8 Days Nepal Tour
Covers Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan
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 on an airplane or ground transportation (private vehicle or tourist bus). All accommodation during the 8 Days Nepal Tour will be at three-star hotels in the area.
You will have ample opportunity to purchase authentic souvenirs, including carpets, handicrafts, carvings, and Thankas (traditional painting), on this 8 Days Nepal Tour. Also, 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 receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu then transfers you 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.
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 palace wall with writings in 15 languages. Durbar Square is the city’s social, religious, and urban focal point. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
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.
Meals: Not IncludedNote: If you have a late arrival time, we will do this sightseeing on next day.
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.
Meals: BreakfastNote: Kathmandu – Pokhara flight option is also available upon an additional USD 120 additional payment.
Wake up early to catch the sunrise from Sarangkot Hill.
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 by 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 Pokhara Valley and Phewa lake. It takes about a 15-minute walk down and a 45-minute drive to the hotel in Pokhara. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later in the day, we visit these sites,
It lies in the center of an old religious bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer an excellent picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as PataleChhango and in the Pokhara valley’s southern flank, 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.
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.
Situated at 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. A thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.
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.
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the TashiPalkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
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 southwest of Kathmandu. This pilgrimage site in southwest Nepal attracts devout Buddhists worldwide, 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.
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 tiny 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 will be briefed by our Guest Relations Officer. After lunch, you will be going for a Village tour. Meanwhile, the dinner will be ready by returning to the resort.
The wake-up call is 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 time with the tuskers. Remaining hours before the afternoon program: take a dip in the pool or relax on your verandah.
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.
The 8 Days Nepal Tour concludes. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
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 Tika 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 an equally standard hotel in Chitwan. Also, we will use a tourist bus for solo travelers, and for the group, a private car will be provided. The single supplement charge is USD 350, and you can pay the whole amount via our online payment system without any bank service charges.
We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.
Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.
Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.
We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.
Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.
Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.
On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).
To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.
We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.
You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.
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