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Nepal in a Nutshell

A short trip to Nepal focussed on Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan and its surroundings, giving a wonderful teaser full of cultural experiences in the city, the suburbs, and the villages. A short hike in the foothills of the Himalayas and a jungle experience completes the experience.

  • Courtesy - Jaysan

Nepal is a microcosm of cultures and has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. This short trip focuses on popular highlights as well as offbeat experiences, to ensure that you get the best out of the trip. The trip focuses on the two valleys of Kathmandu and Pokhara to ensure that you get the best out of these two locations with another popular destination for jungle activities Chitwan. It is a good combination to show you the different geographical areas of Nepal. Also, another highlight of this trip is food. Get ready to tingle your taste bud.

Highlights:

  • Discover Kathmandu through food
  • Understand the two biggest philosophies that guide Nepal
  • Appreciate life in a Nepali Village
  • Experience hiking in the Annapurna Foothills
  • Spot some wildlife and understand human-animal conflicts

Virtual Experience

Experience this trip ONLINE from the comfort of your home guided by a team member. Get a chance to ask questions, and learn more. Book your private Online Experience today!

Guided Online Teaser and Q & A (1 Hour): USD 45 (on demand)
Guided Tour (2 hours): USD 90 (on demand)

Write to us at [email protected] if you want to participate in these online experiences, and we can work out a suitable time.


Accommodation options:

Luxury

  • At Kathmandu:  Dwarika's Hotel or similar on BB basis 
  • At Pokhara: Pavilion Himalayas or similar on BB basis 
  • At Chitwan: Tiger Tops Resort or similar on BB basis
  • Ker & Downey on Trek

Standard

  • At Kathmandu:  Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar on BB basis 
  • At Pokhara: Hotel Karuna or similar on BB basis 
  • At Chitwan: Sapana Village Lodge or similar on BB basis
  • Basic Accommodation on Trek

 


Includes

  • All airport transfers
  • All accommodation
  • Domestic Flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara 
  • Domestic Flight: Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • During Tour: Guide, Transportation, and entrance fees
  • During Trek: Guide and porter with crew insurance
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipment, all transport for guide, and porters.
  • All land transportation (based upon itinerary).
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area special permit.
  • All government Taxes

Excludes

  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Pokhara.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other personal expenses
Day 1 | ARRIVAL

Arrival at the airport, you collect your VISA and your bags before entering into the vibrant Nepali culture! At the airport, you will be picked up by the team with ready Hiace and taken to your accommodation. If the time permits, visit Swoyambhunath for the Sunset. In the evening, taken to a heritage restaurant for a traditional Nepali welcome meal. Welcome - you have arrived.


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  • hotel
  • hiace
Day 2 | KATHMANDU FOOD TRAIL

As Kathmandu Valleys moves towards globalization so does the food habits of the populace. Yet pockets of traditional eating places and markets still exist. Find these hidden treasures and sample the food. Follow the trail from ancient bazaars once on the crossroads of international trading routes to contemporary food initiatives.


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  • dwarikas
  • hiace
Day 3 | HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM

A tour of the two hotspots of tradition - Pashupatinath and Boudhanath to understand how these two big religions co-exist in Nepal. Later, we will do a little briefing for the trek!


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  • dwarikas
  • explore
Day 4 | FLY TO POKHARA

Early morning we will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take only 30 minutes. Then we will drive about 1 hour to our starting point at Phedi. From this point, our trekking starts. We will do short 1 -2 hours of waking trail we will reach our designation - Ker & Downey lodge at Dhampus


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  • lodge
  • jeep | trek
Day 5 | HIKE TO AUSTRALIAN CAMP AND KANDE, DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA

Followed by breakfast, we will have a short hike to Australian Camp from where you will see the breathtaking view of Annapurna massif with Mt. Machhapuchhere and valley of Pokhara. From here we will descend down to Kande and drive an hour back to Pokhara.


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  • pavilions
  • jeep | trek
Day 6 | VILLAGE WALK


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  • pavilions
  • hike | explore
Day 7 | FLY TO CHITWAN

Drive to Tharu Lodge. Room at Tharu Lodge


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  • tharu lodge
  • hike | explore
Day 8 | JUNGLE ACTIVITIES AT TIGER TOPS LODGE


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  • tharu lodge
  • explore
Day 9 | FLY TO KATHMANDU

Post morning activities, fly to Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner


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  • dalai la
  • air
Day 10 | DEPARTURE

Today is the end of our journey to the country of Himalayas Nepal. Our staff will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours of our scheduled flight.


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  • hiace
Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
1 Kathmandu Arrival hiace hotel D
2 Kathmandu Kathmandu Food Trail hiace dwarikas B | L
3 Pokhara Hinduism and Buddhism explore dwarikas B
4 Dhampus Fly to Pokhara jeep | trek lodge B | L | D
5 Pokhara Hike to Australian Camp and Kande, Drive Back to Pokhara jeep | trek pavilions B | L | D
6 Pokhara Village Walk hike | explore pavilions B | L | D
7 Chitwan Fly to Chitwan hike | explore tharu lodge B | L | D
8 Chitwan Jungle Activities at Tiger Tops Lodge explore tharu lodge B | L | D
9 Kathmandu Fly to Kathmandu air dalai la B | D
10 Kathmandu Departure hiace - B
Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary
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  • "Kathmandu - Thamel"

  • Tiger Tops

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Gears | What to carry

The short hike is the ones where you have to worry the least about what to carry. However, some information is always helpful.

  • A light jacket or a warm jacket (depending on the time of year and how cold you generally get)
  • An umbrella or a rain jacket. You never know
  • Some money (in case a souvenir tempts you, or you want to have a drink)
  • A water bottle (water is available for purchase everywhere, though we do not recommend purchasing plastic bottles - garbage is a nuisance in Nepal.
  • Comfortable clothes - shorts are also fine of course.
  • Comfortable shoes - trainers are best!