Highlights of Nepal

 

Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 10 Days

Activities: Walking, Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, travelling etc

Departure From: Kathmandu

Activity Level:

Country: Nepal

Region: All Nepal

Price: USD 1,450

 

This tour covers the chief Highlights of Nepal. We will be sightseeing few heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot, Pokhara, and Chitwan. At this 10 days tour, we will escort you to the ancient monasteries, palaces, and temples of which some are 2500 years old brilliantly built with ancient arts and architecture.

We will also be heading to the bank of Trishuli stream to Chitwan district and then to Chitwan National Park and subsequently drive to Pokhara, where you will be experiencing a small hike to Sarangkot. From Sarangkot, you get the marvelous view of Mount Annapurna and other numerous peaks from the top. We will even visit some of the best spots of Pokhara and also be savoring boating in the Fewa Lake.

The highlights tour to Nepal begins from Kathmandu where we will be exploring some of the ancient heritage sites. We will also be heading to the Nagarkot to view the dawn and twilight. The following day we will drive to Chitwan to visit the Chitwan National Park (you can spot the Bengal tiger if lucky!). We will ride at the elephant back and go through the jungle to discover one-horned rhino, Bengal tigers, birds and several other animals. We will also be visiting the Tharu village communities to explore their culture and traditions. People of these communities are more a-like people living in India.

The following day, we will drive to Pokhara and hike to Sarangkot where one gets to see the striking view of the Annapurna, Manaslu and the Dhaulagiri as well as Fewa Lake. Pokhara city can be seen very incredible from the top of the Sarangkot. It is also one of the best spots to do adventuresome activities like paragliding, bungee jumping etc. and next we will be sightseeing some of the hotspots of Pokhara. Next, we will drive to Kathmandu and then to Nagarkot and view the sunset and next morning we will be viewing the beautiful sunrise. Finally, we will conclude our tour by sightseeing Patan and Bhaktapur.

The most wonderful time to visit Nepal and tour around the realm will be best during spring (March-May) and fall (September-December). If you are well accustomed to winter and like to avoid big masses while touring, you can also visit in winter. So if you have any further inquiry relating to these Chief Highlights of Nepal, you can simply email or contact us.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

As you arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will pick up you and drive you to your respective hotel. Then you will get freshen up and we visit the office of Accent Himalaya. You will be invited to a welcome dinner in the evening hosted by Accent Himalaya with delicious and typical Nepalese cuisine which introduces you to taste and culture of Nepal.

 

  Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After having our breakfast, we will be ready for sightseeing Kathmandu valley. We will visit some UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will visit:

Pashupati Chhetra: - Hindus most religious/pilgrimage temple of Lord Shiva where millions of pilgrim visited every year. The special days of lots of crowd in the temple are Mahashivaratri, Hindus festival Teej, and every Monday. 

Swayambhunath: - Religious and pilgrimage place for both Hindu and Buddhist. Peoples visit the temple for peace in the world. 

Boudhanath: - Worlds’ largest Stupa; Boudhanath was completely destroyed in the earthquake of April 2015 and now it is completely reconstituted and reconstructed. Now it is a major attraction site for visitors in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Durbar square: - It catches the wonderful history of Kathmandu and its kingdom and leaders of the valley. Kathmandu Durbar square is full of history and arts of the Newari communities. The wonderful architecture and the arts are so impressive. The sculpture in the area was crafted without using any modern equipment in wood and stone which is pretty impressive.

  Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 175km, 4-5 hours

Early in the morning after having our breakfast, we drive to Chitwan located 175 kilometers from Kathmandu. We drive descent along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River with amazing views of mountains, green landscape, and farm fields. After checking into the hotel, we will describe our tour to Chitwan and on the activities, we will be engaged in during our stay. Then we walk on the Rapti River banks to enjoy the sunset in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan. In the evening, we enjoy dinner along with a brief cultural program showcasing the tribal dances typical of the Chitwan region of Nepal.

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is also one of the World Heritage sites enlisted in UNESCO, where One Horn Rhinos are specially conserved and also famous for the conservation of Striped Tiger and many others endangered animals and birds. Today we have an elephant back ride safari in the Jungle of Chitwan National Park. We have a ride over the dense grassland, over rivers and stream and dark forest witnessing the wildlife in their natural inhabitant. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy the elephant bathing. In the noon, we can either drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down to the Rapti River, where we may have closer look at the Gharial and Mugger Crocodiles along with Fresh Water Dolphins, Otters, and varieties of water birds. Or we may even go for Bird Visiting or Nature Walks and come closer to the variety of the flora and fauna of the surrounding area.

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 134km, 4-5 hours

Around 6:00 am, we have to grab our breakfast and drive to Pokhara, also known as the City of Lake owing large numbers of Lakes in the valley. At first, our Road passes through the dark subtropical jungles and fertile vegetation of Chitwan. As we leave Chitwan, we can point the changes in the terrain and the landscape, we can see the hills, small settlements, and terraced farms. Upon arriving in Pokhara valley, we are offered with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Five peaks of Annapurna range, Manaslu (8156 m), Fishtail (6993 m) and many other high peaks of the surrounding Himalayan ranges. After resting in the hotel, we stroll in the street of Pokhara - one of the most beautiful town of Nepal with amazing Lakeside views esp. in the evening.

  Breakfast

Day 06: Hike to Sarangkot (1600m/5249ft), sunset views: 15km, 3-4 hours hike

Early in the morning, we leave the hotel for Sarangkot - a Hill Station that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south, also from where we catch amazing scene of the sunrise rising over the mighty Himalayas. We start to hike from Naudanda and get to Sarangkot, where we stay in teahouses. We enjoy the amazing views of the sunsets in the mighty Himalayas and also get the views of the Pokhara city below and abundant Phewa Lake.

  Breakfast

Day 07: Sunrise, sightseeing in Pokhar

We soak in the sunrise from Sarangkot before returning back to Pokhara and explore the surrounding. We drive back to Pokhara and continue to explore the valley and the landmarks. Davis Fall, a unique waterfall that directly flows into a narrow and deep canal which has no ends. The Shiva Cave is located near Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, Primary God. 

Then we return to Phewa Lake for boating and visiting the Tal Barahi Temple in the middle of the Lake. After these entertainments, we visit the famous International Mountain Museum (IMM), recording, documenting and chronicling the past and present developments of mountaineering activities in the world and the Himalayas in the particular. Then we also tour the Tibetan Refugee Camp and witness how they keep themselves busy by producing and trading woolen products and other handicrafts.
 

  Breakfast

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu, sunset views from Nagarkot (2195m/7201ft), 230km, 6-7 hours

Early in the morning, we take our breakfast and say goodbye to the beautiful skyline of Pokhara and drive towards the Kathmandu valley, driving along river banks with wonderful views of hills and rural Nepalese lifestyle. Then we will drive for Nagarkot, Hill station famous for the amazing views of sunrise and set. We reach Nagarkot and admire the wandering views of the sunset from the top.

  Breakfast

Day 09: Sunrise from Nagarkot, sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapu

Early in the morning, we catch the views of spectacular scenes of Sunrise up the mighty Himalayas. After having our breakfast, we start to explore the Kathmandu valley, we visit the world heritage site of Kathmandu valley viz. Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square. We visit the area of Bhaktapur, an irresistible city with an authentic local living style preserved over the centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. In the Square, we get to admire the Golden Gate, Nyota-Pola temple, water Spouts and 55 windows palace which merge together to provide an ambiance of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. We also immerse ourselves in the authentic and typical delicacy of the locals in Bhaktapur before visiting Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is prosperous for its ancient arts and architectures. In the evening we will celebrate the success party of the trip and also enjoy the farewell dinner.

  Breakfast

Day 10: Final departure

Today we are finally going to separate with the most wandering and unforgettable memories and witness Nepal Exploration. Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport before 3 hours to your flight.

  Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

 

What's Included

  • Pickup and drop from hotel and airport
  • 3 - star hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot and jungle resort in Chitwan
  • All meals in Chitwan and breakfast (only) during the rest of the trip
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  • T-shirt and city map
  • Heritage sites and national park entrance fees
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Airfare for international and domestic flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in "What's Included" section

Trip Note

 

Accommodation

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your tour, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided. However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

Meals

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination.

Luggage/Backpack

You will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced tour guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. If the group is larger in size, we will provide you an additional guide.

Personal Expenses on Tour

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes to it

Our normal Itinerary is the most usual and practicable. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you have managed your further schedule, you want to exclude those days and just want us to help you with the trip part, upon your inquiry, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary according to your wish and let you know about the final cost for the trip. Also, you can extend your trip if you feel it necessary with consultation with our guide on the way to your destination but we recommend you to finish the trip within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book the tour along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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