A Taste of Nepal Tour - 12 Days

A Taste of Nepal Tour


This 12-day Taste of Nepal Tour gives you a perfect taste of everything Nepal is famous for. It includes the ancient temples and shrines of the Kathmandu, soaking up the history and culture, a trek into the famous Annapurna region for unrivalled views of the Himalayas and on a jungle safari, spotting wildlife in Nepal’s famous Chitwan national Park.

Nepal is a country steeped in natural beauty, rich heritage and cultural diversity. Home to the mighty Himalayas, an array of wildlife and the most beautiful ornate monasteries, stupas and temples, this trip showcases what Nepal has to offer and will leave you with vibrant memories for years to come of the magnificent views from Poon Hill, seeing a one-horned rhinoceros in the wild and of the local people still practicing time honored traditions. This really is a gem of a trip in one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world.


Day 1
Welcome to Nepal!

Activities: We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax for
the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.

Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 2
Meeting with trekking guide, last minute shopping for your trek and Kathmandu sightseeing.

Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 3
Ride a bus to Pokhara and free time to explore in the afternoon.

Highlights: Boating on the Phewa Lake, the peace and tranquility by the lakeside, the spectacular views from the lake and relaxing in the many cafes and restaurants by the lakeside.

Accommodation: Pokhara 3 star hotel.

Note: Flight option available at an extra cost.

Day 4
Drive to Nayapul (1.5 hours) and trek to Tikhedunga.

Hours of walking: 4.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 1540m.

Terrain: Gentle inclines, well defined paths, riverbank trails.

Views on offer: The towering, snow-capped Annapurna range.

Highlights: Tasting the sweet, local oranges, walking alongside the Bhurungdi Khola.

What’s to see?: Orange groves and rice fields.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 5

Hours walking: 6.5.

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.

Elevation reached: 2810m

Terrain: Stone staircase, steep inclines.

Views on offer: Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurana II and III.

Highlights: Conquering the 3300 steps to Ulleri to enjoy magnificent views.

What’s to see?: Rhododendron and oak forests, langur monkeys and musk deer.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 6
Poon Hill and Tadhapani.

Hours of walking: 6.

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.

Elevation reached: 3210m at Poon Hill and 2700 at Tadhapani.

Terrain: Steep, hilly descents and jungle paths.

Views on offer: Panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Highlights: Reaching the top of Poon Hill for amazing, panoramic views.

What’s to see?: The village of Durali and lots of langur monkeys.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 7
Trek to Kimchi and a 2.5 hour drive to Pokhara.

Hours of walking: 5.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 1010m in Nayapul and 850m in Pokhara.

Terrain: Gentle descents, well defined trekking paths and riverbank trails.

Views on offer: Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna South and Himchuli and The Annapurna range surrounding the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Highlights: The last day of trekking! Congratulations on finishing your trek.

What’s to see?: Modi Khola River, last glimpses of the mountains.

Accommodation: Pokhara 3 star hotel.

Day 8

Highlights: Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Mountain Museum and World Peace Stupa.

Accommodation: Pokhara 3 star hotel.

Day 9

Drive to Chitwan. Short evening program – village tour or enjoy cultural show.

Day 10
Chitwan, jungle safari.

Highlights: Jeep Safari  into Chitwan National Park to spot the wildlife; you may be lucky to see crocodiles, rhinos and many species of birds, even a Royal Bengal Tiger! Canoe ride on the Rapti River, a trip to the elephant breeding centre, helping to bathe the elephants, bird watching, a cultural dance show and jungle walks.

Accommodation: 3* lodge.

Day 11
A morning of jungle activity and ride a bus back to Kathmandu.

Highlights: A activity in the morning at Chitwan and time to relax in Kathmandu in the evening.

Accommodation: 3* Kathmandu hotel.

Note: Chitwan Kathmandu flight option available at an extra cost.

Day 12

Goodbye and farewell from Nepal!

The Cost Include(s)

  • Arrival/departure and other required transfers.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Guided heritages tour in Kathmandu with entry fee.
  • Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Kathmandu transfers by bus (flight option available at an extra cost)
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Hotel in Chitwan with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan.
  • Government license holder English speaking Guide and required number of Porters (1 for 2 people basis) to carry your luggage during the trek; their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • Required trekking area entry permits.
  • Warm jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag to use during the trek (on request)
  • Government imposed taxes

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Personal spending money
  • Tips you may wish to give to guides, porters etc.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Visa cost - needed on entry into Kathmandu
  • International flight
  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • All Drinks (tea/coffee, bottled water etc) and bar bills.
  • Any activities not stated in the trip information
Overall Company Rating
5 stars
- based on 5 reviews
Very Good
  1. Pleasant Experience
    Anand HaridasFebruary 24, 2016

    This was my first visit to Nepal and the experience was pleasant. Mr Madhav (My tour coordinator) was excellent right from the beginning in his response to my mails or phone calls. The trip was perfect and it couldn't have been better, I would strongly recommend this company to anybody who wants to visit Nepal.
  2. Lucy Ayers
    Great trip around Nepal
    Lucy AyersNovember 11, 2015

    We've had a great trip around Nepal. Really enjoyed the beautiful countryside & meeting all the villagers. Also had an amazing time at the Chitwan Jungle Safari. Specially enjoyed swimming with the elephant and spotting a rhino on our jungle walk.
  3. face-women
    Readily recommend Mosaic to anyone
    Alison HarveyApril 4, 2015

    The many elements of our trip to Nepal were seamlessly and brilliantly put together by Madhav at Mosaic. With knowledgeable and friendly guides we got the most out of this trip. We found the personal care provided by Madhav and Keshar, Arjun, Santosh and Azay (guides and porters) was exceptional, particularly when we got into a few scrapes. This care even extended after we'd left the country. I would readily recommend Mosaic to anyone.
  4. Superb 12 days in Nepal trekking with Mosaic
    Evans DidiMay 25, 2014

    Have just come back from a superb 12 days in Nepal trekking with Mosaic. Having made the last minute decision to book the trip I was sent an email reply almost immediately from Madhav who was very accommodating and efficient. Madhav also met me personally on arrival at the hotel in Kathmandu, on my return and saw me off to the airport on my departure. I was booked into the Thamel Ecolodge which has been mentioned in other reviews - lovely, clean, cozy little place with great staff. This was my first time trekking and as I was travelling alone was a little nervous. However my guide Krishna proved very capable, professional and attentive - and with a good understanding of English was a great companion the entire trip. He ensured I ate my fill at each meal, that I refilled my water bottle at every opportunity and was really very good and patient about making sure I took all the photos I wanted. Mosaic also provided a porter - Gopi - who continually amazed me with his strength and stamina. And who never stopped smiling. On my return to Kathmandu Madhav arranged for a City Tour. My new guide was Keesar - who provided me with an in depth and detailed understanding of Buddhism, Hinduism and Nepalese history. Keesar was professional and courteous and took the time to answer my many, many questions. All in all a brilliant trip - I'd recommend Mosaic to anyone planning a trip to Nepal.
  5. face-women
    Extremely satisfying trek
    Lucci Lugee LiyeungMay 5, 2013

    The tiring but extremely satisfying trek, the bumpy but exhilarating elephant ride, last but not least the packed and informative day of Kathmandu valley sight seeing!! Thanks for the unforgettable Taste of Nepal Tour and memories of a lifetime! Lucci Lugee Liyeung - http://www.liyeung.com.

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A Taste of Nepal Tour
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Trip Facts

  • 12 Days
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 12 People max
  • 12
  • 75

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