Best of Nepal' is the trip plan that comprises of adventure activities, trekking, jungle safari, some spiritual hikes, and some recreation and relaxation in one setting. This trip takes you to the popular places in and around the city as well as outside, to the villages, city of lakes and deep jungle safaris of Nepal. Unlike many other trips, this is for those who love the adrenaline rush and have a deep interest in the cultural heritage sites and its ancient myths and stories combined with arts and architectures. Although it mostly focuses on adventure activities based on mountains and jungles, it also covers the beautiful city tours as well. The heritage sites beautifully reflect the intricacies of art, centuries-old culture and beliefs of Nepal.
This enjoyable, interesting and unique trip is strained free and anyone irrespective of age can equally be a part of it. Apart from a short walk during city tours, there aren’t any strenuous walks involved.
Enjoy the best tour around Nepal’s most popular cities in a short time frame with Best of Nepal tour.
- The 'Best of Nepal' Itinerary comprises adventure, leisure, recreation, adrenaline and sports activities, hiking, relaxation, jungle activities, and some cultural tours.
- It covers the city tour of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Pokhara, Chitwan and some village tours of Balthali, Panauti, and Dhulikhel along with the recreation tour to Nagarkot.
Why this trip
This trip requires less time, effort and capital. You can enjoy the best of Nepal within a short period with the facility of customizing the trip. Moreover, this trip includes the cultural tour, adventure tour, spiritual journey, outdoor trip, and city tour altogether.
- Day 1 ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU
At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle.
Overnight in Kathmandu;
- Day 2 KATHMANDU HERITAGE SITE TOUR
After breakfast, Kathmandu tour starts. Kathmandu valley is the capital of the country and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is an incredibly diverse city with a breathtaking Newari culture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhists cultural sites alongside a plethora of ancient monuments. Throughout the day, we will visit most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
Overnight stay at the hotel;
- Day 3 DRIVE TO POKHARA
Today, we drive through beautiful villages and landscapes to Pokhara. After approximately 7-8 hrs of drive we reach the beautiful lake city Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we can stroll around the lake side.
Overnight stay at hotel;
- Day 4 POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
Pokhara (city of lakes) is a beautiful city situated on a shore of Fewa lake. We will go for sightseeing around the World Peace Stupa, Tal Barahi Temple, Begnas Lake and many more as per your preferences. Shopping around the city, boating on the Fewa lake can also be some other options. You can also stroll around the beautiful lakeside which comes alive in the evening.
Overnight stay at hotel;
- Day 5 DRIVE TO CHITWAN
Today we drive towards the south western part of Nepal- Chitwan from Pokhara. It takes about 4-5 hours to reach Chitwan. Upon reaching Chitwan, we visit the oldest national park in Nepal, Chitwan national park. It is the sanctuary to varieties of rare and endangered animals like one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, sloth bear, etc. Protecting more than 932 sq. km of forests, marshland, and grassland, this national park is enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site.
Overnight stay at hotel in Chitwan;
- Day 6 CHITWAN SIGHTSEEING
We start our tour with full day jungle safari around Chitwan National Park. After breakfast, we visit the elephant breeding center and enjoy bathing the elephants. In the afternoon, we drive through the jungles on a Jeep and later go for a canoe ride down the Rapti River. During the safari, we tour around the jungle and get chance to spot deer, the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, along with other wild animals. If lucky, we might spot the rare Royal Bengal Tiger. While canoeing, weget a closer look at the Gharial and Mugger Crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters, and wide varieties of water birds.In the evening, we observe Tharu cultural dance.
Overnight at hotel;
- Day 7 DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
Early in the morning, after breakfast we drive towards Kathmandu from Chitwan. Driving along the plains of Terai, we gradually move along the winding road enjoying the beautiful landscapes of hilly terrains and small houses on the way. After almost 6-7 hours drive, we reach Kathmandu in the evening.
Overnight at Kathmandu;
- Day 8 HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING AROUND BHAKTAPUR, DRIVE TO NAGARKOT
The city tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square will be done in the morning which includes visit to the Golden Gate, Nyatapola Temple, 55 Window Palace, National Art Gallery, Taleju Temple, different statues and monuments. After finishing the sightseeing in Bhaktapur, we drive to Nagarkot and view sunset in the evening across the alluring mountains.
Overnight stay at hotel in Nagarkot;
- Day 9 NAGARKOT SIGHTSEEING
Early in the morning, we hike to the tower of Nagarkot to catch the splendid sunrise over the beautiful mountains and hills. If the weather is favorable, we get to spot Mt.Everest from here. After the visit, half day rest in Nagarkot.
Overnight at Nagarkot;
- Day 10 DRIVE TO NAMOBUDDHA, HIKE TO BALTHALI
We depart early from Nagarkot and drive to Namobuddha which should take us around two hours. Namo Buddha is a pilgrimage site for the Buddhists with an amazing story of compassion and with beautiful views. From Namobuddha, we start our hike to Balthali. The half day hike will end after we reach to Balthali Village Resort.
We spend our night there at that resort;
- Day 11 DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
In the morning, we take a jeep to a small historical city Panauti. After visiting some major attractions in Panauti, we drive back to Kathmandu. The half day will be free for you. You can either go for shopping around Thamel or try some unique Nepali cuisines around the freak street in Kathmandu on your own. You can also observe evening prayer at the Pashupatinath Temple.
Overnight stay at hotel;
- Day 12 DEPARTURE
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M.
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