Luxury Highlights of Nepal
Nepal

World Peace Stupa
  • TRIP TYPE: Cultural Tour
  • TRIP GRADE: Easy
  • TRIP STYLE: Hotel
  • TRIP LEADER: Local Leader
  • GROUP SIZE: 2 - 10 people
  • NEXT DEPARTURE: 12 Mar 2021

Details

This tour is a perfect introduction to Nepal while staying at the best hotels available in the country. You have time to explore Kathmandu, Pokhara, Namo Buddha, Dhulikel and Bandipur and take the Everest flight.

There are superb mountain panoramas of the Himalaya from your hotels at Bandipur, Pokhara, Namo Buddha and Dhulikel. On a clear day you will see Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Mount Machapuchare (known as Fishtail) and also of course Mount Everest during your mountain flight from Kathmandu.

There is no trekking in this itinerary however there are opportunities for day walks while in Pokhara, Bandipur and Dhulikel. You have the option to join one of our fixed date departures we organise twice each year or have a private departure that suits your dates.

While in Kathmandu your hotel is Dwarikas and Shangri La; in Bandipur your hotel is Gaun Ghar; in Pokhara it is Shangri La Village Resort; in Namo Buddha it is Namo Buddha Resort then in Dhulikel your hotel is Dwarikas Dhulikhel.

Route Map

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu

No meals

Hotel Shangri La in Kathmandu

A driver will be sent to collect you on arrival at Kathmandu airport and to bring you back to the hotel.  Please provide travel plans on booking and we will arrange the pick up and transfer.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Breakfast

Hotel Shangri La in Kathmandu

This is a one day guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley visiting three out of the seven World Heritage Sites. You will start off by visiting Patan Durbar Square then drive to the Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath followed by the last stop of the day at the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath. The tour is likely to finish around 4pm and the rest of the day is free to further explore Kathmandu.

Three major towns are located in the valley, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, each having a great artistic and architectural tradition. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in the country. Patan, the second largest is separated from Kathmandu by a river. Bhaktapur, the third largest, is towards the eastern end of the valley and its relative isolation is reflected in its slower pace and more distinctly mediaeval atmosphere.

In the Valley the landscape is dramatically sculpted by the contours of the paddy fields. The towns and villages are alive with the colours of farm produce, ranging from pyramids of golden grain to the vivid reds of chilli peppers laid out on mats to dry in the sun. In the streets and towns there is a constant bustle of activity, especially in the bazaars and markets where the farmers sell their vegetables and fruit.

Everest mountain flight

Drive to Bandipur (3 hours)

Breakfast

Hotel Gaun Ghar in Bandipur

Everest mountain flight always takes off early in the morning to maximise your chances of getting clear views of the mountains before cloud build up later in the day. This normally means a pick up from your hotel around 5.30am and once through the busy domestic terminal you should be airborne by 6.30am

Later in the morning you are driven by private vehicle to Bandipur. This small town is located on a ridge above the Kathmandu to Pokhara road and has superb views of the Himalayan peaks to the north (Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal).

Bandipur has been considerately developed for tourists whereby some of the old houses have been carefully converted to hotels and there are thankfully few concrete buildings like elsewhere in Nepal. Compared to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu Bandipur is very peaceful place as vehicles are not allowed into the main square.

Drive to Pokhara (3 hours)

Breakfast

Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara

After breakfast you will continue your drive to Pokhara and onto the wonderful Shangri La Village Resort. There are superb views from this hotel to the snowy Himalayan peaks including Annapurnas. In the afternoon you can either relax at the resort around the swimming pool or explore the town of Pokhara.

Walk to Peace Stupa

Breakfast

Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara

It is worth waking early to see the mountain views that at their best in the morning. After breakfast you have the option to take a boat trip across Phewa Lake and walk up to World Peace Stupa overlooking Pokhara with superb views of Annapurna mountain range.

Fly to Kathmandu

Drive to Namo Buddha (1 1/2 hours)

Breakfast

Namo Buddha Resort

After breakfast, you will be driven to Lumbini airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival there is a short drive to Namo Buddha on the rim of the Kathmandu valley where there is a superb mountain panorama from the wonderful Namo Buddha Resort.

1) Drive to Dhulikhel (1 hour)

2) Walking to Dhulikhel (2 hours)

Breakfast

Dwarikas Dhulikhel

Today you have the option to walk to Dhulikhel or to drive by car. If you decide to walk the trail takes you through traditional villages with mountain views.

Drive to Kathmandu (1 1/2 hour)

Breakfast

Hotel Shangri La in Kathmandu

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your flight back home.  End of trip.

Dates & Prices

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2021

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Dates 12 Mar 2021 to 20 Mar 2021 Trip Leader Local Leader Price US$2,095pp Single Supplement:
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Dates 08 Oct 2021 to 16 Oct 2021 Trip Leader Local Leader Price US$2,095pp Single Supplement:
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2022

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Dates 11 Mar 2022 to 19 Mar 2022 Trip Leader Local Leader Price US$2,095pp Single Supplement:
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Dates 07 Oct 2022 to 15 Oct 2022 Trip Leader Local Leader Price US$2,095pp Single Supplement:
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What's Included

  • Internal travel in private car or minibus with driver.
  • Private transfers including airport collections.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle.
  • Twin share rooms at all locations.
  • Breakfast only at all hotels.
  • Rubberised luggage tags posted to you before departure.
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921).
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive “Nepal Pre Trip Information” notes.

What's Not Included

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa for 15 days.
  • Lunch and evening meals all places on itinerary.
  • Tips (guidance on amounts included in our “Nepal Pre Trip Information” notes).
  • Other items not listed in “What is included”.

Accommodation

Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu

Dwarika’s Hotel is a unique property with buildings and courtyards built in traditional style with many features such as wooden panels rescued from palaces and temples in the Kathmandu valley. The hotel has a swimming pool and excellent restaurants including Krisharpan known as one of the best in Kathmandu.

Dwarika’s Hotel is a unique property with buildings and courtyards built in traditional style with many features such as wooden panels rescued from palaces and temples in the Kathmandu valley. The hotel has a swimming pool and excellent restaurants including Krisharpan known as one of the best in Kathmandu. Dwarika’s Hotel is a unique property with buildings and courtyards built in traditional style with many features such as wooden panels rescued from palaces and temples in the Kathmandu valley. The hotel has a swimming pool and excellent restaurants including Krisharpan known as one of the best in Kathmandu.


Hotel Shangri La in Kathmandu

Shangri La is our usual hotel for our Luxury trips in Nepal as our clients enjoy staying in this property with well-appointed rooms, lovely garden and swimming pool plus good restaurants and Lost Horizon bar.

Hotel Shangri La is located in Lazimpat and within 20 minute walking distance from the tourist hub of Thamel.


Temple Tree Resort & Spa in Pokhara

Temple Tree Resort & Spa is located close to Lakeside. This resort is newly built in traditional style and the rooms are in cottages with a private veranda overlooking the inner courtyard and landscaped gardens.

There is an infinity pool with Jacuzzi and the Spa has a blend of treatments available.


Hotel Heritage in Bhaktapur

Hotel Heritage is a boutique hotel conveniently located close to the medieval town of Bhaktapur. This hotel has been restored and retrofitted by local craftsmen with traditional Nepali architecture and furnishings.

Most of the bricks come from derelict old palaces and rich merchant’s houses in the valley. They have integrated beautiful wood carved windows on Hotel’s Front elevation. You will also notice the use of antique marbles and stone floors which were once the pride of few Royal Palaces and are nearly over 400 years old.


Dwarika's Resort in Dhulkhel

Dwarikas is Nepal’s premier hospitality group, dedicated to preserving and sharing Nepal’s rich and diverse heritage. Their resort in Dhulikhel is located on a lush forested hill that extends over twenty acres facing the Himalayas.

The property is designed in the spirit of a traditional Nepali village with trails, glades and terraced farms interspersed within the ecology of ancient woodland. The Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa, an integral part of the resort, draws on Himalayan herbs and unique treatments to achieve complete relaxation and rejuvenation. The resort incorporates a number of ecologically responsible processes, including solar energy, grey water treatment, recycling of waste and organic agriculture.

The following places and activities are included with your stay: Himalayan Salt Room, Crystal House, Chakra Sound Therapy Chamber, Meditation Maze, Swimming Pool and Fitness Center, Garden of Nine Planets, Sauna and Hot Tub, group Yoga Session, group Meditation Session, group Pottery Session, group Cine Therapy Session, visit to the farm, art and Painting Session and consultation with Ayurvedic Doctor.


Practical Information

Clothing and Equipment List for Tours

Footwear:

  • Comfortable shoes i.e trail shoes or trainers.
  • Flip flops or sandals for easy removal during temple visits.

Travel clothes. You will need clothing as follows:

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket.
  • Casual long sleeved shirt.
  • T shirts.
  • Lightweight trousers.
  • Micro fleece.
  • Socks and underwear etc.

Please carefully read Cultural Consideration paragraph for dress code when in public areas..

Headwear:

Personal Equipment:

  • Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc.
  • Useful during power cuts.
  • Backpack for day trips. Recommended size is 15 to 20 litres.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sunscreen and lipsalve with a high SPF.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Books, ipod and cards etc.
  • Power adapter.
  • Camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
  • Insurance certificate.
  • Hand sanitizer. We suggest you keep this in your day pack.
  • Duffle bag (or backpack) for your personal gear. Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag.

Personal first aid kit:

Please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as:

  • Any personal medications.
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Plasters and blister treatment (Compeed patches are the best).
  • Anti-septic cream.
  • Analgesics (paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin).
  • Throat lozenges.
  • Diarrhoea treatment (Immodium) and oral rehydration salts (Dioralyte).
  • Antihistamine cream and tablets (Cetirizine or loratidine)

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