Enjoy the many faces of Nepal without trekking. Beginning in the Valley, you will meet the pilgrims at the vibrant Buddhist and Hindu temples, sit down with a Living Goddess, and visit the palaces of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Heading west, you drive to the charming Newari hill town of Bandipur before driving down to Chitwan Royal Animal Park. After visiting jungle villages, searching for tigers and riding elephants, you will visit one of the holiest places in Nepal – Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and Janakpur, birthplace of Sita, and one of the holiest Hindu sites in the world. Here you can visit the temple and, barring unforeseen closures, the Janakpur Woman’s Craft Development Center, one of the finest and most varied craft operations in Nepal.
Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive in Kathmandu. Newari Dinner.
Visit Swayambunath, drive to Pashupatinath and Bodhanath.
Explore Patan, visiting the Golden Temple and Kumari. Next explore Bhaktapur.
Drive to Bandipur and visit town and villages.
Sunrise in Bandipur. Drive to Pokhara. Visit Mountaineering Museum, falls, and boat ride on lake.
Drive to Lumbini.
Short drive to Royal Chitwan National Park. Elephant Ride.
Elephant ride. Canoe ride down river to lodge and then visit Tharu Villages.
Drive to Janakpur and explore the area.
Visit Janaki Mandir, then drive to Kuwa Village and visit the Janakpur Woman’s Development Center.
Fly back to Kathmandu. Evening is free. Farewell dinner at Chez Caroline.
Transfer to airport for flight out.