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  • Local Leaders and porters where required
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Good standard hotel & lodge accommodation
  • Most meals (as per itinerary)
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • All National Park fees
  • Costs of all porterage and their insurance
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • The opportunity to attend a pre-trip meet in the Cotswolds

Mid Hills & Village Heartlands

Walking & Trekking

Nepal | Walking & Trekking

Mid Hills & Village Heartlands
Gentle / Moderate

Gentle: Suitable for people who enjoy easy-paced walks or exploring the countryside on foot.

Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

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Grade: Gentle / Moderate ? Gentle / Moderate
Duration:  13 days from the UK  
Walks on: 6 days

Flight inclusive from £2,545,
Land only from £1,895

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A journey into the mid-hills of Nepal to discover its people, history and culture. Gentle walking on less travelled trails staying in a series of comfortable lodges

Highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Kathmandu valley and Himalayan peaks from Haatiban
  • Relax at the Summit River Lodge with the refreshing sound of the Trusili River below
  • See the real Nepal, go beyond the beaten track and discover untouched villages
  • Stay in beautifully located lodges with comfy beds, hot showers and great food
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara with a magnificent backdrop scenery of the Annapurna

Reviews          

The itinerary was well put together, a good mix of sightseeing and walking in non-touristy rural areas. The lodges were well-chosen - I love especially the locations of Himalaya Height Resort and 3 Mountain Lodge - fabulous views! Our trip leader was wonderful, and the staff at the lodges were delightful.
Ms M, Berkshire

We like the mix of sightseeing and walking and also the small groups.
Mr & Mrs H, Cumbria

Excellent guide - knowledgeable, pleasant manner and flexible. Good choice of accommodation.
Mr W, Fife

The trekking is relatively easy going and takes us through many small villages in the mid-hills of Nepal. As a consequence we gain a far greater insight into regular village life largely untouched by tourism and get to see how the majority of Nepali's live. Off-the-beaten-path, incredible landscapes, plenty of interaction with friendly locals, and lovely lodges. This is for anyone who wants to get...
J Shillibeer, Former Mountain Kingdoms General Manager

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Journey on a path less travelled and into the mid hills of Nepal as we discover untouched traditions and culture. On this captivating discovery from Kathmandu to Pokhara and beyond we will stay in comfortable lodges set in idyllic surroundings. This is a relatively easy paced exploration that both the first time visitor and seasoned trekker would enjoy. We begin in Haatiban, just outside and perched high above the Kathmandu valley, where there is a peaceful lodge with beautiful gardens overlooking the city below. In Haatiban we will take pleasant walks through mustard fields and terraces to discover local temples and heritage villages. We will also head down to visit and marvel at Patan Durbar Square. Leaving the Kathmandu valley you will have the option to drive or raft along the Trisuli River until we get to Brigands Bend and our superbly located river lodge for two nights. We will enjoy gentle walks along hills and valleys, above rivers and through untouched villages. Then we move onto Bandipur which is like a living museum of Newari architecture. A walk from Bandipur then takes us to another sublimely located lodge for two nights with superb mountainous views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

From Bandipur we descend down to the city of Pokhara for two nights with its beautiful lakeside position on Lake Phewa. On a clear day there are astounding views of the Annapurna range of mountains including most famously the holy Machapuchare or ‘Fishtail’ Mountain. Returning to Kathmandu for our last two nights we will get to see the city in all its colour and vibrancy with some free time and a visit to two of the most significant heritage sights, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Stupa.


At a glance

Grade: Gentle / Moderate
Gentle / Moderate

Duration:  13 days from the UK  
Walks on: 6 days

Max. Altitude: 2,278m/7,473ft, Champa Devi, day 3

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Luxury Lodges

Meal arrangements: 11 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Itinerary overview
DayActivity
1-2
Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Haatiban.
3
Walk to Champa Devi. Visit local temples.
4
Visits to Khokana, Bungamati and Patan Durbar Square.
5-6
Drive or raft to Summit River Lodge. Village walk.
7-8
Drive to Bandipur. Lunch at Old Inn. Walk to lodge. Village walks.
9-10
Walk back to Bandipur via a different route. Drive to Pokhara. Sightseeing.
11-12
Fly to Kathmandu. Sightseeing of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath and time at leisure.
13
Transfer to airport. 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 airport. Transfer to Haatiban, 1,852m/6,076ft.

    You are met at the airport and then transferred to Himalayan Height Resort, Haatiban, around an hour's drive through the town and into the surrounding countryside. Located south-west of the city and around 400 metres above the valley, the last bit of the drive is a steep and bumpy climb through pine forest to the resort and is well worth it, the views from here and the peaceful environment are most welcoming after a long flight.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Himalayan Height Resort, Haatiban
  3. Day 3 - Walk to Champa Devi, 2,278m/7,473ft - 3/4 hr. Visit Pharping and Dakshinkali.

    An early morning hike up the Champa Devi hill is a good way to shake off the jetlag. It's a good path laid with cut paving stone in the most part. From the ridge on one side there are views down the hills to nearby villages and from the other side down into the Kathmandu valley. Once at the top of the hill, it is possible to have views across the valley and of the mountains stretching from Mount Manaslu in the west all the way towards the eastern Himalaya. Here there is a modest shrine with some offerings but the quality of the path tells you that at certain times of the year this is an important pilgrimage site visited by many people from Kathmandu.

    After some lunch, in the afternoon you will visit nearby Pharping, 1,680m, the site of Sekh Narayan Temple, dedicated to Vishnu, the temple is at the base of an over hanging cliff. Above the village stands the 17th century Vajra Yogini Temple dedicated to the tantric Goddess Vajra Yogini or 'Durga'. Further up is the Padmasambhava Cave where Padmasambhava attained realisation. The Pharping Monastery comes under the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. On the way back visit Dakshinkali Temple, 550m, a shrine dedicated to the terrifying goddess Kali. The image of the goddess is not very big, but Hindus believe it possesses great power. Consequently, every Saturday and Tuesday, thousands of people descend on the shrine to make offerings to the goddess. Though many people bring offerings of fruits, rice, and flowers, Dakshinkali is better known as a place of animal sacrifices, primarily of young male goats and chickens. A walk back through the village for about an hour brings you to the parking lot beneath the lodge and return drive up to the resort.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Himalayan Height Resort, Haatiban
  4. Day 4 - Visits to Khokana, Bungamati and Patan Durbar Square.

    Today you get to enjoy visits to UNESCO heritage villages of Khokana, Bungamati and then onto Patan Durbar Square. First drive down from Haatiban to Bansbari (1510m), then walk through to Khokana (1360m), and onto Bungamati a typical Newari village that dates back to the 16th century and famous for its mustard oil mills. There is a Shikhara style temple in the middle of the village square and around the streets you will see women hand weaving and men playing board games and going about their daily lives. It is also the birthplace of Rato Machhendranath regarded as the patron guardian of the valley. In Patan there is a temple bearing his name and this is your next stop, arguably one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world and believed to have been founded in the 3rd century AD. Patan Durbar Square is a living monument and all around are traditional crafts people at work and the architecture displays a rich artistic heritage. You will also have time to browse the craft shops in the vicinity and find some lunch; there are a variety of places in the nearby streets catering for all tastes. There is a good museum to visit yet it is fascinating to just sit on the steps of one of the temples and take in the sights and sounds.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Himalayan Height Resort, Haatiban
  5. Day 5 - Raft or drive to Summit River Lodge, Brigands Bend - 100 km.
    mid hills and village heartlands village walk near trisuli river j carlill.

    Today you have the option to drive or raft to your next lodge. In either case you drive out of the Kathmandu Valley and descend to the valley of the Trisuli River and drive downstream along the banks of the river.

    After about two hours, if you are rafting, you will leave your transport at the put-in point and walk down to the river bank where you will meet your rafting crew. Here you will be given life vests and helmets and your rafting captain will give you a full briefing before you set off downstream. You will raft as far as Kurintar, a small village on the banks of the Trusili River, where you will leave your rafts for the walk up to Summit River Lodge.

    If you prefer not to raft then it is about a three hour road journey to reach Kuritnar which is located midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Here porters will collect your luggage and you will follow them over a modern pedestrian suspension bridge across the rushing Trusili River, and walk on to the village of Thuguwatar on the other side. An easy walk of about 30 minutes takes you through farmland and a number of small villages to reach the lodge, which is set in a spectacular location above the river with tremendous views down to sandbanks and the river in either direction, giving way to views of terraced farmland and forested hills. In the afternoon you are free to take a walk, enjoy the swimming pool and relax around the lodge. Later, make your way down through the lodge gardens to a beautiful fire pit, with the best views, to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a drink before dinner.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Summit River Lodge, Brigands Bend
  6. Day 6 - Village walks - 3-4 hours.

    Today you get to enjoy the surrounding hills up and behind the lodge for a gentle walk passing through the tiny hamlets and farmsteads of the minority Chepang and Magar people. The start is steep but after just a few minutes you are in a rural landscape untouched by roads or machinery and where life goes on much as life has been here for centuries. Walking through rice paddies and hand tended fields the occasional interactions with villagers are a rare privilege, virtually untouched by tourism and blessed by the backdrop of the mid hills and narrow gorges cascading down to the Trusili. People weave or tend to their animals and children make their way to school, always friendly and curious. There are some great photo opportunities but remember you must always ask to take someone's photo, you will rarely find anyone unwilling nor anyone not highly amused to see their picture if you have a screen on your camera to show them! You'll also walk up following a small stream leading to a cascade of pools where at least one is deep enough to take a refreshing dip! Return along a lower route through fields and by the Trisuli's white sandy beaches to the lodge.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Summit River Lodge, Brigands Bend
  7. Day 7 - Drive to Bandipur - 1-2 hours. Lunch at Old Inn. Walk to lodge, 1,011m/3,316ft - 3 hours.

    Soon after breakfast it is time to move on. Porters will collect your bags and take them back along the path and over the bridge to where your vehicle will be waiting to take you to Bandipur. The journey should only take around 1 ½ hours. Lunch will be at the Old Inn where you will meet your guide and porter for next couple of days. You will also have time to explore Bandipur, a well preserved and maintained traditional Newari village. It's very pleasant to stroll around as it is mainly pedestrianised and cafes and lodges coexist with the temples and traditional Newari houses.

    After lunch your trek to the lodge takes around three hours. There is an initial descent followed by a walk through the valley which is in parts forested and in parts farmed. There are several hamlets and schools along the route. The final 40 minutes involve a steady climb to the lodge which is located on a small ridge at an altitude of 1011m or 3316ft. After settling into your room and having a hot shower, drinks will be served around the central fireplace before dinner is served in the dining room.

    Overnight iconOvernight: 3 Mountain Lodge, Ghamalchhap
  8. Day 8 - Village walks - 3-4 hours.

    You will be woken with a cup of tea or coffee at your room. If the mountains are clear, you can sit on your private veranda and enjoy views of the spectacular mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. After breakfast you will set off to visit two local schools passing two large orange groves on the way. There may also be the option to include a walk to a higher peak from where there are mountain views to the North and views to Chitwan in the south. You will then make your way back to the lodge. After lunch at the lodge, you will visit two local villages. To date few tourists have visited this area so it retains much of its charm. Many Gurkhas have been recruited from these villages over the years and we will hopefully have the opportunity to visit the house of one of these retired Gurkhas.

    Overnight iconOvernight: 3 Mountain Lodge, Ghamalchhap
  9. Day 9 - Walk back to Bandipur via a different route - 3 hours. After lunch drive to Pokhara - 2-3 hours.

    After breakfast, you will leave the lodge and trek for around three hours via a different route to Bandipur where you will have lunch. After lunch you will meet up with your driver and main guide for the drive to Pokhara and check into your hotel for the next two nights. The rest of the day is yours to explore this lakeside town with lovely views of the Annapurna range.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Village Hotel, Pokhara or Similar
  10. Day 10 - Pokhara sightseeing.
    mid hills and village heartlands view of machapuchare from pokhara s williamson.

    An early start this morning for a sunrise view. You will be transferred to the entry point for Sarangkot, then followed by a short walk to Sarangkot. This viewpoint offers a fabulous view back over Pokhara but even more impressive are the mountain views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Lamjung Himal and more.

    After such a great start you will return to the hotel for breakfast. Afterwards you will take a boat ride across Phewa Lake and visit the famous Brindawasini Temple set in the middle of the lake and later take a walk to the Peace Pagoda from where on a clear day another a great view of the Annapurna range can be had. After Lunch your sightseeing continues visiting Barahi Temple, Devis Falls and the old town of Pokhara.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Village Hotel, Pokhara or Similar
  11. Day 11 - Fly to Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure.

    This morning you will take the short and with clear skies, very scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival at the domestic terminal you will be met and transferred to your hotel. You will then have time to explore the city, do some souvenir shopping and of course if you wish just relax at the hotel pool and savour the adventure you have just taken.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu
  12. Day 12 - Half day sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
    mid hills and village heartlands kathmandu sightseeing boudhanath js.

    Pashupatinath is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for Hindus. Situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, it is also one of the oldest temples. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the holy trinity and one of the guardians (similar to a patron saint) of Nepal.

    You will then take a short drive to Boudhanath Stupa. A spectacular ancient stupa of the Kathmandu Valley, this is venerated exclusively by Buddhists. It is an iconic sight of Kathmandu, approximately 100m in diameter and nearly 40m high and among the largest stupas in the world. Here you will join Tibetan and Sherpa pilgrims as they walk clockwise round the stupa, spinning their prayer wheels as they go round. After 1959 many Tibetans came and settled in this area of Kathmandu. If you opt to stay here, and it is easy to find a café or bar and while away some time people watching. Sunset at Boudhanath is particularly atmospheric.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu
  13. Day 13 - Transfer to airport. Fly to London.

    After breakfast you will be met and transferred to the airport for your flight home to the UK.

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2018

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What’s included

  • Local Leaders and porters where required
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Good standard hotel & lodge accommodation
  • Most meals (as per itinerary)
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • All National Park fees
  • Costs of all porterage and their insurance
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • The opportunity to attend a pre-trip meet in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Some meals (as indicated in the itinerary)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Tips


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Overall score:           (Based on 5 reviews)

Mid Hills & Village Heartlands          

We loved the contact with the villagers - it was a real education and insight. The lodges and their locations were well chosen - both peaceful, comfortable and interesting.

Mid Hills & Village Heartlands, Nepal          

Excellent guide - knowledgeable, pleasant manner and flexible. Good choice of accommodation.

Well-chosen accommodation          

The itinerary was well put together, a good mix of sightseeing and walking in non-touristy rural areas. The lodges were well-chosen - I love especially the locations of Himalaya Height Resort and 3 Mountain Lodge - fabulous views! Our trip leader was wonderful, and the staff at the lodges were delightful.

Mid Hills & Village Heartlands          

We like the mix of sightseeing and walking and also the small groups.

Friendly locals          

The trekking is relatively easy going and takes us through many small villages in the mid-hills of Nepal. As a consequence we gain a far greater insight into regular village life largely untouched by tourism and get to see how the majority of Nepali's live. Off-the-beaten-path, incredible landscapes, plenty of interaction with friendly locals, and lovely lodges. This is for anyone who wants to get under the skin of Nepal in a degree of comfort with a good balance of exploring on foot with time to relax and savour the surroundings.


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.


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
  • Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the Annapurna range of Nepal
  • The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting
  • Beautiful outdoor swimming pool reflecting view of the Annapurna range
  • Delicious Nepali dishes & continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients, home-grown herbs & garden salads

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Why not extend your adventure in Nepal by visiting the beautiful Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge. Tiger Mountain Pokhara lodge is a lovely place, situated on a ridge half an hour outside Pokhara and enjoying the most stunning mountain views over the Annapurna range of mountains.

The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting, away from the bustle of town. With a central lodge, bar and dining room, the comfortable rooms are arranged in clusters of cottages resembling a Nepali village. All have attached bathrooms, private verandas and Himalayan views. Daily menus feature a range of Nepali dishes as well as continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients and home-grown herbs and garden salads. You may enjoy lovely walks through the forests and villages of the lovely countryside surrounding the lodge, escorted by trained local guides. The beautiful swimming pool reflects the distant white peaks of the Annapurna range. The lodge also offers a range of Ayurvedic and shiatsu therapy and yoga and meditation sessions are also available (at additional cost). You may also venture further afield to visit Pokhara, Nepal’s second city located on a lovely lake and also enjoying spectacular views.


Everest Flight - extension
  • Fly within five nautical miles of Everest
  • As well as Everest, see views of other 8,000m giants; Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Lhotse
  • Flights operate in the early morning, when weather conditions are at their best.

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience the spectacular sight of Mount Everest? Instead of trekking into the region to gain a good view of this must-see landmark you could see it in under an hour! We fly with either Buddha Air or Mountain Air who both operate modern Raytheon Beechcraft 1900 aircraft. These hold between 16 and 18 people and as the seating is only two abreast everyone is guaranteed a window seat.


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.


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

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

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

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


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’.


Bardia National Park - extension

Bardia National Park - extension
  • Jungle activities including an elephant experience, bird watching, rafting and nature walks
  • See wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Stay at the delightful Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge situated on the edge of the park

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After your adventurous time in the Himalaya why not add a relaxing Jungle Safari to your trip?
The Royal Bardia National Park is situated in the west of Nepal. We use Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, which is acknowledged to be the best lodge in the area. Bardia’s remote geographic location and the fact that the lodge has only 12 rooms, lends a degree of exclusivity to the experience, in comparison to other more popular parks. From the lodge you will be able to participate in safaris and have the chance of seeing some of the country’s wonderful wildlife, for instance, wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. There is also the possibility of visiting the villages of the Tharu tribal people that surround the lodge. With its abundant wildlife, relaxing lodge and first class service, our Bardia extension is an experience you will savour!


Shivapuri Heights Cottage extension
  • Escape the crowds and hustle and bustle of Kathmandu
  • Walks available from the cottage - explore the nearby countryside
  • Single and double rooms available, or exclusive hire of the entire cottage
  • Breakfast and dinner included, plus unlimited tea and coffee

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience an exclusive, private, home away from home? Shivapuri Heights Cottage is a “home-stay-style” property that offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the City. It is located in 2 acres of land at an altitude of 6,000ft /1,830m on the edge of the protected Shivapuri Reserve, with beautiful views looking down into the Kathmandu Valley.


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