Total Duration: 10 Days
Group Size: Min 2 to Max 16 persons
Best Season: Round the year.
Max Altitude: 2,175 M.
Trip Cost: The price of the trip will be adjusted according to the group size and the customization.
Nepal experience tour is one of the best selling trips among our valued clients since the inception of the company. The tour is carefully designed to meet the aspiration of our guests to discover the natural, cultural and wildlife diversity of this wonderful country in a perfect way. An easy yet eventful participation throughout the trip will be all at once, from elephant back jungle safari to superb Himalayan Views in Nagarkot, a historical journey in the Kathmandu valley and multicultural experiences with different ethnic communities.
A historical sightseeing tour of Kathamndu includes Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath, an exciting elephant back safari tour in Chitwan National Park and a whole day of elegant tour around the lake in Pokhara city and an overnight mountain sunset-sunrise tour in Nagarkot.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal (1400 meters).
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery Adventures, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Free in Kathmandu for sightseeing and pre trip briefing.
Today is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Trishuli rafting and drive to Pokhara.
Morning breakfast at hotel / departure for Pokhara. 200 kms (takes.6 hours, on the way enjoy with the view of green Mountains / have fun doing rafting at Trishuli river which is very famous for the rafting / lunch at Trishuli river beach / arrive late evening at Pokhara hotel / welcome drinks / take rest / dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing tour in Pokhara / Sunrise / Short hike up to World peace Stupa.
Early in the morning, you will drive by private car to Sarangkot to see the Sunrise views over Himalayas (1 hours) and return you to your hotel. After breakfast at your hotel day sightseeing trip to Pokhara city, at Davi’s falls, Guptashor cave, a boat tour around the Phewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. There is a little island in the middle of the lake where very popular temple situated. Take a boat across the lake and take an hour walk to the world peace stupa which has the splendid view of Annapurna Himalayan range and the city of Pokhara, Overnight at a hotel.
Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan.
Morning breakfast at a hotel, Departure for Chitwan (165 Km. taking 4 hours drive) welcome drinks on arrival at resort / rest / lunch / evening walk at jungle / Tharu cultural show / dinner & overnight at resort.
Day 06: Day Chitwan wildlife activities.
Morning jungle safari / breakfast / elephant safari / lunch / rest / evening boating in Rapti river to see the crocodile along with the view of sunset / dinner and overnight at resort.
Day 07: Drive from Chitwan to Nagarkot / Sunset over the Himalaya.
Morning breakfast at resort / departure for Nagarkot (Approx 192Km taking 6 hours drive) / Arrive at hotel / welcome drinks on arrival / relax with the view of the several Himalaya Everest mountain range along with the sunset view of Nagarkot, Overnight at a hotel.
Day 08: Sunrise & after breakfast, drive back to Bhaktapur city for sightseeing, drive back to Kathmandu. Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Bhadgaon).
Also known as Bhaktapur meaning the city of devotees, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 km / 9 miles of Kathmandu City. As you walk in, you will feel a sense of inner harmony. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty-five windows, Art galleries, The statue of king Bhupatindra Malla. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 09: Free day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Today is rest and relax throughout the day. If you get interested to take some gifts from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit some nearby shops or go out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guide or you can do it yourself too. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Transfer you to the International airport for your final departure.
The trip ends, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited - Only few space available.
Q. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
A. Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Himalaya Discovery Adventures sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.
Q. When is the best time to travel to Nepal?
A. For the trekking regions of the Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Jumla Rara Lake, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Manaslu we recommend the periods February to May and September to December as the best time for travelling.
Q. How is the climate (temperatures) during the seasons?
A. Winter – January and February. Pleasant temperatures. The nights, mornings and evenings can, however, be quite cold (approx. 0°C – 5°C. Throughout the day, it is mostly sunny with cooler temperatures (approx. 18°C – 20°C).
Spring – March to May. Hot and dry pre-monsoon season (approx. 25°C – 30°C during the day, and approx. 7°C – 20°C at night). May is the hottest month in the lowlands. June is the hottest month in the mountains.
Summer – Monsoon from June to August (approx. 28°C – 30°C during the day, and approx. 20°C at night). Strong rainfall, continuous sultriness and high humidity.
Early autumn – From September the monsoon season is constantly interrupted by periods with only a slight rainfall. Towards the end of August the pauses in rainfall become more frequent and longer.
Late autumn – Post-monsoon season from October to December. The nights, mornings and evenings can be relatively cool (approx. 5°C – 10°C). During the day the sun shines and it is warm (approx. 20°C – 27°C).
Q. Where can I change money?
A. Any cash you have taken with you can be exchanged into Nepalese rupees at the banks, large hotels and the numerous bureau de changes.
Q. Can I use my mobile phone in Nepal?
A. The network coverage is meanwhile quite good in the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara and other parts of the Terai (in the rural areas it is very unpredictable).
Basically, foreign SIM cards (providers having international roaming contracts with Nepal) can also be used. However, it is cheaper to buy a local SIM card (Mero Mobile, NTC (GSM) – for approx. NPR 500 or more) and top this up.
Q. Can I use the tap water for drinking and brushing teeth?
A. Tap water is not suitable for drinking in Nepal and it should not be used for cleaning your teeth, either. As there is often a scarcity of water in the countryside, water should be used very sparingly.
Q. What should I concern during my stay in Nepal?
A. Nepali people are very kind and friendly, but there are some things that you should be aware of:
Q. What documents do I need to visit Nepal?
A. A tourist visa is required for entering Nepal. The tourist visa can be applied for, for different lengths of stay. A visa is required for children under 10 years but no fee is charged. The entry to Nepal must take place within 6 months of issuing the visa.
Q. How much does the Visa for Nepal cost?
A. The fees for the tourist visa (fees valid since 16.07.2008) are staggered as follows:
An extension of the visa to a maximum of 150 days is possible (per year – January to December). The extension must be made at the Immigration Office in Kathmandu. A fee of $ 2.00 is charged in Nepalese rupees (NPR) per day of extension.
Q. Can I find a hospital with western doctors?
A. CIWEC Clinic with western doctors is located in Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Tel. +977 1 442 4111, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Do I need an international health and travel insurance?
A. It is recommended taking out a travel and health insurance covering the following risks:- Emergency and personal accident transport/emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue, rescue costs in a case of illness or accident), medical and personal accident risks, repatriation, tour cancellation, damages and theft of baggage.
Q. What happens in bad weather periods?
A. There is virtually always a possibility of a flight delay or postponement owing to highly unpredictable weather conditions that may occur in Himalayan regions, in particular, in the Everest region (Lukla), Jomsom, Dolpo, Simikot and the Jumla region, etc.
When trekking in remote areas or those described above, and especially outside the trekking season, the clients are strongly advised to reserve extra days for making allowance for possible delays, and thereby avoid any frustrating consequences. In the case of a delayed flight prior to commencing the tour, or at the end of the tour, the participants shall pay for their own accommodation, food costs, etc.
Q. Where can I store my unneeded luggage during trekking?
A. As a rule there is the possibility before commencing the trek, of depositing part of the baggage in the hotel in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.
Q. What kind of meals I can have during the trekking?
A. All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places).
Q. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
A. There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
Q. Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?
A. Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2 – 3 for charging).
Q. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?
A. Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. This itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.
On trip of this type weather, political strikes, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.