10 Nights/11 days Explore Nepal tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bandipur, Lumbini, Tansen and Nagarkot)
If you have two weeks of time in your Disposal and you want to spend time to go for a ultimate trip in the Himalayas this 11 nights program can be your ideal choice as it includes some of Nepal most enchanting heritages and natural wonders. This trip will provide you an insight into lifestyle, culture, religion and natural gifts of Nepal. No other trip in the world can offer such a diverse experience in such a short span of time.
- Trip duration - 10 nights/11 days Nepal tour.
- Tour code - Best of Nepal Tour Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Lumbini and Bandipur.
- Places to see - Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Bandipur, Pokhara Lumbini and Chitwan.
- Minimum number of people- 1 and above.
- Tour category - Budget/Standard and Deluxe.
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Rhino in Chitwan National Park: A one horned Rhino is drinking water at the open area of Chitwan National Park.
Lumbini: The homeland of Lord Buddha situated in the Terai plains of Nepal is one of the extreme pilgrimage spots for Buddhists People.
Itinerary in Detail
Our staff with your name plate will be waiting for you in the airport. After check in at the hotel in Kathmandu. Evening free on your own.
Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu City covering Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. The walk from Pashupatinath to Boudhanath is a interesting walk through the suburbs of Kathmandu. You see the change lifestyle from Hindus to Buddhist during this walk of 30 minutes.
Boudhanath stutpa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. One of the biggest pilgrimages for Tibetans the area around this stupa is also known as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This was listed in the UNESCO’s world heritage site list in 1979 A.D.
Pashupatinath temple is the most important shrine for Hindus in Kathmandu. Although non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises, the cremation that takes place around the Pasupatinath temple area is interesting for foreigners. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 this area has a lot of Sadhus/Hindu holy men who are center of attraction for many foreigners. Make sure you want to pay them if you take their pictures as they ask for money for being photographed.
Full day sightseeing of the southern Kathmandu valley including Khokana, Bungmati and Patan Durbar Square.
Khokana and Bungmati- These two Newar Villages are located in the outskirts of the Patan District and are proposed as Tentative UNESCO heritage sites by the Nepal government. Khokana has the temple of Rudryaini and is also famous for the Mustard oil production. Bungmati, 20 minutes walk from Khokana through paddy fields is full of old Newari houses and architecture. These twin villages are one of the best places to experience Nepal’s age old heritages and to observe the daily life of the People. You will feel like walking in the 18th century Europe as you go through these streets.
Patan Durbar Square- Patan unlike most of other cities in Nepal has majority of Buddhist population. The Patan city has more than 136 Buddhist monasteries and only 50 Hindu temples. Patan Durbar Square is famous for the south Indian style, Krishna temple, the sunken bath, the tall temple of Taleju and the golden temple. Patan Durbar Square is also famous for carvings done in metal, wood and stone.
After a warm breakfast at hotel we start the 2 hours/55km drive to Pokhara. We will make few stops on the way as there are lots of places to capture photographs. Rest of the day free around the lake side.
Early morning wake up and drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view. After breakfast transfer For Sightseeing of Pokhara city including the Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Bindabasani temple, Tibetan refugee camp and Seti river gorge. Free time in the afternoon for exploration.
You will get an early morning wakeup call from the reception as we need to drive 12 km from the city of Pokhara to see the sunrise and the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range. Your city guide will come to receive you after breakfast and drive towards the Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961. Then cross the road and go to the Gupteshwor cave with a self created statue of Lord shiva and the view of Davis fall coming down from the other side. A 5 minutes walk from the Gupteshwor cave is the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see Tibetan refugees doing different kinds of work for livelihood such as making carpets, making jewelries with semi precious stones and selling things to tourist. After spending some time to understand Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasani temple and the Seti river gorge
After breakfast drive to Palpa/Tansen. In the past Tansen was on the trade route between the plains and the hills. Tansen is between Pokhara (5 hr, 110km) and Sunauli/Bhairwa (2 hr, 55 km), just off the Siddhartha Highway, and is a pleasant place to stop on the way between the two places Please note that there are no 4 star and 5 star hotels in Tansen.
After breakfast we start the drive to Lumbini (55km/2 hours). Sightseeing of the Maya Devi temple and surrounding monasteries in the evening.
We start our drive from Palpa to Lumbini along the Siddhartha highway. This is one of the most interesting drives from the plains through the hills to the plains. Along the way you can see all the geographical features of Nepal from High mountains, Hills and the Terai plains. After reaching Lumbini in the afternoon we rest for a while and set out for the sightseeing of the Maya Devi Garden on foot. There are many monasteries made by different countries and institutions. Among them the German Monastery by Tara foundation, the Nepal Government Monastery, the Chinese and Korean are the most interesting with a lot of philosophy in them. The birth place of Buddha is a UNESCO world heritage site and the center of world peace.
Drive back to Kathmandu (305km/9 hours). Overnight at hotel.
You can decide the time to start the day after discussing with your city guide. We suggest starting sightseeing of Kathmandu before 9 so that you skip the busy traffic of Kathmandu. We head towards the Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square today. A walk from Kathmandu Durbar Square to Thamel is interesting as it goes through the oldest settlement of the Kathmandu valley and has the local market with clothing’s, spices and groceries etc. After going through these old palace areas we head towards the hill station of Nagarkot for Sunset view.
Kathmandu Durbar Square- Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the center of the Kathmandu valley and has some of the most interesting monuments in Nepal. The Kasthamandap, the building from which Kathmandu derived its name, the Kumari Ghar, the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the Taleju temple and the most interesting the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, now a museum are some of the interesting buildings in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Besides that the program of different kinds and gathering of people from all over Nepal makes it a lively place and the best place to understand Nepal.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square- Bhaktapur is on the eastern side of the Kathmandu city and is also referred as the city of Devotees and the fact is justified by hundreds of temples in the area. The home to the vibrant Newari culture, this is also the city of festivals. The 55 windows palace, the tallest pagoda in Nepal, the Pottery square and the museums in Bhaktapur has made it the best palace area in Nepal and also a must visit place in Nepal when you are here. The entrance fee 15 USD is a bit on the higher side but once you go in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square you will be happy for the price you have paid.
Nagarkot - Nagarkot is situated at 2100m from sea level and is famous for the sunset and sunrise view. It is 32 km away from Kathmandu city and is a one night destination for hikers and trekkers as well as people who love to see mountains from distance, from the hotel room or with a beer or coffee in hand. The drive is also very interesting as it winds through the swirling road from Bhaktapur. You can see the Langtang Lirung, Annapurna 2nd, Ganesh Himal range and also Everest on a very clear day.
Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Rest of the day free on your own.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- All sightseeing’s in A/c vehicle.
- 10 night’ accommodation on BB basis.
- Entrance fees.
- Guide fees.
- Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
- All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills etc.
- Travel insurance.