civilization. English is understood by all of the educated population of the city.
Source: Kathmandu government in Nepal.
Although it is very little known, there is quite a number of natural hot water springs scattered around the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Mineralogists estimate of having at least 50 hot water springs in the land belt stretching between the Himalayan and mountain regions. These hot water springs are locally known as Tatopani simply meaning ‘hot water’.
A list of natural hot springs located in various parts of Nepal:
In Srinagar, Bhurung, Sanghu Khola, Syabrubesi and Chilime springs, the water temperature is found to be in the range of 42c to 73c.
In other springs listed above, natural hot water of up to 100c flows out. It is believed that taking a bath in these springs cures paralysis, rheumatism and other diseases relating to a bone, joints, skin, etc. Local residents around these springs often celebrate festivals in which they take bath and drink the spring water rich in phosphorus and salt with the hope to cure their ailments and remain healthy.
The most famous hot springs in Nepal are at Tatopani, near the Friendship Bridge across the border of Nepal and China at the end of Kodari (Arniko) Highway and another one on the Annapurna Circuit. The hot water spring of Beni Bazar in Myagdi district which is about 244 miles (390 kilometers) west of Kathmandu is also quite well-known. Almost 60,000 people all over the country visit this spring that can hold up to 100 people at the height of 2,743 meters (9,050 feet).
Information of Mountain in Nepal
Nepal is known as the land of Himalayas world over. There are 1,310 peaks above 6000 meters of which 238 are already opened for climbing. Likewise, out of fourteen 8000 meters above peaks eight of them, including the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest lie in Nepal. Other seven are namely Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel then rest of time is free
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley inclusive of Buddhanath Stupa (one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, where also you will be able to see many monks and Tibetan peoples), Pasupatinath (one of the most important Hindu Temple of God Shiva, where dead body also cremate), Bhaktapur City (Among three oldest cities is one of the interesting city, where visitor can see fifty five wood carving windows palace, a lot of pottery clubs, many temples and a lot of wood carving place), Patan City (Also one of the city like Bhaktapur where you will be able to see a HinduTemple call God Krishna Temple and Many others as well as A Buddhist Temple call Golden Temple ) & Swyambhunath Stupa (One of oldest Buddhist Stupa situated at the highest place in Kathmandu Valley, from where you can see the scenery of Kathmandu Valley, as well as some mountain peaks also if weather is nice) .
Day 03: After breakfast drive or fly to second beautiful city of Nepal: Pokhara overnight at hotel.
Day 04: After breakfast drive to Nayapul and trek to ulleri overnight there at Lodge or Tented Camp.
Day 05: After breakfast trek toGhorepani overnight there at Lodge.
Day 06: Early morning sunrise and Mountain View tour to Poonhill (3200 M.) and back, then after
Breakfast trek to Tatopani (Hot spring) overnight there at Lodge or Tented Camp.
Day 07: After breakfast trek to Beni Village. Overnight there at Lodge.
Day 08: After breakfast trek drive back from Beni to Pokhara city sightseeing
Day 09: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu, Afternoon free.
Day 10: Rest day in Kathmandu and shopping in the Thamel area.
Day 11:- Filal departure from Hotle to international airport.
Day 01:-After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, you will be welcomed by our staff and he will assist you to transfer the hotel. At hotel he gives you orientation of the overall trip. Meet your trekking guide. On at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02:-Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley inclusive of Buddhanath Stupa, (one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, where also you will be able to see many monks and Tibetan peoples), Pasupatinath (one of the most important Hindu Temple of God Shiva, where dead body also cremate), Bhaktapur City (Among three oldest cities is one of the interesting city, where visitor can see fifty five wood carving windows palace, a lot of pottery clubs, many temples and a lot of wood carving place), Patan City (Also one of the city like Bhaktapur where you will be able to see a HinduTemple call God Krishna Temple and Many others as well as A Buddhist Temple call Golden Temple ) & Swyambhunath Stupa (One of oldest Buddhist Stupa situated at the highest place in Kathmandu Valley, from where you can see the scenery of Kathmandu Valley, as well as some mountain peaks also if weather is nice)
Day 03:- Wake up early in the morning. Have a breakfast at the hotel. Walk to Tourist bus station bout 10-15 minutes with your trekking guide. Tourist bus departs for Pokhara at 7 o’clock. Enjoy seven our scenic drive. The bus stops half an hour nearby highway restaurants on the way for lunch. You will be reached at Pokhara around 2 o’clock. Check in at Pokhara hotel. The rest of the day is free. O/n at hotel in Pokhara
Day 04:- After breakfast, take one hour drive to Nayapul. After you reach Nayapul, you will start your trekking slowly. After 20-minutes walking along the Modi stream, you will reach at Birethanti – a beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. Then follow the left route through the village. Your trek continue heading to Ulleri following the bank of the Burungdi stream. You will climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village. Ulleri is stopping point for today. O/ n at mountain lodge
Day 05:- After breakfast you start your walking. Today the trail leads you to the Ghorepani, one of the popular destinations of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856 meters. You should gently ascend up to Banthanti (2250 meters) through Oak and rhododendron forest. Then continue trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460 meters). Today you will walk approximately 5 hours. O/ n at mountain lodge
Day 06:- Early in the morning climb up to Poon Hill (3210 meters) to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as exciting sunrise view over the Himalayas. After experiencing the great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, you descend to Ghorepani.
After breakfast, continue downhill trek to Tatopani . The trail goes along the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest till the Tatopani bank of the Kaligandaki. O/ n at mountain lodge
Day 07:- The new motor road access to the Beni, those short of time to make dramatic and at times unnerving exit down the Kali Gandaki to Beni. It is large rapidly expanding trading town.
From Tatopani few minutes drive three is great view of Fang and ahead is a spectacular narrow defile where the Kali Gandaki is almost choked off. Drive through the Tipyang 1040 m, offers basic lodge and refreshment, continuous drive Beg Khola valley and forever on to Galeshwar and Beni 830m. Explore the Beni Bazaar.
O/n at mountain lodge
Day 08:- After breakfast drive Beni- Pohara road is still not sealed as far as the baglung turn-off , a rough 40m drive. From Kushma the driving is smooth and good road to Pokhara.
Afternoon Pokhara valley sightseeing
Phewa is the second largest lake in Nepal and lying at an altitude of 784 m (2,572 ft) it covers an area of about 4.43 square km (1.7 sq mi). Annapurna looms in the distance from the lake and the lake is famous for the reflection of Mount Machapuchare on its surface.
Barahi Temple: The Holy Barahi Temple is situated on an island of Phewa lake. Barahi is one of the Asta matrices, a group eight mother goddesses in the Hindu religion.
Davis Falls: It was named after Mrs Davi, a Swiss tourist which her husband overflow the waters swept his wife down the waterfall. An interesting aspect of the falls is that the water travels through a natural tunnel prior.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave: It is a beautiful cave just opposite to David Fall. A giant stalagmite within this cave is honoured as a Shiva lingam and the devout flock here to pray.
Bindhya Basini Temple: It is most sacred temples in Pokhara city. It was built during the 17th century. This temple is consecrated to Durga. The devotees worship the saligram or ammonite fossil placed here in her name. O/n at hotel in Pokhara
Day 09:- After breakfast walk to tourist bus station with trekking guide. Then set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel at Kathmandu. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 10:- Rest day in Kathmandu and shopping in the Thamel area if you need to support for shopping please contact with your guide and he will help you for shopping.
Day 11 :- Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at the hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight to home.
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