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 about 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 the 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 the wildlife and birds offering you more varieties of floras and faunas than in any other regions 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 festival 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.
PALPA POKHARA LUMBINI CHITWAN 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
What to Expect
1. Food and Accommodation
You will be spending most of the time in urban and suburban cities where modern hotel 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 of these cities as well. We can help you find a good restaurant around the city according to your preferences.
2. 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.
3. 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 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.
4. 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 is 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.