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The Best of Nepal Tour

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Shikher Prasai

Natraj tours & Travels

Natraj Tours & Travels was established in 1967 and one of the best tour operator company in Nepal

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The Best of Nepal Tour

The Best of 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. This tour is graded as easy and suitable for all categories of travelers. Nepal is a country blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and colorful history. 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.

DAY 1

Arrive In Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative. Please look for signage 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 Guest will be transferred to the hotel. Natraj Representative will escort the guest upto hotel and will help in check in process at the hotel. (Note: Please note that the normal regular check in time of the hotel is 14:00 hrs) Afternoon walking tour of Kathmandu City Start from Jamal (Freak Street) with the followed by walking tour of the typical Nepalese Spices market called Ason Walking tour The old market lying in the heart of the Kathmandu city has a distinct character of it's own, taking one back to many centuries. This traditional market leads to many intriguing sights and is a maze in itself with the narrow streets/alleys, the temples, the people milling around, colorful shops offering a variety of spices, dry fruits, color powders, incense, and many more things. Every day fresh fruit and vegetables are carried to this market place from all over the valley. It is fitting that the three story temple located here is dedicated to the goddess of abundance called Annapurna. From dawn until late at night, Ason is jammed with buyers, sellers and passers-by. The six roads meeting at this crossroads make it the busiest junction in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing tour of city visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Here, the kings of Nepal are crowned and solemnized. Interesting things for visitors to see are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar or Nautale (nine story) palace and temple of Kumari or the residence of living goddess. Rickshaw ride from Basantapur to Thamel. Pick up from Thamel and transfer to Swoyambhunath Stupa 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. Swayambhunath Stupa, which is considered one of the most imposing stupas in the world, rises high. One can reach the stupa by going up about 400 steep stone steps. The four sides of the stupa depict Buddha’s eyes of wisdom, which see through all existences. The third eye is the symbol of Buddha’s insight. In the location where the nose would be, Nepalese numeral “one” which expresses “harmony” is depicted. The 13-tier spire part symbolizes the 13 stages to enlightenment, and the tip has a golden umbrella which represents nirvana. The flags coming out of the spire each has sutras written on them. Overnight at the hotel Meals included: N/A Read Read more

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DAY 2

In kathmndu

Morning sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa Visiting Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple. Cremation of the dead body Hindus/Buddhist takes place at the bank of Bagmati River at Pashupatinath. Transfer to Boudha and visit Boudhanath Stupa Boudhanath (Little Tibet) – UNESCO World Heritage Site Boudha is among the largest Stupas in south Asia. It has become the focal point of Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty – six meters overhead. The Stupa is located on the ancient trade route to China. Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here. Transfer to Patan and visit Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square situated in the center of Patan city, also known as Lalitpur. Patan Square and its surroundings is good specimen of ancient Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one, is at the centre of Patan square. Several multi-sized and multi-styled temples occupy the western part of the complex. Main among these is Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple and the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna. Krishna Mandir, which is devoted to Lord Krishna, is one of the best examples of stone architecture in Nepal. Scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana (holy Hindu epics) are carved on the walls of the Krishna Mandir. Overnight at the hotel Meals included: Breakfast Read more

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DAY 3

Kathmandu-Pokhara drive

After Breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara (Approx: 200 km – 6 hrs drive) Pokhara valley is one of the most picturesque spot of Nepal. The beauty of Pokhara is enhanced by its lovely lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Situated 200 KM west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 827 meter from sea-level. For the mountain viewers Pokhara offers a magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is the only place in the world to provide such a dramatic views in a sub-tropical setting. Machhapuchhre, for example, is only 28 km from Phewa Lake and not a single mountain range intervenes between the two. Check in at the hotel Afternoon 01 hr boat ride at Phewa Lake and visit Barahi Temple Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the City, 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. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across the lake to visit the island temple in its middle. The eastern shore, 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. 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. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity. Overnight at the hotel Meals included: Breakfast Read more

Pokhara - 01 night
DAY 4

Full day in Pokhara

Full day in Pokhara Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to Kalimati and Hike from Kalimati to Peace Pagoda (Approx: 1 hrs walk) On the south west bank of Fewa Lake and on the top of Raniban, World Peace Stupa is a best site for short hike and birds eye view of Pokhara valley. One hour gentle trek to the top is also a best opportunity to experience local culture and tradition. Stupa site is a most favored site for internal and external tourists. Phewa Lake looks just underneath of the stupa and the towering fishtail mountain is one of the eye catching views from f the site. After completion of World Peace Pagoda Tour, guest will be picked from near from World Peace Pagoda and transferred to Lakeside. Full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara including Devi’s Fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Bindhyabasini Temple and International Mountain Museum Devi’s Fall Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). Devi's fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker called David as washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared into an underground passage beneath the fall. Tibetan Refugee Camp Tibetan Handicraft center know as the Tibetan refugee camp. And it is the pioneer of Tibetan carpet industry in Pokhara, Nepal. This center provides job to Tibetans from the camp and local Nepalese. The profits of the handicraft center is used for the education, health care, sanitation, looked after old age and physically handicapped Tibetan people of this refugee camp. Bindhyabasini Temple Bindhyabasini Temple is the center of religious activity in the lid bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park-like grounds offer a fine picnic area, and on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices, take on a festive local flavor. International Mountain Museum (IMM) IMM has an impressive exhibition of the customs, tradition, heritage, culture and way of life of the world mountain peoples around the world. IMM’s gallery presents the geological facts about the origin of world mountain system, the gallery displays and gives explanations on the subjects like geology, glaciology, rivers originated from the mountain or glacial rivers, mineral deposits and flora fauna etc. Overnight at the hotel Meals Included: Breakfast Read more

Pokhara - 01 night
DAY 5

Drive to Chitwan

Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan Breakfast at the hotel Drive to Chitwan (Approx: 165 km – 5 hrs drive) Chitwan National Park (CNP)–UNESCO World Heritage Site This is one of Nepal’s largest forest reserve with a wide range of wildlife; the great one horned rhinoceros, several species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, crocodile, more than 350 species of birds and the elusive royal Bengal tiger. This is one of the best-managed national parks in the world, which covers an area of 1040 sq. km. It is situated 160 km southwest of Kathmandu. RCNP is the last home for about 250 remaining endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros. Check in at the lodge Afternoon, Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. Evening, Slide presentation. One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your questions are most welcome, OR Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. Dinner & overnight at the hotel Meals Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner (NOTE: The actual program for your stay with us will be given to you on arrival at Resort. The activities are adjusted to the length of your stay, the season and present weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by our expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. For any suggestion or additional requests, our guides or the camp-in-charge will be happy to oblige with you. We wish you an enjoyable stay with us). Read more

Chitwan - 01 night
DAY 6

Full day in Chitwan

Bird Watching: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee and proceed for bird watching. Out of 519 species of the birds we have recorded 276 species in our area. Our guides will help you to identify some of the species of these birds. Breakfast at the resort Elephant briefing/Bathing programme: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables. (Note: Elephant bathing is done during summer season as elephant loves to bathe in the river willingly. Elephants are not forced to take bath during the cold season/day). Lunch at the dining hall Late afternoon Nature Walk / Canoeing (subject to weather conditions & water level in the river): Drive by Jeep to Kasara, entrance of the national park. After an hour of nature walk arrive at Gharial Breeding center to see the Gharial (Alligator) hatchery project, founded by Frankfurt Zoological Society. After a short briefing about the project, walk to the Rapti River at canoeing put in point. Start canoeing in a traditional dug-out canoe which takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds, crocodiles and the animals of the river banks. Evening Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances OR Slide presentation. One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your questions are most welcome. Dinner & overnight at the hotel Meals Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner Read more

Chitwan - 01 night
DAY 7

Drive back to Kathmandu & rest

Early morning Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee and then proceed for the Village visit. Our naturalist will brief you about the social and cultural aspect of the villagers and their lifestyle Drive back to Kathmandu (Approx: 185 km - 5 hrs drive) Arrive and check in at the hotel Rest of the time free Overnight at the hotel Meals Included: Breakfast Read more

Kathmandu - 01 night
DAY 8

Visit Bhaktapur City & Nagarkot

After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Nagarkot (approx: 32 km – 1 ½ hrs drive), on the way visit Bhaktapur City Bhaktapur (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) means "the city of devotees" in Nepali language. It is also known as Bhadgaon and was founded in 889 AD by King Anand Dev. Today it covers an area of four square miles and is flanked by Khasa Khusung and Hanumante Rivers. The Durbar Square in the middle of the city portrays the prosperity of the Malla years and the details at which the crafts people then worked. The Palace of Fifty-five windows stands in the square, which was also home to many kings of Bhaktapur. Among the other monuments in Bhaktapur are the big bell, the Golden Gate, the five-tiered temple of Nyatapola (scene of the film Little Buddha), the Bhairab Temple, and the Dattatreya Square with its woodcarving and metalwork museums. Surrounded by beautiful farming area, visitors to Bhaktapur will easily fall in love with the city. Nagarkot is approx. 20 km from Bhaktapur, approx. 32 Km east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot is situated on top of a ridge at an altitude of 2,099 meters above sea level. it overlooks the majestic peaks of the Himalayas. On a clear day it provides unforgettable experience – the magnificent view of snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Afternoon visit Nagarkot Village and sun Set view over the Himalaya Drive back to Kathmandu Evening Farewell to Nepali Dinner with a local ethnic cultural show at one of the finest Nepali Restaurant A mixture of various ethnic groups have made Kathmandu Valley a unique place not only for its cultural and tradition, but also for its authentic cuisine. Decorated in traditional Nepali ambience, soft lights cast long shadows in the room. Tradition paintings along with old handicrafts and soft melodious music makes for a truly enchanting evening. Another feather in its cap is the traditional folk music and cultural dance program performed every evening. The idea behind it is to familiarize the guest(s) with the costume, traditions and life styles of various ethnic groups in Nepal. Overnight at the hotel Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner Read more

Kathmandu - 01 night
DAY 9

Depart Kathmandu

Depart Kathmandu -----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 Tours will transfer you to the airport. (Note: Please note that the normal regular check out tine of the hotel is 11:00 hrs) Meals Included: Breakfast Read more

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TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Cost includes
  • Welcome and assistance upon arrival by Natraj Representative
  • All tours and transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Services of a necessary speaking guide during the entire trip tour
  • All monuments entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 01 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day
  • 01 Nepali dinner with Cultural show
  • Accommodation
  • 04 nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 02 nights accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • 02 nights accommodation with all meals in Chitwan
  • 24.3% VAT and Service Charge

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Nepal Visa fee, consular or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance
  • The above rate are valid till December 31, 2018

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Sarah Grut, New Zealand

Dear Shikher, Anil and all your team I wanted to sincerely thank you for your amazing support and understanding whilst I organized the Habitat Team, especially during the time I had to fly to the U.K. for my Fathers illness and funeral. Your professionalism and helpfulness were outstanding, and it was a pleasure to work with you on this project. To date I have had a few phone calls from Team Members to say how amazing their Tours were, as well as the Sherpas/Guides. Carol deHaas also mentioned how great you were when she broke her ankle and how you helped her with the hospital visit. I know that all the Team Members will have had an amazing experience and that will come down to the way your run your business and the high work ethic in which you strive for. I only wish that all the Tour Operators I deal with were as fantastic as Natraj Trekking. Read more

Sanjay and Vidhi, India

Good Morning All, This is Sanjay Sharma and we recently had the privilege of enjoying various activities organized by Mr. Khadga Tamang of Natraj Trekking (Official agent for Travel desk of The Shanker Hotel). The itinerary put together and services provided by all of your staff members were beyond excellent. Mr. Tamang went out of his way to allow us to change our itinerary and Mr. Ram Lal Ji was a great company and driver during our trip from Chitwan to Pokhara. Thanks again to all of you for making this trip so memorable. We are already spreading the word about your good work and assure you that you'll be getting some good business in the near future. Read more

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