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12 Days Nepal driving package tour takes you to Nepal scenic road trip of Bandipur, Pokhara, Tansen, Lumbini and Chitwan.
Driving tour from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then Lumbini and Chitwan gives you ample opportunities for close cultural encounters with amazing landscapes and Himalayan views.
Explore the Nepal overland, driving through the picturesque countryside and enjoying the serene hill station towns of Bandipur, Tansen and Nagarkot with majestic views of the Himalayas. Hamlet-like Bandipur and Tansen are time forgotten towns in the crossroads of trans-Himalayan trade. Nagarkot is the only Himalayan view point to look into the eastern Himalayas, where Mt Everest is located. Drive comfortable distances each day with a careful driver and a knowledgeable guide while visiting Chitwan national park, Pokhara and Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. You will have plenty of time to enjoy wildlife and cultural immersion tours, nature walks, and hiking with time to relax.
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After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you can see our Blue Mountain Travel’s representative holding your name plate. After formal meeting, you will drive to the Hotel. In the evening, you might liked to go for short walk in Kathmandu and Thamel tourist center.
After having a breakfast, we go for Kathmandu sightseeing. You will be guided through the Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. An easy, relaxing day in a comfortable ride with local guide, we will go at Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhu Stupa ( Monkey Temple) and lastly Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Today, early morning we leave Kathmandu valley and have view of rolling hills with Himalayan backdrop opens up in front of us. Then the road descends to the Trishuli river valley famous for White water rafting.
Bandipur is medieval trading town perched high above the Marshyangdi valley. The cobble stone path flanked by Newari style shop houses is where tourists can witness daily chores of middle hill families. Short hike to the Tahni Mai hilltop offers best sunset view over Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.
Overnight stop in Bandipur is the best way to split the scenic road trip to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
In the morning, we walk 10 min. to the edge or Tundikhel. The view is amazing with just a sweeping Marshyangdi valley between you and Himalayas. After spending beautiful morning in Bandipur, drive 80 km / 2½ hrs to Pokhara.
The drive is scenic through the series of valleys with Annapurna and Machhapuchhare looming at a distance. Explore Phewa lakeside market and boating in the evening. Boating is the best way to enjoy sunset over the Himalayas.
Pokhara is amphitheater of mountains with wall of some of the highest snow peaks towards north. Even though the Lakeside of Pokhara has modern hotels and restaurants, the surroundings are still remote and adventurous. Sightseeing of Pokhara includes visit to several view points and hiking. International mountain museum exhibits a lot about mountaineering history, Himalayan culture, geology, flora, fauna and changing environment. Tibetan Refugee camp is living history of Chinese coupe over Tibet. In Pokhara, we go to view sunrise at Sarangkot, will visit International Mountain Museum, Devi’s Fall, Tibetan Refugge Camp and World peace Stupa.
Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Today we drive on Siddhartha highway. We come across mountain passes offering Himalayan views and cross several valleys wedged between green hills with farming terraces and stone slate roofed houses. Palpa, Tansen is popular hill station town along the way. From here we drive down to southern lowland of Terai.
Lumbini was a garden between two kingdoms in around 7th century BC, where Buddha was born. Now Lumbini is developed in a 3 sq miles area divided into Sacred garden (Mayadevi temple), monastic zone and New tourist village. This is one of important archaeological site recognized by UNESCO. Lumbini tour is also the best way to see the Terai lifestyle and culture.
After breakfast we will drive to the ruins of ancient Kapilavastu, Tilaurakot – the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent 29 years until renunciation. Kudan is where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana (Buddha’s father) specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers.
Today we will have around 4 hrs of driving, which will bring us to Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its bio-diversity and thriving of some rare species of animals. This is where last numbers of Royal Bengal Tigers and Asian single horned Rhinos survives. Jungle activities include elephant back safari, jungle walk, canoe ride to see crodocile and aquatic birds, bird watching, visit of Elephant breeding center and more.
After beautiful morning breakfast with chirping of birds, we will drive back to Kathmandu. We follow Narayani River upstream to its confluences with several other rivers draining Himalayas. It is interesting to watch beautiful villages and farms across reached by shaky suspension bridges.
An expert guide will accompany you for cultural tour of Bhaktapur and Patan. Bhaktapur is medieval town that changed very little with time. Locals still live in harmony with hundreds of years old structures, which make it the living museum. Patan on the other hand was center of Vajrayana Buddhism until 16th century. There are hundreds of Newari monasteries with palace as center of exquisite Newari craftsmanship. Patan is also known as ‘Lalitpur’ meaning city of fine art.
Our Best Tour Package in Nepal comes to an end today. A representative from Blue Mountain Travels will take you to the airport approximately three hours before the scheduled flight.
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