Best of Nepal Tour & Trek


Trip Introduction

This trip includes three major cities - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, where we discover the museum, temples, courtyards and square, revealing the best of traditional art, crafts and architecture.

Next we will visit Nagarkot, one of the most scenic spots near Kathmandu, where you can see a sunrise view over the Himalayas. Chitwan is perhaps the best National Park in Nepal for seeing animals in the wild. Lumbini has been a holy ground for Buddhists all over the world, as the birthplace of the Buddha. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty, Phewa Lake is serene and Machhapuchhere (6,977 m) has a magnificent view. From the Pokhara we will visit spectacular mountain scenery (Himalayan view) along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurung and Magars, dense rhododendron forests and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival
Meet us at the airport, transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Nagarkot
Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Afternoon, drive to Nagarkot.

Day 03: Nagarkot - Kathmandu
Early morning sunrise view over the Himalayas (Weather permitted). Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 04: Kathmandu - Chitwan (approx. 5/6 hours drive)
After breakfast, drive to Chitwan. Afternoon, Cultural Tour, Riverside Sunset view, Tharu stick dance etc.

Day 05: Chitwan
Full day jungle activities including Elephant Back Safari, Canoeing Ride, Elephant Breeding Centre Visit, Bird Watching etc.

Day 06: Chitwan – Lumbini (approx. 2/3 hours drive)
Drive to Lumbini, visit Birth place of Lord Buddha’s.

Day 07: Lumbini - Pokhara (approx. 6 hours drive)
Drive to Pokhara. Afternoon, boating at Fewa Lake. Visit Barahi Temple.

Day 08: Pokhara - Birethanti - Ulleri
Duration: 2 hrs drive& 5 hrs trek
Height: 2070m

Day 09: Ulleri - Ghorepani
Duration: 6 hrs
Height: 2850m

Day 10: Ghorepani - Poon Hill excursion early in the morning - Tadapani
Duration: 6 hrs
Height: 2670m

Day 11: Tadapani - Ghandrung
Duration: 3 hrs
Height: 1950m

Day 12: Ghandrung - Birethanti - Pokhara
Duration: 4 hrs trek & 2 hrs drive
Height: 960m

Day 13: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Approx. 6hrs Drive or 30 minutes fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 14: Departure
Free till departure, transfer to airport, fly back to Home.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
We will arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu – Nagarkot (approx. 1 hours drive)
After a welcome breakfast we will take you on a half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley. Here we will visit Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu temples in Nepal. We will keep walking to see the magnificent Buddha (also known as Boudhanath), the largest Stupa in Nepal.

Afterwards we take a ride on to Bhaktapur, a truly fascinating town. We will visit Bhaktapur's Dubar Square, which features a unique Victorian illustration style within the temples. We will take a route connecting to Nagarkot, and once here we will stay overnight at a hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Nagarkot - Kathmandu
After breakfast we will return to Kathmandu to enjoy a full day sightseeing at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Whilst here we will visit the place of the Malla, and the Shah Kings of Nepal. We also visit Kumari Temple - house of the virgin goddess – and the Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill. From here you can overlook unforgettable scenery of Kathmandu. For the perfect end to the day we will visit Patan city, the second largest town in the valley. Whilst here we will stay overnight at a hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 04: Kathmandu – Chitwan (approx. 5/6 hours drive)
After breakfast we will travel over beautiful land from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park. Whilst here you will enjoy truly remarkable scenery and you will get the chance to embrace the unique wildlife of the area. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Chitwan.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Chitwan
After breakfast in the Hotel we will enjoy a full day of safari activities in Royal Chitwan national Park. Here guests can embrace nature and catch glimpses of rare creatures, such as rhinoceroses, Chitwan's royal Bengal tigers, leopards and monkeys. We strongly recommend you bring a camera, preferably with a telephoto lens. We will retire to the hotel at the end of our day.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Chitwan - Lumbini
After breakfast we travel overland from Chitwan to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Upon arrival at Lumbini we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden. This remarkable place is the Buddha’s birthplace and converges on the Ashoka pillar. Here we will visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture. We will stay here overnight at a Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 07: Lumbini - Pokhara
After breakfast we drive to Pokhara. Here we will enjoy a half-day sightseeing in Pokhara city, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. We spend the morning enjoying a trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, where you can admire a stunning view of the Fish Tail's Peak reflected in the silver surface of the water. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama, which forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Aside from Phewa Lake, we will visit the Seti River gorge. Here we will see Mahendra Gufa, one of the highlights of the trip and a place that used to be well known for its stalactites. We will stay overnight at a hotel here, and enjoy an evening walk around Lakeside Market.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Pokhara - Birethanti - Ulleri
We will begin the day with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapoll. Here we will enjoy beautiful and unique sights during a 5-hour trek to Ulleri. Once here you can take in the scenery and enjoy a fantastic view.

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Ulleri - Ghorepani
We will trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani to reach a height of 2850m. Upon reaching Ghorepani we will enjoy another overnight stay.

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Ghorepani- Poon Hill excursion early in the morning - Tadapani
We will travel from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and on to Tadapani. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of the area early in the morning. We will reach 2670m and enjoy another overnight stay.

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Tadapani - Ghandrung
We trek for approximately 3-hours from Tadapani to Ghandrung to reach 1950m.

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Ghandrung - Birethanti - Pokhara
We will trek for approximately 4 hours trek then drive for 2-hours to reach 960m.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 13: Pokhara - Kathmandu (6 hours drive or 25 minutes flight)
After breakfast we will drive or fly to Kathmandu. Once here we will stay overnight at a Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Departure
Free till departure, transfer to the airport to connect onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

We have Join-in small group with fixed departure dates so, please kindly check our departure date list as given below and select one from them or if you couldn’t find the suitable date for your travel schedule, please contact us and we will help you to plan a holiday according to your schedule. And also please note that this is tailor-made tour. You can add or reduce the days as per your time availability. All tailor-made trip or same trip can be organized on private basis.

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Best of Nepal Tour & Trek

Mr. Jan De Jong & Brouwers Family



In February 2009 we met Nepal Tours Destinations at the Holliday Fair in Utrecht. Because we heard positive experiences from other travellers and we wanted to leave the money in Nepal (instead of a European company who only leaves a small part to the local organisation) we have deliberately chosen for the Nepal Tours Destination organisation. During the weeks of preparation the organisation proposed a tailor made programme exactly according to our wishes. They replied very quickly, answered all questions and proposed a programme that made us very enthusiast. When we arrived in Kathmandu, we were welcomed as expected. The whole trip was completely arranged and organised, a private driver, professional tour guides, strong and kind porters for our luggage during the Annapurna trekking. The Best of Nepal programme was a 18 days mix of nature, culture, exclusive resorts and hotels, kind guesthouses, warm weather, heavy stair climbing and amazing views and kind people. With pleasure we have contributed to support poor people, projects and schools, realising that our gifts are just a sign of compassion and support.

With great pleasure and never to forget experiences and impressions we strongly recommend Nepal Tours Destinations to anyone who wants to explore Nepal.

Jan en Rianne de Jong (Kapelle), Kees en Corrie Brouwers (Oud-Gastel) Family 

Best of Nepal Tour & Trek

Ella Maj Brit Jensen



Passing the immigration at Tribhuvan, the officer said to me with a smile, you must really like Nepal, 2nd time in 8 months!

What's not to like about Nepal? Friendly, nice, helpful people, that will go out their way to assist you.

A beautiful country with great diversity. My 1st stay in Nepal was for a short 3 days in Kathmandu, in November 2008 I came back for an all Nepal tour of 15 days.

I visited Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Chitwan nationalpark, Lumbini, Pokhara, 5 days of trekking starting in Nayapul, Birethanti, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Gandruk and back to nayapul again. Returned to Pokhara and Kathmandu. Thank you to all my guides and drivers and not least Friendship Nepal for looking after me in the best possible way - a speciel thanks to my trekking guide Robin Subedi and porter Ram Rai for their infinite patience when I found it exhausting. It was worth it.

Frienship Nepal did an excellent job, well planned and organized. I will be using your expertise again.

Ella Maj Brit Jensen

Best of Nepal Tour & Trek


United States

My spouse and I took the trip of a lifetime with Friendship Nepal. Before our trip, Ram and Roka were responsive and kind over email on the front end, taking ample time to answer our (many) questions thoroughly. Then, from our arrival at the airport in Kathmandu through the end of our journey of 14 days, we were in the very capable hands of Ramesh, who could not have been a better guide. 

Ramesh had a superior grasp on the history, culture, and landscape of Nepal. He was considerate, patient, and generous in his attention to us--from thoroughly sharing the history of the country and the sites we were visiting, to giving insights into the cultural norms and traditions of Nepal, to helping to hold me steady during wet and slippery spots on the monsoon trails (I'm new to trekking and I'm also a timid downhill trekker), to even taking our orders and helping with the cooking at some of the mountain tea house accommodations. While some independent trekkers experienced leech bites on the trail (a non-uncommon occurrence on jungle treks during monsoon time and one that I wished to avoid if possible), Ramesh had a fantastic system he shared with us that kept us all from getting even one bite the whole time! Ramesh helped us feel completely at home throughout our whole trip. Our driver Shiva and porter Binod were also top-notch.

The entire Friendship Nepal itinerary was nicely laid out, with a good balance of cities, cultural sites, mountain trekking, and some jungle safari. The 3 star accommodations in which we stayed were comfortable and well-chosen. We felt that the entire package was a great value. 

Some folks had warned us beforehand that July is not an ideal season to visit Nepal due to the hot, wet weather of monsoon--but I'm glad we went anyway, and I'm even more glad that we went with Friendship Nepal!

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What is Included in the Cost

    • Warn welcome airport in Kathmandu & transfer hotel
    • All arrival and departure transfers using private vehicle
    • Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
    • Lunch & Dinner in Chitwan and during the trekking
    • All sightseeing tours & trekking with local English speaking guide
    • During the trek; 01 porter in each 2 trekkers
    • All transfer by private vehicle; it is depend on group size
    • Necessary entrance fees, Annapurna conservation permit, TIMS card etc.

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International Flight ticket
    • Nepal visa fee USD 25.00 per person for 15 days multiple entry (visa is upon arrival at airport or border)
    • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini & Nagarkot
    • Any Optional Sightseeing Tours and extension of hotel accommodation etc.
    • Tips to guide, porter, driver etc.
    • Personal Insurance.

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trips information

  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Air Ticket
  • Airport Pickup

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftn005
  • Trip duration: 14 Days
  • Grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Group size: 12
  • Max-Altitude: 2850m.
  • Activity: Tours and Trekking
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotels & Lodges
  • Transportation: Private Transport
  • Best Time: Sept. - June.
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