Private Tour

Nepal Explorer - 10 days/9 nights

See the highlights of Nepal from the culturally rich city of Kathmandu to the thick jungles of Chitwan.   Take in views of the towering Himalaya, spot rare wildlife, and soak in Nepalese culture. This itinerary is designed for you to experience some of the most impressive yet diverse aspects of Nepal on privately guided tours.

Private, Local Guides!

Whether you are a single person, a couple, or a group, you'll have your own guide and driver for all airport pickups, drop offs, and daily excursions.

Choose Your Dates!

This is not a fixed-departure-date tour. Just let us know the dates that work best for you and we will arrange everything.


Need more time? Less time? Want to see or do something that isn't included? The options are unlimited, so talk to us about the different possibilities and our recommendations.

Great Accommodation!

We've scouted the best hotels in the best locations of all categories. We'll recommend accommodation to suit your budget and travel style.
  • Monkey Temple and Durbar Square
  • A boat ride on Phewa Lake with views of the Himalaya
  • An elephant ride through the Chitwan Jungle
  • The elusive Bengal Tigers and One-Horned Rhinos
  • An optional flight for views of Mt. Everest
Private Tour

Nepal Explorer - 10 days/9 nights

See the highlights of Nepal from the culturally rich city of Kathmandu to the thick jungles of Chitwan.   Take in views of the towering Himalaya, spot rare wildlife, and soak in Nepalese culture. This itinerary is designed for you to experience some of the most impressive yet diverse aspects of Nepal on privately guided tours.

  • Day 1Arrive Kathmandu

    Arrive at the Kathmandu airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu. (Dinner)

  • Day 2Kathmandu

    After breakfast set out to tour Kathmandu. In the morning visit Bodhanath, the Stupa of a Million Dew-Drops and circumambulate the stupa with monks and devotees. Then visit Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the destroyer. Here, watch a Hindu cremation along the banks of the Bagmati River and then drive to Bhaktapur – the City of Devotees. Spend your afternoon exploring this ancient town that feels like one big museum with temples, palaces and houses dating back several centuries.  Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu. (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Day 3Kathmandu to Pokhara

    Take a half hour flight to Pokhara—a picturesque, lakeside town known for its magnificent views of the Central Himalaya. Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Pokhara’s quaint restaurants, shops, bookstores, and more. (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Day 4Pokhara

    In the morning, take a short drive to the International Mountain Museum and have lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the many exhibits at the Museum or just relaxing in the museum’s premises. Overnight in Pokhara. (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Day 5Pokhara to Chitwan

    In the morning embark on a 6 hour drive to Chitwan.  Upon arrival at you resort, you will be briefed on the area to learn about the National Park and the jungle activities available to you over your next couple of days. (All meals)

  • Day 6Chitwan

    Chitwan is the Heart of the Jungle.  Situated 75 miles south-west of Kathmandu, it is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Greater One-horned Rhinoceros.  Chitwan is also Nepal’s first national park, established in 1973 specifically with the objective of conserving the tiger population in the park. During your safari in Chitwan, you will engage in jungle activities – elephant ride, jungle drive, boating, bird-watching, etc. – that will allow you to experience the park’s wildlife, nature and people. (All meals)

  • Day 7Chitwan to Kathmandu

    Transfer to Bharatpur airport and take a short 25 minute flight back to Kathmandu. After transferring to your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day free to relax, shop, or explore the city on your own. In the evening enjoy dinner at a Nepali home. (All meals)

  • Day 8Kathmandu

    After breakfast, visit the 5th century Swayambunath or Monkey Temple with its characteristic Buddha eyes that keep a protective watch over the Kathmandu Valley. Then drive to the Patan Durbar Square complex for lunch, followed by a tour of the ancient Palace Square and temples.  If time permits, end the day with a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Center at Jawalakhel. Return to hotel in the afternoon and have free time to relax until dinner. In the evening attend a traditional Nepali dinner accompanied by a cultural program. (All meals)

  • Day 9Departure

    Enjoy a free day to explore Kathmandu before your flight onward.  Take an optional one-hour mountain flight that will bring you close up views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.

Private Tour

Nepal Explorer - 10 days/9 nights

Our private tours include the things that make it so you don’t have to worry about logistics for your trip.

Our Rates Include

  • Private airport transfers
  • Daily accommodation with breakfast
  • Private vehicle transportation for all excursions per itinerary
  • Meals as listed in above itinerary
  • Services of a local, English-speaking guide for all visits and excursions
  • All tours and activities mentioned in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan
  • Private transportation from Pokhara - Chitwan
  • Airfare for Kathmandu-Pokhara and Chitwan - Kathmandu

Rates Do Not Include

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee (obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for drivers and guides
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Itinerary Add-Ons to Consider

Morning mountain flight.  This 1-hour flight takes you on a close-up view of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 8,848m, and also provides a superb view of many other Himalayan peaks.

Private Tour

Nepal Explorer - 10 days/9 nights

Here’s an explanation of what to expect and why about the planning and booking process and working with a Red Lantern Journeys travel consultant.

  • Personal Travel Consultant

    Your peronal travel consult to work with you to prepare your itinerary, recommend tours and activities and accommodation and explain the reasoning behind every aspect of your tour.

  • Private Vehicles with Driver and Guides

    You'll have your own private, chauffeur-driven vehicle for all of your airport transfers and daily excursions. These will also include your personal, English-speaking guide who is licensed and will provide the insights to make each of your tours an exceptional experience.

  • Hotel Recommendations

    We've inspected hundreds of hotels and can recommend accommodation that fits your style and budget.

  • Activity Recommendations

    We have access to a wide range of activities to make your trip truly memorable. Activities range from visiting iconic sights to meeting local personalities, adventure sports, and exclusive dining experiences!

Private Tour

Nepal Explorer - 10 days/9 nights

The Best Time to Do This Itinerary

Between October and December is the best time to visit Nepal as the skies are generally clear and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about April.

Private Tour

Nepal Explorer - 10 days/9 nights

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