Nepal Tours and Itineraries

The itineraries listed here are recommended tours that let you experience a mix of Nepal's nature and culture. If you are interested in a trek, check out our collection of treks in Nepal, or read our list of best short treks and best treks.
Monks during prayer time - Rene Jungsnickel

Kathmandu Inside Out - 7-day itinerary

This trip gives a very good feel of Kathmandu Valley and includes all the highlights during a week-long trip. Cultural highlights, local food, and hikes ensure that you will get a taste for all the great things Kathmandu has to offer. It also highlights some of the events that happen in the city, giving a feel for the modern side of the valley.

View from YMH Kongde

Luxury Trekking in the Everest Region - 9-Day Itinerary

If you’re short on time and looking for a luxury experience, here’s a unique way to see the Everest Region and all the main highlights. You’ll spend your nights in the comfort of Himalayan resorts (often with panoramic views) and your days either trekking and flying through the Everest region by helicopter.


Best of the Kathmandu Valley in 2 Days

Whether you're short on time or have a couple days before or after your trek, here are a few great ways to explore the best of the Kathmandu Valley in two days. Each one of these itineraries can be customized based on your interests, whether that be culture, nature, or great day activities.

Temple at Lumbini at dawn

Nepal's Cultural Highlights - 11-day Tour

In eleven days, learn about the rich Buddhist and Hindu cultural histories of Nepal by visiting sacred sites in Kathmandu and farther afield, in Lumbini. Balance the cultural attractions with outdoor scenic pursuits in Pokhara, such as hiking to vantage points for panoramic Himalayan views. If you’re feeling brave, you can even try paragliding above the lakes and mountains of Pokhara.

Boats along Phewa Lake, Pokhara

Kathmandu Valley & Pokhara - 9-Day Tour

In nine days, you’ll delve into Kathmandu’s beautiful cultural highlights, get active in the countryside and spend plenty of time relaxing in some peaceful spots, all at a leisurely pace.

Phewa Lake, Pokhara

Kathmandu Valley & Pokhara - 7-Day Tour

In one week, enjoy the true diversity of Nepal: Kathmandu’s ancient cultural sites, a short trek in the Annapurna Himalaya, a lakeside stroll in Pokhara, and the quaint hilltop towns of Bandipur and Rupakot.

Kathmandu Valley & Pokhara - 5-Day Tour

In five days, explore the cultural highlights of the Kathmandu Valley before catching a scenic flight to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. This trip combines a mixture of ancient history, great day activities for the more adventurous, and the chance to enjoy the more peaceful moments Nepal has to offer.

One of the beautiful temples of Patan's Durbar Square (@ Thomas Vanderwel)

Kathmandu Valley - 3-Day Tour

Whether you are in Kathmandu for a short getaway or have a few days to prepare for (or recover from!) a Himalayan adventure, there is no need to stay within the confines of your hotel. Kathmandu has many unique things to see and do. In three days, you can see many of the Kathmandu Valley’s highlights, from markets, temples and cultural sites to sunsets, mountain views and hiking.

Kalinchowk views

Kalinchowk Trekking, Mountain Biking and Rafting - 8 Day Adventure

The Kalinchowk Adventure Itinerary combines a great 3-day trek in the Himalayan foothills with mountain biking and rafting. This is the perfect trip if you want to experience some of the best action sports Nepal has to offer while moving along trails with amazing views, and getting a great closeup view of the culture of the famous Sherpa people.

Catch the sunrise for Nagarkot, a hill station on the rim of Kathmandu Valley

Highlights of Kathmandu and Pokhara - One Week Itinerary

Looking to explore the cultural, more relaxing side of Nepal? Showcasing dazzling temples and world heritage squares, placid lakes and serene mountains, this week-long itinerary takes in the classic sights of Nepal as well as the more off-the-beaten path experiences, including Nepal’s famous lake town, Pokhara.

A Week in Kathmandu Valley

Here’s a trip plan that gives you a taste of what Nepal has to offer within a week: a short trek with great views of the Himalaya combined with a visit to the ancient cities of Bhaktapur and Patan. You'll stay within striking distance of Kathmandu.