Journey into the heart of Nepal and experience the colorful sights and culture of this enchanting region. Mingle with local villagers and craftspeople, visit tranquil temples and sacred Buddhist sites, travel the cobbled streets of tiny mountain towns and search for unique wildlife such as tigers, rhino and deer. From the whirlwind of Kathmandu to the lush jungle of Chitwan National Park – with plenty of delightful hidden gems in between – take an unforgettable tour of Nepal, brimming with culture, history and natural beauty.

Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
Nepal
Themes
Explorer
Code
HNKA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
192kg pp per trip

Discover the colorful world of Nepal on a round trip from Kathmandu


Highlights

  • Get lost in the sights, sounds and colors of Kathmandu
  • Sail across Phewa Tal Lake to the stunning mountain Peace Pagoda
  • Spend time with the locals of Bandipur, a traditional Nepalese settlement
  • Spot unique wildlife in Chitwan National Park
  • Visit World Heritage-listed Bhaktapur, an ancient town brimming with history and culture
  • See Hindu holy men meditating on the banks of the holy Bagmati River

Itinerary

With its spacious town squares, winding alleyways and striking traditional architecture, Bhaktapur makes for a lovely introduction to Nepal. The following morning, weather permitting, perhaps head out on a scenic flight through the mountains of Sagarmartha National Park, among the highest in the world, including the mighty Mt Everest. Explore Kathmandu's Old Town on an organised sightseeing tour that goes to Durbar Square and some of the country's most famous stupas – Pashupatinath and Bodhnath.
Catch an early flight to Pokhara; a popular launching pad for trekking trips. Nestled by a large lake and backed by the soaring Annapurna range, this lively little town boasts plenty of attractions in itself. Take a boat ride across the lake for superb views of snow-capped peaks, visit the Peace Pagoda or pop in to the International Mountain Museum. The following day is free for you to partake in whatever activity takes your fancy.
Rise early for a morning drive to the traditional Nepalese settlement of Bandipur. Still housing traditional Newari homes with carved wooden windows and slate roofs, this delightful mountain town has somehow managed to withstand the effects of tourist development. Take in the views and explore this incredible settlement while witnessing the workings of a traditional Newari village.
Head to Chitwan National Park and get to know the wildlife of the region. Perhaps explore a native elephant camp and spend some time with these jungle giants. Search for Indian rhinos, deer and exotic birdlife in the park and, if you're really lucky, perhaps spot a tiger. Afterwards, watch the Tharu dance troupe perform a cultural program before a tasty dinner. The following morning, hit the Rapti River in a canoe to see marsh mugger crocodiles before jumping into a jeep and exploring a nearby village.
Travel to the former capital of Nepal, Bhaktapur. Spend some time meandering the streets and temples of this quaint town, making sure to explore the 15th-century palace and five-story pagoda at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Don’t forget to sample juju dhau, a sweet, custard-like yoghurt that's the region's specialty.
Get to know Bhaktapur further before returning to Kathmandu in the late afternoon for a final group dinner.
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Inclusions

Meals
10 breakfasts
Transport
Boat, Plane, Private Bus
Accommodation
Guesthouse (3 nights), Hotel (5 nights), Lodge (2 nights)
Included activites
  • Bandipur - Guided walk
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, Bird Watching walk or Jeep safari
  • Chitwan - Jeep safari
  • Chitwan NP - Jungle walk
  • Everest View Flight in early morning
  • Kathmandu - Guided city tour
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Pokhara - Boating on Phewa Lake - entrance fee only
  • Pokhara - Peace Pagoda

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Notes

1. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
3. This trip is operated by our sister company Peregrine Adventures.

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