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UNESCO Heritage Sites Of Nepal | 10 Days

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At a Glance:
Tour Code: UHSN010
Style: Art | Culture Tours | Round Trips
Grading:
Maximum Altitude: 1400m
Transport: Private
Duration: 10 Days
Start in: Kathmandu |Airport
End in: Kathmandu |Airport
Price: US$ 1150 per person
Best Season: Feb-May, Sept-Dec
Trip Description

Nepal is culturally rich, historically important and naturally beautiful. This small country is blessed with innumerable unique sites to visit. Here are ten UNESCO world heritage sites and hundreds of historical places with physical and cultural diversity. This tour gives an awesome opportunity to explore Nepal’s diverse culture, enjoy pristine natural beauty and experience incomparable adventure. This tour does not only comprise places like Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square which are rich in traditional art and architecture but also includes Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath Stupa, the holy shrines for Buddhists of the world. The visitors can closely watch the rites and rituals of the local people, both Hindu and Buddhist. One can meet with Sadhus and Rinpoche during the tour.

Exploring Chitwan National Park—the habitat of one-horn rhino, Bengal tiger and Gharial—and visiting majestic Lake City, Pokhara, are also the part of this tour.

 

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Tour of Kathmandu Durbar square, Kumari and Monkey temple
  • Day 3: Visit Pashupatinath and Patan
  • Day 4: Visit Bouddha & Drive to Bhaktapur
  • Day 5: Full day in Bhaktapur
  • Day 6: Drive to Chitwan National Park
  • Day 7: Full day in Chitwan
  • Day 8: Chitwan to Pokhara
  • Day 9: Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Departure
Highlights of the tour:
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Cultural and spiritual tour of Kathmandu holy shrines that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Visit Bodhnath, one of the world's largest stupas
  • Explore the medieval Bhaktapur town
  • Wash Elephant in a Chitwan Natipnal Park
  • Enjoy boating in Fewa lake
  • See the stunning view of Annapurna Range
What's Included:
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All sightseeing trip with entry fee
  • All hotel accommodation.
  • English speaking local guide
  • All transport on private coach
  • Pokhara Kathmandu flight
  • All taxes and fees
What's Not Included:
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Drinks and bar bill
  • Tipping (optional)
  • Personal Insurance 

 

Holiday Information

Joining Arrangements & Transfers

All Clients travelling to Kathmandu will be met at the airport by a TTG representative who will arrange the transfer to the group hotel.  Please look at our logo at the arrival gate. 

 

Accommodation

While in Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Lumbini, Nagerkot and Balthali the group will stay in a mentioned hotel or hotels with similar categories as on itinerary.  We choose hotels not too far from the main downtown. Most of our hotels will be in central Thamel in Kathmandu so that you can shop, eat and go anywhere easily.

Whilst on tour we spend nights in hotels and lodges. The Nepalese hotels/lodges are simple, friendly and atmospheric.

 

Food

Normally all breakfast are included on the trip and sometimes Lunch and dinner too as on itinerary. Typical meals provided in the lodges will include some Nepali dishes and some international cuisine from pizza and chips. However as a responsible tour operator we encourage you to eat local food whenever possible because this will help the local economy and these local foods are always fresh.

We eat in the hotel where we stay (if it is included), our trip leader will suggest you what is safe and good to eat there. Breakfast will usually be porridge, eggs, bread, Fruits, lunch will be a simple meal with noodles, rice, Pasta and dinner will be 2 courses consisting of soup, main meal. All drinks & beverages are extra. 

 

A Typical Day

You will have free morning in the city and after breakfast we start shortly for a day tour.  The day tour can be 5-7 hrs depending on the tours. After the tours you may wish to relax with a beer on the terrace of your lodge before taking dinner. Dinner is taken in the dining room which normally has some form of heating. This is a great time of day for reliving the events of the tours so far and for general socialising. If the dinner is not included on the trip, you can take in any restaurant you prefer. 

 

Group Leader & Support Staff

The group will be led by an experienced English-speaking local leader, and on trek will have the services of porters to carry luggage. 

 

Spending Money

Approximately US$400-600 (or equivalent Australian dollars, Euros etc.) changed into local currency, should be sufficient for miscellaneous personal expenses including tips for guide, drinks for all trips & meals in the city. It is not necessary to obtain local currency (Nepali rupees) prior to departure. Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are equally acceptable for exchange in Nepal. If you prefer not to carry all of your spending money in cash, it is possible to withdraw money (rupees only) from ATMs in Kathmandu and most of the cities using your debit or credit card. 

 

Guidance on Tipping

Tipping is the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and driver but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trip and this is best done as a group rather than from individuals. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. The level of tipping should be determined by the group as a whole with everyone contributing an equal amount that all are comfortable with. As a rough guide, we recommend about 5-10% of your trip.  

 

Baggage Allowance 

Your baggage on tours has no limit but if there is trekking involved, please make it not above 15 kg. For the domestic flight to Chitwan, Pokhara and Lumbini, we have 20 kg limitation. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trips at the hotel in Kathmandu. 

 

Altitude

This holiday involves no high altitude problem as all of them in a low elevation.

 

Equipment List

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

You must bring the following items:

  • Trainers
  • Socks
  • Walking trousers
  • Underwear
  • Baselayer shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm jacket (down light) only in winter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat 
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre 
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Toilet paper (you can also buy this in the lodges if necessary)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel
  • Small padlock (to lock bag)
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets.

The following items are optional:

  • Shorts
  • Thermal baselayer - leggings
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Travel clothes
  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

 

Notes
The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Therefore to avoid embarrassment on both sides we recommend that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is preferable to wear trousers or a long skirt.

 

Passport & Visas

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit. 

All nationalities require a visa. The visa fee is $30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days, $125 for 90 days and is obtainable on arrival. Payment must be made in cash and USD, GBP or Euros are accepted. Please bring small change. Bring 4 passport size photos for different permits.

 

Health & Vaccinations

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist checkup. 

 

Currency

The unit of currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee. We can change this money in Kathmandu which has better rate than hotels and Airports. Guides will show you the place after arrival.

 

Electricity Supply & Plug

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

 

Preparing For Your Trip

This is easy holiday, however It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. We suggest that you adopt a weekly exercise regime leading up to your trip. Regular hiking is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardio vascular fitness and stamina. Note that you will encounter steps on the trail while doing walking and you might wish to tailor your exercise to take this into account. It is also a good idea to do some reading about the country and the culture of the local people before you embark on an adventure holiday.

 

Climate

Nepal can be visit all year around, however October to November and March to May are the best times for holiday in Nepal. These months both side of the summer monsoon season are neither too hot in the foothills nor too cold in the higher elevations and they offer the best conditions for explore. Pre-monsoon is the best time to see the colourful blooms of the rhododendron at lower elevations. The post-monsoon months usually offer the clearest skies and the most settled weather. At either of these periods you will encounter a wide range of daytime temperatures during your trip from approximately 25ºC in Kathmandu to approximately 14ºC at 3000 metres. The ‘real feel’ temperature in the middle of the day will be much warmer than this. Extended periods of rain or snow are very unlikely outside of the monsoon period but short lived storms can and do occur.

 

Books

  • Lonely Planet Guide to Nepal. Lonely Planet
  • Rough Guide to Nepal. Rough Guides
  • Trekking and Climbing in Nepal. Steve Razzetti
  • Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Stan Armington
  • Kathmandu and the Kingdom of Nepal. Prakash Raj
  • Portraits of People: Nepal Himalayas. Eric Valli

 

Not to forget?!

Please do not forget to come with positive attitude, flexibility, a sense of humors and an appetite of adventure and discovery!

 

What others are saying about us ?

What lonely planet said about us: “Long-established trekking company with a breadth of experience and an easy-to-find location. Trekking Team Group 

What Rough guide said about us: "A very reliable, super friendly agency offering top-notch service.”

What Stefan Loose German Guide Book said about us: “Ein Absolut verlässlicher, superfreundlisher veranstalter  mit erstlkassigem Service” 

The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee whether you are booking for this year or the next, we have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday.

DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Traditional welcome by our airport representative. Your guide briefs about your further programme. Typical Nepali dinner served in the evening.

Day 2: Tour of Kathmandu Durbar square, Kumari and Monkey temple

Your first day begins with the breakfast at your hotel. You will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the important historic and tourist destinations in Nepal. Hanuman Dhoka Palace, named in honor of monkey god Hanuman,   is the major attraction.  Kumari Chowk in the southern end of the Durbar Square is another attraction. One can see Kumari House where the Living Goddess Kumari resides. After Kathmandu Durbar Square visit you will be guided to Swayambunath, a famed Buddhist Stupa. It lies on hilltop from where you can see stunning view of mountains and the Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from all sides of the valley. 

Day 3: Visit Pashupatinath and Patan

Soon after breakfast you will visit Patan which is famous for its magnificent arts and crafts. You will see Krishna Temple built in Shikara style, Patan Durbar with the royal baths, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, a Buddhist monastery. Then you will visit the Tibetan Cultural Center, first founded by the Tibetan refugees of the late 1950s. Now it turns as an exhibition-cum-shopping complex that houses carpets, jewelry and many interesting souvenirs. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes.

Day 4: Visit Bouddha & Drive to Bhaktapur

Enjoy Heartley breakfast in hotel and check out as you will be not return here tonight. Meet the guide and head for Bouddhanath Stupa, the famous 14th century Buddhist stupa. Tibetan in origin and one of the holiest of Buddhist sites. Gentle chanting and praying fill the air while the local traders sell lamps, cloth and all sorts of fascinating goods in an enchanting kaleidoscope. You will then drive to Bhaktapur for night stay. 

Day 5: Full day in Bhaktapur

After breakfast explore medieval cities of devotees and the best preserved of all the old cities of Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur is known as many name as 'City of Devotees', 'City of Culture' 'Living Heritage' and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the three cities in the Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur houses a number of monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, and open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines. Don’t miss the visit all old courtyards and chat with the locals. Overnight at Bhaktapur.

Day 6: Drive to Chitwan National Park

You take the scenic drive to Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s most famous national park enlisted in UNESCO Heritage Site. Overlooking the lush forested valley and the Rapti River you stay for two nights with full-board is clean and comfortable but simple, a real opportunity to experience and savor the peaceful surroundings. You will visit a local village and learn how local people live in a sustainable manner in harmony with their spectacularly beautiful surroundings. After dinner, You will have culture program from the local Tharu people.

Day 7: Full day in Chitwan

Viewing wildlife in its natural habitat is undoubtedly a great experience. Get up early with the sun rise. Accompanied by a naturalist, we cross into the reserve on the canoe and explore the jungle. The jeep safari is an interesting where you spot rhino, sloth bears, wild boar and if you’re very lucky, a Royal Bengal tiger. We return to the hotel for breakfast. There will be an opportunity to watch the elephants bathing in the river. After lunch, we have the option of a trip by dugout canoe to see crocodile, birds and others animals and return on foot along the riverbank.

Day 8: Chitwan to Pokhara

After breakfast drive north towards the small town of Pokhara in the western Nepal. Environment is clean and air fresh. You can enjoy the staggering beauty of the area surrounded by some of the world’s highest mountains. You will sail across Lake Phewa on a boat in the afternoon. Watch reflections of dazzling White Mountain peaks sparkle in the mirror-like water and listen to the soothing sound of silence. This is probably one of the finest mountain panoramas in the world. Enjoy the sunset at the lake and enjoy the dinner at one of the famous restaurant in Lakeside.

Day 9: Pokhara-Kathmandu

Wake up early today and drive 30 minute to have spectacular sun rise view over the Annapurna range. Enjoy mountain peaks that turn from soft pink to shimmering gold with the sun climbs higher in the clear blue sky. Of 14 mountain peaks above 8000 meters in the world eight are in Nepal. You can see three of them from this spot on clear days. Truly staggering! Back to hotel for breakfast and some free time for shopping until your flight to Kathmandu.

Day 10: Departure

Your final day in Kathmandu is very free. You can do whatever you like. Many prefer for shopping while some other want to explore cultural aspect of the Kathmandu valley. Our local guide helps you find appropriate place for shopping as per your need and interest. Farewells! Our airport representative will accompany you to the airport see you off.

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By Hudson
Australia

Sep 29 2016

Trekking Team Group was recommended me by a friend who has made trekking tour with them two years back. As we were travelling with kids, we decided to take culture tour and we are glad that we choose this trip. All my boys liked it very much. We had excellent guide Tika and perfect driver Ash who were extraordinary. They were very friendly, positive attitude, sense of humor and always taking care of my boys and making sure they love every moment in Nepal.
My boys had great time with them and become good friend with Tika and Ash, they were crying to leave Tika and Ash at the airport when we were leaving for home.

I would highly recommend TTG for cultural tours and family holidays.
Namaste!

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By Eoinat Timaru
New Zealand

Jul 23 2016

“A Great Introduction to Nepal”

In March we made our first visit to Nepal. We were looked after really well by Shreehari and his staff.
The trip was a great success, and gave us a good insight into the culture, customs, and way of life of the people, as well as some spectacular views of the mountains, and a close-up look at the wildlife. We were fortunate that Shreehari was able to accompany us on some of our excursions. He was able to give us extensive information about the land, buildings and people that we saw.
We wholeheartedly recommend Trekking Team Group to anyone looking to have a touring / trekking holiday in Nepal.

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By John
United States of America

Mar 28 2016

I chose UNISCO HERITAGE SITE to make my first holiday in  Nepal  as I am not a keen trekker. Going into it, I assumed it would be fun and exciting but my expectations were thoroughly surpassed. Nepal itself is beautiful, peaceful, and welcoming. The culture is rich and quiet; leaving space to put your own personalized touch on your experience. Shree from TTG  suggested a great combination of destinations, from the Everest Experience flight  to the jungles of Chitwan. The accommodations were always above and beyond what I expected. While I was prepared for limited accommodations (running water, heating optional, electricity varied) most places made sure the stay was comfortable, if not luxurious. Our guides, Goku and driver Krishna, were knowledgeable, friendly, safe, and enjoyable. They really helped to shape my experience and help me get the most out of it. 
Nepal will forever hold a special place in my heart, and my amazing experience is credited much to the facilitation of Trekking Team Group. I highly recommend the tour I went on, and assume their others are equally amazing. I can't wait to go back and revel in the beauty of Nepal. 

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Additional Information

This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.

IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US.This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation

Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)

The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.

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