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    Regd. No. 30146

    P.O. Box: 20533Naya Baneshwor, Kathmandu, NepalTel: 977-1-4490 834, Fax: 977-1-6614 014E-mail: info@rayatours.comWeb: www.rayatours.com

    Ref No: Date: June 10, 2013

    Glimpse of Nepal

    Kathmandu Valley:Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, situated atheight of 1350 m above sea level with about 25 km from east to westand 20 km from north to south, is one of best place to visit to

    experience Nepali art, architecture, sculpture, tradition, lifestyle,

    culture and history. The valley, containing three major sister cities

    Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, is covered with surrounding of

    mountains from 1500 m to 2500 m. With hundreds of temples and

    shrines lie all over the places, it has 7 world heritage sites. Three

    cities has beautiful durbar squares (royal palace), Changu Narayan

    temple, Soyambhu Nath Stupa and Bouddha Nath Stupa are most

    touristy area with fascinating shops and lovely handicrafts. Built

    most of temple at 1600-1700 century, the Kathmandu valley is an example of religious mixture of religions mostly

    Hinduism and Buddhism. Dominating the Newar people, the valley is decorated with handsomely proportioned brickhouses with tiled roofs and the rectangular courtyards and non stop festivals and Jatras. Being largest city and

    arrival point of Nepal, it has a combination of historical and modern world as one can see the latest cars and

    buildings with a typical agriculture field having bull carrying ploy with an half hour drive. Bending by two religious

    and holy rivers, the valley is supposed to be submerged under water and rivers of valley drain through Chovar gorge

    which later mixed with Ganges of India. Strong holding the caste system, the people are mostly Newar, Bahun,

    Chhetri, Tamang etc With panoramic view of the series of mountain such as Langtang Himal,Ganesh,Gauri Shankar,

    Everest, etc, the valley offers many long treks and short treks to hiking lovers.

    Pokhara: Pokhara (2,640 ft), Nepals second biggest touristdestination and probably Nepals most beautiful and mystic location,has many legends in tandem with its unparalleled bounties of Nature.

    Pokhara is called as the Lake District of Nepal because of its manypristine and azure lakes. The valley has three large lakes, two of themare Rupa and Begnas Tal, and the third and the largest, Phewa Tal, isthe focal point of Pokhara. Its fame rests on the natural beauty of itslakeside location and its proximity to the mountains. One mainattraction of Phewa Tal is the incredible snow-capped mountains thatare reflected in this sheltered lake.Pokhara is the starting point for some of the most famous treks in Nepal and there are also plenty of short walks and day tripsthat can be made around the valley. Viewed from Pokhara, the Himalayas is indeed a mighty mountain range looming overthe horizon much closer than it does in Kathmandu. Only foothills separate the town from the full height of the mountains,and the magnificent 26,400 ft peaks of the Annapurna Range utterly dominate vies to the north, the series of Annapurna,

    Dhaulagiri, and virgin Fish Tail mountains are the most attractive peaks, found just ahead of ones head .Highlights:

    Period of Travel: 7 days (trip extends Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Chitwan and Pokhara)

    Attractions: Cultural, Heritage and Social Tour in Kathmandu Valley, Panoramic view of

    series of Mountains including Mount Everest from Nagarkot, Wild Life Jungle

    Safari in Chitwan and Excellent view of Mountains and Lakes; the shadow of

    Fish Tail Mountain on the lap of Phewa Lake in Pokhara and Cultural Dance

    Program with Nepali Cousins

    Accommodation: moderate hotel with attached bathroom and hot waterTemperature of Month 24 - 10 Celsius (Average)

    Minimum Pax required: 2 persons

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    Itinerary: (06 nights/ 07 days): Based on 2 persons(This itinerary is intended as a guide only, occasionally local and weather conditions may necessitate variations in the programs.)

    20 Dec Arrival in Kathmandu (KTM) (1350 m)

    Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in KTMTransfer to Hotel in KathmanduOvernight in Kathmandu

    21 Dec Jungle Safari in Chitwan

    Flight (30 minutes) or Drive (6 hrs) to ChitwanTransfer to the resort in ChitwanLunch on the resortCommence the Jungle Safari-elephant ride, Bird watching, Junglewalk, Canoe, Tharu Cultural dance and Crocodile & one horn

    Rhino view

    Overnight at the Resort in Chitwan

    22 Dec Continue jungle safari

    23 Dec Pokhara

    Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara (140 km; 5-6 hrs)

    Lunch on the wayTransfer to the hotel in Pokhara (800 m)Half day sightseeing in Pokhara Daviss Fall, Shiva Cave,

    Tibetan Refugee CampFree time in lake side in PokharaOvernight in the hotel in Pokhara

    24 Dec Sarangkot and Sightseeing in Pokhara

    Early morning transfer to Sarangkot for mountain and sunrise viewBreakfast at the hotelBoating in Phewa Lake (1 hr)Transfer to airport in Pokhara

    Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (30 minutes)Social tour in Patan City City of art, Krishna Temple, GoldenTemple, Local market and old buildings with courtyards

    Visit to Pashupati Nath TempleHindu Cremation, Hindu Sadhu& living style of sadhus

    Cultural tour in the Bouddha Nath Stupa Buddhist Monks,Monasteries, Tibetan living style and Local Market

    Transfer to Nagarkot (19 km; 45 minutes)Sunset View from Nagarkot (2100 m)Overnight at the Resort in Nagarkot

    25 Dec Cultural Tour in Bhaktapur and NagarkotEarly Morning Mountain view from the resortBreakfast at the hotelTransfer to Bhaktapur City (13 km; 45 minutes)Cultural tourBhaktapur City (1401 m) -An ancient Newari town,

    Royal Palace, Golden Gate, Five storied temple, Peacock window

    and 55 wooden window

    Sightseeing at Swoyambhu Nath Temple (1500 m, 4 Km) - Monkey TempleFree time for shoppingOvernight in the hotel in Kathmandu

    26 Dec Final Departure

    Mountain (Everest) flight (if interested)Breakfast at the hotelTransfer to international airport for departure

    The price of above tour package is US $ 490.00 per person in twin sharing room based on 2 persons

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    Extra:

    The flight charge from Pokhara to Kathmandu is US $ 102.00 per person.

    The charge of mountain (Everest) flight is US $ 190.00 per person including the transportation for the

    flight.

    The cost includes:

    1. All transfers and sight seeing by a Private Comfortable Coach as per the itinerary2. The drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan in Tourist Coach3. Service of a local English speaking guide in Kathmandu and Pokhara only4. All the accommodations (twin/double) in the Bed and Breakfast plan5. Full board and all the activities during the stay in the Chitwan only6. National park and conservation fees7. Farewell dinner on the last night with culture dance program8. Mineral water as per required in Kathmandu and Pokhara only9. Gift on the departure

    The cost does not include:

    1. International Flights and airport tax for international flight2. The flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu3. Entrance fees of all Sightseeing sites as per the itinerary4. charge of Mountain Flight5. Airport Tax (Rs. 200.00) per person per flight6. All main meals i.e. Lunch and Dinner for the entire tour package except during the stay in Chitwan7. Expenses of private nature such as beverage, laundry, telephone etc.8. Insurance of any nature9. Road or river rescue; Helicopter evacuation10. Expenses incurred by re-routine, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other

    disturbances and when in the unlikely event of client(s) getting ill11. Tips and gratitude

    12. Any expenses other than specified under the cost includes heading

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    Detail of Sites:

    Soyambhu Nath

    Soyambhu is also famous as Monkey temple as there weremany monkeys roving around the area and amuse the visitorswith their tricks. The history of the Valley, according to thelegends, begins with Swoyambhu, or the "the self-existent". Intimes uncharted by history, Bodhisattvas Manjusri came across a

    beautiful lake during his travel. He saw a lotus that emittedbrilliant light at the lake's center, so he cut a gorge in asouthern hill and drained the waters to worship the lotus. Mensettled on the bed of the lake and called it the KathmanduValley. From then on, the hilltop of the self-existent Lord has

    been a holy place. Soyambhu Nath Mandir, one of the oldestand best-preserved Newar pagodas in the valley. There is another Hindu Temple next to Soyambhu Nath which isalso worship is the goddess of disease and especially in the morning and evening the local children brought toworship goddess to free from any kind of disease

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    It is easy to be overwhelmed by the seemingly uncountablemonuments in the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The house of theLiving Goddess (Kumari Ghar), the ferocious Kal Bhairab, thered monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a fewexamples of the sights at the Square! The buildings here are thegreatest achievements of the Malla dynasty, and they resultedfrom the great rivalry between the three palaces of Kathmandu,Patan, and Bhaktapur. The Valley was divided among thechildren of Yaksya Malla. Kings copied everything theirneighbors built in an even grander style. A visitor who wandersaround the Square will see a round temple in the pagoda architectural style, the temple of Goddess Taleju (legend

    has it that She played dice wit