Nepal Wellness Escape


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Nepal Wellness Escape

 Nepal

12 days from £1399 pp  Including Int'l flight

Nepal is a country full of culture and spirituality and this holiday will give you both sides. You will explore the cities and in between get a wellness escape for relaxation and enlightenment.

At a Glance

  • Explore Three Major Cities of Nepal
  • Yoga Retreat in Pokhara
  • Osho Tapoban Stay
  • Wellness and Sightseeing Combined
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Nepal is a country full of culture and spirituality. This holiday allows you to explore the cultural diversity in three major cities of Nepal, with the temples of Kathmandu, the beautiful sights of Pokhara and the wildlife of Chitwan. In between, there is a Yoga Retreat in Pokhara and you will delve into your spirituality at the end of the holiday with a night in Osho Tapoban.

 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].

Meals included: In-flight meals

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.

Day 03 | KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

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.

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. We than explore nearby is the Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture in the Kathmandu valley.

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.

After the sightseeing, we will take you for a relaxing massage and spa for you to unwind.

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.

After reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to the Yoga Retreat. Two nights in this place with Ayurvedic Oil Massage, Chanting, Evening Yoga (about one and a half hour) and candle light meditation.

Dinner is included for this night.

Day 05 | YOGA RETREAT IN POKHARA

You will spend the day at the Yoga Retreat with Ayurvedic Oil Massage, Chanting, Evening Yoga (about one and a half hour) and candle light medication.

Breakfast, Tea, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner is included for this day.

Day 06 | PEACE PAGODA HIKE

After breakfast, you will check out of the Yoga Retreat and your guide will pick you up for a hike to the Peace Stupa in Pokhara. You will take a boat ride in the beautiful Phewa Lake and hike for a couple of hours uphill to reach the Stupa. The Stupa is a beautiful, tranquil spot overlooking the spectacular city of Pokhara. The views are majestic and the Stupa itself is a unique monument.

Meals included: Breakfast

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.

You may upgrade to 30 minutes’ domestic flight for £110 per person including to/from airport transfers.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09 | CHITWAN TO KATHMANDU

You start off your day with the breakfast and after a brief rest, you will be picked up by our vehicle and you drive back to Kathmandu.

We will start a drive back to Kathmandu on air condition tourist coach. The journey from Chitwan to Kathmandu will take about 7-9 hours [approx distance 155 kilometres] depending on the traffic. On arrival, you will be picked up from the tourist coach station and transferred to the hotel.

You may upgrade to 45 minutes’ domestic flight for £125 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 | OSHO TAPOBAN DAY VISIT

After the breakfast, you will be escorted to the famous Osho Tapoban in Kathmandu.

It will be a day filled with relaxation massage, Sirodhara, Sauna/Steam bath and Yogic Relaxation Techniques.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 | KATHMANDU FREE DAY

Today is kept free for you to explore the city of Kathmandu.

Optional 1:
Cost: £199 per person
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.

Optional 2:
Cost: £45 per person
Enjoy a day visit to the biggest Durbar Square in Nepal – Bhaktapur, one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu where traditional craft and lifestyle is on full display. It is known locally as a living museum with its brick-paved enclave of the old Royal Palace, Nyathapola Temple and Datatriya temple’s exquisite artwork which all combines to give a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. It’s renowned for its woodcarving and pottery and artists today still carve woods and craft pottery by the roadside.

THANKA PAINTING AND SINGING BOWL DEMONSTRATION
Afterwards, you also witness a Thanka Painting and Singing Bowl demonstration in Bhaktapur. Thanka is a traditional Buddhist painting depicting on cotton or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, mandala or a scene. Your guide will explain the historical and religious significance of the painting and explain the ways of the master Thanka painter. Also, you will witness the demonstration of the famed Singing Bowl. Its meditative quality, construction and cultural significance will be explained.

Optional 3:
Cost: £25 per person
Enjoy a cooking class for £25 per person. It includes the famous Nepali dish Mo:Mo and many more.

Optional 4:
Cost: £25 per person
In the evening, you will be escorted to a Traditional Nepali Dinner and Cultural Dance Show where you will enjoy the most famous and widely consumed Nepal dish, locally known as Daal Bhaat.
Along with the dinner, you will enjoy cultural dance show showcasing dances from different ethnic groups of Nepal.

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.

Tour Ends

Nepal is a country full of culture and spirituality. This holiday allows you to explore the cultural diversity in three major cities of Nepal, with the temples of Kathmandu, the beautiful sights of Pokhara and the wildlife of Chitwan. In between, there is a Yoga Retreat in Pokhara and you will delve into your spirituality at the end of the holiday with a night in Osho Tapoban.

 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].

Meals included: In-flight meals

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.

Day 03 | KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

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.

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. We than explore nearby is the Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture in the Kathmandu valley.

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.

After the sightseeing, we will take you for a relaxing massage and spa for you to unwind.

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.

After reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to the Yoga Retreat. Two nights in this place with Ayurvedic Oil Massage, Chanting, Evening Yoga (about one and a half hour) and candle light meditation.

Dinner is included for this night.

Day 05 | YOGA RETREAT IN POKHARA

You will spend the day at the Yoga Retreat with Ayurvedic Oil Massage, Chanting, Evening Yoga (about one and a half hour) and candle light medication.

Breakfast, Tea, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner is included for this day.

Day 06 | PEACE PAGODA HIKE

After breakfast, you will check out of the Yoga Retreat and your guide will pick you up for a hike to the Peace Stupa in Pokhara. You will take a boat ride in the beautiful Phewa Lake and hike for a couple of hours uphill to reach the Stupa. The Stupa is a beautiful, tranquil spot overlooking the spectacular city of Pokhara. The views are majestic and the Stupa itself is a unique monument.

Meals included: Breakfast

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.

You may upgrade to 30 minutes’ domestic flight for £110 per person including to/from airport transfers.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09 | CHITWAN TO KATHMANDU

You start off your day with the breakfast and after a brief rest, you will be picked up by our vehicle and you drive back to Kathmandu.

We will start a drive back to Kathmandu on air condition tourist coach. The journey from Chitwan to Kathmandu will take about 7-9 hours [approx distance 155 kilometres] depending on the traffic. On arrival, you will be picked up from the tourist coach station and transferred to the hotel.

You may upgrade to 45 minutes’ domestic flight for £125 per person including to/from airport transfers.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 | OSHO TAPOBAN DAY VISIT

After the breakfast, you will be escorted to the famous Osho Tapoban in Kathmandu.

It will be a day filled with relaxation massage, Sirodhara, Sauna/Steam bath and Yogic Relaxation Techniques.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 | KATHMANDU FREE DAY

Today is kept free for you to explore the city of Kathmandu.

Optional 1:
Cost: £199 per person
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.

Optional 2:
Cost: £45 per person
Enjoy a day visit to the biggest Durbar Square in Nepal – Bhaktapur, one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu where traditional craft and lifestyle is on full display. It is known locally as a living museum with its brick-paved enclave of the old Royal Palace, Nyathapola Temple and Datatriya temple’s exquisite artwork which all combines to give a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. It’s renowned for its woodcarving and pottery and artists today still carve woods and craft pottery by the roadside.

THANKA PAINTING AND SINGING BOWL DEMONSTRATION
Afterwards, you also witness a Thanka Painting and Singing Bowl demonstration in Bhaktapur. Thanka is a traditional Buddhist painting depicting on cotton or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, mandala or a scene. Your guide will explain the historical and religious significance of the painting and explain the ways of the master Thanka painter. Also, you will witness the demonstration of the famed Singing Bowl. Its meditative quality, construction and cultural significance will be explained.

Optional 3:
Cost: £25 per person
Enjoy a cooking class for £25 per person. It includes the famous Nepali dish Mo:Mo and many more.

Optional 4:
Cost: £25 per person
In the evening, you will be escorted to a Traditional Nepali Dinner and Cultural Dance Show where you will enjoy the most famous and widely consumed Nepal dish, locally known as Daal Bhaat.
Along with the dinner, you will enjoy cultural dance show showcasing dances from different ethnic groups of Nepal.

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.

Tour Ends

What's included

  • Economy return flights from London Heathrow
  • All transfers and transportation as per itinerary in Nepal
  • Accommodation in Chitwan on twin sharing basis in 3 star or similar standard hotels
  • Accommodation in Chitwan with full board
  • Massage and Spa in Day 3 in Kathmandu
  • Two nights Yoga Retreat in Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu - Pokhara with bed & breakfast in 3*star hotels
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu - overland transportation by public air-condition tourist mini-bus
  • One night accommodation in Osho Tapoban
  • Monument and temples entrance fees

What's not included

  • Other meals than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport tax; Drinks
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fee approx. USD $25pp for 15 days
  • Anything not mentioned in what's included

Accommodation

+ The accommodation in cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan in this itinerary includes in good 3-star category hotels. The accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara includes bed & breakfast whereas in Chitwan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and other cultural programmes. The Yoga Retreat in Pokhara and the Osho Tapoban in Kathmandu have special arrangements as mentioned in the itinerary.

Kathmandu : Rama Inn or similar
Pokhara : Mount View or similar
Pokhara : Yoga Retreat
Chitwan : Jungle Crown or similar
Kathmandu : Osho Tapoban

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 02 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) between 4 and 6 weeks prior to your selected date of departure so you can apply for your Nepal visa in time. At least 3 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

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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.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed to depart.
CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

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

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Travel Info

    • Flight time 12-14 hours (via Istanbul, Doha, Abu Dhabi or Delhi)
    • Timezone GMT+5 3/4 hours 
    • Recommended airlines Turkish, Air India, Oman Airways, Etihad, & Qatar Airways
    • Best season Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec

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