11 Day Nepal Highlights Tour Itinerary: Best Tour Sights of Nepal

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy and Leisure
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan, Palpa
  • Trip Style: Leisure/ Recreational
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Trip Type: Private And Group
  • Trip Method: Fully Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: !345m
  • Best Season: Whole Year
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Our Best Nepal Tour is an 11-day immersion into the cultural and natural beauty of Nepal. Our country has countless places for recreational tourism. It not possible for any tourist to visit them all on their visit to Nepal. However, we are here to help you see the top-recommended spots in Nepal in a timely manner. Full of beautiful valleys, wonderful mountain ranges, amazing wildlife, and historical places, Nepal is an exciting country for outdoor recreational activities. In our Best Nepal Tour, you will go to some of the most popular cities and wildlife areas of Nepal to experience beauty unlike in any other place.

The Best Nepal Tour starts in Kathmandu. This capital city is a cultural and well as a religious hotspot where you will find plenty of fascinating temples that stretch across the city. Next, you will head to Pokhara, a magical valley that is nestled under the Annapurna Mountains. The city is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the country.

From Pokhara, you will go to Tansen - a town that has a rich history but is relatively unknown among travelers. Your next destination after you have explored Tansen is Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha and an emblem of peace and harmony in our country.

Your final destination is a thrilling adventure in Chitwan National Park. This park is a wholesome adventure where you are most likely to encounter exotic animals and plants that are preserved in this region.

To suit your interest, we allow you to choose the means of transportation that you like. You can either travel by airways or roadways.

One of the biggest reasons that the Best Nepal Tour is so popular is that it gives you a chance to explore all the various possibilities you can imagine while traveling. Explore the glory of nature - from towering Himalayan peaks outside Pokhara to the warm lowlands of Terai in Chitwan. You’ll come out a tad smarter after brushing past museums. You’ll explore the diversity in culture between each region and gain an appreciation of the animal as well as the plant kingdom. 

A Best Nepal Tour is your chance to explore all the possibilities that you can have with 11 days in Nepal. Let us take a closer look at the places you will go to during this recreational tour.

Best Nepal Tour Highlights

  • The best of the best in terms of Nepal's prominent cultural hubs and outdoor sceneries
  • Perfect package if you want to get the most from your Nepal trip and not worry about planning
  • 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

Throughout the trip, you will reside at some of the most beautiful hotels and lodges of each region. We will arrange the best-recommended 3-star hotels with bed and breakfast service for you during this tour. In Chitwan, the hotel provides all breakfast, lunch, and dinner for you. You can try various street foods or special local food only found in certain places. Palpa and Kathmandu are famous for Newari food. You will also have plenty of opportunities to shop or buy souvenirs of your choice. Any changes or upgrades in accommodation can be done upon your request. Also, let us know about any special dietary requests.


Kathmandu is the heart of Nepal’s culture, history, art. Various UNESCO World Heritage Sites lie here. Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Basantapur Durbar Area, is one of the most important historical places, where you'll find many palaces in which kings of medieval times lived. Swayambhunath Stupa provides a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley from a hilltop. Above the base of the temple lies a cubical structure in which the eyes of the Buddha are inscribed in all directions. Pashupatinath is a temple on the banks of the Bagmati River. Devotees come to pay homage to Lord Shiva. There is also a cremation ground that lies here, visible from the temple. Boudhanath Stupa, arguably the most peaceful spot in Kathmandu, is a religious destination for both Hindus and Buddhists has 29 monasteries and nunneries around it.


Pokhara is Nepal's outdoor paradise, oozing beauty with its extraordinary landscape. Boating on Phewa Lake is a must-try activity in Pokhara. This stop also has various religious sites. Bindhyabasini is a temple that is dedicated to the Hindu deity Bhagwati. This temple is considered to be one of the Shaktipiths in this country. Barahi is a two-story temple that is constructed in the pagoda style. It is located in the east section of the Phewa Lake and is dedicated to the Goddess Barahi. Another highlight of this city is Devi’s Fall - a glorious waterfall with many legends about it - ask the locals about it.

You will also go to the Tibetan refugee camp and the museum to learn about Tibetan culture. Pokhara is a great place to souvenir shop for things like clothing, carpets, and rugs, wooden carvings, rings, and bracelets, etc.


Tansen is an underrated hilly town in Nepal that lies midway between Pokhara and the Indian border. This town has artistic Newari houses, cobbled bazaar, lush green hills, and the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Tansen Durbar is a major attraction of this town. It is a grand palace that was built in 1927. Rani Mahal, also considered to be the Taj Mahal of Nepal, is a beautiful palace located in the banks of the Kali Gandaki river of Tansen. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in this region. Also, we visit the Bhagwati Temple and Amar Narayan Temple, which are places of religious importance.



Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is one of the major tourist attractions in the southern part of Nepal. Lumbini is home to many monasteries, ancient monuments, museums, and a research institute. The most popular place in Lumbini is the Maya Devi Temple. It is believed that Buddha was born here. There is a pool outside this temple where Buddha is said to have taken a dip after his birth.

There are lots of monasteries in Lumbini. The most notable ones are the Chinese Monastery, World Peace Pagoda, Myanmar Golden Temple, and Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar. The Ashoka Pillar, which was built by King Ashoka, is a place where devotees light up incense sticks to place on the sides of this pillar.


Chitwan National Park is a World Heritage Site and homes to various wild animals like Bengal Tigers, One-horned rhinoceros, and Asiatic elephants. You can go on a jungle safari in this national park and have a thrilling time in the wilderness of nature. Around 540 bird species have been recorded in this area. You can find many exotic reptiles like gharial and mugger crocodiles, monitor lizard, rock python and king cobra. We take you on a jungle safari through Chitwan National Park either on the back of an elephant or in a jeep. Either way, you will have plenty of opportunities to spot all sorts of plants, animals, and birds in this natural site. At the end of our Chitwan experience, we watch a traditional Tharu dance show, yet another memorable night.

11 Day Nepal Highlights Tour Itinerary: Best Tour Sights of Nepal Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 2:Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 3:Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 4:Sightseeing in Pokhara and drive to Tansen
  • Day 5:Sightseeing in Tansen
  • Day 6:Ride from Palpa to Lumbini
  • Day 7:Sightseeing in Lumbini
  • Day 8:Ride from Lumbini to Chitwan
  • Day 9:Sightseeing in Chitwan/Jungle Safari
  • Day 10:Ride from Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • Day 11:Farewell

Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

This will be the day you arrive in Nepal in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representatives from Sublime Trails will be waiting to receive you. You can spot our representatives easily as they will have a signboard that reads “Sublime Trails”. They will also have a vehicle with them that will take you to your respective hotel. Our staff will brief you about the tour on this day as well. Since international flights can be hectic, you can choose to rest in your hotel. If you are up for some travel, you can dwell around the local market or try out some local cuisine. You can also go for some shopping and buy some souvenirs or local handicraft this day.

Day 2:Sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

There are many historical, cultural, and religious places in Kathmandu to see. Therefore, you will spend a whole day sightseeing in Kathmandu. All of the places that you will go to are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Firstly, you will go to Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is an area where you can see various ancient palaces, religious temples, and stone carvings. From there, you will head out to Swayambhunath Temple, which is also called the Monkey Temple. You can have a panoramic view of Kathmandu from the temple. In the afternoon, you will go to the Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is the one that attracts thousands of Hindu devotees across India, Nepal, and other locations. There is also a crematorium alongside the banks of the Bagmati river near Pashupatinath temple. After a visit here, you will head out to Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath Stupa is visited by devotees of all faiths and has many wonderful monasteries in its outskirts.

Day 3:Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

On the third day of your trip, you will go to Pokhara from Kathmandu on a 6-hour bus ride. The bus ride is beautiful as you descend through local villages and beautiful hills alongside the Trishuli River. After about 6 hours’ ride, you will reach your hotel where you can freshen up. After refreshing, you will head out to Barahi Temple. This temple is located in the east section of Phewa lake. You will also enjoy your day sightseeing in Phewa lake and Tibetan Refugee Camp. There are various opportunities for donations and shopping in the Tibetan Refugee Camp. Devi’s fall is a waterfall whose origin is Phewa lake and watching the fall is a thrilling experience.

Day 4:Sightseeing in Pokhara and drive to Tansen

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

The next day, you will head out to the Bindhyabasini temple in Pokhara. This temple is considered to be a Shaktipith and is dedicated to the Hindu deity Bhagwati. After you have spent considerable time sightseeing in Pokhara, you will head out to Tansen, a hilly town that lies halfway between Pokhara and the southern Indian border. You will arrive in Tansen in about 5 hours ride from Pokhara and go to your hotel for freshening up. After that, you will explore some historical and religious places in Tansen. Tansen has a rich Newari culture and is known for producing some of the most beautiful woven clothes. The Nepalese National Caps that are made in the ancient weaving center in Tansen are famous all over Nepal. The same is true of other cotton attires that are woven here. There are also some religious temples in this region that you will visit this day.

Day 5:Sightseeing in Tansen

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

After you have breakfast, you will head out for a sightseeing day in the picturesque town of Tansen, the capital of Palpa. Historically, two palaces of Tansen are of utmost importance. One of them is the Tansen Durbar, a grand palace that was built in 1927. Another beautiful palace in Tansen that you will visit is the Rani Mahal. Rani Mahal is dubbed as the Taj Mahal of Nepal and is perched in the banks of the Kali Gandaki river. Kings who resided in these palaces ruled Tansen before the unification of Nepal. Strolling around Tansen also gives you a sense of how much the Newari culture has had its influence in terms of the architecture of this region.

Day 6:Ride from Palpa to Lumbini

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

On the sixth day of your trip, you will drive to Lumbini from Palpa. But before this journey, you will head out to Srinagar Hill in Tansen to catch the views of a beautiful sunrise that you observe from these hills. After the mesmerizing views of the sunrise, you will head out to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you will drive to Lumbini in the early afternoon and check into a hotel. It will take you 3 hours to get to Lumbini from Palpa. If time permits, you will also visit some parts of Lumbini this day.

Day 7:Sightseeing in Lumbini

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

After breakfast, you go for a full day excursion in Lumbini. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is located on the Southern border of Nepal with India. Every year thousands of Hindus, Buddhists, and followers of other religions visit this wonderful area. Lumbini is charming as it is full of historical and cultural places. Mayadevi Temple is the most respected place inside the Lumbini gardens as it is considered to be the site where Buddha was born. There are many wonderful monasteries in this region. Lumbini is especially crowded in the occasion of Buddha Jayanti when thousands of people come to worship here. While you are here, you will also get a chance to visit the Ashoka Pillar and the Lumbini Museum.

Day 8:Ride from Lumbini to Chitwan

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

After an early breakfast at Lumbini, you will head out to Chitwan. You will arrive in Chitwan in about 4 hours time and check into a lodge. Once you have freshened up, you will be treated with welcome drinks. After that, you will start your trip to the Tharu village. You will also go for a wonderful visit to see the sunset from Chitwan.

Day 9:Sightseeing in Chitwan/Jungle Safari

  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBLD

After breakfast, you will head out for a nature tour in Chitwan National Park. This will be an eventful day that will be full of activities that you will do in the jungle. One of the things you will do is walking in the jungle to locate some plant species. After that, you will go for a jungle safari in the back of an elephant. In the jungle safari, you will have a chance to spot various animals like One-horned Rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, and Gharials. You will also go to the Elephant Breeding Center in Chitwan National Park. While having supper, you will enjoy a scintillating Tharu Cultural Stick Dance.

Day 10:Ride from Chitwan to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, you will spend some time birdwatching at this national park houses more birds than any other protected region in Nepal. Chitwan National Park is home to more than 840 bird species in Nepal. After breakfast, you will have a packed lunch to head out to Kathmandu.

    Day 11:Farewell

      After an eventful 10 days in various parts of Nepal, you will head out to the safety and comfort of your home on the 11th day. Our representatives will take you safely to the airport for your final departure.

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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

      • Lunch and Dinner during the tour except in Chitwan
      • Items of a personal nature
      • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
      • Your Nepal entry visa fee
      • Tipping for the Sublime crew

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