Nepal off the Beaten
Start in Kathmandu and explore the traditional and spiritual elements of Nepal on this private tour. Meet with the locals and experience their daily livelihood.
|11 days / 10 nights
|Family, Seniors, Children, Honeymoon, Solo Traveler
|Adventure, Classic, Culture, History
- Special welcome ceremony at the airport
- Special Welcome and farewell dinner followed by cultural programs
- Yoga and meditation at the hotel
- Visiting local villages, and local people incl. having special local homemade meals with locals,
- Visiting orphanages and spiritual events
- Chitwan National Park with Jungle activities and Tharu Cultural Program
- Visit spiritual Places in the city areas and outside the city while traveling.
- Visit Tibetan Carpet Factory and Thanka Painting,
- Special lunch and dinners with cultural performances as much as possible
- Visiting and participating in traditional harvesting and cultivation methods, depending on the season.
- Visit off-beaten destinations away from the city (country sites)
- Other festivals, festivities, and spiritual activities will be observed or participated in while on tour, depending on the time of your travel
- Lecture about Buddha and his incarnation, from birth till death by a famous archeologist of Nepal.
- Special Souvenirs and gift hampers token of love and certificate
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu ( - / L / D )
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative and accompanying native language-speaking guide welcome you in the traditional way with fresh towels and soft drinks before embarkation for the vehicle and transfer to your hotel. After you check in at the hotel, enjoy the refreshments and listen to a short tour briefing by your guide.
Depending on your arrival time we are able in the afternoon to visit the Patan City, known as a city of art and crafts. We will show you the main care part of Patan city including the Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Mahabouddha, Pudra Varna Mahavihar, Hiranya Varna Mahabihar and the Kumbheshwar temple.
Dinner at the Patan Museum Café, a traditional restaurant followed by folklore
Overnight at Hotel Soaltee
Day 2: Kathmandu - Bhairahawa (Lumbini) ( B / L / D )
Start your day with an early morning Basic Yoga and Meditation class at your hotel. Enjoy your breakfast. Before check-out and your transfer to the Domestic Airport for your 35-minute flight to Bhairahawa you will visit the historic Durbar Square (if not possible the day before) and Swyambhunath Stupa.
After you arrive in Bhairahawa, transfer, check in to your hotel, and refreshments you will proceed for a 20-minute drive to visit Lumbini’s secret garden. You will visit various monasteries, historical sites of Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi temple, etc. Special lecture presentation at the hotel’s auditorium on Buddhism and Lord Buddha by the most famous archeologist professor Mr. Basanta Bedari, who will guide you during our stay in Lumbini.
Dinner and Overnight at the Buddha Maya Garden
Day 3: Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Ramgram ( B / L / D )
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before Professor Bedari presents today’s visiting destinations and the importance of the monuments. Today you will visit the main ruins of the main royal palace of Lord Buddha and the surroundings where his father king Suddhodan used to be the king.
Lunch will be served at the Hotel.
After lunch, you will visit Buddha’s maternal parents’ village at Ramgram. Walk through the villages surrounding Lumbini and interact with the warm and hospitable local people. Supporting the villager by buying their handicrafts and observing their traditional rituals will bring one closer to understanding the diversity of the Terai cultures in Nepal. This Village tour also gives you an opportunity to observe the Terai landscape and a peek into the locals’ acro-based rural lifestyle, colorful costumes, festivals which they celebrate with much joy and enthusiasm, and gracious hospitality. You also can visit the local temples and mosques or partake in cultural ceremonies. Wetland areas, lakes, and ponds in the villages offer bird-watching opportunities. Choose the option to walk through the villages or ride in a local rickshaw or bullock cart. Some of the villages surrounding Lumbini are Ekala, Khudabagar, Tenuhawa, Lumbini Adarsh, and Madhuvani.
Dinner and Overnight at the Buddha Maya Garden
Day 04: Lumbini – Devghat - Chitwan National Park ( B / L / D )
After breakfast at your hotel, get ready for an approx. 5-hour drive (179km) to Chitwan National Park, by private vehicle. En route, you will visit the local village of Devghat.
Devghat is one of the notorious religious and artistic centers in central Nepal. You will be welcomed by local people with live folklore and traditional music bands. Experience the life of local people and visit a local school to interact with the students and teachers.
Today’s lunch will be “Nepali Mountain Meal Set (Dhindo Set) sounds like some exotic dish from Nepal, but it is simply a thick porridge or mush, made by cooking stone-ground cornmeal, millet flour, or buckwheat flour with salt and water, and served with Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry, tomato pickles and Daal (Lentil Soup), sometimes, this type of meal was the only option to survive in the countryside. But now it has become hobbies fashion to have village meals.
After visiting Devghat, you will come to know the significance of the place and its settlements.
Upon arrival at the resort check-in and enjoy some refreshments, before you do a dusk walk along the Rapti river and witness the giant crocodiles by the riverbank.
Tonight, you will join an extraordinary experience of a live performing Tharu Cultural Dance on the Resort premise. Tharu Cultural Dance is one of the popular activities during your stay in Chitwan National Park.
Dinner and Overnight at the Green Mansion
Day 5: Chitwan National Park ( B / L / D )
After Breakfast you will join a relaxing canoe ride, you will pass the shores of the rivers which are full of amazing crocodiles and beautiful birds. During the trip, you are accompanied by a guide who will tell you about the animals. Off course, you don’t have to peddle yourself as a boatman joins the ride.
You will continue your exploration by canoe and jeep having a delicious picnic lunch in the forest before returning to the resort for refreshments TowerStay, which is located in a wooden tower in the heart of the Jungle.
Overnight at the Green Mansion
Day 6: Chitwan National Park ( B / L / D )
After breakfast at the resort, you will start an exciting Jeep Safari. You will sit in the back of an open jeep to see the animals. Your guide will hang at the back of the vehicle to spot animals. He will also give information about the environment and wildlife. The driver will stop to show places and animals. You will have a great opportunity to get some good pictures this way.
The park is a great place to watch colorful birds like woodpecker, hornbill, Bengal florican and red-headed trogon. Winter birds such as waterfowls, Brahminy duck, pintails and bareheaded geese are drawn by the sanctuary of the park’s rivers. In summers, the forest is alive with nesting migrants such as the fabulous paradise flycatcher, the Indian pitta and parakeets. Winter birds include migratory birds from Siberia
During the day you will also visit a Thary Village to experience the local livelihood as well as visit the
Crocodile Hatching Farm is located at Kasara. The purpose of this farm at the Chitwan National Park is for the Conservation of endangered Gangetic crocodiles known as Gharials or Mugars, eggs are hatched, brought up, and released into rivers.
Barbeque Dinner and Overnight at the Green Mansion
Day 7: Chitwan National Park - Pokhara ( B / L / D )
Have breakfast at the Resort, check out, and enjoy a 4/5 hours drive to Pokhara (167km). On the way, we will stop for lunch at Bandipur Village, which is one of the medieval villages of Nepal. You will serve a typical local organic meal with local folk music and cultural dance performed by the Local mother’s community (Aama Samuha).
After lunch, you will continue the journey to Pokhara, the city of lakes and mountains, where you can witness Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) range and Mt. Fishtail (6993m) in 33km aeronautical. In the late afternoon take a walk around the area of Lake Side and enjoy the view of the western Himalayan ranges with Mt Fishtail.
Dinner and Overnight at the Fishtail Lodge
Day 8: Pokhara ( B / L / D )
Wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise and Himalayan view from your hotel rooftop. After breakfast, you will leave for a regular sightseeing tour of Pokhara. Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes, and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalayas’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. Visit the Gurkha Memorial Museum, with its interactive multimedia exhibits dedicated to the history of Nepal's Gurkha soldiers. The next stop will be the Mountain Museum, Mountains and mountaineering have a history of their own, The basic objective for its Museum was made to record, document, and chronicle the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve the saga of the momentous feats in the history of mountaineering in the Himalayan peaks in particular.
After lunch, (depending on the season of the year), we leave to witness and enjoy the village life of Pokhara region, the traditional way of harvesting/cultivation and visit home local houses and lifestyle.
Tonight, we will witness the local traditional music and cultural performance.
Dinner and Overnight at the Fishtail Lodge
Day 9: Pokhara – Kathmandu ( B / L / D )
After breakfast at your hotel, you will check out and transfer to the Pokhara Airport for your 40-minute return flight to Kathmandu.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, on the way to your hotel, you will make a short stop over to visit the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Pashupaninath Temple is the temple of Lord Shiva and is considered one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world., and the Bouddhnath Stupa, is one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu.
After sightseeing around these holy places, you will continue to drive to Dhulikhel, Check in at your hotel/resort.
Dinner and Overnight at the Dhulikhel Mountain Resort
Day 10: Dhulikhel – Bhaktapur ( B / L / D )
After Breakfast at the resort, you will check-out, out and drive to Bhaktapur Durbar square- the finest durbar square of the valley where you can visit the Golden Gate, Palace of 55 windows, Nyatapole Temple a unique temple of Bhaktapur, the Nyatapola literally means ‘five storied’ and rises above the city’s landscape as a remarkable landmark.
A Newari cuisine lunch will be served at the Newari Restaurant around Durbar Square before we visit the Thanka Painting School and Nepali/Tibetan Carpet Factory on the way to your Hotel.
Check into your hotel. Rest of the day is free of leisure and time for personal activities – shopping, visiting around tourist hub of Thamel,
Evening farewell dinner at fine dining Nepalese cuisine restaurant in Kathmandu with folklore,
Overnight at the Hotel Soaltee
Day 11: Kathmandu – departure day ( B / - / - )
Have Breakfast at your Hotel before driving downtown for some last-minute souvenir shopping. After returning to your hotel for check out.
Transfer to the Kathmandu International Airport for onward flight.
“Ends of Tour”
All our private packages itineraries are not set in stone, meaning we can adjust, modify within your wishes, description. Or just let us create a complete new one for you. Our goal is to create your dream vacation. Just contact any time . All hotels are subject to availability
- Round Airport transfer by Private vehicles
- All transportation by Private vehicles as mentioned in the program
- Kathmandu- Bhairahawa (Lumbini), and Pokhara- Kathmandu domestic flight ticket
- Chitwan – Pokhara Domestic flight ticket for Luxury Clients
- Professional Local guide service in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini.
- Accompanying official escort throughout the trip.
- 10 nights’ standard accommodation shared room (single room/supplement available with a surcharge) upgrade to Deluxe is possible
- Meal Plan as mentioned in the program
- All activities as described in Itinerary
- Monumental areas entrance fees as per the itinerary,
- Two Mineral water per person, fruits, and juice each day while sightseeing and on tour
Package does not include:
- Any international or domestic airfare, any Hotels / Resort / Villas and any transportation (Bus, Train, Taxi) outside the mentioned program / before or after your excursion with us
- Package upgrade to deluxe (prices on request)
- Snacks & meals outside the above-mentioned program
- Soft Drinks & Alcoholic beverages (available at extra cost)
- Expenditures of any personal nature
- Tips and gratuities for driver, guides and escorts (approximately 10% of the total paid amount)
- Visas and Visa Applications fees
- Bank- or payment transfer fees
- Force Majeure
- Travel- & Medical Insurance (Please note that a private travel insurance is mandatory on all our packages / excursions/tours)
Optional and additional Activities which can be organized (subject to change without prior notice )
- Everest Experience Mountain flight from Kathmandu; USD 233.00/person
- 3hrs Rafting in Trisuli River; USD 65.00/person
- Heli-flight to Everest Base Camp and Breakfast at Everest View Hotel; USD 900.00/person / Sharing (minimum 4 Pax)
- Paragliding in Pokhara: USD 100.00/ person
- Heli-flight to Annapurna Base Camp / Mardi Himal Base Camp from Pokhara; USD 650.00/person (minimum 4 Pax)
- 3/5hrs Hiking in Kathmandu and Pokhara: USD 40.00/person
Travel- & Medical Insurance
Travel Insurance including medical repatriation insurance is mandatory on all our trips. Therefore, we strongly recommend to our guests to make sure to purchase a suitable insurance package, which covers all kinds of travel problems, such as lost or loss of luggage, any kind of cancellation of airlines or tours for the value for all the length of your trip. All our tours include local accident insurance via the operator, but they are most of the time, not European standard. Make sure that it covers all the activities that you are likely to undertake, such as rafting, scuba diving, cycling, cruises, trekking, etc. Many ‘free’ insurances that come with banking packages, credit cards, etc., are quite inadequate to cover you, so make sure you check the policy before your travel. You are required to give a copy of your insurance policy to your tour leader upon arrival. Without proper insurance like this, we will not be allowed to join the tour as we will not be able to respond adequately in case of an emergency if you do not have the right insurance. Please also contact your doctor for further preparations regarding your chosen travel destination, including immunizations.
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|01 Jan 2023
|31 Dec 2023
|11 days / 10 nights
Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice