Let us explore the most thrilling, electrifying and mind blowing top 12 Nepal adventure activities. Are you ready to challenge your limits with the blood pumping, heart racing, breathtaking, thrilling adventure? Then why don’t you come to the adventurer’s playground, Nepal. The great peaks of the Himalayas, rushing rivers, unique terrain and exotic wildlife makes Nepal the paradise for adventure lovers. The Himalayan country is a mystical place filled with rugged snow peaked mountains, pristine nature, rich biodiversity, awe-inspiring landscapes and culture as diverse as the varying topography of the country.

Nepal is well recognized for its best climbing and trekking destinations in the world. As the reputation for climbing and trekking in Nepal remains undeterred, Nepal is also gaining popularity with other adventure sports. Let us explore the most thrilling, electrifying and mind blowing adventurous activities in the beautiful country Nepal apart from the obvious trekking and climbing. Each of these adventure will stimulate your mind, body and soul, giving you a fulfilled sense of accomplishment, memories of once-in-a-lifetime experience and fascinating tales to tell to your friends. These are the most fun and famous top 12 Nepal adventure activities.

White Water Rafting

Whitewater Rafting in Nepal
Whitewater Rafting in Nepal

Nepal’s dramatic Himalayan glaciers feed some of the most challenging and beautiful rivers in the world for White Water Rafting. Raft down the worlds deepest gorges from the world’s highest mountains in an abundance of warm water as the rivers drift the adventurer past mountain scenery, terraced villages and huge white-sand beaches for camping. Out on the river one really starts to feel that quality called “River Magic” as the rubber raft drifts, sometimes gently, sometimes madly, through wild rapids and tranquil, looking-glass passages. Around every bend in the river lies another exotic sight as you float through the culturally abundant countryside of Nepal. In the evening one can explore isolated villages, shower under warm waterfalls or watch the kayakers play boating. There is a wide choice of trips graded in difficulty on an international scale from Class 1 to 6, with class one being easy moving water and class 6 being hazardous to life. A thrilling range of excitement

Jungle Safari

Jungle Safari in Nepal
Jungle Safari in Nepal

If you think Nepal is just the abode for the grand mountains, then think again. The tropical jungles of the Terai in Nepal preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. A visit to parks like Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park is a perfect way to experience the wilderness. Jungle safari on the back of elephant or four wheel jeep may be the perfect way to see one horned rhino and other exotic wildlife. If you are lucky, A Royal Bengal Tiger may surprise you by his magnificent appearance.

Bungee Jumping

Bungy Jump Nepal
Bungy Jump Nepal

Less than a 3 hour drive outside Kathmandu by the Ultimate Bungy Shuttle. You will travel the Arniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12 km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge (you can even make a day trip there for lunch in Tibet). Ultimate Bungy Nepal takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhoti Kosi River. Swiss designed, especially for bungy jumping with a 4x-safety factor. The bridge has a loading factor of 250kg per running meter. This program can also be joined with a 2 day exhilarating white water rafting trip on the Bhotekosi.

Mountain Biking

Nepal Mountain Biking
Nepal Mountain Biking

It’s not all uphill! There is an astounding variety of terrain in Nepal, from killer, heart attack hills, to more easy moving, gentler altitudes. There are an even more astounding number of trails crossing their ways through the jungles and terraced farmland. Our guides know the best way through every terrain, and you can believe that Mountain Biking is their passion! With a mountain bike you can really get into the rarely visited areas of the country, experiencing what the average traveller doesn’t. Brave the heights for spectacular viewpoints, or cruise the Kathmandu Valley perimeter to see antique temples and quaint, pastoral Newari villages. For the Adventurous, new routes are always open- just pick a point on the map!

Paragliding/ Parahawking

Special Interest Tours
Special Interest Tours

Paragliding is a newly introduced adventure in Nepal. The main area for flying in Nepal is the Annapurna region, more specifically the Pokhara valley. This lakeside town is Nepal’s second “city”, nestled at the foot of the Annapurna Himal, the views commanded from here of 3 of the worlds 8000m peaks, are unsurpassed. The microclimate of the valley makes it an ideal area for flying, with far more constant conditions than the Kathmandu valley 150km east.There are several sites around Phewa Lake for flying and Sarangkot is the most accessible. It is a viewpoint 700m above Pokhara, it is unique in that it has a road running to the top. A short walk brings you to the only purpose built take off in the country. There are a variety of courses which includes from 3 days to 3 weeks

Canyoning in Nepal

Thanks to the unique topography, high altitude and large quantities of fresh water straight from the mountains, most of the Nepal´s rivers offer a great Canyoning adventure. Canyoning in Nepal is an astonishing full body and mind experience filled with stunning scenery of jungle, karst rocks and multiple cascading waterfalls dropping one after the other into refreshing pools.

Zip Flyer

Ready to experience the world most extreme Zip Flyer? The Zip flyer in Sarangkot, Pokhara is extreme in every way with a vertical drop of 600 meters over a distance of 1800 meters, it is the longest, steepest, tallest and fastest Zipline in the world.

Heli Skiing:

Heli skiing in the World’s biggest, highest & most outrageous Mountain-range of the World is simply a fantastic adventure. The amazing height and spread of the snow clad mountains of the Nepalese Himalayas, with the added advantage of powdered snow are tempting enough to fascinate the adventurous spirits of the avid skier.

Everest Sky Diving

Everest Sky Diving is one of the most extreme adventure provided by Nepal. This is no ordinary experience as it allows adventurers to jump from a plane at 29,500 feet, higher than the Everest summit, to float back to Everest base camp. The adrenaline rush from the free-fall, the eye-feasting view of the beautiful lakes and settlements and the world tallest Mountain Mt. Everest on the Background, all makes it an adventure for a lifetime.

Rock Climbing:

Rock Climbing in Nepal is becoming one of the hottest attractions for adventure lovers due to the splendid natural rock faces in majestic settings. Nepal provides a wide range of climbing sites for beginners, intermediate and professional climbers. The cliffs of Nepal offer some hair-raising spots for a cliff hanger experience challenging your physical and mental endurance.

Pony Trekking:

A full-length pony trek (short trek only) can also be arranged. Pony treks are becoming increasingly popular. Ponies can also be hired by the hour or longer in the places like Pokhara, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel & Daman etc; Pony treks provide a fascinating way to experience the mountains of Nepal. For those, who cannot take the strain of daily hiking and those who want respite on long treks, ponies are available in some areas on hire.

Mountain Flight:

Scenic flight to Mount Everest
Scenic flight to Mount Everest

This scenic flight leaves from Kathmandu each morning covering the Langtang range (north of Kathmandu) all the way to Mt. Everest and Kanchanjunga. The flight is one and half-hours and covers most of the Himalayan Ranges of Nepal. As Nepal is nestled in the lap of the beautiful Himalayas, now with Mountain flight your visit to the highest peaks is very easy. Each passenger will have an individual window seat for the entire Everest Mountain Flight. Moreover, most of the flight operators invite all their passengers to the cockpit from where you can take some spectacular pictures of the highest peaks in the world.

Conclusion: 
The mention above adventures are just the best of the bests of Nepal. Nepal provides unlimited adventure options for all types of adventure lovers with activities like Ultralight flight, boating, fishing or hunting and canoeing etc. So when are you planning to experience the thrill in the land of adventures?

Epic Himalayan vistas, golden temples and jungle wildlife watching – Nepal is one of the world’s iconic travel destinations. Here’s your fast track to getting the most from this truly amazing country. Nepal is arguably the world’s greatest trekking destination, and you could spend years exhausting all of its incredible Himalayan trails. But with such a range of routes, durations, geography and trekking styles to choose from, picking the right 2 days hiking for you can be daunting.

Whether overnighting in teahouses on mountainsides, some of the best 2 days trekking on the planet are found among the peaks and valleys of Nepal. We plot a route for every kind of adventure. Nepalese villages and past Hindu pagodas as you traverse the infamous and iconic Himalayan mountain range.

Even if you’re just passing through or visiting for a long weekend, trekking in Nepal is an essential experience. Here are the best 2 days trekking in Nepal that can be completed in less than three days. On these treks, you will walk in the lower altitudes with the bearable temperature and weather conditions. Along with the easy trails, these short treks best fulfill your desire to catch the stunning mountain views and the amazing landscapes.

Popular Options for 2-Day Trekking in Nepal

Sankhu – Nagarkot – Changunarayan Trek

Located just 25 miles from the capital, the Kathmandu valley trek is the perfect option if you’re just passing through the city. Don’t think you’re missing out on anything though – the valley trek offers stunning scenery, cultural heritage, and spectacular views – all rolled into just 2 days. You begin in the town of sankhu before trekking up into the hills. You pass through several traditional villages, taking in the terraced rice fields and lush forests.

You stay overnight in the village of Nagarkot, famous for its incredible sunrise views over the Himalayas. The trek ends at the stunning Changu Narayan temple – a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. The temple dates back to the 5th century AD and is considered to be the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 01– Drive to Sankhu (1,410m), trek to Nagarkot (2,175m) (4 Hrs Trek and 1.5 Hrs drive). Overnight at Nagarkot.

Day 02– Trek Changunarayan (1,500m) and drive back to Kathmandu (1,400m). You stop for lunch or breakfast in Bhaktapur (1,401m). You can also take part in a Kathmandu Itinerary 2 Day here. (2 hours hike and 1-hour drive)

Pokhara – Australian Camp – Dhampus – Pokhara

The Pokhara – Australian Camp – Dhampus Trek is a mountain trek in the beautiful mountains of the Annapurna. The trekking offers gorgeous views over the valleys and stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain range. This 2 days hiking trip can be done all year round and is also suitable for people without any hiking experience (like me) as the highest point is around 2000 meter.It gives a great impression of the Himalayas in all her magnificence. From sunrise to sunset the colors will keep on changing offering the most incredible views. You spend the night in a hut at the Australian Camp, halfway the trekking. It’s a beautiful camp surrounded by the most beautiful peaks of the Himalaya. You can go camping too. A great experience!.

Itinerary at a Glance
Day 01– Drive Pokhara to Kande and trek to Australian Camp (2100m) (4 Hrs Trek and 1.5 Hrs drive). Overnight at Australian Camp.

Day 02– Trek to Phedi via beautiful village of Dhampus. Drive to Pokhara. (3 hours hike and 1-hour drive)

Pokhara – Ghandruk – Pokhara

Ghandruk is a well-loved trekking destination that’s an essential stop on the short Ghandruk Trek, as well as a fixture on other longer treks in the Annapurna Himalaya, such as the Annapurna Circuit. It’s easily accessible from Pokhara through a combination of road travel and trekking. Ghandruk Trek 2 days 1 night is the best trek for those who want to see the Himalayas in a close distance, yet who has only 3 days 2 night from Pokhara. From Ghandruk Village, you can see Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapurchre (Fishtail) (6993 m), Himchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7455m) and many more in a very close distance. As if, you can touch the mountains with your fingers. If you are looking at more challenging short treks in Pokhara, you can consider to do the Poon Hill Trek 4 days, with maximum altitude of 3210m.

Itinerary at a Glance
Day 01– Pokhara to Nayapul ( By Car 1 hr drive ) – Sauwli Bazzar ( Lunch ) – Ghandruk ( nearly 6 hrs walking ). Overnight at Ghandruk.

Day 02– Trek to Ghandruk – Birethanti – Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara. (5 hours hike and 1-hour drive)

Physical Fitness for 2 Days Treks in Nepal

Two of the most common hiking injuries are ankle rolling and ankle sprains. If you’re out of shape or just haven’t been active for a while, start with some basic exercises to warm up your muscles and get your heart rate up. To enjoy your holiday to its best get yourself in good physical shape for the activity you are going to undertake. For all our 2 days trekking holidays you tend to move at a low steady pace but for a short period of time, days in the mountains can be anything from 4-5hrs or less in length.

Cost of 2 Days Hikes in Nepal

There are many factors that determine the total cost for your trek. Most tour and trek operators charge around US$135-180 for a 2 days trekking in Nepal.

This range is due to the inclusion or exclusion of the following cost.

  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Transportation (To and from the start and end points of the actual Trek)
  • Transportation (To and from Kathmandu- For some treks this may be the same as the above)
  • Entrance Fees (Permits needed or National Park Entry Fee)
  • Accommodation (3-5 star Hotels or homestays)
  • Trekking Guide (A professional, licensed guide)

Packing Essential for 2 Days Trekking in Nepal

The time you choose to do the trek along with its weather conditions will dictate much of what you should pack. Yet, the general guideline for your 2 day treks in Nepal is as follows:

  • Long trousers or shorts (Depending on the weather you trek)
  • Full or half sleeve tops
  • Outer (shell) layer: A jacket or coat (heavy or light, waterproof or not depends on the weather).
  • Extra socks
  • Hat and gloves (if you choose winter for these treks)
  • Sunglasses
  • Change of innerwear (Optional)
  • Backpack with cover (will keep your belongings dry and clean)
  • Snacks (great for motivation and energy boosting)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunblock/sunscreen
  • Bandana (to protect from the dust in the paths near the cities)
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer (some of the toilets on the way may not have toilet paper or/and soap)
  • First aid supplies.
  • Hiking poles (great for the descents).

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Around Kathmandu Valley are Swayambhunath, a Buddhist temple with resident monkeys; Boudhanath, a massive Buddhist stupa; Hindu temples and cremation grounds at Pashupatinath; and the medieval city of Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu has gone from earthquake-ravaged disaster zone in 2015 to fifth in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2019. The tourism industry, a huge driver of the Nepalese economy, collapsed along with many of the city’s buildings but has recovered to such an extent that arrivals exceeded the one million mark for the first time in 2018. And the government has designated 2020 as Visit Nepal Year, with the aim of doubling tourist numbers.

We are here to deliver you with the well-organized packages for the 2 day Kathmandu itinerary. These tours / treks are mainly comprised of the city gateways which comprises of the places having the jungles, hills, mountains or historical importance. You will be able to get a chance to explore the cities and get to enjoy the various activities the city offers to you. Furthermore, there is an opportunity of experiencing the heavenly hospitality delivered to you by us.

Kathmandu Kakani Tour – 2 Days

Kakani Day Hiking
Kakani Day Hiking

2 days Kakani tour is the ultimate Kathmandu quest if you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime.  Kakani is one of the famous day tour hill station and popular view point inside the Kathmandu valley. Situated on the 26 KM Northern west of the capital, it is about one and half hour bus ride from the valley. Kakani is a good spot to get the heart touching view of glittering mountains namely Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8165m), Ganesh Himal (7446m), Lantang lirung (7245m ) and many more other mountains. You can also have a clear view of Kathmandu valley from the height of 2,030 meters (6060 ft). Kakani day tour also provides you the stunning view of Rhododendrons growing wild on the mountain slopes begin to bloom in late winter and stay in bloom for several months, giving the village even more charm.

Kathmandu Kakani 2 Days Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Kakani, Uphill Hiking to Kakani – 3 Hrs drive / 2 hours hiking
Day 2: Drive back Kakani to Kathmandu

Travel Price:

USD 160 / per person (2 persons minimum to book) where includes: 1 night twin sharing accommodation in Kakani with bed and breakfast plan, all ground transportation, 1 guide, all foods for official staff.

Kathmandu Kakani Tour – 2 Days

Langtang Mountain Range
Kathmandu Nagarkot Tour

The Kathmandu Nagarkot tour in the mountain flight will begin from Kathmandu and will go all the way to the beautiful regions of Nagarkot where we can get the exhilarating view of the high hills like Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8156m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Lirung (7227m) and other several peaks.

Kathmandu Nagarkot Tour 2 Days Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Nagarkot. Hiking to Nagarkot – 2 Hrs drive / 3 hours hiking
Day 2: Sunrise at Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Sightseeing and drive back to Kathmandu

Travel Price:

USD 150 / per person (2 persons minimum to book) where includes: 1 night twin sharing accommodation in Nagarkot with bed and breakfast plan, all ground transportation, 1 guide, all foods for official staff, Nagarkot entrance ticket.

Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour – 2 Days

Kathmandu Itinerary 4 Days
Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour

Kathmandu Dhulikhel tour is popular 2 days tour in Nepal. Kathmandu Dhulikhel package tour offer superb Himalayan views of Mount Everest 8848m, Langtang Lirung 7246m, Gaurishanker 7145m, Ganesh Himal 6704m, Rolwaling Himalayan range, Newari culture and nice terrace fields. Dhulikhel is located at 30 km a long way from Kathmandu towards the east of the valley. we drive along Kathmandu-Lhasa Highway or Arniko Highway. Socially rich and abundant with excellence, Dhulikhel is an old Newari town.

It is a perfect place for unwinding and an immaculate stop for guests. There are many intriguing day-climbing outings and short treks. Dhulikhel’s rich social legacy conveys what needs be in old-block structures, sanctuaries, Newari design and calm cobbled paths. A hill-station, Dhulikhel is the best destination to see the Himalayan peaks, memorable landmarks and diverse qualities of societies. Panoramas that it offers are great and undisturbed, with unbelievable views of The Himalayas extending from Mt. Annapurna in the Far West to Mt. Karulung in the Far East. Combining the qualities and customs of Nepal with outstanding administration, we give careful consideration to everything to ensure that your stay with us is charming and noteworthy. On the last day in our visit, we will Hike to Namobuddha, on to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and return to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour 2 Days Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Dhulikhel. Hiking around Dhulikhel – 3 Hrs
Day 2: Visit Namobuddha Monastery and drive back to Kathmandu – Hiking 2 hours / 3 hours driving

Travel Price:

USD 150 / per person (2 persons minimum to book) where includes: 1 night twin sharing accommodation in Dhulikhel with bed and breakfast plan, all ground transportation, 1 guide, all foods for official staff.

Kathmandu Balthali Village Tour – 2 Days

Nepal Itinerary 6 Days
Kathmandu Balthali Village Tour

Kathmandu Balthali Village Tour caters your interest of exploring richness in cultures, heritage sites, traditions, rituals and festivals that has been followed since centuries ago. This short and sweet tour can also be joined before or after your trekking in Nepal schedules. It would be a great opportunity for any travel lover looking forward to have amazing delightful holiday in Nepal.

We start our journey after your arrival at Kathmandu and go for a short drive towards Balthali Village. In the next morning Balthali hike, explore the village, sightseeing around monasteries, discover beautiful panauti village and drive back towards Kathmandu.

Being short and easy tour, it can be embarked by all regardless fitness level, weather, altitudes and other issues. Join Kathmandu Balthali Village Tour during anytime of the year with Nepal Tours. Contact us now for booking and further inquiries.

Kathmandu Balthali Tour 2 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Bhakatapur Sightseeing and Drive to Balthali – 5 hours
Day 02: Balthali Village hiking to Panauti and then drive to Kathmandu. – 2 hours hiking / 3 hours drive

Travel Price:

USD 210 / per person (2 persons minimum to book) where includes: 1 night twin sharing accommodation in Balthali with bed and breakfast plan, all ground transportation, 1 guide, all foods for official staff.

Kathmandu Chisapani Trek – 2 Days

Real Kathmandu Tour
Real Kathmandu Tour

Kathmandu Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a short and sweet trip of 2 days tea house trek around Kathmandu and can be extended to Dhulikhel and Namo Buddha for another 1-2 days. This short trek plan is designed for the short time travelers in Nepal who would like to taste of Nepal. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek starts from Sundarijal after driving 45 minutes from Kathmandu.

In the beginning the trail pierces Shivapuri National Park passing through a big watershed that provides 40 percent drinking to Kathmandu Valley. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek offers beautiful nature and village walk experience, natural environment, stunning Himalaya panorama of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gaurishankar Himal and even we can spot Mount Everest in far distance.

Being short and easy tour, it can be embarked by all regardless fitness level, weather, altitudes and other issues. Join Kathmandu Chisapani Trek during anytime of the year with Nepal Tours. Contact us now for booking and further inquiries.

Kathmandu Chisapani Trek 2 Days Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal and hiking to Chisopani (2115m) – 5 Hrs
Day 2: Trek Chisapani to Chauki Bhanjyang and drive to Kathmandu – Hiking 5 hours / 3 hours driving

Travel Price:

USD 190 / per person (2 persons minimum to book) where includes: 1 night twin sharing accommodation in chisopani with bed and breakfast plan, all ground transportation, 1 guide, all foods for official staff, shivapuri national park fee.

Planning to Nepal? Everyone needs a visa (except Indian nationals), but luckily it’s an easy process. Here’s the latest information on obtaining a tourist visa and how it works for visa-on-arrival. Once you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you can get the visa on arrival. Following certain regulations and formalities, you can get a visa for Nepal (90 days) in less than an hour.

Documents You Need for visa

Passport.

Make sure that your passport is valid for six months within arrival in Nepal.

Passport Photos.

You only need a single photo for your visa application, but you’ll need a lot of them if you plan to go trekking and do other activities in Nepal. Keep your passport-size photos in person for accessibility. There are also photo booths at the airport in case you forget to bring. Keep at least 4 copies of your passport-size photos. Nepal visa photo size is not specified so just bring the regular passport size photo that you use in your country.

Immigration Papers (Arrival card).

Typically, you will get the immigration papers while on the plane before you land. Make sure to fill out these forms right away to pass immigration upon arriving.

Tourist Visa.

All foreigners entering Nepal, except Indians, require a visa. You can acquire a visa from the Nepali embassy in your country or upon arrival at the airport. Tourists visas are valid for 3-6 months within your travel to Nepal. Single entry visas are valid for 15/ 30 and 90 days which respectively costs $30, $50 and $125. You will get a multiple-entry visa.

Visa Application Process at the Airport

A lot of foreigners opt to get their Nepalese visa at the airport upon arrival. Bring your documents to the visa registration machines. Scan the barcode of your passport and take your photo. Get the slip of paper that the machine generates and bring this to the counter, along with the payment. Finally, have your passport stamped and get your visa.

Online Nepal Visa Application Form.

You can fill out the application form online at home before traveling to Nepal. You can visit this site to fill out your immigration papers: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa and print the confirmation. You can submit the printed confirmation at the immigration desk. This is valid for 15 days only.

Extending Your Visa.

You can extend your Nepal visa for up to 150 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara. It costs $30 for 15 days and $2 per day after that. Usually, the turn-around is the same day, and you’ll need to submit your passport, extension fee, one photo, and the application extension form to complete the process.

Permits.

Many remote rural areas, especially those close to the Tibet border, require a restricted area permit. This applies to those trekking in the Manaslu, Mustang, Nar-Phu, Tsum Valley, Dolpo, Humla and Kanchenjunga regions. Permits range from US$10 to US$500 per week and you will need the help of a registered trekking agency to secure one.

Final Notes.

In the arrivals’ hall, you’ll find electronic registration machines that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form to submit to immigration. Be sure to have the following items handy:

  • Cash to pay the visa fee (USD is best, especially at land crossings, but you can also pay with EUR, CHF, GBP, AUD, CAD, HKD, SGD, and JPY).
  • A passport that is valid for at least six months.

Please note that the following nationalities cannot obtain a visa-on-arrival:
AFG, IRQ, CMR, GHA, SOM, SWZ, PSE, ZWE, NGA, ETH, and LBR.

Asia has so many amazing parts to it – as well as the beauty of Nepal, there’s also the bright metropolis of Singapore, the ancient traditions of Japan, or the countryside of the Philippines. Each country offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to reward visitors who go off the well-beaten tourist tracks of these places. Here’s how you can do that in three of our best picks of Asia.

Singapore – take a tour at night

This small country encapsulates what modern Asia is all about: sleek, modern buildings, stunning structures and bright lights. When is it best to see the bright lights? At night, of course!

Take a river cruise and see the city from the water, or explore the Marina Bay area – which really comes alive once the sun sets. If there’s one place you go to after dark, though, it’s the Gardens by the Bay.

This is where you can stare up in awe at the Supertree Grove with its beautiful plants and light displays, then wander through the calming gardens after a day of sightseeing. You can maybe pop in to the Flower Dome, as recommended by mrhudsonexplores.com, for its continuous spring-like conditions that present visitors with bright blooms.

Japan – make traditional foods

If you think of Japan, you may have an image of buzzing cities, something kawaii or even the beautiful cherry blossoms in spring. Great though those images may be, you just can’t take that feeling back home with you when your trip comes to an end. What if you could?

Nothing gets our memories going more than a smell or taste of a meal that we’ve had before. It takes us back to that time and place, so going for a cooking class means you can try and recreate the experience when you’re back home. You can also get to learn more about the traditional Japanese culture through making your food and from your host.

You can book classes to make any of the local delicacies, from sushi to noodles to gyoza (dumplings). They can be booked in most of the larger, popular tourist towns and cities of Japan.

Philippines – see the rainforest

The capital city, Manila, can get hot and busy so it might not be for everyone at first, but it’s worth the trip because it’s a fantastic base to explore this gorgeous country.

One must-do experience is to visit the Masungi Georeserve. It’s just over an hour’s drive from Manila, but the views you get when you arrive (and on the road journey there) are more than worth it.

Make sure you take a sturdy pair of boots when you go; there are rope courses on the main trail, as well as a hanging bridge, and the terrain is not for the faint-hearted. Yet the adventure of trekking through this rainforest, and the reward you’ll get as you reach the summit of each peak and obstacle, will give you memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Nepal, officially Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. Sandwiched between China and India, Nepal is one of the most fascinating places to visit on earth. Before you set foot on the hiking trails or tours the streets of Kathmandu. Every travellers think about how many days required to visit Nepal?. How many days will be sufficient in Nepal?. How many days should i spend in Kathmandu?. Here are the useful information before your travel to Nepal. Here are some suggested Nepal Itineraries, from one day to four weeks.

How to Spend Day in Kathmandu

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek
How to Spend 1 Day in Kathmandu

How to Spend 1 day in Kathmandu is our most popular Package. It is the easiest and simple way to know Nepal and its culture in a day. Real Kathmandu Tour offers Mountain flights + Short Hiking + visit to UNESCO World Heritage sites in a one day tour. You will visit the oldest Hindu and Buddhist shrines and your day will end with a very nice dinner.

If you wanted to go a little further afield and get some mountain views, follow this Kathmandu Day Tour, which includes Nagarkot Hiking, Bhaktapur, and Changu Narayan.

How to Spend 2 Days in Kathmandu

Nepal Travel Itinerary 7 days
How to Spend 2 Days in Kathmandu

2 Days in Kathmandu, who have a very short time and willing to visit most important monuments, this is a ideal way to do a guided city tour of Kathmandu valley with Patan & Bhaktapur. This cultural day tour gives you rich heritage of world heritages sites.

The Kathmandu Valley is so full of historical, architectural, and religious treasures that you don’t need to leave to have a rich experience in Nepal. Spend first two days checking out the most famous sites of Kathmandu. The Kathmandu durbar square and Patan Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa.

This Kathmandu Itinerary 2 days prioritizes all aspects of Kathmandu at its best- Hindu and Buddhist culture mixed with historical monument manifesting artistic opulence of medieval Nepal.

If you wanted to go a little further afield and get some mountain views, follow this 2 Days in Kathmandu Tour, which includes 2 full day cultural tours.

How to Spend 3 Days In Kathmandu

How to Spend 3 Days In Kathmandu
How to Spend 3 Days In Kathmandu

Three days in Kathmandu is enough time to get a feel for the city and its culture. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, including sacred Hindu and Buddhist temples. Here are some great things to do in Kathmandu. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is short and sweet trip for 3 days tea house trek to Chisapani and to Nagarkot if the tour is extended for another 2 days.

The trekking to Chispani Nagarkot offers beautiful nature and village walk experience, natural environment, stunning Himalayan views. Where you can see Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and even Mt. Everest in far distance.

For detailed itinerary suggestions, check out 3 Days in Kathmandu: 3 Days Kathmandu Itineraries, including a short trek

How to Spend 4 Days In Nepal

how to spend 4 days in Nepal
how to spend 4 days in Nepal

If you think how to spend 4 days in Nepal then go to Chitwan National Park. Chitwan jungle safari tour is one of most popular adventure tours for those who has dream to see wild animals, green forest. Chitwan National Park was declared UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1979. Chitwan national park is situated in southern central Nepal. Covering 932 sq.km covered with deciduous forests overlooking the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti and Reu rivers. The park headquarters at Kasara is 21 km drive from Bharatpur which is 20 minutes by air or 146 km by road from Kathmandu. In this park there are many Resorts hotels and lodge to accommodate. Chitwan wildlife safari tour fit for all age group travelers

For detailed itinerary suggestions, check out 4 Days in Nepal: 4 Days Nepal Itineraries, including a wildlife tours

How to Spend 5 Days In Nepal

5 Days in Nepal
5 Days in Nepal

If you think how to spend 5 days in Nepal then go to Kathmandu & Pokhara. Nepal is a country that has a lot of amazing attractions within a small area, and the diverse culture and landscape are enough to make you want to stay a lot longer than just 5 days. But if you are limited on time, then here are a few ideas for things that you can do to make the most of your short visit to one of the last Himalayan kingdoms. Pokhara is one of the cleanest and the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Also known as the city of Lakes, Pokhara offers the spectacular view of mountains, namely Annapurna, Mannchapuchhre, Manalsu, and Dhaulagiri. The places that you visit in Pokhara are David falls and Mahendra cave.

For detailed itinerary suggestions, check out 5 Days in Nepal: 5 Days Nepal Itineraries, including Kathmandu and Pokhara cities.

How to Spend 4 Days In Nepal

how to spend 4 days in Nepal
how to spend 4 days in Nepal

If you think how to spend 4 days in Nepal then go to Chitwan National Park. Chitwan jungle safari tour is one of most popular adventure tours for those who has dream to see wild animals, green forest. Chitwan National Park was declared UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1979. Chitwan national park is situated in southern central Nepal. Covering 932 sq.km covered with deciduous forests overlooking the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti and Reu rivers. The park headquarters at Kasara is 21 km drive from Bharatpur which is 20 minutes by air or 146 km by road from Kathmandu. In this park there are many Resorts hotels and lodge to accommodate. Chitwan wildlife safari tour fit for all age group travelers

For detailed itinerary suggestions, check out 4 Days in Nepal: 4 Days Nepal Itineraries, including a wildlife tours

How to Spend Luxury Day Trip in Kathmandu with Kids

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Luxury Day trips from Kathmandu with Kids

If you think how to spend luxury day trip with kids then go to helicopter ride. Everest helicopter charter offers one of the most pleasing and adventurous flight which also offers to land at high altitude. It is the most exciting and thrilling lifetime helicopter tour experience in Nepal with the front face of Mount Everest in a day. Helicopter Ride in Nepal can be your ideal choice as it provides the dream comes true moment for those who fantasize to explore different places with different attractions but are not able to do so in the precise period of time. In this Himalayan country, you can have different scenic flights for exploring beautiful mountain panorama, Himalayan glaciers, national parks, city areas, green hills, and many more mysterious and remote destinations with the help of these helicopters in Nepal.

For detailed itinerary suggestions, check out How to Spend Luxury Day Trip in Kathmandu with Kids: Day Tour of Everest Base Camp in Helicopter including Kalapathar landing.

The legendary Annapurna region is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. From the full three-week Annapurna Circuit, which stretches into the historic Mustang region to short three-day treks, there’s a trek suitable for everyone here. Annapurna trek is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. The Annapurna region is a traveler’s favorite because of the natural and cultural beauty it serves. Annapurna range welcomes trekkers all year around as it is all seasons approved. Usually trekkers opt to trek during the autumn season. It is understandable because of the dry climate, clear skies and spectacular views. It is amazing to opt during spring. Here, Nepal Tour provide you Top 5 best Annapurna treks in Spring. These treks are bound to make your memories and pictures as bright and fresh as ever.

When can I treks Annapurna

June through September is the monsoon season, when as much as 70% of the annual rainfall occurs. This is also when rock fall and landslides are most likely to occur. That leaves two times when hiking the Annapurna Circuit is best: October through November and mid-March to mid-April.

Annapurna Trek Difficulty

The Annapurna trek is considered to be a moderate trek. It doesn’t involve technical climbing but it’s good to have some hiking experience. The Annapurna trek will go through different terrain and the roads will change. You may encounter jeep roads that get muddy after a rainfall, rock steps, steep ascents and descents full of loose rocks, and creeks crossing the trail in the most unexpected places just to name a few. The higher you climb, the harder the trek will become due to the altitude, so take some rest when needed and remember to acclimatize properly (max. 400m in altitude per day).

Is Annapurna Trek are risk

There is a risk since you will be hiking above 3000m. Different people react to altitude in different ways, no matter their fitness level or experience in the mountains. That’s why you should learn and understand what altitude sickness is and what the symptoms are beforehand. You can ask your local travel medicine specialist, search online or attend one of the lectures organized in Kathmandu. There’s also an option to attend the high altitude sickness lecture in Manang organized by the Himalayan Rescue Association.

What is the lodging facility in Annapurna Trek

The whole Annapurna region has a teahouse facility, which means there are guesthouses in almost every village. Some are better than others, but generally rooms are basic and come with shared bathrooms. Blankets are provided but it’s a good idea to bring your own sleeping bag as it gets chilly in the higher levels and there are no heating systems inside the buildings. Usually you will have to dine at your lodge in order to get a room. Some places may offer hot gas showers for an additional fee, so take advantage of that while you can because above Manang you won’t get the chance to shower at all until you reach Muktinath, on the other side of the pass.

Annapurna Trekking Permits

    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

TIMS or Trekkers Information Management System is a must for every trekker wishing to trek in Nepal. This is a basic permit implemented jointly by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) to ensure the safety and security of every trekker wishing to trek in Nepal.

The cost for TIMS per person is as follows:
SAARC nationals: NPR 600, about $6
All other nationals: NPR 2000, about $20

    • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit

The Annapurna region was gazette a conservation area by the government of Nepal in 1992 and is the largest protected area in Nepal. Every trekker wishing to trek in the Annapurna region needs to purchase ANCAP or Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.

The Annapurna Conservation area is located across Manang, Myagdi, Lamjung, Mustang districts of Nepal. It was established with the aim of creating a sustainable economic and social development to benefit the local people of the region. It is managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation.

ACAP Cost:
The per person cost for entering the Annapurna Conservation Area or ACAP for a foreign trekker is as follows:

SAARC nationals: NPR 200, about $2
ALL other nationals: NPR 3000, about $30

Top 5 best Annapurna treks in Spring

    • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 16 Days

The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the mountain ranges of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km, depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif. The Annapurna Circuit is considered moderately difficult. A good level of fitness is required, as you will be walking long distances each day for two consecutive weeks. The toughest part of the circuit is going from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La pass (5,416m). There is a steep 45 minute climb at this altitude, which will take the breath out of you.

The Annapurna Circuit trek is as challenging as it is beautiful. It is arguably still one of the best treks in the world which sees tens of thousands of people undertake it each year. If you open yourself to this experience, you will not be disappointed. The views are worth it though!.

Available package for Annapurna Circuit Trek – 16 days

    • Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 12 Days

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is quite easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. This trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

In Spring, it showcases many beautiful flowers including the national flower of Nepal.. Rhododendron. Orchids, Machhapuchhre massif and the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki accompanies you during the trek.

You will spot at times high cascading waterfalls. And, you will get to learn about people of different ethnicity, especially Gurung people when visiting the Ghandruk museum.

Depending on which route you take, you may not pass through Ghandruk though. The trail is the same from Chomrung onwards but you can choose to include or not include Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk. Poon hill is a vantage point for the view of Annapurna plus other peaks and for sunrise and sunset.

Other highlights of this trek are the hot springs! Very relaxing and healing for your aching muscles.

Available package for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 12 days

    • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – 10 Days

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is perhaps the ultimate short trek in the Himalayas! Suitable for people of all ages, particularly good for families with children, this trek can be 4 or 5 days in length and still gets into the heart of the Annapurna. Poon Hill (3,210m) is the ultimate viewing point for the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Varaha Shikhar, and Lamjung Himal. Hiking up to Poon Hill to watch the sunrise over these stunning snow covered mountains is something to be treasured. This trek also includes hiking through colourful villages and rhododendron forests, with the backdrop of the Annapurna always present.

Even for experienced trekkers, this is a great introduction to the Himalayas, especially if time is short. Accommodation along this established route is very comfortable and the menus are not disappointing. And of course the mountains never disappoint either in their fully photogenic beauty!.

Available package for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – 10 Days

    • Mardi Himal Trek – 10 Days

Mardi Himal trek was accessed only by limited trekking groups with tents and catering team for long time. The trek follows beaten trails of shepherds as it still provides summer grazing. The trek was officially opened in 2012 and is still pristine. There are limited teahouses with basic facilities. This is a short relatively easy and unspoiled trek not far from Pokhara. Yet it is highly diverse with cultural insight, beautiful forest walks and alpine landscape. As the trail mostly stays along the ridge, the altitude gain becomes more gradual.

Mardi Himal Trek can be one of the magnificent treks for any trekkers. You will get a marvelous outlook of Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Hiunchuli. Fragrant and colorful Rhododendron forest will steal your heart. You will get a great chance to know socio-cultural values and lifestyle of Magar and Gurung community. This trek is suitable for both solo trekker and group trekkers. You will appreciate the fascinating view of the Annapurna range. During the trek, the astonishing sunrise and sunset views are outstanding.

Available package for Mardi Himal Trek – 10 Days

    • Khopra Danda Trek – 11 Days

Alternative trekking trail for short time visitors around Pokhara the Khopra Danda Trek is perfect massive view trails in Annapurna region. The week long trek to little off the beaten route with perfect vistas of white peaks and green hills would be best choice.

The Khopra Ridge trek presents what Nepal has to offer including eye-catching peaks, rice fields and cultural villages along the route. Having great trek just few people know about this trail in Annapurna. Starting your trip from Pokhar and passing best view point of Annapurna ‘Poon Hill’ via front face of Mt Annapurna South (7219m) the trek decends to Magar community village called Narchyang and leads to Natural Hot spring spot in Tatopani. The less touristy Khopra ridge community trekking through nature walk along with Rhododendron forests and if you walking on March, April and may months the Rhododendron flowers blossoms and makes your walk fruitful and panoramic. You will be observing dozens of snow-covered peaks which located in Annapurna region.

The best part of the trek is also to gain knowledge cultural Magar ethnic group of Nepal, ending your trek with natural bath at Tatopani and drive out to Pokhara.

Available package for Khopra Danda Trek – 11 Days

Tours and Travels in Kathmandu is designed for those who are visiting Kathmandu for a very short period of time. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. You can explore thousands of years of culture here, while making your way through historic temples and monasteries that belong to Hindus and Buddhists alike.

Nepal Tours, Operated by a group of experienced entrepreneurs involved in the tourism industry for more than a decade, we will be pleased to assist you in making your trip to Nepal a memorable one.

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour provides a close glimpse of the countrywith visits to plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Katmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur, which are all cities within the Kathmandu Valley. The trip not only showcases the rich culture of the Nepalese people but also takes you back in time through its architectural marvels. During this trip we will also visit Nagarkot, a village in the hills of Bhaktapur, which is an ideal place for stunning Himalayan views.

The best places for tours & travels in Kathmandu.

THE GARDEN OF DREAMS

The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu will get you down, so we recommend stepping into the tranquil neo-classical oasis, Garden of Dreams. Located just outside of Thamel, the Garden of Dreams is filled with pavilions, verandahs, fountains and a relaxing amphitheatre where you can chill out on one of the pillows provided.

There’s also the Kaiser restaurant which does a damn fine hamburger if you’re craving a western delicacy!

THE DETAILS

Location | Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu

Opening hours | 9:00am – 10:00pm every day

Entrance fee | NPR 200 for foreigners

BOUDHANATH STUPA

A visit to Boudhanath stupa is a must if you really want to experience Kathmandu’s spiritual side. Thousands of pilgrims visit each day to walk around the central dome, spinning prayer wheels as they go; Tibetan monks chant mantras and pray in the surrounding monasteries while tourists take it all in.

THE DETAILS

Location | Bouddha

Opening hours | 9:00am – 17:00pm every day

Entrance fee | NPR 400 for foreigners

SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA

There may be a few stairs (365) and a heap of monkeys to navigate before you summit, but a visit to Swayambhunath (or the Monkey temple) is an essential experience in Kathmandu. Apart from the beautiful temple, this lofty hilltop also provides the best vistas of Kathmandu, perfect for a sunset snap.

THE DETAILS

Location | Swayambhu

Opening hours | 8:00am – 17:00pm every day

Entrance fee | NPR 200 for foreigners

PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE

Pashupatinath, dedicated to the god Shiva, is one of the holiest sites in all of Hinduism and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. On the banks of the Bagmati river, Pashupatinath is also the location for many buddhist and Hindu cremations, so you’ll likely see one of these taking place on the banks of the river. It’s a pretty confronting sight but incredibly interesting to witness.

THE DETAILS

Location | Gausala

Opening hours | 4:00am – 09:00pm every day

Entrance fee | NPR 1000 for foreigners

Car Rent | NPR 1500

PATAN DURBAR SQUARE

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided.

THE DETAILS

Location | Patan

Opening hours | 9:00am – 05:00pm every day

Entrance fee | NPR 1000 for foreigners

Car Rent | NPR 2000

BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1,400 metres above sea level. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu.

THE DETAILS

Location | Bhaktapur

Opening hours | 9:00am – 05:00pm every day

Entrance fee | NPR 1500 for foreigners

Car Rent | NPR 3000

Best Time to Travel:

The best thing about the Kathmandu Tour is that you can take it any time of the season. Monsoon is from June to August with 80 percent of the rainfall only during this period. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the most pleasant seasons. Winters begin in December and last till February.

What to Eat in Kathmandu?

Many say Kathmandu has the most varied cuisine available in Asia. While you’re in Nepal, be sure to sample some local fare. We recommend you try daal (lentil soup), with bhat (rice), or a vegetable curry. Another staple is a Momo, which is a Tibetan style dumpling that uses Nepali spices.

WHERE TO STAY in Kathmandu

Kathmandu has a huge range of accommodation options to meet any budget. Most properties are located centrally, primarily around the Thamel district. Prices vary dramatically, depending on where you stay and when. The most common form of accommodation – guesthouses, will set charge between $5 – $60 per night and if you would like to stay in Luxury accommodation then will set charge between $200 – $360. If you’re travelling outside of high season, prices can drop, so always ask if any discount is applicable.

On the whole, accommodation in Nepal is pretty standard. Most places have a range of rooms, from budget to doubles with en suite. Beware, that cheaper accommodation is of a poor standard; if you’re backpacking, this might be okay, but otherwise, invest a few extra dollars for something nicer.

Best Kathmandu Travel Packages

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Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia with a population of 26.4 million. It is a multi-ethnic nation with Nepali as the official language. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest city. Whether scaling the slopes of Mt. Everest or paying homage at the birthplace of the Buddha, a trip to Nepal is a top destination for many travelers. Situated along the Himalayan Mountain range between China and India in South Asia, the country boasts some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, from snow-capped mountains to subtropical forests. Nepal’s culture is just as varied, filled with centuries-old temples and shrines, a profusion of colorful festivals and plenty of exotic wares to peruse and purchase.

From adrenaline-filled activities like mountaineering, kayaking and paragliding to serene strolls among medieval temples and hidden palaces, this country offers more memorable travel experiences than can be squeezed into a single visit. An overview of the best places to visit in Nepal:

Kathmandu Valley

#1 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Swayambhunath Stupa

The country’s cultural capital, Kathmandu is the place where most adventures in Nepal begin, as all flights from overseas land in the city’s airport. A crowded metropolis of more than 1 million inhabitants, Kathmandu is a chaotic mix of tourist shops, trekking agencies, hotels, restaurants, religious sites and artisan workshops. The city’s famous Durbar Square is still undergoing restoration after the recent earthquakes, but there are many intact sites well worth exploring. Set atop a forested hill, the ancient Buddhist complex of Swayambhunath is a can’t-miss attraction that offers sweeping views of the Kathmandu Valley.

Khumbu Region

#2 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

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Each year, the determination to trek to the summit of Mt. Everest brings thousands of adventurous travelers to Khumbu, the Everest Region located in northeastern Nepal. The journey begins at the Lukla airstrip where a clear two-lane trail eventually leads hikers to Everest Base Camp. Located primarily within the Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu is home to the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar where most expeditions to the mountainous peaks are staged. The country’s foremost Buddhist center, the Tengboche Monastery, (Which is famous for family holidays to Everest Region) located in the Khumbu region. There’s a variety of comfortable accommodations available at the monastery, many of which offer stunning views of the tallest mountain on the planet.

Annapurna Circuit

#3 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit in northwest Nepal offers hikers an outdoor experience nonpareil. Showcasing the varied landscapes of the Annapurna Region, the classic trek leads travelers high into the Himalayas, across plunging gorges, over desert plateaus and through lush subtropical valleys dotted by terraced farms. The trek also passes by many religious sites and quaint villages. Starting just east of Pokhara, the journey takes about three weeks to complete though many trekkers walk half of it by flying out at Jomsom Airport. There is also the shorter but no less beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary Trek that takes around 8 to 12 days. Its one of the most popular treks in Nepal with lodges and tea stops at hourly intervals or less, until the highest sections at least.

Pokhara Valley

#4 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Pokhara

With its tranquil lakes, verdant shorelines and mountain views, Pokhara is a popular resort destination for travelers from around the world. Known as the gateway to the Annapurna region in northwest Nepal, the lakeside city offers respite to weary hikers, and provides opportunities for outdoor adventures too, ranging from leisurely paddle-boat rides to white-water rafting. The largest of Pokhara’s three lakes, Phewa Lake is lined with luxury hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. The lake also features an island with a temple dedicated to the goddess Barahi Bhagwati where ceremonies are held nearly every weekend.

Chitwan National Park

#5 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Chitwan Jungle Safari

One of the best wildlife-viewing destinations in Asia, the Chitwan National Park in south-central Nepal offers needed sanctuary for rare and endangered species like the Bengal tiger and one-horned rhinoceros. The chance for a close-up look at exotic wildlife, including elephants, leopards, Indian bison, rhinoceros and sloth bears, is the park’s greatest attraction. In addition to jeep tours, visitors can experience the park through jungle treks, elephant rides and canoe rides. Luxury lodging is available at the edge of the park, and the nearby village of Sauraha offers affordable accommodation.

Nagarkot

#6 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Kathmandu Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Perfect for travelers who want to experience the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas without arduous physical activity, Nagarkot is best known for the views it offers of the mountains and the Kathmandu Valley. Perched on a high ridge to the northeast of Bhaktapur, the village of around 4,500 inhabitants commands views of eight Himalayan ranges. There’s a variety of appealing hotels in every price range in Nagarkot, many of which are located within walking distance of the Nagarkot view tower, known as the best place to visit in Nepal to view the sun rising over the Himalayas.

Thamel Area

#7 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Thamel Area is the best among the Nepal tourist places to buy clothes, jewelry, accessories, and souvenirs. Street shopping can be enjoyed while browsing at a variety of interesting knick knacks.

Key attractions: Newari style design, silk, jewelry, pashmina, embroidered jacket, accessories, and souvenirs

Bardia National Park

#8 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Bardia National Park is one of Nepal’s best kept secrets. Located in the Terai region it is Nepal’s largest national park and wilderness area, protecting 968 km² of sal forest, grassland, savannah and riverine forest. On the west side it’s bordered by the Karnali River and it’s bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. The foot of the Siwalik Hills marks the northern boundary of the park. It’s not overrun by tourists and there are excellent opportunities to spot endangered species of wildlife. The king of Bardia is the Bengal tiger. The tiger population is slowly increasing and counts around 50 to 60 animals. But Bardia is also the habitat for the wild Asian elephant and the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Add seasonings of thrill and adventure with a dash of daring attitude at Bardia National Park for your honeymoon in Nepal. Spend few fun filled days with the wild habitat in Asia’s largest stretches of tiger habitat.

Janakpur

#9 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Located in south-central Nepal on the Terai plains, Janakpur was once the capital of a millennia-old Indian kingdom known as Mithila, and the Maithili culture still thrives here. Hindus believe Janakpur is the place where Lord Ram wed Sita, also known as Janaki, and thousands of Hindus from all over the world flock to the temple of Janaki Mandir each year to celebrate the anniversary of their marriage. With its three-story construction and 60 rooms, the massive 19th-century marble structure is the largest temple in Nepal. Janakpur is known for the more than 100 sacred pools and ponds scattered around the tranquil city as well.

Lumbini

#10 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Crowds of Buddhist pilgrims are an everyday sight in Lumbini, the traditional birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, Lord Buddha. With archeological finds that date back to around 550 B.C., the legendary site attracts scholars, scientists and curious visitors as well. It was here that Buddha’s mother, Maya Devi, gave birth near a tree in the garden, which is now a temple bearing her name. Set in the center of a small park designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, the complex also features multiple monasteries, sacred ponds, meditation centers and cultural facilities.

Upper Mustang

#10 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

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Mustang: Mustang is situated at the northernmost part of the country. Mustang is divided into two main parts that are the Upper mustang and the lower mustang. Upper mustang is famous among trekkers and adventure and thrill seekers whereas lower mustang is famous for it’s natural beauty. Mustang is also where the Kaligandaki river originates from, which is the second deepest gorge of the country. The river drains the rocky soil and highlands of mustang and flows towards south of the country. This gorge is another attraction of Mustang.

Trekking in Kathmandu are for every age group and for all seasons. If you want to have a taste of trekking in Nepal. You do not have time to go all the way up to the remote mountains these hikes are for you. The sub-alpine forests and quiet countryside make for a great short break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Most of the hikes mentioned here can be done in a single day and are suitable for children and older people.

Kathmandu is a valley surrounded by green hills all around. These hills are covered with terraced farms, picturesque villages and lush green forests. Despite being near from Kathmandu these villages are still not affected by modernity and offer a chance to see traditional village life. You can see temples, monasteries and Stupas along the trails. You can see farmers working in the fields and pilgrims praying in the monasteries.

A Kathmandu trekking combined with sightseeing tours of heritages sites and a scenic flight to see Mt Everest could make a fantastic short trip of Nepal.

There are many short treks available near to Kathmandu ranging from day hikes to short treks of 2 days, 3 days. We have offered here the best three among them.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek – 3 Days

Kathmandu Short Tour
Kathmandu Short Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a short and sweet trip of 3 days tea house trek around Kathmandu. Which can be extended to Dhulikhel and Namo Buddha for another 1-2 days. This tour plan is designed for the short time travelers in Nepal who would like to taste of Nepal. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek starts from Sundarijal after driving 45 minutes from Kathmandu. In the beginning the trail pierces Shivapuri National Park passing through a big watershed that provides 40 percent drinking to Kathmandu Valley. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek offers beautiful nature and village walk experience, natural environment, stunning Himalaya panorama of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gaurishankar Himal and even we can spot Mount Everest in far distance.

Kathmandu 3 Day Trek Highlights:

  • Get up close to Nepali culture in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Hike the oak and pine forests of the Shivapuri National Park
  • Go to the oldest temple of the Kathmandu Valley
  • See the terraced fields of Changunarayan
  • Admire panoramic views of Everest from Nagarkot
  • Enjoy the services of experienced guides and local sherpas

Itinerary:
Day 01: Kathmandu – Chisopani (2115m), 4-5 hours walk.
Day 02: Chisopani – Nagarkot (2195m), 6-7 hours walk
Day 03: Nagarkot – Changunarayan – Bhaktapur Durbar Square- Kathmandu

To Book the Kathmandu Valley Trek : Looking for a 3 day hikes near Kathmandu – See the details on 3 Days Kathmandu Trek Packages

Champadevi Hike – 1 Day / 2 Days

Champadevi Hike
Champadevi Hike

Champadevi is a magnificent hill located at an altitude of 2285 m south – west of Kathmandu which is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Champadevi Hikes starts with one hour drive to Pharping Village (19 km) on the way to a Dakshinkali temple (a temple of goddess Kali). Leaving the Pharping village, the trial directs us the way through the pine forest.

Champa Devi Hill is situated at an elevation of 2,285m, having a Buddhist and Hindu shrine on the top. After the 3 hours motivating walk, we submit the top. Enjoy the superb view of central and western Himalayan range including Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa and many other. Apart from that, you get the chance to admire the bustling Kathmandu valley and its dense settlement.
Day Itinerary:
08:30 – Pick you up from your hotel
08:45 – Depart from office to hiking starting point approx. 1 hr drive which is 19 kms south West of Kathmandu
09:15 – Tea break, fill up water bottle or last minute shopping for the hike
09:30 – From here we start hiking gradually up following the trail to Champadevi
12:30 – On the way one can enjoy the different landscapes with the varieties of plants as well as birds.
Reach top of Champ Devi and have a magnificent views of Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa and many others.
Lunch break for one hour (It is advisable to bring your own water bottle for this trail as there is no source of water during this hike)
13:30– After enjoying leisurely lunch with good views of the Mountain View, we descend to Hattiban
15:30– Meet your vehicle at Hattiban and drive back to Kathmandu.

Shivapuri Hike – 1 Day

Shivapuri Hike
Shivapuri Hike

Shivapuri situated at an elevation of 2563m north of Kathmandu is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. Bagdwar, source of holy river Bagmati, is located near Shivapuri. Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Muhan Pokhari for about 30 minutes. After checking the formalities at the Shivapuri entrance gate, you enter Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. You commence your hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check-post is located. The trail goes along the rugged motor-able road through pine and cherry forest up to Nangi Gompa within one and half hours, where a nunnery monastery is located. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steep uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another three hours.

From here one can enjoy the beauty of snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, Dorji Lhakpa and you take a shortcut downhill to Budhanilkantha in about two and half hours and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day Itinerary:
After breakfast some 13km drive to Budhanilkantha from the hotel. We walk through flat dirt road toward Nagi Gompa – Buddhist nunnery. We will take steep staircase, it is demanding uphill all the way to Shivapuri as we walk up almost 1300m from the starting point, the trail goes via famous Bagdwar which origin of holy Bagmati River. Shivapuri Peak offers stunning view over Kathmandu valley and nice birds eyes view to Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Himal etc. We will visit Nagi Gompa on the way back and have some butter tea with nuns and interactive with them. We have chance to observe their puja and ritual activities in the monastery if your hiking day take place in the special day (e.g full moon) by chance. Our guide will transfer you to the hotel.

Kakani Hiking – 1 Day

Kakani Day Hiking
Kakani Day Hiking

Take a day hiking to Kakani, the best hiking point from Kathmandu which has beautiful views of the Himalayas. The short hike takes you through lush green paddy fields and sparse settlements to enjoy the view of rural Nepalese life. Your experienced tour guide will escort you from your hotel and drive for about an hour to Kakani. Kakani is one of the destinations where many domestic and international tourists visit every year to enjoy its natural beauty. Kakani lies on a ridge northwest of Kathmandu valley with an elevation of 2073m above the sea level, from where one can observe the magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and central and western Himalaya.

The picturesque view of lush hills, oak and pine forests from Kakani is wonderful. Rejoice the moment of being in a pristine and joyful environment with the spectacular views of mountains as you proceed your Kakani Day Tour with Nepal Tours.

Day Itinerary:
8:00 AM::Meet the Guide at hotel and Drive to Gurje Bhanjyang.
9:00 Am::Hike starts,Hike to Kakani via Sueria Chaur(1900M),Take a tea break at Sueria Chaur and continue the Hike to Kakani through Shivapuri National Park.
2:00 PM:: Arrive kakani,Lunch and explore around Kakani, Explore Thai Memmorial Park, NMA Training Center, Scout Training Cnter, Narcon,etc
4:00PM:: Drive back to Kathmandu hotel.

Conclusion

Short Treks Kathmandu are doable at any time of year. These given treks are something new to offer in every season. The best time for the trek depends on the purpose and preference of the trekker. For people who love to trek in less crowded trails, monsoon and winter seem ideal. But, if you want to trek during the peak season and enjoy the crystal clear unobstructed views, spring and autumn is the right time for you. If you would like to above any treks in Kathmandu. Please contact us.