Nepal Highlights tour includes the best of what Nepal has to offer when it comes to enjoying a leisurely time. From historical and cultural monuments of Kathmandu to natural and panoramic sceneries of Pokhara and wildlife safaris of Chitwan National park, this program aims to provide you with best experiences. Given its nature, this tour would suit the travelers who wish to enjoy and know the cultural, natural as well as floral and faunal riches of Nepal without having to undertake the strenuous adventure that Nepal is more known for.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome and pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu. Guided tour to monumental zones.
Day 03: Sightseeing of Bhaktapur and visit Nagarkot. Visit to Medieval city and overnight at beautiful town of Nagarkot.
Day 04: Drive to Chitwan. Enjoy the scenic drive 5-6 hours
Day 05: Full day Jungle activities. Canoeing, elephant ride, elephant breeding centre visit are the main attractions.
Day 06: Chitwan – Pokhara. Another scenic drive of 4-5 hours along rivers and through beautiful valleys, gorges and villages.
Day 07: Sunrise from Sarangkot and sightseeing of Pokhara. One of the best view points in Nepal
Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu. Drive back to Kathmandu takes about 6-7 hours
Day 09: Free day for sightseeing. Shopping and relaxation.
Day 10: Trip concludes, departure day. Transfer to airport and fly back home
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival you will be greeted at Kathmandu airport. After transferring to hotel, the tour guide will brief you about the entire trip. The rest of the day for yourself to have a rest and explore around.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
The trip begins with a sightseeing of Kathmandu. The day includes the visits to various world famous monuments of historical, cultural, architectural and religious importance. It’s not just a mere visits where you can enjoy great sights but also the opportunity how people live in harmony and how their day to day lives are shaped up by the strong belief and folklore. This visit includes Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar square (an ancient palace square), Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple (one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world).
Day 03: Sightseeing of Bhaktapur and visit Nagarkot
Today you will be visiting the historic city and Durbar square of Bhaktapur. The beautiful palace square of Bhaktapur will give you opportunity to appreciate architectural beauty of the medieval Kathmandu and the lifestyle of local Newar people. And the drive to Nagarkot will offer you great views of mountains, valleys and fields. You will spend your night in Nagarkot.
Day 04: Drive to Chitwan, 5-6 hours
A mesmerizing sunrise view will greet you early in the morning. Enjoying the view with breakfast, you will set off your journey to Chitwan. The scenic overland journey of 5-6 hours will take you to the hub of wildlife adventure, the Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival at resort, you will be briefed about the tour programs that you will be enjoying. After lunch and a short relaxation, the tour starts possibly with a village tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05: Full day Jungle activities
The day is full of wildlife adventures. You will enjoy the canoeing on Rapti river where you will see the crocodiles and various species of birds followed by a visit to elephant breeding center. After lunch in the afternoon, enjoy the elephant ride. It’s when you will see many wild animals including the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. In the evening, enjoy the local cultural show of Tharu people.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 06: Chitwan – Pokhara, 4-5 hours
In the morning, enjoy optional tour of Bird watching. After breakfast, drive to the beautiful Lake city of Pokhara. The drive through forest, along river and villages is a great experience. After checking into hotel, you will explore the Lakeside area and Fewa Lake with beautiful views.
Day 07: Sunrise from Sarangkot and sightseeing of Pokhara
Early in the morning drive to Sarangkot view point. Sarangkot provides some mouthwatering views that include mountains, lakes, valleys and rivers. Drive back and en-route visit Bindyabasini temple and Mahendra Pul to see Seti gorge. Back to Hotel for breakfast and relaxation. In the afternoon, visit wonderful and mysterious Davis Fall and Gupteshwor cave followed by a visit to Tibetan refugee camp. In the camp you will come across the Tibetan refugees and their day to day life that they spend weaving and knitting carpets. You will then hike or drive to World Peace Stupa. It’s approx 1 and half hour uphill walk if you hike followed by another approx 45 mins downhill walk to Fewa Lake. The world peace stupa is a great place to enjoy the stunning views.
Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu, 6-7 hours
In the morning, enjoy boating on Fewa lake if you haven’t done that yesterday. The scenic drive back to Kathmandu will take about 6-7 hours. Free time on your own for relaxation.
Day 09: Free day for sightseeing and shopping
Today you will enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar square. Patan, also known as Lalitpur meaning City of fine arts, is home to many highly renowned artists. You will enjoy the great craftsmanship of medieval period which is still followed by their descendents. Patan offers some great shopping opportunities.
Day 10: Trip concludes, departure day
Enjoy the morning and get ready for your travel back home. As per the flight schedule, transfer to airport and bid farewell.
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