Highlights Tour Of Nepal
Our Highlights Tour of Nepal is a perfect introduction to this fascinating country while staying in a hotel every night of itinerary. You have time to explore Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhulikel, Bandipur and Namo Buddha.
There are superb mountain panorama views of the Himalayas from your hotels at Bandipur, Pokhara and Dhulikel. On a clear day you will see Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Mount Machapuchare (known as Fishtail mountain) .
Throughout this itinerary you stay at mid level hotels mainly three star.
There is no day to day trekking in this itinerary apart from the option to walk from Namo Buddha to Dhulikhel on Day 10 however there are opportunities for day walks while in Pokhara, Bandipur and Dhulikel.
You have the option to join one of our fixed date departures or to have a private tour tailored to dates that suit you.
A driver will be sent to collect you on arrival at Kathmandu airport and to bring you back to the hotel. Please provide travel plans on booking and we will arrange the pick-up and transfer. A full tour briefing will be given in the afternoon. Overnight at Hotel (Meals: none).
This is a one day guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley visiting three out of the seven World Heritage Sites. You will start off by visiting Patan Durbar Square then drive to the Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath followed by the last stop of the day at the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath. The tour is likely to finish around 4pm and the rest of the day is free to further explore Kathmandu.
Three major towns are located in the valley, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, each having a great artistic and architectural tradition. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in the country. Patan, the second largest is separated from Kathmandu by a river. Bhaktapur, the third largest, is towards the eastern end of the valley and its relative isolation is reflected in its slower pace and more distinctly mediaeval atmosphere.
In the Valley the landscape is dramatically sculpted by the contours of the paddy fields. The towns and villages are alive with the colours of farm produce, ranging from pyramids of golden grain to the vivid reds of chilli peppers laid out on mats to dry in the sun. In the streets and towns there is a constant bustle of activity, especially in the bazaars and markets where the farmers sell their vegetables and fruit. Overnight at Hotel Tibet, Hotel Manaslu or Hotel Ambassador (Meals: B).
In the morning you will be driven by your driver in a private vehicle to Bandipur. This small town is located on a ridge above the Kathmandu to Pokhara road and has superb views of the Himalayan peaks to the north (Annapurna,Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal). Bandipur has been considerately developed for tourists whereby some of the old houses have been carefully converted to hotels and there are thankfully few concrete buildings like elsewhere in Nepal. Compared to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu the small town of Bandipur is very peaceful place as vehicles are not allowed into the main square. Overnight at hotel(Meals: B).
After breakfast you will drive to the lakeside town of Pokhara where there are superb views to the snowy Himalayan peaks including Machapuchare and Annapurnas. In the afternoon you can either relax at the hotel or explore the town of Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel (Meals: B).
It is worth waking early to see the mountain views that at their best in the morning. After breakfast you take a boat trip around Phewa Lake or walk to Shanti Peace stupa above the lake or just relax and explore Pokhara around Lakeside. Overnight at Hotel (Meals: B).
After breakfast, you will be driven to Bharatpur airport for the short flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival there is a short drive to Namo Buddha on the rim of the Kathmandu valley where there is a superb mountain panorama from the wonderful Namo Buddha.
Today you have the option to walk to Dhulikhel or to drive by car. If you decide to walk the trail takes you through traditional villages with mountain views. Overnight at hotel (Meals: B).
You can spend the morning relaxing in Dhulikel enjoying the views then in afternoon drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel (Meals: B).
Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your flight back home. End of trip.
Internal travel in private car or minibus with driver.
Private transfers including airport collections.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle.
Twin share rooms at all locations.
Breakfast only at all hotels.
Rubberised luggage tags posted to you before departure.
Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921).
Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive “Nepal Pre Trip Information” notes
Single room supplement
International flight to/from Kathmandu.
Nepal visa for 15 days.
Lunch and evening meals all places on itinerary.
Tips (guidance on amounts included in our “Nepal Pre Trip Information” notes).
Other items not listed in “What is included”.
- Walking times: transport by private vehicle with driver to various places of interest then sightseeing on foot at each location.
- Altitude: usually less than 3,000m.
- Terrain: sightseeing in cities and some optional day walks on well-travelled trails.
- Remoteness: hotel and road based tour.
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