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  • Embark on an incredible private tour of Nepal that will take you from the capital Kathmandu to towering temples, verdant jungles, and across thousands of years of history where you can immerse yourself in the country's vibrant culture!
  • Stay throughout your adventure in a range of 3* or 4* hotels and enjoy a decadent dining package that's destined to delight.
  • This offer comes with the additional opportunity to add a 2-night trek extension, where you'll have the chance to enjoy Nepal's stunning rural side within your unique tour experience.

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Your Destination

Nepal, home to Mount Everest, is a must visit destination - enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bhaktapur and the temple lined streets of Kathmandu. Having only opened its borders to outsiders in the 1950s, it remains shrouded in a mystical allure, enticing climbers, adventures sports lovers and backpackers to its astonishingly varied landscapes.

Nepal's countryside is home to hundreds of exquisite monuments, sculptures, artistic temples and magnificent art – reminders of the golden era in Nepal’s architecture. On this private tour, you will experience the giddy heights of the Himalayan hills, the calm waters of Pokhara and the dense, green jungle of Chitwan, absorbing the unique culture of this fascinating country.

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Your Itineraries In Brief

7 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley (Bhaktapur)
Day 3: Kathmandu - Chitwan
Day 4: Chitwan
Day 5: Chitwan - Pokhara
Day 6: Pokhara
Day 7: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 8: Departure from Kathmandu

9 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley (Bhaktapur)
Day 3: Bhaktapur
Day 4: Bhaktapur - Chitwan
Day 5: Chitwan
Day 6: Chitwan - Pokhara
Day 7: Pokhara
Day 8: Pokhara
Day 9: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

2-Night Optional Trek Extension
Day 1: Pokhara - Astam
Day 2: Astam - Australian Camp
Day 3: Australian Camp - Kande - Pokhara

Your Itinerary

During their tour, our members will follow the itineraries as seen below.

Please Note:
If guests decide to add the 2-night trek extension, this will take place in the middle of their tour, and they will depart from (and be returned to) Pokhara.

7-Night Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, check-in, relax and then head out to explore Kathmandu. Your first stop should be the Boudhanath Stupa - the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world. It is built on a flat surface on several levels of terraces and is painted in pastel colours and adorned with prayer flags. It is defined in a Mandala design. A total of 108 images of Buddha and 147 insertions of prayer wheels adorn the base of the huge circular building. The colony of Boudhanath has the largest community of Tibetans - Twelve thousand in total. Here, you can experience a blessing with a lama senior at the monastery.

Afterwards, visit the temple of Pashupatinath - one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world and one of the top five pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Pashupatinath is the reincarnation of Shiva in his most benevolent form as a shepherd of fertility, so there are no animal sacrifices in this temple, only fruits, flowers and vermilion. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River and for Hindus, being cremated in Pashupatinath means a direct passage to paradise. Attend the ceremony of the arati in Pashupatinah on the shores of the river and spend an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley (Bhaktapur)
The Changu Narayan Temple is located on a ridge overlooking the valley, about 12 km east of the city. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu - the curator. One of the most beautiful and ancient specimens of pagoda architecture, the temple is adorned with wood and stone carvings. It is considered the oldest pagoda temple in Nepal, built in 323 AD. The sacred complex is a World Heritage Site. From the temple, one can see the beautiful Manohara River flowing like a snake through the green fields, and to the north on clear days, one can see many peaks of the Himalayas with a panoramic view of the surroundings. See Newari culture and tradition around Changu Narayan temple and enjoy a gentle hike from Changu Narayan to Telkot.

The hiking area is located along the green ridge between Changu Narayan and Telkot Hill. The path offers spectacular views of the valley to Kathmandu, Sankhu and Bhaktapur. The walk follows the saddle of a ridge with superb views of the valley to the right and the Himalayas on the left, the Ganesh Himal, the Lantang Range and Gauri Shankar. The road passes through small villages and agricultural lands that are almost always animated by the activity of the farmers who work their fields. A few Tamang villages are between Changu Narayan and Telkot. This hike lasts 2-3 hours according to the pace taken. The village of Telkot lies at an altitude of 1560m and is located 20km from Kathmandu and 5km from Bhaktapur on the way to Nagarkot. It is a small village with a few small houses, some of which have small stalls selling tea to travelers on the way to Nagarkot.

After breakfast, leave for a guided tour of the city of Bhaktapur. Located east of the two Durbar Squares of Kathmandu and Patan, the Durbar Square of Bhaktapur, where the kings of the Malla Dynasty lived until 1769, left some of the finest examples of architectural excellence in Nepal. Literally known as the "City of the Devout", and renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colourful festivals, traditional dances and typical Newari lifestyle, Bhaktapur will astound. Here, explore the Royal Palace, the Golden Gate and the entrance to the Palace of 55 Windows, known as the most significant work of art in Nepal. Then, visit the highest temple in the Kathmandu Valley: Nyatapola Temple. Walk around the square, where you will observe the centuries-old pagoda-style constructions and the Nyatapolo and Datta-Traya temples. Then visit a Nepalesse topi manufacturer and the Nepal Vocational Academy. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Chitwan
The road to Chitwan will take 5 to 6 hours under normal road conditions. This may take longer in the case of traffic jams. Upon arrival, a naturalist will welcome participants, and give refreshments and information on camp programs and facilities. Upon arrival at the entry point, meet with the naturalists and cross the river on a small ferry to enter the Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival, you will be invited to lunch. Activities in the jungle, canyoning, a jungle walk and visit in a Tharu dwelling are all included. The well-stocked bar caters to thirsty guests and a hearty continental or Nepali meal is served around the campfire. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 4: Chitwan
Wake up early to observe wildlife in the morning. It's the best time of the day to see the animals as you pass silently through the dewy grass - the perfect habitat for rhinos, tigers and other wildlife. Spend 2-3 hours in the jungle, then return to the camp for breakfast. Enjoy jungle activities throughout the day and end by taking a refreshing drink in a small local bar while enjoying fresh fish. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Chitwan - Pokhara
After breakfast, transfer to the exit point of the park, where you will take a vehicle for a 4-5 hour scenic drive to Pokhara, which is located 156 km away,  tucked into a quiet valley behind the powerful Himalayan chain of Annapurna. Pokhara is also known as the vacationer's paradise. While Kathmandu offers its medieval monuments and historic palaces, Pokhara leans more towards the natural side of life. Stretching into the Western Himalaya range, this city is located 200km west of Kathmandu. Mule trains travel through the city centre, as they did for centuries, carrying food and other goods to remote Himalayan villages and to the Tibetan border as modern ultra-light aircrafts buzz and paragliders soar through the sky. Enjoy a morning walk to Sarangkot to see the glorious sunrise, the giants of the Western Himalaya range, and the beautiful Lake Phewa. Overnight stay at the hotel. 
Day 6: Pokhara
After tea and coffee at Sarangkot, take a 2.5 km walk (about 30 minutes) to the ancient Kaski Fort at the top of a hill, 5km west of the Pokhara Valley. This small hill offers magnificent views of the Pokhara Valley, the peaceful Phewa Lake and the various peaks of the Annapurna Range. Then, head back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, board the vehicle to Kalimati to visit the World Peace Stupa, located on a hill on the south shore of Phewa Lake. In addition to being an impressive sight in itself, the sanctuary boasts a magnificent vantage point, which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna Range and Pokhara below. Go down the hill through the wooded slopes where a guide will explain the flora and fauna. Afterwards, arrive on the shores of the lake and embark on an early evening cruise on Lake Phewa. In the afternoon (weather permitting), take a guided tour of the city of Pokhara, which includes Davis Falls, Seti Gorge, Bindabashini Temple and Tibetan Refugee Camp. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Pokhara - Kathmandu
After breakfast, return via a transfer to Kathmandu and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 8: Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and take a transfer to Kathmandu International Airport to enjoy your return flight home.

End of Services.

9-Night Itinerary

Day 1: As seen on day 1 of 7-night itinerary.

Day 2: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur
After breakfast at hotel, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the ancient Patan City. This city of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts, is about 5km southeast of Kathmandu. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The major tourist attraction of Patan are visiting the Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir, Mahaboudha and Hiranya Verna Mahavihar. Today, you will also meet the Master of Singing Bowl Therapy and will enjoy a 60-minute Goldsmith and Silversmith showcase to see how they make jewellery. Thimi's best-known temple is 16th-century Balkumari Temple, dedicated to one of Bhairab’s shaktis. The goddess’ peacock vehicle is depicted on a column in front of the temple, as well as each corner of the temple. It’s the focus for the Balkumari Jatra, a festival where Thimi welcomes the new year (around mid-April) with riotous scenes as the 32 khats (palanquins) whirl around the temple while red powder is hurled at them. A passage on the south side of Balkumari Temple's square leads to Thimi’s potters’ square, which is full of kilns made from straw covered with ash. Continue after for a tour of Bhaktapur. Arrive and check-in at the hotel and enjoy free time in the end of the afternoon. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: As seen on day 2 of 7-night itinerary

Day 4: As seen on day 3 of 7-night itinerary

Day 5: As seen on day 4 of 7-night itinerary

Day 6: As seen on day 5 of 7-night itinerary

Day 7: As seen on day 6 of 7-night itinerary
Day 8: Pokhara
After Breakfast, drive 15 minutes to the Phewa Power House. Cross the suspension bridge, walk through the small Damsadi Village, and enjoy the scenery of the Pardi River, Annapurna, the Manaslu Himalayan range and the Pokhara valley. Walk further to the Ambot Village and then back to the beginning.

Walking time: 3 hours (including driving)
Highest Altitude: 950 m

In the late afternoon visit the Jangchub Choeling Tibetan Monastery. Drive to the Hemja refugee camp to meet local families and proceed to the monastery to attend prayers. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: As seen on day 7 of the 7-night itinerary

Day 10: As seen on day 8 of the 7-night itinerary

End of Services.

2-Night Trek Extension

Day 1: Pokhara - Astam: 618m ascent, 15km drive, 5km walk
A 25-minute drive takes us to the town of Milan Chowk. From here, we begin our gradual uphill trek through the chestnut forest with views across the Hemja and Mardi valleys, before we arrive at the village of Jijharka where we stop for refreshments at the local store. From here, we continue walking for another hour on to Astam. Astam offers 360 degree views of the entire Pokhara, Hemja, and Mardi valley with majestic views of the Annapurna Range offering one of the most spectacular places to view a sunset and sunrise in the Himalayas. It also provides a great insight into rural village life in Nepal.

Day 2: Astam - Australian Camp: 378m ascent, 11km walk
After breakfast, we will take a gradual walk to Dhampus, passing through small villages and terraced farms. Dhampus is inhabited by various ethnic groups including Gurungs, Brahmin’s, Chhetri’s and Dalits. The village of Dhampus offers spectacular mountain views of the Annapurna Range. You can enjoy a cup of masala tea, meditate and be inspired by the snow capped Himalayas. Dhampus is also famous for spectacular sunsets and sunrises. After lunch we will continue trekking for 1.5 hours gradually uphill through lush mid-Himalayan forests until we reach the Australian Camp where we will spend the night. Australian Camp offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna’s, Machhapuchhare and the Lamjung Himal.

Day 3: Australian Camp - Kande-  Pokhara: 1100m descent, 2km walk
Wake up early and view the sun rise over the Himalayas. After an early breakfast, start your trek to Kande via the Australian Camp. Upon arrival in Kande, board the vehicle and drive to Pokhara.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following 3* or 4* hotels in Standard Rooms with meals included as seen below.

Please Note:
Guests staying on Christmas Eve (24th December) and New Year's Eve (31st December) will have an additional fee added to the cost of their booking, payable for gala dinners on these dates.

3* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Kathmandu (Breakfast Included):
Rama Inn Boutique 3* or Hotel Harmika 3*

Bhaktapur (Breakfast Included - only valid with 9-night tour)
Hotel Heritage Malla 3*

Chitwan (Full Board Dining Included with 7-night tour and Breakfast Included with 9-night tour)
Green Mansions Resort 3* or Hotel Parkland Chiwan 3*

Pokhara (Breakfast Included)
Hotel Batika 3*, Lake Paradise Nepal 3* or Kuti Resort 3*

Extension Hotels (only with added 2-night trek)
Annapurna Eco Village 3* in Astam and Tea House 3* in Australian Camp

All Hotels Sleep up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

4* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Kathmandu (Breakfast Included):
Nepali Ghar Hotel 4* or Maya Manor 4*

Bhaktapur (Breakfast Included - only valid with 9-night tour)
Hotel Heritage Bhaktapur 4*

Chitwan (Full Board Dining Included with 7-night tour and Breakfast Included with 9-night tour)
Island Jungle Resort 4* or Tiger Land Safari 4*

Pokhara (Breakfast Included)
Da Yatra 4*, Lakeside Retreat 4* or Waterfront 4*

Extension Hotels (only with added 2-night trek)
Hananoie 4* in Astam and Tea House 3* in Australian Camp

All Hotels Sleep up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability.

Mountain Flight on Day 2 or Day 3 to observe the Himalayas from above

Your Optional Excursions
A mountain flight is beyond one's imagination, because you've never seen anything like it before. Only a bird gets to see this glorious view and you're up close within minutes of being airborne. Enjoy a close look at some of the world's higest peaks including Mt. Everest and go home with incredible pictures because everyone gets a window seat!

Taking a mountain flight is the easiest thing to do. Buy a ticket and you're taken on an hour long flight that flies higher than some of the Himalayan peaks, looking down on glaciers and high altitude lakes. Nepal has eight of the highest mountains in the world and the only way to see them all is by flying past them. Even mountaineers don't get to see them up close all in a day. The hostess identifies the individual peaks and the pilot invites each passenger to the cockpit to take pictures of Everest from their large windscreen.

In the west is seen the mighty peaks of the Dhaulagiri massif and the Annapurna range while far in the east lies Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. The horizon seems like an endless jagged row of high snowy peaks stretching far into the distance. The rows and rows of mountain peaks is beyond one's imagination and simply unbelievable.
Leaving Kathmandu domestic airport early in the morning before the clouds form, passengers take an hour’s flight around the Everest region with stunning views of all the major peaks. Maps are available of the mountain ranges so one can identify the various important peaks. The hostesses are there if you have questions. Should the weather not be suitable you will be either offered a refund or the option to fly again.
For visitors based in Pokhara there are other options available such as taking a microlight flight towards the Annapurna Massif with spectacular views of  the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre among them. A microlight is a two-seater small aircraft with powered engine designed to carry no more than two people, the pilot and passenger.

For visitors who like to take a mountain flight to the extreme, there are options to charter helicopters and fly to the Everest range, taking a short tour around the Everest valleys before landing for breakfast and then returning to Kathmandu. If you are someone with a higher adventure threshold, then you might also want to experience hang-gliding, paragliding, paramotor flying, sky diving or even participate in relevant training courses. Enjoy the spectacular views!

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process. The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return transfers are included as per itinerary.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Weather

Jan
min : 4°C max : 16°C
Feb
min : 6°C max : 18°C
Mar
min : 10°C max : 22°C
Apr
min : 136°C max : 26°C
May
min : 17°C max : 26°C
Jun
min : 20°C max : 27°C
Jul
min : 21°C max : 26°C
Aug
min : 21°C max : 26°C
Sep
min : 19°C max : 26°C
Oct
min : 15°C max : 24°C
Nov
min : 9°C max : 21°C
Dec
min : 5°C max : 17°C

Travel Advice

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Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

You will need a visa to travel to Nepal.

To apply for a visa in the United Kingdom you should contact the Embassy of Nepal, 12A, Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QU (telephone: +20 7229 1594 or 6231 or 5352).

Visas are available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and at some land borders. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form on arrival and provide a passport photograph. A single-entry visa valid for 15, 30 or 90 days costs US$25, 40 or 100. At Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport the fee is payable in any major currency (some land crossings insist on payment in US dollars), Children under 10 require a visa but are not charged a visa fee. A Nepali visa is valid for entry for three to six months from the date of issue.


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 7 or 9-night stay in 3* or 4* hotels as per itinerary
  • Optional 2-night trek extension
  • Meals included as per itinerary
  • Entrances and excursions included as per itinerary
  • Observation tour upon arrival in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Pokhara and Chitwan in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drop-off at Milan Chowk and pick up from Kande (with extension)
  • English-speaking trek guide and porter (with extension)
  • ACAP try permit and TIMS permit fee for foreigners included (with extension)

Not Included

  • International Airfares to/from Kathmandu and airport departure taxes
  • Nepal entry/re-entry visa fee.
  • Single Supplement is not applicable during optional Trek
  • Child Policy and Extra Bed
  • Items of a personal nature such as bar bills, telephone calls, laundry, extra mileage, mineral water and any extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, flight delays etc
  • Personal insurance, evacuation and medical expenses
  • Meals other than mentioned above

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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