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12 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 10
Max People : 25
Tour Details
Nepal Highlights

Nepal Highlights with Halesi Tour It is a 12-day adventure 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 tour will start in Kathmandu, where you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and soak in the rich history and culture of the city. The tour takes you to the remote and historic Halesi Mahadev Temple; it is the pilgrimage tour to the most sacred site of Nepal. Halesi Mahadev is the most popular temple also known as Pashupatinath in the Eastern region. It is the pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists residing in and outside Nepal.

Halesi Mahadev Temple lies in a cave, between the two holy rivers Dudh Koshi River and Sun Koshi River. Inside the cave, two feet tall Shiva Linga is placed and is worshipped as a symbol of peace, knowledge, and wisdom. Then it will take you to Janakpur, the birthplace of Sita and one of the most important religious and cultural centers of Nepal. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and other countries visit Ram Janaki Temple to worship Lord Ram and Sita.

Nepal Highlights

After visiting the Janakpur the tour then takes you to Chitwan National Park, the home of wild animals and the biggest national park in Nepal. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, where you can enjoy wildlife activities like jeep safaris, jungle walks bird watching, and so on. Then, we will visit Devgaht; it is home to various temples and caves dedicated to Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints including Goddess Sita’s cave. 

In Makar Sankranti, huge melas (gatherings) are observed each year making it one of the largest religious melas in Nepal.  Devgaht in Chitwan district is a prominent pilgrimage site situated at the holy confluence of the major rivers, Kali Gandaki and Trishuli which includes such large tributaries as the Seti, Budhi Gandaki, and Madi. After having an excursion in Devgaht you will visit Lumbini- The birthplace of Lord Buddha.

It is one of the world’s most important spiritual sites and attracts Buddhist pilgrims worldwide. Next, Nepal highlights with the Haleshi tour bring you to Pokhara; it is the second most visited city in Nepal, as well as one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is famous for its tranquil atmosphere and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Pokhara lies on the shores of Phewa Lake. From Pokhara, you can see three out of the ten highest mountains in the world (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu).

Nepal Highlights

The Machhapuchre (“Fishtail”) has become the city’s icon. It is also known as a gateway to the Annapurna region, a popular trail in the Himalayas. 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. Finally, your tour concludes at Kathmandu on the way back from Pokhara to Kathmandu you will stop at Kurintar and take a cable car to explore the Manakamana Temple; it is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati.

Highlights of Nepal highlights with the Halesi tour:
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit Halesi Mahadev Temple and its natural cave.
  • Visit Janakpur, the birthplace of Sita.
  • Chitwan National Park, is the home of wild animals and the biggest national park in Nepal. 
  • Visit Devgaht prominent pilgrimage site.
  • Visit Lumbini- The birthplace of Lord Buddha.
  • Visit popular tourist destinations in Pokhara.
  • Observe fascinating Himalaya Views.
  • Spectacular sunrise views of the Himalayas are Amazing.
  • Cultural natural and religious experiences throughout the tour.
  • Taste Authentic Nepalese Cuisine.
Nepal Highlights

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 by private vehicle with the driver based on the above-mentioned program.
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa, or similar in Thamel on BB.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation at a local lodge in Haleshi on BB.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation at a local lodge in Janakpur on BB.
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Rain Forest, or similar in Chitwan on a full board basis.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation at Buddha Maya Garden or similar in Lumbini on BB.
  • 2- Nights accommodation in Hotel Dahlia Boutique or similar Pokhara on BB.
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • An experienced, English-speaking Local tour guide.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • World Heritage sites entrance fee.
  • Price Excludes
  • Food everywhere expects Chitwan.
  • Drinks/Beverage bill for everywhere.
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tipping (Tips for guides, drivers, and supporters)
  • International Flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donations in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Visa fee for Nepal visa.
  • Any other items not specified in the included sections.
  • Any kind travel insurance
Itinerary

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 the 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 the downtown of the Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the streets of Thamel.

Including Private Transport, hotel accommodation at Yatri Suites and Spa Thamel or similar in Kathmandu, English-speaking local tour guide.

Day 2Sightseeing In Kathmandu (Kathmandu Durbar Square - Swyambhunath Stupa - Pashupatinath Temple - Boudhanath Stupa)

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 towards Swayambhunath. The Monkey Temple is where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religions 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; 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 600 A.D. 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.

Including Breakfast, Private Transport, hotel accommodation at Yatri Suites and Spa Thamel or similar in Kathmandu, English-speaking local tour guide.

Kathmandu valley

Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Halesi Mahadev Temple (Distance: 225 km, Driving Duration: 8 Hours)

After breakfast, you will start your journey towards the Haleshi Mahadev Temple, 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; it is the pilgrimage tour to the most sacred site of Nepal.

Halesi Mahadev is the most popular temple also known as Pashupatinath in the Eastern region. It is the pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists residing in and outside Nepal. Halesi Mahadev Temple lies in a cave, between the two holy rivers Dudh Koshi River and Sun Koshi River. Inside the cave, two feet tall Shiva Linga is placed and is worshipped as a symbol of peace, knowledge, and wisdom.

Including Breakfast, Private Transport, hotel accommodation at available local lodges in Haleshi, and an English-speaking local tour guide.

Day 4Visit Halesi Temple and Drive to Janakpur (Distance: 215 km, 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.

Including Breakfast, Private Transport, hotel accommodation at available local lodges in Janakpur, and an English-speaking local tour guide.

Day 5Janakpur to Chitwan (Distance: 250 km, Driving Duration: 7 Hours

After breakfast at the lodge, we will drive towards Chitwan, a beautiful city located in the southern part of Nepal. It’s about 250 km away from Janakpur and the drive takes approximately 7 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.

Including Breakfast, Dinner, Private Transport, hotel accommodation at Hotel Rain Forest or similar in Chitwan, English-speaking local tour guide.

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Day 6Activities 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 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 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.

Including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, hotel accommodation at Hotel Rain Forest or similar in Chitwan, English-speaking local tour guide.

Bengal Tiger in chitwan

 

Day 7Chitwan to Lumbini on the way visit (Distance: 165km, Driving Duration: 6-7 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 6-7 hours, passing by small towns, farms, and hills. On the way,   you will stop at Devgaht, which is home to various temples and caves dedicated to Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints including Goddess Sita’s cave.

In Makar Sankranti, huge melas (gatherings) are observed each year making it one of the largest religious melas in Nepal.  Devgaht in Chitwan district is a prominent pilgrimage site situated at the holy confluence of the major rivers, Kali Gandaki and Trishuli which includes such large tributaries as the Seti, Budhi Gandaki, and Madi. Once we reach Lumbini, we will check in at the hotel and take some rest.

Including Breakfast, hotel accommodation at Buddha Maya Garden, or similar in Lumbini, English-speaking local tour guide.

Bird Watching in Chitwan

Day 8Lumbini visit & drive to Pokhara (Distance: 210km, Driving Duration: 7-8 Hours)

In the morning after having your breakfast we will visit the highlights of Lumbini such as; the Sacred Garden, Maya Devi Temple, and the Ashoka Pillar, the historical landmarks of Buddhism.

After sightseeing in Lumbini, 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 stroll around the famous Phewa Lake and enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range.

Including Breakfast, hotel accommodation at Hotel Dahlia Boutique or similar in Pokhara, and an English-speaking local tour guide.

pokhara night view

Day 9Sightseeing in Pokhara

Today, you will start with an early drive to capture the tranquil and magical view of the city before sunrise. You will view the first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains in the background. Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and other mountains. 
You will be visiting the World Peace Stupa which is almost an hour far away from Pokhara and lies on the top of the hill. After reaching over there, you will get to see the spectacular panoramic views of the mountains on your north and west.

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, Mountain Museum, and the Tibetan Refugee camp, BarahiTemple; situated at the center of Phewa Lake. After completing your sightseeing, get back to the hotel and have a rest.

Including Breakfast, Private Transport, hotel accommodation at Hotel Dahlia Boutique or similar in Pokhara, English-speaking local tour guide.

sarangok View

 

Day 10Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (Distance: 220km Driving duration 6-7 hours)

Today you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, starting from Pokhara after having your breakfast. You can stop at Kurintar and take a cable car to visit Manakamana temple, about 10 minutes cable car ride from a station you will be at the Manakamana temple; it is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati’ who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. After visiting this site again you will be back by cable car to Kurintar and continue driving towards Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel and have a rest.

Including Breakfast, Private transport, Overnight accommodation in Hotel Yatri suites and spa or similar, Thamel or similar in Kathmandu.     

Drive_from_Pokhara_to_Kathmandu

Day 11Sightseeing Tour around Patan and Bhaktapur

Today, 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, you will be captivated by its well-preserved architectural marvels that have maintained their historical charm. 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.

In the evening, Perhaps you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel for some shopping and local cuisine

Including Breakfast, Private Transport, hotel accommodation at Yatri Suites, and spa Thamel or similar in Kathmandu, English-speaking local tour guide.

Patan

Day 12Departure

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 private transport around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. Have a safe journey onwards.

Including Breakfast and private Transport.

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