Perfect for first-timers, visit all the best spots.
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park
£879 per person
Essential Nepal combines culture, nature and adventure to neatly reveal the essential attractions of Nepal. Perfect for first-timers, visit all the best tourist spots. Experience spectacular mountain views and the green jungle of Chitwan National Park, great for wildlife lovers.
"Really well managed, all experiences were equally the best but the jungle was huge fun and we loved the final night cultural event, service was excellent." Therese and Peter Duriez, UK
Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner, a chance to taste Nepalese cuisine, or taste one of a range of other dishes if you prefer.
Morning: Enjoy a walk with your city guide from the hotel to Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets dating back to the 12th and 18th centuries.
Afternoon: Visit Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine, located on the banks of the Bagmati River and visit Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world. Compare and contrast the different religions, see how they overlap and exist in harmony.
Kathmandu | Pokhara
Morning: Transfer to the airport for your 30 minute flight to Pokhara. Meet our representative at Pokhara airport and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon: Visit Gupteshor Mahadev Caves, Devi’s Falls and the Mountain Museum with your city guide. The rest of the day is free.
Morning: An early start, drive to Sarangkot to view the sunrise over the Himalayas.
Afternoon: Visit the World Peace Stupa with your guide. Start by crossing Phewa Lake by boat then an uphill walk. The rest of the day is free.
World Peace Stupa
Pokhara | Saranghat
Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast, drive to Damauli where you will meet your rafting guide and get ready to raft the Seti river for the rest of the day. Stay overnight camping on the bank of the river.
Saranghat | Chitwan National Park
Morning: Raft to Gaighat village by the side of the highway, meet the driver from Chitwan and drive to your hotel.
Afternoon: Walk the surrounding area with your guide.
Evening: A traditional dance performance at your hotel.
Chitwan National Park
Morning: Take a canoe ride along the Rapti River, an excellent opportunity for birdwatching and you might even see two rare species of crocodile: the Marsh Mugger and the Gharial Crocodile. Visit the elephants with an opportunity to bath them and sit on their backs in the water
Afternoon: Elephant back safari into the forest.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park | Bhaktapur
Morning: An early flight back to Kathmandu. Drive to Bhaktapur with your city guide.
Afternoon: Return to your hotel, the rest of your day is free.
Morning & Afternoon: The day is free.
Evening: Enjoy a complimentary farewell dinner.
Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport
Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.
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Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.
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Time Zone: GMT +5hr 45min
Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.
The best time to go is March, April, May, September, October, November.