Explore Nepal Tour

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Max Altitude: 3,210m/10,529ft
  • Difficulty Level : Moderate
  • Arrival City : Kathmandu
  • Departure City : Kathmandu
  • Meals: 9 Breakfast, 4 Dinner, 2 Lunch
  • Accommodation: Standard Hotels and Teahouse during Trek

The Explore Nepal Tour offers a captivating blend of culture, history, wildlife, trekking, and culinary delights, rendering this journey truly exceptional.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara
  • Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu 
  • 5 days trekking 4-5 hours daily
  • Trek to Poonhill for the close up views of Annapurna Range
  • Visit the less visited towns of Daman and Bandipur
  • Jeep Drive for 3 hours in Chitwan National Park 
  • Watch and participate in Traditional Tharu Dance in the evening 
  • Crocodiles and Bird watching Tour along Rapti River in Chitwan
  • Jungle Walk and Village Tour in Chitwan
  • Visit to Elephant Breeding Center

Trip Cost Includes

  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu/Chitwan/Pokhara
  • Standard hotels in Daman and Bandipur 
  •  Tea house lodges during trek for 4 Nights
  •   10 Breakfast, 4 Dinner, 2 Lunch
  •  Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a restaurant with local music
  •  English speaking guide 
  •  Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Jeep Safari and all other activities in Chitwan
  •  All ground transportation will be in comfortable private vehicles
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All government and Local Taxes
  • Eve Holidays T Shirt

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips, drinks and Personal expenses (Laundry, battery recharge, bottle water, shower etc)
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusion

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Eve Holidays will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing [ Mountain Flight-Optional]

Early morning: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT [optional]

Early morning you are transferred to the airport to board the mountain flight. The approximate one-hour mountain flight takes you close to some of the highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest. One can clearly see and identify the peaks, and see the Himalayan landscape and glaciers during the flight. Drive back to hotel for breakfast

Kathmandu Durbar Square: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. 

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth, the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

BoudhnathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Drive to Daman 87 Kms ( 3-4 Hours)

Daman is a village 77 kilometers southwest from Kathmandu that takes about three hours by drive. Daman at an altitude of 2400 meters is much popular among local tourists and known for great views of the Himalayas. The view tower at Daman offers the views of  large section of the Himalayan range stretching from Mt. Everest in the East to Mt. Dhaulagiri in the West. 

Overnight:  Hotel in Daman

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Drive from Daman to Bandipur 166 Kms (4-5 Hours)

After breakfast we drive to the hilltop town of Bandipur that is at an elevation of 1030m. Bandipur is a small town that has beautiful old wooden houses similar to the ones seen in Kathmandu. After a short walking tour of the town and the bazaar there is free time to explore this traditional Nepali town. We can also visit Siddha Cave which is famous in the area.

Overnight: Hotel in Bandipur

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Drive from Bandipur to Pokhara 73 Kms ( 2-3 Hours ) and start trek to Ulleri

After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara. Pokhara offers magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. From Pokhara we drive to Birethanti and trek to Ulleri

Overnight: Lodge in Ulleri.     

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020ft) 4-5 Hours trek

Today we trek for around 5 hours to Ghorepani. The name Ghorepani means ‘horse-water’ due to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts, and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. 

Overnight: Lodge in Ghorepani.     

Meals: No

Day 7: Trek from Ghorepaani to PoonHill (3,210 m) to Tadapani (2,700m)

Today we start early for the sunrise view of Annapurna Range from Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft),  a great viewpoint to enjoy amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light.  After breakfast, we walk eastwards and climb a  ridge and descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way to reach Tadapani

Overnight: Lodge in Tadapani      

Meals: No

Day 8: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360ft) 3-4 Hours

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest mostly of Rhododendron trees. After trekking for a while, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. From Ghandruk Village we get the towering views of the Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiuchuli mountains. We also visit Gurung Museum to have an idea of rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people.

Overnight: Lodge in Ghandruk     

Meals: No

Day 9: Trek from Gandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Descending on stone staircases towards the Modi Khola, and passing through Shyauli Bazaar we come to the pretty village of Birethanthi, where we have lunch overlooking the river. Another short walk brings us to NayaPul, where we will meet the road and drive back to Pokhara. There will be time this afternoon to explore the pretty lakeside Pokhara. You could go for a boat trip on the lake looking for water birds or just sit and relax in one of the many lakeside cafes.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Included Meals: No

Day 10: Drive to Chitwan ( 5 hours); Do Tharu Village Tour and Join Tharu Cultural Program

Driving for 5 hours we reach our Lodge in Chitwan National Park where we spend two nights. We freshen up and go for village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus and also visit the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River. In the evening we watch and join the Tharu cultural dance presentation by the local villagers in which you can participate or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Jeep Safari and other activities in Chitwan

After breakfast in the lodge we go for canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After lunch we go for Jeep Safari which is an excellent opportunity to see different kinds of animals such as deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu [ can request for flight ]

After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu that takes 6 hours or can request for 25 minutes flight back to Kathmandu paying extra for flight.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Sightseeing to Patan, Bhaktapur and Changunarayan

Bhakatpur and Patan are royal cities in Kathmandu Valley famous for gloriuos architecture and rich cultural heritage. Changu Narayan is the oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley. 

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 14: Airport Transfer at your flight time

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation during Explore Nepal Tour

In Kathmandu and Pokhara and Chitwan, you will stay in 4 Star Hotels with breakfast included. In Daman and Bandipur you will have standard hotels. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses/lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Accommodation are on a twin sharing basis.  Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional and depend upon availability. Hotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara can be upgraded to 5 star in an additional cost.

Food during Explore Nepal Tour

During Chitwan all In Kathmandu/Pokhara/Daman and Bandipur breakfast is provided and in Chitwan breakfast, Lunch, Dinner is provided while during trek meals are on your own in teahouses. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner are in Kathmandu. 

Best Months for Explore Nepal Tour

Any time of the year except rainy months of June and July is suitable for Explore Nepal Tour.

Experience Required for Explore Nepal Tour

This is an easy tour with few days of trek included. Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. 

Acclimatization during Explore Nepal Tour

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others. So we suggest to avoid alcohol and drink enough water and get good night sleep during the trek.

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is Explore Nepal Tour?

Explore Nepal Tour  is an easy tour that includes four days of  trek in which you have to walk 3-4 hours a day and reach up to an altitude of 3,210m/10,529ft at Poon Hill. If you are physically fit and have a habit of daily exercise and walking, you will have no problem at all.

Can I change the travel date?

Yes we give you the flexibility to change the travel date or amend the itinerary and that has to be in written and at least 25 days before departure date. The cost incurred due to the changes has to be borne by you.


Do I get refund if I cancel the trip?

Booking deposits are transferable to anyone you want for any time in future. For cancelling the trip, cancellation policy in our booking terms and conditions will apply.

What is the best time for Explore Nepal Tour?

Any time of the year is good for this trek but better to avoid rainy months of June and July

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