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Luxury Lodges to Ama Dablam Base Camp 'In style' holidays

Walking & Trekking

Nepal, Everest Region | Walking & Trekking

Luxury Lodges to Ama Dablam Base Camp
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  • Duration: 16 days from the UK
  • On trek: 10 days
  • Private Departures Available

Flight inclusive from £4040, Land only from £2995

A two-week trip to one of Nepal's most beautiful mountains, Ama Dablam, staying in comfortable accommodation throughout.


  • Stay in luxury lodges on trek with excellent facilities, food and service
  • Trek the main trails of the Everest region including the old Tibetan trade route the Nangpa La
  • Meet climbers or simply explore the Base Camp of beautiful Ama Dablam
  • Enjoy the Mani Rimdu Festival on the November 2024 departure
  • Relax at indulgent Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Kathmandu’s key sights


Having just returned from your Luxury Lodges trip to Ama Dablam we feel that we must say what an excellent trip it was. It was our eighth trek in the Himalayas, our second with you, and was in every way outstanding. The lodges and food being a revelation and the guides superb in every way.

Mr & Mrs B, Norwich


Good successful trip, good weather, great views - so many mountains I have read about. Getting to Ama Dablam BC was special especially as five expeditions were there. Lots of birds and animals. The Summit Lodges were very comfortable and the staff excellent.

Ms L, Bristol


Fantastic trek. Well organised, We really enjoyed it, had a wonderful time, and we are already considering another one with Mountain Kingdoms.Very well organised trek, well staffed, and very well run. Trek was a good pace, but not forced. Lodges were of a superior quality to those we have used previously. Overall a very personal service.

Miss W, Bristol


Amazing holiday, it was everything I had hoped for. For starters the trip was well organised, it is important to have that level of trust in the company you are travelling with. In terms of the destination, amazing! The scenery was mind blowing, it was fantastic to be so close to the great mountains of the Khumbu region. Most people were heading to Everest Base camp but Ama Dablam is a beautiful...

Ms E, Cork, Ireland


This was an excellent and well thought out itinerary. We particularly enjoyed the variety of walking and experiences gained. The scenery on the trek was both spectacular and varied… We were introduced into Nepalese culture, met with Nepalese families and shared an understanding of their religious beliefs. The kindness of the people we met will stay with us.

Mr & Mrs H, Lancashire


Excellent trek, best in 20yrs of trekking. A really great guide and team.

Mr R, UK


We had an amazing holiday with a superb guide and amazing scenery . The food was very good and the accommodation comfortable. An excellent trip.



Fantastic trek. Well organised, We really enjoyed it, had a wonderful time, and we are already considering another one with Mountain Kingdoms.Very well organised trek, well staffed, and very well run. Trek was a good pace, but not forced. Lodges were of a superior quality to those we have used previously. Overall a very personal service.

Ms S Whittle


The accommodation was extremely good as was the guide, assistant guide and porters

Mr P Chilton


Generally excellent. As with all group walking holidays they are going to attract walkers of differing abilities. The more detailed information/ grading of walks that can be provided would be most helpful to all.

Mr Peter Philip Chilton


Excellent trek, best in 20yrs of trekking. A really great guide and team.

Mr Roger Roberts


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On this superb trip you will visit the Everest region in comfort and style. On trek you will stay in luxury lodges which offer a higher standard of comfort than is normally available on trek and in Kathmandu you will stay in the wonderful Dwarika’s Hotel. You will visit the delightful Sherpa villages of the Khumbu, enjoy spectacular views of Himalayan giants including Mount Everest, and as an added bonus on this trip you will visit the base camp of Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in Nepal.

Your holiday begins in Kathmandu with a night in Dwarika’s stylish, 5 star heritage hotel. From Kathmandu you transfer to Ramechap and fly to the airport at Lukla, high in the Himalaya, and begin your trek into the heart of Sherpa country – the Khumbu. This trip is designed to show you some of the prettiest villages within easy walking distance of the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar, and to offer some of the finest views, all this while enjoying the comfort and wonderful service of the Everest Summit Lodges. These lodges, set in superb locations, provide an unrivalled level of attentive, friendly service, delicious food, comfortable bedrooms and cosy dining rooms, hot showers, western style flush toilets and attractive gardens. In addition these lodges are ecologically sympathetic to the high mountain environment.

Landing in Lukla after an exciting flight, your trail then takes you up the valley of the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar, with time along the way to explore and acclimatise to the altitude and enjoy some spectacular mountain scenery. After your visit to Namche, you visit the famous monastery of Thyangboche with its fine views of Everest and annual Mani Rimdu Festival. One of our autumn departures is timed to attend the festival. From here you continue to the pretty village of Pangboche where you will have the opportunity to make a day trip to the foot of Ama Dablam, one of the most loved mountains of the Everest region. The name Ama Dablam means ’mother’s necklace’ and is so named because the perennial hanging glacier on the mountain is thought to resemble a ‘dablam’, the piece of jewellery traditionally worn by Sherpa women. The base camp on Ama Dablam is set at 4,567m/14984ft and your visit there will literally be a highlight of your trip. It is a remote and stunning location, away from the main trekkers trail, and you will enjoy an enviable sense of isolation here.

On this trip you will visit lovely Sherpa villages and monasteries in one of the most beautiful settings on earth and what better way to do it than with the guarantee of returning to a truly comfortable base after all your exertions! In addition, to ensure your wellbeing on trek you will be supplied with a cosy down jacket for the duration of your visit.

On your return to Kathmandu you have time to relax at Dwarika’s and to enjoy a walking tour to soak up the atmosphere of this most colourful of cities.

Private Departures

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Luxury Lodges to Ama Dablam Base Camp - Private Departures

If you would prefer to travel just with your partner, friends or family, we can arrange a private departure of this holiday. You follow the same itinerary, but travel on dates that suit you. Alternatively we can include elements of this holiday in a bespoke Tailor Made itinerary. Contact our friendly team for details and prices, and to make a booking.

At a glance



Duration: 16 days from the UK

On trek: 10 days

Max. Altitude: 4,576m/15,014ft, Ama Dablam Base Camp, Day 8

Private Departures Available

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 10

Accommodation types: Hotels, Luxury lodges


November 2024 departure attends the Mani Rimdu Festival at Thyangboche Monastery

Meal arrangements: Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals elsewhere except for lunch on day 3.

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-2 Fly to Kathmandu.
3-4 Drive to Manthali and fly to Lukla from Ramechap. Trek to Monjo.
5-6 Trek to Namche Bazaar.
7 Trek to Tashinga.
8 Trek to Thyangboche and on to Pangboche. November 2024 departure attends the Mani Rimdu Festival.
11 Trek to Namche.
12 Trek to Monjo.
13 Trek via Gumila Monastery to Lukla.
14-16 Fly to Ramechap. Drive to Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour. Fly to London.

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1 - Depart London.

Fly overnight London to Kathmandu.

Overnight icon Overnight: In flight

Day 2 - Arrive Kathmandu. Group transfer to Dwarika's Hotel.

You will be met on arrival in Kathmandu and transferred to Dwarika's Hotel, a luxurious and stylish hotel built in local palace style and furnished with Nepalese furniture, carvings and statues. The hotel offers comfort and good service and features an elegant courtyard with a swimming pool and has several excellent restaurants. Dwarika's is a peaceful haven and an excellent place to unwind after the long flight from London.

Overnight icon Overnight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 3 - Drive to Manthali - approximately 4 hours.

Today you will make the drive from Kathmandu to the small town of Manthali which is conveniently located close to Ramechap Airstrip. The drive takes around 4 hours (traffic dependant) and you will wind your way through the Nepalese countryside before reaching the town and your hotel for the night.

Overnight icon Overnight: Freedom Resort Or Similar, Manthali

Day 4 - Drive to Ramechap Airport and fly to Lukla, 2,743m/9,000ft. Trek to Monjo, 2,835m/9,301ft - 5-6 hours.

You will have an early start for the 45 minute drive to Ramechap to catch your flight to Lukla. The early morning 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 like an insect up the vast valleys towards Lukla, the giants of the world appear on the horizon.

It is then about 2 hours to walk to Phakding, 2,652m/8,700ft, where you will probably stop for lunch. First the path drops down a steep, stony path to meet the trail coming up through Chaurikhirka. You will encounter porters, sherpas, trekkers and the common beast of burden, the dzo. The path contours the mountainside, past lodges and the small hamlets of Ghat, 2,490m/8,169ft, and Chuthrawa, 2,591m/8,500ft. The trail takes you past large stones carved and painted with prayers, a couple of large new 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, at a lovely lodge in a wild spot. Memories of the day will include the sounds of porters listening to radios, a cacophony of different languages, strange sounding birds, the sight of porters and loads resting on sticks outside tea houses, tired trekkers making their way back to Lukla, prayer flags, the gaudy colours of the tea houses and, of course, the dramatic scenery.

Overnight icon Overnight: Luxury Lodge

Day 5 - Day walk from Monjo.

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 guide 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 icon Overnight: Luxury Lodge

Day 6 - Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3,445m/11,302ft - 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 truly inspiring, with deep gorges, bare vertical rock faces, pine forests clinging to steep slopes and wispy waterfalls. Having completed the paperwork, it then takes 15 minutes following the right bank of the river to where the trail 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. The Sherpa houses are 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 icon Overnight: Tea House - Namche Hotel Or Sherpaland

Day 7 - Trek to Tashinga, 3,360m /11,023ft - 2-3 hours.

It is only a short trek, less than two hours to Tashinga, on the classic route towards Everest. There is a very interesting museum housed in the ground floor rooms of one of the tea houses on the left hand side of the path; it is well worth a visit. First you have the steep pull up the hill out of Namche to the National Park HQ; you should have good views of Everest from here. Then the path is more or less level as it winds its way around the mountainside. Before it drops down the hill to the river before 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 icon Overnight: Luxury Lodge

Day 8 - Trek to Thyangboche, 3,863m/12,671ft - 2-3 hours. Attend Mani Rimdu Festival in November 2024. Trek on to Pangboche, 3,860m/12,664ft - 2-3 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 half an hour to an hour, descending steeply in a series of zigzags to the Dudh Kosi River. Here you cross a suspension bridge in the lee of a gigantic overhanging cliff, 3,200m/10,498ft. 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.

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.

Mani Rimdu Festival: For those travelling on the 10th November departure in 2024 you will have time at Thyangboche Monastery on your way to Pangboche to attend the Mani Rimdu Festival. This Buddhist festival, the most important festival of the Sherpa people, celebrates the role of Guru Padma Sambhava in the founding of Tibetan Buddhism. The three days of the festival in Thyangboche begin on the first day with a special blessing ceremony by the re-incarnate lama of Thyangboche, followed on the second day by masked dances and celebration and concluding on the third day with the Fire Pooja Ceremony. The masked dances and various mystical ceremonies are performed to dispel evil spirits and to confer 'merit' to those attending. Long Tibetan horns blare, drums beat, black hat dancers twirl and the whole event has a magical ambiance. Each day of the festival is interesting in its own right and besides the masked dances there is the creation of a sand mandala and the construction of butter tormas (symbolic offerings made of coloured butter and barley flour). Please be aware that the 'running order' of the festival and even the dates can sometimes change with little notice.

Leaving Thyangboche, your path descends through trees to Deboche where the small and atmospheric nunnery is well worth a visit. You pass further houses and ‘mani’ walls as the path continues along the river valley amongst the trees. After crossing a bridge over a picturesque gorge, the path gradually climbs, with stunning views of Ama Dablam ahead. There are numerous fantastic photo opportunities in both directions, and frequent chortens and mani walls are passed as height is gained to reach the village of Pangboche. This is a very photogenic village with stone walled fields and there is a very interesting monastery set in trees at the top of the village. This is probably the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, possibility dating back as far as the first introduction of Buddhism into the Khumbu. There used to be a ‘yeti’ scalp and claw kept here, but they were stolen some years ago.

Overnight icon Overnight: Luxury Lodge

Day 9 - Day excursion to Ama Dablam Base Camp, 4,576m/15,013ft - 6-7 hours.

Ama Dablam, 6,812m/22,349ft, is one of the most loved and admired mountains in Khumbu. After crossing the Imja Drangka River, via a steep descent, followed by a gradual ascent until Lhabarma, you are suddenly standing right in front of the mountain ridge. You can walk to its foot and absorb the enormity of the mountain. Ama Dablam Base Camp sits at 4,576m/15,013ft on an open yak pasture beneath the west face, with the summit some 2,300m/7,500ft almost straight up above. The climbing route follows the southwest ridge the right hand skyline as you look at it moving onto the face above the hanging glacier three-quarters of the way up. Base Camp affords particularly fine views of Kantega, 6,783m/22,254ft, Thamserku, 6,618m/21,712ft, and Tawoche, 6,542m/21,463ft. Well worth taking your picnic lunch here.

Your trek coincides with the main climbing season and it is more than likely that you will find climbing groups at Base Camp either acclimatising, or fixing the route. With a pair of binoculars it may well be possible to see climbers descending the 50/60 degree ice-slopes from the summit. In 1998 an Austrian paraponted off the summit reaching base camp in less than 10 minutes substantially quicker than the normal 2-day descent.

Ama Dablam, 6,812m/22,349ft This beautiful mountain was initially deemed by early Everest explorers to be 'impossible', and was finally first climbed in 1961 by an Anglo-American-New Zealand expedition, eight years after Everest. After a failed 1958 summit attempt, British team leader Alfred Gregory wrote "a journey was made around the mountain and all ridges and possible routes were examined. We found no feasible way of climbing the mountain". Despite this slow start Ama Dablam is now one of the most popular Himalayan peaks in Nepal for mountaineers.

Overnight icon Overnight: Luxury Lodge

Day 10 - Trek to Tashinga, 3,360m/11,023ft, via the Mong La, 3,980m/13,058ft - 6-7 hours.

From Pangboche you take a wonderful high trail above the Imja Drengkha River. This trail undulates along the valley side and you have fabulous views across to the mountains and Thyangboche perched on its ridge. Also, as you walk, look out for Himalayan thar grazing among the boulders and lammergeyer vultures, Himalayan griffon vultures and golden eagles flying overhead. Finally, after about 2-3 hours, you round a corner and the isolated village of Phortse lies below you, situated in a spectacular spot on a promontory overlooking the Dudh Kosi in one direction and the Imja Drengka in the other. You continue your trek from Phortse, 3,810m/12,500ft, towards Tashinga. You walk down to the valley and climb up the Mong La. This part of the trek is quite heavily forested. From Mong La the commanding views of the mountains are breathtaking. You then descend to Tashinga.

Overnight icon Overnight: Luxury Lodge

Day 11 - Trek to Namche - 2 hours.

Today you will have a leisurely walk to re-trace your steps to Namche.

Overnight icon Overnight: Tea House - Namche Hotel Or Sherpaland

Day 12 - Trek to Monjo.

Today you re-trace your steps to Monjo. You will cross the Edmund Hillary Bridge and will soon be in the familiar surroundings of the Monjo Lodge.

Overnight icon Overnight: Luxury Lodge

Day 13 - Trek via Gumila Monastery to Lukla, 2,743m/9,000ft - 5 hours.

Today you will trek back to Lukla. You will pass through the village of Phakding where you’ll 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. There is also a local school which is worth a visit. From here you will retrace your steps back to Lukla.

Overnight icon Overnight: Luxury Lodge

Day 14 - Fly to Ramechap. Drive to Kathmandu.

This morning you will take the small fixed wing flight back to Ramechap, to be met on arrival and transferred back to Kathmandu, for some well-earned relaxation.

Please note that flights into and out of Lukla are sometimes delayed due to weather conditions; 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.

Overnight icon Overnight: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 15 - Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Transfer to airport. Depart Nepal.

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.

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

Overnight icon Overnight: In flight

Day 16 - Arrive UK.


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What’s included

  • An 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
  • All internal flights and domestic airport transfers
  • High quality hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, bed and breakfast, twin share basis
  • Luxury lodge accommodation on trek with 2 nights in a good quality tea house
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals on trek
  • Costs of all porterage and their insurance
  • Free use of a good quality down jacket on trek plus a sleeping bag for nights in tea houses
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • Carbon offsetting with the Ecoan Tree Planting Project (for clients taking our flight inclusive option)

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

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Overall score:           (Based on 12 reviews)

Private departure to Ama Dablam - An amazing holiday!          

We had an amazing holiday with a superb guide and amazing scenery . The food was very good and the accommodation comfortable. An excellent trip.

Luxury Lodges to Ama Dablam Base Camp          

Fantastic trek. Well organised, We really enjoyed it, had a wonderful time, and we are already considering another one with Mountain Kingdoms.Very well organised trek, well staffed, and very well run. Trek was a good pace, but not forced. Lodges were of a superior quality to those we have used previously. Overall a very personal service.

Luxury Lodges to Ama Dablam Base Camp          

The accommodation was extremely good as was the guide, assistant guide and porters

Luxury Lodges to Ama Dablam Base Camp          

Generally excellent. As with all group walking holidays they are going to attract walkers of differing abilities. The more detailed information/ grading of walks that can be provided would be most helpful to all.

Luxury Lodges to AMA Dablam B.C.          

Excellent trek, best in 20yrs of trekking. A really great guide and team.

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  • 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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Bhutan extensions from Nepal

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  • 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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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

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  • 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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Shivapuri Heights Cottage extension

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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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