11 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
Trip Mode : Hotels - Resorts & Lodge
Activities: Visiting world heritage sites with scenic overland drive, rafting and safari.
Seasons: All season except July and August
Food: Breakfast and dinner, lunch excluded
“an interesting and exclusive tour around Kathmandu heritage sites, picturesque and popular touristic spot of Pokhara with alluring Annapurna Himalaya backdrop, a scenic drive to Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha “The light of Asia” visit of Nagarkot with stunning sunrise over chain of Himalayan peaks, tour of famous Buddhist site of Namobuddha and Patan the city of arts”
Nepal Exclusive Tour, a classic cultural with great combination of scenic overland drive around best part of Nepal with thrilling white-water and scenic float rafting in the Trisuli River fed from the glaciers of Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal mountains and exciting elephant ride at Asia’s best National Park in Chitwan with historical visit at Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha known as the “Light of Asia” including picturesque Pokhara valley, Nagarkot and holy Namobuddha.
All these fascinating holiday with interesting Nepal Exclusive tour of 10 to 11 days in the comfort of nice hotels led by professional Nepal Adventure Team staffs with enough information of the culture, religion, custom, flora / fauna and wonderful folk tales of the Himalaya. Nepal Exclusive Tour concludes with memorable time around best areas of Nepal and grand services of Nepal Adventure Team.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 02:In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03:Raft at Trisuli River and transfer to Pokhara - 06 hrs journey.
Day 04:At Pokhara sunrise views and hike to Buddhist Peace Stupa.
Day 05:Drive to Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha - 06 hrs.
Day 06:Drive to Chitwan - 05 hrs.
Day 07:In Chitwan full day jungle activities and elephant safari.
Day 08:Drive to Nagarkot via Kathmandu - 08 hrs.
Day 09:Drive and tour of Bhaktapur- and Namobuddha
Day 10:Tour of Patan / Lalitpur.
Day 11:International departure for homeward bound.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines. You will be welcomed by our representative from Nepal Adventure Team, and then you will be transferred to the hotel. After getting in the hotel, you can have free time. In the evening we will offer you a “welcome dinner” at the Nepalese typical restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese culture program as well as Nepalese meal.
Day 02In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest. After breakfast our city guide will take you on a full day tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is steeped in ancient history and culture, full of world heritage sites and monuments. We will start our tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu such as: Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swoyambunath (Known as Monkey temple) and then we will visit to Bouddhanath Stupa and continue sightseeing at Pashupatinath in the afternoon. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03Raft at Trisuli River and transfer to Pokhara - 06 hrs journey. Morning, drive on the Kathmandu / Pokhara highway, a pleasant scenic drive of 2-3 hours to reach the rafting point at Trisuli River, where our river guides will meet and brief on safety procedure, paddling technique. Rafting starts through exciting rapids and after a great time at rafting, continue drive for few hours to Pokhara, a popular touristic spot in all Himalaya region blessed with natural beauty where the high Annapurna mountain range and majestic Mt. Machapuchare “Fish Tail” reflects on its serene Phewa and Begnas lake. Trasfer to hotel.
Day 04At Pokhara sunrise views and hike to Buddhist Peace Stupa. Tour begins early morning with a short drive to a hill side, Sarangkot for stunning sunrise view over array of snowcapped mountains from world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m and 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m to range of smaller peaks with ever majestic Mt. Machapuchare “Fish Tail” 6,993 m. Sarangkot is also famous for paragliding which is one of the most popular adventure sports around. Return back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, a short boat ride and hike to Peace Stupa, a Buddhist pagoda monument on a hilltop. It offers tremendous overwhelming views of Pokhara valley and the snow capped peaks towards north. Afternoon, visit Tibetan Refugee Camp & Monastery. Experience the rumbling of monks chanting.
Day 05Drive to Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha - 06 hrs. Today you'll have a long drive towards Far South West Nepal to Lumbini located on the flatland Terai. A nice drive with views of Nepal’s countryside and traditional farm villages and amphitheatre of terraces to arrive Bhairawa. From here another hour of good drive brings you to holy site of Lumbini where many good hotels and resorts are available.
Day 06Drive to Chitwan - 05 hrs. Morning begins with interesting and impressive tour of sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born. Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam, the Shakya prince and the ultimate Buddha, the Enlightened One, is the pilgrimage destination of the world’s millions of followers of Buddhism. UNESCO has listed the Ashoka pillar as a World Heritage Site. The Mayadevi temple is another attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike. Visit also monasteries built by different Buddhist countries. After a wonderful time around Lumbini an overland drive towards Asia’s best Park, Chitwan. Transfer to hotel and a short walk to Tharu local village afterward.
Day 07In Chitwan full day jungle activities and elephant safari. Jungle activities starts early morning with elephant safari to observe elusive and rare Royal Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhinoceros, and four species of deer’s with many other wildlife and more than 70 different species of birds. Canoe ride downstream on Rapti River on the lookout for water / marsh bird life including 2 species of crocodile Marsh Mugger and fresh water Gangetic Gharial. After lunch, jungle walk or an interesting jungle drive and ending the day with evening Tharu cultural show and buffet dinner.
Day 08Drive to Nagarkot via Kathmandu - 08 hrs. Longest drive day but fascinating and exciting as you will see more of Nepal with overland drive. Starting early morning after breakfast drive leads back into mid-hills on leaving the flatland Terai, finally our scenic drive brings you at Kathmandu valley suburb and continue past medieval city of Bhaktapur to the top of a hill where Nagarkot is located, offering incredible views of sunrise / sunset over chain of Himalayan peaks.
Day 09Drive and tour of Bhaktapur- and Namobuddha After catching the morning sunrise descend to Bhaktapur, a beautiful and charming city where you can immerse in medieval times, located east of Kathmandu valley rim. Bhaktapur with immense old culture, traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs of every-day life. After a pleasant tour of Bhaktapur, we drive further. Dhulikhel and to Namobuddha, the holiest Buddhist place. "The place where Buddha offered his body to a tigress". Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 10Tour of Patan / Lalitpur. Morning a short drive over the Bagmati bridge where Kathmandu and Patan separates as two different districts, Patan also popularly called Lalitpur meaning the ‘city of arts’. Tour around old Palace area with courtyard (Durbar) and huge stone temple, Krishna Temple. After a great interesting day return back to hotel.
Day 11International departure for homeward bound. Your last day in amazing Nepal. As per international flight time, our staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great Nepal exclusive tour with Nepal Adventure Team.
Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees and valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100
For more information, please contact Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
Means of Transport
Tourist bus or private vehicle and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
We have arranged for the single traveller to pay for the single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other person of same sex though while he can also join the other groups.
Foods and Accommodations
Only breakfast will be available throughout the journey. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, bhat, curry and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. Theres multiple choices in the hotels. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. Youll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on twin-sharing basis.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special request and spending extra bucks.
Health and Fitness required
No previous experience is required since its a moderate tour. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since well be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages and mountains. Participants with the pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.
First Aid Kit
Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit.
Your Guide and Porter
We,Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone through a whole lot of trainings to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for Nepal Exclusive Tour is Spring(March to May) and Autumn(September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility is the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.
Equipments and Packing Lists
After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:
1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
2. Bank card or credit cards, travellers cheque, etc
3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen / cotton.
5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket and Rain / windproof jacket.
6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
8. A cap for day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening / morning wear.
10. Short and tracksuits.
11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
1. Large and small towels.
3. Water bottle.
4. Sun /snow glass.
5. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
6. First Aid/medical kit.
7. Rucksack / backpack.
8. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
9. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
10. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
11. Scarf / mask(for dust and wind).
12. Personal hygiene stuffs.
13. Any other extras you feel is necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.
Trekking and tour has been long established in Nepal,so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit more colder but you will get used to it.
Every traveller is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while other on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or using of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. Its because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favour of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too, have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.
The whole trip is customizable so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.
The following dates are the fixed departure dates and a common schedule. If you want a special and private package we can arrange one for you.