Nepal Uncovered - 19 Days

Nepal Uncovered takes you to the historical monuments of the Kathmandu Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as, in the midst of beautiful hilly region. The monuments include Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, while the beautiful hilly region includes a vantage point, which offers a panoramic view of Annapurna I, (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machapucharre (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli (6,441 m).

Nepal Uncovered also takes you to Poon Hill, which makes you say that Nepal is the Heaven of mountains. The trekking to the hill has interesting, captivating, and absorbing features that will create a lasting impression on your mind. Nepal Uncovered also includes rafting in the Trishuli River, which gives you thrilling and exciting experience, and it also makes you feel the real ecstasy of life. The rafting influences all your senses – mind, heart, and eyes.

After enjoying the rapids of the Trishuli River, you head off to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and to the Chitwan National Park, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal. In this park, you walk in jungle, boat in the river, see the endangered one – horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal Tiger, and Gharial crocodiles. Nepal Uncovered also takes you to Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, the two famous hill stations of Nepal that offer the fantastic view of the Himalayas. It also takes you to the interesting places that are located on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley that are known as Pharping, Dakshinkali Temple, Chobhar, Bungmati, and Karya Binayak Khokana. In this square, you will also visit Krishna Mandir (Temple), which is made of stone, and which is worth seeing.

Day 1

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Pre-Trip meeting and Sightseeing Around the Kathmandu Valley. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 3

Morning Drive to Charaundi for Rafting in a Private vehicle - 2 hrs. Stay Overnight at a River Side Camp.

Day 4

Rafting and Drive from Kuringhat to Pokhara - 4 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 5

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1, 010 m) in a bus - 1 hr, and Trek to Ghorepani (2, 840 m) - 8 hrs Stay Overnight in a Guesthouse.

Day 6

Trek to Poon Hill (3, 210 m) and Tadapani (2, 610 m) - 7 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Guesthouse.

Day 7

Hike to Ghandruk (1, 940 m) - 3 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Guesthouse.

Day 8

Trek to Nayapul ( 1, 010 m) - 4 hrs and Drive to Pokhara- 1 hr. Stay overnight in a Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 9

Drive to Sarangkot for Sunrise and Mountain Views - 30 mins and Sightseeing of Pokhara City in a private vehicle. Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10

Drive to Lumbini (150 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Lumbini.

Day 11

Drive to the Chitwan National Park ( 100 m) - 3 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Jungle Lodge.

Day 12

Activities in the Chitwan National Park. Stay Overnight in a Jungle Lodge.

Day 13

Drive to Nagarkot (2, 195 m)- 7 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Nagarkot.

Day 14

Visit Changunarayan Temple and Transfer to Dhulikhel (1, 550 m). Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Dhulikhel.

Day 15

Drive Back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur in a private vehicle - 1 hr. Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16

Sightseeing in and Around Pharping, Dakshinkali/ Gorakhnath Cave, and Chobhar in a private vehicle. Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17

Guided Sightseeing at Bungmati, Khokana and Patan City in a private vehicle. Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18

Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 19

Transfer to Tribhuiwan International Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa
  • Rafting in the Trishuli River
  • Pokhara, the City of Lakes
  • Sarangkot, the Best Hill - Station
  • Poon Hill, the Best Viewpoint to see the Himalayas
  • Half-Day River Rafting in the Trishuli River.
  • Lumbini, the Birthplace of Lord Buddha
  • Activities in the Chitwan National Park.
  • Nagarkot, the Best Hill Station and Viewpoint to see Mt. Everest
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)

    The representative of Ace Holidays receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You see the representative displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will then be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle of Ace Holidays.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: No Meals

  • Day 2 Pre-Trip Meeting and Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

    At around 8 a.m. Ace Holidays hosts a meeting at hotel and introduces you to your guide. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non-liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. It is also in this meeting that Ace Holidays gives you gifts, such as a Duffel Bag and a Cap. After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:45 a.m. You will have a private vehicle, and you will also have a professional tour guide. The sightseeing includes the following places:

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    Kathmandu Durbar Square comes under a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples, which were built between the 12th and 18th centuries. It used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 different languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious, and urban focal point, where the people gather and talk. Inside the Kathmandu Durbar Square, you will visit three museums.

    Swoyambhunath Stupa

    Swoyambhunath Stupa is also known as “The Monkey Temple,” and comes under a category of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located on the top of a hillock. It is a huge stupa and known to be one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. Its establishment is linked with the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhunath Stupa is also known as Samhengu. You see countless monkeys in Swayambhunath’s premises. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Pashupatinath

    Pashupatinath Temple comes under a category of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km east from the heart of Kathmandu. This temple is richly-ornamented pagoda and houses the sacred “Shiva Lingam,” or the phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 A.D. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River, near the Pashupatinath temple.

    Boudhanath

    Bouddhanath Stupa comes under a UNESCO World Heritage Site and lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu. It is known to be the largest stupa in the Kathmandu Valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops because the builders had to mix dew with mortar while building it. At that time, Kathmandu was hit by a severe drought.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals:Breakfast

  • Day 3 Drive to Charaundi for Rafting in a Private vehicle – 2 hrs

    After breakfast, you drive to Charaundi (the starting point of rafting) in a tourist vehicle. The rafting in the Trishuli River is the most thrilling adventure activity of the Nepal Uncovered that you are going to enjoy. During the rafting, you will feel the real ecstasy of life in Nepal. The natural scenery seen from the Trisuli River will be another spectacle to cherish.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 4 Rafting and drive to Pokhara in Private tourist vehicle – 4 hrs

    The rafting in the Trishuli River gives you a thrilling experience. During this period, you feel the real ecstasy of life in Nepal. The natural scenery seen from the Trisuli River cherishes you. Upon reaching Kuringhat, the ending point of rafting, you head to Pokhara by vehicle.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5 Drive to Nayapul ( 1,010 m) in a bus – 1 hr and Trek to Ghorepani(2, 840 m) – 3 hrs

    From Pokhara, you go to Nayapul, the starting point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and you take 15 minutes to reach Birethani from Nayapul. Birethani is a small beautiful village, abounding with rhododendron trees and from this beautiful village, the trekking trails leads you to Hille and Tirkhedunga, and passes by the Bhurungdi Khola (River).Stay overnight in a guesthouse. Keep on trekking on the steep hill to reach Ulleri village, which offers the stunning view of Annapurna South (7219 m), and you pass through the rhododendron and oak trees and Bangthanti and Nangethanti villages.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Ghorepani
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6 Trek to Poonhill (3,210 m) and Tadapani (2,610 m)- 7 hrs

    In the early morning, trek to Poon Hill (3210 m) to see the excellent views of Annapurna I, (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), and Annapurna South (7,219 m) and the unobstructed view of the sunrise. Spend at least 1 hour on Poonhill and then trek to Ghorepani and Tadapani (2,170 m) and pass through the pine and rhododendron forest, and Deurali and Banthanti villages.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Tadapani
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 7 Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m) – 3 hrs

    From Tadapani, you descend through the forest to Ghandruk, a village of the Gurung people, and this village offers the views of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Machapucharre (6,993 m).

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Ghandruk
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 8 Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) – 4 hrs and Drive Back to Pokhara – 1 hr

    Drive by Private tourist Vehicle Today, you end your trek at Nayapul, and from there, you drive to Pokhara. Spend the remaining leisure time in Pokhara.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Drive to Sarangkot – 30 mins for Sunrise and Mountain views and Sightseeing in Pokhara city in a Private Vehicle

    Before breakfast, you drive to Sarangkot, one of the best destinations in Nepal to view the sunrise and sunset over the snow – capped mountains, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre. After this, you return to Pokhara for sightseeing. Ace Holidays provides a private transportation as well as professional tour guide. You visit the following places:

    Devi’s Fall

    Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chhango in Nepali, lies in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley. The lake sources from the Fewa Lake. its water falls into a deep gorge and through several potholes.

    Gupteshwar Cave

    Gupteshwar Cave, situated 2 km away from Pokhara airport, contains the entrance is right across from Devi’s fall, and the cave stretches 3 km long. It also contains big hall-sized rooms and some passages which make you crawl. This cave holds a special value to the Hindus because it contains a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. It has been preserved the symbol in the same condition.

    Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple

    Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple are situated at an altitude of 800 m above sea level. It has been declared as the second largest lake of Nepal. Located in the middle of a lake, Barahi Temple is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. The temple features two-storied pagoda, which is of “Female Shakti.” Shakti means power in Nepali. The images of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in the water of Phewa Lake. To the south of this lake, you see a thick forest slope.

    Seti River Gorges

    Seti River Gorge has been carved out by the Seti-Gandaki River. This gorge is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar and Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provide a perfect view of the Seti’s dreadful, rush, turbulent, white water.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 10 Drive to Lumbini (150 m) – 5 hrs in a Private Vehicle

    After breakfast, you head off to Lumbini. Lumbini has a religious significance not only in Nepal, but also all over the world. It is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, who was born in 623 BC, and it is now the pilgrimage site for the Buddhists.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lumbini
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 11 Sightseeing in the Morning and Drive to Chitwan in a Private Vehicle – 3 hrs

    Early morning wake up call is followed by tea/coffee. You will visit a famous landmark Ashoka Pillar erected by the great Indian Emperor, Ashoka and the garden. And in the afternoon you will drive to Chitwan. in evening you will watch cultural dance program of Tharu tribal people.

    Accommodation: 3 star resort in Chitwan
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

  • Day 12 Activities in the Chitwan National Park

    After having tea and coffee, you will go for seeing wildlife and birds, as well as you will go for elephant safari and jungle walk. After breakfast, you will do a 45-minute walk through the grassland and forest upstream of the Narayani River. You are aboard to observe crocodiles on the banks, and then you will head off to camp for lunch. Late afternoon, a guide will take you for elephant safari and jungle walk, as well as you will visit the observation tower, do nature walk and boat riding.

    Accommodation: 3 star resort in Chitwan
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

  • Day 13 Drive to Nagarkot (2,195 m)- 8 hrs in a Private Vehicle via Kathmandu

    After breakfas, you head off to Nagarkot, a hill station with a best viewpoint, situated about 35 km east of Kathmandu. From the viewpoint, you see the Himalayan Ranges, as well as the eastern Nepal, if the weather is favorable, you also see the spectacular views of sunrise on mountain from Nagarkot.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Nagarkot
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 14 Visit Changunarayan Temple and Drive to Dhulikhel in a Private vehicle ( 1,550 m) – 40 mins

    Changunarayan Temple, which is a World Heritage Site, is situated on a ridge, overlooking Kathmandu valley, and it is about 12 km to the east of Kathmandu City. It is the temple of Hindu God Vishnu. It is one of the finest and the oldest specimen of pagoda architecture built in 323 A.D. by King Haridutta Verma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings, and its location offers the beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

    Dhulikhel is another hill station at the outskirts of Kathmandu. After some rest, our guide will brief you about the trip and give you a short introduction of Nepal. In the evening, the group will be offered a typical Nepali dinner.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Dhulikhel
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 15 Drive to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur

    After breakfast, you will drive from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu, and you will see great scenery on your way. You will also stop in the local markets to taste the fruits and fish. Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Bhadgaon) has pagodas and temples. The attractions of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate, the 55-window palace, art galleries, and the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 16 Sightseeing in and around Pharping (Dakshinkali/ Gorakhnath cave) and Chobhar

    You drive around the Valley of Kathmandu to visit important religious and natural sites, and they include the following places:

    Pharping

    Pharping is an ancient, renowned village situated in the southern region of Kathmandu. It was popular with the name “Shikharapuri Mahanagari” (Metropolitan City) which was recognized as an independent state with 48,000 people in the ancient time. Shikharapur was an independent Newari (ethnic) state, but presently it has several important Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries.

    Dakshinkali Temple

    Dakshinkali Temple is one of the famous temples of Nepal. It is the temple of goddess Kali, the fearful form of Parvati, who is the consort of Lord Shiva. The goddess Kali is the black stone, which has six arms, and which is standing. Dakshinkali Temple is located 22 km outside Kathmandu, and about 1 km outside the village of Pharping, that is to say, at the south end of the valley between 2 hills as well as at the confluence of rivers. Animal sacrifices are performed in this temple, but one can also worship to goddess Kali without performing sacrifices. Usually, devotees come to worship goddess Kali on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

    Chobhar

    Chobhar is a village development committee in Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. Chobhar is known for the nearby Chobhar Gorge where there are Chobhar caves. There is also a temple, Adinath Lokeshwar, which is sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 17 Sightseeing at Bungmati, Khokana and Patan City

    You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide while visiting the following places:

    Bungmati

    Bungmati is a classic Newari village dating from the 16th century. In the centre of this village is the temple of Rato Machhindranath, which is a shikhara-style temple. Bungmati is also the birthplace of Rato Machhindranath who is is regarded as the patron guardian of the Kathmandu Valley. It is a common belief that He spends six months in this temple and the other six months in Rato Machhindranath Temple, which is in Patan. In the courtyard of the temple are a large prayer wheels and Chortens (Tibetan Buddhist Stupas). When the deity Rato Machhindranath is moved to and from Patan and Bungmati, a festival, known as Rato Machhendranath Jatra, will take a place.

    Karya Binayak

    Karya Binayak is a temple, which is located between Bungmati and Khokana, and this temple belongs to Lord Ganesh. There are some great views of the Bungmati valley and of the Bungmati River from the temple. In Bungmati, a path leads to a beautiful clearing and to the walled compound of the shrine (Lord Ganesh). Here, Ganesh has emerged as an elephant-shaped stone, and there is a belief that Karya Binayak (Lord Ganesh) helps its devotees to complete the tasks that they have undertaken or the the tasks they have been incompleted.

    Khokana

    Khokona is one of the Newari villages. A short walk across the paddy fields from Bungmati heads to Khokona. Khokana is filled up with history and culture. This little village is definitely worth a visit, as well as it is famous for mustard oil and local temple.

    Patan Durbar Square

    Patan Durbar Square is a World Heritage Site, an enchanting combination of palace buildings, of artistic courtyards, of graceful pagoda, and of temples. The square is a former royal palace and a complex and center of Patan’s religious and social life, and it also houses a museum, containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 18 Leisure Day in Kathmandu

    Take a walk in the streets of Thamel or stroll in Basantapur area, and if you are interested in Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Paragliding, and Shopping, then you can start today through Ace Holidays.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 19 Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure

    Today is the departure day; therefore, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be largely changed. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it cannot be responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays, and your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. Ace Holidays will also not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation includes twin shared rooms in 2 or 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Nagarkot on bed and breakfast. In the Chitwan National Park, you will be accommodated in a resort with full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people and the maximum is 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. Ace Holidays provides 1 tour guide, 1 assistant guide if the group size is 6 or more.

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful tour guide and driver make your tour smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these guide and driver on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions. The tour guides of Ace Holidays have undergone the following training:

-Intensive First Aid
-Tour Guide Training
-Eco - tour Workshop and Adventure Meet
-English Language
-Conservation and Biodiversity

Change on the Itinerary

Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is concerned with your safety. Since this is a tour, Ace Holidays cannot guarantee that you will not deviate from it because weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The guide will try to ensure that the tour runs, according to your plan, but please be prepared to become flexible.

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace Holidays also supports the remote villages of Gorkha and other parts of Nepal through donation, sponsorship programs and various projects.

Donation

Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis, and it also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted in full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program

The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize the teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in the villages of Gorkha district, western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Tour Equipment

  • All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. In addition to this, you can also bring the personal items of your choice if you feel comfortable to carry them. Ace Holidays gives you a waterproof duffel bag, a T-shirt, and a sun cap as complemetaries.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase (Ace Holidays will provide you one complimentary duffel bag, a gift to you)
  • Daypack
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears (only if you are travelling in the cold season i.e January, February and December)
  • Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust and wind.
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season i.e January, February and December.(optional)
  • 1 pair warm gloves (This is required if your are travelling in cold season i.e January, February and December).
  • T-shirts (2).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (preferable if you are travelling in rainy season from June to September.)
  • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 pair shorts.
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February and December).
  • 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 1 pair light camping shoes or sneakers.
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional).
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note your guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the tour. However, you are recommended to bring your personal first aid kit bag.

    Additional Information

    Have more questions, and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this tour or your suitability, please visit our FAQs or contact us.

    Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made of Lycra can often be offensive to the locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable to wear then please wear it as a base layer, and please also pack something to wear on top of it.

    Ace Holidays states the price per person below. Group Discounts of 5 % to 15% is available for booking of 4 or more than 4 people. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

    Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

    No Fixed Departure Dates are available for this Package.

    Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

    Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their trip to be a private affair and can spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

    Private Journey

    Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

    You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or some wildlife safaris ( Bardia National Park) You can also add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti River or the Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in the tailor-made form.

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    Cost Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off, Hotel pick up and drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
    • License holder English speaking city guide.
    • All your standard meal during the trek Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners.
    • Standard twin sharing accommodation in 2 to 3 star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel (breakfast included).
    • Accommodation in a tent during rafting, including meals
    • Accommodation in a resort in the Chitwan National Park with jungle activities and full-board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included .
    • Accommodation in lodges and guesthouses on twin sharing basis (Occasional dormitory style)  during the trek.
    • License holder English speaking trek guide.
    • Porter to carry your luggage in the trek (Ace holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 trekkers).
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide, porter, and driver.
    • Trek permits and other expenses related to trekking.
    • All Ground Transportation by Private Tourist Vehicle.
    • All Guided city tour mentioned in day by day itinerary on a private vehicle
    • Free Ace Holidays duffel/kit bag, sun hat (yours to keep).
    • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
    Cost Does Not Include
    • Lunch and dinner cost you roughly US $10 to US $15 per day in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Travel Insurance Page)
    • International airfare and airport departure tax (See Track Nepal Flights Page).
    • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and US $100 respectively. Please bring 2 passport size photos).
    • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters.
    • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

    Trip Highlights

    • Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa
    • Rafting in the Trishuli River
    • Pokhara, the City of Lakes
    • Sarangkot, the Best Hill - Station
    • Poon Hill, the Best Viewpoint to see the Himalayas
    • Half-Day River Rafting in the Trishuli River.
    • Lumbini, the Birthplace of Lord Buddha
    • Activities in the Chitwan National Park.
    • Nagarkot, the Best Hill Station and Viewpoint to see Mt. Everest

    How fit do I need to be for this tour? Is this trip for me?

    This cultural tour is suitable for any kind of person.

    How do I book the trip?

    To secure your booking, you have to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards.

    What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan?

    Ace Holidays provides standard accommodation for the entire trip. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms, dining room, a bar, Internet services, hot shower, and so forth. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel for the entire trip for an additional charge.

    What sort of food can I expect in the tour?

    Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences.

    What mode of transportation do you use?

    Private vechicle and toursit bus. These transportations will be driven by license holder drivers.

    What is the best season for this trip?

    The best season for this Tour is February, April, May and from September to December.

    What is the weather and the temperature like?

    Kathmandu generally has a climate with warm days followed by cool nights and mornings. Unpredictable weather is expected given temperatures can drop to 3 °C (37 °F) during the winter (Jan). In May, the maximum temperarure of Kathmandu is 29 degree celcius. In September, the minimum temperature of Kathmandu is 18 degree celcius and in December minimum temperature is 2 degree celcius.

    The climate of Pokhara is sub-tropical; however, the elevation keeps temperatures moderate. Summer temperatures average between 25 to 35 °C, in winter around - 2 to 15 °C. Pokhara receives the highest amount of rainfall (> 5600 mm/year or 222 inches/year) in the country. Summers are humid and mild; most precipitation occurs during the monsoon season (July - September). Winter and spring skies are generally clear and sunny.

    Chitwan has a tropical monsoon climate with high humidity all through the year. The area is located in the central climatic zone of the Himalayas, where monsoon starts in mid June and eases off in late September. During these 14–15 weeks most of the 2,500 mm yearly precipitation falls – it is pouring with rain. After mid-October the monsoon clouds have retreated, humidity drops off, and the top daily temperature gradually subsides from ±36 °C / 96.8 °F to ±18 °C / 64.5 °F. Nights cool down to 5 °C / 41.0 °F until late December, when it usually rains softly for a few days. Then temperatures start rising gradually

    Is Ace Holidays a member of the Tour and Travel Agencies' Association of Nepal?

    Yes. Ace Holidays is the active member of Nepal Tour and Travel Agencies Associtaion.

    Do your guides have Tour guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center?

    Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. Please check our Guides Proflies and Training Certificates.

    Are there any volunteer projects that we could visit after the tour?

    Ace Holidays is one of the prime supporters of the social organization called Sambhav Nepal. There are several on-going projects in a village called Arupokhari (Gorkha district) which you are more than welcome to visit or even volunteer. You will be able to gain a different insight into the lives of the people in the hills.

    Is there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

    The minimum group is of 4 people and the maximum is more than 12, Ace H maintains the field staff ratio to give you the best satisfying service.

    Does Ace Holidays book my own international flights to and from Nepal?

    No, you need to book your own International flights. Ace Holidays is a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through Ace Holidays. Please find more information in the International Flight page

    Will it be possible to get any clothes washed/Laundry ?

    Laundry service is easily available at your hotel, and there are many laundry stores in Kathmandu. Please note that laundry service is not included in the package price.

    Can I charge my digital camera or other equipments on my trip?

    These facilities are available in all the places in your hotel. Remember to bring your adapters.

    Is there any communication while we are on tour?

    There are telephones and Internet facilities available so you can always stay in contact with your family.

    Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

    ATMs are available in Kathmandu. Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash more preferable.

    How much additional money do I need per day?

    It depends on your spending habits. USD 15 to 20 a day will be enough to buy lunch, dinner, chocolates, and a few drinks in cities. In trek, you need USD 20 to 40 for meals.

    Do I need to tip my guide and driver? How much would that be?

    Tips are always expected. It is a small gesture of thanks tocity guides towards the end of the tour. USD 20 to guide and USD 10 to driver per day is recommended per group, but this also entirely depends on your wish.

    Is the water fine to drink?

    Bottled water is available in all places.

    Are Ace Holidays' staffs insured?

    Yes. Ace Holidays' trek guides, tour guides, cooks, drivers, and porters are insured completely. They have health insurance, altitude mountain sickness insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and casulty insurance.

    What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

    Here are some documents that you will need to carry with you: • Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy. • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy • Cash and Traveler's Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separately • Flight tickets • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts

    Can I add extra days to my trip?

    A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. You can add extra days with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

    I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

    Yes, there are plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.

    What immunizations will I need?

    Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell us if you are suffering from any disease.

    Before Booking a Trip

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