Explore Nepal to learn about culture, history, and tradition choosing Authentic Nepal Tour Itinerary 14 Days. This two-week itinerary is specially designed for senior citizens, families, and couples who wanted to discover the major parts of the Himalayan country full of spirits with luxury. A well planned guided itinerary that offers not only a mix of culture, heritage, and religion but presents the way of learning real Nepal and its living lifestyles.
This Authentic Nepal Tour Itinerary 14 Day stretches from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan, where you will have a full taste of nature, culture, and traditions. From enjoying early sunrise view at Sarangkot, Pokhara to see the Annapurna Massif including Fishtail, boating around Phewa Lake, having a spiritual visit to Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha, indulging yourself in Chitwan National Park, taking a jeep/elephant ride, and opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tiger & one-horned Rhinoceros, exploring the ancient Temples and Stupas in Kathmandu valley, experiencing the real Nepalese traditional food, and meeting the living Goddess ‘Kumari’ at Kathmandu Durbar Squares are the major highlights and attractions of this Authentic Nepal Tour Itinerary 14 Days.
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We give you the best experience by providing comfortable transportation, a professional tour guide, and taking you to the best authentic restaurants to have a powerful experience in Nepal that may last forever. Apart from this, you will enjoy the spectacular view of the Himalayas while landing at Kathmandu airport (if you land during the daytime) or take a mountain flight or helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp, take side trips to Bhutan or Lhasa, Tibet, or Ghorepani Poonhill Trek as add-on trips that give you extra miles to experience Nepal and neighboring destinations in natural shape. Take this opportunity to choose this best 2-week itinerary in Nepal and experience the real Nepal as you can at least once in your lifetime.
The best season to enjoy this authentic Nepal trip would be during spring ‘pre-monsoon’ (March, April, and May) and autumn ‘post-monsoon’ (September, October, and November). The other season such as summer (June, July, and August), is the rainy season with heavy rain and chances of landslides (landscapes are green and beautiful, though), and winter (December, January, and February) is the coldest months but clear weather and blue sky.
Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Welcome by our team and Transfer to the hotel, Brief about the program. If you are landing during the day, you will have spectacular mountain views of the Himalaya before you land.
Welcome Dinner is provided at one of the authentic restaurants
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
Visit Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.
After a good breakfast, our guide comes to meet you at the hotel and we proceed for the day sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will visit the following places:
The Swoyambhunath Stupa: A famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists, is situated on a beautiful hill. It is a holy Stupa among the ancient Buddhist Mahachaitya of the Kathmandu valley. It is situated atop a hill that could be observed from almost every part of Kathmandu valley. The tourists call the Stupa ‘Monkey Temple’ as there are many monkeys living around the place.
The Kathmandu Durbar square: one of the three major palace areas of Kathmandu valley, is an ancient palace that carries significant historical importance. Compared to the other palaces squares in Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, this is the largest and possesses the finest examples of Newari craftsmanship on its temples monuments, and palace buildings built by different kings. Also, you will meet Living Goddess ‘Kumari’ inside Kathmandu Durbar Square premises.
The Pashupatinath Temple: Located at Gaushala, Deupatan area of Kathmandu, is a major pilgrimage site for the Hindus. According to the religious scriptures, Lord Pashupatinath is worshiped as the protective deity of the Hindus.
The Boudhanath Stupa: A very important religious site for the followers of Buddhism. It is located northeast from the Kathmandu city center. The Stupa is regarded as the center of faith for the Buddhists. The entire area is known as Boudha. This is also considered as the largest Stupa in Nepal.
Learn more about Kathmandu Valley Things To Do.
All meals are included. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
After the good breakfast of the hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to Bandipur. The total distance of today’s drive is about 150 kilometers and it takes about four to five hours. Bandipur is a hill station that has retained its age-old cultural attributes, temples, shrines, sacred caves, and innumerable festivals.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Bandipur.
All meals are included.
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Pokhara, a short drive for a couple of hours; you reach the tourist hub Pokhara. Pokhara lies at an altitude of 915 meters above sea level and it is a city of Lakes in central Nepal. Also, Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp and another popular trail in the Himalaya. Phewa Lake, Bararhi temple, Sarangkot, 2-story pagoda are the main highlights of Pokhara city.
This day, you will boat around Phewa lake and have free time for self-explore around Lakeside in the evening.
Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara, all meals are included.
Early morning sunrise view from Sarangkot from the altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. About half an hour’s drive from the hotel early in the morning before sunrise, you will reach to Sarangkot to enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna massif including the Fishtail and Pokhara valley view. On the way back to the hotel to have breakfast, visit Bindabasini Temple en-route.
After breakfast, take a short drive to World Peace Stupa and visit Davis fall and back to the hotel.
Evening: free time for self-explore around Phewa Lake
Overnight at the hotel, all meals are included.
From Pokhara, we will drive towards the Lumbini via Tansen. We can drive for several hours through the hilly road to reach the Lumbini – the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. Lumbini is the Buddhist pilgrimage site. According to Buddhist traditions, Queen Mahamayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam in 563 B.C who became Buddha after the enlightenment.
The night will be near Lumbini at one of the local hotels or lodges. All meals are included.
Today we will wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast we will begin our visit to the Lumbini. We can visit the important archeological places of the Lumbini where we can enjoy the great view of the sacred birthplace of Lord Buddha. Besides, we can also visit the museum which will enable us to know more about Buddhism and other several things related to Lord Buddha and his ancient history. Similarly, we can visit different places in the Lumbini in our leisure time.
Overnight at the hotel in Lumbini. All meals are included.
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Chitwan, the distance from Lumbini to Chitwan is about 155 Kilometers and the total drive takes about four to five hours.
Overnight at the hotel/resort in Sauraha Chitwan, all meals included
A full day activity in Chitwan National Park
Overnight at the hotel/resort in Sauraha Chitwan, all meals are included.
After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu, the total distance of the drive to Nagarkot is about 180 Kilometers via Kathmandu and it takes about five to six hours. Transfer to Nagarkot
Overnight at the hotel in Nagarkot, all meals are included.
Sunrise view from Nagarkot [If weather permits]
Full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur durbar square and Patan Durbar Squares
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: BDS is one of the major tourist attractions of Kathmandu valley. It served as the Capital of Nepal during the Mall kingdom until 1769 AD. The courtyards, temples, palace buildings, statues, and monuments inside the square were constructed in different eras by Newari artists. Some of the major monuments and temples inside the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Golden Gate., 55- Window palace Big Bell, Dog barking Bell, Siddhilaxmi Temple, Taleju Bhawani Temple, Statue of King Bhupendra Mall, National art Gallery and Vatshala Temple and etc. In the Newari dialect, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is known as “Layaku.”
Patan Durbar Square: PDS is the main attraction of the Lalitpur district. Enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site, this courtyard has earned a distinct place for works in the field of arts and architecture that reflect on each temple, monument, and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between the 16th, 17th, and 18th century. The square offers myriad opportunities for visitors willing to study and research the artistic and architectural masterpieces, history, and culture of Lalitpur. Foreign visitors are required to buy tickets to enter the Durbar Square.
Drive to the hotel and stay overnight in Kathmandu. All meals are included.
Today’s program is flexible and instead of the Chandragiri hill trip, you may choose any other trips around Kathmandu valley like hiking, pilgrimage trip to Dakshinkali, Chovar, Budalilakanta, and etc. However, it is requested to choose one program for the whole group.
You will drive to Chandragiri hills by CABLE CAR – Enjoy the scenic view of Kathmandu valley and mountains. Spend some time in the hills and back to Hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. All meals are included.
Cultural Dinner at one of the Nepalese authentic restaurants
This day, we provide you breakfast and let you have a free day in Kathmandu. You can relax; go for a massage, shopping, and etc.
Our staff will help you with any kind of activity on request, please feel free to ask.
Lunch and Dinner are on your own. We let you choose your own dishes on your own expenses.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. Breakfast is included.
Finally, the tour ends with full of Nepal’s great memories. Depending on your departure flight time, we will transfer you to the airport for your final flight back home.
Goodbye, Pheri Bhetaula! 🙂
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Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
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