Best of Nepal 12 Days

  • Trip Cost:US$ 1800 (P/P)
  • Duration:12 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Max. Altitude:3210
  • Grade:Moderate

Meals: Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on Trek and Chitwan and Breakfast on other cities

Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Escape Nepal offers Best of Nepal tour that includes visit of the Cultural city of Kathmandu, Lake city of Pokhara, Trekking to Annapurna-Ghorepani Poon Hill and visit of Chitwan National park which is the best of luxury travelers that want to explore all the tastes of Nepal such as cultural heritages, Himalayas and Mountain Trek and Safari in Chitwan National park.

Ghorepani poon hill trekking is also popularly known as Annapurna balcony trek, you will have experience of trekking, awesome up close view of Himalayas without even going to the higher elevation. It is the paradise for having breathtaking sceneries of mountains, specially of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m) , Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041 m), Mt. Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare (6,998 m) , Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986 m) and so forth. Besides amazing mountain vistas you will enjoy with incredible landscapes, and amazing natural wonders, dramatic panorama as you pass through the lovely greenery hills, forest filled with the rhododendron flower and pine, if you are lucky enough, you will encounter with rare animals and undoubtedly the chirping of birds alongside of the trail is undoubtedly create a lovely tranquil environment. You will pass through beautiful villages of various ethnic and caste groups namely—Gurung, Magar, Thakali and others, you will have an opportunity to explore the mix culture, distinct lifestyles, and rituals of them and if you wish to you can enjoy the local dishes and delicacies. You will have opportunity to explore typical Magar and Gurung villages especially at Ghandruk.

High lights of the Tour:

  • An Amazing 12 day holiday with Himalayas trekking with Local expert guide.
  • Visit of World heritage sites Kathmandu.
  • 5 day 4 nights moderate trek in to the Annapurna Himalayas with a Sunrise Views from Poon hill.
  • Trekking through pine and rhododendron forest.
  • Visit Magar and Gurung ethnic people’s village.
  • Jungle activities in Chitwan.
  • Elephant safari in Chitwan.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01.Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): transfer to hotel: And you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, your evening is relevantly free and after you have refreshed, you can get familiar with the area by going for a stroll down the street. At eventide our Tour Manager will meet you at your hotel to brief you on program during your stay in Nepal. Have supper, & its then rest & your first overnight in the city of cows & temples, probably the most in the world. ( A)

Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley: After a good night’s rest & a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we set out for a Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley which begins in Kathmandu Durbar square, Swayambunath (Monkey temple) in the morning and sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhnath Stupa in the afternoon. Kathmandu is a wonderful mix of the ancient & the new & this includes western influences that sometimes makes visiting the capital an interesting place to spend time in as the old stubbornly jostles for its place with rising attractions from Europe & the west.  Some of the sites you visit are UNESCO declared world heritage sites & you will truly enjoy visiting these ancient monuments & learning of its mystic history you’re your professional guide. Overnight at Hotel (A, B)

Note:  you can take one hour scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement

Day 03: Kathmandu- Pokhara: After having breakfast at hotel, we drive to Pokhara, that takes about 6 hours by tourist busm check in to the hotel and explore Pokhara yourself and overnight at hotel.(A)

Day 04.Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) and Trek to Tikhedunga( 1577m)- 4 Hours: After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we start out to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) it is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day, overnight at Lodge.( A,B,L,D)

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani( 2675m)- 6 Hours: Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. We will see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp, overnight at Lodge.(A,B,L,D)

Day 06.Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani (2675m.)- 6 hours: Today, we hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D)

Day 07.Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.)- 3 Hours: Today, it is easy trekking by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village we will see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D)

Day 08.Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara) & Drive to Pokhara- 4 Hours: Today is our last day trekking of our trekking and it is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and walks flat part until Nayapul then drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around 1.13 Minutes, Overnight at Hotel.( A,B,L, D)

Day 09.Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan- 6 hours: After an early morning breakfast we will drive to Chitwan – check into our jungle lodge and embark on a wildlife Tharu village tour. Overnight at our lodge (A, B, L, D)

Day 10.Full day of go-wild jungle activities: After b/fast amidst the sweet chirping of birds, we set out for a Full day of jungle activities that include Jungle Walking, Elephant Back Riding Safari across streams & into the jungles; we also enjoy watching the Elephants bathing and visit the elephant Breeding center, at eventide, while having supper, we enjoy a scintillating Tharu cultural stick dance that’s real exciting to watch in the evening. Overnight at our lodge, (A, B, L, D)

Day 11.Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu: After b/fast, we will take you for an interesting Bird watching tour in the morning and drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at your Hotel (A, B)

Day 12.Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure: We are doubly sure you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday of different ventures that shows you the true depths of Nepal’s natural beauty in dissimilar climatic conditions & its changing landscapes in the course of your exotic journeys. We know that you will always remember this combo vacation & will return home to tell stories of your amazing experiences in the incredible Himalayan nation of Nepal. We know that you will return again someday. Bon Voyage! On your way home. ( B)

Note: A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All the Airport Transfers.
  • Three nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin sharing basis.
  • Your standard meals during the Trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, TIMS permit.
  • Two night’s accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast  on twin sharing basis:
  • 2 nights’ Accommodation in Chitwan on Full board Basis with all the Jungle Activities.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu–-Pokhara – Chitwan- Kathmandu by Tourist bus.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porter.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, trekking map if necessary.
  • All government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  1. Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  2. Your Travel insurance.
  3. Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  4. Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathamndu.
  5. All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  6. Sweet things like chocolate.
  7. International airfare.
  8. Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).
  9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Cost Status  
22 November, 2017 03 December, 2017 USD $1800 Guaranteed Book Now
06 December, 2017 17 December, 2017 USD $1800 Guaranteed Book Now
22 December, 2017 02 January, 2018 USD $1800 Guaranteed Book Now

 Essential Info

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.

 

We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek)  on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.

We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.

When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.

 

Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast at campsite or lodge, we set off on the day’s trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday at the camp or available lodge/restaurants which may take 1-2 hours for lunch and will start the trek again, The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village and surroundings, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

This type of holidays involves longer trekking (up to 12 Days) on maintained trails in to higher elevations mountain and high elevation overland tour to tibet  and we advise you to have some previous walking/hiking experiences on high altitude and habit to walk about 5-6 hours a day and physically fit, those holidays includes some trek on Everest, Annapurna, Langtang region and some wilderness trekking holiday plus some village trekking holiday, some Rafting Holidays and some over land tours to Tibet like- Mt. Kailash tour, Tibet overland tour , Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour and Nepal Tibet Tour.

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