Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Pokhara - Kathmandu - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi Meeting & Assistance at the Airport, Transfer to the Hotel. In the afternoon half day sight seeing tour of New Delhi covering Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun's tomb (the fore runner of Taj Mahal), President's house and the Secretariat buildings, India Gate - The War Memorial, The Modern Hindu temple - Birla Mandir.
Day 02: Delhi - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive about 5hrs. (210 kms)- to the city of Agra, one of the greatest centres of art, culture and learning. Transfer to The Amarvila-s, set in gardens of terraced lawns, reflection pools and pavillions where all the guest rooms and suites enjoy uninterrupted views of the magnificent Taj Mahal. After check-in, visit this breathtaking icon, said to be the greatest monument ever built for love. The afternoon journey takes you to Agra Fort where, within the fort, you can see the Pearl Mosque, the Hall of Public Audiences, the Hall of Private Audiences, The Octagonal Tower, the Jehangir Palace and the beautiful white marble Khas Mahal, a private palace. O/n hotel.
Day 03 : Agra - Delhi
drive back about 5hrs. O/n hotel.
Day 04: Delhi - Kathmandu fly
Arrive in Kathmandu, you will be met at the airport by our representative from Nature Trail & transferred to your Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city, Durbar Square and Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) Kathmandu Durbar Square:This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries used to be the seat of Malla kings of Kathmandu. The Durbar square, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also several Museums inside the palace building. Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): This is considered as oldest Buddhist stupa. Watches over the valley from the top of hillock on its western side. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites of Nepal. It' establishment is linked to the creation of Kathmandu valley out of primordial lake. It's listed in World Heritage site. Overnight hotel.
Day 05: Full day Sightseeing tour - Kathmandu
A full day guided sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple, Baudhanath stupa & Patan. Baudhanth Stupa: Baudhanath lies about 6km to the east of down town Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36m high and presents one of the most fascinating specimen of stupa design. Boudhnath, a World Heritage site, is also known as "Little Tibet". There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area.
Pashupatinath Temple: One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It is situated 5km east from city center. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate its existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple also a World Heritage Sites.
Patan Durbar Square: Durbar Square like its counter part in Kathmandu, is an enchanting melange of palace building, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal place complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Krishna built entirely of stone. It is listed on World Heritage site.
Day 06: Sightseeing tour - Nagarkot
A full day guided sightseeing tour of Changunarayan, Bhaktapur and drive to Nagarkot for overnight.
Changu Narayan temple: This temple is situated on a ridge over looking the valley about 12km to the east of the city. It is dedicated to the God Bishnu. This temple is one of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture and also listed in World Heritage Sites.
Bhaktapur: As you walk in, you can't but be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here. The 15th-century Palace of 55 Windows, situated to the left as you enter through the city gate inspires admiration. The National Art Gallery is also housed inside. The Palace entrance, the Golden Gate, is a masterpiece in repousse art. In front of the Palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. There are more things to see in Bhaktapur, they are Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square, Potters' Square etc. Drive on to Nagarkot.
Nagarkot is situated at an elevation of 2175m and provides a grandstand panorama of the Himalaya. You can see five of the world's 10 tallest mountains: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8561m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8463m) and Manaslu (8163m) and many other lesser summits. The snow peaks look so gorgeous during the sunset and sunrise. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Nagarkot - Pokhara
After breakfast, drive to the airport for 45 minutes for your morning flight to Pokhara. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Pokhara and an hour boating in the famous Phewa Lake.
Pokhara: Pokhara is an enchanting Himalayan valley nestled in a tranquil valley. It is the starting point of many of Nepal's most popular trekking and rafting destinations. Pokhara is a place of remarkable beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the Fish tailed the summit of Machhapuchhare (6977m) rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakali are known for their entrepreneurship. You will be visiting the sites such as World Peace Pagoda, Barahi Temple, Brinde Basini Temple, Davis Fall, etc and there after an hour's boating in Phewa Lake.
Phewa Lake: The second largest lake in the Kingdom roughly measuring 105 by 4km, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of the resort town. The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers and where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicrafts shops are located. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Morning free in Pokhara until a midday return flight to Kathmandu (30 minutes flight) On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be received at the airport and transferred to hotel. Rest of the day free for shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Kathmandu - Delhi - Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi IGI airport and board your flight for Home.