The colourful buildings and chaotic alleyways in Kathmandu. The unimaginable beauty of the Himalayas and the lush jungle of Chitwan with its plethora of wildlife. Explore the post-earthquake Kathmandu and watch how the city not only endured but grew stronger from the misfortune. This will be a journey of many once-in-a-lifetime moments and for some, even a spiritual one.
*Youth group trips are only open for 18 to 35 year-olds.
- Make friends while travelling in a small group with an average of 8 people
- Get ready to experience the best wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia
- Behold the beautiful view of Annapura peak on Phewa Lake
- Witness the sunrise panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks
- Up-close with the ruins of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath
- Return airport transfer
- 4 nights of accommodation at air-conditioned simple hotel
- Daily breakfast at the hotel
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle
- Air-conditioned bus transfer from Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu
- All entrance fees for the activities mentioned
- Local guide and Head of Trip throughout
Arrive Tribhuwan International Airport and meet up with local guide and Head of Trip (HOT). Transfer to hotel in Kathmandu and check-in. After freshening up, you can explore the capital of Nepal on your own.
Fuel up with the hotel breakfast and then we set off for Chitwan. The name translates to “heart of the jungle’, and rightly so. It is one of the best wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia. Explore the jungle on an elephant and expect to spot rhinos, deers, leopards and more. And if you brought along your lucky charm, you might just spot a Bengal tiger!
The day in Chitwan is not complete without visiting the ethnic village of Tharu. Explore the village on foot and get a glimpse into the daily lives of the locals.
Today we take a scenic drive to Pokhara. The laid back city offers breathtaking views of the snowcapped mountains and tranquil lake. It is the home of Phewa Tal lake, second largest in the country. Enjoy a lakeside stroll while you admire the reflection of the Annapurna peak in the water. Or you can take a doonga, usually brightly painted, and row your day away.
Spend the remaining time exploring the city. There is plenty to eat, see and do. Help the local economy and do some shopping. Choices ranging from woven and stitched handicrafts, to organic products like wild honey, coffee and tea. Most are sold by NGOs with different causes aimed to support the local community.
It’s an early wake up call today, but the reward is worth it. Today we head to Sarangkot for what could be the most beautiful sunrise of your life. You can try but it will be hard to hold your jaw from dropping. The panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks slowly bathed in the golden rays of the rising sun is definitely breathtaking. You should be able to see Machhapuchare, Dhaulagiri and of course the poster-child of the Himalayas – Annapurna.
After breakfast back at the hotel, we head out to explore Pokhara. A must see is Davis Falls. You will see the stream vanishing underground forming a tunnel of about 500 feet. Other sights include the Seti river or also known as the White River, Bindabasini temple and Gupteshwor Mahadave cave.
After all the exploring, you will end your day in Kathmandu.
This may be your last day in Nepal. But you will end it on a high, literally. We journey upwards to the iconic Swayambhunath. Translated to “Sublime Trees” in Tibetan, this ancient structure is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Another site just as sacred but with a stupa larger in size, is the Boudhanath. You would know it when you see it. The iconic tower painted with the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. These architectural icons survived the 2015 earthquake, only requiring some repair work.
From the Buddhist sacred sites, now onto the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal. Pashupatinath is not only important to devotees, its architecture is also impressive.
Our final stop is the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The kings of the city were crowned and once ruled from here. Wander around the square to feel the city move around you and admire its traditional architecture.
Then it’s time to say farewell to Nepal as you take a night flight out.
- Visa requirement varies from each country you are from. Contact us at [email protected] and we are happy to assist you in visa application for Nepal.
- For Malaysian, the visa will cost MYR 95 for 15 days multiple entry visa.
- Comfortable shoes
- Light jacket
- The currency of Nepal is called the Nepalese Rupee.
- Make sure to bring enough cash as local shops/restaurants only accept cash and ATM machine is not within reach in Chitwan and Pokhara
The weather in Nepal is reasonably stable with four main seasons centred around the summer monsoon.
The best time to visit Nepal will be in the pre (March-June) and post monsoon season (September-November). During these seasons, both tend to be fairly dry, and provide pleasant conditions for sightseeing. Post monsoon season provides good visibility and less hazy conditions. You will have the benefit of viewing flowery plants during this time.
For the winter season that falls in the month of December till February, the temperature can be warm during the day but falls quickly and nights are often very cold.
In the month of June to mid September, Nepal face the monsoon season where majority of the rain falls in the afternoon and night time. There’s even days that are continiously raining. During this season, the temperature and humidity is very high during day and night.