Best of Nepal tour aims to make your journey to this small heaven the most beautiful one. Do not get confused by its size, as it is way greater in its history, art, and cultural values. It is the perfect blend of culture and nature. The world’s tallest mountains lie here and it is the land of more than seven thousand rivers. The natural parks and conservation areas aim to protect its natural and wildlife assets. Along with that, the hills and Terai region offer a great way to trek, hike and enjoy travel.
This Best of Nepal Tour covers the famous places of Nepal to visit combined with sightseeing, culture, and nature together for the enjoyment for the visitors. The main highlights of this tour are the spectacular Himalayas, beautiful countryside, the heritage site in Kathmandu, Wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park. Along with the, best trekking experience in Annapurna. Also, this trip can also be educational as it consists of discovering Nepal’s heritage sites and ancient places of ancient kings. The memorable part will be the sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas.
Best Nepal tour is suitable for any size of any age group. In Kathmandu Valley, almost all the heritage sites are covered with the art and architecture. Along with the epic and historical monasteries, and old royal palaces that reflect the ancient culture and art. Similarly, the tour to Pokhara will include the Annapurna region Mountains as Pokhara is famous for the city of Natural beauty and is considered to be the city of paradise for the tourists. Boating in Phewa Lake with the view of Annapurna range and fishtail Himalaya is another attraction for you. Moreover, the extra adventure activities like Paragliding, Zip flyer, and Ultra-Light gives the tourists the most enjoyable experience. Along with that, the Chitwan National Park will provide a great wildlife experience as it rich in flora and fauna. Consequently, it will make your trip really exciting.
The diversity in Nepal’s nature and a range of exotic cultures makes this country ideal for tour and travel activities with family and friends. Also, you will visit the Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley, including Buddhist Stupas, Hindu Temples, and Old Durbar Squares or Royal Palaces. The trip of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel offers you the views of the beautiful Himalayan range. Enjoy the classic Annapurna trail via Ghandruk with the magnificent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli experiencing the traditional Nepalese lifestyle during the trip will heal all your stress and you will feel relaxed.
Tour Duration: 12 days from arrival to Departure
Climate during the tour:
September to Nov: Autumn delightful and clear weather; the mountain views are the best. (Maximum 30 Degree Minimum 2 Degree)
March to May (warmest months) the temperatures are mildly warm ((Maximum 33 Degree Minimum 13 Degree)
December to Mid February (Winter) the weather is cold, and the sky is clear (Maximum 19 Degree Minimum -2 Degree)
June to August: Summer/ Rainy Season (July/August has more rain) (Maximum 34 Degree Minimum 19 Degree)
Tour Visiting Places:
Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Annapurna trekking, Ghandruk village, Chitwan National park.
Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for the tour with a good driver, for long drive Tourist Bus/Flights are available.
Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel.
We will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. As you freshen up after your long journey, you will be asked to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the program. If you arrive at night, we will have the same conversation in next day morning after breakfast.
Day 02: - A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square take you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle.
Day 03: - Drive to Nagarkot – hiking to Changu Narayan and back to Kathmandu
This day involves waking up in the early morning hours to watch the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayan range. We’ll have a drive of about 2 hrs to Nagarkot. The first rays of the sun firing the peaks glowing a multitude of pink, gold, and red hues as it slowly lights up the Himalayas. After breakfast, we will have small hiking down to ChanguNarayan Temple-dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was built in the 4th century and had a stone inscription, which is the first recorded history of Nepal. Its one of the UNESCO recognized heritage sites of Nepal. We will walk through a cold, dense forest and local villages exploring Nepalese village life. Spend your beautiful night in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 04: - Flight or Drive to Pokhara
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Or if you wish, you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive exploring & enjoying with scenic beauty all the way around. In the evening, you can walk in the lakeside on your own, or you can take a boating trip on Phewa Lake where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake.
Day 05: - Pokhara trekking to Ghandruk (1940m)
A car drive for about one and a half hours through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a full stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1065m). The trail follows the main street winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands, and a suspension bridge over Khumbu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after 3-4 hrs walking. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchhuli. There will be time to explore, rest, and enjoy some lunch, before settling into your accommodation for the night.
Day 06: - Ghandruk Trekking to Jhinu Hot Spring (1750m)
Hiking through a low level for an hour passing through terraces, streams, and the green sceneries, we will work down to a bridge over Kyuri Khola at 2010m. The trail starts ascending to Kumrong Danda. Very almighty rhododendron forests and beautiful terraces went passing through our path to the Chhomrong village. Chhomrong is a lovely village with lots of Lodges providing excellent facilities. From here, you can also trek down about 1 hour to Jhinu. A Natural hot spring at Jhinu is an inviting place to spend time splashing in the small pool beside the natural hot spring.
Day 07: - Jhinu Hot Spring trek to Pothana (1990m)
After breakfast the next morning, the trail continues to Landruk, a beautiful Gurung village which provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountain ranges. The path emerges in the central Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha and continues towards Pothana. The view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) is excellent from here, except that from this angle, it looks more like Matterhorn than a fish tail.
Day 08: - Pothana trekking to Pokhara
Today we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests arriving at Dhampus (1750m). This village is inhabited by a mix of people from different Nepalese cultures, Gurung, Brahman, and Magar communities. After a rest here, we will walk mostly downhill through fields to the forest and on to the Phedi. A 30 min drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. We will have a beautiful night in beautiful Pokhara city.
Day 09: - Pokhara - Drive or fly to Chitwan National park
After breakfast drive to Chitwan National park the trip is 5/6 hours depends on traffic and some part of the road is under construction now so sometimes it may take a long hour, now we can make a flight also from Pokhara to Chitwan which is about 20 minute. On arrival at Chitwan transfer to the hotel, you will get lunch to get a short briefing on the program and our facilities. An exciting elephant ride (Jungle Safari) offered for guests to explore the jungle and wildlife in the evening. You will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger.
Day 10: - Exploration of Chitwan National Park.
After tea or coffee, a nature walk on foot to encounter the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan; Sal forest, open grassland, and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants, and other wildlife. Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants). After lunch, traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. In the evening, farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
Day 11: - Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, after tea, you can have bird watching or another elephant ride. On safari in the jungle, you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures, and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu alternately. You can take a short flight back also.
Day 12: - Final Departure
If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. We will wish you a happy journey traditionally and culturally of Nepal and hope to see you again.
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