With full-service flights, carefully selected accommodation, transfers and meals included, embark on an 11 day tour of eye-opening monuments, and breathtaking natural landscapes in Nepal. With 9 nights in local 3.5 star hotels, air-conditioned vehicle and an English-speaking tour guide, this is your chance to truly appreciate the delights of the Himalayas confidently and in comfort. Explore Kathmandu to see famous stupas and the Monkey Temple. Visit the beautiful Peace Pagoda and enjoy view of Lake Phewa, the 2nd largest in Nepal. Keep on the look-out for Bengal tigers and rare one-horned rhinos, among the incredible wildlife, dense forests and grassy plains of Royal Chitwan National Park. Witness impressive mountains including the Annapurna Mountain range from Sarangkot Village, the untouched holy mountain, Machhapuchhre and famous Mount Everest. Become immersed in local culture wandering the ancient alleys of Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square and the antique, music and traditional stores of Kathmandu.
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Enjoy a total of 9 nights in standard hotel accommodation during your tour. Rest easy knowing your hotels are sorted as you make your way through Nepal.
Wake up to something tasty every day when you pull up a seat for breakfast during your tour. Plus, enjoy 3 lunches and 4 dinners when you visit Nepal this holiday. For more information please check out the itinerary.
The last thing you want to do on your holiday is worry about how you’re going to get from A to B. Enjoy airport transfers on us so you can enjoy your holiday with ease.
Get around in total comfort! Enjoy air-conditioned transportation when touring Nepal this holiday as you see the sites without breaking a sweat!
There’s no need to go digging through your pockets for entrance fees this holiday, we’ve got you covered. We’ve included all your sightseeing & entry fees so you can focus on your tour and savour the beauty of Nepal.
Don’t miss out on a thing this holiday. Your tour includes English speaking tour guide(s) throughout Nepal.
From $1999*pp ex Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
From $2099*pp ex Adelaide
From $2249*pp ex Perth
Balance is due 90 days before departure
Single supplement available for only $325
26 February 2020
26 March 2020
Day 1: Australia – Kathmandu (In-flight Meals)
Depart Australia today and fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free time.
Note: Due to flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to depart on the day before (day 0).
Day 2: Kathmandu (B)
This morning after breakfast, set out for a full day sightseeing experience in the Kathmandu Valley. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Durbar Square, Swayambunath Monkey Temple and imposing Boudhanath Stupa, one of most impressive Buddhist stupas in Nepal and usually vibrant with the prayers and prostrations of devotees. The tour will expose Kathmandu’s contrasts between traditional and modern, practical and spiritual.
The evening is free to relax or explore some of Kathmandu’s vibrant night time shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park Approx. 150km (B, L, D)
After breakfast leave the Kathmandu Valley behind and view the Nepalese countryside from your airconditioned vehicle today, as the tour takes the scenic, riverside drive to Royal Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel, afternoon is at leisure.
Late in the afternoon visit the local Tharu village to learn more about their lifestyle, culture, religion. In the evening be entertained by a traditional Tharu Stick Dance and included dinner.
Special option early this morning: The Ultimate Experience Mountain Flight (AUD$360pp). This 45-minute flight offers an incredible panorama of the Himalayas and Mount Everest.
Day 4: Chitwan National Park (B, L, D)
This morning after breakfast at the lodge, experience a fully guided day of jungle-based activities, sailing in a traditional ‘patela’ boat which will take you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to see waterfowl, crocodiles, gharials and animals from the riverbanks. Later enjoy a Jeep Safari in the National Park to look for wild animals. The afternoon will be at leisure.
(The National Park is closed in July, August and September. The Safari experience is provided in the adjacent buffer zones during this time.)
Day 5: Chitwan – Pokhara Approx. 165km (B)
After breakfast this morning, depart for Pokhara. On arrival, check in and relax for the rest of the day. The Lakeside region of Pokhara has restaurants, stalls and shops to explore.
Day 6: Pokhara (B)
Start with a stunning sunrise and outstanding views of the Annapurna range from Sarangkot hill. Followed by a visit Bindabashini Temple, regarded as a Hindu spiritual centre of Pokhara. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Then visit the serene Peace Stupa, where further panoramic views include the Phewa Lake, Pokhara and the towering Annapurna Range. The afternoon is at leisure.
Later enjoy a boat ride in Phewa Lake.
Day 7: Pokhara – Day trek to Australian Camp (elevation: 2100m) (B, L)
After breakfast, be driven to Kande and start the gentle hike (approx. 2 hours) up through the forest to Australia Camp. Take in truly impressive views of Annapurna Range, including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South Hiuchuli, Annapurna II & IV and Lamjung Himal. Explore the picturesque village of Pothana and later return to Pokhara to relax for the rest of the day. A packed lunch will be provided for the walk.
(Trek paths are slippery during July, August and September due to monsoon and require extra caution during the trek.)
Day 8: Pokhara – Nagarkot Approx. 225km (B, D)
After breakfast this morning, depart Pokhara and return to the Kathmandu valley, arriving in the hill town of Nagarkot, famous for its incredible sunsets and rises and fantastic view of Mt Everest, weather permitting.
Day 9: Nagarkot – Bhaktapur – Kathmandu Approx. 31kms (B, D)
Wake up early to catch the extraordinary Himalayan sunrise this morning. Then, after breakfast, take the short trip to Bhaktapur, an ancient town, almost entirely comprised of UNESCO listed structures representing multiple faiths and traditions. Return to Kathmandu with time for final sightseeing or shopping. Enjoy a farewell dinner in a traditional local restaurant.
Day 10: Kathmandu – Australia
Be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home today.
Day 11: Arrive Home
Note: some flights may arrive home on Day 10. Check your travel documents carefully when they are sent, approx. 2 weeks prior to travel.
All star ratings are local ratings
STANDARD HOTELS – 3.5 STAR (SELF-RATED) HOTELS
PREMIUM HOTELS – 4 STAR (SELF-RATED) HOTELS
$2000 per person twin-share
Single supplement available from $250 per person
Day 10: Kathmandu – Paro, Bhutan (By Flight) – Thimphu Approx. 55-kilometres (L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and experience the stunning flight through the Himalayas into Bhutan. Meet your guide and driver outside the terminal building and transfer to the hotel in Thimphu. Take the afternoon to visit Trashichhoe Dzong; a striking monastery and Buddha Point, where the largest statue of Buddha in the country sits.
The evening will be at leisure.
Day 11: Thimphu – Paro Approx. 55-kilometres (B, L, D)
In the morning after breakfast, experience a fascinating guided sightseeing tour in Thimphu Valley. Visiting the National Library, National Textile Museum, Zorig Chusum, the National Institute of Arts and the Kings Memorial Chorten (stupa).
Later depart Thimphu arriving into Paro, check into your hotel.
Day 12: Paro – Tiger’s Nest Monastery Hike approx. 2-hours (B, L, D)
After breakfast, leave Paro to visit Taktshang Monastery, or Tiger’s Nest, the famous monastery, perched on the steep side of an escarpment. The walk up takes about 2 hours, with the option to ride up on a horse. Visitors can pause or stop at a café positioned roughly half way up the track. Note that the horse ride (approx. AUD$45) is only available on the way up. Those who do not wish to take the walk can relax with free time or book the optional excursion to Kichu Lhakang Buddhist Temple and ruins of Drukgyel Dzong Monastery.
After returning to the base, visit a local farm, National Museum and market before returning to the hotel to relax for the evening.
Day 13: Paro, Bhutan – Kathmandu, Nepal (B)
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, transfer to the Paro International Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival, be picked up from the airport and transferred to the hotel.
Enjoy free time for the rest of the day and evening.
Day 14: Kathmandu – Australia (B)
Be transferred to the airport for your flight home today.
Day 15 Arrive home.
Note, some flights may arrive home on Day 14. Check your travel documents for confirmed times.
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*FROM PRICE ex Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. All prices below are in Australian Dollars and are based on per person twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise.
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