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 offering sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bandipur, Chitwan, and Lumbini. This beautiful and unique Tour immediately captivates visitors with its rich and diverse presence of cultures, history, traditions, architecture, special costumes, dialects, and multi-ethnic people. These individuals live in social harmony throughout the nation, amidst a backdrop of varied topography, climate, and landscape at every step.

Apart from its remarkable natural and cultural features, Nepal is renowned worldwide for its kind-hearted and friendly inhabitants. Their exceptional hospitality towards tourists goes beyond the ordinary. It’s a place where the practice of “Atithi Devo Bhava,” meaning “Guests are God,” is deeply ingrained.

Thus, the Nepal Highlights Tour provides a perfect introduction to this captivating land, offering a firsthand visitor experience with numerous discovery opportunities. Primarily, Nepal’s diverse cultural heritage is reflected in its arts, sculptures, architecture, and a wide array of ancient objects. Notably, it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with Chitwan National Park, a haven for wildlife and Explore the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini to gain insight into his story, and then unwind by the picturesque lakeside in Pokhara, one of Nepal’s most stunning cities.

Please note that you have the option to join one of our fixed-date departures or request a private tour customized to your preferred dates. Additionally, accommodations can be upgraded upon request.


Price Includes

  • 5 Night accommodation at Yatri suits and spa or similar on Breakfast Basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Bandipur Mountain resort on Breakfast Basis
  • 2 Night accommodation in Rain Forest in chitwan on Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • 2 Night accommodation in Sakya Hotel in Lumbini on Breakfast Basis.
  • 2 Night accommodation in Crystal palace in Pokhara on Breakfast Basis
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • Fully guided sightseeing with an English-speaking guide as per the above itinerary.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • Entrance fee.

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’ll embark on a captivating journey to Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage gems. A private vehicle and an expert guide will accompany you. Kathmandu Durbar Square unveils its ancient charm, showcasing exquisite wood-carved temples and historic edifices. Witness the fusion of Buddhism and Hinduism’s spiritual coexistence at Swyambhunath, while soaking in Kathmandu’s panoramic vistas. Venture to Pashupatinath Temple, a paramount Hindu pilgrimage site in South Asia. Here, you’ll witness the sacred cremation rituals along the holy Bagmati River. Nearby, explore Guweyswori Temple, another pilgrimage gem. Your journey continues to Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO site dating back to the 14th century, epitomizing Buddhism’s essence. Delve into its serene surroundings. Having completed this enriching expedition, return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest. Today’s adventure promises a profound cultural experience and spiritual insights in the heart of Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Day 3Sightseeing tour around Patan and Bhaktapur

Today’s adventure near Kathmandu encompasses two ancient cities: Patan and Bhaktapur. Patan boasts UNESCO World Heritage gems like the Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Dive into history at the Patan Museum, unveiling the reigns of bygone kings. Explore the sacred Golden Temple, cherished by both Hindus and Buddhists and the revered Banglamukhi Temple. Bhaktapur, a city frozen in time, is enchanted with its meticulously preserved architecture. Witness the enchanting wood-carved structures that adorn the cityscape. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, awaits your exploration, as does the majestic Nyatapola Temple, one of Nepal’s loftiest pagodas. After this enriching journey, return to Kathmandu, unwind at your hotel, and savor a well-deserved respite.
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, located in the west of Kathmandu. This charming village is approximately 150 kilometers away from the capital city. En route, you can enjoy the lush vegetation of Nepal, with the picturesque Trishuli River accompanying you on your journey to Bandipur. Upon arrival in this scenic village, embark on a guided sightseeing tour to explore its beauty. Once you’ve completed your sightseeing adventure, return to the hotel and take a well-deserved rest.
Accommodation: Overnight in Bandipur Mountain Resort or similar

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

Continuing your journey, you will head towards Chitwan, located in the south-western direction, approximately 45-50 kilometers away from Bandipur. Along the route, you’ll come across numerous small shops and a mini-market. As you approach Chitwan, you’ll notice the forest becoming denser. Upon your arrival in Chitwan, check into your hotel and take some time to relax. Afterward, explore the local market and streets in the area. In the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to attend the Tharu cultural program show. Enjoy the performance, and then return to your hotel.
Accommodation: Overnight in Rain Forest Resort or similar.

Day 6Activities in Chitwan

On the sixth day of your Nepal Highlights Tour, experience an exhilarating Jungle Safari by Jeep. Dive into the community forest to spot the One-Horned Rhino, wild boar, deer, leopards, and more. Crossing the Rapti River takes you to the main national park area, where you might be lucky enough to encounter the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger amidst 5-6 feet tall bushes. Marvel at wild elephants and diverse wildlife species. After the adventure, savor a delectable lunch at your hotel.

Later, explore Tharu village with a guided tour and immerse yourself in the local culture. Then, embark on a Canoeing expedition on the Rapti River. Witness Marsh Mugger and Gharial crocodiles basking along the riverbanks in Chitwan. After a day of exploration, return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Accommodation: Overnight in Rain Forest Resort or similar

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

Start your day early with a captivating bird-watching experience along the Rapti riverbank in Chitwan, Nepal. Renowned as a top destination for bird enthusiasts, Chitwan attracts students and researchers eager to study its diverse bird species. Our expert tour guide will share insights into these avian creatures and their winter migratory patterns, as they journey from around the world to Chitwan.

After this bird-watching adventure, head to the Elephant and Crocodile Breeding Center to witness the remarkable life cycles of these creatures and the National Park’s dedication to their conservation efforts. Then, continue your journey to Lumbini, a mere 150 kilometers from Chitwan.

Upon arrival, check in to your hotel, unwind, and explore the nearby attractions at your own pace. This day promises an enriching blend of nature, wildlife, and cultural exploration.
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 can explore the Ashoka pillar, the small pond Pushkarini, the Maya Devi temple, and the remaining meditation site, along with the residential monastery for monks. Following that, you’ll have the opportunity to tour some of the monastic establishments in the monastery zone before returning 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, situated to the northwest of Lumbini and approximately 210 kilometers away. Upon reaching Pokhara, check in at the hotel and take a moment to rest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore the charming lakeside streets and the scenic shoreline of Phewa Lake.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar

Day 10Sightseeing in Pokhara

On the tenth day of the Nepal Highlights Tour, begin with an early drive to Sarangkot to witness the serene city view before dawn, as the first sunbeams kiss the distant mountains. Sarangkot boasts breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas, featuring Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and more. Your next stop is the World Peace Stupa, perched atop a hill, offering an hour’s drive from Pokhara. Here, you’ll be awestruck by panoramic views of the northern and western mountain ranges, including Annapurna, Nilgiri, Glacier Dome, Fishtail, and Dhaulagiri. Following this, a 40 to 60-minute hike takes you to Phewa Lake’s bank, where a boat tour awaits to visit the Barahi Temple in the lake’s center. After temple exploration, head to Devi’s Fall, Gupteswor Cave, and Seti Gorge. Once sightseeing is complete, return to your hotel and unwind, having experienced the magic of Nepal’s natural beauty.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar

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

Today, You will enjoy a scenic drive back to Kathmandu on this day, departing from Pokhara after breakfast. Upon reaching Kathmandu, our team will transfer you to your designated hotel, where you can relax. Later in the evening, feel free to explore the vibrant downtown area of 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.
Accommodation: Private Transfert to airport.

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