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What’s included

  • Special area trekking permits
  • A local professional English-speaking Sherpa guide
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (four star) in Kathmandu, bed and breakfast basis
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Tea house accommodation
  • Free use of a good quality down jacket and sleeping bag with liner on trek
  • All meals on trek
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • A free high quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • The opportunity to attend a pre trip meet in the Cotswolds

Manaslu Circuit Great Treks of the world

Walking & Trekking

Nepal, Wild Nepal | Walking & Trekking

Manaslu Circuit
Strenuous

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

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Grade: Strenuous ? Strenuous
Duration:  18 days from the UK  
On trek: 13 days

Flight inclusive from £2,685,
Land only from £1,895

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Enjoy soaring peaks, fantastic trekking and Tibetan-style villages on this classic Manaslu Circuit trek.

Highlights

  • A distinctive and improved version of the classic Manaslu Circuit with spectacular scenery from start to finish
  • Excellent acclimatisation with rest days before ad after crossing the Larkya La
  • Explore picturesque Tibetan villages in the Tsum valley
  • Staying in tea houses on trek and a four star hotel in Kathmandu

Reviews          

I was very impressed with the trek, it was all (and more) that I had hoped it would be. A serious, longish trek into remote mountains. Loved it! Big thank you to all concerned. Well organised trip. If anything had gone wrong (which it didn't) I would have been in safe hands. Wonderful mountain walking in remote areas. Hardly saw other trek groups until we re-joined the Annapurna Circuit in last...
Mr O, Gloucestershire.

A well-organised trip with excellent attention to our health/welfare (e.g. diet and acclimatisation). Everything worked! The guides/sherpas were clearly well equipped for emergencies (not needed fortunately).
Mr D, Somerset

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This is the perfect alternative to the neighbouring Annapurna Circuit, with equally spectacular scenery, big mountain views and fantastic trekking.

Our trek starts from the settlement of Soti Khola as we walk northward up the Buri Gandaki valley, sometimes following the river along the valley, but more often climbing high as the trail snakes along the increasingly steep, forested gorge.

From Ghap we start to climb steeply towards our high point, the Larkya La, 5,213m/17,103ft, with time to acclimatise and explore the attractive Tibetan villages of Sama Gaon and Samdo en route. The scenery as you cross the Larkya La is sublime with breathtaking views of the great Himalaya.

Truly a special cultural adventure with breathtaking scenery from start to finish.


At a glance

Grade: Strenuous
Strenuous

Duration:  18 days from the UK  
On trek: 13 days

Max. Altitude: 5,213m/17,103ft, Larkya La, day 14

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Tea Houses, Camping

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

Itinerary overview
DayActivity
1-3
Fly to Kathmandu and drive to Soti Khola – the trailhead for the trek.
4-5
Trek to Jagat via Machhi Khola.
6-7
Days Trek to Deng and on to Namrung.
8-9
Trek to Lho and Sama Gaon.
10
Acclimatisation walk from Sama Gompa.
11-12
Trek to Samdo. Acclimatisation day.
13-14
Trek to Larkya Phedi and cross the Larkya La, 5,134m/16,843ft.
15-16
Trek to Tal via Tilje. End trek.
17-18
Drive to Kathmandu. Fly 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.

They will be sure to provide you an unforgettable experience in their wonderful country of Nepal. 


  1. Day 1 - Fly London To Kathmandu

    Fly overnight from London to Kathmandu.

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

    You will transfer to the Shangri La Hotel, a stylish four star property located near the British Embassy where you can relax in the lovely garden or have a dip in the pool. Alternatively you may like to do some exploring in Kathmandu. In the evening you could either eat at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu or Similar
  3. Day 3 - Drive to Soti Khola, 710m/2,329ft - 8-9 hours.

    Today you have a full day driving west from Kathmandu passing through many villages and bazaars to reach the settlement of Soti Khola on the banks of the Buri Gandaki River. Although a long journey, Soti Khola makes a better trailhead for the trek than the town of Arughat Bazaar as it saves a day walking along the busy, dusty road you have just driven along.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  4. Day 4 - Trek to Khorla Besi, 1,000m/3,280ft – 5-6 hours.

    From Soti Khola the valley narrows and at times the path climbs up the forested valley sides, before descending again as you walk alongside the river. There is another climb to the village of Marchhi Kola. You cross the Machhi Kola River and follow it upward to the small village of Khorla Besi where you'll stay the night.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  5. Day 5 - Trek to Sirdibas, 1,420m/4,659ft – 5-6 hours.
    manaslu circuit jagat s moralee.

    Continuing northward you pass the hot springs at Tatopani and head into a forested area before entering Doban. As you walk beyond Doban there are huge rapids down below on the Buri Gandaki. You cross the river again by suspension bridge at Lauri and continue up the valley to Jagat. Leaving Jagat you descend to the river and follow its course, on an undulating trail amongst fields typically sown with grain such as maize or millet. Passing through the settlement of Sulleri you'll catch your first, distant glimpse of Phillim which you reach tomorrow. You overnight at a tea house in Sirdibas.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  6. Day 6 - Trek to Bihi, 1,980m/6,496ft - 6-7 hours.

    You trek on to Phillim where there's a custom post in the village, checking and levying taxes on goods imported from Tibet. Even though your permits may have been checked earlier in the day they are likely to be checked again here. Leaving Phillim you continue on the main track passing some superb waterfalls on both banks, as you trek up the narrow western gorge of the Buri Gandaki heading towards Manaslu. There is some impressive scenery as you walk up the gorge, sometimes high above the river, while at other times you descend to cross and re-cross it on an incredible variety of bridges. After around 4 hours of trekking you reach a stone "arch" or Kani, through which you pass to arrive in Deng shortly thereafter. It will be another couple of hours walking from here to your tea house at Bihi.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  7. Day 7 - Trek to Li Gaon, 2,905m/9,531ft - 6-7 hours.

    Whilst your trek today follows a similar pattern to previous days, descending to, crossing, and then climbing up from the river waters there is a noticeable change in the scenery. The narrowest and most impressive gorges are now behind you and the valleys open out. Upon reaching the entrance to the village of Ghap, after 2-3 hours trekking, look out for beautifully decorated kani and close by an intricately carved mani wall. The walk today takes you through forest of pines, rhododendrons and bamboo - a marvellous playground for the resident monkeys. You exit the forest on the edge of Namru, and continue to Li Gaon, set in a delightful spot at the foot of a side valley. The village has numerous chortens and intricately decorated mani walls.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  8. Day 8 - Trek to Syala, 3,500m/11,483ft – 6-7 hours.
    manaslu circuit view of mount manalsu s moralee.

    You're likely to enjoy your first clear views of Manaslu today along with those of some neighbouring Himalayan giants. You trek to Sho, and this is the first viewpoint for Manaslu.

    A little further on, across another bridge, is Lho, 3,100m/10,230ft, which has a small temple containing two complete sets of the Tibetan canon in the Narthang and Lhasa prints, a fine gilded terracotta image of Sakyamuni and painted panels of the Five Buddhas and of "Lotus-Born" with different ritual cycles of divinities and lamas.

    Continuing on you pass through a stone gate and along a mani wall of the village, to head straight towards Peak 29 which is ahead of you. Your overnight stop is at Syala.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  9. Day 9 - Trek to Sama Gaon, 3,499m/11,480ft - 2 hours.

    Following the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama, you reach the village and it takes a further 20 minutes to reach the monastery. There are excellent views of Manaslu from here.

    In the afternoon, there are a number of possible walks to aid your acclimatisation including the walk to Phug-yen Monastery, which was rebuilt after an avalanche destroyed it in the 1950s. The monastery is located on a ridge south of Sama Gaon.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  10. Day 10 - Acclimatisation walk from Sama Gompa.

    Today the guide will suggest a suitable walk to help you acclimatise.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  11. Day 11 - Trek to Samdo, 3,850m/12,631ft - 3-4 hours.

    You cross a high plateau now and skirt around the ridge of lateral moraine heading towards Karmo Kharka and Kermo Mamam. You climb a terraced hillside on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki and from here you reach one of the most remote permanent settlements in Nepal, Samdo. It is quite a sizeable village of some 40 houses containing 200 villagers who live year round in this harsh and at times hostile environment.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  12. Day 12 - Acclimatisation day.

    A day to rest and acclimatise in preparation for crossing the high pass the day after tomorrow.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  13. Day 13 - Trek to Larkya Phedi, 4,460m/14,629ft - 3-4 hours.

    Descend the wild mountain path from Samdu until you cross Gyala Khola. Ascend again to the ridge overlooking the remains of the once thriving Lyarke Bazaar and cross two small streams before Larke Glacier. From here you ascend to collection of huts, locally known as Dharmashala.

    You will camp here tonight as the tea house is of a poor standard and often overcrowded.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  14. Day 14 - Cross the Larkya La, 5,134m/16,843ft - 9-11 hours.
    manaslu circuit larkya la k reynolds.

    You make an early morning start to cross the highest pass on the route. First you climb slowly towards Cho Canda and then slowly head on from here steeply uphill towards the pass. From the top there are magnificent views of the greater Himalaya in every direction and peaks including Himlung Himal, 23,379ft/7,126m, Cheo Himal, Gyaij Kang, Kang Guru, 22,998ft/7,010m, and Annapurna II. It is a steep descent again on the other side of the pass. The length of the day is very much dependent upon conditions but it will certainly be challenging and you will arrive tired into camp at the foot of the pass at a place called Bimtang, 12,202ft/3,760m.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  15. Day 15 - Trek to Tilje, 2,335m/7,661ft - 7-8 hours.

    A shorter day today. Leaving the meadows of Bimtang you continue your descent initially with glorious mountain views then into pine and rhododendron forest. You then climb the lateral moraine for a while until this ends in a river bed at the hamlet of Karcha. You then climb gently through the terraced fields towards a small pass - the Karcha La. From the pass the track descends through numerous fields and pine forest to Tilje.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  16. Day 16 - Trek to Tal, 1,700m/5,577ft - 5 hours.

    You cross the Dudh Khola and trek alongside the river to reach the Thonje checkpost. From here you will join the popular Annapurna Circuit. You now follow the trail downstream, through the villages of Dharapani and Tal. You will pass plenty of trekkers starting their Annapurna Circuit, and numerous tea houses offering tempting apple pie and beer.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  17. Day 17 - Drive to Kathmandu.

    Today you drive to Beshisahar, and after lunch, drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the Shangri La Hotel. Time to relax and reflect on the many memories of the trek.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu
  18. Day 18 - Transfer to airport for flight to London

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

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    From £-2,929
  • Single room Kathmandu
    From £110
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  • Cover starts from £129
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What’s included

  • Special area trekking permits
  • A local professional English-speaking Sherpa guide
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (four star) in Kathmandu, bed and breakfast basis
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Tea house accommodation
  • Free use of a good quality down jacket and sleeping bag with liner on trek
  • All meals on trek
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • A free high quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • 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
  • Tips


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Overall score:           (Based on 4 reviews)

Life changing experience          

Your company via Kev's recommendation had immeasurably enhanced my travels and my life. Thank you so much for all you do.

Well-organised trip          

A well-organised trip with excellent attention to our health/welfare (e.g. diet and acclimatisation). Everything worked! The guides/sherpas were clearly well equipped for emergencies (not needed fortunately).

Wonderful mountain walking          

I was very impressed with the trek, it was all (and more) that I had hoped it would be. A serious, longish trek into remote mountains. Loved it! Big thank you to all concerned. Well organised trip. If anything had gone wrong (which it didn't) I would have been in safe hands. Wonderful mountain walking in remote areas. Hardly saw other trek groups until we re-joined the Annapurna Circuit in last few days.


Extend your holiday

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.


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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