Customize Nepal Tour
12 Nights/ 13 Days
All around the year except rainy season (June, July and August)
Yoga meditation, Singing bowl therapy, Shirodhara Massage, Heritage sightseeing, local market tour
Private vehicle & flight
Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel
Day 2 Yoga, Shirodhara & Singing bowl healing Sessions (B)
Day 3 Drive to Namobuddha, a Buddhist pilgrimage sites - 1750 m altitude (2-3 hrs) (B)
Day 4 Sightseeing at medieval town Bhaktapur: Learn pottery making & visit paper factory / Drive duration : 1 hour Distance: 16 km
Day 5 Drive to Bandipur: Newar community village, 165 km & apporx. 5-6 hrs drive (B)
Day 6 Drive to Rainsakot visiting Sarvodaya Sewashram en-route (B,L)
Day 7 Drive Rainaskot to Pokhara (Drive 4-5 hrs) (B)
Day 8 Drive to World Peace Pagoda & Pokhara Sightseeing (B)
Day 9 Drive to Lumbini (Drive: 6-7 hrs) & Visit Mayadevi Temple & meditate in Bodhi (B)
Day 10 Explore different monasteries around Lumbini in Rickshaw (B)
Day 11 Fly to Kathmandu & visit traditional market, streets & old durbar area in Rickshaw (B)
Day 12 UNESCO Heritage Sites Tour in Kathmandu Valley: Sightseeing at Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath & Pashupatinath: 6-7 hours (B)
Day 13 Final Departure Fly back to Home Country
Cost Includes of above program:
• Arrival & departure transfer
• Sightseeing in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Pokhara-Lumbini
• Drive Kathmandu-Namo Buddha-Bhaktapur-Bandipur-Rainaskot-Pokhara-Lumbini
• Kathmandu (4Ns):
• Namo Buddha (1N):
• Bhaktapur (1N):
• Bandipur (1N):
• Raniaskot (1N):
• Pokhara (2Ns):
• Lumbini (2Ns):
• All breakfasts
• 1 lunch at Rainaskot
• Representative from Aarya Village Travel from arrival and departure assistance
• English speaking guide throughout the trip.
5. Taxes and Service Charges:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes and Chitwan National Park fee
• 60 Minutes Singing bowl healing session
• 90 Minutes Ayurvedic healing therapy - Shirodhara
• Rickshaw ride at Lumbini & Kathmandu
• Boating at Phewa Lake
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
10. Domestic flight (Bhairahawa to Kathmandu - Rate subject to availability)
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by one of our representatives and then transferred to your hotel. As you enjoy your welcome drinks you will be briefed about your program. The rest of your day shall be at your leisure
Your Nepal tour starts today with a Morning Yoga session with our instruction. After breakfast, transfer to Aarya Wellness for a healing session.
Shirodhara: Practiced for more than 5,000 years, Shirodhara oil therapy involves the warm and consistent flow or aromatic oils on the forehead, specifically on the "third eye". The oils flow over the scalp and through the hair, creating a blissful sensation. Shirodhara is said to have relaxing, soothing, and calming effects on the body and mind (90 minutes).
Singing bowls are made up of a blend of various metals found throughout the Himalayan Region. They are designed to be struck with mallets that accompany them, emitting a deep, vibrating tone or a form of music. They are used for deep relaxation and muscle regeneration, to relieve pain in the joints, muscles and shoulders, the digestive system, headaches and migraine or spine injuries, to improve circulation, release tensions or blockages, to open the energy flow, eliminate the toxins from the body (60 minutes).
Drive to Namobuddha for around 2 & ½ hours. Namo Budhha, a Buddhist pilgrimage site is also famous for growing rice, mustard and millet so you can see beautiful hillside terraced farms throughout the walk. You'll also be surprised by the number of temples, variation in landscapes, and diversity of people living in harmony. Visit the monastery and participate in the chanting program which starts from 3 pm for around an hour. Interaction with monks & having monastic food gives a unique experience during your trip to Nepal.
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 pagodas 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. This shall be an immersive activity you can enjoy during your Nepal holiday vacation.
Today we drive to Bandipur for around 5-6 hours. Bandipur is the Newar Cultural Village, presented with a heavy mix of history, architecture, incredible views, awesome caves and unspoiled landscapes. You can take a view of a beautiful chain of mountains Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal from Tundikhel. Evening walks around admiring the vistas, chat with the friendly local people, and admire their local way of life.
After breakfast, drive to Rainsakot (2-3 hrs). En-route, we will visit Sarvodaya Sewashram (Old age home). It is located at a small township on Prithivi Highway and you can interact with old age people and you can share your experience of Nepal with them. Spend some time on the bank of Marsyangdi and lunch with old age people. After lunch, drive to Rainsakot historical village, ruled by one of the royal family Drabya Shah in the 15th century. He became king of this region after winning the race in Ligligkot of Gorkha on the other side of this village. Several forts are around Rainaskot build in the 14th century like Kalika, Koteswhar, Mahadev, Thanimai, and others. Rainsakot is a historical village and the best place for a panoramic view of Himalayan ranges including Annapurna, Fishtail, Manaslu, Ganesh, Lamjung Himal, Buddha Himal, and Dr. Harka Himal. When you reach Rainsakot homestay, local people will welcome you in their traditional way.
Your journey today begins with a drive to Pokhara right after breakfast which may take approximately 5-6 hours of drive. This beautiful lakeside city is a prime tourism destination in Nepal offering spellbinding and hypnotic natural beauty and stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The drive on the way itself is going to be an amazingly unique experience as you travel beside the mighty river with some strong current almost throughout your journey with scenic greenery on both sides of the road along with human settlements thick and thin at different places. After you reach Pokhara you check in to your hotel, get yourself refreshed and have some rest. During the evening you might enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak over the bluish Phewa Lake water.
After Breakfast drive to World Peace Pagoda. 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.
Davis Falls is a interesting spot to be visited in Pokhara. An interesting aspect of the falls is that the water travels through a natural tunnel prior.
Visit Tashiling Refugee Camp where you can learn about the culture, tradition, and livelihood of the Tibetan exodus living in Pokhara.
Visit the Gupteshwor Mahadev cave is Nepal's most famous cave. It's also rumored to be the longest cave in Nepal (2950 meters). The cave is said to be have been discovered in the 16th century.
After Breakfast drive to Lumbini, which takes around 6-7 hour drive. 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 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 Buddhas mother is said to have bathed before giving birth to Buddha.
Today our guide will hire a rickshaw for monasteries exploration. 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 Bhairahawa for a flight to Kathmandu. Experience and discover Kathmandu and its culture like a local on a Rickshaw ride. Our guide will meet you to begin your rickshaw tour through the busy streets of the Thamel area. We will pass through handicraft shops selling pashmina shawls, Nepali carpets etc. The streets merge onto a market area full of local shops called Ason Bazaar, a popular vegetable and spice market and the oldest in Kathmandu, around 1000 years old. Later we arrive at Durbar Square, filled with centuries-old temples, palaces and shrines that are sure to enchant you.
Walk the square on foot and at around 4 o'clock, our guide will take you to Kumari Ghar, a house of living goddess. It's a right time to see the goddess and get the blessing from her. At the same time our guide will also explain about the wood carving & architectural design of this house. Here you will also explore one of the hippie-era streets known as Freak Street. After exploring the area, we will ride back to your hotel on the Rickshaw by way of Indrachowk a popular local shopping is where you can drink a cold and fresh Lassi.
Today your Nepal trip will start after having breakfast and sightseeing tour of 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 in 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 Thanka painters, filling color to ancient Gods and Goddess on canvases, and 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.
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. The 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.
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 the 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, and 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.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country. Thus we conclude, your memorable Nepal tour.