Classic Nepal Tour is one of the most outstanding tour packages that allow you to witness the culturally and naturally rich places in Nepal. The vibrant Kathmandu city, ancient Bhaktapur city, lively Pokhara, culturally rich Bandipur village, and adventurous Chitwan are the places that you will not miss during your visit to Nepal. Nonetheless, all these places scattered across different parts of the country showcase the best of what Nepal can offer!
Discover the spectacular landscapes of Nepal through getting cultural experiences, magnificent sightseeing, and engaging in natural recreational activities. No wonder you will also discover the best and unmissable UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and many more. On top of that, you will encounter rich culture and traditions, exclusive wildlife, unbound natural Himalayan beauty, and diverse landscapes.
This 10 days classic tour is designed for those travelers who would like to explore Nepal to its core in just a single trip.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 2||Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley|
|Day 3||Fly to Pokhara (25 minutes flight)|
|Day 4||Sightseeing in Pokhara|
|Day 5||Drive to Bandipur (2 to 3 hours drive)|
|Day 6||Drive to Chitwan National Park (3 to 4 hours drive)|
|Day 7||Excursion Tour in Chitwan National Park|
|Day 8||Fly Back to Kathmandu and drive to Bhaktapur (1 hour drive)|
|Day 9||Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Drive to Kathmandu|
|Day 10||Depart from Kathmandu|
Undoubtedly, Nepal is a heaven of diverse wonders. A classic Nepal tour will quench your thirst to soak up ancient cultures and traditions, traverse through the wilderness and relish the majestic views of the diverse landscapes. The 10 days- Classic Nepal Tour starts as soon as you land at Kathmandu International Airport.
You will begin your exploration from the heart of the city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Walking through the narrow alleys, you will witness small shops, ancient temples, old houses, and local restaurants. Later, explore the tourist hub of Thamel, which is an excellent place to grab a meal, with various restaurants offering from local Nepali dishes to Western cuisines. The next day, a full-day tour of Kathmandu Valley includes some of the famous UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal, including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Further, you will continue the classic Nepal tour with a short flight to the lakeside city of Pokhara. It is the second-largest valley which is also famous as the starting point for numerous trekking trails in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Calm Pokhara city offers spectacular mountain scenery, various adventure activities, and a chill environment to relax. During this Nepal tour, you will visit famous places like Sarangkot Hill, Phewa Lake, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, and International Mountain Museum.
After exploring the utterly beautiful lake city of Pokhara, you will make your way to another traditional Newari cultural village of Bandipur. There are many lovely places to visit here that offer a fantastic panoramic view of the snowclad mountain peaks, including Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal. Bandipur town will also reward you with myriad wonders of cultural, natural, and artistic beauty. Thus, you can please your eyes with beautiful mountain scenery and traditional temples and houses.
Nonetheless, a holiday to Nepal is incomplete without experiencing a wildlife safari to Chitwan National Park. It is one of Asia’s best national parks for a view of its abundant wildlife. A UNESCO-World Heritage Site, Chitwan National Park is home to some rare exotic wildlife such as one-horned rhino, royal Bengal tiger, spotted leopard, sloth bear, etc. Likewise, Chitwan is the best place for bird watching in Nepal. Also, indulge yourself in the rich Tharu culture and traditions.
Next, you will fly back to Kathmandu and drive towards Bhaktapur. It lies only a short distance from Kathmandu; still, you will feel a tremendous difference in the atmosphere and sense of history. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture, and you will witness the unique skills of the Newari artists and artisans. There are many ancient temples and historical monuments which showcase a beautiful picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal.
Finally, end your Classic Nepal Tour with the short drive back to Kathmandu and the flight back to your country.
Welcome to the land of the Himalayan country, Nepal! On arrival in Kathmandu, you will meet the representative from Third Rock Adventures and drive to the respective hotel. Once you reach the hotel, you will get some time to settle in, and later you will attend a small meeting where your tour leader will brief you about the trip.
Later, you will explore the main streets of the city. Some famous streets include Ason Bazaar, Indrachowk, Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. In the evening, you will get some time to explore Thamel, which offers you the original flavor of the tourist area in Nepal. It is a bustling center for shopping, eating, or just strolling around.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
On the second day, you will heads out to explore the Kathmandu valley and nearby places. Early in the morning, you will have a healthy breakfast and visit Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple located in the heart of Patan City. The place showcases the marvelous Newari architecture, including ancient monuments, temples, shrines, and statues.
Later, you will visit Pashupatinath Temple, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. It is one of the famous Hindu temples devoted to Lord Shiva. Around the temple area, you will witness sadhus (Hindu Holy Men) meditating, pilgrims bathing, and funeral pyres burning on ghats.
Further, you will also visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal. You can see a vast dome-shaped monument representing the Mind of the Buddha. You will also explore Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), situated at the top of a hill offering a marvelous view of Kathmandu valley and mountain ranges.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
After morning breakfast, you will leave Kathmandu and fly to the lakeside town of Pokhara. It is the main access point for trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Pokhara is famous for its outstanding natural beauty, such as lakes, spectacular views of the mountains. It is an absolute delight to explore as part of your classic Nepal tour.
You will visit some of the most remarkable landmarks of Pokhara valley, including Tal Barahi Temple, the famous Davis waterfall, mysterious Gupteshwor Cave, and attractive Phewa Lake. Likewise, you will also go International Mountain Museum, where you can see the collection of artifacts, photographs of the mountains, and mountaineers.
Overnight stay in Pokhara.
You will head off early in the morning to catch the sunrise view over the horizon at Sarangkot. The hill rewards you with an outstanding sunrise views over the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Range, and Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare). After enjoying the dramatic mountain view and pristine air, you will drive back to the hotel and have your breakfast.
Later you can enjoy a free day for further exploration of tranquil Pokhara city. You can also go paddle-boating or kayak on serene Phewa Lake. Also, you can stroll around the lakeside enjoy the magical view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. Pokhara offers some of the best nightclubs and restaurants serving international cuisines and traditional Nepalese food.
Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Early in the morning, you will drive to the beautiful Bandipur town. The hill town is the perfect place to get to know about the Newari and Gurung people. Besides, the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Bandipur village reflect the pristine aesthetic beauty of Nepal. You will explore the unspoiled and well-preserved town of Bandipur. Moreover, the ancient village retains its beautiful 18th-century architecture, temples, and local streets. You will see the narrow lanes lined with cafes, lodges with lovely outdoor seating.
Overnight stay in Bandipur.
After morning breakfast, you will leave the historic town behind and proceed for Chitwan National Park. Further, depending on the arrival time, the activities may vary as you can explore the park first. Also, you can visit the nearby Tharu village and Tharu cultural museum. You can interact with the local Tharu people, who are the original tribe of this region. They have their language, culture, and traditional beliefs. Further, you can also enjoy Tharu cultural dance with various cuisines, including Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, etc.
Overnight stay in Chitwan.
Chitwan National Park day tour offers an opportunity to enjoy the scenic wilderness through several exciting, adventurous activities to choose from. You can be part of elephant ride, jeep jungle safari, jungle walk, canoe ride, bird watching, and many more. Today, you will get more closer to nature and earth as you will explore the Chitwan National Park. Likewise, it is home to many endangered animals, such as one-horned rhinoceros, royal Bengal tiger, gharial crocodile, sloth bear, leopard, etc. Undoubtedly, Chitwan is indeed a paradise for wildlife adventure lovers!
Overnight stay in Chitwan.
Chitwan National Park is also well-known for bird watching and something that interests you; then, you can also go for an optional bird-watching safari early in the morning. The national park has more than 549 species of birds, including the endangered bird Bengal Florican.
After breakfast, you will fly to Kathmandu and head towards the ancient Newari Bhaktapur city of Nepal. During the 15th century, it was the capital of Nepal and the Great Malla Kingdom. It is one of the three medieval cities in the Kathmandu valley famous for medieval arts and grand architecture. After settling in, you can walk through the stone-patched streets and explore local Newari culture and lifestyle.
Overnight stay in Bhaktapur.
After having breakfast, you will head out to explore Bhaktapur, which has the best-preserved temples, courtyards, and beautiful ponds. It is home to traditional art and architecture, historical monuments, and beautiful craftworks.
After exploring this ancient city, finally, your entire trip has almost come to an end with the final drive to Kathmandu. With a beautiful memory of the whole trip, you will enjoy the short one-hour drive to Kathmandu from Bhaktapur. You will enjoy the picturesque view of the countryside, green terrace fields, far distant Himalayas, and dense forests for one last time. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you can get a refresh and walk around the streets of Thamel.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Finally, your tour comes to an end! After having breakfast, you will get some free time in Kathmandu, and then you will get a transfer to the airport for departure.
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