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What’s included

  • Experienced English-speaking guides
  • Domestic flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara and domestic airport transfers
  • Comfortable hotels and lodge on a twin share basis
  • Everest viewing flight
  • Meals as per the itinerary - 12xB, 8xL, 9xD
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Wildlife viewing activites at Eco Resort
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single timed, group airport transfers for international flights on arrival and departure
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight inclusive option
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms Water-to-Go bottle or a free Mountain Kingdoms fleece

Definitive Cultural Tour of Nepal

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Nepal | Tour

New for 2020
Definitive Cultural Tour of Nepal

Duration:  15 days from the UK

Flight inclusive from £3,370,
Land only from £2,695

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Uncover the timeless allure of this ancient Himalayan nation.

Highlights

  • Tour the ancient cities of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Patan and visit Lumbini - the birthplace of Buddha
  • Take an Everest Flight for up-close views of the world's highest mountain
  • Enjoy village walks with stunning Himalayan views of the Annapurnas and Everest
  • Go wild at Chitwan National Park with two full days of wildlife watching activities
  • Stay in top quality hotels and lodges including Dwarika's fabulous Heritage Hotel

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Nepal has long been famed for its spectacular high mountain scenery but equally entrancing are the rolling Himalayan foothills and the open lowland Terai. These more accessible regions are where most of Nepal’s historic towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites are to be found, set amongst the countryside where local people still go about traditional rural life. 

On this trip we will be introduced to the architectural and artistic achievements of Newari craftsmen in the cities of the Kathmandu valley, sample local cuisine, visit Pokhara with its stunning lakeside scenery, people watch in lovely Bandipur, one of the prettiest villages in Nepal, and search for wildlife on safari in the jungles of Chitwan. We will also take in far-reaching mountain views from the rim of the Kathmandu Valley and visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha and one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world. Our busy but carefully paced tour concludes in style at the wonderful Dwarika’s heritage hotel in Kathmandu.


At a glance

Duration:  15 days from the UK

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Eco Resort

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-2
Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to Bhaktapur.
3
Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur. Newari cookery demonstration with local women.
4
Fly to Pokhara. Boat ride on Phewa Tal Lake. Visits to Devis Falls and the Peace Pagoda.
5
Village walks and lunch with a local family.
6-7
Drive to Bandipur. Village walks with mountain views of the Annapurnas. Drive to Chitwan.
8-9
Wildlife viewing activities at Chitwan National Park.
10-11
Drive to Lumbini and visit Buddha’s Birthplace. Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Nargakot.
12
Ridge walk for Everest views. Drive to Patan. Visit traditional Newari craftsmen.
13-15
Everest sightseeing flight. Guided tour of Kathmandu. Farewell dinner. Overnight flight 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 and will make your trip a memorable experience.


Definitive Cultural Tour of Nepal Itinerary


2020

Dates Availability Land Only Flight Inclusive from
Sat 21 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2020 Available£2695 Book£3370 Book
Sat 4 Apr - Sat 18 Apr 2020 Available£2785 Book£3745 Book
Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct 2020 Available£2795 Book£3595 Book
Sat 7 Nov - Sat 21 Nov 2020 Available£2795 Book£3595 Book

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Optional supplements
  • Single Room Supplement
    From £495
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £99
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No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • Experienced English-speaking guides
  • Domestic flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara and domestic airport transfers
  • Comfortable hotels and lodge on a twin share basis
  • Everest viewing flight
  • Meals as per the itinerary - 12xB, 8xL, 9xD
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Wildlife viewing activites at Eco Resort
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single timed, group airport transfers for international flights on arrival and departure
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight inclusive option
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms Water-to-Go bottle or a free Mountain Kingdoms fleece

What’s not included

  • Some meals (as indicated in the itinerary)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Tips


Extend your holiday

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.

More Details

​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.


Bhutan extensions 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.


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