Nepal Heritage Tour

Duration: 14 Days    Based on 1 review

About Nepal Heritage Tour

The Nepal Heritage Tour is a specially designed tour where we visit the three UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal. i.e. Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park and Lumbini with an added trip to the beautiful lake town of Pokhara. In this tour, one can enjoy and experience the rich culture, tradition, art, and architecture of the Kathmandu Valley and Lumbini, diverse wildlife of Chitwan National Park and the natural beauty of Pokhara.

Kathmandu Valley, the center of art and architecture with rich culture and traditions and home of the indigenous people,'Newar' consist of seven places that make up the world heritage site of Kathmandu Valley- Durbar square area of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur, Swyombhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Changunarayan Temple which are religiously, culturally and historically very important. These places are the perfect examples of the cultural and religious blend of Buddhism and Hinduism and the amazing craftsmanship of the Newari people. Visiting these places provides the opportunity to experience the religious practices, festivals, rituals, culture and traditions of the local people. 

Chitwan National Park, the first national park of Nepal is rich in flora and fauna. It is famous for being home to endangered species like One-horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, and Vultures as well. It is home to diverse species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and vegetations. Riding on an elephant or jeep is the best way to explore around.

Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site with lots of monasteries of various designs built by various countries and ancient sacred structures like the Mayadevi Temple and Ashoka Pillar. Thousands of pilgrims from around the world visit this place every year. Walking around the garden and monasteries will make you feel relaxed and peaceful. Visiting this place can give you more insight into Buddhism.

Pokhara, the tourism capital of Nepal is a beautiful city of lakes with an amazing view of mountains. This place is a hotspot for adventure activities like Paragliding, Skydiving, Bungee Jumping, Mountain flight, and lots of other things to do. 

Nepal Heritage Tour starts from Kathmandu then Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara and it ends after returning back to Kathmandu.

 

Highlights

  • Sightseeing of all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley rich in culture and history
  •  A tour with the mixture of culture, tradition, art, architectures, history, wildlife, vegetation and natural beauty
  • Visit 'Lumbini' the Birth Place of Lord Buddha and Chitwan National Park,' home to the diverse wildlife and vegetation
  • Beautiful sunrise and sunset with a panoramic view of the Himalayas from Nagarkot 
  • Visit Pokhara, also known as,'City of Lakes'

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

You will arrive at the Kathmandu airport where one of our team members will welcome you and take you to the hotel.  And in the evening he will brief you about the program.

  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

 You will meet your tour guide in the morning and after having breakfast, you will visit all the  UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu- Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyombhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa. Most of them were built during the ancient and medieval period. During the tour, you can visit lots of temples, stupas, monasteries, gompas, Bihar, ancient monuments e.t.c. and observe the different religious practices,  culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the local people, and the amazing art and architecture of the heritage sites. If there is a festival going on by chance, you will be lucky enough to experience the rituals, lifestyle, and practices of the local people in deep.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

On this day, you will visit the ancient Newari settlements of Khokana and Bungamati and Patan Durbar Square which is the ancient royal palace where the Malla kings lived. Khokana and Bungamati are two ancient traditional villages of the Newar people rich in culture and history with traditional houses and temples. After, you will visit Patan Durbar Square which is the capital of art and architecture.  The place is full of Buddhist and Hindus monuments and temples. Krishna temple, Bhimsen temple, Taleju Bhawani temple, and Bishwonath temple are some of the major attractions which display amazing art, architecture and the craftsmanship.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

Today, you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is also the ancient royal palace of the Malla kings. You can visit many amazing temples and monuments here like 55 windows palace, Nyatapola ( highest and biggest pagoda of Nepal), Vatsala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Golden Gate .et.c built with architectural perfection and artistic beauty. Then you will drive to Changunarayan Temple which is one of the oldest temples of Nepal built during the 5th century by King Manadev of Lichhavi dynasty. After visiting Changunarayan  Temple, you will head towards Nagarkot for the sunset view. From here, panoramic views of Himalayas can be seen.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Nagarkot
  • 2195 M

After the beautiful sunrise and breakfast, you will drive to Chitwan. Driving through the scenic highway along the rivers and hills, you will reach Sauraha, Chitwan where you will stay for 3 nights. Our nature guide will meet you and brief you about the wildlife safari activities. You will have some refreshing drinks and rest for a few hours. In the evening you will go on a guided walk around the local village and see cultural and traditional programs.

  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Chitwan
  • 189 M
  • 5-6 hours 190km

 During the two days, we explore the diverse wildlife and vegetations of Chitwan National Park (UNESCO world heritage site). You will go on an elephant ride, jeep safari, canoeing and boating in Rapti river to see the wildlife accompanied by our nature guide. If you are lucky enough, you will have the opportunity to see endangered animals like Royal Bengal Tiger and One-Horned Rhinoceros closely. You can visit the elephant breeding center and even take a bath with an elephant. The evening view of sunset in the Rapti river is beautiful. You will visit the Tharu villages and see their traditional stick dance which is unique.  You will go on a jungle walk and do some bird watching as well.

  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Chitwan
  • 189 M

After taking breakfast, you will drive to Lumbini- the birthplace of Lord Buddha where he lived as a prince before leaving the place in search of enlightenment. It is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site located in  Rupandehi district of Nepal.  100 thousand of tourist from all over the world visit Lumbini Every year. Upon reaching there, you will be taken to your hotel and have some rest. In the evening time, you will have a guided walk around the place.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Lumbini
  • 150 M
  • 4 hours 195km

After having breakfast, you will start the sightseeing program at Lumbini. There are 62 archeological sites here exhibiting different life events of Buddha. You will visit the famous spots like Maya Devi Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Myanmar Golden Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini Crane Sanctuary and many other monuments and monasteries built by various countries in various designs. Maya Devi Temple and Ashoka Pillar some of the important places in Lumbini which are of high historical significance. Visiting this place will give you more insight into Buddhism and life of Lord Budhha.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Lumbini
  • 150 M

After taking breakfast in the morning, you will drive to the magnificent lake town of Pokhara which offers magnificent views of mountains. Also known as, 'Tourism hub of Nepal'. Driving through the scenic Siddhartha Highway for 6-7 hours, you will reach Pokhara city. Then you will be taken to your hotel. After taking rest for a few hours, you will visit around the beautiful and quiet lakeside area.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M
  • 6-7 hours (239 km) via Prithvi Highway

As we know that Pokhara has a lot of things to offer to the visitors, you will have a full day for doing plenty of activities. You will drive to Sarangkot in the early morning for the sunrise view over the beautiful Himalayas. You can see the  Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many other small peaks from here.  Then after taking breakfast, you will go on sightseeing around Pokhara.  You will visit places like Gupteshwor Cave, Mahendra Cave, Seti Gorge, mountain museum, and David fall. You will do boating around the beautiful Fewa lake and visit Tal Barahi Mandir.  And you will take a hours hike to World Peace Pagoda by taking a boat across the lake. 

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M

Today is a free day for you. It is designed for you if you want to do other extra activities like Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Ultralight flight, Zip flyer, Cycling around lakeside or any other in Pokhara by yourself. You can visit the restaurants around and taste authentic foods as well or visit nearby villages of Pokhara.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M

After taking breakfast in the morning with the views of Himalaya, you will drive to  Kathmandu leaving Pokhara behind.  Driving along the rivers, hills, cliffs, beautiful villages, and small towns of Prithvi highway you will arrive in  Kathmandu. You can rest for a few hours and take a walk around. In the evening, you will be taken to an authentic Nepali restaurant for a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 7 hours 210km

After having breakfast, one of the members of our team will take you to the airport for your flight back to your home.

  • B&B

What’s Included

  • All Airport and Hotel transfers.
  • 3-star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini on BB basis (A single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Breakfast during the tour with farewell dinner. 
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation & insurance.
  • 3 full day Chitwan Wildlife Safari Package.
  • Private vehicle during the whole tour.
  • An experienced English speaking tour guide.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • All entrance fees. i.e. Heritage sites and National Park.
  • All meals except breakfast and package in Chitwan.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Tips for Nepalese staffs (Tipping is expected).
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).
  • Extra night accommodation if needed.

PRICES & DATES

Pick Available Departure Dates
Start Dates End Dates Availability Price  
09 Oct, 2021 22 Oct, 2021 Available $1480 USD
26 Oct, 2021 08 Nov, 2021 Available $1480 USD

Client Reviews

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Review by : Agnès Foidart, Belgium

Emerveillement

En 2017 nous avons eu le bonheur de réaliser un magnifique voyage à la découverte du Népal grâce à Sujan, un guide formidable. Professionnel, attentionné et cultivé, il n'a eu cesse de nous faire connaître son beau pays, sa nature, sa culture et ses habitants chaleureux. Toujours soucieux d'adapter notre trek à nos capacités. Que de bons souvenirs! Et une furieuse envie de revenir au Népal pour un nouvelle aventure en toute confiance avec Sujan. N'hésitez plus, partez découvrir le Népal avec Sujan!