A 15 day tour full of adventure, stunning landscape of mountains & valleys dotted with untouched Nepalese ethnic villages, fascinating religious sites, abundant wildlife, exotic food and deluxe hotels.
£1,495 per person. Code NP15D.
KATHMANDU – POKHARA – DHAMPUS – LUMBINI – CHITWAN – DHULIKHEL
*** This tour includes moderate trekking (5-6 hours slow ascending walk), requires average fitness and trekking equipments. Be aware of high altitude sickness. Best time to go is Mar-May and Sep-Dec.
Price includes : Visa to Nepal, airport/hotel transfers, hotels as stated or similar, half board meals, car transfers, local guides, entrance fees.
Price excludes : International flights * to Kathmandu, insurance, local airport tax, tips, rescue charge, optional entertainments and any service not specified. Single room supplement is £395 per person.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
DAY 01 Departure from London.
DAY 02 KATHMANDU (-/-/D)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to Shangri-la hotel. Rest of the day leisure with dinner and overnight at The Yak & Yeti hotel.
DAY 03 KATHMANDU (B/-/D)
After breakfast, tour the oldest religious sites in Nepal starting with Swoyambhunath Stupa. The earliest written record of the Swayambunath Stupa's existence is a 5th-century stone inscription, but scholars believe there was a shrine here as early as the 1st century. Next visits are to the major attraction of Kathmandu valley: The Durbar Square, holding the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled the city. Afternoon visit to the most impressive Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal: the Boudhanath Stupa built in the 5th century A.D. and the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples, Pashupatinath Temple. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South Asia with hundreds of Shiva lingams, shrines icons of various Hindu gods and goddesses. Dinner & overnight at Shangri-la Hotel.
DAY 04 POKHARA (B/-/D)
After breakfast drive to Pokhara, a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a centre of adventure. Sightseeing tour in stunning Pokhara valley and enjoy an hour boat ride on Phewa Lake. Dinner and overnight at Shangri-la Village Resort.
DAY 05 DHAMPUS (B/L/D)
After breakfast drive towards Hemja (1070 m), approximately 20 - 25 minutes to get to the starting point of the trek to Dhampus. This route is popular for its scenic beauty and the panoramic views of the Annapurna (8091 m), Annapurna South (7291 m), Hiunchuli (6441m) Machhapucchhare (6997 m) (Fishtail), Mardi (5587 m) and Lamjung (with an opportunity to experience an old settlement rich in diverse culture and Nepalese village life). Upon arrival at Hemja the trek immediately begins with a steep ascent becoming more gradual as we pass through the temperate mixed forest with panoramic views of the Annapurna followed by the picturesque Machhapucchhare (popularly known as Fishtail). As we trek through this scenic trail you can catch a glimpse of typical Nepali village life. The total trek duration is 5-6 hours. Overnight at Dhampus Lodge.
Alternatively for a less challenging tour, a softer trek to the Peace Stupa, 7 km from Pokhara town can be arranged including a 4 wheel drive to the top of the mountain. Total trek duration is about 2 hours.
DAY 06 POKHARA (B/L/D)
After breakfast, once again resume our trek towards Pedi. This is a really easy day since we have done most of the climb, so it’s mainly downhill today. Walk past Damphus village through the stone alleys and scattered settlement before descending on cobbled stone steps, first through the mixed forest then terraced rice fields. Descend further till we arrive in Phedi to meet the main Beni Bhaglung highway, where our waiting vehicle will take us back to Pokhara (30 minute drive). Dinner and overnight at Shangri-la Village Resort.
DAY 07 LUMBINI (B/-/D)
Early morning drive after breakfast to Lumbini (180 km from Pokhara). Dinner & overnight at Hotel Buddha Lumbini Garden.
DAY 08 LUMBINI (B/-/D)
After breakfast sightseeing tour of the Lumbini, which is a small town and famous Buddhist pilgrimage. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations located in the southern Terai plains of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel Buddha Lumbini Garden.
DAY 09 CHITWAN (B/-/D)
Drive to Chitwan (meaning forest where leopards dwell). The Chitwan National Park is the first national park of Nepal. For animal lovers, this park offers an opportunity of a life time to see Royal Bengal Tigers, one-horned Rhinos, Antelopes, Leopards, Wild Boars, and bears. It houses 58 species of mammals, 539 types of birds, 56 types of reptiles and amphibians, 124 species of fishes & various species of butterflies. Dinner & overnight at Hotel Narayani Safari.
DAY 10 CHITWAN (B/-/D)
After breakfast, you are invited to participate in the jungle activities & Tiger Safari. Overnight in Hotel Narayani Safari.
DAY 11 DHULIKHEL (B/-/D)
After Breakfast drive to Kathmandu, thereafter to Dhulikhel, the spectacular snowfed mountains, offering one of the finest panoramic views in the world. When a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains, they seem to be floating in the air. With the snowy mountains on the backdrop, Dhulikhel is a stage of immense beauty and a paradise for nature lovers. Green inviting hills, some of which are still virgin and some turned into beautifully carved agricultural terraces cater to the beholder’s pleasure. Dinner & overnight at Dhulikhel Mount Resort.
DAY 12 DHULIKHEL (B/-/D)
After breakfast, at leisure to explore around. Dinner & overnight at Dhulikhel Mount Resort.
Day 13 KATHMANDU (B/-/D)
After breakfast return to Kathmandu, with enroute tour to the historical Bhaktapur City, situated at an altitude of 1401m and lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is also known as "the City of Devotees" and retains its medieval charm. Visitors to this ancient town are treated with myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. Dinner and overnight in Kathmandu at Hotel Yak & Yeti.
DAY 14 DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for flight home or extension to neighbouring Bhutan.
DAY 15 Arrive home