Best of Nepal tour gives a real insight into the cultural wealth of Nepal. Best of Nepal tour begins in Kathmandu and a guided city orientation including the world heritage sites of the capital: Sywambhunath stupa (the famous 'Monkey Temple'), Boudhanath (a beautiful Buddhist temple) and Pashupatinath (a place of pilgrimage for Hindus).
We then travel to Patan where you can visit the old Royal Palace which is now a museum and Bhaktapur, famous for its architecture and its exquisite woodcarving and numerous places of worship. For Fairtrade souvenirs, you can shop at Mahaguthi 'Craft with a Conscience' which helps train and support local women. We then drive to Nagarkot (2200m) to enjoy majestic views over the Langtang range.
Next stop is Chitwan National Park, in Southern Nepal. This area supports the highest species diversity in the Indian sub-continent. Rare species include the Bengal Tiger, Gharian, Asian Rhinoceros, Leopards, Mugger crocodiles, and Indian rock pythons. Here you can enjoy the jungle with an elephant safari, canoe trip, and a jungle walk. This is also rich in culture and Zou can be entertained by the traditional Tharu stick dance and wander around the beautifully decorated houses.
Our journey then Nepal tour takes us to Lumbini, Lord Buddha's birthplace (623 BC), listed as listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We can stroll around 'The Sacred Garden' where Buddha was born and the surrounding monasteries.
Finally, we fly to Kathmandu to walk around Durbar Square, another World Heritage Site. In the evening, we can enjoy a musical dinner with the Gandharbas, people from an 'untouchable' cast. A mountain flight is also a popular option here to enjoy the amazing Himalayan panorama. This includes a guide to the mountains that you will see (including Mount Everest).
DAY 01: Arrival at Kathmandu international airport and transfer to the Hotel by private car.
DAY 02: Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour by private car/jeep/van with experienced tour Guide.
DAY 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park where you get to see many wild animals and cultural programme. it's about 4 hours drive from Kathmandu.
DAY 04: Elephant bathing, jungle walking and Tharu cultural dance, you will see all these programmes.
DAY 05: After breakfast, drive to Lumbini, Lord Buddha's birthplace (623 BC), listed as listed as world heritage site by UNESCO. On the way, visit a craft workshop (fair trade)and traditional bamboo items.
Day 06: Drive to Bandipur, it's about5 hours by car from Lumbini. Bandipur is really quiet and peaceful place and still, you can see many mountains in Annapurna area include Annapurna one and Dhaulagiri.
DAY 07: We have to weak up early in the morning to see sunrise than little walking around the village than after drive back to Kathmandu.
DAY 08: Drive to Nagarkot, which is situated on top of the hill .this is really a popular place to see mountains.
DAY 09: Drive to Changunarayan Temple, it's about 1-hour drive from Nagarkot. Changunarayan is a really old historical place where you can visit the big temple which is buIld in the 6th century by our Lichhabi dynasty king Man dev, and it has really unbelievable architected and same day back to Kathmandu it's so close.
DAY 10: Mountain flight in the morning over the Himalaya include Mt.Everest, Mt.Lotse, and Choyu.
DAY 11: Transfer to airport for final departure by car/jeep/van/bus.
The trip to Nepal was a great experience. I organized the tour (10 days) with Santosh Gauli . Very good flexibility on his part to change the program to suit our needs (both of time and things to see). Santosh welcomed us at the airport and we have always followed the best. I was really happy for his organization of all the pro ... Read MoreView All Testimonials