Spirit of Nepal Tour

Duration: 10 Days5/5(5 reviews)
At a Glance
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 1600m

Highlights

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu like Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Squire & Bhaktapur Durbar Squire
  • Learn closely about Nepali art, architecture, history, and culture
  • Go on a hike to Naudanda in Pokhara and visit tourist sites like Davis Falls, Gupteshwaor Mahadev, Peace Pagoda, etc
  • Get to see stunning mountain views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, etc
  • Enjoy gorgeous sunsets at Phewa Lake
  • Enjoy jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching, etc, in Chitwan National Park
  • Get to see the famous stick dance and the colorful traditional clothes of the Tharu community
  • Do window shopping in Thamel and enjoy the nightlife of Kathmandu

Spirit of Nepal Tour Overview

If you ask for one package that combines historical sites, the Himalayan Mountains, caves, lakes, a jungle safari, and a hike, then our Spirit of Nepal is the perfect one. It is a 10-day tour package in Nepal that explores the three most famous tourist cities- Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan. The Spirit of Nepal tour package suits people of all ages and can be done throughout the year.

Discover Nepali culture and tradition. Get to know Nepalese people first-hand. Taste their scrumptious dishes. Dwell in palaces and courtyards, learning the history of Nepal. Visit art galleries and museums. Get blessings in centuries-old monasteries and temples. Enjoy the bustle of Kathmandu, the wilderness of Chitwan, and the serenity of Pokhara on this 10 days tour in Nepal. It is a very immersing tour that shows you the best of Nepal.

The Spirit of Nepal tour does not involve any strenuous walking. We use private vehicles to commute between tourist sites and cities. The itinerary is well-designed to offer you comfort and adventure at the same time. You will not have any hassle as our team will do all the reservations and obtain the necessary permits for you. One of our experienced, English-speaking guides will accompany you during the tour. Our guides are very kind, friendly, and reliable.

Major attractions during the Spirit of Nepal Tour

Kathmandu

In Kathmandu, you will go on a guided sightseeing of historical sites and museums. The tour begins with a ride to Swayambhunath temple, aka the Monkey Temple. Perched on a hill, the site offers a good aerial view of Kathmandu. Then we head to the Patan Durbar Squire, a city of arts.

Then you visit the durbar squares- Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. All of these places used to be royal residences back in the day and now serve as open museums. The Durbar squares say a lot about Nepal's history and culture.

Pokhara

Pokhara is a great city to be in. The city has a tempting balance of modern comforts and nature. You get to see mountains and green hills right in front of you every time you go out. On the day you arrive in Pokhara, spend time relaxing at the shore of Phewa Lake. You can boat on it too and relish the gorgeous sunsets.

You then spend the next full day exploring the city and start with a drive to Sarangkot. From here, follow a gentle trail through lush forests and farmlands to Naudanda. It is around a three-hour walk.

This part of the Spirit of Nepal tour also lets you witness stunning views of western Himalayan mountains such as Fishtail (6,993 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), and many others.

You will boat at Phewa Lake on the next day and hike to the World peace stupa. You will see get a view of the Pokhara, Lake, and the Himalayas. You then visit Davis Falls & Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave.

Note: Sarangkot is the hub of adventurous activities such as paragliding, ultra-light flight, hot air ballooning, and zip flying. If you want to join any of these activities, let us know on time so that we can arrange it for you. Additional charges apply.

Chitwan National park

Chitwan, where you meet one-horn rhinos, elephants, birds, and diverse species of plants. You spend a couple of nights in Chitwan and get close to wildlife. We take to a village of an indigenous community, Tharus.

They will show you their stick dance in vibrant traditional clothes. You will spend one full day in Chitwan National Park doing activities like jeep safari, elephant bathing, deep jungle walking, canoeing, bird watching, etc.

This part of the tour will let you enjoy forests and earthy smells. You spend nights in beautiful resorts or hotels. The surrounding area is more chilly in Chitwan than in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, representatives of Outfitter Himalaya will pick you up and escort you to the hotel. You will most likely stay in a safe and nice hotel in Thamel. Enjoy the night exploring the lively alleys of Thamel. You will spend two nights in Kathmandu before heading toward Pokhara.

On the second day, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Then following a scenic route, we’ll drive to Pokhara, the city of lakes, on the third day. It will be a comfortable ride on a private tourist vehicle. You get to see green hills, rivers, terraces, and waterfalls on the way. Spend the evening of the day you arrive in Pokhara strolling on Lakeside Market and enjoying the sunset at Phewa Lake. You will get two full days in Pokhara to hike to Naudanda and visit the tourist sites.

The Spirit of Nepal tour then takes you to Chitwan. Here, you explore the Chitwan National Park, which decades ago used to be a hunting ground for royals. Visit Tharu village, an indigenous community. Their famous stick dance and vibrant outfits will magnify your tour experience. You can wear the attire too by paying some money if you wish. Then comes the wild part, a jeep safari in a deep jungle to witness exotic wildlife and birds.

You also do other activities in Chitwan National Park and drive back to Kathmandu on the eighth day of the tour. You will get ample time to do shopping in all these three cities and get souvenirs for yourself. We have added one more full day in Kathmandu before you fly back to your home.

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Our team will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day in Kathmandu. We use a private vehicle to escort you to the hotel and brief you about the day program. We have nothing much planned on this day. You'll get plenty of time to rest and unpack depending on your flight landing time.

Well, most like to introduce you to the tour guide too. End the day exploring the lively streets of Thamel.

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Wake up with a delicious breakfast. The guide will be in your hotel lobby around 9-10 AM with a car/van and driver to pick you up. You'll visit a few monuments with a guide and get to know the architecture, art, and history of Nepal. All of the historical sites you will be visiting today are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

So, we begin the tour by visiting Swayambhunath temple, the famous Monkey temple. Located at the top of a hill, you get to see a good aerial view of Kathmandu. From here, we drive to Patan Durbar Squiare. The tour ends in Patan Durbar square, a royal residence now serving as an open museum. Here, we explore palaces, courtyards, and shrines.

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Today, we have a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We'll leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive along the Trishuli River. The Kathmandu Pokhara route is very pretty. The road is well-made. Therefore, the ride will be comfortable. The green hills, terraces, and occasional waterfalls will make the journey enchanting.

While approaching Pokhara, you also get to witness snow-capped mountains. You'll have late afternoon and evening free. We recommend exploring Phewa Lake and catching a sunset view over Phewa Lake. Like Thamel, the Lakeside market is a tourist area full of bustle, so you'll have a great time.

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We’ll wake up early in the morning and drive to Sarangkot. Following a gentle forested trail, hike to Naudanda and visit a monastery on the top. We can see stunning views of mountains like Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, etc. Later, we descend through lush forests. On the way back, we will Bindhyabisini temple.

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We have another full day in Pokhara. Begin the day leisurely and visit the remaining tourist sites, including the Peace Stupa. We boat at Phewa Lake and cross the Lake and hike to Peace Stupa. Visit Davis Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave on the way back to Hotel.

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After a big breakfast, we leave Pokhara and drive to Chitwan. The route to Chitwan is beautiful. The lush green hills, terrace fields, rivers, and occasional waterfalls make the ride soothing. Upon reaching Chitwan, we drop you at the hotel/resort. You will have some time to rest and freshen up before we visit Tharu village.

Tharu is one of the ingenuous communities in Nepal with a rich cultural heritage. We visit the village to see their culture and lifestyle. They will welcome us with their fascinating stick dance in their vibrant traditional clothes. After the event, we’ll drive back to the hotel to spend the night.

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The day begins early, and we go to Chitwan National Park. First, we will go on a jeep safari. We may get to see wildlife like one-horn rhinos, elephants, wild boars, royal Bengal tigers, deer, peacocks, etc, during the jungle safari. We then visit the elephant breeding center and later bathe with them. We have canoeing & deep jungle walk options too.

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Wake up early in the morning to catch a gorgeous sunrise. After having breakfast, we leave Chitwan and drive back to Kathmandu. It will be around a 5 to 6 hours ride. The views will be comforting along the way. Once we reach Kathmandu, the team will drop you at the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day unpacking, relaxing, and shopping.

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Today is your last full day in Kathmandu. The morning we spend visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It will be a guided tour. You will explore the palaces, shrines, and courtyards. Get to see intricate architecture and understand the Newari community closely. Later in the day, do window shopping in Thamel and also visit the local market. We have a farewell dinner in the late evening.

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The Spirit of Nepal tour comes to an end. Our airport team will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport according to your flight schedule time and bid you last goodbye. Or, you can extend the trip with us to Nepal.

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Four night’s Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Three nights’ Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Two nights’ Accommodation in Chitwan on a full board basis (breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • All the transportation by private tourist vehicle
  • All the applicable entrance fees to visit the monuments and National parks
  • Local guide for the tour

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) not speciafied in the itinerary
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide & driver
  • Anything not mentioned in including section

Essential Info

Hotel Used and Upgrade in Spirit of Nepal Tour

We provide local 3-star hotels on this spirit of Nepal 10 days tour, which are

  • Hotel Jampa in Kathmandu
  • Hotel Splendid view in Pokhara
  • Hotel Rhino Land in Chitwan

Note:

  • If these hotels are not available, then a similar category of hotels will be provided.
  • Hotel upgrade is available on this tour as there are 4 and 5-star hotels available in all places such as in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. So, inquiry us for the additional cost to upgrade the hotels on this tour.

Transport Used on Spirit of Nepal Tour

We use private tourist vehicle throughout the tour as such a car for up to 2 travelers, Jeep/Van for 3-5 travelers, Hiace for 6-12 travelers, and bus for more than 12 travelers.

Optional and other tour packages

Everest mountain flight tour is available on the morning of day 2 or 9 before the tour starts at 9:30 am. The tour available at 6:00 am. So, you can complete it before the regular tour starts. Inquiry us if you want to add this flight.

We have many tour packages in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan to cater to your needs. If you like any package, but the itinerary doesn't suit your requirements, then feel free to let us know. We'll customize the itinerary as per your needs. Here are some of our best-selling tour packages- Nepal Luxury Tour, Honeymoon in Nepal, Nepal Summer Tour, Nepal Winter Tour, and Nepal Student Tour.

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Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Nepal's must do Trip

    One of the most amazing tours I have been on! Highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to travel to Nepal, from the Annapurna range to the Jungle in Chitwan this tour ticks all the boxes.

    Our guides Sabita and Suraj were awesome, happy to answer any questions, and super keen to show us around. Thank you Himalaya Outfitters for this amazing experience.

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    Hayden nFrom: Australia,Sep 30, 2022
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    Dear Hayden,

    Thank you for taking your time to post excellent review about your trip with us and it is our great pleasure to know that you has successful trek Ghorepani Poon Hill and tour to Chitwan and Kathmandu with us and satisfied with our services and the crew.

    Wish you to have great days ahead and wish to serve you next time.

    Arjun

  • 5/5

    Amazing adventures

    What an amazing experience we had, 10 days in Nepal, such great service from these guys. Suraj was an amazing guide and looked after us with 5-star service. Nameesh was a great drive and was so awesome I get us where we needed to be. Sabita did a great job for us in Kathmandu

    Could not fault Suraj and his team, thank you for an amazing experience, we loved Nepal, and thank you for looking after us oldies.

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    Paul Jon SFrom: Australia,Sep 28, 2022
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    Dear Paul,

    Thank you for taking your time to post excellent review on our website and It is our great pleasure to know that you have great tour in Nepal and satisfied with our services and team.

    Wish you to have great days ahead and wish to serve you next time.

    Arjun

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