Glimpse of Nepal Tour gives real picture of Nepal to experience unique Nepalese culture, their life style and Nature. Special designed 8 nights 9 days tour program including natural cities of Nepal, UNESCO heritage sites, small hiking and wildlife experience. Tour reach at Birth place of Buddha. Glimpse of Nepal tour commence from Natural hill Nagarok near Kathmandu.
Nagarkot: Our first night after landing at Nepal is in Nagarkot (2,195m) is 32 kilometer east from Kathmandu. It is good spot for enjoying Himalayan views including top of the world Mount Everest. There are several hotels from low categories till 4 stars deluxe. Bhaktapur Durbar Squire and Changunarayan Tempe (Listed in UNESCO heritage) are near from here. We start our tour next day after exploring around Nagarkot and drive down to Changunarayan and Bhakapur.
Kathmandu valley is top listed visiting place in our Glimpse of Nepal Tour. Ancient Hindus temple, Biggest Buddhist Stupas, old kind palaces are making Kathmandu one of the top visited destination. We include major places to visit in this tour. Scenic mountain flights operate from domestic airport of Kathmandu every morning which is good chance to explore hundreds of mountain peaks including Mount Everest.
Pokhara and Hiking to Australian Camp: Pokhara is natural city with its surrounding with green hills and panoramic mountain. Boating at Fewa Lake and visiting Talbarahi Temple at the middle of Lake. Visit International mountain museum to know customs and cultures of ethnic peoples of Nepal. One day easy hiking toward Australian camp in this tour is to explore Himalayan peaks from near including beautiful Pokhara valley and Lakes. There has option to drive most of the part in Hiking if you feel to make it hard.
Lumbini and Chitawan National Park: Visit Lumbini, birth place of Gautama Buddha known as Sidhhartha Gautama and Shakyamuni Budhha. He is the one primary figure Buddhism. Visit different monasteries built by different countries around. We visit numerous temples including Mayadevi Temple, museum and many monuments around. Chitawan National Park, 140 kilometer from Lumbini is part of Glimpse of Nepal Tour. First National park in Nepal was from in 1973 and established as World’s heritage site. Explore many kinds of Mammals, birds and wild animals by elephant back safari. Visit Ethnic Tharu village and explore typical Tharu dance.
Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Nagarkot and Overnight at Hotel 2195m
Day 02:Explore Nagarkot, Changunrayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Bauddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 1350m
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (220 km. 6 Hours) 827m. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04:Sightseeing in Pokhara and hike to Australian camp (2000m). Overnight at local lodge
Day 05:Hike back to Kande and drive to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel
Day 06:Visit Lumbini and drive to Chitawan National Park, Jungle activities and overnight at Resort
Day 07:Chitawan Jungle activities. Overnight at Resort
Day 08:Jungle activities and drive back to Kathmandu. overnight at Hotel
Itinerary of Glimpse of Nepal Tour can be customizing as per your timeframe and interest. You can change accommodation category upgrading or downgrade.
Cost of the tour is depending on group size. Tour is suitable from single travelers till bigger group. You also can add some more activities within same days. Those activities can be Rafting in Trisuli River, Mountain flight, cable car ride, Paragliding, Bungee jumping.
Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Nagarkot and Overnight at Hotel 2195mPickup you from International airport. Drop you to Nagarkot. It is 32 kilometer driving takes about 1 hours time. Nagarkot is one of the hill side near from Kathmandu is good spot to explore green valleys and Mountain with best sunrise view. Check in hotel and little discussion about your program. Enjoy your evening staying in cool place.
Day 2Explore Nagarkot, Changunrayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Bauddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 1350mEarly in the morning explore Mountain and sunrise view from Nagarkot. Take your time to take breakfast. we than start our tour to Changunarayan Temple (A beautiful and historical temple is a living museum with genuine work of art). Bhaktapur Durbar Squire (Oldest king palace, City of Devotees,the City of Culture, the Living Heritage, and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem), Bauddhanath stupa (Largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple) and Pashupatinath temple (most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal with livings arts and architectures). After tour tour, drive to Thamel, Touristic hub of Kathmandu and overnight.
Day 3Drive to Pokhara (220 km. 6 Hours) 827m. Overnight at Hotel After your breakfast in Hotel, start drive tour. Driving through busy highway along with bank of Trisuli River. Famous for white water rafting, Trisuli River can also in your itinerary. Driving path itself is scenic landscape and mountain views. Reach at Pokhara and check in Hotel. In clear weather you can view Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail and more from pokhara. Depend on time, we make Fewa Lake boating tour at late afternoon, visit Tal Barahi temple at the middle of Lake. Explore around lake side at Evening.
Day 4Sightseeing in Pokhara and hike to Australian camp (2000m). Overnight at local lodge After brekfast in Hotel, we visit David Fall (Big Waterfall from inside tunnel), Gupteswor Mahadev cave and International mountain museum (Collection of Custom, dress and lifestyle of Typical Ethnic group of Nepal). We then drive to Kande for hiking to Australian camp. An option, we also can drive to Dhampus (scenic village) if hiking feel complicated. It is about 2 hours mild hiking. Stay from of Himalayan, greenery hills and Lake view. couples of local tea houses are there to stay.
Day 5Hike back to Kande and drive to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel Explore best sunrise and Himalayan view from Australian camp. We spend whole morning here. Hike back from Australian camp or Drive back from Dhampus to Kande. Drive to Lumbini via Palpa Tansen passing through beautiful villages and monuments. We can stop one the way at better view point. Reach at Lumbini by evening and transfer to Hotel.
Day 6Visit Lumbini and drive to Chitawan National Park, Jungle activities and overnight at Resort Visit birth place of Buddha. Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Holy pond. visit monasteries around build by different countries. We drive to Chitawan National park. It is about 4 hours driving from here. Check in Hotel. Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Visit to the National Park Visitor's center where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River. Dinner and overnight
Day 7Chitawan Jungle activities. Overnight at Resort After your breakfast, Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After Llunch, Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky).You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home. At Evening, Tharu cultural dance presentation or Slides show presentation. Dinner at overnight.
Day 8Jungle activities and drive back to Kathmandu. overnight at Hotel After breakfast, Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Center. Come back to Lodge and start driving to Kathmandu. it is 5 to 6 hours driving. you also can choose flight to Kathmandu from Chitawan. Reach and transfer to Hotel. Evening enjoy dinner with Nepal Highland Treks in cultural Nepali restaurant.
Day 9Departure Till departure time free for shopping, Drive to international airport for your final departure
9 days tour in Nepal is best tour in Nepal as we visit best touristic area. Any group size can operate this tour and there are many service categories as per client’s interest. As per service category, Nepal Highland Treks can provide reasonable cost and off course best possible service.
Nepal Visa rules and cost
Tourist visa of Nepal can get on arrival. You do not need many documents for it. Your original passport is enough. Also bring some passport size of picture in case of need. Nepali visa cost for one day transaction is USD 5, Nepali visa for 15 days multiple is USD 25, Nepali visa for one month multiple is USD 30, Nepali visa for 90 days multiple is USD 100
Note: It is better to bring USD cash for your visa fees
We have been traveling from Kathmandu, to Chitwan, Pokhara and back to Kathmandu. Traveling with two 5 year old boys through Nepal, can be lots of fun with the Team around Hemanta. Canceled flight, daily changing program wishes of our little ones - nothing threw Hemanta of course. Thanks a lot to you and your team. Cu in Tibet
- Michael Themel and Family, Switzerland