EUR 1,145.00

Nepal - Best of Nepal, 14 days

- An adventure for the whole family -

Nepal is the Himalayan mountains, Kathmandu, Tibetan Buddhism, cozy teahouses, roaring rivers, strong traditions, Hinduism, wild jungle animals and small villages, where time seems to have stood still for centuries. This active adventure trip offers a bit of everything.

A short trek at Annapurna brings you in close contact with life in the mountains. The rafting trip on the Trisuli River takes you to Chitwan National Park, where, by canoe and jeeps, you'll experience the jungle and animals of Nepal's lush lowlands. From Pokhara, you can enjoy a unique view of some of the world's tallest mountains before the journey comes to its end in the capital Kathmandu. With its many temples, palaces and sanctuaries, the town resembles a huge open-air museum. 

This is a great family adventure.

Highlights on this tour

  • Experience the temples of Kathmandu
  • Drive along the Trisuli River to Pokhara
  • Great view of the famous Fishtail Mountain
  • Go trekking in the Annapurna
  • Jungle Safari on elephant back in Chitwan National Park
  • River rafting on the Trisuli River
  • Great view of the Himalayas
Overview
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Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu our guide will meet you in the airport and take you to your hotel, centrally located in Kathmandu. Rest of the day at leisure. Pre-tour info meeting in the evening.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast we leave the hotel for a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the famous monkey temple Swayambunath. The temple is Kathmandu's oldest Buddhist shrine, and stands on top of a hill, overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. We will also visit Nepal's largest shrine Boudanath. The beautiful big stupa is surrounded by Buddhist monasteries. The day ends on the banks of the Bagmati River and the Hindu temple Pashupatinath. (B)

 
Day 3 Transfer to Pokhara

After breakfast we leave the hotel and drive to the airport and fly to Pokhara. On arrival in Pokhara, the car will be waiting for us, and we will go strait on sightseeing. Nepal’s second largest city lies at the shores of Phewa Tal Lake, at the foot of the Annapurna range, with a beautiful view to the famous fishtail mountain Machapucchare. We highly recommend that you spend the evening at Lakeside Road where you will find all the restaurants and shops. 

 
Day 4 Transfer to Phedi, trek to Potana

After an early breakfast we will and drive to Phedi where our trek begins. The trail leads up through the forest until we reach the village of Dhampus. Here we will have our first great view of two Himalayan giants, Annapurna, 8.091m and Manaslu, 8.163m. From Dhampus it is all downhill to the small village Pothana, where we will spend the night in a teahouse.  

Day 5 Trekking from Potana - Landrung

The first part of today's trek is a nice climb up through the mixed forest to Deurali. From Deurali we continue steeply downhill to Tolkha, which are a beautiful Magar and Gurung village. The Magar and the Gurung people are two different ethnic groups. They are originally farmers, but their strong physical shape often qualifies them as Gurkha soldiers. From Tolkha, the trail gradually descends through terraced fields to the village of Landrung. We will spend the night here. 

 
Day 6 Trekking from Landrung - Ghandrung

From Landrung we hike down to the Modi Khola River and cross the river on a suspension bridge. From the river we continue up to the village of Ghandrung. There are lots of teahouses here and a small Gurung museum. From Ghandrung there is a grand view to Annapurna South, 7,229m (23,717ft), Hiunchuli, 6,441m (21,132ft), Annapurna III, 7,755m (25,443ft), Tarke Kang, 7,193m (23,599ft) and the Fishtail Mountain, 6,993m (22,943ft). We have plenty of time to visit the Annapurna Conversation Area Project, Nepal's largest protected area. Overnight a teahouse in Ghandrung.

Day 7 Trekking Ghandrung - Nayapul

We leave Ghandrung and walk towards Nayapul and Birethani before continuing down through Kimshe and Shaulo Bazaar. After a nice lunch, we trek to Birethani and on to Nayapul, where we will spend the last night in the mountains.

Day 8 Pokhara

From Nayapul we walk the last stretch out to the road, where the waiting car will take us back to Pokhara. Rest of the day at leisure in Pokhara. 

Day 9 Transfer to Mugling. River Rafting

We leave Pokhara and drive south to Mugling. Before we jump into the rafts, we will be thoroughly instructed in how you use the paddles and are equipped with life jackets and helmets. Rafting on this part of the Trisuli River is not wild or technical, but it is good fun with some great rapids. As we approach the lowlands the rafting trip comes to an end and we continue by car to Unique Wildlife Resort in Chitwan National Park. If times permit, we will go on a late afternoon safari, before we enjoy a typical nepalese dinner.

Day 10 Safari in Chitwan National Park

Our day will begin before sunrise with an early wake-up call. After a quick refreshments, we will go out on the river in a canoe. It's a great experience to slide down along the river and watch the crocodiles lying watching us from the sand banks. After the canoe trip we continues on foot together with our nature guides into the jungle. The protected national park hosts a lot of wildlife. A total of 68 mammal species lives here. We will be back at the lodge at 9.am and breakfast will be waiting for us.

After lunch we will jump on the back of the elephants. They will take us deep into the jungle, where there are excellent opportunities to meet the rhino, deer and wild elephants. If we are really lucky, we might even encounter the Bengal Tiger. We will be back at the lodge around sunset. We will have a nice barbecue dinner in the evening and there will be a cultural program made by people from the nearby Tharu villages.

Day 11 Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu

Another early wake up call. Today’s safari will be by jeep and it is a very effective way to experience the national park and the game drive usually offers some good wildlife. After a couple of hours we return to the lodge and the waiting breakfast. We pack our luggage and heads towards Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12-13 Kathmandu

Two days at leisure in Kathmandu. We strongly recommend visiting the royal cities of Patan and Bhaktapur. There is a wonderful atmosphere and it is a fantastic experience to get lost in the narrow streets and visit the fine old temples.

Day 14 Departure Kathmandu

Our guide meets you at the hotel and takes you to the airport for departure

Price includes

  • 5 nights stay in Kathmandu in tourist class hotel, incl. breakfast
  • 2 nights stay in Pokhara i tourist class hotel, incl. breakfast
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with English speaking guide
  • Flight tickets between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • 5 days/4 nights teahouse trek, incl. breakfast
  • River rafting on Trisuli River, incl. all equipment and lunch
  • 3 days/2 nights at Unique Wildlife Resort in Chitwan National Park, incl. alll meals and safari excursions
  • All transport as mentioned in the program
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Porters for lugage transport on the trek
  • Trekkingpermit, taxes and admission fee to the national park
  • This is a packaged holiday and is therefore covered by The Travel Guarantee Fund - See which benefits this means for you - click here
Not included
  • Flights to/from Kathmandu.
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
EUR 1,145.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

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Transportation

The flights to/from Kathmandu are not included in the price. You can easily find a suitable flight via a flight booking engine such as Momondo or Skyscanner.

Notice: we recommend that you book with us and wait for the confirmation before you book your flights.

Airport transfers
When you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu,  you will be picked up regardless of when you arrive. It doesn't matter if your flight arrive at night.

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If you prefer that we handle your flight, then we would be happy to arrange this for you. You simply book a quote below the map on this page and we will return with a quote as soon as possible (usually within 48 working hours). Please note that we add a handling fee of 45 euro to each flight and this means that the flight will be cheaper if you book it yourself.

Accommodation

In Kathmandu and Pokhara you will stay in a centrally located tourist class hotel. Breakfast is included at the hotel. On the trek you will sleep in small local teahouses, or lodges, as they are called in Nepal. The lodges are small guesthouses run by local families. The quality varies, but our guides strive to be book the best lodges for you, but you must be prepared, that the lodges are in relatively primitive conditions. You will usually find blankets on the beds, but they are not warm enough at high altitude and you must bring your own sleeping bags on the trek. Some places it is possible to get a hot shower, which typically consists of a bucket of hot water. Please make sure whether the water is heated by solar energy in order to protect the vulnerable forest growth.

 
Food and beverage

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, breakfast is included in the price. Lunch and dinner is not included. There are plenty of nice restaurants located near the hotel and you can also eat at the hotel. It is usually cheap to eat at restaurants. On the trek breakfast is included, but you will will have to buy lunch and dinner at the lodges. The menus are basically the same in all lodges, but it is good solid food with lot of meat, rice, potatoes and vegetables. You can buy pure bottled water as well as soft drinks. hot tea, coffee and beer in most lodges. All meals are included during the stay in Unique Wildlife Resort in Chitwan National Park.

 
Sanitary

In the hotels in Kathmandu  and Pokharayou will find a bathroom with clean toilet facilities and hot shower. You should not expect particularly good toilet facilities during the trek.

Luggage

On arrival in Kathmandu you will get a duffle bag for your main luggage during the trek.

Sleeping bag

You need a warm sleeping bag on the trek as the sleeping rooms are not heated in the lodges.

A day on the trek

A typical day on the trek begins with a wakeup call at 06:30. After breakfast you pack your gear and the trek start around 08.00 - 08:30. Around 12:00 you will have a nice long lunch break, before continuing on the afternoon trek. There will be plenty of rest breaks during the day. You will arrive at the lodge mid/late-afternoon. Dinnertime is around 18:00.

Trip grading

The Best of Nepal tour is Grade 2-3. Read more about our grading system here.

Cancellation insurance

Cancellation Insurance is the responsibility of the customer. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in your home country

 
Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by an necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

 
Passports and visa

It is the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for travelling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

 
Vaccinations

We advise you to contact a medical specialist or you personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. Please note that you should bring your vaccination certificate when you travel to Nepal.

Trip notes and equipment list

When booking the trip, you will receive our trip notes including the equipment list for the Best of Nepal tour.

Climate

The best seasons for travelling in Nepal are spring and autumn. March, April, May, October, November and early December are great for trekking. It is usually clear weather and bright sunshine in the morning. During the afternoon the evaporation of snow in the mountains forms some clouds, but it usually clear up at sunset. It is also possible to trek in the winter months of January and February, but it can be cold during night. The summer season from June to the end of September is characterized by the Indian monsoon with a lot rain.

The Travel Guarantee Fund

We are members of the Travel Guarantee Fund (nr. 2529) and have all available insurances. Read more about that here.

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