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Nepal: Himalaya Highlights Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Nepal

Venture into the lively streets of Kathmandu, spend a night at a Buddhist monastery guesthouse, and take in astounding views of the Himalaya in Pokhara: these are just a few of the experiences that await on this 10-day journey through Nepal. From the famous rhinos and Bengal tigers of Chitwan National Park to the ancient temples of the Kathmandu Valley, encounter the essence of the Himalaya.


Highlights

Experience the essence of serenity with an overnight stay at a Buddhist Monastery, meet a graduate of the G Adventures
supported paralegal program for women, search out rhino in Chitwan National Park, get a firsthand demonstration of traditional apron weaving, learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings)


What's Included

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: SASANE Lecture, Kathmandu Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Weaving and Indigenous Peoples Lecture, Kathmandu Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Overnight at a Buddhist Monastery, Pharping Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Neydo Monastery Sunrise Chant, Pharping Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Chitwan Tiger Experience, Chitwan National Park Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu. Arrival transfer. Visit Boudhanath Stupa and the Royal City of Bhaktapur. Visit Swayambhunath. Chitwan National Park including a village walking tour and jeep safari. Hike to the World Peace Pagoda. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (8 nts), monastery guesthouse (1 nt).


Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners


Transport

Private bus, plane, boat, walking, 4x4.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. We recommended a backpack or soft case/duffle on wheels of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. Standard luggage allowance for internal flights is 15kg (33lb) for checked luggage, and is 7kg (15lb) for carry
on luggage. Any charges for additional luggage or weight is the responsibility of the passenger.

Day 1 Kathmandu

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Day 2 Kathmandu

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Day 3 Kathmandu/Pharping

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Day 4 Pharping/Kurintar

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Day 5 Kurintar/Chitwan National Park

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Day 6 Chitwan National Park

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Day 7 Chitwan National Park/Pokhara

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Day 8 Pokhara

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Day 9 Pokhara/Kathmandu

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Day 10 Kathmandu

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer and welcome dinner are included.

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1 as no group activities are planned except for a group meeting in the early evening, followed by dinner. Enjoy a six-course dinner at Krishnarpan Restaurant, serving fine Nepali cuisine (organic, too), a slow dining experience reminiscent of the meals relished by the kings of yesteryear. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you.

Details

Prices from: €1599.00

Duration: 10 Days

Trip Style: National Geographic Journeys

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max: 15

Call Us: 01 2311889


My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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