Boutique Tour in Nepal
11 nights/12 days
All around the year
Sightseeing, wildlife safari, city tour and Krishnarpan dinner
Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival - 1400 m altitude, approx. 30 minutesâ€™ drive
Day 2 Sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage Sites: Patan, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath followed by Aarati (B)
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 Daviâ€™s Fall, Gupteswor cave & Tibetan Refugee Camp (B)
Day 8 Fly from Pokhara to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia: 85km & 3 hrs drive (B, L, D)
Day 9 Full day Jungle activities (B, L, D)
Day 10 Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu and drive to Bhaktapur (B)
Day 11 Sightseeing at Bhaktapur: 2-3 hrs & Drive to Kathmandu: Dwarikaâ€™s Hotel: Evening enjoy Krishnarpan (B, D)
Day 12 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-Bandipur-Pokhara 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): Dwarika’s Hotel
• Nuwakot (1N): Nuwakot Farmhouse
• Gorkha (1N): Gorkha Gaun resort
• Bandipur (1N): The Old Inn Banitpuar
• Pokhara (2Ns): The Pavilion Himalayas, The Farm
• Bardia(1N): Tiger Tops, Karnali Lodge
• Bhaktapur (1N): Hotel Heritage
• All breakfasts
• 3 lunches: 1 lunch at Kalabang village with host family and 2 lunches at Bardia
• 3dinners: 1 dinner (9-course krishnarpan dinner) in Dwarika’s hotel and 2 dinners at Bardia
• An Experienced English Speaking Guide throughout the trip
• Naturalist guide at Bardia
5. Taxes, permit and Service Charges:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes
Cost Excludes of the above program:
1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge on 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.
Overnight: Dwarikaâ€™s Hotel- the luxury boutique hotel in Nepal
Relax at the end of the day with a book from the library at Dwarikaâ€™s. Delve into Nepali culture and history. Or you can swim like a king in a pool reminiscent of 12th century Malla Dynasty
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 Buddhaâ€™s exotic, handmade brass sculptures at very reasonable prices. You can taste local cuisine as well in Patanâ€™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 â€˜Aaratiâ€™ 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.
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 Nepalâ€™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. Itâ€™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 Deviâ€™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
After breakfast drive to airport and fly to Nepalgunj. Drive to Tiger tops which is around 2-3 hours and on the way, you will stop at Babai River to see the crocodiles and fish. Then continue the drive to resort. 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,
â€¢ Walk on the bank of Karnali river
Wake Up call with a cup of hot tea/coffee. After breakfast on your choice go for
â€¢ Bird watching with naturalist guide (around an hour or depends on your interest)
â€¢ Jeep safari at 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
â€¢ Nature walk to see different floras and faunas in National Park (around an hour or depends on your interest)
â€¢ Village Walk
After Breakfast drive to Nepalgunj airport and fly to Kathmandu. After you arrived at Kathmandu, you will 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 â€˜city of devoteesâ€™ 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 Bhaktapurâ€™s thriving trade-craft. You can indulge and fashion a clay pot and learn about this fascinating process.
In the evening enjoy a Krishnarpan dinner at Dwarikaâ€™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.