Classic Nepal Tour is a comprehensive journey that takes you through some major destinations. Besides, it is a perfect blend of everything that Nepal has to offer. This tour offers a mixture of mountain scenery with lush forests and ancient villages far from the chaos of Kathmandu. In addition, this tour provides experiences of wildlife activities in Chitwan. Also, it will offer you a unique hiking experience through the countryside in Mustang.
Besides, hiking is probably the best way to see rural Nepal and learn more about its rich heritage and culture. Nepal offers a wide range of activities along with natural beauty. Therefore, Nepal has always been a classic destination for tourists. Moreover, this Classic Nepal Tour combines all requisites of cultural, natural, wildlife, and hiking experience in just one trip.
This tour begins with a drive to Chitwan, where you will experience and participate in various Jungle activities. Chitwan is famous for its population of Asiatic rhinos, Asiatic elephants, and several other wildlife species. You will have two nights at a wildlife lodge at Chitwan to enjoy jungle activities. Further driving out of the wilderness of Chitwan, you head towards Pokhara. Pokhara presents the best view of the Himalayas with the sunrise view from Sarangkot.
From Pokhara, you will take a scenic flight to Jomsom. In Jomsom, you will spend two days hiking across villages. Also, the trail follows the pilgrimage route to Muktinath. You will also visit the beautiful village of Marpha. Finally, you will fly from Jomsom to Kathmandu. Conclude the trip after exploring some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Adventure jungle activities in Chitwan National Park.
- Explore Pokhara, the city of Lake.
- Enjoy the splendid sunrise view from the picturesque hill station of Sarangkot.
- Take a private boat trip on the tranquil Phewa Lake.
- Experience the incredible views of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre from Pokhara.
- Hike the Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site.
- Explore the unique culture and heritage in Kathmandu valley.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you have an option to stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu. Welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu-Chitwan
After an early breakfast, we shall descend a winding mountain road towards Chitwan. The drive to Chitwan takes about 5-6hrs. Chitwan National Park covers an area of 360 square miles at the Himalayan foothills. It is home to several rare wildlife species, including the Royal Bengal tiger, leopards, sloth bears, Asiatic rhinoceros, and Asiatic elephants. On arrival, check into the resort and get fresh. After lunch, we will take a walk to explore a local Tharu village, home to the ingenious people of the Terai. After the visit, return to the resort and enjoy the riverside sunset view. There will be a slide show in the evening regarding the diverse flora and fauna of Chitwan, followed by dinner. Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 3: In Chitwan
Enjoy a full day in Chitwan National park. You can participate in several activities in Chitwan. We can go for an elephant/jeep safari, take a canoe ride on the Rapti River, and walk through the jungle before visiting the Gharial (a native crocodile) Breeding Centre. There will be a local Tharu cultural program in the evening. Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 4: Chitwan-Pokhara
In the morning, we shall go bird-watching at the river deck. After breakfast, we shall drive to Pokhara(135km/5hrs). Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Evening time free to stroll around the lakeside and browse the shops and cafes in the lakeside area. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 5: In Pokhara
Early morning, we will set off to Sarangkot to catch the spectacular sunrise view over the Annapurna and the Machapuchre. Return to the hotel for breakfast and after breakfast, full-day sightseeing covering Bindabasani temple, Seti George, boat ride in Phewa Lake, Barahi temple, Devis Fall, Mahendra cave, Gupteswor cave, and the International Mountain Museum. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 6: Pokhara-Jomsom
After breakfast, take the 35 minutes flight to Jomsom, the Himalayan district of Mustang. Jomsom is well known as a scenic Tibetan natural mountain village. Jomsom lies at an altitude of 2700 m, along the banks of the Kali Gandaki river. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel, and the rest of the evening is free to rest and relax. Later stroll around the village and observe the local lifestyle of the people. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 7: Jomsom-Marpha-Jomsom
Marpha village(2665 m) lies at a distance of 7.5 km from Jomsom. It is an ethnic Thakali village known for its culture and hospitality. It is also famous for its apple orchards and its stone-lined streets. Explore the area, meet the local people, and learn about their cultural traditions and daily life. After the visit, retrace back to Jomsom overnight. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 8: Jomsom-Muktinath
This morning we will hike to Kagbeni, which takes about 3 to 4 hours depending on your walking speed. The hike is over a gradual flat land with a beautiful view along the way. We will stop for lunch in Kagbeni(2810m), and after lunch, we will hike further to Muktinath. Muktinath is an important religious pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. There is a Buddhist and a Hindu temple side by side. There are 108 waterspouts where the pilgrims take a bath. Overnight in Muktinath.
Day 9: Muktinath-Jomsom
Early in the morning, visit the holy temple of Muktinath and retrace our hike back to Jomsom. The hike is an easy and downhill walk until Eklebhatti. From here, it is a flat downhill walk and arrives at Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu
In the morning, transfer to the airport and take a spectacular flight back to Pokhara. On arrival in Pokhara, connect flight to Kathmandu. Meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. The evening is to rest and relax. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Kathmandu valley tour
Today we have a full-day sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley. We will explore some Unesco World Heritage Sites like the Pashupatinath temple, Baudhanath stupa, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Departure
Transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule for final departure.
- All land transfers by private vehicle.
- Accommodation in 3-4* hotels in Kathmandu and in local village lodges/tea house during the trek.
- Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals while in Chitwan and the trek.
- English speaking local guide along with porter(one porter for every two members) during the trek.
- Domestic flight from Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
- All necessary paper work and permits.
- All Government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International flight to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
- Any extra cost incurred due to changing the itinerary.
- All other personal expenses not listed in the included section