Popular Tour in Nepal

Updated on June 28, 2024

Nepal is a dream destination for travel enthusiasts all over the globe. If you are one of them, look at our top ten popular tour in Nepal 2024/2025. Nepal is a diverse nation. It is famous for its tallest peaks, steamy jungle, plain fields, and rich culture. 

You can expect multiple tours and adventure activities in Nepal. It ranges from a day tour to 30-day-long trekking in Nepal. All Nepal tours offer appealing scenery and exposure to local culture and tradition. 

You will find the top ten popular tours in  Nepal this blog based on references taken from several sources. After reading it, you can choose your preferred travel package. Travelers find Nepal Tour is always exciting and thrilling for them. You can explore much more in a small country. 

Travelers explore ancient temples and monasteries in the Kathmandu Valley. Likewise, they enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain range on a trekking tour to the Himalayas of Nepal. Nepal also offers exciting wildlife sanctuaries in many national parks and conservation areas like Chitwan and Bardiya National Parks. 

Besides, people also visit Nepal to explore religious-spiritual places such as Muktinath and Lumbini. Every year, thousands of tourists come to Nepal to experience the diverse landscapes of Nepal. 

Primary Highlights of Popular Tour in Nepal

  • Sightseeing at the medieval city Kathmandu Valley and its UNESCO-certified World Heritage sites. 
  • Explore a living culture museum in Bhaktapur City. 
  • Mountain Flight and Helicopter Flight to the Everest region, explore Mount Everest and its sister peaks. 
  • Explore Chitwan national park- home to Tigers and the rarest one-horned Rhinos. 
  • Visit Sacred places like Lumbini and Muktinath. 
  • Trekking to the Highland of Nepalese Himalayan ranges Occasional tour for Photography, film shooting, celebrating Anniversary, etc. 
  • Attempt adventure activities like Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, and Skydiving. 

Top Ten Popular Tour in Nepal 2024/25

There are over 100 tourist destinations in Nepal. These Nepal Tour packages are perfect for spending vacations. And study the lives of the local community. If you need more clarity to find the most popular Nepal Tour packages in 2024/25, look at these top ten popular tour in Nepal.

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

The Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour or Kathmandu City Tour is a popular option in Nepal Tour activity. Kathmandu City Tour is a blend of historical and cultural landmarks. Seven World Heritage sites are in Kathmandu Valley. 

That consists of the famous Hindu temple, Pashupatinath. Buddhist shrines Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Boudhanath Stupa. Likewise, 3 Durbar squares of sister cities (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur). And an ancient Hindu temple, Chagunarayan, Bhaktapur.

These sites offer a glimpse of rich cultural heritage, religion, history, and politics. The trip is a great way to start exploring Nepal's diverse culture.

You can experience a living gallery in the alleys of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur City. The Kathmandu tour gives you an overview of the urban lifestyle in Nepal. You can complete a City tour from one to three days, depending on your time and interest. Also, every travel operator integrates short Kathmandu sightseeing in their all Nepal Tour packages. 

Nepal Trekking Routes will take you to the Valley in a private jeep with its experienced guide. They will describe all the information on these popular sites. 3-Day Kathmandu City Tour costs $250-$500, depending on the nature of the preferred packages.

Kathmandu Pokhara Tour

Kathmandu Pokhara Tour is a short and easy tour that is perfect for a short vacation. The trip takes you around two tourist valleys with surreal landmarks and artifacts. Kathmandu Valley is rich in ancient cultural and traditional sites, plus Pokhara is famous for its scenic beauty. 

First, you will visit several World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will find unique cultures filled with richness and authenticity on these sites. Kathmandu Valley is a living museum of customs and traditions.

After finishing sightseeing in Kathmandu, we will go to Pokhara by Air. You can also go there via Bus if you love road travel. Pokhara has three famous lakes, Phewa, Rupa, and Begnas.

We will keep our luggage in our hotel and go to the Lakeside to explore the evening views of Phewa Lake. Pokhara offers numerous adventure experiences like Boating, Paragliding, Zip Flyer, and Bungee Jumping. You can also visit other places in Pokhara, Davis Falls, Mahendra and Bat Cave, and Peace Pagoda Stupa.

Besides, cold beers and live music are a refreshing way to enjoy the nightlife in the pubs at Lakeside. Kathmandu Pokhara is one of the best tours for domestic and international tourists.

The 6-day trip's average cost is $420. Many people choose Kathmandu Pokhara to spend their family vacation.

Pokhara, a tourism hub, is a gateway to many classic treks and tours like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, Muktinath Tour, and Upper Mustang Trek. Many tourists travel early to Sarangkot to view the sunrise and mountain range.

Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour is one of the Popular Tour in Nepal. This tour offers you multiple activities of Nepal Tour packages. Chitwan National park is a 4-hour drive away from Kathmandu city.

You can also combine Jungle Safari Tour with Nepal trekking packages near Pokhara and Kathmandu. The final destination Chitwan National Park is also a UNESCO Heritage site. You will witness 700 species of animals and reptiles; likewise, 525 species of birds at the Chitwan national park. Royal Bengal Tigers and One-horned Rhinos are also inhabitants of the national park. This park is also the home to Giants Asiatic Python and Gharials. 

A short trip is suitable for children and senior citizens too. Travelers explore the national parks with Elephant rides and jeep rides. Every year hundreds of bird researchers also visit the Chitwan jungle to study their lifestyle.

After visiting the jungle, we will experience Tharu culture in Tharu Villages near the national park. Tharu people are an ethnic group who have unique cultures and traditions. Their lifestyle and muddy artifact homes also attracted tourists. They serve you typical Tharu cuisine and Nepali meals. The soup made by snails (Ghugi) is a favorite dish among them. 

Besides, Rapti River bank and Barha Hajari Taal are also highlights of the trip. Nepal Trekking Routes 3 Days 2 Night Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour costs $550 per person. However, you can customize it as per your need and budget. You can visit Chitwan National park throughout the year. 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is also one of the popular Tour in Nepal  packages. The Everest region is one of the most-loved destinations in the world. EBC Heli Tour is perfect for those who want to visit the Everest region luxuriously. 

A day trip to Everest takes you away from the chaos of Kathmandu to the tranquil Khumbu region. You will see the closest glimpse of Mount Everest (8848.86 m) and other surrounding peaks. Every year, thousands of people travel to this region by foot and air. This trip is a good fit for those who cannot opt for Everest Base Camp Trek. 

One-day Helicopter tour first lands at Lukla and heads towards the Everest region after refilling fuels. Within 15 minutes, you will land at Kala Patthar or Base Camp. The Chopper lands there for ten minutes to enjoy splendid views of mystical mountains. Kala Patthar is the best place to have a 360-degree view of Mount Everest and other Himals of the Khumbu region. 

The visual of these peaks will never erase from your mind. After that, you will see magical aerial views of Sherpa villages and towering massifs from the window of Chopper. It will land at another landing point, Everest View Hotel's helipad, and fifteen minutes later. 

Everest View Hotel is the world's only five-star hotel at the highest altitude of 13000 ft. You will take breakfast or lunch here while enjoying icy peaks in the background. Then, your helicopter will return to Kathmandu via Lukla airport. 

Finally, you will land at Tribhuwan International Airport within 4-5 hours and transfer to the hotel. Nepal Trekking Routes one-day EBC Helicopter Tour price is $1200 per person. But this amount may decrease if you travel in a group. 

Nepal Cultural Tour

Nepal is a multicultural and multiracial country. Every day seems like a festive season in Nepal because of the diverse cultural people residing in the country. Nepal is also famous for its culture and traditions to foreigners. Many tourists visit Nepal to study its diverse cultural landscapes.

Nepal Trekking Routes offers this Nepal Cultural Tour package to those who want to experience the culture and traditions of the Nepalese people. Every corner of Nepal has a unique and different culture. You can find distinct languages in these places.

On the Himalayan side, you will find Sherpa and their tribes. At the same time, if you go to the terai parts, you will find the culturally rich Tharu race. Each caste has its own culture and tradition that attracts many travel enthusiasts.

You can opt for Ghale Gaun Trek or Ghandruk Trek if you want to explore Gurung Tribe. Or, go to Mustang to experience the Thakali lifestyle. Similarly, travel to the Khumbu region to study Sherpa culture and Langtang region to see Tamang culture.

Everest Mountain Flight Tour

Everest Mountain Flight Tour is one easy way to meet Everest and its colleagues. The main difference between Helicopter Tour and Mountain Flight is that it does not land in the Everest region.

You will enjoy an aerial panorama of the great Himalayas from a window of the flight. If you have limited time in Nepal, this is a great way to witness the Khumbu region. Usually, it takes around ten days to travel the Everest area through Everest Base Camp Trek. But, by Everest Flight, you can visit the entire Khumbu region within one hour.

Everest Mountain Flight also rewards you with diverse Sherpa villages and landscapes. You will see splendid views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Cho Oyu after Everest. If the weather is clear, you will also see Kailash and other couples of peaks from Tibet. Besides, glaciers, suspension bridges, and Gokyo lakes' visuals also appear in your eyes. 

You have two options to take mountain flights from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you take a flight from Pokhara, you will also witness Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges.

You can take mountain flights throughout the year, but sometimes it can't be possible due to poor visibility and unfavorable weather. Only a handful of flights are taken by Nepalese Airlines companies. Nepal Trekking Routes Everest Mountain Flight costs 230 USD per person in peak season. 

Muktinath Tour

3 Days Muktinath Tour is also one of the well-known tour packages in Nepal Trekking Routes. It is a pilgrimage tour in Nepal. Muktinath Tour takes you to the Muktinath city of Mustang district. Both Hindus and Buddhists have faith in Muktinath. Its literal meaning is salvation or liberation. Muktinath is near Jomsom city- the gateway to Upper Mustang Trek. Thousands of devotees go to Muktinath annually to bathe in the holy 108 stone taps (salvation areas). 

The other attractions of this area are Saligram, Mukti Kunda, Jwala Mai Temple, and Samba Gompa. If you want to worship Lord Muktinath in a single day, then Muktinath Helicopter Tour is perfect. If you love hiking, opt for Annapurna Circuit Trekking or Lower Mustang Trekking. 

Nepal Trekking Routes charge $790 per person for a 3 Days Muktinath Tour. This ideal trip is a flight tour, and if you want to visit on a low budget, it is also possible. You can travel by road to minimize the cost of the trip. We will also witness beautiful mountain ranges from aircraft.

One of the most visited areas in Nepal welcomes over one hundred thousand national and international tourists. Autumn is the peak season for this Muktinath Tour.

Trekking Tour in Nepal

Nepal Trekking Tour is one of the most-loved travel activities. Every year Nepalese Mountain ranges welcome thousands of newcomers and serial trekkers. This type of tour is perfect for those who love outdoor adventures. 

Nepal has over 100 trekking routes out of 20 that are the most popular. Nepal offers all kinds of trekking experiences. From easy to moderate to strenuous. However, it is a bit difficult to climb these hills without enough stamina and endurance. We can also find rugged terrain in Nepal. It requires extensive preparation and training. Proper acclimatization is also necessary while walking in the Himalayas.

Everest region is the first choice for trekking in Nepal. Likewise, the Annapurna region comes second in terms of hiking and walking. Everest Base Camp Trek is the most visited hike in Nepal due to its accessibility and natural beauty. Some easy treks are Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Bhaktapur Nagarkot trek, and Pokhara Dhampus Trek. Meanwhile, Everest Base camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu round trek, and Mardi Himal Trek are a few examples of moderate grades. Similarly, Makalu Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Highpasses Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are strenuous.

Furthermore, religious treks like Muktinath Trek, and Tamang Heritage Trek are also popular in Nepal.

Family Tour in Nepal

Family Tour is also a popular tour in Nepal. Nepal is one of the best places to enhance bonds and values between family members. The locals in Nepal have strong family values and ethics. Thousands of tourists travel to Nepal to enjoy family vacations with their spouses and kids. Some of them also go for family treks to the Himalayas. 

Nepalese people welcome outsiders with warm hospitality. Tourists can enjoy multi-ethnic cultures and lifestyles. 

You can take your family to Kathmandu to enjoy Newari culture and tradition. Likewise, Lake City Pokhara offers you natural sightseeing with close-up views of mountains and lakes. Furthermore, travelers can also take their families to Ghandruk to explore Gurung tribes.

Besides, you can opt for Chitwan Jungle Safari to make your family vacation worthwhile. You can take your family to different parts of the country. Some popular Travel packages loved by guests of Nepal Trekking Routes are Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Jungle Safari Tour, Lumbini Tour, Muktinath Tour, Ghale Gaun Family Trek, Daman Family Tour, etc.

Special Tour in Nepal

Nepal also offers other types of tours. These tours are for special occasions. Many tourists come to Nepal for the following purposes.

Weeding Tour:  People come to celebrate their wedding anniversary or honeymoon tour in Nepal. There are many options available in this package based on your need and desire.

Photography/Film shoot Tour: Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan country. So, some tourists visit for a photo shoot or film shoot. They prefer to document our towering peaks, national park, animal sanctuary, and bustling city.

Religious Tour: Some scholars or researchers come to study culture, tradition, and religious belief systems. 

Adventure tour: Visit Nepal for adventure activities paragliding, hot air balloons, Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, and Zip flier. 

Other Types of Tours: Nepal also welcomes other types of tourists who travel to play games, participate in competitions, visit agricultural land, and do vlogs.

Conclusion: Top ten popular Tour in Nepal

Nepal is a tourism hub. There are over 100 tourist places in Nepal. You can find each one is unique and different from another. One can travel to every corner of the country because of its diverse climate. You will experience different weather patterns in distinct parts of the country. 

Many factors make Nepal popular among tourists. If you are planning to visit Nepal for any purpose, this blog post works as a guide to finding the top ten famous tour in Nepal. If you need any further clarification, don't forget to contact Nepal Trekking Routes. We are happy to serve you!!

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