Nepal holiday package tour combines trekking and tour in Nepal. This adventure tour provides a complete overview of Nepal. We combine our two popular treks - our Annapurna Trek and the Sherpa Everest trek - undertake a wildlife safari in the Chitwan National Park and savor the delights of the Kathmandu Valley.
Contrast is the essence of this adventure. During our introductory trek through the Annapurna foothills we visit villages where many of the Gurkhas were recruited and gain vantage points to view the peaks of the Annapurna that will undoubtedly whet your appetite for the Everest region. After undertaking a jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park we head to the Everest region to experience the legendary hospitality of the Sherpa people and gain views of Everest and a host of other spectacular peaks. For more Nepal holidays package info, cost, customized itinerary, ask to local Nepal holiday guide.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m).
You will be met by us and transfer hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given in the afternoon.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
This morning a sightseeing tour takes to the key attractions in and around Kathmandu. We will visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu durbar square.
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara, trek to Australia camp (1990m)
This morning we take a flight to Pokhara, Nepal second largest town (820 m). On arrival you are greeted with sights of the entire Annapurna Range. Then drive to Kade takes an hour and trek 2 hours winds uphill through terraced fields and mixed oak and rhododendron forest. There is no need to rush. This is a short day with plenty of time to reach camp. Australia Camp is located on a grassy ridge that affords inspiring views of the huge snowy face of Annapurna South and the sacred peak of Machapuchare. At dusk we can appreciate the lights of Pokhara over a thousand metres below our camp.
Day 4: Trek to Kooker (2590m).
The views from our campsite are excellent, and morning generally offers the best opportunity to view the huge peaks. As we walk, the peaks of the Annapurnas will be visible through the scattered rhododendron forest, offering a sample of the trek to come. As we reach Deurali (2200m) we can get our first views of Dhaulagiri, the world’s 6th highest peak. We take lunch at Forest Camp, and after our longer uphill morning session, this afternoon will be a more gradual ascent to Kooker. It takes 6 hours trekking.
Day 5: Trek to Landruk (1600m, 3 hours)
We descend steeply towards the Mardi Khola today, trekking through dense forest of rhododendron, oak and birch until we reach the terraced fields of Landruk. We have time to explore the village and visit the nearby waterfall before we set camp by the river.
Day 6: Trek to Chhomrung (2020m, 6-7 hours)
High on the opposite side of the river, you can explore the village of Ghandruk. From this point, the trial descends along terraced slopes & forest down to the river. After crossing the river at New Bridge, the trail ascends steeply to join with the trial from Ghandruk. From here it is a short walk to Chhomrong (1960m). Chomrong is a village which offers spectacular views of Annapurna South & Machapuchare.
Day 7: Trek to Tadapani (2650m, 6 hours)
Our trail meanders downhill through fields and into forest of rhododendron, magnolia and lichen covered fig. We pass by waterfalls that cascade down narrow gullies that provide the perfect home for many small ferns and delicate plants such as exotic orchids bursting with color. Tadapani is a small village with limited campsites.
Day 8: Trek to Syauli Bazaar via Ghandruk (1990m, 6 hours)
It is a wonderful traverse through the forest and a fine contrast from the previous stages on the trek. We gain views of Annapurna South from Bhaisi Kharka before heading through a series of clearings that define the trail to the substantial Gurung settlement of Ghandruk (1990 meters). We visit the local Gurung museum in the heart of the village and trek downhill through villages and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar.
Day 9: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (2 hours walk, 2 hours drive)
Today we take a short trek to Nayapul before being transported back to Pokhara for an overnight stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the Pokhara city. It is important to us that this trek follows few of the commercial tea-house trails. Accordingly the route and campsites may be varied at the discretion of the group leader. Note that the walking hours include rest stops, is a guide only and can vary due to trail or weather conditions.
Day 10: Drive to Chitwan (4 hrs drive)
This morning we transfer by road to Chitwan. On arrival we are briefed on the planned activities during our stay and on the park in general. Late afternoon and early morning are the best times to sight wildlife, so other times tend to be for less energetic activities. We will have lunch at the lodge and commence our activity program. Our accommodation is in 2-bed huts with a private bathroom. Solar heated hot water is available in the afternoons.
Day 11: Chitwan National Park
A full day activities are available including jungle walks, elephant rides, canoe rides, bird-watching jungle walks and Tharu cultural program, as well as lectures on elephants and other fauna.
Day 12: Chitwan to Kathmandu (5 hrs drive).
We complete our last activity, and after breakfast we make the return journey by road to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Leisure day and Everest Trekking Preparation.
Day at leisure and relax, do some shopping, explore the sights and to look forward to the next trek ahead.
Day 14: Fly to Lukla (2800m) trek to Phakding (2610m)
Take the 45 minutes scenic flight to Lukla. It is a memorable flight, with marvelous views of the Eastern Himalaya. Our crew assembles and we head downhill towards the Dudh Kosi, named Dudh (milk) Kosi (river) because of its colour, a raging river that flows from the highest peaks. The broad and well-marked trail meanders around fields of potatoes and buck-wheat and passes through small villages, as we pass rows of tree dahlia to make our way to Phakding.
Day 15: Trek to Namche (3450m, 6/7 hours trekking)
Today we cross and re-cross the thundering glacial river, named Dudh (milk) Kosi (river) because of its colour. Trek through pine forest and cleared areas reveal terraced fields and a variety of crops. We pass small groups of donkeys and yaks carrying trading goods and trek-gear along the trail. Today walk is long and steeps the last part. Slow down and enjoy every step of the way. It is a tough climb as the trail passes through forest of pine to a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt Everest. The trail continues to climb and meander to Namche and the sight of this prosperous village spread within a horse-shoe shaped valley opposite the beautiful peak of Kongde Ri is worth every step.
Day 16: Rest Day in Namche.
This rest day in Namche Bazaar is very important for safe acclimatisation. Sagarmartha National Park Headquarters just above Namche bazzar offers a very interesting display of photographs and information on the park. We also can see incredible Himalayan peaks such as Tawatse (6542m), Thamserku (6808m), Kantega (6685m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7896m) and Lhotse (8511m) and Mt Everest (8848m), rises at the head of the valley. The Sherpa Cultural Centre has an interesting collection of mountaineering items and photographs. Those who are fit and acclimatizing well may wish to take the optional morning walk to the Everest View Hotel where spectacular views of Everest and Ama Dablam may be seen.
Day 17: Trek to Deboche (3770m, 6-7 hours)
Trek to Thyangboche is one of the most spectacular trekking days in Nepal. Our trail takes us through pine and rhododendron forest and this is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife is unharmed and not too shy. As a result there is a possibility that we may see Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer or pheasants in the forest and around hotel. As we approach the ridgeline we pass through a traditional gateway and around a chorten before cresting the ridge onto a wide grassy meadow at the monastery village of Thyangboche. The monastery was re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary after it was destroyed by fire in 1989. The views of the Everest massif, as well as all the other major peaks of the area are astounding. After a rest and visit to the monastery we head downhill Deboche.
Day 18: Trek to Dingboche
Trek 5/6 hour uphill walk to Dingboche village.
Day 20: Dingboche.
Explore riverine valley to Chhukung.
Day 21: Trek to Portse village
We make an early start for the ridge high above our camp for a superb panorama of the high peaks of the Everest region. An early start will get us to the ridge for sunrise as the dawn illuminates Lhotse and Everest. We have time to soak in the view and enjoy the quiet isolation of this, one of the best vantage points to view Everest. Later in the morning we descend to camp and continue on a short steep descent to the Imja Khola, followed by a gradual ascent to Pangboche Monastery. The isolated trail to Portse is undulating with magnificent views of Kantega, Thamserku and Cho Oyu.
Day 22: Trek to Namche via Khunde or Khumjung (3780m, 6 hrs).
If clear the mountain views from Thyangboche monastery on our way through are outstanding. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse are at the head of the valley, their line of sight flanked by Tawache on one side and Ama Dablam on the other. Almost directly above us are Kantega and Thamserku. Completing a 360 degree panorama of mountains are Khumblia and Kongde Ri which encircle us from across the valley. It is a comfortable day’s walk, with time to explore these unique and more traditional villages. As we near the villages we pass through terraced fields that are home to a brightly colored pheasant, the Danphe Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal. Khumjung is where you will visit school built by Hillary. We will also be able to visit the monastery at Khumjung where we may have the opportunity to see the “scalp of a yeti”. It is not so far now to reach Namche where we will stop for the night.
Day 23: Trek to Phakding (2850m, 4 hrs)
Today we continue down through the forest to the valley floor to follow the Dudh Kosi downhill and out of the national park to Phakding.
Day 24: Trek to Lukla (2800m, 3 hrs)
Retracing our steps along the valley, we pass through a variety of settlements and forests before a gentle climb to Lukla. We savour our final mountain sunsets of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey.
Day 25: Lukla to Kathmandu (1330m)
This morning we fly to Kathmandu, a thrilling flight over forests, fields and villages, with the Himalaya in the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 26: Kathmandu free day.
here are many things to see in Kathmandu and we recommend you spend this day wandering the town and exploring the valley on bicycle or by taxi. We can arrange a guide and/or transport should you wish, or you can head off armed with a map and let the day unfold.
Day 27: Kathmandu Airport
After breakfast arrangements cease unless further arrangements have been made. Those people travelling by aircraft to further destinations will be transferred to the airport and assisted with check-in procedures.