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Ten Day Nepal Tour & Trek Through Kathmandu, Dhampus & Pokhara
Experience the scenic serenity of the Himalayas with a stunning ten day/nine night tour and trek through the heart of Nepal for only $999 instead of $1,799 per person (twin share)
Begin your trip in famous Kathmandu with a city tour 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
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 before 29 August 2014 and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
The journey combines four-star twin share accommodation with most daily meals and the convenience of airport transfers, as well as trekking through some of Nepal’s most enchanting regions
Highlights of the trek encompass a thrilling rafting experience on the spectacular Trishuli River, a hike through Dhampus, a jungle safari at Chitwan National Park where you can ride or bathe an elephant, and trekking 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 October 2015 – see the 'Fine Print tab' for all departure dates
Check out the 'Itinerary tab’ for more information
Your package also includes:
Convenient 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 complimentary welcome drinks on arrival and be entertained by an engaging cultural dance performance
Unwind amid inviting four-star accommodations throughout your stay in a Deluxe Room at Hotel Tibet or Park Village Resort in Kathmandu; the Green Park Resort in Chitwan; and Mount Kailash Resort in Pokhara (if rooms are not available at these properties, similar accommodation will be provided)
Relax with two x one-hour spa treatments at Tranquillity Spa in Kathmandu – feel the soothing benefits of an Ayurvedic Massage with traditional herbs and essential oils that relieve stress and improve blood flow, or enjoy a well-earned Trekker’s Massage with Thai techniques after a long day on the walking trails
Clear your mind and bolster your spirit with three calming Yoga and meditation sessions
Enjoy a farewell dinner with a cultural program of traditional dancing and singing in Kathmandu and a feast of traditional Nepalese cuisine like Chicken Curry, Wild Pork and Momo dumplings
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
Your package also includes all necessary trekking equipment including a sleeping bag, duffle bag and trekking pole; as well as necessary permits, TIMS and national park entrance fees
Not fussed about star-ratings? Enjoy three-star hotel stays during your Nepal journey with all the inclusions listed above for only $799 per person (twin share) instead of $1,440 - stay in a Deluxe Room at Hotel Holy Himalaya or Samsara Resort in Kathmandu; the Holy Hermitage or Hotel Parkland in Chitwan; and the Splendid View or Lakeview Resorts in Pokhara (if rooms are not available at these properties, similar accommodation will be provided)
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$250 (approx. AUD$269) 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 23 October 2015 (bookings must be made by 2 April 2015)
Departure Dates: 2 August 2014; 23 August 2014; 2 September 2014; 23 September 2014; 2 October 2014; 23 October 2014; 2 November 2014; 23 November 2014; 2 December 2014; 23 December 2014; 2 January 2015; 23 January 2015; 2 February 2015; 23 February 2015; 2 March 2015; 23 March 2015; 2 April 2015; 23 April 2015; 2 May 2015; 23 May 2015; 2 June 2015; 23 June 2015; 2 July 2015; 23 July 2015; 2 August 2015; 23 August 2015; 2 September 2015; 23 September 2015; 2 October 2015; 23 October 2015
Booking Guarantee: Book before 29 August 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email prior to 31 August 2014). Refunds are not available if you are not able to secure your preferred dates after that date
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$250 (approx. AUD$269) 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
Single Traveller Option: Single traveller packages are available for an additional surcharge of USD$250 (approx. AUD$269) per person. 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)
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$3-$7 per item depending on where you eat); city sightseeing entry fees (costing approx. AUD$21); optional flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (costing approx. AUD$113); beverages in Chitwan; 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
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
Voucher must be presented at check-in
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).
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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 before 29 August 2014 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, a travel consultant will also assist, if your preferred dates aren't able to be booked, 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 hotel by e-mail before 29 August 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our Support Team via email with evidence of attempted booking before 31 August 2014 and they will refund your money.
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
Day One: Arrival in Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel.
Day Two: Morning Yoga (optional) and after breakfast sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (Shyambhu, Pashupatinath, Boudhha and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight at Hotel . (B)
Day Three: Morning Yoga (optional) and after breakfast drive to Charaudi, raft about 3-4 hr and drive to Chitwan. Check in Chitwan hotel Green Park about 4’o clock and have snacks with welcome drinks. Tharu cultural dance at evening. (B.L.D)
Day Four: Chitwan, full day jungle activities. (Elephant ride, Elephant bath, canoeing trip, Tharu village visit). Overnight at hotel. (B.L.D)
Day Five: Early morning go for bird watching and after breakfast drive to Pokhara 4-5 hours. Overnight at hotel. (B)
Day Six: Drive Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Australian Camp via Dhampus 4-5 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge.
Day Seven: Dhampus to Sarangkot 3-4 hours walk. Sarangkot is place from where you can see Sunrise, Sunset and magnificent view of mountains. Overnight at Lodge.
Day Eight: Sarnagkot to Pokhara by drive or Paragliding (Paragliding is optional and incurs a charge) and then sightseeing tour in Pokhara (David’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Bindyabasini temple, Boating in Phewalake and Spa (Spa is optional) at Evening. Overnight at hotel. (B)
Day Nine: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu and Spa (flight and spa are optional - flight incurs a charge). At evening, farewell dinner with cultural program. (B.D)
Day Ten: Morning Yoga/Meditation after breakfast Transfer to Airport or join another trip. (B)
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