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Cultural, Spiritual ,Historical and Authentic tour of Nepal

The journey begins at the heritage city of Kathmandu before passing through the picturesque city of Pokhara and thickly forested national park of Chitwan., lumbini- the birthplace of Buddha” The Enlightened one “ In this tour you will have discovered an important facet of Nepal that includes --among others-- culture, life-style, art, and tradition; majestic Himalayan peaks and serene lakes; and a number of wild animals and birds coexisting in a savage harmony.

Our core value is to positively change the life of the mountain people and help them transform into a prosperous and happy community. . We're changing the way travel impacts local communities. We en-gage and support local community projects to improve Education , Health, Community tourism, Agriculture, Trail Building and Tourism Infrastructure Development.

As a strong advocate , follower and believer of sustainable and responsible tourism , 10 % of the profit for this trip goes to support NGO we support , who works relentlessly for the development of People and community of Nepal . 

So when you travel with us; you are not only traveling for yourself but you are supporting for the sustainable development of Nepalese community and part of a noble cause .


Trip code : NPLTW04

Duration : 13 Days days

Destination : Kathmandu-Namobuddha-lumbini-chitwan-pokhara-Kathmandu

Operator : Tweet Tours

Trip Highlights
  • An insight into the Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal with guided visits to heritage sites
  • Sightseeing around places with cultural, architectural and historical significance
  • Observation of beautiful natural landscapes including Himalayan peaks
  • One Night stay in Buddhist monastery namobuddha , pray and eat with monk
  • Basic course on Eastern Philosopy , yoga and mediation ( 3 hr session )
  • Exploration of the national park of Chitwan on jeep safari and canoeing.
  • Visit the birthplace of Buddha and holy shrines in Lumbini

FITNESS LEVEL

This itinerary is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our tours require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our tours is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our itinerary carefully for outline of fitness level to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:

  • All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

GROUP SIZE

Our Small Group Tours are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of just two guests.

Our group size ranges from only 2 to 16 people. This means less of your precious time is wasted waiting for others, allowing you to have more time to enjoy your holiday.

For group tours with 10 travellers or more, in addition to the tour guide, we will provide a dedicated tour director (free of charge) who will escort the tour from the beginning to the end.

A UNIQUE & VARIED DINING EXPERIENCE

We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the tour are at famous restaurants, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

Our itinerary features sumptuous Welcome and Farewell Dinners for a delightful, authentic culinary experience, whereas the special Chef’s Table experience will take you on an unparalleled culinary demonstration and beautiful menu to feast on.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.

ACCOMMODATION

When travelling with Tweet World Travel, you will indulge in a seamlessly opulence travel experience. We hand-pick the premium quality resorts, hotels or lodges, ensuring that each night of your itinerary finds you welcomed and comfortably settled in either historically iconic, culturally rich, or coveted high-design hotels full of authentic local charms. You will stay at the heart of each destination, adjacent to monuments or strategically at the edge of a wilderness.

  • Room Information: All rooms are air-conditioned, Fridge/ Mini Bar in room, Safe box in room
  • Triple Share: Available upon request
  • • Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
  • Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Available upon request (subject to availability).
  • Laundry service is available at hotels/resorts where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used
  • Massage service is available at hotels where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION

After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please notes:

  • Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
  • Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges

SAFETY NET PROTECTION

Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Importance notes:

  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.

TIPPING

Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this package. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

  • If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated.
    - Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
  • If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard.
    - Recommended tips - For the crews and guides - $10US per day per passenger.

LUGGAGE

You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

All of our tours will include internal flights within the tour, which allow 20kg of check-in luggage and 7kg of carry-on luggage per passenger. A surcharge may apply for oversized/overweight luggage subject to the airline's policy.

Please note:

  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.
  • Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our tours, cruises, day tours, private tours, group tours, transfers, and any of our packages.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Shambala 4* or similar

You will be picked up at the airport by one of our colleagues whom you will spot holding a sign bearing your name. H/She will escort you to our vehicle and then you will be transferred directly to your hotel. This is your free day in Kathmandu. In the evening we will have traditional local welcome dinner with cultural events . 

Overnight at Kathmandu


ACCOMMODATION: 4 star Hotel Shambala or Similar

 Day starts with a tour of Pashupatinath temple , regarded as one of the holiest temple for Hindus worldwide .It is dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). Pashupatinath temple’s exist-ence dates back to 400 AD. The ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga or phallic system of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also called ‘The Temple of Living Beings’. Inside the temple Lord Shiva is available in four faces . All these faces have different names and significance . The face facing east is known as Tatpurusha and the one facing south Aghora . Similarly , the faces looking west and north are known by the name Sadhyojata and Vamadeva respectively . The upper portion of this linga is known as Ishan . These faces are also defined as the symbol of four dhamas and four Vedas ( sacred book of Hindus).

You will head to the city of Patan which is the second largest of the 3 major cities of the Kathmandu valley. After a short stroll around the Durbar square that gives you an idea of the past regime and culture of this an-cient Kingdom, you will visit a number of Buddhist shrines and monasteries founded in the ancient and me-dieval period some of which even date back to the BC era, including Mahaboudha temple, Golden temple, Rudra varna mahavihara, Ashoka stupa etc.

After lunch you will drive to Boudhanath Stupa which is claimed to be one of largest Stupas in the world and the most important pilgrimage site for the followers of Tibetan vajrayana Buddhism. This Buddhist complex which in the form of a mandala when observed aerially is adorned with prayer wheels on the outside and is circumnavigated daily by a horde of visitors, religious or non-religious.

Your final destination of the day is another buddhist heritage of the valley , Swayambhunath stupa, situated at a vantage point that caters to you a good sunset view of the valley. Believed to have risen spontaneously (thus its name) from a lotus seed planted by an ancient Buddha of past eon, the shrine is commonly known as ‘’monkey temple’’ as you can observe these impish yet harmless beasts running around in group or alone without any concern of the world.

Evening 3 hrs Eastern philosophy and spirituality session with our expert .

Overnight at Kathmandu


ACCOMMODATION: Namobuddha Monastry

After breakfast, you will visit a hilltop Buddhist pilgrimage site called Namo Buddha. It is believed that Buddha in one of his previous lives as a prince overwhelmed by compassion fed himself to a hungry tigress and her 3 cubs. The site seats an ancient monastery Tharung Tashi Yangtse of Karma Kagyu tradition. The peaceful viewpoint also offers a good range of panoramic scenaries of the Himalaya.

In Namobuddha you will stay at Namobudhha monstary with the monk and observe the monk pray and eat together .


ACCOMMODATION: 4 star Hotel Buddha Maya

You will start your journey early in the morning to Lumbini or the birthplace of Buddha. You will descend to an elevation of about 150m via 9 hours ride along 3 different highways, so you will instantly feel the temper-ature difference at your arrival. You will have a free afternoon at Lumbini of which you may avail by visiting the marketplace around.

Overnight at Lumbini


ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Buddha Maya 4 star or similar

You will commence your sightseeing of this largest Buddhist religious complex of Nepal by visiting the his-torical remains pertaining to the birth of Buddha and its records including bathing pond, the nativity spot, Mayadevi temple, Ashoka pillar etc. Subsequently, you will visit the monastic zone comprising of Buddhist monasteries of both Theravada and Mahayana tradition belonging to several countries in the world where Buddhism is practiced.

Overnight at Lumbini


ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Buddha Maya 4 star lumbini or similar

The 6th day is marked with visit to the religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot or the ancient kingdom where Siddhartha Gautama spent his first 29 years before renouncing in the search of The Ultimate Truth. Some of the places that you visit are Kudan where the father of Buddha received him after his enlightenment, Sagarhawa or the place of the massacre of Shakya clan, Gothihawa and Gothihawa thought to be the birthplace of two ancient Buddhas etc.

Overnight at Bhairahawa/Lumbini


ACCOMMODATION: 4 star Jungle Villa or Similar

Drive to Chitwan : The journey towards southern belt starts early and in approximately 4 hours you will reach our jungle resort situated at one of buffer zones of the Chitwan national park. You will embark on few jungle activities like birdwatching tour and/or jungle walk on the discretion of the nature guide. In the evening you will delight in the traditional stick dance performed by native Tharu people who dwelled the forest area even when it was uninhabitable. 

ACCOMMODATION: Jungle Villa resort 4* or similar

You will partake in a number of adventurous jungle activities including canoeing along Rapti river, visit to the elephant breeding center, , jeep safari, etc. Apart from one horned rhinoceros, crocodiles and deer which are normal sight of the national park, you might even see tiger, leopard or python if you’re lucky. Besides animals, there are nearly 450 different species of birds in the park that will render the forest safari colorful.


ACCOMMODATION: 4 star hotel Barahi or similar

Drive to Pokhara Roughly 4 hours of drive along the winding riparian highway will take you to Pokhara, the second biggest tourist destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. The valley has at its disposal a number of attractions and activities including lakes a couple of which are canoe-able, breathtaking views of snow-white peaks, stupa and temples, viewpoints etc. You have a free day in Pokhara which you may utilize by canoeing at Phewa lake or just strolling around its banks. In the evening, you might want to partake in the nightlife of the town.  

ACCOMMODATION: 4 star hotel Barahi

10 You will set out early in the morning to the hilltop village of Sarangkot in order to relish the magnificent sunrise on the Himalaya. After getting back to the hotel for the breakfast, you will then visit chief attractions of Pokhara including Davies falls, Gupteshwar cave, international mountain museum, before concluding at Phewa lake where you can go for boating if you like.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Nepali Ghar 4* or similar

You will fly back to Kathmandu after breakfast , we will visit 45 mins drive in Changunaryan village where we have collaborated with READI an NGO , supporting education of the underprivileged kids . Be a part of the journey to visit the kids and local communites of Changunarayan . We cook with then local family 



ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Nepali ghar 4 star or similar

Half day explore the local Markets one of the oldest in our secret exploration , and then free half day in Kathmandu for shoping 

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