7-Day Nepal Highlights Tour

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7 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
Min Age : All ages
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Through the Highlights of Nepal Tour, you’ll get the chance to visit the diverse culture, architecture, traditions, and landscapes. We start the tour by visiting the Trishuli River rafting base camp. Rafting on this river offers a mix of exciting rapids and calm sections, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced rafters. 

When visiting Nepal, one must visit the tourist capital of Nepal, Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful valley known as a gateway to the Annapurna Conservation Area, famous for its lakes and panoramic views of the Annapurna massifs and Fishtail Mountain. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is also one of our destinations during this trip. Here, you can visit the Sacred Garden with the Maya Devi Temple depicting the birth of Lord Buddha and experience peace and tranquility. 

Our next and final destination is the first national park in Nepal, Chitwan National Park, which is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overall, the trip is an amazing and bountiful experience for all. Nepal is a beautiful country where there is a presence of the richest and most diverse cultures and traditions, architecture, costumes, languages, and multi-ethnic people living with social harmony in different nooks and corners.

Highlights of the Tour:
  • Exciting rafting on the rivеr, is suitable for both bеginnеrs and еxpеriеncеd raftеrs, followed by an ovеrnight stay at a camp.
  • Explorе Lumbini with a visit to thе Sacrеd Gardеn, Maya Dеvi Tеmplе, thе Ashoka Pillar, and thе Sakyan Tank.
  • Junglе safari in Chitwan, starting with a jееp safari to witness wildlife likе thе onе-hornеd rhino, wild boar, dееr, lеopard, and, if lucky, thе Royal Bеngal Tigеr.
  • Visit Sarangkot for a breath-taking sunrisе viеw of thе city and thе Himalayan mountains.

Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 1-night stay in Sakya Guesthouse or a similar hotel in Lumbini, breakfast included.
  • 1-night stay in a tent or a local lodge in Trisuli, full-board basis.
  • 2-night stay at the Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar hotel in Pokhara, breakfast included.
  • 2-night stay at Rain Forest Resort or a similar hotel in Chitwan, full board basis.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed and local tour guide in every city (incl. his wage and salary).
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation.
  • First-aid kit.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses.
  • Food and beverage bills in all places.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Entrance fee.
  • International flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donations at temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Personal hiking gear and personal kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation and insurance of any kind.
  • Any other items that are not mentioned in the package.
Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu to Trishuli and Rafting (5-hour drive)

The tour starts by leaving Kathmandu in the early morning at 7 a.m. After a 5-hour drive, you will arrive at the Trishuli River rafting base camp. Here, you’ll meet your experienced rafting guide, who will provide a safety briefing and give you all the necessary rafting equipment, including life jackets and helmets. Rafting on this river offers a mix of exciting rapids and calm sections, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced rafters. After a day of fun and adventure on the river, set up camp at a picturesque location near the Trishuli River, where you’ll camp and stay overnight.

Includes: lunch, dinner, and an overnight stay in a tent or a local lodge.

Day 2Drive to Pokhara (3-4-hour drive)

After a delightful breakfast, you will embark on a scenic private transport drive to the enchanting city of Pokhara. The journey will take you through picturesque landscapes, with the majestic Himalayas as your backdrop. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you’ll check into your comfortable hotel, where you can unwind and rejuvenate after the road trip. Take in the breathtaking views of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna Range from your accommodation, and perhaps enjoy a leisurely stroll around the serene lakeside.

Includes: breakfast, private transport, and an overnight stay at the Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar one.

Day 3Sightseeing in Pokhara

Today, you will start with an early drive to Sarangkot to capture the tranquil and magical view of the city before sunrise and also to view the first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains in the background. Sarangkot offers panoramic views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and other mountains. After spending some time in Sarangkot, you will drive back to Pokhara, where a whole day of sightseeing awaits us: Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev, etc.

Includes: private transport, and an overnight stay at the Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar one.

Food Stalls in Pokhara Street Festival
Image: Food Stalls in Pokhara Street Festival (Source: Mahesh.K.Bhatta/Twitter)

Day 4Pokhara to Lumbini via Palpa (6-7-hour drive)

Today, you will start driving to reach Lumbini via Palpa. The road is smooth, so relax and enjoy the ride. On the way, we will make a quick stop at Tansen Bazaar. Tansen Bazaar is an ancient marketplace that offers a wide range of products. Afterwards, you will leave Palpa and head towards the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini. When you reach Lumbini, you will check in at the hotel. Now, the remaining time is for rest. You can explore the surroundings in your own style.

Includes: private transport, and an overnight stay at Sakya Guest House or a similar one.

Day 5Sightseeing in Lumbini and Drive to Chitwan (4-5-hour drive)

On the fifth day of the Highlights of Nepal tour, you will visit the Sacred Garden with the Maya Devi Temple depicting the birth of Lord Buddha, the Ashoka pillar pinpointing the place of birth of the Buddha, and the Sakyan Tank, where Maya Devi, the mother of the Buddha, is supposed to have taken a dip before bringing forth the baby.

All around this holy site, there are remnants of monasteries and chaityas built over the centuries following the Buddha’s birth in 623 B.C. After finishing sightseeing, you will continue the journey to Chitwan. You will reach Chitwan in the early evening and check in at the hotel.

Includes: private transport, and an overnight stay at Rain Forest Resort or a similar one.

Day 6Chitwan Jungle Safari

Today, after breakfast, the full-day safari activities in the jungle of Chitwan begin. We start our adventure with a Jeep safari inside the jungle. You will enter the community forest section to view the one-horned rhino and some other wild animals like wild boar, deer, leopard, and others, and after that, you will cross the Rapti River to get into the skirt of the main national park area. If it’s your lucky day, then you will get to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in the highland area where the bushes are as high as 5–6 feet, and along with that, you will be able to see the wild elephants and other wild animals as well.

After completing your jungle safari tour, get back to the hotel and have your lunch. Later on, you can go for a guided tour around the Tharu village and then go canoeing on the Rapti River, where you can observe the Marsh Mugger and Gharial crocodiles resting by the side of the Rapti River in Chitwan. After completing your sight-seeing tour, get back to the hotel and have a rest.

Includes: private transport, and an overnight stay at Rain Forest Resort or a similar one.

Chitwan Crocodile

Day 7Birdwatching in Chitwan and Drive to Kathmandu (5-6-hour drive)

Today, you will wake up early in the morning and leave the hotel for bird watching. An early morning walk through the bush and along the bank of the Rapti River offers the opportunity to view many exotic birds, including the Giant Hornbill, Lesser Florican, and Paradise Flycatcher. This apart enjoys the movement of the migratory birds in the Bish Hajar Taal.

After bird watching, you will have your breakfast and check out of the hotel. The vehicle will be ready to transfer you back to Kathmandu. Once you reach Kathmandu, your Highlights of Nepal is complete.

Includes: breakfast, private transport.

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