GRAND NEPAL TOUR

$495 USD
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & Lumbini 08 Nights/09 Days

Grand Nepal Tour

Nepal is famous for its exotic wildlife and preserving it. This nine days tour will take you all the way across the Southern Terai of Nepal starting from Chitwan national park to Lumbini in the west. The tour starts from the famous city of Kathmandu, where you can wander around the city and witness the beautiful amalgamation of old culture and the modern tourist culture. Visit Pokhara to enjoy the most beautiful aspect of the nature. The Chitwan National Park enlisted the world heritage site list is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal where you can explore the wild at the nearest.Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha – one of the world's most important spiritual sites and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.Mayadevi Temple is the most sacred site in the Lumbini Garden exactly where Lord Buddha was born. You can visit over twenty-five Buddhist monasteries built by diverse countries from Vietnam to France, study Buddhism, meditate and visit the birthplace within the sacred Mayadevi Gardens.

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Day 1

Arrival.

Day 2

Drive to Pokhara + Boating

Day 3

Sunrise tour to Sarangkot + Devis Fall + Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave + Seti George+ Bindabasini Temple

Day 4

Drive to Lumbini. Rickshaw ride to Lumbini garden, Maya Devi temple & other monasteries located inside Garden area.

Day 5

Drive to Chitwan

Day 6

Jungle activities as per package.

Day 7

Drive Back to Kathmandu.

Day 8

Sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath + Pashupatinath and Boudhanath

Day 9

Departure

Day 1

AM:

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport Welcome at the Airport by your tour officer Transfer to the hotel

PM:

Overnight at Kathmandu

Kathmandu City

The capital of Nepal is an exhilarating and fascinating city of color and one of the most picturesque capitals in the world. Nestled in a large valley which according to legend was a huge lake, the city has a variety of attraction to offer that include a heady array of exquisite medieval monuments, museums, temples and statues. Kathmandu Valley comprises the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to the 18th centuries. The three cities house seven UNESCOWorld Heritage shrines which are together listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 2

AM:

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Pokhara

PM:

Boating at lake Fewa

Overnight at Pokhara

Pokhara

Pokhara is Nepal’s number one adventure and Leisure City, a trekking gateway to theAnnapurna’s   with plenty of entertainment for individual travelers as well as families with kids. Pokhara will overwhelm you with one of the greatest photo spots in the world. While you walk along the shores of the Fewa Lakeyou will besurrounded by a panoramic view over the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif that reflect in this lake.  A beautiful color   combination    that    is    created by the wooden boats and Para gliders that are sailing,flying and rowing over the lake is probably going to be one of the highlights of your travel experience in Nepal. Pokhara has also developed as an adventure destination in the last decade, offering everything from ultra light flying to paragliding and from skydiving and zip lining to bungee jumping.

Fewa Lake:

Fewa Lake in Pokhara is the second largest lake in Nepal. It covers an area of about 4.43 sq. km and has an average depth of around 8.6 m. The lake is a major attraction to those who are drawn to water sports or families who simply love absorbing the beautiful scenery. The warm water of the lake is inviting and ideal for a trip on a little wooden boat. The Barahi temple 2 storied Hindu temple on the lush island ofFewa lake. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who protects the gods from demons. Durga takes in the form of a boar called Barahi to pierce her evil enemies with her pointed tusks.

Day 3

AM:

Breakfast at the hotel.

Early Morning Sunrise Tour to Sarangkot

PM:

Half day Pokhara city Sightseeing includes: (Devis Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev, Bindabasini Temple and Seti George)

Overnight at Pokhara

Sarangkot:

Lying within 45-minute drive from Pokhara city at a distance of just 6 kilometers, the sight of sunrise from Sarangkot is the moment of supreme beauty leading you inwards into the mystery of creation. A perennial attraction for everybody who visits Pokhara, missing Sarangkot sunrise scenery is to miss a tremendous experience of your life. An immense expanse of the beautiful land including all of Pokhara, its lakeside, the entire Fewa Lake and a panorama of verdant mountains fill up the canvass in front of your eyes, with a long stretch of the central Himalaya at the horizon. The massive peaks like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna are seen towering towards the sky.

Devis Fall

Also known as Patale Chhango, this waterfall marks the point where the Pardi Khola stream vanishes underground. When the stream is at full bore after monsoon rains, the sound of the water plunging over the falls is deafening. According to one of the many local legends, the name is a corruption of David’s fall, a reference to a Swiss visitor who tumbled into the sinkhole and drowned, taking his girlfriend with him. The falls are about 2km southwest of the airport on the road to Butwal, just before the Tashi Ling Tibetan camp.

Bindabasini Temple

Bindabasini temple or Bindhyabasini Mandir is of great religious importance to Hindus living in the Pokhara region. It is a vital hub of religious fervor. The temple itself is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, who is Pokhara’s chosen guardian deity. Durga, also known as Shakti or Kali has numerous manifestations and at the Bindabasini temple she is seen as Bhagwati, a blood-thirsty aspect of the goddess. Durga appears in the form of a Saligram.A Saligram, according to Hindu mythology is anpropitious stone. It is said that the temple was created after the goddess ordered king Khadag Bum Malla to set up a statue here. Since its establishment, Bhagwati has been an object of worship.

Seti George:

Seti River is originated from the beautiful mountain the Machhapuchre Himal. A natural wonder, the Seti Gandaki goes underground, vanishing from sight in many places along its route through the city. The water is milky white and cool. The roaring Seti River passes right through Pokhara, but you won’t see it unless you go looking. The river has carved a deep, narrow chasm through the middle of town, turning the water milky white in the process. The best place tocatch a glimpse of the Seti River is the park just north of Old Pokhara near the Gurkha Museum. Its width is hardly 2 meters and the depth is more than 20 meters.

Gupteshwor Mahadev:

Located in the south-east at Chhorepatan, Pokhara, the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is considered 599 years old. The long flights of stairs wind down to the temple of Lord Shiva where the lord balanced on a raised platform fenced by iron bars can be seen. The cave is musty and damp but a string of electric light bulbs emits enough light to see the stairs clearly. Most of the time one needs to bend down until one has passed through the 50 meters long tunnel. Once one has passed through the tunnel, there is a huge open cavern with enormous rocks, no trace of soil at all, only little pebbles scattered everywhere. On the right hand side there is a deep gorge. After a few yards of scrambling through the darkness, there is a crystal clear pond and from here one can see the awe-inspiring Patale Chhango (Devi’s falls) falling right from the top.

Day 4

AM:

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Lumbini.

PM:

Rickshaw ride to Lumbini garden, Maya Devi temple & other monasteries located inside Garden area.

Overnight at Lumbini

Lumbini

Situated in the foothills of the Siwalik range in the district of Rupandehi, Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha is one of the most important pilgrimage sites. Buddhist literatures mention that newly born Siddhartha took seven steps and uttered an epoch- making message to the suffering humanity in the Lumbini Garden. The beautiful sal grove of Lumbini Garden was renowned for its beauty of shady grove of lush green trees and colorful flowers. Maya Devi, the queen of Sakya king Suddhodana of Kapilavastu, onthe way to her maternal hometown Devadaha (ancient Koliya kingdom), was passing through the Lumbini Garden.

Mayadevi Temple

The Maya Devi Temple shrine is the heart of all monuments at this holy site. The complex also bears the testimony of several layers of construction over the centuries. The main object of worship here is the Nativity Sculpture. The restored Maya Devi Temple was reopened on May 16, 2003 on 2547th birth anniversary of the Buddha. The government of Nepal, and LDT jointly restored the temple. The ground floor consists of the remains of the foundations of the early Maya Devi Temple that dates back to 3rdcentury BC. The sanctum sanctorum is the birth spot of the lord Buddha in the temple.

Day 5

AM:

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Chitwan

PM:

Tharu Village tour + Tharu cultural dance presentation

Overnight at Chitwan

Chitwan:

Chitwan National Park is one of the premier draw cards in Nepal, and there was little damage to areas visited by tourists in the 2015 earthquake. The World Heritage– listed reserve protects over 932 sq. km of forests, marshland and rippling grassland, and is home to sizeable wildlife populations. Its little wonder this place is so popular. Meaning ‘Heart of the Jungle’, Chitwan is famous as one of the best wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia, and you’ll have an excellentchance of spotting one-horned rhinos, deer, monkeys and up to 544 species of birds.

Tharu Culture Show

The Tharu Culture Program organized at Sauraha, Meghauli plays a significant role to entertain the tourist visiting Chitwan (Sauraha and Meghauli) and to introduce the Tharu Culture and tradition to the tourists. Majority of the tourist arriving at Chitwan have experience the Tharu culture program. Spectators get full entertainment by the Tharu dances. Dances like Danda Nach (Stick Dance) and Ago Nach (Fire Dance) Mayur Nach (Peacock Dance) are some the popular highlights of the cultural show.

Tharu Village Tour

The village tour is famous for close and personal observation of the Tharu culture. Tourists like to take village tour to witness the daily lifestyle and activities of the Tharu community. The Tharu community resides along the entire length of the Terai plains of Nepal but Chitwan is especially popular for their traditional culture.

Day 6

AM:

Breakfast at the hotel.

Jungle activities

PM:

Overnight at Chitwan

Elephant Safari

The national park area of Sauraha is most suitable for elephant ride. Elephant ride is also the safest way to enter the jungle while one can observe wild animals and birds from up close. One can enter the dense forest of Sauraha and view the wildlife from close proximity during the elephant ride. It feels very exciting and novel to move along through the quiet forest listening to the sound of wild birds singing from on top of the elephant back. Seated high on the back of a trained elephantexploring the grassland and core area of the park, you became an integral part of the life of the national park.

Canoe Ride

One can also embark on canoe ride along the Rapti River inside the Chitwan National Park and take a close view of crocodiles and other wild animals. A journey down the Rapti river in a traditional dugout canoe offers you the chance to quietly observe the exotic species of birds and animal that come for sip at the water’s edge. In Canoeing ride on the Rapti River you see the popular Marsha Mugger and Gharial Crocodiles in theirs’ natural habitation. You can see close proximity to them from your canoe boat and thenaturalist guide you on their proper way. During the Canoeing, you can see the rare species of birds, reptiles and more on wetland.

Day 7

AM:

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive Kathmandu

PM:

Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 8

AM:

Breakfast at the hotel.

PM:

Half day Sightseeing of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath.

Half Day sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath

Overnight at Chitwan

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of old Kathmandu city in Basantapur never fails to impress first time visitors with its intricate wood carvings and rich history. Surrounded by concrete buildings, the complex is an oasis in a fast developing, chaotic modern city. Once the residence of Nepal’s Royal family, all coronation ceremonies were held here. The palace is an amalgamation of eastern and western architecture with additions by Rana and Shah Rulers over the centuries. An unbelievable 50 temples lie withinthe vicinity including the temple of the titular deity, Taleju Bhawani. The Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner section consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. Some floors have been converted to museums dedicated to three generations of Shah Kings.

Swayambhunath

Swayambhu means self-arisen. This particular Stupa complex was built, according to different traditions, either around a small crystal Stupa that arose spontaneously on top of this hill, or a lotus flower, which naturally radiated light, at the time of the Buddha Shikhin. The Swayambhunath Hill which, according to Trulshik Rinpoche, has been blessed by thousands of Buddhas and will be blessed by all the Buddhas of this kalpa, is often considered the most sacred spot in the whole of theKathmandu Valley. According to the Seventh Dalai Lama, this very Stupa is the source of all the happiness in the world.

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. It is dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). It attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has become well known far beyond the Kathmandu Valley. The temple is barred to non- Hindus, but a good view of the temple can be had from the opposite bank of the river Pashupati Temple stands in the center of the town of Deopatan, in the middle ofan open courtyard. It is a square, two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth, and it stands 23.6 meters above the ground. Richly ornamented gilt and silver-plated doors are on all sides.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. According to legend, Boudhanath Stupa was built during the 5th century AD, by an old poultry woman who asked the king for land to construct a shrine to the Buddha. From above, Bodnath Stupa looks like agiant mandala, or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos. And as in all Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center. The five Buddhas also personify the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether), which are represented in the stupa’s architecture.

Day 9

AM:

Breakfast at the hotel.

PM:

Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport

  1. Accommodation for 8N/9D in Twin Sharing Basis Sharing Basis.
  2. Arrival and departure transfer with an English-speaking driver and your tour officer
  3. Drive Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini-Chitwan-Kathmandu and Airport Transfer with all applicable vehicle detention charges without guide
  4. 03 nights accommodation at Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis
  5. 02 nights accommodation at Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  6. 01 night accommodation at Lumbini on Bed and Breakfast basis.
  7. 02nights accommodation at Chitwan on American Plan Basis.
    • Sightseeing tours as follows:
    • Half day sightseeing of Swayambhunath + Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Half day sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath
    • Boat Ride at Fewa Lake (approx. 01 hour)
    • Half day sightseeing of Pokhara City (Davis Fall, Bindabasini, Seti George, Gupteshwor Mahadev)
    • Half day sightseeing of Sunrise tour to Sarangkot
  8. Elephant Back Ride.
  9. Village Tour
  10. Tharu Culture Dance.
  11. Rickshaw Ride Lumbini Tour
  12. Daily breakfast in hotel.
  13. All applicable hotel taxes.
  1. International airfares & Nepal Visa fee.
  2. National park fees in Chitwan national park
  3. Personal expenses, clothing and gears, travelling insurance.
  4. Monuments entrance fees.
  5. Using air con in vehicle, supplement is applicable if needed, A/C will be charged extra.
  6. Meals except mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  7. Any other services except mentioned in cost includes section.
  8. Guide Service
  9. Please settle breakfast cost for child at hotel directly.
"Thankyou Mytrip2nepal team for arranging our Nepal trip and providing us with the best services. Highly appreciate your professionalism and acurate information provided. Would definitely recommend your services."
Sandra Dixon
Sandra Dixon
Traveler
"We had an amazing time in Nepal. Thankyou Mytrip2nepal team. All the information provided to us was up to the mark. I had a wonderful journey and enjoyed every bit of it. I will try to be here again."
Louis Petilier
Louis Petilier
Adventurer

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