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Incredible Nepal Tour is a 14 days cultural journey that takes travelers to the most awe-inspiring places in Nepal Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini. In this improbable travel across Nepal, we visit temples and palaces of Kathmandu city. Furthermore, we witness the unprecedented natural beauty of Pokhara, the National Parks of Chitwan and spirits of Lumbini followed by the beauty of Tansen & Pokhara and sunrise of Nagarkot.
Incredible Nepal Tour kicks off Exploring the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu and Patan
Explore Pashupatinath temple, the greatest Hindu Pilgrimage in the World. As you walk around the stoned pavements, banks of River Bagmati, you will come across spiritual gurus, faithful worshipers, vendors and animals that stroll. What will catch your attention is the public cremation of dead bodies by the bank of River Bagmati, an ancient Hindu tradition that lives up to this day.
Later, we will explore Swaymabhunath, a top pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Climb up the steep stairs to enjoy the magnificent view of the Stupa and Kathmandu Valley. It is believed that the stupa carries the story regarding how Kathmandu was formed. Later, we will visit Boudhanath, one of the biggest Buddhist stupas located in the central Nepal. There is a belief that encircling this stupa opens the door to heaven.
Chitwan National Park Tour – Nepal’s incredible natural heritage
A 5-6 hour drive will bring us to the forest resorts of Chitwan, where we will enjoy a magnificent sunset, Tharu Cultural show and a delicious meal in the middle of the largest National Park in Nepal. Next day starts early morning with bird watching activity. This expands to a jungle walk, a visit to the Elephant Breeding Center, a jungle safari and boating in the river.
All of this activity brings forward the exotic and rare species living in the deep jungles of Chitwan. Be amazed to witness the amazing one horned rhino, crocodiles, wild elephants, birds, rodents, wild insects and the Bengal Tiger with exploration.
Explore the birth place of Gautam Buddha – Lumbini
Lumbini is one of the most important places in Nepal. This is due to its link to the Prince that founded and spread the way of life to the world – now known as Buddhism. Siddhartha Gautam was born in Lumbini as a crown prince. The ruins of his Palace are still visible, along with various inscriptions of followers that have traveled to the place since the last 2600 years.
Today, Lumbini is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is filled with monasteries, Stupas and temples build to pay homage to the great founder of Buddhism.
Incredible Nepal Tour to Tansen and Pokhara
Tansen is an ancient hill town inhabited by the Magar, an ethic group of Nepal. Besides a great view of the mountains, hills and rivers, Tansen is also a culturally and historically significant destination. This place was a trade capital and a strong fort of the Sen Dynasty in the past. As in the present, it is one of the most locally popular travel destinations in the country.
Pokhara is definitely something you shouldn’t miss traveling in an incredible Nepal Tour itinerary. Full of lakes, green hills and agricultural land, Pokhara is beautiful beyond words. Boating in the Fewa Lake as the sun goes down, or chill by the lakeside watching the reflection of the great Annapurna Massif on the surface. For meaninful exploration, we will travel to the Sarangkot hill for an overnight stay and a sunrise. Later, we will also visit the Peace Pagoda Stupa, Davis Falls, and the Tibetan Refugee Camp.
Watch Incredible Sunrise from the Hills of Nagarkot
Back at Kathmandu Valley, we will travel to the hilltop in the east, known as Nagarkot Hill. We will stay at one of the top class hotel in the area and enjoy a great evening with delicious food, bonfire and fun. The highlight of the trip – wake up early the next day to watch the Sunrise over the Himalayas. Nagarkot is the best view point in the valley to watch the great Himalaya in the north. The morning will fill your spirit and you will probably never forget this moment in your life.
Explore Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini in this 14-day Incredible Nepal tour with Hiking Adventure Treks. Scroll down for detailed itinerary, trip inclusions and other details of this trip. Happy travel with us.
- Airport Transfer to/from your hotel in Kathmandu,
- All domestic transportation during the trip,
- Deluxe Hotel in Nepal as per itinerary,
- All breakfasts, one welcome/farewell dinner,
- All government taxes and entry fees in various parts of the trip,
- Salary and insurance of our local staff,
- First aid kit box, Hiking adventure t-shirts,
- An English speaking experienced guide,
- Airport Transfer to/from your hotel in Kathmandu,
- Airfare to/from Nepal.
- Nepal Entry Visa (Tourist Visa on Arrival) and Travel Insurance.
- Any additional costs for food and accommodation due to reasons beyond our control.
- Any personal expenses made by your during your trip/stay (drinks/meals/transportations) except of itinerary.
- Tips and gratuities for guide and drivers.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel
Our representative will receive you at the airport with all the necessary arrangement for your hotel transfer. Once at the hotel, take rest and prepare for a delicious and heart-warming dinner. We will also discuss our travel plan, meet our guide and prepare for the trip.
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu valley sightseeing
After breakfast, pickup from hotel at 10 am and then start sightseeing. We first go to Swayambhunath stupa which is on a hill in Kathmandu from where we can get beautiful view of the valley. We continue our journey to Bouddhanath where we can witness the largest stupa in the world.
We will find ourselves in our hotel in the evening. Take rest and prepare for a 6-7 hours journey to Chitwan the next day.
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 3 Drive to Chitwan National Park
Early morning take a wonderfully scenic drive to the Royal Chitwan National Park, the most popular and easily accessible safari destination in Nepal. More than 43 species of animal are found in Chitwan including the endangered One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Ghariyal Crocodile, Spoted-Deer,Slothe Beer. Arriving at our resort lodge tonight we will check in with the remainder of the evening free to relax.
Day 4 Full day Chitwan national park exploration
After breakfast start the jungle activities. We will travel into the jungle by charter elephant, what's known as a 'silent safari' as it allows us to get close to the wild animals and birds living here without disturbing them. Some of the species we can expect to see include the rhino, Spoted Deer, Slothe Beer and if we are lucky the more exclusive Royal Bengal Tiger. We will also take a guided jungle walk and short canoe trip to learn more about the local wildlife in the park and a relaxing way to float down the river. This is the ideal way to see the many butterflies, birds and plant species enroute. After our cultural program and safari its time to return to the lodge for an evening relaxing and dinner.
Day 5 Drive Chitwan to Lumbini (5-6 hours)
We will explore Lumbini on our guided tour to the highlights including the birthplace of lord Bhuddha marked by the Ashoka Pilar, the sacred pond where Buddha's mother(Maya Devi) gave birth and the Maya Devi Temple. We will take time to explore and enjoy the stunning architecture and sacred gardens today. Return to hotel with the remainder of the day free to explore the surrounding area or simply relax at the hotel.
Day 6 Explore Lumbini
Guided tour to the highlights including the birthplace of Lord Buddha marked by the Ashoka Pilar, the sacred pond where Buddha's mother gave birth and the Maya Devi Temple. We will take time to explore and enjoy the stunning architecture and sacred gardens. Return to the hotel with the reminding of the day free to explore the surrounding area or simply relax at the hotel.
Day 7 Drive from Lumbini to Tansen
Following breakfast, we will drive to the hill town of Tansen, a charming little town with a rich heritage of traditional art and architecture filling the cobbled and narrow zig-zag streets with their abundance of temples, shrines and stupas. Tansen sits in the lap of the Srinager Danda with a wonderful panoramic view of both the Himalayas and the southern plains of the Terai. It’s a popular summer resort with an easy going holiday atmosphere and a good place to visit at any time of the year. Arrive at Tansen we will check in to our hotel and relax for the evening.
Day 8 Explore Ranighat (Rani Mahal)
Today we will explore the streets and temples of Tansen. We will also take short hike to visit Ranighat, as ancient palace constructed also known as the Taj Mahal of Nepal. Set in a beautiful remote location on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River the entire palace complex is stunning. It was constructed in 1892 AD by then commander in chief and governor of Palpa, in memory of his beloved Queen. The whole complex includes a huge main building surrounded by layered gardens and stone walls with a small shrine. We will take some time to explore this magnificent structure and its surrounds as well as enjoy the tranquil location before heading back to our hotel in Tansen where we will relax tonight.
Day 9 Drive from Tansen to Pokhara
This morning we will leave Tansen and drive through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to the relaxing lakeside resort town of Pokhara. Pokhara is the hip place to be and one of the best places to relax in Nepal as well as the starting point for many treks and adventure activities. It's an enchanting town with a laid back atmosphere, nestled in a lush tranquil valley on the shores of Lake Phewa against a stunning backdrop of the Annapurna range and the dominating presence of MachhapuchhreMt. Fish Tail). On arrival we will check in to our hotel and then sit down to enjoy lunch followed by a stroll around the lakeside area. The remainder of the evening is free to take rest, relax and enjoy the wonderful views.
Day 10 Explore Pokhara
Today we will visit the highlights and places of interest in Pokhara and the surrounding area including Mahendra cave, Davis falls, the most water fall in Pokhara which disappears underground. We will have plenty of time to explore the area and to relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. This afternoon and evening is free to relax at the hotel or perhaps visit the lakeside area again with its wide variety of thing to do and see. Enjoy the dinner.
Day 11 Drive from Pokhara to Nagarkot
Today we will leave the lakeside and drive to on towards Kathmandu and up to the picturesque hill station Nagarkot. From its position of the very rim of the Kathmandu Valley it is the best place to enjoy the most fantastic views over the Himalayan range with particularly stunning views as the sun rises over the peaks. Reaching Nagarkot we will check in to our hotel and relax for the night.
Day 12 Nagarkot to Bhaktapur and Kathmandu
We will get an early start today to watch the sun rise over the Himalayan range – well worth the early wake up call. After breakfast we will drive back towards Kathmandu. Enroute we will stop at Bhaktapur, the city of Devotees. This traditional and traffic free town is the third major in the Valley. Explore the medieval like squares, courtyards and temples of this vibrant conservation area town. After a stop for lunch at a restaurant in Bhaktapur it's time to drive back to Kathmandu. Arriving in Kathmandu we will check in to the hotel and the rest of the afternoon is free to relax in the capital, do some local exploring or catch up on some last nimute shopping.
Day 13 Relax Day
Explore the local area and perhaps buy a few local handicrafits or other items before departure tomorrow. There is also option today to book the optional extra of a mountain flight to see Everest close up. Each flight lasts a full hour and everyone will be able to enjoy fantastic close up views of the Himalayas including Everest. The crew provides local information throughout and there is also an opportunity to visit the cockpit for even closer views and great photo opportunities. Evening farewell dinner to celebrate out great trip.
Day 14 Airport Transfer / Departure
Free on your own until departure or to commence any additional trips or activities you may have booked. If departing, you will be transferred to the International Airport and fly back to home.