The best encounter to Natural, Cultural and Wildlife features of Nepal, Best of Nepal is an ideal tour to have insightful exploration of diverse sides of the nation. Kathmandu valley- Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice first ranked Rising Destination to Travel in Asia and third in the world under same category, comprises the capital of the country, Kathmandu and the equally significant flanking cities Bhaktapur and Patan. Kathmandu valley houses seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and several other heritages scattered throughout the city. Also known as City of Temples and City of Deities, the shrines, courtyards and palaces in Kathmandu are chock-full with artistic stone, wooden and metallic arcade of ancient and medieval Nepal.
Besides, Kathmandu is always on festive mood, celebrating more than hundred festivals in one calendar year. The natives of the valley, Newars, their traditional attires, music and cuisines are the must watch cultural aspects in the cosmopolitan city, Kathmandu.
Patan Durbar Square
Two hundred kilometers west of Kathmandu, a famous tourist town also a trek starting point for Annapurna Region, Pokhara is located. The captivating magnificence in nature with the spectacular Himalayan panoramas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges perfectly mixed with the exceptional Fishtail is a hypnotizing view from Pokhara which is beyond compare.
Myriads of enticing beauties in nature like dazzling Lakes, puzzling caves, legendary falls, deep gorges and hill stations overlooking the town with the exceptionally beautiful Himalayan views are the specialties of Pokhara. Pokhara is probably the most beautiful place on planet Earth, as per our thousands guests who have visited the place.
A view of Fewa Lake in Pokhara from a hill top
One hundred and fifty six kilometers southwest to Kathmandu the first national park for wildlife conservation in Nepal, Chitwan National Park lies. The park, quoted as the park offering the best Wildlife Safari in Asia by an Argentine rider also a Guinness World Record holder Mr. Emilio Scotto is the extreme wild preserving several endangered wild species. It is the best suited natural playground for species like Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino, Gangetic Dolphin and Ghariyal Crocodile and many other mammals, Aves, reptiles and insects. Wildlife safari on the back of giant Asian elephant is an amazingly fun at Chitwan National Park.
Lush sub-tropical forests of tall sal trees and wide grasslands where, the hope of bumping into rare species all of a sudden out from the bush is gripping adventure at Chitwan during the Elephant Safari or Game Drives. Additionally, the traditional tharu dance performed by the ethnical Tharu tribe with the long bamboo sticks, in the neighboring tharu settlements could be a great fun amidst the bonfire.
A sunset at Chitwan National Park
In brief, Best of Nepal allows you to experience the best of diverse Nepal where you get closer to nation’s cultural, natural and wildlife treasures.
A big group of 19 Danish visitors just made the tour of best in Nepal from 13 to 23 October. On their 11 days vacation to Nepal, they spent the time travelling around the best destinations in Nepal. They visited the heritage sites of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur which included, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Durbar squares of the cities. They experienced the rural activities just 10 kilometers away from the city at Khokana and Bungmati.
Religious artistic display at Boudhanath.
They headed towards Nuwakot for the sightseeing tour on 17. On the way to Pokhara they settled at Bandipur for a night. On 19 October, they were on a hike to Raniban Retreat just over Fewa Lake in Pokhara.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Next day after touring around the Muluksar Village, they trekked down to upper end of Fewa Lake for lunch. Then, they had the game drive to Chitwan in their comfy vehicle. At Chitwan they spent their time in Wildlife Safari and with the cultural visit to nearby Tharu Village.
Village just above Fewa Lake.
On October 22, they headed back to Kathmandu. After the free day in Kathmandu, the group was escorted back to airport late evening on 23 October.
One-horned Rhino at Chitwan.
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