Nepal is country of diversity. Nature has gifted it with incredible geographical condition that comprises various climatic zone, vegetations & beautiful places. Similarly it is diversed culturally as well. It boasts it’s cultural richness by more than 100 ethnic groups, each with their own language, costumes & traditions. Festivals and rituals round the year and religions with mutual tolerance. The 14 days tour and trekking in Nepal can be an ideal vacation for the family and friends. The short and easy trek, comfortable lodges and lots of activities can be more fun and exciting with your dear ones. You will not be missing the must visit places in Nepal and make most out of this trip. Trekking to the foothills of Annapurna with mesmerizing views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Lamjung himal, sightseeing of the lake city Pokhara, jungle activities in Chitwan, rafting in Seti, village walk and world heritage sites in Kathmandu are all what you can expect in your perfect vacation.
About The Package
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
At the airport you will be met and welcomed by our representative and escorted to your hotel. You will have a leisure day today. You can also visit to the main touristic center Thamel and get the glimpse of the vibrant life of Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today you visit three world heritage sites in Kathmandu. A hindu temple, Buddhist stupa and medieval palace of Malla kings. These wonderful places will give you the historical and cultural insight of Nepal. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Fly to Pokhara, Trek to Australian camp.
Early morning a scenic flight to Pokhara offers you a wonderful mountain views. Landing in Pokhara you will drive 2 hrs to Kande. Today you will start your trek with a few hours walk to Australian camp. Overnight at the local lodge.
Day 4 : Trek to Landruk
Today you go through the village of Tolka and typical gurung villages on your way. You will have the views of Annapurna South passing through the forests.
Day 5 : Trek to Ghandruk
The beautiful and large village of Ghandruk lies west from the Modi river at a hill top at the elevation of 1940m. Today you will get down the Modi river and climb uphill to Ghandruk. You will enjoy the panoramic view of Machhapuchre and Annapurna. The gurungs are the local inhabitants in Ghandruk region and are well known their hospitality, culture and bravery.
Day 6 : Trek to Kimche. Drive to Pokhara
The last day of your trek is a short walk down hill to Kimche from Ghandruk. From Kimche you will drive 2 and half hours back to Pokhara. You will take the way of Sarangkot on the way and it will give you an excellent opportunity to hike down to Pokhara from Sarangkot or get the experience of Paragliding above the lakes. You will have a leisure after you arrive in Pokhara to explore the city on your own.
Day 7 : Pokhara Sightseeing
You will have a day for visiting the major attractions of Pokhara. You will visit Devis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Tibetan refugee camp. Boating and hiking to peace pagoda can be upon your interest.
Day 8 : Drive to Damauli and rafting in the Seti river.
Early morning you will drive towards Damauli by the Prithivi highway. The rafting will start from Damauli and end at Devghat an approx. 3 hours of rafting in Seti river. After your raft you will have lunch and drive towards the Kasara Resort.
Day 9 : Jungle safari in Chitwan
It is a day to enjoy the activities in the jungle of Kasara in Chitwan national park. You will have the opportunity to take the elephant ride and jeep drive in the jungle. Canoe ride in the rapti river, village walk, Cycling and tharu cultural dance. You will be spoiled with a lot of activities to do in Kasara.
Day 10 : Fly to Kathmandu. Bhaktapur sightseeing.
Today early after your breakfast you will fly to Kathmandu and drive to fascinating city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is one of the famous attraction among the world heritage sites in Kathmandu and liked by many visitors. This ancient newari town is full of cultural and architectural richness. It is always vibrant and authentic with it’s own festivals, tradition and way of living.
Day 11 : Namobuddha
Today you will come out of the bustling city of Kathmandu valley and see the different part of villages near from Kathmandu city. Just a few hours of drive out of Kathmandu will bring you to Namobudha Resort in a peaceful and most scenic location for getting mountain views. Nearby the resort is the monastery of Namobuddha and a holy site for Buddhist followers. After checking in at the Resort you can go for visit to the monastery and villages nearby.
Day 12 : Balthali
Balthali village lies just a few kilometers south west from Namobuddha. A nice village walk to balthali for around 3 hours is just refreshing. You will pass by rice fields, orange gardens, small and beautiful river Roshi and an interesting hanging suspension bridges in your walk. By lunch you can arrive at your resting place in Balthali Village Resort. It is just situated in a small hill top overlooking the mountains to your north and east. You can just relax at the Resort and enjoy the peaceful and serene environment here.
Day 13 : Panauti – Kathmandu
After your breakfast you will hike for about an hour to Khopasi and take your car to Panauti which is just a few minutes drive. Panauti is an old newari town which was also a trade route between Tibet and terai in the past. The place has old newari structured houses and a temple of Indreshwor Mahadev of around 13th century. The holy place called uttar prayag which has the confluence of three rivers Roshi, Punyamati & Brahmayani. After visiting Panauti drive back to Kathmandu and drop at your hotel.
Day 14 : Free day in Kathmandu
A last day in Kathmandu is a free day where you can visit the places you like most or go for a shopping in the streets of Thamel and basantapur. Just have a good relaxing time.
Day 15 : Final Departure
Finally after your memorable holiday in Nepal you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to your home.
COST OF THE TRIP USD 1900
- All hotel-airport transfers
- TIMS & National park fee
- Flights Kathmandu - Pokhara and Chitwan - Kathmandu
- Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB & lodges during the trek on full board.
- 2 nights in Kasara Resort in Chitwan on FB including all activities, national park fee and transfer to Resort from the airport.
- Rafting in Seti with transfer and a lunch
- English speaking Guide for the trek with one porter for every two guests
- Transfer in private car before and after the trek
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara with a Cultural guide
- All entrance fees of temples, monuments during sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Sightseeing and village walk in Kathmandu with hotels in FB
Cost excludes :
- Visa fee
- International flight ticket
- other meals not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Medical insurance and emergency Rescue if needed
Visa and passport for Nepal
It is necessary to have a valid passport that will be valid at least six months after the date of visa application. The visa can be obtained very quickly at the Embassy before departure or at each border crossing or arrival at Kathmandu airport (bring two photos and a short wait); tourist visa cannot give rise to a maximum stay of 150 days in a calendar year.
15 days, multi-entries: 25 USD (please make sure you have multiple entry visa for extended trip to Bhutan, Tibet or India)
30 days multi-entries: 40 USD (please make sure you have multiple entry visa for extended trip to Bhutan, Tibet or India)
90 days multi-entries: 100 USD (please make sure you have multiple entry visa for extended trip to Bhutan, Tibet or India)
90 days to 150 days: $ 2 a day, and 20 USD for multiple entry.
Other visas are more complicated to obtain; the instructions are on the website of the Embassy in your countries.
Weather, Gears & Equipments
The trekking in the Himalayas or any short hiking around the villages are best with right gears and equipment. If you are going for high altitude trekking you need to be clothed appropriately. The paths in the mountains are very rugged and difficult so one need to be with a good and comfortable pair of used boots. The temperature goes very low and below freezing level depending upon the time and place you are in. The warm down jackets, rain gears, caps, sun glasses are necessary to be carried for longer treks at higher altitudes.
You might need all of them or some of them to accompany on your trek. The following are the common necessary equipment list for your trekking in Nepal.
|1||Hiking pants (full length)||Zip offs are recommended|
|1||Thermal/fleece long pants (full length)|
|1||Waterproof & windproof pants (full length)|
|1||Heavy fleece long sleeved top||Polartec300 or equivalent|
|2||Light-medium weight long sleeved tops|
|2-3||Thermal long sleeved tops|
|2||Hiking T-shirts||Ensure they are quick dry|
|2||T-shirts (for when not hiking)||Cotton is fine|
|1||Waterproof & windproof jacket||Gore-Tex, Hydro naught or equivalent|
|3-4||*Woollen hiking socks||Heavy weight|
|2||Comfortable socks||Light weight/thin|
|1||Heavyweight gloves/mittens||Must have a waterproof outer|
|1||Lightweight gloves||Polyprop or synthetic|
|1||Sun hat Peaked or wide-brimmed|
|1||*Hiking boots||Sturdy boots with spare laces|
|2||Water bottles 1L capacity each|
|1||Set of Trekking Poles|
|1||Daypack||For day pack, rucksacks for trek provided|
- Toiletries (for personal use)
- Soap (for washing clothes)
- Lollies / Chocolate / Dried fruit
- Books to read
- Journal to write in
- Camera with extra batteries and flash cards
- SPF 30+ sunscreen
- Lip balm (with SPF factor)
- Blister strips (Leucoplast style)
- Wet wipes or antibacterial wipes
- Electrolyte powder
- Cold & flu tablets
- Throat lozenges
- Antiseptic cream (Salvon or similar)
- Anti-diarrhoea tablets
- Paracetamol (Panadol)
- Multivitamin (including Vitamin C)
- General Antibiotic (as prescribed by your doctor)
- Diamox (if prescribed by your doctor)
- Any personal prescription medication you require