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Nepal is one of the best destination around the world for Senior Citizen. Nepal is absolutely safe for senior citizen travel. Many seniors spend their retirement years planning for their vacations, for those Nepal trip is an idle. Our team carefully designed a holiday package tour for senior citizen which touches heart, soul and mind. We have sensitively selected some exotic travel destination around Nepal which will be memorable and last a lifetime for senior citizens.

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General Facts of Senior Citizen Tour:

Starting From: Kathmandu.
Ending at: Kathmandu.
Minimum Group size: 2 people.
Transportation: Car, Van, Jeep, Bus as per group size.
Season : February - May / September - December
Trip Days: 11 Days.
Trip Code: SCT 13.

 

Summary of Senior Citizen Tour:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.

Day 02: Mountain Flight and Patan Sightseeing.

Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing, drive to Nagarkot.

Day 04: Nagarkot - Telkot, Hike Changu Narayan, drive Bhaktapur.

Day 05: Drive Kathmandu - Chitwan.

Day 06: Jungle Safari at Chitwan.

Day 07: Drive Chitwan - Pokhara.

Day 08: Pokhara Sightseeing

Day 09: Pokhara Hiking and sightseeing.

Day 10: Fly Pokhara - Kathmandu, Sightseeing.

Day 11: Departure.

 


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, garland welcome and Transfer to the hotel. Inside the coaches, guests will be offered mineral water and soft drinks. Upon arrival at the hotel, a traditional Nepali welcome with a tikka by Hotel staff. Guests will be offered welcome drinks and room key will be distributed. Rest of the day will be on leisure. Welcome to Nepali dinner with Live cultural show at Typical Nepali Restaurant .


Day 02: Mountain Flight and Patan Sightseeing.

Mt Everest Sightseeing flight
As the plane moves along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933 m but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spiritually – Gauri-Shankar. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7,134 m and the summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 1979. Gauri-Shankar is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight.


As the plane moves towards the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalaya a succession of glorious mountains follow. Melungtse, a Plateau – like mountain stretches up to 7,023 m, Chugimago at 6,297 m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6,956 m, Numbur mountain resembles a breast, maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Shepas of the Solu Khumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511 m gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft.
Next on the menu is Gyanchungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952 m, considered an extremely difficult climb. To the right of Gyanchungkang is Pumori (7,161m). As passengers get closer to Everest. there's Nuptse (7,855 m), which means West Peak, signifying its direction from Everest. Finally, there’s Everest (8,848m) itself, known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans. Much has already been written about Everest, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something else. Even while it looms therein front of the eyes, it remains and enigma, this highest spot on earth.


Patan City:
Patan is protected by UNISCO world heritage site. Patan is the second largest city in the valley. It is some time referred to as Lalitpur, which means city of beauty. Patan has long Buddhist history and the four corners of the city are marke’d by stupas. Patan’s central Durbar square is absolutely packed with temples. It an architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples per sq meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktipur. Numerous other temples widely diverse style as well as many Buddhist monasteries are rganized around this fascinating town. The Patan Durbar square is a concentrated mass of temples, undoubtedly the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. There is also many others numerous temples are Krishna, Bhimsen, Taleju bell, Bhai Dega and others many temples gives you more experience about Nepali people faith and respect on religion. All the temples are decorated by numerous arts and architecture. The Patan also offers you Newari people culture and them life style.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site): Most of the monuments in this square belong to the medieval Malla period 15th to 17th century. Important things to be seen in this area include the Golden gate and the Golden window of the old palace, the beautiful piece of traditional metal craft, the famed Krishna temple with 21 golden Pinnacles, the Royal bath of Sundari Chowk, a perfect piece of the classic work in stone, The Royal Taleju temple, Vishwa Narayan temple are the finest examples of the unique craftsmanship in wood, the temple of Bhimsen with the magnificent golden balcony overlooking the square outside including many other shrines and sculptures scattered in and around the square.


Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing. Visit Pashupatinath Temple , Bouddhanath Stupa drive to Nagarkot.

Pashupatinath Temple
Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has gilted roof and richly Carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of river Bagmati, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.


Bouddhanath Stupa
This Stupa situated 11km/7 miles from Kathmandu City is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is surrounded by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priests.


Nagarkot
Nagarkot is one of the most scenic spot situated about 35 km east of Kathmandu from where an excellent view of snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Ranges in eastern Nepal can be seen (if weather permits), as well as renowned for the spectacular sunrise.


Day 04: Nagarkot - Telkot, Hike Changu Narayan, Drive Bhaktapur.
Morning Sunrise tour of Nagarkot The hiking starts after your breakfast and drive from Nagarkot to Telkot. Traditional Newari villages, Wilderness forests, Beautiful view of Kathmandu valley, Investing rural life. Start your walking from Telkot through rural villages, Wilderness forests after 2 hours you rich the historical Changunarayan temples. After explore or finish your sightseeing in Changunarayan with our export guide you will be drive to Bhaktapur and drive to Kathmandu.


Changu Narayan Temple
Changu Narayan is the temple of Vishnu , in the village of Changu in Bhaktapur.This 5th century temple, located over a hillock 15 km east of Kathmandu . Inscriptions dating back to 464 A.D, found here, are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepali history. The temple is believed to be sixteen hundred years old. It is embellished by the best examples of stone, wood, and metal craft.


Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur is also known as “the city of Devotees”. It is located at adistance of 14 km east of the capital. The ancient city covers an area of four squares miles, which still retains the medieval charms and treats its visitors with many wonders of historical, cultural and artistic achievements. The historic city was the capital of Kathmandu Valley between the 14th and 16th centuries. Much of the town’s great architectures dates from the end of the 17th century during the rule of King Bhupatindra Malla before the valley were divided into three smaller kingdoms (Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu).


Day 05: Drive Kathmandu - Chitwan.
Today you will drive towards Chitwan National Park. The park is UNESCO World Heritage listed (1984) and is home to one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros and also of the Bengal tiger. The park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 932 square kilometres in the subtropical lowlands of the inner Terai. The area comprises the Tikauli forest -from Rapti river to the foothills of the Mahabharat - extending over an area of 175 square kilometres. The area became the country’s first National Park in 1973.


You will have a refreshing drink and briefing about the accommodation/facilities on arrival. After lunch, you will visit the Tharu Village and Museum. Tea and coffee will be served and you can catch the sunset from the Rapti River Beach before dinner. Overnight at the Resort.


Day 06: Jungle Safari at Chitwan.
This morning you will spend some time with the elephants. After lunch, you will take a canoe ride followed by a nature walk and a visit to the Elephant Breeding Centre. Tea and coffee will be served in the afternoon and there will be a Tharu cultural dancing performance before dinner. Overnight at the Resort.

 

Day 07: Drive Chitwan - Pokhara.
This morning there will be an early morning wake up call for a bird watching tour before breakfast. Please note that the order of the activities over the 2 days is subject to change due to local conditions such as weather. After breakfast you will drive on to the beautiful lakeside city Pokhara, known for its breathtaking mountain views, where you will overnight. The town is situated on the banks of Lake Phewa Tal, the second largest lake in Nepal. This town itself is very quiet and laid back providing a great base for trekking and Hiking.


Day 08: Pokhara Sightseeing.
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave and Hike to world peace Pagoda. Spend some time around stupa and drive to Phewa Lake for boating and explore Bahari Temple.


World Peace Pagoda
It is a massive Buddhist stupa located on a hill top (Rain Ban) Just Southern Hill of Phewa Lake. This stupa is the symbol of peace where the huge idols of Lord Buddha from Japan, Sir Lanka and Thailand have been installed. From here once can enjoy the breathtaking view of Himalayan ranges, Lakes and the city. As the route is from the lakeside by boat, it can be enjoyed biathlon of boating and hiking at a same time. Other option is that you can visit Devi’s fall on the way and then the gentle climbing starts from chhre patan.
Note: If you want to avoid all walks, and then you can drive close to the place and walk 5 minutes to the stupa.


Devi’s Fall
Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Nether Fall), Devi’s Fall is a fascinating waterfall located about 2 km south-west of Pokhara Airport on the Siddhartha Highway.


Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
2 Km south -west of Pokhara Airport on the siddhartha Highway, across the road from Devi’s Falls, this venerated cave contains a huge stalagmite worshipped as a Shiva lingam. The cave is said to be have been discovered in the 16th century. The main cave entrance was not constructed until 1991. The ticket allows you to clamber through a tunnel behind the shrine, emerging in a damp cavern adjacent to the thundering waters of Devi’s Falls.


Phewa Lake
Pokhara owes its popularity to the enchanting Phewa Lake, and along its eastern shore has grown the Lakeside or Baidam, a thriving resort town of hotels, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops that allow travelers to relax and enjoy. Phewa Lake is the largest and most beautiful of the three lakes, attracting a large number of visitors who enjoy boating on its placid waters. Boats can be hired, and many visit the island temple of Barahi in the middle of the lake.


Barahi Temple
Located in the middle of Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple is one the most important monuments in Pokhara. The two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima who represents the female force, Shakti. Sacrifices take place here, and the largest crowds of devotees are seen on Saturdays.


Day 09: Pokhara Hiking and sightseeing.
After breakfast hiking to Thulakot after hike back to Pokhara and sightseeing tour of Bindabasini Temple Old Bazar Area and Tibetean Village.


Thulakot
Thulakot is in Kalika VDC of Kaski and falls in the Royal Trek region of Pokhara. The journey starts about an hour scenic hill drive from Pokhara to Kalikasthan (17 km north east) which exposes the beautiful landscapes, villages and much more From this region one could see the mountain range and eight lakes out of nine lakes of Pokhara. From here The Annapurna Range, Machhapuchchhre Range, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu’s Mountain peaks could be seen. Phewa Lake and Kamal Lake of Pokhara and Begnas, Maidi, Dipang, Gude, Nureni and Khaste Lakes of Lekhnath could be seen from this region though apart from Phewa and Begnas, other lakes do not look like a lake today. Many villages of the hilly region like Khilang, Siklesh and villages of Lamjung could also be seen from this region. Thulakot also carries a historic importance as it was one of the kingdom of Chaubise (twenty four) kingdom of Kaski.

Bindabasini Temple
It is located on the top of a small hillock at the north end of the old bazaar around 6 Km from Lakeside. This is believed to be one of the oldest temples in the valley and is most famous in Pokhara. On the lucky days, You may get chances to witness Hindu wedding ceremonies taking place in the premises of this temple.


Old Bazaar Area (Heritage site of Pokhara)
A historical Newari bazaar is extended in the heart of the city just south beneath the Bindabasini temple. This area has been protected as an old heritage site of Pokhara where one can observe old houses, temple and the cultural life & activities of Newari People.


Tibetan Village
Several number of Tibetan refugees have been living in Nepal since 1959. The number has reached up to twenty thousand now. Pokhara area is the main land when they arrived and settled in Nepal. One such is Tashi Ling Tibetan Settlement at Chhorepatan, which is located near two popular sightseeing sites i.e. Davi’s Fall and Gupteshwar mahadev cave. Other two tashi palkhel and paljor ling are situated in Hemja and Prithvi Chowk respectively. One may visit Tibetan monastery, curio shops, Handmade carpet factory, Schools ets. In those settlements. Tash Palkhel is in Hemja, 9 Km west from Lakeside, where zip-line fly ends nearby.


Day 10: Fly Pokhara - Kathmandu.
After Breakfast free and leisure time until fly to kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. After short refreshment Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Thamel.


Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The kings of Nepal were crowned and solemnized here. Interesting sites are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess. After sightseeing tour Rickshaw ride from Kathamandu Darbar Square to Thamel. Visit Old market “ Ason” on the way to thamel.


Thamel
As the tourist district of Kathmandu, Thamel bustles with activity late into the night. It is a mere10-minute walk from the center of Kathmandu, yet completely different from the rest of the city. Thamel caters entirely to tourists with its scores of hotels, rows of restaurants and bars, book shops, inviting souvenir shops, cyber cafes and travel agencies. All that a tourist needs can be found here, even friends and traveling companions. Free time in thamel and transfer to hotel.


Day 11: Departure.
After breakfast free until departure and transfer to airport for onward destination.

 

Include & Exclude

Cost Include:
Airport Pickup, sightseeing and drop as per itinerary by a/c Vehicle.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Nagarkot accommodation on standard hotel with breakfast.

lunch and dinner in Chitwan.

All necessary entrance fees.

Mountain Flight tickets.
English Speaking Tourist Guide.
All Government taxes.

 

Cost Exclude:
International Airfare.
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara.
Bar, Beverages, mineral water etc.
Insurance
Cost not mentioned in cost include.