Nepal Heritage Tour
Nepal Heritage Tour includes Tansen, the most beautiful city of Nepal, Pokhara, the famous tourism city of Nepal, Chitwan National Park, a home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, and Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
Nepal Heritage begins from the Kathmandu Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kathmandu Valley is also one of the prominent valleys of Asia; it is also the city of temples. The temples of Kathmandu exhibit the architectural wonders. On the basis of these, the British Historian called Kathmandu “Nepal Proper”. Kathmandu derived its name from Kaasthamandap, a big wooden house, located in the middle of Kathmandu Durbar Square, which you visit during Nepal Heritage Tour. The square has been made from a single tree, without using iron nails. Further, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples, and it was built between the 12th and 18th centuries. Also the square used to be the seat of the Malla Kings in the past. At present, it is a place for the social, religious, and urban activities. Inside Kathmandu Durbar Square is a museum, and this has been divided into 3 gallaries.
Beside these, Nepal Heritage Tour also includes Patan’s 4 stupas, erected by Charumati, who was a daughter of the Emperor Ashoka; it also includes Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupas, the two holiest Buddhist Sites of Nepal. During Nepal Heritage Tour, you also visit Pashupatinath, the most sacred temple of the Hindus, which is situated 5 km east from the heart of Kathmandu. Pashupathinath is richly ornamented and houses the sacred “Shiva Lingam,” or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate that Pashupatinath dates back to 400 A.D.
Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)
The representative of Nepal Himalayan trip receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You see the representative displaying the signboard of Nepal Himalayan trip outside the airport terminal. You will then be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle of Nepal Himalayan trip. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
Pre – Trip Meeting and Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley and Drive to Nagarkot – 1 hr
Around 8 a.m. Nepal Himalayan trip hosts a meeting at hotel and introduces you to your guide. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non – liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. It is also in this meeting that Nepal Himalayan trip gives you gifts, such as a Duffel Bag and a Cap. After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:45 a.m. You will have a private vehicle, and you will also have a professional tour guide. The sightseeing includes the following places
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square comes under a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples, which were built between the 12th and 18th centuries. It used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 different languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious, and urban focal point, where the people gather and talk. Inside the Kathmandu Durbar Square, you will visit three museums.
Swoyambhunath Stupa is also known as “The Monkey Temple,” and comes under a category of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located on the top of a hillock. It is a huge stupa and known to be one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. Its establishment is linked with the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhunath Stupa is also known as Samhengu. You see countless monkeys in Swayambhunath’s premises.
Pashupatinath Temple comes under a category of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km east from the heart of Kathmandu. This temple is richly ornamented pagoda and houses the sacred “Shiva Lingam,” or the phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 A.D. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River, near the Pashupatinath temple.
Bouddhanath Stupa comes under a UNESCO World Heritage Site and lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu. It is known to be the largest stupa in the Kathmandu Valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops because the builders had to mix dew with mortar while building it. At that time, Kathmandu was hit by a severe drought. Stay overnight in a hotel (Breakfast Provided).
Nagarkot, situated about 35 km east of Kathmandu, comes under the category of the best hill – station of Nepal. With a a viewpoint, it becomes the hottest destination for seeing the Himalayan Ranges and the eastern plain of Nepal. On a clear weather, Nagarkot offers the spectacular views of sunrise on mountains. Besides this, Nagarkot also has great hiking trails. Stay overnight at Hotel in Nagarkot (Breakfast Included)
Drvive from Nagarkot (2, 195 m) to Chitwan (100 m) in a Private vehicle – 8 hrs
As you wake up in the morning, you see a glimpse of the spectacular sunrise view on the Himalayas, as welll as the Kathmandu valley on the west. On reaching the resort in Chitwan National Park, your Guest Relations Officer will brief you on elephant safari, jungle walk, nature walk, and boat ride. Stay overnight in a resort. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)
Full day Jungle Activities in the Chitwan National Park
Your wakeup call is followed by tea or coffee, and then you proceed for canoeing/jeep safari. A traditional dugout canoe takes you down the Rapti River, and you seee the aquatic birds and animals. Jeep safari means travelling in a Land Rover. You also visit elephant stables. You also use the remaining time for swimming and relaxing. You also sleep in a hammock. You can also spend your time by drinking in a bar or by reading in a library. Stay overnight in a resort. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)
Drive from Chitwan (100 m) to Lumbini (150 m) in a Private Vehicle – 3 hrs
Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a World Heritage Site, is located 285 km southwest of Kathmandu, and it atrracts lots of tourists. This site in southwest Nepal, contains the famous Ashoka Pillar. At present, Lumbini abounds with the multitude of architecturally beautiful temples, stupas and monasteries built by various Buddhist countries, such as Japan, China, Vietnam, etc. Stay overnight in a hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Sightseeing in Lumbini and Drive to Tansen (1, 350 m) in a private vehicle – 2 hrs
Half – day sightseeing of Lumbini includes an important pilgrimage site for the Buddhists and many excavations, many artificats, and many ruins of the old city. Shakyamuni Buddha was born as a prince to the ruler of the little principality. Important landmarks include the Maya Devi temple and the Ashoka pillar. The remains of many ancient stupas and monasteries surround Lumbini. The Ashoka pillar, erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 250 BC, bears an inscription confirming that Lumbini as the birthplace of Buddha. A stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha holding onto a branch makes the Maya Devi temple famous. Later transfer from Lumbini to Palpa.
Tansen is a small ancient hill town, situated 4, at an altitude of 300 meters, above sea level, and it lies between Pokhara and Lumbini. Major attractions of Tansen include the ancient culture, excellent mountain views, serene atmosphere, and friendly people. Tansen is so pleasant that you can visit it in any season. You also see Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar Mountains from Tansen. Tansen is also famous all over Nepal for Dhaka Topi (Nepali cap). Stay overnight in a hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Drive from Tansen to Pokhara (827 m) in a private tourist vehicle – 2 hrs.
As you drive, you pass through villages, such as Humin, Kalikakot, Deurali, and Pauwegadau. Pokhara is the city of lakes and the second largest city of Nepal. Stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara. (Breakfast Included)
Sightseeing in Pokhara.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 a.m. after breakfast. Nepal Himalayan trip provides a private vehicle and a professional tour guide to you. The places you visit are the following.
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple situated at an altitude of 800 m above sea level, attract the tourists. Phewa Lake, the second largest lake of Nepal, looks beautiful. Located in the middle of a lake, you see the Barahi Temple, the most important religious monument of Pokhara. The temple is two-storied pagoda, which represents “Female Shakti.” Shakti means power in Nepali. The images of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna in the water of Phewa Lake look attractive. To the south of this lake is a slope, which has a thick forest.
Seti River Gorge
Seti River Gorge has been carved by the Seti-Gandaki River. This gorge is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Devi’s Fall is also known as Patale Chhango in Nepali, lies at the southern flank of the Pokhara valley. The source of this fall is Fewa Lake. The water falls into a deep gorge and through several potholes.
Gupteshwar Cave is situated 2 km away from Pokhara airport. Its entrance is right across from the Devi’s fall, and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you would crawl. This cave holds a special value to the Hindus because it contains a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva, and it has been preserved here in the same condition, since it was discovered.
Tibetan Refugee Camp
Tibetan Refugee Camp is renowned for woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers of this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
Museum displays the lifestyles and history of the Gurungs, Thakalis and Tharu while the other museum is a Gurkha Memorial Museum, which is dedicated to the famous Gurkha Warriors, who earned their names during the World Wars and numerous battles since 1815. The soldiers of the Gurkha regiment won 13 Victoria Cross, awarded for exceptional bravery shown in the battlefield. Stay overnight in a hotel. (Breakfast Provided)
Drive from Pokhara (827 m) to Kathmandu (1, 345 m) in a private tourist – 7 hrs
As you drive, you come across a number of small villages, streams, hills, and valleys. You also drive by the Trishuli River, which is famous for rafting. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast Included)
Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for departure
Today is the last day of your trip because you are departing from Kathmandu. You will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time. (Breakfast provided)
- Airport pick up service/ Airport drop off service/Hotel pick up service/ hotel drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini (breakfast included)
- Two nights/three days accommodation in Chitwan with full board meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as all jungle activities in the national park.
- Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
- Nepal Himalayan trip’s bag and cap as gifts to you
- License holder English speaking tour guide.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide and driver.
- Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
- Private Transportation from Pokhara to Lumbini
- Private Transportataion from Lumbini to Chitwan
- Tourist bus from Chitwan to Kathmandu
- Sightseeing in a private vehicle in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
- Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Secure Insurance Page)
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or
equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100
- respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
- Tips for tour guide and driver(Tipping is expected).
- Any other expense, which is not mentioned in ‘Price Includes’ section.