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12 Days 11 Nights Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan Tour Cum Trekking

Day 01.    Arrival at the Kathmandu[Altitude 1336m]
Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Welcome by officer of Destination Nepal 
Transfer to the hotel 
Briefing about program
Overnight at the hotel
Day 02.    Kathmandu-Pokhara[Altitude 915 m) 
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Pokhara [210km-5-6hr] [Optional: 30 min flight]
Evening: free time for self explore around Phewa Lake
Overnight at the hotel
Day 03.    Pokhara 
Early morning sunrise view from Sarangkot [Altitude 1700 m] [1 hr drive from Lake side]
Breakfast at the hotel
Half day sightseeing tour of Davis fall, Tibetan refugee camp, Gupteswori cave, Bindabasini temple & Seti gorge 
Boating at Phewa Lake
Evening: free time for self explore around Phewa Lake
Overnight at the hotel
Day 04.    Pokhara – Tirkhedhunga
Travel time: Approx 1- 2 hours by car and 4 hours trekking
After breakfast your driver will pick you up for the two-hour drive to Birethanti, the next destination on your Nepal holiday. On the way, you will be able to see the high peaks of the Himalayas looming in the distance as the road winds its way up to the starting point of this short Nepal trek. Packed with your camera, warm sweater and some water you'll head off, accompanied by your guide and local porters. The villagers wave goodbye as you slowly begin your ascent. 
The path leads through a thick bamboo forest to lush green fields where animals quietly graze. There's plenty of opportunity to stop off for some pictures or a drink on the way. After about 4 hours you arrive in Tirkhedhunga, a small village with a couple of shops, a wobbly hanging bridge across the river and waving children that follow you full of curiosity. You'll be sleeping in a basic lodge. There's running cold water, but don't expect en suite facilities or a hot shower...
Day 05.    Tirkhedhunga - Ghorepani
Travel time: approximately 6 hours trekking
After a hearty breakfast it's time to pack your things and head off on the trek. The first stretch is fairly easy as you walk downhill into the valley. As you cross the river Burungdi Khola make sure to stop and admire this spectacular mountain river. The freezing cold meltwater flows down from high up on the mountain. Then it's the most strenuous part of your short Nepal trek. Heading up some stony steps you slowly make your way to 2000m. 
At the end of this strenuous climb you will be rewarded with an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains rising up above the surrounding hills; a real highlight of your Nepal holiday. The last part of the trek is pretty level and leads through a colourful and aromatic rhododendron forest. On arrival in Ghorepani put your feet up, have a drink and relax. As you look around you'll see the colourful sight of the prayer flags fluttering in the wind against the many temples and snowy mountain peaks in the background.
Day 06.    Ghorepani - Tadapani
Travel time: Approx. 4 hours trekking
It's an early start today, so as not to miss the highlight of this trip; the sunrise at Poon Hill. After breakfast, you'll continue your Nepal holiday as you start the one-hour climb to the top at 3190m. Once you reach the top, sit yourself down in a comfortable spot and watch as the sun slowly colours the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri a deep orange. It's enough to give you goose bumps... 
When the sun's up, the trek continues to Tadapani, where you'll stay overnight. You'll meet a lot of local villagers on the way carrying all kinds of interesting paraphernalia. Everything is lugged up the mountain from sacks of rice to live chickens in big baskets, even entire beds. The local men all wear simple flip-flops but they're still a lot faster than us tourists in our hiking boots. 
Day 07.    Tadapani – Ghandruk
From Tadapani the trail descends through beautiful forests to Ghandruk, which is a stunning village of Gurung people, one of Nepal’s most famous ethnic groups, known for their distinctive dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many soldiers from the famous Gurkha regiments. From here we can have stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Fishtail.
Day 08.    Ghandruk - Pokhara
Travel time: approx 5 hours trekking and 1 hour by car
In the morning, you will leave for the last part of the sunrise trek to Nayapul, about two hours - downhill all the way. When you arrive, you'll find your transportation waiting for you for the two-hour drive to Pokhara. This friendly town is the trekking hub for the Annapurna region. Most of the hotels are situated around the lake and this is also where you'll find plenty of bustling bars and restaurants. You'll stay in a comfortable lakeside hotel a perfect place to relax after your trek. A little extra comfort won't go amiss and you'll deserve it after the action of the past few days of your Nepal holiday. On a clear day, you can see the snow-capped mountain peaks in the distance; you can rent a boat and go out on the lake or visit the golden Varahi temple.
Day 09.    Pokhara-Chitwan [Altitude 150m]
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to Chitwan [155 km-4-5hr] 
Sightseeing tour (visit Tharu village, Elephant stable, visitor center & sunset view point)
Cultural program (Tharu stick dance)
Overnight at the hotel
Day 10.    Chitwan- Kathmandu-Nagarkot[Altitude2195m]
Breakfast at the hotel
Elephant safari
Drive to Kathmandu [180km-4-5hr] [optional: 20m flight]
Transfer to Nagarkot [32 km-1hr]
Sunset view from Nagarkot
Overnight at the hotel
Day 11.    Nagarkot-Kathmandu
Sunrise view from Nagarkot [If weather permitted]
Breakfast at the hotel
Full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur durbar square, Swayambhunath stupa & Kathmandu durbar square 
Evening free time for shopping around Thamel
Evening: Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [Complement]  
Overnight at the hotel
Day 12.    Depart from Kathmandu
Today is your last day in the highest country on earth
Breakfast at the hotel
Free time until departure
Transfer to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours - ask us)
We hope you had a magical experience in the Himalayas and we hope to see you again soon.

 

PRICE: in US$ [subject to availability at the time of confirmation]

(B) 11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS KATHMANDU, POKHARA & CHITWAN TOUR CUM TREKKING
Package Categories Group size SRS
2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 13 14 to 19 above 20
Luxury 1,580 1,615 1,395 1,290 1,235 430
Comfort 1,285 1,320 1,105 995 940 280
Standard  1,150 1,190 970 860 810 180
Budget 975 1,005 815 715 685 95

Notes: 
•    The above rates are net inclusive all taxes & per person on twin/double sharing basis. 
•    SRS-single room supplement
•    The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic & weather conditions 
•    Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients after tour start  
•    Following guide are available on the supplementary charge: "Spanish, Germany, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese & Korean etc as per your requirement"
•    The above rates are valid till 30th September, 2017

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle 
  • All sightseeing tours with an English speaking local guide as per itinerary
  • All applicable monument entrance fees
  • TIMS Card & ACAP permit fee
  • Trekking guide & porter 
  • All activities which are mention in above itinerary 
  • Daily buffet breakfast 
  • Daily lunch & dinner in Chitwan 
  • Daily lunch & dinner in Trekking 
  • All accommodation in the mention hotel
    Category Hotel Details
    Luxury 2 Nights Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu
    3 Nights Fish Tail Lodge or similar in Pokhara
    1 Night Machan Country villa or similar in Chitwan
    1 Night Club Himalaya or similar in Nagarkot
    4 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking 
    Comfort 2 Nights Hotel Royal Singi or similar in Kathmandu
    3 Nights Hotel Barahi or similar in Pokhara
    1 Night Rhino Residency resort or similar in Chitwan
    1 Night Fort Resort or similar in Nagarkot
    4 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking 
    Standard  2 Nights Hotel Manang or similar in Kathmandu
    3 Nights mount kailash resort or similar in Pokhara
    1 Night Jungle safari lodge or similar in Chitwan
    1 Night Country villa or similar in Nagarkot
    4 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking 
    Budget 2 Nights Hotel Pilgrims or similar in Kathmandu
    3 Nights Hotel Tulisi Pokhara or similar in Pokhara
    1 Night Rhino Lodge & hotel or similar in Chitwan
    1 Night Hotel Space Mountain or similar in Nagarkot
    4 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking 
     

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Nepal Visa fees  
  • International airfare 
  • Air-conditional vehicle for budget package
  • Tips for driver & guide [It is not compulsory]
  • Meals [Lunch & dinner: US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
  • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc 
  • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control

GENERAL INFORMATION
VISA 

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph. So, please download form from the link below (visa form) and get ready while you are passing through the immigration Point. Only People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. For more and updated information: Click here

VISA FEES
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Tourist Visa Extension
* Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day
* Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

PASSPORT AND VISAS: 
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip; please refer to the Trip Notes for details. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

 

INFORMATION FOR INDIAN CITIZENS: 
Visa is not require for an Indian citizens For updated information: Click here
To allow Indian citizens to make travel on the basis of the following document:
a.    Passport, or
b.    Driving license with photograph, or
c.    Identity card with photograph issued by a governmental body, or
d.    Ration card with photograph, or
e.    Voter identity card with photograph, or
f.    Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen staying in Nepal, or
g.    Ad hoc/temporary identity card issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of exigency, or
h.    Document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the sub-divisional magistrate or authority there above. 
i.    Once again, welcome to Nepal, we wish you a memorable holiday in this country, thank you.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 40% of total trip cost & the balance 60% of total trip cost after on arrival in Kathmandu. 

CANCELATION 
In case of cancellation by the Traveller, the Agency has the right to charge a percentage cancellation fee according to the following scale:
•    Up to 30 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 20% 
•    15-29 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 30% 
•    7-14 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 60% 
•    6 or less days until the “Trip Start Day” and in the event of non-appearance a fees of 90% 

TIPPING:
If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.
The following amounts are based on local considerations and just our suggestion:
Hotel porters: NPR50-100 is adequate for porters that assist you with bags to your room.
Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there is an addition of 10% service charge, there is no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 5-10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.
Local guides: Throughout your trip, you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$4-5 per person, per day for local guides. (Including city tour guides, jungle guides, rafting guides, assistant trek guides)
Porters: Throughout your trip, you may at times have a porter in addition to your leader. We suggest US$4-5 per person, per day, per porter.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group however, a base of US$4-5 per person, per day is generally appropriate.
Local transport: For a city tour, we suggest US$3 per person, per day.
Your Group Leader: You may also consider tipping your leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however, as a guideline US$4-5 per person, per day can be used. Of course, you are free to tip more or less, as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

NOTE: Please do not tip with coins or notes of or less than NPR50, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.

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