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What’s included

  • A Sherpa leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Five-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, bed and breakfast, twin share basis
  • Luxury lodge accommodation and all meals on trek
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Down jacket hire for trek (available in Monjo for the duration of the trek, you may use your own if preferred)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

Luxury Lodges of Everest Festivals ‘In style’ holidays

Walking & Trekking

Nepal, Everest Region | Walking & Trekking

Luxury Lodges of Everest
Moderate / Vigorous

Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

Vigorous: Suitable for enthusiastic hill/mountain walkers.

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Grade: Moderate / Vigorous ? Moderate / Vigorous
Duration:  15 days from the UK  
On trek: 10 days
Private Departures Available

Flight inclusive from £3,050,
Land only from £2,195

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A thorough exploration of the Khumbu region staying in super comfortable lodges.


  • En suite bathrooms, excellent food and top quality service – the Everest region in style
  • Superb trekking with wonderful views of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan giants
  • Dwarika’s heritage hotel in Kathmandu – a real touch of luxury
  • Guided walking tour of the highlights of Kathmandu


This was the most fantastic experience and credit goes to Mountain Kingdoms for their care in arranging such a well thought out itinerary and using knowledgeable, well trained local staff. The hotel Dwarika's was fantastic.
Mr F, Gloucestershire

This was a fantastic holiday! The route was just right- challenging but do-able and magical scenery every day. Pace and acclimatisation were both very well judged by our trek leader, who could not have done more to ensure that we had the best possible experience. Absolutely no complaints - more holidays of this type please.
Mr & Mrs T, London

The organisation, the leader, the professionalism, everything was covered. We met so many interesting people (guest summiteers, visits to Sherpa houses), so apart from the wonderful scenery we gained knowledge of the culture.
Mr D, Cambridgeshire

Very well thought out and organised! Always felt well prepared and well supported. Guide was excellent and made trip really special.
Mr & Mrs C, Edinburgh

This was a well organised trek with as good accommodation as could possibly be expected in the Everest region. The whole trip was enhanced by a superb leader whose knowledge and organisational skills really contributed to its success - and his three support staff all of whom could not have been better.
Mr & Mrs R, Lancashire

Fantastic holiday - expectations from the brochure and pre-trek information were met, on the ground services in Nepal were good, always there, always on time. Lodges were fantastic with hugely friendly staff.
Ms P & Mr B, Warwickshire

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Our first night is spent in the fabulous Kathmandu heritage hotel, Dwarika’s, before we fly into Lukla. After a day acclimatising, we trek up to the colourful and vibrant Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. From here we ascend steadily along the Everest Trail through a series of pretty Sherpa villages, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy our grand surroundings. Our path takes us to the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Thyangboche, where the Mani Rimdu Festival is held in the autumn, before returning to Lukla along part of the old trading route from Tibet.

The scenery throughout our trek is sensational, as we find ourselves surrounded by many of the Himalayan giants, allowing fabulous close-up views of Everest and the ever elegant Ama Dablam. This trek will be operated in the same indulgent style as our highly popular Luxury Lodges trek in the Annapurna foothills. It is however a more demanding trek and is at slightly higher altitude, though nothing very excessive in Himalayan terms.

Private Departures

Luxury Lodges of Everest Private Departure

Luxury Lodges of Everest Private Departure
We can offer a private departure of this Everest trekking holiday in Nepal for a minimum of two people sharing. Prices from £2,355 per person, land only.  International flights available from £700. Contact the office for further details or to book your private departure.

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At a glance

Grade: Moderate / Vigorous
Moderate / Vigorous

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

Max. Altitude: 3,960m/12,992ft Mong La Pass, Day 8

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Luxury Lodges


The 20 October departure attends the Mani Rimdu festival at Thyangboche Monastery.

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

Itinerary overview
Fly to Kathmandu.
Fly to Lukla. Trek to Monjo. Day walk from Monjo.
Trek Namche Bazaar and on to Tashinga.
Trek Thyangboche and back to Tashinga. (20th October departure attends the Mani Rimdu Festival).
Trek to the Mong La pass, 3,960m/12,992ft, return to Tashinga.
Trek to Mende via Khumjung. Then to Thame and return to Mende.
Trek to Lukla via Monjo. Visit the Gumila Monastery en route.
Fly to Kathmandu. Half day sightseeing tour. Fly to London.
Leader: Local leaders, Everest luxury lodge treks
Local leaders, Everest luxury lodge treks

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.

  1. Day 1 - Depart London.

    Fly overnight London to Kathmandu.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Overnight Flight To Kathmandu
  2. Day 2 - Arrive in Kathmandu.

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to Dwarika's Hotel, a luxurious and stylish 5* hotel filled with Nepalese furniture, carvings and statues with a cool elegant courtyard where it is a pleasure to relax. The hotel has a superb restaurant, where you can eat in traditional style, as well as a swimming pool. It is a peaceful haven and an excellent place to unwind after the long flight from London.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
  3. Day 3 - Fly to Lukla, 2,743m/8,999ft. Trek to Monjo, 2,835m/9,301ft - 5-6 hours.
    luxury lodges of everest river crossing phakding a parsons.

    The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and the landing at the small mountain airstrip is something you will be talking about for many years to come. The scenery is fantastic and as you fly up the vast valleys towards Lukla, the giants of the world appear on the horizon. After landing, you will probably have a cup of tea in one of the lodges in Lukla before starting the trek. It is about 2 hours to Phakding, 2,652m/8,701ft, where you will probably stop for lunch. First the path drops down a steep, stony route to meet the trail coming up through Chaurikhirka. Here you will encounter porters, sherpas, trekkers and the common beast of burden, the dzo. Then the path contours the mountainside, past lodges and the small hamlets of Ghat, 2,490m/8,169ft, and Chuthrawa, 2,591m/8,501ft. The trail takes you past large stones carved and painted with prayers, a couple of suspension bridges and under large cliffs with trickling waterfalls. From Phakding it is another 2-3 hours to Monjo, 2,835m/9,301ft, which lies just past Chumoa. Before you get to Monjo there will be time for tea at Benkar, a lovely lodge in a wild spot. Memories of the day will include the sights of porters with their heavy loads, a cacophony of different languages, strange sounding birds, tired trekkers on their way back to Lukla, prayer flags, the colourful tea houses and of course the dramatic scenery.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Luxury Lodge
  4. Day 4 - Day walk from Monjo, 2,835m/9,301ft - 4 hours.

    Monjo is a picturesque small village comprising about 25 houses and located at a small, narrow valley at the base of the peaks Thamserku, 6,608m/21,680ft, and Kaysaro. It is also at the junction between the Thamserku & Dudh Kosi kholas and is just on the edge of the Sagarmatha National Park.

    Today, to help you acclimatise, your Sherpa sirdar will take you on a day walk to Thakcho Hill, which lies a little above 3,000m/9,843ft. From this vantage point the views of the Kongde Ri, Thamserku and the Numbur Himal are quite spectacular. The total excursion should take about 4 hours.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Luxury Lodge
  5. Day 5 - Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3,445m/11,303ft - 3-4 hours.

    This will be one of the harder days physically on your trek, so take it slowly. The path itself is full of interesting sights. Not least of these will be your first view of Everest as you get higher up the trail. From the lodge it is 15 minutes to the Everest National Park boundary and already the scenery is inspiring, with deep gorges, bare vertical rock faces, pine forests on some steep slopes and wispy waterfalls. Having completed the paperwork, it then takes 15 minutes following the right bank of the river to where it starts to climb to the Hillary Bridge, named after Sir Edmund of Everest fame. This is a tremendously impressive suspension bridge, spanning a deep chasm. The path then zigzags up through the forest where trees pack themselves in between giant boulders and cliffs. If you are lucky, you may well see small herds of thar, a small deer-like animal.

    Eventually, you pull into Namche Bazaar, its Sherpa houses built one above the other on the steep sides of a sloping mountain bowl. The narrow streets at its centre are a mixture of cyber cafés souvenir shops and places where you can rent/buy any piece of equipment under the sun. Namche is a bustling place and the hub of everything that goes on in the Everest region. All expeditions pass through here on their way to the peaks and there is a huge cross section of nationalities staying in lodges, or camping.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Namche Hotel or Sherpaland
  6. Day 6 - Trek to Tashinga, 3,360m/11,024ft - 2 hours.
    luxury lodges of everest trek to tashinga o schick.

    It is only a short trek, less than 2 hours, to Tashinga, on the classic route towards Everest. First you have the steep pull up the hill out of Namche to the national Park HQ (good views of Everest here). Then the path is more or less level as it winds its way around the mountainsides. It then drops down the hill to the river below Thyangboche and after a couple of lodges the path breaks off to the small hamlet of Tashinga. The afternoon can be spent relaxing in the lovely lodge gardens.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Luxury Lodge
  7. Day 7 - Trek to Thyangboche, 3,873m/12,707ft. Attend Mani Rimdu Festival on 20th October departure. Return to Tashinga. Total trekking time - 3-4 hours.

    This morning, looking across the valley, you will be able to see the path sloping diagonally up towards the famous monastery of Thyangboche, but first you have to descend to the river. This takes between half an hour to one hour, descending steeply in a series of zig-zags to the Dudh Kosi River. Here you cross a suspension bridge in the lee of a gigantic overhanging cliff (3,200m/10,499ft). A little way further on is a small hamlet, Phunki Tenga, where you could stop for a cup of tea. It is 2-3 hours from the bridge to reach the monastery at a slow, even pace. At first you climb steeply up through a pine forest, thankfully in the shade and then emerge to walk up a long gentle straight path that rises like a ramp to the monastery itself.

    Emerging at the top, there is a mandala gateway and a huge chorten which you pass before your first sight of the gompa. The setting is nothing short of magic and it is incredible to think that the temple was burnt down only a few years ago and was re-built largely through the efforts of the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. There is a very good visitors' centre and in the afternoon it is possible to sit down inside the temple for afternoon prayers. Conch shells are blown, the monks arrive and visitors are expected to sit quietly on the right hand side of the temple. A small donation is appreciated. Then sadly, it is time to leave and return down the trail and back up through the forest to Tashinga.

    The 20th of October 2018 departure will attend the Mani Rimdu festival before returning to Tashinga.

    Mani Rimdu Festival
    The Mani Rimdu Festival takes place at Thyangboche Monastery and those travelling on the 20th October departure will leave Tashinga early to in time to witness some of the festivities.

    The festival is governed by the Tibetan calendar and the dates vary quite a bit each year. The festival consists of nine days of ceremonies and meditation, concluding with a special blessing ceremony given by the re-incarnate lama of Thyangboche to the public, after which there is a day of masked dances and celebration. The masked dances and various mystical ceremonies are performed primarily to dispel evil spirits and to pass on 'merit' to those attending. Long Tibetan horns blare, drums beat, black hat dancers twirl and the whole event has literally a magical ambiance.

    Each day of the festival is interesting in its own right and besides the masked dances there is the making of a sand mandala, construction of butter tormas (symbolic offerings made of coloured butter and barley flour), and a fire puja. Please be aware that the 'running order' of the festival (and even the dates) sometimes change due to the whim of the Gods and the inclination of the Sherpa people.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Luxury Lodge
  8. Day 8 - Trek to Mong La, 3,960m/12,992ft. Return to Tashinga, 3-4 hours.

    Behind the lodge, you will be able to climb up the hillside to reach the main path coming over from Namche to Phortse. Your objective today is to climb to the highest point on your entire trek, the Mong La pass, which looks down on the junction of the river coming down from the Ngozumpa Glacier and the Dudh Kosi, which runs down from the Gokyo Valley. At the pass, there are a couple of pleasant lodges and very large chorten and prayer flags. The views from here are absolutely magical, particularly of Ama Dablam, 6,814m/22,356ft. It is a steep climb to the pass from Tashinga with a height gain of approximately 700m/2,296ft. However, the distance is not great and this walk should only take 3 hours, or so. From the pass you also look across to the beautiful village of Phortse, but we judge that the distance is probably too far to go across to Phortse and back in one day for most people.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Luxury Lodge
  9. Day 9 - Trek via Khumjung and Khunde to Mende, 3,738m/12,264ft - 5 hours.

    Today, you will trek by the villages of Khumjung and Khunde, across the top of Namche Bazaar and then up the Nangpo Dzangpo valley to the lodge at Mende. Leaving Tashinga Lodge you contour on a small path to reach the main trail leading to Khumjung, approximately one hour. The path leads gently up the shallow valley and Khumjung itself is built into a mountain bowl. The village is surrounded by mountains and regular patterned terraced fields. It has the best bakery in the Everest region and a stop for coffee and cakes is a must. The village of Khunde is a short walk further on and contains the famous medical centre instigated by the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. Take time also to visit the Edmund Hillary School.

    Leaving Khumjung behind, there is a short climb out of the valley and the path then descends towards Namche. You in fact take the high level path across the top of the township, turning the corner to head north again. The valley ahead is extremely beautiful and you just wander along a dappled forest track, or in the open with wonderful views. Again, you may see monal pheasant or small herds of thar. Having turned the corner above Namche, after an hour you come to the small village of Phurte where there is a Sir Edmund Hillary forestry project, a large chorten and some very attractive mani walls (prayer walls).

    The path continues quite easily and rounding a corner you look down at the small hamlet of Tshro. You now turn off the main trail and make your way slowly up a closed valley. This valley is closed off by the holy peak of Khumbui Yul Lha, 5,761m/18,900ft. As you move up to the head of the valley you come to one, or two lone houses and small fields and then you will cross the river and climb steeply up the hillside to the hamlet at Mende. This is the sting in the tail at the end of the day!

    This lodge has a commanding position and very fine views and once reached you will feel the effort has been worth it.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Luxury Lodge
  10. Day 10 - Trek to Thame, 3,801m/12,471ft. Return to Mende - 5 hours.
    luxury lodges of everest trek to thame adlington.

    A small path contours off, passing above the much larger villages of Dramo and Thomde. After ½-¾ hour, you connect with the Tibetan trade route and may well meet Tibetan people who come over the Nangpa La, 5,716m/18,754ft, to trade in Namche Bazaar. The path then becomes an airy traverse, with big dark cliffs above and large drops to the river below. The path is well formed and wide, but do stand on the uphill side if there are trains of yaks passing through. The path then descends to a bridge over a narrow fissure with water roaring below. Here there are large wall paintings of Guru Padmasambhava. The path up to Thame requires a very determined final push, (the time to Thame is about 2 hours).

    Zig-zagging across ancient moraine, you come to a lovely stream with inviting pools on the left. Suddenly you crest a slope and there is the village of Thame, one of the prettiest villages you will visit. It has scattered houses, enclosed fields and a backdrop of massive snow and ice peaks. Rest and have a cup of tea in one of the tea houses and if you have the energy to walk up to the monastery it is well worthwhile. Incidentally, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay's house is situated near the top of the village where he lived with his first wife.

    The walk up to the monastery, 3,940m/12,925ft, which being over 600 years old is one of the four oldest in Sherpa country; may take about one hour. The main temple has a fantastic atmosphere, and not surprisingly, the monks who live here smile permanently. The walk back to Mende in fact now only takes about an hour as it is mostly downhill, but you could opt to take the higher level traverse to visit another interesting monastery. It is not occupied, but well worth a visit if you can find the energy.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Luxury Lodge
  11. Day 11 - Trek to Monjo Lodge - 4 hours.

    We would highly recommend the half hour steep walk up to the monastery above Mende. The main temple is only 40 years old and was used until recently as a school for Western Buddhists. It has a remarkable meditation room built underneath a huge rock. The main temple is also beautiful, the prominent figure here is Chenrizig, the Buddha of Compassion and there is a full set of Buddha's works. Four people still live here and an old stout nun may well serve you tea in her house.

    From Mende you will return to the lovely lodge at Monjo. You will take the lower path to trek back to Namche. There will be time for a short stop in Namche to do some last minute shopping before making the descent to Monjo. You'll cross the Edmund Hillary Bridge and will soon be in the familiar surroundings of the Monjo Lodge.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Luxury Lodge
  12. Day 12 - Trek via Gumila Monastery to Lukla, 2,743m/8,999ft - 5 hours

    Today you will trek back to Lukla. You will pass through the village of Phakding where you will have a chance to view the monastery at Gumila above Phakding. Within the monastery reside 12-15 monks from the Gelukpa Sect; it is also a Buddhist teaching monastery. It takes about 30-45 minutes to reach the monastery from the main trekking route. From here you will retrace your steps back to Lukla and stay at the new Everest Summit Lodge.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Luxury Lodge
  13. Day 13 - Fly to Kathmandu.

    This morning you will take the small fixed wing flight back to Kathmandu, to be met on arrival and transferred to the Dwarika's Hotel for some well-earned relaxation. Enjoy the superb restaurant, where you will be able to eat in traditional style, as well as the swimming pool.

    Please note that flights into and out of Lukla are sometimes delayed due to weather conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu, or windy Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimise the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances which can occur, will be greatly appreciated. Your final day of leisure in Kathmandu does of course provide a valuable 'cushion' against missing your flight home to the UK should the Lukla flight be delayed.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
  14. Day 14 - Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure.
    luxury lodges of everest swayambhunath temple kathmandu a harrison.

    Today you will be able to enjoy the medieval atmosphere of Asia's former hippy capital which has a wonderful mixture of crowded bazaars, Hindu and Buddhist temples, shrines and stupas, colonial and ancient architecture as well as modern buildings. We include a half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with an English speaking guide visiting the Monkey Temple, Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa. In the afternoon, there's time perhaps visit to the old city of Bhaktapur, a few miles to the east of Kathmandu or hire a rickshaw to explore the bazaars and temple complexes.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
  15. Day 15 - Transfer to fly to London.

    After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to London.


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DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 24 Mar - Sat 7 Apr 2018Available£2195 Book£3090 Book
Sat 20 Oct - Sat 3 Nov 2018Available£2250 Book£3065 Book
Sat 10 Nov - Sat 24 Nov 2018Available£2250 Book£3050 Book
Sat 15 Dec - Sat 29 Dec 2018Available£2250 Book£3280 Book


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    From £325
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  • Cover starts from £124
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What’s included

  • A Sherpa leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Five-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, bed and breakfast, twin share basis
  • Luxury lodge accommodation and all meals on trek
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Down jacket hire for trek (available in Monjo for the duration of the trek, you may use your own if preferred)
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

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

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Overall score:           (Based on 7 reviews)

Excellent local guide          

This was our first experience of a holiday like this and we were far from disappointed. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather and the best guide, Nima, a group could ask for. He was truly inspirational and made our trip very memorable, such a credit to your company.

Luxury Lodges of Everest - Good accommodation          

This was a well organised trek with as good accommodation as could possibly be expected in the Everest region. The whole trip was enhanced by a superb leader whose knowledge and organisational skills really contributed to its success - and his three support staff all of whom could not have been better.

Most fantastic experience          

This was the most fantastic experience and credit goes to Mountain Kingdoms for their care in arranging such a well thought out itinerary and using knowledgeable, well trained local staff. The hotel Dwarika's was fantastic.

Luxury Lodges of Everest - Magical scenery          

This was a fantastic holiday! The route was just right- challenging but do-able and magical scenery every day. Pace and acclimatisation were both very well judged by our trek leader, who could not have done more to ensure that we had the best possible experience. Absolutely no complaints - more holidays of this type please.

Lodges were fantastic          

Fantastic holiday - expectations from the brochure and pre-trek information were met, on the ground services in Nepal were good, always there, always on time. Lodges were fantastic with hugely friendly staff.

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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
  • 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 and full day trips to these fascinating heritage sites in the valley.

Koshi Tappu, Nepal
  • Koshi Tappu is home to over 500 species of birds
  • Look out for exciting wildlife like jungle cats, crocodiles and rare water buffalo
  • Explore the park by foot, raft and jeep
  • Stay in the pleasantly located Koshi Camp

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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is one of the finest birdwatching and wildlife areas in all Asia. Located in south-east Nepal, the reserve covers 175 square kilometres with large expanses of open water created by the Koshi barrage, with marshes, lagoons, sandbanks and mudflats offering an outstanding wetland habitat. The reserve is home to over 500 species of birds, with the resident inhabitants being joined by large numbers of migratory species from Siberia and Tibet, which take up residence from November to February. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve provides one of the best places in Nepal to view migratory water fowl, waders and shore birds with many species seen here which are not recorded elsewhere in the region.

There is also much wildlife to be seen in Koshi Tappu including blue bull, golden jackal, Bengal fox, fishing cat, jungle cat, mongoose, civet cat, porcupine, Indian flying foxes and rare Gangetic dolphins as well as rare Marsh Mugger crocodiles.  In addition, Koshi Tappu is the last habitat of the endangered Arna, a type of wild water buffalo.

During your visit you will explore the park with bird and animal spotting from a raft trip on the Koshi River, birdwatching walks, jungle walks and jeep trips. You will also have the opportunity to visit a family in one of the very interesting nearby local villages for a taste of rural Nepalese life. The Koshi Camp offers simple but comfortable accommodation and an expert staff of naturalists and birdwatchers to give you a comprehensive introduction to this wonderful area.

Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Luxuriously furnished accommodation
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views of the Himalaya
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the top of the range spa
  • Take a dip in the refreshing infinity pool
  • Restaurants serve locally sourced organic food

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara
  • An ideal base to relax in a beautiful, peaceful mountain setting
  • Inviting outdoor swimming pool reflecting view of the Annapurna mountains
  • Daily walks and nature hikes in the surrounding countryside
  • 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. Situated on a ridge top, half an hour outside Pokhara, the lodge enjoys the most stunning views over the Annapurna mountains. 

The eco-friendly lodge is an ideal base to relax in a peaceful setting. At the heart of the lodge is a a central courtyard with fireplace, bar and dining room whilst the comfortable rooms are arranged in clusters of cottages resembling a Nepali village. All have attached bathrooms, private verandas and Himalayan views. The lodge also has an inviting pool in which the distant snow-capped peaks of the Annapurnas are reflected. Tiger Mountain Pokhara offers excellent food with daily menus featuring a range of Nepali dishes as well as continental specialities made from fresh local ingredients often sourced from the lodge’s own organic garden.

You may enjoy delightful walks and nature rambles from the lodge exploring the surrounding countryside and birdlife in the company of the lodge’s knowledgeable local guides. For the ultimate relaxation, massage, meditation and yoga sessions conducted by an expert practitioner, are also available.

Everest Flight - extension
  • Fly within five miles of iconic Everest
  • As well as Everest, see views of other 8,000m giants; Makalu, Kangchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Lhotse
  • Flights operate in the early morning, when weather conditions are at their best
  • Go into the cockpit with the captain and receive a glass of bubbly and certificate at the end of your flight

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience the spectacular sight of Mount Everest. Instead of trekking into the region you can gain a stunning aerial view of Nepal’s most iconic landmark in just 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.

Your Everest Flight experience includes transfers to/from your hotel in Kathmandu and the opportunity to enter the cockpit during the flight to meet the captain. Once you have landed, you will receive a certificate, signed by the captain, and a celebratory glass of bubbly.

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.

Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (Nepal)

Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (Nepal)
  • 3-day and 6-day extension options available
  • Add to the beginning or end of your holiday in the Himalaya
  • Sights include the Red Fort, Taj Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort

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After your adventurous trek to the Himalaya why not add an exciting trip to Agra to see the sights of the one time capital of the great Mughal empire? Or, if you have more time available, perhaps a longer trip visiting both Agra and another gem of the ‘Golden Triangle’, Jaipur. For those travelling to or from Kathmandu for their holiday it is very straightforward to stop off in Delhi en-route to make a side-trip in India. Whichever option you take, once in Agra you will be looked after by one of our fully trained, English-speaking guides who will show you around the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal and the ancient city and mosque of Fatehpur Sikri. For those travelling on to Jaipur, you will take guided visits to the Amber Fort, Palace of the Winds and City Palace, and have time to explore the colourful bazaars of the ‘Pink City’.

Bhutan extension from Nepal
  • 5-day cultural tour or 8-day gentle walking options available
  • See the main sights in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha
  • Travel in a private car with a driver and English-speaking guide
  • 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 Taktsang 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 extension
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 in 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 walk to 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 walk to Kila Nunnery, before ending your trip with the hike up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan’s greatest cultural treasure. You will stay in good quality, comfortable hotels throughout and all meals are included.

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
  • All flights, transfers and meals included

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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 savor!

Our extension includes 3 nights at the attractive Karnali Lodge with 2 full days of safari activities including nature walks, jungle drives, gentle rafting and an elephant experience.

Shivapuri Heights Cottage extension
  • Only a 30 minute drive but a world away from the 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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A ‘home-stay’ style property, Shivapuri Heights is located in two acres of land at an altitude of 1,830m/6,000ft on the edge of the protected Shivapuri Reserve, with terraced gardens and beautiful views looking down into the Kathmandu Valley.

There are several lovely short walks available from the cottage while longer walks or excursions can also be arranged, including a visit to the Shivapuri Naiki Monastery, a walk into the Shivapuri Reserve or a hike up to Shivapuri peak. Cookery lessons and massages are also available during a stay.

Shivapuri Heights offers several accommodation options in three different cottages plus a large sun terrace, restaurant, lounge area and optional activities. Breakfast and dinner are included in stays and meals are produced using freshly grown local ingredients.

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