Nagarkot – Gorkha – Bandipur – Pokhara – Lumbini Chitwan Tour 14 days
Who have very short time and want to visit historical and cultural place as well as to see the panoramic view we design itinerary for those tourist. In our two week itinerary discretion sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, rafting in Trisuli river, Gorkha, Bandipur, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan than return to Kathmandu.
Nagarkot is a famous place to see the mountain ranges and sunrise. It lies at an altitude of 2175 meters and is located 32 km east of Kathmandu. Dhulikhel is an ancient town located at 30 km east of Kathmandu along the Kathmandu - Kodari or Arniko Highway (way to Tibet) is famous for its scenic beauty and tradition - a lovely place. From this place, one can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges of Annapurna, Langtang, Choba Bhamre, Gaurishanker, Number Karyolung etc.
Gorkha is 141km western part from Kathmandu, birth place of King Prithvinarayan Shah who found Nepal, situated on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalayan beautiful old palace know as Gorkha palace & Kalika temple.
Pokhara valley is situated at an altitude of 827 meters above the sea level and is 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu valley. Prithivi Raj Marga is the highway linked with by Bhairahawa by Siddhartha Raj Marga [Sunauli border]. It is a combination of the long arrays of world famous snow clad peaks, emerald lakes, turbulent rivers with deep Georges and picturesque villages inhabited by Magar, Gurungs and Thakalis. Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna Himalayas and others. Pokhara numerous lakes known as "Tal" in Nepal offer fishing, boating and swimming, which ensure the famous Phewa, Begnas and Rupa lakes of Pokhara. Pokhara is also referred as the center of adventure. It is the starting point for most of the popular trekking & rafting destination. The serenity of Phewa lake and the magnificence of Machhapuchhare [6,977m] rising behind it, creates an ambiance of peace and magic.
Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion. It is 21 km west of Bhairahawa and 285 km south-west of Kathmandu. It is a place of pilgrimage for Buddhist as well as place of reverence for peace lovers of any religious faith throughout the world. In Lumbini the central attraction is the sacred garden with Maya Devi temple depicting the birth of Lord Buddha, Ashoka Pillar pinpointing the birth place of Buddha and Shakya Tank where Maya Devi, the mother of Lord Buddha, is supposed to have taken a dip before bringing forth the baby - Lord Buddha. Around this holy site, there are remnants of Monasteries and Chaityas built over the centuries following Buddha's birth in 632 BC.
Chitwan National Park covers an area of 932 sq. km. The park includes hilly areas covered by deciduous Sal forest. One fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti, it covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with reverie forests of silk cotton trees. This ecologically diverse area is a heaven for some of animal species and exotic bird. Chitwan National park is one of the World Heritage Sites. Sauraha is known as a natural get way to Chitwan National park. Chitwan is also known as cultural diversity of ethnic Tharu people. Arrival in Chitwan, transfer to Hotel, reception, welcome drinks, lunch, and tharu village visit, museum and sun set tour, on next day wake up call, breakfast, canoeing, jungle walk, visit elephant breeding center, Lunch, and elephant back safari or jungle drive, evening walk, dinner and tharu Cultural show. On the last day wake up Call, visit bird watching tour, breaks fast and departure.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu city with Guide/car.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan Bhaktapur drop to Nagarkot by car.
Day 04: Dhulikhel Navo Bouddha – Dhulikhel (drive/trekking.).
Day 05: Rafting in Trisuli river drop to Gorkha by car.
Day 06: Visit Gorkhanath, Kalika Temple and drive to Bandipur by car.
Day 07: Drive to Pokhara by car/bus.
Day 08: Sightseeing in Pokhara by car.
Day 09: Drive to Lumbini through Tansen by car/bus.
Day 10: Sightseeing in Lumbini.
Day 11: Drive to Chitwan National Park By bus/car.
Day 12: Chitwan National Park.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Day 14: Drop to Airport.
The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.
Notes: Payment should be made 25 % of total amount in advance. Full amount must be paid before your trip starts.
Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and 25% cancellation charge is applicable beside Tax, transportation, permits and others fixed expensive.
In case of incomplete Trekking / Tour / Rafting / Climbing / Expedition / Jungles safari / or others days due to the client own problem the amount of money paid not refundable.
If clients want to do Trekking / Tour / Rafting / Climbing / Expedition / Jungles safari / or others tours more than itinerary, they can pay after back from tour with per day basic but should be permission with Tour guide / Leader.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1335m).
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. After breakfast at the hotel you will be leave for full day sightseeing tour to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley with English speaking city tour guide by private vehicle. You will be transfer to the pilgrimage sites of the Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrines of Shiva. Thousands of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba) are surrounded here, and you can see the cremating system of the Hindus most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding areas. After visit Pashupatinath you will be transfer to the Bouddhanath stupa a pilgrimage centre which is the most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddhanath visit another important place for Buddhist, Swoyambhunath stupa; also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring this spot you will transfer to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, Nepali traditional architectures and another attraction of this place is the Kumari (the living goddess). After finished your sightseeing trip you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan Bhaktapur drop to Nagarkot.
After breakfast 8.30 AM drive to Patan Durbar square and continues drive to Bhaktapur squares then last visit Chagunarayan Temple and drop to Nagarkot with dinner O/N in Nagarkot hill top.
Day 04: Dhulikhel Navo Bouddha – Dhulikhel.
This trip is designed to provide you exotic feeling of being close in nature, villages or best described as rural Nepal and at the most it offers you awe inspiring majesty and beauty of dramatic mountain views. Your first destination is Chisapani where you will be enjoying the real boon of nature being away from the hubbub of city and your interaction with the local people will add another experience. Early sunrise view at Nagarkot is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view. Dhulikhel is your next destination. Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel can be very exhilarating and enriching experience. The stupa and shrines at Namobuddha in addition to temples at Dhulikhel are worth visiting as it will depict a holy feeling and tremendous peace in you.
Day 05: Rafting in Trisuli river drop to Gorkha.
Today we leave early morning drive through Kathmandu to Trisuli river bank to Charaudi, our raft staff waiting to you and start your rafting. We have lunch on the way to rafting sport. After finished rafting trip in Mugling, drive to Gorkha bazaar 1.30 hours over night in Gorkha.
Day 06: Visit Gorkhanath, Kalika Temple and drive to Bandipur.
After breakfast we walk to hill top of Kaliga Temple in Gorkha. Visit the king Prithivi Narayan Shaha who founder Nepal palace and Ram shaha Durbar. Explore the view of Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal can be seen very nice view. Return to the hotel, lunch and drive to Bandipur hill top 2 hours over night in Bandipur.
Day 07: Drive to Pokhara.
Explore the view and local culture and customs then transfer to Pokhara 4 hours. After few hours rest in Hotel then we bring you in Phewa lake view and dinner over night in Pokhara 800m.
Day 08: Sightseeing in Pokhara.
After breakfast we drive to Mahendra Cave and on the way visit Bindabasini temple. Continues visit Seti river gorges, international mountain museum, Patalo Chhanga call Davi's waterfalls, and boating in Phewa Lake overnight in Pokhara.
Day 09: Drive to Lumbini through Tansen.
We drive early morning to Tansen where we stop for couple of hours to explore mountain view and village and continues drive to Lumbini 6/7 hours. Overnight in Lumbini
Day 10: Sightseeing in Lumbini
Full day sightseeing in Lumbini the birth place of lord Buddha.In Lumbini, there is many monasteries and stupa so we can explore overnight in Lumbini.
Day 11: Drive to Chitwan National Park.
After breakfast we drive to Chitwan National park 5 hours and our Chitwan Jungle safari activities is starting after arrival.
Day 12: Chitwan National Park.
Full day jungle safari tour such as Elephant back safari, Elephant bathing, Elephant bedding center visit, crocodile center visit, jungle walking, village culture tour, culture programs, bird watching etc.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu.
Finished rest of programs and drive to Kathmandu 5 hours, rest and shopping rest of time overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Drop to Airport.
As your departure time schedule, drop to airport for own way journey.
We insist that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist including the emergency evaluation.
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their Tour. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Tour Leader.
Best time for Tour in Nepal is autumn (September, October-November) and spring (March, April and May) fair weather in Nepal but you can explore Nepal Short trek, tours can be done during winter or summer season as well. You need to be prepared for sudden weather changes while touring. That's why tour equipment should be chosen carefully before the trip as season. Sudden rain storms or snow are always a possibility which needs to be considered. The weather during the tour season is somewhat more stable. "Asian Hiking Team" pays big attention to weather forecast. During the tour, we will daily inform weather forecast through our guide will be connecting with Kathmandu Company.
Many years experience of touring field of organizing various tours in Nepal assures you that we have chosen for our tour the cleanest and most hygienically kept Hotel with friendly atmosphere and best views. Food safety is always a big concern and we take it very seriously. That is why we have chosen the cleanest and most hygienically kept Hotel for our routes. During a Tour you will have breakfast in the overnight sport; Dinner and lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants or your own choice. The guide will make sure that water is safe for drinking.
Tour Leader / Tour Guides have many years of touring experience all over Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Most of them have been spending years exploring the country. All our guides speak fluent English and happy to share their deep knowledge of the culture, geography, botanical, festivals, life style of Nepalese with you. Our Guides speck Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Polish, and Russian. We believe in and follow the idea that it's not enough to take visitors to special places or special cultures, we need to provide guides who can get people feel involved in what they are experiencing, explain it thoroughly and keep them entertained. They know very well how to facilitate running smooth and safe trip appreciating the beauty of the Himalayas. Our Tour Guides has insurance for any mishap. Their first hand experience, local knowledge, expertise and humor on Tours are invaluable.
Trip Duration: 2 weeks
Trip type: sightseeing Tour
Trip Starting Point: KTM
Trip Ending Pint: Chitwan/KTM
Short Itinerary: Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel – Trisuli rafting – Gorkha – Bandipur – Pokhara - Chitwan - KTM
Highlight of trip: Sightseeing in Kathmandu the Historical and cultural city, Panoramic view from Negarkot and Dhulikhel and Pokhara, day rafting from Trisuli River, Finest national park Chitwan Safari and birth place of Lord Buddha trip
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