Best of Nepal Tour and trek (14 Days)

  • Poon Hill Sign
  • One horned Rhino Chitwan
  • Boats Phewa Lake Pokhara
  • Baby Elephant Chitwan
  • Patan Durbar Square

Wander the mystical streets of Kathmandu with an experienced guide by your side. Discover ancient courtyards, temples and bustling markets. Gain a taste of the remarkable cultural heritage of this unique and varied land.

Visit Pokhara the hub of adventure tourism in Nepal.  Paragliding, Zip-line and Rafting are just some of the activities available to you.  Or just relax by Phewa Lake, in the town of Pokhara.

The Poon hill trek may be short, but with unbeatable panoramic views and scenic landscapes, it has become one of the most popular short treks in the Himalayas.  Hike up to Poon Hill and enjoy its famous sunrise view of the Annapurna range. The glowing mountains are superb for photographers.

Chitwan national park is best known for its culture and wildlife activities. Chitwan means “heart of the jungle”, because of its dense forests and wild animals. You might see a one horn rhino, 4 different kinds of deer, sloth Bear, Leopards, crocodiles, monkeys as well as many different species of butterflies, insects & over 450 sorts of colourful & endangered birds.  Chitwan national park offers you many jungle as well as cultural activities. Such as Jungle safari, canoeing trip, elephant breeding centre and much more.

Fly to the top of the world on a 1 hour scenic flight past Mount Everest. Get spectacular views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and more.

 

Trip Overview

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters)

Your tour starts as you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu.  Upon your arrival we will greet you with a traditional garland (floral wreath worn around your neck). This is our way of saying welcome to Nepal.  You will then be transferred by car to your hotel to settle in.  You might choose to go for a walk around after some rest and later in the evening we will organize a welcome dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant.

Hotel in Nagarkot- B

Day 02: Cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley; Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, Patan and Nagarkot

After breakfast your guide will take you by private vehicle to Pashupatinath temple, one of the most sacred sites for Hindus in Nepal.  Our next stop will be Bodhnath, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world.  This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day. Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square. After lunch explore the medieval town of Patan, then head up to Nagarkot for sunset.  This town has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest, as well as other snow-topped peaks in the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal.

Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 03: Sunrise, Bhaktapur, Garden of Dreams, Monkey temple.

Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise from your hotel, or a 45min walk will lead to a viewing tower, where 360º views of the surroundings High Himalayan Ranges can be seen.  After Breakfast we drive down to the medieval town of Bhaktapur, before heading back to our hotel in Kathmandu.  After lunch escape the urban bustle with a trip to the tranquil garden of dreams, a beautiful garden oasis in the heart of the city.  Your last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swayambhunath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography.  This is a great place to end your day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel for dinner.

Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 04: Fly 30mins Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive 1.5 hours by car to Nayapul, walk 3 hours to Hille

After Breakfast you will be taken to the airport to catch your flight to Pokhara.  Once you arrive in Pokhara, we will drive to the small village of Nayapul to start your trek. Your guide will then check you in at the tourist check point in Birethati. The trail leads up through beautiful rice, maize and millet farms passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Tikhedhunga (1620m). If you still have energy to burn, why not walk further until Ulleri (1950m), you only need to climb about 2000 stone steps from Tikhedhunga.

Tea House in Tikhedhunga- B, L, D

Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga or Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m), will take about 6 hours.

The trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields. The rest of the trail weaves through enchanting rhododendron and oak forest (blooms in March, April). Arriving at the top of the Ghorepani pass, you will be taken to your accommodation and have a chance to rest your feet.

Tea House in Ghorepani- B, L, D

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1940m), will take about 7 hours.

It’s an early morning start today as you hike one hour up to Poon Hill (3210m). This hill is famous for its sunrise views of the Annapurna range. The glowing mountains are superb for photographers. After about one hour we will walk back down to the lodge at Ghorepani.  After breakfast we will start the trek to Ghandruk. A steep uphill walk to the village of Deurali, will offer more spectacular views of the mountains.  After taking in the views, we pass through more rhododendron forest on our way down to the river. Crossing the bridge we head up to the village of Tadapani.  From Tadapani we will gradually make our way down to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful village occupied with an ethnic cast of Gurung.  You can explore its rich culture as well as the museum.

Tea House in Ghandruk- B, L, D

Day 07Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul about 4hours, then drive to Pokhara 1.5 hours.

Walk all the way down through steps till Syauli bazaar. Then follow the newly constructed road till Birethanti along with Modi River. We then walk to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara.  We will spend the next 3 nights in this area so you have plenty of time to explore.  Short walks, day spas, paragliding, white water rafting and shopping are just some of your options.

Hotel in Pokhara- B

Day 08: Free morning in Pokhara, walk up to World Peace Pagoda

After breakfast you can start to explore Pokhara.  This afternoon you journey up the world peace pagoda sitting high above Pokhara.  Enjoy panoramic views of Machhapucchre, Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.  Savour the enchanting sight of the pristine Phewa Lake and the valley floor stretching below.

Hotel in Pokhara- B

Day 09: Day in Pokhara

Today you have the entire day to explore Pokhara.  If you’re feeling adventurous then why not try Paragliding, or even riding the world’s longest and fastest zip line.

Hotel in Pokhara- B

Day 10: Drive Pokhara to Royal Chitwan National Park

After breakfast you will take a tourist bus to Royal Chitwan National Park.  Chitwan is best known for its culture and wildlife activities and also for being the oldest national park in Nepal.  Chitwan means “heart of the jungle”, because of its dense forests and wild animals such as Bengal tigers, rare one horned rhino, elephants and many more.  On arrival you will be greeted with welcome drinks and shown to your rooms.   After lunch our Chitwan representative will brief you on the next 2 days activities.  The afternoon’s activities include a visit to a local Tharu village, visit to the elephant stables, and a riverside walk during sunset and after dinner watch a Tharu cultural stick dance.

Resort in Chitwan- B, L, D

Day 11: Chitwan – Canoe ride, baby elephants, jungle safari.

After breakfast head into Chitwan national park to enjoy a canoe ride and do some bird watching.   See baby elephants at the breeding centre, then watch the elephants being bathed in the river.  After Lunch it’s time to put on your safari hat as you take a jeep ride into the jungle.  Keep your eyes open as you might be lucky to see the rare One Horned Rhino, Sloth bear or even a Bengal tiger.

Resort in Chitwan- B, L, D

Day 12: Bus to Kathmandu.  Free afternoon in Kathmandu

If you like your birds, then it’s an early start as Chitwan is a great location for bird watching.  More than 500 species have been recorded here.  Or choose to sleep in.  After breakfast we leave the resort and take the tourist bus back to Kathmandu.  Once back in Kathmandu, the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the city.

Resort in Chitwan- B, L, D

Day 13: Everest Mountain Flight, Garden of Dreams

Head to the Kathmandu airport for your Everest mountain flight.  After witnessing incredible views of the highest mountains in the world it’s time for breakfast.  Why not escape the urban bustle next with a trip to the tranquil garden of dreams, a beautiful garden oasis in the heart of the city. Free time in the afternoon to go shopping, explore Kathmandu or just rest.

Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 14: Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home

Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (scarf).  Wearing a Khada means good luck and protection.  Afterwards you will be taken to the airport. Farewell from Nepal.

Note of above Itinerary:

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch 

D = Dinner

Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters)

Day 02: Guided tour of Kathmandu Valley; Bodhnath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Nagarkot


Day 03: Sunrise walk, Bhaktapur, Monkey Temple, Kathmandu


Day 04: Flight Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive 1.5 hours by car to Nayapul and trek to Hille


Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga or Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m)

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1940m)

Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara 1.5 hours

Day 08: Free morning in Pokhara, walk up to World Peace pagoda


Day 09: Sightseeing day in Pokhara

Day 10: Drive Pokhara to Royal Chitwan National Park

Day 11: Chitwan – Canoe ride, baby elephants, jungle safari

Day 12: Bus to Kathmandu.  Free afternoon in Kathmandu


Day 13: Everest Mountain Flight, Garden of Dreams


Day 14: Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pohkara per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

 

 

Pricing Per Person

The more people joining your trip the cheaper it becomes, so why not grab a few friends and bring them along. Add $100 per person If choosing one way flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • 1 Person -$1650
  • 2-4 People -$1500
  • 5+ People -$1400

 

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534

 

Trip Summary

Duration: 14 Days

Grade: Easy

Maximum Altitude: 3190m

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan, Teahouse Lodging during Trek

Meals: As stated in itinerary

Transportation: Car, Bus, Plane(optional)

Best Time: March – May, Sept – Dec

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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