Custom Made Holiday
8 days/7 nights in Nepal
Discover why the Kathmandu Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as we explore three culturally diverse temples within the city. High on a hilltop above Kathmandu is the magnificent Swayambutinath (“Monkey Temple”), used by both Hindus and Buddhists, and known for its many holy monkeys! Along the banks of the Bagmati River lies Pashupatinath, a temple devoted to Lord Shiva. It is the most important Hindu site in Nepal and pilgrims from all over the world come to show their faith. Away from the city centre is the peaceful and impressive Bodhnath Stupa. Every day thousands of people descend daily to show their devotion and respect.
Drive to Pokhara, then onwards to the starting point of the trek. Ghorepani and Poon Hill are attainable within 2 days of walking.* Spectacular mountain views of some of the world’s highest and iconic mountains – including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare (Fish Tail Mountain).
Chitwan National Park has long been regarded a Nepal’s third biggest attraction after trekking and the Kathmandu Valley. This huge and beautiful nature reserve protects 932 sq km of sal forest, water marshes and rippling grassland. The park is one of the last refuges of the endangered one-horned Indian rhino and there are sizeable populations of tigers, leopards and rare Gangetic dolphins.
On the evening of Day 6 and morning of Day 7 enjoy a wildlife safari, before departing for Kathmandu in the afternoon.
In the still and calm of early morning, as the sun rises over Nepal, ascend towards the Himalaya in an incredible mountain flight. Fly east towards the world’s highest peak, the majestic Mt. Everest (8848m). On the way behold the astonishing views of the Himalayas including Shisha Pangma (8013m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7864m) and Lhotse (8,516m). Quite simply – spectacular!
- Transport to and from the Airport
- Local English speaking guide
- All accommodation and transportation
- 3 Temple tour of Kathmandu Valley
- Trekking to Ghorepani & Poon Hill (with porters)
- 15 meals
- Chitwan activities and tours
- Scenic Everest Mountain flight (to be paid for on arrival)
- Visa for Nepal (available on arrival)
- Meals not mentioned above
- Items of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, etc.
What’s Not Included
Price Per Person – Land Only – Not including flights: £710** + £155 (for scenic Everest flight)