11 Days Nepal Highlights Round Tour

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy and Leisure
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Pokahra, Palpa, Lumbini. Chitwan
  • Trip Style: Leisure/ Recreational
  • Age Group: 5+
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Fully Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 1345m
  • Best Season: Whole Year
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This 11 days tour package lets you explore the major cities of Nepal such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tansen, Lumbini, and Chitwan. This trip is a wonderful opportunity to explore the diverse nature and culture within a short period of time. Visiting 7 of the UNESCO world heritage sites (5 in Kathmandu valley, Chitwan National Park and Lumbini) and historical palaces in Tansen, you will have better insight into the history and culture of Nepal.

Your journey starts from Kathmandu by exploring Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These places have their unique architecture and carry historical and religious significance. Coming to Lake City Pokhara, you indulge yourself in many fun-filled activities such as boating, paragliding visiting the temples, caves shopping souvenirs, etc. Tansen provides you with the historical palaces and lets you explore the ancient Newari culture. Birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini is a great place to explore the history of Buddhism and the architecture of different countries in the monasteries. Chitwan National Park is a great place to explore wildlife and birds offering you more varieties of floras and faunas than in any other region of Nepal. 

During this leisurely tour journey, you will have bus rides to go to one city from another enjoying the amazing views of landscapes, lush forests, and mountains. Being a major city, many people migrate here from all over Nepal. Hence visiting these cities is like exploring the whole country as these peoples have conserved and celebrated their culture in these cities. You can participate in different Jatras and festivals celebrated by different ethnic groups. 

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan tour is therefore ideal for those who want to explore the diversity of Nepal within a short period of time without losing comfort. 

11 Days Nepal Highlights Round Tour Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Mesmerizing views of sunset and sunrise from Sarangkot and Srinagar
  • Visit popular places in Pokhara like Tal Barahi Temple, Phewa Lake, Bat cave, Mahendra cave, Devi's Fall, etc.
  • Visit Rani Mahal, Tansen Durbar and explore Newari culture and history in Tansen
  • Visit the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites Lumbini.
  • Boating in Phewa Lake and paragliding (optional) to get an amazing aerial view of the Pokhara city and lakes
  • Chance to see various exotic animals like one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, gharials, etc.
  • Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, canoeing and visit elephant breeding center
  • Watch Tharu cultural stick dance and learn more about Tharu culture strolling the villages

Food and Accommodation

You will be spending most of the time in urban and suburban cities where modern hotels and lodges are available. A 3-star hotel will be provided to you with the breakfast services. While in Chitwan, you will stay in a jungle lodge. For meals other than breakfast, we let you explore a variety of dishes available in these cities. You can try authentic dishes in these cities as well. We can help you find a good restaurant around the city according to your preferences. 

Religious and Historical  Sites 

You will visit many places of religious, cultural and historical importance. Five of the UNESCO world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pasupatinath Temple) lie in Kathmandu you will explore all of them while you stay in Kathmandu. Rani Mahal and Tansen Durbar built by the Malla kings before the unification of Nepal are major historical places you will be visiting in Tansen. Lumbini is one of the historically rich world heritage sites where you will get to explore Mayadevi Mandir, Ashoka Pillar, different monasteries built in the styles of different countries, etc.  You will go to Bindhyabasini temple, Tal Barahi temple, Gupteshwor Mahadeva temple, etc in Pokhara. Apart from these major places, you will encounter many other places, buildings, monasteries, etc that carry historical and cultural importance. 

Landscapes and Wildlife

You will get a plethora of amazing views of landscapes during your tour journey. Since the starting of your tour from Kathmandu, you will pass through many ridges, river valleys covered in lush forests. You will get the view of Himalayas on the horizon from some places.  Pokhara is the city situated in the lap of the Annapurna range. You get an amazing view of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre peak and many other snow-capped mountains from Pokhara. You will be experiencing the diversity of the landscapes, from high hills to flat terrain of Terai. You will experience some of the best sunrise views from Sarangkot, Srinagar, and Pokhara with different perspectives. 

Chitwan National Park is the best place for birdwatching and wildlife exploration. The subtropical jungle of this park is the home of 68 mammal species with some rare animals such as Bangali Tiger, one-horned rhino, etc and 543 species of bird. This park is the best-protected region for birdwatching. 

People and Their Culture 

This 11 days of the tour is a wonderful opportunity to explore the diverse cultural and ethnic communities of Nepal. Kathmandu and Pokhara are the major cities of Nepal and different types of people from all over the country reside here with their unique culture and tradition. So these cities are a perfect blend of different cultures and traditions. You can enjoy many Jatras and festivals in Kathmandu. In Tansen, you can explore the ancient Newari tradition and visit many places with their unique Newari architecture whereas in Chitwan you can explore the Tharu culture and enjoy their traditional stick dance as well. Apart from them, you will know in depth about any ethnicities like Brahmin, Chhetrym Tharu, Newar, Gurung Magar, Tamang, etc.

11 Days Nepal Highlights Round Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2:Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley 
  • Day 3:Drive From Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 4:Sightseeing Tour of Pokhara and Drive to Tansen 
  • Day 5:Full Day Sightseeing in Tansen
  • Day 6:Drive from Palpa to Lumbini
  • Day 7:Full Day Sightseeing of Lumbini
  • Day 8:Drive from Lumbini to Chitwan
  • Day 9:Jungle Safari Tour
  • Day 10:Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • Day 11:Departure

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the representatives from Sublime Trails will come to pick you up with your name on a board. Then you will be driven to a three-star hotel on our private vehicle. You will relax at the hotel for a while, you can roam around the places nearby if you feel like. You can go and buy the personal items you will be needing during the tour if you haven't already. There will be a short tour briefing in the evening.

Day 2:Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley 

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Kathmandu City has to offer many places of cultural, religious and historical significance. 5 of the UNESCO world heritage sites lie here. You will have an excursion of these world heritage sites and many other significant places along the way. Our private vehicle with a guide will come to pick you up at your hotel and you will start your exploration from Kathmandu Durbar Square, In this area, there is a historical palace built by ancient kings of Nepal,   temples and stone carvings, etc. Then you will head to Swayambhunath stupa, from where the panoramic view of the city can be seen. This stupa is the perfect harmony of Hinduism and Buddhism.

You then go to Patan Durbar Square to explore the beautiful architecture of the buildings, you will get to learn many things about the history of these places and our guide will help you with that. You go to Boudhdhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries. After exploring Boudhanath, you go to Pashupatinath which is a famous pilgrimage site of Hindus. After the exploration of Pasupati, your excursion will be over and you will be driven back to your hotel.

Day 3:Drive From Kathmandu to Pokhara

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

After having breakfast in the city, you will have a ride to Pokhara. During this 6 hours of drive, you will enjoy the scenic view of the landscapes, valleys, forests, etc. Most of the time, you will be riding alongside the Trishuli River. Upon your arrival at Pokhara, you will check into a hotel and freshen up. Later you will have a short sightseeing tour around Phewa Lake and Tibetan Refugee Camp. You will go to the Bat and Mahendra caves. Devi’s falls and Begnash lake as well. Apart from these beautiful places, you will explore the streets of the city, buy souvenirs, explore the restaurants, cafes, lounge, and bars, etc in the evening. Streets of Pokhara are rich and vibrant to roam around in the evening.

Day 4:Sightseeing Tour of Pokhara and Drive to Tansen 

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will visit the Bindhyabasini Mandir early in the morning which is considered to be a Shaktipith dedicated to goddess Bhagwati of Hindu religion. You can enjoy the boating in Phewa Lake and wander around the city exploring things. After completing the sightseeing in Pokhara, you will have a drive to Tansen. In this almost 5 hour of the bus ride, you will enjoy the scenery of beautiful landscapes, rivers and river valley covered in forest. You pass through many picturesque villages along the way to Tansen. While you reach Tansen, you will check into a hotel and set out to explore Tansen town. This city is highly influenced by Newari culture and famous for producing beautiful woven cloths. National Caps of Nepal (Dhaka Topi) are made here in the ancient weaving center. Visiting the city you will have a better insight into the culture and tradition of people.

Day 5:Full Day Sightseeing in Tansen

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will have a full day excursion of Tansen city on this day. This picturesque town Tansen has 2 historical places of utmost importance namely Rani Mahal and Tansen Durbar. Tansen Palace was built in 1927 by Pratap Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana. Now it has become the museum preserving the history and culture of the place. Rani Mahal is famous as Taj Mahal of Nepal. This amazing palace is situated at the Bank of the Kali Gandaki river. Kings who ruled Tansen before the unification of Nepal used to reside in this palace. Apart from these 2 palaces, you can explore the town, architecture most of the buildings in this region are influenced by Newari culture. You can buy souvenirs and handicrafts made by local people.

Day 6:Drive from Palpa to Lumbini

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will wake up early in the morning and Hike to Srinagar Hill to witness the mesmerizing view of the sunrise. The surrounding landscapes, rivers, and jungle look amazing from the peak of Shreenagar. After enjoying the view, you return back to the hotel, have breakfast and head out to Lumbini. After around 3-4 hours of drive, you will reach Lumbini. You will check into a hotel and relax for a while. In the evening you can explore the nearby places and vibrant and busy streets of Lumbini.

Day 7:Full Day Sightseeing of Lumbini

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will have a full day excursion of Lumbini on the 7th day of your journey. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal. Starting from the Ashokan Pillar you will visit Lumbini Museum, you will visit Mayadevi Temple which is the most famous place inside Lumbini. You will visit different monasteries built in the style of different countries such as China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, etc. All the places inside climbing carry cultural and historical significance. You will explore all these places with the help of a guide who will provide you with all the information regarding the place. After a full-day excursion of Lumbini, you will return to your hotel and take a rest.

Day 8:Drive from Lumbini to Chitwan

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

After having breakfast at Lumbini, you will head out to Chitwan. You will cross many villages, cities and dense jungles along the Mahendra highway to get to Chitwan. After completing about 4 hours of drive, you will check into a hotel in Chitwan and take a rest. Later in the evening, you will explore the beautiful Tharu village in ox-carts. The indigenous Tharu communities have their own culture, tradition, and lifestyle. You will pass through beautiful rice fields and jungles and enjoy the beautiful sunset as well.

Day 9:Jungle Safari Tour

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

Having breakfast early in the morning, you will set out for nature tour in Chitwan National Park. This day will be filled with many adventurous activities such as canoeing, Elephant riding, jungle safari, etc. You will walk around the jungle to explore the floras and faunas. You will be guided by an experienced professional guide with profound knowledge regarding the floras and faunas of the park. You will have an elephant ride to wander around the jungle. From the back of the elephant, you will get the chance to catch some glimpses of animals such as one-horned rhino, Bengal tigers, gharials, etc. After that, you will go for canoeing along the Rapti river. Spending the whole day in the serene environment of the park, you will enjoy the traditional stick dance of the Tharu community after dinner in the Hotel.

Day 10:Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

After having breakfast in the morning, you will go for birdwatching in Chitwan National park. This park is the home of 840 different bird species which is more than any other protected region of Nepal. You will head towards Kathmandu after enjoying the birdwatching. It takes about 5-6 hours to reach Kathmandu from Chitwan. Along the way, you will pass through the dense forests, river valleys, many picturesque villages, and suburban areas. You will check into a 3-star hotel and take a rest. In the evening, you can roam around the streets of Thamel and shop souvenirs and handicrafts.

Day 11:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

Your 10 days of tour journey concludes here. We will drive you to the airport just before your connecting flight and bid you goodbye. However, if you decide to extend your stay in Nepal and go for another tour or trekking, you can inform us. We will be more than happy to help you with your next trip.

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What's Included

  • Meals: 
    10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 days
    3-Star accommodation in Pokhara for 1 day
    3-Star accommodation in Chitwan for 2 days
    3-Star accommodation in Lumbini for 2 days
  • 3-Star accommodation in Tansen for 2 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guides and Porters:
    A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    All the entrance fees for the national park, monuments, and museum
    Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
    All the monuments entrance fees for the tour
    Chitwan National park entrance permit

What's not Included

  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, cold drinks, bottled water, etc.)
  • All alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks 
  • All the chocolate, dessert, and sweet items
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the crew of Sublime Trails
  • Cost of trip cancellation, accident or health emergency
  • Loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. (We strongly advise you to get personal travel insurance.)

11 Days Nepal Highlights Round Tour Reviews

5.0based on 1 reviews
  • Channarong L.
    Channarong L.October 25, 2018

    Awesome time visiting best places in Nepal

    After deciding that trekking is too tough for me, I told to Ram that I wanted to go for a tour this time. And I went for 11 days tour in Nepal which included all the amazing places that didn't require me to walk long hours. I visited places ranging from Birthplace of Buddha to home of one-horned Rhino to paragliding in Pokhara. During these 11 days, there wasn't a minute when I was bored. I was tired, yes, but enjoying amazing food after a long day visiting wonderful temples, historical places, rivers, forests is the best type of relaxation. I want to thank Sublime Trails for planning this amazing trip for me and my friend.

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