Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (20 Min & 9km).
Day 02: Kathmandu - Nagarkot (1.5 Hrs - 40km)
Day 03: Nagarkot - Kathmandu - Pokhara (7 - 8 Hours – 260 Km)
Day 04: Pokhara full day.
Day 05: Pokhara – Tilkedhunga (1540m- 5-6 Hrs)
Day 06: Tikhedhunga - Ghorapani (2870m)
Day 07: Ghorapani – Tadapani (2710m)
Day 08: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1940m)
Day 09: Ghandruk – Dhampus (1750 M)
Day 10: Dhampus – Phedi – Pokhara (2-3 Hrs)
Day 11: Pokhara - Chitwan (4-5 Hours - 170 Km)
Day 12: Chitwan National Park Full Day Excursion.
Day 13: Chitwan - Lumbini (4-5 Hours – 150 Km)
Day 14: Lumbini - Kathmandu (8-9 Hrs –275 Km)
Day 15: Kathmandu Departure
ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA PROJECT & TREKKING IN ANNAPURNA)
Estd. in 1986, under King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation. The project encompasses the entire Annapurna range, more than 7600 sq km. In an innovative approach to environmental protection, it was declared a "conservation area" instead of a national park. A large number of people live within the protected region, but traditional national park practices dictate that few, if any, people reside within park boundaries. In an effort to avoid any conflicts of interest, ACAP has sought the involvement of local people and has emphasized environmental education.
Nepal is a land of extreme contrasts in climate and geography. It has a unique topography ranging from lowlands with sub tropical jungles to arctic conditions in the himalayan highlands. As a result, Nepal has been endowed with a great diversity of life zones Here one can see wildlife such as the swamp deer, musk deer black buck blue bull, the Royal Bengal tiger, gharial and mugger crocodiles, and the last of a breed of Asiatic wild buffalo. This area is also rich in birdlife with variety of babblers and orioles, koels and drongos, peacocks and folricans, and a multitude of wintering wildfowl. The Churia also known as the Siwalik is the southern most range of the Himalaya is famous for fossil deposits of Pleistocene mammals, among them 10 species of elephants, 6 rhinoceros, hippopotamus, sabre toothed cats, various antelopes and primates such as the orangutan, long extinct in the subcontinent. Situated Terai known as the Doons. These valleys are not unlike the outer plains with tall elephant grass, swamps and ox bow lakes where the last of the one horned rhinoceros survive. Higher in the north between 2,000 and 3,500 meters lies the Mahabharat Range with its oak crowned crests. The hills of this midland are covered by a moist temperate Range with its oak maple and birch in which are found deer, ghoral, serow leopard and monkey. The gorgeous multicolored lmpeyan pheasant Nepal’s National bird is also found here with other endangered birds like the koklas and cheer Pheasants.
INSIDE THE KATHMANDU VALLEY
Achheshwor who built a temple to house an idol of Lord Buddha established it towards the beginning of the 17th century. The Mahavihar has recently been constructed. Situated behind the Ashok stupa at Pulchowk, the Mahavihar commands a beautiful view of the Kathmandu valley.
This is a famous Hindu temple of Lalitpur District. Situated in the middle of a peaceful woodland park, it is roughly 10 kilometers south of Patan nearby the Newar village of Chapagaun. Ritual worship followed by liberal picnic is a frequent phenomenon every Saturday. A trekking visit to Tika Bhairab and Lele from here is worthwhile.
Situated in one of the main areas of the Kathmandu city, the Bhadrakali Temple is always busy during Dashain.
Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, is one of the most favored divinities in Hinduism and is certainly the most favored in the Kathmandu Valley. The god of good luck, who casts aside obstacles, is believed to be the son of Shiva & Parvati. The shrew is his vehicle and he especially likes offerings of food. Ganesh has numerous shrines throughout the Valley but four are particularly sacred. The Chandra Vinayak is in the middle of the village of Chabahil, 200m behind the Chabahil stupa. This small Ganesh is enshrined amidst rich brass work & is believed to cure diseases and external bodily injuries.
Built in 1427 AD, this temple is said have been built from the trunk of singletree. Near this temple is a monastery with exquisitely carved peacock windows. It is situated in Dattatraya Square at Bhaktapur.
This particular temple lies twenty kilometers south of the valley. Daxainkali is regarded as one of the most important Hindu Goddesses. Pilgrims visits this temple to offer their prayer and animal sacrifices to the goddesses. Beside, this place has been developed as a popular picnic spot.
The Guheswori temple is situated near the Pashupatinath Temple. On the seventh day of Dashain, which is on Fulpati, the Goddess Guheswori is worshipped as a part of the Nav Rath procession.
HIRANYA VARNA MAHAVIHAR (The Golden Temple)
This unique Buddhist (three –story golden pagoda) monastery is only a few minutes walk north of Durbar Square. Legends relate that the monastery was founded in the 12th century by King Bhaskar Verma although the earliest record of its existence is 1409. The simple entrance gives no hint of the magnificent structure in the courtyard within.
The large rectangular building has three roofs and a copper-gilded facade. Inside the shrine are images of the Buddha and Avalokitesvara and a stairway leads to the first floor where monks will show you the various Buddha images and frescoes which illustrate the walls. The life of the Buddha is illustrated in a frieze in front of the main shrine.
Inside the upper story of the pagoda are the golden images of Lord Buddha and the large prayer wheel. In the centre of the courtyard a small but very richly decorated a golden roof with an extremely ornate gajur. Look for the sacred tortoises who potter around in the courtyard, they are temple guardians
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