• Boudhanath Temple at sunset, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Mt Everest at sunset, Nepal
  • Crocodile, Chitwan NP, Nepal
  • Festival, Nepal
  • Buddhist child monks, Nepal
  • Suspension bridge, Nepal

Namaste Nepal

This trip is a must! You will be totally immersed in Nepal's ancient cultures and religions, beautiful people and landscapes and still have plenty of time to relax and absorb your surroundings.

From the cobbled streets of Kathmandu to the jungles of the Terai, from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas to white water rafting in stunning Pokhara... and at the end of each day relax in some very unique hotels, guest houses and lodges.

The essence, splendour and diversity of this beautiful little country will delight and fascinate all those that visit! Leave Nepal on a high and like so many others... vow to return!

What's included

  • 13 Nights 3-4 star hotels, heritage hotels and lodges
  • 13 breakfast; 7 lunches; 7 dinners
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private vehicles
  • BOA tour leader, driver(s), specialist guides at most sites
  • Entrance fees to activities included in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers to/from designated airports on trip start and end date.

What's not included

  • International airfares and relevant taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Recommended vaccinations and other health protections
  • Optional activities in free time
  • Beverages and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature



Day 1

Namaste Kathmandu

Namaste. Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by our staff on arrival at Kathmandu’s, Tribhuvan International Airport. It is a relatively short drive to the beautiful ‘Kathmandu Guest House’ our joining hotel, where you will be made to feel extremely welcome by their helpful and friendly staff. 

Your BOA adventure starts with a welcome meeting at 6.pm.  Look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask at reception where it will take place. You will need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance.

After the meeting we will head in to Thamel to enjoy our first group meal together.

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Accommodation: Kathmandu Guest House, Kathmandu or similar
Meals included: dinner

Included activities

  • Airport Transfer
  • Welcome Meeting 6.00 pm.

Optional activities

  • Shopping in Thamel

Day 2

Optional Everest Flight; Explore the bustling streets & temples of Kathmandu

Start your adventure on a high with a close encounter of Mount Everest on a panoramic scenic flight.After a delicious breakfast we take in the sites of Kathmandu with a city tour. Our tour includes a visit to Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, Durbar Square (Kathmandu) and Boudhanath Stupa. 

We will finish the day with a nine course Nepali meal at the unforgettable Krishnarpan Restaurant at Dwarikas.

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Accommodation: Kathmandu Guest House, Kathmandu or similar
Meals included:  breakfast | lunch | dinner

Included activities

  • Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Durbar Square, Kathmandu
  • Kumari Ghar
  • Krishnarpan Restaurant 9 Course Nepali Meal

Optional activities

  • Everest Flight

More about Kathmandu.............

Day 3

Kathmandu to Nagarkot; Explore the ancient city of Bhaktapur

We depart Kathmandu after breakfast and a brief introduction to BOA’s custom built Mercedes Benz all-terrain vehicle. After years on the road, we know what is required for long travel and you will quickly settle in and enjoy all the comforts available.  Air conditioning and heating, a library, charging facilities, writing table, a fridge for cold drinks……

A short drive from the chaotic Kathmandu brings us to the ancient city of Bhaktapur where we take a morning walking tour. The rest of our time here is free for you to explore more, have lunch and shop for Newar handicrafts.

Another short drive takes us to the idyllic village of Nagarkot and its postcard-perfect panoramic view of the Himalaya ranges, especially striking at sunrise and sunset.

Drive times: 28 kms / 2 hrs approx
Accommodation: Hotel Mystic Mountain, Nagarkot or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Included Activities

  • Introduction to 'Snowy'
  • Walking tour of Bhaktapur

Optional activities

  • Shopping in Bhaktapur

More about Bhaktapur & Nagarkot.......

Day 4

Sunrise over the Himalayas; sunset over a Buddhist Monastery

Experiencing the magic of the Himalaya range emerging from the darkness as the sun ascends is both hypnotizing and awe inspiring. After breakfast we take a short drive to the city of Patan for a walking tour of Durbar Square and the immediate area. There is plenty of time to browse the narrow streets, with handicraft stores lined up on either side, before lunch and continuing our journey. 

Tucked away in the mountains, close to Pharping lies a Buddhist Monastery Guest House.  Set in a peaceful location alongside Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery, we take this unique opportunity to experience the serenity of monastery life.  Take a walk in the surrounding forest or visit Asura Cave where the great master Padmasambhava (the second buddha) attained the Mahamudra level of realization through his practice in the Asura Cave.

Drive times: 39 kms / 2 hrs approx
Accommodation: Neydo Hotel, Pharling or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Included activities

  • Walking tour of Patan

Optional activities

  • Shopping in Patan
  • Taking prayers with the monks
  • Asura Cave
  • Exploring the surrounding forest

More about Patan & Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.......

Day 5

Scenic drive out of the Kathmandu Valley to Nuwakot

Another early start to the day to enjoy sunrise and the morning chanting from the monastery.  Leaving after breakfast, we head northwest to the remote Nuwakot region and take a steep drive up to a little known village called Nuwakot. Here we stay at The Famous Farm. The accommodation here isn’t five stars, but the service certainly is.

Drive times: 100 kms / 6-8 hrs approx
Accommodation: The Famous Farm, Nuwakot or similar
Meals included: breakfast | lunch | dinner

Day 6

The Famous Farm, Nuwakot - take a step back in time

A real cultural experience, Nuwakot is a mini-Nepal within Nepal that still practices medieval traditions. The day is yours to explore this important historic village, take a walk around the abandoned palace, visit eager school children or just relax at the farmhouse and enjoy stunning views of the Nuwakot Valley and rural Nepal.

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Accommodation: The Famous Farm, Nuwakot or similar
Meals included: breakfast | lunch | dinner

Optional activities

  • Free time
  • Nuwakot Palace - Free

More about Nuwakot.........

Day 7

From Nuwakot to the riverside village of Kurintar

A bouncy off-road drive out of the Nuwakot Region and the on to the small village of Kurintar on the banks of the Trishuli river. Nuwakot is close to the start of many rafting trips on the Trisuli so for those who rather raft than ride to Kurintar, this is a great opportunity to get wet. 

Kurintar has become a popular stopping place because of the Manakamana Temple. Although the temple was damaged in the earthquakes, getting to it by the cable car is half the fun. Along with the cable car, mountain bikes and village walks are available.  The afternoon is free for you to explore the area.

Drive times: 85 kms / 3-5 hrs approx
Accommodation: Summit River Lodge, Kurintar or similar
Meals included: breakfast | lunch | dinner

Included activities

  • Free time

Optional activities

  • Manakamana Temple
  • Manakamana Temple Cable Car
  • Mountain Biking
  • Short Forest & Village Walk

More about Kurintar.......

Day 8

Morning drive from Kurintar to Pokhara

A short drive takes us to the town of Pokhara, set on the edge of Lake Phewa with a spectacular backdrop of the Annapurna mountain range. Set at only 1,000m amongst semi-tropical plants and with a delightfully warm climate, Pokhara is actually much closer to the main Himalayan peaks than Kathmandu. 

We should reach in time for lunch so the afternoon is yours to explore this lovely lakeside town.

Drive times: 75 kms / 2-4 hrs approx
Accommodation: Temple Tree Resort & Spa, Pokhara or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Included activities

  • Free time

Day 9

Spend time in the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara.

There are so many things to do in Pokhara that it is impossible to get bored while you’re here. Head to the hilltop village of Sarangkot for sunrise, and panoramic views of the Annapurnas and the valley below. Why not take a boat ride on Lake Phewa, hire a bike and explore the area or join a yoga class.

Other options include white water rafting, paragliding, parasailing or bungy jumping . Whatever you decide to do, even if it is just to sit back and relax, the natural beauty of Pokhara and its surroundings will ensure your time spent will be a pleasure.

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Accommodation: Temple Tree Resort & Spa, Pokhara or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Included activities

  • Free time

Optional activities

  • Sarangkot for Sunrise
  • Ultra-light Flight
  • Zip Flyer
  • Paragliding
  • Bungy Jumping
  • Upper Seti River Rafting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Boat Trip on Lake Phewa

More about Pokhara.........

Day 10

From Pokhara to the hilltop village of Bandipur

This morning we retrace our path from Pokhara back towards Kathmandu and on to the charming Newari trading village of Bandipur. Located up on a high ridge, this village affords beautiful views of the Himalayas, including Manaslu and Macchapucchare.

You will have time to relax here and soak in the easy going and quiet lifestyle of the locals. The centre of Bandipur is vehicle free so a pleasant place to just wander around. A short 30 min walk from the town centre will take you uphill to the Thani Mai Temple.

Drive times: 100 kms / 3-5 hrs approx
Accommodation: The Old Inn, Bandipur or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Included activities

  • Free time

Optional activities

  • Thani Mai Temple

More about Bandipur........

Day 11

Scenic drive to Chitwan NP

From Bandipur we make our way back to the 'wild west' town of Mugling at the confluence of the Marsyandi and Trisuli rivers. From here we turn south meeting  and head towards the Terai, the flat lands of Nepal and Chitwan National Park.

Drive times: 95 kms / 3-5 hrs approx
Accommodation: Barahi Jungle Lodge, Chitwan NP or similar
Meals included: breakfast | lunch | dinner

Day 12

By foot, by road and by boat, we go in search for the one-horned rhino.

Today will be busy with the many activities available at the lodge. You can explore the park in search of the elusive Bengal tiger or the one-horned rhino on a jeep safari, blend into the surrounding  jungle canoeing on the Rapti River, tour the local Tharu village on a bullock cart or just relax by the pool, the choice is yours. 

In the evening we can sip a gin & tonic while being entertained by brightly dressed, traditional Tharu dancers before enjoying another sumptuous meal.

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Accommodation: Barahi Jungle Lodge, Chitwan NP or similar
Meals included: breakfast | lunch | dinner

Included activities

  • Canoeing/Boating in the Rapti River with sundowners
  • Jeep Safari
  • Village Tour with Bullock cart ride
  • Cultural Indulgence
  • Park entrance & naturalist guide for above activities

Optional activities

  • Elephant Safari

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst we respect each individuals decision BOA Asia does not include elephant safaris or unnatural performance activities on any itinerary and we recommend you bypass such activities should they be offered to you. 

The more questions that are asked about elephant riding, the clearer it becomes that not only is this not an ethical means of conserving elephants, but it is, in fact, precipitating their extinction in the wild.

If you would like to learn more here is a link to an excellent guide book by Horizon Travel Press "Elephants in Asia, Ethically"

More about Chitwan NP.........

Day 13

Scenic drive to Kathmandu

We retrace our route back to Mugling, then continue heading east following the Trishuli River. From the town of Naubise the road starts to climb until it reaches a pass on the Kathmandu valley rim before descending to the city. 

Late afternoon and early evening are free for some last minute shopping before we have a final group meal at the Kaiser Café Restaurant in the beautiful Garden of Dreams in the centre of Kathmandu.

Drive times: 160 kms / 6-8 hrs approx
Accommodation: Kathmandu Guest House, Kathmandu or similar
Meals included: breakfast | lunch | dinner


Day 14

Farewell and end of trip

The tour ends after breakfast and your morning is free until it is time to transfer to the airport.  We thank you for choosing to travel with us… Best Of Asia Overland, the specialists in ‘Adventure in Comfort’, welcome you anytime.

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Accommodation: not included
Meals included: breakfast

Included activities

  • Airport transfer

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