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What’s included

  • An experienced, English-speaking Sherpa leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfers for international flights on arrival and departure
  • Good standard hotel in Kathmandu, twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals on trek including tea and coffee
  • Morning bed-tea on trek and an evening fill up of your water bottle with drinking water
  • Sherpas/porters properly insured and equipped
  • Free hire of a down jacket, 4 season sleeping bag and fleece liner (supplied in country)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • Park fees
  • The opportunity to attend a pre-trip meet in the Cotswolds

Langtang Valley Trek

Walking & Trekking

Nepal | Walking & Trekking

New for 2019
Langtang Valley Trek
Vigorous / Strenuous

Vigorous: Suitable for enthusiastic hill/mountain walkers.

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

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Grade: Vigorous / Strenuous ? Vigorous / Strenuous
Duration:  15 days from the UK  
On trek: 10 days

Flight inclusive from £2,095,
Land only from £1,295

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Experience the magic of a classic Himalayan trek in just two weeks, with welcoming Nepali villages and superb high mountain scenery.

Highlights

  • Discover towering Himalayan peaks, sacred lakes and hidden valleys - only a short drive from Kathmandu
  • Enjoy a fabulous Himalayan tea house trek on quieter trails through the home of the Tamang and Yolmo Sherpa people
  • Gain excellent acclimatisation with a gradual ascent and time to explore the beautiful area around Kyanjin Gompa
  • Stay in welcoming tea houses and support the local communities

Reviews          

Trekking in the Langtang Valley was undoubtedly one of the best things I’ve experienced. I followed the trail along the valley to Kyanjin Gompa where the views were truly incredible. Each night I stopped in simple tea houses and received the warmest of welcomes from the lovely local people, as well as some very tasty dal bhat. It felt good to be supporting the communities who had lost so...
Harry Gray, Mountain Kingdoms

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This superb two week trekking holiday is ideal for anyone with a shortened time frame, but who still wants to experience the essence of Nepal and enjoy some excellent Himalayan trekking. Just a few hours drive from Kathmandu, Langtang is an easily accessibly alternative to the more popular Annapurna and Everest regions yet still offers good tea house accommodation and sensational mountain views as you trek up through the Langtang Valley to almost 5,000m.

You begin the trek in the small town of Syabru besi, and from here you gradually ascend, following the course of the Langtang Khola as you trek through dense forest, alive with wildlife, which offers glimpses of the towering peak of Langtang Lirung high above, a hint of what is to come. In spring the forest bursts into colour as the rhododendron trees that line the trail flower with a dazzling array of pink and red hues. Because of this the trek is also known as ‘the rhododendron trek’.

As you make your way to the top of the valley the forest opens out to give you 360 degree views of the surrounding Himalayan mountains. Once you have reached Kyanjin Gomba, and are well-acclimatised, there are day walks to summit the nearby high peaks of Tsergo Ri and Kyanjin Ri for even more breathtaking vistas.

On this trek you pass through the village of Langtang. The original village was almost completely destroyed by a landslide caused by the 2015 earthquake. It is a sobering experience to see what little remains but it also highlights the need for tourism to return to the area and support the local community in their impressive efforts to rebuild their homes and lives in ‘New’ Langtang Village.

Your return is on an alternative, yet equally scenic, route finishing at Dunche before heading back to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Here you have the option of extending your stay in Nepal with a selection of exciting tours and activities from an Everest flight to a safari adventure in Chitwan National Park.


At a glance

Grade: Vigorous / Strenuous
Vigorous / Strenuous

Duration:  15 days from the UK  
On trek: 10 days

Max. Altitude: 4,984m /16,352ft, Tsergo Ri, Day 9

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotel, Tea Houses

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

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-2
Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
3
Drive to Syabru Besi.
4-7
Trek up the Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa.
8-9
Day walks to explore the area around Kyanjin Gompa.
10-12
Trek to Sing Gompa via Thulo Syabru.
13
Trek to Dunche and end trek.
14
Drive to Kathmandu.
15
Fly back to London.
Leader: Local Leader, Nepal
Local Leader, Nepal

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


  1. Day 1 - Fly London to Kathmandu

    Depart London on your overnight flight to Kathmandu.

    Overnight iconOvernight: In flight
  2. Day 2 - Arrive Kathmandu. Group transfer to hotel.

    On arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the Shangri La Hotel. This is a very comfortable hotel situated to the north of Thamel, the tourist district of Kathmandu. It has a lovely garden with a swimming pool and several excellent restaurants. The bustle of Thamel with all its restaurants, shops and bars is a 20 minute walk or 10 minute taxi ride away.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu
  3. Day 3 - Drive to Syabru Besi, 1,420m/4,659ft - 6-7 hours.

    In the morning, after an early breakfast, you will be picked up for the drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, a small village on the banks of the Bhoye Khosi. This is quite a long drive taking around 6-7 hours. You drive first out of Kathmandu valley, over the valley rim and descend to the bustlng town of Trisuli Bazaar. From Trisuli Bazaar you start the drive north up the valley of the Trisuli River.

    The road ascends from Trisuli Bazaar, 546m/1,791ft, to Dunche, 1,950m/6,397ft, often making the climb by zig-zags in the road. Just before Dunche, where your trek ends, you reach the gates of the Langtang National Park where you have to sign in. Dunche is the district administration headquarters and nowadays quite a bustling town. From here you descend all the way to the Trisuli River at the village of Syabru Besi, 1,420m/4,659ft.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  4. Day 4 - Trek to Lama Hotel, 2,450m/8,038ft - 5-6 hours.

    From Syabru Besi you start your trek to Lama Hotel. The trail first crosses the Bhote Khola using a suspension bridge and then continues east. You soon encounter the Langtang Khola river which will be your companion virtually all the way to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail starts as a moderate climb and zigzags up the broad valley. Continuing up, you will see the village of Thulu Syabru clinging to the high valley side. Shortly after this, you will join the trail which leads to and from Thulu Syabru. You will then enter a deep gorge which marks the start of the Langtang valley. From here you will start a steady descent through a bamboo forest to the valley floor. Red pandas, Langur monkeys, wild boar and many species of colourful birds inhabit this forest. Upon rejoining the Langtang Khola you follow it upstream.

    Passing through the hamlet of Pairo you climb through lush oak forest to reach the small village of Bamboo. This village is situated on the riverside, with near vertical cliffs on the opposite side of the river. The trail here is constantly being rebuilt due to the river flooding which washes away the path. After an hour or so you cross a bridge over the Langtang Khola to the northern side of the river where you will notice the vegetation changes as the forest gets sparser consisting mainly of scrub oaks, nettles and cactuses as opposed to the damp forest of large pines on the southern bank. A steep pull uphill takes you to village of Rimche, and shortly after this you climb out of the forest to reach the village of Lama Hotel also known as Changtang.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  5. Day 5 - Trek to Thyangsyap above Ghora Tabela, 3,104m/10,184ft - 5 hours.

    Today is important for acclimatisation. Leaving the tea house at Lama Hotel, you continue your climb up the Langtang valley. The area here is densely forested with hemlocks, oaks, maples and rhododendrons, and if you are very lucky red panda can sometimes be seen along this stretch. After a short while, the mighty peak of Langtang Lirung comes into view from the north. Passing a waterfall, you continue up the west bank of the Langtang Khola and pass through the hamlet of Gumnchok, which means 'trekkers' corner'.

    After a further couple of hours the valley begins to widen and the trail flattens. You arrive at Ghora Tabela, 'the stable of the horse'. This was once a resettlement project for Tibetans but no longer has any permanent residents. From here it is a further gradual climb of around half an hour to reach Thyangsyap where you will spend the night.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  6. Day 6 - Trek to Mundu via Langtang, 3,450m/11,319ft - 2-3 hours.
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    There will be no rush to leave today as it is a short walk to your next overnight lodge. However it is important for your acclimatisation to the ever increasing altitude not to ascend too high too fast. Leaving Thyangsyap you will continue through the forest until you climb above the tree line at around 3,150m/10,335ft. You are now approaching the area where the village of Langtang used to be. It is now a huge landslide which you will cross on one of the many paths which have been constructed to allow passage up the valley. There is a memorial to all those who lost their life where you can pause and pay your respects. Continuing on up the valley you soon arrive in Mundu where you will spend the rest of the day resting and acclimatising.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  7. Day 7 - Trek to Kyanjin Gompa, 3,870m/12,699ft - 4-5 hours.

    From Mundu you continue up the ever-widening valley to Kyanjin Gompa. To the east you will gain great views of the peak, Dorji Lakpa, with Urkinmang peak to its left. Also to the south, the peaks of Naya Kanga and Pongen Dopku will come into view. After a steep, undulating trail you will cross a rise and Kyanjin Gompa will appear. Kyanjin Gompa lies in an elongated amphitheatre surrounded by high, snow-capped peaks. After lunch, your guide might suggest a hike up the small hill to the north of the village at the height of about 4,300m/14,108ft. This offers great views of Langtang Lirung, the Langtang glacier, Kimshing peak with its glacier and, to the south, a long ridge on top of which is the Ganja La, a high pass that leads to Helambu.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  8. Day 8 - Day hike to Langshisa Kharka, 4,060m/13,320ft - 5-6 hours.

    Today is a great alpine experience. After breakfast, you leave the village of Kyanjin and walk east towards the Langtang Khola. You cross a small stream and walk close to the faint remains of the Langtang airstrip. You can see yaks grazing in the valley and several yak herders' shelters (Goths). Once you reach Langshisa Kharka, you can see views of Langshisa Ri, 6,310m/20,702ft, Morimoto Peak, 6,750m/22,146m, and nearby glaciers. You then return to Kyanjin Gompa.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  9. Day 9 - Day hike to Tsergo Ri, 4,984m/16,352ft - 5-7 hours.
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    Today you have a challenging hill walk up Tsergo Ri - a local conical-shaped peak just short of 5,000m/16,404ft. The high point of your trek, it's quite a tough climb, but you will be amply rewarded for your exertions at the top, with breath-taking, panormaic views of the surrounding snow-capped summits. You descend the same way back to Kyanjin Gompa.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  10. Day 10 - Trek to Lama Hotel, 2,450m/8,038ft - 6 hours.

    After your time spent in Kyanjin Gompa, you now return down the valley. As the next two days are mostly downhill you are able to cover a lot of distance. You will gain great views returning down the valley, especially with the sun filtering through the leaves once you have re-entered the forest.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  11. Day 11 - Trek to Thulo Syabru, 2,230m/7,316ft - 5- 6 hours.

    From Lama Hotel you continue down the valley crossing the Langtang Khola just before the village of Bamboo. You will contour round the head of the valley and Thulo Syabru will come into view perched on top of a ridge. You drop down to cross a bridge and then climb up through terraced fields and farm houses to reach this pretty village.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  12. Day 12 - Trek to Sing Gompa, 3,300m/10,827ft - 5 hours.

    From Thulo Syabru you head south to Sing Gompa. The trail zigzags uphill and after 45 minutes you will reach a stupa. There are spectacular views of the valley below with 'Ganesh Himal' reaching up to the west and to the north a range of unnamed peaks just over the border in Tibet. There are a few teashops on the way and after about 3½ hours of climbing, predominantly through forest of oaks, hemlocks and rhododendrons, you reach the top of the ridge where you will be pleased to stop for refreshments and lunch at Phoprang Hill.

    From here you continue south contouring around the western side of the ridge. The trail leads you through a forest, over another ridge before climbing a ladder to cross a wall and into Sing Gompa itself, which is a small village with a few lodges, a gompa (from which the village derives its name) and its own cheese factory. 'Sing' is the Tibetan name for the trees in the area.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  13. Day 13 - Trek to Dunche – 1,950m/6,398m, 5-6 hours.

    The last day of your trek is virtually all downhill, often quite steeply. Leaving Sing Gompa after breakfast you descend past a good viewpoint to Dhimsa where there is an army camp. The path then continues down a set of zig zags before entering a forest of pine, bamboo and rhododendron that leads you to the tiny village of Deurali. This is a good place to stop for lunch. Your descent from here down to the valley floor is very steep except for a section along a mountain path that gives your knees some welcome respite. Eventually, you reach a bridge that crosses over the Trisuli Ganga and from here your final, more gentle ascent, takes you to Dunche.

    You may have time to visit the small Tamang Museum here, and the main road is lined with shops and lodges as well as places to enjoy a meal to celebrate the end of your trek.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  14. Day 14 - Drive from Dunche to Kathmandu - 117km, 3 hours.

    After breakfast you will leave for the drive back to Kathmandu. The road descends from Dunche to Trisuli Bazaar, 546m/1,791ft often making the descent by zig-zags in the road. Returning over the valley rim you make your way back into the Kathmandu Valley and return to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax at your hotel or to head out into the bustling streets of Kathmandu where you will find numerous shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu
  15. Day 15 - Fly to London.

    After breakfast there will be a group transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

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What’s included

  • An experienced, English-speaking Sherpa leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfers for international flights on arrival and departure
  • Good standard hotel in Kathmandu, twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals on trek including tea and coffee
  • Morning bed-tea on trek and an evening fill up of your water bottle with drinking water
  • Sherpas/porters properly insured and equipped
  • Free hire of a down jacket, 4 season sleeping bag and fleece liner (supplied in country)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • Park fees
  • The opportunity to attend a pre-trip meet in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

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


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Overall score:           (Based on 1 reviews)

One of the best things I’ve experienced.          

Trekking in the Langtang Valley was undoubtedly one of the best things I’ve experienced. I followed the trail along the valley to Kyanjin Gompa where the views were truly incredible. Each night I stopped in simple tea houses and received the warmest of welcomes from the lovely local people, as well as some very tasty dal bhat. It felt good to be supporting the communities who had lost so much in the 2015 earthquake but have done wonders in rebuilding their homes and reopening the trails. Now they just need trekkers to return to help restore their livelihood. I encourage anyone to go and experience Langtang for themselves, you won’t be disappointed.


Extend your holiday

Dwarika’s Hotel Kathmandu, Nepal

Dwarika’s Hotel Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Relax in a tranquil haven with indulgent facilities and first rate service
  • Discover a heritage property that echoes Kathmandu's Newari history and culture
  • Enjoy superb dining in the renowned Krishparnan restaurant
  • Indulge yourself in Dwarika's Aururvedic spa and pool

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Dwarika’s hotel in Kathmandu is based on a vision that embraces the region’s great history and artisan craftsmanship in order to create an environment ‘with a sensation of the original’. This vision has been realised in the materials, style and artifacts that make Dwarika’s such a unique property and reflect Nepal’s ancient Newari heritage.

Dwarika’s though is so much more than a living museum. Large, luxurious rooms come complete with every comfort and the hotel has a library, fitness centre, Ayurvedic spa and free Wi-Fi throughout. Outside, it has a delightful courtyard and an enticing swimming pool that offers a haven from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Dwarika’s has several bars and dining options including the renowned Krishparnan restaurant. Here you can enjoy a true feast of traditional Newari cuisine made from the finest and freshest ingredients.


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.


Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nepal

Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nepal
  • 8203;Visit the ancient cities of Bhaktapur, Patan, Kathmandu and Timi with their stunning art and architecture
  • 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.


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.


Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Relax in luxuriously furnished accommodation with stunning Himalayan views
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the top of the range spa
  • Take a dip in the refreshing infinity pool
  • Enjoy locally sourced organic food at the resort's restaurant

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

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

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


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

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

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


Tiger Mountain 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.


Everest Flight - extension

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. The excursion includes hotel transfers, a celebratory glass of bubbly and a certificate signed by your captain after you land.


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.


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.


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

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

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

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


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