BEST OF NEPAL 10 Days 9 Nights

Trip Code : IN-02
Destination : Best of Nepal Tour
Duration : 10 Days 9 Nights
Accomodation : 3*
Meals : Breakfast
Activity : Sightseeing
End at : Lumbini
Trip Route : Kathmandu- Pokhara- Chitwan- Lumbini
Best Season : March- May and August- November

Overview

Kathmandu- Lumbini tour offers you the opportunity to get out there and enjoy the beautiful sites which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. This tour provides you a balanced form of adventure as well as allows you to explore the ancient architect and religious sites in Nepal which will astonish you.
Kathmandu also known as the city of temple is full of small and large temples which are of great importance. First there is the Swoyambhunath which is a beautiful architect ever seen in top hill. Also known as the "Monkey Temple" among visitors from abroad, Swoyambhunath sits atop its hill, overlooking most parts of the valley. After a short straight ascend you will be rewarded with a wide panorama views. Swoyambhu consisting of two words “swoyam-self” and “bhu-existence” so means ‘self-existence one’. According to translations from an inscription dating back to 460 A.D., it was built by King Manadeva and by the 13th century, Swoyambhunath had developed into an important center of Buddhism. And there is Bouddhanath equivalently famous as Swoyambhunath. Apart from these sites, Bhaktapur, Patan and Basantapur Durbar Squares (ancient palaces) provide the glimpse of the rich ancient culture via stone and wood carvings in different pagoda styled temples and other structures.
 
After sightseeing in Kathmandu then we will drive to Pokhara the city of natural wonders. Pokhara filled with spectacular views of mountains such as Mt. fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Annapurna, Green hills, overlooking Peace Gumba and the Phewa Taal Lake. Early morning in Sarangkot allows you to spectate marvelous sunrise. Boating in Phewa Taal, visiting International Mountain Museum, Peace Gumba are the things to do in Pokhara. Other things include Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, zip flyer, mountain biking, rafting etc. And lastly there is also BBQ, Beer and live music.
 
After Pokhara our tour heads to Chitwan after 5-6 hours’ drive from Pokhara. Chitwan is best known for wildlife exploration and is good place to spend for nature and wildlife admirer. Elephant safari, jeep safari, Elephant bathing, boating, museum visit etc. are the things you can do in Chitwan. We can also go to Elephant breeding center. We can see different wildlife such as one horned rhinoceros, Gharials, wild boars, deer and if you’re lucky Bengal Tiger. Hotels may sometimes organize cultural programmes to show us unique cultures.
 
After the attachment with wildlife we continue our tour driving to Lumbini Birthplace of Gautam Buddha and which is at present our last destination. Lumbini is filled with the Buddhism spirituality and is of great important place in Nepal. There are many monastery gifted by many countries which are of eye catching beautiful structure. Visiting Lumbini you will feel a relaxing environment with tranquility. The great Ashoka pillar, sacred pond, Temple of lords, Maya Devi temple and remains of Old monastery in Lumbini can fascinate you completely. It is also listed in World Heritage sites.

Itenarary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival


Our team member shall welcome you in arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Drive to hotel. Hotel is at 20min from airport. Our team leader/guide will brief plans.

Day 2: Mountain Flight and Kathmandu City Sightseeing


Wake up early in the morning after breakfast you will take a mountain flight to witness breathtaking mountain ranges. After we shall be sightseeing majestic architecture of Kathmandu. We shall be visiting Swoyambhunatha Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square as well. Other sightseeing places like Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar square are optional of leisure.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara


Today after early morning breakfast we shall be heading to Pokhara following winding roads and passing through beautiful landscapes along the highway. We shall take jeep/hiace according to the group size or need. After 5/6 hours of drive we shall be stepping to the beautiful city, Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Full day sightseeing of Pokhara


We shall spend our full day exploring places in Pokhara. Early in the morning drive to Sarangot to spectate amazing sunrise. Pokhara, the paradise possesses nature’s gift of extreme beauty. With majestic view of Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre ats its backdrop and tranquility of lakes within it. Pokhara is the perfect destination or wonderful tour. Sightseeing around David’s fall and Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave (spend 1 hr). Then drive to International Mountain Museum (spend 1 hour). Lastly drive to Phewa Lake and enjoy boat ride & relax your rest of the day. Stay Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Drive to Chitwan


Today we shall head to Chitwan. After check in at hotel followed by refreshment guide will be briefing plans. The day is concluded with a visit to village and elephant breeding center. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Explore Chitwan


Wake up and take breakfast. We shall go to cannoning followed by Jungle walk later. Then Lunch and go to Elephant Safari and dinner at the hotel.

Day 7: Drive to Lumbini


Wake up bird watch and breakfast.  After breakfast drive to Lumbini and Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Sightseeing around Lumbini


After early morning breakfast we shall go on sightseeing around Lumbini. First we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Siddharta Gautam was born. We take take a glance of its surroundings including the gardens, some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include: Ashoka's Pillar founded by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha's birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. We visit most religious, historical and architectural significant place in the world that has been enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage along with many others stupas and monastery.

Day 9: Fly or Drive back to Kathmandu


After spiritual time in Lumbini we return back to Kathmandu by bus/jeep. We retrace the same roads back and beautiful landscapes and scenery can be viewed along the road. It takes 7-8 hours to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Final departure from Kathmandu.


After breakfast drive by private vehicles to reach Tribhuban International airport 3 hours prior to your flight for your onward destination.

What's included

  • Accommodation in hotel/lodge as per contract.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle. (Depending upon the group size we provide Car, Van, Jeep, Coaster, Sutlej)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini by private vehicles.
  • All Jungle safaris Activities in Chitwan National park.
  • Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast).
  • A professional English speaking guide for entire trip.
  • Farewell dinner in a Typical Nepali cultural restaurant.
  • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charge.

What's not included

  • International and air fare to/ from Nepal and domestic air transfer.
  • Entry Visa fees.
  • Temple and monastery entry permit fees.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • BBQ and Alcohol drinks.

Good to Know

Extra: As it is clearly known once is not enough in the case of Nepal. So if you have time we can organize different types of activities which is also listed below.
  • Mountain Flight
  • White water rafting
  • Jungle Safari
  • Bungee Jump
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain Biking

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and we can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
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