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What’s included

  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK departure tax (flight inclusive only)
  • A fully trained and experienced local leader
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • High standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, bed and breakfast, twin share basis
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals on trek including tea and coffee
  • Accommodation Luxury Lodges for 4 nights
  • Best available tea houses for 7 nights
  • Happy hour with snacks in lodges and in local tea houses
  • Soft pillow, sleeping bag and liner and a hot water bottle on nights in local tea houses.
  • A down jacket is provided for use on trek
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • Trek staff and full porterage
  • Local staff properly insured and equipped
  • Park fees
  • The opportunity to attend a pre trip meet in the Cotswolds

Annapurna Base Camp in Style

Walking & Trekking

Nepal, Annapurnas | Walking & Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp in Style
Vigorous

Suitable for enthusiastic hill/mountain walkers.

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Grade: Vigorous ? Vigorous
Duration:  16 days from the UK  
On trek: 12 days

Flight inclusive from £3,195,
Land only from £2,395

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Trek to Annapurna Base Camp in the spectacular Annapurna Sanctuary with the best lodges and service along the way.

Highlights

  • Trek to Macchapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
  • Stay in up-market lodges, and the best tea houses higher up the trail with many extra services included
  • A perfect Himalayan trek through classic high mountain scenery to explore the heart of the Annapurna
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and two nights in the luxurious Dwarika's Hotel

Reviews          

Having travelled with Mountain Kingdoms several times previously, we felt confident that we would be well looked after. The trek crew were very supportive and great fun to be with.
Mr M, Leicestershire

We had a tremendously enjoyable holiday and your hard work on the pre-trip extension paid off very well indeed. The trekking was great. The group gelled really well and the local sirdar and his team were brilliant. Dwarika’s Hotel was superb, and wonderful mountain scenery.
Mr & Mrs B, Hertfordshire

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The magnificent Annapurna Himal lies in central Nepal and boasts several 7,000m plus peaks. The picture-perfect scenery and friendly local folk have attracted trekkers to the region for many years, and the walk up into to Annapurna Sanctuary is a real Himalayan classic, traditionally a camping or tea-house trek. Now however it can be undertaken in style, staying for four nights in relatively luxurious lodges, and, where the lodges aren’t available, we stay in the best tea houses with lots of lovely extras, such as soft pillows and hot water bottles to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep.

Setting out from Pokhara, our route initially winds through pretty villages and lush terraced rice fields before climbing into rhododendron, oak and then bamboo forest. Finally arriving into the sanctuary, we find ourselves in a dizzying amphitheater of icy spires, and certainly one of the finest views in the Himalaya. Back down in Kathmandu we conclude our holiday in the wonderful five-star heritage hotel, Dwarika’s.


At a glance

Grade: Vigorous
Vigorous

Duration:  16 days from the UK  
On trek: 12 days

Max. Altitude: 4,130m/13,550ft - Annapurna Base Camp Day 9

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Luxury Lodges, Tea Houses

Meal arrangements: All meals on trek are included. Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Itinerary overview
DayActivity
1-2
Fly to Kathmandu.
3
Fly to Pokhara. Begin trek.
4-7
Trek to Deurali via Ghandruk, Chomrong and Dovan.
8
Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp, 3,658m/12,000ft.
9-10
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, 4,130m/13,550ft. Enjoy views then descend to Himalaya.
11-12
Trek to Chomrong and on to Landruk. Stop at hot springs en route.
13-14
Trek the Nature Trail to Majgaun and continue to Damphus. End trek at Phedi and transfer to Pokhara.
15-16
Fly to Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour. Fly to London.
Leader: Local Leader, Nepal
Local Leader, Nepal

Whether it's a cultural tour, gentle walking holiday or strenuous trek, our holidays in Nepal are led by professionally-trained English speaking leaders. They have an intimate and expert knowledge of the history, culture and nature of Nepal.

They will be sure to provide you an unforgettable experience in their wonderful country of Nepal. 


  1. Day 1 - Fly London To Kathmandu

    Fly overnight from London to Kathmandu.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Overnight Flight To Kathmandu
  2. Day 2 - Arrive Kathmandu.

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to Dwarika's Hotel, a luxurious and stylish hotel built in local palace style and furnished with Nepalese furniture, carvings and statues and offering with an elegant courtyard with a swimming pool. The hotel has several excellent restaurants. Dwarika's is a peaceful haven and an excellent place to unwind after the long flight from London.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
  3. Day 3 - Fly to Pokhara. Trek to Sanctuary Lodge, 940m/3,080ft - 3 hours.
    annapurna base camp in style view of machhapuchare.

    You will be transferred to the airport for the short flight to Pokhara, the starting point for treks to the Annapurna region. After visiting the Ker and Downey office for a short briefing you will transfer to the village of Lumle, about a one hour drive. You meet your trek team and set off walking up a paved trail to the top of the ridge, giving you good views of the Pokhara valley below. You then cross the ridge over into the valley of the Modi Khola River which leads up to the high peaks. You should then have your first views of the mountains, including Machhapuchare, the so called Fishtail Peak. You then descend into this beautiful valley to your lodge for the night. The Sanctuary Lodge is set in a lovely location on a spur overlooking the River Modi, about twenty minutes from the village of Birethanti. If you have time on arrival you might like to make the short walk to Birethanti, an attractive Newari village with substantial houses and paved streets.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Sanctuary Lodge, Birethanti
  4. Day 4 - Trek to Ghandruk, 2,012m/6,600ft – 5-6 hours.

    Today is quite a short day's walk but is mostly uphill. You will probably have a late lunch on arrival at your lodge. The long climb up to Ghandruk (also known as Ghandrung) takes you on steps up through lovely countryside of fertile cultivated terraces, small settlements and attractive farmhouses. You will share the path with local people and school children while all around you see the farmers working in the fields with buffalo drawn ploughs and traditional tools or pounding corn and weaving cloth out on the paved terraces of their well-built houses. As you climb you will have lovely views of the valley with the mountain up ahead and the river down below. You pass through the pretty village of Kimche, 1,554m/5,100ft, after about 3 hours and then continue up through rhododendron and oak forest and after another 2 hours you reach the Ghandruk's welcoming entrance arch. You then have a final climb, up through village streets, to the Himalaya Lodge where you will stay for the night. Ghandruk is a busy, prosperous village, well known for the many people from here who have served as soldiers with the Gurkhas. In the afternoon you may explore the village and see some of the local carpet weavers. From the terrace of your lodge there are fantastic close up views of the mountains and your route ahead!

    Overnight iconOvernight: Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk
  5. Day 5 - Trek to Chomrong, 2,170m/7,120ft - 5 hours.
    annapurna base camp in style himalaya_ lodge j shillibeer.

    From Ghandruk village you contour round to a small pass on a ridge with a couple of tea houses and then you descend through forest to Khymnu (also known as Kimrong) an attractive small village on the banks of the Khymnu Khola, a tributary of the Modi Khola. From Khymnu you climb through farmland and forest to reach a high trail which takes you round to a corner of the trail above the Modi Khola. You then climb a little further before descending on wide steps into the village of Chomrong. Chomrong is the last true village on the way to the Sanctuary - further on there are just small settlements built to provide accommodation for trekkers going up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. From Chomrong you have great mountain views which include Annapurna South, 23,687ft/7,220m, Hiunchuli, 21,132ft/6,441m, Annapurna III, 24,786ft/7,555m, Machhapuchare, 22,943ft/6,993m, and Gandharba Chuli, 20,498ft/6,248m.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  6. Day 6 - Trek to Dovan, 2,600m/8,580ft - 5 hours.

    From Chomrong you descend on steps through terraced fields to cross the river on a long suspension bridge. From the bridge you ascend steeply through farmland and forest for about an hour and a half to Sinuwa Danda, a small settlement in the forest, built at a corner of the trail with views up the valley of your route ahead. From Sinuwa you continue through forest festooned with ferns and orchids for a further hour to the small settlement of Khuldi-ghar perched steeply on the valley side. Here your trekking permit and conservation ticket is checked and registered. You then descend across rock slabs into a dense bamboo forest. The trail climbs through this forest, often over a tangle of roots and fallen bamboo that can be slippery when wet, to reach the place known as Bamboo. You then continue up for another hour or so to reach the tea houses at Dovan.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  7. Day 7 - Trek to Deurali, 3,200m/10,499ft - 5-6 hours.

    Today you continue the ascent, trekking up and down through bamboo forest, high above the river, making height steadily until you reach the houses at Himalaya at 2,870m/9,416ft. From Himalaya you climb, in places very steeply now, to finally emerge into a more open alpine landscape with fewer trees and continue climbing to arrive at the welcome tea houses at Deurali.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  8. Day 8 - Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp, 3,658m/12,000ft - 3-4 hours.

    You will now be feeling the altitude, as you get closer to the snowy peaks and the vegetation changes from forest to shrubs. From Deurali the trail narrows as you pass through the so called 'gates' of the Sanctuary, and then there are several steep climbs to reach the Machhapuchare Base Camp area at 3,658m/12,000ft. Because the peak of Machhapuchare is sacred to the Gurung people and considered the home of a Gurung goddess the peak has now been declared off limits to climbers and it has remained unclimbed, although a British expedition did climb to within 200m of the summit in 1957.

    To aid acclimatisation you will spend the night here rather than continuing directly to Annapurna Base Camp. It is worth climbing the moraine behind the tea houses to look out over the glacier and for the views back down to the Sanctuary Gates and up to the summit of Machhapuchare. Look out for blue sheep which are occasionally seen here.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  9. Day 9 - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, 4,130m/13,550ft - 3-4 hours.
    annapurna base camp in style prayer flags g smith.

    From Machhapuchare Base Camp you take a trail winding up steeply for 1 hour. As you reach the upper ridge in the open, wide valley you enter a hidden amphitheatre with a complete view of an array of snowy peaks spread out around you. Another 1-2 hours of slow and steady walking will bring you to Annapurna Base Camp in the heart of the Annapurnas. Beyond the tea houses you may walk just a few minutes further to climb to the top of the moraine for the best possible views.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  10. Day 10 - Enjoy dawn views at base camp. Start descent.

    Today you will rise early to be rewarded with the spectacular sight of sunrise over Annapurna South and her awe-inspiring neighbours with a magical moment as the flush of pink first hits the peaks. Up here you are completely surrounded by soaring, snow-capped giants, including Annapurna 1, Tent Peak, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gandharba Chuli, and Machhapuchare. You can look straight across the glacier at the towering south face of Annapurna 1 right in front of you and seemingly almost close enough to reach out and touch. It is all quite magnificent and unforgettable. After this feast of glorious mountain scenery, you will regretfully start your descent and retrace your steps back down past Machhapuchare Base Camp and on down through the gates of the Sanctuary. After so many days of ascent it is a real treat to be descending and your lungs will respond well to the lower altitude! You descend as far as Himalaya where you will stay overnight.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  11. Day 11 - Continue descent and trek to Chomrong.

    Today you trek back down through the dense forest of oak, rhododendron, pine and bamboo, all the way to Bamboo, a small settlement built to cater to the needs of the trekkers. From Bamboo, a 45-minute steep climb brings you back to Khuldi Ghar where you have to sign out before you leave. You walk through forest back to Sinuwa and then descend steeply to the river. After crossing the bridge, a final hour steeply uphill on steps brings you back to Chomrong village for your overnight stay.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  12. Day 12 - Trek to Jhin Danda and visit hot springs. Continue trek to Landrung.

    From Chomrong you climb the stone steps up and out of the village and back to the corner where there is a major fork in the trail. One way leads down steeply to your left while the other continues on round into the valley of the Khymnu Khola. You take the steep trail down and arrive at the houses of Jhin Danda where you will have lunch. While this is being prepared you may take a side trip down to visit some hot springs - it's about 20 minutes down through the forest to reach the springs and a little longer to climb back. Take a swim suit if you would like to bathe, a real treat after so many days trekking.

    After lunch you descend to cross the Kymnu Khola and then descend further to cross the Modi Khola at New Bridge (Nyaphul). From here you continue alongside the river for a while and then climb to the village of Landrung where you are back to the pleasures of a Ker and Downey Lodge, the Bee Lodge.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Bee Lodge, Landruk
  13. Day 13 - Trek to Majgaun, 1,400m/4,620ft, along the ‘Nature Trail’ – 4 hours.

    Now you are back in the verdant land of the lower Modi Khola valley with its terraced fields and small, pretty villages. The trail contours along the side of the valley with some ups and downs as you trek downstream through rice fields and villages. You'll reach the Gurung Lodge in time for a late lunch. If you prefer a slightly easier day it is possible to walk down the jeep track to Majgaun.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Gurung Lodge or Mala Lodge, Majgaun
  14. Day 14 - Trek to Damphus for lunch. Descend to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.
    annapurna base camp in style phewa tal lake pokhara d long.

    Leaving the comforts of your lodge in Majaun, this morning you have a lovely walk up through beautiful forest alive with birds to reach the top of a ridge. From here you descend to the small settlement of Pothana with its Tibetan souvenir sellers and continue downhill to the large village of Damphus where you will have lunch at the Basanta Lodge, 3-3½ hours trekking. After lunch you make a final steep descent to Phedi in about one hour where your transport will be waiting to take you back to Pokhara and on to your hotel.

    The afternoon will be free for you to relax in Pokhara, either at the hotel or you may venture out into town where, along the lakeside, you can find numerous bars and restaurants, internet cafes and places to shop for souvenirs.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Fishtail Lodge, Pokhara
  15. Day 15 - Morning flight to Kathmandu. Afternoon sightseeing tour.

    You will be transferred to Pokhara airport for the morning flight to Kathmandu and will be taken back to Dwarika's Hotel.

    In the afternoon you will have a sightseeing tour to Boudhanath Stupa, a Buddhist monument much frequented by Tibetan and other Buddhist pilgrims. You will then travel on to Pashupatinath, an important religious site for Hindus with its temple to the god Shiva and the ancient cremation ghats on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
  16. Day 16 - Depart Kathmandu and fly to London.

    After breakfast you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

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What’s included

  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK departure tax (flight inclusive only)
  • A fully trained and experienced local leader
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • High standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, bed and breakfast, twin share basis
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals on trek including tea and coffee
  • Accommodation Luxury Lodges for 4 nights
  • Best available tea houses for 7 nights
  • Happy hour with snacks in lodges and in local tea houses
  • Soft pillow, sleeping bag and liner and a hot water bottle on nights in local tea houses.
  • A down jacket is provided for use on trek
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • Trek staff and full porterage
  • Local staff properly insured and equipped
  • Park fees
  • The opportunity to attend a pre trip meet in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips


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Reviews

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Overall score:           (Based on 2 reviews)

Annapurna Base Camp trek          

We had a tremendously enjoyable holiday and your hard work on the pre-trip extension paid off very well indeed. The trekking was great. The group gelled really well and the local sirdar and his team were brilliant. Dwarika’s Hotel was superb, and wonderful mountain scenery.

Well looked after          

Having travelled with Mountain Kingdoms several times previously, we felt confident that we would be well looked after. The trek crew were very supportive and great fun to be with.


Extend your holiday

The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal
  • Spend two or more tranquil nights in rural Pokhara
  • Sample the organic and locally sourced Nepali cuisine
  • Idyllic setting with mountain views
  • The resorts offers a swimming pool, spa and gym
  • Eco-friendly

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We are delighted to offer this new luxury stay in a rural location just outside Pokhara.  We are sure this is set to become a favourite with our clients.

The Pavilions Himalayas is a luxury resort set in beautiful farmland amid paddy fields in a tranquil rural location approximately 5km outside Pokhara. There are dramatic mountain views from the resort as well as Pokhara’s famous Peace Pagoda seen on top of a nearby ridge.

The beautiful rooms are set in individual villas and are large and comfortable, all having whirlpool baths, separate rain shower cubicles, enormous beds and offering wonderful hand made soaps and shampoos made with herbs from their garden.

All facilities at the resort are top of the range and include a lovely swimming pool and spa.  From the resort it is just a short drive to explore Pokhara or there are pleasant walks from the hotel or you can just chill at the resort, have a massage and enjoy the facilities.


Koshi Tappu, Nepal
  • Koshi Tappu is home to over 500 species of birds
  • Look out for exciting wildlife like jungle cats, crocodiles and rare water buffalo
  • Explore the park by foot, raft and jeep
  • Stay in the pleasantly located Koshi Camp

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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is one of the finest birdwatching and wildlife areas in all Asia. Located in south-east Nepal, the reserve covers 175 square kilometres with large expanses of open water created by the Koshi barrage, with marshes, lagoons, sandbanks and mudflats offering an outstanding wetland habitat. The reserve is home to over 500 species of birds, with the resident inhabitants being joined by large numbers of migratory species from Siberia and Tibet, which take up residence from November to February. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve provides one of the best places in Nepal to view migratory water fowl, waders and shore birds with many species seen here which are not recorded elsewhere in the region.

There is also much wildlife to be seen in Koshi Tappu including blue bull, golden jackal, Bengal fox, fishing cat, jungle cat, mongoose, civet cat, porcupine, Indian flying foxes and rare Gangetic dolphins as well as rare Marsh Mugger crocodiles.  In addition, Koshi Tappu is the last habitat of the endangered Arna, a type of wild water buffalo.

During your visit you will explore the park with bird and animal spotting from a raft trip on the Koshi River, birdwatching walks, jungle walks and jeep trips. You will also have the opportunity to visit a family in one of the very interesting nearby local villages for a taste of rural Nepalese life. The Koshi Camp offers simple but comfortable accommodation and an expert staff of naturalists and birdwatchers to give you a comprehensive introduction to this wonderful area.


Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Luxuriously furnished accommodation
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views of the Himalaya
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the top of the range spa
  • Take a dip in the refreshing infinity pool
  • Restaurants serve locally sourced organic food

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Dwarika’s Resort is a charming hotel located just an hour’s drive from Kathmandu city and set on a ridge above the town of Dhulikhel. At an altitude of 1,700m/5,600ft and enjoying panoramic views of the mountains, Dwarika’s Resort is the perfect way to relax and feel revitalised and rejuvenated. The resort promises ‘a Himalayan approach to well-being in rustic luxury.’

Built in Dwarika’s own inimitable style the resort offers a relaxing atmosphere of complete harmony in the tradition of ancient Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. The rooms are spacious and luxurious and are set in lovely gardens with inspiring mountain views. Facilities include an infinity pool overlooking beautiful countryside, top of the range spa facilities, a fitness centre, a Chakra sound therapy centre and a Himalayan salt room and meditation room all inspired by a blend of Vedic Philosophy and Buddhist Medicine.

The resort offers an impressive range of ayurvedic treatments as well as yoga and meditation and classes. Its wonderful restaurants offer delicious food, sourced locally and from Dwarika’s own organic farm, with delicious menus carefully created to complement Dwarika’s philosophy and treatments. Other activities include lovely walks to visit their farm or to explore the surrounding area and visit traditional villages such as the legendary Namobuddha Monastery or the Newari village of Panauti, to experience the simple joys of Nepalese rural life.


Tibet Extension
  • Visit some of Tibet's most important historical and cultural sites and monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Offers a scenery completely different to that of Bhutan and Nepal.
  • Suitable to add to any holiday flying in/out of Kathmandu.

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​A visit to Tibet offers an exciting extension to a visit to Nepal or Bhutan. Regular flights to Lhasa from Kathmandu make it possible to visit most of the major sights in and around Lhasa on an 8 day itinerary and a visit to Tibet will provide an exhilarating contrast to your trek or tour in Nepal or Bhutan. Tibet’s high plateau offers totally different and starker scenery to that of the other Himalayan countries. Here you will see some of the most important historical and cultural sites and monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism – the Potala Palace and Samye, Ganden and Drepung Monasteries.

If taking this extension you will need to spend an extra day beforehand in Kathmandu while our agents there process your Tibet visa. They will need your passport for the day for this purpose. You need to let us know in good time if you wish to take this extension as we need to put this process in hand and send your details to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu well before your departure date.


Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara
  • Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the Annapurna range of Nepal
  • The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting
  • Beautiful outdoor swimming pool reflecting view of the Annapurna range
  • Delicious Nepali dishes & continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients, home-grown herbs & garden salads

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Why not extend your adventure in Nepal by visiting the beautiful Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge. Tiger Mountain Pokhara lodge is a lovely place, situated on a ridge half an hour outside Pokhara and enjoying the most stunning mountain views over the Annapurna range of mountains.

The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting, away from the bustle of town. With a central lodge, bar and dining room, the comfortable rooms are arranged in clusters of cottages resembling a Nepali village. All have attached bathrooms, private verandas and Himalayan views. Daily menus feature a range of Nepali dishes as well as continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients and home-grown herbs and garden salads. You may enjoy lovely walks through the forests and villages of the lovely countryside surrounding the lodge, escorted by trained local guides. The beautiful swimming pool reflects the distant white peaks of the Annapurna range. The lodge also offers a range of Ayurvedic and shiatsu therapy and yoga and meditation sessions are also available (at additional cost). You may also venture further afield to visit Pokhara, Nepal’s second city located on a lovely lake and also enjoying spectacular views.


Everest Flight - extension
  • Fly within five nautical miles of Everest
  • As well as Everest, see views of other 8,000m giants; Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Lhotse
  • Flights operate in the early morning, when weather conditions are at their best.

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience the spectacular sight of Mount Everest? Instead of trekking into the region to gain a good view of this must-see landmark you could see it in under an hour! We fly with either Buddha Air or Mountain Air who both operate modern Raytheon Beechcraft 1900 aircraft. These hold between 16 and 18 people and as the seating is only two abreast everyone is guaranteed a window seat.


Chitwan National Park - extension

Chitwan National Park - extension
  • Activities include; bird watching, elephant washing, canoe ride, elephant experience, landrover safari and jungle walks
  • Choice of accommodation from budget to luxury
  • Suitable to add to any holiday flying in/out of Kathmandu

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Why not extend your adventure in Nepal by visiting Nepal’s jungle region for a complete contrast to the high mountains and the Kathmandu Valley. Chitwan is home to a rich and varied wildlife. Here are found wild elephant, rhinos, leopard, sambar, chital (spotted) deer, wild boar and
arguably the most magnificent of cats, the Royal Bengal Tiger. You may even see sloth bear, gaur (wild cattle) and crocodiles. Chitwan is also wonderful for birdlife especially in the spring, when the jungle rings day and night to the calls of several kinds of Asian cuckoo.


Bhutan extension from Nepal
  • 5-day cultural tour or 8-day gentle walking options available
  • See the main sights in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha
  • Bhutan is just a short flight from Kathmandu

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Though only a short flight from Kathmandu, Bhutan offers a very different Himalayan experience to Nepal. Characterised by lush valleys, terraced hillsides and soaring peaks the landscape is endlessly picturesque, whilst the imposing dzongs (monastery/fortresses) and Swiss chalet style houses give each town or village a look that is distinctly Bhutanese.
Here are just two options – if you would prefer something different please discuss with this office.

A taste of Bhutan - five-day cultural tour
This five-day tour visits Bhutan’s key sights and cultural centres including magnificent Taksang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), the beautiful riverside dzong at Punakha and the fascinating treasures housed in the National Museum at Paro. The tour will be led by a knowledgeable Bhutanese guide and accommodation is in comfortable hotels with all meals included.

A short walk in Bhutan - eight-day gentle walking and cultural tour
This eight-day gentle walking trip offers the perfect introduction to some of the cultural highlights and scenic delights of Bhutan. You begin with sightseeing om Thimphu and a walk to Cheri Monastery, one of Bhutan’s most historic temples before travelling over the Dochu La Pass to Punakha, the former winter capital. In Punakha you take a lovely valley walk and visit the beautiful riverside dzong. Driving back to Paro you take a pretty walk from the Dochu La through beautiful forest. You then drive up to the Chele La Pass and take the lovely walk to Kila Nunnery, before ending your trip with the walk up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan’s greatest cultural treasure and a fitting conclusion to a superb extension. You will stay in good quality, comfortable hotels throughout and all meals are included.


Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (Nepal)

Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (Nepal)
  • 3-day and 6-day extension options available
  • Add to the beginning or end of your holiday in the Himalaya
  • Sights include the Red Fort, Taj Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort

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After your adventurous trek to the Himalaya why not add an exciting trip to Agra to see the sights of the one time capital of the great Mughal empire? Or, if you have more time available, perhaps a longer trip visiting both Agra and another gem of the ‘Golden Triangle’, Jaipur. For those travelling to or from Kathmandu for their holiday it is very straightforward to stop off in Delhi en-route to make a side-trip in India. Whichever option you take, once in Agra you will be looked after by one of our fully trained, English-speaking guides who will show you around the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal and the ancient city and mosque of Fatehpur Sikri. For those travelling on to Jaipur, you will take guided visits to the Amber Fort, Palace of the Winds and City Palace, and have time to explore the colourful bazaars of the ‘Pink City’.


Bardia National Park - extension

Bardia National Park - extension
  • Jungle activities including an elephant experience, bird watching, rafting and nature walks
  • See wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Stay at the delightful Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge situated on the edge of the park

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After your adventurous time in the Himalaya why not add a relaxing Jungle Safari to your trip?
The Royal Bardia National Park is situated in the west of Nepal. We use Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, which is acknowledged to be the best lodge in the area. Bardia’s remote geographic location and the fact that the lodge has only 12 rooms, lends a degree of exclusivity to the experience, in comparison to other more popular parks. From the lodge you will be able to participate in safaris and have the chance of seeing some of the country’s wonderful wildlife, for instance, wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. There is also the possibility of visiting the villages of the Tharu tribal people that surround the lodge. With its abundant wildlife, relaxing lodge and first class service, our Bardia extension is an experience you will savour!


Shivapuri Heights Cottage extension
  • Escape the crowds and hustle and bustle of Kathmandu
  • Walks available from the cottage - explore the nearby countryside
  • Single and double rooms available, or exclusive hire of the entire cottage
  • Breakfast and dinner included, plus unlimited tea and coffee

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience an exclusive, private, home away from home? Shivapuri Heights Cottage is a “home-stay-style” property that offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the City. It is located in 2 acres of land at an altitude of 6,000ft /1,830m on the edge of the protected Shivapuri Reserve, with beautiful views looking down into the Kathmandu Valley.


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