Classic Nepal Tour

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal
Total Days: 10
Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 nights
Hotel in Pokhara: 2 nights
Trip Type: Culture tour
Best Season: Spring / Autumn / Winter
Trip Highlights: Culture / Safari / Landscape

Classic Nepal Tour

A trip to Nepal would not only let you experience Himalayas but also give you true opportunity to experience ancient Hindu and Buddhist culture. Your tour around Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur Durbar squares will provide you true experience of medieval period. The country is full of art, architectures, temples and monasteries which symbolize the importance of art, culture and religion in Nepali society.

An extended trip down to Pokhara would provide you real experience of remarkable natural beauty of Nepal including the view of some of the highest mountains and beautiful lakes. As well as the Jungle safari in Chitwan National park would amaze you with its diverse flora and fauna.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bhaktapur
Day 04: Drive Bhaktapur to Nagarkot via Changunarayan
Day 05: Drive Nagarkot to Kathmandu: visit Pashupatinath & Boudhanath & Flight to Pokhara
Day 06: Visit Sarankot / Peace stupa / Devi's fall / Cave & Mountain Museum
Day 07: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan
Day 08: Chitwan Jungle Safari
Day 09: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi www.hotelmarshyangdi.com or similar
Elevation: 1334m

Day 02: Visit Patan and Swoyambhunath: start our tour with the magnificent Swoyambhunath which is 10 minutes drive from Thamel followed by a visit of Patan to witness its incredible architecture from medieval period.

Swoyambhunath is one of the oldest stupa of the Kathmandu Valley. It is situated on one of the highest hills in the valley. It watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years. The four sides of the stupa are painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha.

Patan- the second largest town in the valley is situated to the south of Kathmandu. Patan's great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Numerous temples of widely diverse styles, as well as many Buddhist monasteries, are scattered around the fascinating town. Patan is famous for its crafts and metal works which are wonderful souvenirs.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi www.hotelmarshyangdi.com or similar

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bhaktapur: Today we drive to the oldest part of the Kathmandu valley. We stop at old Thimi on our way and observe some traditional farming and old alleys of Thimi village. Then finally we go to visit an ancient city called Bhaktapur. This fascinating city reminds you the true culture and living style of medieval period.

Bhaktapur- Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit four different squares in this city: Durbar Square (palace square), Tamaudi Square (public square), Pottery Square and Dattatrey Square.
Overnight: Hotel Cosy www.cosyhotel.com.np or similar

Day 04: Drive Bhaktapur to Nagarkot via Changunarayan: Today we drive to one of the oldest temples of the valley, Changunarayan before we go to Nagarkot. It is a fascinating place where you can see oldest Manu script found in Nepali history and some magnificent temples. Then, an exciting drive to Nagarkot for an hour on winding road. It is a great place to escape from Kathmandu’s hustle bustle.
Nagarkot – One of the most popular hill station / viewpoints close to Kathmandu valley. Several different mountain peaks of different regions including Mt. Shisapangma of Tibet can been seen.
Overnight: Hotel Chautari www.paradiseinn.com.np or similar

Day 05: Drive Nagarkot to Kathmandu & flight to Pokhara (820m): drive back to Kathmandu and visit Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath then have a scenic flight to Pokhara.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all the Hindus of the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the trinity and the guardian (patron) deity of Nepal. This is one of the oldest temples, situated on the banks of the Holy Bagmati River. It is a double–roofed golden temple with four triple silver doorways. Pashupatinath covers an area of 281 hectares, which is one of the biggest temple complexes in Nepal.

Bouddhanath Stupa lies about 6 km east of downtown Kathmandu and it is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world. It presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. Just like Swoyambhunath, this stupa has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhists throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals.
Overnight: Hotel Temple Tree www.templetreenepal.com or similar

Day 06: Visit Sarangkot (1592m, Devi's fall, Gupteshori cave, World Peace stupa and Mountaineering Museum: Early morning drive to Sarangkot, It’s about an hour drive on winding road then an hour uphill walk to the view point of Sarangkot. The view from Sarangkot is superb. several different peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, including the two highest peaks in the world,-Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) can been seen.

In the late morning, we visit world peace stupa, Devi's fall, Gupteswori cave and first Mountaineering museum in Pokhara, where we can learn about the history of Nepal mountaineering and witness true mountaineering culture.
Overnight: Hotel Temple Tree www.templetreenepal.com or similar

Day 07: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan: five hours scenic drive to Chitwan. Arrival at Wild Life Camp and a welcome drink
14:00: Lunch, then two hours free time.
16:00: Tour to the Tharu village and museum.
19:00: Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Wildlife Camp www.hotelwildlifecamp.com

Day 08: Chitwan Jungle Safari:
7:00: Breakfast, then head out for our canoe rides on the Rapti River, followed by a short jungle walk.
12:00: Lunch
15:00: Elephant safari: An excellent opportunity to see: four different kinds of deer; rhinoceros; wild boars; monkeys; leopards; sloth bears and the Royal Bengal Tiger (if you are lucky). You may also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
19:00: Dinner
20:00: Tharu culture program
Overnight: Hotel Wildlife Camp www.hotelwildlifecamp.com

Day 09: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu (1334m)
7:00: Breakfast
7:30: visit Elephant breeding centre
9:00: Drive back to Kathmandu: an exciting drive for about 6 hours to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi www.hotelmarshyangdi.com or similar

Day 10: Transfer to the airport for departure.

Cost Includes

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu / Nagarkot / Bhaktapur / Pokhara / Chitwan on twin sharing Basis
  • Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu / Patan / Bhaktapur / Pokhara
  • Flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Private vehicle Pokhara – Chitwan - Kathmandu
  • A professional English speaking tour guide
  • Private vehicle for whole sightseeing
  • Full board for whole tour (AP Basis)
  • Drinks Tea / Coffee only
  • All activities in Chitwan Tour
  • Your international flight re-confirmation.
  • All necessary documents and government tax.
  • Insurance for staff

Cost Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident / repatriation helicopter / medical care)
  • Alternative / additional transportation (flights / vehicles), Food & Accommodation in case of bad weather, landslide, strike, road blockade, flight cancellation etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone etc.
  • Tips for tour staff or car / van / bus driver.

Price per person - 2018

2-3 people 4-7 people 8-9 people 10-15 people
US$ 2795 PP US$ 2495 PP US$ 2295 PP US$ 2195 PP

Single Supplement - US$ 370 per person

Note: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size

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