13 days Kathmandu Loop
13 Day Nepal Tour
Discover a fascinating culture and natural splendour on this Nepal adventure tour and experience the sparkling variety of this beautiful nation. Jam-packed with inclusions - this expertly curated adventure tour gives travellers the chance to get under the skin of Nepal without breaking the bank.
Dive right into Nepal and experience the range of majestic sights that this mountainous, magical land has to offer. From a 3-day trekking experience across the Annapurnas, a jeep safari over one of the world’s most beautiful national parks, to boating over a Himalayan lake – this trip showcases the best of Nepal. From cooking experiences to temple tours – you’ll see everything that this stunning country has to offer on the Nepal adventure tour.
Including hostels and homestays. We’ve handpicked places that exude Nepali charm.
Local, bilingual Adventure Leaders throughout the trip
All transport within Nepal provided.
Itinerary & map
13-day Nepal Adventure Tour
Day 1: Kathmandu
Your Nepal adventure tour starts today! After spending the day arriving in the city, you’ll meet your fellow travellers and your Adventure Leader on the rooftop of your hostel. Here, you’ll learn all about the adventure to come, and you’ll get some tips on staying safe while you’re travelling in Nepal.
After this, why not join your group in Durbar Square? Head to one of the amazing restaurants locally and get your first taste of what Nepal has to offer. Following that, head to the Thamal District, for a chance to dive into the live music scene.
Day 2: Kathmandu
If you’re an early riser and you’re keen to tick off a bucket-list goal, this morning you can take an optional Everest sightseeing flight, where you’ll watch the sun come up over the world’s most famous mountain.
Later in the morning, we’ll all regroup to spend a day exploring some of Kathmandu’s most interesting sites – including the Swayambhunath Stupa Temple, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple.
Day 3: Nagarkot
Today, we’re transferring to Nagarkot via a quick stopover in Lalitpur. Here, you can visit the city’s temples – and even get a chance to meet a living goddess who lives there! Key visits include the Golden Temple and the Bangla Mukhi Temple.
Following that, it’s continuing on to Nagarkot, arriving in time for lunch. After that, your afternoon is yours to do as you please. If you’d like, you can join us for a 30-minute hike to a local viewpoint, which is the perfect place to watch the sunset.
Day 4: Kathmandu
Today, we’re packing in a couple of visits en route back to Kathmandu. This morning, we’re off to visit Bhaktapur! Once here, you’ll take an unmissable morning walking tour of the city, which is a UNESCO Worls Heritage site.
After that, we’ll transfer to Pharphing, where we’ll explore the monastery there. You’ll be in amongst the monks, and you’ll have a chance to explore the cave where the Great Master Padmasambhava mediatated.
Finally, we’ll head back to Kathmandu, arriving just in time for you to spend a free evening exploring.
Day 5: Chitwan National Park
It’s a bright and early start today as we head off to a truly incredible part of our Nepal adventure tour: Chitwan! We’ll stop for breakfast en route, arriving around midday. After a brief stop for lunch, we’re taking you to one of the most unmissable things you can do in this spectacular country: a jeep safari!
You’ll see wildlife like deer, monkeys & rhinos – and if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a sloth, a tiger, or a leopard! We’ll end up by the river, where we’ll jump on a canoe to take in the sights from the water, before enjoying a cup of coffee as we watch the sunset.
Then, this evening, we’ll take you to watch the Tharu Cultural Show, which features traditional Nepalese songs and dances.
Day 6: Lumbini
This morning, we transfer to the next stop on our Nepal adventure tour… Lumbini!
We’ll arrive in the early afternoon, with enough time for you to grab yourself some lunch before we head off on our next unmissable activity – a tour of the city’s incredible temples!
For the rest of the day, you’ll explore the Maya Devi Temple (the birthplace of Buddha), where you’ll have a chance to meditate in the Ashok part of the temple grounds. You’ll also visit temples built by Buddhist communities from other countries, like Cambodia and Germany.
Day 7: Pokhara
This morning we’re on to one of Nepal’s most iconic cities – Pokhara!
Arriving in the early afternoon, you’ve got some free time to acclimatise before we reconvene to head off to our next unmissable activity – a momo making class! Here, you’ll learn all about the traditions of Nepalese cuisine – and get a chance to try them too!
Day 8: Pokhara
Today, you have a free day to explore Pokhara at your own leisure. You might want a slightly most restful start to the day, followed by some local sightseeing or a relax by the lakeside. You might even pay a visit to the city’s Mountain Museum! However, if you’d like to raise your pulse a little, you might opt to try:
- The Kushma bungee jump – the second highest in the world!
- Paragliding – where you can soar above the area for some truly remarkable views.
We’ll gather in the mid-afternoon, though, as it’s off to another unmissable experience. We’ll head down to the Phewa Taal lake where we’ll get a chance to boat across the crystalline surface.
In the evening, you can opt to join your group for a movie night at the Movie Garden nearby.
Days 9-11: Poon Hill or Pokhara
For the next three days, you can either join us for an unmissable trekking experience over the Poon Hill region, or opt to stay in Pokhara for 3-day yoga retreat. (Note: there is a surcharge for the yoga experience.)
If you choose to stay for the yoga experience, you can expect three days of restorative yoga practices, dance classes, tea ceremonies, candlelight meditations, and nature walks – interspersed with some leisure time for you to spend how you see fit.
However, if you’re joining us for the trek, get ready for one of the most amazing hikes of your life! You’ll leave Pokhara bound for the Himalayas, ready to start a beautiful exploration of Nepal’s natural world.
- On Day 1, you’ll head from Pokhara into the Himalayas, where you’ll then hike a largely uphill 2-3 hour hike through the jungle to Ghorepani village. Arriving in the evening, you’ll stay in a local guesthouse for dinner and amazing sunset views.
- On Day 2, you can opt to wake early to take a 1-hour hike to Poon Hill to watch the sunrise. Back at base, you’ll leave in the morning to hike for around 6 hours. This is a mixture of up and downhill (though more down than up!), and you’ll break at midday for a lunch stop. In the late afternoon, you’ll arrive in Tadapani village for dinner and even more spectacular views.
- On Day 3, you’ll set off after breakfast for a 3-hour trek through local villages and jungles on your final hike of the experience. It’s a mostly flat path this time, and after arriving at your end-point you’ll transfer privately back to Pokhara city, arriving in the mid-afternoon. Once you’re back in the city, you’ll have a free afternoon and evening to spend as you see fit – you might want to grab a foot massage!
Day 12: Bandipur
This morning, we’re up early to transfer to our final overnight stay of the Nepal group tour – Bandipur! Arriving around lunch time, you’ll enjoy a walk with your group through this stunningly preserved town, soaking up all the charm it has to offer.
In the evening, you and your group can opt to head into the town together to try some of the local cuisine!
Day 13: Farewell
We’re saying goodbye to you today – but not before we squeeze in one final white water rafting experience in Fissling! We’ll transfer to arrive at around lunchtime, where we’ll spend a couple of hours having a rip-roaring boating experience.
After this, we’ll transfer back to Kathmandu – where your Nepal adventure tour comes to an end!
(If you’d like to learn more about the optional 7-day Annapurna Base Camp trek experience, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.)
All transport during the Nepal adventure tour is provided.
Accommodation is in dorm rooms on our Nepal adventure tours. Upgrade options (to single, twin, or double rooms) are available, please contact us for more information.
Check out our included activities below:
- Full day tour of Kathmandu, featuring Swayambhunath Stupa Temple, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple (Kathmandu)
- Lalitpur temple tour (Lalitpur)
- Walking tour of Bhaktapur (Bhaktapur)
- Monastery visit (Bhaktapur)
- Jeep safari experience (Chitwan)
- Canoe river trip (Chitwan)
- Tharu Cultural Show (Chitwan)
- Maya Devi Temple & Lumbini temples tour (Lumbini)
- Momo making class (Pokhara)
- Boating on Phewa Taal lake (Pokhara)
- 3-day Poon Hill trekking experience (Pokhara)
- Bandipur walking tour (Bandipur)
- White water rafting in Fissling (Kathmandu)
Activities that are optional:
- Everest sightseeing flight (Kathmandu)
- Free afternoon in Nagarkot (Nagarkot)
- Sunset hike (Nagarkot)
- Movie night at the Movie Garden (Pokhara)
- Kushma Bungee Jumping (Pokhara)
- Paragliding experience (Pokhara)
- Mountain Museum (Pokhara)
- 3-day yoga retreat experience at the Tri Bikram Yoga Center(Pokhara) – please note that this costs 45GBP, and must be booked in advance by emailing email@example.com.
- Free afternoon in Pokhara (Pokhara)
- 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek extension
A deposit is required to make a reservation on our Nepal tours, with the balance due 70 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply).
The deposit is 10% of the group tour price (unless stated otherwise). If you book on to our Nepal tours less than 70 days prior to departure, the full balance will be due within 3 days of booking.
Bookings within 40 days are available only on a request basis.
If you’d like to upgrade to a private room the prices are listed below. The upgrade fee is for the room, not per person.
Single room – £300 (One person to a room)
Double room – £300 (Two people sharing one room – £150 per person)
Once you get to Nepal on a group adventure tour, you may not want to leave. We can book additional nights accommodation at the beginning and end of your trip to allow for some time to relax as our tours are very fast-paced.
If you fancy doing a trek after your Nepal adventure tour then our pre-trip team can help support this.
We can also arrange for transfers to pick you up and drop you off at the airport.
The use of Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is prohibited during activities organized by The Dragon Trip. If you are in possession of a drone when entering the country it is your responsibility to be informed of and follow all local laws. This may include registering your drone with authorities. If you violate this policy or operate a drone illegally you are subject to removal from the Nepal adventure tour as per our terms & conditions.
Though we’ve planned our itineraries to work within specific timeframes, please do be aware that due to road conditions, weather changes, or traffic, these can sometimes be subject to change throughout your tour.