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Kathmandu Valley & Captivating Himalayas

Nepal in 11 Days, 9 Nights in Destination

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In the Kathmandu Valley, at the foot of the Himalayas, you will lose yourself among the temples and palaces of the Malla dynasty, sail the waters of the Narayani River and fly over Everest. Do you dare?

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    Chitwan
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    Everest
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    Kathmandu
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    Patan
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    Pokhara

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  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

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  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 9 Nights

Itinerary

Explore the 'Roof of the World' with an unforgettable adventure through Nepal. In Kathmandu, discover ancient relics and soak up the bustling atmosphere of the capital, before heading to the hills to explore the temples of historic Patan. Get in touch with the wild side of Nepal in Chitwan before enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayas in picturesque Pokhara on the shores of Lake Phewa.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Kathmandu. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Kathmandu

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Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. The largest urban area in Nepal, with 2.5 million inhabitants, consists of the core of the metropolitan city of Kathmandu and its sister cities Patan, Kirtipur, Thimi and Bhaktapur, including the urban areas of Shankhapur, Karyabinayak, Champapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel and Panauti. The capital of the country is located at 1,400 meters above sea level in a picturesque bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal. Spend the day discovering the city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

634 Reviews

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3rd Day: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit Bhaktapur, known as the 'City of the Devotees', to admire the great architectural beauty of the third of the three royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur's Durbar Square is the best preserved in the valley. The Royal Palace stands out, whose entrance door is a masterpiece in embossed art, as does the Nyatapola Temple, known as the Temple of the Five Roofs for it's five magnificently sculpted floors, making it one of the highest in the country. Later, continue to the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley, Changu Narayan Temple located in the Changu village and dedicated to the god Vishnu. From here, take in the amazing views of the surrounding valley. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

634 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Excursion to Bhaktapur

Moderate

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4th Day: Kathmandu - Patan - Kathmandu

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Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we recommend an optional Mount Everest flight-seeing excursion.* Head to the Kathmandu Valley through Asan Tole, the main street of the capital's oldest shopping area, which offers a vivid display of local Nepalese life. Discover Nepalese culture and experience everyday life through the bustling and narrow streets and courtyards of the city. Visit Durbar Square in Kathmandu, where you can see the Kumari Temple and the exteriors of the Taleju Temple and Kala Bhairav. In the afternoon, explore Swayambhunath Stupa, located at the top of a hill, to contemplate the beautiful landscape of the Kathmandu Valley. Later, discover the old city of Patan and visit its Durbar Square, the oldest of the three in the valley. See the Royal Palace, home to beautiful patios and ornate windows and sanctuaries dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh and Vishnu. Afterwards, head to the Temple of the Living Goddess Kumari, who looks out onto the balcony to receive the greetings of the devotees. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Kathmandu.

* Optional Mount Everest flight-seeing excursion: One-hour long sightseeing on a fixed-wing aircraft for an experience of a lifetime. All the spectacular glaciers, snow-capped peaks and gorges glide below as you fly towards Mt. Everest. Includes a flight certificate awarded at the end of the excursion. Return to Kathmandu to begin the rest of the days sightseeing.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

634 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Excursion to Kathmandu

Moderate

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included
Excursion to Patan

Moderate

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Optional
Mount Everest Flight-Seeing

Light

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5th Day: Kathmandu - Chitwan

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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off by road to Chitwan, passing by scenic landscapes*. Arrive and get settled at the hotel. In the afternoon, set off on a 1-hour nature walk to explore the beautiful surrounding area, scattered with cabins inhabited by the indigenous Tharu tribe, who have lived in the forests surrounding Chitwan for hundreds of years. After a delicious dinner, enjoy a Tharu Stick Dance Show, performed by local farmers, for an insight into Chitwan’s cultural roots. Overnight stay in Chitwan.

*Please note that due to ongoing construction on Prithvi Highway (the road leading to Chitwan and Pokhara) delays in transfer times are to be expected.

The drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan will now take approx. 7 hours. Completion of road construction is scheduled for late 2024. To considerably reduce travel time, you will have the possibility to add the flight from Kathmandu to Chitwan to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Machan Country Villa or similar
tripadvisor rating

110 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Nature Walk & Tharu Cultural Dance

Active

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6th Day: Chitwan

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Rise early in the morning and enjoy a coffee/tea break before heading off to Chitwan National Park to seize the day and the tranquillity of the natural environment during the quiet hours of the morning. The area surrounding Machan Country Villa is a true paradise for birdwatchers, so keep your eyes peeled for some of the rarer species. Enjoy a nature walk with a naturalist expert who can point out the abundant birdlife before returning to the hotel for a well-deserved breakfast. Afterwards you will get to know the behaviours and characteristics of the majestic Asian elephant. Lunch included. Continue your adventure with a 3-hour jeep safari through the jungle until arriving at the shores of the Narayani River where a traditional boat awaits to take you on a tranquil boat cruise. Look out for local wildlife such as crocodiles and water birds before returning to the shore. In the evening, enjoy an informative presentation by a jungle expert to learn more about this unique eco-system. Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight stay in Chitwan.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Machan Country Villa or similar
tripadvisor rating

110 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full-Day Chitwan National Park

Light

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7th Day: Chitwan - Pokhara

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off for Pokhara*. En route, visit Bandipur Village, a small hilltop settlement and an amazing example of Newar culture. This charming village is home to precious 18th-century architecture, a number of small cafes and shops. Continue to Pokhara, nestled in a quiet, forest-covered valley. Arrive, get settled at the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking up the fantastic views of the Himalayas and the five Annapurna peaks. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

*Please note that due to ongoing construction on Prithvi Highway (the road leading to Chitwan and Pokhara) delays in transfer times are to be expected.

The drive from Chitwan to Pokhara will now take approx. 8 hours. Completion of road construction is scheduled for late 2024. To considerably reduce travel time, you will have the possibility to add the flight from Chitwan to Pokhara to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pokhara Choice Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

409 Reviews

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Activities

included
Bandipur Village Visit

Moderate

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8th Day: Pokhara

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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off early in the morning to Sarangkot to see the sunrise over the Himalayas, if weather conditions permit. Located at 1592 meters above sea level, it is the most popular spot to enjoy the magnificent views of the Pokhara Valley and the mountains. Afterwards, take a boat ride on Phewa Lake, see the beautiful Devi Waterfall and explore the Sacred Cave of Gupteshwor. Continue to the bustling Old Bazaar of Pokhara, a pleasant traditional place, full of merchants selling fabrics, food and gold, among other authentic Nepalese products. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Pokhara.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pokhara Choice Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

409 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Half-Day Phewa Lake & Old Bazaar Pokhara

Light

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included
Sunrise over the Himalayas in Sarangkot

Moderate

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9th Day: Pokhara - Kathmandu

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head back to Kathmandu, enjoying the spectacular scenery along the way*. Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

*Please note that due to ongoing construction on Prithvi Highway (the road leading to Chitwan and Pokhara) delays in transfer times are to be expected.

The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will now take approx. 12 hours. Completion of road construction is scheduled for late 2024. To considerably reduce travel time, you will have the possibility to add the flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

634 Reviews

See our full selection

10th Day: Kathmandu

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a guided visit to Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, one of the largest in the world and icon of Nepal, sits on an octagonal base and is surrounded by the houses of Buddhist Lamas. Afterwards, discover Pashupatinath Hindu Temple on the east bank of the river, the most important and oldest of the Kathmandu Valley, dedicated to Shiva and surrounded by an exuberant natural environment. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to stroll through the city or make some last-minute souvenir purchases. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Tibet or similar
tripadvisor rating

634 Reviews

See our full selection

11th Day: Kathmandu - Night on board

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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to captivating Nepal. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport and check-in for your return flight back to the US. Night on board.*

* Dependant on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US today.

Included activities

Included

Excursion to Bhaktapur

Included activity for day 3 in Kathmandu

Enjoy a excursion to Bhaktapur to admire the great architectural beauty of this royal city, one of three in the Kathmandu Valley. See its Durbar Square, the Royal Palace, Nyatapola Temple and Changu Narayan Temple, the oldest in the valley.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Excursion to Kathmandu

Included activity for day 4 in Kathmandu

Discover the treasures of Durbar Square in Kathmandu, where you can see the Kumari Temple, known as the temple of the living goddess and admire the beautiful exteriors of Taleju Temple, Kala Bhairav and the impressive Swayambhu Mahachaitya.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Excursion to Patan

Included activity for day 4 in Patan

Discover Patan and visit its Durbar Square, the oldest of the three in the Kathmandu Valley. See the Royal Palace, home to beautiful patios and ornate windows and sanctuaries dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh and Vishnu, and the beautiful Golden Temple.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Nature Walk & Tharu Cultural Dance

Included activity for day 5 in Chitwan

Head out on a 1-hour nature walk to explore the beautiful surrounding area, by the indigenous Tharu tribe, who have lived in the forests surrounding Chitwan for hundreds of years. Enjoy a traditional Tharu cultural dance performance.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Mount Everest Flight-Seeing

Suggested activity for day 4 in Everest

One hour long sightseeing on a fixed-wing aircraft. All the spectacular glaciers, snow-capped peaks and gorges glide below as you fly towards Mt. Everest. Includes a flight certificate awarded at the end of the excursion.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Kathmandu - US.
  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 9 breakfasts and full-board in Chitwan.
  • Transfers with an English-speaking assistant in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Boat ride on Phewa Lake.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Nepalese Visa (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

If you are travelling to Nepal with a US passport, you will require a Nepalese visa. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Nepalese Embassy for further details: https://us.nepalembassy.gov.np/

Please note that due to ongoing construction on Prithvi Highway (the road leading to Chitwan and Pokhara) delays in transfer times are to be expected. 

The drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan will now take approx. 7 hours. The drive from Chitwan to Pokhara will now take approx. 8 hours and the drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will now take approx. 12 hours. Completion of road construction is scheduled for late 2024. 

To considerably reduce travel time, we can offer the following flight options:

  1. From Kathmandu to Chitwan
  2. From Chitwan to Pokhara
  3. From Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of six months or more validity.

  • Visa

    A visa is required. You can apply before arrival or you can obtain this on arrival in the country.

  • Currency

    Nepalese Rupee.

  • Language

    Nepali.

  • Electricity

    220 V. Electrical sockets are European style however an adapter may be useful.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 05:45.

  • Other useful information

    People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://welcomenepal.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Due to adverse weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary are subject to changes and/or cancellations without notice. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

Children: 2 - 11 years. 

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

 

Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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