12 DAYS ●
Immerse Yourself Tour
Set in one of the world's most magnificent locations, Nepal is a land of richness and diversity. Explore under the gaze of Himalayan peaks, discovering the heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, the wildlife of Chitwan and hiking
amongst the beauty of Pokhara.
Lama Blessing at Boudhanath Stupa
Hike around Pokhara
Spot the Rhinos on safari
See the magical temples in Durbar Square
Our Nepal Uncovered itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is a city of many layers – a modern day assault on the senses, a hub of cultural and artistic heritage and a monument to the medieval era. (D)
Discover the ancient, hilltop Swayambhunath Temple, the medieval architecture of Durbar Square, before a rickshaw ride through the chaotic streets Indra Chowk and Ason Tole to the tourist district of Thamel. Head to Boudhanath Stupa for a very special Lama blessing before finishing the day at the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. (B,L,D)
Essentially a suburb of Kathmandu, Patan was once the capital of an independent kingdom. Take a walking tour through the heritage architecture of its Durbar Square and admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Palace. Enjoy a cooking class, to learn to prepare several Nepali dishes and dine on what you’ve created for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure. (B,L)
Leave Kathmandu for Chitwan, stopping en route at the temple of Manakamana. Soar up the steep hillside in a cable car to reach this tiered pagoda, and enjoy the breathtaking Himalayan views. Continue on to Chitwan National Park, one of Asia's richest and most spectacular national parks. On arrival, check into your jungle lodge and spend the rest of the day enjoying activities such as jungle walks, village walks, jeep safaris and canoe rides. (B,L,D)
Continue your explorations of Chitwan National Park through activities such as jeep safaris, canoe rides, village walks and jungle walks. (B,L,D)
Drive from Chitwan to Bandipur, a hill station and ancient trading post. It is a prime example of a Newari mountain town – untouched by modernisation, it is full of old houses and temples from the medieval era, as well as being in a region rich with cultural diversity. The afternoon is at leisure to begin exploring. (B,D)
Rise early to transfer to Thani Mai (Old Fort), which sits on top of Gurungche Hill and hike up the hill for glorious views of the surrounding landscapes, with the Himalayas on the horizon at sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast before departing for Pokhara. The town sits on the verdant banks of Lake Phewa with virtually uninterrupted views of the majestic Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. On arrival, the rest of the day will be at leisure. (B,L,D)
Drive out to Khade Khola from where you'll head out on foot into the beautiful landscapes that surround Pokhara. The area is occupied by ethnic minority groups such as Gurungs, Brahmins and Dalits and you’ll hike to a local village set high up the valley with magnificent views of the mountains, Lake Phewa and the valley as a whole. Here you will get to meet the friendly villagers and see inside a house – a glimpse at life of rural Nepal. Return to Pokhara. (B,L,D)
Spend the morning at leisure in Pokhara before transferring to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. On arrival, the rest of the day is free to spend as you wish. (B,L,D
The third of Kathmandu Valley's medieval city states, Bhaktapur is considered the best preserved & most atmospheric. On arrival, visit the home of a Newari family - enjoy a traditional welcome, learn about the Newari's culture & traditional while touring the house. Wander the cobbled streets to magnificent Durbar Square. Admire the Golden Gate & the Palace of 55 Windows. Finally, head into the heart of Bhaktapur's ceramics industry, to Potters' Square to see pottery work. Learn traditional pottery skills from a master and take home your creation. This evening, enjoy a Nepali farewell dinner and cultural show. (B,D)
The morning is at leisure before boarding your flight to Australia, arriving home the same or following day. (B)
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888. Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288. You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout Asia. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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