Best of Nepal that comprises the three major cities of Nepal- Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan is Nepal’s one of the best selling cultural tours. Kathmandu boasts on cultural heritages, Pokhara wows on natural delights and Chitwan is a wildlife paradise. Recently few of our clients had the Best of Nepal Tour. After the tour, they shared their experiences in Nepal.
The best memory of the trip was flying over the Himalayas, the stay at Bandipur & Tibetan Refugee Camp.
The meeting and handling of Explore Himalaya was excellent, effective and on time. Both the guides in Pokhara and Kathmandu were good. The transport was excellent. The driver who took us to Pokhara was excellent.
I highly recommend Explore Himalaya as a service that takes the hassle out of you. It’s been already an exceptional experience in Nepal.
-Mr. Kenneth Thomas Sutton, Austrailia
Every different place has been memorable for different reasons. We’ve loved the “hustle & bustle” of Kathmandu to the peacefulness of Bandipur and Pokhara and the breathtaking mountain views.
Explore Himalaya’s meeting and handling was great. They met us with smiles on their faces. It was a perfect way to start our trip. All the hotels were clean and fantastic. Our guides Nabu &Prakesh were amazing. They were funny, polite and never boring. Every member of staffs from the driver to manager has been great. The transport was clean and safe.
100% YES! I will recommend Explore Himalaya to other travelers who are willing to visit Nepal. The whole experience has been mind blowing fun, informative. We loved every minute our stay in Nepal.
It has been an amazing and wonderful experience with great staff. A real credit to Explore Himalaya.
-Ms. Denise Appleton & Ms. Lauren Lidford from United Kingdom
Mr. Kartik and Mairead Rawal were on the Best of Nepal honeymoon tour with Explore Himalaya this spring. After the completion of the tour the couple gave the feedback regarding their entire tour and the services provided by the service suppliers. Here it goes their feedback on their Best of Nepal Tour.
Meeting and handling was great. Gobinda was excellent. Mr. Gobinda is a very good agent. His support was very much vital for our trip. He made our first meet special and handled it so well.
Our Tour Guide Bhuwan Bhandari was above average. He was very much knowledgeable about the area. We would be more pleased if he was bit more energetic and proactive. However, it is understandable.
At Kathmandu Hotel Dwarika was brilliant. It had great rooms, good food and outstanding facilities. It was bit expensive but worth it. It was perfect for a honeymoon trip. Tiger Tops at Chitwan was also excellent. It provided absolutely brilliant service. Hotel Shangri-La at Pokhara was equally good but we felt like the rooms were little bit outdated. Redecoration will make them perfect. Bandipur is an exotic place but to serve the guest, especially the guests on their honeymoon tour, few better hotels or resorts are necessary. Despite of wonderful location the services at the hotels were limited.
The transportation was very good. Itinerary was great but I wished I had skipped Bandipur. The place is great but obviously needs the additional infrastructures and amenities to entertain the tourists.
Overall, we enjoyed the trip very much. I would love to thank Mr. Gobinda who was so important for us throughout the trip. One last thing,I would recommend to use the face mask to avoid dust during the tour of Kathmandu.
Ms. Gerda Andersen and Mr. Sloth Andersen from Denmark had an extra-ordinary tour of best of Nepal with Explore Himalaya from February 3 to February 10, 2012. The visitors through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel had an opportunity to grab the quick insight of the diverse cultural, natural and wildlife affluence of Nepal.
Best of Nepal with Explore Himalaya takes the visitors to the cultural, religious and historical venues of Kathmandu which includes the world heritage sites like Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Changunarayan and the ancient courtyards or palace squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.
The Danish visitors were privileged to encounter the rare one-horned rhino during the wildlife safari on the elephant’s back at the wildlife world heritage site Chitwan National Park. The tour also brought them to the city of natural wonders; Pokhara. Pokhara is considered one of the most beautiful urban valleys of the world. The lakes, caves, falls, gorges and the awesome mountain views are the specialties of Pokhara.
Making the perfect excursion with the friendly travel companion Explore Himalaya throughout the best cities of Nepal, the Andersens made back their exodus back home on February 10.
Ms. Nina, Ms. Eva and Mr. Lars Capersens from Denmark toured the best of Nepal with Explore Himalaya from April 2nd to April 13th 2012. Our valued guests from our sole Danish partner Kipling Travel arrived to Nepal on the 2nd of April. Along with the best of Nepal which includes Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan Capersens also visited to the exotic Himalayan view-point location, Nagarkot.
Best of Nepal tour is a comprehensive tour of culturally and religiously important prehistoric Kathmandu valley, the home of natural beauties Pokhara and the wildlife paradise Chitwan. Three different flavors of Nepal can be experienced during the tour of the best of Nepal.
Capersens enjoyed the best cultural, historical and religious affluence of the Himalayan nation in the heritage valley Kathmandu for 4 full days. They made the brief tour of Pokhara in a day. Pokhara is the paradise of mysterious natural wonders. The wildlife tour at Chitwan National park longed for full couple of days. Chitwan is the heavenly abode of dozens of endangered and critically endangered species of animals.
Touring the highly diversified cities of Nepal, they also so wheeled up to the beautiful hill-top Nagarkot; a hill-top closely located to Kathmandu valley. There, the Danish visitors were privileged to witness the glorious sunset and sunrise views on the glittering Himalayan region.
The trip full of merriment ended on April 13 and Explore Himalaya escorted the wholly satisfied visitors to the airport for their departures.
Mr. Jan Cassoee and Mr. Niels Daniel were on a Nepal tour with Explore Himalaya from December 22, 2012 to January 9, 2013. Danish guests through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel, made their trip memorable, visiting the best of Nepal as well as few other noteworthy places like Bandipur, Tansen, Nuwakot and Janakpur.
Prior the tour beyond Kathmandu valley, they spent a day for the brief sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. They also made to connected villages of Khokana and Bungmati to experience the remote traditional Newari lifestyles.
The trip beyond the valley began from Samari. After, a couple days of homestays at Samari and Nuwakot, a long drive along Siddartha, Prithivi and Mahendra Highways kicked off. Stopping for the exploration around the cities lying nearby or on these Highways, the Danish visitors made the perfect visits to the places of tourist attractions like Bandipur, Pokhara, Tansen, Chitwan and Janakpur.
After, 12 days of worthy trip to the culturally and geographically diverse locations of Nepal, the visitors were back at Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, the visitors visited the remaining cultural sites in the valley in their own. The glory of Kathmandu has remained intact for centuries with numerous cultural, historical and religious sites within it.
The Danish made their late departure on January 9, 2013 with beautiful and everlasting memories of Nepal.
Every year many visitors travel Nepal pursuing to explore the best of Nepal. Two Belgian visitors Mr. Dirk Herman and Ms. Paula Sysmans arrived Nepal on October 20, 2012. During their 10 days stay in Nepal they explored the best of Nepal (Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan) as well as they had an incredible mountain flight to the Himalayas in Everest region and a drive to small hilltop tourist town of Dhulikhel.
Best of Nepal normally offers the Nepalese cultural and historical wealth in the Kathmandu valley, the wildlife safari and culture of tharu tribal at Chitwan and the extreme beauty in the nature with crystal clear lakes, mysterious caves and gorges and panoramic Himalayan views at Pokhara. These closely located cities are the complementary cities to each other.
Our Belgian visitors had planned for the quick access to the Himalayas in the Everest region. They flew with Explore Himalaya to the land of snow, where the beauties in highlands of the nature showered from all directions. The visitors were busy with their cameras throughout the mountain flight capturing the amazing exquisiteness in the untouched land of Himalayas.
The Belgian also visited 30 km east to Dhulikhel which is very popular for its scenic beauty and old tradition. Our visitors were spellbound with joys to observe the complete panoramic view of snowy ranges from Krayolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west from Dhulikhel.
After, the completion of the outstanding vacation in Nepal, the visitors had one free day on their own. On October 29 during the free day, they spent time wondering in the streets of typical Thamel and Asan. They were busy hunting souvenirs for their loved ones back home.
On October 30, Explore Himalaya escorted them to the airport. They thanked Explore Himalaya for the spotless amazing cooperation during their stay in Nepal. The smiles on their faces were expressing million tons of thanks just before their departure.
Ms. Maria Estela and Mr. Gualter Mello from Brazil toured the best of Nepal and additionally, they also explored Lumbini, Nagarkot and Himalayas on a mountain flight. Their tour kicked off on April 7, 2012 from Lumbini and their last destination was Nagarkot on the 14th. On 15th, the day after the completion of their tour, they departed Nepal.
Apart, from the best of Nepal (Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan) Lumbini is a prominent holy place to visit, which lies at lower Terai region of Nepal. Lumbini is the birth place of the founder of Buddhism, Gautam Buddha. Lumbini evokes the holy sentiments to millions of Buddhist around the world. The Buddhist devotees and cultural and historical visitors visit Lumbini every year in huge numbers. Lumbini is a pride of Nepal and it is an UNESCO heritage site. Ashoka Pillar, the image of Mayadevi, Puskarni- the sacred pool, Sanctorum of Buddha’s birthplace and numerous big and small monasteries, shrines and stupas at Lumbini provides the sensation of eternal peace.
After the completion of exploring Lumbini and the best of Nepal, the Brazilian visitors also ventured to Himalayan region on a mountain flight. The mountain flight in Nepal is an extreme opportunity to witness the beauty in the highlands of Nepal in a very short period of time. The Brazilian citizens had already covered the geographically diverse regions in Nepal; from lower Terai to High Himalayas. After the mountain flight, the tour continued to Nagarkot. After, the awe-inspiring sunrise view at Nagarkot the tour finally got completed.
The happy Brazilians departed Kathmandu on April 15.
Manish Khemka, Prakash Sharaf and their families started touring the Best of Nepal from May 11, 2012. The best of Nepal covers the cultural tour in Kathmandu valley, wildlife safari at Chitwan and sightseeing tour of Pokhara. They explored these destinations in a week time and departed Nepal on May 20.
On the arrival day at Nepal, the family was escorted to Chitwan 126km south west from Kathmandu. The first city of best of Nepal, Chitwan prides on Chitwan National Park. The park is the home of several endangered species. Penetrating the dense woods sitting on the top of elephant to observe these very rare species like one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger etc. is an absolute adventure.
Best of Nepal tour took the Indian family to another exotic city in Nepal; Pokhara. Pokhara, is the city of lakes, caves and glorious Himalayan views. Pokhara offers every modern amenity, yet it is closely surrounded by nature on every sides. Oaring the wooden oars at crystal clear Phewa Lake on a traditional wooden boat with the mesmerizing Himalayan views on the background and the lake itself is an extreme privilege offered by nature.
Finally, the last destination of the best of Nepal tour is Kathmandu valley. The heritage valley is full of heritage sites. The Durbar squares at Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Changunarayan are the culturally, historically and religiously rich with primordial arty displays.
After, the exploration to all these sites the Indian family took a free day on their own. They wondered around Thamel, Asan and shopping sites in the valley. They were pleased with the hospitality we provided them.