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A multicultural country with many different ethnic groups living together, Nepal's cultural facets present themselves in many different forms. Many are presented in religious places and many more others in multitudes of dispositions like festivals, costumes, music and art, and architecture. The nation presents a wide variety of cultural, historical, and religious heritages, many of which have also been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
The 10 Days Highlights of Nepal Tour is a beautiful package that presents you the chance to experience Nepal's best attractions. From historic Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu valley, comprising of amazing stone idols and wood crafts in the traditionally stylized newa architecture, to breathtaking hill stations and national parks, Nepal's heritages expand the length of the country and hold special veneration.
The tour begins in the Kathmandu valley with sightseeing in three of its major cities- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. In Kathmandu, the tour takes you to famous places like the Pashupatinath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Stupa, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Quite commendable in their display of wonderful crafts, the heritages of the city are remnants of old monarchical ages. The Kathmandu Durbar Square, for example, presents ornate displays of old palaces and various statues in a sprawling courtyard.
Likewise, the Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important Hindu temples, pulling in thousands of pilgrims every year from all over the country. The Bouddhanath Stupa likewise is the largest Buddhist Mandala in the world and a revered Buddhist site. Similarly, the Swayambhunath Stupa is located atop a hill that presents panoramic views of the city.
Next, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour takes you to the two Durbar Squares of the Bhaktapur and Patan cities. Next, you will visit Pokhara, where you can enjoy the city's many natural and cultural components. Also called the "Tourist Hub" of Nepal, Pokhara is situated beside the beautiful Phewa Lake flanked by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
The trip then includes a wonderful jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park, one of the two National Parks in Nepal inscribed on the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites list. The Highlights of Nepal Tour is a perfect package that incorporates the best historical, cultural, and natural characteristics of the country in a short amount of time.
Furthermore, with each step of the way, you will be getting the absolute best services, from accommodation and guidance to transportation and meals. The tour is one of the best family vacation packages in Nepal.
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Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and tour preparation
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan
Day 04: Chitwan National Park
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara
Day 06: Hike to Sarangkot
Day 07: Sunrise from Sarangkot and sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu, the sunset view from Nagarkot
Day 09: Sunrise from Nagarkot, sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur
Day 10: Departure day
- 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
- 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu,Chitwan and Pokhara
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- All jungle activities in Chitwan.
- All meals included in Chitwan and breakfast included during rest of the tour.
- All monument entrance fees.
- First aid medical kit
- First Entrance fees
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking tour guides
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
- Airfare for international flights.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra night accommodations in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Visa arrangements
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- Day 10
Arrival in Kathmandu
You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no plans activated for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing and tour preparation
Today, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city's heritage sites. You will start with a visit to the Pashupatinath, a revered Hindu temple situated by the banks of the Bagmati River. You can also sometimes see the cremation ceremony of the Hindu people here. During festivals like Janai Poornima, the temple is swarmed by Hindu devotees, as well as Sadhus in bright yellow robes. Next, you will visit the Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the most important Buddhist sites in the city. You can enjoy the stupa's peaceful ambiance and watch monks in crimson robes swinging prayer wheels. The next stop is the Swayambhunath Stupa, located atop a hill from you can see the entire view of the city. Finally, you will visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square- a sprawling courtyard of old palaces, temples, and monuments dedicated to Hindu Gods built in medieval times. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive to Chitwan
After breakfast, you will have a drive to Chitwan National Park, which takes about 5 to 6 hours. After arriving at the park, you will be taken to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Chitwan National Park
Today, you will spend the day enjoying the many features of the Chitwan National Park, a conservation area where many endangered species of animals can be seen in their natural habitat. The day's schedule includes a jungle safari on the back of an elephant and visiting the ethnic Tharu village. You can also enjoy a boat ride on the Rapti River and visit the Elephant Breeding center. The park also presents a Tharu culture, dance, and PowerPoint presentations about the park and its many features. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Drive to Pokhara
From Chitwan, you will be taking a ride to Pokhara- the second largest city in Nepal, and the country's tourist hub. It takes about 6 hours via road to reach Pokhara. The journey is also filled with beautiful sights and natural beauties with terrace farms and pastures raving past the Kali Gandaki River. Finally, as you approach Pokhara, you will get your first glimpses of the Annapurna Peaks. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.
Hike to Sarangkot
Sarangkot is a beautiful hill station near the city. The hike to Sarangkot is filled with waterfalls and high cliffs covered in moss and lichen. The woodlands also cover the terrain, making the short trip quite serene. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Sarangkot.
Sunrise from Sarangkot and sightseeing in Pokhara
Early in the morning before dawn, you will wake up to witness the mesmerizing view of the sunrise from the hill station. Then, you will be hiking back to Pokhara for sightseeing. You will be visiting its many highlights and attractions- like the Mahendra Cave, the World Peace Pagoda, Davi's Fall, the Gupteshwor Cave and many more. The city is also located beside the Phewa Lake, and in the evening, you can also enjoy a leisurely boat ride that will take you bobbling along the lake surface surrounded by Pine and Cedar woodlands. You will also be visiting the Pokhara International Museum, as well as the Gorkha Memorial Museum. After a full day of touring, you will be transferred back to your Hotel.
Drive to Kathmandu, the sunset view from Nagarkot
From Pokhara, you will bid the Annapurna Mountains goodbye and drive back to Kathmandu, heading towards Nagarkot. It is one of the best hill stations near the capital and presents amazing views of the distant peaks. In the evening, you can enjoy a soulful sunset amidst the peaks from Nagarkot. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Sunrise from Nagarkot, sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur
Waking up early in the morning, you can witness the glimmering sunrise from the hill station. After enjoying the view, you will drive back to the valley towards Bhaktapur where you can enjoy the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It presents the traditional architecture and Newa art on the buildings and temples. After Bhaktapur, you will then visit Patan where you can enjoy the city's Durbar square as well. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your airport departure.