Activities are optional. None require prior experience or fitness level
A perfect holiday package for fun with family and friends. This tour takes you all corners of the beautiful Kathmandu Valley but it does not stop at that. You will travel to the exotic Chitwan National Park – home of tigers and rhinos – and to Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha. On top of that, you will visit the beautiful district of Palpa and to the happening city of Pokhara. A two-week holiday cannot be more fun.
We will receive you at the Tribuwan International Airport as you land into Kathmandu. As you must be tired from your long flight, we will take you straight to your hotel.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva. Then we will head to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a centuries-old royal courtyard where the former palaces and temples still stand in their former glory. You will feel like you have got back in time as the people and neighborhoods here have remained the same for ages. Our final destination for the day will be the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. This Buddhist monastery that sits on a hilltop has a peaceful atmosphere and provides panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley.
We will head south to Chitwan in a luxurious tourist bus. You will be treated with views of hills and forests throughout the five to six hours’ journey to Chitwan. We will stay in a jungle resort inside the national park.
There are so many fun activities in Chitwan National Park that one day is not enough. Elephant safari, jeep safari, watching wildlife, canoeing, mixing with indigenous people of the jungle – the options are so many that you will be spoilt for choice.
It takes five hours to reach Lumbini which lies west from Chitwan in a tourist vehicle. As you know, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims come here from all over the world. The atmosphere is peaceful and there are monasteries, temples and a museum to see here.
Our tourist bus will take you to Palpa in about three hours. We will travel to upper regions of Palpa to the historic city of Tansen which has several temples and palaces to visit. You will also be treated with spectacular views of the Himalayas from here. Later in the day, we will head to Pokhara and it takes a little less than four hours to reach there. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal and that is why tourists from all around the world come here. The lakeside area is a great place for tourists to hangout and the nightlife here is amazing.
We will wake up early to travel to Sarangkot just in time for sunrise. It is a short drive to the top of Sarangkot hill from lakeside and you will be treated one of the most beautiful scenes of rising sun from here along with a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas. Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, and Mount Manaslu can be seen ahead of you while Pokhara city and the Phewa Lake are visible below. Sarangkot is also a popular destination for paragliding enthusiasts.
There are plenty of places to visit in Pokhara like the Devi’s Falls, the Bat Cave, the World Peace Pagoda, the Phewa Lake, and many more. Pokhara is a great place to go shopping in the day and partying in the night. And if you prefer natural getaways, Pokhara is surrounded by natural landmarks like lakes and hills which are perfect for a day excursion.
Our tourist bus will take you back to Kathmandu in about seven hours. The view outside the window is very beautiful as we pass through rivers, hills and towns along serpentine roads all the way through to Kathmandu. We will have lunch somewhere along the way.
We will first travel to Pharping in southern Kathmandu. We will visit the Daksinkali Temple, a popular Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Kali. Pilgrims to the temple believe that praying to the goddess will make one’s wishes come true. The temple architecture and atmosphere certainly makes the place a must-see while the town outside is equally beautiful to visit. We then move to the Gorakhnath Cavewhich is holy to both the Hindus and the Buddhists. You can go inside the dark and narrow cave and also visit the temples and monasteries that surround it. Our last destination for the day will be the Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur district. Also a Unesco World Heritage Site, Patan Durbar Square is a prime specimen of Newa architecture used as royal palace in the 1600s. Medieval temples, buildings, and statues, although damaged by 2015 earthquake, still decorate the former royal courtyard. We will also make to Godawari in the district which is famous for its river, forest, wildlife and serene environment before coming back to your hotel.
This is the day for visiting some more heritage sites. We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Changunarayan Temple, another World Heritage Site. The temple is located on top of a hill and surrounded by a forest and is believed to be the oldest temple in Nepal. In the evening, we will take a short drive to Nagarkot Hill Station. The weather and the scenic beauty of the place make Nagarkot the most popular hill surrounding the Kathmandu Valley.
The main reason for coming to Nagarkot is for viewing sunrise which, according to tourists, is an amazing sight. Nagarkot also offer best views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest and the Annapurna range. We then visit the last of the seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu – Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living. We return to Kathmandu in the afternoon.
Spend the day it as you like it. You might want to visit some more heritage sites or wander around happening parts of the city like Thamel. We will have a farewell dinner planned for your last night in Nepal.
We will drop you to the airport and bid you goodbye.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay and your room will have an attached washroom. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.
All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Just make sure you have clothes according to the season you are arriving.
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