No two places are the same in Nepal. On one day, you might find yourself marveling at elegant temples and radiant stupas and the next, you could be rubbing shoulders with mischievous monkeys or trying to spot Bengal tigers playing within the foliage. Whatever floats your boat, Nepal has something for you and this 10 night tour will show you the crème de la crème of this central Himalayan country.
Located in Southern Asia, Nepal is a touristy bubble bursting with spectacular hiking routes and eight of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest. Lush, green mountains and sparkling lakes make for a concoction that’s irresistible to tourists and visitors, who find themselves drawn in by its cultural charm and religious heritage. Temples are ten a penny and the lifestyle is so unique and rich with flavor and age-old customs that it’s hard not to fall in love with the Nepalese way of life.
Beginning in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, your trip will lead you deep into the very heart of Nepali culture. As you mingle with the monkeys at the Monkey Temple, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites, and pay a visit to the Boudha Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, you’ll come to understand why this country has such a rich history. You’ll step foot into the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the Lord of Animals, and then wander Durbar Square’s palaces and temples, including the Kasthamandap, also known as the “Wooden House.” The square, sprinkled with merchants and devotees during the early hours, is Nepal’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site (and rightly so!).
Then, swap the urban vibes of Kathmandu with Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal and your next stop. As the starting point for many of the treks to the Annapurna Mountain Range, Pokhara is a lively hub of culture vultures and hiking enthusiasts. It is also home to the Phewa Lake, one of Nepal’s most idyllic spots, perfect for rowing across and gazing at the mesmerizing views of the towering peaks and dense forests which surround it.
After Pokhara, you will visit Chitwan National Park, whose 932 square kilometers are a haven for Bengal tigers, leopards, crocodiles, monkeys and more. Keep your eyes peeled for these sensational beasts, as well as the endangered one horn rhinos, which roam the plump grassland. In addition to marveling at the colorful flora and fauna, you can also go on elephant rides, jungle canoeing, nature walks and tiger and rhino viewing. Here you will spend 2 nights at the Jungle Villa, a leafy location right in the thick of all the glorious flora and fauna.
When you finally tire of Chitwan National Park charm, you’ll head to Bandipur, another hill-top town offering an abundance of hiking routes and fabulous views from elevated viewpoints. The quaint Old Inn in Bandipur will also be your home for a night, before hitting the road to Nagarkot where you’ll settle for 2 nights.
Nagarkot, a town located 32 km from Kathmandu which offers maybe the best views of the Himalayas in all of the Bhaktapur District, as well as a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. At sunrise, watch as Mount Everest and other peaks of the Himalayan range come into view, startlingly crystal clear, and then head off for a hike into the heart of all of this incredibly beautiful nature.
A memorable 10 nights’ stay in a range of resorts
- Return flight from UK
- One of our representatives will meet you at the airport and assist with transferring you to your hotel.
- Kick start your trip with 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
- Enjoy a free welcome dinner on the arrival day in Kathmandu
- A further 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara in a Deluxe room with breakfast included.
- A fabulous 2 nights stay in Chitwan in a Deluxe room with FULL BOARD including all the riveting jungle activities as per the itinerary.
- An unforgettable night in a little hamlet, Bandipur with breakfast.
- 2 nights stay in Nagarkot with breakfast included.
- One farewell dinner in Nagarkot.
- One more night in Kathmandu to shop for souveneirs before the return/onward flight.
- All the sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Bandipur and Nagarkot.
- Enjoy a boat ride across the beautiful Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
- One full day of jungle safari at Chitwan National Park, includes canoeing on the Rapti River.
- An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky) and various species of birds.
- Village tour and a visit to the sunset view point on the banks of Rapti River.
- Enjoy a cultural dance presentation by local villagers in the evening (you will be invited to participate too).
- English-speaking guide for all sight seeings.
- Surface transfers from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Bandipur-Nagarkot-Kathmandu by air conditioned vehicle.
- Keep hydrated with a bottle of mineral water per person per day in the vehicle.
- A friendly welcome at the airport with a traditional offering of Khadaga [a ceremonial scarf used in Nepal to symbolize purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion].
- All the entrance fees to monuments and other buildings are included as indicated in the itinerary.
- Benefit from having a local English-speaking licensed guide.
A jam-packed tour of monuments and mountain-studded landscapes!
- Head out and explore the wonderful Kathmandu Valley.
- Spend your time amongst the monkeys at Swayambhunath.
- Take a leisurely boat ride across Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
- Spot endangered wildlife, majestic beasts and multicolored flora at Chitwan National Park.
- Ogle the panoramic views from Nagarkot.
- Stare deep into the gushing abyss that is Davis Falls.
Situated in Lazimpat, Hotel Tibet is the perfect place to experience Kathmandu and its surroundings. With its location just 1. Km from the city center and 8. Km from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Step into one of 56 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as air conditioning, wake-up service, desk, mini bar, balcony/terrace which can be found in some rooms. Decorated in soothing colors, rooms feature a mix of modern Tibetan and classic decor. Each air-conditioned room has a TV, seating area, minibar and private bathroom with hot shower and hairdryer.
The hotel's recreational facilities, which include sauna, spa, massage, garden are designed for escape and relaxation.
Himalayan Restaurant is the place where Asian and Western culinary favorites are brought together, giving you a taste of what the best of Nepal has to offer. In the evening, head on up to the rooftop terrace garden and playground for the soul, where the breezes are fresh and the views surprising.
Hotel Tibet is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kathmandu.
Give in to the majestic mountains and breathtaking beauty of the alluring lake city pokhara at Dahlia Hotel, a boutique hotel which completely personifies the heart and soul of Pokhara city.
Dahlia is a 5 storey boutique Hotel which showcases the perfect blend of traditional Nepali hospitality interlaced with contemporary modern sophistication. It is designed to give an insight into the beauty embraced by the traditional Malla Architecture, lending the hotel a strong traditional feel.
At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a patio. Each room has a private bathroom, while some rooms also feature a kitchenette with an oven.
Dahlia’s dining experiences includes 2 preferred hunts : Coffee shop located on the ground floor and kausi 360 located on the topmost floor . Indulge in a romantic candlelight dinner at rooftop or just stretch out and unwind with a coffee and conversation at the Coffee Shop or keep in touch with the world news while sipping a cocktail.
Landmark Forest Park is an eco-friendly resort in Chitwan, conveniently located close to Chitwan National Park, hence perfect for people who prefer vacationing away from urban to enjoy nature at its best.
Landmark Forest Park prides in being the first luxury resort of its kind in Chitwan for it shows that if practiced with conscience, tourism can help the local community to preserve their natural heritage while enhancing the overall experience of travellers.
All Deluxe rooms at Landmark Forest Park are tastefully decorated and lavishly furnished to ensure your comfort and pleasure. You will find almost all modern amenities at your disposal.
During your stay at Landmark Forest Park well-trained service crew will see to that each and every single need of yours is fulfilled promptly. To complement the lavish accommodations hotel provide and also serve excellent food and beverage. And whenever you want to explore the outdoors, just consult the travel support desk and staff will organize experiential safari tours for you. Thus, hotel staff is committed to cater all of your travel needs under one roof.
The Old Inn has been welcoming visitors to Bandipur since 2000. The Old Inn is a local Nepalese guesthouse situated in the charming town of Bandipur, mid-way between Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is perfect for those guests who want to escape the usual tourist trail of Kathmandu, Pokhara or Chitwan and is great to stop off when driving to the Annapurna Range from Kathmandu. It is located right in the main square and is a restored town-house in a town where time have stood still and is now a traffic-free zone.
The Old Inn has a New Wing with en-suite facilities. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. Rooms are decorated with traditional art and use local, handmade bed covers.
To enhance guests' stay, the hotel offers recreational facilities such as garden.
Hotel Country Villa – a beautiful paradise on earth is your ideal address in Nagarkot. It boasts of wonderful scenic canvas of Himalayas stretching form Mt. Kanchanjunga in the far east to the Annapurna massif in the far west and the revering sunrise that serenades the entire valley.
Hotel Country Villa oozes luxury in every sense and the lobby epitomizes the ultimate class. The lobby offers an out of the world panoramic landscape from all points through its floor to wall ceiling windows. Add into it the minute detailing for comfort, the visitors can just relax and savor the scenic splendor.
Hotel Country Villa offers elegant rooms that will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The elegant ambience blended with all the modern amenities will make you stay a truly memorable experience. On top of it, the scenic view of the Himalayan form the balcony of the rooms is sure to make you ecstatic and the cool breeze that gently rubs across your face will make you crave for more.
The restaurant with a seating capacity of 100 peoples including an open terrace area offers a breathtaking view of deep valleys and high mountains, It serves varieties of mouth watering delicacies - Nepali, Chinese, Continental and Indian Cuisines which will ignite your connoisseur tongue. The bar stocks a wide array of drinks.
Come to the Hotel Country Villa -a haven for adventure, excitement and fun that will be memorable for time immemorial.
Day 1 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
The adventure begins today as you fly to Kathmandu. One of our friendly representatives will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Upon arrival, you’ll be formally introduced to your guide for the next few days, the person who will lead all of your activities and ensure you are all well-informed and having a great time. It’s a good idea to pay attention to the safety aspects of the briefing too, and then you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions and clear up any doubts you may have. You’ll stay overnight at the hotel.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN KATHMANDU
Day 2 KATHMANDU
Get ready to visit the temple of the Living Goddess, one of the most important in Nepal. The Kumari Goddess dwells on her balcony regularly, acknowledging the greetings of the devotees, after having moved into the temple with her family. She leaves the temple only to attend a few festivals each year and her reign lasts only until puberty, when she becomes a regular girl again. From Durbar Square you can see the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient residence of the Nepalese Royalty.
Associated with the birth of the Kathmandu Valley civilization, Swayambhunath is a supremely important site of culture and religion in Nepal. Located on a serene hilltop in the southwest, this enormous dome around 2000 years old is surrounded by other temples and religious sites for both Hindus and Buddhists, displaying the peaceful co-existence between people’s differing religious beliefs in Nepal. Swayambhunath is also known as the “Monkey Temple,” since it is surrounded by troops of monkeys, as well as indigenous plant species and forest. Its high elevation also makes it a perfect viewpoint, so make sure you keep a look-out for the Himalayas sitting idly in the east, as well as the Kathmandu Valley.
Patan or Yala:
One of the three main cities of the Kathmandu Valley is Patan (otherwise known as Yala), located on the southern banks of the Bagmati River. Famous for its temples, palace courtyards and public baths, Patan was established by the Kirat Dynasty and was supposedly the first settlement in the Valley. Its abundance of temples and monuments (there are more than 1000) dedicated to a mixture of Buddhist and Hindu gods, are breathtakingly elaborate. Definitely pay a visit to Patan Durbar Square, as it is one of the seven Monument Zones which make up the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley. You’ll stay overnight at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN KATHMANDU
Day 3 DRIVE TO POKHARA
If you’re up bright and early you’ll catch a spectacular view of the sunrise from the hotel and then head down for a delicious breakfast. After, you’ll proceed to Pokhara.
Pokhara does its best to leave all its visitors spellbound by the end of their trip. There are mountains, rivers and lakes, including the peaceful Phewa Lake and grandiose Machha puchhre which make for an impressive landscape. 9km northwest of Pokhara, you’ll find Sarangkot, one of Nepal’s primary tourist destinations. Its high elevation (1592m) means it is blessed with priceless views and terrific scenery, including a fabulous panorama of the entire Annapurna mountain range and the rustic settlements sitting peacefully below. At a 700m drop from the top of Sarangkot, you’ll find the Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. After taking an evening walk around the lakeside, you’ll stay overnight at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN POKHARA
Day 4 POKHARA SIGHTS
Davis Falls is a rather spectacular waterfall lying 2km from the centre of Pokhara city. The water gushes directly into a deep, narrow canal which seemingly has no end, and which supposedly took the life of a tourist called David who fell in, and thus was named The Davis Waterfall (other names include Davy’s Fall, David’s Fall or Davis’ Fall).
Gupteswor Mahadev Cave:
Step foot into one of the longest caves in Nepal. On the way to the cave, you’ll marvel at an array of shining stones, as well as the temple stone which resembles a snake’s head and tortoise. This is said to represent the image of the Lord Shiva. Next, you’ll see more beautiful, sparkling gems and a plethora of different rocks shaped like beehives.
The Bindebashini Temple is located in the area of the Bazaar and is one of Pokhara’s oldest temples. Legend has it that when Pokhara was part of the Kaski Kingdom, Goddess Durga, the temple’s main deity, was brought from India. On a clear day, you may even be able to catch sight of the Himalayas from this temple, before heading to the old bazaar.
The Fewa (or Phewa) Lake:
The Fewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal and is shrouded by mountains whose snowy caps reflect against the glistening ripples of the water. You’ll find an abundance of hotels, tour companies and places to unwind in front of a delicious meal while lapping up the unparalleled landscape. You’ll also get to head out on a boat ride for an hour and visit the Barahi Temple, situated in the middle of the lake. As your boat ride comes to an end, you’ll be dropped back at the Pokhara lake side and stay overnight at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN POKHARA
Day 5 DRIVE TO CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Leave the beauty of Pokhara behind and venture to Chitwan National Park in an air conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, you’ll check into a wildlife lodge and be briefed about your stay in Chitwan.
Experience village tour where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. You will also visit to the National Park Visitor's centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River.
In the evening, enjoy Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by the local villagers.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL
Day 6 ESCAPING TO THE JUNGLE OF CHITWAN
Today will be spent entirely within the park, heading out on nature walks and canoeing in the Rapti River. Keep your eyes peeled for the one-horned rhino that dwells within the park!
Your magical canoeing adventure on the Rapti River will have you sit in traditional tree canoes and float peacefully downstream, amongst monkeys, kingfishers and crocodiles sitting lazily on the riverbanks.
You will also have an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. Experience Jungle Walk & on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing.
You will have a chance to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear, the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky) and will encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL
Day 7 DRIVE TO BANDIPUR
After breakfast, if time allows visit the Government Elephant Breeding Centre and make your way to Bandipur through twisting paths and winding roads.
Bandipur offers plenty of hiking routes, elevated viewpoints and panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain Range when the clouds have subsided. It was first established as an agricultural village by the Magar Kingdom, but was later colonized in the 18th century and began to achieve success as a centre for trading and textiles. Its new residents, the Newars of Bhaktapur, favored the architectural styles of the Newari heartlands in the Kathmandu Valley. The main square is surrounded by temples and shrines, including Khadga Devi Mandir, which supposedly contains a sword given to an early Magar King by Lord Shiva.
OVERNIGHT IN BANDIPUR
Day 8 BANDIPUR--NAGARKOT
Today make your way to Nagarkot, situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2.175 meters. When you reach Nagarkot you’ll be blown away by a panoramic view of the major peaks including Mount Everest. It is an outstanding hilltop that offers great views of Himalayas, breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset.
OVERNIGHT IN NAGARKOT
Day 9 NAGARKOT
Today will be at leisure and you can enjoy the green hills, clean and fresh environment and the unobstructed views of Langtang range which are the main features of Nagarkot.
In the evening enjoy free farewell dinner at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN NAGARKOT
Day 10 DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
Breakfast will be followed by a drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the day however you please and then stay overnight OR extend your stay by choosing any of the optional hiking and trekking trip:
1) CHANGU TO TELKOT
After breakfast we start leisurely from Nagarkot around 8 AM or 9 AM and drive for around an hour to the trail head Changunarayen. Here you will visit the historical Changunarayen Temple built on 5th century. It is a lovely old temple with important historical writings on copper plates and stones here and there , and speaks well about Nepal's civilization that time. The temple is also a world heritage site declared by UNESCO. After visiting temple you will be taken on the relaxed walking trail to the village of Tilkot. Will stop on the way for lunch. The two hour walk takes you through forests and villages so that you can experience life in the more rural areas of Nepal. The views down to the Valley can be stunning, as paddy fields and brick-making chimneys mingle before snowy peaks of the distant Himalayas on clear days.
OVERNIGHT IN KATHMANDU
2) PANAUTI - NAMOBUDDHA - DHULIKHEL ( 1 NIGHT STAY)
After breakfast drive to Panauti which is 33 kms away (approx 1 hr) from Nagarkot. From there, hikers start the walk by following the dirt road along the river and passing the town’s Hindu temple. For the next two hours, the way leads more or less evenly through small villages and rice fields. Depending on the season, you can see the locals planting, harvesting rice and other crops and get a great insight into the village life in Nepal. Tea shops along the way invite to rest and have a refreshing cup of Chia ( Tea).
On the way experience breathtaking views of the monastery and the Stupa in the distance. And also the hundreds of thousands of prayer flags attached to a pole at the highest point are unmistakable.
After two hours of walking you will reach a small village across a river. On the other side, the path starts by climbing up the mountain and the field are replaced by forest. The monastery lies at 1750 m above sea level, so you only have to climb around 250 metres. The sounds around change on this part of the trek and the voices of people and sounds of farm animals are replaced by birds and cicadas.
There are stairs to the right after a while around 45 minutes, as they lead to the Namo Buddha Stupa & much smaller than Bouddhanath Stupa or Swyambhunath Stupa. From the stupa you have a beautiful view of the valley you just crossed. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. After Namobudha hike down to Dhulikhel.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT AT DHULIKHEL
After breakfast at the hotel drive back to Kathmandu. On the way lunch at local restaurant & depart to your onward journey / Kathmandu.
OVERNIGHT IN KATHMANDU
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Sundarijal, which is approx 1.5 hrs from Nagarkot. Once you will reach Sundarijal it will be 3 to 4 hrs walk to Shivapuri.
OVERNIGHT IN SHIVAPURI
After breakfast we continue our hiking to Kakani and will walk for around 6 - 7 hours.
OVERNIGHT IN KAKANI
Enjoy your breakfast & today from Kakani you will ride back to Kathmandu.
OVERNIGHT IN KATHMANDU
Day 11 DEPARTURE
It’s time to go! After breakfast you’ll make your way to the airport, ready to catch your flight back home. We hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday.
END OF TRIP
- We recommend that you buy a travel Insurance as any costs incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. are not included and will be passenger’s responsibility.
- Accommodation will be on twin sharing basis unless otherwise stated.
- The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used/taken.
- Anything not included in the package will be charged separately.
- Optional Chitwan jeep safari is available at and additional £29 per person.
- Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.
- Early Check in / Late Check out