Heritage Nepal Tour-
The country of fluttering prayer flags, home to the majestic Himalayas, golden temples, charming hills, traditional villages, and wilderness, Nepal often pops up on the top of lists like "top 10 places you need to go before you die" or "places you need to visit this year". Starting from the nooks and crannies of the culturally packed Kathmandu Valley visits and resting in the lap of nature in Pokhara, the melody picks up as you visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha to later pass through the home of the one-horned rhinoceros and Gharial, in this one of a kind Nepal Complete Tour. As each mountain, river, lake, spring, wildlife, flora, fauna, and culture adds something unique to the melody, you soon find yourself humming to the sounds of Nepal.
The incredible adventure into the "Land of Gurkhas" begins in Kathmandu. The heart of the nation is not only amazing, intoxicating, and mesmerizing but is also utter chaos, an amazing chaos of sights, smells and sounds of different cultures and religion morphing into one and yet thriving beautifully. The cultural and artistic heritage reveals its golden temples like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath and the courtyards of Patan, Kirtipur, and Bhaktapur decorated by the drying chilies and rice to lure you in to explore its grand beauty. Experience the trading hub of Asan jammed with vendors before heading towards Pokhara, the gateway to the world famous treks in and around the Annapurna Region. The city of lakes ticks all the right boxes with its mesmerizing mountain views, laid-back charm, and picturesque landscapes. Dive deep into history with International Mountaineering Museum as well as Regional Museum and Nature Museum before heading on to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. Find internal peace as the route takes you past the many monasteries in Lumbini and through the historical city of Tansen and finally into the wildlife haven of Chitwan National Park. Enjoy a fun jungle safari as well as a joyful Tharu culture dance in the national park premises. Experience breathtaking views of sunrise from the welcoming town of Nagarkot before heading back to Kathmandu and ending Nepal Complete Tour.
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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives will meet you at the airport from where you will be transferred directly to your hotel. You will be introduced to the guide who will prepare you for the exciting journey into the land of the Himalayas. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we head to the Buddhist shrine of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. Climb the 365 steps through the 13 rings of enlightenment accompanied by the fluttering prayer flags and resonating sound of "Om mane padme hum". The mesmerizing views of Kathmandu valley from the top is something you wouldn't want to miss. We then head the opposite way to Pashupatinath, often known as the guardian god of the nation. A holy place for Hindus, Pashupatinath garners thousands of visitors around the world. We end the day under the watchful gaze of Boudhanath, another sacred site of Buddhists. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Patan, also known as Yala in the Newa language, is a city of picturesque architecture and beauty. Witnessing the beauty of the temples, palaces, and the great Patan Durbar Square will account for a sublime experience. We then head to Bungmati, best known for its unique orthodox culture reflected in the houses and wood carvings. Bungmati is also home to famous temples like Rato Machhendranath and Karya Binayak. We wrap up the day tour at the farming village of Khokana, renowned for the beautiful temple of Rudrayani and the traditional way of oil production. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
The historical landmarks of Kirtipur and Bhaktapur await us as we begin our journey for the fourth day. With culture and tradition dating back all the way to the regime of the Malla and the Lichhavi royals, you will barely be able to register everything all at once. The capital of Nepal in the 15th century, today Bhaktapur, is renowned as a city of culture, temples, and craftwork. The tour will take us further to Changunarayan. Established by King Mandeva in 500 B.C., the temple holds cultural, historical, and religious importance. The sleepy town of Kirtipur is not the one to fall behind. You rarely get to witness the wonderful sense of faded grandeur revealed by its quaint heritages. Enjoy authentic Newa food while in Kirtipur. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
As the days pass by in a blur, we head to Kathmandu Durbar Square to kick start our day. After taking in the cultural scene, we head to Asan Tole. The streets jammed with vendors and customers alike trading everything, from the rarest to the most common of goods. We take a short rest in the lap of Mother Nature at the Garden of Dreams before heading to Narayanhiti Palace, now Narayanhiti Museum. Get a chance to witness the glory of Nepalese Kings as the grand Narayanhiti Palace, passed down from generation to generation of Shah Kings, welcomes you. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Leaving the hustling and bustling city of Kathmandu behind us, we head to Pokhara, well known as the gateway to some of the exquisite and mesmerizing treks into the Himalayas. Often referred to as the mirror of the Himalayas, the city not only provides mesmerizing views of its lakes such as Phewa and Begnas but will also be the first to provide you with mountain vistas. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
A short drive from Pokhara will take us to the premium sunrise location of Sarangkot. Not to forget, Sarangkot is one of the best paragliding venues around the globe. We then head back to Pokhara to Visit Bat Cave and Mahendra Cave. It is said that no one who ventured deep into Mahendra Cave has made it out alive to the other side. An hour drive uphill will take us to World Peace Stupa with its tranquil and calm environment isolated from the ever-increasing crowd in the city. Pokhara is one of those destinations which not only offers picturesque scenery but also offers a perfect place to capture your next profile picture for your social media. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
The tour takes a cultural and historical turn as we head towards International Mountaineering Museum filled with tales of glory and sacrifice of those who dared to challenge the mighty Himalayas and conquered them. The Regional and Nature Museum in Prithvi Narayan Campus is an excellent spot to learn the cultures of the region’s ethnic communities and also a hub to study the rich biodiversity of the Himalayas. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Leaving the Himalayas behind, we travel to Lumbini; the drive to the birthplace of Gautama Buddha will be the one to remember. The 8-hour journey through plain land and green pastures of Terai will offer us the chance to rest for the days of traveling ahead. Each turn adds something unique to our experience as we head towards the holy sanctuary. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Lumbini.
The birthplace of Gautama Buddha, a garden of Buddhist monuments, a sea of prayer flags, Lumbini is a historical location located 22km west of Bhairahawa. Even though a new complex of monasteries and temples have been built all in homage to Lord Buddha, the most important of them, Maya Devi Temple, stands tall right on the place where Gautama Buddha was born. Our journey will take us through temples and stupas with each monument adding something unique to our understanding of what transpired on the place. Overnight at the hotel in Lumbini.
A 6-hour drive will take us to the historically and culturally rich city of Tansen. Sneaking through the mountains, the drive to Tansen is filled with stunning landscapes combined with impressive gorges. Perched atop the Kali Gandaki River, Tansen is an un-traveled town which offers a unique sense of adventure and discovery as you unearth the evidence of a rich cultural history. Overnight at the hotel in Tansen.
After quenching our thirst for history and culture, we head towards Chitwan National Park, the hunting grounds marked by some of the most exotic wildlife. Home to the one-horned rhinoceros and Gharial, Chitwan National Park provides once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the majestic Royal Bengal tiger in all its glory. With so much to do and so much to see, you will be exhausted but pleased at the end of the day. Overnight at a resort in Chitwan National Park.
Another day in Chitwan means another day in the company of exotic wildlife and rich vegetation. After immersing ourselves in activities like jungle safari and bird watching, we take some time off and head towards Beeshazari Tal. The extensive oxbow lake located on the outskirts provides for a perfect break. Time permitting a short excursion to Tharu village and Lamo Jharana can be organized, each packed with cultural and natural beauty. Overnight at the hotel in Chitwan National Park.
After 2 days in Chitwan, we head back to Kathmandu and on to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is located 32km northeast of Kathmandu on the northern side. Famous for its Himalayan views, Nagarkot is a popular hills station where the view of the majestic Himalayas painted golden by the setting, as well as the rising sun, is a sight to behold. Overnight at the hotel in Nagarkot.
After having our fill of the sunrise, we head back to Kathmandu which signals the end of our adventure in the Himalayan land. Upon being back in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel for rest. You can then choose to spend your day as you please. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
To rest our weary bones from the adventure, we take a free day in Kathmandu. However, taking a stroll around the city and mingling with the local people can be a fun experience for many of us. Also, try the many exquisite delicacies of the capital city. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport filled with a thousand memories and a desire to visit Nepal again.
- Airport service according to program.
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Full package service activities in Chitwan National Park according to given plan and program.
- Mineral water supply during the driving.
- Sightseeing activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per program.
- Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini.
- A professional Cultural Tour Guide in Kathmandu-Pokhara and Nature guide in Chitwan Park.
- All kinds of land transportation as per program.
- Food and Beverage during the tour as per contract.
- Nepal Visa.
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal expense
- Personal equipments like binoculars, Tele-photo lens, walking pole.
- Bar Bills, Laundry service, Telephone bill.
- Extra activities out of given program.
- Tipping to guide, assistants, driver, hotel, restaurants.
- Rain coat or umbrella.
- Power bank.
- Walking Poles if necessary.
- Camera, reading gadgets etc.
- Personal medicine Kit.
- Light walking shoes, sleeper.
- Traveling towel, trousers, pants, shirts, socks, etc.
- Sunglasses, sun cream,
- Hat and binocular for bird watching.