Premium Nepal

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 56 reviews submitted.
Explorer
From
NZD $4,420
View dates and book

Discover a land of diversity and spirituality on this 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, then travel to Pokhara, sitting beneath spectacular snow-capped peaks. Spend two nights in a jungle oasis, visit a Tibetan community and search for endemic wildlife in Chitwan National Park. See the Himalayas, the Annapurna Range and take a special cooking class with a social enterprise that helps disadvantaged women in Nepal.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Nepal including Nepal
Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Nepal
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HNPN
This trip generates 69 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
Premium accommodation

Our best 4-star accommodation and the highest level of service

Premium experiences

All must-see locations plus authentic experiences exclusive to Premium

Premium knowledge

Trips led by our most experienced and highest-rated local leaders


Why you'll love this trip
  • 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.
  • Visit 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.
  • See panoramic views of Himalayan peaks from Sarangkot Viewpoint and admire the Annapurna Range and Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare).
  • Discover the capital's rich cultural and artistic heritage with this trip beginning and ending in Kathmandu. If you have time, why not extend your stay and explore at your own pace.

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

Map of Premium Nepal including Nepal

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 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
  • Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Bhaktapur - Leader-led walking tour
  • Nagarkot - Sunset local 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

Dates and availability

Loading trip dates and availabilities...

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.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

Read Essential Trip Information

Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 56 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

Filter by rating

Sherene · Traveled May 2024
This trip hit all the right notes for me in terms of food, culture, traditions, and history. Loved our accomodations in this premium package. Would be good to include more details of road conditions for the 2 long drives tho but otherwise it was an amazing experience!
Review submitted 19 May 2024

Linda · Traveled May 2024
Excellent trip to Nepal. Wide range of activities and experiences. Caring guide who thinks of every detail. Delicious food and top notch accommodations.
Review submitted 12 May 2024

Michael · Traveled April 2024
Great trip , great tour leader . Roads and smoke was very bad
Review submitted 06 May 2024

Wayne · Traveled April 2024
Excellent itinerary giving you a diversified introduction to Nepal. Premium accommodations was the icing on the cake - especially Barahi Jungle Lodge and the staff. Their goodbye brought a tear to my eye. Our guide Nabin’s taking us to his hometown and allowing us to meet his parents was truly special. A beautiful country with beautiful people!
Review submitted 26 May 2024

Louise · Traveled March 2024
Highly recommend this trip! Nepal is truly a wonderful country to visit and the intrepid premium tour was exceptional. Every part of the itinerary was well thought out, ensuring we had the best experiences at precisely the right moments. The accommodation and food were excellent and our local leader enriched our trip with his personal knowledge of Nepal.
Review submitted 14 Apr 2024
Premium Nepal
From
NZD $4,420