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Best Of Nepal Tour - 12 days

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12 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
All ground transportation as per itinerary.
Best Season
Autumn and Spring
3 nights hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara/ 5 nights during Trek/ 2 nights during Chitwan National Park.
3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trek/3 meals a day during Chitwan National Park.
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Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Chitwan National Park-Kathmandu


    The "Best of Nepal Tour" covering Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon Hill Trek, and Chitwan National Park offers an incredible blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and adventure. Here's a highlight of each destination:
    • Explore the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with ancient temples, palaces, and vibrant markets.
    • Visit iconic landmarks such as Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Boudhanath Stupa, which offer insights into Nepal's religious and architectural history.
    • Engage with local communities, taste authentic Nepali cuisine, and witness traditional rituals and festivals.

    • Enjoy the serene ambiance of Pokhara, nestled amidst the Himalayas and surrounded by tranquil lakes and lush forests.
    • Take a boat ride on Phewa Lake, with the majestic Annapurna range reflecting in its crystal-clear waters.
    • Embark on short hikes to viewpoints like Sarangkot for breathtaking sunrise or sunset views over the Himalayas.
    • Experience the thrill of paragliding or zip-lining, offering panoramic views of Pokhara's landscape from above.
    Poon Hill Trek:

    • Embark on a moderate trek to Poon Hill, renowned for its spectacular sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
    • Trek through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Himalayan foothills.
    • Interact with local Gurung and Magar communities, experiencing their hospitality and traditional way of life.
    • Enjoy stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Nilgiri, from the summit of Poon Hill.
    Chitwan National Park:

    • Discover the rich biodiversity of Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to diverse wildlife including Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, and over 500 species of birds.
    • Embark on thrilling jungle safaris on elephant-back, jeep, or by foot, offering opportunities to spot exotic wildlife in their natural habitat.
    • Participate in cultural activities and experiences, such as Tharu cultural dances, canoe rides along the Rapti River, and visits to indigenous Tharu villages.
    • Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, with lush forests, grasslands, and riverine landscapes providing a serene backdrop for your adventures.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Nepal with the Best of Nepal Tour a captivating adventure that seamlessly blends cultural immersion, breathtaking landscapes, and thrilling wildlife encounters. Starting in Kathmandu, the bustling capital city, you'll dive into the rich tapestry of Nepalese culture, exploring ancient temples, bustling markets, and historic landmarks such as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath.

From Kathmandu, the journey continues to Pokhara, a serene lakeside city nestled in the shadow of the majestic Annapurna mountain range. Here, you'll be mesmerized by the tranquil beauty of Phewa Lake and the reflection of snow-capped peaks on its crystal-clear waters. Pokhara serves as the gateway to some of Nepal's most iconic trekking routes, including the renowned Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a moderate yet rewarding trekking adventure that offers stunning panoramas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. As you traverse through lush rhododendron forests, picturesque villages, and terraced farmlands, you'll witness the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas unfold before your eyes. The highlight of the trek is reaching Poon Hill at sunrise, where you'll be treated to a breathtaking vista of the sun casting its first rays upon the snow-capped peaks, painting the sky in a myriad of hues.

After the exhilarating trekking experience, the journey concludes with a visit to Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most renowned wildlife reserves in Asia. Here, you'll embark on thrilling jungle safaris, where you'll have the chance to encounter rare and endangered species, including the elusive Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, and Asian elephant. Explore the dense forests, grasslands, and riverine habitats of Chitwan accompanied by experienced naturalist guides who will unravel the secrets of the jungle and provide insights into the region's rich biodiversity.

Throughout the Best of Nepal Tour you'll be immersed in the warmth and hospitality of the Nepalese people, savoring delicious local cuisine, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're captivated by the cultural treasures of Kathmandu, awestruck by the natural beauty of Pokhara, or exhilarated by the wildlife encounters in Chitwan, this extraordinary journey promises an authentic and immersive experience of Nepal's diverse landscapes and vibrant heritage.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.Transfer to your hotel and rest. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist hub.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square by our city tour guide. Prepare for the trek, buy any necessary gear.

Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus(around 6-7 hours drive. Explore Lakeside Pokhara in the evening.

Private Car drive to Nayapul (about 1.5 hours). Start trekking to Tikhedhunga (around 4-5 hours). Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.

Trek to Ghorepani (around 6-7 hours), passing through villages and lush forests. Reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village situated at the foothills of Poon Hill. Overnight stay in Ghorepani.

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (about 1 hour) for a breathtaking sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Descend to Ghorepani for breakfast.Trek to Tadapani (around 5-6 hours), passing through rhododendron forests and enjoying panoramic mountain views. Overnight stay in Tadapani.

Trek to Ghandruk (around 3-4 hours), a picturesque Gurung village with stunning views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli. Explore the village and interact with locals, learning about their culture and lifestyle. Overnight stay in Ghandruk.

Trek down to Nayapul (around 4-5 hours). Drive back to Pokhara by private car (aroun1.5hours). Explore Pokhara at leisure.

Drive to Chitwan National Park by tourist bus (around 5-6 hours). Check into your Chitwan Park Cottage and rest. Enjoy a cultural show in the evening.

Full-day jungle activities including elephant safari, bird watching, jungle walk, and canoe ride. Visit the elephant breeding center. Evening at leisure.

Drive back to Kathmandu (around 5-6 hours). Explore the city or do some last-minute shopping. Farewell dinner in the evening.

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey.

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.


    Trekking Permits:
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan hotel and guesthouse/teahouses or lodges along the trekking route 
    • Transportation from Kathmandu, Pokhara to the starting point of the trek (e.g., Nayapul )
    • Return transportation to Pokhara after completing the trek, Transport from Pokhara to Chitwan Safari Park and back Kathmandu when completing the Chitwan National Park.
    Guide and Porter:
    • Services of an experienced Tour/trek guide who is knowledgeable about the route, culture, and safety considerations
    • Porter(s) to carry trekking gear and supplies (optional, depending on the package)
    Emergency Assistance:
    • Emergency evacuation arrangements (if necessary)
    • First aid kit and basic medical assistance.


    • All meals BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) included during the poon hill trek.

Doesn't Include

    Personal Expenses:
    • International flights to and from Nepal.
    • Expenses for all meals, snacks, beverages, and alcoholic drinks 
    • Expenses for optional activities or side trips not included in the itinerary.
    • Personal gear and equipment (e.g., trekking boots, sleeping bag, backpack, etc.)
    • Travel insurance (including medical and evacuation coverage)
    • If you take flight Kathmandu to Pokhara and Chitwan to Kathmandu is not included in the package.
    Tips and Gratuities:
    • Tips for guides, porters, and other staff members (tipping is customary in Nepal but discretionary)
    Additional Costs:
    • Costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, cancellations, or changes in the itinerary
    • Any expenses related to medical treatment, medication, or emergency evacuation beyond what is covered by the tour operator
    Optional Extras:
    • Optional activities before or after the trek.
    • Rental fees for trekking gear and equipment (if not brought by you)
    Meals in Cities:
    • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and snacks in Kathmandu, Pokhara
    • Additional meals and beverages outside of the Trip itinerary.


    Poon Hill Trek Map

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Best of Nepal Tour?

The Best of Nepal Tour is a comprehensive travel package that showcases the highlights of Nepal, including cultural heritage sites, natural wonders, and trekking experiences.

2. What are the main destinations covered in this tour?

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Chitwan are the main destinations included in this tour.

3. How long does the tour last?

The duration typically ranges from 10 to 14 days, depending on the itinerary and optional extensions.

1. What is the typical itinerary for this tour?

Day 1-2: Arrival in Kathmandu, sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Day 3-4: Travel to Pokhara, explore Pokhara Valley

Day 5-9: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna region

Day 10-12: Visit Chitwan National Park for wildlife safari and cultural experiences

Day 13-14: Return to Kathmandu, departure

2. Can the itinerary be customized?

Yes, the itinerary can be tailored to suit individual preferences, including the duration of stay and specific activities.

1. What types of accommodations are provided during the tour?

Accommodations range from hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara to teahouses during the trek and jungle resorts in Chitwan.

2. Are there options for luxury accommodations?

Yes, luxury accommodation options are available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan for those seeking a more upscale experience.

1. What is the difficulty level of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is considered easy in moderate, suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike.

2. What is the duration and altitude of the trek?

The trek typically lasts for 4-5 days, reaching an altitude of around 3,210 meters (10,531 feet) at Poon Hill.

3. Are porters and guides provided during the trek?

Yes, experienced guides and porters are included to ensure safety and assistance throughout the trek.

1. How do we travel between destinations?

Transportation between Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan is usually by private vehicle or domestic flights, depending on the itinerary.

2. Is transportation included in the tour package?

Yes, transportation between destinations as per the itinerary is typically included in the tour package.

1. Are permits required for the trek and national park visits?

Yes, necessary permits for trekking in the Annapurna region and entry into Chitwan National Park are included in the tour package.

2. Are there any additional fees to consider?

Optional activities, such as cultural shows or extra excursions, may incur additional fees, which are usually not included in the base package.

1. What health precautions should I take before the tour?

It's advisable to consult a healthcare professional for any necessary vaccinations and medications before traveling to Nepal.

2. Is altitude sickness a concern during the trek?

While the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek doesn't reach extreme altitudes, it's essential to acclimatize gradually and stay hydrated to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

1. What items should I pack for the tour?

Essential items include comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear for trekking, sun protection, insect repellent, and personal medications.

2. Do I need to bring trekking gear, or is it provided?

While basic trekking equipment like sleeping bags and trekking poles can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu or Pokhara, it's recommended to bring personal gear for comfort and familiarity.

1. How do I book the Best of Nepal Tour?

The tour can be booked through, by Nepal Everest Adventures, or online platforms specializing in Nepal Everest Adventures booking from.

2. What is the typical cost of the tour?

The cost varies depending on factors such as the duration of the tour, accommodation standards, inclusions, and optional activities. It's advisable to request a detailed quote from tour providers for accurate pricing information.

1. Are there any cultural norms to be aware of during the tour?

Respecting local customs and traditions, dressing modestly, and asking permission before taking photographs, especially in religious sites, are important cultural etiquettes to observe in Nepal.

2. Is tipping customary in Nepal?

Tipping for good service is appreciated but not mandatory. It's customary to tip guides, porters, and service staff at restaurants and hotels based on satisfaction and affordability.

1. What is the best time of year to take the tour?

The best time for the Best of Nepal Tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and skies are clear for trekking and sightseeing.

2. Is travel insurance recommended for the tour?

Yes, comprehensive travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and evacuation is highly recommended for all travelers to Nepal.

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