One Week in Nepal: Insider’s Guide with Itineraries

1 week in Nepal budget ? How much to spend for a week in Nepal?

You can refer to the 4 options below on how to travel within Nepal in one week.

Please note all the itinerary below are carefully designed by Eyes on Nepal Tours & Treks travel expert and price quoted are based on 2 person to go.

It is all inclusive package covers hotels, meals, transportation, tour guide and entrance fees.

OPTION A: Kathmandu Nagarkot Chisapani 7 days Tour & Trek | USD 550 per person, quoted based on two person.

Day 1: Arrival | Welcome to Nepal
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 3: Trek to Chisapani
Day 4: Trek to Nagarkot
Day 5: Nagarkot Sunrise Tour and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour
Day 6: Departure
Day 7: Departure | Time to say Goodbye

OPTION B: Kathmandu Pokhara One Week Tour | USD 880 per person, quoted based on two person.

Day 1: Arrival | Welcome to Nepal
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 3: Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 4: Australian Camp Trek 2 days 1 night
Day 5: Australian Camp to Pokhara and Pokhara City Tour
Day 6: Travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 7: Departure | Time to say Goodbye

OPTION C: Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan One Week Tour | USD 710 per person, quoted based on 2 to go.

Day 1: Arrival | Welcome to Nepal
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 3: Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 4: Travel from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park
Day 5: Full Day Chitwan Program
Day 6: Travel from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu
Day 7: Departure | Time to say Goodbye

OPTION D: Kathmandu Pokhara Nagarkot One Week Tour | USD 465 ONLY | Quoted based on 2 to go

Day 1: Arrival | Welcome to Nepal
Day 2: Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 3: Pokhara Day Tour
Day 4: Travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu, then to Nagarkot.
Day 5: Transfer from Nagarkot to Kathmandu!
Day 6: Kathmandu Day Tour
Day 7: Departure | Time to say good bye!

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Rent a car in Nepal with Driver | Price List

Hire a car with driver in Nepal and travel between cities of Pokhara, Lumbini, Kathmandu and Chitwan is the best way to travel in Nepal especially you are traveling in a group of 2 to 3 person.

Here, we give you an overall idea of how much to travel between cities:

With USD 150, you can rent a car with driver in Nepal and

With USD 130, you can rent a car with driver in Nepal and

The above are the price list for normal private car rental in Nepal which accommodate up to 3 passengers:

  1. Front Seat = 1 driver
  2. Front Seat = 1 passenger
  3. Back Seat = 2 passengers

Total = 4 people in one car.

Kindly contact us at +9779818871818 (whatapps) if you are looking at more seats capacity vehicles rental in Nepal such as:

  1. Toyota Hiace – accommodate up to 12 person including driver.
  2. Jeep 4×4 wheel – accommodate up to 7 person including driver.
  3. Toyota Coaster – accommodate up to 17 person including driver.
  4. Bus – accommodate from 26 person to 34 person including driver.

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Top 12 Nepal Honeymoon Places

Honeymoon places in Nepal ? Where to go? What to see? In this blog, we will give you some ideas. are listing down Top 12 Nepal Honeymoon Places for you to make decision.

Best destination for honeymoon in Nepal:

1) Kathmandu

Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is the capital, largest and the most ancient city of Nepal situated at the height of 1380 meter. It is also known as the city of temples, palaces and stupas such as Pashupatinath temples, Boudhanath Stupa, Monkey temple, Patan and Kathmandu durbar square and many scenic places.

2) Nagarkot

Unkai Resort, Nagarkot, Nepal

30 km from Kathmandu and 2175m above sea level, Nagarkot provides stunning views of sunset, sunrise and mountain ranges including Manaslu, Ganesh himal, Langtang, Jugal, Gaurishankar, Rolwaling, Mt. Everest and Numbur. Opportunities for short trek and hiking.

3) Dhulikhel

Located at an altitude of 1700 meter above the sea level, Dhulikhel is one of popular hill stations of Kathmandu, renowned for viewing sunrise and sunset. It also provides a panoramic view of Himalayn peaks such as Mt Annapurna(8091fm), Mt. Ganesh (7429m), Mt Langtang (7234m), Mt Phuribichyacha(6637m), Mt Gaurishankar(7134m) and Mt Lhotse(2516m). Dhulikhel is an ancient town inhabited by Newar ethnic community.

4) Chandragiri Hill

Chandagiri Hill is located on the southwest side of Kathmandu valley, at 2551 meters above the sea level. The hill is associated with both Hindu and Buddhist religion. The hill provides panoramic views of Kathmandu valley and Annapurna, Langtang, Ganes Himal and Everest peaks. You can easily get to the top of the hill on a cable car.

5) Kalinchowk

Also called Nepal’s Switzerland, Kalinchowk is located in Dolakha district. It is located at 150 km distance from Kathmandu and is reachable by 8 hrs drive. The place is really popular among local as well as foreign tourists.
At 3800m, Kalinchowk is a great viewpoint to see beautiful views of Gauri Shankar. On the top of a hill is a temple dedicated to Goddess Kalinchwok. To reach there takes one and half hour’s steep hike from Kuri village or you can also take a Cable car which takes you there in 2 minutes. Visiting Kalinchowk during winter time offers travelers the opportunity to play with snow or ski.

6) Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park Tour package from Pokhara

The first national park In Nepal, Chitwan National Park is a World Heritage Site. This 932 sq km of park consists of dense forest, marshlands and grassland inhabited by such endangered species as tigers, rhinos, elephants, crocodiles and even dolphins. Wildlife safari, bird watching, canoeing, elephant bathing, crocodile breeding is some of the activities you can be involved in.

7) Bandipur

Bandipur Bazaar

Situated 9km off Kathmandu Pokahra highway, it takes about 30 minutes’ drive to reach Bandpur from Dumre. Bandipur located at an altitude of 1030m was once a trading transit center between Kathmandu and southern region of Nepal. The town is predominantly inhabited by Newar ethnic community who has their unique culture and festivals. Bandipur is also a famous viewpoint to see a panorama of Himalayan peaks. Short hikes and treks are also possible from Banidpur to nearby Thani Mai temple in Gurungche hill and Siddha cave.

8) Pokhara

Short-treks-around-Pokhara

Situated 200km southwest of Kathmandu, Pokhara is gateway to world famous Annapurna treks and a mecca for adventure activities including rafting, bungee, gliding, boating, short trek and hike, pony rides, paragliding, Zip lining etc. Pokhara ticks all the right mood with beautiful lakes, stunning views of Annapurna mountain ranges, natural caves and museums.

9) Dhampus

Dhampus VIllage

Dhampus is situated nearby Pokhara. It is most probably the most clicked village in Nepal. Dhampus is not only great to observe the traditional lifestyle of Gurung and Magar people but also a great trail to catch the views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, Lamjung mountains.

10) Jomsom

Jomsom (2700m) is the headquarters of Mustang district located on the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Originally a Dzong or fort, Jomsom was once a trading center between Nepal and Tibet. Today it falls in the Annapurna trekking route and is the gateway to the temple of Muktinath. Jomsom is inhabited by Thakali community who are famous for their cuisine and trading skills.

11) Palpa

Perched high above the kali Gandaki River is the ancient hill town of Palpa. It is one of the warmest valleys in Nepal and an important trading center during medieval times. Palpa is still famous for its cobbled streets and traditional Dhaka topi. Hiking to nearby Shreenagr hills, touring of Rani Mahal on the banks of Kali Gandaki River or strolling on the banks of the river are some popular activities for tourists visit Palpa.

12) Ilam

Located in eastern Nepal, Ilam is very popular for its beautiful and lush tea gardens. Ilam exports high quality Himalayan tea in domestic and international markets. Aside from tea plantation, you can also visit many cultural, natural and religious sites in and around Ilam such as.
Antu Danda, Mai Pokhara, Sadakpur, Kanyam and Fikkal, Siddhi Thumka, Chhintapu, Gajr Mukhi, Pathibhara and Mai Beni.

Nepal honeymoon places – above TOP 12 Best destination for honeymoon in Nepal is one of the best and most romantic destinations for honeymoon couples or partners to enjoy and celebrate marriage- life’s auspicious point.

Make your honeymoon with your beloved more memorable and exciting by visiting Nepal.

Nepal honeymoon place will allow you to spend plenty of romantic time with your partner and take time to tour cultural sites, visit waterfalls, lakes and caves, witness spectacular views of Himalayan peaks and make love on a moonlit night.

Our Nepal honeymoon programs offer you candle lit dinners, private service, transportation and great cuisines:

  1. Nepal Honeymoon Tour 5 days 4 nights
  2. Nepal Honeymoon Package 4 days 3 nights
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Nepal Tour Operator

Nepal tour operator specialize in tours of all types be it cultural, historical, and natural or pilgrimage. They can also help you in arranging visas, transportation, airline and bus tickets and coordinating sightseeing tours.

The first travel/tour agency was opened in Nepal back in 1964. Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) was formed in 1966 and today has over 800 members.

According to 2017 data, there are altogether 3824 travel agencies in Nepal and their number is increasing annually by 10%. Some are run on traditional manner while others are more modernized. Some focus on B2B and some on B2C. Still others focus exclusively on recommended clients.

Likewise trekking agencies manage trekking and other adventure activities in Nepal. Formed in 1979, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) has over 1800 members and is the biggest tourism association in Nepal. TAAN also issue Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) cards to trekkers.

Best Nepal Tour is a Nepal tour operator as well as trekking organizers based in Kathmandu. It operates in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. Best Tour Nepal is committed to providing trustworthy services at reasonable prices.

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Nepal Tour Guide / Trekking Guide

Tour guiding in Nepal is one of the most lucrative and sought after professions. There are over 4000 certified Nepal tour guides in tourism providing a strong foundation for Nepalese tourism industry.

The attraction of educated youth in tour guiding profession is increasing every day. Since 2000, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of young adults, both men and women, taking up tour guiding as a profession. 

Every year Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) conducts training to produce skilled manpower in trekking and tourism field. Of late Nepal Mountain Academy (NMA) has also started organizing training and offering trekking and tour guide license.

Training includes both theoretical and practical courses. Tour guide training offers classes in Nepalese culture, history, nature, anthropology, trekking, iconography, environment, art &architect, religion, wildlife and demography.  First Aid and communication are two other courses offered in the training.

To be eligible for tour guide training, one should have bachelor’s degree, possess few years’ experience in the field and those with a flair for second language (European, English, Japanese, Chinese etc.) is given a priority.

Thousands of youth apply for the training but only few get selected year. The aspirants have to go through rigorous monitoring, screening and interview process.  Besides practical classes, trainees are also required to sit in examination to receive tour guide license.

Similarly there are nearly 15000 trekking guides in Nepal. To be eligible for trekking guide training, one needs to have some years of experience working as trekking porter and have at least passed 10th grade. Unlike tour guide training, trekking guide training focuses more on nature, culture, history, first aid as well as communication.  

Best Tour Nepal employs qualified licensed guide, who are selected on the basis of their experience, discipline and commitment to their profession.

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About Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikunda trek is named after Gosaikunda Lake situated at an altitude of 4380m in the famous Langtang trekking region. It is just a day’s walk from Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Dhunche is directly connected to Kathmandu by road and is accessibly on both private and public vehicle.

What to expect during the Gosaikunda Trek?

The ultimate goal of Gosaikunda trek is to reach Gosaikunda Lake, an alpine freshwater, located at an altitude of 4380m. There are other 107 freshwater lakes in this area all of which lies within Langtang National Park. The trail passes through Tamang villages on the trek giving you spectacular views of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges.

Gosaikunda Trek altitude

Gosaikunda trek altitude ranges from 1880m up to 4380m. The highest place you will reach on Gosaikunda trek is Gosaikunda lake. This variation in altitude is reflected by the change in climate and vegetation as you will move to sub temperate to alpine zone.

Gosaikunda Trek cost

Usually Gosaikunda trek cost around US$70 per day. This cost includes transportation between Kathmandu and Dhuche and a day’s food and lodging. Extra expenses related to insurance, refreshments, alcohol, tips etc. are excluded from this cost.  The cost actually depends upon the route you have chosen and the services you are trekking.  

Gosainkunda Trek cost for Nepali

Gosainkunda trek cost for Nepali is approximately US$50 per day. This cost is inclusive of transportation from Kathmandu to Dhunche and back, food and transportation. Any additional costs such as refreshments, alcohol, gifts, tips etc., are excluded from this cost.

Gosainkunda Trek route

Gosaikunda trek route usually begins from and ends in Dhunche , the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Alternatively it can also end in Sundarijal. Gosaikunda trek route passes through traditional villages of Tamang community and party through Langtang National Park. The trek route is well maintained with signage and stone steps at different sections.

Dhunche to Gosaikunda

Dhunche to Gosaikunda is the shortest trekking trail to Gosaikunda Lake (4380m). It takes a total of 2 days to reach Gosaikunda and one day return to Dhunche. We will stay overnight in Chandanbari en route and one night in Gosaikunda before coming back to Dhunche. Dhunche is the district headquarters of Rasuwa District, located about 114km or 5hrs drive from Kathmandu. Both public buses and private vehicle ply between Kathmandu and Dhunche.

Gosaikunda Trek season

Gosaikunda trek season occurs two times of the year: Spring (March-April) and Autumn (Sept-Nov). During these seasons, the weather is excellent due to sunshine and balmy climate. Also flowers bloom, the entire forest turns green due to new leaves and the visibility of mountains is clear. The chances of catching the views of Himalayan ranges is easy over the period.

Gosainkunda Trek weather

Gosaikunda Trek weather is best during Spring (Feb-April) and Autumn (Sep-Nov). These periods are characterized by balmy and sunny weather and pleasant days. The scenery of Himalayan peaks is also visible along with blossoming of beautiful flowers and trees in the forests.

These treks can be adjusted for longer or fewer days depending upon your time availability. Langtang treks won’t disappoint you. Most importantly if you do Langtang trek, it will help contribute to local economy and especially support the rebuilding process in the aftermath of 2015 earthquake. This trek is popular among both local and foreign tourists.

Gosaikunda Trek itinerary – how many days?

We have two Gosaikunda Trek itinerary

Gosaikunda Trek 7 days 6 nights

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 12 days 11 nights

If you have any confusions, queries or questions about Gosaikunda trek or any other treks, feel free to contact us.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary

Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary is one of the longest trails in the famed Annapurna region. Also called Annapurna Round trek, Annapurna Circuit trek takes you to the trans Himalayan area of Manang and Mustang valleys. Once part of the expansive Tibetan kingdom, Annapurna circuit trek itinerary passes through an area heavily influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition. Meet the Manangis people who are known for their horse riding and Thakali people of Jomsom and Kagbeni who are extremely skilled in trade and preparing delicious cuisine.

On Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary you will cross Thorang La pass at the elevation of 5416m. The second part of the journey is down Kali Gandaki river on the bank of which lies Muktinath or Chumig Gyatsa. Muktinath is one of the most sacred Buddhist and Hindu temple featuring the statue of Padmasambhava, eternal flame and 108 water spouts. A large part of the trekking trail covers Annapurna Conservation area which is a role model for eco tourism.

Thorang La is one of the highest Himalayan passes in Nepal. The pass can be approached clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. The easier and safer route is anti clockwise which begins from Thorang Phedi and drops down to Muktinath. The reverse route is not impossible but it is not recommended due to heavy ice trail near Muktinath early in the morning. If you approach the pass from Thorang Phedi, you will reach Thorang La before 12pm and as you prepare to trek down to Muktinath, the ice already starts to thaw making it easier and safer for trekkers to reach Muktinath. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek begins from Besi Sahar and passes through Bulbule, Syange, Chame, Manang, Thorang La, Muktinath, Jomsom, Marpha, Tatopani and exits out of Beni. It used to be around three long weeks of trek but nowadays because of road construction, the trail has become shorter. Most of the scenic parts of the trail can now be covered on a drive. Annapurna Circuit Trek is surprisingly becoming even more popular due to its shorter duration. Lonely Planet and other guidebooks have repeatedly put Annapurna Circuit Trek as one of the best trekking destinations in the world.

Scroll below for the latest updated Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary.

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High Altitude Sickness (HAS)

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) is a phrase used to describe the health condition especially among trekkers when they reach a certain higher altitude. HAS is usually prevalent for those trekking in high Himalayan region beyond 2500m altitude.

When gaining altitude, body will need to adjust or acclimatize to low oxygen availability and decreasing air pressure. Failing to adapt to this change in pressure and oxygen can impact one’s health. The risk of HAS increases if you are at 2500m or higher. It takes anywhere between 12 hrs. to 24 hrs. to suffer from HAS.

Anyone is prone to suffer from HAS, no matter how fit, healthy or strong one is both mentally and physically or irrespective of one’s geographical origin.

Causes

The main cause of HAS depend on

  1. how quickly you move to a higher elevation,
  2. how high you go up,
  3. the altitude where you sleep,
  4. the amount of liquid consumption to avoid dehydration

Symptoms

The common symptoms of HAS are a combination of the following:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Problems with sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inability to walk
  • Change in behavior
  • Decrease in body oxygen level

Prevention

The basic prevention measure to avoid HAS is proper acclimatization. You need to acclimatize with increasing height gain, climate and weather gradually as you go up higher altitude. Gaining altitude slowly and gradually is the best way to prevent HAS.

Secondly you have to monitor the symptoms of altitude sickness and treat early. If you happen to suffer from any of the symptoms, the best thing to do is to immediately go down to a lower elevation.

It is important that you follow the guidelines and advices provided by your trekking guide.

Based on our long experience, trekkers should move up slowly, monitor body’s responses and share your feeling and experiences with your experienced guide while on trek. Drinking lots of water, garlic soup, local herbs recommended by your guide etc are also some preventive strategies.

Care and Treatment

If you are trekking with Best Tour, you are in safe hands. Our guide closely monitors our clients behavior, appetite, body temperature. A separate record is kept of all our clients by our well qualified guide. This helps to determine the condition our clients are in. We also check oxygen level with the help of oximeter.

When going trekking in the Himalayas, Best Tour provides enough soup, energy bars and fruits. We also offer enough water to prevent dehydration and keep you warm. 

We also administer proper, prescribed medication if the situation gets worse. All our guides are trained in offering first aid, so they are experienced in treating HAS.

If trekkers condition takes turn for worse, we immediately conduct emergency rescue services from the mountains to bring them directly to place where well equipped hospitals are available

Recommendations

Walk Slowly

Listen and follow Guide’s instructions

Drink enough water

Consume sufficient amount of energy and carbohydrates

Drink plenty of soup

Take proper rest

Sleep well

Climb down to a lower elevation if you suffer from HAS

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Nepal Trekking tour

Nepal Trekking tour is a unique combination of trekking and cultural activities. It is designed to offer you both adventure and relaxation at the same time. This program offers relatively easier treks to nearby hills and valleys. Such treks do not go above an altitude of 4000m depending on the time, landscape and route. You will be guided by an experienced trekking guide.

The rest of the program focuses on relaxing light programs such as practicing yoga and meditation, visiting world heritage sties, sightseeing temple and monastery and learning about local culture and lifestyle.  We are offering following Nepal trekking tour packages:

If you are interested in other sites not mentioned above, then please contact us for further information

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Khopra Danda Trek without Guide

Khopra Danda trek is a community based trek. Adventure lovers often want to experience such remote and pristine trail independently where they have total freedom. Although Khopra danda trek without guide is a good idea to explore but it is not suitable for all trekking trails.

Khopra Danda trek or Khopra Ridge trek is a newly opened remote trekking trail and most of it passes through forested path inhabited by wild animals. The trail does not have adequate facility of lodges and rest points. Khopra Ridge trail is mainly used by cattle and sheep and does not carry proper signage with the result that trekkers often losing their way. So in terms of safety it is a must for all trekkers to take trained and professional guide. I personally do not recommend Khopra danda trek without guide.

The challenge of reaching Khayer Lake at an altitude of 4600m is daunting for trekkers. In its entirety you will come across three viewpoints, Muldai, Khopra Danda and Mulde Hill. The views of Fishtail, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu along the trek will melt your heart.

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