Classical Nepal - Black Diamond Expedition
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Nyatapola Temple - Bhaktapur

Classical Nepal

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  • Duration
    Duration:11 Days
  • Accomodation
    Accommodation: 5 Nights (Standard Hotel)
    5 Nights (Lodges/Guest Houses)
  • Meals
    Meals :10 Breakfast, 9 Lunches
    10 Dinner
  • Location
    Service: Airport to Airport
  • Trip Grade
    Trip Grade :Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    Max Altitude: 1,600m/5,249ft


Classical Nepal is especially designed for the city sightseeing providing you with an opportunity of Jungle safari. It is a round trip from Kathmandu for you to discover the colourful world of Nepal. You will have an opportunity to experience the colourful sights and cultural flavor of the distinct regions of Nepal. You will meet the local villagers and craftspeople, visit tranquil temples and sacred Buddhist sites, travel the cobbled streets of tiny mountain towns and search for unique wildlife such as tigers, rhino and deer. Classical Nepal tour provides you an opportunity to experience the diverse landscape, people and culture from the jam-packed city of Kathmandu to the lush green jungle of Chitwan National Park holding plenty of charming hidden gems in between. You will take an unforgettable tokens of memory of the beautiful country, Nepal, an amalgamation of culture, history and natural beauty.


  • Opportunity to discover the staggeringly rich Nepalese cultural and artistic heritage
  • Opportunity to discover the staggeringly rich Nepalese cultural and artistic heritage
  • Witness world-class mountain scenery from heavenly viewpoint, with a breathtaking Everest flight
  • Thrilling jeep safari and jungle walk with an expert resident naturalist at Chitwan National Park, a beauty brimming with exotic bird life and game
  • Hands-on experience of Nepal's diverse architecture


Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

One of the representatives from the Black Diamond Expeditions will receive you at the TIA bearing a placard with your name upon your arrival and then you will be transferred to your hotel. After you check into the hotel, our representative will explain you briefly about the program. Depending upon your arrival time, the evening is free for you to explore the streets of Kathmandu where you can sightsee ancient architecture and modern development, rich artistic and cultural heritage as well as crowded markets and bazaars. Your leader will usually organise an optional dinner at one of Kathmandu’s fine Nepali restaurants.Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 2Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Today you will explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. In the morning after your breakfast, you will have an extensive pilgrimage tour of Durbar Square, visit Kasthanadap temple, Taleju temple, Kamasutra temple, Palace complex and Living Goddess Kumari. You will also visit Swayambhunath Stupa, where you will enjoy the bird’s eye view of Kathmandu Valley and mountains. Later, you will visit two world Heritage sites . First, you will be taken to Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. You will have lunch in one of the restaurants here. After lunch, you will visit Pashupatinath temple, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. You will witness “cremation” on river banks. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast you will be driven towards Pokhara. After a five hour scenic drive, finally you will reach Pokhara and check into the hotel. Late afternoon you will enjoy boating on Fewa Lake with a marvelous view of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna. Evening is free and you can stroll along the streets on your own provided you can find the hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Exploring Pokhara

Today is the day to explore Pokhara valley. Early morning, you will have an excursion to Sarangkot hill to witness sunrise view over Annapurna Range. If the weather supports you, you will witness the mesmerizing sunrise. Afterwards, back to hotel for breakfast. Rest for few hours. Afternoon, visit Bindhyabashini Temple, Seti Gorge, Davi’s Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave and Refugee Camp. in the evening, you are free for personal activities like shopping, traditional massage or just relax in the lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Bandipur

In the morning you will drive to beautiful Bandipur (approximately 2 hours). You will fully explore this incredible settlement and take the many opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture of Nepal as it once was. Enjoy the spectacular views, the incredibly maintained architecture and nice walking trails. This traditional Nepalese settlement is a natural treasure and one of the country’s true hidden gems.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Bandipur

Enjoy a day of free time to further explore Bandipur. The surrounding hills are ideal for hiking along trails that will take you through tribal villages, verdant forests, ‘power places’, and hilltop shrines that once doubled as fortresses. As you explore the area you may feel as though you’re stepping back in time; though development increases, the aura of this place has been beautifully preserved. As tourism in Nepal developed along the main roads and airports, for over 30 years there simply was no road linking Bandipur to the main infrastructure, leaving it almost untouched by touristic influence. The village is saddled on a high ridge above Dumre, 700 metres beyond the Marsyangdi River Valley, making for an exceptional view of the Himalayan panorama.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Chitwan National park

After breakfast you will be picked up and driven to Chitwan National Park (approximately 4 hours). After arriving and settling in, you will be introduced to the camp staff and resident naturalists who will discuss the program. There is some flexibility, and activities may vary depending on the time of the year, and on wildlife movements. A late-afternoon safari will take you through forests and across grasslands to observe the varied and exciting wildlife in the park. In the early evening the local Tharu dance troupe may perform a cultural program. You will then enjoy dinner and afterwards you will be free to relax in the bar and discuss the day’s sightings or listen to the exotic sounds of the jungle at night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Chitwan National Park

Embark on an early-morning excursion. This could include either another safari to different parts of the park (in search of the great Indian rhino, deer, and exotic bird life) or joining one of the other activities available in the park. Tiger sightings are rare these days, but these magnificent animals do inhabit the park. After breakfast you will leave the lodge and go on a dugout canoe adventure on the Rapti River. This is an exciting trip with chances to view marsh mugger crocodiles and various birds that inhabit the riverbanks. A program will be organised for the rest of the day, and may include further excursions by jeep or a visit to one of the nearby villages.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Chitwan National Park-bhaktapur

If you are an avid wildlife lover, there is an optional early-morning birdwatching safari available today – a worthwhile addition to your trip. After breakfast you will drive on to Bhaktapur (approximately 4 hours), which was once the capital of Nepal and the Great Malla Kingdom during the 15th century. Its rich heritage, inspiring temples and artisanal history played a big part in Bhaktapur being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy an evening of exploration on your own, soak up the lovely atmosphere in one of the local cafes, or simply relax in your hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10Bhakatpur-Kathmandu

Spend the day exploring Bhaktapur’s famous temples, starting at Durbar Square, which is reputed to be the most beautiful piece of art in Nepal. Durbar Square is home to the majestic Lion Gate and Golden Gate. You will also visit the Pashupati Temple, a replica of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. This will be an enlightening morning of discovery and enrichment, as you delve into all Bhaktapur has to offer. In the afternoon, drive to Kathmandu (approximately 2 hours). The evening will then be free, however the group leader will usually organise an optional evening meal at another of Kathmandu’s great restaurants.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11Departure Day

After breakfast, rest of the time is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop.



  • All hotel/airport transfers, other transfers and sightseeing by private vehicle
  • All accommodation in 3 star hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Chitwan
  • Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show
  • 1 bottle purified water per person per day
  • Guide during sightseeing
  • Farewell dinner
  • 1 hour boating in Fewa Lake
  • Souvenir
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • All government and local taxes.


  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travelling insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • All kind of drinks
  • Tips for guides and driver


Throughout your tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Bhaktapur, we are committed to ensuring your stay is both comfortable and enjoyable. In Kathmandu, you will be accommodated at Hotel Encounter Nepal or a similar category hotel. As your tour commences, your accommodation will be in standard hotels and lodges, each offering twin-sharing rooms with attached bathrooms and convenient hot shower amenities. If you desire a single-supplement room, it is available for an additional charge of USD 350. Booking a room in advance affords you better options to select the room or hotel that best suits your preferences. All hotels in this tour region have ensuite bathrooms and toilet facilities.


Your meal plan includes a daily breakfast, providing the perfect start to each day.  During the Chitwan tour, you will be served a  three-course meal. At the Hotels where we spend an overnight during the tour, you will be served balanced and nourishing breakfasts and dinners. For Lunch, we will stop at one of the hotels along the way to our next destination. Black Diamond will also arrange a special Welcome and Farewell dinner for our guests. This will accompany a captivating cultural performance, providing you with a memorable and delightful experience. 

Best Time to do Classical Nepal

The best seasons for the tour to Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur are March to May and September to December. During these seasons, you’ll encounter favorable weather conditions with moderate temperatures, clear skies, and captivating natural vistas. However, visits during other seasons also have their advantages, such as fewer crowds and often lower prices compared to peak seasons. The ever-changing weather conditions allow you to appreciate the diverse facets of the landscapes.

Packing List for Classical Nepal

While trekking to the high-altitude area, it is essential to pack necessary items wisely. You should make sure not to overpack because you will be trekking through rough terrain at high altitudes, and it will be challenging to carry all your belongings while trekking. Therefore, you should be careful and selective when packing, focusing only on the necessary items. Some of the essential items to pack include:

  • Sun hat & sunglasses
  • Base layer
  • Insulating layer
  • Gloves
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking Boots

For a detailed list of what to pack, check out our comprehensive Royal Nepal packing  list.

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