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Kathmandu. Nepal
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 66.4 70.5 77.5 82.8 83.7 84.4 83.1 83.7 82.6 80.2 74.5 68.4
Average Low 36.3 40.1 46.8 53.1 60.3 66.4 68.4 68 65.3 56.1 46 38.7
Average Rainfall 0.567 0.736 1.346 2.402 4.866 9.303 14.307 13.024 7.866 2.016 0.327 0.52
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:45)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Nepalese Rupee
$1.00 USD = 101.51 NPR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Nagarkot. Nepal
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 60 64 69 75 77 78 76 77 74 73 69 63
Average Low 36 39 44 50 56 61 63 61 59 53 44 38
Average Rainfall 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.8 2 3.7 5.2 5.2 3.5 0.7 0 0.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:45)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Nepalese Rupee
$1.00 USD = 101.51 NPR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Chitwan. Nepal
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 75.2 78.8 91.4 95 95 95 91.4 91.4 89.6 87.8 84.2 24
Average Low 44.6 46.4 53.6 64.4 68 73.4 75.2 75.2 71.6 64.4 53.6 46.4
Average Rainfall 0.394 0.394 0.394 0.591 7.874 11.811 19.685 17.717 15.748 3.937 0.197 0.197
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:45)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Nepalese Rupee
$1.00 USD = 101.51 NPR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Pokhara. Nepal
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 67.5 72 80.1 85.6 86.2 87.1 86 86.4 84.7 81.5 75.4 69.3
Average Low 44.8 48.6 55 60.3 65.1 69.6 71.6 71.6 69.4 62.1 53.4 46
Average Rainfall 0.91 1.38 2.36 5.04 14.13 26.34 37.01 34.09 25.24 5.51 0.71 0.87
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+05:45)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Nepalese Rupee
$1.00 USD = 101.51 NPR
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
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Experience Nepal's Culture & Nature Trekking in the Himalayas

12 days/11 nights - from $699 per person Land Only
Originally$1899 Now$699 Saving64% Remaining1115 Days
Take an 11-night trip with this amazing promotion to the Kingdom of Nepal on a journey of discovery. Start in Kathmandu for two nights where you take traditional Yoga classes.  Explore the area on your own or take an optional city tour to such sites as Kathmandu Durbar Square. Next, travel to Pokhara, a lakeside town with panoramic views of the Himalayas. Begin a 5-day trekking experience that takes you to amazing locations offering breathtaking views. Cross suspension bridges and waterfalls, and trek among oak and rhododendron forests. Stop in Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk for lodging and meals throughout this tour. Continue to Chitwan National Park, home to rhinoceros and Bengal tigers, for a three-night stay. A full day of jungle activities includes an elephant safari. Finally, return to Kathmandu for one night on your way back home. Starting from $699 Land Only.

Day 1, – Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu. Remember to have two photos and USD $25.00 per person ready for visa processing upon arrival at the airport after clearing immigration and customs. (Passport at least 6 months valid) After clearing immigration and customs, transfer for check-in at hotel. (Hotel Shakti)

Day 2, - Kathmandu (1,400m/4,600 ft)
After an early morning Yoga class at the Pranayama-Yoga Studio, enjoy a day at leisure to explore the area on your own or take an optional tour. (B)

Day 3, - Kathmandu/Pokhara (827 m /2,713 ft)
Overland transfer on tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. For $110 extra per person you can transfer partially doing a river rafting trip (3 hours) and then private transfer to Pokhara (Hotel Lake Star) (B)

Day 4, Tuesday - Pokhara/Hille/Tikhedhunga (1,540m/5,052ft)
Meet the sherpa trekking crew and drive to Nayapool. Begin trekking towards Birethanti, a large and prosperous town with a winding street paved with large stones. After crossing two suspension bridges over the Modi Khola River, stop for lunch. Beyond Birethanti the trail is well defined at first, but then loses itself in rice fields. An hour past Birethanti and beyond Mathathanti, start climbing towards Sudre and Hille. Walk further up to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at your lodge. (4 miles: 4-5 hrs gradually up) (B)

Day 5, - Tikhedhunga/Ghorepani (2874m (9429ft) 12kms / 6hrs
Begin your journey towards Tikedunga. Once there, cross a bridge and a waterfall taking in the views. Then, head uphill towards Ulleri. From Ulleri, an hour-long journey takes you to Banthanti, a settlement in a forest clearing at 7,545 feet (2,300m), offering breathtaking views of Annapurna south and Mount Fishtail. After lunch, head uphill through oak and rhododendron forests to Deurali and then further to Ghorepani. Arrive and transfer to your lodge. (7 miles: 3 hrs steep up, about 3600 steps; 3 hrs gradually up through forest) (B)

Day 6, - Climb Poon Hill(3210m/10531ft) /Tadapani (2,647 m/8,684 feet)
An early morning excursion takes you to Poon Hill, which provides an even better and unobstructed view of the high Himalaya peaks such as Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak. Return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, continue to trek towards Tadapani. Stop in Banthati for lunch. Beyond Banthati, the trail starts climbing, leaving the moist, high mountain forests and entering a field of cane. The trail climbs steeply for about 30 mins before reaching Tadapani, which means "Far Water." This is an ideal place to see the views of Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and the Glacier Dome. Spend the night at your lodge. (7 miles: 1 hr steep up from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, and 45 min return; 3 hrs steep up through rhododendron forest; 2 hrs steep down; 1 hr short ups and downs) (B)

Day 7, - Tadapani/Ghandruk (1,980m /6,500ft)
This morning, descend through a forest of wildflowers. Try and spot some of the long-tailed monkeys that inhabit this area! Arrive in the village of Ghandruk, beautifully set against the peaks of Mount Fishtail, Annapurna South, Ganga Purna, Annapurna III, and Hiun Chuli. Visit the Annapurna Area Conservation Project, the Gurung Museum, and a sheep wool weaving workshop. Overnight at your lodge in Ghandruk. (4 miles: 3-4 hrs gradually down) (B)

Day 8, - Ghandruk/Nayapool (1070m/3510ft) 15kms / 6hrs /Pokhara (1 hours)
The trail descends at first on a stone staircase and then traverses high above a river on a wide stone-paved lane. The trail keeps heading downhill through terraced fields at Kilu, onto a suspension bridge over the Sadhu Khola, finally arriving alongside Modi Khola in Shauli Bazaar where you stop for lunch. Continue on this beautiful trail until you arrive at Nayapool. From here, drive back to Pokhara (about 1 hr) and transfer to your hotel. (Hotel Lake Star) (9 miles: 4-5 hrs gradually down) (B)

Day 9, - Pokhara/Chitwan (100 m /330 ft) (156 km, 4-5 hours drive) 
After breakfast, take a scenic drive along the Marshyangdi River to Chitwan National Park, in lowland of Nepal. After lunch in a jungle camp, you are escorted for a short walking tour of the village. In the evening, walk along the riverbank and enjoy the romantic sunset view. Watch a presentation on wildlife by an expert naturalist. (Jungle Adventure World Hotel) (B/L/D)

Day 10, - Chitwan
After breakfast, take a canoe trip to explore the aquatic life of Chitwan National Park. You will have the opportunity to see some rare bird and aquatic life. Walk back to camp for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the Elephant Back Safari. The elephant takes you inside the dense forest and grassland in search of the Great Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros, leopards, sloths, deer, monkeys, wild boar and 460 different species of birds. The Royal Bengal Tiger, being territorial and nocturnal in behavior, will normally not appear during the day, but you may be lucky and have an unforgettable sight of the king of the forest. In the evening, enjoy a Tharu Tribal Dance. (B/L/D)

Day 11, - Chitwan/Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to the city hotel. Enjoy some free time in this exotic city before the farewell dinner tonight. (Hotel Shakti) (B/D)

Day 12, - Kathmandu
Upon check-out, service is ended. (B)

 

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement

Upgrade your Hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan

$450 per person double or $900 single

Kathmandu : Hotel Soaltee Crown Plaza or Yak & Yeti

Pokhara      : Hotel Pokhara Grande  or Similar

Chitwan      :  Tigerland Safari Resort  or Jungle Villa  

Private Car/Van Upgrade during the trip

$175 per person double

$350 single

 

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Tour Feature

  • Round trip airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • Overland transfers as per itinerary via tourist public bus
  • One twin room for 3 nights at Hotel Shakti
  • One twin room for 2 nights at Hotel Lake Star or similar in Pokhara
  • One twin room for 2 nights at Jungle Adventure World in Chitwan
  • 1 night each for 4 nights in lodges/bungalow accommodations in Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapanim, and Ghandruk
  • Breakfast daily, two lunches, three dinners
  • One yoga classes in Kathmandu; trekking as per itinerary with a guide; a tour of Chitwan National Park, including elephant safari; ox-cart ride; canoe ride; Tharu Dance performance
  • Gurung Museum entrance fee
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) fee - $20 per person
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) fee - $24 per person


Rates do not include

  • International air to and from Nepal
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Any expenses of a personal nature, such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional  Travel insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above


Remarks

  • Travel period valid on select dates in 2016
  • Book by August 1, 2016
  • If above hotels not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category could be used. Prices may differ.
  • Itinerary changes made after initial confirmation incur a $50 per person service fee
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required.
  • Travel protection strongly recommended and non-refundable.
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights and air fares from various US cities are available.





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Khatmandu

Full day tour –Visit Historic places such as Kathmandu Durban Square, Patan Durban Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa. Pick up around 9 am and it ends at 4 pm.

Price $109 per person single or if 2 or more people, $75 per person.

Full day tour-Visit Pashupatinath Temple , Boudhanath Stupa & Bhaktapur Durbar square .  Pick up around 9 am and it ends at 4 pm.

Price $139 per person single or if 2 or more people, $99 per person.

Half day morning or afternoon tour –Visit Historic places such as Kathmandu Durban Square and  Swoyambhunath Stupa. 9am- 1 pm or 2 pm to 6 pm

Price $70 per person single or if 2 or more people, $35 per person

Half day morning or afternoon tour –Visit Pashupatinath Temple , Boudhanath Stupa. 9am- 1 pm or 2 pm to 6 pm

Price $80 per person single or if 2 or more people, $40 per person

Pokhara

Half day morning–Visit Bindyabasini Temple . Seti River Gorge , Davis Fall

& Gupteswor Cave

Price $99 per person single or if 2 or more people, $49 per person

Paragliding (30 min)…………………………………………………………….$145 per person

Bungy Jumping in Pokhara…………………………………………………..$125 per person

Zip Flyer in Pokhara………………………………………………………………$99 per person

 

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