For those who want to see as much of Nepal as possible in the limited time, our Tour Nepal package is the best opportunity. It features the jungles of Chitwan, the Buddha’s birthplace, the beauty of the Annapurna Rage, and the history and culture of the Kathmandu Valley.
Kathmandu Valley Tour, Dhulikhel Nama Buddha Trek, Chitwan Safari, Lumbini (Buddha’s birthplace), & Pokhara Adventure Tour
Kathmandu Valley Tour
This part of the tour takes you around the valley’s most prominent historical, religious and cultural structures in three historical cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhatktapur.
The main sites of the Kathmandu tour include Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, and Swoyambhunath. Kathmandu Durbar square (old Royal palace) was built in 12th century. It houses numerous temples including Kumari Bahal (House of Living Goddess), Kasthamandap (house of wood) and an old museum. Pashupatinath is the ultimate Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. There are linga images of Shiva along with statues, shrine and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. Bouddhanath is among the largest stupas in South Asia and is revered as focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Swoyambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there large groups of monkeys thriving in the area. For the Buddhist Newars, Swoyambhunath is considered the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
Bhaktapur also called Bhadgaon or Khwopa, is an ancient Newar town in the east of the Kathmandu Valley. It is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork.
Dhulikhel Nama Buddha Trek
Dhulikhel is an authentic Newari town and a fantastic place for mountain watching in the valley. Located 32km west of Kathmandu, this short hike features panoramic mountains views, abundant temples, and diverse varieties of landscapes. The four-hour hike includes lunch and beverages.
The Chitwan Safari brings you face-to-face with the beauty of Nepal’s Terai climate. Nepal provides shelter to over 30 spices of large wild animals and approximately 180 species of other mammals. Some of the animals you may encounter in Nepal’s jungles include: rhinoceros, tiger, crocodile, snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild and four horned antelope, hyena, chital, barking deer, sloth bear, palm civet and pangolin, genetic dolphin, python and cobra.
Lumbini (Birthplace of Buddha)
The big attraction in Lumbini is a sacred garden spread over 2.5sq km that celebrates the Buddha’s birthplace. A stone excavated in 1996 claims to be exact spot of the birth of Buddha. The tour will then take you past the Ashokan pillar. The Indian emperor Ashoka visited in 249 BC, leaving behind this pillar to commemorate the experience. Our second day of the tour will tour the variety of Buddhist Monasteries in Lumbini. Buddhists from around the world have built monasteries to show their dedication at the birthplace of the Buddha. Each Monastery reflects a different and unique version of Buddhism that one can appreciate. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the World Peace Pagoda, built by Japanese Buddhist. Costing over $1million USD, the Pagoda features a Shining golden statue of Buddha.
Pokhara Adventure Tour
Pokhara is a little heaven in Nepal; the majestic Annapurna Range serves as a perfect backdrop to the quiet, calm lakeside resorts that cater to traveler’s needs. The gateway to some of the best trekking in the world, Pokhara also offers lakeside relaxation, biking, adventure sports, and more.
Pokhara is the best place for paragliding in Nepal; experience breathtaking views of the Annapurna range as your glide through the sky. In addition, you can take a boat tour to the opposite shore, and hike up to the Japanese Peace Pagoda for incredible mountain and lake views. At night, get a taste of the Pokhara nightlife, exploring lakeside’s variety of restaurants and bars. For the next day, grab on tight to the world’s longest zip line, accelerating to 100 mph as you pass above the dense forest below. In the afternoon, consider taking a mountain bike into the country side. Explore the Mahendra Cave or Devi’s Fall, or drift farther out of town to experience Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake.
Day 1: Flight arrival in Kathmandu. Get picked up from the airport, check into you hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner with the MSST team.
Day 2: KTM Sightseeing Tour: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath
Day 3: Sightseeing Tour: Patan & Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel
Day 4: Dhulikhel Nama Buddha Trek
Chitwan National Park
Day 4: Bus to Chitwan. Arrive in early afternoon. Enjoy dinner and a Tharu cultural dance performance.
Day 5: Canoe ride along the Rapti River. This is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles,s the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. Experience a Jungle walk on the way back and enjoy the elephant bathing.
Day 6: Elephant Breeding Centre and Elephant or Jeep Safari. Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre in the morning. In the afternoon take a safari through Chitwan.
Option 1: Elephant Safari
Option 2: Jeep Safari deep into Chitwan National Park.
Day 7: Bus to Lumbini, Buddhist’s Birthplace. Arrive in the afternoon. See the sacred garden and Ashokan Pillar.
Day 8: Embark on the Buddhist Monastery Tour and visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda.
Day 9: Bus to Pokhara. Arrive in afternoon. Check into hotel, enjoy dinner and listen to live music on the lakeside.
Day 10: Paragliding, boating and hiking
Day 11: Zip Line and Sight-seeing
Day 12: Fly or Take bus back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a goodbye dinner, finish final sightseeing and shopping.
Day 13: Board flight to next destination. Back to Main Menu