Nepal Heritage Tour with Mt Everest Flight – 10 days

Highlights:

  • Witness Mount Everest and experience an iconic Mountain Flight
  • Explore Bandipur, Dhampus, and Lumbini
  • Stay overnight in Pokhara and go sight-seeing
  • Chitwan National Park visit and Jungle Safari

Nepal, widely known as one of the best countries for mountaineers and trekkers, also has a plethora of destinations which just MUST be explored in order to fully appreciate the beauty and grandeur of Nepal. This tour is specially designed for the travelers who are looking for cozy destinations with limited trekking. Not only does this tour cover a spiritually significant place like Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha), but also exotic places like Pokhara – a lakeside city full of adventures, and Chitwan National Park – a haven for exploring a huge variety of wildlife.

Bandipur Nepal

This custom made trip covers the major attractions that you would like to experience. From the panoramic view of Mountain Everest to the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a jungle safari, we believe we deliver the best possible itinerary to experience the multiple cultures of Nepal.

Itinerary:

Day Destinations and Activity Duration
1 Arrive in Kathmandu, and Transfer to Hotel 20 minutes
2 Mountain Flight and Kathmandu Sigtseeing 1 hour flight + 3 hours
3 Drive to Bandipur 5 hours
4 Optional 1-hour hike to the cave, drive to Pokhara. 1 hour + 2 hours
5 Drive to Kande- Overnight at Pothana. 4 hours
6 Drive back to Pokhara. 4 hours
7 Drive to Lumbini. 6 hours
8 Half day explore Lumbini, drive to Chitwan.  5 hours
9 Explore Chitwan  –
10 Fly back to Kathmandu  15 minutes

Note: The tour could also be tailored made depending on your preference. Please feel free to reach us anytime.

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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

You will be greeted by one of the representatives from Beyul Treks at Kathmandu Airport and then be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you can rest or explore the city. We will have a welcome dinner in the evening hosted by Beyul Treks and you can experience authentic Nepalese cuisine.

Day 2: Mountain Flight and Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing

Hour-long mountain flights are done every morning by numbers of domestic airlines. This incredible flight offers a panoramic view of the highest peak in the world, and offers great opportunities to take wonderful photographs of Mt Everest in all its’ glory. The views and memories will last a lifetime. After the flight, we will take the guided UNESCO World Heritage site tour which includes Swayambunath (otherwise known as the Monkey temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. All the temples are magnificent both historically and archeologically.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Bandipur

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning. We will have lunch on the way and after 5 hours of drive, we will reach Bandipur. Bandipur is a small and ancient beautiful Newar town. It has received a significant number of tourists lately who all enjoy experiencing the Newar way of life. The spectacular view from Bandipur is mesmerizing. It offers a panorama of the Annapurna Range along with peaks of Dhaulagiri, Langtang, and Manaslu.

Day 4: Drive to Pokhara

Pokhara Sarankot View Point

Before leaving for Pokhara, we offer an optional one hour hike to Siddha Gufa (cave) located at Bandipur. If you are keen for a short hike, we highly recommend visiting this holy cave. Afterwards, we will leave for Pokhara.

It takes less than two hours to reach Pokhara from Bandipur. We have a free day here in Pokhara and there are lots of things to see and do. Listed as one of the MUST SEE places in Nepal, this lake city is one of the most happening places in Nepal. The stunning views of Fishtail mountain and Annapurna Massif are amazing. This clean city of Nepal is loved by everyone and remains on the destinations well worth repeating for most travelers. From the walk to the lakeside, live music, adventure tourism like paragliding, bungy jumping, and zip-lining, Pokhara has much to offer visitors.

Day 5: Drive to Kande – Overnight at Pothana

On day 3, we will drive from Pokhara towards Dhampus, another famous town in Pokhara valley. Dhampus is located at 1700m and is one of the best spots to view the Annapurna range from. We will then move on and have lunch at Kande. From Kande, we have amazing views of the Ghandruk town and landscape.

We will then stay overnight at Pothana.

Day 6: Drive back to Pokhara

We will spend half a day sightseeing and have lunch at Pothana. Pothana is the gateway to famous trekking destinations such as Ghorepani-Punhill, Annapurna basecamp or the Mardi basecamp. After lunch, we will head back to Pokhara.

Once back in Pokhara, we will explore the must-see places like the World Peace pagoda and the Davis waterfalls nearby.

Day 7: Drive to Lumbini

Lumbini, Birth Place of Buddha

After breakfast at Pokhara, we will leave for Lumbini – which is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. This five hour drive will pass through beautiful landscapes and we can really feel the change in the climate within just a few hours. Lumbini is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and is the holiest place for Buddhism. Lumbini also has a large number of monuments, temples, and the Ashoka Pillar which was erected in 249BC.

Day 8: Explore Lumbini and Drive to Chitwan

We will drive to Chitwan from Lumbini after breakfast. The six-hour drive from Lumbini takes you to another iconic place famous for wildlife; the Chitwan National Park. It is another World Heritage Site located in Nepal that covers an area of 932 sq km. This park is well known for protecting one-horned rhinos, leopards, royal bengal tiger, and crocodiles. There are also myriads of bird species and more than 65 other mammals species.

Day 9: Explore Chitwan

Chitwan National Park

Today we will explore Chitwan. We will take a jungle safari and observe a huge variety of flora and fauna, along with the cultural experience that Chitwan has to offer. Chitwan is often on the radar for many travelers. The riverboat experience, watching elephants bathe in the river and purchasing local handicrafts are also experiences not to be missed.

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu

We will fly back to Kathmandu, and have a group dinner in the evening to go over our adventures together and share memories.

 

Note: The tour could also be tailored made depending on your preference. Please feel free to reach us anytime.

Included:

 Expert pre-trip advice and detailed information

 Motivated staffs

 All airport transfers

Twin-sharing accommodations.

 3 meals a day.

Not Included:

Nepalese visa fee

Excess baggage charge

 Private transportation apart from those in itinerary

Extra night accommodation  due to early/late arrival/departure, or due to early return.

 International flights

 Travel and Rescue insurance

 Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled/boiled water, shower)

Lumbini, Birth Place of Buddha
Mountain view from Sarankot

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