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Highlights of Nepal 10 days

USD 1250 per person
Trip Code : DH/RT-07
Destination : KATHMANDU VALLEY | NAGARKOTE | RAFTING TOUR | CHITWAN | LUMBINI | POKHARA
Grading : Easy
Duration : 10 days
Accomodation : 3 Star category
Meals : Breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu & Nagarkote
Activity : Tour
Group Size : min. 2 pax
Transportation : Private Tourist Vehicle
Price : USD 1250 per person
Single Supplement : USD 380

Overview

In this tour, you will experience the highlights of the ancient valley of Kathmandu including their bustling colorful bazaars. It is combined with thrills of white water rafting on the Trishuli river and fascinating Pokhara valley and Chitwan National park. The natural beauty of Pokhara in mid-west Nepal is simply bewitching. The wildlife that thrive in Chitwan national park include the great one-horned Asian Rhinoceros, Gaur, sloth Bear, four different species of Deer, Monkey and the black-faced Langur, the spotted Leopard and Bengal Tiger etc;. The tour also includes Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha which is the pilgrimage destination of the world’s millions of Buddhists. You will also spend a night in Nagarkote, which is the best vantage point to view the peaks and offer beautiful sunrise view. Traveling to these places will help you get completely acquainted with the different facets of Nepal. 

PROGRAM OUTLINE   
DAY 01 | ARRIVAL KATHMANDU (-/-/-)
DAY 02 | KATHMANDU (B/-/-)
DAY 03 | KATHMANDU – NAGARKOTE (B/-/-)
DAY 04 | NAGARKOTE - KATHMANDU – RAFTING - CHITWAN (B/L/D)
DAY 05 | CHITWAN (B/L/D)
DAY 06 | CHITWAN – LUMBINI (B/-/-)
DAY 07 | LUMBINI - POKHARA (B/-/-)
DAY 08 | POKHARA (B/-/-)
DAY 09 | POKHARA - KATHMANDU (B/-/-)
DAY 10 | KATHMANDU – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Trip Highlights

  • Nagarkote hill
  • Lumbini Garden
  • Jungle safari Village tour
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Boatride on Phewa Lake
  • Mountain View
  • Sarangkote hill
  • Pokhara valley
  • Rafting tour
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Swoyambhunath Stupa
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU


Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal
Meeting and assistance at the airport
You will be welcomed with Khada (Tibetan silk scarf) or flower garland outside the arrival terminal gate by our representative. 
You will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: KATHMANDU


Morning, half-day tour of old Kathmandu city, its Durbar square, myriad of temples including the temple residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari. Proceed on to Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa said to be more than 2000 years old, is perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor and offering a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu City. 

Afternoon, a tour of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the "city of beauty" is the oldest city in the valley. A great center both of the Newari Buddhist religion and of traditional arts & crafts with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: KATHMANDU – NAGARKOTE


After breakfast, visit Bhaktapur, the "City of Devotees" and the home of medieval art and architecture, a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. Walk through the brick-paved Palace Square overlooked by the Palace of the 55 windows with its imposing Golden Gate, The Pashupatinath Temple built as a replica of the original in Kathmandu overlooked by the finely carved Chyasalin Mandap in the centre. Walk to the Nyatapole Temple the five-storied Pagoda, the tallest temple in the country guarded by a series of mythical animals and deities overlooking the Bhairav temple dedicated to the Tantric deity of Bhairav. 

Proceed on to Nagarkote hill (35kms/1.5hrs from Kathmandu).
Situated 2175m above sea level, Nagarkot is a popular tour and hill destination of Nepal. It is a famous mountain and sunrise views. Five of the world's 10 tallest Mountains: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8463m) and Manaslu (8163m) along with many other lesser summits can be viewed from this place (during clear weather).  The place is surrounded by the terraced hillside and most beautiful scenery. It is possible to make walking tours to nearby villages (optional).

Transfer to your hotel in Nagarkot. 
Evening, a possibility of the sunset view from the hotel premises (weather permitting)

Overnight at your hotel in Nagarkot.

Day 4: NAGARKOTE - KATHMANDU – RAFTING - CHITWAN


After early breakfast, drive to Kuringtar (raft put in point). Commence the Rafting trip on Trishuli River.
End the raft. Lunch at a local restaurant

Later, continue on to Chitwan 
Transfer to your hotel/jungle lodge. 

Later, commence on an Elephant back safari to view the games that inhabit this park. This National park having 932 sq. kms is said to be one of the best in South Asia and famous for its population of the one-horned Asian rhinoceros, several species of deer, monkeys, sloth bear, wild boar, spotted leopard, the Bengal tiger as well as other lesser mammals, birds and reptiles. 

Overnight at your hotel in Chitwan.

Day 5: CHITWAN


Full day of jungle activities such as nature walks, canoe ride, and jungle walks, tribal village visit etc; 
In the evening a slide presentation on Nepalese wildlife or a Tharu tribal dance programmes. 

Overnight at your hotel in Chitwa.

Day 6: CHITWAN – LUMBINI


Morning, drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha (192 kms / 5-6 hrs). 
Later, visit the scared Lumbini garden, Mayadevi temple, pushkarni pond, Ramagram etc

Overnight at your hotel in Lumbini.

Day 7: LUMBINI - POKHARA


Morning, drive to Pokhara valley (199 kms / 6-7 hrs), famed for its emerald lakes and awesome snow peaks looming overhead. 
Transfer to your hotel. 
Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara.

Day 8: POKHARA


Early morning, a tour of Sarangkote hill for sunrise view / Mountain View
At an elevation of 1590m, Sarangkote is perched on a high ridge to the northwest of Pokhara and has panoramic mountain views from Dhaulagiri and across the Annapurnas to Manaslu, as well as south over the Pokhara Valley. 

From Pokhara, short drive to Kalimati (approx. 20 mins) and climb the Raniban forest crossing the suspension bridge. It is a gentle walk of approx. 1.5 hours to the World Peace Stupa (1400m),  a massive Buddhist stupa is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers the spectacular views of the Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, and the Pokhara city. 

Enjoy the spiritual and scenic beauty of this viewpoint. 
Later walk down from stupa is more enjoyable with the view of Phewa Lake and the mountains. 
Cross Phewa Lake (approx. 30 mins) by boat with a visit to the island temple (Barahi temple) in the middle of the lake. Transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara.

Day 9: POKHARA - KATHMANDU


After breakfast, commence your return journey back to Kathmandu. 
(Possibility to fly back with supplementary charge)
Transfer to your hotel. 
Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: KATHMANDU – DEPARTURE


Free till departure. 
Transfer to the airport to connect the international flight. 

What's included

  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 1 night twin share accommodation in Nagarkote with breakfast.
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation in Chitwan with all meals
  • 1 night twin share accommodation in Lumbini with breakfast
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Airport transfers as per the program on private basis
  • Kathmandu/Nagarkote/Chitwan/Lumbini/Pokhara/Kathmandu private surface transfer with our chauffeur
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini as per the program on private basis with the services of local English speaking guide
  • Halfday rafting in Trishuli River including lunch at local restaurant
  • Rafting trip at Trishuli River including Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Regular jungle activities in Chitwan with the services of local English speaking naturalist
  • Jungle entry fee
  • One hour boat ride on Phewa Lake
  • All applicable entrance fees for the monuments included in the program
  • All applicable current taxes (10% SC & 13% VAT)

What's not included

  • Lunch/Dinner (except in Chitwan)
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • International airfare
  • Uses of vehicle during free time
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Nepal visa fee (US$ 25 pp, payable directly at the airport during the time of entry)
  • Services except mentioned in included section
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