13 Day Nepal Highlights Tour

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

Nepal Highlights Tour is one of the most popular tour packages in Nepal. It offers sightseeing from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and many more.

Nepal is a beautiful and unique country where the visitor can immediately sense the rich and diverse presence of cultures, history, traditions, architecture, special costumes, dialects, and multi-ethnic people. These people are living in social harmony in all corners of the nation. You will find varied topography, climate, and landscape at every step.

Besides its uncommon natural and cultural features, Nepal is famous all around the world for its kind-hearted and friendly people. As well as their expressed hospitality towards the tourists exceeding the ordinary. It is also known as the country where the term “Atithi Devo Bhava”, meaning “Guests are God”, is highly in practice.

A Nepal Highlights Tour is a perfect introduction to this fascinating and attractive land. A tour that 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. It has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, together with Chitwan National Park, the home of wild lives animals.

Visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini to get insights into Buddha’s story. Then relax at the lakeside in Pokhara, one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal.

Note: You have the option to join one of our fixed-date departures or to have a private tour tailored to dates that suit you. Upgrading the accommodation facilities is possible at your request.


Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • An accommodation as an above-mentioned program.
  • Fully guided sightseeing with an English speaking guide as per the above itinerary including all applicable entrance fees, guide and driver's daily wages, etc.
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Food, Drinks / Beverages bills for everywhere.
  • Tipping (Tips for guide, porter, driver & other supporters).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International Flights.
  • Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • First aid kit (for you).
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Any other items not specified in includes section.

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu Nepal. Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative welcomes you at the Airport with your nameplate.  After Arrival at Nepal airport, we will transfer you to the Hotel. On the way Airport to Hotel, you will pass by the Pashupatinath Temple,  Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhiti, Garden of Dreams and reach Thamel. Your hotel will be in downtown of 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: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley - Kathmandu Durbar square - Swyambhunath Stupa - Pashupatinath temple - Boudhanath Stupa

Today you will visit the UNESCO world heritage site, Kathmandu Durbar Square along with the tour guide in a private vehicle. Observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city.  After that, we will be heading toward Swyambhunath. The Monkey Temple is where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religion along with enjoying the panoramic view of Kathmandu city. Visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religious people in South Asia. Explore the surroundings, and observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people at the bank of the holy Bagmati river. Then visit another pilgrimage site nearby the Pashupatinath Temple known as Guweyswori Temple. Explore the surroundings and then you will go to visit another UNESCO World Heritage site Boudhanath Stupa. It was built in the 14th century and is one of a 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 and Spa or similar

Day 3Sightseeing tour around Patan and Bhaktapur

Today, you will visit two ancient cities near Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. In Patan, you will be visiting other UNESCO World Heritage sites: Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square.  Later on, visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here. Later, visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people, and Banglamukhi Temple.

In Bhaktapur, you will be amazed by the architecture, as until today the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood-carved buildings all around Bhaktapur and then you will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square Explore the surroundings and afterward visit the Nyatapola-Temple, one of the tallest pagoda-styled temples in Nepal. After completing your sightseeing get back to Kathmandu check in hotel and have a rest.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Day 4Drive to Bandipur (1030m), driving duration: 6 hours

On the fourth day of the Nepal Highlights Tour, we head towards Bandipur which is in the west of Kathmandu. It is almost 150 kilometers far away from Kathmandu. On the way, you can view the vegetation of Nepal and the Trishuli bank accompanying you throughout your way up to Bandipur. Later, after reaching Bandipur, go for a guided sight seen tour around the beautiful village of Bandipur. After completing your sightseeing get back to the hotel and have a rest. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Bandipur Mountain Resort or similar

Day 5Drive to Chitwan, driving duration: 3-4 hours

Continuing your trip, you will be heading towards Chitwan which is situated in the south-west direction. It is almost 45-50 kilometers far away from Bandipur. On the way, you will get to see many small shops and a mini-market.  As you get nearer to the Chitwan you can notice the forest section getting dense throughout your way. After reaching to Chitwan, check-in hotel and rest for a while. Later on, you can go to stroll around the local market and streets in Chitwan. In the evening you will be escorted for the Tharu cultural program show, enjoy the program and get back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight in Rain Forest Resort or similar.

Day 6Activities in Chitwan

On the sixth day of Nepal Highlights Tour, you will have a Jungle Safari by Jeep. You will enter the community forest section to view the One-Horned Rhino and some other wild animals like wild boar, deer, Leopard, and others. 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 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 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.

Accommodation: Overnight in Rain Forest Resort or similar

Day 7Bird watching in Chitwan & drive to Lumbini, driving duration: 4-5 hours

Get up early in the morning and our tour guide will take you around the Rapti riverbank for the Bird Watching. Chitwan is one of the best places for bird watching while you are on a trip to Nepal. Many students and researchers use to visit Chitwan for studying the birds around here. Our tour guide will explain to you about the different species of birds and how they migrate in the winter season from a different part of the world to Chitwan, Nepal.
Later on, visit the Elephant and Crocodile Breeding Center where you can observe the life cycle of these animals and how National Park is saving these animals then heading back towards Lumbini which is 150 kilometres far away from Chitwan. Upon arrival check-in, the hotel and have a rest for a while and later on, you can go to stroll around the nearby places to your hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight in Sakya Guest House or similar

Day 8Sightseeing in Lumbini

On the eighth day of the Nepal Highlights Tour, we commence a full day of sightseeing in and around the actual birthplace of Lord Buddha. You will visit the sacred garden, where you will see the Ashoka pillar, the small pond Pushkarini, the Maya Devi temple, and the remaining meditation site and residential monastery for monks. After that, you will visit some of the monasteries in the monastery zone and return back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight in Sakya Guest House or similar

Day 9Drive to Pokhara, driving duration: 7-8 hours

You will head towards Pokhara which is on the northwest direction from Lumbini and lies 210 kilometers far away from Lumbini. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check-in at the hotel and have a rest. Later in the afternoon, you can go to stroll around the lakeside street of Pokhara and to the bank of Phewa Lake.

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar

Day 10Sightseeing in Pokhara

To capture the peaceful and stunning view of the city before daybreak and to see the first sunbeams striking the mountains in the distance, on the tenth day of the Nepal Highlights Tour, you will begin today’s activities with an early drive to Sarangkot. Sarangkot has expansive vistas of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and others. You will be going to the World Peace Stupa, which is on top of a hill about an hour’s drive from Pokhara. You will witness the breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains to your north and west once you are there. You can see the Annapurna, Nilgiri, Glacier Dome, Fishtail Mountain, and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from here. After taking in the view, you’ll hike for 40 to 60 minutes to the bank of Phewa Lake and take a boat tour to visit the Barahi Temple, which is located in the middle of the lake. Once you’ve finished seeing the temple, you’ll visit Devi’s Fall, Gupteswor Cave, and Seti George, Once you’ve seen everything you want to see, return to the hotel and relax.

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar

Day 11Pokhara to Kathmandu, driving duration: 7-8 hours

This day you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, starting from Pokhara after breakfast. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your respective hotel and have rest. In the evening, you can stroll around the downtown area in Thamel. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Day 12Free day in Kathmandu

Today is a free day for you in Kathmandu. You can spend your day in your personal activities or in optional 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 for shopping souvenirs for your friends and family.

Optional activities you can do in your free day:

  1. Everest Mountain flight  by airplane (Approx. 1 hour)
  2. Nepali food Cooking workshop (Approx. 3 hours)
  3. Pottery classes (Approx. 30 mins)
  4. Handicraft tour. (Approx. 6 hours)

This marks the end of the Nepal Highlights Tour.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Day 13Departure

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 onward.

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