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Eight Day Nepal Trek Plus Two Nights at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Experience the scenic serenity of the Himalayas with a stunning ten-day journey comprising an eight day/seven night tour and trek through the heart of Nepal, capped off with two nights of five-star luxury at the renowned Hyatt Regency Kathmandu for only $999 per person instead of $2,455 per person (twin share)
Begin your once in a lifetime trip in famous Kathmandu where you'll enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city and continue to take in the spectacular sites of Pokhara City, Dhampus and the charming village of Sarangkot before returning to Kathmandu for the completion of your tour after spending two nights at the lavish Hyatt Regency - Kathmandu's premier luxury accommodation establishment
Himalayan Social Journey is one of the world’s finest tour providers and boasts a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
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
The trekking journey combines comfortable twin share accommodation with most daily meals and the convenience of airport transfers, as well as trekking through some of Nepal’s most awe-inspiring regions
Highlights of the trek encompass a hike through Dhampus, exploring Pokhara City, journey to the Australian Camp, witness the tranquil beauty of Davis Falls, wander through the winding underground caverns of Gupteswor Cave, see the spiritual Bindhyabasini Temple, enjoy a one-hour boating experience in Phewa Lake, and even trek to Sarangkot – the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy panoramic vistas of the sun rising and setting across the majestic Annapurna Range
Departure dates are available through to December 2015 – see the 'Fine Print tab' for all departure dates
Check out the 'Itinerary tab’ for more information
Your package also includes:
Convenient pick-up and drop-off 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
Enjoy satisfying daily breakfasts during trekking days comprising tasty items like omelets, yogurt, muesli, toast, fresh juice and more - also enjoy daily breakfasts at each hotel during your trip
Unwind amid inviting accommodations throughout your journey; stay in a Deluxe Room at both the four-star Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu (for two nights), and Mount Kailash Resort in Pokhara (for two nights) - winner of a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (if rooms are not available at these properties, accommodation of a similar standard will be provided)
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
Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle - see famous sites like the Swayambhunath temple, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar Square and more
Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Phedi, and from Pokhara to Kathmandu via luxurious deluxe bus
Celebrate the end of your seven night odyssey 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, two mouth-watering buffet dinners, and two relaxing 30-minute spa treatments at the Hyatt's in-house Club Oasis Spa to help you unwind
Tuck into Hyatt's extensive breakfast buffet including delicious options such as eggs, bacon, mushrooms, sausages, pancakes, muffins, waffles, hash browns, a variety of juices and much more
Indulge in two tempting buffet dinners 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 such as an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, handy tour desk and much more
Your package also includes all necessary trekking equipment including a 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$466) per person – see 'Fine Print' for more information
What We Like
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
Get a friend or your partner on-board for this adventure you'll never forget
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 December 2015
Departure Dates: 19 December 2014; 9 January 2015; 19 January 2015; 9 February 2015; 19 February 2015; 9 March 2015; 19 March 2015; 9 April 2015; 19 April 2015; 9 May 2015; 19 May 2015; 9 June 2015; 19 June 2015; 9 July 2015; 19 July 2015; 9 August 2015; 9 September 2015; 19 September 2015; 9 October 2015; 19 October 2015; 9 November 2015; 19 November 2015; 9 December 2015; 19 December 2015
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$466) per person applies, payable directly to Himalayan Social Journey
Please note that an average 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 with a maximum of two people per room, for single traveller option please see below
Single Traveller Option: Single traveller packages are available for an additional surcharge of USD$400 (approx. AUD$466) 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 Hotel Tibet Kathmandu, Mount Kailash Resort Pokhara, and Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (strictly subject to availability)
These packages are for accommodation only. Flights are not included and need to be purchased separately
Package does not include the following: personal equipment and clothing; lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and on trekking days (meals cost approx. AUD$5-$7 per item depending on where you eat); city sightseeing entry fees (costing approx. AUD$27); optional flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (costing approx. AUD$113); and any other activities or items not mentioned in the itinerary
Please note that guests can select to enjoy an optional paragliding experience in Pokhara for an additional cost of USD$85 (approx. AUD$91)
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
Two complimentary spa treatments to be shared between two adults at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu must be used separately and cannot be combined (one treatment per person). Also only valid for treatments with a maximum duration of 30 minutes
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
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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!
Himalayan Social Journey
Himalayan Social Journey
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).
What do I need to do?
Simply make your booking with the tour operator 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.
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to hotel, at evening the orientation will be at the Kathmandu hotel after arrival with a welcome dinner featuring a cultural program ( A program with dances and singing from different ethnic groups and cast of Nepalese community with Nepalese dinner).
Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle after breakfast. (B)
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by deluxe bus or flight (flight is optional which can be booked on your request). Overnight at hotel. (B)
Day 04: Pokhara to Phedi by private transportation and trek to Dhampus 4-5 hour’s .Overnight at Guest House (B)
Day 05: Trek to Australian camp 2-3 hours. Overnight at Guest House (B)
Day 06: 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 Guest House. (B)
Day 07: Drive back to Pokhara or by paragliding (paragliding is optional). Sightseeing tour in Pokhara (David’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Bindyabasini temple and one hour boating in Phewalake. Overnight at hotel (B)
Day 08: After breakfast, drive or fly (flight is optional flight is optional which can be booked on your request) back to Kathmandu. Spa at evening and overnight at hotel Hyatt. (BD)
Day 09: Free and easy. Spa and overnight at hotel Hyatt. (BD)
Day 10: After breakfast transfer to airport for your departure. (B)
(B = Breakfast, D = Dinner)
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
Hands down one of the most enjoyable trips I've had. You see and feel parts of a very special country. The people and their beliefs, historical places, arts, all mind opening. Had a fair share of adventure in hiking, white water rafting, paragliding, elephant riding, canoeing, and the list goes on. Accommodation is cosy, WIFI is readily available at every provided lodging although with limited speed. Staff are helpful and friendly… made our journey so much more memorable.”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