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Explore Nepal Tour takes you through all major tourist destinations in Nepal from historically and culturally rich Kathmandu Valley to jungle safari activities in Chitwan to the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Beside Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot, this tour covers two of the famous destinations: Jomsom and Marpha valley, which are situated at Trans-Himalayan region i.e. beyond Mount Fishtail. Jomsom –a small hill town is situated at the bank of holy Kaliandaki River. The town is very famous for constant view of Mount Niligiri and Tukuche peak.  Marpha valley is ancient Thakali town with many monasteries. Marpha is also very famous for its delicious apples. 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu – Nagarkot
Day 03: Drive Nagarkot – Manakamana – Pokhara
Day 04: Fly Pokhara – Jomsom
Day 05: Jomsom – Marpha Village - Jomsom Sightseeing
Day 06: Fly Jomsom – Pokhara & Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 07: Drive Pokhara – Lumbini
Day 08: Lumbini Sightseeing
Day 09: Drive Lumbini - Chitwan National Park
Day 10: Chitwan Safari Activities
Day 11: Drive Chitwan – Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure
Tour Name: Explore Nepal Tour- 12 Days
Tour Duration: 11 Nights / 12 days
Tour Destination: Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Manakamana, Pokhara, Jomsom, Chitwan & Lumbini
 

 DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the tour. 
 
DAY 02: DRIVE KATHMANDU - NAGARKOT
After breakfast, you will proceed for the half-day sightseeing to Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath Stupa.  Return to hotel. After lunch you will proceed for Nagarkot, a beautiful hill station in the suburb of Kathmandu. En-route you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Upon arrival in Nagarkot, you can enjoy the view of sunset over eastern Himalayan ranges. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 03: DRIVE NAGARKOT – MANAKAMANA - POKHARA
Today the day will start with an early morning sunrise view of Himalayas. After breakfast, you will proceed for Pokhara (235KM / 7 hrs drive) observing the scenic views on the national highway along the Trishuli River. En-route you will visit Manakamana temple by cable car. After checking into the hotel in Pokhara, you can go evening walk around the tourist area of Lake Side and enjoy the view of western Himalayan ranges including Mount Fishtail. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 04: FLY POKHARA - JOMSOM
Today in the early morning, you will board a flight to Jomsom (approx. 30 mins) from Pokhara airport. After checking into the hotel in Jomsom, you can go for a walk around the Jomsom village like Kaligandaki Saligram area, Museums etc. If you wish you can also go for a pony trek to Tilicho Lake (optional with extra cost). Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 05: JOMSOM – MARPHA VILLAGE - JOMSOM SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, you will proceed for full day local Marpha village sightseeing on a pony/ local jeep.  You will explore Marpha village, monasteries, apple orchard etc. Upon return to Jomsom, rest of the day is free to explore your own. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 06: FLY JOMSOM – POKHARA & POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
Today you will fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom Airport early in the morning.  Pokhara is a globally renowned tourist destination for its natural beauty. You can spend entire day sightseeing and relaxing. Firstly, you can visit Fewa Lake where you can see the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre if the weather is clear. The lake also houses Barahi Temple located in the middle of the lake. Other interesting destinations would be Devi’s Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum and Bindabasini Temple. Rest of the day you can explore lake side. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 07: DRIVE POKHARA - LUMBINI
After breakfast you will proceed for Lumbini (199 KM, 7hrs). As the historical birthplace of Gautama Siddhartha Buddha, Lumbini is one of the most important religious sites in the world. Buddha who later achieved enlightenment under a Bodhi tree, inspiring a global philosophy of peace and reflection, was born under a sal tree in Lumbini in the month of May in 563 BC. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 08: LUMBINI SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast you will proceed for sightseeing tour at Lumbini that includes several monasteries, historical sites of Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi temple etc. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 09: DRIVE LUMBINI - CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast you will be driven to Chitwan National Park (151km/5 hours). On arrival you will check into the Resort / jungle lodge followed by welcome drink and briefing about the jungle activities. After lunch you will proceed for jungle activities.   Dinner and overnight will be at jungle lodge /resort.
 
DAY 10: CHITWAN SAFARI ACTIVITIES
Today your day will start with nature walk and bird watching tour. After breakfast you will go for jungle safari on elephant back to see Deers, one-horned Rhinoceros, Wild Boars, monkeys, birds and many other smaller animals. After elephant back safari tour you will proceed for Dugout Canoe Ride in Dungre/Rapti River to see two types of rare species of crocodile - the Marsh mugger and the fish eating Gharial. You will also visit elephant breeding farm and late afternoon village walk can be organized at nearby Tharu village. In the evening, during your stay at the lodge, you can enjoy “Tharu Tribal Dance” presented by the local Tharu villagers. 
 
DAY 11: DRIVE CHITWAN - KATHMANDU
Today after breakfast you will drive back to Kathmandu (186km/5 hours). Upon arrival in Kathmandu and after checking into the hotel, rest of the day is free to explore your own. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 11: DEPARTURE 
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International airport for your flight to onward destination.      
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