Nepal is one of the best destinations for the Himalayas and heritage sites, temples, stupas and other religious sites. In the Nepal Vistas tour you will cover Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, and Chitwan.


Highlights

  • Guided city tours in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.
  • Guided city tours in Pokhara with amazing Mountain View from Sarankot.
  • Panoramic views of Himalayas from Nagarkot with sunrise and sunset.
  • Guided wildlife tours in Chitwan National Park.
  • Experience of flying over the Himalaya
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10 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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1600M (Sarangkot)

Highest Point
Apex Trip Gradeing System Moderate

Moderate

Difficulty Level

Starting from

USD
1090

Details

Overview

Nepal is one of the best destinations for the Himalayas and heritage sites, temples, stupas and other religious sites. In the Nepal Vistas tour you will cover Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, and Chitwan.

Kathmandu is a city of temples and religious monuments including world heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. A short drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot gives a taste of the hilly region and greenery with panoramic views of Himalaya such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, as well as Mt. Everest.

From Nagarkot, we head to Pokhara on a seven-hour drive. Pokhara is a city of lakes: Phewa, Rupa, and Begnas. Phewa Lake is the most visited lake because of the mountain views from the shores and Barahi temple which sits on an island on the lake. There are quite a few places to explore, from holy places to historical museums that are dedicated to Gurkha Warriors, and other places of interest like Sarangkot hill and World Peace Stupa. From these viewpoints, you can see the Annapurna Himalayan range, especially the imposing facade of Machhapurchhre, a holy mountain.

Traveling to Chitwan National Park is a different experience of the tour where you will enjoy wildlife on elephant back and jeep drives. Bird watching and canoeing in Rapti River are other attractions of Chitwan.

Another thrilling highlight of the tour is a one-hour mountain flight, which offers close-up views of the high Nepalese Himalayas as well as Tibetan peaks.

Itinerary

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

Accommodation: Hotel


After your breakfast, we meet at the hotel lobby for a quick pre-trip briefing. You will be introduced to your guide and we provide some general information about the tour. Please bring a copy of your travel insurance document and three passport-size photos.

After the meeting, we begin the tour. Please ensure that you have packed all your essential clothing and gear as necessary as we will be sleeping overnight in Nagarkot.

The places we go sightseeing today include:

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.

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.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The palace square is a collection of Shikhara- and Pagoda-style temples and a 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 Nagarkot.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Wake up early in the morning for a sunrise view over the Himalayas, you can see a continuous chain of mountains looking north and a spectacular view of Kathmandu Valley in the south. After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara on a 7-hour drive. You will drive through the beautiful Prithvi Highway, cultivated lands of Dhading district, banana farmlands of Tanahu, waterfalls, rivers, villages and highway market.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


Sightseeing of Pokhara valley starts today after your breakfast at 8:30am. 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


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.

The drive to Chitwan National Park starts here. The first couple of hours are on the same stretch as we take to Pokhara from Kathmandu. From the market of Mugling, we make a right turn and follow along the Narayani River to reach Narayanghat in about 5 hours of total driving. We reach the resort 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.

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


We complete the remaining activities in Chitwan and drive back to Kathmandu on a 6-hour drive on Prithvi Highway. Views from of high hills, gorges of Narayani, farmland of Dhadhing and other rustic countryside are incredible views we get to enjoy on the drive. In the evening you will have leisure time if you like to take a stroll, visit the old market of Ason and Indrachowk, or just take a rest.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


The sightseeing trip will start at 8:30 am after breakfast.

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.

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


The highlight of today is the Everest mountain flight. Your guide will pick you up early in the morning and we head over to the airport for a mountain flight. The one-hour flight will take you close to the mountains for spectacular views of the mountains and awe-inspiring massifs of rocks and aerial views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other peaks on the Tibetan border. After the flight you will have leisure time, and can walk around the city markets or just take some rest. In the evening your guide will pick you up for your farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk songs and dance performance. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, bungee jumping mountain biking and other activities.You can get more information in our Activities Page.

Extend your holidays in the Himalayas. It'll be amazing!! Options include: Chitwan National Park,

Bardiya National Park and Paragliding in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


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

Meals included: Breakfast


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Price Details

Price

Group Size Price per person
1 PAXUSD 2010
2 PAXUSD 1590
3-5 PAXUSD 1370
6-9 PAXUSD 1220
10+ PAXUSD 1090

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.

Group Leader and Crew General

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.