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Bandipur Package Tour - 9 Days

Bandipur Was established as a funnelling point of trade by Newar traders from Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu valley. Bandipur; a prosperous trading centre and a community with town-like features: substantial buildings, with their neoclassical façades and shuttered windows and streets paved with slabs of silverish slate. Pokhara; second largest city lies on the banks of glorious Lake Phewa beneath the 50 km Annapurna Range. We spend a day exploring the city, the mountain Museum and visit the Tibetan cultural centre. A Himalayan Sunrise, with three of the fourteen 8000 m Peaks on show, will be celebrated from high view points.

Drive to Lumbini; a sacred birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. It is the pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. This is the breadbasket and industrial heart of the country. The cities are not large; the majority of the population still lives in rural villages. The Terai has a tropical monsoon climate and is generally humid. Nine day tour to this place includes visits to rural Bandipur and Urban Pokhara South of the high Himalayas. We continue our trip to Chitwan; jealously guards its forests and grasslands: a surrounding buffer zone ensures its future.

Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park of Nepal and is one of the last sanctuaries of Royal Bengal Tiger and one-horned Asiatic Rhinos. The Park is spread in an area 932 sq. km. and remains the most visited destination in Nepal. Chitwan National Park is rich in animal and bird life; including Bengal tigers, one horned rhinos, Indian elephants etc. The local Tharu people will entertain you over dinner with a cultural show. Some of the activities include elephant safari, jeep safari, and visit to elephant breeding center, Jungle walk, Bird watching, canoe ride and Tharu cultural dance. Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions is always ready to manage your trips as per your interests and requirements.


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(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.)

Day 1
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu - Bandipur (1 500m), 4-5 hrs drive.

We travel west along the Prithvi Raimarg which offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery and along major rivers such as the Trisuli Nadi, which rises in Tibet north east of Kathmandu. The route passes through the lower Gorkha region (beneath Manaslu). The famed Gurkha Regiments began here.
At Dumre, we turn south to the attractive village of Bandipur. The region’s inhabitants are Newars (noted for their fine stonework and wood carvings), Brahmins and Gurungs (who still send their sons to the famed Gurkha Regiments).
A late afternoon village walk overlooking their lovely valley will climax with a sunset display of some 80km of Himalayan giants to the north. The display will sweep from Dhaulagiri (highest peak in western Nepal), across the 50km Annapurna Range to Manaslu (mountain of the spirit) in the east. Three of the fourteen 8 000m/26 250ft peaks at the turn of the head! The sun rises between the eastern Annapurnas and Manaslu

Day 3
Day 03: Bandipur – Pokhara (880m), Pokhara Valley Sightseeing Tour, 3 hrs drive.

After breakfast, drive back to Dumre and then continue west to the lakeside city of Pokhara
After a rest, we visit Devi’s waterfall and Shiva’s Cave. Explore Nepal’s only Mountain Museum. Visit the Tibetan Refugee Centre; to explore their lifestyle and the manufacture of their typical handicrafts. Drive to Pokhara’s Peace Pagoda for sunset. Overnight.

Day 4
Day O4: Sarangkot sunrise tour.

After a drive to the hill village of Sarangkot for a closer sunrise over the High Himalaya. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Leisure Day at Pokhara.

Day 5
Day 05: Pokhara – Lumbini (150m), 4-5 hrs drive.

Today, we head southwest on the Siddhartha Raimarg, through the Andhi Khola Valley before snaking over attractive hills to Butwal (250m, 22km from the Indian border). This is a typical Terai industrial and agricultural town: and Nepal’s second largest horticultural region. Lumbini and our hotel are further south. After lunch and a rest, we visit the sacred sites.
Lumbini was the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha (~ 563 to 483 BCE). Hindus regard Buddha as an incarnation of Vishnu and visit Lumbini at full moon during (April-May) to worship his mother as Rupi Devi. The focal point for pilgrims is a worn 14thC sandstone carving of the birth of the Buddha: believed to have been erected over his birthplace by King Ripu Malla.
The site has been revered for 2,500 years and today covers an area of 4,8 x 1,6 km within which only monasteries may be built: Theravadin in the eastern section, Mahayana and Vajrayana in the west. It was declared a world heritage site in 1997 and the Peace Pagoda was built in 2001.
Structures within the archaeological section include: the remains of the Maya Devi Temple (Buddha’s Mother) in the form of brick structures from the 3rd C BCE to the present; the Puskarni Pool (where Buddha’s mother would have bathed); and the 249 BCE pink sandstone pillar erected by Asoka (with Pali inscriptions testifying to his visit and the authenticity of the site). There are excavated remains of early Buddhist monasteries and stupas from the 3rdC BCE to the 5th c ad.

Day 6
Day 06: Mayadevi Temple sunrise puja visit, Lumbini – Chitwan National Park, Tharu Cultural Village, 3-4 hrs drive.

First we return to the Mayadevi Temple to observe the early morning puja. Return to the hotel for breakfast. We then head east on the Mahendra Raimarg to the broad Narayani Nadi Valley (which carries water from three major Himalayan rivers to the Ganges) and Bharatpur (180m). The Chitwan District is a ‘food surplus’ region exporting produce across the country (particularly poultry). A short drive south of the city leads to Sauraha at the edge of the famed Chitwan National Park; and back to hotel.
After lunch and a rest: walk along the banks of the Rapti Khola to the village of Tharu; for sunset. The Tharu, an Indian ethnic group, have long been settled in this region (being naturally immune to malaria). Back to the hotel for dinner, followed by a Tharu cultural show.

Day 7
Day 07: Full day of activities within Chitwan National Park (100-800m).

Chitwan NP (932km2, opened 1973, World Heritage status1984) typifies the ‘original’ Terai region. It contains subtropical sal forest, grasslands and a rich mix of flowering species on hill slopes. It is home to 68 mammal, over 500 bird, 120 fish and 56 reptile and amphibian species. The animal population has increased significantly since the opening of the park and creation of the controlled surrounding buffer zone.
After breakfast we drive into the park to the elephant centre: for a 3hr elephant game-viewing ride. Look out, hopefully, for Bengal tigers, one horned rhinos, boars, et al. Next, visit the elephant bathing centre. After lunch and a rest, take a canoe river trip to see mugger and endangered gharial crocodiles. Follow this with an hour’s (cooler) guided jungle walk. Finally visit the elephant breeding centre outside the park. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 8
Day 08: Guided bird watching walk, Chitwan – Kathmandu (1 300m), 4-5 hrs drive.

Begin with an early morning 1½ hrs. guided bird-watching walk along the river bank, followed by breakfast. Then drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 9
Day 09: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Transfer to airport for your flight to your next destination.

Price Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Bed sharing with Full Board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner), in Chitwan - Lumbini.
  • Necessary permit fees for sites and manument entry fee.
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending point.
  • Government licensed and well English speaking tour guide.
  • Farewell dinner second last day of departure.

Cost not Included

  • Meals at Kathmandu - Pokhara.
  • Your international airfare.
  • Nepal visa
  • Personal expenses.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Any other services or activities.
  • Tips for guide, driver.

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