10-Day Nepal Highlights Tour

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10 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : All Ages
Max People : 15+
Tour Details

The 10-Day Nepal Highlights Tour package is a specially crafted tour that will provide you with a complete introduction to Nepal. Explore Nepal’s highlights on this popular tour. It begins with Kathmandu sightseeing, encompassing Patan and Bhaktapur. Enjoy Himalayan vistas, then journey to Bandipur, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini, and Pokhara. The tour starts in Kathmandu and heads to Chitwan’s flatlands for jungle safaris, bird watching, and Rapti River canoeing within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, and explore the Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, and Lumbini Museum. Next, visit Pokhara for mountain views and serene Phewa Lake. Sarangkot offers a breathtaking sunrise view of Annapurna, Nilgiri, the Glacier Dome, Fishtail Mountain, and Dhaulagiri. The tour concludes in Kathmandu after a visit to Bandipur.

 

The Highlights of the 10-Day Nepal Highlights Tour:
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Observe fascinating Himalayan views.
  • Chitwan Wildlife Exploration.
  • Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.
  • Relax at the lakeside of Phewa Lake with a mountain view.
  • Taste authentic Nepalese cuisine.

 

This tour itinerary is well-planned to give a wide variety of insights into Nepalese culture, its people, and the country. Nepal is one of the most adventurous places in the world to visit and enjoy the serenity of heaven. So come and explore it with the Asian Heritage Treks.

Note: Should you wish to discuss any aspects of the proposed plan, please feel free to let us know, and we will be very happy to tailor-make this itinerary as per your specific requirements or preferences.

Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 4-night stay at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa Thamel on a breakfast basis.
  • 1-night accommodation at Sakya Guest House or a similar hotel in Lumbini on a breakfast basis.
  • 2-night stay at Hotel Rainforest or a similar one in Chitwan on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • 2-night stay at the Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar one in Pokhara on a breakfast basis.
  • All activities and meals in Chitwan.
  • The hotel accommodations are basic twin-sharing.
  • An experienced, English-speaking local tour guide (different city - different guide).
  • Entrance fees for World Heritage Sites.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Food (lunch and dinner) (excl. Chitwan).
  • Beverage bills in all places.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tipping (tips).
  • International and domestic flights.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donations at temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation and insurance of any kind.
  • Any other items that are not specified in the package.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival at the airport, an Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will be there to greet you, holding your nameplate. From the airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Along the way, you’ll pass through some important landmarks, including the Pashupatinath Temple, the Royal Palace Museum (also known as Narayanhity Palace), and the Garden of Dreams, before reaching Thamel, the tourist hub where your accommodation is located. The streets of Thamel offer plenty of opportunities for exploration.

Includes: private transport and an overnight stay at Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar hotel in Thamel.

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Explore Kathmandu’s cultural treasures on a guided tour in a private vehicle. The 10-Day Nepal Highlights Tour will start at Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can admire intricate wood-carved temples and historic structures. Next, you will head to Swyambhunath, the Monkey Temple, where Buddhist and Hindu traditions peacefully coexist. Enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu from this hilltop marvel.

Visit Pashupatinath Temple, a vital Hindu pilgrimage site in Southeast Asia. Witness the solemn body cremation ceremonies along the Bagmati River and continue to Guweyswori Temple nearby. Immerse yourself in the local neighborhood.

Next, explore Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO gem representing Buddhism, constructed in 600 AD. After sightseeing, take time to stroll around Boudhanath Stupa before returning to your hotel. This comprehensive journey offers a rich blend of history, spirituality, and culture in the heart of Kathmandu.

Includes: breakfast, private transport, a guided sightseeing tour in English, and overnight hotel accommodations at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar one in Thamel.

Day 3Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur

On the third day of the 10-Day Nepal Highlights Tour, you will explore two ancient cities near Kathmandu: Patan and Bhaktapur. In Patan, your itinerary includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Next, explore the Patan Museum to delve deeper into the history of this city and the reign of its kings. Then, proceed to the Golden Temple, a significant attraction for both Hindus and Buddhists, as well as the Banglamukhi Temple.

In Bhaktapur, its well-preserved architectural marvels that have maintained their historical charm will captivate you. Marvel at the intricately carved wooden buildings throughout Bhaktapur before moving on to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Take your time to explore the surroundings, and then visit the Nyatopola Temple, one of Nepal’s largest temples. After completing your sightseeing, return to Kathmandu and enjoy some well-deserved rest.

Includes: breakfast, private transport, a guided sightseeing tour in English, and an overnight stay at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar hotel in Thamel.

Bhaktapur

Day 4Drive to Chitwan (3-4-hour drive)

Continuing your trip on the Nepal Highlights Tour, you will be heading towards Chitwan, located in the southwest direction, approximately 150–160 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Along the way, you will come across numerous small shops and a mini-market. As you approach Chitwan, you will notice the forest becoming denser along your route.

Upon your arrival in Chitwan, check-in at the hotel and take some time to rest. Later, you can explore the local market and streets in the area. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to attend the Tharu cultural program show. Enjoy the program, and after it concludes, return to the hotel.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, private transport, a guided sightseeing tour in English, and an overnight stay at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar hotel in Thamel.

Day 5Activities in Chitwan

Start your full-day sightseeing tour. You’ll embark on a jungle safari by Jeep. Enter the community forest section to observe the one-horned rhino and various other wild animals like wild boar, deer, and leopard. Afterward, cross the Rapti River to reach the outskirts of the main national park area. If luck is on your side, you might even spot the Royal Bengal Tiger in the highland area, where the bushes can reach up to 6 feet.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to witness wild elephants and other fascinating creatures. Once you’ve completed your jungle safari, return to the hotel for lunch. Later, take a guided tour of the Tharu village and enjoy a canoeing adventure on the Rapti River. Here, you can observe the Marsh Mugger and Gharial crocodiles resting by the banks of the Rapti River in Chitwan. Return to the hotel to relax after your sightseeing tour.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, private transport, a guided sightseeing tour in English, and an overnight stay at Hotel Rainforest or a similar hotel in Chitwan.

Day 6Bird-watching in Chitwan, Drive to Lumbini, and Sightseeing (4-5-hour drive)

Get up early in the morning, and our tour guide will take you along the Rapti Riverbank for bird watching. Chitwan is renowned worldwide as a top destination for avian enthusiasts, attracting numerous students and researchers who come to study the local bird population. Our guide will provide insights into the various bird species and their migratory patterns during the winter season, when they travel from different corners of the world to Chitwan, Nepal.

Afterward, visit the Elephant and Crocodile Breeding Center to observe the life cycles of these animals and learn about the National Park’s conservation efforts. Then, journey back to Lumbini, which is situated 150 kilometers from Chitwan. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for a well-deserved rest. In the late afternoon, explore Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, and the Lumbini Museum.

Include: breakfast, private transport, a guided sightseeing tour in English, and an overnight stay at Sakya Guest House or a similar hotel in Lumbini.

Day 7Drive to Pokhara (7-8 hours)

On the seventh day of your Nepal Highlights Tour, you will head towards Pokhara, located in the northwest direction of Lumbini, which is approximately 210 kilometers away. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, check in at the hotel and take some time to rest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore the charming lakeside streets of Pokhara and enjoy the serene beauty of Phewa Lake.

Includes: breakfast, private transport, and an overnight stay at Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar hotel in Pokhara.

Day 8Sightseeing in Pokhara

Begin your day with a serene drive to Sarangkot, capturing the city’s pre-dawn tranquility and the sun’s first touch on distant mountains. Marvel at the vast Himalayan expanse, featuring Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and more. Next, reach the World Peace Stupa, an hour’s drive from Pokhara. Enjoy panoramic views of the north and west mountain ranges, including Annapurna, Nilgiri, the Glacier Dome, Fishtail, and Dhaulagiri.

After soaking in these views, embark on a 40–60-minute hike to Phewa Lake’s shores. There, take a boat to Barahi Temple at the lake’s center. Explore the temple before venturing to Devi’s Fall, Gupteswor Cave, and Seti George. Once you are satisfied with your explorations, return to your hotel for a relaxing end to the day.

Includes: breakfast, private transport, a guided sightseeing tour in English, and an overnight stay at Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar hotel in Pokhara.

Pokhara Peace Stupa

Day 9Drive to Kathmandu via Bandipur (7-8-hour drive)

On the ninth day of your 10-Day Nepal Highlights Tour, after enjoying breakfast in Pokhara, you will embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. En route, there will be a stop at Bandipur, an ancient Newari town. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel to rest. In the evening, you can explore the bustling downtown area of Thamel.

Including: breakfast, private transport, and an overnight stay at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar one in Thamel.

Day 10Departure

The Nepal Highlights Tour comes to an end today. After breakfast, our representative will pick you up with a private van and drop you off at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your scheduled flight back to your home or other destination.

Have a safe journey onward, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Including: breakfast and private transport.

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