Nepal Highlight Tour - 12 Days

The Highlights of Nepal Tour
Nepal Highlight Tour
What to see & doSpecific information about Nepal Highlight Tour - 12 Days
  • Duration12 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max Altitude 2175m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Tour
  • Group Size 12
  • Transportation Private Vehicles
  • Best Season All Time

Nepal Highlight Tour is an introduction tour that covers and explores the top highlights of Nepal like the tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Palpa, Patan, Bhaktapur, and Nagarkot. The trip offers a unique blend of history, culture, adventure, and natural beauty. The Nepal Highlights tour kicks off in Kathmandu, where you will spend the day exploring world heritage sites like the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa. Making things exciting, the journey will take you to Chitwan National Park to enjoy the Tharu community's jungle safari, rafting, and cultural programs. The buzz does not end here, as a remarkable tour will be waiting for you at Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. During the excursion, you can explore Ashoka Pillar, Pushkarini Pond, and Maya Devi Temple. Moving ahead, the Nepal Highlight Tour sets off to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. The mesmerizing scenery of the snow-capped mountains and serene lakes will be imprinted in your memories forever. Mahendra Cave, Seti Gorge, David's Fall, Bat Cave, and Taal Barahi Temple are other destinations you will visit in Pokhara. From here, the journey continues to places like the majestic Bandipur, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, and Patan. The final stretch of this memorable tour will feature sightseeing around the historically and culturally prosperous cities, allowing you to learn about the ancient heritage of Nepal.

Best Features of Nepal Highlight Tour

  • Explore Swayambhunath Stupa and spectate the 360-degree panorama of the Kathmandu valley.
  • Visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which represents Nepal’s fine craftsmanship and cultural heritage.
  • Immerse and relax yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the Boudhanath Stupa.
  • Stroll along the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and marvel at the glorious palace and monuments of medieval times.
  • Pashupatinath temple is one of the most revered Hindu temples.
  • The glorious Patan Durbar Square is where you can observe fine metal, stones, and wood carvings.
  • Bandipur is one of the best destinations in Nepal for enjoying panoramic views of the Himalayan range and experiencing local culture.
  • Exciting outdoor activities include rafting, bird watching, and jungle safari in Chitwan National Park.
  • Visit the Elephant Breeding Center in Sauraha.
  • Explore several tourist destinations in the beautiful lake city of Pokhara.
  • Magical sunrise view from the vantage point of Sarangkot.
  • Hike to the serene Peace Pagoda, which overlooks the beautiful landscape of Pokhara.
  • Nagarkot is a top destination for spiritual retreats and relaxation.

Is Nepal Highlight Package Suitable For A Family Trip?

The Nepal Highlight Tour is a perfect package for you and your family. Outfitter Nepal has designed and curated this trip so that people of all groups can enjoy the remarkable journey. The tour does not feature any trek days or long hikes and consists of easy and comfortable excursions around the best travel destinations in Nepal. During the trip, you will explore world heritage sites, sacred monuments, temples, beautiful lakes, hills, and jungle. Moreover, this is also the perfect opportunity to learn and experience the distinctive culture and lifestyle of different Nepalese communities. It is a fantastic experience to explore Nepal's natural wonders and immerse yourself in the age-old traditions with your family members.

12 Days Nepal Highlight Tour Cost For 2024, 2025

The 12 Days Nepal Highlight Tour is a budget-friendly package suitable for travelers who want to explore several destinations quickly. The total cost of the tour depends on several factors, including the season you visit, the level of services, and the type of tour (private or group). Outfitter Nepal provides you with a splendid package for USD 900. Please keep in mind that the price is subject to change if you request any additional services during our journey.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

You will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, your evening is relevantly free and after you have refreshed, you can get familiar with the area by going for a stroll down the street.

At eventide our Tour Manager will meet you at your hotel to brief you on program during your stay in Nepal, have supper, & it’s then rest & your first overnight in the city of cows & temples.

  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

After a good night’s rest & a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we set out for a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley which begins in Kathmandu Durbar square, Swayambunath (Monkey temple) in the morning and sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhnath Stupa in the afternoon.

The Kathmandu is a wonderful mix of the ancient & the new & this includes western influences that sometimes makes visiting the capital an interesting place to spend time in as the old stubbornly jostles for its place with rising attractions from Europe & the west., some of the sites you visit are UNESCO declared world heritage sites & you will truly enjoy visiting these ancient monuments & learning of its mystic history you’re your professional guide.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

After having breakfast at hotel, we will drive down to Chitwan and this is about a 6-7 hours wonderfully scenic drive along the banks of the Trisuli river and you are able to view the beautiful landscapes, valleys, mountains, lush green hamlets set amidst color rural landscapes and so much more, brief about the tour in Chitwan upon arrival and visit the Tharu village.

Option: If you are interested for rafting then you have options to take 3 hour rafting in Trisuli river on the way to Pokhara – you do not need extra day to do this Raft as we can stop and do the Raring and continue on our journey.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

After having breakfast at lodge, we set out for a Full day of jungle activities that include Jungle Walking, Elephant Back Riding Safari across streams & into the jungles; we also enjoy watching the Elephants bathing and visit the elephant Breeding center, at eventide, while having supper, we enjoy a scintillating Tharu cultural stick dance that’s real exciting to watch in the evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

After having breakfast at lodge, we will a scenic 3 - 4 hours (190 km) drive from Chitwan to Lumbini, the Birth Place of Lord Buddha. The Lumbini is one of the world's major religious, architectural, and historical sites.

We devote our time today in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens, some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include: Ashoka's Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha's birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal.

There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries: they include Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc...

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Walking Hours: 3 -4 Hours
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

After having breakfast at the hotel, we start our travel to Pokhara and we will stop at ancient Palpa en route and after visiting some time in Palpa- Tansen then we start our travel to Pokhara, Reach Pokhara in the evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

Full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara that includes a drive to Sarangkot to experience an ecstatic Sunrise, the landscapes from this vantage point is a literal feast for the eyes. We also visit the Seti Gandaki gorge, the old Bindhyabasini Temple and Phewa lake and Barahi temple, Devi’s falls and cave as well.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

After having breakfast at hotel, we take a three hour drive to Bandipur – The Bandipur a hilltop town situated on Mahabharat range, this is picturesque town is renowned for its preserved old time cultural atmosphere, provincial architecture, interesting walks, astounding views, and warm and amazingly friendly people, we will take visit if the town.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

After having breakfast at hotel, we take a three hour drive to Bandipur – The Bandipur a hilltop town situated on Mahabharat range, this is picturesque town is renowned for its preserved old time cultural atmosphere, provincial architecture, interesting walks, astounding views, and warm and amazingly friendly people, we will take visit if the town.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

Have mesmerized magnificent sunrise view over the Himalayas! Then have breakfast and drive to Bhaktapur, The is known for their immense & tragic historical features that include heritage monuments that still echo the vibrant histories of these once-upon-a-time ancient kingdoms that had separate kings who lived life to the hilt but suffered tragic defeats at the hands of the famous Gurkha king Prithvi Narayan Shah & bullet holes can still be seen on the wall of these ancient palaces till this day. After visiting Bhaktapur- Drive to Dhulkel, Another beautiful town to see the Himalayas.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

You have early sunrise view over the Himalayas and have hot breakfast at the hotel then drive to Patan Durbar Squire! Patan Durbar Square is located in the heart of the city and was once the palace of the kings of Patan, the square is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples, a display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of the Malla kings and among its numerous courtyards, the renovated Keshav Narayan Chowk has been converted into a bronze artifact museum, the Sundari Chowk with the sunken bath of Tusha Hiti is a showcase of exquisite woodcarvings, and stone and metal sculptures.

The magnificent Krishna temple with its 21 gilded spires, built in 1637, and the Manga Hiti, the sunken stone water spout, found in the palace complex are but a few examples of its opulence. The Krishna Temple, built entirely of stone, is said to be the first specimen of Shikhara-style architecture in Nepal, and then return to Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this amazing country, our escorts & vehicles will be on standby at your hotel to take you to the airport for your final departure home sweet home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • All the airport transfers by private tourist vehicle.
  • All the Transports by private tourist car/van/bus as per the size of the group.
  • Accommodation in a 4-star hotel throughout the tour with breakfast.
  • A full board meal, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Chitwan
  • Jungle safari tour during the visit to Chitwan National Park.
  • Entry fees to temples, world heritage sites, National Park entry permit, and other tourist destinations.
  • Sightseeing tour with our guide.
  • All official paperwork.
  • Government taxes and service charges.
What's not Included
  • International airfare tax.
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Your flight ticket.
  • Any meals, snacks, and beverages outside of the designated itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Tips for guide and driver.
  • Anything else should be listed in the includes section.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Important Notes During Nepal Highlight Tour

  • Nepal is well known for its cultural heritage, and travelers must respect the local customs and traditions. So, abide by the rules and regulations when you visit religious sites and monuments.
  • Always ask for permission before taking pictures.
  • You must pay for the additional snacks and beverages with your own money.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and purification tablets.
  • Convert your foreign currencies to Nepalese rupees.
  • We advise you to book your international flight early so you arrive in Nepal in the morning.
  • Be conscious of your environmental impact, and always practice responsible and sustainable tourism. Dispose of any plastic, paper bags, and other waste during the trek.

Accommodations For the 12 Days Nepal Highlight Tour

Commencing the Nepal Highlight Tour promises you an unforgettable journey blended with natural splendor and cultural richness. Regarding accommodation, the establishments along the road reflect the region's heritage with modern comforts. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a 3-star luxury hotel with panoramic views of the surrounding area and hills. Similarly, in other destinations like Pokhara, Chitwan, and Bandipur, the hotels feature cozy rooms with lavish amenities and facilities. Further, you can enjoy the stunning views of serene lakes, dense jungles, and tranquil mountains from the comfort of your room. Whether it's the vibrant energy of the urban cities or the tranquility of remote locations, accommodations on the tour will cater to your every need, enhancing the overall experience on the journey.

Food Services in the Nepal Highlight Tour

The remarkable Nepal tour offers you not just a comfortable place to stay but culinary delights as well. Throughout the journey, you will experience cuisine that reflects the diversity and tradition of the particular region. For instance, you can try authentic dishes from the Tharu community in Chitwan. Moreover, in places like Bhaktapur and Patan, you can enjoy the age-old Newari dishes, which will be an exciting experience. In every Nepal Highlight Tour destination, you will experience something new, from popular Western dishes to traditional homemade meals.

Can I Join a Group on the Nepal Highlight Tour?

Outfitter Nepal offers you the 12-day Nepal Highlight Tour package, which allows small group or solo travelers to join a pre-organized tour with other travelers. We highly recommend joining a group tour as it enables you to explore new destinations with like-minded people, enhancing the travel experience. If you want to book a group tour, you can choose from several itineraries and fixed departure dates we offer. As the group size may vary, you can inquire about the number of participants in the group to ensure vivid group dynamics and a comfortable journey.

Private Tour Package

If you do not want to join a group and would instead enjoy your trek alone, we can also make the arrangements. Outfitter Nepal offers customizable tour packages, including private tours, to cater to your individual needs and preferences. If you have any additional requirements, you can reach out so we can curate and design a tour that suits your travel style. With our private tour, you can enjoy flexible scheduling, personalized services, and exploring at your own pace.

Electricity And Wi-Fi Services

During the Nepal Highlight tour, you can enjoy the Wi-Fi and electricity facilities in the tea houses and hotels where you will stay. The internet speed is reliable, and you can charge your gadgets free of additional cost.

Transportation Services

You will travel in some of the best private vehicles, which will transfer you between the tour package's destinations. Depending on your preference and the group size, you will travel in a minibus, private car, van, or jeep. We will ensure a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable ride from your pickup at the airport until the day of your departure.

ATM And Money Exchange Facilities

Several ATMs and money exchange facilities in Nepal facilitate convenient financial transactions. The destinations in our Highlight tour are filled with ATMs from where you can withdraw local Nepalese currency using your international debit or credit cards. In addition, you can find money exchange services, which enable you to convert the foreign currencies you've brought into NPR. We advise you to carry some cash, as some remote tour parts may have limited banking facilities.


Getting travel insurance is highly recommended for the Nepal Highlight Tour. Insurance will provide you with financial protection and coverage if any emergencies or unexpected events were to happen during the trip. It typically covers your medical expenses, such as doctor's visits, medical evacuation, and hospitalization. While we strive to provide you with comfort and security, it is always advisable to attain travel insurance to keep yourself protected from unforeseen circumstances.

Equipments Checklist

Despite being a comfortable trip, you might need specific gear and equipment to elevate your trek experience. Here are some items you should consider bringing along for the Nepal Highlight Tour.

  • Travel Documents: Passport, Travel Visa, Insurance, Flight Ticket, Cash, Credit Card.
  • Gadgets: Camera, Charger, Mobile phone, Headphone, Universal Travel Adapter, Laptop, Power Bank.
  • Toiletries: Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Dental floss, Brush, Deodorant, Sunscreen, Lotion, Moisturizer, Shower gel, Shop Shampoo, Shaving machine, Toilet roll, Tissue Paper, Wet Tissue, Nail clippers, Lip Balm, Hand Sanitizers.
  • Medical Kit: Painkillers, Diarrhea medication, Plasters, Water purification tablets, Diamox.
  • Personal Items: Sunglasses, Diary, Book, Sleeping mask, Indoor games, Travel Pillow, Umbrella, Pocket Knife.
  • Clothes: Down jacket, T-shirts, Underwear, Sweater, Trousers, Tracksuit, Windproof jacket, shorts, warm socks, hiking boots, sandals, slippers.

Guides for the Nepal Highlight Tour

Outfitter Nepal provides an excellent guide for the 12-day Nepal Highlight Tour. Our staff members are experienced and licensed by the government. They have years of experience and will provide you with exciting information on the culture, tradition, and history of the destination in the package. Not only that, but our guides carry emergency medical kits to ensure your safety and well-being. This will further enhance your tour experience and make it more enjoyable and comfortable.

Tipping the Guide and Staff

Tipping in Nepal is a way of expressing your gratitude to our staff for their service and hospitality. During the exciting journey, you will have the company of expert guides and drivers who will cater to your needs and wants. They will try to ensure you are happy and comfortable during the tour. So, if you like their service, you can offer them any amount of cash you deem reasonable as tips. It will make them happy and encourage them to dedicate even more.

Why Choose Outfitter Nepal

For the best travel experience, you can choose Outfitter Nepal for your following holiday plans. Our travel and tour company has over a decade of experience in Nepal's tourism industry. We commit ourselves to meeting the needs and expectations of our clients. To ensure your preferences are catered to, we customize and make the necessary changes to the itinerary upon request. While traveling with us, you will have fun, enjoy an enhanced travel experience, and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. From the day of your arrival to your departure, we will professionally manage and execute every plan on schedule. Join us for the exciting 12-day Nepal Highlight Tour and experience a unique blend of culture and natural wonders of Nepal.

Booking And Payment Policies

If you want to book the tour with us, we need a copy of your passport, travel insurance, and two images of your passport-size photo. You must also pay a 10% deposit of the total cost in advance. You can pay via bank transfer, credit card, debit card, online, or cash. If you have any queries regarding the trip, please get in touch with one of our representatives.

Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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    Julie Van SchootenAustralia,November 17, 2019
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    Nepal High Light Tour

    Thank you Outfitter Nepal for our amazing trip. We had friendly as well as knowledgeable guides.

    The staff consistently went out of their way to help us.

    A big thanks to Hum, Kiran and Birodh.

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