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National Geographic Highlighted Tour

  Nepal

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Duration

11 Days

Tour type

Tour

Group size

1+

Accommodation

Hotel/Resort/Lodge

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Max.Altitude

1500 M

Best Season

Through Out The Year

Departure from

Kathmandu

Hightlight

  • Exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal
  • Discovery of Chobhar Gorge which has an interesting myth about the Kathamndu valley
  • Trishuli white water rafting and night stay on the Trishuli banks
  • Glimpse of the endangered species of animals like one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger
  • Peaceful feeling in the premises of Lumbini, the birthday of Lord Buddha
  • Lakes and other tourist destinations around the lake city of Pokhara
  • Most spectacular view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu regions
  • Trying some adventurous tourism activities like paragliding, hot air ballooning, zip flying and ultralight flight in Pokhara
  • Driving along Prithvi Highway or scenic flight to Kathmandu

Overview

National Geographic Highlighted Tour, Being the abode for 8 of the eight-thousanders in the world, Nepal has many National Geographic Highlighted Tour sites. In Nepal, you can also find ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites recognized by National Geographic Channel to inform worldwide. Similarly, the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest lies in Nepal, so, adventure lovers want to have a close view of it. Nepal is a sanctuary for the endangered species of animals like one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger plus other endemic wildlife. Thus, in 2016, National Geographic had placed Nepal on the top 3 position among 10 must-visit places in the world.

The most important National Geographic Highlighted Tour in Nepal is Everest region that lies in the eastern Nepal bordering Tibet. Everest Region trekking gives you the rarest opportunity to have the 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Everest and other snowy peaks. The royal looks of the lush valleys, alluring landscapes, classic Sherpa villages containing diverse wildlife and vegetation are the rewards of Everest region trek. National Geographic has recommended the legendary Annapurna Circuit trek for its pristine landscapes, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs. The hidden valleys of Upper Mustang are also worth visiting site to experience the rain shadow area having desert-like climate.

We can categorize the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal into natural, cultural, religious and historical ones. Durbar Squares in Kathmandu valley are historically important to learn about the development of art and architecture of ancient Nepal. Although Pashupatinath Temple and Changunarayan Temple are Hindu shrines, even Buddhists worship and revere equally. this is a very significant evidence of religious tolerance in Nepal. Besides, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha are the sacred places for Buddhists.

Highlights of  Tour

Chitwan Jungle Safari tour familiarizes with the endangered animal species like one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger. Sagarmatha National Park in Everest region trek is one of the highest placed national parks in the world. It has preserved many endangered vegetation and wildlife like snow leopard and red panda. Among National Geographic recognized trekking in Nepal is Annapurna Sunrise View trek which gives you the best sunrise view in the world. Quite closer to Pokhara, Poonhill (3,120m) is the best sunrise view point in Nepal.

To be a part of trekking in Nepal recognized by National Geographic, you can consult and book with Nepal Trekking Routes. The professional guide will give you all the necessary information about the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other details. Feel free to contact Nepal Trekking Routes for the customized Nepal trekking packages to National Geographic Sites in Nepal. By providing the professional guide and the best services at reasonable cost, we will help make your dream come true!

Itinerary

The team member from Nepal Trekking Routes will receive you at the Kathmandu International Airport. S/he takes you to the hotel which is booked for your accommodation.

Today, after breakfast, the tour guide takes you for Kathmandu Day Tour to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will go to Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square. You will enjoy the art and architecture, lifestyle of the Newari people and the Living Goddess Kumari. After witnessing the architectural and cultural sites of the Kathmandu Valley, you will return to the hotel.

As soon as you take your breakfast, you will drive to Chobhar which is about 45 minutes’ driving distance. On the way, you can see a typical Newari settlement area of Kirtipur which contains artistic houses reflecting ancient Newari architecture and culture. Chobhar is a beautiful village hosting a network of natural caves which are also known as ‘Chobhar Caves’. You can visit Dakshinkali Temple which is one of the most important Hindu shrines crowded with thousands of followers every day. Aadinath Temple is the best view point that gives you a mesmerizing outlook of the entire Kathamndu valley. Other attractions of Chobar Day Tour are Chobhar Gorge, Manjushree Caves and the enchanting environment equipped with various flora and fauna. You will spend the night at a teahouse by relishing the serene atmosphere that enriches Chobhar region.

Today, after taking your breakfast, your journey begins towards Kurintar, a touristic place situated on the banks of the Trishuli River. As the Trishuli River is the most recognized channel for white water rafting in Nepal, you can add up to your memory by doing it. You can even lie on the beach of the river and take sunbath by enjoying the greenery around. Trying for catching fish with the help of the fish catching stick for a lifelong memory. At night, a tented camp is built for your rest. The most fascinating aspect of spending night on the banks of the Trishuli River is tasting chicken barbecue accompanied with some hard or soft drinks; YUMMY!

After taking breakfast at Kurintar, the journey moves ahead to Chitawan district which takes about 3 hours’ drive from here. You know Chitawan is famous for Chitawan National Park which offers you a variety of fun-giving activities in different seasons. You spend the night at a hotel which serves you the local organic cuisines to continental dishes as per your appetite.

Your morning starts with delicious breakfast at the hotel and your guide takes you for jungle safari, one of the adventurous experience in Chitawan. Either driving in a jeep or riding on an elephant back, the Mahout guides you through the dense green forests of national park. You can enjoy the glimpses of endangered species of animals like one-horned rhino, Bengal Tiger, Bengal Fox and so on. You can even visit Crocodile Breeding Center established to save these species of reptiles from extinction.

Tharu Cultural Heritage is another striking feature of Chitawan side trips. You can stroll around the Tharu homestay site where houses are built in traditional style; people wear cultural attire and ornaments. The Tharu women show you the cultural singing and dancing show in the evening to entertain the tourists who visit them. Nat Geo highlighted tour itinerary is incomplete without enjoying Tharu cultural shows!

Your destination for the day is Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, the “Messenger of the World Peace”. Driving along the East-West Highway (Mahendra Highway) for about 5 hours, you reach Lumbini, a sacred place for Buddhist followers and others as well. Lumbini is popular for many things among which Lumbini Garden is the most acclaimed. Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar and different monasteries built by different countries of the world are the attractions here. Lumbini is a very important place from the archeological aspect as you can see some evidence of art and artifacts of the ancient time. You will really feel the peaceful moment by taking side trips in the vicinity of Lumbini. Overnight stay at a hotel in Lumbini, the surrounding of the Peace-lover plus Enlightened Lord Buddha.

Today, the tour moves ahead towards Pokhara, one of the most popular touristy places in Nepal, after taking breakfast. On the way, you can enjoy the natural landscapes, trade centers and cultivated farmlands with diverse crops. The driving from Lumbini to Pokhara is really memorable as the hills with dense forests, the rivers you cross on the way and the blacktopped road is really comfortable. At night, you stay at a hotel by enjoying the food items served at the best flavor and hospitality.

One of the most remarkable aspects of National Geographic Highlighted Tour is Pokhara Sightseeing Tour that takes you around the lake city Pokhara. You visit Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Bindhyabasini Temple, Devi’s Fall and other popular places in Pokhara. Similarly, you can take a hike to Sarankot, the only place really famous for adventure activities in Pokhara. If favourable, you can try hot air ballooning, paragliding, zip flying and ultralight flight in the lake city. The second bungee site of Nepal, Pokhara Bungee Jumping is another thrilling activity you can do for lifelong experience. You can experience the rocking night life in Pokhara city to make your Nepal tour more fantastic!

After taking breakfast at the hotel, you will catch a flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara. During the flight, you can have a glimpse of snowcapped peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges including Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Nilgiri. The landscapes, pristine valleys and trade centers unveiled in the morning sunshine is the reward of Pokhara Kathmandu flight. You can even have a quick look of the snow-clad peaks of Manaslu region like Mt. Lamjung, Mt. Ganesh, etc. from the Kathmandu International Airport, the tour guide takes you directly to the hotel for rest. You can stroll around the Kathmandu valley for shopping or exploring other places of your interest. You can even celebrate the successful completion of Nat Geo tour with your pals to make it a lifelong reminiscence!

Today is the last day of your Nepal Visit this season. Therefore, the representative of Nepal Trekking Routes will accompany you up to the Tribhuvan International Airport for final see-off according to your flight schedule. Have a great time ahead! Wishing you a safe and sound journey with a hope to see you next!

Inclusion/Exclusion

  • All kind of the Grounded Transport with Airport Pick up and Drop off
  • Two night Three days Chitwan jungle safari tour with three time meal
  • Jungle safari tour ticket and tour guide
  • Sightseeing Tour Guide and transportation
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight fare
  • Three star level Hotel accommodations  with Breakfast plan
  • Lord Buddha Birth place visit
  • Camp fire in river side resort
  • River rafting ticket
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • International flight fare
  • Travel insurance
  • Food during the tour in Kathmandu, Lumbini & Pokhara

 

FAQ's

National Geographic highlighted Nepal as a popular tourist destination because of its diverse landscape, rich culture, and friendly people. Nepal is home to eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, including the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. It is also home to a wide range of cultures, from the Tibetan and Sherpa people in the high Himalayan mountain regions to the Hindu and Buddhist cultures found in the middle hills and lowlands. The country’s diverse geography and culture make it an ideal destination for trekking, mountaineering, and other outdoor activities. Additionally, Nepal is known for its warm hospitality, and the Nepalese people are known for making visitors feel welcome, safe, and comfortable.

The level of difficulty for National Geographic‘s highlighted tours in Nepal can vary depending on the tour. Generally, the tours are designed for active travelers, so be sure to check the itinerary and any special requirements before booking. Some tours may involve trekking at higher altitudes, while others may involve more leisurely activities.

No, there is no required group size for National Geographic highlighted tour in Nepal. You can join a group tour or book a private tour depending on your preference.

Yes, solo travelers can do a National Geographic-highlighted tour in Nepal. However, it is important to research the tour operator you are interested in and make sure that they offer solo traveler packages. Many tour operators offer discounts for solo travelers and may offer additional amenities to make your trip more enjoyable.

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Adri Hortobagyi
Germany
1436 days ago

We recently went on a National Geographic-highlighted tour in Nepal and it was amazing. The tour was incredibly organized and the guides were knowledgeable and helpful. We visited some of the most beautiful places in the country and had the opportunity to learn about the culture and history of Nepal. The tour also provided us with some amazing opportunities to interact with the locals, which was a great way to get an even better appreciation of the country. All in all, We would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a unique and memorable experience in Nepal.

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Khosro Tavoosi
Iran
819 days ago

We recently took a National Geographic highlighted tour in Nepal with Nepal Trekking routes and I am really glad that I did. The trip was absolutely amazing! The guides and the support staff were really knowledgeable and professional. They had a deep understanding of the local culture and history and were able to provide us with indepth information about all the places we visited. The tour was very wellorganized and we were able to see a great variety of sights. We also had a chance to experience the local culture and interact with the people in the villages. The food was delicious and the accommodations were comfortable. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the beauty and culture of Nepal.

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Karess Gallagher
UK
484 days ago

We recently had the pleasure of taking a tour of Nepal with Sujan for National Geographic Highlighted tour. From start to finish it was a fantastic experience. Sujan was an excellent tour guide who was knowledgeable about the local area, providing interesting facts about the culture, history, and geography of the country. He was also very patient and accommodating to all of our needs. The itinerary was well-planned and the activities were varied and interesting. We were able to see many of the highlights of the country including the beautiful mountain scenery, historic sites, and bustling cities. Sujan was also very helpful in providing advice and tips on what to do and see in our free time. Overall, I would highly recommend taking a tour with Sujan from National Geographic.

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