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9-Day Classic Nepal Tour

The Best of Nepal

This tour is the best choice for the travelers who would like to experience all the highlights of Nepal, including ancient cities and historical relics, snow-capped mountains and classic outdoor activities, wildlife, and a jungle safari.

At the end of the tour, the magnificent views of the Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest, will be unique memories among your travel experiences.

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  • Price:from US$2,149 p/p

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Tour Highlights

Journey back to the Middle Ages in the hidden Kathmandu Valley palaces.

the ancient buildings in Kathmandu

Feel the strength of belief when touching the exquisite sculptures and flying prayer flags.

the white pagoda and the colorful flags

Admire the most mysterious peak of the Annapurna Range, Machapuchare (Mt. 'Fishtail') by Lake Phewa.

the boat ride on Phewa lake

Track animals in the jungle, such as rhinoceroses, crocodiles, tigers, leopards, and deer.

a rhinocero in the river

Witness the golden morning sunlight colors on the roof of the world.

the mountain range of Himalaya

Suggested Route

Nepal tour map

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

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Day 1
Kathmandu Arrival

Arrive at Kathmandu. Meet our representative and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your free time to acclimatize during the rest of day.

Day 2
The First Sights of Kathmandu

Start your tour from Kathmandu Durbar Square. Observe the spectacular art and architecture of the medieval and modern Malla (1201–1779) and Shah (1559–2008) dynasties.

Then, visit the sacred Hindu shrine Pashupatinath. It is also a crematorium. If you see a funeral at the cremation ghat (sacred riverfront), it could be a moment that stuns your soul.

Continue to Boudhanath Stupa to feel the piety of Tibetan Buddhism. The eyes on the golden pagoda might impress you a lot.

Visit the "Monkey Temple" at the end. You will find out how well Hinduism and Buddhism combine there.

white pagoda in Kathmandu
The sacred 'Mokey Temple'
Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning for a very enjoyable boat ride on Phewa Lake in the afternoon. The pretty scenery with the snow-capped mountains will make you feel that you are in Switzerland.

The colorful boats on Phewa Lake
The colorful boats on Phewa Lake
Day 4
Pokhara Sightseeing

First, visit the Davis Falls. See the meltwater from the mountains plunge into the underground plunge pool, and maybe encounter a lovely rainbow.

Then, explore Gupteshwor Mhadev Cave for the huge stalagmites worshiped as a Shiva Lingam (a symbolic representation of the god Shiva).

In the International Mountain Museum, listen to stories of mountaineers and local people who love their Himalayan homeland. Then enjoy magnificent mountain views at World Peace Pagoda.

the white World Peace Pagoda
The beautiful World Peace Pagoda
Day 5
Annapurna Sunrise and Drive to Chitwan

Head to Sarangkot for the beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna Range in the early morning, and then drive to Chitwan. It will take about 5 hours (145 km) to Chitwan. It is also possible to take a flight.

in the afternoon, walk around Tharu Village to see the ethnic people of the area, and stay for a sunset view. Enjoy Tharu dancing with dinner.

The beautiful sunrise view from Sarangkot
The beautiful sunrise view from Sarangkot
Day 6
Jungle Safari

Explore the jungle by a jeep. Meet the rhinoceroses, deer, and birds. If you are lucky, you may see leopards, wild elephants, and sloth bears. Take a 1-hour canoe ride to see the crocodiles.

Visit the Tharu Museum in a less touristy village — Harnari. It is the best place to experience Tharu culture.

a rhinocero in the river
Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park
Day 7
Private Transfer from Chitwan to Nagarkot

Drive from Chitwan to Nagarkot (about 6 hours) for an excellent view of the snow-capped Himalayan Range.

The beautiful white pagodas and colorful houses in Kathmandu
The beautiful white pagodas and colorful houses in Kathmandu
Day 8
Majestic Himalayas and Great Kathmandu Valley

Transfer to Nagarkot tower to watch sunrise and majestic mountains in the early morning.

Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur. Visit the Golden Gate, Palace of 55 Windows, Taleju Temple, Datratra Square, and Pottery Square. Visit Patan Durbar Square in the afternoon, including Krishna Mandir, Patan Museum, some beautiful temples, and a monastery.

the snow mountain view from Nagarkot
Enjoy the amazing view of the Himalayas
Day 9
Kathmandu Departure

We'll effortlessly get you to the airport for your departure.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

red helicopter and snow mountains
Helicopter Tour for Mt.Everest

For adventurers

White Water Rafting on Trishuli River

For adventurers

snow-capped mountains
Appreciate Himalayas in a Hidden Resort

For couples

Paragliding from Sarangkot to Pokhara
Paragliding from Sarangkot to Pokhara

For adventurers

monks sitting under the tree
An Extension to Lumbini

For culture fans

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

Hotle with pagodas
Hotel with Nepalese pagodas
Hotle with the view of Everest
Hotel with a view of Everest
Hotle with the view of Annapurna
Hotel with the view of Annapurna
Hotle with the view of Everest
Jungle Lodge in Chitwan

Our Service Includes:

9 days from
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guides in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Governmental taxes

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