Records mention the Gopalas and Mahishapalas believed to have been the earliest rulers with their capital at Matatirtha, the south-west corner of the Kathmandu Valley. From the 7th or 8th Century B.C. the Kirantis are said to have ruled the valley. Their famous King Yalumber is even mentioned in the epic, ‘Mahabharat’. Around 300 A.D. the Lichhavis arrived from northern India and overthrew the Kirantis. One of the legacies of the Lichhavis is the Changu Narayan Temple near Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Culture), which dates back to the 5th Century. In the early 7th Century, Amshuvarma, the first Thakuri king took over the throne from his father-in-law who was a Lichhavi. He married off his daughter Bhrikuti to the famous Tibetan King Tsong Tsen Gampo thus establishing good relations with Tibet. The Lichhavis brought art and architecture to the valley but the golden age of creativity arrived in 1200 A.D with the Mallas.
Nepal is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east and west. While the total land area is 147,181 sq. km including water area of the country that is 3,830 sq. km. Nepal falls in the temperate zone north of the Tropic of Cancer.Nepal’s ecological zones run east to west about 800 km along its Himalayan axis, 150 to 250 km north to south, and is vertically intersected by the river systems. The country can be divided into three main geographical regions: Himalayan region, mid hill region and Terai region. The highest point in the country is Mt. Everest (8,848 m) while the lowest point is in the Terai plains of Kechana Kalan in Jhapa (60 m).
The Terai region, with width of ranging 26 km to 32 km and altitude ranging from 60 m to 305 m, occupies about 17 percent of total land area of the country. Kechana Kalan, the lowest point of the country with an altitude of 60 m, lies in Jhapa district of the eastern Terai. The southern lowland Terai continues to the Bhabar belt covered with the Char Kose Jhadi forests known for rich wildlife. Further north, the Siwalik zone (700 – 1,500 m) and the Mahabharat range (1,500m – 2,700m) give way to the Duns (valleys), such as Trijuga, Sindhuli, Chitwan, Dang and Surkhet. The Midlands (600 – 3,500 m), north of the Mahabharat range is where the two beautiful valleys of Kathmandu and Pokhara lie covered in terraced rice fields, and surrounded by forested watersheds.
Climatic conditions of Nepal vary from one place to another in accordance with their geographical features. In the north summers are cool and winters severe, while in the south summers are tropical and winters are mild. Nepal has five seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
In the Terai (south Nepal), summer temperatures exceed 37° C and higher in some areas, winter temperatures range from 7°C to 23°C in the Terai. In mountainous regions, hills and valleys, summers are temperate while winter temperatures can plummet under sub zero. The Kathmandu Valley has a pleasant climate with average summer and winter temperatures of 19°C – 35°C and 2°C – 12°C respectively.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Mumbai.
2 Hours Before Flight Time
On arrival transfer to Kathmandu Hotel. Evening free for leisure. Dinner & Stay at Kathmandu. ( D)
Visit Pashupatinath Temple,Budhanilkantha Temple, Swayambhunath,Kathmandu Durbar Square. Dinner & Stay at Kathmandu. (BLD)
Leave for Pokhra. Arrival at Pokhra and check in at Hotel. Free time for leisure. Dinner & Stay at Pokhra. (BLD)
Visit Seti River, Museum, Devi’s fall, Gupteshwar Cave, Fewa Lake . Dinner & Stay at Pokhra. (BLD)
After 3 Hrs drive reach at Chitwan. Check in Hotel. Visit National Park. Enjoy Sunset &Local cultural Programme. Dinner & stay at Chitwan. (BLD)
Full day busy doing Jungle Activities. Elephant Safari, Village tour. Dinner & stay at Chitwan. (BLD)
After 3 Hrs drive reach at Lumbini. Evening visit birth place of Lord Buddha. Dinner & Stay at Lumbini. (BLD)
After breakfast proceed towards Kathmandu. After 7 Hrs reach Kathmandu. Dinner & Stay at Kathmandu. (BLD)
After breakfast leave for Kathmandu Airport for Onwards Home town Journey. < b> (B)
Wonders of Nepal ( 8 N/9 Days – 8 Nights Stay)
|Date||Tour Name||Tour Cost|
|13th – 19th April||
Wonders of Nepal
|18th – 26th May||
Wonders of Nepal