Nepal is the motherland of high Himalayas! Nepal has many majestic mountains, vibrant cultures, exotic animals in the National Parks and typical landscape.


Highlights

  • Guided city tours in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur
  • Exploring the Pokhara City
  • Guided village sightseeing in Pharping Village
  • Panoramic views of Himalayan ranges/sunrise
  • Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park
  • Observation of mysterious city Pokhara.
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15 Days

Total Duration
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25Km

Average Dist. per Day
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Kathmandu

Starting Point
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Kathmandu

Ending Point
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5hrs

Average Time per Day
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1 PAX

Min. Group Size
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2175 (Nagarkot)

Highest Point
Apex Trip Gradeing System Challenging

Challenging

Difficulty Level

Starting from

USD
1450

Details

Overview

Nepal is the motherland of high Himalayas! Nepal has many majestic mountains, vibrant cultures, exotic animals in the National Parks and typical landscape. The Himalayas are on the northern belt of the country with cold and fierce winds, whereas the southern part is plain with hot climate.

The pagoda-style temples, historical and heritages sites never allow to even blink your eyes, each and in every corner, you can see a temple, which is why Kathmandu valley is also known as the City of Temples. And next day drive to Nagarkot, a hill station for breathtaking sunrise over the Himalaya such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar and Mt. Everest.

From Kathmandu valley, we make our way to Chitwan National Park. Visiting National Park is an another exciting, touring on the back of an elephant, jeep drive, bird watching, canoeing, and selling the boat at Rapti river. Moreover, you get a chance to see endangered animals such as Royal Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhino and many others.

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and one of the holiest Buddhist places in the world especially. After visiting Lumbini, we drive to Pokhara via Palpa. Rani Mahal is the main attraction of Palpa, which was built by Governor Khadga Samsher Rana in memory of his wife Tej Kumari after her death. The town Tansen is another attraction of Palpa where King Sen ruled around 300 years ago.

Pokhara is another touristic city of Nepal for both domestic or international tourists. Fewa, Rupa, and Begnas lake are also the highlights of the city, so are the mountain views of Machhpurchhre and panoramic views of the Annapurnas. Visit Tal Barahi Temple, which lies in the middle of Phewa Lake, Gupteswor Cave, Bindabasini Temple, a museum of Gurkha Warriors, and do other activities like paragliding over the city and lakes and hiking up to Sarangkot for sparkling sunrise over the Himalaya.

Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel


After your breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up at 8:30 AM and take you to the sightseeing. The places are:

Swoyambhunath Stupa: Also called the Monkey Temple, Swayambhu is a World Heritage Site, one of the holiest places of Buddhism and also Hinduism. It is perched atop a hillock by the edge of Kathmandu city. The massive stupa is also a famous tourist site for the amazing view of the valley it sports and also the monkeys that flock to the premises, from where it derives its nickname Monkey Temple.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Another World Heritage Site, Kathmandu Durbar Square was built in the 12th/13th century, where Malla King Dynasty ruled over the city. King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha district annexed the city almost 300 years ago. The Durbar has many different exotic architectural design, wood carving in windows and doors. The courtyard, temples, Kumari (a Living Goddess) is the main attraction of Durbar Square. Inside the square, there is a museum that belongs to Kings and reflects of his regime period.

Pashupatinath Temple: One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, which is the opulently decorated pagoda. It is a temple of Lord Shiva and his Linga (Phallic Symbol of Lord). Legend has it that the temple was constructed in 400AD. You will be able to witness cremation of the deceased and holy baths that devotees take in the river Bagmati. Pashupatinath is next to a small protected forest, so you will likely encounter monkeys, deer, and other animals.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


After your breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide and we drive to Budhanilkantha Temple where you can see the slumbered statue of Lord Vishnu. Afterward, we hike up to the Shivapuri Conservation Area, which is a government-protected jungle. During the hike, there are no shops, so you’ll be served packed lunch on the way. You can see more than a hundred types of birds with wildlife animals.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Today you drive to Chitwan National Park through the beautiful scenery of jungles and rivers. We reach the resort in Chitwan after 5hrs of driving and have lunch before we set off for jungle activities inside the national park. This includes elephant safari, bird watching, and jungle walk. In the evening we see the widening view of the sunset over the jungle. Inside the jungle, you can see some endangered animals like one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Gharial Crocodile, and other many common animals and birds.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


We have an early morning tea/coffee before we move on to more activities around the resort. We return to the resort before heading over to observe the crocodiles along the banks of Narayani River and then back for lunch. In the afternoon we resume jungle activities and walk around the jungle and go to the observation tower, a boat ride on the wide river, then back for dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today our journey continues to Lumbini – the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam – popularly known as Lord Buddha. It is also listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The drive takes about 5hrs from Chitwan to Lumbini. Where you can visit the Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, birthplace, playground, the yard of Buddha and also the various temples built by different countries.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


After a short 3hr drive from Lumbini, you reach Lumbini. Palpa is famous for the Nepali cap, called Dhaka Topi. And there is also a palace called Rani Mahal, built by a king on a behalf of his beloved. The scenario of Palpa is one of the best of the tour. After visiting Palpa we head to Pokhara, a city of lakes.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Today is an early morning start, well before the crack of dawn. We drive to Sarangkot on a 45-minute drive and a short hike up to Sarangkot Hill, from where you can see panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapurchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other peaks as well as the best scene of Pokhara and Phewa Lake. We enjoy the views to our heart’s content and then drive back to the hotel for breakfast. You can spend the rest of the day on the lakeside of Pokhara and enjoy more mountain views.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Sightseeing of Pokhara valley starts today after your breakfast at 8:30 am. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel in a private tourist vehicle. We visit the following places today:

Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple: These are what Pokhara is most known for – a beautiful lake with mountain views at the backdrop and a temple that sits on an island on the lake. The temple is a two-storied pagoda style temple of Hindu Goddess. We take a boat from the shores and paddle to the temple. See the reflections of Mt. Machhapurchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna on the lake.

Seti River Gorges: “Seti” translates to “white”. The gushing white waters of the river barges through a gorge making a turbulent and majestic flow. The gorge can be seen from K.I Singh Bridge, at Bagar, Mahendrapool, and Prithvi Highway bridges.

Davis Fall: Also known as Patale Chhango, it is a waterfall tremendously popular among both domestic and international tourists. The volume of water gushing through is really impressive, especially with the sun rays hitting the water flowing into a gorge.

Gupteswar Cave: It is not only a cave but also a path to the famous Hindu temple of Pokhara, Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple. Devotees flock to the cave to pay a visit to the temple. The cave is almost 300m long, and in some stretches of the cave, you need to crawl on all four.

Museums: On the tour, you visit two more different museums, one dedicated to the Gurkha Warriors who fought in the World Wars, Falkland Wars, among many other military operations around the world; and another displaying the lifestyle and history of Thakalis, Tharu, and Gurungs families, which are some of the ethnic groups of Nepal.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


We drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. The scenic drive takes us along rivers and lush countryside and makes the 7hr drive really enjoyable.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Today we tour around the valley covering historical, natural and religious places.

Pharping: Pharping lies south of Kathmandu and is also known as Shikharpuri Mahanagari. The state is accepted as an independent Newari state; there you can see the typical Newari culture.

Dakshinkali Temple: Dakshinkali is 22kms from Kathmandu city via Pharping. It is a temple of Kali, a form Parvati (wife of Lord Shiva). The main goddess of the temple is the Six-armed form of Kali carved on a black stone. Especially on Saturdays and Tuesdays, animal sacrifices are performed here.

Patan Durbar Square: Decorated with artistic courtyard beautiful pagoda temples, Patan Durbar Square is another World Heritage Site that has a noticeable temple built to dedicated to Lord Krishna, made of stone in the 17th century. There is a museum containing bronze statues and religious objects. The trip of Patan also covers the Tibetan Refugee Camp and handicraft center.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Today we visit Bouddhanath Stupa, which lies in northern- east part of Kathmandu about 11 Km from Thamel city. Another is Chagunarayan on the way to Nagarkot.

Bouddhanath Stupa: The giant dome monument of Buddha is located on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu city. It is a sacred pilgrim destination of Buddhists and draws folks in thousands every day for prayers. The Stupa is 36 meters high and presents a captivating specimen of Stupa design.

Changunarayan Temple (World Heritage Site) Chagunarayan Temple is located in the countryside of Bhaktapur. King Hari Dutta Verma built the temple in 323 AD and the structure is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. The main god of the temple is Lord Vishnu and its architecture is pagoda-style.

Nagarkot: Nagarkot is one of the closest hill stations you can reach from Kathmandu. From here you can see excellent views of snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Range on the eastern part. Nagarkot is also the best for sunrise view.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


We wake up early today to witness the sunrise over panoramic views of the Himalayas on the horizon. After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a palace premises with a collection of Shikhara- and Pagoda-style temples and 55-windows palace made of brick and wood. The main attraction of Bhaktapur is the Lions Gate, Golden Gate, Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla and art galleries among others. After completing the tour, we drive to Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu city; you can walk around to explore the city. In the evening Apex the Asia Holidays will host a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with folk dance and music. We can try fresh fruits and juice along the way. Once in Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day resting, shopping and strolling in Thamel, a tourist hub.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


The trip concludes today. Your guide will drop you off at the international airport for your departure back home.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


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Price Details

Price

Group Size Price per person
1 PAXUSD 2490
2 PAXUSD 1870
3-5 PAXUSD 1720
6-9 PAXUSD 1640
10+ PAXUSD 1450

Valid until Dec 2020.

Includes

  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staff.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking/tour gear
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Important Trip Info

In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

Most of the activities in Nepal is in the high Himalaya. Where you can to think about the very quality of accommodation. The mountain lodge/ tea houses are least facilitate with neat and clean. However, in the cities, there are multiple options to chose the hotel from general guesthouse to a five-star hotel.

In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

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Private Trip

Depending on your requirements, we can make this a private trip for you and your group. Please mention this at the time of booking online.