Nepal’s natural splendour and cultural heritage from the Himalayas and the birthplace of Buddha to the jungle, the homeland of the Gurkhas and legendary Kathmandu
Flight - 1 night
Kathmandu Area - 2 nights
Chitwan - 2 nights
Lumbini - 1 night
Pokhara Lakeside - 1 night
Pokhara Kandani Danda - 2 nights
Gorkha - 1 night
Kathmandu Area - 2 nights
Nepal remains an essentially agrarian society, where most live in relatively inaccessible rural areas on subsistence farming little altered in hundreds of years.
The architectural heritage of Nepal retains its old world charm and, whilst synthesising Chinese and Indian influence, undoubtedly embodies a spirit of its own. The friendliness, cheerfulness and welcoming nature of the Nepalese is legendary. Discover the stupas of Kathmandu, experience the wildlife of Chitwan National Park, enjoy the panorama of the Himalayan peaks from Pokhara in the Annapurna area and view the immensity of Everest from a special ‘mountain’ flight.
Both the Kathmandu Valley and Lumbini are recognised as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the latter known as the birthplace of Buddha and the former comprising three contrasting towns, each with its own temples, Durbar Square and individual character.
The heritage of the Gurkhas from central Nepal is explored at their museum in Pokhara and in their homeland of Gorka from where King Prithvi Narayan Shah once ruled all of Nepal.
Culture & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
5 Lunches & 8 Dinners
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 4 – 8
Day 1 Fly overnight from your chosen airport to Kathmandu via Doha/Dubai.
Day 2 Arrive Kathmandu (altitude 1,400 metres) for two nights at the 4-star Hotel Aloft located in the centre.
Day 3 Optional morning flight over the Himalayas and Mount Everest (weather permitting) approx. US$250 – bookable locally. Visit Narayanhiti Palace Museum (former Royal Palace). Visit Boudhanath stupa. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, take a rickshaw ride to Thamel and the courtyards of ‘Babarmahal revisited’. Dinner with cultural dance show. (B, D)
Day 4 Drive to Chitwan (6 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Kasara resort on the National Park border. Ox cart ride to Tharu village. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Canoe ride and jungle walk. Jeep safari inside the National Park. Tharu cultural show and dinner. Talk by a jungle naturalist on elephants and rhinos. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Travel to Lumbini (4 hrs) for overnight at the 4-star Hokke Hotel. Visit Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi temple and monasteries, and take a rickshaw ride. (B, D)
Day 7 Drive to Pokhara, Lakeside (7 hrs). Overnight at the 3-star Atithi Resort & Spa. Visit Barahi Temple. Enjoy a lake cruise. (B)
Day 8 Visit the Gurkha and Mountain museums, Seti gorge, Devi’s Falls and the Old Bazaar. Drive up to Kandani Danda for two nights of the famed hospitality of the 4-star Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, stunningly located above the Pokhara Valley at over 2,000 metres. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Sunrise view of the Annapurna range (weather permitting). A bird watching walk and village walk. Afternoon free. (B, L, D)
Day 10 Drive to Gorkha (5 hrs). Overnight at Gorkha Gaun Resort. Visit Gorkha Museum (Tallo Durbar). (B, L, D)
Day 11 Drive to Kathmandu (5 hrs) visiting the Manakamana Temple by cable car. Two nights at the 4-star Hotel Vivanta by Taj at Patan in the Kathmandu area. (B)
Day 12 Sightseeing of Patan including the Bahal Courtyards. Visit Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur and Thangka Painting School. Singing bowl experience. Farewell dinner with a local family and Everest summiteer or Sherpa. (B, D)
Day 13 Return flight via Doha/Dubai. (B)
To facilitate road travel and access, vehicles carry a maximum of 8 people, each with their own guide.
Part of the Marriott group and situated in the heart of Kathmandu just minutes away from UNSECO heritage sites. This modern and stylishly designed 4-star hotel has restaurants, bar, gym, spa, indoor pool and WiFi (free). 154 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
The Kasara Resort is located on the borders of Chitwan National Park, built in a natural jungle environment. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 37 air-conditioned villas with a private garden.
The Lumbini Hokke Hotel is located on the premises of the Lumbini Master Plan, where the Shakymuni Buddha was born. Restaurant and 27 air-conditioned rooms with mini-bar.
A 4-star resort located in the heart of the city of lakes, furnished with modern architecture and facilities. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 51 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.
Perched 1,000 feet above the Pokhara Valley with a spectacular Himalayan backdrop of the Annapurna range, this 4-star eco-friendly hotel is famed for its hospitality and 'houseparty style'. 19 rooms, restaurant, bar, library, pool and WiFi (free).
An authentic resort ideally located in the lush green hills of Gorkha. Restaurant, WiFi (limited) and cottages with fans offering comfort and tranquillity.
4-star hotel located in the vibrant Patan district of Kathmandu. Restaurants, bar, gym, spa and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
Time to relax or see even more of India!
No one can cover all of India on one tour, so why not make the most of your time in India by choosing further experiences?
We invite you to customise your tour by adding one or more extensions from our great range shown on the following pages. Relax in a resort or discover more of India with our specialist guides.
Also please consider adding extra nights before the tour if you would like to draw breath after the flight to India or stay on to reflect, relax or explore independently. Extra nights can also be added to most extensions. Please talk to one of our knowledgeable Personal Travel Experts to let us know what you are looking for and they will work out the best way. Sometimes extra transfers, internal flights and nights are recommended or needed, and sometimes two extensions can be combined into a more logical sequence.
Alternatively we recommend the Nagarkot Extension in Nepal
Travel to Nagarkot (2,175m) for two nights at the 4-star Club Himalaya on Windy Hill with views of the Himalayas. Relax and enjoy a walk around the villages and hillsides. Return flight from Kathmandu. Breakfast daily.
Day 1 Travel up to Nagarkot (2,175 metres altitude) for two nights at the 4-star Club Himalaya, located on Windy Hill with wonderful views of the Himalayas. (B)
Day 2 View the sunrise over the mountains. Relax and enjoy a walk around the villages and hillsides. (B)
Day 3 Return to Kathmandu for the return flight, arriving later the same day. (B)
A 4-star hotel on Windy Hill with wonderful views of the Himalayas. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 68 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, TV and balcony.
per person in a twin/double room
Qatar from Heathrow
per person in a twin/double room
Qatar from Heathrow
Supplements per person
Double for sole use £495
Qatar Airways or Emirates from Gatwick or Manchester from £75*
London/Manchester – Dubai/Doha-London/Manchester
Qatar Airways Business Class from £2095
Emirates Business Class from £2095
*Emirates flights return overnight and will arrive on Day 14.
Extra nights - Kathmandu
Vivanta by Taj/Aloft Hotel
(per night) £85
Single supplement £59
Departure transfer included
Extension - Nagarkot
2 nights £245
Single supplement £95
We offer a wide variety of pre- and post-tour extensions, click here for more information.
Pre/post tour extra nights and transfers are available.
2 guests - £345 per person
3-4 guests - £175 per person
5-9 guests - £75 extra charge
10+ guests - No extra charge
Arrival or departure transfer add £24
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 11 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 8 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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