|Tour Code: GLBON001||Style: Gay and lesbian Travel|
|Grading:||Maximum Altitude: 1750m|
|Transport: Private||Duration: 15 Days|
|Start in: Kathmandu |Ariport||End in: Kathmandu |Airport||Price: US$ 1999 per person|
If you want to enjoy all the best of Nepal in a single visit, this tour will be your best option. Best of Nepal 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 a picture yourself on the summit of Mount Everest? You can take photographs of an 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 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 the stunning view of Annapurna mountain range. You’ll be amazed by the dazzling natural beauty and culture shock during this trip.
Being a member of IGLTA community to better understand about our LGBTIQ community we also feature this tour in gay and lesbian greatest community as Best of Nepal Gay Tour.
The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.
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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 Mt.Everest. The 45 minute 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 – on elephant back. This gentle giant quietly brushes through the undergrowth without disturbing other animals. Each elephant carries four people and a naturalist guide helps you spot rhino, sloth bears, wild boar and if you’re very lucky Royal Bengal tiger. 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, 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. Annapurna 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 2-3 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 Boudhanath. 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. You 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 your 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.
May 12 2016
Trekking Team Group is highly recommended for a Best of Nepal Adventure. All activities and time spent in various locations was well planned so it didn't feel like you had to pack everything up every night and move to a new location; there was time to relax, settle, and explore on your own.
The guides were very well spoken, considerate of well being and I don't think the trips would be possible without the excellent drivers shuttling the group to each location safely.
This was truly a wonderful experience with gentle white water rafting, flights to view Mount Everest, Safari in Chitwan national park and soft 3 days hiking to Annapurna. The trip can be done by all age’s group.
Trekking Team Group was a wonderful way to experience Nepal offering a variety of experiences to every skill set of adventurer! Thank you TTG for a great trip, we will come back again!
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.