Nepal Discover Tours lets you experience the variance of diversity of the country, its architectural integrity and idiosyncrasy, cultural and traditional heritages, historical sites and monuments, beguiling landscapes encompassed with the thrill of undergoing jungle safaris letting you discover and explore the highlights of Nepal’s ingenuity. It provides you the opportunity to excurse the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, like The Kathmandu Durbar Square, the holy Pashupatinath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and the Patan Durbar Square. The opulence of the architectural carvings on the old palaces in the Durbar Squares is amazing to look at and they give off the feeling of nostalgia of days gone by. The temples and the courtyards at the Durbar Squares are a strong reminder of the history and glory of Nepal’s monarchial days. Ornamented with intricate carvings and beautiful Nepali architecture, the palaces and the temples at the Durbar Squares are truly a lovely sight to see. The holy temples and stupas are also grand and provide a religious ambiance to the tour. The holy temple of Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred temples and religious sites belonging to the Hindu people. It also has a very interesting back story to its construction. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it sees thousands of pilgrims on the day of Mahashivaratri, both from Nepal and from India as well. You can observe a cremation ceremony on the bank of the holy river of Bagmati as well on the temple. Generally, the temple is surrounded by Sadhus. They are a sight to see in themselves because of their bright attires of orange and saffron, matted hairs and painted faces. The Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as “the Monkey Temple”, is one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa in the country. The golden spire of the stupa looms up against the cerulean sky, providing a wonderful serenity to everything.
You will also be driving to Nagarkot Viewpoint to witness the stunning sight of the rising Sun from behind the Himalayan Ranges like Dhaulagiri-located on the west from Mount Kanchenjunga. The sight of this manifestation is absolutely breath-taking; as the tincture of the mountain peaks turn from ivory to that of cascades of molten gold and burning saffron and amber, the celestial feeling of experiencing such a wonderful ordeal is hard to put into words. Decorated magnificently with the natural quintessence of Nagarkot’s natural environment, you will also be observing the historically significant Gorkha Durbar, brimming with the tales of Nepal’s lavish history. Visiting Bandipur, you would be subjected to the dainty settlement’s charms and will get to observe the people’s traditions and lifestyles there in close proximity. The idyllic landscape of the place is simply gorgeous and utterly heavenly, the emerald terrains of the land is a prime example of a picturesque postcard.
Visiting the Lake Side City of Pokhara, you would get the opportunity to enjoy lots of adventure activity there. Boating on the cyan Fewa Lake is a lovely interlude for your trip as the water reflects the image of Mount Machhapuchhre in its crystal clear saturated aqua. Driving to Sarangkot as well, you would be able to see beautiful views of the Sun rise amidst the mountain peaks. Excursing Tansen, the headquarters of Palpa, lets you immerse yourself in the winsome natural beauty of the place. Driving to Lumbini, you would get to see the birthplace of Lord Buddha and many of its surrounding temples, monuments, historical sites and religious quiddities. You would also be undergoing Jungle safari where you will catch glimpses of and encounter various rare animals like Deers, Leopards, Rhinoceroses, Wild Boars, Sloth Bears and Royal Bengal Tigers among many more. The avifaunas of the National Parks are also wonderful to experience. Once back in Kathmandu, you would also be visiting the Manakamana Temple, dedicated to a Goddess who fulfills people’s wishes.
The Nepal Discover Tours designed by Escape Himalaya is one of the most thrilling Sight-seeing tours in Nepal that bestows an exciting jungle safari experience. The Nepal Discover Tour will be an unforgettable experience Escape Himalaya presents to you. Escape Himalaya provides an excellent rendering of services to its customers and we make sure that our customers are getting the optimal context on their journeys. The Nepal Discover Tours package is designed carefully, keeping the satisfaction of our customers in mind, and at the same time, the package also incorporates all of the beautiful natural and cultural quintessence of the historical and religious sites of Nepal in a relative amount of time. Come join us in this ravishing adventure where you can experience aesthetically pleasing magnificence of the jungles and alluring natural winsomeness of the rare animals and the myriad of cultural sites in the Nepal Discover Tours Package with us! You can also opt for Kathmandu Experience Tours as well.
- All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- One night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Nagarkot
- Two nights’ accommodation with full board meals at a 3 star hotel in Chitwan National Park
- A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Lumbini.
- Two night’s accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
- All guided sightseeing tours & activities including entry fees
- Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu
- All government taxes and office service charge
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- Tips for tour guide and Driver
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu
As you land at Tribhuwan International Airport, one of our airport representatives from Escape Himalaya will be there to greet you and will help you get transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. You do not have any other activities planned on this day, so you can just relax at the hotel; perhaps get to know the lay of the land. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu City tour and an evening drive to Nagarkot
This is the second day of your Nepal Discover Tours. You will get to travel around striking temples, old Royal Palaces and more which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list. You will make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where we will notice several temples with unique arts. Visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, a major temple of Hindus dedicated to Lord Shiva; you can have a look around the area and get to know about the religious significance of the temple. The Bouddhanath Stupa, the largest stupa on Earth and the Swayambhunath Stupa, lying at the hillock and also named as “the Monkey Temple” will appeal you with their artistic and past glories. In the evening, we will drive to Nagarkot which is located 30 Km east of Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 03 Nagarkot - Bhaktapur – Patan – Kathmandu
We will wake up early in the morning to reach the viewpoint and witness the stunning view of the sunrise over gigantic Himalayan ranges like Dhaulagiri- situated on the west to Mount Kanchenjunga located on the east. After spending an absolutely breathtaking time witnessing the view of the sunrise over massive Himalayas, we will drive to Bhaktapur and explore the Bhaktapur Durbar square. At Bhaktapur Durbar Square, we can visit The National Art Gallery, The Golden Gate, the Palace of 55 windows, and the Taleju Temple; and passing by several Newar communities, you will reach Dattatreya Square and the Nyatapole Temple. After spending a wonderful time in Bhaktapur, we will drive to Patan and excurse and observe the Golden Gate, the Krishna Temple, Sundari Chowk and the Char Narayan Temple in Patan Durbar Square. The sites are historically and culturally extremely rich and opulent, and are quite captivating. Then, we will drive to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 04 Drive to Gorkha Durbar - drive to Bandipur, Distance: 200 km
From Kathmandu, we will on this day, drive to Gorkha Durbar. The twin structures of the palace located at the highest tip of the edge, propped by stone walls is just amazing. The doorway to the durbar is on the western side. After visiting this historical setting, we will drive to Bandipur. Bandipur is a charming settlement situated in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. It captivates with its cultural uniqueness and perfect landscape.
This Newar settlement has preserved long-established culture and presents incredible views of beautiful landscapes. Overnight stay at Bandipur.
Day 05 Drive to Pokhara, Distance: 75 km
We will drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara, also named as ‘the Lake City’. We will pass along eye-catching views of terraced fields brimming with the plantation of rice and mustards, see wonderful panorama of Mount Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Ganesh Himal and lots of other peaks. In Pokhara, we can go for boating in the beautiful Phewa Lake or visit several places of attractions like the Seti Gorge, Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, Peace Stupa and more. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 06 Sarangkot Tour - drive to Tansen, Distance: 122 km
From Pokhara we will drive to Sarangkot to observe the beautiful sunrise views over massive peak ranges. On the southern side, the view of Pokhara city can be seen; we will also notice the Dhaulagiri Peak in the northern direction and if the weather is clear, Annapurna Range is also visible on the same direction. We will then drive to Tansen on this day. Tansen is a striking hill town set on the lap of the renowned Srinagar Hills. It is the headquarters of Palpa district and presents charming natural setting as well as its cultural heritages. Ranighat is one of the major highlights of Tansen, decorated by an amazing building on the shores of River Kali Gandaki, built in the memory of Tej Kumari by her husband Khadga Shumsher, the then governor of the district. Overnight stay in Tansen.
Day 07 Drive to Lumbini, Distance: 85 km
We will, on this day, drive to Lumbini from Tansen. It is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. We will visit the World Peace Pagoda and also walk around monasteries of Teravadi and Mahayani Buddhism which are stretched transversely through the cannon. We will also visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the ruins of old temple walls and see the Ashoka Pillar which displays the messages explaining Emperor Ashoka’s visit to the birth place of Buddha. Overnight stay at Lumbini.
Day 08 Drive to Chitwan for a jungle safari, Distance: 175 km
Leaving Lumbini, we will drive to Chitwan where we will experience an amazing jungle safari. Chitwan National Park holds approximately 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 126 species of fish and more. Here, you may spot different kinds of Deers, Monkeys, Leopards, Rhinoceroses, Wild Boars, Sloth Bears and the Royal Bengal Tigers among a myriad of other exotic animals. In the evening, we can enjoy the Tharu Cultural Program. Overnight stay in the park.
Day 09 Tour Activities in Chitwan
We will experience jungle activities on this day. We can go for an Elephant Ride, have a village tour of Tharu settlements, have a jungle walk, Go on a Canoe Ride, do bird watching, visit the Elephant breeding center and more on this day. Overnight stay in the park.
Day 10 Drive to Kathmandu - visit Manakamana Temple, Distance: 175 km to Kathmandu
We will drive to Kathmandu on this day and en-route; we will visit the Manakamana Temple. Manakamana Temple is believed to fulfill wishes as you pray to the Goddess. It is one of the important temples built in 17th century in the Pagoda style. Then, we will return back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in the Lodge.
Day 11 Departure
Finishing the tour, you will return back from Nepal. Escape Himalaya’s representative will transfer you to the airport. Then you will fly back.