Highlights of Nepal10 Days

A heady mix of culture, day-hike, mountains, sunsets and wildlife in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan
  • rhino
  • elephant
  • sarangkot
  • phewa lake
  • view of machhapuche n annapurna
  • kathmandu durbar square
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Duration: 10 Days Trip Code: HGTNP-075
Primary activity: Cultural and Historical Tours,Nature and Wildlife Secondary activity: Trekking and Hiking
Group size: 2-12 people Max-Altitude: 2195m/7201ft
Country: Nepal Transportation: Car or van or Hiace
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: All meals in Chitwan. Breakfast during the rest of the trip
Accomodation: 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, 3-star hotel in Pokhara and Nagarkot , guest house in Sarangkot and jungle resort in Chitwan

Trip Introduction

‘Highlights of Nepal’ provides travelers an opportunity to see all facets of this captivating country. The 10-day trip includes discovering Nepal’s fascinating cultural variety, short hiking experience, incredible mountain views and rich wildlife.  Begin the trip by touring UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by a rich wildlife experience in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan National Park. Drive to Pokhara, popularly dubbed as The Lake City thanks to 7 lakes taking up residence in a city of only 55.22 km².  While here enjoy hiking in a beautiful mountainous landscape and tour the city’s many natural and cultural splendors. Return to Kathmandu valley and visit Nagarkot for incredible sunset and sunrise views and the Himalayan vista. End the tour with visits to Patan and Bhaktapur cities that highlight Nepal’s medieval architectural grandeur.

Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trip when the weather is clear and pleasant. For anyone willing to withstand a bit of cold and avoid the crowd then the trip can also be arranged during winters (late Dec to Feb.)

Trip Start Dates

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510-55684
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.
Included meals:D
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today, after breakfast, we start a guided tour to four of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.  Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. We also visit popular Buddhist stupas in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath, is located in the heart of the city and is also called Monkey Temple by the tourists owing to the large number of monkeys in the temple area. Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.  Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals:B
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 175km, 4-5 hours
After breakfast we drive to Chitwan located 175 kilometers from Kathmandu. We descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. After checking in to the hotel, there will be a briefing on the activities we will be engaged in during our stay in Chitwan. We then walk on the banks of the Rapti River to enjoy the sunset in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan. In the evening, we enjoy dinner along with a brief cultural program showcasing the tribal dances unique to the Chitwan region of Nepal.
Included meals:BLD
Day 04: Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephant backs for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can either drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for birding or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.
Included meals:BLD
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 134km, 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we leave Chitwan for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. The road first passes through the subtropical jungles and fertile vegetation in Chitwan. As we leave Chitwan, the landscape changes. We see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.
Included meals:B
Day 06: Hike to Sarangkot (1600m/5249ft), sunset views: 15km, 3-4 hours hike
Early in the morning we leave for Sarangkot, a hill in the north-west region of Pokhara that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and the main city in the south. We start our hike from Naudanda and get to Sarangkot. We stop at a tea-house in Sarangkot and enjoy amazing views of the sun as it sets in the mighty Himalayas. From here, we also get a view of the Pokhara city below and the abundant Fewa Lake. Overnight in Sarangkot.
Included meals:B
Day 07: Sunrise, sightseeing in Pokhara
We soak in the early morning sunrise from Sarangkot before heading back to Pokhara and touring the city’s many landmarks. Davis Falls is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. The Shiva Cave is located near Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God. We also do some boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara and visit Bindyabasini Temple located at the center of the Lake. We visit the famous International Mountain Museum (IMM) that records, documents and chronicles the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world and the Himalayas in particular. We also tour the Tibetan refugee camp and witness how the refugees keep themselves busy by producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicraft items. Overnight in Pokhara.
Included meals:B
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu, sunset views from Nagarkot (2195m/7201ft), 230km, 6-7 hours
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of hills and rural Nepalese lifestyle. From the city, we continue our drive to Nagarkot, a village within the Kathmandu Valley renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. After reaching Nagarkot, we enjoy the viewpoint’s cool breeze and watch sun set amidst the Himalayas. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Included meals:B
Day 09: Sunrise from Nagarkot, sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur
Early in the morning, we enjoy amazing views of the sunrise amidst the Himalayas. After breakfast we drive downhill to Bhaktapur and finally to Patan. Bhakatpur is an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, we get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambiance of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. We also immerse ourselves in the authentic delicacy of the locals in Bhaktapur. Later, drive to Patan. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Patan Durbar Square is rich in ancient arts and architecture. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier to celebrate the successful completion of your Highlights of Nepal tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals:B
Day 10: Final departure
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
Included meals:B
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Route Map

Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Highlights of Nepal route map

What Is Included

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, jungle resort in Chitwan and; 3-star hotel in Pokhara and Nagarkot
  • All meals in Chitwan and breakfast (only) during the rest of the trip
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  • T-shirt and city map
  • Heritage sites and national park entrance fees
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All government and local taxes

What Is Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Airfare for international and domestic flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the ‘What Is Included’ section


We will be staying at Hotel Shanker in Kathmandu, Tigerland Safari Resort in Chitwan, Mt. Kailash Resort in Pokhara, Super View Lodge in Sarangkot and Hotel Country Villa in Nagarkot. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 490.


Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Sanrangkot and Nagarkot. All meals will be served in Chitwan. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners hosted by Himalayan Glacier.

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