10 Best Nepal Tours

Nepal is a fabulous destination in South Asia for vacations. Majestic Himalayas, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the city of temples, affluent vegetation, attractive architecture, and warm-hearted people are some of the best colors of Nepal.

Usually, to experience those colors of Nepal, you have two options, i.e., Trekking and Tours. We will talk about the best Nepal Tours in this article. But before that, let’s distinguish tours from treks. Often travelers visiting Nepal remain confused between treks and tours.

Well, treks and tours are two different things in the case of Nepal. Nepal Tours are the itineraries to unravel and explore Nepal’s gems in easy and comfortable ways. It is utterly different from trekking plans in Nepal; you do not have to trek anywhere, and you do not have to cross high elevations on Nepal Tours. And, thus, anyone can be a part of these tours without any training.

Instead, the tours take place in various low elevated popular destinations of Nepal that are equally worth visiting as the mountains of Nepal. You witness and cheer Nepal’s beauty and vividness through these tours in a relaxed manner.

We hope this clears the doubts between tours and treks in Nepal if you have had some before.

On the Best Nepal Tours, you get to explore Nepal’s rich biodiversity, diverse culture, lovely people, historical cities, tasty food, inspiring lifestyles, important pilgrimage sites, and many more. Some Nepal Tour packages are blended tours of multi-countries as well. So it depends on the tour’s itinerary what you are getting on.

In this blog, we’ll talk you through the ten best Nepal Tours that you can do here in Nepal with the team of Sabbatical Explore Nepal. Let’s dive in!

10 Best Nepal Tours

Kathmandu Valley Tour


Trip Facts
Duration: 5 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: City Sightseeing, Cultural & Religious Heritages Exploration, Mountain Viewing, and Sunrise.

Kathmandu Valley Tour is a five-day plan to unravel Nepal's historically and culturally important valley. This itinerary revolves around the Kathmandu Valley, where you’ll land in Nepal. Hence, it is also one of the quickest tours you can join in Kathmandu.

We, Sabbatical Explore Nepal, have handcrafted this tour for those who want to explore Kathmandu Valley. The valley is full of historical and cultural sites that are worthwhile to visit.

Pashupatinath Temple, Swaymbhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Basantapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Changu Narayan Temple are the historical places that you get to ramble around on this tour. All of these sites are UNESCO-listed cultural heritage sites. Except for these sites, you will reach Nagarkot(2,195m), the major hill station around Kathmandu, for breathtaking mountain vistas and sunrise.

Because of its cultural and natural offerings, Kathmandu Valley Tour is one of the best Nepal Tours. By joining this journey with us, you will know why Kathmandu is called a city of temples and probably more things.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Visit the historical sites of Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot through Changu Narayan Temple.
Day 4: Drive back to Kathmandu and explore Bhaktapur and Patan
Day 5: Departure.

Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

Trip Facts

Duration: 3 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: Jungle Safari, Elephant Safari, Elephant Bathe, Jungle Walk, Bird Watching, and more.

The list of the best Nepal tours is not complete without Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour. We are talking about the jungle safari tour in Nepal's oldest national park, Chitwan National Park. The park is a protected site with lush vegetation, endangered animals, countless birds, and more.

On the three days of this jungle exploration, you will take a tour across Chitwan National Park to witness the jungle ecosystem. There are high odds of coming across Royal Bengal Tiger and One-Horned Rhinoceros. It is one of the bright highlights of the tour. Nevertheless, you have more things to experience on this tour. You will participate in a jeep jungle safari, elephant ride, canoe ride, elephant bath, bird watching, a cultural village visit, and more.

On account of its packed jungle activities, Chitwan Jungle Safari has to be on the list of the best tours in Nepal. In the wake of this tour, you’ll surely realize why Chitwan is a must for jungle safaris.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan and visit a local village.
Day 2: Full Day Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park.
Day 3: Half Day Jungle Activities and Drive back to Kathmandu.

Nepal Panorama Luxury Tour

Trip Facts

Duration: 10 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: City Sightseeing, Cultural Tour, Jungle Safari, Pilgrimage Site Visit.

If you are looking for a complete and luxurious Nepal tour in Nepal, Nepal Panorama Luxury Tour is your bargain. This ten-day itinerary takes you on a full tour of Nepal.

The journey starts from Kathmandu by exploring the valley itself. An early morning Himalayan flight and full-day city sightseeing will happen in Kathmandu. Following that, you reach Pokhara, a beautiful city of Nepal known for its lake and mountain panorama. Two days of this tour will happen around Pokhara to explore its significant stops.

Then, you move to do a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park. You will have unlimited fun in the jungle. The next destination will be the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini. You will get to explore the Lumbini site thoroughly. All in all, you will visit all the four major stops in Nepal in a most lavish style.

Hence, Nepal Panorama Luxury Tour is one of the best Nepal Tours if you want to do a complete Nepal tour outstandingly. You will have sweet memories of Nepal after this tour.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 2: Morning Mountain Flight and Kathmandu Exploration.
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and Lakeside Exploration.
Day 4: Morning Drive to Sarangkot and Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing.
Day 5: Drive to Chitwan and Visit a Local village.
Day 6: Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park.
Day 7: Drive to Lumbini from Chitwan.
Day 8: Full-day sightseeing in Lumbini.
Day 9: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure.

Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Tour

Trip Facts

Duration: 8 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: City Sightseeing, Cultural Heritage visits, Nature Exploration, Pilgrimage Site visits.

Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Tour is another Nepal tour that is worth the money. Lasting for 8 days, Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Tour combines visits to three must-visit places in Nepal. Beginning the tour from Kathmandu’s historical zones, the Nepal tour will go around Pokhara, the city of lakes, and Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

Firstly, you will land in the capital of Nepal and the city of temples, Kathmandu. The city will bestow its historical and cultural sites in front of you. Next, we leave for Pokhara, the majestic city of Nepal. It is a city known for its breathtaking mountain views and Fewa Lake.

And, to conclude the tour, we’ll travel to the place of peace and tranquillity, Lumbini, where Buddha was born. Our time in Lumbini will happen around the Maya Devi Temple, the exact birthplace of Buddha, and all monasteries, gompas, stupas, and other iconic architectures made by countries around the world.

What a plan it is! Therefore, the Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Tour, an itinerary of culture, history, nature, religion, and art, is worth doing Nepal Tour.

Outlined Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full Day Cultural Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and Evening stroll around the Lakeside.
Day 04: Full Day Exploration of Pokhara.
Day 05: Drive to Lumbini and Evening Stroll.
Day 06: Full Day Exploration in Lumbini.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Departure.


Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan Round Tour

Trip Facts

Duration: 8 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: City Sightseeing, Cultural Heritage visits, Jungle Safari, Pilgrimage Site visits.

Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan Round Tour, or Nepal Golden Triangle Tour, is one of the best Nepal Tours. As we form a complete triangle by touching those three golden stops of Nepal, it is called the Golden Triangle Tour.

We begin creating the golden triangle by landing and roaming the places in Kathmandu. The city solely has several UNESCO Heritage Sites. We explore the prominent ones to have a close view of the city's architecture, legends, and culture.

Following our days in the capital, we’ll march towards Pokhara to draw the triangle further. By reaching and exploring the favorite tourist city of Nepal, Pokhara, we visited two points of the triangle. There is so much to explore in Pokhara. An early morning visit to Sarangkot for the sunrise is one of the best parts of Pokhara. We’ll happen to do a complete tour of the city.

Next, we’ll drive towards Chitwan, yet another two points are connected. You might know, Chitwan is a dream place to be in Nepal for a jungle Safari. The wild exploration will happen in the Chitwan National Park by doing various exciting activities. You might also come across some Royal Bengal Tiger and many Rhinoceros. And, finally, we return to Kathmandu to complete the Golden Triangle.

The myriad travel experiences we undergo in the cities make it a must-do Nepal tour in Nepal.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Tour Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and Lakeside Exploration.
Day 04: Morning visit to Sarangkot and Full Day Pokhara Tour
Day 05: Drive to Chitwan and a cultural village visit.
Day 06: Full Day Jungle safari and activities in Chitwan.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Departure.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Trip Facts

Duration: 7 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: City Sightseeing, Cultural Heritage visits, Pilgrimage Site visits, and Excursion.

If you are into peace, spirituality, religion, or anything like that, the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is your deal to grab. On this pilgrimage tour, you will turn the important Buddhist stones of Nepal.

This seven-day program will guide you to Nepal's major Buddhist spots starting from Kathmandu. We will begin the expedition touring the Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu Valley. Alongside, this tour has Pharphing, a village in the outskirts of Kathmandu with significant monasteries and meditation places.

After that, you will reach out to a nearby hill station called Namobuddha, which homes one of the holiest monasteries in the world. We will also travel to Namobuddha to see the monastery. Ultimately, we’ll fly to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. We will see all the major sites, including Maya Devi Temple and Tilaurakot.

In the seven days of this tour, we’ll leave no stones unturned. We will have a journey through peace both externally and internally. Thus, it is one of the best Nepal tour packages for peace seekers.

Outlined Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Visit Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Pharping.
Day 03: Excursion around Kapan Monastery and Namo Buddha.
Day 04: Fly to Lumbini and Half Day Exploration.
Day 05: Visit Maya Devi Temple, Tilaurakot, and Other sites.
Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 07: Departure.

Nepal and Vietnam Tour

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: City Sightseeing, Cultural Heritage visits, Jungle Safari, Natural Sightseeing, Hiking, etc.

We have Nepal and Vietnam Tour from our Cross-Border Tours in this best Nepal Tour Packages list. It is an exclusive tour that no other company offers in Nepal. As its name says, this tour is about touring Nepal and Vietnam.

On this Nepal Tour package, We will have something more than usual. We will not only explore two equally beautiful countries. The journey will start from Kathmandu, where you explore two beautiful destinations: Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan. We will witness Kathmandu’s historical and cultural sites. After that, the tour will direct you to Chitwan National Park, the best place for jungle safari in Nepal.

Moreover, we will fly to Vietnam after unraveling Nepal’s beauty. In Vietnam, we will wander to the must-visit places like Hoi An, Bana Hills, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, and more. We’ll learn what the country is all about throughout our time in Vietnam.

And, by the end of the tour, we’ll have images of two countries beautiful in nature, history, culture, lifestyle, and art. Therefore, it should be your pick if you love exploring countries.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Tour Kathmandu.
Day 03: Full Day Kathmandu Tour and Drive to Nagarkot for Mountain Panorama.
Day 04: Early Morning Sunrise and Drive to Chitwan
Day 05: Full Day Jungle Safari inside Chitwan National Park.
Day 06: Return to Kathmandu
Day 07: Fly from Kathmandu to Hanoi.
Day 08: Full Day Hanoi City Tour.
Day 09: Drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay and Explore the place.
Day 10: Half Day Tour in Halong Bay and Fly to Hoi An.
Day 11: Visit Bana Hills and Return to Hoi An.
Day 12: Full Day Tour in Hoi An City.
Day 13: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 14: Full Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour.
Day 15: Departure from Vietnam and End of the Tour.

Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Tour

Trip Facts

Duration: 16 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: City Sightseeing, Cultural Heritage visits, Jungle Safari, Natural Sightseeing, Hiking, etc.

Here is another Nepal Tour Package from our multi-country tours, the Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Tour. Like the previous ones, we will explore multiple countries on this tour. In the 16 days of the tour, we’ll explore the loaded baskets of three countries.

Like all the best Nepal Tours, this tour will start from Kathmandu only. While doing Nepal Tour, we will dwell in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. We’ll realize the important highlights of those places, like cultural stops to jungle safari. The Chitwan National Park is the place where the jungle safari happens.

Following a lovely tour in Nepal, we’ll fly to Bhutan, another Himalayan country. We’ll land there to unknot its natural and cultural marvels. There is a lot to see and encounter about Thimpu and Paro, the two big cities of Bhutan. We’ll run into many Dzongs, museums, monasteries, chortens, and probably more things on tour. Yet, the Tiger’s Nest or Paro Taktsang Monastery is the major highlight of the Bhutan visit.

To end one of the best Nepal Tours, you will fly to Lhasa, Tibet, via Kathmandu. While in Lhasa, you will unravel the historically beautiful town of Lhasa. There are many temples, monasteries, shrines, and meditation centers to explore in the city. We’ll not leave any place unexplored in Tibet.

Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Tour is a package for those visitors who like to explore new countries and their people, people, and tastes.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Tour
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
Day 04: Full Day Pokhara City Tour
Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan.
Day 06: Full Day Activities in Chitwan National Park.
Day 07: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro.
Day 09: Full day Sightseeing in Thimphu.
Day 10: Hike to Tiger’s Nest.
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu from Bhutan.
Day 12: Fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu.
Day 13: Full Day Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa.
Day 14: Full Day Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa.
Day 16: Departure.

Meet the Monks & Shamans Tour

Trip Facts

Duration: 16 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: City Sightseeing, Hiking, Religious and Spiritual Sightseeing, Village Tour.Shamans dance

Of all the best Nepal Tours listed here in this blog, Meet the Monks and Shamans Tour is the most unique and exclusive tour that we offer. The name clarifies that the tour is about knowing the Shamans and Monks of Nepal. Thus, this tour can be your apple if you like exploring spiritual places and practices.

The Meet the Monks and Shamans Tour is a 10 days package to meet two different religious practitioners, Shamans and Monks. Firstly, we will explore the ancient valley of Kathmandu and its historical evidence. Here we go around the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Following that, we’ll drive and hike to Jhakri Village, a village resided by local Shamans. We’ll spend two days around the village to know the people, place, and practices.

Next, we sail towards a Monastery to meet the monks of the place. We will live like one of them in the monastery for two days. At the end of the stay, we’ll learn the wisdom and lifestyle shared by the monks. And we conclude the tour by returning to Kathmandu’s boisterous life.

Overall, this tour is an eye-opener where you experience something never done before.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu and Patan Sightseeing.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur.
Day 04: Drive and Hike to Jhakri Village.
Day 05: Meet, interact and live with Shamans.
Day 06: Ritual Performance Day.
Day 07: Farewell to Shamans and Meet the Monks.
Day 08: Live with the monks in a monastery.
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Departure.

Bardia Jungle Safari Tour

Trip Facts

Duration: 4 Days
Best Season: All Year Round
Activities: Jungle Safari, Elephant Ride, Birds Watching, Jungle Walk, etc.

Last but not least, Bardia Jungle Safari Tour is also one of the best Nepal Tours that you can pick. This tour happens in the least frequented Bardia National Park, which has everything to attract a nature and wildlife lover.

We’ll voyage to western Nepal on a scenic drive to reach Bardia National Park. It is a long but exciting drive to participate through Nepal’s longest highway. Upon reaching the enriched protected site, we’ll start to do various activities in the park.

Firstly, we’ll go to a local Tharu Village to receive a warm welcome and see their cultural dance. The next day, we drove deep into the woods to come across diverse wildlife and fauna. If it is a lucky day, we might be blessed with the appearance of the Royal Bengal Tigers.

Inside the park, there are many activities that we can indulge in, like jeep safari, elephant ride, bird watching, fishing, and canoe ride. So in the two days around and about the park, we’ll do most of those activities. This is how most of the Bardia Jungle Safari Tour happens.

If you are a nature lover who likes being around dense woods, this should be your doing.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Nepalgunj, drive to Bardia National Park, and visit a Local Tharu village.
Day 02: Full Day Jungle Safari Activities in Bardia National Park.
Day 03: Another Full Day Jungle Activities
Day 04: Half Day Jungle Activities, Drive back to Nepalgunj, and Fly back to Kathmandu.

At Last

Nepal is not only for trekking. There are several best Nepal Tours that are as worthy as trekking. The only thing that you miss on these Nepal tours is trekking. Other than that, tours offer you different experiences of Nepal. As you know, Nepal is a country with enough history, architecture, culture, and natural beauty; you should not take much time to plan a tour.

We at Sabbatical Explore Nepal offer different tour packages in Nepal. Some of the best Nepal Tour Packages are already listed above. Additionally, we have numerous exclusive packages that are not displayed on our website. We can talk you through those exclusive tours anytime you want if you are interested. Make sure you call us. The ultimate travel experiences await you here in Nepal.

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