Heritage Nepal & Safari

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

13 days through Nepal
FROM: $1940 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus
Local Guides where necessary
Comfortable Hotel 8 nights
Guesthouse 4 nights
Breakfasts x 11, Lunches x 4, Dinners x 6
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This beautiful little journey shows us some of the less visited parts of Nepal and includes a couple of rural heritage visits to small settlements, with wonderful heritage stays at Nuwakot and Bandipur.

No visit to Nepal would be complete without exploring Kathmandu or Pokhara and, of course, the plains of Chitwan National Park in search of rhino, bears, deer and tiger.

Although this trip is not designed as a trekking trip, we have a three day period in the Annapurna Region for hikes and village walks along a ridge with marvellous views of the high Himalayas. Here we stay at a remote retreat with yoga, cows to milk and other calming activities.

A wonderful short trip with lovely home stays and heritage hotels. Designed to show the culture and everyday life of Nepal, but with some good easy hiking. An easy not too strenuous trip that gets you beyond the tourist trail.

Head out on a fantastic trek along the ridge at the start of the Mardi Himal Trail taking in the unreal vistas of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare in the mountain ranges nearby

Witness the fascinating and impressive local tradition of Tharu stick dancing

Take a canoe ride down the river spotting local wildlife

Day 1 - Kathmandu
Border Information: If you are joining the trip in Kathmandu, you will most likely enter Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA code: KTM).

Wrapped around the Himalayan mountain range is the remarkable country of Nepal. It is the birthplace of the Buddha and is a land of legend and beauty. Within its narrow confines Nepal contains an utterly spectacular variety of culture and landscapes. Nepal has a stunning natural beauty and a simple charm.

There is an important group meeting at 6:00pm. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where and when this important meeting will take place.

Please note that many of the optional activities listed will only be possible for those with extra time in Kathmandu before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the beautiful and tranquil Durbar Square in the nearby medieval town of Bhaktapur and visit its nearby museums

Entrance: 1,500 NPR

Visit the ancient stupa of Boudhanath. It is one of the largest stupas in the world and on clear days offers views of Everest

Entrance: 400 NPR

Swayambhunath, or Monkey Temple as it is known, is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. It has ancient carvings, superb views of the surrounding valley and is crowded with monkeys mingling with the visitors.

Entrance: 200 NPR

Visit the oldest Hindu temple still in use in the Kathmandu Valley

Entrance: 300 NPR

Visit Durbar Square, the heart of the old town from where kings once ruled

Entrance: 1,500 NPR

Visit the former royal palace of Narayanhiti and see the crown jewels of Nepal

Entrance: 500 NPR

Visit the sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Nepal's unofficial national deity

Entrance: 1,500 NPR

Visit Lalitpur city and view a mass of temples in the Newa architecture style

Entrance: 1,000 NPR

Get out of the city and explore the nearby national park of Sundarijal and see its idyllic waterfalls and rock formations

Entrance: 600 NPR

Day 2 - Nuwakot
Day 3 - Nuwakot
Day 4 - Pokhara
Day 5 - Pokhara
Day 6 - Annapurna Region
Day 7 - Annapurna Region
Day 8 - Bandipur
Day 9 - Bandipur
Day 10 - Chitwan NP
Day 11 - Chitwan NP
Day 12 - Kathmandu
Day 13 - Kathmandu

Denise C

Trip of a lifetime

Leanne N

An extra day in Bandipur would have been nice as we arrived quite late and left early. Maybe instead of the free day in Kathmandu at the start? As you can add to the start of your trip if you want longer there.

Suzanne M

Favourite Dragoman trip

Lisa G

Great crew, all very well organised.

Paige M

I really enjoyed Chitwan National Park, the accomodation at Chitwan was beautiful and having the chance to walk around the park with a chance of seeing the wild animals was amazing.

Martina C

Evererything was very well organized. The landscape was fantastic and the people friendly.

Andrew D

This was my second trip with Dragoman and a different type of experience to the first, which involved longer distances, camping and was a lot longer. This trip was equally enjoyable.

Katie Jasmine N

Life changing experience, absolutely amazing trip.

Leonie R

The truck, the eco lodge and the famous farm inn were great.

Callum B

I don't think there was anything that I didn't like.

Jessica C

Great trip will definitely return.