12 Day Classic Nepal
Air & Land
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Kathmandu-Chitwan & Pokhara-Kathmandu.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights New York-Kathmandu, Kathmandu-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Kathmandu-Chitwan & Pokhara-Kathmandu
- 10 nights accommodations
- 4 nights Kathmandu
- 2 nights Chitwan
- 1 night Bandipur
- 1 night Pokhara
- 2 nights Nagarkot
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 18 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- In ancient Patan, "City of Fine Arts", tour the square filled with Hindu Temples and Buddhist monuments
- Visit Durbar Square, the ancient palace of Hanuman Dhoka and the Temple of Kumari in Kathmandu
- Marvel at the Buddhist Stupa of Swayambhunath, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Spiritual journey to the World Heritage Site of Pashupatinath, a world-famous Hindu shrine
- Overnight at a jungle resort in Chitwan National Park, adjacent to the Indian Tiger Reserve
- Tour the Pokhara Valley with its natural wonders including cascading Devi's Falls
- Visit Kahun Danda for panoramic view of Himalayas
- Travel to medieval Bhaktapur, known as the "City of Devotees," dating back to the 13th century
- Explore the village of Nagarkot and interact with the local people
- Visit the Boudhanath Stupa, set in the octagonal Mandala design
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This active program, features the highlights of Nepal. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days, where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. The pace is fast, as you cover a good amount of ground each day. Some days require long driving distances between cities, necessary to cover the territory. There are tours which will require travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. The optional flight to Mt Everest will be subject to weather conditions and an early wake up will be required. Air pollution is a problem in many of Nepal's major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. The use of a bandana or light scarf may help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This superior first class hotel is nearby the Chhaya Devi shopping complex.Hotel Details
This tourist class hotel has splendid views of the Rapti River and Chitwan National Park.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class hotel has splendid mountain views.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in the tranquil Gharipatan area of Pokhara.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
This evening savor an authentic Nepalese meal at a traditional style restaurant accompanied by a cultural program including local ethnic dancing along with traditional music while you enjoy your dinner.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #4||01 Oct 2021 - 31 Aug 2022||$34.00|
Enjoy an early morning flight on a small aircraft, with a window seat, for an hour of spectacular scenery over the tallest mountain peak on earth. You will be able to view some of the most incredible, and famous sights that Nepal has to offer. This is weather permitting so tour might be delayed or an alternative day may be scheduled.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #4||01 Oct 2021 - 31 Aug 2022||$249.00|
We thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. The tour guide Mancey was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, helpful, kind, considerate and thoughtful We would certainly recommend her as a guide. Hotels and food were also good.Jenny & Daryl S. New Lambton, Australia
The trip was wonderful. Our guide Bhanu was incredible, hotels spectacular and experience exotic. Gate 1 finds a way to pack a lot of history, culture and interesting facets of the country along with amazing events that bring the group together. While not within your control, the weather was perfect! We have traveled abroad for over 20 years and are so glad we found Gate 1 just a few years ago. Gate 1 is the best.Katie & Joe B. Tampa, FL
India can only be truly comprehended by someone who has been there — the intensity, the extremes, the beauty ... Winter is the best time to go. I recommend it highly, but for seasoned travelers; it is NOT for the faint of heart! Gate 1 provided a great way to see it. Our guide Kapil was excellent, as were the brave (!!!) drivers.Victoria L. Asbury Park, NJ
It really was INCREDIBLE! Our guide Bhanu was the absolute best!! Saw more than I expected; loved the food & restaurants, was more than pleased with hotels & their locations; learned about the Indian culture and traditions. Made lots of new friends and brought home tons of wonderful memories and souvenirs!Randy K. Memphis, TN
The trip was very enjoyable and very informative. We have been on other Gate 1 trips before but may I say that our Tour Manager Bahnu was the best guide ever, He should be commanded for his knowledge and insight towards the history of India and also their beliefs.Fernando R. West Hills, CA
I had the most rewarding holiday and have no complaints. Our guide, Kapil was outstanding, best I have ever had the pleasure to travel with. His care and people skills are outstanding. He is a great asset to Gate 1, don't lose him!!!!!!!Elizabeth C. Gilston, Australia
India was a fantastic experience and we must admit, a real eye-opening experience. Our guide, Bnanu, was the best tour guide we have ever had! He went above and beyond the call of duty. Can’t wait to book our next adventure with Gate 1.Linda S. Mount Pleasant, SC
Just arrived back from a 10 Day Tour of India’s Golden Triangle. Gate 1 Travel took all the work out of negotiating this confusing country. Each location has been carefully selected for safety and pleasure. The bus was comfortable, air conditioned and filled with bottomless clean bottled water, a must in India! Clever seating arrangements were rotated daily. Poised, professional, and knowledgeable you should consider yourself fortunate if Mansi is your tour guide. A strong female in a male dominated culture/country, she made the entire trip enjoyable and interesting. She is gifted with total recall and a magical memory, pulling endless stats and facts during her breathless talks. She also discussed her personal life bringing us even closer to this different culture. Not sure how she remained so composed with a couple difficult travelers. However, she took care of everyone’s needs and stayed with us for the entire journey. For all this I thank you. Gate 1 Travel will now be my first choice when selecting tours for this world traveler.Kevin S. Harbor City, CA
The trip to India was quite an experience. No other country would have such contrasts between rich and poor, modern and very old, different religions and varying landscapes. The forts, castles and maharajas estates were fabulous. The food was good. The folks on the tour as well as the tour director were great.George S. Oak Brook, IL
What a wonderful trip to India! We enjoyed it tremendously and had a great time. The selected hotels exceeded our expectations. Vinny, our tour manager was outstanding and went way and above his way to make sure all our needs were met for the entire group. The history of India was awesome and made it so interesting during our road trips that made driving to each city such a joy. I want to also thank the driver and assistant for getting us to each destination in a safe manner and always made sure we were able to stop and take the time for the group to get pictures of the best sites along the way. Gate 1 is my only choice of travel now. You guys are the greatest! Looking forward to my next trip soon this year.Adislado M. Austin, TX
It was absolutely fantastic. The colors and the culture were amazing. Banhu was an outstanding tour manager. He kept everything informational and entertaining. I learned a lot about Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Indian/Nepal customs and way of life. Looking forward to my next trip to Kenya in July!Colleen L. Towanda, PA
Our trip to India and Nepal was fantastic. The 9 days were packed with beautiful and interesting places and experiences. Our tour director, Devendar, took great care while imparting his knowledge of the history, culture and people in India and Nepal, while Suresh told us all about the places and people in Kathmandu. We did the optional Everest flight which was very beautiful and exciting. This was our 3rd Gate 1 tour, hopefully not our last.Caroline H. New South Wales, Australia
Seeing the Taj Mahal has been on my bucket list for years. My gate one tour manager Sandeep, made India come alive for me. He provided history of the area and many stories at each site we visited which made you feel more connected. He set the stage for our visit to the Taj Mahal with the moving story of its construction. Experiencing the Taj Mahal was magical and something I will never forget thanks to Sandeep. This trip was just a taste of India but made me want to see more of the country. Thank you Gate one and Sandeep for a magical week in India.Patricia P. Hitchcock, TX
Our trip was fantastic.The hotels, the program, the food, the security, the bus, the driver and the assistant were all excellent. However, the most amazing of all was our guide, Aparna. Unbelievable knowledge, passions and organizing skills. She made our trip unforgettable. Gate 1 did it again This was our third time with Gate 1 and all were great trips We are looking forward to the fourth in Ireland this summer.Stamatios V. Fort Lauderdale, FL
We had a great time. Gate 1 looked after us magnificently and our guide Jimmy was so informative, funny and ever so obliging. I would definitely travel with Gate 1 again.Wendy T. New South Wales, Australia
India was AMAZING!!! Absolutely loved it. Our guide Kapil was fantastic and had us all laughing all the time. Yet again, Gate 1 has been a really great company to travel with.Lara S. New South Wales, Australia
My husband and I had a wonderful trip, due in large part to our guide, Kapil. He had an extensive knowledge of the history of India and ensured that we were well received in all of our stops. The hotels were all of a high quality as were the buses used to transport us. He endeavoured to make our trip memorable, especially as it was the time of the Diwali Festival. He included us in some of the local celebrations. He was an excellent advertisement for Gate 1 Travel.Ian D. Aspley, Australia
I really enjoyed this trip. It is the trip that has taken me the furthest out of my comfort zone and to the most exotic place I have been to date. I didn't know what to expect ... I loved the trip. The Indian people always returned my smile and they seemed happy. I enjoyed myself and came away with the impression of a beautiful country filled with history and natural beauty. I give a lot of the credit to our guide, Shalendra, for helping us on the tour understand the culture and way of life. This man was extremely knowledgeable about the places we visited. He came from the region we were visiting and his love for his province and people came through again and again. He also spoke with us on the tour about their way of living, politics and helped us understand that the western ideas are very different than the Indian perspective. I cannot say enough good things about Shalendra and give him full credit for making our trip so enjoyable. I feel I truly saw India with all its' flaws and beauty ... This trip really gave me a feel for the country without asking me to give up my western comforts. The hotels were spectacular, the itinerary kept us moving ... It really allowed me to see India in its natural state. I am thrilled with my trip... I cannot say enough good things about this trip. I will certainly travel with Gate 1 again, particularly to these exotic places as I always felt safe with our guide.Mary B. Quebec, Canada
Our trip was wonderful. Our small group of 19 people was perfect. I have never been on a trip where everyone got along so well, nobody wanted to leave. This was due mostly to our guide Jimmy. He had to be the best guide I have ever encountered in my 40 years of traveling . His two assistants were as good also. They made our trip memorable, exciting and so much fun. We will surely recommend this trip to others. Also we will be using Gate 1 again.Wanda R. Hallandle Beach, FL
It was an amazing experience for both India and Nepal. Our guide Kapil was a delight, he was a wealth of information, humorous and attentive to everyone. I would definitely travel with Gate 1 again.Margaret C. New York, NY
My friend and I enjoyed our trip to India and Nepal with Gate 1. This was due primarily to our tour guide “Viney." Gate 1 has an excellent representative. I am also a tour guide (in Arizona) and have worked with many other guides. Viney is one of the very best ... He was very knowledgeable and shared India’s history and culture with us - just what I wanted to learn on this trip. It was due to this experience that I will be planning another Gate 1 adventure in the near future.Barbara R. Scottsdale, AZ
Our trip to India was fantastic ! I'm more than happy with Gate1 and with your organized trips. India is our 3rd trip with Gate1 and I don't have one single thing to complained ... I personally would not be able to organize my own time better. Gate1 vision of traveling and seeing world is fantastic for people who likes to travel . Your tour guides makes trips really enjoyable and memorable . We arrived back to Canada and India was way more then just amazing trip.Aleksandra V. Ontario, CA
Hi there, The India trip was so amazing, everything ran smoothly, I was impressed with how organized and detailed every aspect was. Jimmy, our tour guide did a fantastic job!Anastasia S. Los Angeles, CA
Our trip to India was incredible! Our tour guide, Jimmy, was attentive, helpful, personable, reliable, and approachable. His assistant and bus driver were also very helpful throughout the trip. I didn't know much about India and booked the trip because my friends found a great package. I was a little nervous since the culture is very different; however, all my doubts were gone once we arrived and met the Gate 1 team and our group. Everything exceeded my expectations and I wish we had more time in India. I will most likely book anther trip with Gate 1 in the future. Thanks again for an unforgettable trip.Estefania P. Parkland, FL.
It was wonderful. Gate 1 always does a great job. I especially loved the hotels and the ideal locations! Mandu, the tour guide was EXCEPTIONAL!! He was very helpful, caring and informative.Rose L. Alameda, CA
Highlights of my trip were Seema the guide, she was excellent. The bus was comfortable and the hotels (most of them were 5 star in my book. Plenty of opportunities for meals and all travelers were well taken care of. BUT the best of all was all the wonderful sites, history, culture, religions and philosophies. It was an education bar none. I definitely got my monies worth and more.Jeanne J. Shoreline, WA
Our trip was everything we hoped for and more! Our tour guide Seema Singh was delightful and very organized. She was extremely knowledgeable about history and current events. She kept us on schedule and added other things such as an Indian wedding, which was delightful! She also gave great suggestions for things to do on our free time. I would suggest everyone sign up for the optional tours as they were all an added bonus to the trip. The motor coach in India was so nice, as was the driver and assistance. The food was so good, only too much of it! I loved trying all the new items...As for the hotels The Trident chain was so nice! We felt very cared for by the staff and the beauty and cleanliness of the hotels were so welcome after our long days. Our guide in Nepal Sanjay Nepal was great also. He has a great sense of humor, knowledge of his country and was flexible in his schedule which we had to be to see Mt Everest...We have traveled with Gate 1 before and will do so again. I tell everyone "Call Gate 1!"Marilyn R. Tooele, UT
Trip was amazing! Our guide, Neelam, was fantastic. Hotels and food were great. Everything went smoothly and seemed well organized. I'm going to look at Gate 1 first the next time I'm ready for another vacation!Spring Valley, CA
Trip was excellent, loved India, great guide and incredible bus driver! Gate1 does a really good job and I will definitely go on more of your tours!Susan J. Henderson, NV
Really enjoyed my 13 day India tour...Everything exceeded my expectations- hotels and coach transport were top notch and the historic buildings around the Golden Triangle and in Mumbai were wonderful. But the highlight for me (even slightly better than the Taj Mahal) was seeing a tiger up close in Ranthambore. I'm very impressed with Gate 1 tours and am considering another holiday with them.Glenda C. Bawley Point, NSW, AU
Thoroughly enjoyed my trip to India. Have nothing but praise for Gate 1 travel from my first communication with you here in Sydney and for all who made my travels enjoyable. The organisation was exceptional with no worries for me. My tour leader, Sony Singh, was very impressive, efficient, and approachable. Another Gate1 trip should be on the horizon.Heather G. Lake Heights, AU
Our trip was fabulous! We are so pleased with Gate 1 and are looking forward to another adventure with Gate 1. Our guide in India was just terrific. We feel lucky to have gotten Manish Nagar for our trip. We are recommending Gate 1 to family and friends who are interested in travel.Susan P. Mesa, AZ
We had a wonderful time. I did a lot of research before we left on the historical aspects of the areas in India and Nepal which we were going to visit. And as always, it was more beautiful in person. Our guide Kapil was just the right blend for our group. Knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. Keeping a group that large happy, interested, and moving in the right direction must be a challenge. And he did it with seemingly no effort.Edward B. N Chesterfield, VA
My trip was fantastic!. The tour director in India did and exceptional job. I learned a lot from her not only about the history the culture at the religion of India but also know developments in the country. She did an excellent job of managing the entire tour and made it a very memorable experience. Her knowledge was incredibly impressive. Anil The tour director in Nepal Did an outstanding job. Incredibly knowledgeable and exceeded any expectations I had. I had such a great time that when I return home I started to look at other Gate 1 tours.Joffre M. Brightwaters, NY
The Golden Triangle India tour was fantastic. Made even better by an outstanding tour manager, Aperna Thakur. Just reinforces my choice of Gate 1 for my tours—good prices, top-rated hotels, access to important sites, good restaurants on the road, reasonable bathroom stops and knowledgeable, friendly hard-working tour managers. Kudos to everyone!Rochelle M. Honolulu, HI
Our trip to India and Nepal met every expectation. I appreciated the diversity of experiences and the range of backgrounds and experiences of our fellow-travelers. The pace was just right...Our tour guide, Viney, was sensitive to the group's needs and provided the logistical and interpretive support we needed. Toward the end of the trip we fit in more cultural exposures with a bit less attention to temples and monuments, which was most welcome. This was our fifth trip with Gate 1 and I suspect it won't be our last.Bill M. W Hyannisport, MA
I enjoyed the trip very much. The accommodations were top-notch. Our guide Mr. Singh was quite knowledgeable and he and the other staff on the bus made the vacation a pleasurable experience. The shows and the meals were enjoyable. As with my other Gate 1 tours, I will be recommending the Gate 1 India vacation to my friends and colleagues.Dennis R. Bronx, NY
My trip was amazing. Everything went soo smoothly. I was extremely happy with Gate 1 and the package they offered. The hotels, bus everything was excellent. I also wanted to say that the tour guide Mr. Singh was exceptional. A very friendly, caring, knowledgeable guide. Nothing was too much... He was very good.
Thank you once again. Everyone on the trip from what I heard was also very happy with their trip. Well done Gate 1 and thank you, I look forward to taking future trips with you!Katrina L. Queensland, Australia