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Experience the splendour of Nepal, its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural land. Travel to Buddha’s destination with us and witness tourist hotspots like Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. Spot rhinos, elephants and sloth bears in Chitwan and participate in cooking activities with locals. Nepal is known as the land of the mountains, and rightly so. This extensive 14-day tour consists of a multiple treks across the majestic slopes of The Himalayas to give you an off-beat experience in addition to covering must-do experiences like village retreats, exploring Bazaars of Pokhara and more; all while giving back!

Trip Highlights

Experience high altitude destinations like Dhaulagiri mountains

Spot the famous one horned Rhinos at Chitwan National Park

Explore Pokhara’s vibrant music scene

Witness a traditional Nepali folk dance

Experience village retreats such as Gurung and Magar

What’s Included?

Accommodation: 13 nights

Attractions & experiences: 13 included

Tour leader, 24X7 backup and pre-departure support

Meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 9 dinners

All domestic transport and transfer


  • 14 days, 9 stops
  • Is this for you?
  • Max group size: 12
  • Difficulty Level: Light
  • Age Requirement: Designed for 18-35s

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu


Ah, Nepal- The land of the mountains. Welcome on board for an exciting adventure! After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by your tour leader before heading to the hotel. After freshening up, you will take part in Meet Your Crew Session during which you will meet your fellow mates. The team will share some important information about the trek after which the evening is free for you to explore the city with your new gang! This will be topped off with a traditional Nepali dinner followed by a cultural dance show. Get a good night’s sleep because the next 14 days are gonna be one hell of an adventure or maybe have a Crew Bonding Night Out.

NOTE – The trip starts with a full-day program early morning on Day 2. Make sure you arrive anytime on Day 1 latest. If you are arriving a day before, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange your accommodation.

What’s included

  • Meet Your Crew Session
  • Cultural show with dinner
  • Crew Bonding Night Out
  • Twin Accommodation: Hotel Jampa

Impact inclusions

In the evening, enjoy an authentic dinner and behold a cultural dance show for a perfect introduction to Nepali traditions!

Day 2: Kathmandu/Chitwan

Embrace something different!

This morning, we will be visiting ‘Setu Nepal’ for Your Responsible Activity. It has been working as a bridge to fill up the gap between the isolated group of women and children in the Kathmandu Valley area, with care, support, education along with necessary support for rehabilitation. Indulge in activities like learning craft and pottery from the residents along with taking a tour of the transit home. You will also be taking part in a cooking activity and preparing authentic Nepali cuisine which will give you a deeper insight of the local culture. After lunch, drive to Chitwan National Park. On arrival, check into your home. Post that, you go around for a local village visit and gather exciting facts about the place! Take a good night’s sleep after dinner and prepare yourselves for the safari next morning.

What’s included

  • Your Responsble Activity : Setu Nepal
  • Your Authentic Stay
  • Your Rural Experience: Chitwan village walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Community homestay

Impact inclusions

Setu Nepal has been working towards creating a better life for their residential children and women by taking initiatives to ensure their growth. This visit will not only give you a lot of learning but also show you the reality! Chitwan National Park
is the first national park of Nepal and an attractive tourist spot. Meet the friendly locals and learn about their living!

Day 3: Chitwan

Rhinos, sloth bears and maybe tigers

This morning, after your breakfast, leave for Jungle Safari by jeep! The national park’s dense forests and grassy plains are home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinos, sloth bears and the Bengal tigers. It also shelters numerous bird species, including the giant hornbill. Get your cameras ready for some exciting captures! The evening is free for independent activity. Sleep well after an exciting day.

What’s included

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Chitwan National Park safari
  • Twin Accommodation: Community homestay

Impact inclusions

Chitwan National Park is home to so many species and a treasure for all the wildlife lovers out there!

Day 4: Pokhara

Meet the locals!

This morning, pack your belongings and head to Pokhara as you travel along the Prithvi Highway, enjoying its rare twisty roads and beautiful hillsides. The trip is full of alluring temples and lakes. After a short delightful break, you will head to Mugling and stop for lunch. Post that, the journey continues to cross the Mahendra bridge and heads towards Pokhara. On arrival, check into your hotel and then take part in the orientation walk. You will also have the option to take a boat ride in the Pokhara’s famous Phewa Lake The rest of the day is free for you to Explore With Your Crew and indulge in some independent activities.! You can complete some last-minute shopping for the trek (if needed). Spend the night in Pokhara with your gang.

What’s included

  • Pokhara orientation walk
  • Breakfast
  • Twin Accommodation: Splendid View

Impact inclusions

The bazaars here in Pokhara have immense historical significance. Learn about various local businesses and maybe even support them with some shopping!

Day 5: Trek to Ulleri

The trek begins!

After a delicious breakfast, you head towards Nayapul by a private vehicle which is a one and a half-hour drive only. So, get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime! The trail on the first day starts pretty easily. The ascent is gradual with beautiful views around you. Further, you head to Birethanti and follow the graveled trail towards the ancient villages, Mathathanti and Lamdawali. We shall be stopping for lunch at a local restaurant between the trek after which we head towards Ulleri, another beautiful village as old as time itself. Relax and spend the night in Ulleri.

What’s included

  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Hotel Super View

Impact inclusions

Explore Ulleri and learn about the inspiring rural life!

Day 6: Trek to Ghorepani

Remote village experience

A busy day today! You will trek to Ghorepani and witness a beautiful landscape with amazing views of Nepal’s majestic Dhaulagiri mountain. Your crew will take a small break for lunch in between the trek. By evening, we will reach Ghorepani. It’s time to relax and fool around! Enjoy an amazing dinner while admiring your new surrounding. Spend the night in Ghorepani itself.

What’s included

  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Snow View Lodge

Impact inclusions

Ghorepani’s village retreat is pretty well-known in the trek circuit. Meet locals and let Mother Earth teach you a thing or two or maybe a hundred about travelling!

Day 7: Trek to Tadapani

Sunrises are special

The sunrise views of the Himalayas are known to be truly extraordinary! Wake up early to witness the majestic view of the sunrise following a hike up Poon Hill. After a delicious breakfast, you start your journey towards Tadapani. You head to Deurali along the up and down trails. If you’re lucky, you will see some wild animals such as ‘langur’ monkeys climbing up the trees. Be cautious as they are always up for some mischief! After crossing Deurali, continue the trek towards Banthanthi. Following lunch, keep trekking through the beautiful rhododendron forests along the stone stairs to reach Tadapani. The evening is free for you to roam around with your mates. Spend the night in Tadapani.

What’s included

  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Himalaya Tourist House

Day 8: Trek to Chhomrong

Simple, yet beautiful

This morning, following your breakfast continue you trek, now to Chhomrong. On arrival, you have the rest of the day free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machupacharre from here with your new mates! There are also a few shops that sell trekking supplies and one that sells souvenirs. Spend the night in Chhomrong itself.

What’s included

  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Trek to Himalaya

Climb your way to better things

After breakfast in Chhomrong, start trekking towards Himalaya. This trek will take you about 5-6 hours. While descending through Chhomrong, you can get a glimpse into the local life of the Gurung tribe inhabiting this area.You will be spending the rest of the night in Himalaya, so feel free to explore it’s natural aesthetic with your crew.

What’s included

  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Off your bucket list!

This morning, after breakfast, you will start heading towards Annapurna Base Camp, your ultimate goal on this trip! You will not take more than three hours to trek there. You will have lunch here and spend the rest of the day absorbing the local culture. After lunch, you have the option of going boating at Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Pokhara. Here, you can choose between the driven boats, row boats, and sail boats. You will also have the option to enjoy the local cuisine here at the base camp. Off your bucket list!

What’s included

  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Dovan

Reflection time!

After breakfast at the Annapurna Base Camp, you will start heading towards Dovan. Later on, at Dovan, you will involve yourself in Your Impact Event, an interactive closure session to discuss the trip. At Novoto, we constantly strive to make sure our expeditions have a positive impact on both the host communities and our travelers. Exchange ideas, provide insight, and let us know how we can make an even greater impact. Spend the night here with the gang!

What’s included

  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Your Impact Event

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda

Natural Jacuzzi

After breakfast at Dovan, you will start a five-hour trek to Jhinu Danda. When you reach here, you will explore various villages and terraced fields until you reach the suspension bridge over the Kimrung Khola. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Kimrung Danda after which you continue the trek to Jhinu Danda. On arrival, you will have some free time to relax before your short trip downhill to the riverside hot spring. Yes, a natural hot spring! It will give you a new found freshness and energy. Stay the night in Jhinu Danda. This is your last night on the trek!

What’s included

  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Breeze Guest House

Day 13: Pokhara

The trek ends!

The trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul marks the end of your trek. Don’t worry, there is still some trekking to do! The trail goes along some captivating farmlands. You will stop for lunch in Syauli Bazar at a local restaurant followed by continuing your journey along the stone-paved trails to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you will take a private jeep to Pokhara. Make the most of it and spend the night in Pokhara! This is your last night, so gear up for the End with a bang night – You can spend the night exploring and club-hopping around the area with your gang!

What’s included

  • Activities during trek
  • End with a bang night
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Twin Accommodation: Splendid View

Impact inclusions

Pokhara is the music centre of Nepal and hence most concerts are held here. Get grooving!

Day 14: Exit Pokhara

Goodbye 🙁

The last 14 days have been a roller coaster! You will have experienced Nepal’s culture, relished the food, conversed with locals, made a lasting impact on them and have a lot of memories to take back! However, just like all good things, this too has to come to an end. We assure you this is going to be the toughest part! Bidding goodbye to the new experiences and getting back home. Your friends and family will be waiting for you, undoubtedly jealous of your adventure!


What’s included

  • Breakfast

Enabling sustainable travel to be a regular practice


Supporting local businesses dependent on tourism


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Catering to your personal growth as travelling can be your best teache


Supporting rural communities through your experiences


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Friendly Staff

Our staff is very friendly, and are there to make your experience comfortable!

Authentic Service providers

We partner up with local accommodations and activity providers

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Efficient Safety and health facilities

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Authentic homestays and treehouses make up for most of your accommodations. Live the local way

Interaction with local individuals

Nobody can provide you with an experience as authentic as the truly amicable locals. Explore a whole new culture through them

Experienced personnel

Your tour guide, the sherpas and team leaders are extremely experienced, having served travellers like you for a long time. Learn the best from them

Visiting off-beat destinations

Besides the popular destinations, you will also get the chance to explore unique destinations like village retreats and the Dhaulagiri peak!

Try Local food

Whether it is the delicious Thukpa in Gurung, or world-famous Momos in Kathmandu, we make sure that you taste the local flavour. You’ve got travel experience, and so does your palate!

Look forward to what the day has to offer. Enjoy the breakfast which will be provided at 8:00 AM. Freshen up, and get ready for what the world has to offer. By 9:00 A.M, join your fellow travellers for an exciting day. After a small briefing by our team, regarding the trekking activities to be done that day, you join us in this adventure of discovering Nepal’s picturesque landscape.

At noon, we make a stop for lunch and refreshments. After some rest, we continue to trek towards our final destination for the day. Be ready to be amazed by the beauty of the rustic Nepali mountains and the majestic landscapes as you continue travelling with your group.

At around 5 PM, we shall reach our overnight destination. Relax, enjoy some cool refreshments as you go on to bond with your fellow travellers and the locals. Occasionally, there shall be organized social events in the evening. Finally, to call it a day, dinner is provided. Retreat to your tree houses for the next day of your adventure awaits at sunrise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights booked for arrival/ departure have not been included in our travel fee. It must be purchased separately.
However, in case of any inquiries, you can contact us.

Which flight should I take?

There are multiple flights arriving and departing from Kathmandu. Take your pick.

What do I do about the visa?

You will be required to obtain either an Nepal E-Visa (you can check your eligibility here – or apply in person at your nearest Nepalese Embassy prior to your travels.

What are the extra costs that I should keep in mind?

The itinerary has been curated with the most observant prior due diligence. Any additional expenses individuals incurred during the tour are at their own discretion, such as any shopping and souvenirs they might wish to purchase, additional meals and activities not mentioned in the itinerary and of course, the booze.

What do I carry?

For a trip of 11 days, you would be better off with a light packing. Carry comfortable footwear for the trek, and necessary equipment like warm jackets and rucksacks. You should pack some summer clothes as well. Make sure you carry the essentials- your passport, VISA, flashlights, and Nepali currency.
Oh also, leave some room in your suitcases. You never know what you might like to buy here!

Is tipping included?

No, tipping has not been included in your travel plan. It’s up to you to decide the amount for the same.We totally respect your discretion.

Who are my travel companions?

We very much believe in privacy. Hence, we are sorry that we cannot reveal their names. However, we have a wide range of travellers from all over the world who you will meet on your first day.

How do I contact, in case of an emergency?

No need to worry! We have our on-ground team for your assistance. Besides that, you can get in touch with us through our social media handles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also call us directly on our helpline.

Can I join a trip late, or extend my stay?

As much as we would LOVE you to join us, it will be difficult for us to accommodate you in an already on-going trip.
Good news? You are more than welcome to extend your stay, but the expenses for the same have to be taken by you.

Is there any minimum age requirement?

Although our trips are designed for 18-35s, we don’t believe in limiting it to them. So, as long as you’re 18+, feel free to be a part of the tours!

Does Novoto provide me a Travel Insurance?

Unfortunately, no. We leave that to your discretion to book travel insurance of your choice.

Will there be any showcase?

Definitely! Your entire experience would be well-documented in the form of videos, and also in other means as approved by the group.

What’s the weather like?

April to September is summer in Nepal where temperatures are generally pleasant around 25 C at most destinations in this tour. From October onwards the temperatures start going down averaging around 15 C during the day at most locations.

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