Nepal, Nepal Tour, 16 Days Nepal Tour

16 Days Nepal Tour (Group Tour)
(16 days / 15 nights)
(Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath)-Chitwan-Lumbini-Tansen-Pokhara- Bandipur-Dhulikhel-Nagarkot-Kathmandu (Changunarayan, Bhaktapur, Bungamati, Khokana, Dakshinkali)
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Nepal, the only Hindu kingdom of the world is situated between Tibet and India and has thus produced a remarkable mixture of people and culture offering us a fascinating diversity of ethnic and cultural groups with their wonderful historical background.
Day to day life in Nepal is regulated by the religious calendar and strict codes on ritual observance. After Nepal's long period of isolation Kathmandu has become the gateway to Nepal. The Kathmandu Valley, which is the cultural and political centre of Nepal, is magnificent for its wealth of unique temples. We see in Nepal the greatest mountains of the world. Differences in altitude in Nepal leads to great diversity in vegetation type, from the sub-tropical wet Terai to the semi -arid mountains wastes to the high altitude west.


Day 01. Flight to Nepal (Kathmandu)

Around Midnight arrival in Nepal. The cosmopolitan City and the capital Kathmandu is the main gateway for travellers to Nepal. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to your Hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy the first impression of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley is the cultural and political heart of the country. The city enjoyed its most glorious time under the reign of Mallas in the 16th and 17th century. In the afternoon we visit from the Thamel market.

Day 02. Kathmandu Excursion: Swayambunath, Pashupatinath, Bodnath
In the morning we start our sightseeing by visiting Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of Kathmandu. The old royal palace at the centre of the city was surrounded by temples and other important buildings. This is the most important point in Kathmandu to observe the culture and religion of Nepal. A visit of the temple of living godess Kumari is also a part of our today's Programme. After the visit of Durbar Square we proceed to visit Swayambhunath. The stupa at Swayambhunath is the most important and oldest site of Buddhist worship in Nepal. Swayambhunath Stupa is famous for the eyes of Buddha which seem to observing the world from all 4 directions. After Swayambhunath we visit the temple city of Pashupatinath which is Nepal's most important Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of the Bagmati river. The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated to god Shiva. Pashupatinath is one of the seven most important holy cities to Hindus. After the visit of Pashupatinath we visit Bodnath. Bodnath is the largest Stupa of Nepal. Around the octagonal base of Stupa there are 108 images of Buddha where prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas are taking place since over 2000 years.

Day 03.  Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park (about 194 kms)
Today we leave the world of mountains and drive to the south of Nepal to the Royal Chitwan National park. This National Park is situated near the Indian Nepal border. The area of the National Park covers around 950 square km. The Chitwan National park is the natural habitat of the Tiger, great one-horned Indian rhinoceros, leopard, gaur, sloth and wild bear, sambar. In the evening a cultural evening is provided with local folk dances.

Day 04. Chitwan National Park
In the early morning you will have a jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park penetrating through lush grasslands to view wildlife. This grass is commonly known as elephant grass and is very dense and grows to a height of 18-20 ft. In the afternoon we take a ride in Canoe on the Narayani river where there are very good chances of viewing the gharial crocodiles as well as the mugger crocodiles, fresh water dolphins, Otters and varieties of water birds.

Day 05. Chitwan National Park - Lumbini  (about  125 kms)
Today we drive through the foothills of the Himalayas on to Lumbini (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The place Lumbini is regarded by Buddhists as a sanctuary, because here about 2,500 years ago Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama Shakya) was born as a prince in a kingdom. The famous Ashoka Pillar and the temple of Maya Devi are the monuments of this event. Through the support of Buddhists from all over the world Lumbini became one of the most important pilgrimage sites. We visit the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. We take a rickshaw ride through the park (Lumbini Garden) and visit the Mayadevi temple and one of the many monasteries.

Day 06.  Lumbini - Tansen (about
 85 kms)
After a short ride on the Sidhartha Highway we reach the place Tansen. From here we view the wonderful views of the mountains of the Himalayas. Today we visit some temples in Tansen (Bhagwati Temple, Siddhi Binyak Temple and Laxmi Narayan Temple). Tansen was once an important trading center and this place has able to retain much of its original charm. We walk through the bazaar of Tansen and the area from Tansen Bazaar.

Day 07. 
Tansen - Pokhara (about 126 kms)
Today we drive from Tansen to Pokhara. Arrival in Pokhara. Rest of the day free for leisure.

Day 08. Pokhara
Today we have a walking tour (about 5-6 hours). We walk through hazelnut and hall woods on the crest of the Sundari Danda. We walk through the villages of the mountains and the twin lakes Rupa and Begnas. In the afternoon we visit Deurali Temple, and then we go to Begnas lake.

Day 09. Pokhara
Early morning sunrise tour to Sarangkot direction (if the weather permits). After a walk of about 40 minutes, we reach the top of Sarangkot. After Sarangkot in the afternoon we walk to the north of Pokhara (about 4 hours) through traditional villages. We cross the rivers Mardi and Seti and enjoy unparalleled views of the Annapurnas to sunset. And then we drive back to the hotel.

Day 10. Pokhara - Bandipur (about 76 kms)
Today morning we drive to Bandipur. The medieval town of Bandipur is located on the former trade route between Tibet and Kathmandu, and is known not only for cultural diversity but also for a unique view of the Himalayan range from Dhaulagiri to Ganesh Himalaya.

Day 11.  Bandipur - Dhulikhel (about 175 kms)
Today we drive to  Dhulikhel enroute we visit Patan. Patan was the second largest town in the valley but it has been absorbed into Kathmandu. Patan was previously known as Lalitpur (the beautiful city). The famous King Ashoka built the Stupas at four corners in the 250 BC. The temple architecture here gave this city fame to be unique and most beautiful. Before we continue on the road to Duhlikhel, we also a visit a Tibetan refugee camp. Then we drive to Dhulikhel. This place is located at 1650 m altitude and offers in good weather and stunning views of the Himalayas.

Day 12.  Dhulikhel - Namobuddha - Dhulikhel  (about  7- 8 hours)
After breakfast we start the full day hike in the surrounding area of Dhulikhel. Our walk takes you through pine forests up to a hill to the stupa of Namobuddha, which is an important place of pilgrimage. Then we goes back down towards the valley of Kathmandu. On the way back we will visit a Newari village and then we drive  to Duhlikel.

Day 13. Dhulikhel - Nagarkot (about 7 hours)
Today we drive to Nagarkot. Located 2170 meters above sea level, Nagarkot an ideal vantage point on the Himalayas. On a clear day here we have the whole panorama of Anupurna and Mount Everest.

Day 14. Nagarkot - Telkot (about 25 km) - Hike Changunarayan (about 2 hours) - Bhaktapur (about 7 km) - Kathmandu (about 15 kms)
Today we first drive about 25 km. to the place Telkot and from here take about two hour hike and reach the famous temple of Changunarayan (the oldest Vishnu temples of Nepal). And then we drive further to Bhaktapur. In the afternoon we visit the third largest city of Nepal, the royal city of Bhaktapur (UNESCO World Heritage) The "Golden Gate", the "Palace of 55 windows" (15th century) and Pagoda Nyatapola (18th century). Then drive to the hotel.

Day 15. Kathmandu
Optional: Tomorrow morning Himalayan scenic flight, currently costs about  $ 160 per person including airport transfer (highest mountains in the world). Afternoon is a visit to Bungamati and Khokana. Bungamati is a small Newari village, pursue the residents still their old professions of wood carving and agriculture as in the old times. Nearby is the other Newari village named Khokhana . Here is a famous temple of the female deity Durga is (incarnation of Goddess Kali). Tonight we enjoy the last farewell dinner this trip in a typical Nepalese Restaurant (local dance and cultural evening).

Day 16. Depart from Kathamndu
Today morning is a half-day excursion to Dakshinkali Temple. The temple of Dakshinkali is a Hindu pilgrimage site and place of sacrifice of goddess Kali. In this temple of the goddess Kali (reincarnation of Goddess Durga) are still housed in Dakshinkali twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) animal sacrifice.

In the afternoon we drive to the airport for onwards journey.
(End of our services)

About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

 

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Best of Nepal Tour (Group Tour) – Indicative group tour cost in USD on per person basis from 2 to 18 Traveler
(Year 2017 -2018) 

Group Travel Dates

Tour cost in USD from 2 person to 18 person

2

3-5

6-9

10-13

14-18

 

Room Type*

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

SRS*

             
13.03.17 - 28.03.17 $ 2830 $ 2505 $ 2170 $ 2000 $ 1880 $ + 865
03.04.17 - 18.04.17 $ 2830 $ 2505 $ 2170 $ 2000 $ 1880 $ + 865
02.05.17 - 17.05.17 $ 2430 $ 2150 $ 1865 $ 1720 $ 1620 $ + 745
16.05.17 - 31.05.17 $ 2430 $ 2150 $ 1865 $ 1720 $ 1620 $ + 745
19.09.17 - 04.10.17 $ 2490 $ 2200 $ 1905 $ 1760 $ 1655 $ + 760
03.10.17 - 18.10.17 $ 3110 $ 2755 $ 2385 $ 2200 $ 2070 $ + 950
17.10.17 - 01.11.17 $ 3110 $ 2755 $ 2385 $ 2200 $ 2070 $ + 950
14.11.17 - 29.11.17 $ 3110 $ 2755 $ 2385 $ 2200 $ 2070 $ + 950
05.12.17 - 20.12.17 $ 2675 $ 2350 $ 2050 $ 1890 $ 1780 $ + 820
16.01.18 - 31.01.18 $ 2675 $ 2350 $ 2050 $ 1890 $ 1780 $ + 820
06.02.18 - 21.02.18 $ 3110 $ 2755 $ 2385 $ 2200 $ 2070 $ + 950
13.03.18 - 23.03.18 $ 3110 $ 2755 $ 2385 $ 2200 $ 2070 $ + 950
03.04.18 - 18.04.18 $ 3110 $ 2755 $ 2385 $ 2200 $ 2070 $ + 950

* The international flights are not included in the given cost.
* Approx. 07 weeks before the start of the trip, we will let you know how many participants have signed up for this trip, as the cost of the Tour varies depending on the number of participants.
* For single person traveling alone the “Single Room Supplement” is not valid and a surcharge will be levied on it.
* The tour cost may increase subject to fuel price hike.
* Visa fees (about $ 30) are not included in the given tour cost.

 

*Our Team will be in touch with you regarding the total Tour members in the group as the cost of the tour depend on the number of Travelers, with the increasing number of participants there will be discount at the time of final payment (accordingly to the table).

*Single Room Supplement not valid

DBL* = double room * SRS = Single room supplement

 

Proposed Hotels

Nights

Indo Vacations – Inclusions in the given tour cost:

  • Complete sightseeing program as per the itinerary

  • In Tigerland Resort Chitwan park jungle activities on full board basis.

  • Accommodation in a double room with shower /bath & WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Half board (breakfast and dinner in the booked Hotels)

  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 liter per person / day)

  • An air-conditioned vehicle, including insurance, fuel etc. with chauffeur (experienced, reliable and English speaking) during the entire tour.

  • Complete sightseeing program as per itinerary

  • Valid guaranteed Contract for the services to be provided by our travel agency.

  • Luggage handling at the hotels

  • Accommodation in double room with shower or bath / WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary.

  • Travel literature

  • All Applicable taxes

  • Guidance and assistance throughout the tour by a English-speaking local guide (An accompanying Escort would be provided 10 travelers onward).
     

Not included are: International Flights, Camera fees, tips, drinks and any expenses of a personal nature and services which are not covered under inclusions !

 

Note:

  • (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

  • Flight schedule, hotel and program modifications may take place in case of an emergency.

  • You will need to apply for a Visa to enter India. Please get the visa well in time. On request we will send you more information.

  • For individual Arrivals you will be picked up at no extra cost from the airport and transferred to the booked hotel (advance notice and flight details will be  required).

  • In case the number of tour participants is not achieved to operate a group there is possibility that a surcharge must be levied, or alternatively we reserve the right to withdraw from the travel contract not later than 14 days prior to departure before. (Most of the tour operations are guaranteed on two travelers).

  • Indo Vacations reserve the right of changes which may be beyond our control.

    Heritage Hotels:
    Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.


    Testimonials & References from the customers who already traveled with us!

Hotel Radisson, Kathmandu**** Kathmandu
4
Hotel Tigerland Resort, Chitwan*** Chitwan
2
Hotel Lumbini Garden, Lumbini Lumbini
1
Hotel Srinagar, Tansen Tansen
1
Hotel Fish Tail Lodge, Pokhara*** Pokhara
3
Hotel Old Inn, Bandipur*** Bandipur
1
Hotel Mirabel Resort, Dhulikhel*** Dhulikhel
2
Hotel Fort, Nagarkot*** Nagarkot
1
Total Nights 15

 

Details for the vehicles are available at the below given links:   
 

For 1 - 3 person – Etios / Swift Dzire - (4 seats)
For 3 - 5 person – Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo - (6 seats)

For 6-9 person - Tempo Traveler - (10 seats)
For 10-15 person mini-bus (18 seats)

For 16-28 passenger bus - (30-35 seats)
 

 

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