West| East Nepal Tour is a pristine tour in Nepal. Only a few travelers prefer this tour. It is suitable for those adventure junkies who prefer to witness fascinating cultural variety and unique landscape. This trip helps you to discover a real Nepal. It grandeur facets of picturesque landscape, Himalayas and adaptable culture. Undoubtedly tour combines natural, cultural, and wildlife experiences.
Nepal is a landlocked country, therefore, there is no any direct access to Nepal through water route. It lies in between two powerful nations India and China. China lies to the north while India lies to east, west, and south of Nepal. It shares an open border with India. Nepal’s geography varies as we move from flat plains in Terai to lush hills to towering mountains in the mountainous region. Nepal is a homeland to the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest and the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
West to East Nepal Tour provides you an exhilarating experience which memory last forever in your mind. Free from bustling traffics and daily work. Leave this all problem behind. Life is all about a manifestation of freedom and passion. West to East Nepal Tour allows to a traveler to witness lifestyle of Nepali people their culture, tradition and incredible landscapes. This tour is mixed with the blend of adventure So that participants can enjoy diverse culture and landscape which helps to heal the stress. This 20 days tour begins from Kathmandu which is considered as the main Tourist hub. And leads you towards low lands and high lands which offers picturesque views of the Himalayas, human settlement, flora, and fauna. This tour allows you to explore the wilderness, witness living culture and receptacle into the beauty of the naturally rich country in a stipulated amount of time.
Nepal Wonders Treks & Expedition P. Ltd, concern about the willingness of clients. So we would like to assure you that this tour is a combination of adventure which guarantees its participants to enjoy without any worry.
Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
After one hour flight from Kathmandu we will reach Dhangadhi same day drive to Dadeldhura district lies in far western part of Nepal, Its headquater is in dadelhura bazaar. It contains route to Mount Kailash (lies in Tibet). It is inner terai region of Nepal with desert mountainous landscape. Before unification of Nepal ( in 17th century) it was kingdom of last malla king Nagi Malla. People of this place speak local language called Dotyalli dialect (quite similar to Nepali language). It has population of mix caste mostly Chettri, Brahmin and Thakuri and have unique dancing and singing culture which is different than other parts of Nepal. Here we will find famous temple called Ugratara.
This day fist we drive to Dipayal, Dipayal lies in Doti district of Nepal and offers beautiful mountain views, rivers. It also has famous temple called Saileshwori. According to history, In 17th Century during the reign of King Nagi Malla western Nepal suffered from various natural calamites, to ease the problem and suffering of people and country the princess was offered to the god and she spend here life at the temple serving the god, from which new tradition of offering the girls to the god began. Which is still in practice the term as Deuki. It also has population of mix caste mostly Chettri, Brahmin and Thakuri
From Dipayal we drive to Chainpur Chainpur is headquarter of Bhajang district. There are many hindus in southern part with low elevation, northern part is inhabited by mainly sherpa who are influenced by Tibetan culture and Buddhist religion. After two days walk from here we can go to Khaptad National Park
Ghodaghodi Tal: We drive to Ghodaghodi Tal from Chainpur, Ghodaghodi tal is wetland. It is also habitat for several endangered species of flora and fauna. Here we can find various endangered species . These include the majestic Bengal Tiger, Marsh Crocodile, Red-crowned Roofed Turtle, Three-striped Roofed Turtle, Eurasian Otter, Smooth-coated Otter, Swamp Deer and Lesser Adjutant Stork. Around 140 species of different birds can be sighted around this wetland, some birds migrating from as far as Siberia and Mongolia during the winter season
Tikapur : After Ghodaghodi Tal we drive to Tikapur, Tikapur Municipality is in Kailali district in the Seti Zone. It situated in far-western development region of Nepal
Dhangadhi: From Tikapur we drive to Dhangadhi for Overnight stay, Dhangadhi is headquarter of Kailali district.
From Dhangadhi we drive to Bardiya National Park which lies in Bardia District. It is situated in the eastern bank of Karnali River. The parks spread over 968 sq km extended southward from the Churia hill to the gentle slopes of the Bhabhar. The park is home to a wide variety of animals like Tiger, Gharials, Leopard, Samber Deer, Black Buck, Wild boar and much more. Here more than 350 species of birds has been recorded. Birdia is ecologically similar to Chitwan but is wilder and less explored. In Bardia National Park we will stay 2 nights 3 days.
After arriving there we will go for cultural village tour, visit to The Tharu museum and crocodile breeding center
This day we will go for Elephant safari and Jungle Trek
After bird watching we will drive to Salyan. Salyan bazaar is headquarter of Salyan district. It is famous for Ginger powder and typical hand woven clothes called Thetuwa. Other famous produces of Salyan are Khukuri and Knives. Salyankot is a historical place of the district with 17 kots (Forts). Most of the disctrict is mountainous with Mahabharat range and Korbang hill. Salyan has several indigenous tribes including Gandharba, Badi, Raute along with Bhramins and Chhetris.
From Salyan we drive to Ghorahi, Gorahi is headquarter of Dang district. It is the most developed district as compared to other district of western part of Nepal. Dang is mainly populated by Tharu people (one the indigenous people of Nepal) and have their unique culture and lifestyle. Dang is origin of Tharu people and later they spread
From Ghorahi we drive to Swargadwari which lies in Pyuthan district of Nepal. Swargadwari means gateway to heaven and it is the most famous pilgrimage site in mid western Nepal. The religious significance increased further after Mahaprabhu Shree 108 Hamsnamd Giri who kindled a holy fire 114 years ago and the fire is still burning and every year thousands of people trek to Swargadwari to witness and make offerings to eternal fire.
From Swargadwari we drive to Liwang: Liwang is headquarter of Rolpa district, it is inhabited by indigenous people called Kham Magars. In 17 century different pockets of the area were ruled by different Magar Kings as their kingdoms and later Ghale Baitam conquered all Magar kings to establish a larger Magar Kingdom. Still there is larger population of Magars in Liwang. It was also starting point of Maoist revolution in Nepal.
Animal husbandry and agriculture is main occupation of the people in this area.
From Liwang we drive to Lumbini. Lumbini birth place of Lord Buddha lies in Rupandehi district of Nepal. It is holy place for Buddhists all over the world and a small which still has ruins of old city. The restored garden, and surroundings of Lumbini house the remains of many ancient stupas and monasteries. A large stone pillar erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 250 B.C commemorate his visit to the place bears an inscription about the birth of Buddha at this place. Serious preservation work has started only in the later half of this century and already Lumbini as a slice of history is worth seeing, experiencing and cherishing.
From Lumbini we drive to Tansen, Tansen is headquarter of Palpa district. Tansen town is on the southern slope of Shreenagar hill. From the top of the hill, the town looks out to the Madi valley, surrounding hills and the Terai further south. With views of the Himalayas from Shreenagar and rich natural environment all around Tansen is one of the most scenic places in Nepal. There we will find Newari houses similar to Kathmandu, cobbled streets, building built in neo classical style, pagoda temples, shrines and stupas.
Sirubari: From Tansen we drive to Sirubari, Sirubari is the villages which lie in western hills of Syangja district of Nepal. Majority of people here are of Gurung community (one of the ethnic groups of Nepal) who has preserved the tradition culture and lifestyle and is a model of community based sustainable rural tourism in Nepal. From here we can see good views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range
From Sirubari we drive to Bandipur. Bandipur lies in Tanahun district of Nepal. Bandipur Bazaar is situated on a ride above the highway town of Dumre. From here we can see very good views of Langtang Ganesh Himal range, Manaslu range, Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range. Bandipur has retained its age old cultural attributes, temple shrines, sacred caves, innumerable festivals and architecture which is quite similar to Kathmandu. Bandipur is mostly inhabited by Newar, Magar and Gurung communities.
From Bandipur we drive to Beshisahar, Beshisahar is headquarter of Lamjung district. It is exit point for Annapurna circuit trek.
From Beshisahar we drive to Ghalegaun, Ghalegaun is one of the beautiful village in south Asia. From here we can see breathtaking views of Manalsu range, Annapurna range. It is a modal village for experiencing typical culture and lifestyle of Gurung people. Traditional customs are still followed during birth, marriage and at other important events in a person’s life. Age old cultural dances like Jhyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghantu, Ghyabring, Krishna charitra and Jhakri with traditional instruments and costumes are performed on various occasions.
From Ghalegaun we drive to Gorkha, Gorkha . It is an ancestral home of the Shah dynasty and home of the original Gorkha soldiers. Gorkha’s attraction is the ancient Gorkha Palace Durbar, which used to be a palace of Shah kings, inside the palace there is a temple of Goddess Gorakh Kali with excellent views of the surrounding valleys and the Manaslu range.
From Gorkha we drive to Chitwan. Chitwan is major junction on the East – West highway and also a administrative and commercial center of the terai. It is also one the major habitat for Tharu people. Here we can explore Tharu culture and lifestyle. The famous Chitwan National Park lies in Chitwan district.
From Chitwan we drive to Janakpur. Janakpur is headquarter of Dhanusa district. It is a heartland of ancient Mithila culture and was reputed to be the center of learning. The present town is enclosed by an eight kilometer long brick paved ring road and has 24 large and 21 small ponds and numerous hindu shrines dedicated to Lord Rama, Sita, Laxman and Hanuman (The monkey god). Year around there are numerious religions fares attracting pilgrims from both Nepal and India. Janaki temple, the heart of the town was built by queen of Tikamagadh in 1910 B.S is one of the most famous temple in the Terai belt. This elaborate marbel temple is a specimen of the 17th century Mughal architecture. The image worked out on the walls, both inside and outside, of the temple are worth seeing. Other places of attraction in the periphery of the Janaki temple are Rama Mandir, Ganga Sagar, Janaki temple etc. Janakpur is mostly populated by Yadav, Musalman, Kewat, Teli whose culture and tradition are similar to bordering India.
From Janakpur we drive to Koshi Tapu. Koshi Tapu Wildlife reserve is situated on the footplains of the saptakoshi and sunsari district of Nepal. The reserve is defined by the eastern and western embankments of the river. The land of the reserve is mainly sandy and the only vegetation are a few patches of scrub forest and deciduous mixed riverine forest. It offers variety of wildlife like wild buffalo, spotted deer, bull, wild boar, and 200 different species of birds, 20 species of duck, 2 species ibes, many storks, egrets and herons
After breakfast in Koshi Tapu we drive to Ilam. Ilam itself is a district headquarter is called the land of sunrise. Because it lies furthest on the east and is the first to witness sunrise. Ilam derives its name from Limbu language. In Limbu language IL means twisted and LAM means roads. It was the last of the ten self ruling states of the confiderate of Limbuwan states to join Nepal in 1813 AD and King Hangshu Phuba Lingdom of Lingdom dynasty was the last king of Ilam. It is one of the most economically active districts in Nepal, which is mainly famous for Ilam tea. The other important agro products are cardamom, milk, ginger and potato. Ilam is mostly populated by Limbu, Tamang and Rai people (ethnic groups of Nepal). We can also find few settlements of Brahmins and Chhetris around the area. It is also the starting point for kanchanjunga trek
From Ilam we drive to Bhedetar. Bhedetar lies in Dhankuta district of Nepal. Bhedetar is the small hill station situated 16 kilometer north of Dharan over a flat hillock at an altitude of 1430 meters above the sea level. It is famous for its panoramic view of the Himalayas, the plain of terai, the saptakoshi river and Dharan bazaar and the vintage point is the charles’ point, named after prince Charles of United Kingdom of UK after he visited the place. The area is mostly populated by Rai, Limbu and Magars (ethnic groups of Nepal).
This day if we want to explore the area we will visit three different places near Bhedetar. Rajarani, Uttarpani and Sinduwa.
Rajarani: Rajarani is beautiful valley situated 16 kilometer east of Bhedetar. The place is believe to be the capital of Limbu kingdom in the past. The place derives its name from two ponds – Raja and Rani. The place has congenial climate and offers spectacular views of the Terai on the south and the majestic Himalayan peaks in the north.
Uttarpani: Uttarpani is a small bazaar 3 kilometers west of Hile in Belhara Village Development Committee. This area is surrounded by rhododendron forests, ponds and pastureland. It also offers unobstructed view of Himalayas. A motorable road serves this place and there are also small roadside inns for the travelers.
Sinduwa: It is a small but a place of scenic beauty with lush green forests situated on east of Hile Bazaar. This place also offers magnificent views of Himalayas.
From Bhedetar we drive to Daman. Daman lies in Makwanpur district of Nepal. It is situated in southwest of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2400 meters. Daman commands a breathtaking view of the most of the major Himalayan ranges of Nepal. There is a view tower equipped with long range telescopes for sightseeing.
After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu
Sightseeing tour to Kirtipur, Khokana, Bungmati, Pharping.
Kirtipur is small town, 8km southwest of Kathmandu and situated atop a hill. Tribhuwan University, Nepal’s premier seat of education, is located at the foothills of Kirtipur. This historic town has many attractions to offer like old shrines and temples and old houses. Some of the folks are typically dressed in traditional costumes and can be spotted working on looms.
Khokana is a traditional and tiny Newari village 8km south of Kathmandu , which has its own history and has retained its tradition and culture. It is a living museum and recalls medieval times. The farming community of Newars who live here are mostly dependent on agriculture
Bungamati is another ancient Newari village that lies just a few kilometers from the busy city (Kathmandu) centre. Dating back to the 16th century this village is an important religious site.
Pharping Pharping is a village approximately thirty minutes outside Kathmandu and is surrounded by pilgrimage sites that Newari and Tibetan Buddhist, Hindu, and Hariti worshipers hold sacred.
Departure to onward destination.
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