Nepal Highlights Luxury Tour

Nepal Highlights is a Luxury Tour that takes you to four different tourist destinations of Nepal - Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan which attracts travelers in four different ways. In Kathmandu you will be lost in the beautiful ancient architecture, history and the age old temples and Stupa that carry their own stories. Pokhara is a beautiful lakeside city which is in very close proximity to Annapurna mountain range and is a base for trekkers from all around the world. Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha which has Mayadevi Temple where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Buddha and the holy pond where she had bath before giving birth to baby. Nearby is a huge monastic zone which has many beautiful monasteries built by several Buddhist countries of world. And finally we visit Chitwan where we immerse ourselves in the peace and beauty of Nature in Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO Listed World Heritage Site.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Sightseeing in lakeside city of Pokhara and watch sunrise over Annapurna range from Sarangkot
  • Kathmandu Attractions-Pashupatinath, Boudhanath,Swayambhunath and 3 Durbar (Palace) Squares
  • Visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha
  • Chitwan National Park for an wildlife safari
  • Scenic drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara
  • Jeep Drive for 3 hours in Chitwan National Park looking for Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinos, Deers, birds and other animals
  • Watch and participate in Traditional Tharu Dance in the evening 
  • Crocodiles and Bird watching Tour along Rapti River in Chitwan
  • Jungle Walk and Village Tour in Chitwan
  • Visit to Elephant Breeding Center

Trip Cost Includes:

  • 4 Nights in Kathmandu in a 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool-Hotel Shankar or Similar on a twin share basis
  • 2 Nights in Pokhara in a 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool on a twin share basis
  • 2 Nights in Chitwan in a 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool on a twin share basis
  • 2 Nights in Lumbini in a Best Available Hotel on a twin share basis
  • Kathmandu-Chitwan-Lumbini-Pokhara in Air Conditioned Private Tourist Vehicles
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Chitwan and Breakfast only in Kathmandu,Pokhara,Lumbini
  • All permits, entry fees and all activities in Chitwan National Park
  • An English speaking Licensed Tour Guide for Kathmandu,Pokhara,Lumbini
  • An English speaking Expert Nature Guide in Chitwan
  • Farewell Dinner with Nepalese Cultural Dance Program
  • All land transportation in Air Conditioned Private Tourist Vehicle
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Cost Does Not Include:

  • Tips, drinks and personal expenses
  • Lunch and dinners not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Monument entry fees
  • Tuk Tuk or vehicle for Lumibini, if do not prefer to walk

Day 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool-Hotel Shankar or Similar

 

Day 02: GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TO PASHUPATINATH, BOUDHA AND BHAKTAPUR

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

BoudhnathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Bhaktapur City: As that of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, this is the third medieval city-states in Kathmandu Valley which is home of medieval art and architecture. Located 14 kms east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century. Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple, also built by King BhupatindraMalla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures - two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.
From Bhaktapur we drive back to Kathmandu.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool-Hotel Shankar or Similar

Meals:Breakfast

 

Day 03: DRIVE TO CHITWAN (5 Hrs)

Drive to Chitwan from Kathmandu is apprx. 5 hours. The highlight of Chitwan is the World Heritage listed, Chitwan National Park which is the lush valley situated in the foothills of Churia ranges. This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife, and with the snowcapped Himalaya in the distance.

Tharu dance: A melodious tribal dance where a great circle of men and women with rhyme or drums whack their sticks together in time.

Overnight: 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 04: DAY IN CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

Jeep Drive, Bird watching, Jungle walks, Dugout canoe ride

Overnight: 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 05: DRIVE TO LUMBINI (5 Hrs)

Drive to Lumbini from Chitwan is 5 Hours approximately. 

Lumbini: Lumbini, lying in the foothills in the Himalayas in Nepal is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, approx. 300 kms south of Kathmandu. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, the site is a large garden with a grove of pipal trees. The most important temple at Lumbini is the Maya Devi Temple, which enshrines the traditional site of the Buddha's birth. The modern temple consists mainly of simple white building that protects ancient ruins, with the exact spot of the Buddha's birth. On the south side of the temple is a sacred pool, where it is said Maya Devi bathed before giving birth, and where the new born Buddha was washed by two dragons. The Maya Devi temple is surrounded by the brick foundations of ancient temples and monasteries. All around Lumbini, long lines of colorful prayer flags are strung between trees which are believed to carry prayers and mantras heavenward as they flap on the breeze. The other main sight of interest at Lumbini is Ashoka's Pillar, near the temple.

Overnight: Best Available Hotel near Maya Devi Temple

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 06: EXPLORE LUMBINI

Explore Lumbini full day visiting Mayadevi temple, world peace flame, sacred garden, world peace stupa, monasteries and the vicinity. Learn more about the life and teachings of Buddha. Practice meditation in the high spiritual vibes of the birth place of Buddha.  

Overnight: Best Available Hotel near Maya Devi Temple

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 07: DRIVE TO POKHARA (6 Hours)

After breakfast, we start our drive from Lumbini to Pokhara via Tansen. Tansen is a beautiful hill station and historical town.Pokhara, situated about 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal and is the second most populous city in the country. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking many short or long treks. The serene of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them makes Pokhara an ambience of peace and magic. In the evening you can relax walking around the beautiful lakeside.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 08:  VISIT SARANGKOT (1600m/5249ft) FOR SUNRISE 15km and POKHARA SIGHTSEEING

Early in the morning around 4.30am we drive for 20 minutes to Sarangkot Hill, a hill in the north-west region of Pokhara that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and the main city in the south. On the way back we visit 

Bindhyabasini Temple: Bindyabasini Temple is one of the oldest temple in Pokhara and is considered as the protector Goddess of Pokhara.The temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. The temple was said to have been built in 18th century by King Prithvi Narayan Shah. The temple observes animal sacrifices and wedding ceremonies on Saturdays.

Davi's fall: Locally known as PataleChhango is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. The water that feeds the Davi’s Fall comes from the Phewa Lake, which follows a rocky stream to eventually rush down the waterfall and disappear. The passages that run under the ground are connected to the hole below the waterfall. The best time to view this spectacular sight is during the monsoon season when there is a high rainfall and the summer season. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was dipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.

Gupteswar Cave: Gupteswar Cave is a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davi's fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.

International Mountain Museum: An informative museum in Pokhara that explains different mountains, people of Nepal and other information about Nepal

Phewa Lake is a semi natural freshwater lake at an altitude of 742m located in the south of the Pokhara. The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away from the lake, and the lake is famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface.The Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake and thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 09: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU ( 7 Hours)

After breakfast in the hotel, start drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes around 7 hours passing along Trisuli river, terraced farmlands, local villagers in their daily life and interesting landscape.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool-Hotel Shankar or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10: GUIDED KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Kathmandu Durbar Square
: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. 

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. 

Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of the three royal cities in the valley. A paradise of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. 

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool-Hotel Shankar or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day 11: AIRPORT TRANSFER
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Meals: Breakfast

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will organize your trip on the date appropriate for you.

Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) is the best season when the sub-tropical weather is at its best. But you can visit any time of the year except for the rainy months of June, July and August.

 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays.  Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Accommodation

We provide a 4 star hotel accommodation on a twin sharing basis. Hotels in Lumbini are simpler ones and star rated. The best available hotels near Mayadevi Temple area will be provided in Lumbini.


Food

All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 27°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

 

Tour Guides

All our tour guides are Government Licensed Experienced Tour Guides. 

 

Means of Transportation

We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing in Kathmandu and all land transportation. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs. For Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight we use domestic airlines. 


Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.

 

Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582

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