Nepal Experience Tour
All Inclusive Price:
- 15 Days
- Trip Level:
- EasyJust about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.
- Max Altitude:
- 3210 meter
- Sightseeing and Cultural Tour, Hiking
- Best Season:
- all season
Nepal Experience Tour provides you with an opportunity to experience the genuine wonders of Nepal which have both natural and cultural excellence. Walking along with the sight of mountains, strolling around the tranquil Phewa Lake, witnessing different cultural heritages and having a close encounter with the wild can really get you going with sublime excitement and merriment. The tour is a combination of all the good that lies within the boundary of Nepal and allows the Travellers to relish the most as they head from one exotic destination to another.
We begin as we visit Pashupatinath temple which is the biggest Hindu temple and then to Boudhanath and Swayambhunath which are of great significance for the ones of the Buddhist faith. Later, we drive to Nagarkot hill station to get a sunrise view over the Himalayan horizon stretching as far as the Everest (8848m) and Manaslu (8163m). We continue our journey to Pokhara and start a half-day sightseeing of Pokhara. Appreciate the spectacular view of the Mt. Fish Tail (6997m) mirrored in the silver surface of the Phewa Lake in the ‘Lake City’. After exploration of the valley, a drive to Nayapul and a subsequent trek will take us to Ghorepani. On towards Poon Hill, the remarkable views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), TukuchePeak (6920m), Nilgiri (7061m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and several in the Annapurna range at sunrise are exquisite when described in the simplest of words. Then, we travel to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha followed by a drive to Chitwan for a full day safari in the Chitwan National Park; both of which are world heritage sites as well. The religious revelation transforms into awe-inspiring natural involvement as the tour traverses along with the plane lands of Nepal.
The Nepal Experience Tour is an answer to the ones who seek to unravel Nepal in one fell swoop and as such we, at Himalayan Recreation, ascertain that your aspiration will be coupled with excellent services and facilities on the tour. An experienced tour guide, comfortable transportation, and logistics allow you to have the best of experiences.
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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Welcome to Nepal! You will be welcomed by our representatives. From the airport, you will be going to your hotel. The evening can follow with a dinner reflecting typical Nepali food culture. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu. Drive to Nagarkot on a private Tourist Vehicle.
We start a directed tour to UNESCO-enlisted World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The half-day tour includes visits to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. These sites are of cultural, historical, and religious importance to the residents of the valley. Later, we will drive to Nagarkot an excellent viewpoint to observe the Himalayan panorama of Mt.Everest (8848m), Mt.Cho Oyu(8188m), Mt.Makalu(8463m), and Mt.Manaslu(8163m) among others. Overnight stay at Nagarkot.
Day 03: Drive Nagarkot – Pokhara (7 hrs.) On a private tourist vehicle.
Witnessing the enchanting sunrise over the northern Himalayas from Nagarkot, we begin on a drive to Pokhara. The long drive initially goes along Tribhuvan Highway and later along the Prithvi Highway with the Trishuli River thrashing continuously. You can rest and stroll around the streets of Pokhara. Enjoy live music, traditional foods, and amazing hospitality among the people. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara.
This day entails an exploration of the Lake City as we traverse across the valley to observe the sites that have garnered great attention from the tourists. Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, and Peace Pagoda are some of the most prominent destinations that the tour will cover on this day. After a full day of visiting around the city, we indulge in a boat ride on the tranquil Phewa Lake. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 05: Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) – 1 hr. Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570 m) – 3 hrs.
An hour-long drive from Pokhara takes us to Nayapul. We walk for half an hour along the banks of the Modi Khola to reach Birethanti. The trail ascends through the village and goes from the north bank of Bhurungdi Khola. The trail ascends through the valley to Hille and a short trek later, we reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.
Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) – 5 hrs.
After lunch, then our trails go slowly uphill until reaching Ghorepani, a village of Gurung and Magar inhabitants. The trail from Tikhedhunga ascends along Ulleri and Banthanti before taking a forested route to reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani lies within Annapurna Conservative Area and the village has been a resting place for travellers exploring the Annapurna region. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.
Day 07: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,193 m), and trek to Tadapani (2,610 m).
Early in the morning, we climb up to Poon Hill through the Rhododendrons forests for the remarkable views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), TukuchePeak (6920m), BharhaChuli (7647m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m)as the first rays of the sunshine over them. Trekking back to Ghorepani, we head to Tadapani village which is bounded by gorgeous forests. Overnight stay at Tadapani.
Day 08: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m) – 4 hrs.
Our trail goes downhill and then gently ascends to Komrong village. We walk through the rhododendron and oak forests till Komrong Danda and trek downhill to a large Gurung settlement at Ghandruk village. After 2 hours of descent from the Komrong Danda, we reach Ghandruk watching Annapurna Massif and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). There is a very fascinating old traditional Gurung Museum and recently made Buddhist Monastery in the middle of the village. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.
Day 09: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) and drive to Pokhara.
Walk down on the stone staircase for a while and watching Landruk village. After 2 hours of downhill walk from Ghandruk village, we arrive in Syauli bazaar. Then, we walk along the uneven trail along the Modi Khola until reaching Birethanti. We then trek all the way to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. The rest of the day is free to be spent as you desire. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 10: Drive Pokhara to Palpa (115 km. /7 hours) on a private tourist vehicle.
On this day, we drive from Pokhara to Tansen, Palpa which will take us 6-7 hours. Tansen is a small hill town located at 4300 meters. It is located mid-way from Pokhara to Lumbini and is blessed with a rich culture, amazing mountain views, serene ambience, and outstanding hospitality. The fort at Tansen and Rani Mahal-a site symbolizing eternal love of a king to his queen are prime destinations to visit in Palpa. Overnight stay at Tansen, Palpa.
Day 11: Drive to Lumbini and sightseeing.
We continue on a drive to Lumbini early morning. Lumbini is an irreplaceable spiritual site where Lord Buddha was born. The site is patent by Ashoka Stone Pillar, which has an inscribed impression of the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is ripe for archaeological studies and religious discoveries. We can visit the mines which have been discovered to have a rock bearing footprints of Lord Buddha. We also visit the monasteries of inclination to the cultures of various nations like China, Korea, and Thailand among others. Overnight stay at Lumbini.
Day 12: Morning Sightseeing in Lumbini and drive to Chitwan
This morning, we visit Tilaurakot which is situated 28 km west of Lumbini. It is believed to have hosted the palace of the-then King Suddodhan- father of Gautam Buddha, where Lord Buddha spent his early years as a prince. Later in the day, we shall visit the Kapilvastu Museum where we can get the information about the glorious past of Lumbini, Gautam Buddha, and his teachings. Later, we drive to Chitwan. Overnight stay at a resort in Chitwan.
Day 13: Full-day Jungle Activities in Chitwan.
Today, we get the best of Chitwan – a wilderness of amusing environment that includes animals, birds, reptiles, and aquatic animals of many kinds. The highlights of this park are One-Horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tigers that reside within the premise of the national park boasting a massively successful wildlife conservation campaign. The park also hosts over 500 species of birds and offers a brilliant opportunity for enthusiasts wanting to indulge bird-watching. We experience the exciting Tharu Culture, and tradition and amazing Tharu Dance. Overnight stay at a resort in Chitwan.
Day 14: Drive Chitwan – Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
Today is the last day of the tour as we drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu. On arrival, please free to do fun activities such as souvenir shopping, spas, and massage, or just getting into the local markets. You can also visit the sites in the valley you might not have had the opportunity to visit earlier. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Transfer to Tribhuvan international airport for your final departure.
After such an amazing trip, we bid your goodbye and we hope to see you again! Transfer to the airport for your departure to your home country!
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TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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Nepal amasses the natural, cultural, and historical riches dating back thousands of years. Kathmandu valley, on the other hand, is the epitome of culture and history. The valley and its outskirts are popular for the pristine natural sites; lush forests, streams, high-hills, wildlife, and adventurous terrain. The lush green forest, terraced farmlands, quaint villages, and cultural and historical sites are few of the traits of Kathmandu valley. The exploration of Namo Buddha whilst on the tour stands evident to these facts and is viable to travel aspirants all around the globe.
The 7-day tour begins at Kathmandu. After your arrival, you’ll embark on a full-day tour of the historical Kathmandu city. You’ll witness numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and cultural monuments during the tour. The next day, you’ll drive up to Sundarijal which lies 25km north of the Kathmandu city. Sundarijal serves as the gateway to Shivapuri National Park. You’ll begin the trek and advance through the lush forest and streams of the National Park. You’ll reach Chisapani, a quaint and discreet village just above the National Park. From Chisapani, you’ll head 12km northeast to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a popular hill-station popular for its cool weather and magnificent views. After enjoying the beautiful sunrise from the local watchtower along with the panorama of Everest (8848m), Manaslu (8156m), and DorjeLakpa (6966m), you’ll head southeast to another popular hill-station of Dhulikhel. The small hill-town is popular for its old settlement, temples, and scenic getaways. From Dhulikhel, you’ll drive 12km down to Namo Buddha. Namo Buddha is a popular Buddhist stupa located atop a small hill. It is considered one of the most religious Buddhist sites south of Himalaya and boasts a rich folk-legend. After exploring the stupa and the locality, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu. Spring (March-June) and autumn (September-November) guarantee the best weather and accessibility.
Himalayan Recreation has been specializing in custom tours and treks in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India for numerous years. We conduct solo, private, group, and family tours at a reasonable cost. We offer all-inclusive tour packages which cover entire transportation, quality meal and hotels, an experienced guide, permits, and the entire logistics.
Nepal, a South Asian nation with a rich historical and cultural background, is the birthplace of Buddha, home to the Mt. Everest (8848m), and the discreet gateway to the Himalayan Shangri-La. The Nepal Highlight tours with UNESCO Heritage and Everest flight facilitates a complete cultural tour of Nepal. The tour explores each of the ten world heritage sites in the country and entails a plethora of culture, religion, lifestyle, tradition, and art that have been inherited over the ages. A serene mountain flight to Mount Everest is a cherry on the cake.
The 10-days tour begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu. The tour officially commences with the scenic mountain flight to the Everest (8848m). You will witness Everest, along with Lhotse, Makalu, and numerous peaks during the tour. The day ends with the brief tour of UNESCO designated sites inside Kathmandu city, namely; Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The next day, you’ll embark on the tour to explore the UNESCO designated sites in the neighbouring Patan and Bhaktapur cities. Afterwards, you’ll drive 148km south of Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park. A UNESCO designated site, Chitwan is a protected region and a home to Royal Bengal tiger and One-horned Rhino. After exploring the lush tropical forests, indigenous culture, and wildlife of Chitwan, you’ll advance west to the city of Lumbini. Lumbini is a historical city renowned as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. The UNESCO designated Mayadevi Temple, Peace Pagoda, and numerous other stupas are the highlights of this tour. After completing the journey in Lumbini, you’ll drive 169km north to the touristic city of Pokhara. An ultimate getaway, Pokhara boasts numerous UNESCO designated sites along with adventure activities such as cycling, boating, paragliding, caving, and zip-lining etc. You’ll indulge in Pokhara city tour along with an early morning drive to Sarangkot (1600m) to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and magnificent panorama of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri peaks. The tour ends at Kathmandu. You can undertake the tour anytime throughout the year, however, spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) guarantees best weather and accessibility.
Himalayan Recreation thrives in the demands and expectations of the clients. We, over the years, have carefully identified the necessities of the travellers and crafted trips to address such aspirations. We ensure you that the Nepal highlight tour will surely be one of the most delightful experiences you will undertake.
Nepal has amassed various religions, caste, culture, and traditions since several millennia. The influx of people from various backgrounds has provided a rich amalgamation of cultures; hence, the small nation is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Nepal Exploration Tour entails views of pristine Himalaya, lush green forests and herbs, exotic wildlife, temples, and stupas of massive essence. Traversing the four major cities in Nepal; namely: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini, the tour is made even spicier with small detours while on the trip.
The 19-day tour takes you on a round journey of Nepal beginning at Kathmandu. The tour begins at Kathmandu with a brief cultural tour of the city. You’ll drive 3hr west of Kathmandu to Charaudi River and indulge in a Grade-3 rafting experience. Afterwards, you’ll head further west to the tourist city of Pokhara. You’ll head towards Annapurna to undertake a brief trek to Poon Hill to enjoy the beautiful sunrise along with the magnificent panorama of Himalayas. Afterwards, you’ll head back to Pokhara and explore the city along with the outskirts. The tour advances to the south of Nepal to the historical city of Lumbini, also the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. After exploring the UNESCO designated site of Mayadevi Temple, you’ll head east to the exotic Chitwan National Park. The oldest national park in Nepal is home to the endangered species of Royal Bengal Tiger and One-Horned Rhino. After indulging in the fun-filled Jungle Safari and cultural visit to the nearby Tharu village, you’ll head back to Kathmandu city. The final leg of the tour takes you to the popular hill-station of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel along with the cultural site of Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. To end the tour, you’ll make a cultural tour of the Lalitpur district and visit Newari town of Bungmati, Khokana, and Patan before conceding the tour at Kathmandu.
Himalayan Recreation has been specializing in custom tours and treks in Nepal. We operate solo, private, group, and family tours at a reasonable cost. We offer all-inclusive tour packages which cover entire transportation, quality meal and hotels, an experienced guide, permits, and the entire logistics.