Best of Nepal Tour
‘within Kathmandu-Chitwan and historical Lumbini and at scenic Pokhara’
Best of Nepal Tour includes within Kathmandu world heritage sites and then overland to Nepal Mid-South at Chitwan around country’s low-flat land known as Terai belt of warm temperatures, where deep green jungles located for exciting wild-life safari in Asia’s best National Park at Chitwan.
After exciting moment at Chitwan with elephant ride and jungle walks in search of rare and endangered wild animals Royal Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhinoceros, Sloth Bear, four types of deer and crocodile (Marsh Mugger and Gharial) with more animals and exotic bird-life all in the comfort of nice lodge and resorts.
From Chitwan heading towards Nepal Far South West to reach at famous Buddhist place at Lumbini, where Lord Buddha was born, a Mecca for all Buddhist followers where tour takes you to its ancient sites of great importance.
With remarkable time in Lumbini drive leads back over hilly roads passing interesting towns and villages to reach at scenic Pokhara, one of the leading and renowned touristic destinations, blessed with natural beauty of Annapurna Himalaya, rolling hills and lakes.
At Pokhara with enjoyable and scenic times with grand views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ head back to Kathmandu after a great wonderful and mesmerizing holiday adventure on Best of Nepal Tour.
- Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 1350m.
- Day 2 : Morning drive to Chitwan by tourist bus- 05 hrs afternoon with time for village tour.
- Day 3 : Chitwan full day jungle activities (canoe ride in Rapti River, jungle walks, visit
elephant breeding center and elephant safari.
- Day 4 : Early nature or bird watch tour and drive to Lumbini - 04 hrs.
- Day 5 : In Lumbini with tour at places of great interest around Buddha birth site.
- Day 6 : Drive to Pokhara via Syanga-Waling - 06 hrs.
- Day 7 : Morning tour of Sarankot 1,460 m for sunrise over mountains and sightseeing around Pokhara at places of interest.
- Day 8 : Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
- Day 9 : Depart for your next destination.
- All transport by private vehicle or tourist bus as per itinerary.
- Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while touring, as per itinerary.
- A guide for whole tour.
- Guide wages, accommodation and transport
- Nepal entry visa fee
- International air fare
- Travel insurance (Compulsory)
- Cold drinks, mineral water while touring
- Tip to driver and guide
- All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike etc.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 1350m.
On reaching Kathmandu International Airport, received by our guide and staff and then transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.
First check into your hotel rooms after getting refreshed from the flight, where our expert guides will inform regarding hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and dont’s information.
Day 2 Morning drive to Chitwan by tourist bus- 05 hrs afternoon with time for village tour.
Morning travel by private coach or in tourist bus (depending upon the size of the group) with an exciting overland drive on main Kathmandu to Chitwan highway, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching at Tadi Bazaar at Chitwan where short drive leads you to your respective hotels within a place called Saura.
On arrival at Chitwan near park premises where hotels are located after checking in with briefing on the jungle activities and programs, after getting refreshed start afternoon activity with short walk to nearby Tharu village, the indigenous tribe of Terai belt, the low and flatland of Nepal. Evening enjoy the dinner with fascinating Tharu (indigenous tribe of southern Terai and Chitwan) cultural dance.
Day 3 Chitwan full day jungle activities (canoe ride in Rapti River, jungle walks, visit
elephant breeding center and elephant safari.
Program and activities begins early before breakfast, walk to elephant platform for the ride on elephant backs leading you into dense jungle to witness wildlife in its natural habitat. Other activities includes visit of elephant stables and elephant bathing and briefing. After lunch drive into the jungles as well ride on a dug-out canoe floating on Rapti River where you can see fresh water Gangetic Gharial and Mugger crocodiles, if lucky including fresh water dolphins, and otters.
Morning Bird Watch Tour, Machan (Watch Tower) Tour, Jungle walks, nature walks, elephant and jeep safari with elephant briefing and bathing elephants include more with entertainment of local Tharu cultural programs.
Day 4 Early nature or bird watch tour and drive to Lumbini - 04 hrs.
Morning option for short nature or bird-watch tour and then having breakfast ready for scenic and exciting overland journey heading Far South West to reach at warmer areas of Terai belt at Lumbini, a different country on the low land of Nepal with sub-tropical climate where you will have interesting time for two nights around historical and religious Lumbini.
Day 5 In Lumbini with tour at places of great interest around Buddha birth site.
Morning visit Lord Buddha’s birth places and other historical sites, late afternoon
fly back to Kathmandu. Lumbini is the traditional birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, born in the 6th century B.C.
According Buddhist tradition, Maya Devi (or Mayadevi) gave birth to the Buddha on her way to her parent’s home in Devadaha in the month of May in the year 642 BC. Feeling the onset of labor pains, she grabbed hold of the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, the future Buddha. The Buddha is said to have announced, “This is my final rebirth” as he entered the world. Buddhist tradition also has it that he walked immediately after his birth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed.
In 249 BC, the Buddhist convert Emperor Asoka visited Lumbini and constructed four stupas and a stone pillar. Asoka’s Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: “King Piyadasi (Ashoka), beloved of devas, in the 20 year of the coronation, himself made a royal visit, Buddha Sakyamuni having been born here, a stone railing was built and a stone pillar erected to the Bhagavan [“blessed one”] having been born here. Lumbini village was taxed reduced and entitled to the eight parts (only)”.
The site was rediscovered in 1895, when a German archaeologist came upon Asoka’s Pillar, identified by its inscription. Records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian were also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
After an interesting tour back to hotel with time to stroll around the street and market at Lumbini.
Day 6 Drive to Pokhara via Syanga-Waling - 06 hrs.
Morning an early start after breakfast heading towards high hills and cooler region to reach at most famous and scenic touristic Pokhara, a place of natural wonder at Pokhara transfer to a nice and lovely hotels by Phewa Lake.
Day 7 Morning tour of Sarankot 1,460 m for sunrise over mountains and sightseeing around Pokhara at places of interest.
Early morning short drive to Sarankot hill top famous view points for striking sunrise over range of mountains from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu with aerial views of Pokhara green valley and Lake Phewa, a popular spot for Para-Gliding as well.
After catching the views of sunrise and mountains back to hotel with sightseeing tour of Pokhara at places of interest.
In Pokhara tour of Seti Gorge, Davids / Devi or Pathle Chhago Water Falls- visit Peace Stupa and around Pokhara local markets away from main touristic area.
Day 8 Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
After a marvelous and pleasant time at scenic Pokhara with tremendous views, where morning ends our tour of Pokhara, taking a drive back to Kathmandu on scenic and interesting highway, overlooking views of snow-peaks and hills within rural farm villages and towns as drive slowly reaches Kathmandu by late afternoon.
Day 9 Depart for your next destination.
Last day in Nepal after a wonderful experience and adventure on Best of Nepal Tour with great service of Lhasso Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for your respective destinations.
Dhruba Prasad Ghimire, Club Member
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- Trip Code : #Tour1
- Trip Grade : Easy with short moderate walks.
- Activities: Tours
- No of Trip Days: 09 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu
- Group Size : 2-10
- Accomodation: On Hotels, Jungle Lodge or Resorts.
- Best Season : Nearly all seasons of the year except wet monsoon months (June to August) March to May when wild-flowers are in season with clear morning for walks and views.
- Entry : Kathmandu
- Exit : Kathmandu