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14 Day Nepal Trek Plus Two Nights at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Experience the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and embark on a thrilling ‘Bucket-List’ adventure with a stunning 16 day journey comprising an exhilarating 14 day Everest Base Camp Trek through the heart of Nepal’s famous Sherpa country, capped off with two nights of five-star luxury at the renowned Hyatt Regency Kathmandu for only $1,299 per person instead of $3,316 per person (twin share)
Begin your once in a lifetime trip in Nepal’s breathtaking capital of Kathmandu where you’ll catch a domestic flight to Lukla to begin your trek to the Everest Base Camp – journey through charming mountain villages like Phakding (2,600 metres), the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar (3,535 metres), the village of Dingboche (4,350 metres), and enjoy an early morning hike to Kalapathar (5,545 metres) before flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla for the completion of your tour
Himalayan Social Journey is one of the world’s finest tour providers and boasts a plethora of glowing independent reviews with a sky-high 99% approval rating on TripAdvisor, as well as a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Spend two blissful nights at the lavish Hyatt Regency Kathmandu after your hike – the impressive hotel is the city’s premier accommodation establishment and winner of a 2014 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award
The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the planet’s most challenging and rewarding expeditions – this adventure will leave you with life-long memories of stunning Himalayan vistas, mystical mountainside monasteries, untamed natural landscapes and an unrivalled sense of achievement
The trekking journey combines comfortable twin share accommodation with nourishing daily breakfasts and the convenience of return airport transfers, as well as trekking through some of Nepal’s most awe-inspiring regions
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
Departure dates are available through to May 2016 – see the 'Fine Print tab' for all departure dates
Check out the 'Itinerary tab’ for more information
Your package also includes:
Convenient return airport transfers to and from Kathmandu Airport at the beginning and end of your tour
Settle-in and get to know your fellow tour group members over a complimentary welcome dinner held on the first night of the tour and also be entertained by an engaging cultural program of traditional dancing and singing in Kathmandu - feast on authentic Nepalese cuisine like Chicken Curry, Wild Pork and Momo dumplings
Rest up and prepare for your extraordinary expedition with one night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Room at the four-star Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu (if unavailable then accommodation of a similar standard will be provided; guests will also stay in shared lodge-style accommodation with an attached bathroom during trek days)
Hop aboard a domestic return flight from Kathmandu to Lukla where your trek will begin
A highly knowledgeable English-speaking guide and an experienced porter (between two people) will be on-hand to carry your luggage and help out along the way
Enjoy satisfying daily breakfasts during trekking days comprising tasty items like omelettes, yogurt, muesli, toast, fresh juice and more - also enjoy daily breakfasts at each hotel during your trip
Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla after completing the Everest Base Camp Trek and set off on a guided tour of Kathmandu City complete with private car (or van for larger groups) and knowledgeable English-speaking host – explore Kathmandu’s most famous sites and ancient temples including the sacred Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath and the World Heritage-Listed Patan Durbar Square
Celebrate the end of your Everest adventure by indulging in two nights of pure decadence with a five-star luxury wind-down at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu where you will enjoy daily breakfasts, one mouth-watering buffet dinner, and one relaxing 30-minute spa treatment at the Hyatt's in-house Club Oasis Spa to help you unwind
Tuck into Hyatt's extensive breakfast buffet each morning of your stay at the luxury hotel; including delicious options such as eggs, bacon, mushrooms, sausages, pancakes, muffins, waffles, hash browns, a variety of juices and much more
Indulge in a tempting buffet dinner at Hyatt showcasing mouth-watering multicultural morsels like roast pork, soups, butter chicken, tandoori chicken, vindaloo and Rogan Josh, sweet flour dumplings stuffed with coconut, nutmeg and saffron, and don't forget dessert with creamy rice and milk pudding dotted with cashews and raisins
Stay in a Standard King Room at the Hyatt featuring a plush king-size bed, well-appointed granite ensuite bathroom with tub and walk-in shower, dedicated work area with desk, and charming wooden floors combined with Tibetan hand-woven rugs
Feel free to enjoy the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu's first-class facilities during your stay including an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, handy tour desk and much more
Receive a Himalayan Social Journey company t-shirt and wear it with pride to remember your trip
Your package also includes all necessary trekking equipment including a first aid kit, sleeping bag, duffle bag and trekking pole (if required); as well as necessary permits, TIMS and national park entrance fees
Single Traveller Option
Travelling by yourself or don't want to share a room? Single traveller packages are available for an additional surcharge of USD$400 (approx. AUD$495) per person – see 'Fine Print' for more information
What We Like
Experience the exhilaration of trekking to the famous Everest Base Camp and explore the mesmerising heart of Sherpa Country - get a friend or your partner on-board for this adventure you'll never forget!
Himalayan Social Journey is one of the leading trekking and tour companies in Nepal with over 15 years’ experience. It's a family owned company with knowledgeable local guides and porters who accompany you every step of your journey, taking you off the beaten track and offering you a unique, culturally vibrant experience - truly the trip of a lifetime
Nepal is world-famous for its natural beauty with towering mountains, lush green valleys, picturesque farmlands, hilly trails and forests full of rare and exotic wildlife
You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above
Valid for departures until 19 May 2016
Departure Dates: 5 February 2015; 19 February 2015; 5 March 2015; 19 March 2015; 5 April 2015; 19 April 2015; 5 May 2015; 19 May 2015; 5 June 2015; 19 June 2015; 5 July 2015; 19 July 2015; 5 August 2015; 19 August 2015; 5 September 2015; 19 September 2015; 5 November 2015; 19 November 2015; 5 December 2015; 19 December 2015; 5 January 2016; 19 January 2016; 5 February 2016; 19 February 2016; 5 March 2016; 19 March 2016; 5 April 2016; 19 April 2016; 5 May 2016; 19 May 2016
Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) we will give you a FULL refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period). Refunds are not available if you are unable to secure your preferred dates after the 14 day period
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a ‘first in, best dressed’ basis
Voucher is valid for ONE PERSON (twin share)
You must purchase and redeem TWO VOUCHERS per booking if travelling with someone, otherwise an additional single traveller (in their own room) surcharge of USD$400 (approx. AUD$495) per person applies, payable directly to Himalayan Social Journey
Trek is suitable for people aged between 15 and 64. Please note that a good standard of fitness is required to complete the trek. If you have any health issues, please consult your doctor before purchasing
This is a Grade 3 Rated Trek – Hard treks are only for real adventurers
Expect to trek about 5-7 hours daily or about 10-14 kilometres per day. It is recommended that you prepare for the trek by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the trek. If you are quite fit and do sufficient training prior to arriving in Nepal the trek will be a more enjoyable experience
All accommodation is twin share, for single traveller option please see below
Single Traveller Option: Single traveller packages are available for an additional surcharge of USD$400 (approx. AUD$495) per person, please enquire directly with the tour provider at time of reservation. Please note that during the trek there may be some lodges which won't have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation, thus you may still be required to share a room for some days of the trek
Trek Capacity: The minimum trek capacity is two people and the maximum capacity is 14-16 people per trek (additional trek dates can be arranged if required)
Connecting rooms may be booked at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu only (strictly subject to availability)
Package does not include the following: International flights, insurance, personal equipment and clothing; lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and on trekking days (meals cost about USD$7 - approx. AUD$9 per item depending on where you eat); city sightseeing entry fees (costing approx. AUD$29); psychological and astrological counselling for those who need, and any other activities or items not mentioned in the itinerary
Himalayan Social Journey’s cancellation and change of date policy applies. Any changes to confirmed bookings are at the discretion of the tour group and charges may apply
Vouchers are not refundable after purchase other than in accordance with the Booking Guarantee
One x complimentary spa treatment at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is only valid for treatments with a maximum duration of 30 minutes
One porter will be allocated amongst two people during your trek
Airport transfers are provided at any time as per the flight schedule
Value has been determined based on the trip’s published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
All activities and services are subject to availability
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations. Voucher is non-combinable with any other promotions
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) international flights are not included with this voucher. Please note, a VISA may be required for travel for some guests
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas
A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes
Voucher must be presented at check-in
Package cannot be split
Nights must be used consecutively
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
Multiple vouchers are available for separate trips or can be purchased as gifts for friends and family
All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company or hotels
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
How to get there
The trip begins and ends at Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport) with return airport transfers included.
Flights to Kathmandu depart from most Australian capital cities via Singapore Airline, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines and more (most stopping in Hong Kong or Singapore).
Book your flight through us. Booking a flight is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your hotel booking dates. Then, you can call us on 1300 88 99 00 and speak to an expert Flight Consultant or visit the following link and fill out a Flight Contact Form: http://luxuryescapes.com/flight-contact-form
We will be in touch within 24 business hours with a quote at the lowest rate possible, with no booking fee to you!
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Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Simply make your booking with the hotel(s) by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
16 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking with Luxury Five-Star Wind Down at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to hotel, at evening the orientation will be at the Kathmandu hotel. After orientation welcome dinner with Cultural program (A program with dances and singing from different ethnic groups and cast of Nepalese community with Nepalese dinner) (D)
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2600M.).Overnight at Namaste Lodge. (B)
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3535M.) Overnight at Hotel Namche. (B)
Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Hotel Namche. (B)
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3850M.). Overnight at Rebendell Lodge. (B)
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4350M.). Overnight at Family Lodge. (B)
Day 7: Acclimatization in Dingboche. Overnight at Family Lodge. (B)
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche. Overnight at Mother Earth Lodge. (B)
Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep (5160M) and hike about 1 hour to base camp about 30M.Trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Buddha Lodge. (B)
Day 10: Early morning hike to Kalapathar (5545 M) and trek back to Pheriche. Overnight at Himalayan Lodge. (B)
Day 11: Trek down to Tengboche. Overnight at Robendell Lodge.(B)
Day 12: Trek to Namche. Overnight at Hotel Namche. (B)
Day 13: Trek down to Lukla. Overnight at Numbur Lodge. (B)
Day 14: Morning fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. After arrival at hotel Trekker's Massage. Evening dinner and overnight at hotel Hyatt. (BD).
Day 15: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Patan durbar square). Overnight at hotel Hyatt. (B)
Day 16: Morning breakfast and transfer to airport for your departure. (B)
My boyfriend and I did the EBC trek in December and enjoyed it so so much. HSJ were so organised and helpful the minute we arrived in Kathmandu and made sure we settled in quickly. The trek was an incredible experience made even better by our guide Bishnu and our lovely porters as well. Bishnu was very attentive and also gave us lots of interesting information about the mountains during the trek. He always checked we were feeling okay and whether we needed anything. I would definitely recommend anyone to use this company they were fantastic!”TripAdvisor
This was my first trekking adventure with Himalayan Social Journey and I can safely say it won't be my last. Our guide Saran had so much to share with us and with a world of knowledge kept us interested 24/7. With beautiful mountain ranges and amazing jungle terrain I am very happy with my trek with this team and look forward to my next adventure.”TripAdvisor
The Himalayan Social Journey travel company, were well organised, attention detail was excellent and communication was easy between. Our guide had excellent local knowledge and made us feel very comfortable in a foreign country. We especially enjoyed the small group of trekkers, which made the opportunity to create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Accommodation during the trek was clean and comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed the villages and the local food on offer. The weather great the scenery spectacular and being our first visit an experience to be remembered.”TripAdvisor