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

Highlights of Nepal

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park

This private tour is the perfect combination of culture, history and beautiful landscapes with the region’s most luxurious accommodations.

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. One morning, if desired, enjoy a fixed-wing scenic flight to see Mount Everest and other snow-capped high Himalayan peaks, a truly memorable experience.

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.”

Continue to Pokhara, a town at the base of the high Himalayan peaks with spectacular mountain views, well-preserved traditions and rural charm. Enjoy private walks through atmospheric villages or in the surrounding foothills. See active Hindu temples and traditional wood and brick architecture in the old town. Take a private boat ride on scenic Phewa Lake, stopping at an island temple. Venture to the hilltop Peace Pagoda for panoramic views of the lake, the forested hills and the snow-covered slopes of the Himalayas, including iconic Machapuchare (Machhapuchhare) peak. Other options include visiting Devi’s Falls or the International Mountain Museum.

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.

This tour concludes with one night in Kathmandu.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

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

Day 2

Kathmandu

Full-day private tour with guide and driver

Day 3

Kathmandu & 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 – Pokhara

Private transfer to airport for flight to Pokhara. Private arrival transfer to lodge for 2 nights with touring in Pokhara and boat ride on Phewa Lake en route

Day 5

Pokhara

Lodge-based hiking and village visits

Day 6

Pokhara – Chitwan National Park

Private transfer with guide and driver to lodge for 2 nights. Afternoon lodge-based activities

Day 7

Chitwan National Park

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

Day 8

Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu

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

Day 9

Depart Kathmandu

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Kathmandu:

Dwarika’s Hotel or Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Pokhara The Pavilions, Himalayas or Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge
Chitwan National Park:

Meghauli Serai, a Taj Safari Lodge


Cost
$7,770 Per person (double occupancy)