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Highlights of Nepal

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Learn about Nepal's rich cultural, natural, and spiritual heritage on this 10-day highlight tour of Nepal. Start your journey in Kathmandu, a bustling city with numerous UNESCO-listed landmarks. Explore the intricate stupas, historic temples, and thriving markets. From Kathmandu, travel to Pokhara, a haven of tranquility and the gateway to the legendary Annapurna trekking circuit. Take a short, easy hike through thriving villages and oak and rhododendron forests. See the spectacular views of Annapurna South and Machapuchre Peaks. Experience Gurung culture and tradition in Ghadruk and taste authentic Nepali cuisine with cultural dances from different ethnic groups. Interact with local people and learn about culture and history; discover the old local markets in your secret exploration.
Mountain Lodge in AnnapurnaTraditional Nepali DressBoudhanath Stupa, KathmanduTemple in PokharaAnnapurna Mountain RangeLama DancePhewa Lake, PokharaKathmandu Dunbar Square
  • Discover Kathmandu's UNESCO Heritage sites
  • Wander through ancient temples and bustling bazaars
  • Travel to Pokhara, gateway to Annapurna trekking circuit
  • See how serene Phewa Lake mirrors the surrounding peaks
  • Taste local Nepali cuisine with cultural dances from different ethnicities
  • Observe the Gurung culture and tradition in Ghandruk
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Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.

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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal! Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative will welcome you and assist you in transferring to your Hotel in Kathmandu. After some time to rest in the evening, you will be transferred to a traditional Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu for a welcome dinner, a trip briefing, and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu | Patan (Lalitpur)

After breakfast, head to Pashupatinath temple, known as the largest Hindu religious complex in Nepal. This complex is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is significant from a spiritual, historical, artistic, and cultural perspective. After lunch, you will travel to Patan Durbar Square, which was located in the medieval royal palace of Patan until the mid-19th century. The area is surrounded by beautiful, imposing monuments that tell stories that recount fascinating, esoteric legends and fascinating historical events. Finally, you will visit the stupa of Swayambhunath, situated at a vantage point that gives you a good view of the valley. From there, you will have a beautiful view of Kathmandu.

Day 3: Pokhara

After breakfast, an early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. Once you reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel, take the rest of the time to explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at the hotel.

Distance: Approximately 5 - 6 hr drive

Day 4: Nayapul | Trek to Tikhedhunnga

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, after breakfast, your trekking guide will take you for an hour's drive to Naya Pul and start your trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. You will head up the main trail to Sudami, where you climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga.

Overnight at a local mountain lodge

Elevation: 1,577 m / 5,173 ft
Distance: 1 hr drive and approximately 4 hrs walk

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, prepare for a long uphill with steep stone steps to Ulleri village and its incredible landscape and Himalayan scenery. You will spend a pleasant day trekking through rhododendron and oak forests. The view will give you the inner power to climb up these steps and encourage you to walk more! After a few hours of walking with several breaks in between, you can enjoy the fantastic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges.

Overnight at a local mountain lodge

Elevation: 2,850 m / 9,350 ft
Distance: Approximately 5- 6 hrs walk

Day 6: Poon Hill | Trek to Tadapani

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, start very early in the morning for a 40-minute hike up to Poon Hill.  A brilliant viewpoint provides you with an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and a wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalayas of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna, including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and Manasalu. After a fun morning of hiking and spectacular views, head back to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing to Tadapani for the night.

Overnight at a local mountain lodge

Elevation: 2,540 m / 8,332 ft
Distance: Approximately 6 - 7 hrs walk

Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, you will trek to Ghandruk, a traditional Gurung village in the foothills of Annapurna. Here you will observe the Gurung tradition and lifestyle, unique to the mountainous people of Nepal.

Overnight at a local mountain lodge

Day 8: Pokhara

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your journey will end here, and you will travel to Pokhara to spend the night. Enjoy the evening to rest and relax, or head out for Pokhara's nightlife. 

Day 9: Kathmandu

After breakfast, drive through the picturesque Nepali countryside in the early morning to get to Kathmandu. The guide will take you to your hotel after you arrive in Kathmandu, where you can rest or explore for the rest of the day.

Day 10: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Today is free for you to do any last-minute shopping for gifts or souvenirs for your loved ones before your departure flight. Drive to start any additional trips or activities you may have scheduled. If you are leaving, you will transfer to the international airport to catch your flight to your next destination.

Goodbye, Nepal! 


The Lakeside Retreat - Pokhara

The Lakeside Retreat - Pokhara

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  • 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • 9 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Government fees and taxes
  • First aid kit
  • All private airport transfer and ground transportation as per the program
  • All necessary paperworks and conservation entry permits.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit
  • An Experienced Guide and Porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Accommodation in a Mountain Lodge during the trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Gear Rental: Sleeping Bags & Trekking Poles (these can be rented from the tour operator)
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
  • Entry Visas to the country
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to unforeseen natural calamities during the trek


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen
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