Nepal 9-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 11 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Nepal.

A 9-day trip to Nepal opens travelers up to trekking options not available with shorter lengths of stay. You can easily fit 5-7 days of trekking into your itinerary, depending how much of the Himalaya you'd like to see (and how remote you want to be). Consider a 5-day hike on the Tamang Heritage Trail—you'll enjoy hot springs, epic views, and cultural experiences including a Tamang homestay. For something different, book a multi-day raft trip on the Sun Kosi river, where you'll spend your vacation navigating the rapids and lounging on sandy beaches well off the beaten track.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 9-day trips in Nepal.

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Views from atop the ridge lines of Pikey Peak
Map of Pikey Peak Trek: A Short Trek with Great Views of Everest - 9 Days
Pikey Peak Trek: A Short Trek with Great Views of Everest - 9 Days

Many say that the view of Mount Everest from Pikey Peak is one of the best in Nepal. That’s a bold statement, but Sir Edmund Hillary himself claimed it to be his favorite, and we're inclined to agree. This trek can be done in three full-on days, or a more leisurely six.

Village of Muktinath
Map of Lower Mustang Trek - 9 Days
Lower Mustang Trek - 9 Days

Experience the stark, barren landscapes of Lower Mustang dotted with Tibetan Buddhist cultural attractions on treks around Jomsom. Altitudes on this trek are not too high, and flying between Pokhara and Jomsom speeds up the journey. This is an ideal trip for trekkers who don’t have much time, or who would rather not do a very strenuous trek.

Tamang Heritage Trail - 7 Days
Map of Tamang Heritage Trail - 7 Days
Tamang Heritage Trail - 7 Days

On this moderate seven-day trek just North of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, get up close with the Tamang people while trekking amid green valleys and snow-capped mountains. The Tamang Heritage trail has the added benefit of providing sustainable economic benefit to the local community.

Beautiful views of the Himalaya
Map of The Prince's Trek through the Annapurna Foothills - 9 Days
The Prince's Trek through the Annapurna Foothills - 9 Days

Originally designed for the Prince of Wales, this easy trek takes you on quiet, off-the-beaten-path trails through the foothills of the Pokhara Valley. From the ridge lines and local villages where you'll stay each night, you'll have stunning views of the Annapurna Himalaya and experience a more rural and traditional side of Nepal.

View from YMH Kongde
Map of Luxury Kongde Trek & Heli Tour - 9 Days
Luxury Kongde Trek & Heli Tour - 9 Days

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.

Gosainkunda Lake at 4300m
Trek to the Sacred Lakes of Gosainkunda - 9 Days

The sacred lakes at Gosainkunda, the highest of which is 14,107 feet (4300 m.), are among the most spectacular sights near Kathmandu. Just north of the capital, these lakes are accessible via a reasonably good road to the trailhead. On this nine-day tour you'll travel overland from Kathmandu to Dhunche, then trek steadily upwards to the sparkling blue lakes surrounded by mountains and expansive views.

View of Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill
Ghorepani Poon Hill & Ghandruk Trek - 9 Days

Get up close with some of the world’s highest peaks on this moderate trek in the Annapurna Region. This adventure, including a 5-day trek, is a great trip for first-time visitors to Nepal. You'll follow ancient trails that connect local communities as you pass through blooming rhododendron forests and rice paddies, with frequent sightings of snow-covered mountains. At night, sleep in comfortable teahouses located in small villages along the route.

Boats for hire line the shore of Phewa Lake in Pokhara
Map of Nepal's Classic Highlights - 9 Days
Nepal's Classic Highlights - 9 Days

This trip combines the main cultural and natural highlights of Nepal's three main regions—Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara. You'll spend a night in the hilltop village of Nagarkot and the ancient cities of Bhaktapur and Patan, then head south to experience the wildlife, jungle, and birthplace of Buddha. Finally, you'll have a couple days in Pokhara to relax and enjoy some adventure before departing.

Looking down on the Pokhara Valley
Panchase Trek - 9 Days

This tour is a great way to explore the Pokhara Valley in a short amount of time and ideal for those who are relatively new to trekking. You'll get some amazing views over the surrounding mountains and experience the village life. Your trek starts with a boat trip across Phewa Lake, then takes you on a trail up to the World Peace Pagoda through the forest and past villages where you can experience the daily lives of the local people.

Boats along Phewa Lake, Pokhara
Map of Kathmandu Valley & Pokhara - 9 Days
Kathmandu Valley & Pokhara - 9 Days

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.

View from Kalinchowk Photeng towards the Kathmandu Valley
Kalinchowk Multi-Sport Adventure - 9 Days

This trip starts off with a visit to Kathmandu's main cultural sites before heading into the wilderness for a multi-sport adventure of trekking, mountain biking, rafting, and bungee jumping. You'll get off-the-beaten-path to an area of the Himalaya yet to be discovered by the masses. You'll then return to Kathmandu for some comfort and relaxation before you depart.

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