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Highlights of nepal

Highlights of Nepal

Kathmandu,Pokhara,Chitwan & Bhaktapur 8 Days Tour

8

Days

CULTURE

Highlights of Nepal Trip Map, Route Map
Trip highlights
  • Visit some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.
  • Learn more about the history, culture, and civilization of ancient Kathmandu Valley.
  • Enjoy wildlife activities in Chitwan, including elephant/jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching, and jungle walk.
  • Experience the local culture, tradition, and lifestyle of local people from different regions.
  • Witness Machhapuchre and Annapurna range from Pokhara.
  • Sunrise and panoramic mountain view from Sarangkot.

Highlights of Nepal provide the opportunity to see all aspects of this fascinating country in one trip. Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara valley have been the mainstay of this trip. This trip is a Classic Nepal Tour that combines cultural, natural, and wildlife experiences in a single framework. It is a mixture of mountain scenery, lush forests,  and wildlife activities. 

Whether your interest lies in culture, art, architecture, or religion. The historical Kathmandu valley sparkles with it in every corner. For wildlife enthusiasts and photographers, Chitwan displays wildlife on its natural canvas. Besides, it also peeks into ethnic ways of life, far removed from the exuberance of modernity. While Pokhara brings in the ethos that Nepal is synonymous with - the mighty Himalayas ranges and varied forms of activities and attractions that thrive under the shadow of Mt Annapurna.

Highlights of Nepal offers a slight deviation from our usual framework by adding a deft touch by incorporating local tourist bus rides in-between places. Thus, providing the opportunity to rub shoulders with local people and interact with them. An offer far more authentic means to have insights into religious, cultural, and social structures. Options to travel with a private vehicle are available as well.

This trip begins with a visit to local attractions and sights in Kathmandu valley, followed by a rich wildlife experience in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan National Park. Experience jeep safari and elephant rides in Chitwan that will take you closer to wild lives that form the central theme of this region. The visit to Chitwan will also provide you with an insight into tribal life that thrives on the fringes of the forest reserve.

Our next port of call is the scenic Pokhara valley with lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks. While here, enjoy hiking in a beautiful mountainous landscape and tour the city’s many natural and cultural splendors. Return to Kathmandu and visit the medieval town of Bhaktapur, where you will see its history craftily carved and ornate in the wooden architecture that adorned the city.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu:
On arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport, our representative will meet and greet you and transfer you to your hotel. As there are no activities planned for today, you can arrive at any time of the day. Our representative can provide some suggestions on tours or walks you can do on your own along the way to your hotel. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: In Kathmandu:
Today we have a full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. We will visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites in and around Kathmandu. Drive north of Thamel to the hilltop and visit the Swayambhunath temple, one of the oldest temples in the valley. Next, drive east to Boudhanath(Boudha) and visit one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world. Thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a kora (ritual circumnavigation) around the stupa. Explore the many shops around this area and then drive to Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples in Nepal. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Finally, we will drive to visit the ancient city of Patan. Patan displays Newari architecture that reached its pinnacle during the Malla rules. We will stroll through Durbar Square and see the art of making statues and wood carving. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Chitwan:
Early morning, you will board a luxury tourist bus to Chitwan. The drive to Chitwan takes about 5-6hrs/165kms. Traveling in a tourist coach, allows you to meet with other tourists and locals who like to travel comfortably. You travel south through the southern foothills of the Himalayas to the lowlands of the Terai to Chitwan National Park. This afternoon there will be a chance to visit a local Tharu village, home to the indigenous people of the Terai. After touring the local Tharu village, return to the hotel. Enjoy a beautiful view of the river from the deck area, watch the wildlife and nature, lounge around the resort premises, order drinks at the bar, and relax. In the evening, there will be a short presentation regarding the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park. Later there will be a cultural show followed by dinner. Overnight in a resort.

Day 4: In Chitwan:
Enjoy a full day in Chitwan National park. The park covers an area of 360 square miles at the foot of the Himalayan foothills, home to a wide diversity of rare wildlife species, including Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth bears, Asiatic rhinoceros, and Asian elephants. You can participate in various jungle activities. After breakfast, visit the crocodile conservation center, an initiative to preserve and protect the endangered crocodiles of the park. After the visit, you will go for a boat ride on a traditional Patela boat down the Rapti river. You will have the opportunity to see aquatic birds, Gharials, and other animals on the banks of the river. After lunch, enjoys a Jeep/Elephant Safari through the wilderness and experience the thrill of observing the wild lives, including one-horned Rhinoceros, countless species of deer, bison, and if you are lucky, even the Royal Bengal Tiger. Overnight in a resort

Day 5: Chitwan to Pokhara:
After breakfast, you will transfer to the bus stop and board a tourist coach to Pokhara. The landscapes change as you head North West to Nepal’s second-largest city – Pokhara - it sits in the shadow of the mighty Annapurna Massif. Pokhara acts as the gateway to the various trails around the Annapurna region. Your hotel is located in the popular lakeside part of the city, right on the shore of the beautiful Phewa Lake – a perfect location to shop, drink and dine.
This afternoon take a guided stroll through the Lakeside area and take an hour-long boat ride on Phewa Lake. Also, make a short stop to visit Taal Barahi Temple, in the middle of the lake. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 6: In Pokhara:
Early morning is the perfect opportunity to view beautiful Himalayan views (weather permitting). Early morning we will take an excursion trip to Sarangkot to watch the changing light catch the peaks of the Annapurna range and the Machhapuchre as the sun rises. Return to your hotel for breakfast before departing on a tour of Pokhara’s main sights. Begin at the World Peace Pagoda, also known as the Shanti Stupa, at the top of Ananda Hill overlooking the city. Enjoy stunning views before trekking back down to the lakeshore. Return by boat and spend a bit of time walking along the lakeside. In the afternoon, we will visit the Bindebasani Temple, Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, the old Pokhara Bazaar, and the Tibetan Refugee Settlement as per our available time. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 7: Pokhara – Bhaktapur/Kathmandu:
After an early breakfast, we retrace our drive to Kathmandu. On arrival, transfer to Bhaktapur, just a short distance from the suburbs of Kathmandu, a cultural gem of Nepal. Bhaktapur is the largest of the three ancient Newari Kingdoms founded in the Kathmandu Valley. The city is known for its arts, culture, and the traditional lifestyles of its people. In this ‘open museum,’ we will visit Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square, where we witness the magnificent 55-window palace, surrounded by several pagodas and shikhara-style temples. Continue to Taumadhi Square, popularly known as the Pottery Square. It is home to the 18th-century, five storied Nyatapola Temple, the largest of its kind in the country. Bhaktapur is like stepping back in time with its heritage buildings, vehicle-free cobblestone streets, and ancient shrines. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 8: Departure:
Transfer to Kathmandu airport in time for your flight. You may depart the hotel at any time. Check-out from the hotel is at noon.

  • Group Size2-8 pax for scheduled group journey, but any size for a private trip

  • MealsOnly breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, while all meals are included in Chitwan

  • Trip Accommodation3-4 star type

  • RouteKathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Bhaktapur

  • Trip Type Cultural Tour

  • Trip SeasonsThrough out the year except during the monsoon.

  • Best MonthsJanuary, February, October, November, December

  • Good MonthsMarch, April, May, September

  • Lean MonthsJune, July, August

Prices & Dates

The price is based on the number of participants.  

  • 8 members = US$ 775 per person
  • 6 members = US$ 810 per person
  • 4  members = US$ 915 Per Person
  • 2 members = US$ 1005 per person
  • Single traveler = US$ 1655 (including single room supplement)
  • Single room supplement = US$ 310

Local tourist coaches are used for transfers between Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu but all other transfers and sightseeing are done using a private vehicle. (Option is also available to use a private vehicle to travel between Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu at an extra cost).

Start date End Date Remarks Status  
06 Dec, 202213 Dec, 2022 AvailableOpen Book now!
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Included

  • All airport and local transfers by private vehicle.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu by local tourist deluxe coach.
  • Accommodation in 3-4* category hotels and resorts.
  • Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, while all meals are included in Chitwan.
  • One welcome dinner with cultural performance in Kathmandu
  • English-speaking local tour guide as per itinerary.
  • All entry fees, National park fees, government taxes, and service charges.

 

Not included

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
  • Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips, laundry, telephone, camera fee, etc.
  • Any extra cost forced upon by changing the itinerary due to your health, natural condition, and political situation.
  • All other personal expenses not listed in the included section.

Accommodations

The hotel used are 3-4-star types.
Kathmandu: Hotel Shambala or Kathmandu Guest House.
Pokhara: Temple Tree or Waterfront Resort
Chitwan: Jungle Villa Resort
Bhaktapur: Thagu Chhen or Similar


Hotels in Kathmandu

Hotels in Chitwan

Hotels in Pokhara

Hotels in Bhaktapur

Trip Guide/Leader


  • Hem Raj Bastola

    Hem Raj Bastola