World Heritage Sites Tour In Nepal - 12 Days

Trip Highlights

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International airport. 
Meet at airport by our representative holding your name plate. Then you will drive to the Hotel. 
Over Night in Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeing.
After breakfast, we start heritage sites of Kathmandu city tour Guided by the excellent tour guide. An easy, relaxing day in a comfortable ride with a local guide will uncover totally different perspective of Kathmandu. 

Sightseeing Points – Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) & Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Over Night in Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Bandipur (142 km / 5 hrs)
Bandipur is the best way to split the scenic road trip to Pokhara from Kathmandu ,Overnight stop in Bandipur. Leave Kathmandu valley view of rolling hills with Himalayan backdrop opens up in front of us. The road descends to the Trishuli river valley famous for White water rafting. Bandipur is medieval trading town perched high above the Marshyangdi valley. The cobble stone path flanked by Newari style shop houses is where tourists can witness daily chores of middle hill farmers. Short hike to the Tahni Mai hilltop offers best sunset view over Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. 

Over Night In Hotel

Day 04: Sunrise view from Bandipur then Drive towards Pokhara
In the morning, view is amazing with just a sweeping Marshyangdi valley between you and Himalayas. After spending beautiful morning in Bandipur, drive 80 km / 2½ hrs to Pokhara, scenic through the series of valleys with Annapurna and Machhapuchhare looming at a distance. Boating in Phewa lake is the best way to enjoy sunset over the Himalayas.

Over Night In Hotel

Day 05: Pokhara Sightseeing
Pokhara is amphitheater of mountains with wall of some of the highest snow peaks towards north. Sightseeing of Pokhara includes visit to several view points and hiking. International mountain museum exhibits a lot about mountaineering history, Himalayan culture, geology, flora, fauna and changing environment. Tibetan Refugee camp is living history of Chinese coupe over Tibet. 
Sightseeing Points:  Sarangkot Sunrise View, International Mountain Museum,bate Cave,Seti Gorge, Mahendra cave, Devi\'s Fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, World Peace Stupa

Over Night In Hotel

Day 06: Drive To Lumbini (7 hrs / 220 km)
We come across mountain passes offering Himalayan views and cross several valleys wedged between green hills with farming terraces and stone slate roofed houses. Tansen is popular hill station town along the way. From here we drive down to southern lowland of Terai. Lumbini was a garden between two kingdoms in around 7 BC, where Buddha was born. Now Lumbini is developed in a 3 sq miles area divided into sacred garden (Mayadevi temple), monastic zone and New tourist village. This is one of important archaeological site recognized by UNESCO. Lumbini tour is also a best way to see the Terai lifestyle and culture.

Over Night In Hotel

Day 07: Archaeological tour around Lumbini (Kapilavastu, Kudan and more)
After breakfast we will drive to the ruins of ancient Kapilavastu, Tilaurakot - the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent 29 years until renunciation. Kudan is where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana (Buddha\'s father) specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers.

Over Night In Hotel

Day 8 - 9: Chitwan National Park 
Lumbini to Chitwan 4 hrs of driving will get  to Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its bio-diversity and thriving of some rare species of animals. This is where last numbers of Royal Bengal Tigers and Asian single horned Rhinos survives. Jungle activities include elephant back safari, jungle walk, canoe ride to see crodocile and aquatic birds, bird watching, visit of Elephant breeding center etc.

Over Night In Resort

Day 10: Drive back to kathmandu
After beautiful morning breakfast with chirping of birds, we will drive back into the lush green valleys. We follow Narayani River upstream to its confluences with several other rivers draining Himalayas. It is interesting to watch beautiful villages and farms across reached by shaky suspension bridges.  

Day 11: Bhaktapur darbarsquare And Patan darbar Square Sightseeing
After Breakfst we start Bhaktapur and patan darbarsquare sightseeing.  Bhaktapur is medieval town that changed very little with time. Locals still live in harmony with hundreds of years old structures, which make it the living museum. Patan on the other hand was center of Vajrayana Buddhism until 16th century. There are hundreds of Newari monasteries with palace as center of exquisite Newari craftsmanship. The other name of Patan is ‘Lalitpur’ meaning city of fine art. 

Over Night In Hotel

Day 12: International departure. 

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