Touring in Nepal presents you with various options ranging from one day tours to several days of tours. There are tours to explore the natural beauty, cultural heritages, ethnic groups and biodiversity of Nepal. These tours can also be filled with various fun activities like sightseeing, paragliding, canoeing, bungee jumping, jungle safari, helicopter ride, etc. It all depends upon what you want; adventure, spiritual retreat, communion with nature or just relaxation. These are top 10 tours in Nepal for travelers all around the world.
Nepal has many cities with cultural heritages enlisted in UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu city has various durbar squares and temples where ancient Malla kings lived. These temples showcase pagoda, Malla and stupa style architecture. Two of the major Buddhist stupas Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath Stupa lie here. Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley including Patan and Bhaktapur with an experienced tour guide can take you back in time with the myths and stories related to them. Another sightseeing can be done in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. This land is famous for Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar and monasteries built by several countries in their exotic architectural styles.
Jungle Safari Tour
Chitwan National Park is home to various exotic and rare animals like One-horned Rhino and gharials. Jungle Safari of this amazing natural heritage on the back of an elephant is exciting. There are various other options like Jungle Safari in a jeep. Tharu, an ethnic group also live in Chitwan National Park preserving their unique culture which can be studied during this tour. Watching elephants breed, bath and share love is another amazing thing to see here. Chirping of various species of birds and the sight of numerous animals in their natural habitat makes this trip worth it.
Cities Combination Tour
Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan are major cities in Nepal known as tourist hubs. These cities are full with opportunities to explore natural, cultural and religious aspects of Nepal without leaving the luxuries of life. Sightseeing, enjoying live music, boating, mountain viewing, chasing sunrises and sunsets, paragliding, jungle safari are just a few activities to name. All that while trying spicy street food. These cities are also the best places to buy souvenirs to take home. Pashminas, statues, rugs and carpets, teas, Khukuris, unique musical instruments, etc. are just some of the many things you take home to keep this trip to Nepal in your memories.
Nepal Highlight Tour
There are so many important places to visit in Nepal that it’s almost impossible to cover them in a single tour. But, Nepal Highlights tour takes you to the most important cities in Nepal where you will witness the extraordinary culture and cultural heritage sites. This round the Nepal tour takes you to Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tansen, Lumbini and Chitwan exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites and taking part in various fun activities like boating in Phewa lake, paragliding, jungle safari, canoeing, etc. This tour is perfect for anyone equally interested in cultural exploration and having fun in nature.
Yoga and Meditation Tour
Many people traveling to Nepal are looking to retreat from luxurious life and awaken spirituality in themselves. This type of tour is perfect for someone who wants to do yoga surrounded by nature and meditate in serene environment in the lap of the Himalayas. This natural beauty unlike anywhere else helps soothe your soul. Yoga tour is also combined with several volunteering activities which give one the chance to provide selfless service to orphans and differently-abled people.
Muktinath Helicopter Tour
Muktinath Temple is one of the most venerated religious sites in Nepal. It is believed that visiting and paying homage in this temple provides one with ‘Mukti’ in Sanskrit meaning ‘liberation’ from the worldly sufferings. One problem to get to this temple is that it lies in very distant region of Nepal with tough roadways. A helicopter tour solves this problem to take you to this temple lying in a rugged and epic landscape.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everyone is fascinated to travel to Nepal where the world’s highest peak Everest lies. But, even to get to the base camp requires at least a couple of weeks and several weeks of preparation prior to the trek. Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour can be completed in one day without any preparation and without staying away from luxuries of life. This few hours of helicopter ride takes you to the finest beauty of Nepal, the Himalayas. It also gives you the opportunity to catch the beautiful sights of Everest and surrounding mountains from Kalapatthar and Hotel Everest View, one of the highest hotels in the world.
There are several options for travelers wanting to explore Nepal in a luxurious way. These tours are perfect for honeymooners, couples with children or anyone who wants to treat their loved ones or themselves. Luxury tours give you an opportunity to stay and enjoy the fine art and architecture of best 5-star hotels and resorts in the major cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan. If you want a worry-free holiday and enjoy the best cuisine, amazing hospitality, spas, pools, standby A/C vehicle to take you anywhere you want then these luxury tours are perfect for you. Some luxury tours also offer a helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp.
Sunrise/Sunset and Mountain View Tours
There are several viewpoints in Nepal to catch amazing sunrises and sunsets over the snow-peaked mountains. Some lie in the Himalayas while some can be reached in one day. Tours taking you to Nagarkot, Sarangkot and Chandragiri are only few among many. These places are just a few hours of ride away from Kathmandu and many chose to start the tour early in the morning to reach there before sunrise. Some beautiful glimpses of mountains can be caught from these places.
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If no package seems perfect, there is always a chance to pick all the places in your must-go list and design a private tour. These private trips are flexible about what you want to include and what you want to explore on your own. You can also add or remove some activities and places from any tour according to your need or preference.