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Taste of Nepal Tour - 8 Days

Looking for a Nepal adventure that goes beyond trekking?  Did you know that Nepal is one of the most cultured and bio-diverse countries on earth? 

No other place on earth allows you to see the world’s highest mountains,  with yaks and buffalo (and maybe a yeti sighting) to sub-tropical jungle, with tigers, crocodiles, rhinos, and elephants, with stops at ancient religious and cultural sites along the way, all in one trip. 

Make a plan to experience a taste of Nepal beyond the famous treks. From high snow capped peaks of the Himalayas in the north to the flat plain in the south; from exotic heritage tour of Kathmandu to the relaxing natural mountain atmosphere of Nagarkot; from wild life safari in Chitwan to nature excursion in Pokhara; all are set to give you the best taste of Nepal.  Nowhere will you find such a diverse tour experience in one go. 

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Your visit of the heritage sites in Kathmandu valley will take you to ancient Buddhist stupas, medieval palace squares, a Hindu cremation center in the open on the bank of a river, to show you the diversity in culture and the amazing craftsmanship of the ancient and medieval artisans of Kathmandu. You can rest and relax by the evening on the mountain top along the Kathmandu valley ridge. See a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and a stunning sunrise from the hill station then get ready to explore the wild life in Chitwan, one of the finest national parks in south Asia. You can expect additional exceptional close up views of the Himalayas from Pokhara and be thrilled by an optional adventure activity like paragliding, the world’s highest, longest and fastest zip flyer, bungy jumping or maybe an ultra-light flight. And take in the beautiful countryside life and culture during your bus rides.

This trip let’s you experience a true taste of everything that Nepal has to offer, by combining all of its diverse and beautiful places and activities into one trip. Give it a thought that there is more to Nepal than trekking; come experience it yourself and you’ll be overwhelmed with the extraordinary experience of traveling all of Nepal;

Once back home, you will want to share your amazing experience with your friends.


Trip Profile

7 Nights - 8 Days

  • Nepal Expedition.

3 Nights - 4 Days

  • Explore Kathmandu Valley.
  • Nagarkot.

2 Nights and 3 Days

  • Chitwan National Park for Jungle Safari activities.
  • Explore Pokhara

Trip Details & Facts

  • It is a safe and an easy way to explore Nepal in a short period of time.
  • Good for family vacations, honeymooners and people looking for luxury trips in Nepal.
  • An incredible experience of traveling to the world of the Himalayas without trekking.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu - 1400 m (4593 ft.)
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing and Nagarkot - 2175 m (7135 ft)
  • Day 03 : Nagarkot - Bhaktapur - Chitwan 400 m (1312 ft.)
  • Day 04 : Chitwan Exploration Day
  • Day 05 : Chitwan - Pokhara 900 m (2952 ft.)
  • Day 06 : Pokhara Exploration Day
  • Day 07 : Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Day 08 : Departure Day

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  • Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu - 1400 m (4593 ft.)

    You will be welcomed and received on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel; check into hotel and relax until we meet for the trip briefing at some point in the evening. You will be informed about the briefing time once you arrive to the hotel.

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing and Nagarkot - 2175 m (7135 ft)

    After breakfast in the morning we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We will tour the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE sites today which includes:

    Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful home to lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, it's also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.

    Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage site for Hindus and is a Hindu Crematorium. Watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed bodies, matted dreadlocks, the typical look of Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.

    Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.

    Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century as well as the amazing Nepali Architecture.

    Later on, we will drive to Nagarkot for about 1.5 hrs and stay overnight there. Nagarkot is a beautiful hill station 32 Kilometers east of Kathmandu and famous for sunrises and Mountain Views. We can enjoy the breathtaking view of Langtang range in the Himalaya along with other magnificent mountains including Sisa Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar and also a tiny glimpse of Mt. Everest on a very clear day. Sunrise from here is as fascinating as it can be. The cool weather there makes us wish for more days there but so sad, we are checking out from here tomorrow.

    Overnight stay at a hotel. - B

  • Day 03 : Nagarkot - Bhaktapur - Chitwan 400 m (1312 ft.)

    Early morning wake up for the sunrise. We will check out the hotel after breakfast and drive for about 40 minutes to Bhaktapur for a sightseeing tour of the world heritage town.
    After about 2 hours’ sightseeing of Bhaktapur, we start driving to Chitwan National Park. It takes us about 6 hours to reach this beautiful National Park in the south of Nepal. Chitwan national park was once the hunting ground of British and Nepalese aristocrats. Today, the animals - elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, leopard and deer - are protected, not shot. The greatest thrill here is to scout for wildlife on the back of an elephant. This national park is enlisted in the UNESCO’s Natural Heritage Site.
    Stay in Hotel near National park. - B/L/D

  • Day 04 : Chitwan Exploration Day

    Full day in Chitwan National Park for exciting activities like: jungle walk, elephant riding, village visit, canoeing, visit to elephant breeding center, bird-watching etc. A nature guide will lead us through all the activities giving us more insights about the wildlife, flora and fauna in the national park. View of wild and aquatic life like rhinoceros, deer, bear, crocodile, and different birds will make your day. Don't miss sunset along he riverbank. In the evening we can enjoy the Tharu cultural show. Tharus are aboriginal people of the area who have their own language, culture and tradition.
    Stay in Chitwan - B/L/D

  • Day 05 : Chitwan - Pokhara 900 m (2952 ft.)

    Today we are driving for 5 hours to go to Pokhara, a very famous nature and tourist destination in Nepal. As soon as we reach Pokhara, the atmosphere starts telling us about the beauty of the place. One of the most beautiful lake cities in the world, Pokhara, is also the city for the adventure sports in Nepal. It is also a famous sightseeing place with beautiful lakes and views of Himalayan range. The close-up view of the Annapurna range and Mt. Fishtail from here is more than fascinating. In the afternoon we explore the beauty of Pokhara by boating on Lake Fewa, and visiting a temple on a small island.
    Stay in hotel - B

  • Day 06 : Pokhara Exploration Day

    We wake up early in the morning and drive for about 35 minutes to Sarangkot, a beautiful hill near Pokhara famous for Sunrise. A closed-up look of the Annapurna and Fishtail peaks, and the unparalleled Sunrise makes a perfect start of your day. After Sunrise, we come back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we go for a nice row boating trip on the beautiful Lake Fewa. Later we visit Davis falls, a cave, and Tibetan Refugee Camp.

    P.S: We can choose to do some adventure activities like Paragliding, ultralight flight or Zip flyer as well, with an extra cost. We can also hike to Naudanda Sarangkot or World Peace Stupa or Nirmal Pokhari at an extra rate of USD 17 per person - minimum 2 participants required.

    Stay in hotel - B

  • Day 07 : Pokhara - Kathmandu

    We are driving back to Kathmandu today after our breakfast. It takes us about 7 hours to reach Kathmandu. We can fly back at an extra cost (30 minute flight). Later in the evening, we go for farewell Nepali dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu and you can share your trip experiences.

    Stay in hotel - B/D

  • Day 08 : Departure Day

    Today is our last day of the Taste of Nepal Tour so we will transfer you to airport for the departure to home.

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What is included

  • City sightseeing with a / c bus and a tour guide.
  • Overland round transportations by private bus.
  • All accommodations - twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Traditional Nepali dinner with a cultural show.
  •  Airport transfers on arrivals / departures flights.

What is not included

  • Airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing monument entrance fees.
  • Nepal Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips to guides.
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned above.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Expenses raised by those events which are not under our control

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