Nepal - Kathmandu School Exchange

Day 01                                Kathmandu                                                                                                                      (D)

 

Upon arrival warm welcome to our guests, transfer to hotel.

After a short rest in hotel. Drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of old Kathmandu city. (UNESCO world heritage site in 1979) Surrounded by concrete buildings, the complex is an oasis in a fast developing, chaotic modern city. An unbelievable 50 temples lie within the vicinity including the temple of the titular deity, Taleju Bhawani.

After Kathmandu Durbar square we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa. (UNESCO world heritage site in 1979) Swoyambhunath Stupa is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. According to translations from an inscription dating back to 460 A.D., it was built by King Manadeva and by the 13th century, Swoyambhunath had developed into an important centre of Buddhism

The Stupa of Swoyambhunath stands on a typically stylized lotus mandala base-a long time ago believed to have originated from a legendary lake of Kathmandu Valley.

As the ancient legend goes Kathmandu Valley was a lake a long time ago. Right in the centre of this lake was a full blown lotus with the divine light a top. When Maha Manjushree a saint from China heard about this he came rushing all the way from China to the Valley. He cut through the southern wall hill of the valley with his divine sword. The cleft made by the sword immediately drained the entire lake water making the valley floor open for a close up view of he divine lotus light.

This holy site in fact is the massive stupa complex ever built in Nepal. Hundreds of votive shrines and other historical monuments built in and around this stupa speak a lot about the significance and antiquity of this famed stupa.

Dinner                                                                                                                                                                                 

Back to Hotel

Day 02                Kathmandu – Full day School Exchange                                                                      B/L/D

Breakfast at Hotel .

After breakfast, we will proceed to Government  High School meet up with Local Nepalese students and teachers to have an idea of Nepalese School and their education system. Fullday interaction programme with the students and teachers in a school.

Lunch

And continue our activities …Such as cleaning school or painting school ,learning project ,newly concept setup the library etc.

Playing game with the Nepalese students

Transfer to restaurant for dinner

Back to hotel and rest for the day

Day 03               Kathmandu-Chitwan                                                                      B/L/D

Breakfast at hotel

After breakfast, drive to Chitwan National Park.

Chitwan National park is Nepal's first and most famous national park is situated in the Chitwan Doon or the lowlands of the Inner Terai. Covering an area of 932 sq km. The park includes hilly areas of the Siwalik Range covered by deciduous Sal forest. One fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti, and the Rue Rivers and is covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with revering forests of silk cotton (kapok), acacia and sesame trees.

Upon arrival proceed for  Lunch  

And proceed to Tharu Village and we will have a chance to watch a Tharu Stick Dance as well             

18:00 Slide show Program / Tharu Stick Dance   

Dinner   

Transfer to hotel and rest for the day  

Day 04                Chitwan – Jungle activities                                                                        B/L/D

 Breakfast at hotel

After breakfast ,today you will be escorted by expert naturalist on various exciting activities

Canoeing activities . A traditional dugout canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view birds, and the animals on the river bank .
Lunch       

Elephant rideSeated high on the back of a trained elephant exploring the grasslands and forest, you become a part of the life of the jungle.

Visit to Elephant Breeding centre,of all the animals, elephants are probably the most graceful. Our naturalists will show you how the elephants' meals are prepared and how they eat. They will explain the nature and habits of elephants. If particularly interested in driving the animal, an opportunity will be provided

Slide show is packed with information about Chitwan National Park and its wildlife. The naturalists are here to share their knowledge of the jungle with you.
Dinner

Transfer back to Resort   

Day 05                 Chitwan – Pokhara                                                             B/L/D

Breakfast at hotel

After breakfast ,this morning you will take a long scenic drive to Pokhara, The dreamland of Nepal”.

The moment you step into Pokhara that takes you into immediate delights are the gorgeous view of the gigantic Himalayan range and the beautiful lakes.


Day 06               Pokhara – City tour                                                                      B/L/D

Breakfast at hotel

A city tour of Pokhara is in store for you which includes 1 hour boating on scenic Fewa Lake.

Barahi Temple, is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the centr of Phewa Lake. This two –storyed pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protesters deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen espiceally on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

Lunch

 Bindabasini Temple, or Bindhyabasini Mandir is of great religious importance to Hindus living in the Pokhara region. It is a vital hub of religious fervor. The temple itself is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, who is Pokhara's chosen guardian deity. Durga, also known as Shakti or Kali has numerous manifestations and at the Bindabasini temple she is seen as Bhagwati, a blood-thirsty aspect of the goddess. Durga appears in the form of a Saligram. A Saligram, according to Hindu mythology is an propitious stone. It is said that the temple was created after the goddess ordered king Khadag Bum Malla to set up a her statue here

Devis Fall, The water fall directly goes into a deep and narrow canal with no ends. It’s believed that this deadly waterfall took the life of a tourist named David, who fell down into the canel and was never found and hence the name David waterfall ,named in his memory by the people of Pokhara.

Gupteshwor Cave, is a natural cave and temple of Load Shiva. It’s located at the top of the limestone hill which is about 500 meters above sea level. Follow by we will visit Seti Gorge and Tibetan Refugee Camp as well

 Dinner

Rest for the day

 Day 07             Pokhara-Kathmandu                                                                       B/L/D

After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, after reach Katmandu check in hotel. Then free in the evening. In the evening you can do shopping at Thamel which is one of the main tourist areas to take some soveniour for your friends or family or rest your own. In the evening group will be taken for the cultural dance and dinner performances.

  Day 08            Departure                                                                       B

After breakfast rest until your flight leaves. Please be ready at the hotel lobby before 3 hours to flight and transfer to airport.