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Discover Nepal Tour - 12 Days

Discover Nepal Tour

Discover Nepal Tour is specially designed for those who want to explore all the major highlights of Nepal as this tour gives you a taste of all that Nepal has to offer. Discover Nepal Tour -12 days tour is graded as easy and suitable for all categories of travelers.

Nestled amongst the peaks of the great Himalayan Mountains, Nepal is a country blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and colorful history. In Discover Nepal tour, you will be staying in comfortable and character-full hotels & lodges, without any strenuous activities. This tour lets you discover ancient city streets and architecture, enjoy stunning mountain views, walk through tiny rural villages, verdant farmland and forests filled with wildlife, and see some of Nepal's most famous UNESCO World Heritages Sites including Lumbini (the birth-place of Lord Buddha).

Discover Nepal Tour begins with your tour in Kathmandu, a city like no other in the world. During your first day of tour, we include an introductory walking tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square through a local spice market and a drive to enjoy the views from the hilltop Swayambunath Stupa and visit to city of Fine Arts – Patan Durbar Square. All these places are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will visit most of the amazing places of Nepal including Bandipur, Pokhara, Tansen, Lumbini and Nagarkot


Outline Itinerary

Day Program Places Attitude Walking / driving duration

01

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Kathmandu

1356 m

 

02

In Kathmandu- Full day tour of Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu  

1356 m

 

03

Kathmandu to Bandipur  drive

Bandipur

1030 m

4  hrs walking

04

Bandipur to Pokhara drive

Pokhara

827 m

2  hrs walking

05

In Pokhara ( sightseeing)

Pokhara  

827 m

 

06

Pokhara / Tansen

Tansen  

1350 m

3 ½  hr drive

07

Tansen / Lumbini drive

Lumbini

200 m

1 ½ hrs drive

08

Lumbini/ Chitwan drive

Chitwan  

200 m

3 hrs driving

09

In Chitwan- Full  day jungle activities

Chitwan  

200 m

 

10

Fly  to Kathmandu & drive to Nagarkot

Nagarkot

2100 m

20 minutes flight
90 minutes drive  

11

Nagarkot/ Bhaktapur/Kathmandu

Kathmandu

1356 m

 

12

Depart Kathmandu

 

 

 

Detail Itinerary

DAY 01

Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative. Please look for signage of Natraj Trekking with your name once you come out of Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your luggage. You will be escorted by our representative to the hotel

Kathmandu, capital of the ancient Mountain Kingdom of Nepal, has the air of a medieval city with a maze of narrow streets, wooden temples and beautifully decorated palaces.

Upon arrival at the hotel, guest will be provided welcome drinks along with the room key

In the evening we will organize a Welcome Dinner at a traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine Nepali local meal.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Dinner

DAY 02

In Kathmandu

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Overnight at the hotel

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa

You will be taken on a sightseeing tour Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of the city. Many of Kathmandu's most historic and important temples are located here. Interesting things for visitors to see are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess)

Visiting Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple) The world's most glorious Buddhist Chaityas built 2000 years ago situated on a hillock about 77 m above the level of the Kathmandu valley. Visitors will also have a grand view of the valley from this spot.

Afternoon visit Patan Durbar Square

Next you will drive to Patan, a beautiful city in its own right which rivalled Kathmandu in terms of the splendor of its temples and squares and is now better preserved, less polluted and less crowded. You cross a bridge over the Bagmati River that links Kathmandu with the city of Patan, its neighbour to the south.

Patan boasts of many famous sites and unique architecture. Krishna Mandir in this Square was built to honor an incarnation of Vishnu. One of the best examples of stone architecture in the world, scenes from Mahabharat, Asia's greatest mythological war, are carved on the temple's walls.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 03

Kathmandu to Bandipur

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Bandipur
  • Visit Bandipur Bazaar
  • Overnight at hotel

After breakfast, we start our journey early in the morning and drive to historic village of Bandipur, situated astride a ridge in the Mahabharat range of hills (Approx 4 hrs drive- 143 km to the west of Kathmandu).

Bandipur is a picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, a land as famous for its natural beauty as for the hospitality of its people. One can enjoy a spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna Range plus the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang from here. Visit to this town is an opportunity to get a close look at Newar cultural life.

Arrive Bandipur, check in at the hotel

Afternoon walking tour of Bandipur Village & Bazaar

Visiting Bandipur Village, you will be greeted by a neighborhood lined with historic Newar houses. This is the main Bandipur Bazaar. Modern, but with its traditional values still intact, it presents a potpourri of old houses, temples of great religious significance and historical architecture. This medieval-looking quarter is the heart of Bandipur.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 04

Bandipur to Pokhara

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Thani Mai Temple & drive to Pokhara
  • One hour boat ride and lakeside visit
  • Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast, you will visit Thani Mai Temple for stunning mountain views in the morning before we head to Pokhara. Stretch your legs with the short but steep walk from Bandipur to visit the Thani Mai Temple. The architecture around the preserved Newari village is stunning. Equally impressive are the Himalayan views. (Approx 1 hrs 40 minutes walks roundtrip). Then, it will be approx 2 hrs drive to reach Pokhara

Arrive Pokhara, check in at the hotel

Afternoon, you will be taken to Phewa Lake for boat ride (approx 1 hr) including visit of Barahi Temple

Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the country, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. The Barahi Temple is the most important monument in Pokhara; built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force Shakti.

Free time or walking around lakeside market

Lakeside-The eastern shore of Phewa Lake, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 05

In Pokhara

  • Early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view over the Western Himalayas
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Mountain Museum & Tibetan Refugee
  • Overnight at the hotel

An early morning, you will drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view over the western Himalayas (weather permitting)

Sarangkot is the highest point on the Pokhara valley rim. It is located an altitude of 1592 m above sea level. This place provides the best view of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and beyond to the main spine of the Annapurna ranges (Annapurna South 7195, Annapurna I 7647, Machhapuchhre 6997, Annapurna III 7555, Annapurna II 7937, Annapurna IV 7525, Lamjung Himal 6986.).

Drive back to the hotel for breakfast

Afternoon breakfast, we'll visit the Mountain Museum housing expedition memorabilia and information on ethnic groups, flora and fauna. We'll also visit Tashiling, a long established settlement of Tibetan refugees. We spend some time here watching wool being sorted, dyed and eventually made into Tibetan carpets which are exported all over the world.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 06

Pokhara/Tansen

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Tansen
  • Overnight at the hotel

Drive to Tansen (approx 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, we will drive to Tansen- an ancient hill town Tansen at 1350 meters above sea level and it lies in Lumbini zone of Nepal. It is a typical Nepali town with numerous fairs, festivals, religious and cultural events and spectacular mountain views

Arrive and check in at hotel
Overnight at the hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 07

Tansen /Lumbini

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Lumbini
  • Visit sacred place in Lumbini by Rickshaw
  • Overnight at the hotel

Breakfast at the hotel

Leave Tansen for Lumbini (approx 1 ½ hr drive)

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace, compassion and non-violence. The broken Ashoka pillar remnant of an old monastery, images of Buddha's mother Maya Devi, etc, are preserved in Lumbini.

Arrive Lumbini and check in at the hotel

This afternoon, we start our day with site seeing tour of Lumbini including various sacred places accompanied a local guide by rickshaw. We will have the opportunity to visit the birth place of the Buddha Peace lamp and the monastery of peace pagoda.

Overnight at the hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 08

Lumbini /Chitwan

After breakfast, we drive to Chitwan which takes approx 3 hour enjoyable and scenic drive through the Tharu Villages of Chitwan. The ethnic tribe of the Tharu's is the local inhabitants of Chitwan and is agriculturists by profession. Then drive finally brings you to the lodge.

Upon arrival at lodge, you will be met and briefed by the Guest Relation officer regarding the park and the programs available.

Lunch will be followed by a choice of activities arranged for you.

Chitwan National Park is the home of the great one horned rhinoceros, sloth bear, wild boar, Gaur (bison), 4 species of deer, 2 species of monkeys, 2 species of crocodile, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, over 450 species of birds and various other reptiles.

Later in the afternoon, the guests will be taken for elephant safari or nature walks depending on the time of arrival at the resort.

In the evening before dinner, the slide presentation about the flora and fauna of Chitwan national park will be organized by our well trained senior naturalists. This will be time when the guests can gather more information about the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 09

In Chitwan

  • Full day at Chitwan
  • All meals and overnight at lodge

Early morning guests will be mounted on elephant back and taken for a jungle safari for 2‐3 hours penetrating through dense grasslands to view wildlife in their natural habitat. This grass commonly known as elephant grass is dense and grows to a height of 18‐20 ft. It is the favorite habitat for rhinoceros and other mammals.

After breakfast, you are taken to our elephant stables where a senior naturalist briefs about the interesting and unbelievable habits of elephant. Here one may witness the rare scene of the elephants at bath.

Lunch at the lodge

In the afternoon you may choose to relax around the resort or take a drive through the jungles for a canoe ride down the Rapti River. The river ride provides opportunity of viewing the gharial crocodiles as well as the mugger crocodiles, fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. OR, You may also feel like going for a nature walk or birding with one of our naturalists to know more about the flora of the Chitwan National Park. Those on canoe ride are taken back to the resort four wheel drive jeep from the end‐point.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 10

Chitwan/Kathmandu by flight & drive to Nagarkot

  • Breakfast at lodge
  • Fly to Kathmandu and drive to Nagarkot
  • Overnight in Nagarkot

Breakfast at lodge

After breakfast in the morning, since Chitwan is a bird paradise of resident and migratory birds, making it a delightful and educational experience for every bird watcher. Special bird watching tour can be arranged too.

You will be transferred to Bharatpur Airport for flight back to Kathmandu (it will be a just 20 minutes flight). Upon arrival Kathmandu you will be transferred to Nagarkot (Approx 35 km and 1 hour 30 minutes drive)

Nagarkot is situated on top of a ridge at an altitude of over 2000 meters above sea level. It is renowned for sunrise and sunset views along with majestic peaks of the Himalayas including Mount Everest.

Arrive Nagarkot, check in at the hotel
Evening sunset view (weather and time permitting)
Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 11

Nagarkot/ Kathmandu

  • Sunrise View (weather permitting)
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Easy hike around Nagarkot Village
  • Visit Bhaktapur and drive to Kathmandu
  • Overnight at the hotel

Early morning sunrise view over the Eastern Himalayas (weather permitting)

After breakfast, there will be guided easy hike around Nagarkot Village

Hill villages in Nepal present a picture of the bygone era. Guests will witness villagers working in the field and carry daily activities in the most natural setting. Villagers still use pre historic technology to plow their fields and carry other activities in agriculture sector. For Western technologically advanced civilization, the village tour would be one of the most exciting aspects on their Nepal visit.

Then, you will drive back to Kathmandu, one the way visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur is perfectly preserved Newari town of Bhaktapur in the eastern corner of the Kathmandu Valley. Also know as Bhadgaun or the City of the Devotees, Bhaktapur evokes the feel of a medieval village, a snapshot of a time when the city lay along the prosperous trade routes between Tibet, China and India. The ancient centre of the town is a dazzling collection of temples, palaces that has earned it a place on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Arrive Kathmandu and recheck in at the hotel
Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 12

Depart Kathmandu

  • Optional tour of Mountain Flight
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to airport for final departure

Optional Tour – Everest Flight (Mountain flight)

In the morning there is the opportunity to take a flight to Everest. Mountain flight appeals to all categories of travelers. For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, these flights offer a panoramic view of the Himalaya in just one hour. Even those visitors who like the rigors of a trek still don't miss the opportunity to "conquer" the mountains in one fell swoop.

Mountain flight in Nepal is to be "Once in a life time experience"

Note: If your international flight from Kathmandu in the morning, this tour can be organized on day 02.

Breakfast at the hotel
Free time till departure
Transfer to airport for final departure

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us and we expect that you plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal again.

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight time, a representative from Natraj Trekking will transfer you to the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Include

Transport, Entrance Fee, Guide, etc

  • Welcome with flower garland by our representative upon arrival
  • All tours and transfers in a private vehicle as per the program
  • Services of an English speaking guide in Kathmandu
  • Services of a local station English guide in Pokhara
  • Services of a local station English guide in Lumbini
  • Monument entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • One hour boat ride at Phewa Lake in Pokhara
  • Rickshaw Tour in Lumbini
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day

Accommodations

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (as per the choice of package)
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Bandipur(as per the choice of package)
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara(as per the choice of package)
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Tansen(as per the choice of package)
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Lumbini(as per the choice of package)
  • 2 nights accommodation with all meals in Chitwan(as per the choice of package)
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Nagarkot(as per the choice of package)
  • 24.3% VAT and Service Charge

Airfare

  • Chitwan/Kathmandu by flight

Cost Exclude

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal expenses (Tips, beverage, laundry, telephone call, etc)
  • Travel Insurance/ Emergency Evacuation Cost
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Bandipur, Pokhara, Tansen, Lumbini and Nagarkot

The above rates are valid till December 31, 2013

Note: The price does not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

Dates & Prices

DEPARTURE DATES

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date Please send us an e-mail at info@natrajtours.com.np for the package cost

PRICE

Standard Hotels Option (3 star) Superior  Hotels Option (4 star) Deluxe  Hotels Option (5 star)
Group Size Cost in USD
Per Person
Group Size Cost in USD
Per Person
Group Size Cost in USD
Per Person
01 – Person US$1980 01 – Person US$2240 01 – Person US$2505
02 Person US$1195 02 Person US$1295 02 Person US$1495
03-05 Person US$1170 03-05 Person US$1280 03-05 Person US$1480
06-09 Person US$935 06-09 Person US$1050 06-09 Person US$1250
10-14 Person US$870 10-14 Person US$980 10-14 Person US$1185
15 & above Person US$810 15 & above Person US$925 15 & above Person US$1130
Single supplement US$305 Single supplement US$450 Single supplement US$515

Standard Hotel Option (3 Star)

Places Name of the Hotel
Kathmandu  Hotel Manaslu or similar
Bandipur Old Inn or Similar
Pokhara Base Camp Resort or Similar
Tansen Hotel Srinagar
Lumbini Hotel Nirvana Garden
Chitwan Eco Wildlife Lodge
Nagarkot Nagarkot Cottage

Superior Hotel Option (4 Star)

Places Name of the Hotel
Kathmandu  The Shanker Hotel or Similar  
Bandipur Old Inn or Similar
Pokhara Hotel Trek O Tel or Similar
Tansen Hotel Srinagar
Lumbini Hotel Lumbini Garden  
Chitwan Chitwan Paradise Hotel
Nagarkot Bhangeri Durbar Resort

Deluxe Hotel Option (5 Star)

Places Name of the Hotel
Kathmandu  The Shanker Hotel or Similar
Bandipur Ghaughar Hotel
Pokhara Temple Tree Resort & Spa
Tansen Hotel Srinagar
Lumbini Hotel Kasai
Chitwan Tigerland Resort Or Machan Paradise
Nagarkot Club Himalaya Nagarkot Resort

Practical information

Notes about your Accommodation

Although accommodation choices in Nepal are expanding and overall standards improving, please note that whatever the level, from basic guesthouse to high end city centre hotel, you should always be prepared for standards to be different than in the West. For example, even in the best hotels, plumbing and electricity supplies can be somewhat erratic and although the welcome is always warm, service levels may be less efficient than you may be used to.

Natraj Trekking will be pleased to welcome all category of clients, hence, we have categorized package trip as Standard, Superior and Deluxe as per the categories of hotel (e.g. 3, 4, 5 star hotels at each place). Please note that our ground services are same either client chooses Standard or Deluxe package but hotels will be different (as per the category). Our selection of hotels to be used for any category are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc

Booking a Single Room

All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.

On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer customers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room for each night of the tour. Please refer prices section for single room option prices for this tour.

Personal Expenses

You will need some extra money to cover meals and drinks not included in the tour price, any optional sightseeing, souvenirs and items of a personal nature such as laundry.

Please be prepared to pay for non-included meals. Please note that costs for drinks and meals can vary depending on location and the prices below are given as a rough guide for budgeting.

Local Costs

 Items

COst in USD

Tea/Coffee

U$ 0.80

Soft Drink

US$ 1.10

Bottled Water

US$0.70

Bottle of Beer

US$5.30

2 Course Meal*

US$12.00

3 Course Meal**

US$15.00

Bottle of Wine

US$19.00

Cheap local fare in a small cafe or restaurant.
Typical food in a simple, reasonably comfortable mid-range restaurant

Foreign Exchange

Local Currency: Nepali Rupee.
Recommended Currency for Exchange: US$, GBP, EUR, CHF & AUD.

ATM Availability: Although you may occasionally find cash machines these are very unreliable – do not rely on plastic!

Credit Card Acceptance: Credit cards are not generally accepted except in larger establishments in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Travellers Cheques: In Kathmandu and Pokhara only.

Best Season

Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and spring (February to April) are the best seasons for the Discover Nepal tour. However, this tour can be organized throughout the year.

What to Wear

Light weight clothing is recommended from May through October. Warm garments are required in October- March. An umbrella or a raincoat is a must for the rainy season (May to August)

Packing for your trip

Here we make a few specific recommendations with regard to your tour. Please use this list as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be done according to your needs, interests, duration of your trip, season of your trip, etc.

Luggage: One main piece of baggage and a daypack. You will find it more convenient to travel light when outside Kathmandu. Any extra luggage can be stored in Kathmandu hotel. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs.

Clothing: You can expect to wear short sleeved shirts and t-shirts during the day in the Spring and Autumn months but it does get cool in the evening, so bring some warmer clothing as well (especially in Dec/Jan as these are the coldest months). It's worth bringing a good quality waterproof. No bright coloured clothing for Chitwan. Do not wear lycra tights or leggings or very short shorts as the Nepalese find these offensive.

Footwear: Comfortable shoes (eg. trainers) and sandals, plus lightweight boots if you wish to take part in any walks.

Equipment: A torch. Binoculars for animal & bird watching in Chitwan National Park, a universal bath plug and antibacterial hand wash, are useful to have along.

Recommend clothes for Chitwan Visit

A jacket or sweater from November through February. Lightest clothing with sunglasses and hats from April onwards. Pants should be worn during elephant rides. Bright colours such as red and white should be avoided since these colours have been known to upset the rhinos. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Please carry only the bare necessities but not jewellery and valuable items. During the warmer months swimming suits are recommended

Pre-Trip Meeting

On the second day of the itinerary (before you departure for the city tour- about 8 AM), we host a Pre-Trip short Meeting at the hotel by your our guide. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide tour briefing and other practical information regarding trip.

Please bring the following thing on the meeting
  • Passport copy
  • Travel Insurance Policy
Electricity in Nepal

Nepal's Electricity is 220-240 Volts and 50 MHZ (some countries like U.S and Canada are 110-120 volts/60 MHZ).

  • In Nepal electric Plugs are of two or three round prongs, but not flat prongs as found in use in the United States or in other countries.
  • If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for both types.
  • If you are planning on taking a hair dryer, electric shaver, curling iron, laptop computer or other electrical devices on your travels, in these cases, you will need to obtain either a voltage adapter (electrical converter) or a plug adapter for your travels, most often both. Most voltage adapters for travel convert 220-240 to 110-120, usable by your American and similar appliance. A plug adapter, on the other hand, allows you to plug into a foreign outlet.
Note on Itinerary

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule above, Discover Nepal tour itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including unexpected weather and terrain conditions.

Meeting and greeting in Kathmandu

You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a 'meeting and greeting' service at the Airport. You just pass through the Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see our representative standing with a placard that states either Natraj Trekking' or your own name.

Nepal Visa

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the air port or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph.

If you are obtaining Nepal Visa upon arrival. Please be noted that Visa Application Form can be received through us by e-mail. Two passport size photo graphs are required and following visa fee to be paid at the airport as per your stay in Nepal

Tourist Visa

Visa Facility

Duration

Fee

Multiple Entry 

15 days

US$ 25 or equivalent
convertible currency

Multiple Entry 

30 Days

US$ 40 or equivalent
convertible currency

Multiple Entry 

90 Days

US$ 100 or equivalent
convertible currency

Responsible Travel

The beautiful environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. At Natraj Trekking, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize the detrimental impact on the environment as much as possible.

Insurance

It is recommended of joining any of Natraj Trekking trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

Custom formalities

All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. A tourist may bring in dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty. Carrying narcotics, arms and ammunition are strictly prohibited (Tel: 00977 1 4470110/ 4472266). Visitors can export souvenirs to their respective countries. The export of antiques, however, requires special permission from the Department of Archaeology, National Archive Building, RA.

Know before you go

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs, including advice re: the legality of and local attitudes towards same-sex relationships.

Why with Natraj Trekking

Natraj Trekking is the one of the leading and oldest tour operator in Nepal since 1967. We organize tour for Tibet and Bhutan as well. We excel in this field because we genuinely love what we do and are committed to providing you with the best services as we commit you.

Tipping

Tipping is the accepted way of saying 'thank you' for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and trek crew but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.


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Trip Highlights

  • Guided tours of UNESCO World Heritage Site within Kathmandu Valley
  • Visit Bandipur, which is a picturesque town, nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal and is set amongst wonderful mountain scenery.
  • Explore the beauty of Pokhara enhances by its lovely lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas
  • Visit Tansen, a typical Nepali town with numerous fairs, festivals, religious and cultural events and spectacular mountain views
  • Visit Lumbini, the birth-place of Lord Buddha.
  • Chitwan National Park- one of Asia's most famous national parks
  • Nagarkot- famous for sunrise view over the stunning eastern mountains
  • Taste of Nepali cuisine with a local cultural show at Kathmandu

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration : 12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Tour Route : Kathmandu- Bandipur-Pokhara – Tansen-Lumbini-Chitwan- Nagarkot-Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade : Easy (Cultural Tours)
  • Best Seasons : Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) & Spring (February to April)
  • Accommodations : 3 nights-Kathmandu, 1 night- Bandipur, 2 nights-Pokhara, 1 nt-Tansen, 1 night- Lumbini
    2 nights- Chitwan & 1 night – Nagarkot
  • Meals : As mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation : Private vehicle /Aero plane
  • Group Size : Any
  • Price : ON REQUEST

Client Reviews

QuoteHi Anil
MANY, MANY, MANY thanks for organising our tour itinerary while in Nepal. We had an ABSOLUTELY fantastic time in Chitwan, Pokhara and Dhampus. We shall never forget it, and so enjoyed the experience, the wonderful and friendly people, the culture, the food, the country, the mountain trekking, jungle walks, bird watching, wildlife, elephant rides, canoeing, village walks, photography, and other general "tourist stuff".

Howard Adam
President & CEO

Client Reviews

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