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What’s included

  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (4 star) in Kathmandu, twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available tea-house in Arughat
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Free use of a good quality down jacket and sleeping bag with liner on trek.
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

Ganesh Himal Trek

Walking & Trekking

Nepal, Wild Nepal | Walking & Trekking

Ganesh Himal Trek
Moderate / Vigorous

Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

Vigorous: Suitable for enthusiastic hill/mountain walkers.

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Grade: Moderate / Vigorous ? Moderate / Vigorous
Duration:  17 days from the UK  
On trek: 12 days

Flight inclusive from £2,290,
Land only from £1,495

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Breathtaking trekking through a little explored area of Nepal, stunning scenery and friendly villagers

Highlights

  • Climb airy stone staircases, and trek along exhilarating mountain ridges
  • Trek through verdant farmland and explore unspoilt forests
  • Marvel at the incredible mountain panorama from the Pansang La
  • Visit remote Gurung and Tamang villages
  • Relax after the trek in a four star hotel in Kathmandu

Reviews          

Wonderful trek in this 'little known' region. Overall, well organised. The trek had stunning scenery/interaction with local villagers/getting to know our porters and how they live. Excellent camping facilities.
Ms H, Herefordshire

Lovely trek in remote area. Great to see people at work and play. Great views.
Mrs L, Surrey

I loved the combination of lots of views of big, snowy mountains with trekking through interesting and remote villages. The people are genuinely delighted (and amazed) that you have made the effort to visit their villages, and give you a very warm welcome.
Seraphina Berry, Mountain Kingdoms recce trek Oct 2014

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The Ganesh Himal is a little-explored area situated in northern central Nepal. Containing four peaks over 7,000m and many over 6,000m, the spectacular scenery is criss-crossed with local village paths.

Our trek crosses this area from west to east, with the high point of the Pasang La, 3,850m/12,631ft offering fabulous views of the Nepalese Himalaya from Annapurna to Jugal Himal with peaks including Himachuli, Manaslu, Ganesh IV, Langtang and Gosainkund Ridge.

This is a relatively low altitdude trek combining superb scenery, excellent walking and an interesting cultural mix of Gurung and Tamang villages.

*Book 6th October 2017 departure now and save £185 per person off the published Land Only brochure price.


At a glance

Grade: Moderate / Vigorous
Moderate / Vigorous

Duration:  17 days from the UK  
On trek: 12 days

Max. Altitude: 3,850m/12,631ft (Pasang La - day 11)

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Camping, Tea-houses

Meal arrangements: Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu, full board elsewhere and on trek

Itinerary overview
DayActivity
1-2
Arrive Kathmandu.
3-4
Drive to Arughat. Trek to Arakhet. Continue towards Manbu.
5-6
Trek to Lamodhunga via Dunchet. Walk to Nauban Kharka, Sunset views of the Annapurnas.
7
Trek to Khading village across two high passes - the Myangal Bhanjyang, 2,975m/9,821ft, and Magne Goth, 2,936m/9,680ft.
8-9
Trek to Barang village and on to Shertung. Visit local monastery and village.
10-11
Trek via Tipling and Lapchet to Marmelung Kharka. Trek to Pansang La, 3,850m/12,705ft.
12
Exploration/rest day at Pansang La.
13-14
Trek to Yuri Kharka across the Kurphudanda Pass, 3,710m/12,243ft, continue to Chilime.
15
Trek to the roadhead and drive to Kathmandu.
16-17
Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure. 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: In flight
  2. Day 2 - Arrive Kathmandu.

    You will be met at Kathmandu airport and transferred to the Shangri-La Hotel. The Shangri-La is a pleasant and comfortable 4* hotel located near the British Embassy where you can relax in its lovely gardens or have a dip in the hotel pool.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu or Similar
  3. Day 3 - Drive to Arughat - 4-5 hours.

    You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for the drive to Arughat. This is an interesting drive, initially on the main road that leads to Pokhara, before turning off north and crossing the Trisuli river to Dhading Bazaar. What has been a very good road deteriorates at this point and progress slows for the final hour or so.

    The small town of Arughat is divided into two, old and new, and you should have time in the afternoon to cross the Budhi Gandaki river on the suspension bridge to explore the old town.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  4. Day 4 - Trek along the Budhi Gandaki to Arakhet. Continue towards Manbu, 1,300m/4,265ft - 5-6 hours.

    There is a rough track that leads from Arughat to Arkhet. The relatively flat walk is full of interesting sights and is a great opportunity to stretch your legs after all the travelling. There are beautiful wooded hills, paddy fields stretching to the river and numerous locals walking to school and work. It is about two hours to the small settlement of Arkhet where you leave the road and cross the Budhi Gandaki to start climbing up towards Manbu. The path is excellent, as it winds up between terraced fields and small settlements. You will camp just before the village of Manbu, a large spread out settlement surrounded by terraced fields.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  5. Day 5 - Trek to Lamodhunga via Dunchet, 2,200m/7,260ft - 5-6 hours.

    Hopefully you will wake up to stunning views of the Budhi Gandaki valley with the eastern face of Himalchuli, 7,893m, soaring above, and the Tibetan peak of Serang Himal dominating the head of the valley. To start the day you contour northwards following high above the river valley before starting the climb to the large village of Dunchet. You will probably stop for lunch in Dunchet and there will be time to explore the picturesque village with its stone houses. In the afternoon, it is initially a climb on a well-constructed stone staircase to pass by upper Dunchet before emerging on the upper terraces and briefly entering the forest to ascend to the uppermost terraces. These top terraces are used both for growing barley and by cowherds who live here in small shelters. At the edge of the forest is a rock outcrop, and you will camp on the terraces near here.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  6. Day 6 - Forest walk to Nauban Kharka, 2,750m/9,075m - 5-6 hours. Sunset views of the Annapurnas.

    Today is a complete contrast as you spend much of the day walking in the forest. This is a fabulous experience as you trek on small trails used by herdsmen and woodcutters through the virgin forest. There are exotic ferns and lichens and hanging rattans. It is likely that the only sounds you will hear are cicadas and monkeys. The trail is at times steep and involves a small amount of scrambling. There are clear, rushing streams to cross on stepping stones and small clearings used by cowherds. The path contours and climbs eventually reaching Nauban Kharka, a large clearing with temporary shelters for herders and amazing views of Machhapuchare, Annapurna South and Annapurna 2, Boudha Peak and Himalchuli.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  7. Day 7 - Trek across two passes - the Myangal Bhanjyang, 2975m/9821ft, and Magne Goth, 2,936m/9,680ft. Continue to the village of Khading - 6 hours.

    After admiring the early morning mountain views, it is about a one hour climb to the first pass of the trek, the Myangal Bhanjyang at 2,975m/9,812ft. New views are opened up below the pass, as you contour along the grassy hillsides, dipping in and out of forest. It is a couple of hours walk to the second pass, the Magne Goth pass at 2,936m/9,680ft. (Depending on conditions, you may cross a slightly lower pass at 2,780m/9,174ft).There are fabulous views of the Ganesh peaks and Paldor. From here a newly renovated path descends past a couple of small kharkas, or clearings, to reach the beautiful and vibrant village of Khading. This is a substantial stone settlement, with a school. Depending on time, you will either stay the night here or continue for an hour to camp at Laba school.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  8. Day 8 - Descend to Bhaletang Khola and ascend to Barang village 1,700m/5,610ft - 5 hours.

    A great day's trekking, with a descent in the morning to the Bhaletang Khola and then an ascent to the large village of Barang. Barang hosts the main high school for the region.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  9. Day 9 - Trek to Shertung, 1,920m/6336ft - 4 hours. After lunch visit local monastery and village.

    After the efforts of the last few days you have a relatively easy walk today traversing high above the Bartelung Khola to reach the village of Shertung. You should arrive in time for lunch and in the afternoon you can ascend for about an hour to visit Phyangchet Monastery, situated below a beautiful forest and the start of one of the major trekking routes to the Singla pass. If the caretaker is present you may be able to go inside the monastery, and there are fabulous views from here, so it is well worth the ascent.

    Alternatively you can spend the afternoon exploring the village which has a health post and school.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  10. Day 10 - Trek via Tipling and Lapchet to Marmelung Kharka, 3,200m/10,560ft - 6-7 hours.

    From your campsite in Shertung there are great early morning views before you descend for about half an hour to the river and then climb steeply to the village of Kamigaon. This is a settlement of metal workers of the Kami caste, and you can see and hear the workers as you pass. About an hour or so after leaving camp you reach the large and comparatively sophisticated village of Tipling. It is quite exciting to find a shop and simple tea-house here after so many days in the hills! The walk from here to Laptung is delightful as you pass small settlements and terraced fields. The path above Laptung is excellent. It winds up into the forest, with stone walls and large steps. This is stunningly beautiful indigenous forest full of lichens and ferns. You pass a couple of clearings before reaching Marmelung Kharka, a large clearing with views of the zig-zag path to the pass that you will take tomorrow.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  11. Day 11 - Trek to Pansang La, 3,850m/12,705ft - 4 hours.

    Another morning of stunning views of Ganesh before you set off for the pass. The initial climb is fairly steep on a good zig-zag path before flattening to an easier gradient. You may well meet (or be overtaken by!) groups of locals trekking to Syabru Besi, as this is one of the main routes for villagers from all the places you have visited to reach the outside world. Although uphill for the entire morning, the path is good and the surrounding forest quite stunning with massive, old trees and the occasional clearing. As you climb higher you reach the treeline and the vegetation turns to juniper and dwarf rhododendrons. A final climb above a 'cheese factory' leads to the prayer flags and kani gate of the pass - and stunning views all around. The pass has a large flat area with a couple of simple shelters and a new porter's lodge. In the afternoon you are free to explore the surrounding area, and if the weather is clear admire the views.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  12. Day 12 - Exploration/rest day at Pansang La.

    This morning you have the option to climb about 150 metres to the viewpoint just south of the pass. It is well worth getting up early as, weather permitting, you will be rewarded with an amazing 360 degree panorama - stretching from Annapurna to the Jugal Himal, and including the big snowy peaks of the Annapurna South & II, Himalchuli, Manaslu, all the Ganeshes, Shishapangma, Langtang & the Gossainkund ridges.

    After breakfast back at the camp, those with energy can explore the northern route towards Paldor Base camp along the Marsyong ridge. You should get further fantastic views from this ridge walk.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  13. Day 13 - Trek to Yuri Kharka across the Kurphudanda Pass, 3,710m/12,243ft - 6 hours.

    Another great day's walking today initially on the airy but easy path that contours the hillsides north towards Somdang. The superb views of the peaks of Langtang can make it a slow walk as you continually stop to look at the view. The rather sombre mining village of Somdang, set amidst huge pine trees, is reached after a couple of hours, and your first sight of a road since leaving Arkhet. There is a walk up the track for an hour or so before you start climbing to your final pass, the Kurphudanda La, 3,710m/12,243ft. From here it is downhill all the way, partly on the dirt track, to reach Yuri Kharka, a large clearing in the forest and your campsite for the night.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  14. Day 14 - Trek to Chilime - 5-6 hours.

    There are great views of the west face of Langtang to be enjoyed from the campsite before you continue descending through the forest on a mixture of track and path. The fields and terraces of the large village of Gatlang appear below. You will pass the lake of Parvati Kund with its Hindu temple, before dropping down on a path to reach the upper fields of Gatlang. There will be time to explore the pretty traditional Tamang village of Gatlang before continuing on the valley path, lined with chortens, that leads to Chillime.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  15. Day 15 - Trek to the roadhead - 2 hours. Drive to Kathmandu - 7 hours.

    It is a short trek down from Chillime to the new road that leads to the Chinese border. Here you will meet your vehicle for the drive back to Kathmandu. The road is now tarmacked all the way, although it is prone to landslides so short stretches may be bumpy. It is a beautiful drive through Dunche, high above the Trisuli river, to reach Trisuli Bazar and Kathmandu.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu
  16. Day 16 - Half day sightseeing. Afternoon at leisure.

    An English speaking guide will accompany you on a half day's sightseeing tour taking you on foot through Thamel to Durbar square. From here you will drive to visit the Buddhist Stupa at Swayambunath, often called the monkey temple, before returning to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to spend time shopping or further sightseeing, or to relax by the pool in the hotel garden.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu
  17. Day 17 - Fly to London.

    Transfer to the airport for your flight back to London.

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What’s included

  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (4 star) in Kathmandu, twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available tea-house in Arughat
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Free use of a good quality down jacket and sleeping bag with liner on trek.
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

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


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Overall score:           (Based on 4 reviews)

Good service from Mountain Kingdoms          

The staff at Mountain Kingdoms were helpful and were easily contactable by telephone or e-mail. The booking was straightforward and all my questions were answered. Guide was excellent, he had good command of the English language and was very knowledgeable about the temples and Bhutan. The food was nearly always buffet style and therefore you could pick and choose what you wanted. Overall it was a good trip. The overall organisation was very good and I hope to use Mountain Kingdoms again.

Ganesh Himal Trek          

Lovely trek in remote area. Great to see people at work and play. Great views.

Excellent camping facilities          

Wonderful trek in this 'little known' region. Overall, well organised. The trek had stunning scenery/interaction with local villagers/getting to know our porters and how they live. Excellent camping facilities.

Very warm welcome          

I loved the combination of lots of views of big, snowy mountains with trekking through interesting and remote villages. The people are genuinely delighted (and amazed) that you have made the effort to visit their villages, and give you a very warm welcome.


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.


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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