Best of Nepal Tour is an incredible trip to discover the Nepal that takes you to most popular tourist destinations; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara, and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.
You will travel as part of a small group on this two week Best of Nepal Tours, discovering all aspects of Nepali life - from its bustling cities to its bloom-filled valleys.
Welcoming you in the Kathmandu Airport, you’ll have a two days locally-guided tour of the Kathmandu valley. You’ll visit Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa and nearby Bhaktapur with its artisans, narrow alleyways, and community centric courtyards before heading to scenic Nagarkot overnight where you can wake up to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. There is just time to head back to Kathamandu and Patan city to see some of the finest palaces and temples in the whole of Nepal before leaving city life behind for the wilds of the royal Chitwan national park.
In Chitwan, you'll have two days to explore, including a full day safari in the park which is one of the best places in Nepal for spotting rhinos and tigers in the wild. In the evenings there'll be time to relax and experience some local culture such as a Tharu Stick Dance demonstration. Leave some space on your memory card however because you're next destinations are Lumbini (the birth place of Buddha) and Pokhara, one of the most picturesque parts of Nepal. Here you’ll spend an afternoon boating on beautiful lake Phewa, soaking in the magnificent reflections of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) and the Annapurna range.
No trip to Nepal would be complete without putting on the walking boots and heading out on a trek and so we've included five whole days of trekking, staying in well-equipped lodges along the way. The trails are breathtakingly scenic, passing through rhododendron forests, sub-tropical valleys, and charming villages inhabited by the local Gurung and Magars people. If timings allow, you will also get to see the sunrise from Poon Hill. A mecca for photographers and one of Nepal's most famous view points, it offers panoramic vistas of the Himalayas and is not to be missed.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. We will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Nagarkot (32 kms./ approx. 1.5 hrs drive)
After welcome breakfast, we will take you a glimpse of half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu temple in Nepal. We keep going for walk to see the huge of stupa of Buddha, also known as Boudhanath, the largest stupa in Nepal. Afterward taking a ride to Bhaktapur, a fascinating town, visit Bhaktapur's Dubar Square featuring the Victorian illustrations style with temples and temples complex. Keep the route connecting to Nagarkot and stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Nagarkot - Kathmandu
After breakfast, we return to Kathmandu and keep valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Kathmandu - Chitwan (190 kms/ approx. 5 hrs drive).
After breakfast, we travel overland from Kathmandu to Royal Chitwan National Park. We experience you a lots of Safari activities; jungle walks, canoeing, 4WD safaris and so fort. Once the night falls down, we entertain you with cultural performances including bonfire before getting in bed.
Day 05: Chitwan
Breakfast, the next, you get a full day safari activities in Royal Chitwan national Park - if you are lucky, you will see many amazing creatures that you spend most time to looking for; rhinoceroses, Chitwan's royal Bengal tigers, leopards, monkeys, many types of deer and reptiles. Check your camera gear - preferably with a telephoto lens and you will not miss any shots. Stay overnight.
Day 06: Chitwan - Lumbini (138 kms - 3 hours drive)
After breakfast, we travel overland from Chitwan to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Upon arrival Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal.
Day 07: Lumbini - Pokhara (264 kms/ approx. 6 hours drive)
After breakfast, we depart for Pokhara and commence a full day sightseeing of Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, spend enjoyably the morning trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, you can admire the stunning view of the Fish Tail's Peak reflected in the silver surface of the water. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Aside from Phewa Lake, we keep visiting the Seti River gorge - one of the best places to see, Mahendra Gufa, used to be well-known for its stalactites. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Pokhara - Birethanti - Ulleri
Duration: 2 hrs drive& 5 hrs trek
Day 09: Ulleri - Ghorepani
Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10: Ghorepani - Poon Hill excursion early in the morning - Tadapani
Duration: 6 hrs
Day 11: Tadapani - Ghandrung
Duration: 3 hrs
Day 12: Ghandrung - Birethanti - Pokhara
Duration: 4 hrs trek & 2 hrs drive
Day 13: Pokhara - Kathmandu (200 KMS - 5/6 hours drive)
After breakfast, Scenic Drive back to Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel.
Day 14: Departure
Transfer to airport to connect onward flight.
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