Summary of

Best of Nepal tour

Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Major Attractions: Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square and the Bodhnath, view of Himalayan peaks from Pokhara, Ancient Temples, Swayambhu stupa, Tigers & Rhino safari at Chitwan, Pokhara, Elephant safari, Nagarkot

Destination Covered: Kathmandu, Royal Chitwan National Park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Kathmandu

Tour Summary

Nepal is a popular tourist destination with some of the world's best-preserved cultural heritage and natural wonders. Travel to the "roof of the earth" for breathtaking views of Mount Everest, a visit to one of the world's largest stupas, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and an exploration of the Nepalese traditional way of life. Nepal Tours takes tourists on guided tours of the beautiful country, providing an unforgettable vacation experience.

The 8-day Best of Nepal tour to Nepal's mountainous kingdom delivers on its promise of an exciting time packed with the country's diverse attractions. Chitwan offers an exciting collection of Royal Bengal tigers, rhinoceros, and more, as well as elephant rides across the jungle! Pokhara is a beautiful hill station in central Nepal, situated on Phewa Lake. It's regarded as a starting point for the Annapurna Circuit, a famous Himalayan trek. Every traveler finds something new in the Nepal tour package.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 6

Pokhara

This morning you will go for an excursion to Sarangkot. The village of Sarangkot (1590 m) is situated on the top of a hillock just north of Phewa Lake. One gets to see beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from Sarangkot as the sun splashes hues of red on the Himalayan range. On a clear day, the panoramic ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Ganesh Himal can be observed from here.

Later visit Bindebasini Temple- one among the oldest temples in Pokhara and Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 5

Chitwan - Pokhara (140 km)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Pokhara. The rare combination of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the kingdom. It is located virtually in the geographical center of Nepal. Located on the main road between Kathmandu and Bhairawa, there may be no other place in the world from where Great Himalayas peaks can beadmired from such a close distance. The Bindhyavasani Temple on its well-kept platform overlooks a modest amusement park. Phewa Lake, skirted by a large numbers of unpretentious lodges and simple restaurants, is the most congenial spot for visitors.

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DAY 4

Royal Chitwan National Park

Full day of jungle activities. After breakfast you will be taken to the elephant stables and breeding center visit. Also enjoy the canoeing ride down the Narayani River to view the gharial and the marsh mugger crocodiles. After lunch and brief leisure, you will be mounted on elephant back and then taken for a jungle safari for 2 -3 hours penetrating through dense 18-20 ft grasslands. It is the favourite habitat of the rhinoceros and other mammals. Overnight stay in your wildlife resort.

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DAY 3

Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park (160 km)

Morning after breakfast drive to Royal Chitwan National Park. On arrival, check in at your wildlife resort. After brief leisure enjoy the jungle activities passing through deep into the jungle for viewing and photographing wildlife, experience the abundant bird-life, the flora and fauna. Stay overnight at your jungle Resort.

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DAY 2

Kathmandu

Morning proceed for the sightseeing tour of Nepal covering the prime attractions of Kathmandu. At first, visit Pashupatinath- a place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. Then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Boudhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage. After completion of these two spots, you will be taken take you for a visit to Patan. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley's Tibetan population.  While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate.  For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.

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DAY 1

Kathmandu arrival

You will be assisted at Kathmandu airport and transferred to your hotel to check in. After brief leisure you may stroll in the colourful markets of Kathmandu. Kathamandu, the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 7

Pokhara - Nagarkot (180 km)

After breakfast, drive to Nagarkot- one of the best facilitated hill top resort towns to view the majesty of the Himalaya. Nagarkot is situated at a height of 2195 meters and is only 32 km east of Kathmandu. The resort town is famous for its sunrise and sunset views and even offers glimpses of Mt. Everest in the east on a clear morning while the entire Langtang range looms right in front.
On arrival in Nagarkot check in at the hotel. Overnight in Nagarkot.

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DAY 8

Kathmandu Departure (32 km)

Morning after breakfast checkout and drive to reach Kathmandu. At appropriate time you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International airport (TIA) to board your flight for your onward journey. Tour ends.

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