This trek provides the highest accommodation standards in the region with comfortable heated rooms, bathrooms with western-style flush toilets, and electricity. So go “glamping” on Everest!
A Taste of Nepal Tour
- Small group tour Minimum 4 persons
- Private tour Minimum 2 persons
Tour the Best of Nepal
Kathmandu, the capital, represents Nepal in the form of a bouquet that shows you the best of Nepal. This itinerary for 10 days is a comprehensive program that will let you experience all aspects of NEPAL.
- CULTURAL HERITAGE OF KATHMANDU
- EXPERIENCING THE BUDDHIST AND HINDU WAY OF LIFE
- WILDLIFE IN CHITWAN
- HIMALAYAN VIEW FROM BEAUTIFUL CITY OF BANDIPUR & POKHARA
- WELL-BALANCED PROGRAM
This deluxe tour represents Nepal as a teaser that gives you a taste of what Nepal has to offer. This ten-day itinerary is a comprehensive program that will let you experience some aspects of NEPAL.
With 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 30 million, Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by landmass and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and the country’s largest metropolis.
Nepal has a rich geography. The mountainous north has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest (8848 M). It contains over 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanised.
This program features:
- Cultural Heritage of Nepal
- Experiencing Buddhist and Hindu lifestyles
- Wildlife in Chitwan with unique experiences
- 300 Kilometres of Himalayan panorama from off the beaten path village in Nepal
- Unravelling History of Nepal
- Meet a Nepalese personality (mystery)
- Paraglide in an exclusive non-touristic area
Why Choose Us?
- Our expert trek leader will always ensure your safety while enhancing your trekking experience.
- Your private social bubble by staying in less busy Deluxe Eco-lodges away from the crowded areas where possible.
- Experience Nepal in style.
We strive to do things uniquely different from other Adventure tour companies. We have chosen Deluxe lodges with character that are less busy, owned by interesting people, and in locations away from the bustling areas.
Arrive in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Our airport representative will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. Your tour leader will brief you about the tour.
Patan City – In Patan, the old Newar city, you will see the historic Durbar Square, the Golden Gate, the sky-piercing temple of Taleju, the statue of Yogendra Malla, Krishna Mandir, Sati Temple, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Mahabouddha, and (the golden temple) with views of old carved wooden windows through the streets, curio shops, and Bazaars. Patan Durbar Square is part of the ancient Royal Palace. This durbar square is the smallest among the three squares and is often called the most beautiful. There are many temples around this place, and it is perhaps the most stunning display of Newari architecture in the country. There are three central courtyards or chowks: Mul Chowk in the centre, Sundari Chowk, and Keshav Chowk in the Square. There is a masterpiece of stone architecture at Sundari Chowk. On the way, you can visit the Golden Temple, the statue of Yogendra Malla, Krishna Mandir, etc.
PM: Proceed to Swoyambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square for sightseeing.
Swoyambhunath means ‘Self-Observation.’ It is believed that Swoyambhunath was established more than 2,000 years ago. An inscription dating 460 A.D. states that King Manadeva carried out the construction. Swayambhunath developed into an important Buddhist learning site by the thirteenth Century. It is popularly known as the Monkey Temple amongst tourists. Swayambhunath occupies a central position, one of the most sacred monuments among Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is in the middle of the old city of Kathmandu in Basantapur. The complex was a residence for Nepal’s family before the construction of the Narayanhiti Palace. The establishment of the Palace dates back to Licchavi times.
There are about fifty temples in the vicinity, including the titular deity temple, Taleju Bhawani. The Durbar is divided into two courtyards: the Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple. The inner courtyard consists of the Hanuman Dhoka and the main Palace. It also houses two museums. Important ceremonies, like the coronation of the Nepali monarch, are held in the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Most of the palace premises are open for tourists throughout the week during office hours.
Drive back to the Hotel.
Overnight at Baber Mahal Vilas – a boutique hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Upon arrival, check-in at the resort and free time till Lunch
Lunch at Resort
Royal Chitwan National Park
Royal Chitwan National Park is a testimony of successful nature conservation in South Asia. This first national park of Nepal was established in 1973 to preserve an invaluable, unique ecosystem. The national park covers 932 sq. km and is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of Nepal’s southern central part. This park is home to more than 43 species of mammals. The park is especially renowned for protecting the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, gharial crocodile, and many other common species of wild animals. The estimated population of endangered species of gaur, wild elephant, the four-horned antelope, pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, striped Hyena, monitor lizard, python, chital, hog deer, barking deer, sloth, palm civet, wild dog, langur, and rhesus monkeys.
In the afternoon: Tharu village tour, this cultural tour lasts for 1.5-2 hours.
Evening: Slide show, one of the resident naturalists will talk about the Royal Chitwan National Park’s history and facts as we discuss wildlife-related topics. Your questions are most welcome.
Dinner and Overnight at the Resort in Chitwan. Full board plan.
Bird Watching: You will get a wake-up call followed by tea or coffee and proceed for bird watching. This National Park is home to more than 530 species of birds. The Naturalist will help you to identify them. Some of the birds’ species are Cormorants, Herons, Cranes, Ducks, Egrets, Storks, Cuckoos, Kingfishers, Swallows, Orioles, Drongos, Babblers, Hawks, Osprey, Falcons, Kestrel, Parakeets, Ibis, Kites, Woodpeckers, and many others. Bird watching is always best done in the early mornings on foot.
Breakfast is at the Hotel.
Afternoon– Jungle Safari by Jeep
Enjoy Jeep Safari, an unusual program with an experienced driver at the wheel and an expert naturalist leading you deep inside the forests on the jeep tracks, exploring the magical mystery of the forest from the comfort of your seat. This exciting activity is searching for wildlife, such as several types of deer (spotted deer, barking deer, hog deer), monkeys, wild boar, sloth bear, Hyena, leopard, and, if you are lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. We will visit deep inside the national park, where the Naturalist will brief you about the forest with its variety of trees, species, birds, etc.
Lunch at the Resort.
Evening: Tharu Cultural dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
Dinner and Overnight at the Resort in Chitwan. Full board plan.
Your driver will drive you towards Rajko Danda—approximately 5 hours. You will stay at a village homestay. The accommodation will be basic with neat and clean rooms.
The highlights will be to experience authentic Rural life, taste organic food, and the rapidly fading culture. We will have lunch and go on a walking tour of the village, and visit the primary school. This district is significant in Nepal’s last ruling Royal Family history. Moreover, this district is one of the many recruitment areas of the world-renowned Gurkha soldiers.
Evening Cultural show by the Women’s organisation. You can enjoy the cultural show and drink locally distilled “Hooch” as part of the cultural integration.
Early morning walk up to Shiva temple (Approximately half an hour) for the sunrise over the Himalayas (Weather permitting). This is one of the main highlights of the whole tour. You will get a Himalayan panorama of more than 300 kilometres.
After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara (approximately 4 hours) and visit the city’s highlights, including the Gurkha museum, which explains Nepal and Bindabasini temple’s famous warrior history’s important Hindu temple Pokhara and visit Devi’s fall.
Half-day tour of Pokhara.
Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 900m from sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu Valley, the city is a centre of adventure. The enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the Himalayas’ magnificence rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic.
Upon arrival at Pokhara, check in at the Hotel
Half-day sightseeing tour of Pokhara
Devi’s fall is also known as Devin’s and David’s fall. It is a lovely waterfall about 2 km southwest of the Pokhara airport. Legend has it that a trekker (David or Devin) got washed away by the Pardi Khola and disappeared into an underground canal beneath the waterfall.
Gupteswore Cave, one of Pokhara’s largest caves dedicated to Lord Shiva, is another nature’s wonder in Pokhara.
Overnight at a Deluxe Resort.
Bindabashini Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Durga (manifestation of Bhagwati, a blood-thirsty version of the goddess). This temple is located near the Old Bazaar of Pokhara. The white pagoda-styled building is of great religious significance to the Hindus of Pokhara. Devotees throng to this temple daily and also offer animal sacrifices. One might even get to witness a Hindu wedding ceremony taking place on the temple premises.
Back Hotel Hotel for breakfast.
Half-day sightseeing tour of World Peace Pagoda
The Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa constructed focusing on World peace for people of all races and creeds. Most of this structure was erected under Nichidatsu Fujii’s guidance (1885–1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order’s Founder. Meeting Mahatma Gandhi in 1931 hugely influenced him. As a result, Fuji decided to dedicate his life to promoting non-violence. Thus, he began building Peace Pagodas as shrines to World Peace in 1947.
It is balanced on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Lake. The bright-white Pagoda of Pokhara offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and the Lake. Pilgrims climb the hill using trails from the various parts of the city or take a boat across the Lake to rise from the shore.
Hike down to Lakeside (04 K.M. / 1.5 hrs. walk)
Cross the Lake by boat, including a visit to the Barahi Temple.
The centre of attraction in Pokhara is the Fewa or Phewa Lake. It is the largest and most attractive of the three lakes that add to the magnificence of Pokhara. One can row or sail a hired boat across the water or visit the island temple in the middle. After the boat ride, you can shop at the lakeside market. Enjoy 1-hour boat ride at Phewa.
PM: Free for personal activities and return to the hotel after dinner.
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara. (B.B. Plan)
Breakfast at the Hotel. After Breakfast, drive to Pokhara airport for a flight back to Kathmandu on a 30-minute flight.
Arrival at Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.
PM: Free for rest
Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. (B.B. Plan)
Optional: The Ultimate Experience “Mountain Everest Flight”. **weather permitting**
Optional Enhancements at extra cost:
MOUNTAIN FLIGHT from Kathmandu on day 09
On a chartered helicopter towards Everest, the ultimate mountain flight stops at a resort for a Champagne breakfast before returning to Kathmandu. Total time for the experience 45 minutes flight to Lukla, 12-15 minutes of flying towards Everest, 30 minutes for champagne breakfast at a resort while looking at Everest and surrounding Himalayan peaks/
U$5500 per chartered helicopter – maximum of five passengers.
A less expensive alternative is the
It chartered helicopter flight in the Annapurna Himalayas US$1500 – seats up to 4 passengers. Total flight time of 35-40 minutes flights to a viewpoint with 30 30-minute stops for admiring the view. This can be done on the morning of day seven or day eight.
PM: Today, you’ll visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath
Pashupatinath (UNESCO World Heritage Site), situated on River Bagmati banks around 8 km from the city, is one of the holiest Hindu shrines. The Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. It is not known for sure when Pashupatinath Temple was founded. But according to Nepal Mahatmaya and Himvatkhanda, the deity here gained great fame as Pashupati, the Lord of the Animals. Pashupatinath Temple’s existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or holy symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims worldwide come to pay homage to this temple known as ‘The Temple of Living Beings. The presiding deity here is Shiva, who is worshipped as the lingam. However, only Hindus are allowed inside.
The Monasteries surrounding the most important and beautiful Stupa belong to four famous Tibetan Buddhism orders: Nyingma-pa, Kagyu-pa, Sakya-pa, and Gelug-pa. While circumambulating, you will contemplate the prayer flags, prayer wheels, and Buddhist and non-Buddhist people, amazed by the magic of the Stupa. Mindful circumambulation around one of the biggest and most beautiful stupas in the world. Boudhanath, built in the 14th Century, is possibly the world’s largest Buddhist Stupa. The Stupa has become one of the most important centres of Tibetan Buddhism. The construction of the Stupa is a three-dimension that shows the Buddha’s path towards enlightenment. The Stupa’s base is surrounded by 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha and prayer wheels. Several monasteries have sprung up many different sects of Tibetan Buddhism around the Stupa, including one (on the west side of the Stupa) that houses an enormous seated statue of Maitreya Buddha splendidly adorned.
Free time till dinner
Transfer to Restaurant for dinner (Nepalese menu)
Farewell dinner: Enjoy an evening of traditional Nepalese culture as you taste various delicious local dishes and experience classical folk music and dances from all over Nepal. You can listen to traditional folk music live, watch elegant dances performed in beautiful, glittering costumes, and experience and learn about Nepal’s rich and diverse culture.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. (B.B. Plan)
International departure. You will leave the hotel 3 hours before your flight time.
- Four nights in a Boutique Heritage Hotel in a deluxe room with breakfast in Kathmandu
- Two nights in a Deluxe Eco lodge in Chitwan, all meals and safari activities
- One night at Homestay with a cultural show, organic meals, a village walk, and one of the world’s most expansive mountain panoramas.
- Two nights in a Deluxe Eco lodge in Pokhara with breakfast
- All mentioned sightseeing + entrance fees
- All airport transfers
- All transportation in private vehicle
- Pokhara to Kathmandu, domestic flight
- International airfare
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
- Tips (suggested amount; US$100 per week for staff only), Leader’s tipping up to your discretion
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
A Responsible promise
Despite the exceptional circumstances in which we find ourselves at the moment, we don’t want you to give up your holiday – and we want you to be able to book your trip without any worries.
To provide additional security for your booking, we have introduced a new rebooking and cancellation policy so that you can easily rebook or cancel your trip free of charge if the worst comes to the worst.
Free Cancellation With the Responsible Promise 100% Money-Back Guarantee
For new bookings made between May 10 2021, and December 31 2021, you may cancel your complete package (activities, hotels, tours, excl. flight) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure and get 100% of your money back. However, to stay flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Complete flexibility on your booking
Stay flexible with our new rebooking service until shortly before your departure. For new bookings made between May 10th and December 31st, 2021, you may rebook your package (activities, hotels, tours) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure (subject to availability). Rebooking is only allowed once, and you must inform us 30 days before your planned departure. Any additional costs incurred due to changes in your schedule or upgrades, such as additional fees in high season or upgrades to your accommodation, will still apply. To remain flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Most of our clients have completed their treks from one year old to some in their 70s, with an 84-year-old being the oldest, with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel names.
Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
A visa can also be obtained outside of Nepal at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, visit the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travellers?
You are safe as long as you respect the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much of a problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
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