The Wonders of Nepal

Countless connections and perspectives


Intoxicating views and celestial natural beauty frame this Himalayan journey of rejuvenation. Revered temples and soaring mountains set the stage for a transformative adventure through ancient civilizations, myths and legends. Travel through rural villages, mountain towns and national parks. Laced with authentic connections, we’ll get closer to the people living here. Meet locals — like a wellness doctor who will teach us about ancient treatments.

from

$2,299

per person

GROUP SIZE

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

3
Get a Quote or call 1-844-205-6226
Trip code: 11NEPALWON

Details

  • Countries Visited: Nepal
  • Accommodation: Hotel (10 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $550
  • Transportation: Air conditioned vehicle throughout
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure transfers included
  • Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

HOTELS:

  • Hotel Manaslu, Kathmandu
  • Fish Tail Lodge, Pokhara
  • The Old Inn, Bandipur
  • Jungle Villa Resort, Chitwan
  • Hotel Heritage Malla, Bhaktapur

Hotels are subject to change

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! An included transfer brings you to your hotel. This evening gather with your Local Leader and fellow adventurers for a welcome meeting. Later, explore Kathmandu by rickshaw, a popular way to move about the city.

Day 2: Kathmandu

A short flight over Mount Everest offers mesmerizing views of the country’s immense snowcapped mountains. Visit Seven Women, a social enterprise working to help women in Nepal become educated and employed. This afternoon, choose from a cooking class or a hike to Nagi Gompa. (b)

Day 3: Kathmandu > Pokhara

We fly today to Pokhara — known as “the jewel of the Himalaya.” Here, we visit the International Mountain Museum and the World Peace Pagoda. After, we hike to the city’s lake for a boat ride. (b)

Day 4: Pokhara

We venture to Sarangkot, a beautiful mountainside village where Himalayan peaks soar in the background. Today, we hear stories of survival from Tibetan refugees and learn about ancient wellness treatments from a Tibetan doctor. (b)

Day 5: Pokhara > Bandipur

In Bandipur — an ancient Newari mountain town — we are introduced to a region untouched by modernization. Laced with temples and historical architecture, we explore this preserved medieval town on a guided walking tour. (b, d)

Day 6: Bandipur

Discover the beauty of rural Nepal today with a leisurely hike through Muchuk Village to Ramkot — a typical Magar village illustrating everyday life in Nepal. (b, d)

Day 7: Bandipur > Chitwan

Spend the day in Chitwan National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — which is recognized for its protection of the one-horned rhinoceros. (b, l, d)

Day 8: Chitwan

In this agricultural district, farmers cultivate crops of rice, maize, lentils and mustard. Embark on a nature walk or visit the Crocodile Conservation Awareness Project. (b, l, d)

Day 9: Chitwan > Kathmandu > Bhaktapur

We fly back to Kathmandu today and transfer to the city of Bhaktapur. Visit striking temples and palaces or engage with locals showcasing their handicrafts. (b)

Day 10: Bhaktapur > Kathmandu

In Kathmandu explore the Thamel District, a neighborhood which artists claimed decades ago. Later, dinner and a cultural dance culminates our Himalayan experience. (b, d)

Day 11: Kathmandu

Our adventure ends today. (b)

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Private Group Options

Adventure is better together. With private groups as small as 6, enjoy the freedom and flexibility of an exclusive departure, just for your crew! Rest assured you'll get the best of small group travel in a big way, plus the security and peace of mind of traveling with a brand backed by AAA.

Things to know before traveling to Nepal

Currency

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NPR).

ATMs can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bhaktapur. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan (only outside the park) and Bhaktapur.

The Government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined.

Cuisine

Generally you can eat very cheaply in Nepal. There is a great choice of restaurants and street stalls serving traditional and local food. In bigger restaurants in areas frequented by more tourists there is a choice between Nepalese, Indian, Chinese and Western style food.

Nepal caters very well towards vegetarians and vegans with almost all restaurants having a veg section of the menu. If in doubt please check with your tour leader.

Your tour leader will be able to direct you towards restaurants that are known to have better hygiene, especially in tourist areas where they are travelling with our groups regularly

Food Tips

Some tips that will help you stay well when eating in Nepal include.

-Stick to restaurants and street stalls busy with locals - local families eating there are a good bet.
-Wash your hands before eating (most restaurants will have a hand basin or bathroom)  or use a sanitizing hand gel
-Give yourself a few days to get used to local food, especially spicy food.
-If in doubt,  stick to the veg meal
-Avoid salads and peel fruit to avoid eating skin that may be washed in local water
-Steer clear of ice unless in higher end restaurants
-Drink more chai, eat more mo-mo's

Destination Notes

Outside of the main towns, Nepal can be a quiet place, with few "tourist" attractions and options for organized activities. There is plenty of time for your own exploration or relaxation. Don't expect each day to be action-packed, but be ready to seek out your own, more simple cultural experiences.

There are some long travel days on roads that seem to be permanently under construction. What looks like a short distance on a map can take an inexplicably long time to complete. Plenty of patience (and maybe some good podcasts at the ready) will go a long way toward your enjoyment of the journey.

Monsoon Season

Between June and August, it is monsoon season in Nepal. If you do choose to travel during this time, please note that you will encounter wet conditions and obscured views. Flights in the itinerary are also more likely to be delayed due to the weather.

Visas

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

Trip Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

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The Wonders of Nepal

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Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Nepal to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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