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A Taste of Nepal - Mosaic Adventure
Small group adventure holidays throughout Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
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A Taste of Nepal

View from Ghandruk

This 12-day 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: Drive 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.

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: Ghorepani.

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: Ghandruk

Hours of walking: 4.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 1940m.

Terrain: Some steep descents and riverbank paths.

Views on offer: Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna South and Himchuli.

Highlights: The warm welcome of the Gurung people in the traditional villages and the views from Ghandruk.

What’s to see?: A pretty local monestary and Gurung museum.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 8: Trek to Nayapul and a 1.5 hour drive to Pokhara.

Hours of walking: 4.

Difficulty: Moderate.

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

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

Views on offer: 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 9 & 10: Chitwan, jungle safari.

Highlights: Elephant back ride 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 activities and drive to Kathmandu.

Highlights: More jungle activities and time to relax in Kathmandu in the evening.

Accommodation: 3* Kathmandu hotel.

Day 12: Departure

Goodbye and farewell from Nepal!

  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run.
  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available

Cost Includes

  • All accommodation throughout the trip.
  • Breakfast when in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner when in Chitwan and on trek.
  • Transfers to and from international airport.
  • All transport whilst in Nepal between stated destinations.
  • Trekking and tour guides and all their expenses.
  • Trekking permits and National Park entry fees
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan.
  • Entry fees to temples and tourist sites in Kathmandu
  • All taxes

Cost excludes

  • 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 (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and bar bills.
  • Any activities not stated in the trip information
Rated 5/5 based on 16 reviews


Tour around Nepal
rating Review date : 11 Nov, 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.

rating Review date : 04 Apr, 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.

rating Review date : 05 May, 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 -

From USD 810
12 Days Easy
12 people max