Best Nepal Tour Package to Enjoy Your Holidays
If you wish to spend your vacation in the lap of snow-capped mountains, in between divine flora and fauna and diversified culture then Nepal is the perfect destination for you. The mountains in Nepal, sharing a border with Tibet are considered as a prime gateway for Tibet Tour.
Besides being a country of Mountains, Nepal is a country of nonstop festivals. Nepal is a home for more than 130 ethnics groups who share different cultures and traditions. The city of temples, Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and it offers some ethnic countryside religion experience with local Newari and Hindu culture.
Leaving tedious trekking and adventures full of an adrenaline rush, Nepal has in store varieties of relaxing tour packages that everyone can enjoy. Mentioned below are a few destinations, that you can opt according to your requirements.
Golden triangle tour
The golden triangle tour provides an amazing way to experience Nepal where you may feel the different cultures, nature, and adventure. Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan are the most popular and relaxing holiday destinations and Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is a world-renowned UNESCO listed World Heritage site. This 10 days sightseeing and adventure tour package is a holistic option that lets us observe the flora and fauna with the diversified culture and religious richness of Nepal.
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal houses Hindu Temples and Buddhist Gumbas which remains crowded by different devotees from around the world. After wandering around the city of Kathmandu, we move to our next destination, Trishuli river rafting. If you are not a fan of traveling via rapid speed waves you can opt for a flight or a bus to Chitwan.
However, rafting allows us to flow between Dhadhing and Gorkha and provided a scenery of green vegetation, terraced farms and exotic gorges and tributaries of the Trishuli river. After rafting, swimming and hiking to nearby villages our journey head to Chitwan National Park.
After a memorable excursion to the Chitwan National Park, the golden triangle tour will now head towards Lumbini, a beautiful place depicting the birth of Gautam Buddha. From Lumbini, we move towards our final destination, Pokhara where we can go for souvenir shipping and enjoy local cuisine with cultural shows. Commencing the tour from Kathmandu, the golden triangle tour will complete in 10 days if the following itinerary is to be followed.
Day 1: Arrival At Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the beautiful city of temples, Kathmandu you will be mesmerized by how culturally and naturally enriched the city is. On the first day of this golden triangle tour, you can stroll around the local market and explore the rich religious diversity.
Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley
Today, we will try to explore the mystic city of Kathmandu. There are several UNESCO world heritage listed sites here in Kathmandu and we’ll try to visit all of them. We will start the day by an early morning visit to Pashupatinath temple one of the most divine places for Hindu devotees. We will visit Swayambhunath stupa and Boudhanath stupa which offers a sacred reflection of Buddhism. We will explore the ancient palaces of the kings who ruled the valley a long time ago.
Day 3: Rafting in Trishuli River
The rafting excursion begins with a 4 hours drive from Kathmandu to our rafting initiation point. The scenery of the Trishuli river included small gorges for rafting and a glimpse of the cable car leading to a famous Hindu temple, Manakamana.
The rafting trip via diversified landscape, versatile natural geography, and the aquatic wildlife and vegetation will leave us to a camping site somewhere near to Chitwan.
Day 4: Drive to Chitwan (2 hours)
Today, we leave for Chitwan alongside Trishuli and Narayani river via Prithvi Highway. After checking in on a hotel at Sauraha, we can stroll around the area as we catch glimpses of the local culture of Tharu people. We can even visit shops at this tourist location that offers varieties of handicrafts and recycled paper products. Later in the evening, we can enjoy the view of the sun slowly emerging into the Rapti river as it settles down.
Day 5: Chitwan National Park Excursion
Today is going to be an amusing day. We will start off with Elephant Back safari which is the most appreciated attraction in Chitwan. As we travel through the jungle sitting on the back of an elephant, we will explore plenty of wildlife such as one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, deer, leopards, birds, etc.
The next in our list is the canoe ride. The canoe ride in the Rapti river offers a thrilling exploration of the national park. We can also enjoy the sights of Marsh Mugger and Gharial crocodiles basking on the bank of Rapti River. Around the evening, we will visit the elephant breeding center where we can discern the nature and habits of the elephant. We can saunter around the beautiful village of Sauraha observing daub huts and houses of the Tharu community.
Day 6: Drive from Chitwan to Lumbini (3 hours Drive)
Today we will take a drive on a winding road to reach the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini. We will start our Tour from the world peace pagoda and museum. Buddhist monasteries are spread across the cannon and we will try and visit all of them.
Finally, we will explore the garden of Lumbini- the place where Lord Buddha was born and took seven steps right after his birth, Maya Devi temple, Ashoka Pillar and the Monastic zone. Ashoka Pillar marks the arrival of Emperor Ashoka.
There are different ancient as well as new monasteries inside Lumbini which depict architectural masterclass. We will then drive and visit religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, and Sagarhawa.
Day 7: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara (6 hours drive)
We will leave early today to reach the city of lakes, Pokhara. Pokhara is a hub to different travel destinations of the country. Pokhara offers a magnificent view of lush mountains like Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. From the first sunrise to the sunset, everything looks beautiful in this city. We will stroll around the lakeside and the local market and enjoy the relishing nightlife of Pokhara.
Day 8: Pokhara City tour
Today's day is featured with an early morning drive to Sarangkot, which offers a praiseworthy sunrise view over snowcapped Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Range along with Mt. Machhapuchhre.
Sarangkot is also the best destination to enjoy a paragliding ride because nothing can beat the thrill of being up in the sky, flying like a bird in the warm air enjoying the relishing view of snow-capped mountains, lakes, luxuriant valleys
We will then visit Bindabasini Temple, Seti Gorge, Mahendra cave, David falls followed by Gupteshwor cave. You will relish boating in Phewa lake in the afternoon and visit Talbarahi temple which is located on a small island in the southeast section of Phewa lake. Around the evening we will offer you a scenic drive to the world’s peace pagoda that offers a long panoramic view of High Himalayas and lakes.
Day 9: Drive/ fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today we will retrace our route back to Kathmandu. You can either opt between a scenic 30 minutes flight or a 7 hours drive around the winding roads.
Day 10: Final Departure
The golden triangle tour is considered to be the best tour to enjoy your stay in Nepal as it involves the major tourist destination with thrilling adventure experiences. However, there are several other destinations in the Eastern part of the country that could be as delightful as the golden triangle.
Eastern Nepal Tour
Well known for it’s the fantastic natural beauty and cultural attraction, traveling to eastern Nepal is a bliss. With a diverse range of exotic animals and birds, eastern Nepal unfolds various prehistoric cultural ethics and norms. Given below is the list of few cities that you can visit to enjoy your vacation in the Eastern part of Nepal.
Surrounded by several lashing rivers, Janakpur is yet another city you could spare your time to visit. Best known for it’s cultural and historical sites such as Janaki Mandir, Janakpur is best known to be the gateway to Mithila culture and artifacts. Several temples like Janaki Mandir and Ram Mandir in Janakpur highlight the igneous Nepalese policy and craftmanship reflecting the marriage of Lord Ram with the daughter of Janakpur, Sita.
Namche Bajar is one of the places you would not want to miss on your visit to Eastern Nepal. This area included the Tengboche Monastery and Gokyo lakes which signify the culture of legendary Sherpa people. The major gain of the visit to this region is the beautiful display of Iconic Himalayan Views.
Moving further towards East is a hill station of lush green tea bushes, biodiversity and natural scenery, Ilam. Also known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, the emerald greenery and the tea picker’s songs all blend to produce a unique Nepali tea culture that could not be missed.
This article highlights the major tourist destination in Nepal that is preferred by maximum visitors. Tours in Nepal give you insight into tourism activities as you enjoy diverse nature, culture, social norms and beliefs, religion and people in Nepal. As Nepal offers wonderful views from the Magnificent Himalayas to plain lands of Terai, from diverse ethnic groups to enriched ancient arts your visit to the country will remain a memory of a lifetime. Namaste!