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What to expect

Spectacular Scenery

Enjoy incredible views of the Himalayas

Vibrant Culture

Experience the bustle of Kathmandu

Wildlife Encounters

Explore the Chitwan National Park

Sacred Sites

Admire the magnificent Boudhanath Stupa

About the trip

Back on the map, this epic tour of Nepal encompasses heritage, culture, nature and wildlife. Taking us from the bustle of Kathmandu, to UNESCO’s Chitwan National Park and the spectacular Himalayan views in Rupakot, we witness how Nepal is as diverse as it is unique!

Visiting the capital of Nepal is on the bucket list of many solo travellers. Standing at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal, the city of Kathmandu is surrounded by four major mountains – Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri.

A magnificent group tour for the solo travelling adventurers amongst us – and one that’ll stay with you long after you touch down.

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What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Internal flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin or double room for single use with private facilities
  • Solos Board: Breakfast daily, 3 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing of Kathmandu & Patan, Jungle activities in Chitwan National Park including a canoe ride, village and jungle walk and a visit to local tribal communities, Boat ride on Phewa Lake and a visit to the local market, Tour of International Mountain Museum and Gurkha Museum, Tour of Pashupatinath & Boudhanath Stupa
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Accompanying local English speaking guide
  • Fully financially protected

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Nepal
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to Rupakot
  • Rupakot
  • Pokhara
  • Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Chitwan National Park
  • Chitwan
  • Chitwan to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
  • Bhaktapur
  • Departure

What’s Extra

  • Nepal visa, currently $30
  • Insurance see here

Optional Excursions

  • Hiking in Rupakot – complimentary
  • Mountain view flight over Mount Everest (subject to availability) currently $280

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

After checking-in to our hotel, we get to know our fellow travellers whilst enjoying a welcome drink and typical Nepalese dinner with a cultural show at a local restaurant.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Explore Kathmandu's Highlights

We spend the day exploring the highlights of Nepal’s capital – Kathmandu. In the morning, we visit the city’s number one attraction – the Durbar Square and Kumari Temple where you can marvel at monuments from the 12th Century. We also visit the most ancient and enigmatic of the Valley’s holy shrines – the golden-spired stupa of Swayambhunath, found on top of a wooded hillock. After lunch at a local restaurant, we visit Patan City – an area renowned for its artisans and superb handicrafts. The Patan Durbar Square has been acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen today were built between the 16th-18th Centuries.

  • Breakfast & Lunch Included
DAY 3

Discover the Sacred Sites of Kathmandu

After enjoying the morning at our leisure, we visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath in the afternoon. Pashupatinath is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites. The temple’s origins are obscure, an inscription dates from 477, but a shrine may have stood here for 1000 years before that. Boudhanath is one of Nepal’s most distinctive monuments and one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal. With a diameter of over 100 meters, it’s amongst the largest in the world. There are a number of legends accounting for the Stupa’s construction, but it is generally believed to date back to the 5th Century.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 4

Fly to Pokhara and drive to Rupakot

After breakfast, we fly to Pokhara (approx 30 mins) and then transfer to Rupakot (approx 1 hour).

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 5

Free time in Rupakot

Enjoy a free day in Rupakot. You are welcome to take time out to relax in the beautiful surroundings or take advantage of the resort’s facilities, including complimentary hiking to explore the local area.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 6

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Pokhara

Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty, and today we head to the Peace Pagoda – a Buddhist stupa. This monument inspires peace and was designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, in a bid to help unite them in their search for world peace. We will also visit the Shiva Damaru Temple and the Shiva Statue Pumdikot – Nepal’s Tallest Lord Shiva Statue in Pokhara. This is located in the southern part of Pokhara, standing at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level, so expect spectacular views!

Today, we enjoy the magnificent view of the Annapurna Range Mountains, along with Manaslu Himal. Mountains such as Mt Machhapuchre, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, Mt Himchuli, Mt Mardi, and more can be enjoyed from the Pumdikot Shiva Temple premises on a clear day.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 7

A morning of mountains & museums

We spend the morning visiting the International Mountain Museum, offering a view of the three 8000+ metre peaks of the area. The museum focus is geared towards those who travel to Nepal for mountaineering. On display are many different mountain cultures and their ways of life, world mountain systems, ecology, as well as an exhibition of the world mountaineering history. We then visit the Gurkha Museum which provides a rich history of the soldiers that joined the British Army in 1815. Displays also include uniforms they wore, items they used and medals they won. Details of the Gurkha Victoria Cross winners, the highest bravery medal awarded by the British Empire with their citations can also be viewed.

In the afternoon, you can explore independently or choose from a variety of optional excursions such as paragliding, light aircraft flights and zip-lining.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 8

Wildlife spotting at Chitwan National Park

Today we head to Chitwan National Park (approx. 4 – 5 hours drive). This is one of Asia’s richest and most spectacular National Parks. Situated 75 air miles southwest of Kathmandu, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world’s remaining jungles. Here, you will discover a lost world of towering trees and twisting vines, pre-historic rhinos and lumbering elephants, crocodiles, pythons and deer, brilliantly coloured birds and if you are fortunate – the magnificent Royal Bengal Tiger.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 9

Active Adventures at Chitwan National Park

Today, we spend another incredible day immersing ourselves in the jungle, with a full day of activities on the agenda. These include canoe rides, walks and a visit to the local ‘Tharu’ tribal community.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 10

Travel from Chitwan to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur

After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu (approx 6 – 7 hrs) and head to Bhaktapur. The rest of our day is at leisure once we arrive in Bhaktapur.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 11

Enjoy a tour of Bhaktapur Dunbar Square

After breakfast, we have a tour of Bhaktapur Dunbar Square- a medieval living city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You cannot help but be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony in this place. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here. The Palace of 55 Windows, built during the period of King Bhupatindra Malla in 1754,  inspires admiration, with the National Art Gallery also housed inside. The palace entrance – the Golden Gate, known as Sunko Dhoka in Nepali, is a masterpiece in repousse art. In front of the palace building is a medley of temples of various designs. Amongst the three Durbar Squares in the Valley, the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur is the one that is best preserved.

We end this final day with a farewell dinner at the rooftop restaurant at our hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included
DAY 12

Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our return flight.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Adventure in Nepal

We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as details below (or similar);

  • Four-star Hotel Malla – Kathmandu
  • Four-star Jungle Village Resort – Chitwan
  • Four-star Mount Kailash Resort – Pokhara
  • Four-star Rupakot Resort – Rupakot
  • Four-star Hotel Bhadgaon – Bhaktapur

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
April 27 °C 11 °C
November 22 °C 7 °C

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