Nepal Introductory Tour 10 Days

$745 USD
- 10 Days
- Easy
2-10 Pax

Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Private Car

Hotel

2200m

Breakfast in all places and full meals during Chitwan Safari

Kathmandu-Bandipur-Pokhara-Chitwan-Nagarkot-Kathmandu

Nepal Introductory Tour Overview

Nepal has beautiful scenery and religious sites. This tour is designed for those who wish to explore Kathmandu valley with its religious and cultural sites as well as the Himalayan scenery from Nagarkot, Bandipur and National park at Terai. Nepal introductory tour takes you through the main attractions of Kathmandu including various religious and cultural sites such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. We cover all the important and significant sites which give you an opportunity to explore different regions of the Nepal, the cultural city of Pokhara with wonderful scenery of Annapurna range, famous lakes, waterfalls, Caves and Museums. We then visit the famous Chitwan National Park in Terai region. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Day 02: Explore day in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Bandipur

Day 04: Drive to Pokhara

Day 05: Explore day in Pokhara

Day 06: Sunrise at Sarangkot and drive to Chitwan National Park

Day 07: Explore day in Chitwan

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 09: Day trip to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur

Day 10: Departure day

Nepal Introductory Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. We then meet later on that day or the next day (as per your arrival time) to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming tour with us.  If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious traditional Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day. 

Day 02: Explore day in Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again for further discussion about the trip. Overnight  at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Bandipur

After breakfast, we proceed  to Bandipur, an excellent drive through the Prithivi Highway which has interesting scenery of the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungle as well as farm terraces and villages on the mountains. Bandipur is very famous for its natural beauty which is situated on a hilltop above the highway town of Dumre. There is a view tower where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang. Check in to the hotel and walk around the traditional village of Bandipur. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara. It is short scenic drive which takes two and half hour. After check into hotel, walk around the lake side of the city to explore the surrounding areas. Overnight at Pokhara.
 

Day 05: Explore day in Pokhara

After breakfast, proceed for city tour to visit the famous waterfall, Gupteswor cave, Fewa lake, Bindabasani Temple, Seti river gorge and Museum. You will have an excellent view of Annapurnas from the city and we will have an hour boating trip around the lake. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Sunrise at Nagarkot and drive to Chitwan National Park

Wake up at early morning and drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view with panoramic views of Annapurnas. Drive down to the Pokhara Hotel for breakfast and proceed to Chitwan. It is interesting drive through Prithivi Highway till Mugling and Siddhartha Highway towards to Chitwan. After check in to the hotel, welcome drink and lunch then you will be taking to visit Tharu village where you can explore life of Tharu people and its museum.  After sunset tour at the bank of river you will be entertained with Tharu stick dance and different cultural shows around the bonfire. Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 07: Explore day in Chitwan

After breakfast, you will have a full day of the safari activities, canoeing Ride and Elephant Breeding centre at Chitwan National Park. If time permits, we will take you to view many amazing animals such as rhinoceroses, Chitwan's royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, monkeys, different types of deer and reptiles.  Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu

Bird watching after breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu (4 hours). There is amazing scenery on the way with scenic mountain terrain, rocky mountains, waterfalls, jungles and small towns. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 09: Day trip to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur

After breakfast drive to Bhaktapur (City or Deevotees) to explore traditional style of architecture with Golden Gate, 55 windows palace, Nayatpola Temple, Durbar Square and many more temples and monuments. Then drive to Nagarkot for excellent panoramic views including Mount Everest on clear day. Nagarkot is very popular view point where you can enjoy 360% views of mountains and Kathmandu valley. Then drive back to Kathmandu for overnight.

Day 10: Departure day from Kathmandu

Today is the last day of your trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you with your travel plans, otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time. 

Nepal Introductory Tour Cost :- US$745

Include

Airport transfers 
3 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu  with breakfast
All ground transportation by private vehicle
One day guided city tour of Kathmandu valley with private car
Welcome and Farewell dinner at one of the most popular and typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance & Music
All meals during the Chitwan park
National Park entrance tickets and Jungle activities as per itinerary
City tour in Pokhara as per itinerary
Sunrise trip at Sarangkot
2 nights accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
All required city tour as per itinerary
 

Exclude

Nepal Visa
Your international flight
Your meals at Kathmandu\Pokhara except Breakfast
Entire beverages, mineral water, beer etc during the trip
Travel insurance (must includes trip cancellation)
Monument entrance fees
Personal expenses
Any extended trips

Nepal Introductory Tour Information

Nepal
Nepal is a land locked country which lies in between India and China. It is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point of the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter above sea level. Nepal has three major geographical ranges - Himalayan region, Hill region and Terai low land.

Area: 147,181 sq. kilometers
Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the south
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 2,642,799
Language: Nepali is the native language. However, travel-trade people can understand and speak English.
Currency: Nepali Rupee
Political System: Multi-party democracy
Religion: The major number is Hindu. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Travel season: We do have two best seasons to visit Nepal. We always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible. So the best time is Spring and Autum.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Warmest weather of the year.
Autumn: - (Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: - Monsoon, rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). Nepal can be visited the whole year round.
People: Nepal has more than 91 ethnic groups and 70 different spoken languages.
What to Wear: Lightweight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm garments are required in October through March. An umbrella or raincoat is a must for the rainy season (June to August)
Climate: Nepal’s climate varies according to elevation. The Terai of southern Nepal has a tropical monsoon climate characterized by rainy summers and the southwest winds of the monsoon, and almost dry winters. 
Communication:
Postal Services: The Central Post Office located near Dharahara Tower, is open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The counters are open from 7 a.m to 4 p.m. and provide stamps, postcards and aerogram. Post Restate is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Express Mail Service (EMS ) is available at GPO and at Thamel, Basantapur and airport postal counters.
Telephone Services:
Telephone, fax, telex and telegraph services are available at the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation at Tripureshwar. Hotels and private communications centers provide long distance telephone. For calling from outside, country code for Nepal is 00977 and the area code for Kathmandu is 1. You can buy a local Sim card to use while in Nepal.
Internet Services:
Several Internet cafes and communication centers have opened up in the Valley and around the country in the past few years. Visitors only have to find a place they are most comfortable in to use the facilities to keep in touch with home. E-mail and Internet services are also offered by hotels in the city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and major cities.
Electricity:
Major towns have electricity and the voltage available is 220-volts and 50 cycles. Load shedding is sometimes experienced. Most hotels have installed their own generators.
Medical Services:
A wide variety of medicines, including those imported from overseas are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up by the government in different parts of rural Nepal.
Meals and Accommodation:
Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered to your request. Hot shower, toilets, comfortable mattress, solar electricity lights during the tour period.  

While on the tour, the hotels provide good quality food. For breakfast you are likely to get porridge, cereal, toast or chapattis, omelet and a range of hot drinks. We will provide all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu.

Insurance:
A travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss and medical treatment is recommended. Make sure the insurance also covers the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking, rafting.
Vaccination:
Vaccination is recommended for your trip to Nepal. Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel to Nepal.
Medical Kit:
A simple but adequate medical kit can be very useful while traveling. The following items are recommended: Aspirin or Panadol - for pain or fever; Antihistamine - as a decongestant for colds, allergies and to help prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics - useful if traveling off beaten track but they must be prescribed; Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets; Rehydration mixture - for treatment of severe diarrhoea; Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar 'dry' spray - for cuts and grazes.
Other things to be included are:
Calamine lotion to ease irritation from bites or stings, bandages and band aids for minorinjuries, scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sun block lotion, chopsticks, water purification tablets, throat lozenges (Strepsils), moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets).
Pack list:
It is essential to have warm clothing and equipment to plan this trip. Here are some suggestions for planning this trip. Please kindly take it as a reference.
Accessories:
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Basic First Aid Kit
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embasay or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the start of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Indian nationals do not require visa. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)

• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)

• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)

• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees

3 days transit visa - Free of cost

Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu

Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868, Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np