Classic Nepal Tour – 10 Days
As the name suggests, Classic Nepal Tour offers some of the world’s best tourist destinations in Nepal to explore historical, cultural importance, the tour primarily focuses on ancient historical monuments, places, arts, and cultures from some of the major places like Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, and Chitwan.
Nepal Tourism always prioritizes the historical monuments and culture for the development of tourism in Nepal. Your tour in the Kathmandu Valley will provide you a true experience of the medieval period. It is full of ancient temples, monasteries, monuments and durbar squares. Pokhara has both natural and cultural heritages, and the Jungle Safari in the Chitwan National Park will be amazing in its diverse flora and fauna. Also, Chitwan is culturally important. These three places constitute a rich classic Nepal tour. Every place is diverse.
Making a visit to the Swoyambhunath Stupa will be great at the beginning of the tour. It is the holiest and one of the oldest stupas in the valley. Likewise, other important attractions are Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Thamel. Thamel is one of the most popular and crowded commercial hubs targeted to tourists. It has a good number of bookstores, clothes stores, musical instrument shops, handicrafts, and curio stores. It is a pretty vibrant area. And, located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Valley, Patan, once a kingdom is filled with objects and structures of wood and stone carvings. The city, known for its rich tradition of arts and handicrafts, has over 1200 monuments. Patan Durbar Square, Patan Museum, Uku Bahal, Sundari Chowk, Rato Machhendranath Temple, Bhimsen Temple, and Kumbeshwar Temple are some of the most amazing historically and culturally important sites. Similarly, Bhaktapur is a fantastic city. In fact, it is culturally and traditionally more vibrant than Kathmandu and Patan in the valley. It is the home to traditional arts and architecture, historical monuments and handicrafts, pottery and weaving industries, rites, rituals, and festivals. The city has a plethora of festivals to observe. There is almost always one or the other round the year. Some of its landmarks are 55 windows palace, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Taumadhi Square, Changu Narayan Temple, and Siddha Pokhari.
Pokhara, also known as the tourism capital, has a lot to offer. It is a beautiful city where you will visit the breathtaking Devi’s fall, Gupteshwori Cave, World Peace Stupa, and Mountaineering Museum. Moreover, from the viewpoint of Sarangkot, you will have magnificent views of the peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. And in Chitwan, with Chitwan Jungle Safari, you’ll closely watch nature.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bhaktapur via Thimi
Day 04: Drive Bhaktapur to Nagarkot via Changunarayan
Day 05: Drive Nagarkot to Kathmandu: visit Pashupati / Boudhanath & flight to Pokhara
Day 06: Visit Sarankot / Peace stupa / Devi's fall / Gupteswori Cave & Mountain Museum
Day 07: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan
Day 08: Chitwan Jungle Safari
Day 09: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Visit Patan and Swoyambhunath: start our tour with the magnificent Swoyambhunath which is 10 minutes drive from Thamel. Then a short drive to one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley which is called Patan; to witness its incredible architecture from medieval period.
Swoyambhunath is one of the oldest stupas of the Kathmandu Valley. It is situated on one of the highest hills in the valley. It watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years. The four sides of the stupa are painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha.
Patan - the second largest town in the valley is situated to the south of Kathmandu. Patan's great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Numerous temples of widely diverse styles, as well as many Buddhist monasteries, are scattered around the fascinating town. Patan is famous for its crafts and metal works which are wonderful souvenirs.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bhaktapur via Thimi: short drive to the oldest part of the Kathmandu valley, a quick stop at old Thimi and observe some traditional farming and old alleys of Thimi village. Then, a visit of an ancient city called Bhaktapur. This fascinating city reminds you the true culture and living style of medieval period.
Bhaktapur- Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. We visit four different squares in this city: Durbar Square (palace square), Tamaudi Square (public square), Pottery Square and Dattatrey Square.
Day 04: Drive Bhaktapur to Nagarkot via Changunarayan: short drive to one of the oldest temples of the valley, Changunarayan before we go to Nagarkot. It is a fascinating place where you can see oldest manu script found in Nepali history and some magnificent temples. Then, another exciting drive for an hour on winding road takes us to Nagarkot. It is a great place to escape from Kathmandu’s hustle bustle.
Nagarkot – One of the most popular hill station / viewpoints close to Kathmandu valley. The reward for Nagarkot trip is panoramic view of 33 different mountain peaks of different regions including Mt. Shisapangma of Tibet.
Day 05: Drive Nagarkot to Kathmandu: visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath and fly to Pokhara (820m): drive back to Kathmandu and visit Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath then have a scenic flight to Pokhara.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all the Hindus of the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the trinity and the guardian (patron) deity of Nepal. This is one of the oldest temples, situated on the banks of the Holy Bagmati River. It is a double–roofed golden temple with four triple silver doorways. Pashupatinath covers an area of 281 hectares, which is one of the biggest temple complexes in Nepal.
Bouddhanath Stupa lies about 6 km east of downtown Kathmandu and it is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world. It presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. Just like Swoyambhunath, this stupa has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhists throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals.
Day 06: Visit Sarangkot (1592m, Devi's fall, Gupteshori cave, World Peace stupa and Mountaineering Museum: Early morning drive to Sarangkot. It’s about an hour drive on steep uphill then an hour walk to the view point of Sarangkot. The view from Sarangkot is superb. Several different peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, including the two highest peaks in the world,-Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) can be seen.
In the late morning, visit world peace stupa, Devi's fall, Gupteswori cave and first Mountaineering museum in Pokhara.
Day 07: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan: five hours scenic drive to Chitwan. Arrival at WildLife Camp and a welcome drink
14:00: Lunch, then two hours free time.
16:00: Tour to the Tharu village and museum.
Day 08: Chitwan Jungle Safari:
7:00: Breakfast, then head out for our canoe ride on the Rapti River, followed by a short jungle walk. we visit Elephant breeding centre on our way back. 12:00: Lunch
15:00: Elephant safari: An excellent opportunity to see: four different kinds of deer; rhinoceros; wild boars; monkeys; leopards; sloth bears
and the Royal Bengal Tiger (if you are lucky). You may also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
20:00: Tharu culture program
Day 09: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu (1334m)
7:30: visit Elephant breeding centre
9:00: Drive back to Kathmandu: Exciting drive for about 6 hours to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport for departure.
The tour price includes:
- Transfers airport/hotel/airport.
- Accommodations in Kathmandu / Nagarkot / Bhaktapur / Pokhara / Chitwan
- Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants
- Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu / Patan / Bhaktapur / Pokhara / Chitwan
- Domestic flight (Kathmandu – Pokhara) as per itinerary
- Domestic airport tax
- Private vehicle Pokhara – Chitwan - Kathmandu
- Professional English speaking tour guides
- Private vehicle for whole sightseeing
- Full board during whole tour
- Drinks (Tea / Coffee only)
- All activities in Chitwan Tour
- Your international flight re-confirmation.
- All necessary documents and government tax.
- Insurance for staff
The tour price does not include:
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter/medical care)
- Alternative / additional transportations (flights / vehicles), accommodation in case of bad weather, flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc
- Personal expenses such as mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone etc.
- Tips for tour staff or car/van/bus driver.
NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.
Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year. Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer. Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C. Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.
The summer/monsoon period - It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.
Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.
In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.
- Travel Pack / Suit case
- Day pack
- Lightweight, low maintenance and versatile clothing
- Convertible travel trousers
- Lightweight fleece
- Lightweight waterproof jacket
- Comfortable shoes/boots
- Hat (sun/warm hat)
- Warm clothes / Jackets / trousers (If travelling in early Spring / Autumn / Winter)
- Luggage locks
- Head light (torch)
- Wash bag
- Travel towel
- All purpose travel soap
- Small repair kit (needle and thread)
- First aid kit
- Accessory bags
- Guide book
- Electrical adaptor
- Insect repellent
- Sun cream
- Valid passport
- Print out of Airline tickets
- Contact detail of Embassy / Tour agency
- Travel insurance