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  • English-speaking Sherpa leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK departure tax (flight inclusive only)
  • A single, timed group airport transfer (to coincide with the arrival/departure times of the group flights)
  • All internal flights and hotel
  • Good standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel in Bandipur on a twin share, full board basis
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • A good quality down jacket, 4 season sleeping bag and fleece liner (supplied in-country)
  • Full camping arrangement on trek, including dining tent, sleeping tents, toilet tent, tables, chairs and cutlery.
  • Trek staff including cook, and full porterage
  • Tea house accommodation at Siklis, Timang and Dharapani at the start and finish of your trek
  • All meals on trek including tea and coffee
  • Boiled drinking water on trek
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • Sherpa/porters properly insured and equipped
  • Park fees
  • The opportunity to attend a pre-trip meet in the Cotswolds

Namun La, Annapurna Wilderness Trek

Walking & Trekking

Nepal, Annapurnas | Walking & Trekking

New for 2018
Namun La, Annapurna Wilderness Trek
Vigorous

Suitable for enthusiastic hill/mountain walkers.

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Grade: Vigorous ? Vigorous
Duration:  15 days from the UK  
On trek: 9 days

Flight inclusive from £2,875,
Land only from £2,075

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A challenging wilderness trek in the heart of the Annapurna Massif, with fantastic mountain scenery.

Highlights

  • An accessible yet genuine wilderness trek – few trekkers, or even locals, use this trail.
  • A wild trek with breath-taking scenery that fits into a two week holiday.
  • Cross the remote and challenging Naman pass, 4,850m/15,912ft.
  • Enjoy incredible views of the Langjung Himal, Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu.

Reviews          

It's incredible that a trek so close to the Annapurna Circuit feels so incredibly remote. After you leave the village of Siklis on day 1 of the trek, you really are in wilderness terrain, where you are unlikely to see a soul until you reach Timang at the end. This ancient trading route has fantastic scenery throughout, with many snow-capped Himalayan peaks, a dramatic high pass nearly 5,000m high,...
Niki Morgan, Operations Manager, Mountain Kingdoms

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This spectacular new trek in the Annapurna region follows an ancient Gurung trade route that ran between Lamjung and Manag and crosses a 4,850m/15,912m pass. The trail is also used by pilgrims walking up to the holy lake of Dudh Pokhari each August so footpaths are therefore well established. However the trek is not well known and you are unlikely to see any western trekkers until you join the main Annapurna Circuit at Timang for the final day of walking. With roads now encroaching on the traditional circuit at both ends, this new trekking trail is an inspired alternative for the discerning trekker.

Leaving Siklis village you begin your trek weaving through rhododendron and bamboo forests until you reach open meadows with superb views of Himalayan giants such as Fishtail Peak, the Annapurnas, and the Lamjung Himal rising above them. Every day the scenery is sublime, and it is incredible that a route so close to the busy Annapurna Circuit can be uninhabited, unspoilt and totally wild. Your high point on this trek, the Namun pass, at 4,850m/15,912ft, provides a tough and rewarding objective with superb views of Manaslu by way of reward. The descent from the pass is steep but offers a final taste of the wild – snow leopard prints have been seen here - before you return to tea house ‘civilisation’ in Timang. You break the journey back to Kathmandu with a stay in the charming old town of Bandipur, with time to explore the traditional Newari streets and soak up some final panoramic views.

For anyone seeking a relatively short but challenging Himalayan trek through genuinely wild mountain scenery, this little-known gem in the heart of the Annapurnas is the perfect choice.


At a glance

Grade: Vigorous
Vigorous

Duration:  15 days from the UK  
On trek: 9 days

Max. Altitude: 4,850m/15,912ft, Namun La, Day 10

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: Breakfast in Kathmandu. All meals elsewhere. 13 x breakfasts, 11 x lunches, 11 x dinners.

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-3
Fly to Kathmandu. Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Siklis.
4
Start trek. Trek to Tasa.
5-8
Trek to Thurju via Kori.
9
Day walk to Dudh Pokhari.
10
Trek across the Namun pass, 4,850m/15,912ft, to Dafne Kharka.
11-12
Trek to Timang and on to Dharapani. End trek.
13
Drive to Bandipur. Time at leisure.
14-15
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 - Depart London.

    Fly overnight from London to Kathmandu.

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

    On arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the Shangri La Hotel. Kathmandu is a wonderful mixture of the ancient alongside the modern. Crowded bazaars still throng with local ethnic people today as they have for the past hundreds of years while roads are crowded with rickshaws, cars, roaring motorbikes and buses. Ancient temples and crumbling shrines sit alongside modern offices, picturesque palaces slowly sag into dereliction while Buddhist stupas gaze over the bustling scene with their all seeing eyes. Although this is a crowded, noisy and polluted city it is also friendly, fascinating and vibrant. Tonight you may choose to eat at the hotel, or you could head off into Thamel to one of the famous restaurants there, such as the Rum Doodle Restaurant, a place frequented by trekkers and climbers alike, with pride of place given to a board with the signatures of many Everest summiteers.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu
  3. Day 3 - Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Siklis, 1,800m/5,906ft - approximately 5 hours.

    You will be met at your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Pokhara. This is a spectacular and exciting flight in its own right passing over the Himalayan foothills, with views of the main range. From Pokhara, it takes about 5 hours to reach Siklis, although this dirt road is a challenging drive so the driving time totally depends on the road condition. The drive is highly scenic with great views of the Lamjung Himal and Fishtail Peak. The dirt road is rough and stony so be prepared for a long, slow, bumpy ride, but the fantastic scenery is ample compensation as the road twists and turns, mainly upwards, to Siklis. On the 2017 recce of this route, two lynx were seen on this drive! Siklis is a thriving, lively village populated by around 2,500 people. It's in a very picturesque setting. You will stay in a tea house overnight.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  4. Day 4 - Trek from Siklis to Tasa, 2,350m/7,710ft - 5 hours.
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    Leaving Siklis you begin the trek descending on a good trail with stone steps. There are fantastic views of the Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II as you head out the village. After about 1½ hours you reach a suspension bridge at 1,400m/4,593ft, cross it, and then begin climbing on a stony trail. You may see woodpeckers on the attractive wooded hillside here. It will take you approximately 2½ - 3 hours to reach your lunch spot, usually taken where there is a stone water tap for the crew to use, at around 1,850m/6,070ft. After lunch you weave your way up steep stone steps through forested hillside for 1½ - 2 hours until you reach a clearing - your campsite for the night is at 2,350m/7,710ft at Tasa. There is a stone shelter here built by ACAP. There are spectacular views at the edge of the campsite of Lamjung Himal and the Annapurna range. The distant rumbling of avalanches on Annapurna II and IV can often be heard.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  5. Day 5 - Trek from Tasa to overnight camp at 3,500m/11,483ft - 6 hours.

    You can enjoy the early morning views at your campsite before heading off on a trail which rises gently through the forest for 1-1½ hours to a clearing at 2,650m/8,399ft with a view of Fishtail Peak and a small shrine with prayer flags. You continue your gradual ascent through oak forest, passing the odd area of grazing land. This uninhabited region is home to Himalayan black bear, danfe, musk deer and Himalayan thar. After around three hours walking, you will have lunch in the forest near the water tank (as water is scarce here and the tap is lower down it is likely to be empty). This spot is at 3,175m/10,417ft and next to an ACAP sign to Dudh Pokhari (the holy lake). The trail continues upwards through rhododendron and bamboo forest, passing sheep grazing clearings. You eventually reach a clearing at around 3,500m/11,483ft which will be your campsite for the night. There can be problems here with a lack of water, which may mean continuing to Kori at 3,850m/12,631ft.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  6. Day 6 - Trek to Kori, 3,850m/12,631ft - 3 hours.
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    Today's walk involves approximately 3 hours of ascending through forest to reach Kori, which has a stone shelter, a goat hut and an ACAP sign. It's a wild, remote place with stunning views of the surrounding hillside and snow-capped peaks.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  7. Day 7 - Trek to Thulo Lekh, 4,100m/13,451ft - 3 hours.

    There are fantastic views of Fishtail Peak and surrounding snow-capped summits to be had on the ridge above the campsite. You follow a good undulating dirt trail contouring along the hillside through scrubland. The path is a little narrow and stony at times. After 1½ hours walking the trail opens out into a large meadow. Another hour or so brings you to an ACAP signpost to Dudh Pokhari at 4,080m/13,386ft. You continue following the red and white ACAP poles to Thulo Lekh. Alternatively your guide may suggest a 15 minute descent to the river and overnight camp. If you stay down by the river at 3,900m/12,795ft, it makes a pleasant afternoon acclimatisation hike to the lake and back. For this you need to retrace your steps to the sign to Dudh Pokhari, then turn right following the sign and a couple of poles, before heading left up a couple of knolls, and after about an hour from camp you'll see the lake.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  8. Day 8 - Trek to Thurju, 4,080m/13,385ft - 6 hours.

    Today's route is a spectacular one crossing two passes over 4,000m/13,123ft. You begin walking up the valley following the river on a trail which becomes a boulder field as you approach the high point of your walk - Rambrong ridge pass at 4,500m/14,764ft, adorned with prayer flags. It takes around 2 hours to reach the pass. From here there are superb views of the Manaslu range of peaks, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurnas towards the west. You then descend slightly on a good path, following the odd red arrow here and there, and contour around the hillside. After 1-1½ hours from the first (highest) pass you reach the second pass at 4,380m/14,371ft - Furju Deurali, which is marked by some cairns and an ACAP sign. From here it's approximately 1-1½ hours descent to your campsite at 4,080m/13,385ft. There are stunning views of Manaslu from here. If there's any snow on the steeper sections of the descent path, you'll need to take care with your footing. You can see a lake to your right and four stone shelters where your campsite is.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  9. Day 9 - Trek to Dudh Pokhari.

    For added acclimatisation, you can walk up to the holy lake where the pilgrims go in August - Dudh Pokhari.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  10. Day 10 - Trek over Namun Pass, 4,850m/15,912ft - 4½ hours. Descend to Dafne Kharka , 4,250m/13,946ft - 2 hours.

    The big day! You begin by walking on the flat, before descending to the river, crossing it and beginning your long ascent to the pass. The trail is fairly steep to begin with - route-finding is made easy though even if snow has obliterated the path due to ACAP's helpful poles at regular intervals. A zig zag path goes up to your right underneath a huge rock wall. At the top of this (2 hours) there are a few prayer flags and it flattens out. You then head round to the left, gazing down at last night's campsite and a beautiful lake. There are fantastic views of snowy peaks all around. The path is never too steep and is well marked with poles. You will feel the altitude as you make your final climb to the pass at 4,850m15,912ft, marked with prayer flags and an ACAP sign. There are superb views of Manaslu here. The descent to Dafne Kharka, 4,250m/13,946ft, gives glorious views and has some steep sections which require care if snow-covered. Snow leopard footprints were seen here in 2017.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Camp
  11. Day 11 - Trek to Timang 2,750m/9,022ft - 4 hours.

    After an initial 10 minute climb up to the ACAP sign at 4,280m/14,042ft, you descend on a good trail in open hillside to begin with whics then winds through the forest all the way to Timang. It's definitely a day for trekking poles to save the knees. At Timang you are very much returning to civilisation with tea houses and the jeep road through the Annapurna Circuit to Manang. Tonight you'll spend the night in a tea house and can enjoy such luxuries as a hot shower and/or a beer!

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  12. Day 12 - Trek to Dharapani 1,900m/6,234ft - 2½-3 hours.

    It's a pleasant amble down from Timang to Dharapani, passing the occasional village and tea houses on the main Annapurna Circuit trail. You are definitely out of the wilderness now! You'll see the trail the other side of the suspension bridge in Dharapani leading to the Manaslu Circuit trail.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Tea House
  13. Day 13 - Drive to Bandipur - 5 hours.

    Today you drive from Dharapani to Bandipur. It's a bumpy, dusty, dirt road from Dharapani to Besisahar (approximately 2 hours) so the going will be slow here. You'll see lots of trekkers toiling up the trail on the start of their Annapurna Circuit trek. Once on the main road the going is much easier and quicker and you should arrive in the lovely Newari village of Bandipur in time for a late lunch.

    You will stay here overnight to break the long drive to Kathmandu. Bandipur is a traditional Newari village, set high on a ridge, with pretty traditional houses and quiet paved streets. Once a thriving town on the trade route to India, Bandipur was left stranded when the main Pokhara to Kathmandu road was built far below in the valley. The village is proud of its environmental credentials and has been carefully restored while managing to maintain the traditional lifestyle of its inhabitants. Bandipur commands panoramic views of the Himalaya and on a clear day, from the village, you can see the whole Annapurna range in front of you, as well as peaks in Langtang to the east and Dhaulagiri in the west.

    You should have time in the afternoon for a bit of exploration and a leg stretch. There are some easy, pretty walks starting from your hotel in Bandipur bazaar, such as the walk to Ramkot village (2 hours), a walk in the mixed Sal forest at Raniban east of the bazaar, or to Purano Kot, an old fort, 20 minutes (about 500m) west of the bazaar. There is a small temple containing some old statues and next to it a newly built temple. Local people believe that praying here during a drought to the god Mahadev will bring rain.

    Overnight iconOvernight: The Old Inn, Bandipur
  14. Day 14 - Drive to Kathmandu - 5 hours.
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    Today you drive to the town of Mugling, and then head east on the main Kathmandu-Pokhara road. On arrival in Kathmandu you have the rest of the day at leisure to relax or head out to Thamel for some last minute shopping or sightseeing.

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

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

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What’s included

  • English-speaking Sherpa leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK departure tax (flight inclusive only)
  • A single, timed group airport transfer (to coincide with the arrival/departure times of the group flights)
  • All internal flights and hotel
  • Good standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel in Bandipur on a twin share, full board basis
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • A good quality down jacket, 4 season sleeping bag and fleece liner (supplied in-country)
  • Full camping arrangement on trek, including dining tent, sleeping tents, toilet tent, tables, chairs and cutlery.
  • Trek staff including cook, and full porterage
  • Tea house accommodation at Siklis, Timang and Dharapani at the start and finish of your trek
  • All meals on trek including tea and coffee
  • Boiled drinking water on trek
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • Sherpa/porters properly insured and equipped
  • Park fees
  • The opportunity to attend a pre-trip meet in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

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


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Reviews

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Overall score:           (Based on 2 reviews)

Namun La, Annapurna Wilderness Trek          

It's incredible that a trek so close to the Annapurna Circuit feels so incredibly remote. After you leave the village of Siklis on day 1 of the trek, you really are in wilderness terrain, where you are unlikely to see a soul until you reach Timang at the end. This ancient trading route has fantastic scenery throughout, with many snow-capped Himalayan peaks, a dramatic high pass nearly 5,000m high, a holy lake that pilgrims visit in the summer and fine rhododendron forests. We saw snow leopard prints in the snow descending from the pass in 2017.


Extend your holiday

Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nepal

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 day trips and full day trips to these sites the valley.


Koshi Tappu, Nepal

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

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

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

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


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
  • 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
  • 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.


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

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


Bhutan 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.


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!


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