12 day 11 night Nepal tour

Destination

Nepal

Activity

Outbound Tours

Duration

12 days

Group size

2

Max. altitude

1,600m

Difficulty

Beginner

Start Point

kathmandu

End Point

kathmandu

Accomodation

 Standard hotel as per itinerary |( Deluxe & Luxury on request)

Meals

Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner as per itinerary.

 

Transportation

private comfortable touristic vehicles | Flight on request.

You visit Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.

You have wildlife Safari in Chitwan National Park.

You visit Birth Place of Lord Buddha.

You visit the old town of Tansen-Palpa.

You visit the Pokhara and Himalayas.

You explore the Bandipur and Surroundings.

You have sunrise and Sunset from SarangKot.

You visit a beautiful city Pokhara.

You visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur and Patan.

 

Explore the Nepal overland, driving through the picturesque countryside and enjoying the serene hill station towns of Bandipur, Tansen and Sarangkot - Pokhara with majestic views of the Himalayas. Hamlet-like Bandipur and Tansen are time forgotten towns in the crossroads of trans-Himalayan trade. Nagarkot is the only Himalayan viewpoint to look into the eastern Himalayas and the Mt Everest. Drive comfortable distances each day with a careful driver and a knowledgeable guide while visiting Chitwan national park, Pokhara and Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. You will have plenty of time to enjoy wildlife and cultural immersion tours, nature walks and hiking with time to relax.
Customize your Nepal driving tour with your dreamed excursions & Himalayan sightseeing activities within the available time.


 Kathmandu


Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, situated in a valley which is an open-air museum of famous sites, ancient temples and shrines, golden pagodas and are inspiring deities, is a city of inexhaustible historic artistic and cultural interest. Several beautiful and interesting villages and towns surrounding the valley offer ideal destinations for mini treks. The dazzling Himalayan peaks are visible from several points on the mountains around the valley.
The capital is quite up to date in terms of comfort and convenience boasting luxury hotels, bars, restaurants, shops, and casinos. Transportation is convenient and inexpensive. Shoppers may purchase unusual gifts and souvenirs from an interesting assortment of items such as handicrafts, carpets, wooden artworks, bronze casting and metalwork, thankas, Nepali paper prints, and readymade garments.
"There are nearly as many temples as there are houses and as many idols as inhabitants here, not being a fountain or river or a hill within its limits that is not consecrated to one or the other of the Hindu or Buddhist deities " - wrote a foreigner a long time ago.
Important places to visit in Kathmandu include the Darbar Square, the Pashupathinath temple, the Swoyambhu Nath Stupa, the Boudha Nath Stupa, Bhaktapur Darbar square  Patan Durbar Square and Patan City. Besides most tourists to Kathmandu rave about the Himalayan Mountain flight, which is now one of Nepal's big attractions.


Chitwan


 Chitwan is one of the few undisturbed areas of the Terai region which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal, with its very rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the Chitwan National Park, which is also among the last refuges for the Bengal tiger. Here you will do the elephant safari to see the rhinoceros living in the park and do guide walks into the park. Chitwan has 50 different species of animals like tigers, leopards, sloth bears, etc and 450 different species of birds, one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, crocodiles, Marsh Muggers, Gharials, barking deers, spotted deer, hog deer, and many more animals can be seen in the jungle of Royal Chitwan National Park.


Lumbini


Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The site is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a welcome drink. Assistance will assist you with the check-in procedures. The rest of the day is free to relax or you may enjoy the environment of the location.


Palpa (Tensen)   

                                          
A rare combination of snow-clad mountains, crystal clear lakes, streams, villages inhabited by friendly ethnic tribes. .In Palpa, there are great views over the bowl-shaped of “Madi valley” from the town itself and spectacular view of the Himalaya from nearby hills, which called “Srinagar Danda” You can get an enjoyable time with a special viewing of the Annapurna mountains range as beauty as green scenery with hills. Tansen lies on the Siddhartha High Way between Pokhara and Bhairawa. Tansen was the capital of the Palpa kingdom, which was ruled by the Sen dynasty. Prithivi Narayan Shah, the Gorkha king who unified modern Nepal.


Pokhara


Pokhara is the second-largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu. It is just at a distance of 200 km from the capital city and is easily accessible. There are numerous tourist buses, microbuses and local buses that take passengers in and out of Pokhara every day. Just five hours drive from Kathmandu, and you end up in a completely different place, with a completely different landscape and an entirely different feel from the buzzing hubbub of Kathmandu.
Pokhara is the home to numerous lakes and caves, a modern yet welcoming city life and not to mention, a plethora of peaks of the Himalayas. The lakes in Pokhara include Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Gude Lake, Neurani Lake, and Maidi Lake among many others. The peaks than can be closely observed from Pokhara include Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu as these are within 30 miles from the city, and all of these peaks are more than 8,000 meters high. The city is also the gateway for trekking to the Annapurna Circuit. The notable caves here are Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, and Gupteshwor Cave among others.
There are two major notable hilltops in Pokhara that serve as a perfect getaway, the World Peace Pagoda at the southern shore of Fewa lake and Sarangkot, a beautiful hill at the north-west part of Pokhara. The newest attraction of Pokhara is Paragliding. Now you can paraglide from Sarangkot over the famous Fewa Lake and land at the bottom of the city.

 

Bandipur

 

Bandipur is a small but beautiful village situated on a hilltop offering the magnificent vista of Himalayas and Marshyangdi River. Located in the Tanahu district some 140km west of Kathmandu and 60km east of Pokhara; Bandipur is known for its beautiful scenery. This momentous Newari settlement is still intact without a blemish of modernization and is adorned by traditional houses and temples ornamented with historical art and architecture. This medieval town possesses a festival throughout the whole year. The Brahmin and Chhetri villages situated nearby add cultural diversity to this region.  Situated at the altitude of 1,005m this village seems to carry a lot of mysteries some of them are discovered while some are still waiting for their turn. Once upon a time not too long ago this place used to be the commercial centre linking Tibetan and British.
Situated as the hilltop under the awning of Pine and Sal forests the village not only overlooks the implausible stretch of Marshyangdi River valley but also grants the magical vista of Himalayan range which includes Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. From the adjoining hilltops, you too can see Gorkha in the East and Chitwan in the south. The eye-popping factors of this tour are a visit to Siddha Cave (largest cave in the country) and Patali Dwar( gateway to Heaven). Apart from these the surrounding hills also offer infinite hiking possibilities.

 

Outline itinerary

 

DAY 1ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU, NEPAL.

DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING.

DAY 03: DRIVE TO BANDIPUR.

DAY 04: SUNRISE VIEW FROM BANDIPUR AND DRIVE TO POKHARA.

DAY 05: POKHARA TOUR.

DAY 06:DRIVE TO PALPA (TANSEN).

DAY 07: DRIVE TO LUMBINI.

DAY 08: DRIVE TO CHITWAN.

DAY 9: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK.

DAY 10: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU.

DAY 11: BHAKTAPUR & PATAN TOUR.

DAY 12: DRIVE TO THE AIRPORT FOR FINAL DEPARTURE.

 

MANUAL NOTE: The cost will be valued by your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.

 

Day 1
ARRIVE in KATHMANDU, NEPAL

You will be received at the airport by our representative holding your nameplate. After a formal meeting, you will drive to the Hotel. There is an option of familiarization walk to old Kathmandu and tourist centre of Thamel in the evening. welcome dinner Nepali culture restaurant.Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 2
KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, we set out for Kathmandu sightseeing. You will be guided through the Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. An easy, relaxing day in a comfortable ride with a local guide will uncover totally different perspective of Kathmandu.

Sightseeing Points – Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) & Kathmandu Durbar Square.Overnight at the hotel

Day 3
DRIVE TO BANDIPUR (142 km / 5 hrs)

The morning after breakfast drive to Bandipur. Bandipur is the best way to split the scenic road trip to Pokhara from Kathmandu. As soon as we leave Kathmandu valley view of rolling hills with Himalayan backdrop opens up in front of us. Then the road descends to the Trishuli river valley famous for White water rafting.
Bandipur is a medieval trading town perched high above the Marshyangdi valley. The cobblestone path flanked by Newari style shop houses is where tourists can witness the daily chores of middle hill families. Short hike to the Tahni Mai hilltop offers best sunset view over Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 4
SUNRISE VIEW FROM BANDIPUR and DRIVE TO POKHARA

In the morning walk 10 mints to the edge of Tundikhel. The view is amazing with just a sweeping Marshyangdi valley between you and Himalayas. After spending a beautiful morning in Bandipur, drive 80 km / 3 hrs to Pokhara.
The drive is scenic through the series of valleys with Annapurna and Machhapuchhare looming at a distance. Explore Phewa lakeside market and boating in the evening. Boating is the best way to enjoy a sunset over the Himalayas.Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 5
POKHARA TOUR

Even though the Lakeside of Pokhara has modern hotels and restaurants, the surroundings are still remote and adventurous. Pokhara is an amphitheater of mountains with a wall of some of the highest snow peaks towards north. Sightseeing of Pokhara includes a visit to several viewpoints and hiking. International mountain museum exhibits a lot about mountaineering history, Himalayan culture, geology, flora, fauna and changing environment. Tibetan Refugee camp is living history of Chinese coupe over Tibet.
Sightseeing Points: International Mountain Museum, Sarangkot Sunrise View, Devi's Fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, World Peace Stupa.Overnight at the hotel

Day 6
Drive to palpa (Tansen) (4 hrs / 131km)

After breakfast, we start our journey to Palpa which is about 4 hours drive through interesting green mountains, lush valleys, villages, farmlands, riversides, etc. Upon reaching Palpa, we visit the interesting touristic sites in Palpa. We savour the natural grandeur Palpa is god gifted. Palpa is known as a queen of hills and renowned for its mild climate. Rich in natural beauty and diverse cultural traditions, district Headquarter Tansen, Shreenagar, Ranimahal, Bharavsthan and other famous temple are the major places to visit in Palpa. The town of Tansen is a blend of Hindu temple, monasteries, churches and mosques are the district headquarters of Palpa. Palpali Dhaka textile, Karuwa (Metal water pitcher with spout) Hanukkah, idols Mukunda (Old Lamp) spires and various other items of handicraft have become the symbol of Palpa. We will stay at Shreenagar from where we can enjoy the natural grandeur of Palpa and the majestic snow-capped Himalayas views offered. Kanjirowa, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Machhapachhre ranges can be viewed from the hilltop as well as a bird’s eye view of entire Tansen Township on the other side. Stay overnight at Palpa. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7
DRIVE TO LUMBINI ( 2hrs / 53 km)

Morning departs for Lumbini and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha who was born around 2500 years ago. The Rummindei Pillar, raised in 249 BC, marks this sacred spot. Also unearthed are four gateways, defence walls and a wealth of coins and artefacts. Beside the Ashokan Pillar and the Maya Devi Temple, plinths of huge temples and a pond, where the infant and his mother bathed, have been unearthed. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 8
DRIVE TO CHITWAN (4 hrs/158 km)

Morning depart for Chitwan and on arrival check-in at the hotel. 4 hrs of driving will bring us to Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its bio-diversity and thriving of some rare species of animals. This is where last numbers of Royal Bengal Tigers and Asian single horned Rhinos survives. Jungle activities include elephant back safari, jungle walk, canoe ride to see crocodile and aquatic birds, bird watching, visit of Elephant breeding centre etc. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 9
CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

There are two trips a day, one in the morning at eight and another at four in the afternoon. Jeep safaris are also very popular they take you around for four hours. A great way to spot wildlife in areas further inside the Park, which is less trodden. Canoeing along the Rapti river is another option. With some luck, you will get to see Gharial crocodiles, marsh muggers, and variety of fish. With a lot of luck, you may be able to see a Gangetic dolphin. The trip is a paradise for birdwatchers with possible spotting of kingfishers, ospreys, and egrets. Chitwan is known to have 400 species of birds. Jungle walks through the jungle is a good way to spot game. Monkeys, birds and deer are assured; rhinos are less common (but not uncommon). They can help you stay safe as well as point out interesting things. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 10
DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU (5 hrs / 170 km)

After a beautiful morning breakfast with the chirping of birds, we will drive back into the lush green valleys. We follow Narayani River upstream to its confluences with several other rivers draining the Himalayas. It is interesting to watch beautiful villages and farms across reached by shaky suspension bridges. Overnight at the hotel.

 

 

Day 11
BHAKTAPUR & PATAN TOUR

An expert guide will accompany you for a cultural tour of Bhaktapur and Patan. Bhaktapur is a medieval town that changed very little with time. Locals still live in harmony with hundreds of years old structures, which make it the living museum. Patan, on the other hand, was the center of Vajrayana Buddhism until the 16th century. There are hundreds of Newari monasteries with the palace as the center of exquisite Newari craftsmanship. The other name of Patan is ‘Lalitpur’ meaning city of fine art. Overnight at the hotel.

 

 

Day 12
DRIVE TO THE AIRPORT FOR FINAL DEPARTURE

The wonderful tour to Nepal ends on this day as you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport for homeward bound.

 

The Trip Cost Includes

  •  Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary.
  • Guided tour by private car/van/ bus.
  • Your entire standard Meals during the tour. (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners).
  • Local licensed English speaking Guide.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expense.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Appropriate visa fees
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks.
  • Tips for staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
  • Laundry, telephone calls, Bar Bills ( Mineral Water, cold drinks, whiskey, beer, etc),

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