Taste of Nepal Tour

Duration: 8 Days5/5(1 review)
At a Glance
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 1600


  • A short 8 days easy tour program for people of all ages
  • A perfect itinerary that lets you explore famous cities, monuments, and natural sites in Nepal
  • Ideal for a short family holiday or student tour or for anyone looking for a quick gateway into Nepal
  • Learn about Nepali culture, tradition, history, art, and architecture
  • A relaxing venture that will let you de-stress and rejuvenate
  • Explore ancient temples, stupas, courtyards, palaces, and bustling local market in Kathmandu
  • Visit caves, waterfalls, and lakes in Pokhara
  • Witness a stunning aerial panorama of Pokhara city from Sarangkot, along with a magical panorama of Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna
  • Go on a jungle safari, canoeing, bird watching, and deep jungle walk in Chitwan National Park
  • Get to see the vibrant traditional attire of Tharus and their famous stick dance
  • Try mouthwatering Nepali dishes and visit museums

The Taste of Nepal Tour: 8 days

Taste of Nepal is our 8 days short tour program in Nepal. It is a perfect itinerary that lets you explore famous cities, monuments, and natural sites. The tour also combines a thrilling jungle safari in Chitwan National Park. The Taste of the Nepal tour package is perfect for a short family holiday or student tour. Unlike the adventurous and demanding trekking packages of Nepal, this program is very easy and recommended to people of all ages.

The Taste of Nepal Tour does not involve any strenuous or long walks on uneven paths. It is an easy tour. We use comfortable tourist standard vehicles to drive between the cities and the tourist sites. The tour is guided by an English-speaking guide who will introduce you to Nepali culture and traditions. You will learn about Nepal's history, art, and architecture.

As much as the Taste of a Nepal Tour is a walk down the history, it is also a relaxing venture that will let you de-stress and rejuvenate. The journey unfolds in the best way possible. From the ancient temples and palaces of Kathmandu to the stunning mountain panorama from Sarangkot and the serene Phewa Lake in Pokhara, every moment of the tour will connect you to Nepal. In Chitwan, you will be exploring the habitat of one-horn rhinos and wild elephants.

A comfortable drive between Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan

We use a tourist standard vehicle for our commute between all the cities. The Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan highway is well made. Therefore, the ride is very comfortable and not bumpy at all. Likewise, the road goes along the verdant hills, and on the other side, you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery of rolling green hills, rivers, terraced farms, and waterfalls.

Guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the city of temples, is where you will land in Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our full-day guided tour in this city is the beginning of your tour in Nepal with us. The tour will take you close to Nepali history and culture.

You will visit places like Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. These are some of the places we have selected for your tour. If you want to visit any specific place, let us know before the tour begins. We will try our best to adjust it in the itinerary.

Visit Sarangkot and explore famous tourist sites in Pokhara

Located at 1,600 meters, Sarangkot is a famous viewpoint on the western side of the city. You will drive to Sarangkot early in the morning to witness a glorious sunrise and an excellent aerial view of Pokhara city. From here, you also get to see wonderful views of the western Himalayan mountains like Annapurna (8,091 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and Manaslu (8,163 m) on clear days.

Sarangkot is also famous for paragliding. If you want to fly in the sky with a professional instructor, then let us know in advance. We will arrange a ride for you at an additional cost. You will visit some tourist sites like Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum, etc.

Enjoy the sunset at Phewa Lake and boat on it

Phewa Lake is the heart of Pokhara, and around it is the tourist hub of the city, the Lakeside Market. The lake is known for its serenity and reflection of mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri on it. In the middle of the lake is a small island where Tal Barahi Temple is situated. Likewise, Peace Pagoda and Bindhyabasini Temple are the other two major attractions around Phewa Lake.

You will spend a couple of nights in Pokhara. Enjoy your time exploring the bustling Lakeside market packed with restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops. Spend a lot of time at the shore of Phewa Lake, soaking in its serene vibe. Many people love to go boating too.

Adventurous jungle activities in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan is known for its thrilling jungle activities. A place where you get close to wilds and spot exotic animals like one-horn rhinos, wild elephants, deers, pheasants, and many more. You will have a full day of jungle activities like safari, canoeing, bird watching, etc. Get to see many species of birds and come across aquatic life while canoeing.

Spend relaxing time in a resort or hotel away from the bustling sound of cities. Relax in nature and heal as you explore deep, dense forests. Witness a diverse range of vegetation and flora.

Meet an indigenous community called Tharu and see their cultural dance

Tharu are an indigenous tribe in Nepal. You will go on a short visit to their village on the day you'll arrive in Chitwan. This short visit is planned to let you meet with them and present their traditional stick dance. The Tharu village tour in Chitwan will be a great start to your tour here. Get to see their traditional clothes and have some of their assorted delicacies.

Taste Nepali Cuisines

In eight days of the tour, you will come across some of the most enchanting landscapes, meet with friendly locals, enjoy cordial Nepali hospitality, visit an indigenous village, and dive deep into delicious Nepali cuisine. We believe the best way to come close to locals and befriend a new country is by testing the local cuisine. Nepal is home to numerous ethnic groups and each of them has something unique to offer.

Ask our guide and he will take you to local restaurants and eateries where you can have Nepali flavors. As our taste of Nepal tour package does not include lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (apart from farewell dinners), you are free to have whatever you wish. Utilize this opportunity to indulge yourself in Nepali delicacies.

Explore locals markets and do window shopping

Every journey is incomplete without shopping. In all three cities- Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, you'll get a chance to explore the local markets and buy art & crafts. Thamel and Lakeside market are especially famous for window shopping. You can get many things like pashmina, clothes, hem bags, jewels, Thangka paintings, antiques, dolls, etc.


Find the detailed itinerary for the taste of the Nepal tour for 8 days. The 8-day taste of Nepal tour is the best itinerary for city and leisure travelers as the tour includes a visit to only the cities and not any hard trekking or hiking.

The 8-day Itinerary includes a visit to the Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan national park, and this is only a guideline itinerary that we designed to offer you, So, the tour is customizable according to the days and your interests. Feel free to write us any time with your dates and interests.

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The team will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day. They will be waiting for you around the terminal gate with your nameplate. We use a private four-wheeler for airport pick-up and drop you at the hotel.

Upon reaching the hotel, take your time to freshen up and relax. The remaining night is yours to explore the bustling streets of Thamel and have a good night's sleep.

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We will take you to different tourist sites today in Kathmandu. It is a full-day guided tour of ancient historical sites. The tour begins early in the morning with a quick drive to Monkey Temple, located on a hilltop. In local terms, this temple is known as Swayambhunath and offers a good aerial panorama of Kathmandu city.

From here, you will drive to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple. It is situated on the bank of the Bagmati river. The temple area is huge, and foreigners are not allowed to enter the main temple complex. The tour then continues to the largest stupa in Nepal, Boudhnath Stupa.

Boudhanath is a significant Buddhist site in Nepal. Located in the heart of Kathmandu amidst chaotic busy streets, the Boudhnath Stupa complex offers a very tranquil and soothing environment. From here, we will be heading to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Here, we will be exploring palaces, courtyards, shrines, and museums. The local market surrounding the durbar square is also worth exploring. If the time allows, we will be walking to Thamel via the bustling Ason market.

Option: You can take one hour scenic Everest mountain flight in the morning before the tour starts.

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After breakfast, we will begin our drive to Pokhara, a very loved city by both locals and travelers. The ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 5 to 6 hours and follows a well-constructed road. The views along the way are fantastic, which makes the ride even more appealing. Lush green hills, terraces, rivers, and waterfalls will accompany you along the way.

Upon reaching Pokhara, we'll drop you at your hotel. The remaining day is free, so you can enjoy it as you wish. Get some rest and later spend the evening at the lively Lakeside Market. You can also enjoy a gorgeous sunset at Phewa Lake and do boating on it.

Option: If you want to do adventure rafting, you can do 3-hour Rafting in Trishuli River on the way to Pokhara. Or, there is option to take short flight to Pokhara for those want to skip a long drive to Pokhara.

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We have a wonderful day ahead of us. Early in the morning, we will drive to Sarangkot to catch a beautiful sunrise along with a breathtaking view of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung Himal. The aerial panorama of Pokhara is also quite tempting from Sarangkot. We visit Bindhyabasini temple on the way back to Hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the International Mountain Museum and stop at a few other famous tourist sites like, Gupteshwor Cave, and Davis Fall and world peace stupa. Later, you will have the evening free to visit the local market and shop.

*Note: Sarangkot is famous for paragliding. You can do paragliding too if you wish. Additional charges are involved.

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Leaving Pokhara, it is time to drive to Chitwan, the wilderness capital of Nepal. Our tip to Chitwan will take us close to wildlife and vegetation. The ride from Pokhara to Chitwan is smooth as well. We will enjoy beautiful landscapes and have a comfortable drive.

Once we reach Chitwan, the guide will drop us at our hotel. We will take a rest and freshen up. Later, the guide will pick us up from our hotel lobby, and we'll drive/walk to the nearby village of Tharu. The Tharus are an indigenous tribe in Nepal. We will get to see their traditional stick dance and participate in it too. After a short visit, we will drive back to our hotel for a night's stay.

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This morning begins with thrilling canoeing, and then we head to a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park. We have the option to do a jeep safari or elephant safari. The jungle safari will take us very close to the wildlife. We may get to see animals like one-horn rhinos, deer, wild elephants, wild boars, and several different birds.

We will also visit the elephant breeding center to see baby elephants and how they have been protected. After a full day of tiring but exciting activities, we will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night.

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Today is our last full day in Nepal. We will drive back to Kathmandu in the morning. The remaining day is free. Take your time to unpack and shop. Visit the spa and shopping centers. We meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner.

Option:There is option to take short flight to Kathmandu for those want to skip drive.

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Our airport team will transfer you to the international terminal gate. Make sure to pack all of your stuff, and do not forget anything behind.

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Is the offered itinerary not suitable for you?

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  • Airport transfers
  • All transportation by private tourist vehicle
  • Local tour guide throughout the tour
  • 7 nights 3-star hotel accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Total of 12 meals (7 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners)
  • All the entrance fees to visit the monuments in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • National park entry fee in Chitwan National park


  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, which are not stated
  • Your personnel expenses
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide & driver
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Add-Ons & Options

Everest Experience Mountain flight tour

For those who want to experience the breathtaking beauty of Mount Everest but don't have the time or physical ability to climb it, there is an option to take a one-hour scenic flight. This flight takes place on the morning of the second day and does not require any extra time or interfere with the planned itinerary. You can enjoy the stunning views of the world's highest peak without missing out on any other tours or activities.

  • Everest Mountain flight a tour at US $250.00


During the tour, transportation will be provided by a private tourist vehicle. However, if preferred, there is also the option to take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Chitwan back to Kathmandu.

  • Upgrade to flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu at US $120.00
  • Upgrade flight from Chitwan to Kathmandu at US $140.00

Essential Info

Hand-picked 8 days fantastic tour in Nepal: Booking Open for 2024/2025

Traveling is the best way to make memories with your friends and family. Thousands of people visit Nepal every year to experience the beauty of this country. You do not necessarily have to go with our proposed itinerary. We also customize the Nepal tour itinerary as per our guest's requirements. For that, all you have to do is get in touch with us.

We Outfitter Himalaya is one of the very old trekking and tour companies in Nepal. We understand what travelers need and are flexible to work around their budgets. Traveling with us means you'll be catered by a professional team who will ensure your safety and security, obtain all the permits, do all the reservations, and plan the entire trip from start to end for a smooth venture.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    The Best Holiday in Nepal

    I can honestly say this was one of the best holidays of my life. Nepal is an amazing country with incredibly humble and lovely people. Arjun Rijal from Outfitter Himalaya made sure every part of our trip ran smoothly and our main tour guide SURAJ POKHREL was so nice and nothing was a problem and always made sure we were happy. All tour guides were excellent and a special mention to SOBITA KHANAL who was also extremely nice and very knowledgeable. Our bus driver AKASHAKALA ARYAL was an incredible driver and not once did we ever not feel safe.

    He was also a very happy and caring man. Thank you big time to him and Sura for making our trip so memorable.Our group of 6 all loved this holiday. Some mornings were early starts, but all worth it when you feel like you are standing on the top of the world watching the sun rise. Every day was a fantastic adventure and every place we went to was incredible. It is a fast pace, but well worth it and I can't thank everyone involved for the wonderful time that we had. I highly recommend this company, as the hotels were very good, the meals organised great and the tour people amazing.


    Lee BrienFrom: Australia,Dec 06, 2023

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