Activities are optional. None require prior experience or fitness level
Visit the most beautiful locations in Nepal and experience the Himalayan way of living. See cultural hot spots in Kathmandu which have preserved ancient traditions and values. Travel to the Chitwan National Park – home to the Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhino along with 700 other species of wildlife. Witness Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha. On top of that, go trekking in the Annapurna region, traveling from one Himalayan village to another. Amid all this fun, you will not realize how fast your 15 days of vacation will end.
We will receive you at the airport and take you to you hotel.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.
We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.
We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.
In the evening, we will take a short drive to Nagarkot Hill Station. The weather and the scenic beauty of the place make Nagarkot the most popular hill surrounding the Kathmandu Valley.
The main reason for coming to Nagarkot is for viewing sunrise which, according to tourists, is an amazing sight. Nagarkot also offer best views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest and the Annapurna range.
After waking up early for a glimpse of beautiful sunrise at Nagarkot, we head south to Chitwan National Park in a luxurious tourist bus. You will be treated with views of hills and forests throughout the seven hours’ journey to Chitwan. We will stay in a jungle resort inside the national park.
There are so many fun activities in Chitwan National Park that one day is not enough. Elephant safari, jeep safari, watching wildlife, canoeing, mixing with indigenous people of the jungle – the options are so many that you will be spoilt for choice.
It takes five hours to reach Lumbini which lies west from Chitwan in a tourist vehicle. As you know, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims come here from all over the world. The atmosphere is peaceful and there are monasteries, temples and a museum to see here.
The first half of the day will be spent sightseeing in Lumbini. Then our tourist bus will take you to Palpa in about three hours. We will travel to upper regions of Palpa to the historic city of Tansen which has several temples and palaces to visit. You will also be treated with spectacular views of the Himalayas from here.
We will head to Pokhara and it takes a little less than four hours to reach there. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal and that is why tourists from all around the world come here. The lakeside area is a great place for tourists to hangout and the nightlife here is amazing.
There are plenty of places to visit in Pokhara like the Devi’s Falls, the Bat Cave, the World Peace Pagoda, the Phewa Lake, and many more. Pokhara is a great place to go shopping in the day and partying in the night. And if you prefer natural getaways, Pokhara is surrounded by natural landmarks like lakes and hills which are perfect for a day excursion.
A short one-hour drive to Nayapool (3,477 feet) village begins the day. This is where the trekking circuit around Mount Annapurna begins. We will walk to Tikhedhunga (5,060 feet) to begin our own expedition. It is an easy six miles of walking alongside forests and streams and takes at most three hours.
Steps have been laid all the way up to Ghorepani (9,416 feet). Walking up the steps for five to six hours will definitely put a lot of pressure on your legs but we will pass through several villages and stops to keep you fresh. The forests and hills provide a very good distraction from your fatigue.
Poon Hill lies in the village and we trek to its summit. People say the western part of the Himalayas look more beautiful than the eastern ranges and nowhere is this true than from Poon Hill at 10,535 feet above the sea level. After the summit, we trek towards Tadhapani (8,628 feet). The Himalayas will accompany you throughout the way to Tadhapani as we pass through forests and streams. It takes five hours to get here but the clear view of the majestic mountains from Tadhapani makes the tough trek worth the effort.
Its three hours downhill to the beautiful village of Ghandruk (6,398 feet). Ghandruk is perfect to mix with the local people, who are very friendly, and get a sense of the culture. There is a monastery, a temple and even a museum here to keep you busy throughout the day. The view of the Annapurna Range is another prime attraction. Oh and yes, you have to try the local food here. It is something to die for.
This downhill trek to Nayapool (3,477 feet) takes over five hours but thankfully it is the last of it. This far in the journey, even downhill walking hurts. After resting for some time at Nayapool, we drive to Pokhara and rest in the comfort of your three-star hotel.
A serpentine highway passing through several hills will lead us back to Kathmandu. It takes about seven hours in a tourist bus. Look out the window, the view of the Himalayas in the distance will surely remind you of your travel there. We will host a farewell dinner for you before you leave.
We will see you off at the airport. It will be a happy-sad moment as we know that it is hard to leave this wonderful country but you will be leaving with very rich memories.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay and your room will have an attached washroom. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 250.
All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Just make sure you have clothes according to the season you are arriving.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR