Nepal is a beautiful place, and this tour has been designed to give you a taste of many of the country's highlights, without featuring any strenuous trekking or white water rafting activities (these can always be added in if you wish). You'll see Hindu and Buddhist temples and stupas, explore interesting hilltop villages, see spectacular mountain views and enjoy some wildlife safaris in Chitwan National Park.
Accommodation is in a mix of heritage properties, wildlife lodges and boutique style hotels. The tour can be shortened or extended, and also combined with time in India, Tibet or Bhutan if you wish.
The tour starts in Nepal's bustling capital city, Kathmandu. First we'll take a spectacular Everest mountain flight, then explore the old city on foot with a local guide, and visit the huge Buddhist Swayambunath stupa overlooking the city. Next we head to the hilltop villages of Gorkha and Bandipur en-route to Pokhara.
The lakeside town of Pokhara sits at the foot of the Annapurna range of mountains, and various excursions or day walks are available here. Our next stop is Chitwan National Park, where you have plenty of time for a range of safari activities in the park, looking in particular for the endangered one horned rhino and any signs of tigers, as well as many other wildlife. The tour finishes back in the Kathmandu valley with a stay at the beautiful Dhulikhel Mountain Resort and visits to the important pilgrimage sites of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa.