In our Incredible Nepal Tour, you will be visiting culturally significant places of Kathmandu listed in UNESCO world heritage sites and exploring Nepal's natural beauty. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu or Basantapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Explore Pokhara and visit famous places, including Fewa Lake, Devis Fall, Sarangkot, Bindhybasini Temple, Peace Pagoda, Gupteshwor Cave, etc. Do jungle activities in Chitwan National Park and Elephant Breeding Center of Sauraha. Lastly, watch the sunrise from Nagarkot before leaving Nepal.
Your Incredible Nepal Tour of 11 nights and 12 days starts and ends in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Enjoy a scenic flight to Kathmandu, and a representative from Third Rock Adventures will receive you at the airport. Your trip begins the next day with the tour of Kathmandu and will be visiting UNESCO-listed cultural heritage. Visit the Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey temple. Experience the divinity of the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Also, visit the massive Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.
On the next day, you will be visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, reflecting ancient times' fine craftsmanship. Closely observe the beautiful carvings in wood, metal, and stones. Enjoy a scenic ride to Daman, well-known for the stunning panoramic view of the Himalayas. On a clear day, you can spot Mount Everest as well.
Further, you will be driving to Chitwan and visiting Chitwan National Park, which is home to the one-horn rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, endangered species of crocodiles. It is a famous place for birdwatching as well. Go on a jungle walk and watch animals in their natural habitat. Get a sneak-peek into the local culture through a cultural program and watch a cultural dance of the Tharu community. Enjoy a fun time of elephant bathing and further visit the Elephant breeding center to know more about the gentle giant animal.
Leave Chitwan for Pokhara to the other touristy city of Nepal, Pokhara. Enjoy a scenic bus ride to Pokhara, located in the lap of the Himalayas. Do visit the landmark of the city, Devis Fall, followed by Gupteshwor Cave, Bindhyabasini temple overlooking the stunning view of snowy mountains, and Tibetan Refugees Camp. Go boating in the calm water of Fewa Lake, and visit the island temple, Tal Barahi.Wach a magical sunrise from the vantage point of Sarangkot. Your Pokhara sightseeing ends here, and you will be leaving for Kathmandu.
On the following day, you will be visiting another popular spot to watch a mesmerizing sunrise Nagarkot over the Himalayas. With this, your trip comes to an end, and on the next day, you will taking a flight back home with beautiful memories to cherish for a lifetime.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 2||Kathmandu Sightseeing|
|Day 3||Bhaktapur and Patan Sightseeing|
|Day 4||Drive from Kathmandu to Daman|
|Day 5||Drive from Daman to Chitwan|
|Day 6||Visit Chitwan National Park|
|Day 7||Visit Elephant Breeding Center and drive to Pokhara|
|Day 8||Sightseeing in Pokhara|
|Day 9||Sunrise from Sarangkot|
|Day 10||Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and drive to Nagarkot|
|Day 11||Watch the sunrise from Nagarkot and drive back to Kathmandu|
|Day 12||Final Departure|
A fantastic view of snowcapped mountains and verdant hills will greet you before arriving in Kathmandu. A representative from Third Rock Adventures will greet you at the airport. He will be driving to your hotel and also assist you in checking in. After freshening up and resting for a bit, you can stroll in the lively streets of Thamel. The popular tourist destination, Thamel, is filled with hotels, lodges, travel agencies, restaurants, and cafes.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today you will meet the guide, who will brief you about the trip. Your Kathmandu sightseeing will begin in the morning after breakfast. Sojourn the UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu, including Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Patan Durbar Square.
Visit the hilltop Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Enjoy the 360-degree view of Kathmandu from Swayambhunath. As per legend, Swayambhunath was built by Manjushri by draining a lake that once covered the Kathmandu valley. It is widely known as Monkey Temple due to the abundance of monkeys in the area.
Your next destination is the revered Hindu temple, Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The 5th-century pagoda-style temple is situated on the back of the holy River Bagmati. You might see the open cremation of the Hindus in Arya Ghat near the temple. It is believed that those cremated here will find a place in heaven. Only the Hindus are allowed to enter the temple so the non-Hindus can see the temple from the eastern side of the river.
Visit the Boudhanath, the world's largest stupa of Tibetan Buddhist Culture. You will see pilgrims light butter lamps, praying and circumnavigating the stupa. As per the folklore, it is believed that the remains of the Kasyapa Buddha are buried beneath the stupa. Your next stop will be the Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which reflects the fine architecture of ancient times. The durbar square features Kumari Bahal, which is the House of the Living Goddess of Nepal, Kumari. Moreover, you will see the Taleju Temple, the big statue of Kal Bhariav, Hanuman Dhoka, the royal residence in ancient times, Mahadev & Parvati temple, and others. Walk around the lively durbar square before returning to your hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
You will begin the day with a sojourn to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is also the center of fine displays of ancient craftsmanship. Explore the durbar square featuring the Golden Gate, Lion Gate, 55 windowed Palace, Natapola Temple, Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Arty Galley. Visit Potter's Square, where you will see local potters making clay items in traditional ways.
Further, you will be visiting Patan Durbar Square. Visit the Golden Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple, Mahaboudha Temple, which are the pride of Patan. You will notice intricate carvings in wood, metal, and stones at the display of medieval times in the durbar square. Visit the Patan museum to get a closer look at the intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, etc.
Overnight in Kathmandu
You will be driving to the popular hill station near Kathmandu, Daman located around 80km/50mi. southwest of the capital. It will take roughly 3 hours to reach there from Kathmandu. Daman is a spectacular vantage point to enjoy the astounding views of the Himalayas. You can savor in the magnificient views of the snowy mountains, including Mount Everest, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu, and Dorje Lakpa. Visit the popular view tower at Daman, offering a 360-degree view of the Himalayan range.
Overnight in Daman.
Enjoy a scenic drive from Daman to Chitwan. You will get to see the geographical diversity of Nepal. From the hills of Daman, you will gradually be moving down to the plains of Terai, and you will reach Chitwan situated at the foothills of Churiya Hills. Moreover, you will experience the change in weather and temperature as well.
You will be traveling a distance of approx. 135km/84mi. on your way from Daman to Chitwan, which would take around 5 hours. Chitwan is the home to the first national park of Nepal, Chitwan National Park, which is rich in its flora and fauna. Check into your hotel room and relax before a long day ahead.
Overnight in Chitwan.
Explore the Chitwan National Park, which is home to animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, deer, sloth bear, wild boar, and others. After breakfast, you will be going for a canoeing ride at the Rapti River, and you might see crocodiles, especially Marsh Muggers and Gharial, sunbathing. It is also a well-known spot for bird watching as well. Go on a jungle walk in the cool and shady forest and also visit the elephant bath center.
Later in the afternoon, go for an Elephant Safari. You will get an opportunity to see one-horn rhinoceros, wild boar, monkeys, and other animals closely. Get to know their culture better by interacting with them. Watch a mesmerizing sunset from the bank of Rapti River before the local cultural program. Enjoy the unique local dance of the Tharu community called Tharu Dance.
Overnight in Chitwan.
You will start the day with a visit to the Elephant Breeding Center of Sauraha. It which is situated around 3km/1.9mi. away from Chitwan. Watch baby and mother elephants interacting and playing. You will also see caretakers preparing food for elephants. Return to your hotel and relax for a while. In the afternoon you will be driving to Pokhara, popular as the city of lakes.
The popular tourist destination of Nepal, Pokhara, lies around 84km/52mi. from Chitwan National Park. Enjoy a scenic bus ride on the meandering hilly highway of around 6 hours. Relax in your hotel room and retire for the day while a beautiful new day awaits.
Overnight in Pokhara.
Today you will be touring Pokhara city and visiting many significant places. Visit the famous waterfall, Devis Fall, locally called Patale Chango. Watch the water from this waterfall disappears along the rocks of the hill to a 500ft underground tunnel. Make your way to the temple cave dedicated to Lord Shiva, Gupteshwor cave. The dark, long and deep cave is an excellent opportunity to witness the natural wonders.
Pay a visit to the Bindhyabasini temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. The hilltop temple overlooks the panoramic view of the Himalayas. Visit Tibetan Refugees Camp, which was built for the thousands of Tibetan refugees settling here. It is a popular place to buy souvenirs, and you will see handmade jewelry, trinkets, and carpets at the display.
Get a closer look of the history and ancient culture of Pokhara with a visit to the Pokhara Regional Museum. You can observe artifacts of the tribes, traditions, and lifestyles via a simple setup at the display.
No Pokhara tour is complete without visiting Fewa Lake. Go boating on the calm waters of the lake, and enjoy the view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Also, visit the island temple of Tal Bahari dedicated to Goddess Durga.
Overnight in Pokhara.
Wake up early to watch a magical sunrise from the vantage point of Sarangkot. Bask in the splendid panoramic view of the Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna ranges, along with the view of the Pokhara valley. In the afternoon visit, the Peace Pagoda, locally called Shanti Stupa located on Anadu Hill. Nipponzan Myohoji monk built the white pagoda stupa as a symbol of world peace. The stupa is famous for watching the jade Fewa Lake against the backdrop of the Annapurna range. The beauty and tranquility of the stupa are worth a visit.
Overnight in Pokhara.
On this day, you will be driving back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, which is around 204km/126mi., apart. It takes 6 to 8 hours to reach Kathmandu. Enjoy a scenic ride on the meandering hilly roads and drive past hillside villages, terrace farms, verdant hills, and snowy mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you need to drive approximately 28km/17.4mi. for around 1.5 hours further to get to Nagarkot.
Overnight in Nagarkot.
Head to the viewpoint and witness the astounding site of hilltop villages, along with the Himalayan peak. The long stretch of the Himalayas will leave you mesmerized, and on a clear day, you can also spot Mount Everest. Watch the first ray of the sun gradually turning the sky from pink, red, orange to golden. Later you will be driving back to Kathmandu. Relax in your hotel room. Stroll in the streets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today you will be bidding goodbye and flying back with everlasting memories. A representative from Third Rock Adventures will drop you at the airport a few hours before your scheduled flight. If you want to explore more or extend your trip, do let us know.