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Trip Type:
Hotel / Lodge

Grade:
Easy

Altitude:
1,400 m

Transportation:
Land

Group Size:
1+

Best Season:
Whole year
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The 12 days Nepal Tour Package is for those who are interested in the culture, adventure and history of Nepal but have limited time to do so. This package has been designed to give the taste of finest culture and adventure experience that Nepal has to offer. We start by taking a cultural tour of Kathmandu valley and especially visit the world heritage sites. Feel the thrill and adventure of whitewater rafting in Trisuli, one of the best Himalayan rivers for rafting and then head to Chitwan for a day to go on a jungle safari to see tigers and rhinos. This will be followed by a trip to scenic town of Pokhara to watch the Himalayas and lakes. The tour ends up with a exhilarating Mountain Flight. The tour has been designed for travelers of all age groups. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Day 02: City tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: City tour of Patan and drive to Nagarkot. 

Day 04: Nagarkot-Changunarayan-Bhaktapur

Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Enjoy some jungle activities in Chitwan National Park. Stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

Day 06: Full day jungle activities in Chitwan Naitonla Park. Stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

Day 07: Early morning after breakfast some activities and drive from Chitwan to Lumbini. Visit monuments in Lumbini. Stay overnight at hotel in Lumbini.

Day 08: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara takes about 3 hrs.  Visit Lakeside of Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 09: Early morning drive to Sarangkot for the sun rise view and drive back to city for sightseeing in and around Pokhara valley. Stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Free day for shopping and recreation. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Departure

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: City tour of Kathmandu

Today, following morning breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you for city sightseeing. On this day you will  visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, Budanilkantha and Pashupatinath. By late afternoon you will arrive back in your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: City tour of Patan and drive to Nagarkot. 

In the morning, you will do sightseeing in and around Patan. Afterwards, you will drive to Nagarkot. Stay overnight at hotel in Nagarkot. 

Brief description of the places:

Patan Durbar Square:

Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

The main attractions in Patan:

Besides above mentioned places to visit, there are other significant sites to be explored:

a)     Golden Temple

b)     Kumbheshwar

c)     Krishna Mandir

d)     Jagat Narayan

e)     Mahaboudha

f)      Ashokan Stupa

g)     Machchhendranath Temple

h)     Tibetan Refugee Camp

Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchanjunga in the east.

Day 04: Nagarkot-Changunarayan-Bhaktapur

Early morning enjoy the sun rise view and drive to Bhaktapur via Changunarayan. Day time, you enjoy the sightseeing in and round Changunarayan and Bhaktapur and drive to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley. It is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley.

Bhaktapur (1,401m) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur which means the city of devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rules continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. Pottery and waving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi or cap. The city lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square. 

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural wonders such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya Temple etc. 

A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Palace of 55 Windows Being built by King Yaksha Malla in 1427 A.D. and remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th century, the balcony and the windows are intricately carved is a masterpiece of wood carving.

Nyatapola Temple

This five storied Pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D. is well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. It is the tallest pagoda structure in the Kathmandu.

Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Enjoy some jungle activities in Chitwan National Park. Stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

Day 06: Full day jungle activities in Chitwan Naitonla Park. Stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan.

About Chitwan National Park

Recognized as the world heritage site, it is the oldest national park in Nepal with a total area of 932 sq.km. Situated in the southern Terai of Nepal, the park contains tropical and subtropical forests, which is home to 68 species of mammals, 56 species of fauna and 126 species of fish and 544 species of birds. The park is well known for its protection of endangered One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, wild Asiatic elephant and Gharial Crocodile. A total of 22 globally threatened species have been recorded in the park. 

Brief description of the activities: 

Elephant back safari: On elephant back you can view the wild life of the area in their natural habitat. 

Bird Watching: For the bird watchers, it is Paradise Island with over 450 species of exotic birds of domestic as well as migratory birds. Many are threatened, e.g. the Great pied hornbill, Bengal Florican, Peregrine falcon, lesser adjutant storks, etc. A bird watching trip will be a memorable experience. 

Nature Walk: Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters and beauty of the flora and fauna. The authority of the naturalist must be closely observed to obviate any risks from wildlife attacks.

Elephant Breeding Centre: This is the first Elephant breeding centre in Asia. You can see baby elephants socializing with their parents and other babies. This centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephants, and to train them to convey tourist around the region.

Village tour: Excursion in Tharu village will grant you an exhilarating experience. Tharus are the indigenous inhabitant of the Terai. We offer guided cultural tours to meet the people and experience their traditional self-sufficient way of life. 

Cultural Program: In the evening you will get an opportunity to be a part of Tharu folk dance. The drummers and symbolic stick dancers perform traditional movements and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display. Such cultural shows performed by Tharus will be an unforgettable experience. The Tharus in traditional colorful costumes are sure to captivate you.

Elephant Bathing: Your guide will take you to the specific place where you can observe elephant bathing.

Crocodile Walk: One more option is to go for crocodile walk. It goes through grassland and forest along the bank of Rapti / Narayani River. 

Canoe Trip: You can enjoy canoe trip on either The Rapti River or The Budhi Rapti River which borders the National Park. You can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.

Jeep Safari: Early morning after breakfast, drive to Kasara, Headquarter of Chitwan National Park. 

Day 07: Early morning after breakfast some activities and drive from Chitwan to Lumbini. Visit monuments in Lumbini. Stay overnight at hotel in Lumbini.

Day 08: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara takes about 3 hrs.  Visit Lakeside of Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Pokhara:

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with the mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. 

Day 09: Early morning drive to Sarangkot for the sun rise view and drive back to city for sightseeing in and around Pokhara valley. Stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Today you will visit World Peace Pagoda, International Mountain Museum, David Falls, Bindhbasini Temple, Mahadev Cave, etc. during your Pokhara sightseeing. 

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you pass through Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and finally Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Leaving Kurintar you head towards Thankot via Naubise. Thankot is the entry point to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara from morning to afternoon. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Free day for shopping and recreation. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Departure

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure to your home.