Boutique Tour in Nepal
13 nights/ 14 days
All around the year
sightseeing, Rickshaw ride, city tour, wildlife safari, typical Nepali dinner
Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival - 1400 m altitude, approx. 30 minutes’ drive
Day 2 Sightseeing at UENSCO Heritage Sites: Patan, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath followed by Aarati
Day 3 Drive to Nuwakot (1022m): approx. 80 km & 3-4 hrs drive: Nuwakot Farm House (B)
Day 4 Drive to Gorkha, Gorkha Gaun Resort: approx. 125km & 4-5 hrs drive (B)
Day 5 Drive to Bandipur, a typical Newar cultural village: approx. 70 km & 3 hrs drive (B)
Day 6 Drive to Pokhara, The Pavilion Himalaya: approx. 80 km & 3 hrs drive (B)
Day 7 Boating at Phewa Lake & hike to World Peace Pagoda: Sightseeing at Davi’s Fall, Gupteswor cave & Tibetan Refugee Camp
Day 8 Drive to Lumbini: approx. 205kms & 6-7 hrs drive: Visit Mayadevi Temple & meditate in Bodhi (B)
Day 9 Explore different monasteries around Lumbini in Rickshaw: 4-5 hrs(B)
Day 10 Drive to Chitwan: 155km & approx. 4 hours drive: Go for activities after lunch (B, L, D)
Day 11 Full day jungle activities at Chitwan National Park (B, L, D)
Day 12 Drive to Kathmandu, further drive to Bhaktapur (1401m/4597ft) (approx. 190km & 6-7 hrs’ drive) (B)
Day 13 Sightseeing at Bhaktapur: 2-3 hrs & Drive to Kathmandu: Dwarika’s Hotel: Evening enjoy Krishnarpan
Day 14 Departure (B)
Cost Includes of the above program:
1. Transport: Private vehicle with a/c
• Arrival & Departure assistance
• One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
• Evening Aarati at Pashupatinath Temple
• Kathmandu- Nuwakot- Gorkha- Banipur -Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu transfer
• Transfer to Bhaktapur & sightseeing at town
• Guided tour around Nuwakot, Gorkha, Bandipur
• Boating & hike to world Peace Pagoda
• Sightseeing at Pokhara city
• Kathmandu (3Ns): Baber Mahal Villa (2Ns) & Dwarika’s Hotel (1N)
• Nuwakot (1N): Nuwakot Farmhouse
• Gorkha (1N): Gorkha Gaun resort
• Bandipur (1N): The Old Inn Banitpuar
• Pokhara (2Ns): The Pavilion Himalayas
• Lumbini (2Ns): Hotel Hokke
• Chitwan (2Ns): Barahi Jungle Lodge
• Bhaktapur (1N): Hotel Heritage
• All breakfasts
• Lunches: 2 lunch in Chitwan
• Dinners: 2 dinners in Chitwan and 6-course krishnarpan dinner in Dwarika’s hotel
• Experienced English Speaking Guide throughout the trip
5. Taxes, permit and Service Charges:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes, National park permit
Cost Excludes of the above program:
1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. All entrance fees during sightseeing
4. Meals not listed in the itinerary
5. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
6. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
7. Payment Transfer Charge
8. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
9. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue
We start your luxury tour in Nepal upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. One of our representatives from Aarya Village Travel shall meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel. You will enjoy welcome drinks while you will be briefed about your Nepal Travel Itinerary. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.
We spend the night at Babar Mahal Vilas,
Baber Mahal Vilas is a boutique hotel rich in historic significance with both the old and modern architectural designs complimenting each other. The property offers four authentic architectural designs showcasing different ethnic communities of Nepal.
After Breakfast start full day sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage sites; Sightseeing at Patan Durbar Square can be a very unique experience for visitors as they witness a distinct place for arts and architecture that is reflected on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between the 16th to 18th centuries.
We will explore its unique Durbar Squares. In every corner & alley of Patan you can see Thangka painters, filling color to ancient Gods and Goddess on canvases, fine metal shops that offer Buddha’s exotic, handmade brass sculptures at very reasonable prices. You can taste local cuisine as well in Patan’s alleys.
Then onward, the tour is headed towards Swayambhunath- A Monkey Temple from where you can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley. The stupa, a tribute to Buddhism, consists of a dome at the base representing the entire world. Painted eyes of Buddha represent wisdom and compassion. A curly symbol, symbolizing the nose represents the unity of all things existing in the world. Prayer wheels surround the whole dome. The evening views of Kathmandu valley and sunset from hilltop will be a memorable experience for you.
From there, the tour is directed towards Boudhanath. This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and is one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu. It is the largest stupa in Kathmandu Valley. The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudha is massive and dominates the skyline in the area, it is one of the largest unique structures in the world. With countless monasteries around it, Boudha is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. From above, Boudhanath Stupa looks like a giant mandala, or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos and as in all Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa).
In the evening drive to Pashupatinath Temple, a famous, sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to lord Shiva is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Dating back to the 5th century. While the main temple interior is off limits to non-Hindus there is a lot to experience in the surrounding area. Legend says that whoever comes here to worship Shiva will be reborn as an animal. Pashupatinath is a considerable complex of temples, ashrams, with images and inscriptions dating back centuries.
Observe an Aarati (celebration with lights) at the Bank of Bagmati River. The ‘Aarati’ at the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern side of the temple draws people in hordes. This evening ritual with chanting of Vedic mantras, ringing of bells, burning of incense, and lighting of oil lamps, a band singing hymns in praise of god, playing of classical instruments, keep the people spellbound throughout.
Overnight at Baber Mahal Vilas
After breakfast drive for approximately four hours to Nuwakot.
Nestled in the Himalayan foothills is Nuwakot Farm House, an authentic Newari Manor house which has been lovingly restored to its former glory. We will be spending the night at this Farmhouse. Nuwakot is an ahistorical place with reminders from the unification period pioneered by King Prithvi Narayan Shah. Here our guide will take to visit the famous 7 Storied Nuwakot Palace.
Overnight at Nuwakot Farm House, the perfect place to slow down, relax and simply be at ease
After a delectable organic breakfast, we drive to Gorkha, another famous place with historical significance, a place where the history of Nepal’s unification started. The drive lasts approximately five hours. We check in to the Gorkha Gaun Resort where you can relax and get refreshed. Your guide will then escort you to the Gorkha palace and museum. (Closed on public holidays, so you visit must be timed accordingly).
Overnight at Gorkha Gaun Resort, ideally located in the lush green western hills of Nepal faces Mt. Manaslu in the north, offers sheer cottage comfort and relaxation away from the hustle & bustle of city life.
After a leisurely breakfast, we head to Bandipur by vehicle, the drive lasts about 3 hours. Bandipur is a beautiful, picturesque Newari Cultural Village. With a historical past, beautiful Newari architecture, incredible views, strange caves, and unspoiled landscapes.
We check into The Old Inn Bandipur, a unique hotel beautifully designs with timber & brick in traditional Newari style. After some refreshments in a hotel, you will have a guided tour around the village admiring the vistas, visiting different temples & water spouts, chat with friendly locals & admire their local way of life. You can also take a short hike to Tundikhel for a view of the beautiful chain of mountains Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Langtang, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal.
Overnight at The Old Inn Bandipur, located in the heart of the historic, traffic-free flag-stones bazaar
After Breakfast drive to Pokhara. It’s around 3 hrs drive from Bandipur. Pokhara is a beautiful lakeside city is a prime tourism destination in Nepal offering with spellbinding and hypnotic natural beauty, stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. Situated at an altitude of 900m from sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley. The enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambiance of peace and magic.
Transfer to The Pavilions Himalayas, a boutique hotel surrounded by farmland, forested hills, and mountain-fed river, naturally beautiful landscape. And magnificent views of the mountains. Relax at the resort
Right after Breakfast, Today try out some boating at Phewa Lake for about an hour, visit Tal Barahi temple while boating. Tal Barahi Temple, situated in the middle of the lake on an island in the southeast section, also known as Lake Temple, is a two-story pagoda temple located in the Kaski District of the Gandaki Zone in western Nepal. It is a Hindu temple of the Goddess Durga, the protector of gods.
We then hike to the World Peace Pagoda which takes 25 minutes. Enjoy beautiful views of Pokhara city, Sarangkot hills and the Himalayas from Stupa. Shanti Stupa, as it is also known, was built as a symbol of peace. It is the first World Peace Pagoda in Nepal. The pagoda is 115 feet tall and 344 feet in diameter. The white pagoda has two tiers for tourists and religious visitors to circumambulate.
Later we drive back to Pokhara city. On the way, you will visit Gupteshwor Cave (popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits) and Devi’s Fall (which comes to its gushing best just before disappearing underground) followed by a short visit to Tibetan refugee camp
The rest of the time you can relax at the resort by the pool area. You can also go for optional Ayurvedic treatment, Spa center, Sauna & Jacuzzi
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha the founder of Buddhism, known as the enlightened one. If we reach Lumbini around the sunset time, we can stroll around the local market to get a glimpse into the local lifestyle. Visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. Spend some time wandering around the gardens or you can meditate under a Bodhi Tree – an impressive tree covered in prayer flags beside the sacred Mayadevi pond, where Buddha's mother is said to have bathed before giving birth to Buddha.
Rickshaw and visit Lumbini- The birthplace of Lord Buddha also known as Siddartha Gautama, revered as the founder of Buddhism. Is an enormously large area - 4.8 km (3 mi) in length and 1.6 km (1.0 mi) in width. , consisting of ancient as well as recently built temples, monasteries and museums by Buddhist organizations from various countries including - Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, Nepal, Malaysian, Germany – Lumbini is one of the most sacred sites for pilgrimage pivotal to the life of Buddha.
After breakfast drive to Chitwan for around 4-5 hours. After checking in to the hotel and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by our naturalist guide. Then we head on for activities,
• Guided tour to Tharu village (around an hour or depends on your interest)
• Walk on the bank of Rapti river
• Tharu cultural dance performance by villagers (one hour)
Wake Up call with a cup of hot tea/coffee. After breakfast on your choice go for
• Bird watching with naturalist guide (around an hour or depends on your interest)
• Canoe ride (half an hour), an opportunity to see 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the only fish eating Gharial
• Jeep safari at National Park/Community forest (3-4 hours), you will have an opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, monkeys, leopard, sloth bear, and the Royal Bengal Tiger
• Nature walk to see different floras and faunas in National Park (around an hour or depends on your interest)
• Slide show presentation by expert
After Breakfast drive back to Kathmandu for around 5-6 hours (depending on traffic). Further drive to Bhaktapur, a medieval town or city of the devotee for an hour. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your evening time scrolling around living museum Bhaktapur.
Overnight at Hotel Heritage, a comfortable boutique hotel design on its Newari style arts & architecture
After breakfast sightseeing at medieval town Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur a living museum of medieval art and architecture, is a unique old town famously known as the ‘city of devotees’ as this landmark has a great influence over religion, culture and tantrism. It is a collection of pagoda and shikhara-style temples assembled around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The durbar square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces.
Pottery: Enjoy a leisurely guided walk at the Pottery square, where handicrafts are still made in a traditional way. Clay pots are spun and fired in the ancient ways preserving Bhaktapur’s thriving trade-craft. You can indulge and fashion a clay pot and learn about this fascinating process.
Overnight: Dwarika’s Hotel- the most exquisite boutique hotel in Nepal
Relax at the end of the day with a book from the library at Dwarika’s. Delve into Nepali culture and history. Or you can swim like a king in a pool reminiscent of 12th century Malla Dynasty
In the evening enjoy a Krishnarpan dinner at Dwarika’s, a culinary journey through the fascinating terrains of cuisines of Nepal. Serving the finest Nepali of Nepali flavors, Krishnarpan is a slow dining experience reminiscent of the ritual feasts enjoyed by the Kathmandu Valley's Newari community
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight we will transfer you to the airport and bid you adieu and wish you the best for your onward journey.