Tailor-Made Holiday

Nepal - No Effort Required

8 days

from £1,995pp (excluding flights)

Experience the magnificence of the Nepal Himalayas without the physical impact or the paraphernalia of hiking boots, back packs and associated equipment.

Our Nepal Travel Experts have selected two mountain lodges in the Himalayas, accessible by jeep, that allow you to witness the mountains as they change colour and hue, all from the comfort of your veranda whilst also being able to take a leisurely stroll to nearby villages, meet their friendly people and experience a culture that has remained little changed over the centuries.

  • Reach the heady heights of the Nepal Himalayas with ease
  • Stay at comfortable mountain lodges that offer clear and unadulterated views of the Himalayan mountains
  • Take a gentle stroll into local villages to meet local people and drink tea
  • Combine a dusty, busy Rajasthan itinerary with the relaxed pace and clear air of the mountains

 

 

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 1995 £ 700

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Kathmandu


Flights are non-direct. A stop-over will be involved.

Day 2

International flight arrival time will vary. Afternoon to acclimatise.


You will be staying at Gokarna Forest Resort, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara


Arrival Day at Gurung Lodge
Take a short spectacular 25 minute flight to Pokhara. If the weather is clear, your route follows the mountain range to the Annapurna Himalaya. Following a briefing when you meet your guide, you are driven by 4 wheel drive vehicle to the Gurung lodge. This is situated at 1450m or 4785ft. The lodge is built along the lines of a traditional Nepalese village. Every room has spectacular views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Drive time to the Lodge is just 2 hours. After lunch at the lodge, you will be escorted to the local village of Tanchok. There will be a talk at a local house, now made into a museum. The contents of the house illustrate how the local people live, together with the tools and implements of day to day traditional village life.

A relatively small city and known as one of the main gateways to the Himalayas, Pokhara is one of the most popular destinations in Nepal. Visitors are greeted by the stunning Mt Machhapuchhre, which looms large and reflects in the still waters of Lake Taal. Activities in Pokhara would include hiring a boat on the lake (Phewa Tal), which is the second largest in Nepal. Pokhara has an interesting old area as well as an elaborate Hindu temple and a Buddhist monastery. The lakeside area has good shopping opportunities and internet cafés. In the evening there is the option to dine out at one of the many fine lakeside restaurants .


You will be staying at Ker and Downey Gurung Lodge, Full board

Day 4

Activities from Gurung Lodge
After a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, there are a number of options available including relaxing in the lodge surroundings watching the mountains including Annapurna South and the surrounding peaks or you can take a short walk to another local viewpoint and village. Lunch will be at the lodge. This will be followed by a short walk to the local school where the headmaster will talk about the local education system. Guests may wish to leave pens or make a small donation to the school. Either would be much appreciated and will be used by the school for education purposes.


You will be staying at Ker and Downey Gurung Lodge, Full board

Day 5

Transfer to Three Mountain Lodge
After breakfast at the lodge, you begin your three hour drive by private vehicle to the village of Bandipur. Lunch will be at the Old Inn where you will meet your guide and porter. You will also have time to explore this village. You then continue by vehicle for a further hour or so to the 3 mountain lodge which is located on a small ridge at an altitude of 1011m or 3316ft. After settling into your room and having a hot shower, drinks will be served around the central fireplace. Dinner will be served in the dining room.


You will be staying at Ker Downey Three Mountain Lodge, Full board

Day 6

Activities from Three Mountain Lodge
You will be woken with a cup of tea or coffee at your room. If the mountains are clear, you can sit on your private veranda and enjoy the spectacular mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. After breakfast set off to visit two local schools and the villages in which they are located. En route, we pass large orange groves. To date few tourists have visited this area so it retains much of its charm. Many Gurkhas have been recruited from these villages over the years and you will also visit the house of one of these retired Gurkhas.


You will be staying at Ker Downey Three Mountain Lodge, Full board

Day 7

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (Road Journey)


Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal - a heady and extravagant tangle of contrasts. Rapidly developing and almost alarmingly hectic, Kathmandu is a city to awake the senses, but it is not without its spiritual and cultural side. The old quarter's back streets, while still teeming with life and an array of smells from spices to incense, offer a more colourful side to the city.


Departure Day
After breakfast, leave the lodge and drive back to Kathmandu where you arrive in the early afternoon. Lunch will be at a roadside restaurant overlooking a beautiful river. On the way back to the hotel we will visit Boudinath Stupa which is home to some 10000 Tibetans. The surrounding area has an array of craft and local tea shops.


You will be staying at Gokarna Forest Resort, Bed & Breakfast

Day 8

Fly Kathmandu to London

Accommodation

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Gokarna Forest Resort

Gokarna Forest Resort

Situated within the city limits of Kathmandu, Gokarna Forest Resort is located inside a serene temperate 700 acre old growth forest, the former private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal....

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