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9 Days | Experience the magic of Nepal from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park.

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Discover a land of dizzying diversity and ethereal peaks on a nine-day Premium adventure through Nepal. Lift the lid on daily life and traditional culture as you travel with an experienced local leader and get to know Nepal’s warm and wonderful people. Explore the energetic capital of Kathmandu, encounter Pokhara beneath spectacular snow-capped peaks, and search for endemic wildlife in Chitwan National Park. Nepal will leave you speechless at every turn.

Trip overview

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Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Nepal
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HNPN
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Beginning and ending in Kathmandu, there's ample time to discover the capital's staggeringly rich cultural and artistic heritage.
  • Soak up wild surroundings during a two-night Feature Stay in a first-class jungle oasis on the banks of the Rapti River, opposite Chitwan National Park.
  • Get an intimate look at Nepali culture and cuisine during an unforgettable Exclusive Experience; a cooking class with the Seven Women, a social enterprise helping disadvantaged women in Nepal.
  • Pay a visit to a Tibetan community during an Exclusive Experience where you’ll learn about local life, enjoy a traditional cooking demonstration and sit down together for lunch.
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of Himalayan peaks from Sarangkot Viewpoint and admire the Annapurna Range and Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare).
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Seven Women. Donations help them empower marginalised women in Nepal by providing cooking lessons, skills training and educational classes.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The drive from Pokhara to Chitwan is on very windy roads as you climb up and down mountains, be prepared for a lot of corners and don't forget to buckle up.
  • A moderate fitness level is required for the hike in Pokhara and walks in Chitwan National Park. This trip does not go to high altitude, so acclimatising will be relatively easy.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Plane, Jeep, Canoe

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Chitwan Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Kathmandu - Welcome dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu - Boudhanath Stupa
  • Kathmandu - Thangka Painting Studio Visit
  • Bhaktapur - Leader-led walking tour
  • Nagarkot - Sunset cocktail at Club Himalaya (one drink included)
  • Kathmandu - Cooking class at Seven Women
  • Pokhara - Phewa Tal Lake boat trip
  • Pokhara - Peace Pagoda
  • Pokhara - Tibetan community visit with momo lunch
  • Pokhara - International Mountain Museum
  • Pokhara - Sarangkot Viewpoint
  • Chitwan NP - Village tour
  • Chitwan - Sunset Snacks by Rapti River
  • Chitwan - Private bush dinner (on hotel grounds)
  • Chitwan - Canoe Safari
  • Chitwan - Jeep Safari Tour

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 5kg for carry on. You can store excess luggage at the start point hotel.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 46 reviews submitted.
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Julie · Traveled November 2023
The premium Nepal trip is excellent and I highly recommend it. It has wonderful activities and I learned so much. Our guide, Satya Kukak was so kind, helpful, informative and he made the trip smooth and fun. This is a trip you should not miss!
Review submitted 21 Nov 2023

Katherine · Traveled November 2023
A truly fabulous trip! The highlights were the hike with breathtaking views and the Everest flight. The inclusion of visits to partner organisations that Intrepid support were fabulous and allowed us to ask questions along with our cooking classes. Subash was an amazing leader and made the whole experience incredible!
Review submitted 19 Nov 2023

Sarah-Anne · Traveled November 2023
This is a great, jam-packed itinerary to see a lot of the best bits of Nepal. The trip is well-organised and has pretty much everything included- every day is filled with new activities. Our tour guide, Nabin, was fantastic- really knowledgeable, friendly and fun. I would highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 13 Nov 2023

Susanna · Traveled November 2023
This trip is a gem! Nepal is so much more than just trekking, it has a rich history, wonderful nature, spectacular animals and a plethora of monuments, temples and important cultural sites. You will have a full active agenda for every day. Please take this trip, you will have the most wonderful experience! Note, there is a small hike included, but it was a walk on an uneven stony path so no advanced equipment needed, a sturdy pair of trainers is enough.
Review submitted 14 Nov 2023

KEITH · Traveled November 2023
In the UK Nepal is not considered a top tourist destination but I was curious and always had a love of mountains. I would now highly recommend the country for it's beauty' people and colour to all friends and relations. The various guides were all of the top calibre. I would advise all visitors to research the weather carefully as it was very warm and I didn't pack all the appropriate clothes. The weather was glorious.
Review submitted 15 Nov 2023
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