Nepal-Tour-Basantapur

Nepal Vista

  • duration 11 days
  • usd 2,440 All inclusive
  • difficulty Easy
  • best season Aug-May

trip overview

Travel to the three most happening tourist destinations in Nepal – the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, and Chitwan. Your tour has been packaged such that you get a fine share of nature, culture and fun. From the heritage sites of Kathmandu, to the jungle safaris of Chitwan and to the lakes of Pokhara, this tour guarantees fun at every step.

Detail itinerary

  • day 01
    Arrival. Pre-trip meeting.

    One of us will be there to pick you up as you land into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (4,600 feet). Your journey starts the next day and we will brief you on your big trip.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • day 02
    Pre-trip meeting. Sightseeing around the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath & Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Drive to Nagarkot hill station.

    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 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.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 03
    Drive to Pokhara.

    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. We will head to Pokhara in the day and it takes about seven hours through serpentine roads in the hills to get there. The lakeside area is perfect to chill out if you are tired from your long drive here.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 04
    Sightseeing around Pokhara.

    Pokhara is a beautiful city and there are so many natural and man-made locations to visit. We will take you on a guided tour of the Bindabashani Temple,Old Pokhara City, Seti river gorges, Gorkha Museum, the Phewa Lake and the Barahi temple.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 05
    Sightseeing in Pokhara.

    We will take you to the World Peace Pagoda in the morning. It is a beautiful place to explore and see the city, the lake and the mountains. We will head down to lakeside for lunch and embark for further sightseeing in the city. We will visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp, the Gupteshwor Cave, and the Davis Fall this day.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 06
    Drive to Sarangkot. Then back to Pokhara. Then drive to Chitwan.

    We will wake up early to travel to Sarangkot just in time for sunrise. It is a short drive to the top of Sarangkot hill from lakeside and you will be treated one of the most beautiful scenes of rising sun from here along with a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas. Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, and Mount Manaslu can be seen ahead of you while Pokhara city and the Phewa Lake are visible below. Sarangkot is also a popular destination for paragliding enthusiasts.

    We will leave Pokhara behind and head south to Chitwan in a luxurious tourist bus. You will be treated with views of hills and forests throughout the five to seven hours’ journey to Chitwan. We will stay in a jungle resort inside the national park.

    • Accomodation: Resort
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 07
    Activities in Chitwan 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.

    • Accomodation: Jungle Resort
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 08
    More activities in Chitwan. Drive back to Kathmandu.

    As one day is not enough, engage in some more fun activities before returning to Kathmandu. A tourist bus will take us to Kathmandu in five to six hours.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 09
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

    You only visited three historical and religious monuments in Kathmandu and now is time for some more. There are more temples and former royal courtyards to see in the Valley which are all rich in culture and heritage.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 10
    Everest mountain flight. Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

    We will take you very close to Mount Everest in an hour-long mountain flight. You will be able to see majestic Himalayan peaks, along with glaciers and lakes, as the airplane take you as close as 20 miles from Mount Everest. Mountain Kick will host a farewell dinner in the evening to end your great Nepali vacation.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Farewell dinner
  • day 11
    Departure.

    We will drop you to the airport.

    • Meal: Breakfast

Included in cost

  • Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
  • Stay at a three-star hotel/resort in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
  • Sightseeing in a private vehicle with our guide. All entrance fees will be paid.
  • Local government-licensed guides.
  • Bus fares for all rides in the itinerary. All other rides in private vehicles.
  • Mountain flight tickets.
  • Porters (one each for a pair of travellers) and local support staff to help you trek.
  • A duffel bag, a sun hat and a t-shirt as a souvenir from us.
  • A traditional Nepali feast with cultural shows as a farewell dinner.
  • All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.

Not included in cost

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visa fees for entering Nepal.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.

Accomodation during the Trip

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 50.

faqs

  • How do I come to Nepal?
    You have to book your own international flight from your country to Nepal and back according to your trip departure dates.
  • What happens after I land into Nepal?
    A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
  • What will a tour with Mountain Kick involve?
    You will travel across Nepal in a group of fellow travellers escorted by trained and friendly guides.Your guide will take you to all the points of interest mentioned in the itinerary in private vehicles. You will have plenty of time in all sites to wander around, take pictures, learn and rest. We also arrange for interaction with the locals and mixing in the local culture.
  • Where will I be staying during the trip?
    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. But you can choose to reserve a separate room for yourself for additional $250. Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
  • And food?
    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. But you can choose to reserve a separate room for yourself for additional $250. Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
  • Do I need to carry anything?
    You need not carry anything besides, maybe, your camera or iPod and some money (see below). But you might like to carry light snacks or bottled juice if you get hungry or thirsty during your travel from one destination to another.
  • What clothing do I wear?
    The hilly regions of Nepal have moderate weather and you will feel comfortable in casual outfit in summer andyou will need a jacket on top in winter. You might also want to wear a hat or a baseball cap. The mountains are always cool so bring warm clothes and during winter temperatures reach near zero so you would need thick windproof clothing.
  • What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
    We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customized trip for you.
  • Will I get to communicate with the outer world?
    There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook everyday.
  • What travel documents do I need?
    As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
  • Which is best time of the year to travel?
    Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
  • What are the modes of transportation for travel mentioned in the itinerary?
    Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company.
  • How much money do I need to carry during the trip?
    Around $50 will be enough to buy you lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During your travel, you can get by with around $25 a day. But it depends on how much you want to spend. Due to the exchange rate and predominantly rural economy of Nepal, things are pretty cheap in Nepal.
  • Can I use my credit cards?
    Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
  • Are tips for my guides and porters expected? How much?
    Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
  • Where will I get a visa to come to Nepal?
    You can obtain a visa at your home country through Nepal’s embassy or consular office. But you can easily get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You just need two passport-size photographs. A tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days costs $40 while the same for 90 days costs $100.
  • How do I book a tour?
    Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Trip notes

  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

Equipment List

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.

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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.

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