Nepal Uncovered | East to West Tour - 18 Days

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NEPAL EAST TO WEST TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Grand Tour of Nepal from East to West. 
  • Interact with Hindu Holy Men at Pashupatinath Temple. 
  • Escape the crowds and discover the remote Kalinchowk trail. Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery and interact with the local tribes. 
  • Uncover the Bardia National Park. The jungle of Bardia is home to the Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, sloth bears, blue bulls, Mugger and Gharial crocodiles, clouded leopards, Langur monkeys, and many other majestic jungle animals. 
  • Head into the Chitwan jungle and encounter the Tharu community.
  • Find peace in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
  • Explore Pokhara, Nepal’s adventure capital, and Gorkha, the birthplace of the King Prithivi Narayan Shah who established the unification of Nepal's kingdoms.
  • Discover the beautiful tea gardens of Ilam.

Day 01. WELCOME TO NEPAL

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our friendly representative will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign displaying your name. He will then drive you to your hotel.


Depending on your time of arrival, you are free to relax or explore the city.


Overnight in Kathmandu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 02. KATHMANDU & BHAKTAPUR SIGHTSEEING TOUR

After breakfast, we will take you on a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley with a private tour guide - by a private car or van. We will visit:

Pashupatinath Temple, a holy pilgrimage site for Hindus. Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Lord Shiva. Devotees are regularly taking ritual baths in the holy Bagmati river. You will see a wide range of very interesting cultural activities. We will also meet many Hindu Holy Men (also known as Sadhus). 

Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world and a very important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Walk clockwise around the stupa, enjoy the mystical atmosphere, encounter the Buddhist monks and take lots of pictures under the colorful prayer flags. 

In the afternoon, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour in BhaktapurThe ancient Newari town is renowned for its fine religious architecture and its traditional handicrafts. Among other places, we will visit: 


- the Brass & Bronze Museum (Metal Museum),

- the Woodcarving Museum,

- the 55 Window Palace, 

- the Golden Gate,

- and the Five Storeys Temple (Nyatapola Temple).


Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 03. ILAM TEA GARDENS TOUR

After breakfast, we will embark on a scenic flight to Bhadrapur. 

We will visit the beautiful tea gardens of IlamThe hills of Ilam are draped with lush green tea gardens. Ilam, land of tea, is also home to the endangered Red Panda and a birdwatching paradise. 

Overnight in Ilam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 04. MAI POKHARI

Today, we will visit Mai Pokhari, an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Discover and explore the wetland of Mai Pokhari.


Overnight in Ilam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 05. DRIVE TO BHADRAPUR EARLY MORNING AND FLIGHT BACK TO KATHMANDU

Early in the morning, we will drive to Bhadrapur and fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu. 

Free time in the afternoon.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 06. KALINCHOWK TOUR

Early in the morning, we will drive to Charikot (6 hours' drive) and then to Kuri (an extra 1 to 2 hours' drive) by private car/ van. 


In the evening, you will enjoy a delicious campfire barbecue feast.


Overnight in Kalinchowk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           




Day 07. KALINCHOWK TOUR

Today, you will discover the remote Kalinchowk trail. Early in the morning, we will hike to Kalinchowk Temple. Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery and interact with the local tribes. 


Then, we will get back to the hotel for breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu.


Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 08. GORKHA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Early in the morning, we will head to Gorkha, a very important historic place in Nepal. Gorkha is the birthplace of the King Prithivi Narayan Shah who established the unification of Nepal's kingdoms. 


We will visit:

- the Gorkha Durbar,

- the Vishnu temple,

- the Mahadev temple,

- the Ratna temple,

- and the Gorkha museum.


Overnight in Gorkha.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 09. DRIVE TO POKHARA | VISIT TAL BARAHI TEMPLE 

After breakfast, we will head to Pokhara, one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. We will check in to our hotel, where we will spend some time refreshing ourselves. 
 
We will visit Tal Barahi Temple, a Hindu temple located on a small island in the middle of Phewa Lake.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 10. POKHARA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

In the morning, we will visit the beautiful World Peace Pagoda (Shanti stupa).

Then, we will visit:

• Davis falls: Also known as "Patale Chango" (which means "underworld waterfall" in Nepali), Davis Falls is a waterfall that forms an underground tunnel, 100 feet below ground level. 

• Bat Cave: This cave houses thousands of horseshoe bats.

• Mahendra Gufa (cave): Mahendra Gufa is a limestone cave where you can see a statue of Hindu Lord Shiva. This cave is named after Late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev.

• The International Mountain Museum: This museum is devoted to the mountains of Nepal. 

Overnight in Pokhara.
Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 11. CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK 

After breakfast, we will drive to Chitwan National Park.


The jungle of Chitwan National Park is home to the Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, sloth bears and many majestic birds. 


In the afternoon, you will go on a river safari. During the river safari, you will see a lot of crocodiles and different species of birds. Don't forget to bring your binoculars!


Overnight in Chitwan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 12. CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK 

In the morning, hike into the jungle on the lookout for Royal Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, one-horned rhinoceros and sloth bears. 


After lunch, you will go on a Jeep safari inside the National Park. You will spend the afternoon covering as much ground as possible. 


Overnight in Chitwan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 13. CHITWAN - LUMBINI

Early in the morning, we will drive to Lumbinia UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Check in to the hotel. Relax and soak up the peaceful atmosphere in Lumbini.


Overnight in Lumbini.

Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 14. LUMBINI SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Today, we will visit the Maya Devi Temple, where Lord Buddha was born, and the World Peace Pagoda. We will also visit many beautiful Buddhist temples and monasteries built by various countries around the world (Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, China, India to name but a few). 


We will explore the Wetlands and encounter the gorgeous Sarus Cranes. 


Overnight in Lumbini.

Meals: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 15. DRIVE TO BARDIA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will drive to Bardia National ParkThe jungle of Bardia is one of the most undisturbed protected areas in the Terai region and offers a greater chance of seeing wild jungle animals. Venture into the unspoiled wilderness and be ready for a very real jungle experience!

Overnight in Bardia.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 16. BARDIA NATIONAL PARK: JEEP SAFARI OR WALKING JUNGLE SAFARI 

After breakfast, you will go on a full-day jungle hike inside the National Park. You will track tigers, elephants and rhinos on foot with an experienced wildlife guide. Be prepared for a real blood-pumping adventure!

Option: You can opt for a full-day Jeep safari inside the jungle instead. 

Overnight in Bardia.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 17. FLIGHT TO KATHMANDU

After breakfast, we will fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Free time in the afternoon.

In the evening, in Kathmandu, we will have our farewell dinner at a local restaurant, where you will also enjoy a Nepali cultural dance show. 

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 18. DEPARTURE 

After a fun-filled trip, our journey ends. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your trip. We will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you have time and would like to extend your stay in Nepal, we would be happy to offer our recommendations.

Meals: Breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Please note: This itinerary is intended to be a guideline; local conditions and weather may necessitate slight itinerary variations. 

This package can be extended or customized upon request.

What’s included

  • Pre-departure support.
  • Airport Pick-up & Drop-off.
  • Experienced and government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation (17 nights): 5 nights in Kathmandu, 2 nights in Bardia, 2 nights in Ilam, 1 night in Kalinchowk, 2 nights in Pokhara, 1 night in Gorkha, 2 nights in Chitwan and 2 nights in Lumbini.
  • Meals (refer to itinerary for meal plan).
  • All ground transportation during the tour (private car).
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur / Bhadrapur to Kathmandu / Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • National Parks entrance fees.
  • First aid kits.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges.


What’s NOT included

  • International flights.
  • Excess baggage fees (domestic flights).
  • Tips for guides, drivers & others.
  • Personal expenditures, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls.
  • Some meals (refer to itinerary for meal plan).
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Anything else not specified in the ‘what’s included’ section above.

Accommodation:

  • Kathmandu (5 nights): Carefully selected 3-Star hotel.
  • Bardia (2 nights): Carefully selected Jungle Resort.
  • Barbote - Ilam (2 nights): Carefully selected Homestay.
  • Kalinchowk (1 night): Carefully selected Resort.
  • Pokhara (2 nights): Carefully selected 3-Star hotel.
  • Chitwan (2 nights): Carefully selected Jungle Resort.
  • Lumbini (2 nights): Carefully selected 3-Star hotel.
  • Gorkha (1 night): Lodge.


Meals:

  • Day 1: N/A.
  • Day 2: Breakfast.
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 5: Breakfast.
  • Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 7: Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Day 8: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 9: Breakfast.
  • Day 10: Breakfast.
  • Day 11: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 12: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 13: Breakfast.
  • Day 14: Breakfast.
  • Day 15: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 16: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 17: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.
  • Day 18: Breakfast.
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Price is based on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement will be applicable if you are a solo traveler.

You are required as a condition of booking to have an adequate travel insurance. 


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