Day2: Chitwan National Park

It was declared a National Park in 1973. In 1984, UNESCO designated Royal Chitwan National Park a Natural World Herita ge Site.

Day6: Pokhara Nature

Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu valley...

Day12: Three Saddhus At Kathmandu Durbar Square

The golden spire of Swayambhunath stupa crowns a wooded hillock and offers a commanding view of Kathmandu city.

Day13: Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square, situated in the heart of Kathmandu City, is the main tourist attraction.

14 Days Nepal Discovery Tour

Duration: 14 days & 13 nights Departure: Flexible
Tour Code: TA-KD-14 Max Altitude: 2600m
Tour Type: Private escorted tour with English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
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Day 1

Kathmandu Arrival

 

Welcome to Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, rich in culture and religion. After you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received by our enthusiastic guide with a very smiling face, you will be kindly greeted and transfer to hotel by air-conditioned vehicle. Our tour guide will help you to check-in hotel. After check in, you could have have a short rest in your room. The rest of today you will go to sightseeing of Boudhanath. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Boudhanath
It is the biggest stupa in the Valley. The stupa, well known as Khasti, is also known as the World Heritage Site. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. It lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu. The Bouddha Area Preservation & Development Committee runs an information center.

 

Day 2

Kathmandu - Chitwan (B)

 

Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park

Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to Chitwan where we could have the evening view sunset from Narayani River. Overnight in Chitwan.

Chitwan National Park
It is the most popular destination for tourists wanting to have a good experience of the region’s wildlife. It was declared a National Park in 1973. In 1984, UNESCO designated Royal Chitwan National Park a Natural World Heritage Site. The Park offers protection to 56 species of mammals including the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild elephant, striped hyena, Gangetic dolphin and wild bison. There are estimated to be 470 species of mammals, over 500 species of birds, 126 species of fish, 150 species of butterflies and 47 species of reptiles in the park! A recent study also points out that over a third of Nepal’s tigers are in Chitwan.

 

Day 3

Exlopre Chitwan (B, L, D)

 

Tharu Dance
Tharu Dance

Today after breakfast, you will start your full-day discovery in Chitwan to experience the Jungle activities including elephant safari and Tharu Cultural dance with Canoeing etc. Overnight in Chitwan.

Elephant Ride
How about a ride on an elephant’s back in the dense forest viewing the wildest of wildlife activities? Don’t you wish that there be an Elephant breeding centre to breed and rear these gigantic mammals before extinction? Yes, and it’s an opportunity not to be missed, to go in depth about their reproducing behavior.

Nature Walk or Jungle Walks
Jungle Walks allows one to explore several different habitat areas, from the flood-plain grassland to the dense Sal forests, where one gets an opportunity to encounter different animals right in front. Since it disturbs the animals less to walk through the forest, it is usually a better chance for discovering wildlife. One can learn about different kind of plants and herbs in the National park that might be useful sometime.

Tharu Dance
A melodious tribal dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums and the clashing of sticks embodies and projects how to keep away the rhino and other wild animals from the human habitat and their farming land.

 

Day 4

Chitwan - Lumbini (B)

 

Lumbini
Lumbini

Today after having breakfast, you will be transferred to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini, one of four Buddhist pilgrimage sites based on major events in the life of Gautama Buddha. Interestingly, all of the events occurred under trees. It is the place where Queen Mayadevi is said to have given birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition.

Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple and others under construction. Also here is the Puskarini or Holy Pond - where the Buddha's mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath - as well as the remains of Kapilvastu palace. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Lumbini is the perfect place to go to if you are into cultural, archaeological and religious treasures. With the number of stupas, meditation grounds, temples, courtyards and more, a walk in Lumbini is a walk with Buddha. Enter the birthplace of one of the greatest man of world religions - Siddharta Gautama, founder of Buddhism - and be captivated by its serene environment and meditate and reflect with its outmost tranquility and peaceful atmosphere. Overnight at hotel in Lumbini.

Stay overnight in Lumbini.

 

Day 5

Lumbini - Bandipur (B)

 

Bandipur
Bandipur

Today after breakfast, transfer to Bandipur where you’ll be able to see the beautiful Mountain range including the Manaslu himal. Overnight in Bandipur.

Bandipur
It is an ancient trading town of quaint streets and charming atmosphere. It is situated on a ridge top south of Dumre which lies 135 km out on the Kathmandu -Pokhara highway. Travel to Bandipur can be attained via a two-hour climb from Dumre. While the other trading posts of the Nepali hills have modernized, Bandipur retains its age old cultural attributes. It still has its temples, shrines, holy caves and Newari architecture that speaks to the Kathmandu Valley.

 

Day 6

Bandipur - Pokhara (B)

 

Pokhara
Pokhara

Today, you'll start with a morning hiking to Siddha Cave. After the sightseeing of Siddha Cave, you'll be transferred to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

 

Day 7

Explore Pokhara (B)

 

Devi's Fall
Devi's Fall

Today after having breakfast, you will start your full-day exlporation in Pokhara. Highlights today include Devi's Fall, Gupteswar Gupha, Bindbyabasini Temple, Barahi temple and Mountain Museum. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Devi's Fall
Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall), Devi's fall (also known as Devin's or David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen.

Gupteswar Gupha
Gupteswar Gupha, a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. The entrance is right across from Devi's Fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours.

Bindbyabasini Temple
Bindhyabasini temple is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti.

Barahi Temple
This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa lake, the two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force Shakti.

International Mountain Museum
The International Mountain Museum is devoted to the mountains of Nepal and the mountaineers who climbed them. Inside you can see original gear from many of the first Himalayan ascents, as well as displays on the history, culture, geology and flora and fauna of the Himalaya. The museum is south of the airstrip near the Himalaya Eye Hospital.

 

Day 8

Explore Pokhara (B)

 

World Peace Stupa
World Peace Stupa

Today after breakfast, you will have the chance to hike to World Peace Stupa (around Hiking 2-4 hours go and Back) in Pokhara. View the Himalayas and beautiful Phewa Lake below. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

World Peace Stupa It is a Buddhist stupa designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds within the world and to help unite them in their search for world peace. Actually in the world peace pagoda we can see four statues of Buddha, let people informed about the four incidents of Buddha’s life. Pokhara is itself a hanging paradise on the earth, still more the pagoda has added more charm and beauty in Pokhara, from World Peace Pagoda perfect view of mountain of Annapurna range. Balanced on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Tal, the brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organization. There are three paths up to the pagoda and several small cafes once you arrive. Sadly, there have been muggings on the trails in the past.

 

Day 9

Sarangkot - Dhulikhel (B)

 

Today you will first view sunrise from Sarangkot, a beautiful place near Pokhara. After having the beautiful time in Sarangkot, you will be transferred to Dhulikhel (drive around 6 - 7 hours). Stay overnight in Dhulikhel.

Dhulikhel
Only 3km southeast of Banepa (32km from Kathmandu) is the interesting small town of Dhulikhel. It's popular as a Himalayan viewpoint, in part because the road to Dhulikhel is an easier route than the steep and winding road to Nagarkot, but also because Dhulikhel is a real Newari town, not just a tourist resort. It's also a good centre for short day treks - many visitors come here to stretch their legs before setting off on longer treks. The peaks on view stretch from Langtang Lirung (7246m) in the east, through Dorje Lakpa (6966m) to the huge bulk of Gauri Shankar (7145m) and nearby Melungtse (7181m) and as far as Numbur (5945m) in the east.

 

Day 10

Dhulikhel (B)

 

Namobuddha Stupa
Namobuddha Stupa

Today after breakfast, you will have the fantastic chance to hike to Namobuddha Stupa. It is situated on a hill above Panauti. It requires an easy drive or good walk to get here. There is an amazing story concerned with the Buddha which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

Overnight at hotel in Dhulikhel.

 

Day 11

Dhulikhel - Nagarkot (B)

 

Nagarkot
Nagarkot

After breakfast, you will firstly be transferred to Nagarkot from Dhulikhel. Then you will visit Bhaktpur Durbar Square and Bhaktpur Thimi Newari Village. Stay overnight in Nagarkot.

Nagarkot
Situated 34 km north-east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of the most beautiful sites in Nepal. With an altitude of 2,715 meters, this is an ideal place to watch sunrise over Mt. Everest. There are magnificent sites of other mountain peaks too including Mt. Everest.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Picture Gallery, the Batsala temple, etc. A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed int eh UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

 

Day 12

Nagarkot - Kathmandu (B)

 

Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square

Today early in the morning, you will appreciate the sunrise view in Nagarkot. Then you'll be transferred to Kathmandu and pay a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Durbar Square
The square is the complex of palaces, courtyards and temples that are built between the 12th and the 18th centuries by the ancient Malla Kings of Nepal. It is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. Taleju Temple, Kal Bhairab (God of Destruction), Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Big Drum and the Jagnnath Temple are some of the interesting things to see in this Square.

Swayambhunath
The most ancient and enigmatic of all the Valley's holy shrines lies 2 km west of Kathmandu city, across the Vishnumati river. The golden spire of Swayambhunath stupa crowns a wooded hillock and offers a commanding view of Kathmandu city. On clear days, one can even view a line of Himalayan peaks. The view is splendid at dusk as city lights flicker one by one and even better when a full moon hangs in the sky.

Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the Capitan Of Nepal.

 

Day 13

Kathmandu (B)

 

Durbar square
Durbar square

Today after breakfast, you will firstly go sightseeing of Patan. After Patan, you will visit Bungamati, another Newari Village where you will have chance to meet the local people and witness their life style. Evening is free on your own to go shopping at Thamel.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Patan Durbar Square, situated in the heart of the city, is the main tourist attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples, and shrines noted for their exquisite carvings. One can rummage for treasures and souvenirs in the various shops around the squareThe main attractions of the Patan Durabar Square are the ancient Royal palace itself. It consists of three main chowks, or courtyards; the central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Main Keshab Narayan Chowk.

 

Day 14

Kathmandu Departure (B)

 

Kathmandu Departure
Kathmandu Departure

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel to the airport in time for the scheduled flight to your next destination. Before that, you can take a rest at the hotel or go for a walk nearby.

Tips: Please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charge, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel. If your flight is arranged in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

 

What's included in this price?
  • Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits.
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
  • Meals, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary. Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
What's excluded in this price?
  • Nepal visa (your local tour guide could help you get it if necessary).
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Additional tour service and/or activities.

 14 Days Nepal Discovery Tour

Value for money:

While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.

When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.

A great way to ensure the lowest possible price is to invite more people on the trip. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. For example, for a typical 5-day Lhasa and Lake Namtso tour: the one-person price is about $1010; the two-person price will be only $633 per person. These prices are an indication of how much money you can save by travelling with more people. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)

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Private Nepal Tour Package means you will have your own private local tour guide, private vehicle and private driver for your group. You don't have to share the vehicle with others. You tour guide will take care of only your group. With the help of your private tour guide, you will see more in Nepal, communicating with locals to learn about Nepalan lifestyle and culture.

You have the flexibility to arrange the group activities accorddingly, such as changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time of certain place. You can also stop on the road as you need.

If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you have more people in the group, the price won't be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.
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