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Highlights of Nepal - 9 days

Combine exploration of ancient cities, temples and palaces, breathtaking mountain ranges and thundering waterfalls. Go wild in one of Asia's finest game parks and immerse yourself in local life and culture. Get to know the real Nepal!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley - Rickshaw ride through the city, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa & Bodhnath Buddhist Stupa
Chitwan National Park - spot wildlife and maybe the elusive Bengal tiger
Pokhara - World Peace Pagoda, Tibetan refugee camp and local school, daily prayers at Matapani Monastery and boating on Lake Phewa
Bhaktapur - Durbar Square, visiting local families to watch Ju Ju Dhau (yoghurt) being made and try making pottery
Spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range
Patan - Patan Durbar Square

Included

8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners including dinner at a Nepali cultural evening
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 9
Touring of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Pokhara
Rickshaw ride in Kathmandu
Escorted by English speaking local tour guides
8 nights 4 star hotels
Economy class flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Chitwan NP - home to the one horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, elephants and more. Included jeep safari in the buffer zone and park fees
Boating on Lake Phewa in Pokhara
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$45-55, paid in local currency
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu

Friday. Welcome to Kathmandu and the start of your holiday! You’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where you will receive a welcome drink and a briefing about your trip.
Overnight: Kathmandu

Day 2

Kathmandu Valley

Nepal's capital Kathmandu is a fascinating blend of old and new and the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Nepal. This morning we visit Boudhanath stupa, a beautiful Buddhist worship site with spinning prayer wheels and prostrating pilgrims. Our next stop is the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal’s cultural gem which has maintained its traditional lifestyle and is famous for its pottery. We explore Bhaktapur’s beautiful Durbar Square and visit local families to see Ju Ju Dhau (yoghurt) being made and to try our hand at pottery making. Our final stop is Patan, the old Newari city with a historic Durbar Square. This evening enjoy dinner and a cultural Nepali dance performance.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 3-4

Chitwan National Park

Kathmandu – Chitwan. On day 3 we travel by road to Chitwan National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Hailed as one of Asia’s finest game parks, Chitwan is home to more than 500 species including the vulnerable one horned rhinoceros, gharial crocodile, Indian elephant, sambar deer, bison, striped hyenas and vultures. This afternoon or tomorrow we'll take a jeep safari through the buffer zone that adjoins the national park. The remainder of our stay offers free time for you to choose from the various optional activities available in Chitwan National Park. You can opt for additional safaris within the NP or the buffer zone, take part in a nature walk or journey in a dugout canoe and admire the scenery - if you are lucky you may even see an elusive and endangered Bengal tiger!
Overnight: Chitwan National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

Pokhara

Chitwan National Park – Pokhara. Today we take travel on to scenic Pokhara, gateway to the magnificent Annapurna Range, which consists of five mountains over 7200m and Machhapuchare Mountain at 7000m. The local people believe that Machhapuchare is sacred to the god Shiva and therefore is off limits to climbing. There’s time to relax this afternoon and perhaps take a stroll around the lakeside market.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Boating on Lake Phewa

This morning we watch a beautiful sunrise at the hill top World Peace Pagoda which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range. Then we take a scenic 2 hour walk via Raniban forest back down to Lake Phewa where we enjoy a boat ride. This afternoon we visit a Tibetan refugee camp and a local school before heading to Matepani Monastery to watch the monk's daily prayer.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast

Day 7

R&R in Pokhara

Today is free day for you to explore Pokhara and participate in optional activities such as paragliding, ultra-light flight, zip line, bungy jump, mountain biking, cycling, boating and horse riding, or if you prefer, simply relax down by the lake.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Kathmandu

Pokhara - Kathmandu. This morning we take the short flight back to Kathmandu and in the afternoon we explore more of the city. After visiting the beautiful Swayambhunath stupa which offers wonderful views of the city, we walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is home to over 50 stunning temples and shrines. We’ll also enjoy a rickshaw ride from Hanuman Dhoka to Thamel, through the bustling back streets of the city which is a great way to observe the everyday life of the locals. We finish the day with an evening walk around Thamel Market.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Kathmandu

Saturday. Our tour comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Optional Scenic Flight

Take a scenic flight soaking up the views of a chain of snow capped peaks, as you fly over glaciers and lakes, rivers, gorges and see the world’s highest mountain - Mount Everest.

The optional Everest scenic flight is offered on the morning of day 2 or day 9 (subject to availability) so if you’d like to book this please ensure that you onward flight on day 9 does not depart before midday.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.

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On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
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21 Dec - 29 Dec On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
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08 Mar - 16 Mar 10% off
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03 May - 11 May On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
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20 Dec - 28 Dec On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Mulberry Hotel, Kathmandu

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Mulberry Hotel is an inviting oasis in the heart of Kathmandu. The elegant rooms are bright and airy with complimentary WiFi. Guests have a choice of two dining venues at the hotel with a rooftop infinity pool, spa and wellness centre to take advantage of also. The hotel is conveniently located in the popular entertainment district of Thamel and a 30 minute drive from the airport.

Jungle Villa Resort, Chitwan National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Situated at the northern borders of Chitwan National Park, the Jungle Villa's cottages contain well-furnished rooms with fully equipped ensuite bathrooms. Wake up to the sights of the World Natural Heritage Site from your private balcony overlooking the Rapti River. The resort's restaurant and outdoor bar serve a variety of cuisines and cocktails crafted from local produce. During the day, the National Park is right on your doorstep, should you wish to view the endangered flora & fauna on a safari tour, or join a village tour to learn about life in local communities.

Atithi Resort and Spa, Pokhara

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Atithi (Sanskrit for 'guest') offers genuine Nepalese hospitality in central Pokhara. At the heart of the resort are its spa, which incorporates yogic methods into a range of modern treatments, and an intimate outdoor pool looking out upon the majestic Annapurna range. The all-day restaurant and lounge-bar offer comfortable spaces for guests to relax. All rooms are ensuite, with rosewood furniture, LCD television, and a mountain view.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
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Departs
Fridays
Hotel Rating
4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3
Visiting
Countries
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