11 days
from $2,299

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

3

Nepal: Kathmandu (round trip)

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.

Tour Highlights

  • View Mount Everest on a sightseeing flight

  • Hike down from the World Peace Pagoda

  • Explore Kathmandu by rickshaw

Trip code: 11NEPALWON

Activity Level:
3

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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The Wonders of Nepal

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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

Day-by-day itinerary from Kathmandu (round trip)

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.

  • Our hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Manaslu

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)

  • Our hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Manaslu

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)

  • Our hotel in Pokhara: Fish Tail Lodge

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)

  • Our hotel in Pokhara: Fish Tail Lodge

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)

  • Our hotel in Bandipur: The Old Inn

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)

  • Our hotel in Bandipur: The Old Inn

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)

  • Our hotel in Chitwan: Jungle Villa Resort

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)

  • Our hotel in Chitwan: Jungle Villa Resort

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)

  • Our hotel in Bhaktapur: Hotel Heritage Malla

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)

  • Our hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Manaslu

Day 11: Kathmandu
Our adventure ends today. (b)

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.

NEPALESE 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

GENERAL DESTINATION NOTES:
Outside of the main towns, Nepal can be a quiet place, with few "tourist" attractions and options for organised 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.

TRAVEL 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.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Nepal

Pre-Night Add-ons

KATHMANDU: $115 USD per room (double occupancy); $105 (single occupancy)


Post-Night Add-ons

KATHMANDU: $115 USD per room (double occupancy); $105 (single occupancy)


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.

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