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Best of Nepal Tour

09 Days 2,195m/7,202ft
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Quick Facts

Trip Duration 09 Days Trip Grading Easy
Max Altitude 2,195m/7,202ft Best TimeSept-May
Trip ModeHotel Group SizeMin 1 - Max 25
Overview

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the richness of Nepal
  • Nepal tour at its best
  • Mountain flight and thrilling wildlife safari
  • Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan

Trip Overview

Best of Nepal Tour is the ultimate way to explore the richness of Nepal. This is the best introductory tour for first time visitors in Nepal. Witness the medieval culture at its finest in Kathmandu valley. Beautiful harmony can be seen among Tibetan and Hindu religions in Kathmandu. Take scenic mountain flight to Pokhara. Being the gateway to Annapurna region, Pokhara is blessed with natural opulence. 3 out of ten highest mountains in the world including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs are located near Pokhara.

It is mecca for lovers of extreme sports as you can get adrenaline rush from range of extreme sports activities like paragliding, zip flying, ultra flight and tower bungee jump. Our next destination would be at Chitwan National Park. Rejoice the thrill of Elephant ride as you pass along rare one horned rhinoceros. The park is heaven for bird watchers. It provides shelter for several rare and threatened floras and faunas including 43 species of mammals, 45 species of amphibians and 500 species of birds. Witness the Tharu culture and watch the famous stick dance.

Spend quality time in Nagarkot which is the nearest hill station from Kathmandu. Take the taste of authentic Newari dish and witness primitive and rustic Newari life in pure form in Bhaktapur.

Get combined experience of mountain flight, cultural tour, sunrise and sunset views and jungle safari in a single package in just 09 days. Best of Nepal Tour is recommended to those who want to discover Nepal in short stay as it covers most of the best places to visit in Nepal.

You will be staying in comfortable hotels and resorts. Since this is an easy tour, people from all age group are invited to participate in Nepal Best Tour. September to May is considered best season to visit for the trip.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Exploration of Kathmandu's highlights
  • Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara and explore
  • Day 04 : Watch sunrise early in the morning and exploration of Pokhara's highlights
  • Day 05 : Drive to Chitwan National Park
  • Day 06 : Full day Jungle activities
  • Day 07 : Drive to Nagarkot
  • Day 08 : Visit Bhaktapur Durbar square and drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 09 : International departure
Map & Itinerary
  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening where you will take the taste of authentic Nepali dishes.
    • Meal : (D)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 02 - Exploration of Kathmandu's highlights

    Full Day Kathmandu Tour will be organized on this day during which you will be exploring different UNESCO sites in Kathmandu. There are altogether 10 UNESCO sites in Nepal and you will find it amazing that seven UNESCO sites exist in Kathmandu Valley alone at mere radius of 20km distance. We will begin our tour with visit to Pashupatinath which is the most sacred Hindu temple of Nepal. We will witness Hindu cremation ceremony on the Aryaghat that is located at the edge of Bagmati River. We will visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa of Bouddhanath. We can see rich Tibetan culture in Bouddhanath. We will conclude the day tour with visit to Kathmandu Durbar square which is the old Royal Residence of Nepal. Kumari Ghar- the home of Living Goddess, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairav Statue and Hanuman Dhoka Museum are places of interest in Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will take leisure walk in the tourist hub and ultimate shopping destination of thamel before returning to hotel.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 03 - Drive to Pokhara and explore

    We will take an 6-7 hrs drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via Prithivi highway. Check in at hotel and afterwards we will visit Lakeside and Phewa Lake in the evening.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 04 - Watch sunrise early in the morning and exploration of Pokhara's highlights

    After wake up call, we will take 45 minutes of ride at dawn to reach the base of Sarangkot hill. After following the moderately steep route uphill, we will reach to the top. Sarangkot hill is popular for its best sunrise view over Annapurna from Pokhara. We can also get panoramic views of Pokhara valley, its lakes and surrounding mountains including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu from Sarangkot. Return to hotel for breakfast and we will participate in exciting Full Day Pokhara Tour. We will begin the tour with visit to Davis Fall. Locally called Patale Chhago (meaning waterfall reaching to the abyss), this is the point where water from Pardi River drops down into the tunnel and vanishes underground. Next, we will visit Mahendra Cave which is famous for the residing bats. Mahendra Cave is located in Batulechaur and it is popular among tourists as Bat Cave. Torches are provided to explore to the pit of the cave. We will view the tapered exit tunnel by traveling 125m distance. From Mahendra Cave, we will conclude the day tour with visit to International Mountain Museum.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 05 - Drive to Chitwan National Park

    Our next destination is Chitwan, home of the jungle. We will leave Pokhara and take 3hrs of ride from Pokhara to Chitwan. We will leave East West Highway at Narayanghat and take another 30minutes of drive to reach Chitwan National Park. We will be staying tonight in a comfortable jungle lodge inside park. In the evening, we will visit Tharu village where we can witness their traditional stick dance.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Jungle lodge
  • Day 06 - Full day Jungle activities

    This is going to be a very exciting day. There are various options available to explore the dense forest of park. We can walk and chase tiger’s trail. If you choose to walk, we recommend you never to walk alone without guide as several ferocious beasts walk unleash in this jungle. Next alternative is an elephant back riding. Feel the adrenaline of having close encounter with Bengal tiger and one horned rhinoceros from the safe height. We can also participate in cannoning in Rapti River. This park is rich in floras and faunas. The park provides shelter to 43 species of mammals, 45 species of amphibians and 500 species of birds. Gangetic dolphins can be found in Rapti River. We will also visit elephant breeding center.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Jungle lodge
  • Day 07 - Drive to Nagarkot

    Kathmandu is located 158km far from Chitwan. It takes 4-5 hrs in a private vehicle to reach Kathmandu. We can see Cable Car moving to and from Mankamana Temple- the abode of wish fulfilling goddess while on our way. We will enter Kathmandu from Thankot Check post and head towards Bhaktapur city. Following Araniko Highway for about an hour and half, we will reach Nagarkot which is the nearest hill station from Kathmandu. We will climb up to the top of view tower. If the weather is clear, we can have panoramic views of mountains as far as Annapurna in west to Everest in the east. Nagarkot also offers spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Many hotels and lodges have been opened in Nagarkot. We will spend the night in comfortable hotel in Nagarkot.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 08 - Visit Bhaktapur Durbar square and drive back to Kathmandu

    We will wake up early in the morning and move to view tower once again as Nagarkot is popular for its sunrise view. Villages in Nagarkot are inhabited mostly by Tamang people and we can witness rustic life in Nagarkot. The atmosphere is quaint disturbed only by rustling of leaves from the forest whenever gentle wind whistles. This has long been the perfect escape from mundane daily life for Kathmandu dwellers. We will take our breakfast and leave for the medieval Newar town of Bhaktapur where we can observe life in its primitive forms. Women can be seen weaving Haku Patasi (a black saree with red border) while a string of onions can be seen hanging from the roof. Chillies are left to be dried up on the road. Bhaktapur Durbar Square has been enlisted as UNESCO Heritage site. We will explore the courtyards of the ancient Royal Residence. The earthquake of 2015 has left its traces in this heritage site as well. Much of the temples have been partially or completely destroyed.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 09 - International departure

    You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe Journey!! We hope to see you again.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : None
    • Trekking Hours :
Dates & Price

Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.

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