12 Days Discover Nepal Tour is specially designed for those travelers who want to experience the vibrant city of Kathmandu including Patan and Bhaktapur, explore the natural and cultural heritages of magnificent traditional places Chitwan, Gorkha and Pokhara, hiking hilltop of Nagarkot with sunrise over the stunning panoramic Himalayan ranges. It is easy tour suitable for all travelers and operated whole year by Nepal Travel Door. In this tour, you will be staying in comfortable and standard hotels and lodges with great hospitality.
Nepal Discover Tour begins with Kathmandu World Heritage Sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square) Sightseeing exploring the ancient city arts and architecture, cultural walking through the local villages and meet with hospitable and cheerful people. After exploring some cultural, religious and pilgrimage sites, we will head to Nagarkot for the spectacular and amazing sunset view with the panoramic views of mountains. We will visit the most popular historical and natural sites of Nepal including Gorkha, Pokhara and Chitwan.
Trek Duration: 12 Days
Trip Code: NTD-NTO 02
Activity: Tours and Sightseeing
Accomodation: Hotels/Resorts (Budget and Deluxe)
Best Seasons: All the Year
Trip Begins: Kathmandu
Trip Ends: Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu International Airport (TIA), you will be greeted by our representative from Nepal Travel Door. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath
After breakfast at hotel, you will explore Kathmandu and its narrow streets, ancient monuments in the form of Temples and Stupas and have a wonderful walk around the World Heritage Sites and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, visiting Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After visiting Kathmandu valley, back to hotel, have rest and Overnight stay at hotel in kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Nagarkot
We start the trip from Kathmandu after breakfast and drive to Bhaktapur and walk or drive further Changu Narayan. The route from Bhaktapur to Changu Narayan and to Nagarkot provides spectacular and interesting views of the country side and the mountains. Then drive you back (after sunset View from Nagarkot in the evening) to Kathmandu.
Day 04: Kathmandu - Gorkha
After breakfast in the hotel, we head toward Gorkha by coach/van/car. From Kathmandu valley which take normally 4 hours by drive to reach in your destination. Rest of time is at your leisure.
Day 05-06: Gorkha Sightseeing
After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Gorkha Durbar. About one hour's walk uphill from the bus station, an ancient historical palace is situated on the top of the fortified hill. Ten meters below the palace's southern side, is the sacred cave temple of Gorkhanath. The cave is is carved out of the solid rock and is among the most important religious sites for Brahmins and Chhetris of Nepal. Then you visit Upallokot which is suitated at 20 minutes walking distance from Gorkha palace. where you can enjoyed the spectacular view of Gorkha palace and the sliver shining snow-fed peaks. After finishing sighseeing around gorkha palace, then drive you back to Hotel.
In next Morning after the Breakfast you will visit gorkha bazzar, it is worth a visit as it provides a very good vista of the quiet charm that soaks a typical hill village of Nepal.then you will drive to Manakamana Temple. It is situated 12 km south of Gorkha bazzar. you will reach manakamana temple is through cable car. Cable car is operating from kurintar. The cable car ride covers a distance of 2.8 km. with 31 passenger and 3 cargo cars, each with a seating capacity of 6. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Overnight stay at standard Lodge.
Day 07: Gorkha - Pokhara
After breakfast, drive towards Pokhara will take approximate 4-5 hours. Enjoy your trip through the winding roads that will cross Madi river in Damauli. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Pokhara Sightseeing
Enjoy the entire day starting with an early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise and and then hike back to the city. Later, you can visit places like Fewa Lake, Devis fall, Gupteshwar cave, Int'l Mountain Museum, Bindhyabashani temple, White river (Seti Gorge), Regional Museum, per market and Lakeside stroll around the small city in bicycle.
Day 09: Pokhara - Chitwan
Early morning drive from Pokhara to Chitwan will let you experience the landscape variations and you run across bustling business hubs. On arrving Chitwan, you will be briefed about the place and the next day’s plans about exploring the National Park.
Day 10: Chitwan National Park
You will be spending the entire day in the vicinity of National Park where you will have a nature walk for bird watching, visit the elephant breeding centre, attend the presentation on flora and fauna, enjoy the elephant safari inside the community forest and many more. You can enjoy your evening on the banks of Rapti River.
Day 11: Chitwan to Kathmandu
Drive towards Kathmandu on a tourist coach that will take approximately 5-6 hours. Once you reach Kathmandu, explore the local places around Thamel and enjoy the live music sessionos that are offered by many restaurants.
Day 12: Departure
As this is the last day of Discover Nepal Tour, you will prepare for your departure on this day. Make sure you have got all your souvenirs in your luggage and have all the necessary documents to make it easy for the immigration officials at the International airport. You will be transferred to the airport by taxi/car. The tours around Kathmandu ends but the memories will be eternal.