On first arrival in Kathmandu at Nepal international Airport, received by Treklanders guide and staff. After getting introduced with the guide, a short drive to the hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city around Thamel; or near about.
At the hotel check into your nice rooms, getting refreshed join with other members for the Nepal Round Tour. Our guide will provide briefing of the tour and hotels, foods, do’s and don’ts, includes all important information regarding the trip. Evening group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepali restaurants the best way to get familiar with Nepali food and cultures.
Morning after breakfast, get ready by 8 a.m. for tour of Kathmandu interesting historical and religious sites. The tour guided by our expert guides showing you the wonders of Nepalese heritage cultures. The visit takes you to Old Durbar Square (Palace and royal courtyard) steeped with ancient monuments.
Visit the Kumari Residence to catch a glimpse of famous Living Goddess, as tour extends to Swyambhunath. The renowned landmark of Nepal the Swyambhunath Stupa, located on a hillock above west of Kathmandu city. The oldest Buddhist monuments, believed to be more than 2,500 years old. From Swyambhunath enjoy panorama of Kathmandu city and the valley.
The tour continues towards Pashupatinath Temple dedicated to famous Hindu God Shiva. A beautiful temple of two tiered golden roof with silver doors, revered as holiest of all holy sites for Hindu. Thousands of pilgrims pays homage on the day of Maha Shivaratri the birth anniversary of God Shiva.
After visit of Pashupatinath Temple, the tour leads Bouddhanath Stupa, a famous Buddhist monument and largest Stupa in Asia.
The large magnificent stupa, marked with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, built in the 5th A.D. The Stupa an octagonal base inset surrounded with prayer wheels and shops, stalls and monasteries. The area is also called ‘Little Tibet’, due to Tibetan origin local living around the Bouddhanath areas. After an interesting day tour back to hotel, rest of afternoon at leisure, preparation for tour beyond Kathmandu. Included Meal:- Breakfast
Morning depart from the hotel to reach Pokhara city, located at the height of
860 m / 2,821 ft. A journey covering a distance of 220 k.m / 136.05 miles, taking more than 5 hours. The drive leads to Nepal Mid-West through the mid-way town of Mugling, where road to Chitwan and Pokhara branch off.
The drive leads past lovely farm villages and towns facing views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya range. As drive heads closer to enter the beautiful city of Pokhara, on arrival transfer into a nice hotels. Located near the Phewa Lakeside an interesting place for strolls in the evening, after checking into the hotels. Included Meal:- Breakfast
Rise up early morning for a short drive to Sarankot, a famous hill top for stunning views of sunrise. As the morning sunlight’s touches the white Himalayan peaks of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri range. Includes fantastic panorama of Pokhara city and the lake amidst beautiful verdant valley, enclosed by rolling green hills. Sarankot, a popular hill top for Para-Gliding, Zip-Line and other exciting adventure sports activities. After a refreshing morning with glorious sunrise and Himalayan views, drive back to hotel for breakfast.
After getting refreshed, the tour takes you to amazing natural wonders of Pokhara visit the deep ravine of Seti Gorge. Tour then leads south of Pokhara city to David’s / Devi or Pathelo Chhago Water Falls. Interested people can visit the Nepal’s only Mountaineering Museum situated near the local market of Pokhara.
Rest of the day till dinner, at leisure for individual activities or boat ride to the island temple of Barahi. Included Meal:- Breakfast
Another exciting drive from Pokhara to Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha, located at the driving distance. About 163.07 k.m / 101.04 miles leads to South Mid Far West of Terai belt, the flat land of Nepal.
Drive leads south on leaving Pokhara valley rim towards the town of Syangja, then on winding road to Butwal city. The journey continues around low sub-tropical country reaching Lumbini, in the district of Rupendehi. On arrival transfer to a nice hotel, after getting refreshed in the lovely room.
Afternoon take a stroll around the street and markets of Lumbini, near the Buddha’s birth place premises. Included Meal:- Breakfast
After a leisure morning, having hearty breakfast our guide receives you at the time given. A short drive or walk to entrance of Lord Buddha’s birth places and historical site. Lumbini the traditional birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, born in the 6th Century B.C.
Then in 249 BC, the famous Emperor Asoka from North India, a Buddhist convert visited Lumbini. Constructed four stupas and a stone pillar, which bears an inscription that translates as: "King Piyadasi (Asoka). The beloved of devas, in the 20 year of the coronation, himself paid a holy homage. Mentioned that Buddha Sakyamuni having been born on this exact spot.
For many centuries the Sakya kingdom and the palace where Prince Siddhartha Buddha to be, was born remained out of existence.
In 1895, the site was rediscovered by a German archaeologist who came upon Asoka’s Pillar, identified by its inscription. As well the 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 for leisure activities around the town of Lumbini. Included Meal:- Breakfast
Morning from Lumbini, drive leads to another exciting place at Sauraha in Chitwan. A journey of 155 k.m / 96.05 miles road distance, with an interesting drive heading past Butwal city. Reaching Nawalparasi district, then few hours’ drive brings you to Chitwan, as the route diverts from the main road.
The drive leads past Tadi Bazaar to Sauraha where all nice hotels located, a mere distance from Chitwan National Park.
On checking into a lovely hotel rooms, a briefing is held by the hotel management and naturalist. Regarding the routine and programs for jungle safari and activities, late afternoon, an introductory walk to Tharu village. The main tribes of Terai areas of Nepal South East to Far West, an exciting cultures of native Tharu to observe. Evening enjoy the dinner with fascinating cultural programs performed by the Tharu tribe. Included Meal:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
An early morning wake up call for Jungle or nature activities, various programs for each group of people. The morning, afternoon programs as follows. Jungle activities:
Morning Bird Watch Tour, Machan (Watch Tower) Tour, Jungle walks, nature walks, elephant safari. As well jungle drives in between with elephant briefing and bathing, includes dug-out canoe ride downstream of Rapti River.
Program and activities begins early morning before breakfast, for elephant ride on the lookout of wild-mammal. As well with other options of nature walks or bird-watching and a tower visit. On the lookout for wild-animals, includes jungle walks and boating the Rapti River observe the water birds and crocodiles.
On boating, witness fresh water Gangetic Ghariel and Mugger crocodiles, if lucky including fresh water dolphins, and otters. During Jungle Activities, observe many species of exotic bird life. On nature walks or elephant safari chances of spotting Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinoceros, four types of deer. Peacocks and Jungle fowls, wild boar, leopards and reptiles. Included Meal:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Morning options for early morning nature walks or bird-watching, as well for few hour of elephant ride. After breakfast depart for Kathmandu covering a distance of 175 k.m / approx. 109 miles. The drive follows the Trisuli River all the way to Mugling Bazaar and beyond, then heading uphill to enter Kathmandu city.
On arrival in the bustling city life of Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel having free afternoon for individual activities. Included Meal:- Breakfast & Dinner
After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing time in Nepal, around the Himalayas on Nepal Round Tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call. Included Meal:-Breakfast
Age is no bar on this leisure tour of drives and short walks of a week duration. Family with young kids and elderly people can join on this exciting trip, a great holiday visiting Nepal interesting destination. But a physically fit is important with sound health to cope with long drives.
All cities and towns on this trip staying overnights and for few days do have facilities of electricity by Hydro power. One can charge electronic items, depending upon the current voltage. Good to carry an adopter as with change of voltage, might be different from your country. For internet and cell phone communications, every restaurants and hotels at present have Wi-Fi and internet services, but can be quite disturbing sometimes due to weather and location wise.
Every overnight stop around the cities and towns of tourist standard to luxury hotels, and resorts available. Where rooms are of high standard as per the class of hotels booked as per the trip cost. All rooms are large and spacious with attached bath and toilets. Offer comprehensive wide range of food menu to choose from Continental, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan to Nepali meals. Including refreshing hot drinks of various choices and fresh bakery items.
The main religion is Hinduism with Buddhism, where Hindu dominates most part of the country. Followed by Buddhism, especially around the high mountainous areas of Himalayas. Few Islam, Jain, Sikh and Christian minority.
Whatever the religion wise, most Nepalese follows their own tribal community different cultures and traditional life.
Depending upon the size of a group, either in private cars, coach or in a spacious deluxe bus on overland drive beyond Kathmandu. All tours are accompanied by Treklanders Adventure expert guides as well with tour escorts on larger group.