Private luxury tours in Nepal

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Luxury Nepal Tours

Introduction to Nepal
(5 Days)
Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley

Best of Nepal
(7 Days)
Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park

Highlights of Nepal
(9 Days)
Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park

Journey Through Nepal
(10 Days)
Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park

Luxuries of Nepal
(9 Days)
Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park, Dhulikhel

Multi-country Tours

Best of the Himalayas: Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet
(13 Days)
Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Kathmandu, Lhasa

Essence of Nepal & Bhutan
(14 Days)
Kathmandu, Chitwan, Thimphu, Punakha, Trek, Paro

Highlights of India & Nepal
(13 Days)
Delhi, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Agra, Jaipur

Essence of Nepal & Bhutan

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Kathmandu, Chitwan, Thimphu, Punakha, Trek, Paro

This private tour is the perfect introduction to the Himalayan countries of Nepal and Bhutan. Stay at the best luxury hotels, experience the rich local culture and traditions, and see incredible landscapes and wildlife. All touring is private, with your own private guides and drivers.

Begin in Kathmandu, the endlessly fascinating capital of Nepal. During private touring with your expert guide and driver, walk through the lively backstreets of Old Kathmandu to see artisans’ workshops, traditional markets, and active Buddhist and Hindu temples. Explore the cultural highlights in the numerous UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument zones around the city and in the surrounding Kathmandu Valley. Tour the beautiful courtyards, palaces and historic monuments of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. Circumambulate the mammoth white stupa at Boudhanath, the most important Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet, with throngs of pilgrims and worshippers, and perhaps duck into one of the smaller temple buildings to light a candle or spin a giant prayer wheel among the faithful. Venture to the hilltop Swayambhunath, another important and photogenic Buddhist temple with an iconic white stupa, flapping prayer flags, and panoramic views of Kathmandu and the foothills of the Himalayas. Observe ceremonies at Pashupatinath, a sprawling Hindu temple complex that’s the oldest and most revered Hindu site in Kathmandu. Other highlights include seeing Kumari Devi—a living goddess—and relaxing in the Garden of Dreams, a soothing green oasis.

In the Kathmandu Valley, tour the extensive palace districts in the former royal capitals of Patan and Bhaktapur. See beautiful traditional brick buildings with finely carved wooden windows. Visit the Patan Museum, a former palace and one of the best museums of traditional Nepalese art in the country. Peruse fine metal crafts such as singing bowls, brass tableware and gold-leafed religious icons produced in the small workshops of Patan. Browse for woodwork and ceramics created by artisans in Bhaktapur. Find the perfect shawl made of the finest Nepalese pashmina (cashmere). Learn about the iconography in Buddhist thangka paintings, and perhaps select one to take home. You will have ample time to shop for these and other typical Nepalese products, such as handmade paper and prayer wheels during your tour. Also sample local foods such as juju dhau, Bhaktapur’s unique “king yogurt.” One morning, enjoy a fixed-wing scenic flight to see Mount Everest and other snow-capped high Himalayan peaks, a truly memorable experience.

Next, fly to Chitwan National Park, a beautiful landscape of subtropical forests and grasslands filled with wildlife. Stay at a luxury lodge on the banks of the Rapti River with easy access to the best of Chitwan. During safaris through this UNESCO World Heritage-designated nature reserve, look for one-horned rhinos, which are regularly seen, and elusive Bengal tigers and sloth bears. Spot herds of deer, wild boars, gharials and other animals. Chitwan is also a birder’s paradise, a biodiversity hotspot with hundreds of colorful and unusual avian species, including hornbills, darters and kingfishers. Enjoy other activities in and around Chitwan National Park according to your interests and timing, such as an elephant-back safari, bathing an elephant, a walking safari, scenic boat rides on the beautiful Rapti River, visiting a village to learn about the local Tharu people and their lifestyle, and biking through local villages and farmland.

Return to Kathmandu for an overnight stay before flying to Bhutan. Stay in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan and enjoy comprehensive touring of Thimphu’s many cultural attractions and important Buddhist highlights. Meet local people, learn about local traditions, explore a bustling market, and visit various small museums specializing in textiles, folk heritage, and traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts. If desired, enjoy a private hike to rural villages and monasteries. Upon request, we can also arrange for special experiences such as a private Bhutanese cooking lesson at a local home, a meeting with a Bhutanese astrologer, or a private meditation session with monks.

Next, drive through the mountains, passing the 108 stupas of Dochu La, to Punakha, the ancient winter capital located in a sub-tropical valley where rhododendron and magnolia bloom and orange and banana trees flourish. Relax at your luxurious farmhouse-style lodge, set among rice terraces, chili and cabbage fields and traditional Bhutanese farmhouses. Enjoy a peaceful walk through rural farming villages, receive a blessing from a monk, opt to hike up a mountain for beautiful panoramic views of the valley, and visit the stunning Punakha Dzong.

The tour concludes in Paro, a resort town nestled among the Himalayas. Visit the National Museum, browse shops for Himalayan crafts and Buddhist items, and hike to Tiger's Nest, a breathtaking monastery clinging to a cliff that is one of the most important icons of Bhutan. Also enjoy a private overnight trek to a location with spectacular views over the Paro Valley.

Upon request, we can incorporate activities such as meetings with local specialists, farm visits, monastery visits, soft-adventure activities (hiking, biking, archery, rafting or golf), shopping, cooking classes, blessings and meditations led by monks, and more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal

VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Kathmandu Valley

Full-day private tour with guide and driver

Day 3 Kathmandu Valley

Full-day private tour with guide and driver, including option for fixed-wing scenic flight to see Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks

Day 4 Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park

Private transfer to airport for flight to Bharatpur. Private arrival transfer to lodge for 2 nights. Afternoon lodge-based activities

Day 5 Chitwan National Park

Lodge-based activities, such as elephant-back and jeep safaris, boat rides, nature walks and elephant bathing

Day 6 Chitwan – Kathmandu

Morning lodge-based activities. Private transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight

Day 7

Kathmandu – Paro – Thimphu, Bhutan

Transfer and business class flight to Paro. Private arrival transfer to Thimphu for 2 nights. Begin private touring

Day 8

Thimphu

Private full-day cultural touring

Day 9

Thimphu – Punakha

Private transfer to Punakha for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 10

Punakha

Private full-day gentle hikes and cultural touring

Day 11 Punakha – Paro

Private transfer to Paro for overnight stay. Afternoon private touring

Day 12 Paro – Begin overnight trek

Morning private cultural touring. Afternoon begin private trek adventure. Overnight in private camp

Day 13 End overnight trek – Paro 

End trek and return to Paro hotel via Tiger’s Nest

Day 14 Depart Bhutan

Private airport transfer and business class flight to Delhi or Bangkok


Hotels

Kathmandu:

Dwarika’s Hotel or Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Chitwan:

Meghauli Serai, a Taj Safari Lodge

Thimphu: Taj Tashi, Thimphu
Punakha: Amankora Punakha or Uma Punakha
Trek: Private camp
Paro: Uma Paro

Cost
$16,975 Per person (double occupancy)