Incredible Nepal 2022

10 Day Guided Experience with Flights, Deluxe Accommodation, Unique Activities & $2000 Bonus Value

Select dates Feb 22 - Nov 22

from $... per Person
Book by July 31, 2021

YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE
Low Deposit only: $99 pp

Highlights

  • Fly into the Spectacular Kathmandu Valley
  • Tour Kathmandu’s Famous Stupas, Squares and Monkey Temple
  • Stay Near Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Take a Safari and Look for Deer, One-Horned Rhinos and Bengal Tigers
  • Watch the Sun Rise onto the Annapurna Mountain Range from Sarangkot
  • Visit the Serene Peace Stupa and Lake Phewa
  • Experience a Mountain Hike with Impressive Views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)
  • Relax and Soak Up the Views in Lakeside Pokhara
  • Visit the Hill Side Town of Nagarkot at Sunset and Sunrise to View Soaring Mount Everest
  • Wander the Ancient Alleys of Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square
  • Explore Kathmandu’s Winding Alleys, with Antique, Music and Traditional Stores

Inclusions

  • International Airfares & Taxes with Full Service Airline
  • 9 Nights Locally Rated 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast Daily & 7 Other Meals as Indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Air-Conditioned Transportation
  • All Sightseeing & Entrance Fees included in Itinerary
  • English-Speaking Tour Guide(s)

Deal Code: MC-90792

YOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Australia – Kathmandu (In-flight Meals)

Depart Australia today and fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free time.

Note: Due to flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to depart on the day before (day 0).

Overnight: 4* Hotel Shambala

Day 2: Kathmandu (B)

This morning after breakfast, set out for a full day sightseeing experience in the Kathmandu Valley. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Durbar Square, Swayambunath Monkey Temple and imposing Boudhanath Stupa, one of most impressive Buddhist stupas in Nepal and usually vibrant with the prayers and prostrations of devotees. The tour will expose Kathmandu’s contrasts between traditional and modern, practical and spiritual.

The evening is free to relax or explore some of Kathmandu’s vibrant night time shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Overnight: 4* Hotel Shambala

Day 3: Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park Approx. 150km (B, L, D)

After breakfast leave the Kathmandu Valley behind and view the Nepalese countryside from your airconditioned vehicle today, as the tour takes the scenic, riverside drive to Royal Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel, afternoon is at leisure.

Late in the afternoon visit the local Tharu village to learn more about their lifestyle, culture, religion. In the evening be entertained by a traditional Tharu Stick Dance and included dinner.

Overnight: 4* Tigerland Safari Resort

Special option early this morning: The Ultimate Experience Mountain Flight (AUD$360pp). This 45-minute flight offers an incredible panorama of the Himalayas and Mount Everest.

Day 4: Chitwan National Park (B, L, D)

This morning after breakfast at the lodge, experience a fully guided day of jungle-based activities, sailing in a traditional ‘patela’ boat which will take you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to see waterfowl, crocodiles, gharials and animals from the riverbanks. Later enjoy a Jeep Safari in the National Park to look for wild animals. The afternoon will be at leisure.

(The National Park is closed in July, August and September. The Safari experience is provided in the adjacent buffer zones during this time.)

Overnight: 4* Tigerland Safari Resort

Day 5: Chitwan – Pokhara Approx. 165km (B)

After breakfast this morning, depart for Pokhara. On arrival, check in and relax for the rest of the day. The Lakeside region of Pokhara has restaurants, stalls and shops to explore.

Overnight: 4* The Waterfront Resort

Day 6: Pokhara (B)

Start with a stunning sunrise and outstanding views of the Annapurna range from Sarangkot hill. Followed by a visit Bindabashini Temple, regarded as a Hindu spiritual centre of Pokhara. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Then visit the serene Peace Stupa, where further panoramic views include the Phewa Lake, Pokhara and the towering Annapurna Range. The afternoon is at leisure.

Later enjoy a boat ride in Phewa Lake.

Overnight: 4* The Waterfront Resort

Day 7: Pokhara – Day trek to Australian Camp (elevation: 2100m) (B, L)

After breakfast, be driven to Kande and start the gentle hike (approx. 2 hours) up through the forest to Australia Camp. Take in truly impressive views of Annapurna Range, including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South Hiuchuli, Annapurna II & IV and Lamjung Himal. Explore the picturesque village of Pothana and later return to Pokhara to relax for the rest of the day. A packed lunch will be provided for the walk.

Those who do not wish to take this walk can relax in Pokhara or choose an optional guided tour to the International Mountain Museum and Tibetan Refugee Camp (extra fee applicable).

Overnight: 4* The Waterfront Resort

Day 8: Pokhara – Nagarkot Approx. 225km (B, D)

After breakfast this morning, depart Pokhara and return to the Kathmandu valley, arriving in the hill town of Nagarkot, famous for its incredible sunsets and rises and fantastic view of Mt Everest, weather permitting.

Overnight: 4* Mystic Mountain

Day 9: Nagarkot – Bhaktapur – Kathmandu Approx. 31kms (B, D)

Wake up early to catch the extraordinary Himalayan sunrise this morning. Then, after breakfast, take the short trip to Bhaktapur, an ancient town almost entirely comprised of UNESCO listed structures representing multiple faiths and traditions. Return to Kathmandu with time for final sightseeing or shopping. Enjoy a farewell dinner in a traditional local restaurant.

Overnight: 4* Hotel Shambala

Day 10: Kathmandu – Australia

Be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home today.

Day 11: Arrive Home

Note: Some flights may arrive one day earlier or later.

VALID FOR TRAVEL
24 February 2022
10 March 2022
21 April 2022
5 May 2022
2 June 2022
1 September 2022
6 October 2022
27 October 2022
10 November 2022


Surcharges & block out dates may apply during peak travel periods.

 

UPGRADES AND ADD-ONS

PRE/POST ACCOMMODATION

Kathmandu
Premium 4* accommodation: $140 per room per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)

Paro, Bhutan (Optional Extension)
Standard 3.5* accommodation: $355 per room, per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)

OPTIONAL DAY TOURS

Mount Everest Scenic Flight, approx 1 hour: $360pp

Alternative to Australia Camp Hike: Guided Tour International Mountain Museum and Tibetan Refugee Camp with driver: $25pp

Bhutan Extension Alternative to Tigers Nest Walk: Sightseeing Tour Drukgyel Dzong (monastery) and Kyichu Lhakhang Buddist Temple: $40pp

BHUTAN OPTIONAL EXTENSION

$2000 – Per person twin-share
$250*  – Single Supplement


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Journey into Bhutan; the country that measures ‘Gross Domestic Happiness’
  • Fly through the Himalayas into dramatic Paro Valley
  • Experience Bhutanese hospitality with a local guide throughout
  • Tour the capital, Thimphu, viewing beautiful monasteries and monuments
  • Visit the immense golden Great Buddha
  • Take in the mountainous Bhutanese scenery
  • Trek or ride up to the famous Tigers Nest Monastery
  • Soak up the local culture in markets and rural towns

INCLUSIONS

  • Return flights from Kathmandu – Paro, Bhutan
  • 3 nights 3.5 star rated hotel accommodation Bhutan
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • All entry fees
  • Bhutan visa fees (processed while in Nepal)
  • Government royalties and fees

TOUR EXTENSION – ITINERARY

Day 10: Kathmandu – Paro, Bhutan (By Flight) – Thimphu Approx. 55kms (L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and experience the stunning flight through the Himilayas into Bhutan. Meet your guide and driver outside the terminal building and transfer to the hotel in Thimphu. Take the afternoon to visit Trashichhoe Dzong; a striking monastery and Buddha Point, where the largest statue of Buddha in the country sits.
The evening will be at leisure.

Overnight: 3.5* Hotel Druk

Day 11: Thimphu – Paro Approx. 55kms (B, L, D)
In the morning after breakfast, experience a fascinating guided sightseeing tour in Thimphu Valley. Visiting the National Library, National Textile Museum, Zorig Chusum, the National Institute of Arts and the Kings Memorial Chorten (stupa).
Later depart Thimphu arriving into Paro, check into your hotel.

Overnight: 3.5* Tashi Namgay Resort

Day 12: Paro – Tiger’s Nest Monastery Hike approx. 2 hours (B, L, D)
After breakfast, leave Paro to visit Taktshang Monastery, or Tiger’s Nest, the famous monastery, perched on the steep side of an escarpment. The walk up takes about 2 hours, with the option to ride up on a horse. Visitors can pause or stop at a café positioned roughly half way up the track. Note that the horse ride (approx. AUD$45) is only available on the way up.
Those who do not wish to take the walk can relax with free time or book the optional excursion to Kichu Lhakang Buddhist Temple and ruins of Drukgyel Dzong Monastery.
After returning to the base, visit a local farm, National Museum and market before returning to the hotel to relax for the evening.

Overnight: 3.5* Tashi Namgay Resort

Day 13: Paro, Bhutan – Kathmandu, Nepal (B)
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, transfer to the Paro International Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival, be picked up from the airport and transferred to the hotel.
Enjoy free time for the rest of the day and evening.

Overnight: 4* Ghangri Boutique Hotel

Day 14: Kathmandu – Australia (B)
Be transferred to the airport for your flight home today.

Day 15 Arrive home.
Note, some flights may arrive home on Day 14. Check your travel documents for confirmed times.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa fees

FINE PRINT

PRICING
Solo Supplement: $ 500 per person
Child Pricing: $1400 per child up to age 7, sharing existing bedding.

LOW DEPOSIT
A low deposit of $99 per person is required to secure your booking. A second deposit of $1200 per person will be required 11 months prior to departure. The balance will be due 5 months prior to departure.

AMENDMENT POLICY
• The Peace of Mind Policy allows free of charge changes up to 90 days before departure, subject
to airfare differences where flights have already been booked.
• Each change within 90 days of departure: $100 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.
• Each change within 60 days of departure: $250 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.

CANCELLATION POLICY
• Cancellation more than 90 days before departure: Loss of deposit only.
• Cancellation within 90 days of departure: 30% of package price.
• Cancellation within 60 days of departure: 50% of package price.
• Cancellation within 14 days of departure: 100% of package price.

CHILD POLICY
Children under 7 can stay with a responsible adult using existing bedding. No discount for children aged 7 and over.

BAGGAGE POLICY
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance.
Porter service is not included and you are expected to carry your own bags. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation including flights will be emailed within two of weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

PASSPORTS
Full names and a copy of each traveller’s valid passport photo page are required for reservation. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond trip completion.
You are liable for fees due to incorrect or incomplete information.

FLIGHTS
Confirmed flights are not available until you receive your final documentation.
Costs for flight requests will be due immediately upon confirmation.
Flights may involve up to two transits per leg.
No show of flights may incur heavy penalties and auto cancellation of onward flights.
Flights may depart one day before or after the indicated itinerary depending on your departure point and final flight schedule.

ITINERARY
The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation of the tour. If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible. The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the final flight schedule.
Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue. Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

HOTELS
Confirmed hotels are not available until you receive your final documentation. Listed hotels may be substituted with properties of a similar standard.
Hotel star ratings are either local ratings or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise stated.

TRIPLE SHARE
Is available in the form of extra bedding, subject to availability. There is no discount for triple share.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
The tour and its optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate.

BREAKAWAY POLICY
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program.
Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.

FEEDBACK POLICY
All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader. Complaints must be submitted in writing with substantiated evidence within 10 days of trip completion.

DIETARY
Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.
Common flight meals can be requested at the time of booking and are subject to availability.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.

FORCE MAJEURE
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

DISCLAIMER
The pricing, terms and conditions listed


VISAS

NEPAL:
A tourist visa is required for Australian and other nationalities travelling to Nepal. The visa can be acquired on arrival at the airport, or travellers can complete the online form prior to arrival, print and bring the receipt here: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa The VISA Fee is usually USD 30 per person.

BHUTAN (post tour extension):
A tourist visa is required for Australian and other nationalities travelling to Bhutan. The Tour Operator will arrange this while you are touring Nepal.
It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre.

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