If you want to enjoy all the best of Nepal in a single visit, this tour will be your best option. Best of Nepal family tour offers the best glimpses of Nepal's culture, natural beauty, and adventure. You’ll take a once-in-a-lifetime flight to the mesmerizing Himalayas, visit the captivating medieval cities of Kathmandu valley, enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting, explore one-horn rhinos, bears and stripe tigers on an elephant safari And share peace and tranquility with Buddhist monks at prayer.
Have you ever dreamed to take pictures of yourself with your kids on the summit of Mount Everest? You can take photographs of amazing panoramic view of Mount Everest and other peaks from the cockpit during your mountain flight. Enjoy the thrill of white water rafting and camp on the river bank. Chitwan National Park brings you closer to the nature. With tropical forests, grassland and lush vegetation, the park is home of various species of migratory birds, rhinos, leopards, elephants, bears and the endangered Bengal tiger. To make this itinerary even more exciting we have enhanced three days easy trek in Annapurna area where you will see stunning view of Annapurna mountain range. You’ll be amazed by the dazzling natural beauty and culture shock during this trip.
Joining Arrangements & Transfers
All Clients travelling to Kathmandu will be met at the airport by a TTG representative who will arrange the transfer to the group hotel. Please look at our logo at the arrival gate.
While in Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Lumbini, Nagerkot and Balthali the group will stay in a mentioned hotel or hotels with similar categories as on itinerary. We choose hotels not too far from the main downtown. Most of our hotels will be in central Thamel in Kathmandu so that you can shop, eat and go anywhere easily.
Whilst on tour we spend nights in hotels and lodges. The Nepalese hotels/lodges are simple, friendly and atmospheric.
Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and we do not charge a single supplement. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the entire trip. If you prefer to have your own single room then you have to pay single supplement, however the single room is only possible in Kathmandu not on the trek.
Normally all breakfast are included on the trip and sometimes Lunch and dinner too as on itinerary. Typical meals provided in the lodges will include some Nepali dishes and some international cuisine from pizza and chips. However as a responsible tour operator we encourage you to eat local food whenever possible because this will help the local economy and these local foods are always fresh.
We eat in the hotel where we stay (if it is included), our trip leader will suggest you what is safe and good to eat there. Breakfast will usually be porridge, eggs, bread, Fruits, lunch will be a simple meal with noodles, rice, Pasta and dinner will be 2 courses consisting of soup, main meal. All drinks & beverages are extra.
A Typical Day
You will have free morning in the city and after breakfast we start shortly for a day tour. The day tour can be 5-7 hrs depending on the tours. After the tours you may wish to relax with a beer on the terrace of your lodge before taking dinner. Dinner is taken in the dining room which normally has some form of heating. This is a great time of day for reliving the events of the tours so far and for general socialising. If the dinner is not included on the trip, you can take in any restaurant you prefer.
Group Leader & Support Staff
The group will be led by an experienced English-speaking local leader, and on trek will have the services of porters to carry luggage.
Approximately US$400-600 (or equivalent Australian dollars, Euros etc.) changed into local currency, should be sufficient for miscellaneous personal expenses including tips for guide, drinks for all trips & meals in the city. It is not necessary to obtain local currency (Nepali rupees) prior to departure. Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are equally acceptable for exchange in Nepal. If you prefer not to carry all of your spending money in cash, it is possible to withdraw money (rupees only) from ATMs in Kathmandu and most of the cities using your debit or credit card.
Guidance on Tipping
Tipping is the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and driver but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trip and this is best done as a group rather than from individuals. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. The level of tipping should be determined by the group as a whole with everyone contributing an equal amount that all are comfortable with. As a rough guide, we recommend about 5-10% of your trip.
Your baggage on tours has no limit but if there is trekking involved, please make it not above 15 kg. For the domestic flight to Chitwan, Pokhara and Lumbini, we have 20 kg limitation. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trips at the hotel in Kathmandu.
This holiday involves no high altitude problem as all of them in a low elevation.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
You must bring the following items:
The following items are optional:
The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Therefore to avoid embarrassment on both sides we recommend that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is preferable to wear trousers or a long skirt.
Passport & Visas
A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.
All nationalities require a visa. The visa fee is $30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days, $125 for 90 days and is obtainable on arrival. Payment must be made in cash and USD, GBP or Euros are accepted. Please bring small change. Bring 4 passport size photos for different permits.
Health & Vaccinations
You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist checkup.
The unit of currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee. We can change this money in Kathmandu which has better rate than hotels and Airports. Guides will show you the place after arrival.
Electricity Supply & Plug
We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at Plugs and Socket.
Preparing For Your Trip
This is easy holiday, however It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. We suggest that you adopt a weekly exercise regime leading up to your trip. Regular hiking is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardio vascular fitness and stamina. Note that you will encounter steps on the trail while doing walking and you might wish to tailor your exercise to take this into account. It is also a good idea to do some reading about the country and the culture of the local people before you embark on an adventure holiday.
Nepal can be visit all year around, however October to November and March to May are the best times for holiday in Nepal. These months both side of the summer monsoon season are neither too hot in the foothills nor too cold in the higher elevations and they offer the best conditions for explore. Pre-monsoon is the best time to see the colourful blooms of the rhododendron at lower elevations. The post-monsoon months usually offer the clearest skies and the most settled weather. At either of these periods you will encounter a wide range of daytime temperatures during your trip from approximately 25ºC in Kathmandu to approximately 14ºC at 3000 metres. The ‘real feel’ temperature in the middle of the day will be much warmer than this. Extended periods of rain or snow are very unlikely outside of the monsoon period but short lived storms can and do occur.
Not to forget?!
Please do not forget to come with positive attitude, flexibility, a sense of humors and an appetite of adventure and discovery!
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You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. Like your personal architect creating your one-of- a-kind home, our Travel Specialists will execute the trip of a lifetime. It's all up to you - logistics, pace, budget, dates, performances, visits, explorations, meals and lodging are hammered out down to the finest customized detail. Please fill in our tailor-made request form.
If you do not want to join a group then you can also make this a private trip with your friends and family one at your own schedule. Considering this, Trekking Team Group organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Short briefing about the package in the hotel. Typical welcome dinner in the evening.
Today you experience something very amazing that most of the people even do not dream in life—a mountain flight above majestic Mount Everest. The forty five minutes flight offers an incredible panorama and breathtaking view of Mount Everest. You can take a photograph of the world’s highest mountain from the cockpit. You will be taken to the hotel for breakfast. After brief rest you will set off for walking tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the important historic and tourist destinations in Nepal. The main attraction in the Kathmandu Durbar square is Hanuman Dhoka Palace which is named in honor of the monkey god, Hanuman. At the southern end of the Durbar Square there is the most curious attraction, the Kumari Chowk. You would be able to see a Kumari House, where the Living Goddess of Nepal resides. After exploring this place we will walk through Asan Bazaar to your hotel.
Your day begins with breakfast at your hotel. A private vehicle will take you on a two and a half hours scenic drive to starting point of rafting. You will change your cloths and get ready for your rafting expedition. Our guide helps to remind that you need for the rafting. Following short rafting you will be provided picnic lunch. Rafting resumes after short rest. Back to your camp. You can do some extra activities like village walking, swimming or just relax on our Bar enjoying the river sound. You will be served with freshly cooked dinner in the evening.
Your day begins early with breakfast at your camp. Short rafting for the day before heading to Chitwan, Nepal’s most famous wildlife reserve and one of the finest national parks in Asia. You will stay in a lodge with good views of lush forested valley and the Rapti River for two nights. You will visit a local village and learn how the villagers live in a sustainable manner. After dinner you will attend a culture programme of local Tharu people.
Exploring wildlife in its natural habitat is always an unforgettable experience. Get up early with sunrise, accompanied by a unique ‘dawn chorus’, you will penetrate the national park in the traditional way by your own feet and zeep safari. A naturalist guide helps you spot rhino, sloth bears, wild boar and if you’re very lucky Royal Bengal tiger too. You return to the hotel for breakfast. You will also have an opportunity to watch elephants bath in the river. After lunch you will have the option of a trip by dugout canoe to see crocodile and birds and return on foot along the riverbank.
After breakfast drive towards the small town of Pokhara, popularly known as lake city, in the western part of Nepal. Breathe fresh air and enjoy the staggering beauty of world’s beautiful mountains. In the afternoon you take a boat ride across lake Fewa for the best views of the Annapurna mountain range. Watch reflections of their dazzling white peaks sparkle in the mirror-like water. Annupurna is probably one of the finest mountain panoramas in the world. Enjoy the sunset in the lake and enjoy dinner at one of the famous restaurant in lakeside.
You will drive to Hemja (about 30 minute drive) after breakfast. You will commence your trekking to Annapurna Eco Village from here. The eco village is the concept to provide travelers with a traditional Nepali village experience with an ecological base. You will experience traditional Nepali culture in clean environment with limited rural amenities. From the village you can have panoramic views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Pokhara valley and the surrounding countryside.
Wake up early today to get spectacular sun rise over the Annapurna range. Watch the mountain peaks turn to shimmering gold. Of 14 mountain peaks higher than 8000 metres in the world eight are in Nepal. Three among them can be seen from this spot if the sky is clear. Enjoy such memorable moment, take breakfast in the garden having good views of the Himalaya and then trek to Dhampus. The trek is short but quite memorable with fantastic mountain view and country side. Visit Dhampus village, a settlement of British Gurkhas, in the late afternoon. You will also have an opportunity for a close look at the daily lives of the villagers. You can enjoy beautiful sunset again.
Trek downhill for about three hour after breakfast and drive to Pokhara. If you have still energy you can hike to World Peace Stupa and trek down to Davi’s Fall for about 3 hours. If not just enjoy the lake city.
You will drive back to Kathmandu. It takes about 7 hours. You will travel along the river, through village and rugged countryside. You are totally free upon reaching Kathmandu. (On your way to Kathmandu, you can visit Manakamana Temple, believed as the wish fulfilling goddess, by cable car).
You will begin Kathmandu sightseeing tour after your breakfast. You will visit two very important religious sites, Pashupatinath and Boudhnath. Pashupatinath Temple, situated on the bank of the Bagmati river, is famous Hindu temple of Lord Shiva. One can witness final rites in the crematorium on the bank of the Bagmati river. Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world and the center for Tibetan Buddhism. Then after you will take short drive to Bhaktapur, an ancient city rich in art, architecture and culture.
You will explore the city of Bhaktapur and drive to Changunarayan. After Changunarayan visit you will be taken to a resort in Nagarkot. Can enjoy spectacular Himalayan sunset views and spend the night in the resort.
Enjoy one of the world’s best sunrise views from Nagarkot before you set off for Panauti. You visit different temples in this historic city of Panauti and drive to Balthali. Balthali is just beyond the Panauti and Khopasi which is one of the rich cultural and natural destinations. After lunch you will explore Balthali village and enjoy the countryside.
Enjoy the breakfast early in the morning and trek one hour to catch our bus for Kathmandu. The trek is easy and mostly downhill. Walking through village, green paddy fields is very stunning. Farewell dinner in the evening.
Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day. Do as you like. Many people take the time for shopping others enjoy exploring the cultural sites of the city. Our local guide help you find the best shops in the area. Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport.
Jan 13 2016
I brought a group of 28 adults to Nepal from Tibet for a four-night visit to this very interesting country that included two nights in Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park. The hotel chosen for the two nights in Kathmandu was the "Shanker Hotel" and the accommodation chosen at Chitwan was "Jungle Safari Lodge". Both of these places were fantastic! Shreehari, the owner of the company, did a fantastic job as the tour operator, Trekking Team Group, and was very responsive to my many e-mails and phone calls in preparing for this trip. He helped me design a custom itinerary that made best use of the time in Nepal and chose great restaurants for my group to eat at. Not having been to Nepal before, I was a bit apprehensive at choosing a tour operator especially with so many tour operators in Nepal to choose from, but this company did not disappoint me as I felt Shree was fair, gave me a good value for the money, and was honest. I also checked out references of his company prior to choosing his and they all checked out fine. Shree also accompanied my group to Chitwan and I felt he cared about my group's experience. Although we had a great tour experience and Shree was also our tour guide in Kathmandu, I suggested to Shree that for the Kathmadu tour that if he was going to be the tour guide, he just needs to talk more about the places we visited as my group was hungry for a lot of detailed information and history. The lunch location at Dhulikhel Resort between the TIbet border and Kathamdu was fabulous with its views of the valley and the famous Rumdoodle Restaurant in the old town area of Thamel in Kathmandu gave us a taste of home (i.e., steak, fries, etc.). Jungle Safari lodge, which Shree recommended to my group for our Chitwan experience, was an oasis in a very hot and humid area. Although it is notorious in Nepal for the electricity to be sporadic, for the most part it stayed on and we had A/C for the most part. We then flew back to Kathandu to make our connecting flight to Jaipur, India via Delhi, and Shree saw us off at the airport. Overall, the tour was fantastic and I would not hestitate using Trekking Team Group again and staying at the Shanker Hotel and Jungle Safari Lodge.
This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.
IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US. This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.
Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects. To know what we do and why we do please click here.
Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.
One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.
Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.