Kathmandu + Bardia national park
Around the last ice age, the Tularosa Basin was a luscious green landscape saturated by a large lake and ancient creatures that deemed the southernmost part of New Mexico home. But it wasn’t until a few centuries ago that man deemed the basin an enchanting place for exploration.
Today, man and creature don’t often call the basin home as much as they do a world wonder. With 250 miles of white gypsum sand dunes vastly spread across the landscape, the White Sands National Monument is as wondrous as the basin’s antiquity. Thousands visit the monument each year to hike barefoot in the mounds, sled tall dunes and watch the sun set behind the mountain ranges, according to the NPS website.
Those who visit the monument on NPS Founders Day can enjoy an informative 20-minute discussion about the animals that live at White Sands, during Skins and Skulls, a free program offered at 3 p.m. daily May 27 through Sept. 4. White Sands park rangers will showcase pelts, skulls and props for a hands-on experience of native wildlife.
The program takes place in the visitor center courtyard, located off Highway US-70 between Alamogordo and Las Cruces.
During the evening, visitors can also enjoy a guided, leisurely stroll at sunset. The stroll takes place through the gypsum sand dunes, where strollers will learn the geology, plants and animals that are native to White Sands. Sunset strolls are free and offered at 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 3.
The entrance to the monument can be found between mile markers 199 and 200 on Highway US-70.
Park entrance is free. However, fees, including guided tours, may still apply.
Park hours: Dunes Drive opens at 7 a.m. daily. Visitors must exit before 9 p.m. through Sept. 2.
Day Program Foe bardia, Chitwan, Pokhara and Kathmandu.
01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
02: MAJOR SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN KATHMANDU CITY
(1) SWAYAMBHUNATH TEMPLE: This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four side of the spire bases are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is three kilometers West of Kathmandu city and is situated on a hillock about 77m. above the level of the Kathmandu valley.
(2) BOUDDHANATH: This Stupa of Bouddhanath lies eight kilometers east of Kathmandu. This colossal and ancient Stupa is one of the biggest in the world.
(3) PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE Situated five kilometers east of Kathmandu. The temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath with two tied golden roof and silver door is famous for its superb architecture. Visitors can easily see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river.
03: Flight departure from Kathmandu 10:30 am. and Arrival in Nepalganji Airport at 11.30 it will take 1 hour flight Kathmandu/Nepalganji. After arrive in airport continues drive to Birdea National park. When we arrive National park Lunch well ready after the Lunch we can visit Elephant stable & Tharu village and back to hotel evening dinner.
04: Elephant back safari and Bird watching tour.O/N stay (Break Fast,Lunch & Dinner).
05: Rafting on Karnali river longest river in Nepal.During rafting there are more chance to see many kind of wild animal with Dolphin. O/N stay. at tent ( Break Fast, Lunch & Dinner).
06: Morning drive to Chitwan (2NIGHT 3 DAY)
08: Drive to Pokhara
09, Pokhara (4Nights in Pokhara)
POKHARA VALLEY SIGHT SEEIN
Full day sight seeing Pokhara. The magnificent central Nepal Valley of Pokhara lies nestled beneath the solendid Annapurna range, home to some of the most beautiful mountain peaks of Nepal. Situated some 200kilometres west of Kathmandu, the town of pokhara is the second most popular destination in Nepal. Stretched out on one side is the serene Phewa Lake, while to the north lies the captivating 140kilometer Himalayan panorama, which includes the famed Machhapuchhre(Fish Tail) and you can se many more beautiful things from Pokhara.
MAIN SIGHT SEEING PLACES ARE FOLLOW:
The highlight of a stay in Pokhara is simply gazing at the mountains that lie strung across the northern sky. And what a sight it is. Starting from Dhaulagiri (8167 meters) in the extreme left, the view includes Annapurna South (7129 metres), the Annapurna I (8091 meters), Machhapuchhare (6997 meters), Annapurna IV, Annapurna III (7444 meters), Annapurna II (7937 meters) and Lamjung (6983 meters). Nowhere else in the world can one enjoy such a magnificent panorama up so close while enjoying the comforts of sub-tropical surroundings.
Besides spending time boating, swimming or fishing in Phewa Lake, taking a leisurely stroll along its bank is a good way of acquainting oneself with the Lakeside. This comes in handy especially if a stay of more than a couple of days is planned. This gives one opportunity to get an idea of the variety that is on offer.
Pokhara does not have many monumental sights like Kathmandu does. But that does not matter since this beautiful town is more of excursion. However, for the more energetic, there are a few places around that are worth a visit. To begin with, Pokhara’s bazaar area, especially the old part, is a pretty fascinating place. Here one can imagine the roll of the stone-paved sidewalks of this quiet area. All commercial activities have shifted to other areas – all the better since the old market still retains its quaint character of a town that time has passed by. DAVIS FALL:Is a small but extraordinary waterfall. It’s original Nepali name of patale Chhango has now given way to the Anglicised version because a tourists by the name of Davis had plunged to his death in this particular the shapes of the stones and rocks through which the stones and rocks and rocks through which the water drains are really unique and worth seeing. MAHERRA CAVE: Is a limestone cave with stalagmites and stalactites. It is a cave that is interesting from a religious point of Hindu gods and goddesses on the walls of the cave and these are said to have occurred naturally. Electric lamps illuminate parts of the cave but it is safer to go in with torches or candles since power failure is quite common. THE SETI GORGE: Is formed by the milky white Seti River which flows across Pokhara and in places runs so deep underground that it cannot be seen. This is because of the porous character of the soil which is rich with limestone. “Seti” in Nepali means “white”, the colour of this river’s water that comes from its mixing with limestone. Over time, the Site river has carved a deep and narrow gorge whose fascinating vistas is best seen from Mahendra pool and from across the airport runway. BINDHYABASINI TEMPLE Is the most famous religious site in Pokhara. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Durga, is an ornate structure constructed on a tiny hillock that constructed on a tiny hillock that gives a commanding view of the town. The Pokhara Museum houses exhibits on the local history and is located north of the bus terminal on the main road. Entry fee is Rs.5 per person. The museum remains closed on Tuesday.
13: Pokhara/Kathmandu by tourists bus 5-6 hours drive to rich Kathmandu
14: After the trekking
BHAKTAPUR (BHADGAON) Situated at an altitude of 1,401 m. Bhaktapur covers area of 4 square miles. Shaped like a conch-shell. Bhaktapur means the city of devotees. Pottery and weaving are it’s traditional industries. The city lies about 14 kilometers East of Kathmandu and can be reached by public transport and by trolley buses. The major sightseeing places in Bhaktapur include: DURBAR SQUARE: The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the picture Gallery, the golden Gate, the palace 55 windows, the Batsala temple and the Bell of Barking dogs, etc. The statue of the king Bhupatindra malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. Of the many statues available in Nepal this is considered to be the most magnificent.
1. THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY 2. THE GOLDEN GATE 3. THE PALACE OF 55 WINDOWS 4. THE STONE TEMPLE OF BATSALA DAVI 5. NYATAPOL TEMPLE 6. BHAIRAVNATH TEMPLE 7. DATTATRAYA.
PATAN DURBAR SQUARE: Situated the heart of the city consitutes the focus of visitor’s attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan Durbar square consists of three main Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. The Sundari Chowk holds in its centre a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Royal bath called Tushshity. KRISHNA MANDIR. : Built in the seventeenth century, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is supposed to be the first specimen of Shikhara style architecture in Nepal. It is the only temple in Nepal having 21 spires and is completely.
15: Final departure to home country.
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