Highlights of Nepal Tour is an idyllic way to unveil the mesmerizing beauty of Nepal. Taking into account every aspect of its natural, historical, and cultural heritage, this Highlights of Nepal takes one through the cultural and religious places of Kathmandu, the stunning lower Annapurna region for a gentle trek to Poon Hill, relaxing moments in the lakeside city of Pokhara, and an exciting wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park where you will get a chance to observe the endangered species in its alluring natural habitat. It is the perfect combination of natural vistas, thrilling activities, cultural outlook, and all the highlights Nepal has to offer.
The pace of hiking affords insights into life in rural Nepal and interaction with people, providing a unique perspective on the culture. Covering the Kathmandu valley’s cultural themes and trekking through the foothills, past villages, hills, and terraced rice fields with a backdrop of snow-clad peaks highlights Nepal as an ideal destination for nature lovers. After 4 days of trekking, visit the tranquil ambiance of Pokhara Valley, with its lakes, caves, and attractions, before journeying south to Chitwan, a wildlife paradise. With wildlife safaris and river activities, Chitwan provides an exciting close to your Nepal holiday.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara
Day 4: Drive to Gandruk-Trek to Tadapani
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill-Trek to Tikhedunga-Drive to Pokhara
Day 7: Fly to Chitwan
Day 8: In Chitwan
Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure
This trip provides a perfect balance of cultural delight with trekking opulence within the given time frame.
- Visit world Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley.
- Introduction to a gentle trek in the foothills with views of snow-clad peaks.
- A glimpse of traditional Nepalese lifestyle.
- Opportunity to meet and interact with locals from different ethnic groups.
- Spectacular panoramic mountain views from Poon Hill.
- Encounter a diverse range of flora and fauna along the way.
- Explore the Jungle and Natural World Heritage site of Chitwan National Park.
Detailed ItineraryExpand All
Arrival in Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Along the way, our representative can provide some suggestions on tours or leisurely walks you can take to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. As there are no activities planned for today, you can arrive at any time of the day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today we will visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square is the former palace used by the Kings of Nepal, we will visit the Durbar square area along with various temples and monuments. After the visit, we will drive to Boudhanath stupa, Boudanath stupa is the largest buddhist stupa in Nepal. Circumambulate along with the pilgrims and visit the monasteries around. After lunch we will drive to visit the Pashupatinath temple, the holiest hindu temple in Nepal. Later in the evening, we will have a short discussion regarding the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Fly to Pokhara
This morning, we shall drive to the domestic airport and take a flight to Pokhara. Our guide and vehicle will pick you up from the Pokhara airport and transfer you to your hotel in the lakeside area. Upon reaching the hotel, you can rest and relax until lunch, after lunch, we will have a half day tour around Pokhara covering, Devis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Peace Pagoda and the Lakeside area. Overnight in Pokhara.
Drive to Ghandruk-Trek to Tadapani
This morning, we will set out on an exciting journey past interesting villages like Nayapul, Lumle, and Kimche to reach the captivating Gurung village of Ghandruk. We will visit the Gurung Musuem and stroll around the village. And after lunch, we will start our trek toward Tadapani. Along the way, we can get the magnificent views of mountain peaks such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchre. It takes about 3-4hrs to reach Tadapani from Ghandruk. As we arrive at Tadapani, we will be treated to an amazing view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and various other peaks. Overnight in Tadapani.
Trek to Ghorepani
The trail from Tadapani descends through beautiful forests of rhododendron, across Bhurung Khola, past Banthanti and Deurali, before diverting from the main ABC trail towards Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Excursion of Poon Hill & Trek to Tikhedunga-Drive to Pokhara
Before dawn, we will start our ascent up to the vantage point of Poon Hill (3210m) where we can witness the sublime sight of the sun’s rays reflecting on the white peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Nilgiri South, and Annapurna I. After enjoying the mesmerizing view for some time, we will make our way back to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, we will hike downhill to Tikhedhunga where our vehicle will be ready to take us back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Fly to Chitwan
This morning, you will take a domestic flight to Chitwan. On arrival, the hotel representative will pick you up from the airport and take you to your respective hotels. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit the local Tharu village and learn about the culture of the indigenous people of the Terai. After touring the village, you will return to the hotel, where you can relax with a beautiful view from the deck area, watch the wildlife and nature, lounge around the resort premises, and order drinks at the bar. In the evening, there will be a short presentation on the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park followed by a delicious dinner. Overnight in Chitwan.
After an early breakfast, you will begin your full day exploration of Chitwan National Park, where a variety of wildlife species, such as Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth bears, Asiatic rhinoceros, and elephants, await you. You will go for a Jeep Safari through the wilderness for a thrilling opportunity to observe the wild life and, if lucky, spot the Royal Bengal Tiger. In the afternoon, hop on a Patela boat for an hour long boat ride down the Rapti River and explore the many aquatic birds, Gharials, and other animals on its banks. You will also take a walk to visit the Crocodile Conservation Center to explore the endangered crocodiles and learn of the initiatives to preserve them. Overnight in Chitwan.
Fly to Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearby Bharatpur airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our representative will meet you and drive you to your designated hotel, where you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, or take an optional tour of the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Transfer to the Kathmandu International Airport for your departure flight.
Cost is based on group size to offer the lowest possible cost.
- All airport and local transfers by private vehicle.
- Domestic flight from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu.
- Accommodation in 3-4* category hotels and resorts in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan and in local comfort lodges during the trek.
- Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, while all meals are included in Chitwan and during the trek.
- One welcome dinner with cultural performance in Kathmandu
- English-speaking local tour guide as per itinerary.
- All entry fees, National park fees, government taxes, and service charges.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International flight to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips, laundry, telephone, camera fee, etc.
- Any extra cost forced upon by changing the itinerary due to your health, natural condition, and political situation.