There are more than 600 World Heritage Sites around the world. Among them, ten world heritage sites lie in Nepal. Out of these, seven lies within the Kathmandu valley. From a historical point of view, the eight cultural sites and other two natural sites are of equal importance. Moreover, World Heritage Tour offers great artistic, cultural and natural beauty. On the World Heritage Tour, people feel that they have come to Shangri-La and experience a feeling of peace.
UNESCO has listed Nepal’s heritage which is alive and dynamic. Shamanism, animism & Witchcraft are still practised in remote regions Temples, shrines monuments and monasteries are extremely active with devotees burning butter-lamps, singing hymns, chiming temple bells and playing the drums.
Airports pick and drop by our private vehicle Car/ Van.
Guided sightseeing with entrance fees.
Five Nights Accommodation in a Three star Hotel in Kathmandu, Tow nights in Lumbini and Two Nights in Chitwan, Including breakfast.
Two nights Three days accommodation in Chitwan with full board meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as all jungle activities in the national park.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical restaurant with cultural dance performance in the evening before departure
All Ground transportation by private tourist vehicle.
All Guided city tour as mentioned in day – by day itinerary on a private vehicle.
Top of The World Treks licensed English – speaking Guide.
Food, accommodation, salary, Insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
The required number of ground staff during the tour like Driver, helper etc.
Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Your travel insurance.
Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in all places, apart from Chitwan.
All Items of Personal nature like drink, Laundry etc
Tips for tour staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
You will be picked up by our company escorts on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, and transferred to your hotel. Refresh & get familiar with your surroundings. Go for a walk down the streets close by to the hotel; this will enable you to get some good experience of your surroundings that will make your tour more enjoyable. Have supper & it’s your first overnight in the city of the gods.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Early morning transfer to airport for Mountain flight to have the magnificent view of highest mountains on earth including Mt. Everest. After flight back to hotel and have rest. and tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square (a World Heritage site) and Swayambhunath stupa (a World Heritage site).PM: Tour of Patan Durbar Square (a World Heritage site).
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Full day tour of Pashupatinath temple (a World Heritage site), Boudhnath stupa (a World Heritage site), Bhaktapur Durbar Square (a World Heritage site) and the temple of Changunarayan (a World Heritage site).
Kathmandu to Lumbini
After breakfast, we travel overland from Kathmandu to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, which has been reserved as the place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO - if the time permits, we take you to visit Manakamana Temple, believed as the wish fulfilling goddess by cable car. Upon arrival Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal.
Sightseeing in Lumbini
After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.
Drive From Lumbini to Chitwan
After breakfast, we travel overland from Lumbini to Royal Chitwan National Park. We experience you a lots of Safari activities; jungle walks, canoeing, 4WD safaris and so forth. Once the night falls down, we entertain you with cultural performances including bonfire before getting in bed.
Sightseeing in Chitwan
Breakfast, the next, you get a full day safari activities in Royal Chitwan national Park - if you are lucky, you will see many amazing creatures that you spend most time to looking for; rhinoceroses, Chitwan's royal Bengal tigers, leopards, monkeys, many types of deer and reptiles. Check your camera gear - preferably with a telephoto lens and you will not miss any shots. Stay overnight.
Chitwan to Kathmandu
After breakfast we go for bird watching and we leave Chitwan by road and back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Free day for personal activities. O/N at Hotel.
Transfer to the International airport to connect onward flight.
Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety. All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns. This will be decided by the Tour leader and Guide but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however, the Tour leader decision is final.
Book our fixed departures
Equipment Check – List
What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about! We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.
The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house treks. Use this list as a guide line. The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow.
GENERAL CHECK – LIST
The following basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
-Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-Fleece jacket or pullover.
-fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)
-Waterproof sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
-Lightweight thermal gloves.
-Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .
-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
-Sun hat or Scarf.
-Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.
-T- shirt (2)
-Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).
-Sunglasses with UV protection.
-Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season
-Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.
-Small padlock to lock trek bag.
-Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)
-Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.
-Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)
-Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.
-Small wash towel.
-Footwear appropraite to the trip.
-Waterproof shell trousers / pants. (Preferably berathable fabric)
TREKKING CHECK LIST
In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel outer.
-Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).
-Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.
-Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
– Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.
-Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)
MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST
In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
-Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.
-Mountaineering Safety harness.
-Mountaineering Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal preference).
-120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking caravines.
-Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).
-Prussik loops .
-Climbing helmet (optional).
-Jumer (Ascender & Descender).
-Rope and Snow bars.
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow – covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.
In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.
-All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)
-Climbing Harness .
-2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.
-12 – point Crampons.
-Plastic Climbing boots.
FIRST AID MEDICINE
-Bandage for Sprains.
-Plaster/ Band- aids.
-Iodine or Water filter(optional)
-Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.
-Antiseptic ointment for cuts.
-Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
-Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.
-Oral rehydration salts.
-Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).
-Anti – diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
-Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).
-Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.
-Diamox (Altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu.
-Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).
– For more details please see our staying healthy topic.