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13 Nights 14 Days Nepal Tour

Nepal

13 Nights 14 Days Nepal Tour

Durtation: 14 Days

Price: US 1,175 All Inclusive

13 Nights 14 Day Nepal Tour is intended to take travelers across the major tourist spots of Nepal. This tour provides you the best experience within just 2 weeks taking you to the exotic gateway to Annapurna sanctuary Pokhara city, beautiful and scenic village of Bandipur, national Botanical garden of Nepal, Lumbini, historical Nuwakot and Tansen-Palpa.

Himalayan Trekkers has brought to you an incredible opportunity to explore the different terrains of Nepal, the lifestyle of people belonging to different ethnic groups through this 13 nights/14 days itinerary.

Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal in which Nepalese from all corners of Nepal have integrated thus providing diversity in culture, rituals, life style, language and traditions. Other than that, Kathmandu valley is equally appealing in terms of nature.

Kathmandu has been a famous gateway to many backpackers leading them to pristine Himalayas but there is so much more to Kathmandu valley than that. This famous valley is a magical example of beauty within chaos.  

Some of the popular things to look forward to in Kathmandu are the UNESCO declared world heritage sites. For instance- Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple and several others. These regal durbars and temples offer amazing displays of archaic craft, architectures, shrines and antiques.

The food available in Kathmandu is another thing to look forward to in Kathmandu. From international cuisines of different countries to national cuisines, the food item present here is very different and palatable

Botanical garden

If you are a nature enthusiast running short on time, Kathmandu offers National Botanical garden of Nepal which is teeming with evergreen forests. Various ornamental plants, trees, shrubs, lilies, ferns, orchids, medicinal plants etcetera are available here. Besides this, Botanical Garden also known as Godawari garden is also popular for various birds.

The splendid environment of Botanical garden with a sacred Godawari Kunda i.e. spring  fills your heart with joy. You might even get to see the shooting of movies or videos there.

Nuwakot

Mainly known for the Saat Tale Durbar (seven-storey fortress), Nuwakot is tucked in mid hills of central Nepal. The 35 meters high Taleju temple in Durbar Square courtyard is a stunning temple rich with its own tale. The golden- roofed temple -Bhairabi Temple is another thing to look forward to in Nuwakot.

There are several other possibilities and activities to do in Nuwakot like exploring Malika Temple, enjoying scenery from viewpoint tower located at Kalika temple.

Bandipur

Bandipur is a hidden town of Nepal with mainly Newari settlements. The outstanding views of Himalayas and Marsyangdi river will sweep you off your feet and fill you with ebullience. Bandipur is a pristine and beautiful village on the foothills of Himalayas which is famous for natural views and generosity. Siddha Cave, Binde basini temple, Khagdi Devi temple etcetera are some of the things that you should visit.

Pokhara

Pokhara is the Tourist capital of Nepal located at the altitude of 900 meters. this stunning town is known for the exotic lakes, breathtaking views and adrenaline filled adventures. Some of the major attractions of Pokhara are Annapurna circuit, Phewa Lake, Begnas lake Sarangkot, International Mountain museum, Shanti Stupa etcetera.

The rooftop restaurants, water falls, colorful streets, stunning view from your hotel is what we are offering to you via this 13 nights/ 14 days trip.

Palpa/ Tansen

Located 125 kilometers from Pokhara, Tansen in Palpa district is located at altitude of 1350 meters. Tansen is decorated with many traditional villages and natural beauty. The scenic mountain views seen from Shree Nagar Hill is why one must visit Tansen-Palpa or Palpa-Tansen at least once in their life.

Other things to look forward to in this region are Amar Narayan Temple, Tansen Durbar, Bhagwati temple, Rani ghat, Shital Pati etcetera.

Lumbini

Known worldwide as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha: the founder of Buddhist religion/ keeper of Peace, Lumbini is another one of the UNESCO World heritage sites. Lumbini is very much revered for its spiritual significance. If you visit Lumbini, you can see more than 25 monasteries that have been built by different countries.

Lumbini attracts many Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims to its arena due to the cultural and religious value it holds. In Lumbini you can roam around Mayadevi temple dedicated to mother of Gautam Buddha, Mayadevi gardens, holy Pushkarini pond, many monasteries, Ashoka Pillar built by great Emperor Ashoka, Panditarama Vipassana Center etcetera.

Nagarkot

The sunrise and sunset views with mountain peaks on background is what is waiting you in Nagarkot just 28 Kilometers in Kathmandu. 8 out of 13 Himalayan ranges can be seen from Nagarkot and they are Everest range, Manaslu range, Annapurna chains, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang Range,  Rowaling range, Numbur range and finally the  Jugal range.

The views of snowcapped peaks, green hills and waterfalls in Nagarkot are simply unparalleled. Other activities to do on Nagarkot are hiking, mountain biking, paragliding etcetera. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

Our staff with your nameplate will be waiting for you at the airport. After check-in at the hotel in Kathmandu. Evening free on your own.

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing (Khokana, Bungmati & Patan Durbar Square)

5-6 hrs

1,350 m

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 heritage and to observe the daily life of the People. You will feel like walking in 18th century Europe as you go through these streets.

Patan Durbar Square - Patan unlike most of the other cities in Nepal has the majority of the 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.

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3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3

Kathmandu tour day 2

5-6 hrs

1,350 m

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu City covering Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. The walk from Pashupatinath to Boudhanath is an interesting walk through the suburbs of Kathmandu. You see the change in lifestyle from Hindus to Buddhist during this walk of 30 minutes.

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest monuments 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 Pashupatinath 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.

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3 star hotel in KTM

Day 4

Drive to Bajra Barahi Temple & hike to Botanical garden

1 hr drive & 3-4 hrs hike

1,550 m

After breakfast, Drive to the Temple of Bajra Barahi and start hiking to the Botanical garden. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

This is a day hike starting from the Chapagaun V.D.C in Patan. It’s 3 hours of a hike through paddy fields and suburban villages. The highest point reached is 1550 m from sea level and offers the complete view of the Kathmandu valley and 3 famous peaks Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. This trail goes through the Tamang village where the people still have a traditional way of life. 70% of the walk goes through the pine forest with lots of Rhododendron trees and various wildflowers. The walk ends at the Botanical garden of the Godavari where you can observe various species of rare plants and flowers found in Nepal. The forest above the botanical garden is famous for bird watching and it’s the migratory passage for birds coming in and out of the Kathmandu valley. Altogether more than 350 species of birds are recorded in the area. You can spend a whole day exploring the botanical garden combined with the hike.

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3 star hotel in KTM

Day 5

Drive to Nuwakot & explore

3 hrs

900 m

Drive to Nuwakot. Afternoon sightseeing of Nuwakot Palace area. Walk around the Nuwakot village in the evening.

Nuwakot lies 75 km from Kathmandu city and is a historically important region. It was the entry point to Kathmandu for the Gurkhas and they invaded it in 2nd attempt, after which they successfully invaded Kathmandu. Besides that, the Nuwakot farmhouse, or the Famous farm is a nice accommodation with village-style rooms and a nice environment and friendly staff.

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local hotel/ guest house

Day 6

Scenic drive to Bandipur & explore

5 hrs

1,030 m

Drive to Bandipur (155km/5 hours). Visit the Thani Mai Temple, Notredamn School and Bandipur Bazaar in the Evening. Overnight at Hotel.

We start the day after breakfast and drive towards Bandipur. A small village in the Tanahun District, it is a new destination in Nepal with a feel of village life and some cultural attractions. The Bazaar area is lively with old houses and friendly people and gives you a feeling of coming back to 18th century Europe. You can also see the sunset and sunrise over the Manaslu range from Bandipur. Besides the Manaslu Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal range and others are also visible from Bandipur.

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3 star hotel

Day 7

Drive to Pokhara

2 hrs

827 m

After a warm breakfast at the hotel, we start the 2 hours/55km drive to Pokhara. We will make a few stops on the way as there are lots of places to capture photographs. Rest of the day free around the lakeside.

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3 star hotel

Day 8

Drive/hike to Sarangkot for sunrise view & explore Pokhara

30 mins drive/2-3 hrs hike

1,600 m

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. 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 jewelry 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

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3 star hotel

Day 9

Drive to Palpa/Tansen & explore

4-5 hrs

1,310 m

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.

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3 star hotel

Day 10

Drive to Lumbini & explore

2 hrs

150 m

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 birthplace of Buddha is a UNESCO world heritage site and the center of world peace.

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3 star hotel

Day 11

Drive back to Kathmandu

9 hrs

1,350 m

Drive back to Kathmandu (305km/9 hours). Overnight at the hotel.

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3 star hotel in KTM

Day 12

Explore durbar squares & drive to Nagarkot

1.5 hrs

2,195 m

You can decide the time to start the day after discussing it with your city guide. We suggest starting sightseeing in 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, 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 Kathmandu city and is also referred to 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 to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square you will be happy with 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.

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3 star hotel in KTM

Day 13

Drive back to Kathmandu & free day

1.5 hrs

1,350 m

Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Rest of the day free on your own.

In the evening, farewell dinner with a representative of Himalayan trekkers.

Breakfast & Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 14

Final departure

30 mins

An airport representative will assist and transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight.

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • All sightseeings in private vehicle with A/c
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in 3 Star category hotels on BB basis
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • All applicable government taxes and offical expenses

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfares
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25- 15 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the includes section

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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