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8 Days 7 Nights Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & Jomsom Tour

Your 8-Days Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Jomsom [Muktinath] Tour begins with an exploration of the medieval city of Kathmandu followed by a wonderful trip to the Lake City of Pokhara. In our 8-day tour we enjoy the cultural marvels and discover ancient Hindu and Buddhist relics in the Kathmandu Valley with visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered around…

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] 
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 03.    Pokhara- Jomsom [Altitude 2800m]
Breakfast at the hotel
Fly to Jomsom [20 min.]
Drive to Muktinath by jeep [3 hrs drive] 
Visit around Muktinath temple 
Drive to Jomsom from Muktinath [2:30hr]
Overnight at the Lodge
Day 04.    Jomsom-Pokhara-Chitwan [Altitude 150m]
Breakfast at the Lodge
Fly to Pokhara 
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 05.    Chitwan
Breakfast at the hotel
Canoeing & Elephant breeding center or canoeing & Jungle walk 
Elephant safari
Overnight at the hotel
Day 06.    Chitwan-Kathmandu-Nagarkot [Altitude 2195m]
Breakfast at the hotel
Bird watching
Drive to Kathmandu [180km-4-5hr] [optional: 20m flight]
Transfer to Nagarkot [32 km-1hr] 
Sunset view from Nagarkot [if weather permitted]
Overnight at the hotel
Day 07.    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 08.    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]

(D) 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS KATHMANDU, POKHARA, CHITWAN & JOMSOM TOUR
Package Categories Group size SRS
2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 13 14 to 19 above 20
Luxury 1,535 1,550 1,375 1,290 1,240 380
Comfort 1,230 1,250 1,075 985 935 260
Standard  1,100 1,120 945 855 805 150
Budget 995 1,005 850 770 745 90

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, 2016

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
  • ACAP permit 
  • Return air ticket for Pokhara-Jomsom with taxes 
  • Jomsom-Muktinath return transfer by Jeep
  • All activities which are mention in above itinerary 
  • Daily buffet breakfast 
  • Daily lunch & dinner in Chitwan 
  • Daily lunch & dinner in Jomsom 
  • All accommodation in the mention hotel
    Category Hotel Details
    Luxury 2 Nights Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu
    1 Night Fish Tail Lodge or similar in Pokhara
    2 Nights Machan Country Villa or similar in Chitwan
    1 Night Club Himalaya or similar in Nagarkot
    1 Night Best available lodge in Jomsom
    Comfort 2 Nights Hotel Royal Singi or similar in Kathmandu
    1 Night Hotel Barahi or similar in Pokhara
    2 Nights Rhino Residency resort or similar in Chitwan
    1 Night Fort Resort or similar in Nagarkot
    1 Night Best available lodge in Jomsom
    Standard  2 Nights Hotel Manang or similar in Kathmandu
    1 Night mount kailash resort or similar in Pokhara
    2 Nights Jungle safari lodge or similar in Chitwan
    1 Night Country villa or similar in Nagarkot
    1 Night Best available lodge in Jomsom
    Budget 2 Nights Hotel Pilgrims or similar in Kathmandu
    1 Night Hotel Tulisi Pokhara or similar in Pokhara
    2 Nights Rhino Lodge & hotel or similar in Chitwan
    1 Night Hotel Space Mountain or similar in Nagarkot
    1 Night Best available lodge in Jomsom
     

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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