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Mystical Nepal Tour

Nepal is the land of the Gods, a highly spiritual country. But it also blessed by natural beauty and stunning landscapes. This tour offers a complete overview of the main sights of Nepal that will allow travelers to learn a little more about this mysterious country and let one immerse in culture and nature.

 

 We specialize in organizing tours in Nepal, which are unique and unfrequented by tourists.

Day 1: Welcome to Nepal

Arrival at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu (1340 meters), a warm welcome by our representative and transfer to hotel. Time to visit the stunning Boudhanath Stupa, the most important Buddhist cultural center in Kathmandu, as many Tibetan refugees stopped at this resort, creating over 50 Gompa (Tibetan monasteries). Since 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit the Monastery Sechen, a retreat for MatthieuRicard, a well-known French monk, consultatant and interpreter of Dalaï Lama. If circumstances permit, you will attend a prayer in the monastery, an experience to have at least once in life.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: -

 

Day 2: Bungmati - Khokana - Patan - Kathmandu

Bungmati is a Newari village in the district of Lalitpur. Bungmati respects the tradition dating from the 6th century and these are an important part of their lives. It is one of the most traditional villages in the valley. The country is little influenced by the modern city which is just a few miles away. It truly shows the beauty of ancient culture and tradition that continues to thrive. Bungmati is the birthplace of the goddess Rato Machhendranath and there are many local temples devoted to her. There is also the temple of KaryaBinayak which is one of the most important Nepal temples, dedicated to lord Ganesh. The village of Khokana has its own history and culture. It is a small Newari village that is famous for its mustard oil and its three-story local temple. You will also visit the projects of the Association "Together for Nepal". Then, continue to Patan, Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of the three real valley towns. It is a destination for art lovers. In fact, Patan is full of wood and stone carvings, metal statues, a dozen Buddhist and Hindu temples, and more than 1,200 monuments. Patan was built in the 3rd century BC by the Kirat dynasty, and was then expanded and enriched under the governments of Licchavi and Malla dynasties during the medieval period. Patan's Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is a fascinating mix of palaces and elegant pagodas. The Royal Palace is the center of the social and religious life of Patan, and contains a beautiful museum inside. The temples dedicated to Hindu god Krishna here are remarkable 16th century monuments built entirely out of stone.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day3: Bhaktapur - Chagunarayan -Nagarkot

Visit Bhaktapur, a UNESCO's world heritage site with thousands of architectural wonders through the incredible alleys where the natives have preserved their ancestral traditions. The time seems to be frozen here as nothing has changed for centuries; the fantastic maze of carved wooden facades remains intact and unreal. Changu Narayan is located on the top of a hill and is a magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu that dates back to the fourth century. Classified at UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is not touristy but deserves a visit, both for the quiet of the place and the historical importance of the site. It has beautifully preserved amazing statues dating back to the seventh century. Night at Nagarkot, 2100 meters altitude which is the highest point of this trip.

Overnight: Himalayan Villa

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Kafethok Village - Namo Buddha

After breakfast, we will go to the village of Kaflethok. This village, far from the hordes of tourists, has a very interesting feature. A neo-Hindu religious stream has gradually rooted here. Lunch with a Brahmin family in the village is a great opportunity to soak up local culture. Here religion is present in every activity, but the inhabitants are very willing to adapt to the changes. After that we visit another place of great importance for the Buddhists: Namobuddha.

Namobuddha is a very important Buddhist pilgrimage site because as according to a legend here, an incarnation of Lord Buddha offered his body to a hungry tigress so that she could feed her cubs.

Overnight: Namobuddha Resort

Meals: Breakfast - dinner

 

Day5: Panauti- Kathmandu

Pray with the monks. The high mountains will enhance the beautiful scenery when you walk down to Panauti, located at confluence of the two rivers Rosi and Punyamati, it has been regarded as an important religious site since very early times. After lunch, you will return in the afternoon to Kathmandu.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 6: Pokhara

Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a place of extraordinary natural beauty. Located at an altitude lower than Kathmandu, the city offers a more tropical atmosphere and the flora more varied, with beautiful lakes and breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks.

Boat ride on the lake Pewha Tal. Walk along the lake and visit the Women Skill Development Project Pokhara, an NGO founded in 1975 by four women to support women's literacy and training.

Overnight stay: Splendid View Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7: Pokhara

Departing at dawn for Sarangkot to see the sun rise above the Himalayas. Paragliding here is an amazing experience. Enjoy the thrills and travel back to the hotel. Visit the Gorge Sets, Davis Falls, and Tibetan refugee camp where you can shop for Tibetan rugs.

For the adventurous, there is the possibility of paragliding from a summit above Pokhara.

Overnight stay: Splendid View Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 8: Bandipur

Departure for Bandipur, an ancient Newari town perched on the Himalayan hills. It's a mix of history, architecture, incredible views, impressive caves and intact landscapes. From here you enjoy a panorama of the Annapurna, to the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang.

Overnight: Organic House

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 9: Chitwan

Depart for Chitwan, in southern Nepal, near India (6 hours drive). Visit the village of Tharu. The Tharu are an indigenous people of Terai. They have a distinct architectural style as they use natural materials found in the region for construction such as straw, wood and mud. Although most of the Tharu are Hindu, some vestiges of their tribal religion are still present. The villages are oasis of peace and tranquility.

Enjoy your evening with a sumptuous dinner, watching the Tharu Stick Dance, near the restaurant. A melodious tribal dance performed by men and women at the rhythm of drums and sticks to keep rhinos and wild animals far from their farms.

Overnight: Homestay at the Tharu community center

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 10: Chitwan

Let's go for a canoe ride which is the best way to discover the crocodiles on the edge of the river. It is also a relaxing way to observe the different species of birds, as well as the various other wildlife that comes on the banks of the river to drink water. More than 450 species of exotic birds are present making Chitwan an unforgettable place for bird watching in Asia. Our experienced guides will take you to the best spots in the park. From the canoe you will venture into the tropical forest for a short hike that will take you to the "Elephant breeding place" where the elephants are grown and trained. This center was established in 1985 and is the only one in Nepal. Located 4 km west of Sauraha, elephants are bred and trained. The best time to visit the center is in the afternoon when the elephants have meals. In the late afternoon, enjoy "Elephant safari". Sitting high on the back of an elephant, you will have a unique view of the Chitwan jungle. This safari will allow you to go to inaccessible areas, and you will be closer to jungle and its famous wildlife like rhinos, roe deer, etc.

Overnight: Homestay at the Tharu community center

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 11: Kathmandu

Flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. The rest of this day will be free.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day12: Durbar Square - Kirtipur

Begin the day with a visit to the historic center of the capital: you will discover monuments, squares, temples and many old neighborhoods. Visit the ancient Palace Square (DurbarSquare). Then go for a walk in the town of Kirtipur, where time seems to stop in the Middle Ages! This city has a special meaning in the history of modern Nepal. It has two main temples, one dedicated to Bhairav and the other to Uma-Maheshwar - Shiva and his wife Parvati.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day13: Dakshinkali - Pharping - Swayambhunath

Leave in the morning to the south of the Kathmandu Valley to visit a temple dedicated to goddess Kali, the "Black" or "Terrible". This place is famous for sacrifices in honor of the goddess who is considered to be the reincarnation of Durga, the mother goddess. On the way back, stop at Pharping, a place where Padmasambhava, the founder of Buddhism in Tibet, used to meditate. At the end of the day, stop at Swayambhunath, one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. Enjoy a beautiful view of the valley of Kathmandu illuminated by the glow of sunset.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 14: Pashupatinath

Visit the temple of Pashupatinath which is one of the most sacred temples for the Hindus. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large golden pagoda decorated with brass with a beautiful silver plated door. This place, also known as Little Benares, is located along the Bagmati River, here every day many funeral ceremonies take place with the bodies that are burnt on the piers before dedicating the ashes to the Bagmati. Before leaving Pashupatinah we will go to Briddhashram "Elderly Home" (Seniors' Home) Social Welfare Center located in the temple district run by Mother Teresa's Sisters of Charity. Departure for the Budhanilkantha temple and discover it's amazing statue of Lord Vishnu lying on a snake. This site is the largest and most important Vishnu sanctuary in the country! The statue is five meters long and carved in stone.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 15: Sankhu - Vajrayogini

Sankhu is a medieval town where nothing seems to have changed in centuries. Here, you might be the only tourists around! Walk up to the Vajra Yogini temple. You will be welcomed by monkeys; it's the third time after Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath that you will see so many monkeys roaming freedom!

Overnight: KathmanduGuesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 16: Goodbye

Transfer to the airport and end of our services.

Meals: Breakfast

 

From 880 euros per person

Included in the price:

Car and tour guide speaking English for Kathmandu.

Transport out of town for flight or private car

Entrance to sites / monuments as mentioned

Accommodation in double room with breakfast and main meals (when mentioned)

Transfers to the airport for arrivals / departures.

 

Not included in the price:

Other meals and drinks if not mentioned above,

Activity in options (Paragliding or Bungy Jumping)

Usual tips for guides and drivers

Personal expenses.

International flights

The Nepalese visa

Travel Insurance.