Highlights Of Nepal


Highlights Of Nepal

 Nepal

12 days days from £1299 pp  Including Int'l flight

Highlights Of Nepal is suitable for all walks of life which provides you to experience and taste the real Nepal and explore the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.

At a Glance

  • Explore ancient temples
  • Relax & unwind in tranquil Pokhara
  • Enjoy boating at Few Lake
  • Enjoy sunrise tour to Sarangkot
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The Experience

Day 01 | Departure London Heathrow

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu [1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layovers].

Accommodation: In-flight

Meals included: In-flight

Day 02 | Arrival Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu [approx altitude 1330 meters] airport, you will be met by a Lumle airport representative. You will be escorted to your hotel. You will have some time to relax and recover from the flight.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Day 03 | Kathmandu sightseeing

We start of exploration of Nepal from Kathmandu, a mystical mix of religion, culture and everything in between.

We explore Kathmandu Durbar Square where most of the temples and palaces dating back to 17th and 18th century. Our time in Kathmandu also includes a visit to Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. You can walk around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels engraved with chants and offer a traditional butter lamp to Lord Buddha.

Nearby is the Pashupatinath, a major pilgrimage destination to Hindus all around the world. Dedicated to Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction, the temple also includes open cremation site and adobe for colourful Sadhus [Hindu Saints].

Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who will explain the historical and cultural importance of each spot.

Earlier in the morning, you may enjoy an adventure of a lifetime–a scenic flight with close-up views of Mt. Everest and other peaks from as near as five nautical miles. This will incur an extra cost of £199 per person and includes to/from airport transfer with accompanying Lumle representative.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 04 | Kathmandu to Pokhara

We now begin our drive to Pokhara via air condition tourist coach. This drive along the banks of Trishuli River will let you enjoy amazing landscapes, glimpses of authentic countryside of Nepal and pristine towns. The journey to Pokhara [altitude: approx 915 meters, distance: 207 kilometres] will take around 7 to 8 hours depending on the traffic. After you reach Pokhara, you will have an entire evening to explore the laid-back city that is the gateway to travellers who love trekking and Himalayas.

You may upgrade to 30 minutes’ domestic flight for £140 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 05 | Pokhara sightseeing

On day 5, we will explore the city by visiting some of its famous lakes, temples like Gupteshwor Mahadev and David’s Fall. You’re accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who can explain the history and cultural importance of each spot.

Day 06 | Sunrise trip to Sarangkot [Optional hiking down to Pokhara]

In the morning, we take a vehicle ride to Sarangkot to witness the sunrise. After viewing the beautiful scenery, we come down by vehicle and proceed to breakfast. Pokhara has something spectacular for everyone that is lucky enough to visit her– Stunning landscapes, adventure activities, cycling along the quiet streets and temple in the middle of the lake. You are free to explore the city on your own.

[Optional hiking down to Pokhara]

For those who wish to opt in for optional hiking down to Pokhara will hike down back from Sarangkot hills passing the unique scenary. The hike will take approximately 3 hours.

**Hiking excursion is optional. Those who do not wish to hike will have the option of free road transfer from Sarangkot to Pokhara.

Day 07 | Pokhara to Chitwan

We will travel from Pokhara to Chitwan [altitude: about 415 meters, distance 155 kilometres] by air condition tourist coach. On arrival, you’ll check into a wildlife lodge and will have the short brief for your Chitwan stay.

Upon your arrival, you will be provided with the welcome drinks and escorted to your respective rooms. After a period of rest, you will be briefed about the activities in Chitwan. After the briefing, you will have time to have your lunch.

The lunch will be followed by a cultural tour the Tharu Village. Tharus are indigenous people of Terai living there for more than 500 years while still preserving most of their age-old fascinating culture. The same night, you will witness the famous Tharu Stick dance followed by the dinner. You will stay at the hotel for the night.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08 | Chitwan activities

After the breakfast, you will have a host of activities to indulge in throughout the day. A canoe ride in the Rapti River will allow you to watch some fascinating creatures like crocodiles and kingfishers in their natural habitats.
Chitwan is one of the most sought-after places for bird watching, which will be one of the highlights of your stay. A walk along the nature trails, visit the Elephant breeding centre and the jeep safari will round up your day pleasantly.
On your return, you will have your dinner and then stay overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09 | Chitwan – Lumbini

Today, after breakfast, we drive to Lumbini which is approximately 06 hours drive from Chitwan. Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site – the place where Buddha was born.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 | Lumbini Sightseeing

After breakfast, we will proceed for the tour of Lumbini. Lumbini is one of the world’s major religious, architectural, and historical sites. We devote our time today in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients’ sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First, we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens, some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include Ashoka’s Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha’s birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries: they include Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. and overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 | Drive Bhairahawa than fly Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport for flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu; pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 | Final Departure

After breakfast, you will be dropped to the airport for your final journey back home. You will have plenty of time on your flight to reflect on your journey and plan your next one.

June – August is rainy season in Nepal. Although holiday can be operated; hiking from Sarangkot – Pokhara and Sunrise trip to Sarangkot will not take place during this period. “Please note roads, traffics, infrastructures and standards in Nepal are not same as in the UK. Air pollution in Nepal is high compared to the UK. Travel times and distance in the itinerary are approximate and for guidance only; depending on the traffic actual travel time may be longer. For more details about Nepal please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nepal

The Experience

Day 01 | Departure London Heathrow

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu [1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layovers].

Accommodation: In-flight

Meals included: In-flight

Day 02 | Arrival Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu [approx altitude 1330 meters] airport, you will be met by a Lumle airport representative. You will be escorted to your hotel. You will have some time to relax and recover from the flight.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Day 03 | Kathmandu sightseeing

We start of exploration of Nepal from Kathmandu, a mystical mix of religion, culture and everything in between.

We explore Kathmandu Durbar Square where most of the temples and palaces dating back to 17th and 18th century. Our time in Kathmandu also includes a visit to Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. You can walk around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels engraved with chants and offer a traditional butter lamp to Lord Buddha.

Nearby is the Pashupatinath, a major pilgrimage destination to Hindus all around the world. Dedicated to Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction, the temple also includes open cremation site and adobe for colourful Sadhus [Hindu Saints].

Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who will explain the historical and cultural importance of each spot.

Earlier in the morning, you may enjoy an adventure of a lifetime–a scenic flight with close-up views of Mt. Everest and other peaks from as near as five nautical miles. This will incur an extra cost of £199 per person and includes to/from airport transfer with accompanying Lumle representative.

Accommodation: Overnight at the Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 04 | Kathmandu to Pokhara

We now begin our drive to Pokhara via air condition tourist coach. This drive along the banks of Trishuli River will let you enjoy amazing landscapes, glimpses of authentic countryside of Nepal and pristine towns. The journey to Pokhara [altitude: approx 915 meters, distance: 207 kilometres] will take around 7 to 8 hours depending on the traffic. After you reach Pokhara, you will have an entire evening to explore the laid-back city that is the gateway to travellers who love trekking and Himalayas.

You may upgrade to 30 minutes’ domestic flight for £140 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 05 | Pokhara sightseeing

On day 5, we will explore the city by visiting some of its famous lakes, temples like Gupteshwor Mahadev and David’s Fall. You’re accompanied by a driver and an English-speaking guide who can explain the history and cultural importance of each spot.

Day 06 | Sunrise trip to Sarangkot [Optional hiking down to Pokhara]

In the morning, we take a vehicle ride to Sarangkot to witness the sunrise. After viewing the beautiful scenery, we come down by vehicle and proceed to breakfast. Pokhara has something spectacular for everyone that is lucky enough to visit her– Stunning landscapes, adventure activities, cycling along the quiet streets and temple in the middle of the lake. You are free to explore the city on your own.

[Optional hiking down to Pokhara]

For those who wish to opt in for optional hiking down to Pokhara will hike down back from Sarangkot hills passing the unique scenary. The hike will take approximately 3 hours.

**Hiking excursion is optional. Those who do not wish to hike will have the option of free road transfer from Sarangkot to Pokhara.

Day 07 | Pokhara to Chitwan

We will travel from Pokhara to Chitwan [altitude: about 415 meters, distance 155 kilometres] by air condition tourist coach. On arrival, you’ll check into a wildlife lodge and will have the short brief for your Chitwan stay.

Upon your arrival, you will be provided with the welcome drinks and escorted to your respective rooms. After a period of rest, you will be briefed about the activities in Chitwan. After the briefing, you will have time to have your lunch.

The lunch will be followed by a cultural tour the Tharu Village. Tharus are indigenous people of Terai living there for more than 500 years while still preserving most of their age-old fascinating culture. The same night, you will witness the famous Tharu Stick dance followed by the dinner. You will stay at the hotel for the night.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08 | Chitwan activities

After the breakfast, you will have a host of activities to indulge in throughout the day. A canoe ride in the Rapti River will allow you to watch some fascinating creatures like crocodiles and kingfishers in their natural habitats.
Chitwan is one of the most sought-after places for bird watching, which will be one of the highlights of your stay. A walk along the nature trails, visit the Elephant breeding centre and the jeep safari will round up your day pleasantly.
On your return, you will have your dinner and then stay overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09 | Chitwan – Lumbini

Today, after breakfast, we drive to Lumbini which is approximately 06 hours drive from Chitwan. Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site – the place where Buddha was born.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 | Lumbini Sightseeing

After breakfast, we will proceed for the tour of Lumbini. Lumbini is one of the world’s major religious, architectural, and historical sites. We devote our time today in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients’ sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First, we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens, some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include Ashoka’s Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha’s birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries: they include Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. and overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 | Drive Bhairahawa than fly Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport for flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu; pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 | Final Departure

After breakfast, you will be dropped to the airport for your final journey back home. You will have plenty of time on your flight to reflect on your journey and plan your next one.

June – August is rainy season in Nepal. Although holiday can be operated; hiking from Sarangkot – Pokhara and Sunrise trip to Sarangkot will not take place during this period. “Please note roads, traffics, infrastructures and standards in Nepal are not same as in the UK. Air pollution in Nepal is high compared to the UK. Travel times and distance in the itinerary are approximate and for guidance only; depending on the traffic actual travel time may be longer. For more details about Nepal please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nepal

What's included

  • Economy return flights from London Heathrow
  • Bhairawa - Kathmandu flight
  • All transfers and transportation as per itinerary in Nepal
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & Lumbini on twin sharing basis in 3 star or similar standard hotels
  • Accommodation in Chitwan with full board
  • Chitwan activities including jeep safari
  • Guided sightseeing tour as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara - Chitwan - overland transportation by A/C tourist vehicle

What's not included

  • Monument and temples entrance fees
  • Other meals than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport tax
  • Drinks
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Anything not mentioned in what's included

Accommodation

Your Hotels

+ The accommodation in cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini in this itinerary includes in good 3-star category hotels. The accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini includes bed & breakfast whereas in Chitwan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and other cultural programmes.

Kathmandu : Hotel Rama Inn, Harmika or similar
Pokhara : Hotel Mount View or similar
Chitwan : Jungle Crown or similar
Lumbini : Buddha Maya Garden or similar

 

Check-in : 15:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Room occupancy : Maximum 2 adults

Offer is based on Twin share so 2 people must book to complete the offer. So valid with 2 full paying adults:

Child discount : Children pay full price as adult

Single person supplement : £600 supplement

Hotels : If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are unavailable you will stay in hotels of a similar standard

Wheelchair access : The hotels and tour are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Mobile number : Please be sure to fill in mobile number when booking. This is so that the driver can get in touch with you.

Flight Documents : Once your final payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation. You will receive all travel documentation required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

Flight Times : Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. We search for the best times for you and will do our utmost to provide you with the flights detailed above. However, please note that flight times are subject to availability and may be amended.

Group : In Nepal you will travel in a group of minimum 01 and maximum 20 people

Visa : Please note that in order to visit Nepal, you will require a tourist visa. For the most up-to-date information regarding travel visas – including prices and the required length of time that the document is needed for – we advise that you visit www.gov.uk . Alternatively, you can contact the local embassy of the country you are planning to visit.

Passport : Please note that your passport MUST be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the validation date of your visa.

Visa Documents : Lumle Holidays will send you all the required documentation you need to apply for your visa (including flight information) upon your booking so you can apply for your Nepal visa in time. At least 2 weeks before your departure date you will receive your flight tickets and the confirmed list of your hotels in Nepal.

Travel Documents : Please ensure you take all your final travel documents with you to Nepal

Personal Information : Please ensure that your personal details are filled in identically to the data on your passport. If this information does not match, you cannot travel to and from your destination. Amendment to this information if entered incorrectly will result in additional charges. If married, please fill in your surname as it appears on your passport.

Tour Itinerary : Please note that in exceptional circumstances the itinerary and/or excursions may be subject to change for reasons outside of the control of Lumle Holidays

Vaccination : If you are travelling to Nepal, you may need to be vaccinated. For the most up-to-date health advice, you should visit your local doctor/GP or visit www.gov.uk

Cancellation Conditions : This offer cannot be cancelled or modified

3 Reviews to “Highlights Of Nepal”


  1. Rating: 5 / 5
    ChurchSpa Fri, 2 Dec, 16

    “Amazing from start to finish”

    One word! Amazing, Great friendly people, Great places to visit, Cultural, educational. Everyday brings a new experience.

    Visited In September 2016


  2. Rating: 5 / 5
    Anna M Fri, 2 Dec, 16

    “Lumle Holiday in Nepal”

    Myself and a friend, both aged 23, organised a trip to Nepal with Lumle. Right from the start of organising the holiday Narayan, the company owner who is also Nepalese, was incredibly helpful and thorough. He was able to shape our itinerary to exactly what we wanted to do. Our trip involved a day in Kathmandu, bus to Pokhara where we would start our 9 day trek to Annapurna base camp, followed by a few days in Chitwan National Park before returning to Kathmandu.

    He sent all the holiday information to us on time with a detailed itinerary and kit list. All of our transfers worked perfectly and the drivers and guides as well as Madhu, the Lumle contact in Kathmandu, were very welcoming and friendly. The accomodation we stayed in was excellent.

    Unfortunately during the trek my friend fell ill and we had to be helicoptered from the mountain back to Kathmandu. Both Madhu and Narayan were in contact throughout the process. Madhu visited us in hospital twice a day and was always contactable via his mobile. Narayan would even ring us every day to check we were doing alright. We then discussed with them the different options for what to do for the rest of our time in Nepal once out of the hospital and they were incredibly flexible and helpful giving us advice. They also arranged our subsequent excursions at cost-price which was very generous of them.

    I couldn’t recommend Lumle more and I would definitely book a holiday through them again!

    Visited In September 2016


  3. Rating: 5 / 5
    Gordon & Tricia H Mon, 12 Dec, 16

    “Nepal -Temples, safari and scenery with excellent knowledgeable guides”

    15 day Highlights of Nepal was well organised with great guides and fantastic trips. Nothing to fault – thoroughly recommended. Thanks to Narayan and all the team in Nepal.

    Visited In November 2016

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If you wish to travel on any other date than dates above or have any other queries please call our office at 0203 006 2722 or email to sales@lumle.com

A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail sales@lumle.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
LIMITED: There are very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking.
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CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 12 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

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