Nepal Highlights Kosher Tour is a blended package of culture, religion, and nature in Nepal. We cover mountain views, city tours, and jungle safari. The city tour of Kathmandu offers a magnificent temples, stupas, and palaces. The day six is SABBATH.
Pashupatinath temple is a famous temple in Nepal. It is also the cremation place of Hindus, which lies on the bank of the holy river Bagmati. Every year thousands of people visit the temple and its surroundings.
From the Gai Jatra, the festive season starts in the durbar squares. But the Gaijatra is celebrated all over Nepal in the Newar community. Bhaktapur Durbar square is a bit larger than others which is famous for the Golden temple, 55 windows durbar, and exotic art.
Patan Durbar Square is for the wooden craft, where we can see marvelous craft skill. Similarly, in Kathmandu, we see the living goddess- Kumari. Nepal is different in the world because we can see the living goddess.
Nagarkot (2175m) is one of the best hill stations nearby Kathmandu. Stunning Sunrise over the Himalayas can see from the Nagarkot. Nagarkot is also great for escaping the bustling city.
Pokhara is the city of lakes. Fewa lake is the largest and most famous lake in Nepal. The island temple Talbarahi, Davis falls, caves and peace stupas, museums, Seti Gorges, etc. are the visiting spots of the city.
Chitwan National park is the best option for a jungle safari tour. Jungle walking, bird watching, and Tharu culture are the activities done in Chitwan. A scenic mountain flight completes the Nepal Highlights Kosher Tour, a flight that takes off from Kathmandu and flyovers the Himalayas. The scenic flight offers a closer view of the Himalayas.
- We explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Stunning view from Nagarkot
- Scenic driving to Pokhara along the Trishuli River
- Picturesque Sunrise view from Sarangkot
- Wildlife adventure in Chitwan National Park
- Tharu Cultural Program and Tharu Village Tour
- Day 1 MONDAY - Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel. It does not includes any meals in Kathmandu, so you can visit the Chabad House. Chabad House is very close to your hotel.
- Day 2 TUESDAY - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Drive to Nagarkot.
After your breakfast, we meet at the hotel lobby for a quick pre-trip briefing. You will be introduced to your guide and we provide some general information about the tour. Please bring a copy of your travel insurance document and three passport-size photos.
After the meeting, we begin the tour. Please ensure that you have packed all your essential clothing and gear as necessary as we will be sleeping overnight in Nagarkot.The places we go sightseeing today include:Pashupatinath Temple: One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, which is the opulently decorated pagoda. It is a temple of Lord Shiva and his Linga (Phallic Symbol of Lord). Legend has it that the temple was constructed in 400AD. You will be able to witness cremation of the deceased and holy baths that devotees take in the river Bagmati. Pashupatinath is next to a small protected forest, so you will likely encounter monkeys, deer, and other animals.Bouddhanath Stupa: The giant dome monument of Buddha is located on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu city. It is a sacred pilgrim destination of Buddhists and draws folks in thousands every day for prayers. The Stupa is 36 meters high and presents a captivating specimen of Stupa design.Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The palace square is a collection of Shikhara- and Pagoda-style temples and a 55-windows palace made of brick and wood. The main attraction of Bhaktapur is the Lions Gate, Golden Gate, Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla and art galleries among others. After completing the tour, we drive to Nagarkot.
- Day 3 WEDNESDAY- Drive to Pokhara on a tourist bus, van or car
Wake up early in the morning for a sunrise view over the Himalayas, you can see a continuous chain of mountains looking north and a spectacular view of Kathmandu Valley in the south. After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara on a 7-hour drive. You will drive through the beautiful Prithvi Highway, cultivated lands of Dhading district, banana farmlands of Tanahu, waterfalls, rivers, villages and highway market.
- Day THURSDAY - Guided sightseeing in Pokhara
Sightseeing of Pokhara valley starts today after your breakfast at 8:30am. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel in a private tourist vehicle. We visit the following places today:Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple: These are what Pokhara is most known for – a beautiful lake with mountain views at the backdrop and a temple that sits on an island on the lake. The temple is a two-storied pagoda style temple of Hindu Goddess. We take a boat from the shores and paddle to the temple. See the reflections of Mt. Machhapurchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna on the lake.Seti River Gorges: “Seti” translates to “white”. The gushing white waters of the river barges through a gorge making a turbulent and majestic flow. The gorge can be seen from K.I Singh Bridge, at Bagar, Mahendrapool, and Prithvi Highway bridges. Davis Fall: Also known as Patale Chhango, it is a waterfall tremendously popular among both domestic and international tourists. The volume of water gushing through is really impressive, especially with the sun rays hitting the water flowing into a gorge.Gupteswar Cave: It is not only a cave but also a path to the famous Hindu temple of Pokhara, Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple. Devotees flock to the cave to pay a visit to the temple. The cave is almost 300m long, and in some stretches of the cave, you need to crawl on all four.Museums: On the tour, you visit two more different museums, one dedicated to the Gurkha Warriors who fought in the World Wars, Falkland Wars, among many other military operations around the world; and another displaying the lifestyle and history of Thakalis, Tharu, and Gurungs families, which are some of the ethnic groups of Nepal.
- Day 5 FRIDAY - Drive to Sarankot for sunrise and mountain views, then continue on to the
Chitwan National Park
Today is an early morning start, well before the crack of dawn. We drive to Sarangkot on a 45-minute drive and a short hike up to Sarangkot Hill, from where you can see panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapurchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other peaks as well as the best scene of Pokhara and Phewa Lake. We enjoy the views to our heart’s content and then drive back to the hotel for breakfast.
The drive to Chitwan National Park starts here. The first couple of hours are on the same stretch as we take to Pokhara from Kathmandu. From the market of Mugling, we make a right turn and follow along the Narayani River to reach Narayanghat in about 5 hours of total driving. We reach the resort and have lunch before we set off for jungle activities inside the national park. This includes jeep safari, bird watching, and jungle walk. In the evening we see the widening view of the sunset over the jungle.
- Day 6 SATURDAY - SABBATH
SATURDAY – SABBATH – FREE DAY IN CHITWAN
- Day 7 SUNDAY - Activities in the Chitwan National Park
We have an early morning tea/coffee before we move on to more activities around the resort. We return to the resort before heading over to observe the crocodiles along the banks of Narayani River and then back for lunch. In the afternoon we resume jungle activities and walk around the jungle and go to the observation tower, a boat ride on the wide river, then back for dinner.
- Day 8 MONDAY More activities in Chitwan, and drive back to Kathmandu
We complete the remaining activities in Chitwan and drive back to Kathmandu on a 6-hour drive on Prithvi Highway. Views from of high hills, gorges of Narayani, farmland of Dhadhing and other rustic countryside are incredible views we get to enjoy on the drive. In the evening you will have leisure time if you like to take a stroll, visit the old market of Ason and Indrachowk, or just take a rest.
- Day 9 TUESDAY- Morning mountain Flight and Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
The highlight of today is the Everest mountain flight. Your guide will pick you up early in the morning and we head over to the airport for a mountain flight. The one-hour flight will take you close to the mountains for spectacular views of the mountains and awe-inspiring massifs of rocks and aerial views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other peaks on the Tibetan border. After the Mountain Flight your sightseeing begins.
Swoyambhunath Stupa: Also called the Monkey Temple, Swayambhu is a World Heritage Site, one of the holiest places of Buddhism and also Hinduism. It is perched atop a hillock by the edge of Kathmandu city. The massive stupa is also a famous tourist site for the amazing view of the valley it sports and also the monkeys that flock to the premises, from where it derives its nickname Monkey Temple.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Another World Heritage Site, Kathmandu Durbar Square was built in the 12th/13th century, where Malla King Dynasty ruled over the city. King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha district annexed the city almost 300 years ago. The Durbar has many different exotic architectural design, wood carving in windows and doors. The courtyard, temples, Kumari (a Living Goddess) is the main attraction of Durbar Square. Inside the square, there is a museum that belongs to Kings and reflects of his regime period.
Patan Durbar Square: Decorated with artistic courtyard beautiful pagoda temples, Patan Durbar Square is another World Heritage Site that has a noticeable temple built to dedicated to Lord Krishna, made of stone in the 17th century. There is a museum containing bronze statues and religious objects. The trip of Patan also covers the Tibetan Refugee Camp and handicraft center.
In the evening your guide will pick you up for your farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk songs and dance performance. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, bungee jumping mountain biking and other activities.You can get more information in our Activities Page.
- Day 10 WEDNESDAY - Trip conclude
Finally, the entire trip is over.
Standard Itinerary and Private TripIt is the notice about Standard Itinerary and Private Trip. The provided itinerary is standard, and if you want to customize it, you can do it. OR you can go through our Plan Your Holidays page.
Travel Insurance and CoversWe strongly recommend you to have travel insurance that covers the adventure activities such as trekking/hiking above 15,000feets. And must include flights delayed/canceled by bad weather, accidents, evacuations, etc.
Keep in MindSometimes, the unusual weather change, natural disasters, flight delays and cancellations, government rules, local political situation, health conditions of trekkers may change your itinerary. At that point, our leading guide will decide and try to minimize the impacts and run the trip smoothly, but we are not liable for any additional costs if needed.
Always options for UpgradePlease you can upgrade your accommodation and transportation service than regular. We can provide you with 5Star hotel accommodation and the best available private car/ jeep services. And also domestic flights including the Helicopter Charter.
Know Before You Go!
What Includes & Excludes
- From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle
- Specilized Kosher Cook - entire trip
- Fullday guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Full Board Meals during the trip as per itinerary
- Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide
- Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.
- All ground transportion as per itinerary
- All government taxes and official expenses.
- All hotel accommodation as per your itinerary in BB Plan
- International airfare to and from Nepal.
- Visa fees and travel insurance.
- All drinks , Coffee, Tea and also alcoholic
- Lunch and dinner in the city.
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
- Personal trekking gears/equipment.
- Anything not mentioned in the price includes.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
We operate this trip with aiming:
- To improve the lifestyle of local people
- To protect the environment
- To respect and promote the culture of the local community
- To create the Volunteering Opportunities
- To donate 5% of each trip cost to the COSD Nepal organization
We hire the local people as trekking staff, which creates the opportunity to learn and share the cultures, get exposure to local traditions. You can enjoy the local product feasts in the teahouses and lodges that directly help their business.
- Namaste [Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest] is the respectful greetings in Nepal.
- Walk-in clockwise direction around temples, monuments, MANE Stone, MANE-wall is the culture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
- Enter temples and with removing shoes and also leather.
- Ask permission to take any portrait of locals.
- Use right while giving and receiving food, eating, wiping mouth, etc.
- Please dress in loose-fitting clothes while entering temples and monasteries.
A small group of travelers led by the local trek leader, we try to minimize the impacts on natural resources and the environment during the trips. We emphasize reducing waste. Encourage travelers to use a refillable water bottle instead of a single-use bottle.
We are also a supporter of the Community Organization for Sustainable Development Nepal (COSD Nepal). And, we collect 5% of the total payment of each trek to contribute to the organization.
We have a volunteer trip operating in a local school in Gorkha. Through this trip, you can directly support the children also the teachers’ educational status.
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Here you will get a basic idea of the equipment and items of clothing that you need to carry on the trip. Apex Asia Holidays provide you with a gratis duffel bag in Kathmandu to pack your trekking luggage.
- Non- trekking items can store at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
- If you are trekking in Everest Region: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight only allows the 15KG including hand-carry bag.
- You must have to carry a down jacket from above 4000 meters to keep warms. You can hire a down jacket and sleeping bag for USD 30 with us.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat, Sun block lotion
- Bandanas (Optional)
- Waterproof jacket (only for traveling between June to September)
- arm clothes, neck warmer, gloves, shocks (only for traveling between December to January)
- Comfortable walking pants
- Small Day Backpack
- Water bottles
- Personal toiletries and medication
Medicine and First Aid
- Immodium or related capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Band-Aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 stick.
Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and passport photos at least 4 copies.
- Airline ticket and Travel Insurance copy
- Wallet for travel documents, money & passport.
In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.
In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.
- ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.
It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.
Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.
- RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.
- HEALTH & SAFETY
Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.
Why travel with apex asia holidays
Since 2015, we have operated unique itineraries and happy trips that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We focused on the fun factor and challenged you aptly to reach that great feeling of personal accomplishment while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.
Make your journey fruitful by choosing to travel with a local company. We know each holiday is different. With the guidance of our travel experts and first-hand experience, we can customize every element of your holiday. We create travel packages that transcend our clients’ expectations. We invite you to discover what you’ve been missing. These are some of the difference that makes All-Travel unique.Explore More
Join a small group of like-minded travelers that, like you, are eager to safely and confidently experience all the things that make our world worth exploring.
While traveling in a small group of up to 15 people gives an opportunity of making lifelong friendships. We can appreciate more intimate, personal connections, share experiences, and cherish memories.
We employ all local guides and porters because of their local knowledge expertise. They can deliver first-hand information to our valuable clients. And trekking in High Himalayas, the local guides and porters can lead you even in the extreme weather and conditions. In addition, we aim to employ the local guides to enhance their skill and empowerment them. We are always concerned about the local community to improve and support them through tourism.
Health and Saftey
Your safety is our top priority. Our trained and experienced team is always concerned with providing fresh and hygienic food, keeping First Aid, 24/7 communication services, and more. Before commencing the trek or tour, we always make sure whether the clients have good enough equipment, clothes or not.
Responsible for Tourism
Responsible tourism is significantly important because it becomes the responsibility of each individual in the tourism industry. Our dependency is on the existing environment we talk about business or livelihood. We focused on our policy to organize outdoor packages that leave less carbon footprint as possible.