Duration
08 Days
Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
  • Mountain View
  • Hiking
Accommodation
  • 3-Star hotel
Meals
  • Welcome Drinks
  • Daily Breakfast

Price

Reduced

$900 USD

$720 USD

10% Discount for Group

Overview & Highlights

8 Days Nepal Tour Highlights


  • Guided city tours – Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lumbini
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Visit the sacred site where Lord Buddha was born
  • Discover the scenic wonders of Pokhara– Lake Phewa, Davis Fall, Seti Gorge, etc
  • Spectacular sunrise with a 360-degree view of Himalayan peaks from Sarangkot
  • Wildlife Activities in Chitwan National Park.

Overview of 8 Days Nepal Tour


This 8 Days Nepal Tour or Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Lumbini Tour Package offers you the best of Nepal. Discover Kathmandu’s ancient heritage sites. Explore the natural wonders of picturesque Pokhara. Get close to the endangered inhabitants of Chitwan National Park. Visit the sacred birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini.

Savor the cultural, spiritual, and natural delights of Nepal. This 8 Days Nepal Tour takes you to some of the most popular destinations in Nepal. You begin your tour in Kathmandu, a modern city that was once divided into three medieval towns. Experience its rich culture and heritage. The picturesque lakeside city of Pokhara will enthrall you with its spellbinding natural beauty. Enjoy boating in the serene Lake Phewa, watched over by the mighty Himalayan peaks. Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the ‘Light of Asia.’ Explore the lush jungles of Chitwan National Park.

During this 8 Days Nepal Tour, you will have a professional guide at your disposal, and travel on a comfortable private tourist vehicle or a coach. Transfer across cities will be either on an airplane or ground transportation (private vehicle or tourist bus). All accommodation during the tour will be at three or 4-star hotels and lodges available in the area. You will have ample opportunity to purchase authentic souvenirs, including carpets, handicrafts, carvings, and Thankas (traditional painting) on this trip. If you have time, you can add two more days in Lumbini and Kathmandu. For this, we have 10 Days Nepal Tour.

8 Days Nepal Tour Itinerary

Our airport representative will be receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

After checking into your hotel and a brief rest, prepare for a half-day guided sightseeing tour of the city. You will get to visit two of the city’s World Heritage Sites.

 

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. Durbar Square is the social, religious, and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

 

Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple

The stupa watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge white-domed stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also known as ‘Samhengu’ and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living on the premises.

Note: If you have late arrival time, we will do this sightseeing on next day.

Meals: Not Included

Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kms/ 6 – 7 hours drive). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.

After an early breakfast, we head to Pokhara on a tourist bus, van, or car, depending on the size of the group. It is a scenic drive filled with inspiring views of the mountains, Himalayan rivers, and picturesque hill-top villages.

Note: Kathmandu – Pokhara flight option is also available upon an additional USD 100 payment.

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up early to catch the sunrise from Sarangkot Hill.

 Sarangkot

A drive of 45 minutes with 25 minutes hike brings us to the viewpoint of Sarangkot. It is the best spot in Pokhara to view the Himalayas. Get mesmerized with the magical sight of the golden sun rising over white spires of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapucchre (Fishtail Peak), including views of the beautiful the Pokhara Valley and Phewa lake. It takes about a 15-minute walk down and 45 minutes drive to the hotel in Pokhara. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later in the day, we visit these sites,

Bindhabasini Temple

Lies in the center of old religious bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer an excellent picnic and relaxing area.

 

Davis Fall

Locally known as PataleChhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.

 

Gupteshwor Cave

The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 km from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis Fall, and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds particular value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.

 

Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple

Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second-largest lake in Nepal. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake, it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

 

Seti River Gorge

Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool&Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.

 

Tibetan Refugee Camp

The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the TashiPalkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.

Meals: Breakfast

Today transfer to Lumbini from Pokhara (200 KM / 6 hours drive).  Arrive at Lumbini. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a World Heritage Site 285 km south-west of  Kathmandu. This pilgrimage site in southwest Nepal attracts devout Buddhists from around the world, who arrive to pay homage at the Sacred Garden, where the ‘Enlightened One’ was born. A famous landmark is the Ashoka Pillar, raised by the great emperor Ashoka who converted to Buddhism. Today Lumbini has been animated by the multitude of architecturally beautiful temples, stupas, and monasteries built by various international Buddhist communities.

Meals: Breakfast

Lumbini is hallowed ground as Shakyamuni Buddha was born here in southern Nepal more than twenty-five hundred years ago. As a sacred birthplace, it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists from around the globe. Many excavations have taken place here around this small town in the southern Terai plains of Nepal. Ruins of the old city are visible, and many artifacts were unearthed during the excavation. Shakyamuni Buddha was born a prince to the ruler of the little principality. Notable landmarks are the Maya Devi temple and the Ashoka pillar. The remains of many ancient stupas and monasteries can be found in the surroundings of Lumbini. The Ashoka pillar is said to have been erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 250 BC and bears an inscription confirming this as the birthplace of the Buddha. A stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha as she holds onto a branch is seen in the Maya Devi temple.

Later transfer from Lumbini to Chitwan; approximately 155 km / 4 hrs drive.

Upon arrival at Chitwan, transfer to Hotel by Jeep.  On reaching the resort, you would be briefed by our Guest Relations Officer. After lunch, you would be going for a Village tour. Meanwhile, the dinner would be ready by the time you return to the resort.

Meals: Breakfast

The wake-up call followed by tea or coffee and then proceeds for canoeing/jeep safari.

A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Jeep safari by land rover starts from canoeing put out point covering the distance of approximately 10km with chances of seeing rare wildlife. Later we head to the elephant breeding center and spend some time with the tuskers. Remaining hours before the afternoon program: take a dip in the pool or relax on your verandah.

Meals: Breakfast

Today, depart Chitwan and transfer to Kathmandu; 160 Kms, 6 hours drive. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and evening free. Explore the city on your own. Stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking, and other activities.

Meals: Breakfast

The trip concludes. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

8 Days Nepal Tour Accommodation

We will provide Samsara Resort or a similar 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, and this hotel is located in Thamel. In Pokhara, you will stay at Kuti Resort or a similar-standard hotel, and this is located in Lakeside Pokhara. Similarly, In Lumbini, we will provide Zambala Hotel or similar and Chitwan Boutique Hotel or equally standard hotel in Chitwan. Also, we will use a tourist bus for a solo traveler, and for the group, a private car will be provided. Single supplement charge is USD 350, and you can pay the whole amount via our online payment system without any bank service charges.

DayHotelHotel LocationCategory
01 Samsara Resort or Similar Thamel, Kathmandu 3-Star
02 Kuti Resort or Similar Lakeside, Pokhara 4-Star
03 Kuti Resort or Similar Lakeside, Pokhara 4-Star
04 Zambala Hotel or Similar Lumbini 3-Star
05 Chitwan Boutique Hotel or Similar Sauraha, Chitwan 3-Star
06 Chitwan Boutique Hotel or Similar Sauraha, Chitwan 3-Star
07 Samsara Resort or Similar Thamel, Kathmandu 3-Star

Departure Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Essential Information

Passport Validity

Must have six months remaining validity or more at the time of entry. Passport is not mandatory for Indian nationals however they must show Voter’s Card or Citizenship to enter Nepal and birth certificate for children.

Blank Passport pages

At least one blank visa page (not endorsements page) required for entry visa

Tourist Visa Required:

Yes, Uopn arrival

Vaccinations:

No requirements

Currency Restrictions for Entry:

US$5,000; no pure, unworked gold up to 50 grams of gold jewelry, or 500 grams of silver

Currency Restrictions for Exit:

USD 5,000

Tourist Visa Fee

15 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 25

30 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period) USD 3 per Day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry) Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration) Late fee USD 5 per Day

Notice: The Government of Nepal has increased Visa Fees effective from July 17, 2019. Along with that, Nepal is providing five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to U.S citizens. Please check on http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np for more information.

Heritage Site Entry Fees

Entry fees must be paid to enter Heritage Sites, museums, etc. at the entry point. Please refer to the table below for details about payment. Please note that the information below is as per the information provided by the concerned department. Any difference or discrepancy could be reported at info@ntb.org.np. Updates will be made after verification from official sources.

ENTRY FEES
PlaceForeign NationalsSAARC nationalsChineseNepaleseContact
Number
Remarks
Kathmandu Durbar Square including Tribhuvan MuseumNPR.. 1000NPR.. 150NPR. 1000Free01-4268969
01-4269452
Below ten years free
National Museum, Chauni, KathmanduNPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)NPR. 50 (NPR. 75 for the camera, NPR. 150 for video camera)NPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)Students: NPR.10; Others: NRs. 25 (NPR. 50 for camera and  NPR.100 for video camera)01-4271504
01-4271478
Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. Open for half-day on Mondays from (10:30 am to 2 pm)
Patan Durbar Square including Patan MuseumNPR. 1,000NPR. 250NPR. 1,000Students with a letter from school: NPR. 10; Student Card Discount: NPR.20; Others: NPR.30Entry fees for Nepalese are applicable only for Patan Museum
Patan Golden TempleNPR. 50NPR. 20NPR.. 50Free01-5534595
01-5540227
Closed on Buddha Jayanti
Bhaktapur Durbar SquareUS$ 15 or NPR. 1,500NPR. 500NPR. 500Free01-6612249Below ten years free. For groups from 11-20, one tour leader can enter free.
National Art Museum, BhaktapurNPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)NPR.. 50 (NPR. 50 for the camera, NPR. 150 for video camera)NRs. 150 (NPR.. 100 for the camera, NPR.. 200 for video camera)Students: NPR.10; Others: NPR.25 (NPR. 50 for the camera, NPR. 100 for video camera)01-6610004Closed on Tuesdays. The fee includes wood carving and brass and bronze museum in Dattrareya Square.
Swayambhunath StupaNPR. 200NPR.. 50NPR. 200Free01-4281889
01-4277236
Below ten years free.
Bauddhanath StupaNPR. 400NPR. 100NPR. 400Free01-4489257Below ten years free.
Pashupatinath TempleNPR.  1,000 per day per entryNPR. 1,000. Free for Indian NationalsNPR.. 1,000Free01-4462767
01-4470340
Tourists can view the temple from the back premises.
Changunarayan TempleNPR. 300NPR. 100NPR. 300Free01-5090958
Ethnographic Museum, Bhrikutimandap, NTBNPR. 200NPR. 100NPR. 100Students: NPR. 15; Others: NPR. 3001-4256909
Extension no. 172
Chitwan National ParkNPR. 1,500 per day per entry +13% VATNPR. 750 per day per entry+13% VATNPR. 1,500 per day per entry+13% VATNPR. 100+13% VAT056-621069Elephant ride fare – Foreigner: NPR.. 2,500; SAARC: NPR.. 1,500; Nepali NPR. 500
Chitwan Elephant Breeding CampNPR.50NPR.. 25NPR. 50NPR. 10056-580154
Tharu Cultural Museum, Chitwan NPR. 25NPR. 15NPR. 25NPR.  10056-580121Below ten years free.
LumbiniNPR. 200NPR. 100NPR. 200Free071-580189
071-580200
NRs. 16 for Indians.
Lumbini MuseumNPR. 50NPR. 50NPR. 50NPR. 1001-580318Closed on Tuesdays
Kapilvastu MuseumNPR. 10NPR. 5NPR. 10NPR. 2Closed on Tuesdays
International Mountain Museum, PokharaNPR. 400NPR. 200NPR. 400NPR. 80061-460343
Garden of Dreams, KatmanduNPR. 200NPR. 200NPR. 200NPR.. 10001-4425340
01-4425341
Below five years free. NPR. 50 fro 5-11 years. 25% discount for a group of 10 pax.
Godawari ParkNPR. 200 (NPR. 150 for children below ten years)NPR. 57 (NPR. 23 for children below ten years)NPR. 100 (NPR. 50 for children below ten years)NPR. 34 (NPR. 12 for children below ten years)01-5174246Student 50% discount.
Central ZooNPR. 250 (NPR.150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 50 (NPR. 25 for children 4-12 years)Nepali Students: NPR. 30;

Requirements for Entry:
  • A minimum of six months of passport validity is required at the time of entry.
  • One blank page for a visa should be available for a visa in passport (not endorsement page)
  • Entrance is allowed generally by Nepalese authorities on an emergency passport printed overseas.
  • Visa should be appropriate for travel.
Regular Tourist Visas:
  • Those who arrive by air; visa should either be applied at The Nepalese Embassy or consulate before entry or purchase directly upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Note: Obtaining permission upon arrival may take time.
  • You can also apply for a visa online at https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.
  • Those who arrive by land; both the visa obtaining and necessary immigration formalities should be completed.
  • During the entrance of Foreign citizens by land into Nepal via Belahia Indian border, one should pay The Nepalese visa fee in the U.S dollar. The original bill no older than 2003, in good condition, should be shown at checkpoints before entering Nepal. Twenty-four hours of services are provided at the border to individuals on foot.
  • Entry to Nepal without a visa and proper entry stamp from an immigration officer is restricted, resulting in additional consequences.

 

You can purchase a tourist visa at the following land border points of entry:

RegionDistrictBorder
EasternJhapaKakardbhitta
CentralParsaBirgunj
North(for group tourists only)SindhupalchowkKodari
West (pay in dollars)RupandehiBelahia, Bhairahawa
Mid-westBankeJamunaha, Nepalgunj
Far- WestKailaliMohana, Dhangadi
Far-WestKanchanpurGadda Chauki, Mahendranagar
Road Conditions and Safety:

In most of Nepal’s area, roads are poorly maintained and lack safety features. Especially, hill roads are vulnerable to monsoon season resulting in blockade due to landslide and erosions. Such conditions cause significant numbers of accidents and fatalities. Traffic jam is a big problem faced by people in major cities. Various incidents of violation of traffic laws have been registered in Kathmandu and other major cities. Many drivers are not adequately trained and licensed, yet they drive in the streets. Be aware and avoid getting into such a vehicle.

To drive to two-wheeler or four-wheeler motor vehicle in Nepal, you should have an appropriate license to the particular vehicle. Otherwise, you will be punished according to traffic laws. We suggest you to not expose yourself to any problems during your stay in Nepal.

Nighttime Travel:

The streets outside the Kathmandu valley lack proper lights, and road conditions are not in good condition. So it is safe if you avoid traveling during night time out of Kathmandu.

Motorcycle Travel:

Know the speed limit of riding bikes and apply safety measures while riding a motorcycle in Nepal. Fatalities from motorcycle accidents have risen dramatically all over Nepal in recent years. Never forget to wear helmet and safety gear and do not ride bikes carrying more than one person.

Buses:

If you need to travel via bus, we suggest you choose day travel rather than night buses due to abnormal road conditions in most of the rural areas. Long-distance travel could be exhausting, and you might want to hop on to the roofs of buses for some adventure. Never travel on the dangerous ceilings to avoid accidents and traffic police as roof travel is against the traffic laws.

Taxis:

Although taxi rides are much more expensive than buses, it could be safer and convenient. All taxis have a meter, but taxi drivers usually do not charge you based on the meter. You better negotiate taxi fare before you step onto their taxi; otherwise, you could be overcharged. In case if you feel like being cheated, contact freely to file a complaint to the traffic police on the street nearby or the local police station.

Pedestrian Travel:

You might not find a separate lane for pedestrians except a pedestrian bridge. Usually, a person should be careful enough to walk safely on the side of a road and follow zebra crossings and use a pedestrian bridge to cross a busy highway. Otherwise, there is several cases of pedestrians facing traffic fatalities in Nepal.

For an Additional Nepal Travel Information:

Ring us on +977 98510 52413 (Nepal) or New York (24/7) at +1 315-933-3212 or mail us at info@peregrinetreks.com

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8 Days Nepal Tour Highlights


  • Guided city tours – Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lumbini
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Visit the sacred site where Lord Buddha was born
  • Discover the scenic wonders of Pokhara– Lake Phewa, Davis Fall, Seti Gorge, etc
  • Spectacular sunrise with a 360-degree view of Himalayan peaks from Sarangkot
  • Wildlife Activities in Chitwan National Park.

Overview of 8 Days Nepal Tour


This 8 Days Nepal Tour or Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Lumbini Tour Package offers you the best of Nepal. Discover Kathmandu’s ancient heritage sites. Explore the natural wonders of picturesque Pokhara. Get close to the endangered inhabitants of Chitwan National Park. Visit the sacred birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini.

Savor the cultural, spiritual, and natural delights of Nepal. This 8 Days Nepal Tour takes you to some of the most popular destinations in Nepal. You begin your tour in Kathmandu, a modern city that was once divided into three medieval towns. Experience its rich culture and heritage. The picturesque lakeside city of Pokhara will enthrall you with its spellbinding natural beauty. Enjoy boating in the serene Lake Phewa, watched over by the mighty Himalayan peaks. Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the ‘Light of Asia.’ Explore the lush jungles of Chitwan National Park.

During this 8 Days Nepal Tour, you will have a professional guide at your disposal, and travel on a comfortable private tourist vehicle or a coach. Transfer across cities will be either on an airplane or ground transportation (private vehicle or tourist bus). All accommodation during the tour will be at three or 4-star hotels and lodges available in the area. You will have ample opportunity to purchase authentic souvenirs, including carpets, handicrafts, carvings, and Thankas (traditional painting) on this trip. If you have time, you can add two more days in Lumbini and Kathmandu. For this, we have 10 Days Nepal Tour.

Our airport representative will be receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

After checking into your hotel and a brief rest, prepare for a half-day guided sightseeing tour of the city. You will get to visit two of the city’s World Heritage Sites.

 

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. Durbar Square is the social, religious, and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

 

Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple

The stupa watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge white-domed stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also known as ‘Samhengu’ and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living on the premises.

Note: If you have late arrival time, we will do this sightseeing on next day.

Meals: Not Included

Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kms/ 6 – 7 hours drive). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.

After an early breakfast, we head to Pokhara on a tourist bus, van, or car, depending on the size of the group. It is a scenic drive filled with inspiring views of the mountains, Himalayan rivers, and picturesque hill-top villages.

Note: Kathmandu – Pokhara flight option is also available upon an additional USD 100 payment.

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up early to catch the sunrise from Sarangkot Hill.

 Sarangkot

A drive of 45 minutes with 25 minutes hike brings us to the viewpoint of Sarangkot. It is the best spot in Pokhara to view the Himalayas. Get mesmerized with the magical sight of the golden sun rising over white spires of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapucchre (Fishtail Peak), including views of the beautiful the Pokhara Valley and Phewa lake. It takes about a 15-minute walk down and 45 minutes drive to the hotel in Pokhara. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later in the day, we visit these sites,

Bindhabasini Temple

Lies in the center of old religious bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer an excellent picnic and relaxing area.

 

Davis Fall

Locally known as PataleChhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.

 

Gupteshwor Cave

The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 km from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis Fall, and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds particular value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.

 

Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple

Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second-largest lake in Nepal. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake, it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

 

Seti River Gorge

Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool&Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.

 

Tibetan Refugee Camp

The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the TashiPalkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.

Meals: Breakfast

Today transfer to Lumbini from Pokhara (200 KM / 6 hours drive).  Arrive at Lumbini. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a World Heritage Site 285 km south-west of  Kathmandu. This pilgrimage site in southwest Nepal attracts devout Buddhists from around the world, who arrive to pay homage at the Sacred Garden, where the ‘Enlightened One’ was born. A famous landmark is the Ashoka Pillar, raised by the great emperor Ashoka who converted to Buddhism. Today Lumbini has been animated by the multitude of architecturally beautiful temples, stupas, and monasteries built by various international Buddhist communities.

Meals: Breakfast

Lumbini is hallowed ground as Shakyamuni Buddha was born here in southern Nepal more than twenty-five hundred years ago. As a sacred birthplace, it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists from around the globe. Many excavations have taken place here around this small town in the southern Terai plains of Nepal. Ruins of the old city are visible, and many artifacts were unearthed during the excavation. Shakyamuni Buddha was born a prince to the ruler of the little principality. Notable landmarks are the Maya Devi temple and the Ashoka pillar. The remains of many ancient stupas and monasteries can be found in the surroundings of Lumbini. The Ashoka pillar is said to have been erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 250 BC and bears an inscription confirming this as the birthplace of the Buddha. A stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha as she holds onto a branch is seen in the Maya Devi temple.

Later transfer from Lumbini to Chitwan; approximately 155 km / 4 hrs drive.

Upon arrival at Chitwan, transfer to Hotel by Jeep.  On reaching the resort, you would be briefed by our Guest Relations Officer. After lunch, you would be going for a Village tour. Meanwhile, the dinner would be ready by the time you return to the resort.

Meals: Breakfast

The wake-up call followed by tea or coffee and then proceeds for canoeing/jeep safari.

A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Jeep safari by land rover starts from canoeing put out point covering the distance of approximately 10km with chances of seeing rare wildlife. Later we head to the elephant breeding center and spend some time with the tuskers. Remaining hours before the afternoon program: take a dip in the pool or relax on your verandah.

Meals: Breakfast

Today, depart Chitwan and transfer to Kathmandu; 160 Kms, 6 hours drive. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and evening free. Explore the city on your own. Stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking, and other activities.

Meals: Breakfast

The trip concludes. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Airport transfers in private car
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan
  • Tour guide in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan
  • Daily Breakfast and welcome drinks in the hotel
  • Free WiFi in Hotel
  • Chitwan National Park entrance fees, 2 Lunch and 2 Dinner in Chitwan
  • Nature guide in Chitwan
  • Canoe Ride, Elephant breeding center, 3-4 hour Jeep Safari, Tharu Cultural Dance Show in Chitwan.
  • Private car during the tour for the group traveler or Tourist bus for a solo traveler
  • One local SIM Card with 1 GB data and NPR 500 balance
  • Daily 2 bottle drinking water per day
  • Applicable government taxes and company service charges

 

Suggested Extension

  • Scenic Everest Mountain Flight: USD 170
  • Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour: USD 350
  • Paragliding in Pokhara: USD 90
  • Half an hour Ultralight flight in Pokhara: USD 198

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Additional hotel accommodation because of an early arrival and late departure
  • Laundry, bar and beverage, shopping and personal expenses
  • Tipping to the guide and driver
  • All other costs which are not included in the cost inclusion section

 

We will provide Samsara Resort or a similar 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, and this hotel is located in Thamel. In Pokhara, you will stay at Kuti Resort or a similar-standard hotel, and this is located in Lakeside Pokhara. Similarly, In Lumbini, we will provide Zambala Hotel or similar and Chitwan Boutique Hotel or equally standard hotel in Chitwan. Also, we will use a tourist bus for a solo traveler, and for the group, a private car will be provided. Single supplement charge is USD 350, and you can pay the whole amount via our online payment system without any bank service charges.

Passport Validity

Must have six months remaining validity or more at the time of entry. Passport is not mandatory for Indian nationals however they must show Voter’s Card or Citizenship to enter Nepal and birth certificate for children.

Blank Passport pages

At least one blank visa page (not endorsements page) required for entry visa

Tourist Visa Required:

Yes, Uopn arrival

Vaccinations:

No requirements

Currency Restrictions for Entry:

US$5,000; no pure, unworked gold up to 50 grams of gold jewelry, or 500 grams of silver

Currency Restrictions for Exit:

USD 5,000

Tourist Visa Fee

15 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 25

30 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry) USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period) USD 3 per Day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry) Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration) Late fee USD 5 per Day

Notice: The Government of Nepal has increased Visa Fees effective from July 17, 2019. Along with that, Nepal is providing five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to U.S citizens. Please check on http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np for more information.

Heritage Site Entry Fees

Entry fees must be paid to enter Heritage Sites, museums, etc. at the entry point. Please refer to the table below for details about payment. Please note that the information below is as per the information provided by the concerned department. Any difference or discrepancy could be reported at info@ntb.org.np. Updates will be made after verification from official sources.

ENTRY FEES
PlaceForeign NationalsSAARC nationalsChineseNepaleseContact
Number
Remarks
Kathmandu Durbar Square including Tribhuvan MuseumNPR.. 1000NPR.. 150NPR. 1000Free01-4268969
01-4269452
Below ten years free
National Museum, Chauni, KathmanduNPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)NPR. 50 (NPR. 75 for the camera, NPR. 150 for video camera)NPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)Students: NPR.10; Others: NRs. 25 (NPR. 50 for camera and  NPR.100 for video camera)01-4271504
01-4271478
Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. Open for half-day on Mondays from (10:30 am to 2 pm)
Patan Durbar Square including Patan MuseumNPR. 1,000NPR. 250NPR. 1,000Students with a letter from school: NPR. 10; Student Card Discount: NPR.20; Others: NPR.30Entry fees for Nepalese are applicable only for Patan Museum
Patan Golden TempleNPR. 50NPR. 20NPR.. 50Free01-5534595
01-5540227
Closed on Buddha Jayanti
Bhaktapur Durbar SquareUS$ 15 or NPR. 1,500NPR. 500NPR. 500Free01-6612249Below ten years free. For groups from 11-20, one tour leader can enter free.
National Art Museum, BhaktapurNPR. 150 (NPR. 100 for the camera, NPR. 200 for video camera)NPR.. 50 (NPR. 50 for the camera, NPR. 150 for video camera)NRs. 150 (NPR.. 100 for the camera, NPR.. 200 for video camera)Students: NPR.10; Others: NPR.25 (NPR. 50 for the camera, NPR. 100 for video camera)01-6610004Closed on Tuesdays. The fee includes wood carving and brass and bronze museum in Dattrareya Square.
Swayambhunath StupaNPR. 200NPR.. 50NPR. 200Free01-4281889
01-4277236
Below ten years free.
Bauddhanath StupaNPR. 400NPR. 100NPR. 400Free01-4489257Below ten years free.
Pashupatinath TempleNPR.  1,000 per day per entryNPR. 1,000. Free for Indian NationalsNPR.. 1,000Free01-4462767
01-4470340
Tourists can view the temple from the back premises.
Changunarayan TempleNPR. 300NPR. 100NPR. 300Free01-5090958
Ethnographic Museum, Bhrikutimandap, NTBNPR. 200NPR. 100NPR. 100Students: NPR. 15; Others: NPR. 3001-4256909
Extension no. 172
Chitwan National ParkNPR. 1,500 per day per entry +13% VATNPR. 750 per day per entry+13% VATNPR. 1,500 per day per entry+13% VATNPR. 100+13% VAT056-621069Elephant ride fare – Foreigner: NPR.. 2,500; SAARC: NPR.. 1,500; Nepali NPR. 500
Chitwan Elephant Breeding CampNPR.50NPR.. 25NPR. 50NPR. 10056-580154
Tharu Cultural Museum, Chitwan NPR. 25NPR. 15NPR. 25NPR.  10056-580121Below ten years free.
LumbiniNPR. 200NPR. 100NPR. 200Free071-580189
071-580200
NRs. 16 for Indians.
Lumbini MuseumNPR. 50NPR. 50NPR. 50NPR. 1001-580318Closed on Tuesdays
Kapilvastu MuseumNPR. 10NPR. 5NPR. 10NPR. 2Closed on Tuesdays
International Mountain Museum, PokharaNPR. 400NPR. 200NPR. 400NPR. 80061-460343
Garden of Dreams, KatmanduNPR. 200NPR. 200NPR. 200NPR.. 10001-4425340
01-4425341
Below five years free. NPR. 50 fro 5-11 years. 25% discount for a group of 10 pax.
Godawari ParkNPR. 200 (NPR. 150 for children below ten years)NPR. 57 (NPR. 23 for children below ten years)NPR. 100 (NPR. 50 for children below ten years)NPR. 34 (NPR. 12 for children below ten years)01-5174246Student 50% discount.
Central ZooNPR. 250 (NPR.150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 250 (NPR. 150 for children 4-12 years )NPR. 50 (NPR. 25 for children 4-12 years)Nepali Students: NPR. 30;

Requirements for Entry:
  • A minimum of six months of passport validity is required at the time of entry.
  • One blank page for a visa should be available for a visa in passport (not endorsement page)
  • Entrance is allowed generally by Nepalese authorities on an emergency passport printed overseas.
  • Visa should be appropriate for travel.
Regular Tourist Visas:
  • Those who arrive by air; visa should either be applied at The Nepalese Embassy or consulate before entry or purchase directly upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Note: Obtaining permission upon arrival may take time.
  • You can also apply for a visa online at https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.
  • Those who arrive by land; both the visa obtaining and necessary immigration formalities should be completed.
  • During the entrance of Foreign citizens by land into Nepal via Belahia Indian border, one should pay The Nepalese visa fee in the U.S dollar. The original bill no older than 2003, in good condition, should be shown at checkpoints before entering Nepal. Twenty-four hours of services are provided at the border to individuals on foot.
  • Entry to Nepal without a visa and proper entry stamp from an immigration officer is restricted, resulting in additional consequences.

 

You can purchase a tourist visa at the following land border points of entry:

RegionDistrictBorder
EasternJhapaKakardbhitta
CentralParsaBirgunj
North(for group tourists only)SindhupalchowkKodari
West (pay in dollars)RupandehiBelahia, Bhairahawa
Mid-westBankeJamunaha, Nepalgunj
Far- WestKailaliMohana, Dhangadi
Far-WestKanchanpurGadda Chauki, Mahendranagar
Road Conditions and Safety:

In most of Nepal’s area, roads are poorly maintained and lack safety features. Especially, hill roads are vulnerable to monsoon season resulting in blockade due to landslide and erosions. Such conditions cause significant numbers of accidents and fatalities. Traffic jam is a big problem faced by people in major cities. Various incidents of violation of traffic laws have been registered in Kathmandu and other major cities. Many drivers are not adequately trained and licensed, yet they drive in the streets. Be aware and avoid getting into such a vehicle.

To drive to two-wheeler or four-wheeler motor vehicle in Nepal, you should have an appropriate license to the particular vehicle. Otherwise, you will be punished according to traffic laws. We suggest you to not expose yourself to any problems during your stay in Nepal.

Nighttime Travel:

The streets outside the Kathmandu valley lack proper lights, and road conditions are not in good condition. So it is safe if you avoid traveling during night time out of Kathmandu.

Motorcycle Travel:

Know the speed limit of riding bikes and apply safety measures while riding a motorcycle in Nepal. Fatalities from motorcycle accidents have risen dramatically all over Nepal in recent years. Never forget to wear helmet and safety gear and do not ride bikes carrying more than one person.

Buses:

If you need to travel via bus, we suggest you choose day travel rather than night buses due to abnormal road conditions in most of the rural areas. Long-distance travel could be exhausting, and you might want to hop on to the roofs of buses for some adventure. Never travel on the dangerous ceilings to avoid accidents and traffic police as roof travel is against the traffic laws.

Taxis:

Although taxi rides are much more expensive than buses, it could be safer and convenient. All taxis have a meter, but taxi drivers usually do not charge you based on the meter. You better negotiate taxi fare before you step onto their taxi; otherwise, you could be overcharged. In case if you feel like being cheated, contact freely to file a complaint to the traffic police on the street nearby or the local police station.

Pedestrian Travel:

You might not find a separate lane for pedestrians except a pedestrian bridge. Usually, a person should be careful enough to walk safely on the side of a road and follow zebra crossings and use a pedestrian bridge to cross a busy highway. Otherwise, there is several cases of pedestrians facing traffic fatalities in Nepal.

For an Additional Nepal Travel Information:

Ring us on +977 98510 52413 (Nepal) or New York (24/7) at +1 315-933-3212 or mail us at info@peregrinetreks.com

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