Temples and tigers toursBook
Nepal is small mountain county blessed with unique culture and rich wild life diversity. Temple and Tiger tour is something different that give the real taste of astonishing culture and diverse wildlife of Nepal.
Day 1 : Pick up in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Welcome greeting at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by the representative from Wild Stone Adventure. You will then transfer to the Hotel for refreshment where you will be served with welcome drinks. Depending on your interest and condition you can either rest, hang around the street or visit our office for rest of the day. Included: Welcome Drinks
Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing
Today after breakfast, we start an interesting guided tour to three of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley : Pashupati Nath, Swyambhu Nath , and Boudh Nath. These Heritage sites stand as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu valley.
06 a.m : Breakfast
07 a.m : Pashupati Nath
Pashupati Nath is the biggest Shiva Temple in the world located in the located 5km east of Kathmandu city.The holiest Pashupatinath temple , with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. This is one of the oldest temples,situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has a jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. The Pashupatinath complex consists of around five hundred temples, more than one thousand Shiva lingams, bathing and cremation ghats.
11 a.m : Boudha Nath
Boudha Nath ,the biggest stupa of Nepal has been an central place of pilgrimage and meditations for Buddhists. Located 7 km east of Kathmandu,the stupa stands on a three-tiered platform raised over the crossed rectangles. Its is best place in Kathmandu to observe the Tibetan lifestyle, Tibetan Buddhist monks & nuns.Regarded as the "Little Tibet" of Nepal.
02 p.m :Swyambhu Nath
Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex located on a lovely little hillock west of Kathmandu. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as holy monkeys belived to be guarding the hill.There are 360 steps leading all the way to the top offers the magnificent views of Kathmandu valley and the breath taking panorama of snow clad Himalaya range. The main swayambhu stupa has lofty white dome and glittering golden spire. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Day 3 : Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing
Today we start fascinating guided tour to Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur. These two of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are significant from the artistic, religious, cultural, historical and archaeological view point.
06 a.m : Breakfast
07 a.m : Changu Narayan
Changu Narayan is situated at the end of a ridge near the Changu village.The temple came in existence in 4th century and described as the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley. The temple is adorned by some of the best specimen of stone, wood, and metal craft in the valley. The Changu Naraya temple stands as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu valley.
11 a.m : Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur is ancient city with innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces. Bhaktapur or the city of devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rules continues to be reflected at the Darbar Square. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi or cap. The city lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Darbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square.
Day 4 : Drive Kathmandu - Manakamana - Chitwan
After breakfast we drive to Kuringhat following the upstream of Trishuli . From Kuringhat , we take a cable car to reach the Manakamana temple situated at top of hill at elevation 1350m. After visiting Temple we continue our road journey to heart of Jungle - Chitwan.
06 a.m : Breakfast
11 a.m : Manakamana
Manakamana is the most popular temple located in Gorkha. Manakamana is the name of Hindu Goddess. It is believed that the Goddess fulfils the wishes of the people. The term ‘mana’ means the ‘heart’ or ‘soul’ and ‘kamana’ means the ‘wish’.The temple is significant from the historical and archeological point of view. It is said that a King of Gorkha was blessed by the goddess to get victory over small kingdoms and make a big Gorkha
05 p.m : Chitwan
Day 5 : Jungle Safari Activities
06 a.m : Breakfast
08 a.m : Elephant Safari, Canoeing & Visit elephant breeding center
Today we enjoy the jungle safari activities that will include elephant back safari, nature walks, canoe ride and bird watching. This is an excellent opportunity to see deer, rhinoceros, boar, monkey, sloth bears, leopard, sloth bear, water buffalo, egrets, woodpecker and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky) in their natural habitat.
01 p.m : Lunch
03 p.m : Visit Tharu Village
Visit nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn about the life and lifestyle indigenous people of Terai.
06 p.m: Cultural Program with special Tharu stick dance
In the evening we will take part in the cultural program presented by the local villagers where you will get an opportunity to be a part of Tharu folk dance.The drummers and symbolic stick dancers perform traditional movements and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display.
Day 6 : Drive to Bharatpur and visit Devghat
Devghat is a popular pilgrimage spot situated at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki and Trisuli rivers. Situated about five kilometers north-west of Narayanghat the place finds mention in the two important Hindu epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is believed that Sita, the wife of Lord Ram passed away in Devghat. There are a number of sacred and historical sites around Devghat which provide interesting side trips: the Triveni temple and Balmiki Ashram where the great sage Balmiki had his retreat, the Someswar Kalika temple and fort, Pandavanagar the one time residence of the Pandavas(the chief protagonists of Mahabharata) while they were in exile and the Kabilaspur fort built by the old kings of Palpa.
Day 7 : Drive Bharatpur - Kathmandu and explore Durbar Square
After brekfast, we start our drive to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you will be transfer to your hotel for the refreshment. At some point of the day you will be picked up for the Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is located at the center of Kathmandu city in Basantapur never fails to impress first time visitors with its intricate wood carvings and rich history. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, is an oasis of culture, religion and history. Once the residence of Nepal's Royal family, all coronation ceremonies were held here. The palace is an amalgamation of eastern and western architecture with additions by Rana and Shah rulers over the centuries. An unbelievable 50 temples lie within the vicinity including the temple of the titular deity, Taleju Bhawani. The Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner section consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. Some floors have been converted to museums dedicated to three generations of Shah kings. Some important monuments to see in this area are The Taleju Temple, The Jagannath Temple,The Kal Bhairav, Swet-Bhairav, Kaandasthamp and Nautalle Durbar.
Day 8 : Dakshinkali and Patan Sightseeing
Today after breakfast, we start guided tour to two of the culturally, religiously and historically significant site : Dakshinkali and Patan.
06 a.m : Breakfast
07 a.m : Dakshinkali
Dakshinkali is one of the most popular place of worship in Kathmandu , located 22 km south from the city center on the rim of the valley near Pharping village. The temple of Dakshinkali is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, the fearful form of Shiva’s consort Parvati. The word Dakshinkali is made up of Dakshin and Kali. Dakshin means south and Kali is derived from one of the Hindu goddess Kali. Therefore, it basically means the goddess Kali of the south. The main deity in the temple is a black stone, six-armed form of Kali, standing on a prostrated figure of Shiva. Animal sacrifices, particularly of cocks and male goats, are the main way that the goddess is worshipped, and this is especially seen on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
12 a.m : Patan
Patan also known as Lalitpur, the city of fine arts is located 5 kilometer away from Kathmandu city. The city is enclosed by 4 stupas which are said to have been built in the 3rd century AD by Emperor Ashoka. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace 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.The places of interest include Golden Temple, Kumbheshwar, Krishna Mandir, Jagat Narayan, Mahaboudha, Ashokan Stupa, Machchhendranath Temple and The Tibetan Camp.
Day 9 : Farewell
Your Nepal tour has come to an end. Wild Stone Adventure representative will transfer you to International airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.