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Tour outside of Katmandu Valley

Tour outside of Katmandu ValleyNagarkot:
Nagarkot is 32 km to the north-east of Katmandu and hour drive through the windy road situated at 2175 meter from the sea level, Nagarkot is magnificent place to view the panorama of major peaks of eastern Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest on clear days. Nagarkot is also very spectacular to watch the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan ranges. In Nagarkot there are also number of luxury hotels and lodges available for accommodation to spend the night. Short day hiking can be done to explore the Tamang villages and other areas of interest for easy going trekkers.

Dhulikhel:
Dhulikhel is another country drive trip to the east 30 km on the side of the Arniko highway connecting to Tibet border. Dhulikhel is nice place for panoramic viewing of snowy mountain ranges from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west. From the hilltop of Dhulikhel you can view colorful landscapes. In Dhukhel there are number of luxury hotels and lodges available for spending the night. Day return hiking can be done to explore number of villages during the stay in Dhulikhel.

Chitwan National Park:
The Royal Chitwan National Park (932 sq km) to the southwest of Kathmandu (only 165 km by overland) and Bharatpur airport adjoining the park is a mere 25 minute flight away and the most popular safari destination. More than 43 species of animals are found in Chitwan. In Chitwan National Park you will be going into deep jungle on elephant back or four wheel drive vehicle to view the wild animals in their natural habitat. Other thrills are canoe rides on the river, nature walk, bird watching excursions, elephant bathing in the river, Tharu cultural village tour, visit to Elephant Breeding Centre, Gharial Breeding & Conservation Centre, etc in Chitwan national park. In chitwan national park many adventurers also could choose to go down by raft. However, if you go for a jungle safari it is an experience you will remember for a life time.

Lumbini (Birth place of Lord Buddha):
Lumbini is birthplace of Lord Buddha and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. Lumbini is located 304 km south-west of Katmandu and easy exploration from Royal Chitwan National Park. Lumbini contains historical and religious monuments like broken Ashoka Pillar ancient inscription, remnants of an old monastery, image of Buddha,s mother Maya Devi, Siddhartha pond where Buddha was bathed after his birth, Mahayana monastery, Lumbini Garden, etc. are still preserved.

Tansen:
Tansen is a pristine hill town yet untouched by many tourists. Tansen offers amazing views of Himalayas. Tansen is situated at an altitude of 1343m . Tansen is 80 km from Lumbini and 123 km from Pokhara to the south. From Tansen can see the panoramic view of Himalayas from Dhaulagiri in the west Gauri Shanker in the north-east. The Tansen town sprawls over a steep ridge and attractive Newar houses line Cobblestone Street. Interesting walks in the surrounding countryside can take you to the bank of Kali Gandaki River and the huge Ranighat palace.

Pokhara Valley:
The Pokhara Valley is one of the most charming spots of Nepal. The beauty of the Pokhara valley is enhanced by its lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Pokhara is situated 200 km west of Katmandu at an altitude of 900 meter from the sea level. For the mountain viewers Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Machhapuchre (fishtail shape), 5 peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli and others. Pokhara is one the few places in the world to provide such a dramatic views in a subtropical setting.

From Pokhara you can do the trekking in Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri region & Mustang area from 3 /4 days to 4/5 weeks depending on your time, budget and your physical fitness.

Gorkha :
Gorkha is situated 125 km north-west of Katmandu and 115 km to north-east of Pokhara, Gorkha is the birth place of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the Great, the founder of modern Nepal. Therefore Gorkha is ancestral home of the Shah kings of Nepal. Situated on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, there is a beautiful palace known as Gorkha Durbar. The King Prithvi Narayan Shah began his campaign to unify the Kingdom from this palace of Gorkha. There are two attractive temples of Gorakhnath and Kali inside the palace precinct. Gorkha Durbar is certainly one of the most outstanding examples of Nepalese architecture. From Gorkha one can do around Manaslu trek for 25 days and end the trek in Pokhara.

Manakamana
The temple of Manakamana, a very popular pilgrimage in Nepal, is a temple of one of the manifestations of the Hindu goddess Bhagawati. Bhagawati is believed to have the power to fulfill your wishes. It is located 75km to east of Pokhara. A cable car takes travelers to Manakamana within 10-minutes from Kurintar (Cable Car spot).

Sirubari Village Tour
This is a small village nestled on the southern slopes that lies on the western Nepal near Pokhara valley, entirely inhabited by Gurung ethnic group. The village situated at an altitude 1700m is small and compact with neat and clean well maintained paved trails connecting the mainly stone and slate built houses. The village consists of 60 households. The village offers spectacular views of the Himalayas including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung ranges in the north, beautiful hamlets and valleys stretching away towards Terai. Likewise, large numbers of pilgrimage sites, shrines, flora and fauna, tranquil lakes, dot the landscapes. The vibrant culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Gurung peoples blended with their affluent hospitality make for a remarkable experience for the lifetime. The village ensures a comfortable climate regardless of any season of the year.

Sirubari can be reached a three hours walk from road head, just 30km away from Pokhara. The village a recent innovation is successfully demonstrated as village tourism. No hotels and lodges as such are available in the village. While in Sirubari, visitors will have to stay in the home of locals as home stay. During their home stay, visitors can have the insights of the rural community and enjoy their warm hospitality. The accommodation is simple, but comfortable with good bedding as well clean rest rooms. The village is perfect location for bird watching and wildlife observation too. Each evening the visitors can be participant in local entertainment program which is usually Gurung dancing and singing.

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