Nepal Heritage Tour Itinerary
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.
Day 02: Visit all the UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu
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 periods. 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, traditions, and lifestyles 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.
Day 03: Visit Khokana, Bungamati and Patan Durbar Square and back to Kathmandu
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 Hindu 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 craftsmanship.
Day 04: Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changu Narayan Temple and drive to Nagarkot
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 in Nepal built during the 5th century by King Manadev of the Lichhavi dynasty. After visiting Changunarayan Temple, you will head towards Nagarkot for the sunset view. From here, panoramic views of the Himalayas can be seen.
Day 05: Drive to Chitwan
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.
Day 06 & 7: 2 full days wildlife activities
During the two days, we explore the diverse wildlife and vegetation of Chitwan National Park (UNESCO world heritage site). You will go on an elephant ride, jeep safari, canoeing, and boating in the 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.
Day 08: Drive to Lumbini
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 the Rupandehi district of Nepal. 100 thousand tourists 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.
Day 09: Full day Lumbini sightseeing
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 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 are some of the important places in Lumbini which are of high historical significance. Visiting this place will give you more insight into Buddhism and the life of Lord Budhha.
Day 10: Drive to Pokhara
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, the '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 a rest for a few hours, you will visit the beautiful and quiet lakeside area.
Day 11: Full day sightseeing and activities in Pokhara
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, the mountain museum, and David fall. You will do boating around the beautiful Fewa lake and visit Tal Barahi Mandir. And you will take an hour's hike to World Peace Pagoda by taking a boat across the lake.
Day 11: Free day in Pokhara
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 the 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.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
After taking breakfast in the morning with the views of the Himalayas, 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.
Day 13: Final departure
After having breakfast, one of the members of our team will take you to the airport for your flight back to your home.