- A comfortable/Luxurious Stay in Nepal: Its different geographical regions with diverse experiences.
- Explore its Himalayan and Tropical Nature & multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society.
- Including Middle mountain region, the birth place of Buddha& Chitwan National Park.
- Option to take Mountain Flight – See Himalayas; its great panorama till Mt. Everest.
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, in Kathmandu. You need to fill the arrival form. If you don’t have visa, you please fill the on arrival visa application form with 3 photographs. Then pay the visa fee [ $ 25 (USD) for 15 days; $ 40 (USD) for 30 days; or $100 for 90 days] in bank then follow the queue to obtain visa. After passing immigration, please collect your luggage then come out of the airport. Do not let anybody to take care of your baggage while you will come out.
Your Tour Guide will welcome you at the arrival. Short transfer from airport to the hotel.
The altitude of Kathmandu valley is 1,300 meters. You will notice that the city is under reconstruction. This valley contains three major cities: Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur. Every city is ancient having magnificent cultural centers, historical monuments, squires, art and architectures of unique kind.
In the case of sufficient time in during afternoon we will visit western side of the valley. This is a small hill with 400 steps to climb from bottom or drive to almost top without climbing. The site is called Swyambhu – the self illuminated divine flame was represented in the stupa as the symbol of enlightenment. This oldest Buddhist stupa on the top is the center of Nepal Mandala – a tantric buddhist or the mystic culture of this valley. There are numerous monuments to visit. This place offers magnificent view of Kathmandu valley.
Overnight – Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Day – 2 : Option to take Mt. Flight –
Visit of two Historical cities: Patan & Bhaktapur
Morning Flight to see Himalayas – Here is an option to take Himalaya Experience flight called Mountain Flight. A domestic plane will fly at 5000 meters during almost one hour. It goes closer to the Himalayas offering extremely amazing view of larger as well as central part of this greatest mountain ranges including 5 peaks above 8000 meters also Mount Everest and turns back to Kathmandu.
We will have great time to visit two cities: Patan and Bhaktapur
The 1st city Patan is also called Lalitpur: the city of fine arts .This is another fabulous space that was once built as the Buddhist learning centers for Himalayas. In every corner we will see smaller or bigger sites in the form of Buddhist Monastery, the ancient schools. The Golden Temple, Kumbheswora Pagoda and numerous other sites are fascinating to see including some artifacts from 1st century. We will reach its core where a magnificent Durbar Squire preserving wonderful medieval edifices & craftsmanship. Option to visit the Museum inside the palace.
Our Next visit is the ancient city of the Valley called Bhaktapur, the city of devotees. It was once the Capital City of Nepal. We will discover its unique settlement as community of Newar people who live in this valley from thousands of years. Visit of its historical squires. Here we see extra ordinary architectures, the pagodas, palaces, pottery squires etc.
Overnight: Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Day – 3 : Kathmandu – Drive to Bandipur (1000 m.)
We drive through Prithwi Highway. The first part is to cross Kathmandu valley. Then the highway will descend towards lower valley crossing mountains. In good weather condition we will have extremely beautiful view Himalayan peaks and ranges. Likewise seeing verities of landscape, mountains, valleys, rivers, towns will be exciting. Stopping on the way for short breaks, as well as lunch. Continue to drive till Dumre bazar. Last few kilometers to drive in the mountain viewing Manaslu Himalaya before reaching at Bandipur situated on a ridge of mountain. This is a typical town build by the Newar people who used to travel for business and Trans-Himalayan. Inside the town vehicles are not allowed.
We will explore the surrounding of Bandipur. View Sunset over the Himalayas.
* Overnight- Star / Heritage hotel
Day- 4 : Bandipur – Drive to Pokhara City (900 m.)
Wake up early in the morning and short walking till Tundikhel from where we will see breathtaking view of the Himalayan Ranges: most beautifully the Massif of Manaslu -8163 m., Peak 29 – 7,871 m, Ganesh Himal – 7410 m., Annapurna II – 7939 m. and Annapurna Massif. Likewise the lower Marsyangdi River valley where an ocean of clouds will look truly amazing.
After breakfast we will drive 3 hours crossing wonderful valleys and enter the ancient glacier valley of Pokhara at 900 m. This is a lovely city situated on the lap of Annapurna Range. Lunch and Short exploration of Pokhara.
Over night – Star Hotel
Day – 5: Exploration of Pokhara Valley
Naturally well gifted this Pokhara valley will be nice to explore from early morning. We will have short drive early morning to climb small mountain called Sarangkot. The spot will be fascinating for morning sunrise view. From here Very closest view of Sacred Mountain Machhaapuchre -6993 m., Annapurna I – 8091 m,. Dhawalagiri – 8167 m., Annapurna South 7219 m., Annapurna II – 7939 m., Annapurna IV 7525 m.
We have an option of walking down to the lakeside with amazing view of Pokhara valley and its Phewa lake. During the day exploration of Pokhara. We have further option to cross the lake and go for a short hiking till Peace Pagoda and walk through the forest following a trail down till Dam Side. Visit of Davis Fall.
Back to hotel –
Over night : Star Hotel
Day – 6 : Drive to Lumbini
We leave Pokhara and drive through the mountains to Syanja. In good weather condition we will have good view. Drive further down to the lower valley and cross significant Kali Gandaki River which exists since earlier than the Himalayas evolved. Drive further to Palpa, Tansen bazar, a historical town preserving its culture and heritages.
Drive now to Butwal crossing the shivalik hilly ranges from where mountain region ends and the plain region of Terai begins. The landscape, climate, vegetation and people change completely. Drive further to Lumbini.
Over night – Star Hotel
Day – 7 : Exploration of Lumbini – The Archaeological – Historical site
Today we will visit the UNESCO site of Lumbini. We enter the most ancient archaeological garden. The site existing from 12 century Before Jesus discovered by the archaeological excavations. We will see the remanence of monuments, artifacts, historical inscriptions, icons etc.
We will enter the Maya Devi Temple where exists the Real Place of Birth of Siddhartha Gautam, the Buddha 563 Years before Jesus. There are objects archaeologically proved existing already from 6 century earlier than Buddhas.
We visit a pond where after the birth, his sacred bath took place.
We will see the marker stone, the evidence of birth of Buddha in this place. Likewise, there is a significant Historical stone Pillar installed by Maurya king Ashoka. He traveled here in 3rd century B.C. to pay homage to Buddha being a follower of the Buddhist path of peace & compassion.
Time to visit rest of the garden, see people, traveler and pilgrims.
Afternoon – visit of Monastery zone where most of the Buddhist country through out the world have constructed a monastery of their style. This is the symbol that how Buddhist cultures traveled in the world and existing in many forms.
Over night – Star Hotel
Day – 8 : Drive to Chitwan
We will need around 4 hours time to reach Chitwan from Lumbini. We take East-West Mahendra highway. The drive will be exciting through the dense vegetation through the forests.
Welcome to the UNESCO Natural World Heritage side of Chitwan National Park in this tropical climate zone – basically hot during day.
Check in and briefing about the site. Lunch and afternoon and evening programs.
Over night – Star Hotel
Day – 9 : Exploration of Chitwan: Nature & Culture:
Respecting the schedule and program set, we will go for canoeing, elephant back safari to the forest, short walking in the forest as nature walk, village and the indigenous Tharu people. They are being this land from thousand of years surviving despite the climate, and malaria. When US aid project eradicated malaria, people started to migrate from mountain region to this fertile land.
We will experience diverse aspect of this region, its nature and culture.
Over night – Star Hotel
Day – 10 : Drive / Flight back to Kathmandu
Over night – Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Day – 11 : Exploration of Kathmandu
We visit the world famous & largest stupa of Buddhanath. It is believed that Buddha Kashyapa’s relic was kept inside this stupa. The area is now inhabited by also the Tibetan people after 1960 A.D. that their presence and an ambiance of Tibetan culture finds right space in all aspect of people’s life.
Everybody will walk clockwise around the Stupa to circumambulat. A huge domed-architecture build around 5th century is now UNESCO heritage site. You will notice monks with specific dress, people turning the Prayer Wheels and prostrating on the ground. Visit of some monasteries in the area. We will have an approach to Buddhist philosophy, cultures and symbolism. At the same time we see people following buddhist way of life.
Last visit will be the most significant sacred Hindu temple known as Pashupatinath. The site is situated on the bank of sacred Bagmati river. There are couple of things to see including the main Hindu shrine dedicated to Shiva, the ‘holy’ men called Sadhu and most important thing to see here is the cremation. We will witness how the whole process of funeral and burning the dead-bodies on the pile of firewood. To see such is extremely rare on the planet which exists here as part of people’s social life.
Day – 12: Free time – Shopping, rest
We have kept the day with minimum of activities. Take advantages of free time. You can go for shopping or be restful. It is possible to walk in the inner cities or marketplaces during the afternoon.
Day – 13 : Departure
Free time during morning & transfer to airport 3 hours prior to your flight.
- Price calculated on minimum 2 person basis.
- The options are based on Service quality & what is Included in each Option.
- Please see the price table below or write us for more detail.
- We also have On Demand option to customize or personalize this trip.
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- Program Defined in the itinerary,
- 5 star or heritage category luxury hotel in Kathmandu & between 4 - 5 star in outside of Kathmandu.
- Breakfast included throughout the trip.
- Full Package in Chitwan during Safari
- Last night Dinner with live cultural program
- Land Transportation:
- Private Car/Van with Driver, Vehicle is Air conditioned.
- Accompany :
- Professional Tour Guide for entire trip.
- Necessary GVT TAX
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