8 nights/9 days Scenic Nepal tour (KTM, Chitwan, Lumbini & Nagarkot)
This 8 night’s program is a unique amalgam of Nepal’s attractions. This program has a bit of every flavor of Nepal such as culture, nature, adventure and Pilgrimage. Kathmandu with a cluster of UNESCO world heritage sites is the cultural hub of Nepal. Chitwan is the place for adventure as you head into the jungle on a elephant’s back to encounter a Royal Bengal Tiger. Nagarkot offers splendid view of the mountains especially the Langtang and the Everest. Lumbini is a must visit place for Pilgrims of Buddhism and Hinduism.
- Trip duration - 8nights/9 days Nepal tour.
- Tour code - Best of Nepal Tour Kathmandu, Chitwan, Nagarkot and Lumbini.
- Places to see - Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Lumbini and Chitwan.
- Minimum number of people- 1 and above.
- Tour category- Budget/Standard and Deluxe.
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Pashupatinath Temple: A Hindu Temple situated on the bank of Bagmati River on the east of Kathmandu valley.
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.
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 to Chitwan (170km/6 hours). Tharu village walk in the afternoon. Tharu cultural program in the evening before dinner.
The drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan is a scenic drive of 6 hours. The change in the vegetation and lifestyle of the people is very significant. We will reach Chitwan for Lunch on this day. After a brief rest we take a walk through the village of the Tharu people, one of the famous indigenous groups in Nepal. They are famous for their resistance against Malaria, also for the huts they live in and the unique culture they have which they brought with them from Rajasthan in India from where they migrated. After a brief walk in the village to understand better we will come back to the hotel to see the Tharu dance program, which is a collection of many different dances that are performed by Tharu in different festivals.
After breakfast we go ahead for the canoeing and elephant breeding center visit. We go to the elephant bathing place, if you want to participate you can enjoy the shower on a elephant. After lunch Elephant safari and Nature walk.
Yes you are in the periphery of the Chitwan national park, The best habitat for tropical animals and plants in Nepal. This is an exciting day ahead of you. After breakfast in the morning we drive for a while from your jungle camp and go for the canoeing in the Budi Rapti river. The canoeing lasts for maximum 40 minutes and during those 40 minutes you see atleast 20 species of birds and 2 species of crocodiles basking in the sun. There are chances to see the one horned rhino and other wild animals. After the canoeing we go to the elephant breeding center where female elephants are kept for breeding. You might also see few small naughty ones coming to play with the visitors. We drive to the elephant bathing place in Suaraha. You can participate in the elephant bathing if you want. It cost you 2-3 dollars for a shower on top of an elephant. We head back to the hotel for lunch and rest for a while. At around 3 pm we will go for the elephant ride inside the Chitwan national park which lasts for 2 hours. There you can see many animals including one horned rhino, 4 species of deers, monkeys and many more.
After breakfast we start the drive to Lumbini (120km/7 hours). Sightseeing of the Maya Devi temple and surrounding monasteries in the evening.
We start our drive from Chitwan 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). Free time in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
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.
Free day. (Although this is a free day we can make arrangements for you to do some extra tours as Kathmandu has a lot to offer.
Time to say goodbye.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- All sightseeing’s in A/c vehicle.
- 6 night’ accommodation on BB basis.
- 2 nights in Chitwan with all jungle activities and meals.
- 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.