Classic Nepal

11 Days | Discover the colourful world of Nepal on a round trip from Kathmandu

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

Trip overview

Map of Classic Nepal including Nepal
Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Nepal
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HNKA
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Beginning and ending in Kathmandu, there's more than enough time to discover the Nepali capital's staggeringly rich cultural and artistic heritage.
  • Take a jeep safari with a local guide in Chitwan National Park – a beauty brimming with exotic wildlife – and you may be lucky enough to spot rhinos or elusive leopards and tigers.
  • Visit a Tibetan refugee camp and get to know the community before taking on a cooking demonstration to learn how to create traditional momos (steamed dumplings).
  • Discover world-class mountain scenery and explore the hill-perched Buddhist Peace Pagoda of laid-back Pokhara.
  • This is the perfect trip for those who want a cultural insight into Nepal without strenuous trekking, with plenty of inclusions, free time and comfortable accommodation in each destination.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Sagarmatha Next. Donations help them remove waste responsibly and turn rubbish into art in the Everest region.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip does not go to high altitudes, so if this was keeping you back from visiting Nepal in the past, this trip is for you.
  • While on a map you aren't travelling particularly far, the reality of road travel in Nepal is that things always take longer than you expect. Some roads will be bumpy, dusty or even unexpectedly blocked requiring reroutes and plenty of patience.
  • Hotels in some destinations may vary in standard and facilities, and hot water may occasionally be limited. There will be times when the location of our accommodation will mean it is practical to eat at the hotel restaurant rather than heading out for optional meals.
  • While there will be opportunities to spot many different kinds of wildlife, sightings cannot be guaranteed.
  • You will see tour operators offering elephant riding activities and many tourists taking part in them during your time in Chitwan. Intrepid Travel has a strong elephant welfare policy and as such we discourage travellers from riding elephants in Nepal or anywhere around the world. Please refer to the 'Responsible Travel' section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.

Itinerary

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

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Map of Classic Nepal including Nepal

Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Guesthouse (3 nights), Lodge (2 nights)

Activities
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Boudhanath Stupa
  • Kathmandu - Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Pokhara - Phewa Tal Lake boat trip
  • Pokhara - Peace Pagoda
  • Pokhara - Tibetan community visit with momo lunch
  • Pokhara - International Mountain Museum
  • Pokhara - Sunrise from Sarangkot Hill
  • Bandipur Day Trip
  • Village Tour, Sunset view & Tipical Tharu Stick Dance(Cultural Show Around 30 Minute)
  • Canoe Ride & Jeep Safari at The Chitwan National Park
  • Chitwan NP - Bird watching tour
  • Bhaktapur - Leader-led walking tour
Add on activities
  • Kathmandu - Everest scenic flight from - USD215

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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 excludes Days 5, 6 and 9 (Guesthouse) and Days 7 and 8 (Lodge) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.

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.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews submitted.
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Jane · Traveled December 2023
A fantastic tour in Nepal has changed the way I like to travel now!! I have really enjoyed the trip as not only do you have great company but all the planning is done for you and relieves the stress from travelling solo. There is so much to learn from the local tour leaders, and fellow travellers.
Review submitted 11 Dec 2023

Amy · Traveled November 2023
This trip was a great way to see the wide range of landscapes and cultures that Nepal has to offer. The organisation was great and our group leader, Amit, was excellent.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Melanie · Traveled October 2023
The trip was really impressive and well organized. We were able to see many different places in a quite short period of time and gained a lot of insights into Nepal's history and culture. It was a great experience and a lot of fun.
Review submitted 06 Dec 2023

Cynthia · Traveled October 2023
Beautiful country, warm people and a rich culture. Loved this trip!
Review submitted 01 Nov 2023

Maria Del Rocio · Traveled September 2023
My trip to Nepal with Intrepid was fantastic. It fulfilled a new experience in a new country and the inside knowledge of its people and culture. It was well planned to the last detail, the hotels and my Nepalese guide were both fantastic.
Review submitted 07 Oct 2023
Classic Nepal
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