Nepal with the major touristic cities named Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Palpa and Lumbini is enough to be explored within 11 days. This tour offers us an astounding opportunity to explore major cities of Nepal and have a holistic insight of Neplai culture, religion, history, civilization and natural splendors. This is one of the most selling packages for Tour in Nepal as it encompasses most scenic places and major historical, cultural and religious cities of Nepal. Normally trip starts by exploring Kathmandu, then further toward Pokhara, next to Palpa and Lumbini and finally Chitwan. Exploring all five UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu, we will head to Chitwan National Park for enjoying wildlife activities in Sauraha, from where next destination will be Pokhara for encountering with natural sceneries like Annapurna Himalayan Range, Fewa Lake, Sunrise Sunset over the high Himalayas and retrace back to Kathmandu but same day head toward Nagarkot where next day will be Bhaktapur Durbar Square and final departure. With enough rooms for customization, this tour can be conducted on the suitable way to meet all the requirements and desire.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, one passport-size photo, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any.. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel.
After breakfast, leave Kathmandu for Pokhara (known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city). As you leave Kathmandu, the landscape changes. You will see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Check-in to the hotel and take a rest. You may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal.
Early morning head off to Sarangkot before the dawn to see a magnificent view of sunrise. This is the great time to capture the best moment in your camera. Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, you will be driven back to beautiful city of lake, Pokhara. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The places you visit are as below:
Lies in the center of religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi’s fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple:
Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.
Seti River Gorges:
Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
After breakfast, drive to Tansen, 130 km, 3-4 hour drive in Siddhartha Highway, you will get a chance to adore excellent scenery along the highway, check in & lunch, short briefing and start sight seeing tour of important places, view the sunset over Himalaya and overnight at Hotel.
Sightseeing point in Palpa:
Morning Hike to Srinagar Hills, it will take about 30 minutes and back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you will drive to Lumbini: the birthplace of Lord Budhha.
Sightseeing point in Lumbini
➺The Ashok pillar
➺Different monasteries built by various countries.
Early morning after breakfast drive to Chitwan. On reaching Chitwan you will be greeted by the hotel representative will hand you the full schedule of the activities that you will be doing throughout your stay in Chitwan.
Activities in Chitwan include:
Lunch followed by a tour of Tharu village and park visitor center. - Sunset view from Rapti River, dinner & cultural program. Overnight at Chitwan.
This day will be filled with different types of jungle and non-jungle activities so in other words, it’s a day to have fun and to learn and observe new things.
Activities in Chitwan includes:
Canoeing & jungle walk or a visit to the elephant breeding center. Lunch followed by an elephant safari with evening entertainment. Overnight at Chitwan.
You have an option of both driving as well as flying back to Kathmandu. The Chitwan-Kathmandu flight swifts along the Himalayas unveiling Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges. After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. You will visit the following UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Changu Narayan Temple
Early in the morning, you will enjoy the sun as it rises from the mighty Himalayas. Next, you have breakfast then leave for Bhaktapur- the medievel city. First, we follow trail towards Changu Narayan, the oldest pagoda temple in the Kathmandu valley, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route to Changu Narayan passes through small villages and farmlands with farmers working in their fields.
The most important of all the tourist sites in bhaktapur, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is renowned as one of the most striking destination for Nepali as well as international tourists. The area is known as “Layaku" in Newari language. Ancient temples and shrines, sculptures and historical heritage sites constructed in different eras carry the identity of this city.
The Major attraction of Bhaktapur Darbar Square
➺55 Window Palace
➺Mini Pashupati Temple
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
The Best of Nepal Tour by Luxury Holidays Nepal has a good mix of city & nature sightseeing and light hiking. Krishna is 100% responsive and very accommodative to our requests. We changed our transportation to private car and also added a trip to Nagarkot to see the view of sunrise and sunset, and we also did the highly recommended mountain flight to see the spectacular view of Mt. Everest. Special thanks to our driver, Kiran, who handles the busy traffic easily. We feel secure with their team. Our local guide, Krishna, took us around Pokhara, we had much fun time and he even helped us to carry our backpack on our way up to the World Peace Stupa, Pokhara. The accommodation in general was fantastic with good food and great room. Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for making our trip full of unforgettable memories!
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar Category), and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category), in Lumbini (Everest International Deluxe Hotel or similar category) and in Chitwan (Hotel seven star or similar). If you want the luxury accommodation of 5 star in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail.
You should carry the water bottle, sun cream, camera, spare jacket, etc. in your daypack. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)
Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at email@example.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Basecamp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the tour. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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Note: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what the best alternative is taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.