16-Day Nepal Highlights Tour with Yoga Classes - Asian Heritage

16-Day Nepal Highlights Tour with Yoga Classes

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16 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 25
Tour Details

The 16-Day Nepal Highlights Tour with Yoga Classes is an unforgettable experience that combines Nepal’s cultural heritage, breathtaking natural beauty, and rejuvenating yoga practices. Nepal is a beautiful and distinct country where visitors can sense the rich and diverse presence of cultures, history, traditions, architecture, special costumes, dialects, and multi-ethnic people. These people live in social harmony across the country. Every step you take will reveal a different topography, climate, and landscape. Aside from its unique natural and cultural features, Nepal is known all over the world for its kind-hearted and friendly people, as well as their extraordinary hospitality to tourists. Nepal has become a popular destination for yoga enthusiasts from around the world. Cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini offer a wide range of yoga retreats and schools that cater to practitioners of all levels. These retreats often combine yoga classes with meditation and spiritual teachings.

 

16-Day Nepal Highlights Tour with Yoga Classes Description:

This package is an introduction to Kathmandu cities, Pokhara, and Chitwan. It also has a short hiking experience into the mountain (Dhampus), and the tour concludes with a some-day yoga retreat at Nepal Yoga Academy. This highlight tour is a perfect introduction to this fascinating and attractive land. The tour will offer you a first-hand visitor experience and many discovery opportunities. Foremost, the varied forms of the cultural heritage of Nepal are reflected in the form of arts, sculptures, architecture, and many more ancient objects.

Besides its mesmerizing natural and cultural features, Nepal is famous for its kind-hearted and friendly people. As well as their expressed hospitality towards the tourists, which exceeded the ordinary. It is also known as the country where “Atithi Devo Bhava,” meaning “Guests are God,” is highly practiced.

Visit the lakeside in Pokhara, one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. It is also a beautiful valley known as a gateway to the Annapurna Conservation Area, famous for its lakes and panoramic views of the Annapurna massifs and Fishtail Mountain. This tour will take you to Chitwan National Park, the home of wild animals and the biggest national park in Nepal. After the tour, you will join the yoga classes for a few days. After completing your trip, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.

 

Highlights of the 16-Day Nepal Highlights Tour with Yoga Classes:
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Observe and experience the Nagi Gumba.
  • Observe fascinating Himalayan views.
  • Relax at the lakeside of Phewa Lake with a mountain view.
  • Hiking at the mountain (Dhampus village).
  • Jungle safari in Chitwan, starting with a jeep safari to view wildlife like the Onе-Hornеd Rhino, wild boar, deer, leopard, and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal Tiger.
  • Yoga class at the Nepal Yoga Academy.
  • Taste authentic Nepalese cuisine.

 

Note: This tour itinerary offers a diverse range of experiences that provide a deeper understanding of Nepalese culture, its people, and the country. Nepal is a paradise for adventure seekers and those seeking peaceful solitude. Asian Heritage Treks invites you to come and explore all that Nepal has to offer. If you have any specific requirements or preferences that you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are happy to tailor the itinerary to your needs.

Price Includes

  • All land transportation is based on the above-mentioned program.
  • 1-night stay at Valley Guest House or a similar hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • 1-night stay at Nagi Gumba Kathmandu, full board basic included (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • 2-night stay at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar one in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • 3-night stay at the Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar one in Pokhara, breakfast included.
  • 1-night stay in basic local lodges in Dhampus on a room-only basis.
  • 3-night accommodation at Hotel Rain Forest Chitwan on a full board basis (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • 4-night stay at Nepal Yoga Academy Sankhu on a full board basis (including breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • An experienced, English-speaking local tour guide.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.

Price Excludes

  • Food (except in Nagi Gumba, Chitwan and Sankhu).
  • Beverage bills at all locations.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tipping (tips for a guide and drivers).
  • International flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donations at temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Visa fee for Nepal.
  • Travel insurance of any kind.
  • World Heritage Sites entrance fee.
  • Any other items that are not mentioned in the package.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal! An Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will welcome you at the airport with your nameplate. After your arrival at the Nepal airport, we will transfer you to the hotel. Our representative will facilitate and discuss your travel itinerary.

Includes: private transport and an overnight stay at Valley Guest House in Boudhanath.

Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Transfer to Nagi Gumba

Today, you’ll embark on a captivating journey to Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A private vehicle and an expert guide will accompany you. First, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, a paramount Hindu pilgrimage site in South Asia. Here, you’ll witness the sacred cremation rituals along the holy Bagmati River.

After visiting Pashupatinath, you will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which unveils its ancient charm, showcasing exquisite wood-carved temples and historic edifices. Onwards, drive to witness the fusion of Buddhism and Hinduism’s spiritual coexistence at Swyambhunath while soaking in Kathmandu’s panoramic vistas.

Later, you will drive to Nagi Gumba, which is a Buddhist monastery on Shivapuri Hill dedicated to the nuns. Here, both locals and foreigners practice meditation. The fluttering prayer flags and the nuns chatting and working in the neighborhood will immediately identify the monastery. Today’s adventure promises a profound cultural experience and spiritual insights in the heart of Kathmandu.

Includes: dinner, private transport, an English-speaking local tour guide, a Shivapuri National Park fee, and an overnight stay at Nagi Gumba.

Day 3Nagi Gumba to Thamel

On the third day of 16-Day Nepal Highlights Tour With Yoga Classes, you will participate in a ceremony at Nagi Gumba. After lunch, you will hike down to Mohan Pokhari and then proceed to Thamel by private transport.

Includes: breakfast, private transport, and an overnight stay at Yatri Suites & Spa, Thamel.

Day 4Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Today, we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist coach. On the way, you can enjoy the greenery of the beautiful hills. Pokhara is rich in its pure and intact natural beauty. Just imagine the joy of observing the shadow of the Himalayas reflecting on Fewa Lake. The valley is equally outstanding, with elevated close-ups of the snowy peaks. Pokhara is famous for sightseeing, mountain views, and many adventurous outdoor activities.

Includes: breakfast, a tourist coach, and an overnight stay at the Hotel Crystal Palace in Pokhara. 

Day 5Sightseeing in Pokhara

Today, you will start with an early drive to Sarangkot to capture the tranquil and magical view of the city before sunrise. You will see the first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains in the background. Sarangkot offers panoramic views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and other mountains. Later, get back to the hotel and have breakfast.

After having breakfast, you will be visiting the World Peace Stupa, which is almost an hour away from Pokhara and lies on the top of the hill. When you reach the top of the hill, you will get to see the spectacular panoramic views of the mountains on your north and west sides. Annapurna, Nilgiri, Glacier Dome, Fishtail Mountain, and the Dhaulagiri mountain ranges can be seen from this place.

After enjoying this view, you will visit Devi’s Fall, Gupteswor Cave, Seti George, Mahendra Cave, and Barahi Temple, situated at the center of Phewa Lake. When you complete the sightseeing, get back to the hotel and take a rest. 

Includes: breakfast, private transport, an English-speaking local tour guide, and an overnight stay at the Hotel Crystal Palace in Pokhara. 

Day 6Drive to Phedi, Trek to Dhampus

On the sixth day of your 16-Day Nepal Highlights Tour With Yoga Classes, we will take a scenic 30-minute drive from Pokhara towards Phedi. From Phedi, you will start walking. At the beginning, walk uphill, and it’s not totally climbing the hill; the trails are wide. Slowly, an hour’s uphill walk will take you to Dhampus village, where you will walk through villages with stunning mountain views. Dhampus village is at 1600m above sea level and in the paradise of Nepal. You will walk for around three hours from the starting point.

You will spend a night with very charming and friendly Gurung people. Dhampus village is pretty famous for the yoga trek. If you are wondering about yoga and meditation in the lower part of the Himalayas, then Dhampus is the right place.

Includes: breakfast, private transport, an overnight stay at an available local lodge, and an English-speaking local guide.

Day 7Dhampus to Pokhara and Pokhara School Visit

After breakfast and enjoying the sunrise, we will hike back to Phedi and then drive back to Pokhara. In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to visit city’s schools. Once the school visit is complete, return to the hotel to relax and rest.

Includes: private transport, an overnight stay at the Hotel Crystal Palace in Pokhara, and an English-speaking local guide.

Day 8Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (6-7-hour drive)

After a filling breakfast, you will embark on a scenic, touristic coach drive to Chitwan. The journey will take you through picturesque landscapes, with the majestic Himalayas as your backdrop. 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, return to the hotel.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, a tourist coach, an overnight stay at Hotel Rainforest in Chitwan, and an English-speaking local tour guide. 

Days 9-10Activities in Chitwan

Start your whole-day sightseeing tour. Firstly, you will have a jungle safari by Jeep. You will enter the community forest section to view the one-horned rhino and other wild animals like wild boar, deer, leopard, etc. After that, you will cross the Rapti River to get into the skirt of the main national park area. If it’s your lucky day, then you will get to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in the highland area, where the bushes are as high as 5–6 feet. Along with that, you will be able to see wild elephants and other wild animals as well.

After completing your jungle safari tour, get back to the hotel and have your lunch. Later on, you can go for a guided tour around the Tharu village. You will go canoeing on the Rapti River, where you can observe the Marsh Mugger and Gharial crocodiles resting by the side of the Rapti River in Chitwan. After completing your sightseeing tour, get back to the hotel and have a rest.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, an overnight stay at Hotel Rainforest in Chitwan, and an English-speaking local tour guide. 

Day 11Drive to Kathmandu

You will have breakfast and check out of the hotel. Continuing your trip, you will be heading towards Kathmandu by tourist bus. Kathmandu is in the southwest direction of Chitwan and approximately 150–160 kilometers away. Along the way, you will come across numerous small shops and a mini-market. Once you reach Kathmandu, you will transfer to the hotel.

Includes: breakfast, a tourist coach, and an overnight stay at Yatri Suites & Spa.

Day 12Drive to Nepal Yoga Academy

After having your breakfast, you will drive to the Nepal Yoga Academy (Sankhu, between Kathmandu and Nagarkot). This institute is a true yoga and spiritual learning center based on classical, spiritual, and scientific research situated in the lap of the natural beauty of the lush Himalayan forest. It focuses on authentic teaching, practice, and research based on the traditional scientific yogic way.

When you check-in, you will be welcomed with tea, and after some time, a delicious vegetarian meal will arrive. Then it will be your relaxation massage time to leave all your stress behind. After the massage, enjoying a peaceful time in the garden is like the cherry on top. Later on, you can also enjoy a steam bath. Now you are ready for some yoga and meditation. Let your body experience the yogic asanas and feed meditation to your mind before you go for a restful night.

Includes: breakfast, dinner, private transport, an overnight stay at the Nepal Yoga Academy, and a bamboo cottage room.

Days 13-15Yoga Retreat Classes

You will be joining several yoga activities for these three days, such as:

Yogic Practices: You will start the morning with a beautiful view and experience of nature, followed by Jala Neti. Although it is an optional activity, many people choose to participate because it prepares them for pranayama, the day’s next activity. After pranayama, you will be doing ancient yoga practices.

Breakfast and relaxation: The morning activities might make you hungry, but the good news is that you will have a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, you will have some time to relax and recharge yourself for the day.

Ayurvedic pampering with lunch in between: It’s time for Ayurvedic treatments like Shirodhara, oil massage, or relaxation massage. After the massage, a Sattvik meal will be waiting for you on the table. The most-needed Ayurvedic sauna is next, along with some personal relaxation time.

Second Round of Yogic Practices: In the evening, yoga asanas and meditation. Strive, stretch, strengthen, and breathe into a meditative state.

Dinner and Relaxation: Indulge in an appetizing dinner and relax for the day. Have a good night’s sleep!

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, yoga activities, an overnight stay at Nepal Yoga Academy, and a bamboo cottage room.

Day 16Departure

On the last day of your 16-Day Nepal Highlights Tour with Yoga Classes, 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.

Includes: breakfast and private transport.

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