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Taste Of Nepal Tour Package

  • Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 3210
  • Group Size 1 to 15
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

For those travelers who are planning their holiday in the city and mountains with mixed adventures, the Taste of Nepal Tour package is the complete package. This trip combines the best places in Nepal within 15 days. The Taste of Nepal Tour starts in the historical towns of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, which are famous for their cultural heritage, traditions, and food. In Kathmandu, you will visit Monkey Temple (Swyambhunath), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and major places inside this town.

Taste Of Nepal Tour Highlights

  • Three ancient kingdoms visit Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan.
  • Culture, and world heritage sites, including Buddhist monasteries.
  • City of Adventure and the Mountains, Pokhara.
  • 4 Day Ghorepani Poonhill - Ghandruk Trek.
  • The birthplace of Buddha Lumbini.
  • Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour.

After Kathmandu driving in the Himalaya, Nepal offers spectacular mountain ranges, green hills, rivers, landscapes, and snaky roads. Kathmandu looks quite busy and crowded, but once you get out of Kathmandu, you will not stop taking pictures. Trishuli River is one of the best rafting rivers in Nepal; staying over in the river camp with the campfire is another exciting part of this trip.

Pokhara is a remarkable city in Asia, 210 km away from Kathmandu. Pokhara is easily accessible by road or by flight from Kathmandu. Pokhara's pristine air and the spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks and lakes around the town make you not want to leave here. Pokhara is known as an adventure town. Pokhara offers paragliding, zip-flying, bungee jumping, mountain biking, day hikes, popular trekking routes, and many others.

3 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Our Taste of Nepal trip covers Ghorepani Poon-Hill trekking. The Poon Hill trek offers breathtaking mountain scenery. The Poon Hill trek is short and the best trekking in Nepal for children and older people; this trek has no risk of altitude sickness. The maximum height for poon hill trekking is 3210 m. Passing through streams, forests, villages, and rhododendron trees (the national flower of Nepal), the 3 Days Ghorepani Trek covers Tikhedhunga, Poonhil, and Ghandruk-village of Gurung people.

After the Poonhill trek, this tour will take you to the birthplace of Lord Buddha and Chitwan National Park. In Lumbini, you will be visiting the Lumbini Mayadevi Temples and the important Buddhist sites of Lumbini. After Lumbini, spend two nights in Chitwan for safaris and activities.  If this is your first time in Nepal and you want to explore Nepal within 2 weeks, then the Taste of Nepal Tour is one of the best.


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14-Day Taste of Nepal Tour Highlights:

  • Kathmandu: city tour of key landmarks; explore at your own pace later.
  • Badipur village: A Jewel of Nepal's Culture and Beauty
  • Pokhara: scenic lakefront town, adventure activities (paragliding, hot air ballooning,ABC helicopter tour), shopping, relaxation.
  • Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek: moderate 3-day trek with stunning mountain views, village life experience, and proper gear provided.
  • Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, has historical and cultural significance.
  • Chitwan National Park: safari adventure, wildlife encounters.
  • Kathmandu: Explore the remaining sights before departure.

Additional notes:

  • Rafting stops on the way to Pokhara.
  • Flexible itinerary, private tours available, family-friendly.

When you arrive, a representative from our company will welcome you at the international airport. Welcomed by our representative with the beautiful garlands. Upon your transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu, you will be briefed on your tour plans and details. A welcome dinner will be held outside of your hotel in typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional food and live singing and dancing activities. 

Please note that arriving after 6pm will not make it possible to attend the welcome dinner, and it will be postponed for day 2.

  • Accommodation: In Kathmandu
  • Airport pickup: Yes
  • Hotel distance: 5–6 Km

    After breakfast, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of major places around Kathmandu and continue your trip with a visit to the Buddhist Stupa-Swayambhunath. Your guide will escort you to historic monuments, temples, and monasteries. PM: You will proceed to Patan for sightseeing of the city. The city is 3 km south-east of Kathmandu. The city is full of Buddhist monuments & Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, guardian deities, and wonderful carving. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    • Accommodation: In Kathmandu
    • Breakfast: Yes
    • Sightseeing tour: 5–6 hours.
    • Places covered: Swoyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

      Early morning drive to the rafting point (Charaudi) on the banks of the Trishuli River, where you will be briefed about rafting. The raft trip starts with small rapids and soon catches up with bigger rapids rated as Grade IV. After 3 hours of rafting, refreshment, saying goodbye to the rafting crew, and driving to Bandipur Village,. Note: The rafting hours and rapids will be figured out for all age groups on request.

      Bandipur Village

      Nestled in the hills, Bandipur village is a living museum of Newari culture. Imagine traditional houses lining a ridge, offering majestic mountain views alongside snow-capped peaks.

      Explore ancient cultural artifacts, stroll through charming villages, and experience warm Nepalese hospitality. Bandipur embodies "Atithi Devo(Bhava")—guests are treated as gods. Nature paints Bandipur with caves, hillocks, and a vibrant culture. Immerse yourself in this unique beauty, distinct from India's Bandipur National Park. Uncover ancient history and mountainous landscapes. Hike hillocks and connect with nature's diverse charm. Witness panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Langtang, Machapuchare, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and surrounding peaks. Bandipur offers an unforgettable village experience where history and nature meet, leaving you rejuvenated and culturally enriched.

      • Accommodation: In Bandipur
      • Breakfast: Yes
      • Kathmandu to Bandipur Distance: 148 km.

        Early in the morning, enjoy the sunrise and mountain views from your hotel. After breakfast, drive to the hotel in Pokhara. Pokhara stands at 884 meters above sea level and is an ideal vacationer’s paradise, with its crystal-clear lakes, magnificent views of the Annapurna Mountain Range, and its bustling but quaint lakeside bazaar. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

        • Accommodation: In Pokhara
        • Breakfast: Yes
        • Bandipur to Pokhara Distance: 65 km.

          Drive to the Sarangkot (paragliding spot). Paragliding is an optional service. Sarangkot is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan Mountains of the Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Fishtail. Another main attraction in Sarangkot is to spend an hour in the sky paragliding with fantastic views of the mountains and the city below. Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for adventure seekers. A trip will take you through some of the best scenery on earth. In the late afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Pokhara Valley with a 1-hour boat ride at Phewa Lake. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

          • Accommodation: In Pokhara
          • Breakfast: Yes
          • Sightseeing tour: 5–6 hours.
          • Places covered: Sarangkot, Peace Stupa, and Gupteshwor Cave.

            After savoring a delicious breakfast at 7:00 am, we will begin our day's adventure. Our first destination is Ulleri Village, which we will reach by driving for approximately 2–3 hours from Pokhara. The road to Ulleri is partially paved and partially off-road, but rest assured, it is a safe and scenic drive.

            Upon arrival at Ulleri Village, we will commence our Ghorepani ABC trek. Prepare to be enchanted as we embark on a picturesque walk through lush forests alongside streams and rivers, passing by charming waterfalls and small local tea houses. Along the way, you will catch glimpses of the majestic Mt. Fishtail from Banthanthi. However, once we reach Ghorepani, you will be awe-struck by the sight of towering mountains resembling giant, mighty Himalayas. If you're feeling energetic and up for it, you can consider visiting Poon Hill in the evening for a mesmerizing sunset. The walk to Poon Hill from Ghorepani takes around 45 minutes. However, keep in mind that we have an exciting plan for a sunrise excursion at Poon Hill in the morning.

            Prepare for an incredible day of trekking, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and unforgettable mountain vistas.

            • Max. Altitude: 2,874 M (9,429ft)
            • You will visit: Ghorepani
            • Walking Hour: 4 hours
            • Ulleri-Ghorepani Trek Distance: 11 Km
            • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
            • Overnight at: Ghorepani.

              Rise and shine around 5:00 am to witness the breathtaking sunrise and mountain vistas at Poon Hill. Our knowledgeable guide will accompany you on this memorable excursion. Please note that the trail to Poon Hill involves walking up a series of stairs, so if you have any knee issues, it's advisable to carry hiking poles for support. The walk to Poon Hill from Ghorepani takes approximately 45 minutes. As you reach the summit, prepare to be captivated by the panoramic views of Mt. Fishtail, the Annapurna Ranges, the Dhaulagiri Ranges, the Tukuche Peak, and the stunning landscapes that unfold before you. Take your time to soak in the beauty and tranquility of this magical moment.
              After the sunrise experience, we will hike back to Ghorepani for a well-deserved breakfast. Recharge your energy with a delicious meal before we continue our trek toward Tadapani. The initial part of the hike from Ghorepani to Deurali involves a gentle uphill climb, but as we progress, the trail becomes relatively flat and even downhill. Towards the end, there is a final uphill section that takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once we reach Tadapani, prepare to be rewarded with a golden view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and the iconic Fishtail Peak. Marvel at the majestic mountains that grace the horizon and embrace the serene ambiance of Tadapani.
              Take your time to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings and capture cherished memories of this remarkable journey.

              • Max. Altitude: (2,590m) 8,497ft
              • You will visit: Poon Hill
              • Walking Hour: 6-7
              • Ghorepani To Tadapani Distance: 11 Km
              • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
              • Overnight at: Tadapani.

                Enjoy the morning sunrise view from Tadapani and trek to Ghandruk Village. Ghandruk village is a big Gurung community settlement village. Trails are flat and downhill, but easy to walk. We will have lunch at Ghandruk village, and in the evening we will visit Gurung Museum and take a short village walk. Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Heuchuli will be shining most of the time here. After lunch at Ghandruk village, we will take a jeep drive back to Pokhara.

                • Max. Altitude: 1940 M 6,364 ft (Ghandruk)
                • You will visit: Ghandruk Village
                • Walking Hour: 4
                • Tadapani to Ghandruk Distance: 6.5 Km
                • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
                • Overnight at: Pokhara Hotel.

                  Lumbini (185 km, 7 hours drive) is a small town and a famous Buddhist pilgrimage. Overnight in Lumbini.

                    Chitwan (135 km, 3 ½ hours drive) Morning: Sightseeing tour of Lumbini, one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations located in the southern Terai plains of Nepal. Buddha is known as the light of Asia. Millions of people from all over the world come here to visit. Lumbini is listed on the World Heritage Monument List by UNESCO. Later on, drive to Chitwan. Upon arrival, you will be met by the naturalist or guest relations officer, who will brief you about the jungle activities. For animal lovers, Chitwan National Park offers them the opportunity of a lifetime to see Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, various species of birds, and butterflies. Overnight at a lodge in Chitwan.

                      Full-day jungle activities in Chitwan National Park, such as elephant safari, jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching, etc. Chitwan National Park gives a unique and exceptional wildlife experience, being home to several species, in particular the one-horned rhinoceros, leopard, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles, etc. Over at the lodge in Chitwan.

                        After a drive to Kathmandu, overnight in the Kathmandu Hotel.

                          AM: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur city, which is also known as the ‘City of Devotees’, the ‘City of Culture’, the ‘Living Heritage’, and Nepal’s Cultural Gem’. Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carving, gilded roofs, and open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines. PM: Later, continue the trip to the oldest Hindu temple, Pashupatinath Temple, which was established in the 5th century, and the holiest Buddhist site, Boudhanath Stupa, which is closely associated with Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Padmapani). Afternoon, last moment shopping around Thamel. Evening: Transfer to a local restaurant for a farewell dinner. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

                            After breakfast, you are free until you are met by our representative to escort you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward flight.

                            • Airport drop: Yes
                            • Airport distance: 5–6 Km
                              Cost Details

                              City Part (Kathmandu, Bandipur, Pokhara, and Lumbini)

                              • All the private transportation (A/C vehicles).
                              • Deluxe hotels on a B&B basis in the cities (Kathmandu, Bandipur, Pokhara, Lumbini).
                              • Guided city tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini.
                              • Welcome and farewell, dinner.
                              • City Maps

                              Chitwan Part.

                              • Full board based in Chitwan (Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner)
                              • Jungle Safar Activities.
                              • Nature Guide.
                              • Tea and coffee snacks.

                              Trekking part (Ghorepani Poon HIll Trek)

                              • All trekking permits, including government taxes.
                              • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and accommodation during the trek.
                              • English Speaking Guide, and Porter to carry bags.
                              • Allowances, salary, and insurance for staff
                              • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Map.
                              • Meals in cities (Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini)
                              • Personal travel insurance
                              • Personal expenses like bar bill, tips and others
                              • Programs other than those mentioned in the itinerary
                              • Nepal visa: 15 days, 30 usd multiple Entrée 30 Days, USD 50
                              • Expenses incurred due to accidents, delays, landslides, etc.
                              • Entrance fees for monuments and heritage sites.
                              Add-ons & Options

                              Additional addon Mountain flight from Kathmandu.

                              • 1 Hour Everest Flight: AScenic View of Mt. Everest and Other World's Tallest Mountain Peaks. USD 240 (Per Person)

                              Dates & Prices

                              The entire Taste of Nepal tour is only for private trips, but for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, there will be group departures. If you are in your own group, then write us for a better offer.  Visit this link just for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking.

                              Good to know

                              Festivals and Events in Nepal

                              We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal, which are celebrated in the capital city of Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation or the Taste of Nepal Tour Package accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate in the festive events.

                              Dashian Festival "Inside Nepal"

                              The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time.  Dates of the Festival: October 10, 2024–October 15, 2024

                              Indra Jatra Festival, Kathmandu

                              Indra and his mother, Dagini, are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of the living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attractions of the festival, as will the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain. 

                              Holi Festival in Nepal

                              Holi is a festival celebrated for the final victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring after the festivals of Dashain and Tihar. Foreign and domestic visitors will throw colored water and dry powder at one another during this vibrant celebration to convey their heartfelt greetings and best wishes. Holi Festival dates: March 24 and 25, 2024

                              Taste Of Nepal Tour Package FAQs

                              • The perfect Nepal tour package for anyone looking for a mix of nature, culture, heritage sites, religion, mountains, food, and wildlife is our Taste of Nepal tour package. This package is perfect for those who want to experience Nepalese hospitality and the snowy mountain peaks. Nepal is famous for its mountains, lakes, greenery, the birthplace of Buddha, and its amazing cultural and colorful lifestyle. All of these can be found in this tour package, which also includes a visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

                              • Nepal is not only famous for Mount Everest, but also for the warm welcome of its people, the light of Asia, Buddha, and its amazing festival celebrations, which are unlike any other in the world. Adventure mountaineering is one of the biggest highlights of Nepal, and it is renowned throughout the world. However, many people think that you need to hike for weeks to see the mountains, which is not true. You can see and experience everything from the cities, even from your hotel room. The 14 Days Taste of Nepal Tour Package is a great way to experience all that Nepal has to offer in one tour package.

                              • Choosing a Nepal tour package is simple. Just make sure you know what you're looking for. Most tour packages cover the heritage sites of Kathmandu, the scenic Pokhara valley, and adventure activities. The local tour operator will create a clear itinerary based on your preferences, which will include hotels, transportation, local activities, guides, and possibly meals. Meals and other add-ons are secondary, as most tour packages are priced on a bed and breakfast (B/B) basis. If you're an adventure lover, you can mix some short treks with cultural city tours, jungle safaris, rafting, paragliding, or luxurious helicopter tours, which are becoming more affordable with group discounts. So, make sure you know your taste and how long you want to vacation. We can create a tailor-made trip plan for you, like the Taste of Nepal Tour Package.

                              • Autumn (September-November) and spring (late February-mid-April) are the best times of year to visit Nepal, as the weather is pleasant and there are many festivals to enjoy. The monsoon season (June-August) is not often recommended by travel blogs or tour operators, but it can be a good time to visit if you are interested in experiencing the wet season in Nepal. Winter (December-February) can be cold, but you can still enjoy the tour if you dress warmly. Many Europeans, such as Spanish and Italians, come to Nepal during the monsoon season and have a great time on the Taste of Nepal Tour.

                              • There are many places that people must visit again and again to explore Nepal. Among these places, the heritage sites of Kathmandu, such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square (home of the living goddess Kumari), Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan, are the top sites to visit within Kathmandu. Chitwan National Park or Bardia National Park are great places to go on a wildlife safari. Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, Namo Buddha Monastery, and Pharping Monastery are all Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Of course, we can't forget the mighty Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Mount Fishtail, and Mount Annapurna, which are all popular tourist destinations around the world. These mountain peaks can be seen from the cities, or you can take an Everest flight or a helicopter tour to land at one of them. The lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and greenery-covered mountains can all be seen from Pokhara, Chitwan, and Nagarkot. The Taste of Nepal Tour Package covers almost all of the must-see places in Nepal. Optional add-on packages, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour or the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour, can also be arranged as part of this trip plan.

                              • There are many ways to get around Nepal, depending on your budget and the way you want to experience the country. You can take local buses or tourist buses that go to popular tourist destinations, such as Kathmandu-Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, and Nagarkot. For a more luxurious experience, you can travel by private air-conditioned car, jeep, land cruiser, or deluxe bus for groups. Almost all major tourist destinations are accessible by air, so flying is another quick option. Let us know how you want to explore and experience Nepal, and we will be happy to help you plan your trip.

                              • Tourist visa on arrival is the only entry visa to Nepal by land or by air. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than tourism (sightseeing, touring, traveling, mountaineering, trekking, or visiting friends and family), you must still obtain a tourist visa to enter the country. Indian nationals are now visa-exempt but must carry a valid passport. For more information on Nepal visa fees and processing, please follow the link.

                              • In Nepal, it is customary to greet someone by putting your palms together in a prayer-like gesture called "namaste." Do not take it personally if a Nepalese person hesitates to shake your hand, as Western traditions have only recently become commonplace in Nepal. Major Hindu temples are usually off-limits to foreigners, so do not enter one unless you have been given permission. Leather goods are prohibited inside temples, and you should also avoid stepping on the small circular or rectangular stones or metal mandalas that are often found on the ground in front of shrines. These are just a few of the most common cultural dos and don'ts in Nepal. However, major tourist areas are not as conservative as they were in the 1960s or 1980s, and the local people are quite modern in their way of thinking. Just be aware of cultural sensitivities, especially when interacting with local families. For example, kissing is considered to be quite awkward in Nepal.

                              • Absolutely, the Taste of Nepal Tour can be a luxury tour package. All accommodations, except for the short trek section of Ghorepani-Ghandruk, can be arranged in luxury resorts or hotels. We will also provide attached rooms during the trek in Ghorepani and Ghandruk. In addition to the hotels and accommodations, the staff will be fluent in your language, we will provide luxury vehicles and fancy restaurants, and we will maintain the service quality for luxury travelers.

                              • This tour package includes visits to Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Ghandruk, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park, Patan, Bhaktapur, Boudhanath Stupa, and Nagarkot. The trip also includes rafting, trekking, boating, safari, and the option to add on paragliding, Everest flights, bungee jumping, or hot air balloon rides from Pokhara.

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