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Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills 'In style' holidays

Walking & Trekking

Kathmandu, Nepal, Pokhara, Annapurnas | Walking & Trekking

Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills
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      Gentle / Moderate

      Gentle: Suitable for people who enjoy easy-paced walks or exploring the countryside on foot.

      Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

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    Gentle / Moderate

  • Duration: 12 days from the UK
  • On trek: 6 days

Flight inclusive from £3110, Land only from £2045

A superb trek between a group of high quality lodges situated in the Annapurna foothills, and stays in the two very best hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara.


  • Varied trekking through beautiful Himalayan scenery and delightful villages
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the cultural highlights of Kathmandu and a boat ride in Pokhara
  • Stay at the best trekking lodges in the Annapurnas and a top quality hotel in Pokhara
  • Relax in a fabulous 5 star hotel in Kathmandu after the trek
  • Extend your holiday with a range of options


Everything ran like clockwork and our group of 8 bonded together really well, The food at the lodges was excellent and we particularly enjoyed 'happy hour!' and the fires.

Mr J G, Yorkshire


A marvellous trek, the accommodation and food are excellent and we had a truly wonderful holiday. I would advise people to prepare themselves for a day of climbing stone steps on the route to Ghandruk and then treat yourself to a foot massage (offered at the lodge) once you get there!

Mrs C, Lincolnshire


Felt totally looked after from the moment we stepped off the plane til the moment we were dropped off back at the airport. Everyone we came into contact with really cared about our comfort and safety. The quality of the lodges ,staff ,food, comfort was beyond my expectations. To cap it all the first night and last nights at the Dwarika's hotel were perfect. The whole experience was joyful ,...

Mrs H B, Cumbria


The organisation, accommodation, food, guide, porters, in fact absolutely everything was spot on and contributed to making the whole experience magical. The awe-inspiring mountain vistas, lush vegetation, perfect weather and the friendliest people ever just made this whole experience absolutely magical.

Mrs A M, Northumberland


Wow what a holiday we loved every second of it. We have to admit that there were more steps than we thought but our family party of four all mid sixties plus managed it well. Everything exceeded our expectation and all ran smoothly like a well oiled machine. Hotels, lodges and staff were fantastic. A special mention must go to the porters who not only carried the luggage of two people but were so...

Mr & Mrs D, West Sussex


I loved everything about it: the lodges, the staff, the route, the scenery, the views... The Mountain Kingdoms organisation was excellent and gave us the best of both worlds with a superb trek and city/cultural visits with delightful hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Mrs M, Berkshire


The trek was really well led with the leader available to us from 6am to bed-time. Pace was excellent for our group. Lodge staff were also very helpful.



A fabulous holiday - about 4-5 hours of walking each day (each day is different) with beautiful scenery and walking through remote villages. Every afternoon there is some down time, so a good time to relax and detox! Everyone is very welcoming and service is amazing.

Miss Withers & Mr Murphy


WOW! WOW! WOW! Had an absolutely fabulous time trekking the Annapurna Foothills... everything was so well organised and our guides and porters all did a fabulous job. The scenery was outstanding and as a keen photographer I had a field day! Thank you Mountain Kingdoms, I will be back!

Pam Garland


Everything ran like clockwork and our group of 8 bonded together really well, The food at the lodges was excellent and we particularly enjoyed 'happy hour!' and the fires.

Mr J Gregson


Excellent staff, accommodation and food. We will definitely be using Mountain Kingdoms again.

Ms S Clark


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This holiday offers the perfect introduction to Nepal with an itinerary that has been carefully designed to give you a wide variety of experiences all enjoyed in comfort. There is time in Kathmandu, that medieval melting pot of every race, creed and colour and one time ‘hippie’ capital of the world, including a sightseeing tour with a guide.

Leaving the city, you take a mountain flight to the Annapurna region for six days of gentle trekking. This offers fabulous views of some of the highest peaks in the Himalaya, whilst staying in Ker & Downey lodges. The trek follows well-trodden village paths, allowing continual panoramic views of the Annapurna massif and its satellite peaks. You pass through a number of pretty villages and will certainly encounter the local people going about their everyday life as farmers of the Himalayan foothills. Mountain Kingdoms were the first British company to use the renowned Ker & Downey lodges and have enjoyed a special relationship with the owners ever since.

After your trek you will have two nights in Pokhara at the Fishtail Lodge. This hotel offers an excellent standard of accommodation in tranquil surroundings. Ideal for relaxing after your trek.

On your return from the Annapurnas you will have a half day exploring Kathmandu with a guide, and spend a final night at the beautiful five star Dwarika’s Hotel. This is Kathmandu's most famous and luxurious Heritage hotel.

At a glance


Gentle / Moderate

Duration: 12 days from the UK

On trek: 6 days

Max. Altitude: 2,400m/8,000ft, above Ghandruk, Day 5

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 16

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Luxury Lodges

Meal arrangements: Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara, all meals elsewhere. Lunch on day 11 (sightseeing in Kathmandu) is provided.

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-2 Fly to Kathmandu.
3 Fly to Pokhara. Trek to Birethanti.
4-5 Trek to Ghandruk. Village walk around Ghandruk area.
6-7 Trek to Landruk and Majgaun.
8 Trek to Damphus for lunch. End trek at Khare Khola roadhead. Drive to Pokhara.
9 Morning boat ride on Phew Tal Lake. Afternoon at leisure in Pokhara.
10-12 Fly to Kathmandu. Half day sightseeing tour. Fly to London.
Leader: Local Leader Luxury Lodges

Our Nepal 'lodge' treks are led by professionally-trained English-speaking Sirdars. They have an intimate and expert knowledge of the trekking regions of Nepal and will make your trek a memorable experience.

Local Leader Luxury Lodges

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly London to Kathmandu

Depart London on your overnight flight to Kathmandu.

Overnight icon Overnight: In flight

Day 2 - Arrive Kathmandu. Group transfer to hotel.

On arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the Dwarika's Hotel, a luxurious and stylish hotel built in a traditional palace style and furnished with Nepalese antiques, carvings and statues. The hotel has a pleasant courtyard garden with a swimming pool, bar and several restaurants. The Toran restaurant serves very good continental, Indian and Nepalese food while the flagship Krishnarpan is a superb restaurant for a special occasion where you can enjoy a multi course menu of real Nepalese food served in delightful surroundings. Dwarika's is a peaceful haven away from the noise and pollution of the city and is an excellent place to unwind.

Overnight icon Overnight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 3 - Fly to Pokhara. Trek to Sanctuary Lodge, Birethanti, 1,015m/3,330ft - 4 hours.

This morning you are transferred to the domestic airport for the short flight to Pokhara, 827m/2,730ft, Nepal's second city. This is an exciting flight in its own right passing over the terraced Himalayan foothills, with views of the main range to the north, overlooked by the stunning spire of Machhapuchare, known as the 'Fish Tail Peak. The town of Pokhara is the start point for treks to the Annapurna region, Mustang, Daulaghiri and Manaslu.

From Pokhara, the Sanctuary Lodge at Birethanti is situated to the north-west towards Dhaulagiri and the start of the Kali Gandaki Gorge. You first drive along the fertile Seti River valley before the road winds up into the mountains to the village of Lumle, 1,494m/4,900ft, which you reach after one hour. The trek starts here, following a well-paved path, with views of the mountains to the north and the expanse of the Pokhara valley. You climb gently up past terraced fields to reach Chandrakot at 1,555m/5,100ft after one hour. This is a good place to take a break, sitting on the shaded terrace of the Mountain View Café, enjoying the spectacular panorama of the valley below and eating your packed lunch. (Note that the packed lunch is provided to give flexibility in case of occasionally delayed flights to Pokhara). You may be lucky enough to meet the ex-Gurkha owner and hear about his exploits and those of his father, who won the Military Cross in World War One. The path then drops steeply down towards the Modi Valley, through sparsely forested hillsides, past the occasional rhododendron, tall bamboo stands and across wide terraces, with the calls of birds echoing from the surrounding mountain walls.

En route, after another hour, you pass the charming village of Tamijung at 1,371m/4,500ft, with its houses decorated with intricately-carved wooden eaves and window frames. Here you will see unusual cylindrical beehives suspended on the sides of the houses, awaiting the time when the bees will be smoked out and the honey extracted. The fertile terraces around the village support a variety of crops, including maize, as well as orange and banana trees. Your path continues down to where you cross the grey-green waters of the Modi River on a cable bridge. From there it is a gentle walk to the Sanctuary Lodge, where you will spend the afternoon relaxing in the lodge's attractive gardens, surrounded by darting birds and extravagantly-coloured butterflies. Alternatively, you may take an optional guided afternoon hike to the nearby village of Birethanti and its waterfall.

The Lodge is on a spur overlooking the River Modi, about twenty minutes from the village of Birethanti. It has a comfortable central lounge and dining area, with a reference library. After a three-course supper around the large dining table, it's off to bed, lulled to sleep by the rushing waters of the Modi River.

Overnight icon Overnight: Sanctuary Lodge, Birethanti

Day 4 - Trek to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk, 2,012m/6,600ft - 5-6 hours.

After breakfast you leave the lodge and walk briefly back along the Modi River valley, before beginning the long climb to Ghandruk. The steep steps lead across fertile terraces and up into forests of rhododendron and oak. All around are the friendly people of the foothills, tilling the fields with their buffalo-drawn ploughs and sharing your path with their cattle and flocks of multi-coloured goats. The trail gives splendid views across the terraces to the River Modi far below. Each village passed gives a fascinating glimpse of Nepalese life - with families using traditional tools to pound corn, weave cloth, re-thatch their roofs and build neat dry-stone walls and houses. After three hours, you pass through the village of Kimche, 1,554m/5,100ft; here you will have a spectacular view showing the height you have gained since leaving the river bank.

You continue your trek to Ghandruk and there are plenty of level sections where you can look down over the terraces and villages far below as hawks swoop and soar on the air currents rising from the valley. After two more hours you reach the welcoming arch of Ghandruk and a final climb, winding through the village streets, leads up to the Himalaya Lodge. Sitting on its terrace lawn, encircled by mountains and with a refreshing glass of lemonade in your hand, you can congratulate yourself on reaching the highest part of the trek. You will have been given a bag of snacks such as a sandwich, fruit and chocolate to munch on during your walk and will have a more substantial late lunch of hot soup and fried rice when you arrive at the lodge.

The lodge is constructed around a 19th Century Gurung village house, with a dining room and reception area, where you can sit around an open fireplace, and a pleasant bedroom wing with a covered verandah. All around are clues to the village's connections with the Gurkha people and soldiers.

Overnight icon Overnight: Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk

Day 5 - Day in Ghandruk.

You wake up this morning with tea and coffee served in the garden and can watch the sunrise over Annapurna South, Annapurna 1, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna and Machhapuchare - the 'Fish Tail' mountain.

After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, your guide will take you on an exploration of this mountain village and the surrounding countryside. You will trek through the forest before reaching a small temple with incredible views. You'll then return to the Lodge via an open hill side and passing though the old village. After lunch, you can further explore the village of Ghandruk, which is a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers. The women of Ghandruk maintain a local industry of weaving traditional Nepalese rugs. Your maximum altitude will be about 2,400m/8,000ft.

Overnight icon Overnight: Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk

Day 6 - Trek to Landruk, 1,565m/5,415ft - 3-4 hours.

After again watching the sunrise illuminate the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna South and Machhapuchare, you enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the lodge lawn. You then start your day's trek crossing the valley to the village of Landrung which you see across and slightly below the level where you are now. Leaving Ghandruk, the trail descends steeply through terraces to the banks of the Modi River. Here, you'll be at the base of the cliffs where the famed honey hunters of Nepal climb on ropes to collect the honey. You then cross the Modi Khola by a sturdy suspension bridge from where you start a climb up switch backs and steps to reach the village of Lhandruk. From Landruk you will have more glorious views of the Annapurna range. Today's walk is about 4 hours and you arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon your guide will take you to explore around this interesting mountain village.

Overnight icon Overnight: Bee Lodge, Landruk

Day 7 - Trek to Majgaun, 1,400m/4,620ft - 4-5 hours.

Today's walk from Landruk to Majgaun snakes along the valley through small untouched villages, through farm land, terraces and forest with some rugged sections and across three rivers that all descend down to the Modi Khola below.

The start is gentle with the sounds of birds chirping and far away cockerels cock-a-doodling as you pass through villages where very few trekkers come by, it is quite untouched on this side of the valley.

After around an hour and a half you do inevitably have some steps and a section of steep descent leading down to a small river and bridge. Ascending again to around your previous level the path levels out and you can enjoy the stunning views. A little while later there is another steep descent to another small river. After you have ascended again the path becomes easy and gently winds round the hillside. Your last river crossing is on a sturdy suspension bridge which leads you onto the path into Majgaun. If you are staying at Gurung Lodge there is a quite steep walk up above the main village or to Mala Lodge around and through the village. Both lodges have commanding views down the valley and if the weather is still clear back towards Annapurna South.

After a very enjoyable walk you will be greeted by the lovely lodge staff, a glass of still lemonade and soon after, a hearty lunch, making it all even more worthwhile. In the afternoon you can visit the Himalayan cottage museum in the upper village about 30 mins walk away.

Overnight icon Overnight: Gurung Lodge or Mala Lodge, Majgaun

Day 8 - Trek to Damphus, 1,700m/5,577ft, and on to the roadhead at Khare Khola - 4½ - 5 hours. Drive to Pokhara.

After breakfast, you say farewell to the ever-attentive Lodge staff. Your path climbs steeply on well-placed steps up through forests of oak, rhododendron, silver birch and silk-cotton, with stone-built porter stops at convenient intervals for a welcome rest. There is a mass of bird life to look out for, as well as the incredible views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Lamjung. After about an hour, the path begins to level out and you continue more gently upwards past shady woods and grassy banks of gentian violets. Eventually, you reach the busy village of Pothana at 1,981m/6,500ft, with its guest houses, restaurants and sellers of Tibetan silverware and other souvenirs. You then descend to the village of Damphus.

You will have lunch in Damphus at the Basanta Lodge and enjoy some last close up mountain views. After lunch you start your final long descent to the Pokhara Valley road, passing through steeply terraced fields. You reach the road at Khare Khola at 1,006m/3,330ft, where a vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Pokhara. The one-hour journey takes you past a patchwork of rice fields, where farmers work with their buffaloes, surrounded by flocks of egrets.

On arrival in Pokhara you will drive to your hotel, the Fishtail Lodge, which is reached by boat or raft across an arm of Phewa Tal Lake.

Overnight icon Overnight: Fishtail Lodge, Pokhara

Day 9 - Morning boat ride. Afternoon at leisure in Pokhara.

It is well worth getting up early to see sunrise on the mountains, as the moment when the first flush of pink colours the peaks the view is stunning; you might ask the hotel reception to arrange an early morning call for you, so that you do not miss this. After breakfast, you will have a boat ride out onto Lake Phewa Tal. This is a very relaxing experience and gives you good views of the mountains and the surrounding countryside and you will also be able to visit a temple on a little island.

The afternoon will be free to relax in Pokhara, either at the hotel or you may venture out into Pokhara town. Along the lakeside are numerous bars and places to shop for souvenirs as well as internet cafes. There are also some nice walks in the area, or you could visit the Tibetan camps at either Hyenja or Devis Falls - which is the closest. At Devis Falls be sure to take a look at the strange gorge and rock formation as well as the cute Tibetan kids in the kindergarten. Here you may also watch carpets been woven, or elderly Tibetan ladies spinning and dying the wool. There are good opportunities here to shop for souvenirs.

Overnight icon Overnight: Fishtail Lodge, Pokhara

Day 10 - Fly to Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure.

This morning you fly back to Kathmandu where you will be met and transferred to Dwarika's Hotel.

You will have the afternoon to relax at Dwarika's but you might also like to walk to nearby Pashupatinath, an important temple to the God Shiva which is just a 15 minute walk from the hotel. Pashupatinath has an important place in the lives of Kathmandu's Hindus and is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations in Nepal. The temple is set on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and this is the principle place for cremations in Kathmandu which are thought to be particularly auspicious if performed here because the waters of the Bagmati eventually flow into the sacred Ganges. You could also visit the ancient Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath which is situated not far from Pashupatinath. Here you can join Tibetan and Sherpa pilgrims as they walk clockwise round the spectacular stupa, spinning their prayer wheels as they go round. Sunset at Boudhanath is particularly atmospheric.

Overnight icon Overnight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 11 - Sightseeing and lunch in Kathmandu. Transfer to the airport and depart for London.

You will have this morning at leisure.

Your afternoon sightseeing will begin in Thamel, the main tourist area of Kathmandu, where you will enjoy lunch at a local garden restaurant. From here an English speaking guide will accompany you on a half day's sightseeing tour first walking through Thamel, the main tourist area of Kathmandu with its many bars, restaurants and internet cafes and lots of opportunities for souvenir shopping. You will then visit Kathmandu's historic Durbar Square with its many ancient temples and palaces before driving on to visit Swayambhunath, the so called 'Monkey Temple', which sits on a prominent hillock to the west of Kathmandu city and is famous for the many families of monkeys which live round the temples. Its central stupa is surrounded by many ancient temples and the whole complex is an important pilgrimage site, being sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.

Later there will be a group transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to London.

Overnight icon Overnight: In flight

Day 12 - Arrive London.


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What’s included

  • Local leaders
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group transfer for international flights on arrival and departure
  • All internal flights and domestic hotel/airport transfers
  • Excellent hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Luxury lodge accommodation on trek
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals on trek
  • Costs of all porterage and their insurance
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Carbon offsetting with the Ecoan Tree Planting Project (for clients taking our flight inclusive option)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • A sun hat and scarf to keep as souvenirs
  • Free use of a day sack, down jacket, trekking pole, rain poncho, umbrella, woollen hat and gloves for the duration of the trek.
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meet in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara, except for lunch on day 11
  • Optional trips
  • Tips

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Overall score:           (Based on 24 reviews)

A well led trek          

The trek was really well led with the leader available to us from 6am to bed-time. Pace was excellent for our group. Lodge staff were also very helpful.

Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills - Private Departure          

A fabulous holiday - about 4-5 hours of walking each day (each day is different) with beautiful scenery and walking through remote villages. Every afternoon there is some down time, so a good time to relax and detox! Everyone is very welcoming and service is amazing.

An amazing trip and the scenery was WOW!          

WOW! WOW! WOW! Had an absolutely fabulous time trekking the Annapurna Foothills... everything was so well organised and our guides and porters all did a fabulous job. The scenery was outstanding and as a keen photographer I had a field day! Thank you Mountain Kingdoms, I will be back!

Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills          

Everything ran like clockwork and our group of 8 bonded together really well, The food at the lodges was excellent and we particularly enjoyed 'happy hour!' and the fires.

Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills          

Excellent staff, accommodation and food. We will definitely be using Mountain Kingdoms again.

Extend your holiday

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!

Bhutan extensions from Nepal

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.

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.

Shivapuri Heights Cottage extension

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.

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge - Extension

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge - Extension
  • 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.

Tibet Extension

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.

Koshi Tappu, Nepal

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.

Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nepal

Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nepal
  • Observe traditional crafts such as pottery, woodcarving and thangka painting
  • Choose from a selection of full and half day guided tours
  • Travel in a private car with a driver and an English-speaking guide
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The Kathmandu Valley has a long and rich history and a vibrant culture and there is much that is worthwhile to see there - crowded bazaars, ancient temples, Buddhist stupas, crumbling shrines and picturesque palaces. The Malla kings who ruled in the valley created three major cities in the valley, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan and each of these cities has buildings that are showpieces for the art and architecture of local Newari craftsmen. We offer a selection of half day trips and full day trips to these sites the valley.

The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal

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.

Lumbini Extension, Nepal

Lumbini Extension, Nepal
  • Visit one of Nepal's most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites
  • Stay in a comfortable hotel next to Lumbini
  • Spend a full day touring the site with an expert local guide
  • Flights and transfers to/from Kathmandu included
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Enjoy a three day extension to the birthplace of Buddha, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. Take the short flight from Kathmandu, and spend two nights in a comfortable 3* hotel, just steps from the Lumbini temple complex, with a full day to explore the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site in the company of an expert local guide.

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