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Kangchenjunga North & South Base Camps Adventure Special

Walking & Trekking

Dolpo, Nepal, Wild Nepal, Kathmandu | Walking & Trekking

Kangchenjunga North & South Base Camps
  • Grade:
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      Strenuous

      Suitable for fit individuals who have regular experience of mountain walking.

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    Strenuous

  • Duration: 23 days from the UK
  • On trek: 16 days

Flight inclusive from £3630, Land only from £2735

A spectacular challenging trek in eastern Nepal.

Highlights

  • An opportunity to genuinely trek where few other westerners venture.
  • Spectacular Himalayan scenery with views of many 8,000m peaks.
  • Excellent acclimatisation and ample time to explore.
  • Highly experienced Nepali leader and trek crew.
  • Relax in a 4* hotel in Kathmandu.

Reviews          

As my second trip to Nepal after Everest Base Camp, I must say it has been an incredibile adventure. This trek takes you to a very remote region, with very different landscapes (from tropical rainforests to dramatic Himalayan peaks), passing through low-populated valleys where people are friendly and genuine. Be prepared to long days with many ascents and descents. The rote to the Base Camps is...

Mr S Z, Italy

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What I enjoyed was the fact that the standard of care was as good, if not better, than all the times I have been to the Himalaya, particularly Nepal. Our guide was excellent, we were well looked after.

Mr B, Wales

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The other guys on the trek were very good company as was our trek leader Cshiring Sherpa who was most attentive to us. He was always cheerful, helpful and informative and appeared to have the respect of the cooks and porters. The local people were friendly and interested in us and sometimes enjoyed testing their limited English.

Mr C, Surrey

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I can only say that I enjoyed every minute of the adventure with an excellent group of individuals who became fellow trekkers and friends. An excellent experience made possible by MK's professional and personal attention to detail and planning.

Mr J M, Oxford

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For organisation, scenery and general walking this is probably the best trek I have done.

Mr D Q, Dublin

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An excellent trekking experience and one of the best trips we have undertaken. The remote, wild and unspoiled mountain environment gave the trip an exploration feel to it. It was tough at times but all the better for being so. Organisation and last minute changes were handled efficiently by the local agents under the guidance of the Trip Leader Raj. I would recommend the trip to anyone wanting a...

Chris and Marsha

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Quite a demanding trip (up to 9 hours on the longer days and up to 1,500m vertical ascent on the toughest days) - but rewarded by great locations and views in a still relatively unvisited part of Nepal. We met on average 10 foreign tourists per day only. Getting there is quite a struggle (the local flight from Kathmandu can be cancelled - as ours was on the return - meaning a 7 hour jeep road to...

Miles Cresswell-Turner

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As my second trip to Nepal after Everest Base Camp, I must say it has been an incredibile adventure. This trek takes you to a very remote region, with very different landscapes (from tropical rainforests to dramatic Himalayan peaks), passing through low-populated valleys where people are friendly and genuine. Be prepared to long days with many ascents and descents. The rote to the Base Camps is...

Mr Stefano Zausa

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A very challenging trek. Extremely remote although well worth it to appreciate the amazing scenery and closeness of the mountains. The Gunser valley and river are simply stunning. The viewing point at Janu was well worth the climb, with the frozen lake and surrounding peaks simply stunning. Be prepared for long days walking and some very diverse conditions. It is worth it though - Nepal at...

Kevin and Janette Sharp

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This trek takes you away from the well worn and busy paths of the Everest and Annapurna regions into quieter more remote locations. The are several long days on this trip on rocky paths which some other members of the group found unexpectedly demanding. As with other Himalayan treks we had an excellent local crew.

Mr M Minchin

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Kangchenjunga is the world’s third highest peak and this trek from the low foothills up to the North and South Base Camps can rightly be claimed as one of the most beautiful walks in the world. This is an incredible trek in the remote north eastern corner of Nepal through grand mountain scenery every bit as spectacular as that seen on the more widely trekked Annapurna and Everest regions. And, with the opening of basic tea houses along the trail, it is now possible to complete the trek with minimal need for camping.

Your adventure begins with a flight to Taplejung; the hub of the region and the start of the trail to Kangchenjunga’s southern base camp. Only a day into the trek and you will be in glorious scenery with wonderful views of mighty Kangchenjunga and her satellites in their full glory. Steadily gaining altitude, your trail to base camp will take you through forests, cultivated, terraced fields and small, sparsely populated villages where the local Rai or Limbu people will be delighted to welcome you.

The wild scenery around South Base Camp is simply stunning and you will be surrounded by glaciers, mountain lakes and ice-fluted peaks. You will also enjoy fabulous views of the entire south and west sides of Kangchenjunga. From here, it will take six further days of trekking, across airy passes of the Mirgin La and Sinion La, to reach the northern base camp of Kangchenjunga. The incredible, panoramic vistas from above the mountain’s glacier are worth the exertions alone but you will undoubtedly relish the feeling of being somewhere totally wild and remote as well as the sense of achievement in having successfully reached your final objective.

Returning to Taplejung by an alternative route, you still have several days of splendid trekking to enjoy before you re-enter civilisation and fly back to Kathmandu for a well-earned beer and time for rest and relaxation..

This is a challenging trip for the adventurous trekker, with trails that can be narrow and occasionally exposed. We have run this trek on many occasions and clients invariably come back saying this is one of the best treks they have ever experienced!


At a glance

Grade:

Strenuous

Duration: 23 days from the UK

On trek: 16 days

Max. Altitude: 5,190m/17,028ft, North Base Camp, Day 15

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Tea houses, Camping

Meal arrangements: Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals on trek.

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-2 Fly to Kathmandu.
3 Fy to Taplejung. Jeep to Kande Bhanjyang.
4-8 Trek to Tseram via Mamanke, Yamphudin, Lasiya Bhanjyang and Torongten.
9-10 Trek to Kangchenjunga South Base Camp, 4,780m/15,682ft. Return to Tseram. Rest day.
11 Cross the Sele La and on to Phedi.
12-14 Trek to Kambachen and on to Lhonak.
15 Trek to Pangpema, Kangchenjunga North Base Camp, 5,190m/17,028ft, return to Lonak.
16-19 Complete trek passing through Ghunsa, Gyabla and Sekathum. Drive to Taplejung/Suketar.
20-23 Fly to Kathmandu. Time at leisure. Fly to London.
Leader: Sherpa Leader, Nepal

This trek will be led by a professionally trained, English speaking Sherpa. They have an intimate and expert knowledge of the history, culture and nature of Nepal and will make your trip a memorable experience.

Sherpa Leader, Nepal

Holiday Itinerary

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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.

You will be met on arrival at Kathmandu airport and taken to the Shangri La Hotel on the group transfer. The Shangri La is a luxurious and stylish 4* hotel located near the British Embassy, where you can relax in its lovely garden, or have a dip in the hotel pool.

Overnight icon Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 3 - Fly to Taplejung, 1,787m/5,863ft. Jeep to Kande Bhanjyang, 2,170m/7,119ft – 4-5 hours.

You will be met at the Shangri La Hotel and taken to the airport for your morning flight to Taplejung. Taplejung is the hub of this region and has cobblestone streets, government offices, a police post and a small hospital. You will drive to the trek start at Kande Bhanjyang, on a dirt road. This should take around 4-5 hours.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House Or Camping

Day 4 - Trek to Phumphe Dhanda, 1,890m/6,200ft - 6-7 hours. Ascent 470m. Descent 735m.

The trail continues its way up, down, over, or around the great ridges on the west side of the Kabeli Khola, crossing tributaries of the main river on the way. As you pass through terraced fields and forested areas, there is always the anticipation of further views of the high mountains appearing at any time. One particularly good view is of Jannu from the ridge crest at Ponpe Dhara.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 5 - Trek to Yamphudin, 1,980m/6,496ft - 7-8 hours. Ascent 960m. Descent 760m.

More ups and downs on the hillsides above the Kabeli Khola, until the trail descends some stone steps to the river itself. A gradual climb up to the ridge and then through fields brings you to the last permanent settlement, Yamphudin (not to be confused with jam pudding). There is a police check post here.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 6 - Trek to Lasiya Bhanjyang, 3415m/11,204ft – 7-8 hours. Ascent 1,495m. Descent 150m.

This morning begins with a very long ascent to cross the Deorali Danda ridge at a col at about 3,292m/10,800ft. The path winds its way uphill, steeply at first, through rhododendron thickets to a clearing at Chittre. The col when reached is broad and contains a small pool.

Overnight icon Overnight: Camp

Day 7 - Trek to Torongten, 3,010mm/9,875ft – 3-4 hours. Ascent 290m. Descent 670m.

There are views to the northwest of the summit of Jannu, and Kangchenjunga reveals itself at several points on the descent to the Simbua Khola. The initial part of the descent from the ridge has been subject to a landslide and requires care; the drop is considerable! The trail finally re-enters the forest for a pleasant and steady descent to the banks of the Simbu Khola. A walk of about an hour along the bank leads to a small bridge, which provides access to the north bank and a clearing known as Torongten.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 8 - Trek to Tseram, 3,910m /12,828ft – 5-6 hours. Ascent 990m. Descent 60m.

The lower Lalung valley is thickly forested with pine and rhododendron and a good path follows the river northeast towards its source on the Yalung Glacier. Occasional tantalising views of the snowy mountains can be seen ahead. The trail follows the ever-widening riverbed and becomes an easy walk. Eventually, the terminal moraine of the Yalung Glacier comes into view, overlooked by the peaks of Talung, 7,349m/24,111ft, Kabru 7,338m/24,075ft and Rathong 6,678m/21,909ft. Tseram is a pleasant grassy spot on a small terrace about 50m above the north bank of the river.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 9 - Trek to Oktang, Kangchenjunga South Base Camp, 4,780m/15,682ft, and return to Tseram – 9-10 hours. Ascent 900m. Descent 900m.

You will start early with hot drinks being served in your room before you hit the trail. The trail is steep for a short time until, after you have walked for an hour it turns into a more gentle slope and remains that way till the last point, Oktang Glacier. Some mild altitude will be felt but your crew will carry a portable gas stove to heat water for some hot drinks which, at that altitude, will be more than welcome.

A picnic lunch will be carried and served to you by your crew once you reach Ramche, either on the way up or on the way down depending on the group's progress. From Ramche you make a further trek to South Base Camp to obtain views of the south face of Kangchenjunga. Beyond Ramche the glacier turns north and this corner can be reached in about an hour over fairly level and easy going ground. At the corner a tremendous view opens up to include the entire south and west faces of Kangchenjunga which have previously been hidden during the recent stages of the walk-in. In a further hour a small track leads onto the lateral moraine of the Yalung Glacier and to a chorten from where there are unsrupassed views which include Kangchenjunga main summit, 8,686m/28,169ft, Yalung Kang, 8,505m/27,903ft, and Kamgbachen Peak, 7,903ft/25,928ft, at the head of the valley.

You retrace the same way back to your base at Tseram. This day is pretty long but you will have a rest day tomorrow.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 10 - Rest day.

Today is time to rest and relax. You may like to do some washing or simply enjoy the scenery and recuperate ready for the next section of your trip.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 11 - Cross the Mirgin La, 4026m/13,209ft, the Sinion La, 4,663m/15,298ft, and Sele La Pass, 4,200m/13,776ft and on to Sele Camp, 4,200m/13,779ft - 8-9 hours. Ascent 900m. Descent 630m.

Today you should be fresh after your rest day and ready for the exciting day. There is a vertical uphill immediately in front of Tseram and you will have a tough ascent of some two hours to reach Chhuchung Pokhari, a tiny icy lake. From here it is just a few minutes to reach the top of Sinelepcha Pass, and you will now have completed the toughest part of the ascent. From here there are stunning 360 degree views of the highest snow-capped peaks to the north and east and endless horizons of foothills to the south and west - a fabulous reward for a strenuous morning. From Sinelepcha Pass, the trail becomes comparatively easy and more gentle, crossing numerous passes including the Sele La.

After you have crossed several passes the trail then slowly starts to descend, with Kumbhakarna massif towering ahead of you, to Phedi.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 12 - Trek to Ghunsa 3,140m, 11,187ft 3-4 hours

It is a long descent to Ghunsa through beautiful forest to a clearing on the lip of the Yamatori Valley. You then continue descending through pine and rhododendron forest to the village of Ghunsa. Ghunsa is a well-kept village of some thirty stone houses and has a police post. There is also a small Tibetan monastery here. This is the last proper village in the valley.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 13 - Trek to Kambachen, 3,930m/12,894ft - 6-7 hours.

The trail now follows the floor of the valley beside the blue green waters of the infant Ghunsa Khola through scrub rhododendron and juniper. The terminal moraine of the Jannu glacier can be seen clearly ahead, although there is only ever the occasional glimpse of a snow covered peak. As the moraine is reached a small bridge gives access across the river to a tiny grassy clearing known as Rhambuk Kharka. The slopes above here are subject to landslide and rock fall and great care is needed to negotiate a steep traverse across one very large affected area. The views to the north and east gradually open out to include the peaks of Phole, Sobithonge and Jannu rising majestically above the moraines of the Jannu Glacier. Beyond the landslide the trail levels, traverses the hillside and finally descends to the small summer settlement of Kambachen. Jannu is hidden from view at Kambachen, but the Sharphu group is now visible at the head of the valley.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 14 - Trek to Lhonak, 4,575m/15,010ft – 6-7 hours.

The rough, but easy, trail continues up the west bank of the river, first across a small boulder field and then up a short, but easy snow slope to the level kharka of Ramtang. The view ahead becomes increasingly impressive, but attention is drawn to the upper reaches of the Ramtang Glacier, which feeds off Kambachen, the mighty western outlier of the Kangchenjunga massif. Another hour of level walking leads to the snout of the Kangchenjunga glacier across whose moraines Pyramid Peak rises, Tent Peak and Nepal Peak at the head of the valley. The terminal moraine and the river from the Lhonak Glacier enter from the north but present only a minor obstruction to access the level sandy and grassy plains at Lhonak. It can be a windy spot. There are wonderful mountain views in all directions with the ice flutings of Wedge Peak and the snowy ramparts of Nepal and Tent Peaks presenting the ideal backdrop for a colourful sunset.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 15 - Trek to Pangpema, Kangchenjunga North Base Camp, 4,903m/16,086ft. Return to Lonak.

Today is a spectacular day. The route to Pangpema from Lhonak is on a deceptively rising track which follows a shelf alongside the lateral moraine of the Kangchenjunga Glacier. The views are stunning as progress is made up the valley with Wedge, Nepal, Tent and Pyramid peaks all revealing themselves, along with the Sharphu peaks dominating the horizon down the valley. You continue to Pangpema where the view to the south opens up to reveal the Twins and, finally, the great north faces of Kangchenjunga and Yarlung Kang. Pangpema is located on a small grassy shelf above the glacier, the panoramic views are breathtaking from here. Prayer flags adorn a large boulder and there is a small plaque in memory of the American climber, Chris Chandler. You retrace your steps to Lonak.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 16 - Trek to Ghunsa 3,410m/11,187ft - 6-7 hours.

You retrace your steps to Kambachen. It's about a four hour walk to Ghunsa from Kambachen. You walk along the west ridge of the Kambachen valley and hike down to the Ghunsa Khola, where there is a newly built suspension bridge over the river. There are superb views of the Kumbhakarna massif towering to the left side of the trail, and you have this glorious view for about half an hour, until the trail is enveloped in golden pine and various species of rhododendron.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 17 - Trek to Gyabla, 2,725m/8,940ft - 4-5 hours.

You cross the Ghunsa Khola for one more time and walk on the trail alongside it. It's a pleasant walk through lush forest of pine, rhododendron, birch and Himalayan bamboo. There are small mani walls to be passed by every now and then. The small nomadic-type settlement of Phale is about an hour's distance away from Ghunsa. Phale is a tiny valley in the middle of nowhere.

Immediately after Phale, there is a huge expanse of landslide to go across, although there are no falling stones, making the passage safe. The remaining trail up to Gyabla is through dense and beautiful forest. It takes about 4 hours to reach Gyabla from Ghunsa and 3 hours from Phale.

Gyabla is a neatly kept tiny village where there are some small houses, a few great teahouses and a huge lodge with 40 rooms in it. There are high waterfalls in the distance, greenery everywhere and some cultivated landscape. You will notice the increase in oxygen here after being at high altitude.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 18 - Trek to Sekathum, 1,650m/5,413ft - 7-8 hours.

Today you have gentle downhill walking of around two hours, followed by 1½ hours of steep uphill, then two hours of moderate and steep downhill to the Ghunsa Khola, then a flat trail of 1½ hours. You enter a dense forest and fields where cardamom is harvested. You remain on the banks of Ghunsa Khola until Sekathum.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 19 - Trek to Tapethok, 1,322m/4,337ft - 3 hours. Drive to Suketar - 4 hours.

Today you have three hours of trekking on a flat and straight path. You will be picked up by the vehicle at Tapethok and driven to Suketar on a dirt road (this is the village close to the Taplejung airstrip).

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House

Day 20 - Fly to Kathmandu.

You take the early morning flight to Kathmandu where you will be met at the airport and taken back to the Shangri La Hotel. Tonight you might like to go into the vibrant tourist hub of Thamel and eat out at one of the district's many restaurants.

Overnight icon Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 21 - Day at leisure in Kathmandu.

Today provides a useful buffer day should your return flight from Tapeljung be delayed. Alternatively you have a full day to rest and recuperate at your hotel or to head out and discover the many temples, bazaars and modern-day shops of Kathmandu. Sightseeing excursions to the impressive ancient cities of the Kathmandu Valley are also recommended.

Overnight icon Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 22 - Time at leisure. Late afternoon group transfer to the airport. Depart Kathmandu.

You have a final chance this morning for some sightseeing or some last minute shopping. Later in the day, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight back to London.

Overnight icon Overnight: In flight

Day 23 - Arrive London.

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What’s included

  • A local English-speaking leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights
  • Single, timed group airport transfers for international flights on arrival and departure
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (4 star) in Kathmandu, twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Tea house accommodation on trek on a twin share basis plus a couple of nights full-service camping
  • Best available hotels/lodges in outlying towns, on full board
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Free use of a good quality down jacket and sleeping bag with liner on trek.
  • All meals on trek
  • Costs of all porterage and porter
  • Carbon offsetting with the Ecoan Tree Planting Project (for clients taking our flight inclusive option)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meet in the Cotswolds

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Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Overall score:           (Based on 10 reviews)

Excellent Trekking Experience          

An excellent trekking experience and one of the best trips we have undertaken. The remote, wild and unspoiled mountain environment gave the trip an exploration feel to it. It was tough at times but all the better for being so. Organisation and last minute changes were handled efficiently by the local agents under the guidance of the Trip Leader Raj. I would recommend the trip to anyone wanting a challenging mountain trek.

Kanchenjunga N & S Base Camps          

Quite a demanding trip (up to 9 hours on the longer days and up to 1,500m vertical ascent on the toughest days) - but rewarded by great locations and views in a still relatively unvisited part of Nepal. We met on average 10 foreign tourists per day only. Getting there is quite a struggle (the local flight from Kathmandu can be cancelled - as ours was on the return - meaning a 7 hour jeep road to the alternate airport), Panoramic and gradual approach to the S Base Camp - great way of acclimatising to the altitude. A tough pass over to N Base Camp valley of Ghunsabut with outstanding views of Kangchenjunga and golden autumnal larch filling the lower valley - quite a sight. Gradual and cold ascent to the highest camp (at 4,850m), where it snowed, but then rewarded us with a blue sky and unforgettable views. Maybe a bit too much "stuck in the river valley" on the return - but a great overall trip

Unforgettable trip to a very remote region: this is real Nepal          

As my second trip to Nepal after Everest Base Camp, I must say it has been an incredibile adventure. This trek takes you to a very remote region, with very different landscapes (from tropical rainforests to dramatic Himalayan peaks), passing through low-populated valleys where people are friendly and genuine. Be prepared to long days with many ascents and descents. The rote to the Base Camps is blessed with incredibile autumn colours in Oct-Nov. Kangchenjunga is well hidden behind a court of incredibile rocky walls towering 7.000 mt (Chang Himal face is amazing and very close, when you walk on the edge of the glacier). Our guide Raj, the 2 sirdars and the cook were very attentive, and all the porters did a great and tough job. Finally, MK was very good in solving the logistic difficulties related to the remoteness of the region. Definitely recommended if you want to experience remote far Eastern Nepal.

Fabulous experience!          

A very challenging trek. Extremely remote although well worth it to appreciate the amazing scenery and closeness of the mountains. The Gunser valley and river are simply stunning. The viewing point at Janu was well worth the climb, with the frozen lake and surrounding peaks simply stunning. Be prepared for long days walking and some very diverse conditions. It is worth it though - Nepal at its best for sure.

Trek to remote Kanchenjunga region          

This trek takes you away from the well worn and busy paths of the Everest and Annapurna regions into quieter more remote locations. The are several long days on this trip on rocky paths which some other members of the group found unexpectedly demanding. As with other Himalayan treks we had an excellent local crew.


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

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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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