Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

Nepal Discovery from USA

TNP03-INTL: 10 Days Nepal Private Tour from USA to Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Take flight from USA to Nepal
Welcome to join in our Nepal tours from USA! Today you need to go to the airport and take the flight by yourself. It is suggested to make a stop at Dubai because there is no direct plane operating between USA and Kathmandu.

Therefore, if you come from New York, you can take flight no. EK202 of Emirates Airlines at 23:00/19:45 first of all. After having a layover at Dubai for 6h35min, you can transfer to the flight no. EK2355 scheduled at 02:20/08:30 to Kathmandu. The whole trip takes 23h45min. 

If departing from San Francisco in USA, there is still no direct flights. It is advised to take Emirates Airlines no. EK226 scheduled at 17:05/19:40 firstly and stay in Dubai for 6h40min. Then take a flight no. EK2355 to Kathmandu at 02:20/08:30. The whole duration is 26h40min.

If starting from Los Angeles, it is recommended to take flight no. EK216 at 16:40/19:30 and arrive at Dubai firstly with a 6h50min's layover. After that, just take flight no. EK2355 scheduled at 02:20/08:30 to Kathmandu. The flight time for the whole trip is 27h5min.
Day 2 On the flight
The whole day will be spent on the flight. You may have a good rest and expect for your coming tour tomorrow.
Day 3 Arrival in Kathmandu & Half day sightseeing tour
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will accompany you to visit Pashupatinath Temple. First built in 19th century, it is one of the most important Hindu temples in Kathmandu. Maybe we will have a chance to see cremations from a distance by standing on the bridge or sitting on the other side of Bagmati River.

Next, we will go to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. As one of World Cultural Heritage, it gathers major historical buildings and ancient temples of Bhaktapur, including Nyatapola Temple. After that, we will visit Dattatreya Temple. It's a good place for Kathmandu people to worship in the early morning.

Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nepal
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Local people in Bhaktapur
Local people in Bhaktapur
Day 4 Kathmandu full day tour
The first stop of today's Nepal tour packages from USA is Chandragiri Hill. We will take the cable car up and down the mountain. With an altitude of 2,551 meters, we can see a panoramic view of the city and snowy mountains from the observation deck. Next, we will go to Patan City to tour around Patan Durbar Square and Golden Temple. This rectangular square is also called Palace Square. The royal palace, Taleju Temple and Golden Temple occupy the east of the square. At the west part, we will see 16 temples, 7 pillars and some open-air statues. Finally, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa. Having a huge white dome, it is the largest round stupa in the world.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Day 5 Private drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200km; 6 hours)
After breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara and check in at the hotel. Take some rest, and then we will accompany you to walk along the lakeside and have a boat ride on Phewa Lake. Covering an area of 6 square kilometers, the lake is close to the royal palace of the King of Nepal. After that, we will visit the Barahi Temple. It is said that the temple has an embodiment of the Goddess Barahi - one of the important patron saints of Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Swiss International Hotel Sarowar
Day 6 Full day Pokhara highlights tour with Sarangkot sunrise
In the early morning, you can appreciate the scenery of sunrise on the Sarangkot Hill. Then we will accompany you to visit highlights including Bindhyabasini Temple, World Peace Stupa, Devi's Fall, the Mahadev Cave, the Museum and Tibetan Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Swiss International Hotel Sarowar
 Friendly Tips

If you are interested, you could experience a 1-2 hour hike down from the World Peace Stupa to the Phewa Lake. Our guide will be glad to accompany you to do this with no extra charge.
Sarangkot Hill
Sarangkot Hill
World Peace Pagoda, Pokhara
World Peace Stupa
Day 7 Transfer from Pokhara to Chitwan by car (155km; 5 hours)
On the 7th day of our Nepal tours from USA, we will drive to Chitwan and stay in a jungle resort. A welcome drink will be offered on your arrival. Then you can fully enjoy a palatable meal around noon. The time in the afternoon is free for you!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Park Safari Resort
Day 8 Full day exploration in Chitwan
Today we are going to explore deeply in Chitwan. After breakfast, we will visit the national park and join in interesting activities like elephant riding, canoe drifting and jungle safari to see the rare animals. Then, we will go to the Elephant Breeding Center and a Tharu village where you may enjoy a local dance performance called "Tharu Tribal Dance".

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Park Safari Resort
Canoeing tour in Chitwan
Canoeing tour in Chitwan
Elephant breeding center in Chitwan
Elephant Breeding Center
Day 9 Transfer from Chitwan to Kathmandu by private car (160 km; 5 hours)
Firstly, we will drive back to Kathmandu and check in the hotel in the morning. The rest time is free for you. In the evening, we'll arrange a famous local restaurant for you to enjoy a cultural dance show and have dinner. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Day 10 Half day tour in Kathmandu & Departure from Kathmandu, Take flight back to USA
After breakfast, we are going to visit the Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square if time permits. See you off at the airport, and hence the Nepal tour packages from USA end.

If you return to New York, you can take Qatar Airways flight no. QR651 scheduled at 20:45/22:50 and have a 3h25min layover at Doha. Then transfer to the flight no. QR703 at 02:15/09:00. The flying time for the total trip is 22h.

If your destination is San Francisco, you can take Emirates Airlines flight no. EK2156 at 19:35/22:45 to Dubai. After 10h25min, you can take the next flight EK225 at 09:10/14:00. The total flying time is 31h10min.

If you return back to Los Angeles, it is advised to take Emirates Airlines flight no. EK2156 at 19:35/22:45 to Dubai. The stopover is 10h10min. After that, you can take flight no. EK215 at 08:55/14:15. The whole way takes 31h25min.

Meals: Breakfast
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