Kathmandu,Chitwan,lumbini,pokhara and bandipur is one of the shortest yet most immersive experiences set in Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations. The Eleven -day tour is packed with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, religious and cultural sites, national parks, sunrise views, mountain views, and more.
Discover the rich culture, monarchical history, and religion in the temples and durbar squares of Kathmandu, the city of temples. Witness the rich nature and close-up views of the sunrise over the 7000m above snowy peaks in the city of lakes, Pokhara. Explore the lush forests and wildlife in the national park of Chitwan.and Lumbini around noon and settled in the hotel, we visit the birthplace of Gautama Siddhartha, known as Buddha, who fascinates with its ancient temples, discovered after centuries of abandonment and restored. Site of world interest, many Buddhist sects have erected their monasteries here, in styles that reflect their countries. Here, around the 6th century BC, Queen Maya gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Gautama Buddha, and “founded” the Buddhist religion.
Arrival Hotel and Meeting welcome by our staff and transfer to the planned accommodation. Tour briefing according to arrival time (possibly also the following day). Rest of the day available for an appropriate rest from the trip or (we recommend) a visit to the historic or tourist center of the capital on foot, useful for the body after prolonged inactivity in flight. Overnight at Hotel.
In the morning, visit Pashupatinath, a Hindu sacred place. Hundreds of faithful and pilgrims gather on the sacred banks together with the holy men and onlookers. Later we visit Bhodnath, a Tibetan Buddhist center with its stupa, which is the largest in the country, surrounded by the Tibetan market and numerous monasteries that will be visited. In the afternoon visit the city of Patan, with its beautiful Durbar Square and the Swoyambhu stupa on a hill with a wonderful view over the capital and the valley.
Early breakfast (0630) and departure around 0700 towards the south of the country for the Chitwan National Park (approx. 100 m, 185 km, approx. 5-6 hours of travel on paved roads), along the way, shortly after reaching the Terai Plains at Narayangarh, you deviate from the Highway for approx. 6-7 km to visit one of the holiest places of Hinduism, Devghat. Surrounded by dense forests, on the confluence of the sacred rivers Kali Gandaki and Trisuli, Hindu monks and faithful all year round, mingle in the many ashrams (centers of spiritual training), temples and among the river stairways every late morning, to make the ritual baths, wedding rituals, picnics and Hindu cremations. Possibility of a simple lunch on site before leaving for Chitwan, where, once you have arrived and settled in the rooms of the Resort, you will make the first elephant back safari excursion to explore the jungle and its wild life. After dinner, introduction to the national park.Overnight at the resort. Meals: B / L / D
Early in the morning, wake up for an excursion at the first light of the day, before returning to the Resort for breakfast. Then visit the elephants in their stable where you will learn about the habits and life of these wonderful animals. After lunch, time at disposal in the Resort for relaxation. In the afternoon, canoe excursion. In the evening you will sit in the impressive local dances (dance of the sticks), and then end the day with a dinner. Overnight at the resort. Meals: B / L / D
Early breakfast and transfer across the green plains of the Terai to Rupandehi and finally to Lumbini (175 km, approx. 4 hours drive). Arrived in Lumbini around noon and settled in the hotel, we visit the birthplace of Gautama Siddhartha, known as Buddha, who fascinates with its ancient temples, discovered after centuries of abandonment and restored. Site of world interest, many Buddhist sects have erected their monasteries here, in styles that reflect their countries. Here, around the 6th century BC, Queen Maya gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Gautama Buddha, and "founded" the Buddhist religion. Gautama Buddha lived approximately between 563 BC. and 483 BC For Buddhists, Lumbini is one of the four main pilgrimage destinations. Overnight at Hotel. Meals: B / - / D
After breakfast you will continue on the Siddhartha Highway towards the Pokhara Valley, with a short detour that leads first to Tansen (Palpa), the ancient capital of the Sen kingdom, where you will stop for an optional lunch and the opportunity to briefly visit the town, its temples and the bazaar. In good weather the view from the city in the Himalayas is said to be spectacular. After the lunch break, return to the Highway and continue to the Pokhara valley, a very pleasant town nestled on the shores of Lake Phewa (827 m, approx. 4-5 hours of travel) and accommodation in accommodation. In the background rises the imposing Himalayan wall which is reflected in Lake Phewa: Annapurna (8091 m), Macchrapuchare (6997 m), Lamjung (6986 m) and other peaks. Overnight at the resort. Meals: B / - / D
Early in the morning (05:00) we leave with Lunch Paket towards the Sarangkot viewpoint (1280 m, about 45 minutes of travel). A short walk of approx. 5-10 minutes leads to the "summit", from where a breathtaking view of the Himalayas opens up from Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna (8091 m) to Manaslu Himal (8163 m). Return to Pokhara for breakfast and then visit the International Mountain Museum and the Peace Stupa which can be reached on a hill above the city with a wonderful view of the lake, the city and the Himalayas. With a short walk of approx. 40 minutes through the jungle you return to the lake and finally to your accommodation. Overnight at Hotel.Meals: B/ C / -
After breakfast we leave, in the morning, on the Prithvi Highway heading to Bandipur (1080 m, approx. 75 km, approx. 2-3 hours of travel) crossing the pre-hills of the Himalayas and finally deviating for 8 km from the main road we reach the town of Bandipur. Situated on a hill, it maintains its original character beautifully and is considered the cleanest city in the country. In the afternoon, visit of the town and its surroundings. Accommodation is provided in a well-renovated traditional house (with shared bathrooms) in the town center, where you can savor the local architecture and style, or in a more comfortable Resort near Bandipur. Overnight in Guest House. Meals: B / L / D
After breakfast, we return to the Prithvi Highway to return to Kathmandu (160 km, approx. 4-5 hours of travel), where we arrive around noon. In the afternoon you will visit the Swoyambhunath stupa, from which you can enjoy a view of the city and finally, the historic center with Durbar square, the house of the living goddess Kumari, the temples around and a walk takes you through the local markets (bazaar) of the historic center passing by the Seto Machenranath temple before returning to accommodation in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel. Meals: B / - / -
After breakfast, visit the city of Bhaktapur (approx. 14 km), whose name means “city of devotees”. It is the best preserved of the three ancient capitals of the Kathmandu Valley. Here it is easier to relive the atmosphere that permeated people's lives before the recent advent of modern 'civilization'. In addition to the pleasure of browsing, this city offers stunning examples of Newari architecture, including the Nyatapola, a five-tiered pagoda, and the three squares of Durbar, Tumadhi and Dattatraya. Return to Kathmandu in the early afternoon and rest of the day at leisure for shopping or individual visits. Overnight at Hotel. Meals: B / - / -
Rooms reserved until midday. Day off. In good time, according to the departure time of your flight, transfer to the airport for boarding and end of our services. Meals: B / - / -