Mystique of Nepal 9 Days / 8 Nights

Kathmandu, Kurintar, Lumbini, Chitwan, Pokhara

Nepal, the tiny Himalayan republic, is an extraordinarily beautiful region with a deep rooted culture and an abundance of spectacular sights. The focus of this sojourn into Nepal is the country’s finest locations, the best hotels and its most scenic locales, offering a complete experience, from ancient monuments, the peaks and vales of the Himalayas to sacred Buddhist locations. You can extend your visit by opting for a trekking experience into the Annapurna region and its villages.

  • Day 1 – Arrive Kathmandu Arrive at Kathmandu in the morning and transfer to your hotel.
  • Day 2 – Kathmandu A tour of Kathmandu in the morning, including Durbar Square and the Swayambunath Stupa. Visit the medieval city of Bhaktapur in the afternoon.
  • Day 3 – To Kurintar Take an optional early-morning helicopter ride out to catch an up-close glimpse of the towering Mount Everest (weather permitting). After breakfast, drive to Kurinatar, a remote village in the heart of Nepal, and transfer to the hotel. Walk through the village in the afternoon.
  • Day 4 – To Lumbini Drive to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha and the most sacred site for Buddhists. Transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 5 – Lumbini Take a morning tour of Lumbini, including a visit to the Mayadevi Mandir featuring a second-century relief depicting Buddha’s birth. Visit the Ashoka pillar, Nepal’s oldest monument dating back to 249 BC; excavated and restored ruins of stupas and monasteries; and new monasteries recently added to the Lumbini garden by various countries. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 6 – To Pokhara Drive to Pokhara for a 2 night stay. Tour Pokhara in the afternoon.
  • Day 7 – Pokhara Trek to the World Peace Stupa in the morning for views over Pokhara and the Himalayas (weather permitting). Continue on foot to Phewa Lake and take a boat back to Pokhara. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 8 – To Kathmandu Drive to Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 9 – Depart Kathmandu.