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The Nepal Trekking Tour - 10 days and 9 nights
   

Starts: Beijing;                  Ends: Beijing
Itinerary: Beijing / Kathmandu / Pokhara / Ghandrung / Ghorepani / Tikhedhunga /  Pokhara / Kathmandu / Beijing;                            Duration:  10 Days / 09 Nights
 

Located on the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. It's a land of yaks and yetis, stupas and Sherpas: and some of the best trekking on earth.The country has many ever-flowing rivers, thick tropical jungles, mountain ranges and different climatic conditions. Owing to its diversity, we find a special ecosystem here. Various species of rare animals, such as the one horned, rhino are also found here. Nepal has an astonishing collection of sightseeing and adventurous opportunities. The country is home to different kinds of butterflies and birds also. Nepal has a rich culture, tradition and numerous festivals. Different kinds of festivals, based on the customs and beliefs in a particular area, are celebrated throughout the year. Nepal is not just a bungee-jumping, apple-pie eating Shangri-La. It's also one of the poorest countries on earth. However, many visitors, drawn to Nepal by the promise of adventure, leave equally enchanted by the friendliness and openness of the Nepali people. 
 

Highlights

  • Kathmandu - The Durbar Square,
  • Kathmandu - The Swaymbhunath Stupa,
  • Kathmandu - Bhaktapur,
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple, 
  • Kathmandu - Patan,
  • Kathmandu - Dinner at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance show,
  • Chitwan National Park  - Elephant back safari, Crocodile breeding center,
  •  Pokhara - Bandipur, an ancient Newari mountain town, 
  •  Wonderful Snow Mountain View & Landscape during trekking
  • Ghorepani - Poon Hill

Starts: Beijing;                  Ends: Beijing

Itinerary: Beijing / Kathmandu / Pokhara / Ghandrung / Ghorepani / Tikhedhunga /  Pokhara / Kathmandu / Beijing;                             Duration:  10 Days / 09 Nights

 

Day 01: Beijing – Guangzhou – Kathmandu

  • Your own transfer to catch the flight to Kathmandu via Guangzhou
  • Flight:CZ3016; 1330 / 1645; daily departure;
  • connecting
  • Flight:CZ3067; 1910 / 2210; depart on every Mon. Wed. & Fri.;
  • Welcomed by your guide at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel to check in
  • Have a good rest in your hotel
  • Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Morning: visit The Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Temple House of KumariYhen walk around the local bazaars and visit The Swaymbhunath Stupa
  • Afternoon: visit Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon) and Pashupatinath Temple
  • Have a good rest in your hotel
  • Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Ghandrung  (1940m; 06 hours walking; B, L, D)

  • Breakfast served at hotel, then drive to Kathmandu airport for your flight to Pokhara
  • Flight:YT137; 0910 / 0935; daily departure; (Yeti Airlines)
  • Your private guide and driver will pick up you at your Pokhara airport, then drive to Nayapul and start the trek
  • We walk about half an hour to Birethanti and take the right hand track and walk on a gradual ascent through villages to Seuli Bazaar for a lunch stop
  • After lunch a gradual ascent on a very busy trail for about 3 hours will take us to the large Gurung village of Ghandrung. We can enjoy the magnificent views of the mighty Himalayas including the famous Mt. Machapuchre, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna 1 and other peaks of Annapurna range in the east. The major residents of the Ghandrung village are those retired from British and Indian army. We can go on exploring the village, should the time permit
  • Overnight at Ghorepani

Day 04: Ghandrung – Ghorepani (2860m; 08 hours walking; B, L, D)

  • A day of pleasant walk through rhododendron forest. During April and May we can see the rhododendron in full bloom. We stop for lunch at Tadapani
  • A one hour walk up and down hills will bring us to Banthanti, a small village. Then our trek rises gradually through the forest to Deorali, a place which offers spectacular views of the majestic Himalayas, like; Dhaulagiri, Putha Hiunchuli, Tukche Peak, Larjung Himal and many more. Our trail eases from here until Ghorepani
  • Overnight at Ghorepani 

Day 05: Ghorepani – Tikhedhunga (1540m; 05 hours walking; B, L, D)

  • Today early in the morning we climb Poon Hill to enjoy the better views of the aforesaid Himalayas and come down to Ghorepani for breakfast.
  • We take our return journey to Pokhara walking on a downhill track through forest and the sparsely inhabited village of Nayathanti onto Ulleri for lunch
  • After lunch we walk on a steep, stone-paved descent to Tikhedhunga
  • Tikhedhunga is last night stay place of our trekking situated on flat land
  • Overnight in Tikhedhunga

Day 06: Tikhedhunga – Pokhara (1540m, 05 hours walking; B, L)

  • A day of easy walking through farmlands and several villages. We will encounter mules carrying essential commodities to Jomosom
  • A walk of about 4 hours on flat land we will bring us to Birethanti  where we will continue another half an hour walk to Nayapul to catch the transportation to Pokhara, and thus ends the trek
  • Have a good rest in Pokhara
  • Overnight in Pokhara 

Day 07: Pokhara (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Morning excursion to Sarankot hill that offers great view of Mt. Fish Tail and other Annapurna range of mountains (subject to clear weather). A short hike is also possible if pax want the same
  • In the afternoon,  we visit Davi's falls, Tibetan camp and a local market
  • Have a good rest in your hotel
  • Overnight in Pokhara 

Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu (B, L, D)

  • After breakfast transfer to airport, fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Pokhara/Kathmandu;   around a 25 minute flight
  • Then transfer to your hotel and check in
  • In the afternoon, visit Patan, also known as Lalitpur- the city of fine arts. Vist Durbar Square and Mahabouddha Temple
  • Farewell dinner at authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Cultural Dance Show
  • Have a good rest in your hotel
  • Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 09: Kathmandu – Guangzhou (B)

  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Morning visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world
  • Check out from hotel around noon. Free time in the afternoon
  • After your dinner, transfer to airport and flight back to Beijing
  • Flight:CZ3068; 2315 / next day 0545; depart on every Mon. Wed. & Fri;

Day 10: Guangzhou –  Beijing (B) 

  • Connecting flight from Guangzhou back to Beijing
  • Flight:CZ3101; 0800 / 1110; daily departure;
  • End of service
  • * CZ - China Southern Airlines; YT - Yeti Airlines*; * B- Breakfast; L- Lunch; D- Dinner*

 Price Information:

Tour Duration: 10 Days / 09 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Tour Price: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs 

Superior Class Accommodation
City
Hotel name & website
Room type
Package price
Kathmandu
Standard room
Pokhara
Standard room
Deluxe Class Accommodation
City
Hotel name & website
Room type
Package price
Kathmandu
Standard room
Pokhara
Standard room


















 

Included Services:

  • All flights mentioned in the trip in economy class with ticket tax and Beijing airport tax
  • Accommodation at selected hotels
  • Private professional English speaking local guide for all mentioned sightseeing
  • All private transfers mentioned in the program with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All meals mentioned in the program (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner).
  • First entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program

Excluded Services:

  • Meals not mentioned above.
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers and hotel porters.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.
  • Nepal Visa

Nepal Visa Information: 

  • Visa is required but you can obtain tourist visa on arrival at Kathmandu Airport
  • actual and valid Passport
  • one photo with size 2 inch
  • visa fee: 15 days (multiple entries): US$ 25.00 or equivalent foreign currency
  •                  30 days (multiple entries): US$ 40.00 or equivalent foreign currency

Creating Unique Touring Experiences:

All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Nepal tour to your individual specifications



Know Before You Go

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones 

Getting Ready to Go 

Trip Preparation: 

A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock 

Passport and Visa 

It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure and a visa if required.
 
Visa can be obtained from Nepalese embassy / consulates or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport or other entry points. One must produce valid passport or Travel document equivalent to passport to apply and obtain Nepal visa.
 
1.    actual and valid Passport 
2.   one photo with size 2 inch 
3.    visa fee: 15 days (multiple entries): US$ 25.00 or equivalent foreign currency
 
30 days (multiple entries): US$ 40.00 or equivalent foreign currency 

Climate & Clothing

Nepal's climate and weather conditions are influenced by two factors: Altitude which ranges from 100 meters above sea in east Nepal to above 8000 meters in mountain tops. Higher you go the colder it gets. East-west direction determines the rainfall. It rains more in east Nepal than west Nepal. Oct. and Nov. are the best time to visit Nepal, spring is a good time as well.  
 
Kathmandu 27 70 N, 85 36 E, 1337 meters above sea level
 
1.      Mild throughout the year. Coldest period is January when the night temperature may reach -3C. Hottest period is May & June. Daytime temperature may reach 34C. In mid February 2007 it snowed in Kathmandu city after 63 years.
 
2.      Monsoon reaches Kathmandu by July give or take 2 weeks and leaves last week of September give or take 2 weeks. Most of the rain is during the evenings and night.
 
3.      Very little rain in other months.
 
4.      Plenty of sunshine during the day time in winter except for a few odd days here and there. 
 
Pokhara 28 21 N, 84 0 E, 827 meters above sea level
 
1.      Mild throughout the year. Coldest period is January when the night temperature may reach 5C. Hottest period is May & June. Daytime temperature may reach 35C.
 
2.      Monsoon reaches Pokhara by July middle give or take 2 weeks and leaves second week of September give or take 2 weeks. Most of the rain is during the evenings and night.
 
3.      Very little rain in other months.
 
4.      Plenty of sunshine during the day time in winter except for a few odd days here and there.
 
5.      Pokhara records the highest rainfall in the country.  
 
Pokhara
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C)
20
21
27
30
30
30
30
30
29
27
23
20
Ave min (°C)
8
8
11
16
19
20
21
21
20
18
11
8
Rainfall (mm)
15
15
30
50
300
575
800
700
575
220
20
5
  
Chitwan 27 40 N, 84 25E 195 meters above sea level
 
1.      Hot after mid-May until September. Dry heat from May to June end. Hot and humid from July to September. Coldest period is January when the night temperature may reach 0C. Hottest period is June and daytime temperature may reach 40C.
 
2.      Monsoon reaches Chitwan by July first week give or take 2 weeks and leaves second week of September give or take 2 weeks.
 
3.      Jungle activities are still possible during the monsoon except in a few days when river crossing may be impossible.
 
4.      Very little rain in other months specially middle of October first week of May.
 
5.      Plenty of sunshine during the day time in winter except for a few days here and there. 
 
Chitwan
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C)
24
25
29
33
34
35
32
33
32
31
30
25
Ave min (°C)
9
11
13
18
23
26
26
26
25
19
13
9
Rainfall (mm)
0
30
34
26
131
286
478
299
272
85
0
2

Clothing

Kathmandu: Cottons between April to October. Light woolens from October to March. Heavy jackets and / or heavy sweaters are necessary especially during evenings, mornings and night from November to February. It is recommended to wear full sleeves at all times. A raincoat or an umbrella which can be obtained locally is recommended during the monsoon. Swimsuits for those staying in hotels with pools.
 
Chitwan & Bardia: Cottons is a good choice all year round with jacket and sweaters for the evenings, mornings and night time from November to February. Dark or neutral colored clothes (not yellow or bright red or white) are recommended for any jungle trip. It is necessary to wear full sleeves and long trousers/pants at all times. Sun hats are usually available at different lodges. Canvas or walking shoes are recommended for the jungle. Swimsuits for those staying in hotel with pools.
 
Pokhara: Cottons between April to October. Light woolens from October to March. Medium jackets and / or heavy sweaters are necessary, specially during evenings, mornings and night from November to February. It is recommended to wear full sleeves at all times. A raincoat or an umbrella which can be obtained locally is recommended during the monsoon. Sunhat may be necessary if you are planning to go boating or walking around the hills. Swimsuits for those staying in hotels with pools.
 
Mountains: The most important clothing is a good pair of walking boots or shoes. Again long cotton pants and full sleeved tops are recommended. In higher altitude (say beyond 2000m) ultra violet is very strong and you can get sun burnt within an hour. So a cotton sun hat is recommended. The higher you plan to go the more specialized clothing you may need like down jackets and heavy woolens. Specialized and good quality trekking gear is available for hire in Kathmandu. Warm layered clothing is a must between November to March end 

Time Zone 

Nepal is 5.75 hours ahead of GMT  

Currency information 

The Nepalese Rupee, also denoted by NPR, is the official currency used in Nepal. The NPR is tied to the Indian Rupee (INR), being 5/8 its value.
 
Currency Exchange Rates: USD1.00 = NPR 78.39 (2012)
 
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only. 
  • Foreign exchange counters can be found in every hotel for guests. Banks will exchange money at their counters. The airport also has an exchange counter.
  • You need to declare at Kathmandu Airport upon arrival if you are carrying cash worth US$ 5,000 or more.
  • It is difficult to change back your left over Nepali currency back to other convertible currency. So exchange limited or required amount only.
  • Credit cards are widely accepted in Nepal, especially in tourist areas. However, do not assume that all the organization would accept credit cards. Please ask before you buy if they accept cards. Most widely used cards are Visa and Mastercard. American Express are not widely used.
  • ATMs are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara   

Do's and Don'ts 

  • Some traditions may be interesting or odd. So be prepared to expect something unexpected.
  • All purpose greeting is "NAMASTE".
  • Do not walk into a temple with shoes and leather.
  • Inside some temples photography may be prohibited. Ask the guide if it is OK to take photos.
  • Avoid bare chests and short skirts even though Nepalis are remarkably open about such things.
  • Things may not be quick and efficient as you are used to in your home country. Things move slowly in Nepal.
  • Bargaining is a must except in department stores. Don't accept given price in street side shops.
  • Travel with an open mind. If it is your first time, Nepal will be different no matter how many guide books you may read   

Electricity 

The electricity is 220 volts, 50 cycles/sec  

Water Quality 

Do not drink tap water. We strongly suggest you buy bottled water in Nepal and bottled water is available at general stores across the country 

Making Telephone Calls from One Country to Another 

When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. For most countries, the exit code is 00. Exceptions include the USA and Canada (011), Hong Kong (001), Australia (0011), and Russia (8 Pause 10*). For Brazil, please consult with the local telephone company. If the international number you wish to call starts with a 0 (zero), you must drop this starting digit when dialing the number. You could also visit this website to check details:http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/

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