9 days in Nepal tour highlights all four major destinations in Nepal namely, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara with visit to three world heritage sites.
There has never been a more attractive Nepal tour program than Kathmandu Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara Nagarkot tour. The Nepal 9 days itinerary includes tour of several world heritage monuments in Kathmandu, jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, adventure activities such as paragliding, ultralight and boating in Pokhara and exploration of the birth place of Buddha in Lumbini.
As a bonus 9 days in Nepal also gives you a chance to visit lakes, caves and waterfalls and go to popular viewpoints such as Sarangkot and Nagarkot to witness the breathtaking beauty of Himalayan ranges in the likes of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Everest, Ganesh Himal etc.
There are some different routes to make this 9 days Nepal tour. But, route starting from Kathmandu to Chitwan National park and then drive to lumbini and visit to pokhara at last back to Kathmandu via Night stay at Nagarkot is probably the best one.
9 days Nepal tour is the most popular touring destination – offering jungle activities in chitwan National Park, archeological sites visit in Lumbini, mountain view in Sarangkot, UNESCO listed heritage site sightseeing and a stay in a hill station nearby Kathmandu . Here are the some highlight of this tour.
Package includes almost everything such as transportation, entrance fee, necessary documentation, staff insurance, accommodation, food and taxes . There is no hidden or unseen cost. IF you are travelling in a group of more than 2 person, do write to us, cost per person will be much lower.
There are several routes to make this 9 days Nepal tour. Please find the most scenic route map below.
The easy level beautiful 9 days Nepal tour package is one of the must do tour in Nepal. Here is the day to do day details itinerary for 9 days Nepal tour package from Kathmandu.
Welcome to Kathmandu international airport. On your arrival at the airport, you will be relieved of any travel stress as our representative will welcome you, take care of your luggage and transfer you to hotel on a private car
After hotel check-in your tour manager will conduct a short program briefing over welcome drinks.
Tips to Tailor-make your tour
Are you worried about jet lag? We suggest you have a proper rest in your hotel to help you adjust with climate and new environment.
If you have extra bit of energy and enthusiasm you may spend strolling around nearby local market. Let us know in advance so we can arrange it accordingly. Just send us your preferences.
Note: Dinner will be at your own expenses.
The Kathmandu sightseeing tour begins at 9.30am when tour guide will pick you up and take you to following places:
At about 1.30pm, you will have lunch in Patan Durbar Square enjoying a good view of surrounding durbar squares. After lunch we will continue sightseeing.
After completing sightseeing, in the evening, we will go to a local restaurant for traditional dinner while enjoying cultural dance performances.
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Early morning you will drive to Sarangkot for sunrise and mountain views. Afterwards you will go down to Phewa Lake for one-hour boating and return to hotel to have warm breakfast.
At 8 am, start drive to Chitwan from Pokahra.
145km road journey from Pokhara to Chitwan takes about 5 hrs. upon arrival at your hotel in Chtiwan, hotel will welcome you by warm lunch.
Optional route | Fly to Chitwan National park | 25 minutes | USD 117
Do you want to avoid tedious 5hrs. + road journey to Chitwan from Kathmandu? If yes, then catch the 25 minutes scenic and quick flight to Chitwan from Kathmandu.
After a short refreshment break, the tour guide will brief about the upcoming tour activities. The tour of Chitwan starts immediately thereafter.
1. Tharu Village Visit
Visit Tharu village nearby the hotel to observe about Tharu culture and lifestyle.
2. Nature Walk
Take a stroll along the outskirts of the national park to view wildlife.
3. Sunset view
March to the Rapti river bank to enjoy sunset view
Return hotel after the tour. After a short while dinner will be served in the hotel dining hall.
Travel tips: Medication recommended for those who feel motion sickness while travelling on vehicle for long hours.
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After early morning breakfast your guide will pick you up from hotel and take you for following jungle activities.
1. Canoe ride
The traditional dugout canoe ride along the Budhi Rapti river is a chance to take close view of crocodiles and other wild animals.
2. Bird watching
Bird watching tour gives is a best opportunity to see some beautiful migrant and local birds.
3. Jungle walk
Jungle walk tour is the best opportunity to observe and understand the flora and fauna of the Chitwan National park
4. Visit to Elephant breeding center
Visit the Elephant breeding center and learn about their history, food, habit and habitants. You have best chance to see the baby elephant at the center.
5. Elephant bathing
Play with elephant and have bath in nearby Rapti River.
Back to hotel after the morning session jungle activities. Have a warm delicious lunch followed by rest.
In afternoon at about 3pm, we will pick you up for the Elephant back safari.
Elephant back safari in Chitwan National park offers the breathtaking experience of riding on gigantic land mammals in the world. This jungle excursion offers you to view one horn Rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, sloth bear, forest deer, sambar deer and wild boar etc.. Come back to hotel after the safari.
Alternatively, you can choose a jeep safari instead of elephant back.
Dinner will be ready by 7pm. Post dinner you will participate in Tharu Cultural dance program organized by local Tharu youth club.
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After the breakfast, start 180km drive to Lumbini along East west highway. The journey takes about 6 hours including short visit at Shaswat Dham at Nawalparashi district.
You will arrive in Lumbini by lunch time. Check in hotel and followed by lunch break and relaxation.
Later in afternoon, pick up from your hotel and visit
Mayadevi Temple – Buddhas birth place
You will have short meditation practice near Mayadevi temple.
Return back to hotel after the tour followed by dinner and relaxation.
Shaswat Dham is a newly built spiritual center in Nawalparasi district in southern Terai region of Nepal under the blessing Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji. Spread over 12 acres area, Shaswat Dham is a learning center for ancient vedic knowledge and eastern philosophy including yogic practices. The center also hosts Samskriti The Heritage Store, Annapurna Satvik pure veg restaurant, Sri Sri Center for Meditation and Yogic Sciences, Museum along with residential retreats.
Lumbini is the historic birthplace of Buddha. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lumbini is one of the most important sites for Buddhist Pilgrimage and a mecca for spiritual quest. Lumbini presents a rich repository of archaeological and religious treasures such as Mayadevi Temple, nativity stone, Ashoka pillar, Puskarni pond etc.
Note: Lunch and dinner at your own expense.
Early morning, you will have tour around the monastics zone. You will be visiting some famous monasteries build by different Buddhist community for research and development of Buddhism such as German Monastry, Korean Monastery, Chinese Monastery, Myanmar Monastery, Sri Lankan Monastery, Thai Monastery and Japanese temple.
Note: Rickshaw for monastery tour is at your own cost.
Back to hotel after the monastery tour followed by breakfast.
At 9.30pm, drive to Pokhara via Palpa along Siddaartha highway. The drive from Lumbini to Pokhara takes about 9 hrs. and passes through the historic town of Palpa. You will have your lunch here in Palpa followed by short local sightseeing tour.
Optional route | Fly to Pokhara | 25 minute | USD 120
After the Palpa visit, continue the drive to Pokhara along Siddartha highway. The highway cuts through green hills and knife edge curves yet offering beautiful mountain views. After arriving in Pokhara, check in hotel and relax. Evening is at your disposal for free time.
Note: Lunch is taken in Nanglo restaurant along the way. Both lunch and dinner to be covered at your own expense.
Mt. View Pokhara
Early morning you will drive to Sarangkot for sunrise and mountain views. Later you will go down to Phewa Lake for one hour boating and then return to hotel to have warm breakfast.
Why not try to have extra fun and excitement by participating in following activities
Optional Tour 1: Paragliding tour | USD120 per person | with Photo and Video | 30 min max
Enjoy the bird-eye view Paragliding in Pokhara which is one of the most popular activities in Pokhara.
Optional Tour 2: Zip Line tour | USD84 per person | without Photo and video
Experience the fasted zipline in Pokhara having a speed of 120km+ per hour. It is 1.8km long and 600m vertical.
Optional Tour 3: Ultralight | USD115 for 15 min | USD200 for 30 min
With ultralight you can make the nearest approach to the mountains and almost feel it within your hands reach.
Optional Tour 4: Helicopter tour to Annapurna Base camp | USD 350 per person
Enjoy the comfort of 20 minutes helicopter to visit Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4200m. The base camp offers a 360 degree view of Annapurna ranges. One can enjoy snowfall in the base camp during winter.
Please feel free to contact us for the pre-arrangement for optional tours while keeping intact the main tours on this itinerary.
Late afternoon, about 3pm, we will pick you up from your hotel and visit following places:
1. Davis Fall
2. Mahadev Cave
3. World Peace Pagoda
In the evening visit a local restaurant on the lakeside for dinner. Those who want to change their clothes can take a quick trip back to hotel and then join others in restaurant. Kindly consult with the tour guide.
Trip note: Those who are not going for optional tour can utilize their time doing shopping, spa etc
Mt. View Pokhara
We will leave Pokhara for Kathmandu right after breakfast at 7.30am. The 210km road journey takes about 7 hrs. Capture the scenic views of villages, local lifestyle, rivers, green hills and mountain peaks along the journey. We will have our lunch at a local highway restaurant.
On the way to Kathmandu you can also visit Manakamana Temple, the wish fulfilling temple by a cable car at your own expense. Please let us know in advance if you are interested so we can make prior arrangement.
Instead of driving to Kathmandu directly, you can enjoy some extra side trip.
Side Trip 1: Visit Begnas Lake | USD10 per person
Begnas is the second largest lake situated 9 km north of Pokhara- Kathmandu highway. Those interested in visiting Begnas Lake kindly inform your tour guide in advance.
Side Trip 2: Visit Bandipur | USD10 per person
Located some 10km off Dumre along Pokhara-Kathmandu highway, Bandipur is a Newari town popular for medieval houses, Newari architecture and culture and mountain views.
Check-in hotel after arriving in Kathmandu. You will be free to do what you feel for the rest of the evening.
Optional route: Take a 25 minutes flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Are you bored over 7 hours + road journey to Kathmandu? Then take 25 minutes scenic and easy flight Kathmandu. Rest of the time, you can spend on your own.
Have your breakfast at your own pace since there is no special program today. Feel free to go shopping or spa or anything you wish to do
Note 1: Note that we will pick you up from your hotel 3 hrs. before the flight departure time. Usually the checkout time in Nepali hotels is before noon (12.00pm).
Optional Tour | Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur Sightseeing tour | USD 60 Per person
Want to enjoy the beautiful sunrise view and Panoramic Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest?
Early morning take an hour drive to Nagarkot to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and amazing views of Himalaya.
On your way back to Kathmandu, you will have sightseeing tour of medieval city of Bhaktapur which is also known as living museum of Newari art and architecture.
If your flight is sooner, we will directly drop you off at Kathmandu international airport from Bhaktapur
If you are departing late in the evening, we will drive back to Kathmandu where you can spend some time shopping and relaxing. We will drive you to international airport for your departure flight as per your flight schedule
Nepal 9 days tour is one of our popular Nepal tour packages. We always suggest our guest to know some must know things about Nepal trip. For instance, here are some important information about this trip.
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
Visa fee for travelers of SAARC Countries and China is fully waived. Indian nationals require no visa to enter into Nepal. Visit here for more info.
9 days is an average period for tourists to visit Nepal. The time is sufficient to involve in tours, treks and other tourist activities. Cultural tours, moderate level trekking and various adventure activities is possible within this time period. You can choose any one of the following activities listed below:
Normally a period of at least a week to 10 days is regarded best duration for Nepal visit. 9 days’ time period gives you enough time to do some of the major activities such as city tours, short trek, jungle safari, mountain views, yoga and meditation. You will have plenty of time in between to take rest, engage in shopping, interacting with locals and participating in festivals.
Every other tourist activity- be it trek, tour, pilgrimage etc.- in Nepal are widely popular. Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Nepal cultural tour, Nepal pilgrimage tour are highly preferred programs in Nepal.
Following destinations are included in Nepal 9days tour. If you would like to add more destinations, please let us know at the time of booking.
Kathmandu | Capital city of Nepal
Pokhara | Nature’s gift
Chitwan | National park
Lumbini | Birth place of Gautam Buddha
Nagarkot| Splendid Mountain View
Nepal 9 days tour is a city-based tour which primarily focuses on culture. Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Chitwan National park and Lumbini will be included on this trip. Some of the popular spots you will visit are Sarangkot, World Peace Pagoda, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Elephant breeding center and Maya Devi temple.
There are two routes for Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini tour. A clockwise tour starts off in Kathmandu and goes to Chitwan national park, Lumbini, Pokhara and back to Kathmandu. The anti-clockwise tour goes in reverse direction starting and ending in Kathmandu.
Yes, Nepal 9 days holiday allows enough time to visit Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini. You will cover culture, history, art, architecture, natural landscape and adventurous activities. In 9days, tour you will have rather have a relaxing tour instead of a hectic one.
Nepal and India share 1700km border. The southern part of Nepal is directly connected to India by multiple roads. We not only arrange cross-border pickup/drop services but also organize cross-border tour programs connecting major tourist sites in India and Nepal.
Nepal has numerous attractions and destinations to offer to visitors. These destinations are renowned for culture, art, architecture, natural beauty and adventure. Following are some of the most famous tourist destinations of Nepal. If you are interested to visit any other place other than those listed below, do not hesitate to let us know.
Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini, Jomsom-Muktinath, Ilam, Rara, Manang, Mustang, Everest region, Bandipur etc.
Nepal has four seasons: Spring (March, April, May), Summer (June, July, August), Autumn (September, October, November) and Winter (December, January, February).
Nepal is open for tours and adventure activities round the year. Nevertheless, autumn and spring seasons are considered the finest and best time for all tourism activities.
Spring and Autumn season are marked by sunny/blue skies, clear visibility of mountains. Summer season, or monsoon sees, is when maximum rainfall occurs and the weather is normally hot. Winter season on the other hand is cold and freezing, especially in the mountain regions.
Nepal is exquisitely rich in culture and tradition. Festivals are integral part of Nepalese culture celebrated round the year. All diverse culture and tradition belong to various ethnic groups of Nepal are a strong symbol of national pride and unity. Especially, the 10 days long Dashain festival is the most widely celebrated and one of the biggest festivals of Nepal.
Inclusive of this package is a star-rated hotel accommodation. The hotels are centrally located offering quick facility of ATM, restaurant, cafe and shopping areas. Plus, all our recommend hotels offer good mountain views and quiet ambience.
During the entire trip, we offer continental food to our guests. Breakfast will be managed by the hotel itself while rest of the meals are arranged in finest local restaurants depending on your tour itinerary. Vegetarian and Vegan meals are also available on request. Meals are organic, hygienic and fresh.
We provide experienced, friendly guides and staffs to assist you on the entire trip. All our guides/staffs are licensed, trained and qualified in their professional fields. Depending on the group size, we also provide extra helping hands if needed.
Experienced driver and comfortable vehicle will be provided on your tour.
We follow Health & Safety regulations and Covid-19 protocols as prescribed by the Health Ministry and Nepal government. We offer clean and sanitized hotel and staffs with First Aid knowledge. Your safety is our first priority.
We had 3 family members on a private 9 day tour of Nepal which covered Kathandu, Chit Wan Park, Lumbini and Pokhara. The tour was an excellent value. We had our own driver and tour guide. Our tour guide Sushil was friendly and knowledgable and did everything possible to make sure we were safe and comfortable. Nepal is an awesome destination. So much to see and do.