This Highlights of Nepal offers an opportunity to explore all the diversified culture and abundance of nature that Nepal has to offer. Similarly, this tour encompasses some of the most spectaculars natural, cultural, and wildlife splendors of Nepal. Moreover, it is a combination of cultural heritage, natural beauty, and wildlife experiences. Also, close up view of the Annapurna range and the Machhapuchre from Pokhara. Besides, it also provides an opportunity to blend with local people and gain insight into their culture, tradition, and lifestyles. Therefore, making this trip ideal for those who want to have natural, cultural, and wildlife experiences in just one trip.
The journey begins with the exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. After visiting local attractions and sites in Kathmandu valley, the journey dramatically moves towards Chitwan National Park. Where you can enjoy wildlife activities and also experience diverse flora, and fauna in their natural habitat. Furthermore, it also provides a peek into the tribal lifestyle of the people living on the fringes of the forest reserve. Our next, port of call is the beautiful Pokhara valley. Pokhara is the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna region. Besides, Pokhara offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. Returning to Kathmandu valley, the journey culminates in the medieval town of Bhaktapur.
⇒Visit some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.
⇒Learn more about the history, culture, and civilization of ancient Kathmandu Valley.
⇒Experience the wildlife activities in Chitwan, including elephant/jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching, and jungle walk.
⇒Experience the local culture, tradition, and lifestyle of local people from different regions.
⇒Witness Machhapuchre and Annapurna range from Pokhara.
⇒Enjoy the sunrise view and panoramic mountain view from Sarangkot.
⇒A close encounter with locals and an opportunity to learn and share experiences.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
You can arrive at any time as no activities are planned for today. Along the way, our representative can provide some suggestions on tours or walks you can do on your own and brief you about tomorrow’s program. There will be a typical Nepalese dinner with a cultural show in a local restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Full-day guided tour of Kathmandu valley that includes UNESCO World Heritage sites. After breakfast, drive to Swayambunath Stupa, which is located 3 km west of Thamel. Explore the stupa for about an hour or so and then drive to Patan. In Patan, we will visit the Durbar Square, Golden Temple, Krishna temple, Mahaboudha, and Rudravarna Mahabihar. After lunch, drive about 10 km northeast of Patan via ring road to visit Boudhanath Stupa. Boudha Stupa is considered to be one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive to Chitwan
This morning we shall drive to Chitwan National Park. It takes about 5-6hrs to cover a distance of 165 km. On arrival check into your hotel, where you will spend the next two nights on full board (with all meals). This afternoon there will be a chance to take an ox cart ride or walk to explore the local Tharu village, home to the indigenous people of the Terai. After touring the local village, enjoy the riverside sunset view. We will get the opportunity to spot various wild lives like Rhinos, elephants, and different species of birds, from the front river deck of the Resort. There will be a short presentation regarding the diverse flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park. Then dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 4: Full-day Jungle activities
Wake up call will be at 5:30 am, after getting warmed up with a cup of tea or coffee. Then start Elephant back safari in the Jungle at 6 am for 2 hours. Back to the Resort for breakfast, then after breakfast, there will be an elephant briefing, including their history, nature, and living style. At 11:00 am, we go to Elephant bathing (seasonal- only summertime about 30min) followed by a canoe ride in the Rapti River. Hike about 45 min (2km) from the resort (option to drive as well) and reach the canoe starting point; canoe duration will be about 1 hour (2.5km). The canoe ride will be an excellent opportunity for Bird watching and sight two rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the Gharial. Then back to the Resort for lunch at 1:30 pm. From 3 to 5 pm, we go for a Jeep safari inside the National park to explore the diverse flora and fauna living in the National Park. About 1.5 to 2 hours drive inside the National Park. (Jeep drive are usually included in 3 nights 4 days and above package but considering special package have included in 2 nights 3 days program). Jeep Drive goes through the grasslands, riverine forests, and Sal forests to Kasara (the National Park’s headquarters). At the Gharial Hatchery Farm, you will learn about how crocodiles are brought up at this farm & then later released into the rivers. In about 2 hours, we will be back at the resort. There will be a Tharu cultural performance at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner. Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 5: Drive to Pokhara
Spend the morning by the river deck bird watching followed by breakfast. After breakfast, proceeds towards our next destination Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara takes about 5-6 hrs. In Pokhara, your accommodation will be at the popular lakeside area on the banks of Phewa Lake. This afternoon, visit the World Peace Pagoda, also known as the Shanti Stupa, set at the top of Ananda Hill that provides a stunning view of the Phewa lake, the Pokhara valley, and the surrounding hills. After the visit, we have the option to walk downhill for about half-hour, which brings us to the banks of Phewa Lake. Take a boat ride on the lake and visit the Taal Barahi temple. The Taal Barahi temple is situated in the middle of the lake. The rest of the evening is free to stroll around the lakeside and browse the shops and cafes around the lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 6: Full day sightseeing in Pokhara
This morning we have the perfect opportunity to view the mountain views(weather permitting). Early in the morning, we will drive to Sarangkot to watch the sunrise view over the Annapurna and the Machhapuchre. After enjoying the sunrise view over the majestic mountains, we return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we will visit the Bindebasani Temple, the old Pokhara Bazar, Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, the Tashi Palkel Tibetan Settlement, and its colorful Jangchubcholing monastery. The evening is free to relax at your hotel or stroll along the lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 7: Pokhara to Kathmandu – Bhaktapur
After an early breakfast, we retrace our drive to Kathmandu. On arrival, transfer to Bhaktapur, just a short distance in the suburbs of Kathmandu, a cultural gem of Nepal. Bhaktapur is the largest of the three ancient Newari Kingdoms founded in the Kathmandu Valley. The city is particularly known for its arts, culture, and the traditional lifestyles of its people. In this ‘open museum,’ we will visit Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square, where we witness the magnificent 55-window palace, surrounded by several pagodas and shikhara-style temples. Continue to Taumadhi Square, popularly known as the Pottery Square. It is home to the early 18th century, five-storied Nyatapola Temple. It is the largest of its kind in the country. Bhaktapur is like stepping back in time with its heritage buildings, vehicle-free cobblestone streets, and ancient shrines. Overnight in Bhaktapur/Kathmandu
Day 8: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
- All transfer by exclusive private vehicle with A/C.
- Accommodation in listed or similar hotel with breakfast.
- Only breakfast at the staying hotel with one arrival/farewell dinner in Kathmandu while all meals included in Chitwan.
- Local sightseeing with English speaking local tour guide as per the itinerary.
- All entry fees, National park fee, government taxes and service charges.
- Bottled mineral water in drive.
- Nepal Visa fee.
- International flights to and from Kathmandu.
- Any other meal other than the listed above (lunch & dinners).
- Expenses of personal nature like portage charge, tips, telephone, laundry, bar, beverages, etc.
- Travel Medical Insurance.
- Any additional cost due to changing the itinerary due to your medical condition, political situation, flight delay or any natural forces.
- All other expenses not listed in the included section.
10th November, 2015
My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.
The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.
14th October, 2015
Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.
We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.
7th October, 2015
Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.
12th August, 2015
Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.
What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.
27th December, 2019
Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.