- Pokhara is famous for boating, trekking, rafting and extreme sports like rafting, canyoning and bungee jumping.
- Phew Lake where the reflection of Mount Macchapucchre(Fishtail) can be seen.
- Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.
- The Maya Devi temple is undoubtedly the most important temple on the premises as it enshrines the traditional location of Buddha’s birth. It is, without question, one of the major attractions of Lumbini.
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In Kathmandu, it seems that around every corner there is something to see. Kathmandu boasts no less than seven UNESCO cultural heritage sites. Its buildings and monuments display a significant variety of historic and artistic accomplishment. Besides the more obvious landmarks, there are far too many temples and places of interest to the list. We are therefore very keen to help you discover more than the normal tour package. For many, a tour to Nepal would be incomplete without delving deeper into the culture and lifestyle of Nepal.
Other options of tour
But it’s not all about these architectural and cultural wonders!
You will have many opportunities to engage in a wide range of spiritual and sporting activities. Mountains encompass the Kathmandu valley. These mountains have a vast and too often overlooked the potential for adventure.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park was the first national park in Nepal. The park was established in 1973 and granted World Heritage status in 1984. Elephant back safari is the most popular and adventurous way to encounter the abundant wildlife in Chitwan. Species include rare one-horned rhinos and elusive Royal Bengal Tigers and also numerous of varieties of birds and reptiles. Additionally experienced Mahouts will guide you deep into the forest ensuring the best possible close up sightings. Witnessing such magnificent wildlife at close distance is sure to make your trip more enjoyable. Chitwan is, moreover, one of only two elephant-breeding centres that exist in the world.
Chitwan By Foot
The Jungle walks also provide an ideal opportunity to view wild animals in very close proximity. Bird Watching is always best on foot. Our specialists will help you spot and identify many different varieties of birds, both local and migratory. A slow canoe ride on the gentle rivers of the lower Nepal plains is a rare and exotic experience. There are few places on earth that can equal the beauty and serenity of this trip.
Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is famous for boating, trekking, rafting and extreme sports like rafting, canyoning and bungee jumping. The Pokhara Valley encompasses Pokhara city, parts of Sarangkot, Kaskikot and the Phewa Lake. Phewa lake is the second largest lake in Nepal. The reflection of Mount Macchapucchre (Fishtail) can be seen on this lake. Also from Phewa Lake, you can witness the two-storied temple of Barahi Bhagwati. This temple is located on an island in the middle of the lake.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a representative from Apoorva tours. We will drive you to your hotel and get you booked in so you can unwind from your travels, rest and relax. Later we will show you around the popular for tourist area that is the Thamel District where you will find all the services you require including restaurants, supermarkets ATM machines and money exchange facilities. In addition if you have forgotten anything you may need on the trip you will have an opportunity to buy it now.
Once back at your overnight hotel we will have a chat about the upcoming tour and possible options, and you will get to meet our team and the guides who will accompany you throughout the tour.
Today you will be visiting some of the any places of interest around Kathmandu, for example:
The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important Temples in the world for Hindu devotees and it is located close to a location for Hindu cremations on the banks of Bagmati River.
This highly decorative Hindu Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The Temple features a pagoda style of architecture and has a gilded roof, its silver plated entrance doors are guarded by statues of various deities In the rafters you can see effigies of various members of Shiva’s family. However, whilst only Hindus are permitted inside the Temple its exterior is remarkable and well worth the visit. Outside you will see many Sadhus (holy men), and during February or March the annual festival Maha Shivaratri which is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva is celebrated here.
The Boudhanath Stupa – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the holiest Tibetan Buddhist Temple outside Tibet. The main section is over 328ft (100m) in diameter and its length is about 360ft (120m). Boudhanath is one of the largest Stupa in the world, it has 4 eyes to represent the all-seeing ability of the Buddha; they face four prime directions constantly seeking out human success and virtuous behaviour. Nirvana is represented by the Stupa’s nose.
The Swayambhunath – is an ancient religious Temple site possibly dating back to 460 A.D it is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and important for both Buddhists and Hindus. This Stupa and has many shrines and monasteries on its premises and is widely known as the “Monkey Temple”. This may be due to the colonies of monkeys that live there, or perhaps it is because “Monkey Temple” is much easier to pronounce than “Swayambhunath”.
Overnight stay in your Hotel.
We will either drive or fly to Chitwan and then visit Tharu Village and Riverside Sunset View.
We will visit the remarkable and totally authentic Tharu village. This tribe have lived here for many centuries and are largely self sufficient. They exist on a mixture of farming, fishing and hunting. The Tharu are officially recognised by the Nepalese government as a discreet nationality. They refer to themselves as “The People of the Forest” and have a unique culture and way of life which you will be privileged to experience.
Later you can sit back, relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the river with the forest providing a magnificent backcloth.
Overnight in your Hotel.
Chitwan National Park was first national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and granted World Heritage status in 1984. Elephant back safari is the most popular and adventurous way to encounter the abundant wildlife in Chitwan. Species include rare one-horned rhinos and elusive Royal Bengal Tigers and also numerous of varieties of birds and reptiles. Additionally experienced Mahouts will guide you deep into the forest ensuring the best possible close up sightings. Witnessing such magnificent wildlife at close distance is sure to make your trip more enjoyable. Chitwan is, moreover, one of only two elephant-breeding centres that exist in the world and was established to protect the regions endangered elephant species.
On your visit you will be engaged in Jungle activities such as the Jungle walk, Elephant Safari, Canoeing, Bird watching and visiting the famous elephant breeding centre.
The Jungle walk provides an ideal opportunity to view wild animals at very close proximity. Bird Watching is always best on foot. Our specialists will help you spot and identify many different varieties of birds, both local and migratory. A slow canoe ride on the gentle rivers of the lower Nepal plains is rare and exotic experience. There are few places on earth that can equal the beauty and serenity of this trip.
Overnight in your Hotel
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We will drive to Lumbini and visit Mayadevi Temple.
The Mayadevi temple is the most important site in the Lumbini Garden. It enshrines the traditional location of Buddha’s birth and is one of the major attractions of Lumbini.
The nearby Ashoka Pillar bears Inscriptions indicating that it is the exact spot as his birthplace. Tradition has it that the newly born Prince Siddhartha who eventually became the Buddha took his first seven steps here and also, from this spot, went on to deliver his peace message to humanity.
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The sacred area of Lumbini is located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal and today we will be exploring the places of importance at Lumbini , these will include The sacred Garden, The Monastic zone and the new Lumbini village zone.
The Gautam Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautam or Shakyamuni Buddha is the founder of Buddhism and the light of Asia. The Lord Buddha was born here in Lumbini, Nepal in 623 BC. This is also further testified by the inscription on the pillar erected by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka in 249 BC. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world’s great religions. The remains at Lumbini contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhism. Lumbini has additionally been a focus for pilgrimage from as early as the 3rd century BC.
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Today we will drive to Pokhara and on arrival we will enjoy a relaxing evening and have a stroll around the picturesque lakeside and will enjoy the spectacular evening view of the Annapurna range and the world famous fishtail mountain.
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We will be visiting places of interest around Pokhara such as: Davis falls, Mahendra cave, Phewa lake Two-stored temple of Barahi , Bhagwati temple and will have a chance to enjoy a boating trip.
Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is situated on the banks of the Phewa Lake which is the second largest lake of Nepal and the ideal place to take a peaceful boating trip. The reflection of Mount Macchapucchre (Fishtail) can be seen on this lake. Beyond the World Peace Stupa in Pokhara you will find the Davis falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave which at 9,678 ft/2950 meters long is one of the longest in Nepal. The main cave comprises two chambers which house several shrines, the largest of which is dedicated to Shiva. Pokhara is also famous for boating, trekking, and extreme sports like rafting, zip-lining, canoeing and bungee jumping or even an exciting ultra-light (microlight) flight. In the free time on our own you can choose such an adventure or just relax before spending a pleasant evening and an overnight stay in a hotel.
We drive back to Kathmandu along the spectacular Prithvi Highway which winds through 128 miles (206km) of traditional Middle Hills countryside and past some of Nepal’s finer attractions including The Manakamana Devi temple which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhagawati who is believed to be an incarnation of goddess Parvati.
The derivation of the name Manakamana is a combination of the words Mana (meaning heart) and Kamana (a wish ). This is because worshippers believe that the Goddess Manakamana is able to grant their hearts wishes.
It is worth checking out the fascinating story behind the legend of Manakamana Goddess.
Access to the temple is now fortunately by cable car thus avoiding a particularly strenuous climb.
When we arrive at Kathmandu you will check into your hotel after which you will have some free time to wander and explore the streets, shops and sights of Thamel.
Overnight in your Hotel
On this very last day of the tour you will be free to explore the ancient city of Kathmandu, and no doubt you will spend some time shopping for that all important memorabilia, walking around Thamel, and perhaps relaxing in one of the many bars and restaurants in the locality.
It is sadly now time to say goodbye to Nepal so we will drive you to the airport in sufficient time (3 hours) to make your flight home and we will wish you a “bon voyage” but we sincerely hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
- Tour itinerary can be customised to suit your requirements and time-frame.
- Tour package includes 3-star category hotel during the whole tour, if you would like to stay at a high-end hotel (such as 5-star accommodation) or at the hotel of your own choice that is possible, please send us a request.
- This tour package applies for the minimum of two people in a group, however, we can organise a solo/single tour if you don’t have friend or partner to travel with.
- We have discounted price packages for groups of 7 people or more, please send us a request for a special deal for your group.
- Do not hesitate to write us for any advice or special requests, we are happy to hear from you and always ready to provide our quality travel service in the Himalaya of Nepal
- Our overriding goal is “safety first” for all of our clients and staff. We have an exceptionally experienced, friendly and knowledgeable team of workers. All they are well trained and most are fully licensed Guides.
- We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition of joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).
Date & Price
The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
Apoorva Tours & Treks also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.
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Package Cost Includes: –
- All sightseeing as mentioned in itineraries.
- Accommodation and meal basis as per the package.
- All transfer by an air-conditioned private vehicle as per the itinerary.
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- All taxes and service charges
Package Cost Excludes: –
- Meal as per the package.
- Airport tax while leaving Nepal.
- Flight tickets cost if needed.
- Extra cost due to natural calamities, political disturbance or delay on arrival.
- Personal expenditure, Vehicle Disposal for Shopping, Beverages, Optional Program and tips.
IndiaGreat arrangement! Nice friendly tour guides. Thanks for everything! Highly recommended!!! [. . .]