Highlights of Nepal Tour |10 Days

Trip Highlights

  • City tour of Kathmandu
  • Get off the beaten track and experience real, authentic Nepalese communities
  • Discover the stunning lakeside town of Pokhara
  • Embracing a beautiful culture
  • Options to trek through stunning trekking places such as Sarangkot Dhampus Trek, Kathmandu Nagarkot Tour, Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, etc.
  • Feel the splash of the exciting jungle safari in the little joys of the natural world at Chitwan.
  • Seek higher truth, visit one of the most admired heritage sites, Lumbini
  • Get a bird’s view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan panorama through Nagarkot

Trip Overview

Nepal, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the country with the highest mountain, and the home of thousands of religions and traditions is a major tourist destination for tourists from all over the world. Nepal is a beautiful place and abundant to charm its visitors with its natural beauty. Nepal is an ideal heaven-like destination for a family vacation. Just like a family; members with variable ages, thoughts, and tastes still have the strongest bond of affection, Nepal also highlights diverse touristic destinations and activities completing each other with their unique charms. We will take you to the most fascinating sites in the country, which offer various tastes of Nepal

Highlights of Nepal provide travelers an opportunity to see all facets of this captivating country. The 10-day trip includes discovering Nepal’s fascinating cultural variety, short hiking experience, incredible mountain views, and rich wildlife. Begin the trip by touring UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by a rich wildlife experience in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan National Park. Drive to Pokhara, popularly dubbed as The Lake City thanks to 7 lakes taking up residence in a city of only 55.22km. While here we will enjoy hiking in a beautiful mountainous landscape and touring the city’s many natural and cultural splendors. Return to Kathmandu Valley and visit Nagarkot for incredible sunset and sunrise views and the Himalayan vista. End the tour with visits to Patan and Bhaktapur cities that highlight Nepal’s medieval architectural grandeur.

This trip in Nepal amalgamates entry-level trekking providing amazing landscapes amidst Mountain ranges, wildlife safaris in search of tigers in one of the nation’s finest national parks, and an amazing cultural visit to the three ages-old cities of the Kathmandu Valley. Since Nepal’s 2015 earthquake great endeavors have been made to resume tourism. In some options, the great economic damage made by Insight has been worse compared to the earthquake’s initial demolition and loss of life.

Unexplored Places ‘Highlights of Nepal Tour’ offers travelers a chance to view all surfaces of this captivating landlocked nation. This distinct two-week tour explores the best of Nepal’s stunning cultural variety and historical monuments and also drenching up the amazing landscapes of the mountain ranges. Perhaps not so popular is the ample vegetation and animals which can be found in the nation and the travelers will also have duration viewing for it. The travelers will start the tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and roaming the atmospheric and at times deranged streets.

This is accompanied by a rich wildlife witnessing in the sub-tropical forests of Chitwan National Park, home of the Bengal Tiger and One Horned Rhinoceros. The travelers carry on the tour to Lumbini and visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The tour then takes the travelers to Tansen, a beautiful hill station and ages old commercial route. Here the travelers take some simple walks loving the stunning Himalayas view and tour the city’s lot of original and cultural magnificence. The next destination will be Bandipur, an old commercial Newari town that lies at the height of 1030m and is alighted on a highland soaring the incredible Marshyangdi Valley and the mountain range.

Lastly, Highlights of Nepal Tour return to the Kathmandu Valley and explore Nagarkot, famous for its amazing sunset and sunrise views. The tour is accomplished through the visit to Patan and Bhaktapur cities which highlight Nepal’s primitive architectural splendor.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 175km, 4-5 hours
  • Day 04: Chitwan National Park
  • Day 05: Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 134km, 4-5 hours
  • Day 06: Hike to Sarangkot (1600m/5249ft), sunset views: 15km, 3-4 hours hike
  • Day 07:Sunrise, sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu, sunset views from Nagarkot (2195m/7201ft), 230km, 6-7 hours
  • Day 09: Sunrise from Nagarkot, sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur
  • Day 10:Final departure

FAQs

1. What are the highlights of the Nepal tour?

The highlights of the Nepal tour typically include visits to popular destinations such as Kathmandu (with its historic temples and cultural sites), Pokhara (known for its stunning lakes and mountain views), Chitwan National Park (for wildlife safaris), Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha), and other scenic and cultural attractions.

2. How long does the tour typically last?

The duration of the highlights of the Nepal tour can vary, but it often spans 10 to 14 days. The exact duration depends on the itinerary, your interests, and the pace of the tour.

3. What is the best time to go on this tour?

The best time for the highlights of Nepal tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, skies are clear, and outdoor activities are at their best. These months offer ideal conditions for sightseeing and trekking.

4.What kind of activities can I expect on this tour?

Activities on the tour may include exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara, jungle safaris in Chitwan National Park, visiting monasteries and cultural sites, and enjoying scenic drives through picturesque landscapes.


5. Do I need any special permits for this tour?

Depending on the specific places you plan to visit, you may need permits. For instance, trekking permits are required for some trekking routes, and certain national parks, like Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park and Annapurna Conservation Area, also require permits. It’s essential to check with your tour operator or relevant authorities to ensure you have the necessary permits.


6. Can I customize the tour itinerary?

Yes, many tour operators offer customizable itineraries to cater to your interests and preferences. You can work with your tour operator to modify the itinerary to include specific destinations or activities that you’re particularly interested in.


7. Is it safe to travel to Nepal for this tour?

Nepal is generally considered safe for travelers. However, it’s advisable to check travel advisories and consult with your tour operator for any specific safety concerns related to your itinerary. Staying informed about local conditions and following the guidance of your tour guide can enhance your safety.

 
8. What is the cost of a highlights of Nepal tour?

The cost of the tour can vary significantly based on the duration, level of comfort, and activities included. Budget, mid-range, and luxury options are available. It’s essential to get quotes from different tour operators to determine the cost that suits your preferences and budget.


9. What kind of accommodations can I expect on the tour?

Accommodations can vary from basic guesthouses to upscale hotels, depending on your chosen tour package. Your tour operator can provide details about the types of accommodations included in your itinerary.


10. What should I pack for the highlights of the Nepal tour?

Your packing list will depend on the specific activities and locations in your itinerary. However, essentials may include comfortable clothing, appropriate footwear, travel documents, a first-aid kit, sun protection, and weather-appropriate gear.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.

Included meals:Dinner
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today, after breakfast, we start a guided tour to four of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.  Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. We also visit popular Buddhist stupas in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath, is located in the heart of the city and is also called Monkey Temple by the tourists owing to the large number of monkeys in the temple area. Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 175km, 4-5 hours

After breakfast we drive to Chitwan located 175 kilometers from Kathmandu. We descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. After checking in to the hotel, there will be a briefing on the activities we will be engaged in during our stay in Chitwan. We then walk on the banks of the Rapti River to enjoy the sunset in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan. In the evening, we enjoy dinner along with a brief cultural program showcasing the tribal dances unique to the Chitwan region of Nepal.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 04: Chitwan National Park

Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephant backs for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can either drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for birding or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 134km, 4-5 hours

After breakfast, we leave Chitwan for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. The road first passes through the subtropical jungles and fertile vegetation in Chitwan. As we leave Chitwan, the landscape changes. We see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast
Day 06: Hike to Sarangkot (1600m/5249ft), sunset views: 15km, 3-4 hours hike

Early in the morning we leave for Sarangkot, a hill in the north-west region of Pokhara that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and the main city in the south. We start our hike from Naudanda and get to Sarangkot. We stop at a tea-house in Sarangkot and enjoy amazing views of the sun as it sets in the mighty Himalayas. From here, we also get a view of the Pokhara city below and the abundant Fewa Lake. Overnight in Sarangkot.

Included meals:Breakfast
Day 07: Sunrise, sightseeing in Pokhara

We soak in the early morning sunrise from Sarangkot before heading back to Pokhara and touring the city’s many landmarks. Davis Falls is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. The Shiva Cave is located near Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God. We also do some boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara and visit Bindyabasini Temple located at the center of the Lake. We visit the famous International Mountain Museum (IMM) that records, documents and chronicles the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world and the Himalayas in particular. We also tour the Tibetan refugee camp and witness how the refugees keep themselves busy by producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicraft items. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu, sunset views from Nagarkot (2195m/7201ft), 230km, 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of hills and rural Nepalese lifestyle. From the city, we continue our drive to Nagarkot, a village within the Kathmandu Valley renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. After reaching Nagarkot, we enjoy the viewpoint’s cool breeze and watch sun set amidst the Himalayas. Overnight in Nagarkot.

Included meals:Breakfast
Day 09: Sunrise from Nagarkot, sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur

Early in the morning, we enjoy amazing views of the sunrise amidst the Himalayas. After breakfast we drive downhill to Bhaktapur and finally to Patan. Bhakatpur is an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, we get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambiance of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. We also immerse ourselves in the authentic delicacy of the locals in Bhaktapur. Later, drive to Patan. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Patan Durbar Square is rich in ancient arts and architecture. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier to celebrate the successful completion of your Highlights of Nepal tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast
Day 10: Final departure

Equipment List

Clothing:

  1. Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers for city exploration.
  2. Lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for the season (layers work well).
  3. Sun hat or cap to protect against the sun.
  4. Sunglasses with UV protection.
  5. A light sweater or jacket for cooler evenings or mornings.
  6. Modest attire for visits to temples and religious sites (covering shoulders and knees is respectful).

Daypack:

  1. Small daypack or bag to carry essentials like water, snacks, and personal items during the tour.

Personal Items:

  1. Passport and photocopies of important documents (stored separately).
  2. Travel insurance details and emergency contact information.
  3. Local currency (Nepalese Rupees) and small change for purchases.
  4. Credit/debit cards for larger purchases (inform your bank of your travel plans).
  5. Mobile phone with a charger and local SIM card if desired for connectivity.
  6. Camera or smartphone for capturing memories.
  7. Reusable water bottle to stay hydrated (tap water is not drinkable).
  8. Snacks or energy bars for on-the-go nourishment.
  9. Personal medications and a small first-aid kit (antiseptic wipes, band-aids, pain relievers).
  10. Wet wipes or hand sanitizer for cleanliness.
  11. Travel guidebook or maps of Kathmandu for reference.
  12. Travel adapter if necessary to charge electronic devices.

Optional Items:

  1. Travel umbrella or lightweight rain jacket (depending on the season).
  2. Travel pillow or neck pillow for added comfort during long journeys.
  3. E-reader, book, or entertainment for downtime.
  4. Travel lock for securing your daypack or luggage.

FAQs

1. What are the highlights of the Nepal tour?

The highlights of the Nepal tour typically include visits to popular destinations such as Kathmandu (with its historic temples and cultural sites), Pokhara (known for its stunning lakes and mountain views), Chitwan National Park (for wildlife safaris), Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha), and other scenic and cultural attractions.

2. How long does the tour typically last?

The duration of the highlights of the Nepal tour can vary, but it often spans 10 to 14 days. The exact duration depends on the itinerary, your interests, and the pace of the tour.

3. What is the best time to go on this tour?

The best time for the highlights of Nepal tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, skies are clear, and outdoor activities are at their best. These months offer ideal conditions for sightseeing and trekking.

4.What kind of activities can I expect on this tour?

Activities on the tour may include exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara, jungle safaris in Chitwan National Park, visiting monasteries and cultural sites, and enjoying scenic drives through picturesque landscapes.


5. Do I need any special permits for this tour?

Depending on the specific places you plan to visit, you may need permits. For instance, trekking permits are required for some trekking routes, and certain national parks, like Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park and Annapurna Conservation Area, also require permits. It’s essential to check with your tour operator or relevant authorities to ensure you have the necessary permits.


6. Can I customize the tour itinerary?

Yes, many tour operators offer customizable itineraries to cater to your interests and preferences. You can work with your tour operator to modify the itinerary to include specific destinations or activities that you’re particularly interested in.


7. Is it safe to travel to Nepal for this tour?

Nepal is generally considered safe for travelers. However, it’s advisable to check travel advisories and consult with your tour operator for any specific safety concerns related to your itinerary. Staying informed about local conditions and following the guidance of your tour guide can enhance your safety.

 
8. What is the cost of a highlights of Nepal tour?

The cost of the tour can vary significantly based on the duration, level of comfort, and activities included. Budget, mid-range, and luxury options are available. It’s essential to get quotes from different tour operators to determine the cost that suits your preferences and budget.


9. What kind of accommodations can I expect on the tour?

Accommodations can vary from basic guesthouses to upscale hotels, depending on your chosen tour package. Your tour operator can provide details about the types of accommodations included in your itinerary.


10. What should I pack for the highlights of the Nepal tour?

Your packing list will depend on the specific activities and locations in your itinerary. However, essentials may include comfortable clothing, appropriate footwear, travel documents, a first-aid kit, sun protection, and weather-appropriate gear.

Cost Included

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Cost not Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Customer Review

1  Reviews on Highlights of Nepal Tour

This tour was a great introduction to Nepal and I was able to add in extra activities as I wished e.g. white water rafting. Prakash is a knowledgeable guide and fun to be with. As a lone traveller he made me feel relaxed and confident that I did not need to worry about anything. Prakash introduced me to traditional Nepali food, dance and song and guided me expertly through cultural expectations. I can highly recommend booking a tour or other activities with Himalaya Sunrise Trek, you will be sure to have a fantastic time!

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  • Trip Duration: 10 Days
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 2195m/7201ft
  • Best Time: All Season
  • Trip Mode: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Group Size: 2-12 people
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