Explore Nepal Tour

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Duration 15 Days
Trip Grade  (Moderate)
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Transportation: NA
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About Trip

This trip is perfect for families and offers a host of fun-filled family activities. We start with some sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, watch the monkey running riot at the Monkey Temple, witness local life history and culture in the centre of Kathmandu. From here we have a spot of adventure with some rafting on the Trishuli River before heading off to Chitwan for a day of jungle safari. We can experience a host of wildlife in the Chitwan National Park riding on elephant back and by canoe down the river. We have the opportunity to visit a local village, visit with the friendly kids that live here and learn more about village life. We then travel to Pokhara the beautiful lakeside town where we can see the amazing Himalayan ranges and watch the sunrise, go for a ride on the lake and just relax and soak up the atmosphere. There are three days of light trekking which takes us to the spectacular viewpoint at Australian Camp through the traditional village of Dhampus, it’s an easy trek that is suited to anyone including those of limited fitness.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival Day
  • Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing – Thamel, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Day 03:Bhaktapur sightseeing – Nagarkot
  • Day 04:Nagarkot sunrise – Kathmandu sightseeing – Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan
  • Day 05:Drive to Chitwan (4-5hrs) via Rafting on the Trishuli River
  • Day 06:Chitwan National Park
  • Day 07:Chitwan – Lumbini (4-5hrs)
  • Day 08:Lumbini Sightseeing
  • Day 09:Drive to Pokhara (4-5 hrs)
  • Day 10:Pokhara sightseeing
  • Day 11:Trek to Dhampus (1 hr drive 3 hrs trek)
  • Day 12:Dhampus - Australian Camp (5 hrs)
  • Day 13:Australian Camp – Kande – Pokhara (1 hr trek 1 hr drive)
  • Day 14:Pokhara - Kathmandu (5 hrs)
  • Day 15:Departure Day

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival Day It’s the start of your amazing trip today. You will be picked up at the airport by our company representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing – Thamel, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa It’s the first day of your trip today and we begin with sightseeing around Kathmandu today. After a leasurely breakfast you will be heading off from your hotel through Thamel and through some of the local areas on the way to Durbar Square. The old quarter here is full of local life, culture, markets and so on. I’ts a great opportunity to see and experience the life of the local people and the traditions of the area. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is located here and features many narrow roads, temples, museums etc. This entire area is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Even though parts are quite badly damaged from the earthquake it’s still full of interesting and historical places. After this we can stop for some lunch before heading off to Swayambhunath Stupa. Located within walking distance from Thamel to the northwest of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Thamel it is situated on a hill overlooking the city. Also known as the “Monkey Temple” because of the hundreds of monkeys in the area it is a very sacred place for Buddhists and also for Hindus because of the Hindu Temple there as well. In the late afternoon the golden hues of the sun shine on the stark white of the stupa bathing it in golden light. The sunset over the valley from here is also very beautiful. In the early evening the stupa is often lit up with lights giving it a magical appearance. We stay here to watch the sunset before returning to your hotel. In the evening we will be having a traditional Nepali meal and enjoying a cultural show which is a great introduction to Nepali cuisine and traditional dance. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals – breakfast, dinner.
  • Day 3Bhaktapur sightseeing – Nagarkot This morning we will be travelling to Bhaktapur by private vehicle. Bhaktapur is one of the 3 ancient cities of Kathmandu and is located just to the east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and is probably the most original in the Kathmandu valley. This is most likely due to the limited vehicle access in the area. Bhaktapur features cobbled streets devoid of traffic, narrow alleys, temple squares and palaces. One feature of Bhaktapur is the large pottery square where you can watch the potters at work making local pottery. Our sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur will take most of the day as there is so much to see here. We may even have the opportunity to taste some of the local yoghurt which is famous in the area. In the afternoon we will be leaving Bhaktapur and driving to Nagarkot which is just to the north and on the outskirts of the valley. The drive to Nagarkot is through green farmland and fields as well as local villages. Nagarkot is an enchanting serene location with amazing views of the Himalayas to the north as well as the Kathmandu Valley to the south. We can spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere or we can explore some of the small villages and sights around Nagarkot. Included meals - breakfast.
  • Day 4Nagarkot sunrise – Kathmandu sightseeing – Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan This morning we will travel before sunrise to the lookout tower in Nagarkot. From here we can watch the sunrise over the majestic Langtang Himalaya to the north. On a clear day from here we can see many huge snow capped peaks. After sunrise we travel back to our hotel for breakfast before heading back to Kathmandu. On return from Nagarkot we explore the ancient city of Patan, this is another UNESCO site and the third of the ancient cities of Kathmandu. It is filled with temples, history and architecture and is particularly well known for the artisans of the area that produce many locally made handicrafts. After lunch we go to Pashupatinath Temple located on the Bagmati River. This is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage places in Nepal. The Temples here are dedicated to Lord Shiva and this is the place that Hindu cremations take place. A feature here is the many sadhu’s (holy men) that can be photographed by tourists and are quite a delight with their painted faces and colourful clothing. From Pashpatinath we head to Boudhanath Stupa which is nearby. This is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage places in Nepal. With rich Tibetan culture and tradition predominating in the area. The stupa is the largest and is surrounded by monasteries and gift shops selling buddhist items. We can enjoy watching the sunset from one of the rooftop café’s here and watch the stupa lighting up at nightfall.
  • Day 5Drive to Chitwan (4-5hrs) via Rafting on the Trishuli River This morning we drive 175 km’s to Chitwan. The road follows the Trishuli river winding around bends through scenic country with villages and lush farmland. We stop for a spot of rafting on the river here. It is a lot of fun and suitable for all ages (not very small children) and will have you all laughing and wanting more. We stop for a picnic lunch on the banks of the river before continuing on our jouney. On arriving in Chitwan we can walk around the river bank, enjoy cold beverages and watch the sunset over the river. For dinner we will enjoy traditional cuisine along with a cultural program featuring tribal dances unique to the ethnic groupls of the Chitwan Region. Overnight in Chitwan. Included meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Day 6Chitwan National Park We start the day today with an early morning elephant safari throught he jungle. Here we have the opportunity to spot rhino’s and many other wildlife while riding on elephant back through the jungle. During the day we can enjoy a bullock cart ride through a local village where we have the opportunity to observe traditional village life from close up. Later in the afternoon we go for a canoe ride along the Rapti river. Here we can see a lot of bird life as well as crocodiles and other wild life. Our canoe takes us to the elephant breeding centre where we can watch the elephants being fed and cared for at the end of the day. Overnight in Chitwan. Included meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Day 7Chitwan – Lumbini (4-5hrs) We head off to Lumbini today, Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha and is a place of very important spiritual significance. On arrival in Lumbini we have some time to visit the Lumbini Museum and learn a little about the history of the area. Overnight in Lumbini. Included meals – breakfast.
  • Day 8Lumbini Sightseeing We have a full day of sightseeing in Lumbini today. Firstly we visit the Maya Devi Temple which is located at the birthplace of Buddha. We also visit the World Peace Pagoda, Ahoka Pillar and the Myanmar Golden Temple. Overnight in Lumbini. Included meals – breakfast.
  • Day 9Drive to Pokhara (4-5 hrs) We leave Lumbini today and drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful town on the banks of Phewa Lake which is one of many in the region. From Pokhara we have outstanding views of the Annapurna Himalaya range with the peaks of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) at 6993m and the five peaks of the Annapurna range being the most prominent. On arrival in Pokhara we can stroll around the lakeside area doing a spot of souveneir shopping or just relax at one of the lakeside restaurants. Sunset is particularly beautiful from lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals – breakfast.
  • Day 10Pokhara sightseeing We spend the day sightseeing in Pokhara today. We start with an early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise. We can watch the sun rising here as it lights up the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna Range to the north. After sunrise we have some breakfast in Sarangkot before spending some time exploring the area. From here we head back to Pokhara where we can visit the World Peace Pagoda with a beautiful view over Phewa Lake and Pokhara before heading back to lakeside and going for a late afternoon boat ride on Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals – breakfast.
  • Day 11Trek to Dhampus (1 hr drive 3 hrs trek) This morning we will drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus. Dhampus is a lovely traditional village where we can observe the life of the locals. Dhampus has incredible views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas with traditional houses ensuring picture postcard photos. Overnight in Dhampus.
  • Day 12Dhampus - Australian Camp (5 hrs) Today we leave Dhampus for the Australian Camp. This is located on a hilltop with incredible views of the surrounding countryside and of the Annapurna Himalaya. It’s a fairly easy walk through forest and hillside country. Overnight at Australian Camp.
  • Day 13Australian Camp – Kande – Pokhara (1 hr trek 1 hr drive) This morning we have the opportunity to watch the sunrise from Australian Camp. It is a magical experience from here as the first light appears on the snow capped peaks of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and many others. After breakfast we have a 1 hour trek to Kande where we are picked up by our vehicle which will take us back to Pokhara. In Pokhara there is a chance for some more sighseeing, or a visit to one of the Tibetan refugee camps or relaxing by the lake. Included meals – breakfast.
  • Day 14Pokhara - Kathmandu (5 hrs) After brekfast we head back to Kathmandu. It’s a beautiful drive through lush hillside country filled with rice fields and villages along the way. We arrive in Kathmandu by mid afternoon when you will have some time for relaxing, souvenier shopping or some more sightseeing. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals – breakfast.
  • Day 15Departure Day It’s time for your trip to end today. Our representative will escort you to the airport in time for your flight home. Included meals – breakfast.
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    Stephen Gray
    Australia Published: Sunday, December 16, 2018

    Exceptional Service and Care!


    We booked all our local tours and transportation with Arjun and he was such a warm host. He went out of his way to make sure everything was done perfectly and I would highly recommend him. He doesn't treat you like big tour companies would and gave a very personal touch!

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