Nepal Historic Tour

Description

This 10 day 9 night experience traces the unique history of Nepal through all the places you visit. Journey to Lumbini, known to many as the birthplace of Buddha. Marvel at the beautiful architecture in Bandipur and the stunning Himalyan views in Pokhara. Venture to the mountain village of Palpa where you’ll have the unique opportunity to stay with a local family. Leave Nepal with wonderful memories of its history, landscapes, and local people. 

Day 1

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival, you will be met by an Off Season Adventures representative who will escort you to your hotel. On the way, you will be given an introduction to the culture of Nepal and the amazing trip ahead. After enjoying welcome drinks at the hotel you’ll have the afternoon to explore Kathmandu and enjoy dinner on the town.

  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) and meet a representative of the Off Season Adventures team
  • Transfer to accommodation
  • Afternoon at your leisure
  • Dinner a la carte
  • Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort (Luxury) or Hotel Traditional Comfort (Boutique)

Day 2

This morning take a short flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa, a major travel gateway for Buddhist pilgrims as well as backpackers heading on mountain treks. In the afternoon head to Lumbini and enjoy some sightseeing along the way. Sites you’ll see include the Mayadevi temple, the Askoka Pillar, the Dharmaswami Maharaja Buddha Vihara, and a complex of monasteries constructed in the national styles of Myanmar, China, France, Austria, Germany, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.

  • Breakfast at your hotel 
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa
  • Sightseeing in the Lumbini region
  • Lunch & Dinner a la carte
  • Overnight at Buddha Maya Garden Hotel (Luxury) or Hokke Hotel (Boutique)

Day 3

Today travel to Palpa an ancient hill town of Nepal This place is famously known for its ancient culture, mountain views, extremely friendly people, and Dhaka – the most popular hand-woven cloth of Nepal. Here you will have the opportunity to stay with a local family who will show you around this fascinating little town, with its many temples and interesting history. In the evening enjoy dinner with your hosts and head to Tansen city and visit the small factory where Dhaka fabric is woven.

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to Palpa
  • Lunch a la carte
  • Palpa Community Homestay
  • Visit to Palpa and Tansen city
  • Overnight and dinner at Palpa Community Homestay

Day 4

After breakfast depart on a hike to Rani Mahal and experience the beautiful hills surrounding Tansen. The hike begins with a three-hour downhill climb to the Kali Gandaki River. Along the way, pass by rivers, waterfalls and beautiful thickets of trees. Eventually, you’ll reach Rani Mahal, known to be the Taj Mahal of Nepal. The palace was built by Khadka Samsher Rana in the late 1800s in memory of his beloved queen Tek Kumari. As one walks through its empty halls, one cannot help but be in awe of what it must have taken to build such an edifice more than a hundred years ago.

Day 5

Start today before dawn and take a short walk from Tansen bazaar to Srinagar Hill for sunrise, where you can admire the views of Kanjiroba, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Langtang Himal from a view tower. After breakfast drive to the beautiful city of Bandipur, one of the most visited places in the country. Sitting at an altitude of 1,030m Bandipur is home to the Magar and Newar communities. While here experience the perfect blend of history, architecture, and daily lives of the local people.

  • Breakfast at your homestay
  • Sunrise walk to Srinagar Hill
  • Lunch a la carte 
  • Transfer to Bandipur
  • Overnight and dinner at Old Inn Bandipur

Day 6

Today you’ll hike to Ramkot Village, a traditional community barely touched by modern development. On your way you’ll observe typical village life, traditional homes, and interesting temples. Some highlights of your day include Purano Kot a former fort, a temple where people pray to the god Mahadav, Chabdi Barahj a pilgrimage site, and the Muchuk and Mukundeswari villages.

  • Breakfast at your hotel 
  • Hike to Ramkot Village
  • Packed lunch
  • Overnight and dinner at Old Inn Bandipur

Day 7

After breakfast you’ll head to Pokhara. Upon arrival join the Thupten’s program at the Tibetan Settlement Camp. You’ll meet a family that has settled here, discover the arts and crafts of the Tibetan Plateau, and have the chance to barter for handmade jewellery, wood carvings, rugs and other unique souvenirs. You’ll then head to the Tashi Palkhiel handicraft center to learn about local arts and the importance of symbols and images in daily life. You’ll also visit the Pema Tsal Sakya Buddhist School and Monastery, where you’ll take part in a pooja – a religious ritual performed by the monks. Your evening comes to an end as you join a local family for a simple meal of Tibetan specialities.

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to Pokhara
  • Lunch
  • Visit with locals at Tashi Palkhiel handicraft center
  • Visit to Perma Tsal Sakya Buddhist School and Monastery
  • Traditional dinner at Thupten center
  • Overnight at your Temple Tree Resort & Spa (Luxury) or Pokhara Batika Classic Hotel (Boutique)

Day 8

Begin today before sunrise and drive to Sarangkot. The mountain views from Sarangkot have been described as an almost religious experience, especially at dawn. A road leads almost to the top where the panoramic view includes Machhapulchhare mountain with its distinctive fishtail shape, the Annapurna range, and other surrounding peaks reaching heights of 8,091 meters. In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Pokhara including, David Falls, Bindebasisni Temple, a world peace stupa, and a Tibetan settlement Camp. End the day with a relaxing boat trip on Phewa Lake.

Day 9

After breakfast you will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore this bustling city.

Day 10

Today marks the end of your Nepal adventure. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) for your international flight home.

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) for your trip home

We are happy to customize additional day excursions before or after this tour if you want to get more out of your journey.

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What’s Included?

  • Your local, experienced driver with many years of guiding tours in Nepal
  • Lodging in Nepal 
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary 
  • All cultural activities and excursions on itinerary
  • Carbon offsets for air travel, ground transportation, and accommodations
  • Contribution to the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Second Look Worldwide
  • Waters while in transit, excluding while in the airports
  • Driver transfers to and from airports
  • Wire Transfer and other banking fees

What’s Not Included?

  • International flights to & from Nepal
  • Tips for your drivers, tour guides, and lodges, highly encouraged
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Traveler’s Insurance
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Baggage weight overages, if applicable
  • Any incidental expenses
  • Anything from room service or the hotel minibar

Boutique Accommodations

Hotel Traditional Comfort- 2 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Hokke Hotel- 1 night, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Palpa Community Home Stay- 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Old Inn Bandipur- 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Pokhara Batika Classic Hotel- 2 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Luxury Accommodations

Gokarna Forest Resort- 2 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Buddha Maya Garden Hotel- 1 night, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Palpa Community Home Stay- 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Old Inn Bandipur- 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Temple Tree Resort & Spa-  2 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Next Steps

THIS 10 DAY, 9 NIGHT TOUR PACKAGE IS ONLY $1830 PER PERSON, DOUBLE CAPACITY.

Single Supplement is $380.

50% of the total package cost must be paid 90 days before travel to retain your reservation, and the balance must be paid 60 days prior to the date of arrival.