Incredible Nepal 2022

10 Day Guided Experience + Flights + 9 Nights Accommodation, Local tours, Unique activities & Incl. $2000 Bonus Value

Deal Code: MC-90792

from $... per person
Book by January 31, 2022

Highlights

  • Fly into the spectacular Kathmandu Valley
  • Tour Kathmandu’s famous stupas, squares and Monkey Temple
  • Stay near Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Take a safari and look for deer, one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers
  • Watch the sun rise onto the Annapurna Mountain range from Sarangkot
  • Visit the serene Peace Stupa and Lake Phewa
  • Experience a mountain hike with impressive views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)
  • Relax and soak up the views in Lakeside Pokhara
  • Visit the hill side town of Nagarkot at sunset and sunrise to view soaring Mount Everest
  • Wander the ancient alleys of Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square
  • Explore Kathmandu’s winding alleys, with antique, music and traditional stores

 

Inclusions

  • International airfares & taxes with full service carrier
  • 9 nights locally rated 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast & meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • All sightseeing & entrance fees included in itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)

 

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).

Overnight: 4* Hotel Shambala

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.

Overnight: 4* Hotel Shambala

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.

Overnight: 4* Tigerland Safari Resort

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.)

Overnight: 4* Tigerland Safari Resort

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.

Overnight: 4* The Waterfront Resort

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.

Overnight: 4* The Waterfront Resort

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.
Those who do not wish to take this walk can relax in Pokhara or choose the optional guided tour to the International Mountain Museum and Tibetan Refugee Camp (extra fee applicable).
(Trek paths are slippery during July, August and September due to monsoon and require extra caution during the trek.)

Overnight: 4* The Waterfront Resort

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.

Overnight: 4* Mystic Mountain

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.

Overnight: 4* Hotel Shambala

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 one day earlier or later.

General Travel Date Information 

Tour Departs on Thursday, 6th October, 2022

Alternative Travel Dates

Thursday, 27th October, 2022
Thursday, 10th November, 2022
Thursday, 09 February, 2023
Thursday, 23 February, 2023
Thursday, 09 March, 2023

 

Extra Nights

Kathmandu 4 star hotel $140 per room, per night

Paro (Bhutan Extension) $355 per room, per night

Bhutan Optional Extension

$2000 – Per person twin-share
$250*  – Single Supplement


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Journey into Bhutan; the country that measures ‘Gross Domestic Happiness’
  • Fly through the Himalayas into dramatic Paro Valley
  • Experience Bhutanese hospitality with a local guide throughout
  • Tour the capital, Thimphu, viewing beautiful monasteries and monuments
  • Visit the immense golden Great Buddha
  • Take in the mountainous Bhutanese scenery
  • Trek or ride up to the famous Tigers Nest Monastery
  • Soak up the local culture in markets and rural towns

INCLUSIONS

  • Return flights from Kathmandu – Paro, Bhutan
  • 3 nights 3.5 star rated hotel accommodation Bhutan
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • All entry fees
  • Bhutan visa fees (processed while in Nepal)
  • Government royalties and fees

TOUR EXTENSION – ITINERARY

Day 10: Kathmandu – Paro, Bhutan (By Flight) – Thimphu Approx. 55kms (L, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and experience the stunning flight through the Himilayas 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.

Overnight: 3.5* Hotel Druk

Day 11: Thimphu – Paro Approx. 55kms (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.

Overnight: 3.5* Tashi Namgay Resort

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.

Overnight: 3.5* Tashi Namgay Resort

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.

Overnight: 4* Ghangri Boutique Hotel

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.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa fees

PRICING
Solo Supplement: From $500 per person
Child Pricing: From $1400 per child up to age 7, sharing existing bedding.

CHILD POLICY
Children under 7 can stay with a responsible adult using existing bedding. No discount for children aged 7 and over.

LOW DEPOSIT
A low deposit from $299 per person is required to secure your booking.

PAYMENTS
A second deposit from $1200 per person will be required 11 months prior to departure. The balance will be due 5 months prior to departure.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
If you are unable to travel due to government restrictions or supplier cancellations, we will waive our administration fees and assist with a date change, credit or refund less any unrecoverable third-party costs. Credits are subject to supplier conditions and fare differences may apply upon rebooking.

AMENDMENT FEES
Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

CANCELLATION POLICY
• Cancellation more than 90 days before departure: Loss of deposit only.
• Cancellation within 90 days of departure: 30% of package price.
• Cancellation within 60 days of departure: 50% of package price.
• Cancellation within 14 days of departure: 100% of package price.

BAGGAGE POLICY
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance.
Porter service is not included and you are expected to carry your own bags. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

VISAS & VACCINATIONS
Tourist visas are required for Australian and most other nationalities travelling to Nepal. Scroll down for further detail.
It is your responsibility to check directly with your embassy or visa centre for the latest information regarding Tourist Visas and vaccination requirements.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation including flights will be emailed within two of weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

PASSPORTS
Full names and a copy of each traveller’s valid passport photo page are required for reservation. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond trip completion.
You are liable for fees due to incorrect or incomplete information.

FLIGHTS
Confirmed flight information will be provided with your final documentation.
The indicated length of trip does not include time in flight and is subject to change depending on the final flight schedule.
The Bhutan extension is subject to international connecting flight schedules between Nepal and Bhutan, which have not been released at the time of publication.

ITINERARY
The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation of the tour. If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible. The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the final flight schedule.
Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue. Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

HOTELS
Confirmed hotels are not available until you receive your final documentation. Listed hotels may be substituted with properties of a similar standard.
Hotel star ratings are either local ratings or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise stated.

TRIPLE SHARE
Is available in the form of extra bedding, subject to availability. There is no discount for triple share.

GROUP SIZE
Minimum 4 passengers.
Maximum 20 passengers per vehicle.
Optional activities may require minimum numbers to operate.

BREAKAWAY POLICY
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program.
Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.

FEEDBACK POLICY
All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader. Complaints must be submitted in writing with substantiated evidence within 10 days of trip completion.

DIETARY
Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.
Common flight meals can be requested at the time of booking and are subject to availability.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.

FORCE MAJEURE
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.


VISAS

NEPAL:
A tourist visa is required for Australian and other nationalities travelling to Nepal. Complete the online form within 14 days prior to arrival: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

BHUTAN (post tour extension):
A tourist visa is required for Australian and other nationalities travelling to Bhutan. The Tour Operator will arrange this while you are touring Nepal.
It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre.

Highlights

Experience warm hospitality and vibrant culture, view the peaceful lakes and soaring mountains of the Himalayas, on this delightful escorted tour through Nepal.
Transport: Coach
Places Visited: Kathmandu, Chitwan,,  Pokhara, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Tour Date:
06 October 2022

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