Himalayan Panorama

Ancient Cities and Jungles of Nepal

The Himalayan nation of Nepal is a veritable paradise of myth, mountains, colourful cultures and gentle people. This tour offers you the best of this tiny country – modern and ancient cities, outdoor explorations, spirituality and wildlife. There is some stunning architecture to see here, in the form of sacred Buddhist stupas and wooden pagoda style palaces and temples. The wildlife is equally fascinating- the one horned rhino, the tiger and elephant being star attractions. All this with the backdrop of the grand snow-capped Himalayas.

Tour Snapshot

8 Day tour

Best time to visit:
September to November and February to April

Kathmandu- Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu

​Tour reference number: NP-001

Tour highlights

  • Visit 7 World Heritage sites
  • Visit the three ancient kingdoms of Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu
  • Visit the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal
  • Get to know some of the indigenous people of Nepal
  • Hike to see a sunrise view of the Annapurna Mountain range
  • Jungle safaris to try and spot rhinos and tigers
  • Visit to an elephant breeding centre.
Nepal Travel Destinations Map by Jasmine Trails

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Brief Programme

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. 

Arrive today and later visit Bodhnath the largest Stupa in Nepal.

Visit Bungamati, a Newari village this morning. Later explore Patan with its charming pagodas and temples. Also visit Bhaktapur, a 13th century city.

After a visit to Pashupatinath, a prominent Hindu temple, fly to Pokhra.

Today is an outdoor day with a drive to Kande from where you start a four-hour hike to Dhampus at the foothills of the Himalayas. Crisp mountain air and majestic mountain views will invigorate you physically and spiritually as well.

Very early morning trek to Sarangkot to get a sunrise view of the Annapurna Mountain range. 

Later fly to Chitwan. This afternoon you have a jeep safari into the jungle to spot the wonderful wildlife of the national park.

Another safari into the park this morning. Today you also visit the elephant breeding centre to interact with the elephants and learn all about them.

This afternoon you have an interesting visit with the Tahru folk in their village

This morning explore the jungle on foot with your guide.
Fly to Kathmandu today and enjoy the rest of the day as you please.

Departure to the airport for your flight home.

This tour is a sample of one of the popular routings and experiences. We will be delighted to customize it to your interests and budget.

What can we add on to this programme?

  • For adventure enthusiasts we can add some more days of trekking, white water rafting and camping.
  • This tour can be combined with tours in north India, Bhutan and India. 

Write to us now  to get this tour customized for you with a price proposal. 

The tour price will depend on many factors such as time of travel, hotel selection, and add-on experiences and services.

Write to us now  to get this tour customized for you with a price proposal.