Monkeys sitting in front of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu | Nepal
FROM: CAD $2,115 pp
Highlights of Nepal - 9 days map

Discover the beautiful landscapes and cultural treasures of Nepal on this 9-day small group tour. Explore the Kathmandu Valley, visiting ancient temples, royal palaces, and vibrant markets steeped in centuries of history. Go in search of wildlife on safari in Chitwan National Park, home of the endangered one-horned rhino and the elusive Bengal tiger. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas in picturesque Pokhara, where its serene lake mirrors snow-capped peaks. Watch sunrise at the World Peace Stupa and go boating on Lake Phewa, watch the monk's daily prayer at Jangchub Choeling Monastery and take an exhilarating rickshaw ride through Kathmandu. With expert guides, 4-star hotels and unique local experiences, this tour promises to unveil the essence of Nepal, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
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Trip Highlights

Kathmandu - Rickshaw ride through the city, explore Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the Swayambhunath Stupa and Bodhnath Stupa
Chitwan National Park - Go on a jeep safari in Chitwan, home to the one horned rhino and the elusive Bengal tiger
Pokhara - Visit the World Peace Pagoda, see the daily prayers at Jangchub Choeling Monastery and go boating on Lake Phewa
Bhaktapur - Roam around the beautiful Durbar Square and test your pottery making skills
Admire spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range
Patan - Explore the temples and shrines of Patan Durbar Square

Included

8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners including dinner at a Nepali cultural evening
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 9
Touring of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Pokhara
Rickshaw ride in Kathmandu
Escorted by English speaking local tour guides
8 nights 4 star hotels
2 economy class flights - Chitwan to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
Chitwan National Park jeep safari, jungle activities and park fees
Boating on Lake Phewa in Pokhara
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$45-55pp, paid in local currency
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu

Friday. Welcome to Kathmandu and the start of your holiday! You’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where you will receive a welcome drink and a briefing about your trip.
Overnight: Kathmandu

Day 2

Kathmandu Valley

Nepal's capital Kathmandu is a fascinating blend of old and new and the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Nepal. This morning we visit Bodhnath stupa, a beautiful Buddhist worship site with spinning prayer wheels and prostrating pilgrims. Our next stop is the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal’s cultural gem which has maintained its traditional lifestyle and is famous for its pottery. We explore Bhaktapur’s beautiful Durbar Square and visit Pottery Square where we can test our pottery making skills. Our final stop is Patan, the old Newari city with a historic Durbar Square full of temples. This evening enjoy dinner and a cultural Nepali dance performance.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 3-4

Chitwan National Park

Kathmandu – Chitwan. On day 3 we travel by road to Chitwan National Park (approx 5 hr drive), arriving in time for lunch. Chitwan is hailed as one of Asia’s finest game parks, home to more than 500 species including the endangered one horned rhino, various types of deer, Indian elephant and the elusive Bengal tiger.

Over the next two days we enjoy a selection of activities offered by the lodge including a jeep safari, hoping to encounter the one horned rhino, various types of deer, boar, monkey, leopard and if we're very fortunate the Bengal tiger. Other activities at the lodge include a local village walk and nature walk in the jungle, a scenic dugout canoe ride down the Rapti River and bird watching. We'll also watch a traditional Tharu dance performance one evening with dinner.
Overnight: Chitwan National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

Pokhara

Chitwan National Park – Pokhara. Today we take a short flight from Chitwan to Pokhara. Arriving early afternoon the rest of the day is free to relax and take a stroll around this scenic lakeside town, which is the gateway to the magnificent Annapurna Range.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Boating on Lake Phewa

This morning we watch a beautiful sunrise at the hill top World Peace Pagoda which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range. After a short walk, we will take in the panoramic views of mountains and Pokhara valley while we have breakfast at the Raniban Retreat Resort. Then we take a scenic 2 hour walk through Raniban forest back down to Lake Phewa where we enjoy a boat ride across the lake.

Later this morning we will visit Tashiling Tibetan refugee camp, giving an insight into the life of Tibetan refugees in Pokhara. This afternoon we visit the large and tranquil Jangchub Choeling Monastery located in Hemja, where we will watch the monk's daily prayer.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast

Day 7

R&R in Pokhara

Today is free day for you to explore Pokhara and participate in optional activities such as paragliding, ultra-light flight, zip line, bungy jump, mountain biking, cycling, boating and horse riding, or if you prefer, simply relax down by the lake.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Kathmandu

Pokhara - Kathmandu. This morning we take the short flight back to Kathmandu and in the afternoon we explore more of the city. After visiting the beautiful Swayambhunath stupa which offers wonderful views of the city, we walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is home to over 50 stunning temples and shrines. We’ll also enjoy a rickshaw ride from Hanuman Dhoka to Thamel, through the bustling back streets of the city which is a great way to observe the everyday life of the locals. This evening is free for you to wander around the Thamel market, where you can pick up some last minute souvenirs.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Kathmandu

Saturday. Our tour comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Himalayan mountains | Nepal

Optional Scenic Flight

Take a scenic flight soaking up the views of a chain of snow capped peaks, as you fly over glaciers and lakes, rivers, gorges and see the world’s highest mountain - Mount Everest.

The optional Everest scenic flight is offered on the morning of day 2 or day 9 (subject to availability) so if you’d like to book this please ensure that you onward flight on day 9 does not depart before midday.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. Departures are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

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Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre tour accommodation - Kathmandu
CAD $115
CAD $225
Post tour accommodation - Kathmandu
CAD $115
CAD $225

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Vivanta Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

This stylish 4 star hotel offers an oasis of modern comforts in the bustling city of Kathmandu. Conveniently located in the vibrant Patan District, just 1.1km from Patan Durbar Square, Vivanta Kathmandu offers spacious en suite guest rooms, equipped with a desk, flat screen tv, mini bar and free WiFi. After a busy day of sightseeing, head to the rooftop to relax in the heated infinity pool, enjoy a drink at the Koko Bar and watch the sunset, taking in the wonderful panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. For those that like to work up a sweat there's a state-of-the art fitness centre and a spa complete with a steam room and sauna to rejuvenate. The hotel has a choice of two restaurants, offering authentic local dishes in addition to international cuisine, and the kitchen is open 24/7, so you can enjoy delicious food at any time of the day or night.

The Soaltee Westend Resort , Chitwan National Park

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the lush jungles of Chitwan, Soaltee Westend Resort offers a serene escape into nature's embrace. Surrounded by verdant landscapes and exotic wildlife, this luxurious retreat seamlessly combines modern comforts with the tranquility of the Nepalese wilderness. The resort boasts an array of elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each thoughtfully designed to provide utmost relaxation and convenience. The air-conditioned guest rooms are equipped with free WiFi, a desk and seating area, a kettle and minibar, safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. All rooms have a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. Guests can indulge in a variety of experiences, from thrilling jungle safaris to peaceful nature walks and birdwatching excursions. After a day of exploration, unwind by the sparkling outdoor swimming pool, work out in the fitness centre or rejuvenate your senses at the spa, offering a range of holistic treatments inspired by ancient traditions. With its impeccable service, delectable cuisine, and breathtaking surroundings, the 5-star Soaltee Westend Resort promises an unforgettable stay amidst the enchanting beauty of Chitwan.

Atithi Resort and Spa, Pokhara

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Atithi (Sanskrit for 'guest') offers genuine Nepalese hospitality in the centre of Pokhara, just a 5 minute stroll from beautiful Lake Phewa. At the heart of the resort is its spa, which incorporates yogic methods into a range of modern treatments, and an outdoor pool looking out upon the majestic Annapurna range. The all-day restaurant serves tasty Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine and the lounge-bar is the ideal place to relax with a drink and enjoy light bites, after a day exploring the enchanting Lake City. The comfortable rooms are ensuite, with rosewood furniture, LCD television, free WiFi and mountain views.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 recent reviews

Our guide Anel was excellent and very knowledgeable and our driver was absolutely brilliant.

The hotels were excellent and the food to die for. I cannot fault this trip at all …. highly recommend.

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This was my first organised tour after many years as as independent traveler, so I was a little hesitant about the experience. However from the moment we booked until the last day, we were met with an enthusiastic and professional On The Go workforce who all contributed to ensuring we had the best possible time. Fabulous trip, well organised and comprehensive.

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Ravi was a brilliant guide who is clearly passionate about his country and has a deep desire to share his knowledge with the guests. He was energetic every day and was engaged and involved in answering the questions from the group and ensuring they were having a good time - whether it was during the scheduled activities, meals and optional activities. Our group had a mix of people from all different countries and age groups and Ravi was able to accommodate to all the guests. In addition to Ravi, I would like to recognize Tanka (our driver) for his brilliant driving and super friendliness. He and Ravi made our trip a very memorable one! and I couldn't have asked for a better pair!

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Have had a great holiday which fulfilled all expectations.

Our guide and his driver were excellent with great organisational skills and know how to make a super holiday. We saw all we hoped for on the tour and I would strongly recommend this tour to any one who would like to explore Nepal

Many Thanks

• Submitted 21 May 2019
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One of the best holidays I've been on. Nepal remains just as fascinating and mysterious.

The breadth and depth of knowledge the guide has is phenomenal, he made sure everything ran to plan while maintaining a cheerful deposition at all times. 10/10 to the driver as well.

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Interesting tour for first time visitors. It is a shame there is so much earthquake damage around Kathmandu Valley area. Guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The highlight of the trip for us was undoubtedly Chitwan National Park.

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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Kathmandu
Ends
Kathmandu
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 15
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Prayer wheels in a temple in the royal city of Patan
Chitwan Highlight
Colourful boats on the edge of the lake in Pokhara
Colourful boats on the edge of the lake in Pokhara
The great monument of Swayambhunath located in Kathmandu

Our guide Anel was excellent and very knowledgeable and our driver was absolutely brilliant.

The hotels were excellent and the food to die for. I cannot fault this trip at all …. highly recommend.

Elizabeth Erasmus
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