Experience Nepal Tour and Sightseeing

Trip Facts

Duration

12 Days

Fitness Level

Easy

Max. Altitude:

3210 meters

Location

Nepal

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and all meals during the trek

Accommodation

3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Teahouses during the trek

Group size

2-16

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Major Attractions of Experience Nepal Tour And Sightseeing

  • Closed possible view of MOUNT EVEREST: World’s tallest mountain.
  • Sunrise from Sarangkot– the amazing hill station in Pokhara.
  • Trek to Ghorepani, Poonhill (3210m).
  • Cultural visit in Ghandruk- the Gurung Museum.
  • Visit UNESCO world heritage sites (Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath).
  • Chitwan National Park visit– the first and most popular National Park of Nepal.

Overview

Experience  Nepal tour and sightseeing on an adventurous journey. Visiting Nepal, you will have plenty of opportunities to do. From cultural immersion and historical meadows to beautiful Himalayas and landscapes, Nepal offers everything to cater to your needs. Upon reaching here, the first and foremost place you will explore is Kathmandu, the Capital of Nepal. Pokhara is another major attraction that you will make a stop at. Booking with us, we offer 12 days exploration tour with a short hike to Poon Hill.

Taking this journey, you can also try delicious Nepali cuisine. Some of the most popular Nepali dishes include momo and Thakali Bhat. You will also experience the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people. Whether exploring a historical place or witnessing natural beauty in the Himalayas, Nepal promises an unforgettable journey. Also, Nepal has many World Heritage Sites where you can stop by. Immerse yourself and enjoy the beauty of Nepal with us.

However, taking this adventure can somehow be challenging. With 12 days trek journey, you can miss some beautiful places. Time limits can cause rushness during an adventure. Similarly, poor road conditions can be another reason for the beheading of your trekking journey. The unpredictable weather and the language barriers can also create difficulty. However, you can overcome every challenge with proper preparation and planning. Make sure you are fully prepared. Also, hiring the best travel agency is a plus point.

Mountain Flights

We have a Mountain flight to Everest, which is included in the package and will give you a splendid and nearest possible view of Everest.

Nepal Experience Tour is the most versatile trip package. It gives you a glimpse of overall Nepal in just 12 days. Our Experience Nepal trip is an adventure mix that comprises a relaxing city tour at Pokhara and a steep trek through Ghorepani and the Gurung culture in Ghandruk. Besides that, the escapade continues with safari and bird watching in the Chitwan National Park. The tour further relents on watching the Himalayan vista from Poon Hill, spending the night at Sarangkot. Overall, the package itself is a wonder, and the fun it provides will amaze you.

For people who do not want to mix the taste of humbling treks with the relaxing tour, the Annapurna Base Camp trek will suit you best. The ideal package will suit those who love to tour rather than trek (Nepal Tour 10 days).

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Naata Travel & Adventures will be waiting for you. They will display a placard with our name. They will then transfer you to our designated 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Naata Trek and Tours. We will savor Nepalese cuisine and immerse ourselves in the country’s rich food culture.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 meters
 Meal : Dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 2: Scenic Mt. Everest flight and Kathmandu Sightseeing

We will leave our hotel early in the morning for an exciting one-hour mountain flight. This flight will provide close-up aerial views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other majestic Himalayan peaks. Afterward, we will go on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. We will visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Kathmandu Durbar Square will captivate us with its ancient palaces. Visiting these places, you will see intricate art and architecture. Some famous places we visit are Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and an ancient Boudhanath Stupa. The vibrant atmosphere of Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, will further enrich our cultural exploration.

 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri

We will catch an early morning flight to Pokhara, the picturesque lake city, where we will enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas from our airplane’s right side. Upon arrival, we will rest briefly before driving to Naya Pul to begin our trekking adventure.

Our journey will lead us through sub-tropical valley forests and along cliff-side trails. Crossing the Modi Khola River via a suspension bridge, we will continue our trek to Tikhedhunga, where we will pause for lunch. The trail then ascends steeply towards Ulleri.

  Maximum Altitude : 2050 meters
 Meal : Lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 6 hours

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani

Starting from Ulleri, we will continue our trek. We will gradually ascend through lush rhododendron forests towards Banthanti. Passing through Nangethanti, a quaint village, we will trek for about an hour. Finally, we will reach Ghorepani, a serene town with panoramic mountain views. Here, we will settle in for the night at a cozy teahouse. We will enjoy hearty meals and camaraderie with fellow trekkers.

  Maximum Altitude : 2750 meters
 Meal : Lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 4-5 hours

Day 5: Trek to Poonhill and to Tadapani

Today, we will wake up before sunrise to trek up to Poon Hill. Poon Hill is situated at an elevation of 3210 meters. The sunrise view from Poon Hill is famous for its breathtaking beauty. Furthermore, this place also provides us with a mesmerizing panorama of the Himalayan peaks glowing in the morning light. After enjoying the sunrise spectacle, we will descend to Ghorepani for breakfast.

Then, we will continue our trek. Following ridgeline paths through fragrant pine and vibrant rhododendron forests, we will pass by Deurali village. We will descend further until we reach Tadapani. Here, we will spend the night in a comfortable teahouse. We will reflect on the day’s adventures amidst the tranquility of the Himalayan foothills.

  Maximum Altitude : 3210 meters
 Meal : Breakfast,lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 6-7 hours

Day 6: Trek to Ghandruk

From Tadapani, we will trek downhill to the charming village of Ghandruk. The Gurung people inhabit Ghandruk. We will be able to explore their rich ethnic culture and way of life. Ghandruk is famous for its stunning views of the Annapurna range. This makes it a favorite destination for short treks. We will visit the Annapurna Conservation Office and the Gurung Museum in the afternoon. We will spend the night in Ghandruk at a teahouse.

  Maximum Altitude : 1940 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 4-5 hours

Day 7: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

On the final day of our trek, we will walk back from Ghandruk to Nayapul. We will enjoy a downhill hike through beautiful landscapes until we reach Birethanti. From there, a short one-hour drive will take us back to Pokhara. We will have plenty of time to relax, shop, and enjoy the lakeside atmosphere of Pokhara. We can soak in the city lights and think about our trekking experience.

  Maximum Altitude : 900 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel
  Walking Distance : 4-5 hours
 Driving Distance : 1 hour

Day 8: Sightseeing in Pokhara

We will go to Sarangkot early in the morning in our private tourist vehicle. Sarangkot is famous for its panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. It’s ideal for watching stunning sunrises and paragliding adventures. After that, we will come back to Pokhara. We will continue our sightseeing tour of the city. We will visit prominent landmarks such as Davi’s Fall, locally known as Patale Chango. It has an intriguing history tied to a Swiss couple.

We will explore Shiva Cave, a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. We will also take a boat ride on Phewa Lake, which will take us to Barahi Temple. We will visit the International Mountain Museum (IMM). Here, we can learn about the history and development of mountaineering in the Himalayas and worldwide. Additionally, we will also visit a Tibetan refugee camp. We will spend the night in Pokhara at a 3-star hotel.

  Maximum Altitude : 1600 meters
 Meal : Breakfast and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 9: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan

After breakfast, we will depart from Pokhara and drive towards Chitwan. The journey offers scenic views as we descend from Pokhara towards the Churia range. Chitwan is a significant tourist destination, famous for its Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, we will embark on a jungle/nature walk in the national park, where we can encounter diverse flora and fauna, engage in bird watching, or visit a nearby Tharu village to learn about their culture and lifestyle. We will stay overnight in Chitwan at a 3-star hotel.

  Maximum Altitude : 208 meters
 Meal : Breakfast and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 10: Chitwan National Park Safari

Today, we will have an adventurous day exploring Chitwan National Park. We will go on an elephant safari early in the morning through thick grasslands. We will watch wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we will visit the elephant stables and bathe the elephants. In the afternoon, we can explore the jungle more on a jeep safari or take a canoe ride down the Rapti River.

These activities allow us to see animals like deer, the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, and, if we’re lucky, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Canoeing might also allow us to see gharial and mugger crocodiles, freshwater dolphins, otters, and many birds. Alternatively, we can choose bird watching or a nature walk to see the diverse wildlife and plants in the park. We will spend another night in Chitwan at a 3-star hotel.

  Maximum Altitude : 208 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 11: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu

In the early morning, we will enjoy birdwatching in Chitwan National Park. It’s famous for its many resident and migratory bird species. After breakfast, we will start our journey back to Kathmandu. The drive will first go through the Terai plains. It will gradually change to winding roads as we get closer to Kathmandu.

We will enjoy picturesque views of hills and the Trishuli River along the route. By evening, we will arrive in Kathmandu, where you will be escorted to your hotel. In the evening, Naata Trek and Tours will host a THANK YOU dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our Experience Nepal tour.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel
 Driving Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 12: Final Departure

Today marks the conclusion of our journey together. A representative from Naata Trek and Tours will accompany you to the international airport for your departure. We ensure a smooth transition as you head back home or to your next destination. Hope to see you soon for your next trip to Nepal. Safe Travel. Namaste.

 Meal : Breakfast

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast Teahouses accommodation during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner programs
  • All ground transportation on a private vehicle
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
  • Scenic Everest Mountain flight and all the applicable taxes
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu in a private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • An experienced, English speaking and government-liscensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Naata Trek and Tour’s trekking bag, t-shirt and trekking map (which are yours to take)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee (Bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • All other not mentioned in cost includes section

Traveler Reviews

Additional Information

Best Time For Experience Nepal Tour

The best time for the Experience Nepal Tour and sightseeing is during Nepal’s busiest tourist seasons, spring and autumn. During these times, you will likely have clear mountain views, pleasant temperatures for outdoor activities, and generally good weather for traveling across Nepal. This includes city tours and visits to national parks.

From March to May, spring has mild temperatures and blooming rhododendrons in the hills. It offers clear skies, making it perfect for trekking and sightseeing. Similarly, autumn is famous for clear skies and moderate temperatures from September to November. It has stable weather conditions and is also ideal for trekking and enjoying panoramic views of the Himalayas.

While autumn and spring are best, other seasons have their attractions. Winter (December to February) brings cold temperatures but clear skies, offering stunning views with fewer tourists on the trails. Summer (June to August) is the monsoon season, with heavy rainfall that can affect trekking trails and wildlife activities. However, cultural tours and city sightseeing in places like Kathmandu and Pokhara can still be excellent ways to have a good time.

Choosing the best time for the Experience Nepal Tour depends on what weather you prefer, the trekking conditions, and what specific activities you want to do during your visit to Nepal.

Meals And Accommodations

During the Experience Nepal Tour, accommodations vary depending on where and what you’re doing. You’ll find a range of hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, from cheap to fancy. They have comfy rooms with Wi-Fi, restaurants, and often views of the city or mountains. During trekking in places like Ghorepani and Ghandruk, you usually stay in teahouses or guesthouses along the trails. These places are simple but cozy, with beds, blankets, and places to eat together.

The tour includes a variety of dining experiences reflecting Nepal’s diverse culinary traditions. I ls are usually hearty and wholesome during treks in teahouses and guesthouses. It features local dishes such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), momos (dumplings), and Tibetan bread. These meals are designed to provide the necessary nutrition for the journey. Similarly, city restaurants offer a broader range of options from Nepali and Indian to Tibetan and international cuisines. They have options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians, so everyone can find something they like.

Permits Requires For 12 Day Nepal Tour

TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management System):

The TIMS Card is needed to track and ensure that trekkers are safe in controlled areas. It helps authorities react faster if there’s an emergency and helps protect nature. You can get the TIMS Card at Nepal Tourism Board offices in Kathmandu or Pokhara or from trekking agencies that can issue them.

Cost: The cost varies depending on whether you’re trekking independently or with a guide, and it is approximately NPR 1,000 to NPR 2,000 per person.

ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit):

The ACAP Permit is essential for entering and trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area, including Ghorepani and Ghandruk. It helps protect nature and ensures tourism is done in a way that lasts. You can get the permit at Nepal Tourism Board offices in Pokhara or Kathmandu or from travel agencies that can give them out.

Cost: NPR 3,000 to NPR 3,500 per person for foreigners, with discounted rates for SAARC nationals.

National Park Permits:

National Park Permits are needed if you want to visit protected areas like Chitwan National Park, which is known for its wildlife and plants. These permits help save nature and control how visitors affect the environment. You can get National Park Permits when you enter the parks or at their main offices.

Cost: NPR 1,500 to NPR 3,000 per person, depending on the activities included (e.g., jungle safari, canoe ride)

How Hard Is 12 Day Nepal Tour?

The Nepal tour gives you a mix of moderate challenges and rewarding experiences. The trekking parts, especially from Day 3 to Day 7, involve medium to strenuous hikes on different kinds of land. This includes steep uphills and downhills. Trekking to places like Poon Hill at 3210 meters gives amazing views but needs you to have strength for going uphill. You typically walk 4 to 7 hours daily, which needs you to be fit. Altitude is essential to think about. Going up to 3210 meters requires you to get used to the altitude. This can help you manage mild altitude effects like feeling out of breath.

In addition to trekking, this trek also provides you with beautiful cultural sights to see in Kathmandu Valley. Exploring different World Heritage sites cannot be very challenging. We will take a private van to all the places. However, the traffic somehow creates delays. Similarly, you will not have to face the accommodation problem, as this city offers a variety of accommodation options. While the tour presents moderate physical challenges, it ensures a well-rounded experience blending adventure, cultural immersion, and natural beauty.

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