All Nepal Cultural and Scenic Himalayan Tour – 8 Days

Kathmandu, Gorkha, Bandipur, Pokhara, Palpa/Tansen, Lumbini, Chitwan & Daman

Tour itinerary:

All Nepal cultural and scenic Himalayan tour.

Brief itinerary:

Day 01: orientation of All Nepal cultural and scenic Himalayan tour .
Day 02: Drive to Gorkha 1,240 m – 05 hrs journey.
Day 03: Drive to Bandipur 1,354 m – 03 hrs
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara 865 m – 03 hrs journey
Day 03: Drive to Palpa, Tansen 1,372 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Lumbini 650 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Drive to Chitwan – 06 hrs
Day 06: In Chitwan full Jungle Safari and activities.
Day 07: Drive to Daman 2,630 m – 04 hrs.
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu end of Everest Vacation trip

Trip Detail:

Day 01: orientation of all Nepal cultural and scenic Himalayan tour
Morning our cultural and city guide will receive you for a delightful sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu city of old Durbar Square (palace) which is steeped with from 7th to 17th Century history and artifacts, visit the old Kastamandap temple one of the 1st old temple built from the wood of a single tree where Kathmandu name comes from, visit the Living Goddess resident area, where young girls are honored as Kumari (virgin goddess) after reaching teenage replaced by another young Kumari.

From here a short drive west of Kathmandu city to Swayambhunath Stupa located on high hill the landmark of the valley and oldest monuments of more than 2,500 years old offering fabulous panorama of Kathmandu valley and of snow capped peaks, from here afternoon time visit the holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath where non-Hindu visitors can observe the temple surrounding from above Bagmati river, this is also a cremation place for all Hindu people.

From here a short drive to largest Stupa of Bouddhanath also called “Little Tibet” with large dome shape where one can walk up on the dome and observe the Buddhist pilgrims and devotees on prayer.

After a wonderful moment retire back to hotel and preparation for the drive to Pokhara next day.

Day 02: Drive to Gorkha 1,240 m – 05 hrs journey.
Morning a scenic and interesting drive towards Nepal mid west passing through nice farmlands, villages and towns and following the pretty Trisuli downstream for some hours, and then heading North West with views of snow capped mountains in the distance and finally reaching at Gorkha town, a hill bazaar and the ancestral home of the Shah dynasty which ruled Nepal to this day. It is from here that King Prithvi Narayan Shah started his conquest of the country’s various smaller kingdoms including Kathmandu valley and unified into one single nation, stands above Gorkha Bazaar, the palace dominates the surroundings and is visible from all around the area. The palace also boasts beautiful architecture.

Al though only Hindus are allowed to enter the palace premises, it is worthwhile walking up the stairs for the view.

Afternoon visit of Gorkha Fort Palace and the bazaar return back to hotel for overnight stop in Gorkha.

Day 03:      Drive to Bandipur 1,354 m – 03 hrs
Overlooking morning views of Manaslu, Ganesh and Annapurna Himalaya drive leads for few hours on the road to Pokhara and from a town of Dumre heading uphill to a small medieval village at Bandipur, here a community based Home Stay program and activities, here with a warm greeting by locals transfer to community base home stay huts in typical traditional mid hills Nepali style house and hospitality with alluring views of Annapurna and Manaslu chain of peaks.

Day 04: Drive to Pokhara 865 m – 06 hours journey.
Morning a scenic and interesting drive towards Nepal mid west passing through nice farmlands, villages and towns for some hours, and then heading more west with views of snow capped mountains in the distance and finally reaching at picturesque Pokhara by the serene lake Phewa Tal where most of good lodge and hotels are located, afternoon at leisure for short walk around the lake side markets, afternoon free at leisure with views of Annapurna Himal and of majestic Machhapuchhre ‘Fish Tail’.

Day 03: Drive to Palpa, Tansen 1,372 m – 05 hrs.
After an enjoyable time at Pokhara with grand views of Annapurna, Manaslu range with Mt. Machhapuchhre, Everest Vacation next historical tour leads with an interesting drive towards south west at lower country of Nepal passing nice farm villages and towns of Butwal and Bhairawa and then reaching at old Newari town of Tansen. Situated at 1372m, above sea level, the ancient town of Tansen is the headquarters of Palpa district. Ancient culture, excellent mountain views, serene atmosphere and friendly people are the major attractions of this area. Besides, Tansen has also gained its popularity for historical monuments, temples and lively handicraft industry. It is located about seven kilometers northwest of Bartung in Siddhartha Highway.

Day 04: Drive to Lumbini 650 m – 04 hrs.
From Tansen heading towards Nepal South and Mid West Terai area close to the border to India, drive leads on flat land through many farm lands, villages and town of Butwal and Bhairawa and finally completing the day drive at Rupendehi in Lumbini, here transfer into nice hotels and resorts for overnight stop, with afternoon to visit the historical site of Lord Buddha complex, guide will take you for a visit of Lumbini, the main attraction at Lumbini, sacred garden spread over 8 sq. km with ancient valuable artifacts and treasures of this historic area.
Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archeologists alike, to the south of the temple a sacred pond – Puskarni – where Queen Mayadevi took a bath just before giving birth to Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. There are more than fifty monasteries around the area, visit of different monasteries from different Buddhist schools, Chinese monastery, Japanese monastery, Korean monastery, Tibetan monastery, Thai monastery, Sri Lanka after a grand tour retire back to hotel.

Day 05: Drive to Chitwan – 06 hrs
After a wonderful moment here heading back to Kathmandu road with a visit of Chitwan National Park the oldest and Asia’ Best National Park, listed in World Heritage Sites.  Afternoon a short introductory nature walk or visit of local Tharu villages for an hour and back in the comfort of nice hotels / lodge with evening cultural program with dinner.

Day 06: At Chitwan with full day Jungle activities.
Early morning with jungle activities and elephant safari in search of elusive and rare Royal Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhinoceros with 4 types of deer’s with many other wildlife and more than 70 species of birdlife, Chitwan National Park area with 932 sq.kms, an oldest and most popular National Parks in Nepal is situated within the inner subtropical Terai lowlands of Southern-Central Nepal. The park was listed as World Heritage Site in 1984. The Park covers a pristine area with a unique eco-system of significant value to the world.
Full day jungle activities and safari with breakfast and lunch in between, our naturalist will keep you busy with interesting and exciting jungle programs.

Day 07: Drive to Daman 2,630 m – 04 hrs.
From Chitwan after an exciting time jungle safari and elephant ride heading back to Kathmandu but with overnight stop on the old road at Daman with few mountain resorts for overnight stop, the drive leads past Hetauda town with uphill drive towards high hills and cooler area with enchanting alpine forest of rhododendron, pines tree lines with alluring panorama of 600 k.m. or 180 degree views of snow capped mountains including all 8th highest from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and as far to Kanchenjunga with other smaller range of peaks. Here at Daman just relax and enjoy the view in the comfort of nice mountain resort.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu end of All Nepal cultural and scenic Himalayan tour.
After a wonderful time in the high hills of Himalaya and visiting nice cultural villages including tremendous and awesome views of mountains and landscapes, morning drive leads back to Kathmandu with wonderful service of Everest Vacation.

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