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Heart of Nepal

$3480

per person

A unique cultural and heritage trip to Nepal for everyone without strenuous trekking. Visit many world heritage sites and ancient temples from Kathmandu Valley to Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini. The naturist activities in the Chitwan National Park showcase the biodiversity and ecology of Nepal. Enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake for a serene taste of Nepal’s many 200 lakes. Many originating from the glacier below the snow-capped Himalayas mountains.

Join us and be inspired by the majestic nature and culture of Nepal. Experience the Himalayas firsthand, the most famous mountain range in the world!

11 Days, 10 Nights: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan  ✦  Customizable Private Tour

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

LOCAL MARKETS
Kathmandu Gokarna Mahadev Temple Tree Shrine with Shiva Lingam

The Number of World Heritage Sites

In Kathmandu Valley alone, there are seven world heritage sites with additional ones in Chitwan National Park and Lumbini. So if you’d like to visit as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you can, a visit to Nepal will give you a big jump in the right direction.

You, Will, See Amazing Wildlife

Considered to be the Amazon of Asia, Nepal is a perfect destination to discover a great variety of animals. At the UNESCO World Heritage, Chitwan National Park has been noted to be the most popular national park in the country. You will have a chance to spot majestic Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, crocodiles, leopards, sloth bears, wild elephants, deer, monkeys and up to 544 species of birds.

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

Get to Know the Culture of Nepal
& 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.

 


THE JOURNEY


Tour Plan

Hotels
Dates & Prices

    1

    Meet Up at Kathmandu (KTM)

    Upon arrival into Kathmandu, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder 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 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 (one of the holiest Hindu temples with many exotic carvings on its ornate wooden roof struts); Boudhanath Stupa, 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 permitting. 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. Followed by The Crane Sanctuary, Sacred Garden and sacred pond Puskarni and many monasteries. Check out the town on a cycle rickshaw through it.
    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

    Today, continue to visit 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 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 begin 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

    Leaving 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

    Hotel Information

    DestinationPremium Class Luxury Class 
    KathmanduCall
    PokharaCall
    Birethanti
    • Local Lodge
    Call
    Ghandruk
    • Local Lodge
    Call
    BandipurCall
    ChitwanCall
    DhulikhelCall
    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
    YearTour DatePremiumLuxury
    2019Jan 11 to Dec 19$3,480Call
    2020Jan 11 to Dec 19$3,830Call
     

    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 $500 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 70 days prior to departure date.
     

    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