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Venture into the lively streets of Kathmandu, spend a night at a Buddhist monastery guesthouse, and take in astounding views of the Himalaya in Pokhara. These are just a few of the many adventures that await on this 10-day journey through Nepal. You'll explore Chitwan National Park, famous for its rhino population, and visit the ancient temples of the Kathmandu Valley, making for an unforgettable encounter with both wildlife and culture.
Learn about National Geographic grantee
Chhing Lhomi’s Himalayan
Indigenous Society and her efforts to preserve the ancient weaving traditions of the Upper
Stay overnight at a Buddhist
monastery in Pharping, and visit a
Tibetan refugee camp in Pokhara.
Search for leopards, elephants, and
rhinos in Chitwan National Park.
Itinerary - 10 Days
Day 1 — Kathmandu
Arrive at any time. Arrival
transfer and welcome dinner are included.(1D)
Day 2 — Kathmandu
Spend the day exploring
the historic treasures of Kathmandu and the
surrounding area. Highlights include Bodhnath
Stupa, one of the world’s largest Buddhist
stupas, and the medieval city of Bhaktapur.
Visit SASANE, the G Adventures–supported
Sisterhood of Survivors project. Learn how to
make Nepalese momos (dumplings) from some
of the women there before enjoying an authentic
lunch. Later, meet with representatives from the Himalayan Indigenous Society and learn about National
Geographic grantee Chhing Lhomi’s efforts
to preserve ancient weaving traditions in the
Upper Mustang region. (1B, 1L)
Day 3 — Pharping
Opt to take in breathtaking
views of Mount Everest on a morning sightseeing
flight. Later, see the temples and palaces
of Durbar Square. Then drive to Pharping for a
unique overnight stay at a Buddhist monastery
guesthouse where approximately 200 monks
are in residence. Learn about life in the monastery
and participate in daily rituals alongside the
monks. Walk or the grounds and the trails
of the surrounding forest.(1B)
Day 4 — Kurintar
Drive to Kurintar and arrive
at our lodge, which sits on a ridge amid the hills
and overlooks the banks of the Trishuli River.
Choose from a variety of optional activities,
including nature walks or visits to local villages.
Days 5 & 6 — Chitwan National Park
to Chitwan National Park, the oldest national
park in Nepal, which offers some of the best
wildlife viewing opportunities in Asia. Established
in 1973, it was designated a UNESCO World
Heritage site in 1984. Enjoy two days of nature
and cultural walks; boating; and a jeep safari in
search of tigers, rhinos, leopards, elephants, and
more. (2B, 2L, 2D)
Days 7 & 8 — Pokhara
Nestled in a tranquil
valley, Pokhara lies along a once vibrant trade
route between India and Tibet. To this day,
mule trains can be seen bringing goods from
remote regions of the Himalaya. Go boating on
beautiful Phewa Lake and then
hike to the World Peace Pagoda. Later, visit the
Tashiling Tibetan Refugee Camp, established as
a temporary settlement in 1964. Walk through
this friendly community, now home to over
500, and see a photo gallery documenting its
history before a traditional lunch at the camp’s
restaurant. (2B, 1L)
Day 9 — Kathmandu
Catch a flight back to
Kathmandu. Enjoy free time in the afternoon
to explore on your own. You may also opt to
visit the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and the
1,500-year-old temple and World Heritage site
of Swayambhunath, perched on a hilltop above
the city. (1B)
Our newest line of trips, offered in partnership with G Adventures, blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option: From $879
Arrival transfer, internal
flights, transport between destinations and to/
from included activities, and activities as listed in
the itinerary. The optional scenic flight to Mount
Everest and the optional activities in Kathmandu
are at an additional cost.
Meals Included 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches,
4 dinners. Allow an additional $185–240 for meals
Transportation Private bus, plane, boat,
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.