Trip Overview

Highlights

In Nepal, ten best UNESCO are situated in the differents part of the country. Seven of them are in Kathmandu valley. These sites of historic significance grant the visitors a great opportunity to explore in the artistic and cultural Nepal. We will explore Kathmandu Durbar square, holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Buddhist Gompas of Swyambhunath and Bauddhanath. We will also visit to cities decorated with ancient arts, crafts and architecture of Patan and Bhaktapur city.

The following day we will drive to Chitwan National Park which gives home to some of endangerous wild animals of the world. From Chitwan we will drive further south west to Lumbini which is the birth place of Lord Buddha who was born in 563 B.C in this holy land. After discovering Lumbini we head our journey to beautiful city of lake and mountain panorama Pokhara Via Tansen, the ancient hill town. Spending one full day in Tansen and in Pokhara and exploring its raw and natural dynamic beauty we return to Kathmandu.

Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • Day 01
    Arrive Kathmandu

    We will meet at the Trivhuban international airport & transfer to hotel. In the afternoon walk around in the Kathamndu Durbar Square and then we will invite you to visit our office get the briefing for each day program.

  • Day 02
    Kathmandu

    Early morning mountain flight which will be an hour. After the mountain flight, we start World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.  Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingam, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu.  The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area.

  • Day 03
    Kathmandu

    Two more World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur.  Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts.  Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state.  The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like traveling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets.

  • Day 04
    Kathmandu to Chitwan.

    After having morning breakfast and drive to Chitwan, 190 km from Kathmandu and a 5 hour's drive into the mountains and River valley. All the way we descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. After checking in to the hotel and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by our nature guide. Then we head on for activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. In the evening, dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums.

  • Day 05
    Full day Jungle Safari Activities

    The Chitwan National Park has been declared by the  World Heritage Site. Today you will discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet. You're almost sure to spot water buffalo, egrets, woodpecker, and deer in their natural habitat.  The Park is also home to rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild bison, genetic dolphin, 468 birds, butterflies, as well as the near extinct Gharials crocodiles. You can do a number of activities here - an elephant safari, a nature walk, bird watching, a jungle drive or a canoe trip. You may even take a bath with an elephant and learn how to wash your elephant! Don't forget take a video of your elephant-bath which will be one of the fondest memories of the lifetime

  • Day 06
    Chitwan to Lumbini

    After enjoying bird watching or jungle safari in the morning and then drive to Lumbini another World Heritage Site about 195 km. from Chitwan and a 4 hour's drive further south-west. Lumbini is not only the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site the place where Buddha was born but it's also an important architectural and historical site of the world civilization. Reaching Lumbini, we explore some of the major landmarks and monuments in Lumbini such as: Mayadevi Temple  the exact site where Buddha was born, Ashoka's Pillar,  erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC), and various other temples & monasteries  founded by the devotees from different countries: Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc

  • Day 07
    Lumbini - Tansen

    Tansen is a small hill town situated on the way of Pokhara to Lumbini. The main attraction of Tansen is the beautiful green hill above the main city of Tansen. The beautiful green hill is attracting international tourist as well as domestic tourist. Tansen Bazar, Tansen Durbar Place, snow covered mountain view are other attraction of Tansen.

  • Day 08
    Tansen to Pokhara

    We drive to Pokhara  285 km north-east from Pokhara which takes for about 6-7 hours. The drive is very much on the same road we came by till we reach Mugling.  From Mugling, we drive further west into the mountains and marsyangdi River valley, following the rivers for much of the day.  Pokhara, also nicknamed as the Lake City, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare,(Holy mountain) five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. After arriving Pokhara, we make a sightseeing trip to some of Pokhara's marketplaces, old bazaars, and landmarks. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas. 

  • Day 09
    Pokhara

    Early morning we drive to the Sarangkot Hill to have the sunrise views over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we make a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. We also take a boat around the Phewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. We take the boat across the lake and take an hour's walk to the World Peace Pagoda. We also make a short visit to the Gupteshwar Gufa Cave (also called Shiva Gufa).Some of the other places that we visit today include the Seti River Gorge, Devi's Fall and the mountain museum

  • Day 10
    Pokhara - Nuwakot 3 hours.

    After breakfast we drive you to Nuwakot via Kakani. Kakani is the beautiful point of the land terraces and the distant mountains. During the drive to Nuwakot you will have a chance to fish farming and rural life of the people in that region.

    Explore the village and interact with the local in the evening.

  • Day 11
    Nuwakot - Kathmandu

    Two more World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur.  Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts.  Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state.  The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like traveling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets

  • Day 12
    Kathmandu

    Rest and shopping in Kathmandu.

  • Day 13
    Departure

    Free for shopping and personal activities till departure time. Transfer to the airport according to your departure time for the next destination 

Tour Fact

Country : Nepal
Name Of Tour: Nepal Heritage Tour
Duration: 12 Nights 13 days
Places Cover: Kathmandu valley, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara
Accommodation: Hotel / Resort
Attractions: Heritage of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Scenic beauty of Everest flight, Natural beauty of Pokhara with Mt. Annapurna range
Best Time: Throughout the year

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