Taste of Nepal


Feel the embrace of the Himalaya mountain range, along with the warmth of Nepal’s people. Nepal sits atop the Himalaya between India, Tibet and China. It is renowned for its incredible natural landscapes and is home to 10 of the world’s 14 tallest mountains.

Places Visited

Kathmandu (4N) - Pokhara (2N) - Chitwan National Park (2N) - Daman (1N)

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening. Kathmandu is a diverse historic city made up of magnificent Newari architecture and centuries-old religious sites. Arriving into Kathmandu, you will feel like you have stepped into a world of medieval grandeur. (D)
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu – Patan
Visit Patan, the second largest city in Nepal. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage listed former Royal Palace, Patan’s Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. Also known as the ‘Monkey Temple’, Swayambhunath sits atop a hill overlooking the valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and is an important centre of Buddhism. You will also visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, and the Pashupatinath Temple, famous for its shrine of Lord Shiva ‘the destroyer’. (B,L)
Day 2: Kathmandu – Patan
Day 3: Kathmandu – Bhaktapur
Travel to the 9th-century-built town of Bhaktapur, celebrated for its outstanding architecture, sky-high temples, fine clay pottery, and royal courtyards. Visit the Golden Gate at the Palace of 55 Windows and the Changu Narayan Temple. Enjoy the evening at your leisure in Kathmandu. (B,L)
Day 3: Kathmandu – Bhaktapur
Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Fly to Pokhara, Nepal’s centre for adventure and the trekking gateway to the Annapurna mountains. There are stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Phewa Lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple, located on a lush island on the lake. (B,L)
Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 5: Pokhara
Tour the International Mountain Museum, which was established to chronicle worldwide mountaineering activities and feats. Later enjoy a hike (approximately 3-4 hours) to the World Peace Pagoda. It is a perfect spot for views of the Himalayan range, Lake Phewa and Pokhara city (B,L)
Day 5: Pokhara
Day 6: Pokhara to Chitwan National Park
This morning head to Chitwan National Park, one of the last refuges of the one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger. Positioned in the footsteps of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few undisturbed areas of the ‘Terai’ region and is rich with flora and wildlife. This afternoon, enjoy a jungle safari through the park. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Pokhara to Chitwan National Park
Day 7: Chitwan National Park
Continue exploring the National Park with a Local Guide. Search for wildlife, admire the stunning Himalayan views and admire the efforts to maintain this rich ecosystem. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Chitwan National Park
Day 8: Chitwan National Park to Dhulikhel
Travel to Dhulikhel, a popular place to take in the panoramas of the highest Himalayan peaks. Dhulikhel is an authentic Newari town with a village square lined with temples. Explore the Newari houses and the charming township. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Chitwan National Park to Dhulikhel
Day 9: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore (B,L)
Day 9: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu
Day 10: Depart Kathmandu
After check-out this morning, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport where your arrangements end. (B)

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If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 936 3998 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

Tour prices are per person, twin share departing Auckland. Regional departures available on request. Additional charges: Tipping is payable on arrival in destination (see Additional Price Information below).

Additional Price Information:


Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.

A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Visa fees are not included in your tour cost and it is your responsibility to arrange all necessary visas. Wendy Wu Tours can organise your visa's at an additional cost, please contact our Reservation Department for more details.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. It’s a good idea to check call costs with hotel staff or your local guide before making calls, as this can be expensive. A service charge may also be involved. To call New Zealand – the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 64, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number.
 
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are quite popular in Nepal and you will find high quality coverage. Nepal has active roaming agreements with most of the service providers. Please make sure you are aware of associated costs and have activated your international roaming prior to departure.
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have wifi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping for Short Stays and Independent itineraries is not compulsory however is appreciated and normal for guides & drivers to receive them from tourists. In your final documents, Wendy Wu Tours will advise a guideline for tipping to be given to your local guides & driver. Tipping is at the discretion of each individual.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
 
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Where lunches and dinners are included this consists of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
 
Drinks will be at your own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.


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