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Explore the best of Nepal, interacting with
local people as you marvel at medieval
Kathmandu and stay in the heart of the
Himalaya in the lakeside setting of Pokhara.
Enjoy gentle walks against the backdrop of
the spectacular Annapurna range. Wildlife
enthusiasts can extend this epic journey with
a 3-night stay in Chitwan National Park.
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Fly to Kathmandu via Dubai with Emirates. (N)
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel Himalaya for a 3-night stay. After a few hours at leisure at the hotel, get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Morning sightseeing in Kathmandu, a characterful and historic city renowned for its master craftsmen and Newari architecture. Explore the heart of the old town, Durbar Square, a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. Later visit Swayambhunath stupa, a 2,000 year-old Buddhist temple which towers impressively over the city on a lofty hilltop. Finally, visit the Royal Palace of Patan and its stunning display of Newari architecture. (B)
This morning discover Kathmandu's cultural diversity with visits to Pashupatinath Stupa, one of the holiest Hindu stupas in Nepal and Boudhnath, one of the largest Buddhist centres for Nepal's considerable Tibetan population. This afternoon take part in a cookery lesson in a traditional local home uncovering the secrets behind Nepali's stable dish - dal bhat. (B)
After breakfast drive to Pokhara, a peaceful rural town on the shores of Nepal's second largest lake and surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains. Stay 2-nights at the Temple Tree Resort & Spa. (B)
Morning at leisure before spending the afternoon exploring the gems of the Pokhara Valley. Visit the Bindabaisni temple a popular site for Hindu pilgrims; see the dramatic Seti River gorge and Devi's Falls; and visit a Tibetan village to observe master craftsmen at work. Later take a gentle boat ride on the expansive Phewa Lake. (B)
Drive for an hour to the start point of the
walk. Follow a beautiful forested trail along
level ground to the Gurung Lodge*, where
you will spend 2 nights. Located at 1,450
metres, the lodge is built along the lines of a
traditional Nepalese village, with every room
affording spectacular views of the Annapurna
mountains. After lunch, walk to the nearby
village of Tanchok to visit a local home.
Gurung Lodge provides drinking water and
local drinks at happy hour. (B, L, D)
Walk for 1.5 hours to the viewpoint of Gurung
Hill for magnificent views of Annapurna South
and the surrounding mountains. Lunch at the
lodge before visiting a nearby village and its
museum and local school. (B, L, D)
Walk to the end point of the trek and drive to
Pokhara for an overnight stay at Temple Tree
Resort & Spa. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Drive to Bandipur, a living museum of Newari culture, for an overnight stay at the Old Inn.
Walk through the local village and its main
street lined with traditional houses and
temples. (B, L, D)
Drive to Kathmandu visiting a local village
and the home of a retired Gurkha en route.
Overnight at the Hotel Himalaya. (B)
Take the flight to London via Dubai with
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
3 day & 2 night lodge stay includes
a guide, 1 porter per two guests and a trek pack
containing a day pack, walking stick, water bottle,
hat and scarf. The lodge is also accesible via road.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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MNE2019: 10 Nights
The capital of the ancient mountain kingdom of Nepal, Kathmandu has the air of a medieva...
The peaceful town of Pokhara lies on the shores on Nepal’s second largest lake, Phewa...