Eastern Nepal & Nepal Highlights Tour

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17 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
Min Age : All ages
Max People : 10
Tour Details

The Eastern Nepal & Nepal Highlights Tour is a 17-day tour that offers a unique and immersive experience of Nepal. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore the diverse cultural and natural beauty of Nepal. The Eastern Nepal & Nepal Highlights tour starts in Kathmandu, where you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and soak in the rich history and culture of the city.

The Eastern Nepal & Nepal Highlights tour takes you to the remote and historic Halesi Mahadev Temple, where you can explore the unique cave and underground Shiva Lingam. Then it will take you to Janakpur, the birthplace of Sita and one of the most important religious and cultural centers of Nepal. From there, you will experience the stunning natural beauty of the hills in Ilam, trekking through the lush green tea gardens and forests.

You will explore the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, which is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, tigers, and birds. The tour then takes you to Chitwan National Park, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, where you can enjoy wildlife activities like jeep safaris, jungle walks and bird watching, and so on. Then, we will visit Lumbini- The birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Finally, the Eastern Nepal & Nepal Highlights tour ends in Pokhara, a picturesque town surrounded by mountains, where you can enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the region, including the famous Sarangkot sunrise view and a full day of sightseeing in the city.

Highlights of Eastern Nepal & Nepal Highlights Tour are:
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Halesi Mahadev Temple and its natural cave
  • Janakpur, the birthplace of Sita
  • Trekking in the lush green hills of Ilam
  • Wildlife activities in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Chitwan National Park and its wildlife
  • Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha
  • Pokhara and its scenic beauty
  • Sarangkot sunrise view and Pokhara sightseeing
  • Cultural and natural experiences throughout the tour.

Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle with the driver based on the above-mentioned program.
  • 4- Nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Yatri Sites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
  • 2- Nights hotel accommodation at Rain Forest Resort or Similar in Chitwan on full-board basis.
  • 2- Nights hotel accommodation at available local lodge in Koshi Tappu on breakfast basis.
  • 2- Nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Crystal Palace or Similar in Pokhara on breakfast basis.
  • 1- Nights hotel accommodation at Sakya Guesthouse or Similar in Lumbini on breakfast basis.
  • 1- Night hotel accommodation at available local lodge in Ilam on breakfast basis.
  • 1- Night hotel accommodation at available local lodge in Fikkal on breakfast basis.
  • 1- Night hotel accommodation at available local lodge in Janakpur on breakfast basis.
  • 1- Night hotel accommodation at available local lodge in Bhedetar on breakfast basis.
  • 1- Night hotel accommodation at available local lodge in Halesi on breakfast basis.
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder tour guide.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.

Price Excludes

  • Foods, Drinks/Beverage for all places.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters)
  • Entrance fee (approx. $80 per person)
  • International Flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Visa fee for Nepal visa
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Any other items not specified in the includes.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)

Welcome! To Kathmandu, Nepal.
Asian Heritage Treks & Travel Representative welcomes you at the Airport along with your nameplate. After Arrival at Nepal airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. On the way Airport to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), the Royal Palace Museum, i.e., Narayanhity, Garden Of Dream, and reach the Thamel. Your hotel will be downtown at Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.
Accommodation: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar

Day 2Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing (1,400m/4,593ft)

Our tour guide will come to pick you up along with the private vehicle. Firstly you will be visiting the UNESCO world heritage site, Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city, and then you will be heading towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religion along with that enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu city, and the Himalaya ranges from here. After that, you will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia, explore the surroundings and you can observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people at the bank of the holy Bagmati river and explore the surroundings. Then you will go to visit another UNESCO world heritage site Boudhanath Stupa. It was built in 600A.D. and is the only kind of stupa reflecting Buddhism in the world. Explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, and after completing your sightseeing, get back to the hotel and rest.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Halesi Mahadev Temple (3,100m/10,171ft), Distance: 220km, Driving Dduration: 8 Hours

After breakfast, you will start your journey towards the Haleshi Mahadev Temple, which is located in the Khotang district of Nepal. You will drive for approximately 8 hours, passing through beautiful countryside and small villages on the way. Finally, after several hours of travel, you’ll arrive at Halesi Mahadev Temple. The temple is one of the most sacred sites in Nepal and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge.

Day 4Visit Halesi Temple and Drive to Janakpur (74m/243ft),Distance:215km, Driving duration: 6-7Hours

Visiting the Halesi Mahadev Temple is a unique and spiritual experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression on any visitor. After several hours of travel, you’ll arrive in Janakpur, a city that is steeped in history and religious significance. Janakpur is home to the Janaki Mandir, a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita, who is believed to have been born in the city. The temple is one of the most revered sites in Nepal and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. In addition to the Janaki Mandir, Janakpur is also home to several other important temples and historical landmarks. The city is known for its rich cultural heritage and is an excellent place to explore Nepali culture and history.

Accommodation: Overnight in local lodge.

Day 5Janakpur to Bhedetar (1,420m/4,659ft),Distance: 215km, Driving duration: 4-5 Hours

Today, we will drive to Bhedetar, which is a popular hill station located in eastern Nepal and is known for its stunning views of the Himalayan range. As you approach Bhedetar, the road becomes steeper and more winding, and you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayan range. Bhedetar is located at an altitude of around 1,400 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge.

Day 6Bhedetar to Fikkal (1,468m/4,816ft),Disatance:165km ,Driving duration: 4-5 Hours

Today we will drive to Fikkal. Fikkal is a small town located in the foothills of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal and is known for its tea gardens and natural beauty. Fikkal is located at an altitude of around 1,468meters and offers stunning views of the nearby tea gardens and the Himalayan range in the distance.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge.

Day 7Fikkal to Ilam (800m/2,625ft) & Sightseeing, Distance: 40km, Driving Duration: 1-2 Hours

The road from Fikkal to Ilam winds through some of the most stunning landscapes in eastern Nepal, with tea gardens stretching as far as the eye can see and towering mountains in the distance. Finally, as you approach Ilam, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the town and its surroundings. Ilam is known for its charming architecture, vibrant bazaars, and picturesque tea gardens and is a popular destination for travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with nature.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge.

Day 8Ilam to Koshi Tappu Wildlife National Park (81m/266ft), Distance: 160km, Driving Duration: 5-6 Hours

After breakfast at the hotel in Ilam, we will drive towards Koshi Tappu Wildlife National Park, one of the finest bird watching and wildlife reserves in Asia. The drive takes approximately 5-6 hours through the lush green hills, small villages and terraced farms.

Once we reach Koshi Tappu, we will check-in at the lodge and take some rest. Later in the evening, we will take a walk to the nearby villages, interacting with the local people, their culture and lifestyle. We will return to the lodge by sunset.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge.

Day 9Wildlife Activities in Koshi Tappu (81m/266ft)

Today is a full day dedicated to the wildlife activities inside the Koshi Tappu Wildlife National Park. We will take a jeep ride through the park to spot the various wildlife such as Wild Water Buffalo, Asiatic Elephant, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, and many more.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge.

Day 10Koshi Tappu to Chitwan (415m/1,362ft), Distance: 390km, Driving Duration: 8-9 Hours

After breakfast at the lodge, we will drive towards Chitwan, a beautiful city located in the southern part of Nepal. The drive takes approximately 8-9  hours through the beautiful countryside, passing by small towns and farms.

Once we reach Chitwan, we will check in to the hotel and take some rest. Later in the evening, we will enjoy the cultural program showcasing the traditional dances and music of the Tharu community, followed by dinner.

Accommodation: Overnight in Rain Forest Resort or Similar.

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Day 11Chitwan Activities (415m/1,362ft)

Today is a full day dedicated to wildlife activities inside the Chitwan National Park. We will wake up early in the morning and take a canoe ride in Rapti River, watching the water birds and the mugger crocodiles.

After the canoe ride, we will take a jungle walk, guided by the naturalist, to spot the various wildlife such as One-horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, and many more. We will also visit the Elephant breeding center and learn about the lifestyle and care of the elephants.

After lunch, we will take a jeep safari to explore the inner parts of the jungle, spotting the wildlife from a closer distance.

Accommodation: Overnight in Rain Forest Resort or Similar.

Chitwan National Park

Day 12Chitwan to Lumbini (150m/492ft) & Lumbini Sightseeing, Distance: 165km, Driving Duration: 4-5 Hours

In the morning, we will have a bird watching and after breakfast at the hotel, we will drive towards Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The drive takes approximately 4-5 hours, passing by small towns, farms, and hills.

Once we reach Lumbini, we will check in at the hotel and take some rest. Later in the afternoon, we will visit the Sacred Garden, Maya Devi Temple, and the Ashoka Pillar, the historical landmarks of Buddhism.

Accommodation: Overnight in Sakya Guesthouse or Similar.

Lumbini Photo

Day 13Lumbini to Pokhara (822m/2,697ft), Distance: 210km, Driving Duration: 7-8 Hours

After breakfast, we will leave for Pokhara, which is about 7-8 hours drive from Lumbini. Upon arrival, we will check in at the hotel and have some rest. In the evening, we can take a leisurely stroll around the famous Phewa Lake and enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range.

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Crystal Palace or Similar

Pokhara

Day 14Early Morning Sarangkot & Full day Sightseeing

We will start the day early with a trip to Sarangkot, a hilltop village that offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. We will enjoy the stunning sunrise views over the mountains and then head back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we will take a full-day sightseeing tour of Pokhara, which will include visits to the famous Davi’s Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, and the International Mountain Museum. We will also take a boat ride on Phewa Lake and visit the famous Tal Barahi Temple, located on an island in the middle of the lake.

Accommodation: Overnight in a Hotel Crystal Palace or Similar

sarangok View

Day 15Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft), Distance: 220km, Driving Duration: 7-8 Hours

After breakfast, we will leave for Kathmandu, which is about a 7-8-hour drive from Pokhara. Upon arrival, we will check in at the hotel and have some rest. In the evening, we can take a stroll around the bustling streets of Thamel and do some souvenir shopping.

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa OR Similar.

 

Day 16Kathmandu Free Day (1,400m/4,593ft)

Today is a free day for you in Kathmandu. You can spend your day on your personal activities. You can have enough rest, or if you’re interested, then you can go to stroll around the streets of Thamel, or you can go shopping for souvenirs for your friends and family.

Optional Activities you can do in your free day:

Mountain flight (Everest flight ) (Approximately 1 hour)

Nepali food cooking workshop (Approximately 3 hours)

Momo cooking workshop (Approximately 3 hours)

Handicraft tour (Approximately 6 hours)
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar

 

Day 17Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. Have a safe journey onwards.

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