Highlights:

“ best of Nepal tour includes famous and hidden part of Nepalcultures,
visiting historical sites of monasteries, temples and medieval time palaces,
a scenic drive around countryside with interest farm village and towns,
a combination of ancient heritage sites and scenic views in Pokhara with Lumbini”

Trip Outlook:

Mode of Tour:             Hotel-Resorts and Guest Houses basis.
Trek Grade:                 At leisure from easy to moderate short walks.
Activities:                    scenic drive and walks with panoramic flight.
Total Trip:                   08 Nights & 09 Days (Kathmandu / Kathmandu)
Season:                        All year round except July-August (monsoon-wet period)

Introduction:

White Hill Adventure Treks offers a fascinating and pleasant destination around best of Nepal tour accompanied and led by our expert tour guide, offering outmost knowledge and information of the area of interesting destinations where you will be fully informed and well looked after.

Best of Nepal Tour leads you to exciting and thrilling places of interest from the busy hustle bustle of Kathmandu city life to serene environment at Nagarkot Hill and Mountain Resorts and then to scenic, picturesque Pokhara where you will be spellbound with awesome views of Annapurna mountain range with majestic Machhapuchare peaks “Fish Tail”.

In Pokhara with enjoyable moment with its pristine Phewa Lake with reflection of the mountains and stunning sunrise views, where you can participate in other adventure sports like Para-Gliding, Ultra-light flights to Zip Flyer or just relax and enjoy the views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Our next tour leads to seldom visited area around Palpa and Tansen town, a forgotten medieval town by tourism world, where you can witness Nepalese life as it was past hundreds of years with its rich culture and traditions. Our Best of Nepal tour includes with a tour of most famous Buddhist place at Lumbini and visit Lord Buddha’s birth place sites and historical monuments.

A scenic flight from Bhairawa near Lumbini brings you back to Kathmandu after a remarkable and enjoyable time in Best of Nepal Tour.

Outline itinerary:

Day 01:            Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02:            Tour of Kathmandu around places of interest.
Day 03:            Drive to Bhaktapur and to Nagarkot with overnight.
Day 04:            Drive to scenic Pokhara city – 05 hrs.
Day 05:            In Pokhara with tour and optional adventure sports.
Day 06:            Drive to Tansen, Palpa – 05 hrs.
Day 07:            Morning visit Palpa town and drive to Lumbini.
Day 08:            Morning visit Buddha’s birth place and interesting sites afternoon fly back to
Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 09:            International departure for homeward or to respective countries.

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive and then transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city. After getting refreshed from the flight our guide briefs you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Best of Nepal tour with welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant.

Day 02:            Tour in Kathmandu Swaymbhunath and Patan / Lalitpur & Bouddhanath.
Morning starts with tour around Kathmandu, steeped with ancient heritage sites and monuments of both Hindu and Buddhist, morning after breakfast our tours starts with a short drive to Swayambhunath, a popular and famous pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and Hindu as well.

An ancient Chaitiya of Asia and a major symbol of Nepal’s Buddhist heritage, Swayambhunath represents Primordial Buddha or Adi-Buddha.

The hill top where Swayambhunath Chaitiya is built is called Padmagiri, Vajrakuta, Gosringa, Gopuchha, Samhegu, and Simbhu and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Swayambhunath area offers grand views of whole Kathmandu valley with distant snow capped peaks.

After Swayambhunath visit Patan or Lalitpur City, which is close to Kathmandu and an adjoining city located south of Kathmandu on the other side of Bagmati River, an historical and cultural area with old palace buildings, artistic courtyard.

After Patan tour leads to Bouddhanath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage and heritage sites in Nepal.  The story and history mentions that this Stupa contains relics of Buddha Kashyapa, with 176 miniature stupas and paintings of Tibetan Buddhist pantheons cover the walls that surround the Stupa at Bouddhanath.

Bouddhanath Stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Tibetans which is mentioned in Tibetan classical texts such as Biography of Yeshe Tshogyal (A.D. 8-9) and Padma Ka’thang (A.D.14).
The Tibetan government had jurisdiction over the Stupa from 17th century to 19th century. Bouddhanath has numerous Tibetan monasteries; Bouddhanath area is also called the Vatican of Tibetans or as Little Tibet.

Day 03:            Morning drive to Bhaktapur and to Nagarkot.
Morning a short drive to Bhaktapur a medieval period city, located east of Kathmandu; in Bhaktapur visit of famous heritage places the name Bhaktapur means the city of Devotes.

Bhaktapur is 3rd largest city around Kathmandu valley, the city was once a capital of Nepal during great Malla Kingdom from 12th to 15th century.

Situated at an altitude of 1,401 meter home to traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture as every-day life of Bhaktapur people.

Places of interest in Bhaktapur:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur Naytapola Temple
The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery
Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur

After a pleasant and exciting time in Bhaktapur, our tour continue with a drive to Nagarkot a famous Hill Resorts of Nepal overnight in Resorts with stunning sunrise and sunsets over Himalayan mountains from Ganesh-Langtang Lirung-Jugal Himal-Gaurishankar to Everest region. Afternoon free and visit the local town or just relax, Nagarkot the highest point of the trip at 2,100 m high.

Day 04:            Drive to scenic Pokhara city – 05 hrs.
After catching the morning views of mountains and gorgeous sunrise, drive leads to one of the famous place in all Himalaya at picturesque Pokhara, on reaching Pokhara with overnights in nice hotels by serene Phewa Lake.  Afternoon free for walks around the lake side with interesting shops and stores includes world class restaurants with close views of Annapurna mountain range and stunning peak of Machhapuchare Himal “The Fish Tail”.

Day 05:            In Pokhara with tour and optional adventure sports.
Early morning a short drive to Sarankot hill top famous view points for striking sunrise over range of mountains from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu with aerial views of Pokhara green valley and Lake Phewa, a popular spot for Para-Gliding as well.

After catching the views of sunrise and mountains back to hotel with sightseeing tour of Pokhara at places of interest.

In Pokhara tour of Seti Gorge, Davids / Devi or Pathle Chhago Water Falls- visit Peace Stupa and around Pokhara local markets away from main touristic area.

Day 06:            Drive to Tansen, Palpa – 05 hrs.
After a pleasant time Pokhara, morning drive leads south west of Nepal to the mid hills town of Palpa, balanced on the lap of beautiful Srinagar Danda (hill), Tansen takes pride with gorgeous views of mountain panorama and as well plains of Terai.

Tansen is among a few towns outside the capital which bears a rich legacy of traditional art and architecture.  On reaching Palpa overnight in local style hotels of nice comfort and visit the street of Palpa Tansen with time in late afternoon.

Day 07:            Morning visit Palpa town and drive to Lumbini.
Morning with time to visit some of its historical sites like Tansen Durbar, built in 1927 AD by Pratap Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana, is a grand imposing palace in the heart of the town, once the seat of the Rana governors, the Durbar is now the district secretariat of Palpa district.

Shitalpati (the Round House) is another attraction of Tansen. Built by Khadga Shamsher, the original Shitalpati is of octagonal shape. The ‘Baggi Dhoka’, the biggest gate of its kind in Nepal is located in this square. The locals often compare it with architecture of Mugal Empire in India.

Afternoon with lunch at Palpa then drive to Lumbini taking few hours to reach Buddha’s birth place in the comfort of nice hotels / resorts.

Day 08:            Morning visit Buddha’s birth place and interesting sites afternoon fly back to
Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Morning tour around Lord Buddha birth place which holds a special place in the world of Buddhism. It is also mentioned in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta that the Buddha advised his followers to visit Lumbini. Emperor Asoka of Magadha Kingdom of India made a pilgrimage in 3rd Century BC and built world famous pillar with inscription stating”Here Lord Buddha was born”. Chinese pilgrims Tsen Tsai (4th Century A.D.), Fa-hsien (5th Century A.D.) and Hiuen-Tsang(7th Century A.D.) accounted their travel to Lumbini mentioning that they witness the holy tree, the pond, stupas and shrines. Hiuen Tsang described the Asoka Pillar with a horse capital on the top of it. Temple of Maya Devi, mother of Lord Buddha has been recently renovated under the vigilance of UNESCO. Several foreign monasteries and stupas have been constructed in Lumbini area.

After an interesting tour drive to Bhairahawa airport for flight to Kathmandu on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels.

Day 09:            International departure for home ward bound.
After a memorable time and great experience around Best of Nepal Tour, with excellent services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition guides, as per the flight time our staff transfers you for the final departure homeward bound.

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