Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Chitwan/ Lumbini/

Best of Nepal

Explore through the narrow alleys of Kathmandu to the highway of the lowland. Float on the rubber boat with the Rhythm of the raging river or encounter the wild animals in the wild dense forest. Experience the tranquility of the Birthplace of Lord Buddha or boat in serene Lake of Fewa. Play hide and seek in pitch dark cave or feel the smoothness of natural dripping water from the limestone or check out the water fall vanishing underground.  You will be amazed what nature offers here from Giant Mountain with cold breeze in the north to the hot and humid air in the south. It is all going to be a memory captured inside you for a lifetime.

  • Age Requirement

    8 above
  • Activity

    Tours
  • Duration

    12 days
  • Starting Location

    Kathmandu
  • Final Destination

    Kathmandu
  • Difficulty

    Easy
  • Max. Altitude

    2100 m
  • Accommodation

    Hotel/Resort

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the Capital of Nepal “KATHMANDU”. Upon Arrival our representative will welcome you and drive you to Hotel. Refresh and Relax


Day 2: Historical sites of Kathmandu

Visit the most popular heritage sites of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa stands with four pairs of eyes in four cardinal directions watching for righteous behavior and human prosperity. Built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels and said to be one of the biggest stupa in the world.

Pashupatinath temple, the holiest temple dedicated to lord shiva built in pagoda style with beautifully carved wooden rafters and a gold pinnacle situated on the bank of sacred Bagmati River.

Swyambhunath Stupa, situated on top of a hill overlooking Kathmandu valley, a sacred Buddhist pilgrim sites said to be over 2000 years old and the ancient’s palace of Nepalese Royalty and temple of living goddess who greets the devotees from her balcony.


Day 3: Ancient cities and hill station

Explore some of the old town out of kathmandu city and then we head toward Nagarkot a beautiful hill station with lush hill and great mountain views.

The cities in the Kathmandu Valley are made up of 3 ancient cities and Patan is located across the Bagmati River to the south of Kathmandu city. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, the city of fine arts. According to legend the founding of Patan dates back to Pre-Christian times. As opposed to the Malla cities of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur that were mainly influenced by the Hindu religion, Patan was for many years a major Buddhist city. It is believed that it was founded in the third century B.C. by the famous Buddhist emperor, Ashoka, who visited the town while on a pilgrimage from Northern India and built four stupas that enclosed the center of the old town.

Khokana is tiny traditional village lies about 8 km from south of Kathmandu which has hold its own tradition and culture. The village is popular for its oil pressing center where mustard seeds are pressed using traditional methods. Traditional weaving done by elderly ladies, men crushing seeds on the street and courtyards are the daily activities that could be seen in this farming communities.

Bungamati is also known as a winter home of the Red Machhendra god of Patan who inhabit every winter in a big temple in Bungmati. Its large courtyard is often used for spreading grain to dry in the sun at harvest time. The long array of local houses attached to each other with similar style can be seen together with hanging red chilies in threads.


Day 4: Bhaktapur City and back to Kathmandu

Bhaktapur which is one of the three ancient cities within the Kathmandu valley. It is the home of true medieval art and architecture and without a doubt the most historically authentic.


Day 5: Raft and onward to Chtiwan

We leave early in the morning from Kathmandu and make our way along river valleys, past terraced fields to rafting starting point and raft in one of the popular river in Nepal. We enjoy some of the 2-3 grade rapids and drive to the wilderness of jungle in chitwan national park which is one of the finest national parks in Asia and listed as a world heritage site since 1984. It covers an area of 932 square kilometres and is renowned for its variety and amount of wildlife.


Day 6: In Chitwan

Explore the beautify and wilderness of national park with different activities such as canoe trip, jeep safari, nature walk, cultural program, bird watching and more.


Day 7: Chitwan national park to the land of Buddhism

Leave the jungle and head toward Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha and explore the area.

Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site where lord Buddha was born and he founded Buddhism. The holy site of Lumbini is bordered by a large monastic zone in which only monasteries can be built, no shops, hotels or restaurants. It is separated into an eastern and western monastic zone, the eastern having the Theravadin monasteries, the western having Mahayana and Vajrayana monasteries.

The holy site of Lumbini has ruins of ancient monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree, an ancient bathing pond, the Asokan pillar and the Mayadevi temple, where the precise place of birth of Buddha is located. From early morning to early evening, pilgrims from various countries perform chanting and meditation at the site.


Day 8: Lumbini to Tansen

Today we move to hill of west Nepal. Tansen was the capital of the Magar kingdom Tanahun, one of the most powerful regional principalities before the rise of the Shah Dynasty. This old town offers magnificent panorama view of Himalayan to the north and flat landscape of terai to the south.


Day 9: Tansen to Pokhara

Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. The northern skyline of the city offers a very close view of the Himalayas. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. 

Explore the lake side area with lots of shops or go for a boating in the fewa lake.


Day 10: Explore Pokhara

Pokhara is decorated and well known for its natural beauty and today we explore some of it. 

The world peace pagoda can be seen on top of a hill on the southern fringe of Fewa lake. The dome shaped pagoda is an impressive sight, and its hilltop location commands a great view of Pokhara valley.

Mahendra cave is predominantly a limestone cave and the cave if full of natural formation made by regular seeps of water through the ceiling. Close to Mahendra cave, Bat cave as the name suggests full of bats.

Gupteswor Mahadev cave is considered 599 years old. The long flights of stairs wind down to the temple of lord shiva where the lord perched on a raised platform.

Davi`s fall is a fascinating water full, during the monsoon season. The water level in Devi`s fall rises to an amazing height; the most turbulent water currents engulf even the safety barrier built around the falls. Its one of the most fascinating waterfalls in Pokhara and one of its kind in Nepal.

Later on, we visit Tibetan Refugee camp, after the invasion of Tibet by Chinas, the influx of refugees to Nepal via boarder increased and started settling down in Nepal. We will take you to the camp where the Tibetan refugees are settled and see their daily activities, cultural and monastery.


Day 11: Sun rise and back to Kathmandu

Before we start our journey back to Kathmandu, it an early wake up call to visit one of the most popular hill stations of Pokhara. We drive to Sarangkot which is spectacular sport 2000ft above the sea level overlooking the Pokhara valley with three highest mountains in the world. Watching the Himalayas from Sarangkot has surreal experience. The golden rays of the sun painting the majestic mountain are incomparable.


Day 12: Souvenirs and farewell

Free time and drive to the airport for your destination.


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