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Bucket-List Adventure through the Himalayas, Kathmandu, Pohkara
Experience the exotic sights and breathtaking serenity of the Himalayas by embarking on a nine day/eight night Nepal tour and trek – for only $999 per person (twin share), valued up to $1,827 – with a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, plush accommodation, select meals, unique cultural experiences, and internal transfers
Your journey begins in famous Kathmandu before boarding a domestic flight to Pokhara, then driving to Phedi to complete the trekking portion of the trip, before heading back to Kathmandu where your tour will end at the beautiful Gokarna Forest Resort
Tour highlights include exploring the spectacular Kathmandu Valley, see the bronzed gateways and Buddhist temples of Patan Durbar Square, trek to Dhampus and take in spellbinding views of Machhapuchre, trek to the Australian Camp at the foothills of Annapurna, witness divine sunrise and sunset vistas at Sarangkot, enjoy a boat ride across Phewa Lake and so much more (see the ‘Itinerary’ tab for more information about your tour)
Enjoy a mix of four and five-star twin share accommodation throughout the trip, as well as stays in rustic Nepalese guest houses during trek days
Extension Option – Extend your Nepalese adventure with an optional six day/five night Bhutan Tour (see ‘Fine Print’ tab for details)
Eight nights of inviting accommodation in a mix of four-star and five-star properties – enjoy two nights at Hotel Holy Himalaya in the bustling Thamel district of Kathmandu, one night at the Mount Kailash Resort, one night at Hotel Greenland in Dhampus, one night in a Nepalese guest house at the Annapurna Australian Camp, one night at Hotel Mountain Garden in Sarangkot, an overnight stay at the five-star Hotel Pokhara Grande, and one night at the Gokarna Forest Resort - winner of a 2016 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award (if listed hotels are not available, accommodation of a similar standard will be provided)
A domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the third day of your journey (flight duration approximately 30-minutes)
Convenient return airport transfers to Kathmandu International Airport at the beginning and end of your tour
Sensational regional cuisine and meals throughout your journey - start off each morning with daily breakfasts to ensure you're energised for a long exciting day of touring and trekking, plus enjoy a traditional welcome dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural show and a farewell dinner at Gokarna Forest
Extraordinary trekking excursions to Dhampus, the Australian Camp at the foothills of Annapurna, and to Sarangkot
Relax with a well-earned 30-minute Trekker’s Massage featuring soothing traditional Thai techniques after arriving at the Gokarna Forest Resort
Comfortable and safe transportation on board a private air conditioned bus plus an experienced English speaking driver to help you discover the hidden secrets of Nepal – plus enjoy the flexibility to stop and sightsee as you want
Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle while you visit all the famous sites
Clear your mind and bolster your spirit with a calming morning Yoga session led by a certified Yogi in Kathmandu
Your package also includes all necessary trekking equipment for your journey including a sleeping bag, duffle bag and trekking pole - as well as necessary permits, TIMS and national park entrance fees
All sightseeing admissions as specified in the itinerary
Travelling solo or don't want to share a room? Single traveller options are available, see ‘Fine Print’ tab for details
Select departure dates are available through to December 2017
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
How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the tour. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the tour company directly through the reservation email provided in the voucher
Click on the 'Fine Print' tab above to read all the terms and conditions relating to this offer
What We Like
Experience the exhilaration of trekking through some of Nepal's most scenic regions 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
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Valid for select departures from 24 August 2016 until 24 December 2017
Departure Dates: 24 August 2016, 13 September 2016, 24 September 2016, 13 October 2016, 24 October 2016, 13 November 2016, 24 November 2016, 13 December 2016, 24 December 2016, 13 January 2017, 24 January 2017, 13 February 2017, 24 February 2017, 13 March 2017, 24 March 2017, 13 April 2017, 24 April 2017, 13 May 2017, 24 May 2017, 13 June 2017, 24 June 2017, 13 July 2017, 24 July 2017, 13 August 2017, 24 August 2017, 13 September 2017, 24 September 2017, 13 October 2017, 24 October 2017, 13 November 2017, 24 November 2017, 13 December 2017, 24 December 2017
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 of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable (please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment)
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 will apply, payable directly to Himalayan Social Journey
Single Traveller Option: Single traveller packages are available for an additional surcharge of US$250 per person (approx. AU$327) for the standard tour, payable directly to the tour provider. Please enquire directly with the tour provider at time of reservation
Bhutan Extension Option: Add on a six day/five night Bhutan Extension for an extra cost of AU$1,200 per person, payable directly to the tour provider. To book the extension option, simply buy a standard tour voucher and enquire about the extension with the tour provider at time of reservation
This is an Easy and Entry Level Trek which is suitable for people aged between 10 and 80 years or age. Please note, that a normal standard of fitness is required to complete the trek. If you have any health issues please consult your doctor before purchasing
All accommodation is twin share, single traveller options are also available
Trek Capacity: The minimum trek capacity is two people and the maximum capacity is 16 people per trek (additional trek dates can be arranged if required - strictly subject to availability)
Please note that no extra beds may be added to any of the rooms
All accommodation is subject to availability. If desired hotel is not available, alternate accommodation of a similar standard will be provided
Package does not include the following: International or domestic flights unless specified (e.g. optional flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu costing approx. AU$131. Motor vehicle transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu is included), insurance, personal equipment and clothing; meals unless specified (including trekking days where meals can be purchased for approx. AU$9 per item depending on where you eat); city sightseeing entry fees in Kathmandu; optional paragliding (costing approx. USD$100), psychological and astrological counselling for those who need, and any other activities or items not mentioned in the itinerary
Package includes a one-way domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for one person. No other flights are included in this package
Himalayan Social Journey’s cancellation and change of date policy applies. Any changes to confirmed bookings are at the discretion of the tour provider and charges may apply
Airport transfers are provided at any time as per the flight schedule. Airport transfers are available on the first and last day of your tour
Vouchers are not refundable after purchase other than in accordance with the Booking Guarantee
One porter will be allocated amongst two people during your trek
The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the tour’s published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving
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
Itinerary is subject to change
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
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
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
All activities, services (including late checkout and menu options) are subject to availability
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
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How to get there
The trip begins and ends at International Airport in Kathmandu 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!
Himalayan Social Journey
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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?
Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don’t get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
9 Day/8 Night Nepal Tour & Trek
Day 1: Kathmandu
After Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport transfer to hotel Holy Himalaya, at evening the orientation will be at the Kathmandu hotel and at evening 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: Full day Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Morning yoga and after breakfast full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley (Kapan Monastery or Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square). Overnight at Hotel Holy Himalaya. (B)
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight 30 minutes. Overnight at Hotel Mount Kailash Resort.
Morning yoga and Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight (30 Minutes) and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel Mount Kailash Resort (B)
Day 4: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus. Overnight at Hotel Greenland.
Pokhara to Phedi by private transportation and trek to Dhampus. A stunning view of Machhapuchre (Fishtail) including entire panorama of Annapurna can be witnessed with sunset and sunrise. Overnight at Hotel Greenland (B)
Day 5: Trek to Australian Camp. Overnight at Australian Camp Guest House.
Trek to Australian camp 2-3 hours. Overnight at Australian Camp Guest House (B)
Day 6: Trek to Sarangkot. Overnight at Hotel Mountain Garden.
Trek to Sarangkot 5-6 hours. (Sarangkot is the place from where we can see Sun set Sun rise and magnificent view of mountains. Overnight at Hotel Mountain Garden. (B)
Day 7: Sarangkot to Pokhara 2-3 hours walk or paragliding (paragliding is an optional) and Sightseeing tour in Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara Grande (5*).
Trek back to Pokhara or by paragliding (paragliding is an optional). Sightseeing tour in Pokhara (David’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Bindyabasini temple and one hour boating in Phewalake. Overnight at Pokhara Grande (5*). (B)
Day 8: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Gokarna Forest Resort.
After breakfast, drive or fly (flight is optional which can be booked on your request) back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Gokarna Forest Resort.
Day 9: Transfer to airport for your Departure.
After breakfast transfer to Airport for your departure
Optional Bhutan Extension (Surcharges Apply)
Day 1: After breakfast fly to Bhutan.
On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to Hotel.
Day 2: Full day Paro Valley sightseeing.
Visit Drugyel Dzong, the ruined victorious fortress of the Drukpas, which once defended Paro from Tibetan invasion. On a clear day you can see spectacular view of sacred Mt. Jumolhari from the vicinity of Dzong area. On the way back view Taktsang Monastery, the most famous and sacred monastery of Bhutan perched on the side of a cliff at 900m above the valley floor. The name Taktsang means Tiger's Nest. Evening stroll around Paro town.
Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing.
After the breakfast drive to Thimphu city tour, morning visit National Library, Paper Factory, Bhutan’s National Animal – Takins, Visit the Memorial Chorten (Stupa built in memory of Third King of Bhutan) Zilukha Nunnery. [After lunch] Dechenphodrang Monastery, Thimphu Dzong (fortress in Bhutan) can be visited after 5pm in summer and 4pm winter, Overnight at Thimphu
Day 4: Thimphu-Paro Hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest):
This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. Three hours hike (to and fro) Visit. Later stroll around the town and see how locals live. Overnight in Paro.
Day 5: After breakfast, drive to Paro International airport and fly to Kathmandu or Bangkok
After arrival at Kathmandu airport transfer to Hotel Holy Himalaya (B)
Day 6: Departure
Morning Yoga, after breakfast transfer to airport for your departure.
Cost Includes in Bhutan
- Arrival / departure transfers.
- Accommodation at Three /Four star hotel on twin sharing basis in Bhutan and one night in Kathmandu at Holy Himalaya with Breakfast
- All meals, tea, coffee and mineral water during the Bhutan Trip
- Land Transportation in Bhutan by private vehicle
- Bhutan visa & Tourism development fund
- Experienced tour guide
- Entry fees to Museums, Art schools and other places when and where applicable.
Cost Excludes in Bhutan
- Personal expense and alcoholic drinks
- KTM-PARO-KTM flight ticket (US$ 420 PP) or KTM-Paro-Bangkok (US$660 PP)