Short Nepal Tour Package

A short trip to Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 6 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty Easy
Average Group Size 2-10
trip-code Trip Code SNTPAH
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation 3 Star Hotels
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Trip Highlights

  • Adrenaline-rushing White water Rafting in Trishuli. 
  • Cultural attractions and heritages inside Kathmandu valley.
  • Explore the amazing natural beauty in Pokhara with a stunning backdrop.
  • Visit the ancient historical sites such as formal Royal Palaces and religious sites.
  • Explore UNESCO’s world heritage site in Kathmandu.
  • A short adventurous vacation full of thrilling activities.

Trip Overview

The short tour package of Nepal is designed to pick the best places around Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. It is inclusive of other activities including rafting and walking around the heritages. Also, this tour is a great way to experience the supreme natural ambiance, cultural artifacts, and amazing beauty. The short tour package of Nepal is an ideal choice for travelers having a short time and still wanting to experience different places in Nepal. Pokhara and Kathmandu are two of the most popular places in Nepal that you will visit in our short tour package of Nepal. Meanwhile, rafting at the Trishuli River while on the way to Pokhara is also one of the main highlights of this tour package.

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal but holds very significant monuments and temples. Besides that, you can also witness the authentic Newari culture and tradition during your stay in Kathmandu. Similarly, you can also witness some of the vintage monasteries and monuments during your stay in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are some of the popular places that you will be visiting in Kathmandu.

Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Normally, Pokhara is popular for adventure sports. Meanwhile, it is also an amazing destination for nature lovers. Marvelous views of the mountain ranges can be seen during your visit to Pokhara. Annapurna, Hiuchuli, Machhhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Gaurishanka are some of the mountain ranges that can be seen during your visit to Pokhara from Sarangkot. World Peace Pagoda, Devi’s Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, International Mountain Museum, and Mahendra Cave are some of the popular places that you will be exploring during your stay at Pokhara.

This tour offers wonderful experiences in Nepal. The wonderful cultural, natural, and adventurous attractions and heritages are included in this trip. The trip starts from Kathmandu. Firstly, you will visit some heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Secondly, you will have Rafting in Trishuli on the way to Pokhara. Thirdly, you will enjoy the amazing ambiance of Pokhara Valley. You will go sightseeing around and explore the wonderful places in Pokhara.


Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. It is a cultural city with lots of attractions, heritages, and astounding glimpses of living and cultural practices. This living city certainly offers pristine cultural heritages. There are seven out of ten UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. They are remarkable in terms of the cultural attractions and beautiful manifestation of ancient practices and architecture. Some of the most amazing vintage monuments dwell inside Kathmandu Valley. During your short tour package of Nepal, you will be exploring some of these vintage monuments. Meanwhile, you will also get a chance to learn the authentic Newari culture and tradition during your stay in Kathmandu.


Similarly, Pokhara is the valley with the world’s most fascinating and beautiful views. You can see the majestic Himalayas in front of the eyes of the city. Even seeing the shadow of the mighty Annapurna in the Fewa Lake or experiencing the nightlife, everything in Pokhara is amazing. Further, the caves, the lakes, and the city are in a shadow zone of the Himalayas highlighted by the breathtaking mountain views and scenery that make for a mind-blowing experience.

The cultural and religious factors are also an important part of Pokhara. Lakeside, being a popular tourist hub, offers a wonderful experience with amazing views. Sarangkot also offers exhilarating sceneries and many adventurous activities including Paragliding, Ultra Light flight, Zip flying, hiking, mountain biking, and many more.

Rafting at Trishuli River

White water rafting is nowadays one of the popular adventure sports in Nepal. Besides rafting, some other popular adventure activities that can be done in Nepal include Paragliding, Zip Flying, Bungee, skydiving, etc. White water rafting at the Trishuli river of Nepal is one of Nepal's most popular adventure sports. You will have the thrilling experience of white water rafting in Nepal on the day of the way to Pokhara. Before starting the rafting, the rafting instructors and guide will give you some idea about what to do during the rafting. You will take a short class on rafting on the bank of the Trishuli river before starting rafting. A well-experienced rafting guide will accompany you throughout the rafting trip.

What to expect from the short Nepal tour package?

The short Nepal tour package is designed for those who have a tight schedule but want to have some quality time for refreshment. This trip is the perfect escape from the daily boring day-to-day schedule. This trip includes a visit to the ancient cities of Nepal which holds immense religious and historical beliefs. Nepal is a very hospitable country and treats its guests as Gods. This means you will be exposed to heartwarming greetings and hospitality from the people that you meet throughout your trip.

This comforting trip provides you the opportunity to participate in breathtaking and calming activities such as rafting and temple visits. As already mentioned Nepal is a great county to get beautiful hospitality gestures. As soon as you land in Nepal you will be welcomed by one of the official representatives in a typical Nepali way outside the airport and drop you off at your respective hotel. On your upcoming day, you will devote your full day to Kathmandu sightseeing which includes World UNESCO heritage sights. You will be accompanied by a guide throughout your sightseeing program. The places that you visit are full of intricate artifacts which hold the beautiful history of their era.

Relaxation in Pokhara.

On the third day, you will drive towards Pokhara which will take around 6 hours by drive. You will stop by the Trishuli river for a fun activity. In Trishuli river you will participate in the most admired thrilling activity which is white water rafting. The rafting program will take around 2-3 hours.  This adventurous activity will refresh you and make you feel alive. After you finish your thrilling activity you will pack your bags and continue your journey to the city of adventures - Pokhara. Here in Pokhara, you will be welcomed by the beautiful Himalayan view along with a peaceful lake filled with colorful boats floating around. In the evening you can visit the lakeside for some fresh air and some quality time in the excellent environment. Pokhara is also known for its best nightlife which means you can also get involved in the nightlife. Enjoy your evening and rest at the comfortable hotel as mentioned.

The next day you will explore the attractions of Pokhara. Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev cave, and the World peace pagoda are some of them. World peace Pagoda is also known as the ultimate viewpoint of Pokhara from where you can get a panoramic view of the entire city followed by the serene Phewa lake.  You can get a view of great Mountain peaks as well from this viewpoint. You can also do some meditation if you wish as this place is surrounded by greenery and has a peaceful atmosphere. End your day by enjoying authentic Nepali food or any continental food nearby your hotel.

On the 5th day say goodbye to the stunning city and head back to Kathmandu. On the way, you can visit the most revered temple Manakamana if you wish to. After you arrive in Kathmandu check in at the hotel and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Explore the ancient monuments and appreciate their beauty along with their rich historical background. Have some pictures for beautiful memories and join us for a traditional Nepali dinner with a live performance of folk songs as your farewell. On the 6th day, you will check out from the hotel after your morning meal. You will get private transportation for your departure. On your departure, you will be dropped off at the airport 3 hours before your upcoming flight.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Welcome to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel!

Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you in typical Nepali style at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

At. 06: 00 PM: We will meet for a coffee talk at your hotel and brief you on the details of your ongoing trip itinerary. If your arrival is late after 5 PM we will meet the next morning during breakfast.

Extra activity that you can participate in Kathmandu during your Cultural Tour, let us know your preference in advance so we can schedule the program accordingly and book as needed.

  • Everest Mountain Flight (It is a 1-hour flight (scheduled at 6:30 AM) with a breathtaking view of the mountain range.) (USD 250 PP)

  • Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu. (USD 400 PP)

  • Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu with Kala Patthar Landing. (USD 1100 PP)

duration 1 hour
duration 10 Km
ascent 1350 m.
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals N/A
transportation On Private Basis
Day 02

Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing.

At. 09:00 AM: After your breakfast, you will visit for a full day of sightseeing of UNESCO World heritage sites.

Explore the Pashupatinath temple devoted to Lord Shiva which is famous for its awe-spiring and astounding pagoda architecture. Visit Boudhanath stupa, where you will be welcomed by the divine smell of incense and the cooing and grunting of pigeons. You can have lunch around the Boudhanath stupa where you can get local as well as continental restaurants and cafes within the Boudhanath stupa along with a rooftop view. 

Pay a visit to the ancient Buddhist complex Swayambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey temple. At last, you will visit Patan Durbar Square, the ancient palace of the Malla kingdom. Ancient Temples and Stupas, the renowned Krishna Mandir, and Patan durbar museum are the attractions to explore in Patan Durbar Square. You will be dropped back at your hotel in a private vehicle.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 40 Km
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 03

Trishuli River Rafting, Drive to Pokhara.

At. 07: 00 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your adventurous day. Today you will take part in a breathtaking activity that will pump you up. You will do rafting at the most popular destination in Nepal which is the Trisuli River. Collect the lifetime experience within 2-3 hours and enjoy the action-packed moment. Walk around the area and explore the peaceful nature around you.

After you finish your thrilling activity you’ll move toward the resort and check-in. Have delicious lunch and take advantage of the accommodations to have some quality time while enjoying the fine ambience. Have some snaps at this amazing place to make it more memorable.  

After your rafting in the Trishuli River, pack your bags and continue your tour towards the city of adventure Pokhara. The distance between Trishuli and Pokhara is 127 km which you will cover in just around 4 hours. Enjoy your evening at the lakeside enjoying the stunning nightlife of Pokhara.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 210 Km
trip-accomodation Hotel Barahi
trip-meals B,L
transportation On Private Basis
Day 04

Sarangkot Sunrise, Pokhara Sightseeing.

At. 04:30 AM: Early in the morning drive to Sarangkot to view the sunrise from the hilltop. During the sunrise you can witness Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna South, Fishtail and so on.

At. 08:30 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel in a beautiful environment. Get ready for a fun day where you will explore the natural attractions of Pokhara.

After breakfast, you will be greeted by the driver outside the hotel and guide you throughout your Pokhara sightseeing. You will be embraced by the hypnotic mountain views and lively streets as you go further to the cityside. You will drive towards the World Peace Pagoda. One must climb 400 steps to get on top of the dazzling Peace Pagoda. The view from the top is worth all the hassle. You can also visit Devi’s Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev cave which are famous natural attractions in Pokhara. (Boating in Phewa lake is optional).

Drive to the lakeside area and spend your evening by the side of Phewa lake. The nightlife of Pokhara will not fail your expectations. You can do numerous things there such as food hunting, and boating at the Phewa lake sparkling with beautiful light reflections. You can also get involved in clubbing and enjoy live music if you wish. Check into the hotel at Pokhara and loosen up. You can self-explore the lively and exciting lakeside and have dinner near your hotel. (thrilling activities to do in Pokhara if you wish to)

Optional Activities in Pokhara (Price Subject to Change):

  • Paragliding in Pokhara. (USD 75 PP)

  • Ultra-light flight in Pokhara. (USD 120 PP, 15 Minutes)

  • Zip- flying in Pokhara. (USD 60 PP)

  • Bungee jump in Kushma. (World’s 2nd highest, 228M) (USD 120 PP)

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 30 Km
trip-accomodation Hotel Barahi
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 05

Drive to Kathmandu, Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square.

At. 09:00 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel and check out and start your drive towards Kathmandu. (Distance from Pokhara to Kathmandu 210 km) After around 6 hours you will reach Kathmandu. (You can visit the most admired Manakamana temple which is an optional)

Once in Kathmandu, you can travel to try beloved street foods of Nepal such as Mo: mo and other authentic cultural food as well. At last, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the ancient palace of the Malla kingdom. Kasthamandap, Gaddi Baithak, Kaal Bhairav Statue, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, and several other Pagodas are the things to explore around durbar square.

At. 06:00 PM: Lastly, we will meet for a cultural (traditional local dance live performance in folk songs) Nepali dinner in Kathmandu on your farewell.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 210 Km
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 06

Farewell, We love to see you again!

Have a safe home return! You will have leisure time in Kathmandu after breakfast at your hotel. Our office representative will escort you to the Kathmandu airport 3 hours before on time to board your flight. We hope you enjoyed the trip with us!

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10 Km
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis

Trip Guide

The given information about the Short Nepal Tour Package is in-depth, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any kind of assistance. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit your vacation schedule and requirements. Altitude Himalaya aims to offer the best possible travel experience to the customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best season to travel in Nepal?
    The best season to visit Nepal is from March to May and September to November. However, some tourists prefer to visit Nepal in the lean season too because there are abundant choices in terms of accommodation and flight booking can be done very easily.
  • What makes the short Nepal tour package different from others?

    This trip is different and better than other itineraries that Altitude Himalaya has ever created due to the fact that this trip is an ideal escape from a busy lifestyle. This tour will take you to the major cities and their attractions such as Kathmandu and Pokhara where you can get involved in refreshing and thrilling activities. Enjoy the beauty of these cities and have quality time within a limited period of time.

  • What is the minimum age required for white water rafting?

    To participate in white water rafting one should be no younger than 5 years old. However, each company will have its requirements and policy regarding minimum and maximum ages for rafters, and it varies with the difficulty and length of various rivers and tours.

  • How many people can fit in a raft at a time?

    In general, six to seven people including a guide can fit in a raft at a time. The number of people per raft can vary depending on the size, weight of the person and the flow of the river. Depending on the size of the boat it may also carry up to nine people at a time. 

  • When is the best time to visit Nepal?

    The second week of February to June (Post Winter to Late Spring) and October to December (Autumn to Early Winter) are the best times to visit Nepal. The weather condition will be good (occasionally raining in the evening) until the 2nd week of June, monsoon starts after that. If you like the rainy season you can make a trip in July and August too, or postpone the trip to September. 

  • Is the tour guided and do I need a guide?

    Yes, you will get a professional and government licensed English-speaking tour guide during your Kathmandu valley sightseeing along with Pokhara sightseeing. Besides that, if you need guidance on other days of the trip you will be allowed to have a guide as per your request.  

  • Are the places mentioned in the given itinerary worth visiting?

    Yes, absolutely the mentioned places are worth visiting. The places that are mentioned above offer awe-spiring natural beauty, warm hospitable people, and many other factors that make this trip perfect for an age group. Places mentioned in sightseeing have immense cultural and spiritual significance.

Services Includes

  • Kathmandu airport transfer on arrival and departure.
  • Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned sightseeing and transfers.

  • All (5 nights) hotel accommodations at the mentioned hotels and resorts at respective places. 

  • Daily breakfast at the hotel from the next day of your arrival.

  • Rafting fee at Trishuli river.

  • English speaking professional and government licensed tour guide during your sightseeing.

  • All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees.

  • Driver’s allowance, salary, fuel cost, and toll taxes.

  • One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.

  • All government and local taxes.

  • Farewell Nepali cultural dinner on your last night in Nepal.

Services Excludes

  • Personal expenses.
  • Lunch and dinner are excluded in mentioned places.

  • Tips to the driver and guide. (not required but recommended)

  • Services that aren’t mentioned above.  

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USD 600 / Person


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