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Nepal Highlights Tour Overview

Welcome to Nepal, a country which, with its breathtaking beauty, has captivated visitors and trekkers, who consider it a true paradise. Among the many trips offered in Nepal, the Nepal Extended Highlights Tour stands out as a vibrant and lively package. Unlike other trekking companies that offer isolated packages, Sole Encounters Trek has designed this tour to be energetic and all-encompassing. If you are seeking an exhilarating experience, look no further and contact us directly.

The Nepal Extended Highlights Tour, organized by Sole Encounters Trek, is a great 15-day itinerary for exploring the incredible destinations in Nepal. Throughout this journey, you will have the opportunity to visit the most remarkable and enchanting places in the country. The tour starts with a visit to the wonderful World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. From there, you will embark on a scenic drive to Nagarkot, passing through Changu Narayan, Namo Buddha, Dhulikhel, Lumbini, and Chitwan.

These stunning locations have consistently won the hearts of visitors. They are renowned for their religious and pilgrimage significance, as well as for offering breathtaking views of sunrises and the majestic Himalayas. Additionally, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the ancient cultures and traditions practiced by the local inhabitants. Imagine experiencing all these incredible places in a single package – the Nepal Extended Highlights Tour makes it possible.

Compared to other trekking companies, Sole Encounters Trek offers this tour at a reasonable cost. It is suitable for individuals with a moderate level of physical fitness. We are confident that you will fall in love with this unique trip, where numerous surprises await you at every turn. So, open your eyes wide and take in the awe-inspiring scenery. With luxurious transportation and excellent accommodations=, your journey will be a truly pleasant one.

The "Nepal Extended Highlights" offers a diverse range of highlights and attractive viewpoints that showcase the beauty and cultural richness of Nepal.

Here are some of the notable destinations and their captivating features along the tour:

Kathmandu: Explore the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world, known for its intricate architecture and religious rituals. Visit the iconic Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest stupas in Asia, offering a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere. Discover the historical and cultural significance of Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its ancient temples, palaces, and intricate wood-carved architecture. Ascend to the revered Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, which offers panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape.

Nagarkot via Changu Narayan: Drive to Nagarkot, a hill station renowned for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest on clear days. Enroute, visit the ancient Changu Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and marvel at its exquisite stone carvings and religious significance.

Dhulikhel to Nuwakot: Enjoy a scenic drive from Dhulikhel to Nuwakot, experiencing the picturesque countryside and panoramic mountain views along the way. Explore the historic Nuwakot Durbar (Palace) and its surroundings, which offer a glimpse into Nepal's rich medieval heritage.

Nuwakot to Bandipur: Continue the journey from Nuwakot to Bandipur, a beautifully preserved traditional town known for its architectural charm and stunning mountain vistas. Wander through the narrow streets lined with old Newari houses and visit the traditional temples and shrines that dot the town.

Bandipur to Pokhara: Proceed from Bandipur to Pokhara, a lakeside city renowned for its natural beauty and adventure activities. Take in the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, reflected in the tranquil waters of Phewa Lake. Explore the vibrant Lakeside area, visit the sacred Bindabasini Temple, and indulge in boating or paragliding for an adrenaline rush.

Lumbini and Chitwan: Discover the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the sacred Maya Devi Temple and surrounding monastic zones. Drive to Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and embark on exciting wildlife activities such as jungle safaris, birdwatching, and canoeing.

The "Nepal Extended Highlights Tour" offers a blend of cultural, natural, and spiritual experiences, providing you with a comprehensive and unforgettable journey through the heart of Nepal.

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Thank you for choosing Sole Encounters Trek for your trip to Nepal. We are delighted to extend our warm welcome to you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Our dedicated representative will be there to receive you and assist you in transferring to your hotel.

Once you have settled in and had some time to refresh, we will invite you to join us for a meeting to discuss the details of your trip. This meeting is designed to provide you with all the necessary information about the itinerary, trekking routes, equipment, and any other important aspects of your journey. We want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the adventure that lies ahead.

In the evening, we will host a welcome dinner at the hotel. This is an opportunity for you to mingle with our team members and fellow travelers, creating a friendly and convivial atmosphere. You will have the chance to taste delicious local cuisine while enjoying the company of like-minded individuals who share the same passion for exploration and adventure.

Please note that the hotel accommodation and dinner are included as part of your package. We have selected comfortable and well-appointed hotels to ensure your stay in Kathmandu is enjoyable and relaxing.

Once again, we thank you for choosing Sole Encounters Trek, and we look forward to providing you with an unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Welcome Dinner

In Kathmandu, there are several prominent attractions that are included in the sightseeing tour. Here are the highlights of three popular sites: Pashupatinath, Boudha, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.

Explore the magnificent architecture of the temple complex, with its pagoda-style structures and intricate carvings.

Witness the religious rituals and ceremonies performed by devotees, including cremation ceremonies on the ghats along the river.

Experience the spiritual ambiance and observe the Sadhus (holy men) meditating and practicing their unique traditions.

Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest and most significant Buddhist stupas in the world, located in the town of Boudha.

Marvel at the colossal white dome and the all-seeing eyes that symbolize Buddha's wisdom and enlightenment.

Join the locals and pilgrims as they circumambulate the stupa in a clockwise direction, spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras.

Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and visit the monasteries surrounding the stupa, where you can observe monks in their daily routines.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historical complex with ancient palaces, courtyards, temples, and monuments, showcasing traditional Newari architecture.

Explore the intricately carved wooden structures and pagoda-style temples, such as the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (home of the Living Goddess), and Taleju Temple.

Admire the impressive stone sculptures and idols, including the Kal Bhairav statue.

Witness the rich cultural heritage as you stroll through the square, encountering local vendors, street performers, and festivals on special occasions.

These attractions in Kathmandu offer a glimpse into the cultural, religious, and architectural heritage of Nepal. They provide a captivating experience that reflects the country's deep-rooted traditions and spiritual beliefs.


Sightseeing in Swyambhu (also known as Swayambhunath) and Patan, followed by a drive to Nagarkot via Changu Narayan.

Altitude and driving distance: Nagarkot is located at an altitude of approximately 2,195 meters (7,201 feet) above sea level. The driving distance from Changu Narayan to Nagarkot is approximately 20 kilometers (12.4 miles), which takes around 1 hour by road, depending on the traffic conditions.

Important historical monuments: Swyambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, is a significant religious and cultural site in Kathmandu. It features a stupa with a pair of eyes painted on it, symbolizing the all-seeing eyes of Buddha. Patan, also known as Lalitpur, is renowned for its well-preserved ancient city, Durbar Square, and its intricate Newari architecture. Changu Narayan is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to one of the oldest Hindu temples in Nepal.

Reasons to spend a night in Nagarkot: Nagarkot is a popular destination for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas, including the stunning panorama of mountains like Mt. Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and more. People often stay overnight in Nagarkot to witness the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayan range, which is a truly memorable experience.

Scenic views from Nagarkot: From Nagarkot, you can enjoy panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Everest on a clear day. The scenic beauty of the surrounding landscapes, rolling hills, terraced fields, and distant mountain ranges makes Nagarkot a captivating destination for nature lovers and photographers.


Drive to Bhaktapur for sightseeing, followed by lunch, and then continue the journey to NamoBudhha with an overnight stay in Dhulikhel

Altitude and driving distance: Bhaktapur is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,401 meters (4,596 feet) above sea level. The driving distance from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur is around 15 kilometers (9.3 miles), which takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour by road, depending on traffic conditions. From Bhaktapur to NamoBudhha, the driving distance is approximately 42 kilometers (26.1 miles), which takes around 2 hours by road.

Scenic beauty: Bhaktapur is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, rich cultural heritage, and traditional Newari craftsmanship. The city's narrow streets, ancient temples, palaces, and courtyards offer a unique and charming ambiance. NamoBudhha, located in the Kavre district, provides a serene and peaceful environment. Dhulikhel, where you will be staying overnight, offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and other mountain ranges.

History of Bhaktapur and NamoBudhha: Bhaktapur is one of the three ancient royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley and is known for its exquisite architecture. The city has a rich history dating back to the 12th century and is famous for its well-preserved Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur Pottery Square, and many other cultural landmarks.

Namo Budhha holds great religious significance for Buddhists. It is a sacred site where it is believed that Lord Buddha, in a previous life, sacrificed his own body to feed a starving tigress and her cubs. The area is adorned with a beautiful stupa and monasteries, offering a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere.

Overnight stay in Dhulikhel: Dhulikhel is a picturesque hill station that offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including sunrise and sunset views. The overnight stay allows you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the area.

Dhulikhel is located at an altitude of approximately 1,550 meters (5,085 feet) above sea level. It is a scenic hill station in Nepal, offering panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range. The altitude of Dhulikhel contributes to its pleasant climate and provides an ideal vantage point to admire the surrounding natural beauty.


Nuwakot is a rural destination near the Kathmandu Valley with historic significance. Here's some information about Nuwakot:

Altitude: Nuwakot is situated at an altitude of approximately 900 meters (2,953 feet) above sea level. It offers a pleasant climate and beautiful natural surroundings.

History: Nuwakot holds historical importance as it was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Nuwakot. The centerpiece of Nuwakot is the Nuwakot Durbar (Palace) and the seven-story palace known as Saat Tale Durbar. These structures showcase the architectural and historical significance of the region.

Lifestyle and Religions: The local lifestyle in Nuwakot is predominantly rural, with agriculture being a major occupation. The region is inhabited by diverse ethnic communities, including Brahmins, Chhetris, Newars, and Tamangs. Hinduism and Buddhism are the main religions practiced in the area, with various temples, shrines, and monasteries scattered throughout.

Location and Driving Distance: Nuwakot is located approximately 75 kilometers (46.6 miles) northwest of Kathmandu. The driving distance from Dhulikhel to Nuwakot can take around 5 to 6 hours, depending on the road conditions and traffic.

Road System and Scenic Views: The route from Dhulikhel to Nuwakot follows the Prithvi Highway, which is a major highway connecting Kathmandu with other parts of Nepal. The road system is decent but may have some twists and turns along the mountainous terrain. The journey offers scenic views of the surrounding hills, terraced fields, and glimpses of rural life in Nepal.

Overall, visiting Nuwakot provides an opportunity to explore its historical sites, experience the local lifestyle, and enjoy the natural beauty of the region. Spending the night in a lodge allows for a more immersive experience and the chance to interact with the local community.

 Overnight will be at Nuwakot farm.

Farm House

Bandipur is a captivating hill station with a rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural scenery. Here's some information about Bandipur:

Location and Altitude: Bandipur is located in the Tanahun district of Nepal, approximately 143 kilometers (89 miles) west of Kathmandu. It is situated at an altitude of around 1,030 meters (3,380 feet) above sea level.

Scenic Ways from Bandipur: Bandipur offers stunning scenic views of the surrounding mountains, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. There are several trails and viewpoints that allow you to enjoy the picturesque landscapes and observe the beauty of the Himalayas.

History of Bandipur: Bandipur was once a prosperous trading town along the historic trade route between India and Tibet. It flourished during the 18th century and retains its traditional Newari architecture and cultural heritage. The town's history is reflected in its well-preserved temples, holy caves, shrines, and Newari-style buildings.

Exploring the Town and Local Lifestyle: Bandipur is known for its well-preserved heritage buildings, which offer a glimpse into the traditional Newari lifestyle. The town has narrow streets lined with shops, cafes, and guesthouses. Exploring the town allows you to witness the local way of life, interact with friendly residents, and experience the warm hospitality of the community.

Tribes: Bandipur is inhabited by a diverse range of ethnic groups, including the Newars, Gurungs, Magars, and Brahmins. Each community has its distinct cultural traditions, festivals, and customs, adding to the vibrant tapestry of the town.

Staying overnight in a lodge in Bandipur provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the town's ambiance, enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and soak in the local culture and traditions.


Pokhara is  a stunning tourist destination known for its natural beauty, adventure activities, and relaxed atmosphere. Here's some information about Pokhara:

Pokhara Valley and History: Pokhara is located in the Gandaki Pradesh of Nepal and is situated in the Pokhara Valley, surrounded by the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. The city is famous for its picturesque lakes, including Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake. Pokhara has a rich history and was an important trade route between India and Tibet in ancient times.

Lakeside Market and Food: Lakeside is a vibrant area in Pokhara, situated along the shores of Phewa Lake. It is known for its wide range of restaurants, cafes, and bars that offer a variety of cuisines, including local Nepali dishes, international fare, and popular western options. You can find a diverse selection of food and drinks to suit your taste preferences.

Adventure Sports and Activities: Pokhara is a hub for adventure activities and offers a range of options for thrill-seekers. Popular activities include paragliding, zip-lining, ultralight flights, bungee jumping, and trekking. The nearby Annapurna region provides excellent trekking opportunities, including the famous Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp treks.

Sightseeing in Pokhara: The city itself has several attractions worth exploring, such as the Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, World Peace Pagoda, , and Bindabasini Temple. These sites offer insights into the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual significance of the region.

Mountain Scenery and Viewpoints: Pokhara is renowned for its breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range. On clear days, you can see the towering peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and other surrounding mountains. Sarangkot and the World Peace Pagoda are popular viewpoints to enjoy panoramic vistas of the Himalayas and Pokhara Valley.

People's Lifestyle and Altitude: The people of Pokhara are known for their warm hospitality and laid-back lifestyle. The city has a mix of locals, tourists, and expatriates. The altitude of Pokhara varies depending on the specific location, with the lakeside area situated at approximately 827 meters (2,713 feet) above sea level.

It's important to note that the presence of soldiers in Pokhara is due to its proximity to military bases and training centers. They play a role in maintaining security and protecting the country.

Overall, Pokhara offers a blend of natural beauty, adventure activities, cultural experiences, and breathtaking mountain views. It is an ideal place to relax, explore, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Please note that while Pokhara is generally considered safe, it's always advisable to follow local regulations, take necessary precautions, and seek guidance from  your tour agent for specific safety measures during your visit. 

We are happy to help arrange any additional adventure activities for you - please just talk to us about what you would like to do. These additional activities are not included in the cost of the trip. 

Hotel with Breakfast

Here's a suggested sightseeing itinerary for Pokhara, along with some optional additional adventure activities:

Early Morning: Enjoy a mesmerizing sunrise view from Sarangkot, a popular viewpoint near Pokhara. Witness the golden hues illuminating the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Visit Phewa Lake: Take a boat ride on Phewa Lake, the second-largest lake in Nepal. Explore the tranquil waters, visit the Tal Barahi Temple located on an island in the lake, and soak in the serene ambiance.

Davis Falls: Explore the fascinating Davis Falls, also known as Patale Chhango. Watch as the Pardi Khola river plunges into an underground tunnel, creating a spectacular waterfall.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave: Discover the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, located near Davis Falls. Enter the cave to witness the impressive stalactite formations and the sacred Shiva Lingam.

World Peace Pagoda: Take a boat ride or hike to the World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa situated atop a hill. Enjoy panoramic views of Pokhara, the Annapurna range, and the tranquil Phewa Lake.

Additional Adventure Activities (Optional):
Paragliding: Experience the thrill of paragliding and soar above Pokhara Valley, taking in breathtaking aerial views of the mountains, lakes, and surrounding landscapes.

Zip-lining: Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping zip-lining adventure, zooming across scenic valleys and forests while suspended on a cable.

Ultralight Flight: Take an ultralight flight to get a unique bird's-eye view of Pokhara and the Himalayas. It's a fantastic opportunity to capture stunning aerial photographs.

Trekking: If you're up for a longer adventure, consider embarking on a trek in the nearby Annapurna region. Popular treks include the Annapurna Base Camp trek and the Poon Hill trek, offering breathtaking mountain vistas and cultural experiences.

International Mountain Museum: Visit the International Mountain Museum, which showcases the rich history, culture, and biodiversity of the Himalayas. Learn about mountaineering expeditions, indigenous mountain communities, and the geological features of the region.

After the sightseeing tour and optional adventures, you can relax in Pokhara, indulge in a soothing massage at a spa or wellness center, or simply enjoy the lakeside atmosphere with its range of restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Please tell us about your interests and preferences so we can assist you in planning and arranging any additional adventures.

Enjoy your time in Pokhara, the scenic beauty, and the wide array of activities it has to offer!


The drive from Pokhara to Lumbini covers a distance of approximately 170 kilometers (105 miles). Here's some information about Lumbini and the journey:

Altitude: Lumbini is situated at an altitude of approximately 150 meters (490 feet) above sea level. It is located in the flatlands of the Terai region of Nepal.

Scenic Ways and Road Conditions: The route from Pokhara to Lumbini takes you through the scenic countryside of Nepal. The road conditions are generally good, but it is advisable to check with local authorities or your tour agent for the most up-to-date information on road conditions and any ongoing roadwork.

History of Lumbini: Lumbini is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It holds immense religious and historical significance for Buddhists worldwide. The sacred site of Lumbini is believed to have been discovered in 1896, and efforts have been made to preserve and develop it as a pilgrimage site.

Religions: Lumbini is primarily associated with Buddhism, as it is the birthplace of Buddha. However, the region is also home to various other religions, including Hinduism and Islam.

People's Lifestyle: The local lifestyle in Lumbini and its surrounding areas is influenced by the Terai culture, which is distinct from the hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal. The community comprises diverse ethnic groups, including the Tharus, Maithilis, and others, each with their own unique traditions and customs.

Main Activities in Lumbini: The main activities in Lumbini revolve around visiting the sacred sites and monasteries, exploring the Lumbini Development Zone, and learning about Buddhism. You can visit the Maya Devi Temple, the Ashoka Pillar, the Sacred Garden, and various monasteries representing different Buddhist countries.

Lumbini offers a serene and spiritual experience, allowing visitors to connect with the birthplace of Buddha and explore the rich Buddhist heritage. It is a significant pilgrimage site and a place of historical importance.


If it's not possible to do sightseeing in Lumbini on the day of arrival, you can plan to do it the following morning before driving to Chitwan (Sauraha). Once you have completed the sightseeing in Lumbini, you can proceed with the drive to Chitwan.

Upon reaching Sauraha, you will check into your hotel, and the hotel staff will provide you with information about the plans and activities scheduled for the next day. Sauraha is the gateway to Chitwan National Park and offers a range of wildlife experiences and cultural interactions.

Please talk to us about your preferences and interests so we can assist you in planning your activities in Chitwan National Park and ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience during your stay.

Lunch and Dinner

Chitwan National Park, located in Sauraha, offers a variety of jungle safari activities, allowing visitors to explore its rich wildlife, immerse in local culture, and witness captivating natural beauty. Here's an overview of some activities and highlights in Chitwan:

Elephant Safari: Embark on an exciting elephant-back safari and venture deep into the jungle to spot wildlife, such as one-horned rhinoceros, deer, monkeys, and even elusive Bengal tigers.

Jeep Safari: Explore the park in a 4x4 vehicle, accompanied by an experienced guide. This allows you to cover more ground and increases your chances of spotting wildlife.

Canoe Ride: Drift along the Rapti or Narayani River in a traditional canoe, observing various bird species, crocodiles, and the surrounding lush vegetation.

Wildlife and Animals: Chitwan National Park is home to diverse wildlife, including endangered species. Some commonly sighted animals include:

One-horned Rhinoceros: Chitwan is renowned for its successful conservation efforts in protecting this rare species. You have a high chance of spotting rhinos during your jungle safaris.

Bengal Tigers: While sighting a tiger is rare, Chitwan is known for its tiger population. With luck and patience, you may catch a glimpse of this majestic big cat.

Deer, Monkeys, and Birds: Chitwan is abundant in deer species like spotted deer and sambar, along with various monkey species such as langurs and macaques. The park also boasts over 500 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.

Culture and Lifestyle: The local Tharu community residing in the vicinity of Chitwan National Park offers a glimpse into their unique culture and lifestyle. You can participate in cultural programs that showcase traditional Tharu dances, including the energetic stick dance.

Exploring Sauraha Town: Sauraha is a vibrant town situated near Chitwan National Park. It offers a range of shops where you can find local handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs. There are also numerous eating places offering a variety of cuisine, including Nepali, Indian, and international dishes.

Nature Walks and Elephant Bathing: Take a leisurely nature walk accompanied by a trained guide to explore the park's flora, fauna, and smaller wildlife. Additionally, you can witness the heartwarming sight of elephants bathing in the rivers, which is a delightful experience.

Chitwan National Park offers a unique blend of wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, and natural beauty. It is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and those seeking an authentic jungle safari experience in Nepal.

When visiting Chitwan National Park, it's advisable to follow the park regulations and respect the wildlife and their habitats. Listen to the guidance of your local guides for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Hotel with Breakfast

If you have the morning available for exploration in Chitwan, you can utilize this time to engage in various activities within the national park. Here are some options for your morning exploration:

Bird Watching: Chitwan National Park is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, with over 500 bird species. Embark on a birdwatching excursion with a knowledgeable guide who can help you spot and identify the diverse avian life in the park.

Nature Walk: Take a guided nature walk through the park's trails and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Your guide will provide valuable insights into the flora, fauna, and ecological significance of the area.

Village Tour: Gain insights into the local culture and lifestyle by taking a village tour. Visit nearby Tharu villages and interact with the friendly locals, learning about their traditions, agriculture practices, and daily life.

Canoe Ride: Enjoy a tranquil canoe ride along the Rapti or Narayani River, allowing you to appreciate the serene beauty of the park and observe the diverse aquatic life and bird species along the riverbanks.

After your morning exploration, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure in Sauraha. Here are some suggestions for your leisure day:

Relaxation: Unwind and relax at your hotel or resort in Sauraha, taking advantage of their amenities such as swimming pools, spa services, or simply enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

Cultural Activities: Engage in cultural activities organized by your hotel or explore the local town to witness traditional Tharu dance performances, visit museums or art galleries, or experience a cooking class to learn about local cuisine.

Shopping and Dining: Explore the local markets and shops in Sauraha, where you can find unique handicrafts, souvenirs, and clothing. Indulge in the local cuisine at restaurants and eateries offering a variety of Nepali and international dishes.

Nature Appreciation: Take a leisurely stroll along the riverbank or explore the scenic landscapes surrounding Sauraha. Enjoy the tranquility and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.

Remember to check with your guide for any specific activities or events taking place in Sauraha during your visit. This will ensure that you make the most of your leisure day and have a memorable experience in this enchanting destination.


After completing the Nepal Extended Highlights Tour, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu. During the flight, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from the window as you make your way back to the capital city. Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can take some well-deserved rest and reflect on the wonderful memories you have made during the tour.

During your final day in Kathmandu, you can utilize the time for last-minute shopping, exploring the local markets, and finding souvenirs to take back home. In the evening, there will be a group dinner organized to celebrate the successful completion of the tour. 

Before you depart from Nepal, it would be highly appreciated if you could leave a great feedback about your experience on TripAdvisor. This will not only help the tour organizers and guides but also assist future travelers in making informed decisions about their own trips to Nepal.

Finally, with a heartfelt "Namaste," you can bid farewell to the beautiful country of Nepal and its warm and hospitable people, carrying with you cherished memories and a sense of fulfillment from your incredible journey through this enchanting land.

Note: in the event that weather conditions prevent flights from Chitwan to Kathmandu, driving can be a viable alternative. 


If you are flying home today, we will assist you in transferring to the airport.

Safe travels, and thank you for choosing Nepal as your destination.


Nepal Highlights Tour Cost Includes

The specific inclusions of the trip can vary depending on the tour package and the tour operator you choose. However, here are some common inclusions that are often part of a comprehensive Nepal tour:

  • Accommodation: The tour package typically includes accommodation in hotels or lodges throughout the trip. The type and standard of accommodation may vary based on the package you select.
  • Transportation: The tour package usually includes transportation within Nepal, including airport transfers, sightseeing transportation, and intercity transfers. This can involve private vehicles, shared transportation, or domestic flights, depending on the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing and Activities: The package generally includes guided sightseeing tours to major attractions and cultural sites in each destination. It may also include entrance fees to these attractions.
  • Meals: Some tour packages include meals, such as daily breakfast, or occasionally, lunch and dinner. The specific meals included will depend on the package details, so it's important to check with your tour operator.
  • Guide Services: Most tour packages provide the services of a knowledgeable local guide who can provide insights, information, and assistance throughout the trip.
  • Permit and Entrance Fees: The package often covers the necessary permits and entrance fees required for visiting national parks, heritage sites, or other restricted areas.

Please note that the specific inclusions can vary from one tour operator to another, so it's important to carefully review the details of the tour package you are considering. Additionally, there may be optional activities or additional services available at an extra cost, such as adventure sports, spa treatments, or personal expenses, which may not be included in the base package.

It's recommended to reach out to your chosen tour operator for a detailed itinerary and a list of specific inclusions for the trip you are interested in.

Nepal Highlights Tour Cost Excludes

Based on your list, here are the items that are typically not included in a standard tour package and may involve additional costs:

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  • Nepal Visa Fees:
  1. 15 Days Multiple Entry Visa: USD 30
  2. 30 Days Multiple Entry Visa: USD 50
  3. 90 Days Multiple Entry Visa: USD 125
  • Food and Drinks in Kathmandu: While some tour packages may include breakfast, meals, and beverages in specific locations, the cost of food and drinks in Kathmandu outside of the designated meals may not be included. This includes meals during free time or personal dining preferences.
  • Lunch and Dinner: Some tour packages may include certain meals, but it's important to check the details to see if lunch and dinner are covered. If not, the cost of these meals will be additional.
  • Some Entrance Fees: While entrance fees to major attractions are often included, there may be additional entrance fees for certain sites or activities that are not covered in the standard package.
  • Hot and Bottle Drinks: The cost of hot beverages and bottled drinks, such as water or other beverages, is typically not included and will be an additional expense.
  • Travel Insurance and Medical Evacuation: It's highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation. This cost is not typically included in the tour package.
  • Laundry Extra Cost: If you require laundry services during the trip, the cost of laundry will be an additional expense.
  • Single Room in Kathmandu and Early Arrival Extra Room Cost: If you prefer a single room or arrive early in Kathmandu before the tour starts, there may be an additional cost for the single room or the extra nights of accommodation.
  • Tipping for Crews/Driver/Porter/Guides: Tipping is customary in Nepal as a token of appreciation for good service. The tipping amount is discretionary and can vary depending on your satisfaction, but it's important to factor in this expense. $200

It's crucial to review the specific details of your chosen tour package to determine what is included and what additional costs may apply. Always consult with your tour operator for a comprehensive understanding of the inclusions and any potential extra expenses.

Nepal Highlights Tour Altitude Profile


What is the Nepal Bouncing Tour?

The Nepal Bouncing Tour is a lively and adventurous tour package that takes you to various popular destinations in Nepal, allowing you to experience the highlights of the country within a specific timeframe.

What are the major attractions included in the Nepal Bouncing Tour?

The tour includes visits to World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. It also includes scenic drives to Nagarkot via Changu Narayan, visits to Namo Buddha, Dhulikhel, Lumbini, and Chitwan National Park.

How long is the Nepal Bouncing Tour?

The Nepal Bouncing Tour is typically a 14-day itinerary, providing ample time to explore the major attractions and enjoy the diverse experiences offered by each destination.

Is the Nepal Bouncing Tour physically demanding?

The tour is designed to be suitable for people with moderate physical fitness levels. While there may be some walking and sightseeing involved, it does not include any strenuous activities or trekking.

What is the best time to embark on the Nepal Bouncing Tour?

The best time to take the tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally pleasant and stable in Nepal.

What type of accommodations can be expected during the tour?

Accommodations provided during the tour are generally of 3-star standard, offering comfortable rooms with basic amenities, including private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and in-house dining facilities.

Is local transportation included in the Nepal Bouncing Tour?

Yes, transportation is included in the tour package. It typically includes transfers from the airport to the hotel, as well as transportation between the different destinations included in the itinerary.

Are meals included in the tour package?

Some meals, such as breakfast and welcome dinner, may be included in the tour package. However, for other meals, you may have the flexibility to explore local dining options according to your preferences.

Do I need a visa to enter Nepal for the Bouncing Tour?

Yes, most visitors to Nepal require a visa. You can obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport or apply for one at a Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country before your trip.

Is travel insurance necessary for the Nepal Bouncing Tour?

Yes, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and personal belongings for the duration of your tour.

Traveller Useful Information

Personal gears refer to the items and equipment that you need to bring with you for your trip. While the specific gears may vary depending on the nature of your trip and the activities you plan to engage in, here are some common personal gears that travelers often bring:

Clothing: Pack appropriate clothing for the weather and activities. This may include lightweight and breathable clothing for warm weather, layers for cooler temperatures, rain gear, comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, and swimwear if needed.

Travel Accessories: These may include a daypack or backpack, a reusable water bottle, a hat or cap for sun protection, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a travel towel.

Electronics: Depending on your preferences, you may want to bring a camera or smartphone for capturing memories, a power bank for charging your devices on the go, and any necessary chargers or adapters.

Personal Hygiene Products: Pack toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and any other personal hygiene items you require. Consider bringing a small first aid kit with essential medications, band-aids, and any specific personal medication you may need.

Travel Documents: Don't forget to bring your passport, travel insurance documents, visa (if required), and any other necessary identification or travel-related documents.

Money and Banking: Carry enough local currency for your immediate needs, along with a secure way to carry your money, such as a money belt or a travel wallet. You may also want to bring a credit or debit card for emergencies or larger purchases.

Other Miscellaneous Items: Depending on the nature of your trip, you may need additional items such as a sleeping bag, trekking poles, binoculars, a water purification system, or camping gear.

It's important to consider the specific requirements and recommendations of your tour operator or the activities you plan to participate in when deciding on your personal gears. Additionally, check the baggage limitations and restrictions of your airline to ensure you comply with their policies.

Remember to pack light, bring only what is necessary, and consider the weight and size restrictions for any domestic flights or transportation during your trip.

There are storage services available in Kathmandu where you can securely store your belongings. Here are a few options:

Kathmandu International Airport: The airport provides baggage storage services for both short-term and long-term storage. You can inquire at the airport's information desk for the location and fees associated with the service.

Luggage Storage Facilities: There are private storage facilities in Kathmandu that offer luggage storage services. These facilities typically provide secure lockers or storage units for short-term or long-term storage. You can search online or ask your hotel for recommendations.

Trekking and Tour Companies: If you are trekking or participating in a tour in Nepal, many trekking and tour companies offer storage facilities for their clients. You can inquire with your trekking or tour operator if they provide storage services or if they can recommend a nearby facility.

It's important to note that fees for storage services may vary depending on the duration and size of storage needed. It's recommended to inquire about the security measures and conditions of the storage facility before choosing a service.

Hotel facilities in Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Lumbini, Nagarkot, and Nuwakot can vary, but if you are looking for 3-star hotel accommodations in these places, you can expect the following facilities:

Comfortable Rooms: 3-star hotels typically provide clean and well-maintained rooms with amenities such as comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and basic furnishings.

Restaurant/Café: Most 3-star hotels have an on-site restaurant or café where you can enjoy a variety of meals, including local and international cuisines. Breakfast may be included in the room rate.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi access is commonly available in the hotel premises, allowing you to stay connected during your stay.

Room Service: Many 3-star hotels offer room service, allowing you to order food or request assistance from the comfort of your room.

24-Hour Front Desk: The front desk is usually staffed 24/7, ensuring that there is someone available to assist you with check-in, check-out, and any inquiries or requests you may have during your stay.

Air Conditioning/Heating: Depending on the location and season, 3-star hotels generally provide air conditioning or heating in the rooms to ensure a comfortable environment.

Housekeeping: Regular housekeeping services are provided to keep your room clean and tidy throughout your stay.

Safety and Security: 3-star hotels prioritize the safety and security of their guests, often equipped with security systems, CCTV cameras, and secure access to rooms.

Additional Amenities: Some 3-star hotels may offer additional amenities such as a fitness center, swimming pool, spa services, or conference rooms. However, these amenities can vary from hotel to hotel.

It's important to note that the exact facilities and services can vary between different hotels, even within the same star rating category. It's recommended to check the specific amenities and services offered by the hotels you are considering to ensure they meet your expectations and requirements.

When traveling to Nepal, it's important to prioritize your health and safety. Here are some general health and safety tips for travelers in Nepal:

Vaccinations: Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccinations and consider getting additional vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Tetanus. Consult with a healthcare professional or visit a travel clinic before your trip to discuss any necessary vaccinations.

Altitude Sickness: If you plan to trek in high-altitude regions such as the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, familiarize yourself with the symptoms and risks of altitude sickness. Ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and consider taking medication like Acetazolamide as a preventive measure.

Food and Water Safety: Drink only bottled or purified water and avoid ice cubes or uncooked fruits and vegetables unless they have been properly washed and peeled. Be cautious with street food and opt for well-cooked and hot meals from reputable establishments.

Hygiene Practices: Maintain good hygiene practices such as regular handwashing with soap and water or using hand sanitizers. Carry hand sanitizers or wet wipes with you for times when soap and water are not readily available.

Travel Insurance: Obtain comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and trip cancellation. Ensure that your policy includes activities such as trekking if you plan to engage in adventurous activities.

Personal Safety: Be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions to ensure personal safety. Avoid walking alone in isolated areas at night, especially in unfamiliar neighborhoods. Keep your belongings secure and be cautious of pickpocketing in crowded areas.

Respect Local Customs: Familiarize yourself with local customs and traditions to show respect to the local culture. Dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites, and adhere to any cultural norms or practices.

Medications and First Aid: Carry any necessary prescription medications with you in their original packaging. Pack a basic first aid kit with essentials such as band-aids, antiseptic creams, pain relievers, and diarrhea medication.

Weather Conditions: Nepal experiences diverse weather conditions depending on the region and time of year. Be prepared for varying temperatures and weather conditions during your trip. Pack appropriate clothing and gear for your planned activities.

COVID-19 Guidelines: Stay updated on the latest COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions implemented by the Nepalese government and local authorities. Follow recommended safety measures such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and sanitizing hands regularly.

It's always a good idea to consult with your healthcare provider or travel clinic before your trip for personalized health advice based on your medical history and specific travel plans.

Present Road (Transportation) Condition in Nepal
Political protests can occur in Nepal, and they can sometimes lead to road blockages or disruptions in transportation. Here are some considerations regarding protests and driving around Nepal:

Stay Informed: Stay updated on the current political situation in Nepal by following local news sources or checking with your hotel or tour operator. They can provide information about any planned protests or demonstrations.

Monitor Traffic Updates: Before setting out on a journey, check for any traffic updates or road closures due to protests. Local traffic authorities or online resources can provide real-time information about road conditions.

Plan Alternative Routes: If you are aware of protests happening in a certain area, it's advisable to plan alternative routes to avoid potential road closures or traffic congestion. Seek advice from locals or your hotel for the best possible alternate routes.

Exercise Caution: If you encounter a protest or demonstration while driving, proceed with caution. Maintain a safe distance from the protestors and follow any instructions from the authorities on the scene. It's generally recommended to avoid getting involved or engaging in discussions during such situations.

Be Patient: In case of road blockages or traffic delays due to protests, it's important to remain patient. Protests can be unpredictable, and it may take some time for the situation to normalize. Use this time to relax, explore nearby areas, or engage in alternative activities until the situation improves.

Seek Local Advice: If you have concerns about the political situation or driving conditions in a specific region of Nepal, it's advisable to seek advice from local authorities or your hotel. They can provide insights and recommendations based on the latest information available.

Remember that political situations can change rapidly, and it's important to stay informed and adaptable during your travels in Nepal. By staying updated, planning ahead, and exercising caution, you can navigate around any potential disruptions caused by protests.

Client Reviews



Discover Nepal with Prem

10th December, 2022

Prem has a wonderful personality, he is extremely generous, funny, highly skilled, full of energy and very knowledgeable. I have only just had a chance to tour Katmandhu with him, but thoroughly enjoyed my visit. What a wonderful place! I can only imagine how much fun a trip with Prem would be! I would feel very safe. I highly recommend Prem for fantastic memories of Nepal and its people.


United Kingdom

.I enthusiastically recommend this trekking

1st July, 2023

I had the pleasure of embarking on my first trip with my friends, and I am extremely grateful that we chose to travel with this trekking company. They provided us with a wide range of facilities that made our journey smooth and enjoyable. The presence of a knowledgeable guide added immense value to our trip, as they guided us through the camps and shared insights about the tour. Additionally, we had dedicated porters who diligently carried our luggage up the mountains.

I enthusiastically recommend this trekking office for various tours. Their strong reputation in Nepal speaks for itself, and I am confident that future travelers will have a remarkable experience with them.


United Kingdom

An Unforgettable Adventure - Nepal Extended Highlights Tour!

28th July, 2023

The Nepal Extended Highlights Tour was an absolutely incredible adventure that exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we arrived in this beautiful country, we were captivated by its charm, diversity, and rich cultural heritage.

The tour was exceptionally well-planned, and we were delighted with the local company that organized it. Their attention to detail and dedication to providing an authentic experience were evident in every aspect of the journey. From the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the serene lakes of Pokhara and the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas, the itinerary was thoughtfully curated to showcase the very best of Nepal.

Our knowledgeable and personable guide made the tour even more special. With deep insights into the history, culture, and traditions of Nepal, they enriched every destination we visited. They not only shared interesting stories but also took the time to understand our interests, making the journey highly personalized and enjoyable.

The highlights of the tour were undoubtedly the magnificent Himalayas. Witnessing the sunrise over the snow-capped peaks from Nagarkot and Sarangkot left us speechless. The trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill was another unforgettable experience, rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views that will forever remain etched in our memories.

Exploring the ancient temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu's old city was a fascinating journey through time. The spiritual ambiance and intricate architecture were awe-inspiring, making us feel connected to the country's rich cultural past.

The natural beauty of Pokhara, with its serene lakes and surrounding mountains, was a delightful contrast to the bustling city life. We cherished the peaceful boat ride on Phewa Lake and the tranquil moments spent amid the lush surroundings.

Throughout the tour, the local cuisine delighted our taste buds. From traditional momos and dal bhat to the unique flavors of Newari cuisine, every meal was a delightful gastronomic adventure.

What truly made the Nepal Extended Highlights Tour exceptional was the warmth and friendliness of the Nepalese people. Their genuine hospitality and infectious smiles made us feel welcome wherever we went.

This tour was an unforgettable journey of discovery, adventure, and cultural immersion. We are immensely grateful to the company and our guide for crafting such a remarkable experience. Nepal has left an indelible mark on our hearts, and we can't wait to return to this enchanting land of wonders. If you're looking for an adventure that combines nature, culture, and unforgettable memories, the Nepal Extended Highlights Tour is an absolute must

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