13D12N Explore Nepal Tour-3

13 Days tour is designed for those who have more days to explore Nepal and are interested in culture, adventure and history of Nepal. This tour will provide the taste of finest culture, wildlife habitat, natural habitat and spiritual sites. A tour full of spectacular sites can be most amazing tour. 

Explore the most charming ancient town Bandipur with full…

Duration: 13 Days

Trip Code: DNTT-T-13D-03

Maximum Altitude: 3710m/12172 ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Best Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/Apr/May

Physical rating: Easy

Why you'll love this trip?
  • Beginning and ending in Kathmandu, there's more than enough time to discover the Nepali capital's staggeringly rich cultural and artistic heritage.
  • This is the perfect trip for those who want a cultural insight & Beautiful Himalaya range view with Lake into Nepal without strenuous trekking, with plenty of inclusions, as well as free time and comfortable accommodation in each destination.
  • Witness world-class mountain scenery from heavenly viewpoint, with a breathtaking Everest scenic flight.
Day 01. Arrival at the Kathmandu[altitude 1400 m/4595ft]
Day 02. Kathmandu-Bandipur [Altitude 1030m/3380ft]
Day 03. Bandipur-Pokhara[altitude 830m/2723ft]
Day 04. Pokhara-Jomsom[Altitude 2745m/9005ft)
Day 05. Jomsom-Pokhara 
Day 06. Pokhara-Lumbini[altitude 150m/492ft]
Day 07. Lumbini-Chitwan[altitude 415m/1361ft]
Day 08. Chitwan
Day 09. Chitwan-Kathmandu
Day 10. Kathmandu
Day 11. Kathmandu
Day 12. Kathmandu
Day 13. Depart from Kathmandu

Pashupatinath temple (World Heritage Site)Bandipur Village Muktinath TempleHimalaya view from Sarangkot, PokharaBirth Place of Lord Buddha-Lumbini (World Heritage Site)Lumbini (World Heritage Site)Lumbini (World Heritage Site)​Phewa lake in PokharaOne Horn Rhino-Chitwan National Park (World Heritage Site)Elephant Bathing-Chitwan National Park (World Heritage Site)Canoeing-Chitwan National Park (World Heritage Site)Himalaya View from Sarangkot; PokharaSunrise view from Sarangkot, PokharaBhaktapur durbar square (World Heritage Site)Jomsom airportBhaktapur durbar square (World Heritage Site)​Traditional Nepali dance with Nepali dinner (Complimentary in our package)

 

Day 01. Arrival at the Kathmandu[altitude 1400 m/4595ft]
Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Welcome by Tour officer of DNTT  
Transfer to the hotel 
Briefing about program
 
We’ll discuss the trip details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. The evening is free to explore the streets of Kathmandu, whose mixture of ancient architecture and modern development, and rich artistic and cultural heritage, means it remains the famous destination it has been for decades. Busy markets and bazaars are the centre of Nepali life and the narrow streets are home to holy men, monks, bicycles, incense, goats and sacred cows. 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • There are no Meals included on this day 
Day 02. Kathmandu-Bandipur [Altitude 1030m/3380ft]
After breakfast, drive to Bandipur [143km-4 hr]
Self visit around Bandipur
One of Nepal's most charming towns, Bandipur is a living museum of Newari culture, a beautifully preserved village crowning a lofty ridge, its main street lined with traditional row houses.
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 03. Bandipur-Pokhara[altitude 830m/2723ft]
After breakfast, drive around [70 km-2 hrs] to Pokhara, passing through valleys, rivers, terrace fields and some spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges. 
Half day city tour of Bindabasini temple, Davis fall, Gupteswori Mahadev cave, Tibetan refugee camp & Seti gorge 
 
Your city guide will come to receive you after check in at hotel and drive towards the Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961.  Then cross the road and go to the Gupteshwor cave with a self created statue of Lord shiva and the view of Davis fall coming down from the other side.  A 5 minutes walk from the Gupteshwor cave is the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see Tibetan refugees doing different kinds of work for livelihood such as making carpets, making jewelries with semi precious stones and selling things to tourist. After spending some time to understand Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasini temple and the Seti river gorge.
Today evening free time to explore around Lake side [around Phewa Lake]
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 04. Pokhara-Jomsom[Altitude 2745m/9005ft)
After breakfast, flight to Jomsom [20 min]
After check in, drive to Muktinath temple [3710m/12172 ft], visit around Muktinath temple 
Evening drive back to Jomsom for Overnight 
 
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Lodge[1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 05. Jomsom-Pokhara 
After breakfast, flight to Pokhara;
Half day city tour of Bindabasini temple, Davis fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev cave, Tibetan refugee camp & Seti gorge 
 
Your city guide will come to receive you after check in at hotel and drive towards the Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961.  Then cross the road and go to the Gupteshwor cave with a self created statue of Lord shiva and the view of Davis fall coming down from the other side.  A 5 minutes walk from the Gupteshwor cave is the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see Tibetan refugees doing different kinds of work for livelihood such as making carpets, making jewelries with semi precious stones and selling things to tourist. After spending some time to understand Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasini temple and the Seti river gorge.
Today evening free time to explore around Lake side [around Phewa Lake]
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 06. Pokhara-Lumbini[altitude 150m/492ft]
After breakfast, drive to Lumbini [250km-5-6 hrs].
After check in, our local guide will come at hotel to guide you to visit around Birth place of Lord Buddha [Maya Devi Temple and surrounding monasteries]. 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 07. Lumbini-Chitwan[altitude 415m/1361ft]
Today after breakfast, drive around [150 km-3-4 hrs] to Chitwan, after arriving and settling in, you will be introduced to the camp staff and resident naturalists who will discuss the program. There is some flexibility, and activities may vary depending on the time of the year, and on wildlife movements. A late-afternoon safari will take you through forests and across grasslands to observe the varied and exciting wildlife in the park. In the early evening the local Tharu dance troupe may perform a cultural program. You will then enjoy dinner and afterwards you will be free to relax in the bar and discuss the day’s sightings or listen to the exotic sounds of the jungle at night.
 
Activities Includes:
  • Tharu Village tour
  • Tharu cultural dance presentation s or a slide show presentation
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel/lodge/Resort [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner  
Day 08. Chitwan
Embark on an early-morning excursion. This could include either another safari to different parts of the park (in search of the great rhino, deer, and exotic bird life) or joining one of the other activities available in the park. Tiger sightings are rare these days, but these magnificent animals do inhabit the park. After breakfast you will leave the lodge and go on a dugout canoe adventure on the Rapti River. This is an exciting trip with chances to view marsh mugger crocodiles and various birds that inhabit the riverbanks. A program will be organized for the rest of the day, and may include further excursions by jeep or a visit to one of the nearby villages.
 
Activities Includes:
  • Bird watching 
  • Elephant Safari 
  • Elephant Breeding Centre
  • Tharu cultural dance presentation or a slide show presentation.
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel/lodge/Resort [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner  
Day 09. Chitwan-Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu 175km-4-5hrs]; 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 10. Kathmandu
After breakfast, Arrival and full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur durbar square, Boudhanath stupa & Pashupatinath temple 
 
Bhaktapur, Durbar Square, a well preserved fine UNESCO world heritage site where you will witness the 55-window palace, the Golden Gate, Nyatapole temple, stone temple and many more. Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 11. Kathmandu
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Patan durbar square, Swoyambhunath stupa & Kathmandu durbar square
 
Patan Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attractions is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. Swayambhunath is located in the heart of the city and is also called Monkey Temple by the tourists owing to the large number of monkeys in the temple area. Kathmandu Durbar Square (“UNESCO World Heritage Site") holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Here you can see Goddess Kumar, Temples etc 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 12. Kathmandu
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Dakshinkali, Chobhar, Pharping and Kirtipur 
 
We take our breakfast and head towards the southern part of Kathmandu. Dakshinkali Temple is located within a forest and is dedicated to goddess Dakshinkali who is one of the most important Hindu goddesses.  Pilgrims throng the area to visit the temple and offer prayers. Chobhar is known for the Chobhar gorge through which all the water of the valley drains and also for the vast network of natural mountain caves. Pharping has several Buddhist and Hindu monuments, temples and monasteries.  Kirtipur is a historic town situated atop a hill of the valley. The historic town has many interesting sights, shrines and temples, old houses, people working on ancient looms, etc. which are all delightful to see.
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Optional Activities:
  • Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [complimentary]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 13. Depart from Kathmandu
Free time until departure
Transfer to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours - ask us)
We hope you had a magical experience in the Himalayas and we hope to see you again soon.
 
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 

Optional Tours [ You can do bellow tour if you are agree with bellow price and time permitted during the standard tour operation]

2022 2023

Price For 2022
Package Categories Group size SRS extra bed child w/ bed child w/o bed
Single 2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 10
luxury 3540 2125 2065 1830 1730 1040 1800 1005 550
comfort 2835 1740 1700 1470 1365 570 1550 775 490
standard 2300 1475 1450 1215 1115 305 1370 620 430
budget 2175 1400 1380 1145 1045 250 1300 550 415
Price For 2023
Package Categories Group size SRS extra bed child w/ bed child w/o bed
Single 2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 10
luxury 3565 2155 2095 1860 1760 885 1825 1105 550
comfort 2890 1780 1740 1505 1405 590 1600 870 505
standard 2345 1520 1495 1260 1160 300 1415 710 430
budget 2240 1430 1405 1175 1075 290 1325 620 415

PRICE: in US$ [subject to availability at the time of confirmation]

Notes: 

  • The above rates are net inclusive all taxes & per person on twin/double sharing basis. 
  • SRS-single room supplement
  • If you are booking online to this package within 2 month of the travel date, Pls contact us for confirmation (WhatsApp/Viber: +977 9851148105)
  • All the above optional activities are just for your information and subject to available at the time of tour period. You will do these activities if time permitted during your travel time and you are interested. Our itinerary is already with day by day activities and we made itinerary to fit all tourist. 
  • The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic & weather conditions 
  • Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients after tour start  
  • Following guide are available on the supplementary charge: "Spanish, Germany, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese & Korean etc as per your requirement"

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport pick up & drop by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle
  • All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle 
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with an English speaking trained, professional guide 
  • Pokhara & Lumbini city tour and Sarangkot Sunrise tour with an English speaking local guide 
  • Naturalist guide, program as mention in itinerary and entrance fees in Chitwan 
  • Jomsom-Muktinath tour with an English speaking local guide 
  • All applicable monument entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets with airport taxes 
  • Daily buffet breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom 
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in Chitwan 
  • All accommodation in the mention hotel 

Category

Hotel Details

Luxury

5 Nights Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu

1 Night Ghaun Ghar or similar in Bandipur

2 Nights Fish Tail Lodge or similar in Pokhara

1 Night Om's Home in Jomsom

1 Night Buddha Maya Garden or similar in Lumbin

2 Nights Jungle Villa resort or similar in Chitwan

Comfort

5 Nights Maya Manor Boutique Hotel or similar in Kathmandu

1 Night Ghaun Ghar or similar in Bandipur

2 Nights Hotel Barahi or similar in Pokhara

1 Night Om's Home in Jomsom

1 Night Lumbini Garden NewCrystal or similar in Lumbini

2 Nights Rhino Residency resort or similar in Chitwan

Standard

5 Nights Hotel Le Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu

1 Night Bandipur Mountain Resort or similar in Lumbini

2 Nights Dahlia Boutique Hotel or similar in Pokhara

1 Night Local lodge in Jomsom

1 Night Lumbini Buddha Garden or similar in Lumbini

2 Nights Jungle safari lodge or similar in Chitwan

Budget

5 Nights Hotel Pilgrims or similar in Kathmandu

1 Night Bandipur Mountain Resort or similar in Lumbini

2 Nights Hotel Peninsula or similar in Pokhara

1 Night Local lodge in Jomsom

1 Night Lumbini Buddha Garden or similar in Lumbini

2 Nights Jungle safari lodge or similar in Chitwan

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Nepal Visa fees & International airfare   
  • Tips for driver & guide [It is not compulsory but recommended]
  • Entrance fees for children in case of needed in any sightseeing place 
  • Meals [Lunch & dinner: US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
  • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc 
  • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides/emergency evacuation and reasons beyond our control

Estimated Personal Expenses

Bellow total expenses is base on Market and estimated; it can be bit higher or lower as per hotels, shops and restaurants as well as how much you will do expenses. So, we will recommend you to use extra service out of the hotels like restaurant, department store, local market etc. We will also guide you how to save money during the your Nepal tours; once you will arrived in Nepal. This Information is just for your kind information to estimate your tour budget.

Package Category Lunch/Dinner Waters[3 bottle per day] Total per person on USD
Luxury  500 $15 $515
Comfort 360 $15 $375
Standard 300 $15 $315
Budget 240 $15 $255

Why choose DNTT?

  • We are local tour operator 
  • 99% satisfied customers
  • Prompt response
  • 100%  Instant booking confirmation
  • Secure online payment gateway without extra charges
  • Personal care 
  • 24 hrs & 7 weeks available in email & Viber/WhatsApp +977 9851148105
  • 12 years of experienced in tour & trekking operation
  • All insured vehicle we use in our tour 
  • All insured trekking guide & porter 
  • Government certified guide 
  • Trustworthy travel agency
  • Unbeatable value for money
  • Real care customer service
  • Tailor made itinerary as per clients interest 
  • Flexibility in itinerary, price, dates & during the tour operation 
  • You can book upto 10 person group directly through website; so you can travel togather with your family, co-worker, realtivies.

GENERAL INFORMATION
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, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph. So, please download form from the link below (visa form) and get ready while you are passing through the immigration Point. Only People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. For more and updated information: Click here

VISA FEES
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals

Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

Visa Extension

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

PASSPORT AND VISAS: 
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip; please refer to the Trip Notes for details. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

INFORMATION FOR INDIAN CITIZENS: 

Visa is not require for an Indian citizens For updated information: Click here

Identity documents required for Indian citizen going to/coming from Nepal by Air:-

  • Valid National passport.
  • Photo Identity card issued by the Government of India/State Govt./UT Administration in India to their employees or Election ID card issued by Election Commission of India.
  • Emergency Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
  • Identity Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
  • Persons in the age of group of above 65 years and below 15 years would be exempted from the requirement of approved identity documents mentioned at SL. No. (i),(ii),(iii) and (iv). However, they must have some documents with photograph to confirm their age and identity such as PAN card, Driving license, CGHS card, Ration card etc.
  • Children between the age group of 15 to 18 years may be allowed to travel between India and Nepal on the strength of Identity certificate issued by the principal of the school in the prescribed performa.
  • In case of a family (family means husband wife, minor children and parents) traveling together, the approved identification document at SL. NO.(i) ),(ii),(iii) and (iv) would not be insisted from all the family members if one of the adult members of the family has in possession of one of the prescribed identification document  at SL. NO.(i) ,(ii),(iii) and (iv). However, the other family members must have some proof of their identity with photograph and their relationship as a family viz. CGHS card, Ration card, Driving license, ID card issued by school/college etc.

Note:-

  • Aadhaar (UID) card is not an acceptable travel document for travel to Nepal/Bhutan.
  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Nepal to Indian nationals is not an acceptable travel document for travelling between India and Nepal.  
  • The Emergency Certificate & Identity Certificate issued by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu will be valid for single journey for travelling back to India

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 40% of total trip cost & the balance 60% of total trip cost after on arrival in Kathmandu. 

CANCELATION 
In case of cancellation by the Traveller, the Agency has the right to charge a percentage cancellation fee according to the following scale:
•    Up to 30 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 20% 
•    15-29 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 30% 
•    7-14 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 60% 
•    6 or less days until the “Trip Start Day” and in the event of non-appearance a fees of 90% 

TIPPING:
If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.
The following amounts are based on local considerations and just our suggestion:
Hotel porters: NPR50-100 is adequate for porters that assist you with bags to your room.
Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there is an addition of 10% service charge, there is no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 5-10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.
Local guides: Throughout your trip, you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$4-5 per person, per day for local guides. (Including city tour guides, jungle guides, rafting guides, assistant trek guides)
Porters: Throughout your trip, you may at times have a porter in addition to your leader. We suggest US$4-5 per person, per day, per porter.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group however, a base of US$4-5 per person, per day is generally appropriate.
Local transport: For a city tour, we suggest US$3 per person, per day.
Your Group Leader: You may also consider tipping your leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however, as a guideline US$4-5 per person, per day can be used. Of course, you are free to tip more or less, as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

NOTE: Please do not tip with coins or notes of or less than NPR50, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.