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Heart of Nepal

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$3680

With a whopping seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley it is no wonder why Kathmandu ranks as one of the most sought historical cities in the world. After a couple of hours exploring these stupas and temples, you will understand why visitors to Nepal are already planning their next trip before, they finish their first one.

This 11-day journey is a unique cultural and wildlife trip suited for everyone. Dive deeper into this ancient land as you explore Buddha’s birthplace. Enjoy naturist activities in the Chitwan National Park and Phewa Lake (no strenuous trekking). Then be inspired by the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, and other mighty mountains on your scenic Mount Everest flight!

11 Days, 10 Nights: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan

Inclusions

  • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
  • ‣ Guide and porters on your gentle trek
  • ‣ Airfare Kathmandu – Pokhara
  • ‣ Airfare Bharatpur – Kathmandu

 

TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

 ✦ Customizable Private Tour 
  • Bhaktapur City Tour
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square*
  • Nyatapola Temple
  • Kashi Biswanath Temple
  • Dattatreya Temple
  • Pashupatinath Temple*
  • Boudhanath Stupa*
  • Swayambhu Stupa*
  • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square*
  • Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight
  • Patan City Tour
  • Patan Durbar Square*
  • Chandragiri Hills
  • Cable Car
  • Lumbini* Temple Trail (Buddha’s Birth Place)
  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Crane Sanctuary
  • Sacred Garden
  • Sacred Pond Puskarni
  • Cycle Rickshaw Rider
  • Tilaurakot, Old Capital of Kapilvastu
  • Kudan
  • Gotihawa
  • Nirvana Stupa
  • Pokhara City Tour
  • Sunrise at Sarangkot
  • Bindhya Basani Temple
  • Seti Gorge
  • Devi’s Fall
  • Phewa Lake Boat Ride
  • Chitwan National Park*
  •  Wildlife Adventures

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

LOCAL MARKETS
Kathmandu Gokarna Mahadev Temple Tree Shrine with Shiva Lingam

7 WORLD HERITAGE SITES

In Kathmandu Valley alone, there are seven sites. So if you’ve got a plan to visit as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you can, a visit to Nepal will give you a big jumpstart in the right direction.

UP-CLOSE WILDLIFE

At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chitwan National Park is the most popular national park in the country. Spot majestic Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, crocodiles, leopards, sloth bears, wild elephants, deer, monkeys and 544 species of birds.

Nepal Rhino Wildlife
NEPALESE LOCALS
Kathmandu Gokarna Mahadev Temple Tree Shrine with Shiva Lingam

BUDDHA’S BIRTHPLACE

If your interest is in visiting exotic, sacred places for a spiritual experience then make it a point to visit Kathmandu and Lumbini where pilgrims come to meditate, pray and pay homage to Buddha at his birthplace.


1

Meet Up at Kathmandu (KTM)

Upon arriving at Kathmandu airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

CULTURE OF KATHMANDU VALLEY
See the unique culture that lies within the sacred birthplace of Buddha.

PRAYER WHEELS
Used to accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) and to purify negativities.

BEST MARKETS OF KATHMANDU
Neighborhood filled with a rich history, full of fun celebrations and great finds.

2

Kathmandu | Temple Trail

Today, we start by diving right into the culture of Kathmandu Valley. We will visit some of the more popular tourist attractions in the area, which includes Nepal's most sought out UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Valley has 3 royal cities namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan that are filled with historic monuments and temples exhibiting Buddhist and Hindu architecture.
Today we visit the first 2 cities, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Kashi Biswanath Temple and Dattatreya Temple. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples with many exotic carvings on its ornate wooden roof struts; Boudhanath Stupa is the largest spherical stupa (akin to a mausoleum) in the world with a massive mandala; Swayambhunath which is the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites; Kathmandhu Durbar Square.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

BOUDHANATH STUPA
Most Popular World UNESCO site - one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.

The Pashupatinath Temple is a Hindu temple and a UNESCO World Heritage site that you should visit during one of our cultural Travel tours

PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE
Most important Hindu pilgrimage site and the holiest place for Hindus everywhere.

Swayambhu is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudha. Let’s appreciate this sacred temple during our travel tours.

SWAYAMBHU COMPLEX
Three Buddhas covered in gold. Known for its ancient religious architecture.

3

Kathmandu | Mount Everest Flight, Patan Durbar Square

Early morning take off on a spectacular sightseeing flight to see Mount Everest! Visit the magnificent Patan Durbar Square that surrounded by many temples and the ancient royal palace of Patan. Ride the cable car up Chandragiri Hills if time permits. You will see the beautiful Kathmandu valley and the great Himalayan range from west to east.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS
A sightseeing flight rewards you with panoramic views of the tallest mountains in the world.

NEPALESE LOCALS
Friendly locals come by for a round of celebrations and an experience of a lifetime.

NEPAL ARTISTRY & HANDICRAFTS
Its historical roots can be traced back to the stone ages and workmanship known for its fine detailing.

4

Kathmandu – Lumbini | Temple Trail

Fly to Bhairahawa airport to reach Lumbini. Lumbini was the birthplace of Prince Siddhartha who became the Buddha in the 7th century BC. This city is a curious sight, you will see stupas, monasteries and temples in various architectural styles from China, Myanmar (Burma) to Thailand. Visit the most significant Maya Devi Temple, located on the exact spot where Buddha was born. We also visit the Crane Sanctuary, Sacred Garden and sacred pond Puskarni and many monasteries. Check out the town on a cycle rickshaw ride.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

MAYA DEVI TEMPLE
Pilgrims from all over the world come to meditate, pray and pay homage to Buddha.

WORLD PEACE PAGODA
One of the world's greatest stupas which was constructed by Japanese Buddhists.

GREAT DRIGUNG KAGYUD LOTUS STUPA
Built by Germans, the stupa contains a hollow crown partly covered in glass, revealing a small Buddha within.

5

Lumbini | City Tour

Today, we continue visiting the religious and archaeological sites of Buddha. Visit Tilaurakot, the original capital of Kapilvastu where Prince Siddhartha (Buddha) spent the first 29 years of his life in extravagant luxury. Visit Kudan, Gotihawa and Nirvana Stupa.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
6

Lumbini – Pokhara

Let’s take a short flight to Pokhara, the second-largest city in Nepal. This lakeside town stretches along the shore of a tranquil lake with bobbing paddle boats and a clear view of the snow-capped mountains. If time allows, enjoy a short gentle trek.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

POKHARA, A CITY ON PHEWA LAKE
It’s known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular mountain trail in the Himalayas.

7

Kathmandu – Pokhara | Temple and Nature Tour

Early this morning, drive to Sarangkot to enjoy a sunrise view. Visit the ancient Bindhya Basani Temple atop a small hill in Old Pokhara, then Seti Gorge and Devi’s Fall. We will enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Phewa Lake - for a serene look into one of 200 lakes in Nepal that have their origins in a glacier. And another chance for a gentle trek.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

POKHARA CITY
An escape from the bustling city of Kathmandu. It's considered to be Nepal's second largest city.

BOATING ON PHEWA LAKE
Phewa Lake is a freshwater lake and the only lake in Nepal that has a Temple in the center, called Barahi Mandir.

TRADITIONAL DUMPLING MOMOS
A staple dish in Nepal served with tomato chutney.- A must try!

8

Pokhara - Chitwan

Today, a flight to Chitwan National Park. When the evening comes, enjoy your first overnight stay in the wildlife lodge.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Its dense forests and grassy plains are home to rare mammals and great biodiversity.

MEET THE PEOPLE
Meet the friendly locals, feel their optimism & embrace their genuine warmth. 

ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE LODGE
Blending in with the jungle, this eco lodge offers a breathtakingly closeup view of the wild animals and birds in this forest.

9

Chitwan | Jungle Activities

We start the day early to explore the national park where you’ll get to see the diverse multitude of flora and fauna. Visit the habitats of the Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhinoceros, Wild Elephant, and Crocodile, to name a few.
You will also have the opportunity to do a jungle walk, elephant/jeep safari, canoe ride and visit an elephant breeding center. Plenty of wildlife adventures to go around!
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

BENGAL TIGER SIGHTING
It is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies with a population of 140.

ONE-HORNED RHINO
The one-horned rhino (or “Indian rhino”) is the largest of the rhino species.

CHITWAN BOAT RIDE
Great over the shoulder photo opportunities as you cross the river. 

10

Chitwan - Kathmandu

Leave the jungle for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival into Kathmandu, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.
 

Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

 

WILDLIFE IN THE FLESH
See numerous wildlife animals in their natural habitat.

BISON SIGHTING
Increased number of 'Indian Bison' - 'Gaur' in Chitwan National park.

11

Kathmandu

After breakfast the tour ends. Hotel check-out and transfer to Kathmandu airport.  Please provide details of your flight home so we can schedule your airport transfer.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

Overview
Hotels
Dates & Prices

Hotels

We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.
Destination Premium Class  Luxury Class 
Kathmandu Call
Pokhara Call
Birethanti
  • Local Lodge
Call
Ghandruk
  • Local Lodge
Call
Bandipur Call
Chitwan Call
Dhulikhel Call
Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.  

Accommodation Classification

  • PREMIUM - 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • LUXURY  - 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Overview
Tour Plan
Dates & Prices

Dates & Pricing

PRIVATE TOUR, Daily departures
Year Tour Date Comfort Premium Luxury
2020 Jan 11 to Dec 19 Call $3,680 Call
2021 Jan 11 to Dec 19 Call $3,865 Call

Price Details

  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.
 

Deposit

  • ‣ A deposit of $300 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 60 days prior to departure date.
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

Flight Add-On

  • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • ‣ The nearest airport is KTM (Tribhuvan International Airport).
  • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.
 

Inclusions

  • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
  • ‣ Guide and porters on your gentle trek
  • ‣ Airfare Kathmandu – Pokhara
  • ‣ Airfare Bharatpur - Kathmandu
 

Exclusions

  • ‣ International Air Fare
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • ‣ Gratuity
  • ‣ Personal Expenses
 
Overview
Tour Plan
Hotels