World Heritage Sites and Wildlife

World Heritage Sites and Wildlife is a 7 day Kathmandu Chitwan Tour in which we visit total of 8 UNESCO Listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Chitwan. In this tour we visit many Hindu and Buddhist temples along with beautifully architectured historical palaces of Kings of Kathmanu valley. In Chitwan we visit Chitwan National Park which is popular for its varied species of flora and fauna. Chitwan also is a home to tribal people called Tharus who are the original inhabitants of Chitwan, long before people from other parts of Nepal migrated there. We will watch their cultural dance and interested visitors can join their dance at the end of the program. This is an easy tour suitable for any age group.

Tour Highlights

  • Visits to different ancient Palaces of Kings of Kathmandu Valley, which now are World Heritage  Sites.
  • Mix with the locals in the Buddhist environment of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhu Temple.
  • Watch at the Hindu cremation rituals along the Bank of Bagmati River in Kathmandu
  • Visit to the most powerful Hindu Temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath Temples
  • Historical Hindu Temple in the Hilltop of Changu that carries a history over 2500 years
  • Jeep Drive for 3 hours in Chitwan National Park looking for Tiger, Rhinos, Deers and different species of birds.
  • Watch and participate in Traditional Tharu Dance in the evening 
  • Birdwatching Tour along Rapti River in Chitwan
  • Jungle Walk and Village Tour in Chitwan
  • Visit to Elephant Breeding Center

Tour Cost Includes:

  • 4 Nights in Kathmandu in standard room on a twin shared basis.
  • 2 Nights in Chitwan in a 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool on a Twin shared basis.
  • Kathmandu-Chitwan-Kathmandu in tourist bus.
  • All permit fees and jungle activities in Chitwan National Park 
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner while in Chitwan according to itinerary
  • An English speaking Licensed Tour Guide for Kathmandu and Expert Jungle Guide for Chitwan.
  • Farewell Dinner with Nepalese Cultural dance program in Kathmandu
  • Airport pick up drop and sightseeing in Private Tourist Vehicles.

Tour Cost Does Not Include:

  • Meals and monument fees in Kathmandu

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 to freshen up and relax.

Overnight: Standard Hotel room on a twin shared basis

 

DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN 3 WORLD HERITAGE SITES 

Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the centre of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Changu Narayan Temple (World Heritage Site)
Situated on a ridge overlooking the Valley, about 12 km to the east of Kathmandu. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Bishnu. One of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture built in 323 AD by King Hari Dutta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings, and its position above the Kathmandu Valley affords a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
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 Bhupatindra Malla, 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.

Overnight: Standard Hotel room on a twin shared basis

Meals:  Breakfast


Day 03: DRIVE TO CHTWAN AND DO THE VILLAGE TOUR AND JOIN CULTURAL DANCE

Driving for 5 hours we reach our Lodge in Chitwan National Park where we spend two nights. We freshen up and go for village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus and also visit the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River. In the evening we watch and join the Tharu cultural dance presentation by the local villagers in which you can participate or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

Overnight: 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 04: ACTIVITIES IN CHITWAN

After breakfast in the lodge we go for canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After lunch we go for Jeep Safari whcih is an excellent opportunity to see different kinds of animals such as deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Overnight: 3 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 05:  BREAKFAST AND DRIVE BACK KATHMANDU

An early morning wake up call followed by breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu and drop you to your hotel.

Overnight: Standard Hotel room on a twin shared basis

Meals: Breakfast


Day 06: GUIDED SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU

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.Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

Boudhnath Stupa: 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.

Kathmandu DurbarSquare: 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. 

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

Overnight: Standard Hotel room on a twin shared basis

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


Day 07: 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 standard hotel accommodation for the entire trip on a twin sharing basis. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms with hot shower, dining place and internet service. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel or can have a single supplement for the entire trip for an additional charge.

 

Transportation

Land transportation will be in tourist bus and private tourist vehicles 

 

Food

Breakfast is provided in hotels where you stay. Farewell Dinner will be provided in traditional Nepalese restaurant. 3 meals a day will be provided in Chitwan. 

 

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. 


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

My son and I organized our Nepal holiday through Eve Holidays. Everything went smoothly with excellent guide and drivers. Each excursion was most enjoyable. We learned a great amount about the people, history, religion and politics of this wonderful country. We would return in a flash and this time we will book through the same company.

James Fleming

I was travelling to Nepal for the first time and was a bit worried. But they were so knowledgeable and organized that during my entire stay in Nepal, they made me feel like a family. I should thank specially my tour guide and drivers who did anything and everything to make my trip most enjoyable.

Rhett Butler

Our guide was great.  He met us at our Hotel at nine in the morning. He showed us  the different World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and took us for a very nice lunch in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we had the spicy delicious momos.

Daniel

Maina was an incredible guide. She made sure I got the most information I wanted to know. She took me to visit many places and gave me many handy tips. She is kind

Muriel Maus, France

I had a wonderful trip with Maina. We visited Kathmandu, the surrounding Palaces and temples and it was a travel in time and tradition. Maina took me to the National Botanical Garden as well as I am a nature Lover. We travelled together to CHITWAN National Park and the location of the hotel as well as the local Guides were really perfect. They thought me a lot about the wildlife in the lowlands of Nepal. For sure I will call Maina for another travel in NEPAL. Thank you again for your kindness and professionalism.

Josselyn, Australia