13 Days Wonders of Nepal

"Discover the wonders of Nepal on a 12-day journey through Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini, Tansen, Pokhara, Bandipur, and Nagarkot. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of this breathtaking country, with activities such as jungle safaris, temple visits, and scenic mountain hikes. Explore historic cities, ancient temples, and vibrant markets, and relax in cozy accommodations that…

Duration: 13 Days

Trip Code: DNTT-T-13D-02

Maximum Altitude: 1700m/5577ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

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

Physical rating: Easy

Why you'll love this trip?
  • Cultural and Historical Significance: This tour package covers some of the most culturally and historically significant places in Nepal, such as Kathmandu, Lumbini, and Tansen. These places are home to ancient temples, palaces, and monuments that are of great importance to the Nepalese people and offer a glimpse into the country's rich cultural heritage.

  • Scenic Beauty: Nepal is known for its stunning natural beauty, and this tour package includes visits to some of the most picturesque places in the country, such as Pokhara, Bandipur, and Nagarkot. These places offer breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range, tranquil lakes, and lush green forests.

  • Wildlife Experience: The Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a diverse range of wildlife species, including tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants, and deer. The tour package includes a safari in the park, providing visitors with the opportunity to observe these animals in their natural habitat.

  • Adventure Activities: Nepal is also known for its adventure activities such as trekking, paragliding, and rafting, and the tour package includes options for these activities in Pokhara.

  • Local Experience: The tour package also includes visits to small towns and villages, such as Bandipur and Tansen, allowing visitors to experience the local culture and lifestyle of the Nepalese people.

Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu[altitude 1400 m/4595ft]
Day 02. Kathmandu-Chitwan[altitude 415m/1361ft]
Day 03. Chitwan
Day 04. Chitwan-Lumbini[altitude 150m/492ft]
Day 05. Lumbini-Tansen[altitude 1350m/4430ft]
Day 06. Tansen
Day 07. Tansen-Pokhara[altitude 830m/2723ft]
Day 08. Pokhara
Day 09. Pokhara-Bandipur [Altitude 1030m/3380ft]
Day 10. Bandipur-Nagarkot[2175m/7135ft]
Day 11. Nagarkot-Kathmandu
Day 12. Kathmandu
Day 13. Depart from Kathmandu

Pashupatinath temple (World Heritage Site)Bandipur Village Himalaya view from Sarangkot, PokharaBirth Place of Lord Buddha-Lumbini  (World Heritage Site)Lumbini  (World Heritage Site)Lumbini  (World Heritage Site)​Phewa Lake in PokharaRani Mahal- Nepali Taj Mahal One 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)Bhaktapur durbar square  (World Heritage Site)​Traditional Nepali dance with Nepali dinner (Complimentary in our package)

Day 01. Arrival in 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-Chitwan[altitude 415m/1361ft]
Today after breakfast, drive around [175 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 03. 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 04. Chitwan-Lumbini[altitude 150m/492ft]
After Breakfast, drive to Lumbini [150 km: 3-4 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 05. Lumbini-Tansen[altitude 1350m/4430ft]
After breakfast, drive to Tansen(Palpa) [50 km-1-2 hrs]. After check in at hotel, Short sightseeing trip to Ranighat, the palace (Rani Mahal-{Nepali Taj Mahal}) built on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River by Khadka Shamsher in remembrance of his beloved wife Tej Kumari.
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 06. Tansen
Full day sightseeing trip to ancient Tansen town, Tundikhel, beautiful three storey pagoda style Amarganj Ganesh Temple, another largest and three storey pagoda style Amarnarayan Temple as well as the dry stone masonry wall which is called “the great wall of Palpa”, white octagonal shaped Sital Pati, the vantage point of Shreenagar Hill from where breathtaking Himalayan scenery from Dhaulagiri in the west to Ganesh Himal in the east, another worth visiting places Ramdi, Ridi, Bhairabsthan and Satyawati Lake by private car
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 07. Tansen-Pokhara[altitude 830m/2723ft]
After breakfast, drive around [130 km-3-4 hrs] to Pokhara, passing through valleys, rivers, terrace fields and some spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges. Today evening free time to explore around Lake side [around Phewa Lake]
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 08. Pokhara
Early morning drive to Sarangkot [1700m/5577ft] for sunrise and close-up view of Annapurna & Fishtail Mountain range
After breakfast, Half day city tour of Bindabasini temple, Davis fall, Gupteswori Mahadev cave, Tibetan refugee camp & Seti gorge 
Free time for adventure activities or self visit around Lake Side [Around Phewa Lake]
 
You will get a early morning wakeup call from the reception as we need to drive 12 km from the city of Pokhara to see the sunrise and the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range. Your city guide will come to receive you after breakfast 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.
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 09. Pokhara-Bandipur [Altitude 1030m/3380ft]
After breakfast, drive to Bandipur [70 km-2 hr]
Half day 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.
Overnight at the hotel
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 10. Bandipur-Nagarkot[2175m/7135ft]
Morning Sunrise tour to Bagnas hill - 5km; after breakfast, drive to Nagarkot-200 km-5-6hrs]; after getting refreshed, self walk around the villages to witness day to day life of Nepalese villagers. Enjoy a sunset with full Himalayan range.
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 11. Nagarkot-Kathmandu
Wake up early to see the sunrise on the Himalayan ranges including Mount Everest. 
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 12. 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]
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 

2024 2025

Price For 2024
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 3735 2245 2145 1870 1745 800 1590 1095 460
comfort 2910 1765 1685 1410 1285 455 1135 760 305
standard 2385 1420 1350 1090 970 300 895 545 205
budget 2300 1355 1285 1020 900 285 805 460 185
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
budget 3625 2160 2065 1800 1680 800 1530 1055 445
2820 1700 1620 1355 1235 455 1200 730 295
2305 1365 1295 1045 930 300 855 520 195
2220 1300 1235 980 865 285 775 440 180

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
  • 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 city tour and Sarangkot Sunrise tour with an English speaking local guide
  • Naturalist guide, program as mention in itinerary and entrance fees in Chitwan 
  • Lumbini tour with an English speaking local guide  
  • All applicable monument entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes
  • Daily buffet breakfast in all hotels 
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in Chitwan 
  • All accommodation in the mention hotel 
Category Hotel Details
Luxury 3 Nights Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu
2 Nights Sarangkot Mountain Lodge or similar in Pokhara
2 Nights Jungle Villa resort or similar in Chitwan
1 Night Hotel Mystic Mountain or similar in Nagarkot
1 Night Buddha Maya Garden or similar in Lumbin
1 Night Ghaun Ghar or similar in Bandipur
2 Nights Hotel Shreenagar or similar in Tansen
Comfort 3 Nights Maya Manor Boutique Hotel or similar in Kathmandu
2 Nights Hotel Barahi or similar in Pokhara
2 Nights Rhino Residency resort or similar in Chitwan
1 Night Fort Resort or similar in Nagarkot
1 Night Lumbini Garden NewCrystal or similar in Lumbini
1 Night Ghaun Ghar or similar in Bandipur
2 Nights Hotel Shreenagar or similar in Tansen
Standard  3 Nights Hotel Le Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu
2 Nights Dahlia Boutique Hotel or similar in Pokhara
2 Nights Jungle World Resort or similar in Chitwan
1 Night Himalayan Villa or similar in Nagarkot
1 Night Lumbini Buddha Garden or similar in Lumbini
1 Night Bandipur Mountain Resort or similar in Lumbini
2 Nights Palpali Chen or similar in Tansen
Budget 3 Nights Hotel Arts or similar in Kathmandu
2 Nights Hotel Queens Park  or similar in Pokhara
2 Nights Jungle World Resort or similar in Chitwan
1 Night Himalayan Villa or similar in Nagarkot
1 Night Lumbini Buddha Garden or similar in Lumbini
1 Night Bandipur Mountain Resort or similar in Lumbini
2 Nights Palpali Chen or similar in Tansen

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

On Arrival Visa Fee

15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD

Tourist Visa Extension
* 3 USD per Day
* 5 USD per day as late fine in the case of delay 
* Additional 25 USD for a multiple re-entry facility 
Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days from Immigration office and Department

Note:-  Gratis Visa (Visa for Free) is issued free of cost for 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 citizens are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration.
Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) card holder
Chinese Nationals are eligible for 150 days tourist Gratis Visa in a given visa year

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.