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Luxury Nepal Tour – On The Foothills of Himalaya

Duration : 12 Days

This luxury Nepal tour offers some of the most breathtaking and spectacular scenery in the world. Furthermore, the high altitude landscape, perfectly clear rivers and the combination of these make this tour package popular among travelers. This luxury Nepal tour is a perfect combination of tours and treks.

Trekking in the scenic Himalayan towns of Birethanti, Ghandruk, Tanchok, and Dhampus provides you with a fantastic opportunity to explore an ethnic Gurung village. The warm and welcoming hospitality of the Gurung people may be a real pleasure for guests. In addition, during this trek you will witness a breathtaking view of the Annapurna range. 

Itinerary Highlights
Visit Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal and entrance to the country and sister cities decorated with an abundance of remarkable sanctuaries, palaces, squares and bazaars.
Explore Pokhara, the second famous destination after Kathmandu. Stroll around the famous lakeside area. Paddle around the Fewa Lake, appreciate wonderful Himalayan View.
Annapurna foothills give solace to the trekker through its spectacular Himalayan landscape and scenery.

Itinerary : Luxury Nepal Tour – On The Foothills of Himalaya

Duration : 12 Days

Meal/s: No Meal

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel.

This afternoon, walking tour of medieval, which is the cultural heart of the city. Later,  tour of 2,500 year old Swoyambhunath Stupa, one of the city’s most recognizable site.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

Meal/s: Breakfast Only

After breakfast, tour of the most sacred Hindu site of Pashupatinath temple complex.

After the visit continue on to the biggest Stupa of  Boudhanath.

Afternoon, drive outside the valley to visit Bhaktapur , the third largest town in Kathmandu valley famous for string of temples, monastery, courtyards and monumental squares.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

Meal/s: Breakfast Only

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara Valley.

Pokhara is the second famous destination after Kathmandu. At 850 meters, Pokhara enjoys mild climate  and magnificent view of the Himalaya.

Upon arrival in Pokhara transfer to the hotel. Later evening, stroll around the famous lakeside area.

Accommodation in Pokhara

Meal/s: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today drive to Nayapul (1 hr) and start commencing your trek. Trek along an edge which finishes in the Modi Khola Valley.

Arrive the little town of Birethanti, where you will cross the iron bridge, with prayer flags, over the Modi Khola River. Here you’ll walk parallel to the waterway on a soil track before reaching to the lodge.

Accommodation in a local lodge in Birethanti

Meal/s: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today walk close by the waterway before bearing left and beginning the moderate climb to Ghandruk. You will climb decently consistently upwards on well-paved trail. Following five to six hours, you will arrive the town of Ghandruk, which has incredible view of the valley underneath below. You will have a superb view of Annapurna mountains.

Accommodation in a local lodge in Ghandruk

Meal/s: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up early today and watch sunrise over Annapurna South, Annapurna 1, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Fishtail. Later explore the mountain town of Ghandruk and the encompassing farmland.

Accommodation in a local lodge at Ghandruk

Meal/s: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Ghandruk, return by walking to Birethanti through little towns and tiny rural hamlets. Passing Shauli Bazaar, proceed to Birethanti for an overnight stay.

Accommodation in a local lodge at Birethanthi

Meal/s: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today stroll to Majgaun where you can appreciate spectacular views of Himalayas. After lunch visit the nearby town of Tanchok where you will have a chance to talk with local people, presently made into a museum, and the opportunity to visit welcoming neighborhood school.

Accommodation in a local lodge at Majgaun

Meal/s: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast leave Majgaun and visit the pristine town of Patlekhet and Pothana where numerous Tibetan merchants live.

The present walk is especially delightful with the course twisting through sub-tropical woods prestigious for tree orchid, dynamic rhododendrons and pretty magnolias.

Appreciate clearing perspectives on the whole Annapurna Range, and later visit the old town of Dhampus.

Accommodation at a local lodge in Dhampus

Meal/s: Breakfast, Lunch

Today descend through the wooden hill side and terrace farmland and after lunch drive back to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon,  visit Pokhara town, including Seti stream gorge, Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor cave and so forth.

Accommodation in Pokhara

Meal/s: Breakfast, Cultural Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Evening, transfer to an authentic Nepali restaurant for farewell dinner followed by cultural tours by different ethnic groups of Nepal. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

Meal/s: Breakfast

Free until departure. Transfer to the airport in time to connect your onward flight.

Trip Includes
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • 6 nights accommodation in loccal lodge during trekking with all meals in the same lodge or along the way (Please note: the local lodge in these rural mountainous region will be very basic)
  • All meals during the trek
  • Necessary airport transfers as per the program
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara with service of a local English speaking guide
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara private surface trasnfer with our chauffeur
  • A professional Sherpa guide and porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) throughout the trek
  • Annapurna conservation area permit fees
  • Trekking permit
  • Pokhara/Kathmandu domestic airfare (including applicable airport tax)
  • Farrewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable monumental entrance fees
  • All taxes

 

Trip Excludes
  • International airfare
  • Hot water for shower/drinking during trek (can be paid directly in the lodge)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guides
  • Any services except mentioaned in inclusion section

1. Flights to Nepal

There are direct flights to Nepal from Kuala Lumpur,  Delhi, Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mumbai, Bangalore, China, Dhaka, Muscat and Istanbul. Flights to Nepal are expensive as it does not lie on any major transit route, particularly during the peak tourist season (March till May) and (October to November).

2. Time

Nepal is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT & 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time.

3. Visa

Nepal extends trouble-free issuance of visa to all the citizens. Except for Indian tourist all nationals will require a valid passport. The tourist visas can easily be obtained at the airport or any entry point upon arrival. They have to fill up the application form and submit it together with a photograph.

15 days US $ 30 ; 30 days US $ 50 ; 90 days US $ 125

The fees must be paid in cash (credit cards are not acceptable)

4. Money, Currency regulations & Credit Cards

Nepalese currency notes are available in 20, 50, 10, 500 and 1,000 rupee denominations.

Indian notes of 200, 500, 1000, and 2000 are banned in Nepal. All hotels, restaurants, shopping centers will accept USD currency. However, please note the USD currency should be new and it should not be tampered in any way. Visa, Master Card, American Express are widely acceptable in hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.

5. Holidays

Saturday is the weekly holiday. Most of the shops remain closed on Saturdays. Sunday is normal working day in Nepal. Embassies remain closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on public holidays.

6. Shopping

Shopping can also be very gratifying and exciting in Nepal (especially Kathmandu & Pokhara). There are numbers tourists’ shops with tempting clothes, typical Nepalese craft, beautiful potteries and even gems & jewelries. Singing bowls are likewise a famous souvenir.

7. Tipping

Tipping is not mandatory, however the guides, drivers who are involved in your tours do expect some tips. If you are very much satisfied by the service provided by your guide and driver you may tip them. The information regarding tipping will be provided prior to your commencement of the trip.

8. Health Guide – Inoculation/Vaccination

We recommend that the clients get themselves immunized against certain illness that are not prevalent in their home country such as Cholera, Typhoid, Malaria, Meningitis, Hepatitis etc; Your physician would be best to advise you the best suggestion of these inoculations. Make sure the water you consume is boiled & filtered. 

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