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NP09: 15 Days Kathmandu - Bandipur - Pokhara - Tansen - Lumbini - Chitwan - Daman - Dhulikhel - Kathmandu

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & City Tour
Our guide and driver will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After a short break, we will start our Nepal vacation packages to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. Durbar Square is the most famous attraction in Kathmandu. It has covered the classical architecture between the 16th and 19th century in Nepal. More than 50 temples and palaces have maintained their primitive architectural styles and charm since the Middle Ages.

Swayambhunath Stupa is also renowned as the Monkey Temple because of the quantities of wild monkeys there. Built 2,500 years ago, it is the oldest temple complex of the country where Buddhism and Hinduism coexist. And it is situated at the hilltop, so we can appreciate the wonderful scenery of Kathmandu valley there.
Day 2: Day Tour to Patan
After breakfast, we will take the car to Patan. Kathmandu Valley has three Durbar Squares and Patan Durbar Square is one of them. The royal palace covers the whole east part of the square, while various temples are dotted in the west. More than 50 delicate temples and palaces are in the square, so it is also reputed as an Open-Air Museum. Then follow the guide to Golden Temple. The main halls were built with gilded pure copper and the roofs, cornices, all the other halls, statues of God and decorations are of gilded brass. Next, we will go to a Hindu temple - Pashupatinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The last stop today is the Boudhanath Stupa, which is one of the largest pagodas in the world with a height of 38 meters (125 feet) and a perimeter of 100 meters (109 yards). The giant Buddha Eye just overlooks the Kathmandu Valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Patan Durbar Square
    Patan Durbar Square
  • Golden Temple
    Golden Temple
Day 3: Transfer from Kathmandu to Bandipur by Car
We will drive for 5 hours to Bandipur which is in the middle of Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is an elegant and pristine Newari village on a mountain ridge. After checking in the hotel, our guide will accompany you to stroll in the village.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Drive from Bandipur to Pokhara by private car
When driving to Pokhara, we will stop over midway in a very interesting place in Bimal Nagar - Siddha Gupha Cave which is the largest cave in Nepal. After arriving at Pokhara, we will finish the check-in and enjoy a short rest. Then our guide will lead you to go sightseeing the Phewa Lake by boat. Phewa Lake is the second largest lake in the country and is famous for the snow mountain reflected on the water. Afterwards, we can take a walk along the lake and appreciate the wonderful scenery around.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Phewa Lake
    Phewa Lake
Day 5: Pokhara Tour with Sarangkot Excursion
In the early morning, we will drive to a mountain village Sarangkot. It is the best place to see the Himalaya Mountains in Pokhara. If you are interested, we can also arrange a 2-hour mountain hiking tour to Sarangkot with an altitude of 1,592 meters (5,223 feet). Dhaulagiri range is to its far west. If it is clear, Annapurna Range can also be seen. Looking to the south, we can see Pokhara City and the lake. After a short break on the mountain, we will drive back to Pokhara. In the afternoon, head to visit World Peace Stupa, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, Davis Falls, International Mountain Museum and Seti Gorge.

Meals: Breakfast

  • World Peace Stupa
    World Peace Stupa
  • Davis Falls
    Davis Falls
Day 6: Transfer from Pokhara to Tansen (Palpa) by Car
The destination of today's Nepal vacation packages is a small town in the west of Nepal - Tansen, also called Palpa. On both sides of the narrow winding alley in the town center are lined with plenty of Newari houses and temples. From the nearby Srinagar, tourists can enjoy a panoramic view of Himalaya Mountains. Finally, we will check in the hotel and stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Transfer from Tansen to Lumbini by car
Today, we will set out to Lumibni. It is the birthplace of Sakyamuni and one of the main holy lands of Buddhism. The road to Lumbini is quite tortuous, so the journey will be very exciting. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. We will pay a visit to Lumbini Garden. There are a large number of temples including Queen Mayadevi Temple, Ashokan Pillar and the temples constructed by several countries in modern times.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Drive from Lumbini to Chitwan by private car
In the morning, we will leave for Chitwan National Park with an area of 932 sq. km (360 sq. mi). It is one of the few unspoiled natural areas in the foothills of Himalayas between India and Nepal. Also, it is the habitat of Asian one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal Tiger. After checking in the jungle resort, our guide will offer you the basic information about the park. After lunch, we will explore the village and appreciate the charming sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Chitwan National Park
    Chitwan National Park
Day 9: Full Day Exploration in Chitwan
In today's Nepal vacations, we will explore Chitwan. In the morning, we will go through the forest by riding an elephant and see the sika deer and one-horned rhinoceros along the way. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a canoe ride to see the crocodiles and birds, experience a jungle walk and visit Elephant Breeding Center where there are plenty of cute little elephants. The best time to visit the center is before 10:30 or after 15:30.

Elephant is one of the cleverest animals in the world. But wild elephants cannot work, so they must be trained since they were young. All the diligent, cute and mild elephants have been trained for a long time. To have a close touch with the elephants, you can buy their favorite dessert Kuchiis from the trainers, which is honey and rice wrapped in the leaves.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Full Day Tour in Chitwan with Jeep Safari
First, we will visit Tharu Museum whose exhibitions include colorful mural paintings, various art crafts and characteristic costumes displayed the daily lifestyle of the Tharus. In the afternoon, we will arrange a jeep safari for you to have a deep exploration of the forest. In the evening, we will enjoy a Tharu Cultural Dance Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Chitwan Jeep Safari
    Jeep safari in Chitwan forest
Day 11: Drive from Chitwan to Daman
We will get up early to have a bird watching tour. After breakfast, drive to Daman, a village with an altitude of 2,400 meters (7,874 feet). When it is clear, we may see the most splendid Mount Qomolangma. In spring, the village with winding paths are scattered with azaleas as if the forest is burning.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Transfer from Daman to Kathmandu with Visit to Chandragiri Hill
In the morning, we will get up early to watch the charming sunrise and then see the whole Himalaya Mountains on the view platform. After breakfast, we will take the car to Chandragiri Hill. After arrival, take the cable car up the hill, where you can overlook Kathmandu and see the magnificent Himalayas. Finally, go on to Kathmandu and check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Bhaktapur Tour, Private transfer to Dhulikhel
Today, we are going to Bhaktapur, 15 kilometers (9 miles) east to Kathmandu. The first stop is the Durbar Square. It is also called Palace Square because the imperial palace of Malla Dynasty was built here. Most ancient buildings gather around the square, so it is also reputed as the open museum and is one of the world's cultural heritage. Next destination is an Indian temple Dattatreya Temple.

Then we will continue to Dhulikhel, which is 17 kilometers away from Bhaktapur and takes around 30 minutes. Dhulikhel is a lively small town with a history of more than 500 years. It has been an important trading center on the ancient commercial route linking Nepal to Tibet. There, you can see a spectacular view of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains, which is considered one of the finest panoramic views in the world. Besides, it is the real town of the Newari which has red brick houses, delicate wood carving decorations and numerous temples. All these are well worth a visit. Tonight, you will stay in Dhulikhel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    Durbar Square of Nepal
  • Bhaktapur Dattatreya Temple
    Bhaktapur Dattatreya Temple
Day 14: Enjoy sunrise in Dhulikhel, Transfer to Kathmandu by a private car
This morning we need to get up early to watch the beautiful sunrise over the Himalaya snow mountains. It should be the most exciting moment in your trip. Get your camera ready! After having breakfast in the hotel, take the car back to Kathmandu. The guide will help you with the check-in. The rest time is free on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
Our guide and driver will escort you to the airport for the return flight in accordance with the flight schedule. Hope you can spend pleasant Nepal vacations with us.

Meals: Breakfast

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DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
KathmanduRadisson Hotel Kathmandu
Hotel Himalaya
BandipurGaun Ghar
Gaun Ghar
PokharaSwiss International Hotel Sarowar
Swiss International Hotel Sarowar
Tansen (Palpa)Srinagar/ Palpali Chhen or similar
Srinagar/ Palpali Chhen or similar
Lumbini / BhairahawaLumbini Garden New Crystal or similar
Lumbini Garden New Crystal or similar
ChitwanPark Safari Resort (Jungle Resort)
Park Safari Resort (Jungle Resort)
DamanEastern Panorama Hotel or similar
Eastern Panorama Hotel or similar
DhulikhelDhulikhel Lodge Resort or similar
Dhulikhel Lodge Resort or similar
Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
$2949
$2654
$2599
$2339
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
$2799
$2519
$2449
$2204
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Cable car ticket for Chandragiri Hill.
  • Service of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites visited.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Kathmandu.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa Fee.
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