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  • Date: March
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 14 nights
  • Price: 3149
Destination Nepal
From Dublin
Date Feb – Nov 2017
Duration 13 nights
Price €3,149
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Details are for guidance only and are subject to change

Introduction to Nepal

Explore Nepal’s natural splendour and cultural heritage from the Himalayas to the birthplace of Buddhism on this 10 night guided tour.

Nepal remains an essentially agrarian society, nine tenths of the population live from hand to mouth in relatively inaccessible rural areas practising a style of subsistence farming that has altered little in hundreds of years.

The architectural heritage of Nepal retains its old world charm, notwithstanding last year’s earthquake which damaged some temples and palaces, and, whilst synthesising Chinese and Indian influence, undoubtedly embodies a spirit of its own. The friendliness, cheerfulness and welcoming nature of the Nepalese is legendary.

Discover the stupas of Boudhnath and Swayambhunath in Kathmandu, visit the National Park of Chitwan, enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks from Pokhara in the Annapurna area and take the chance to view the immensity of Everest from a special ‘mountain’ flight.

Both the Kathmandu Valley and Lumbini are recognised as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the latter being known as the birthplace of Buddha and the former comprising of three contrasting towns, each with its own temples, Durbar Square and individual character.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly from Dublin or Cork to Heathrow – overnight at airport hotel B&B

Day 2 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Kathmandu via Delhi.

Day 3 Arrive Kathmandu (altitude 1,400 metres) for two nights at the 5-star Hotel Radisson.

Day 4 Optional morning flight over the Himalayas and Mount Everest (weather permitting). Approximate cost US$230 – bookable locally. Visit Narayanhiti Palace Museum and tour of Bhaktapur. Sightseeing of Kathmandu including Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, a rickshaw ride and the courtyards of ‘Babarmahal revisited’. Dinner at Rum Doodle with an Everest summiteer or Sherpa. (B, D)

Day 5 Drive to Chitwan (6 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Kasara resort. Evening ox cart ride to Tharu village. Talk by a naturalist. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Canoe ride and jungle walk. Jeep safari inside the National Park. Tharu cultural show. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Travel to Lumbini (4 hrs) for overnight at the 4-star Hotel Lumbini Kasai. Visit Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi temple and monasteries. Take a rickshaw ride. (B, D)

Day 8 Drive to Pokhara, Lakeside (6 hrs). Overnight at the 3-star Atithi Resort & Spa. Visit Barahi Temple, Devi’s Falls, Seti gorge and a lake cruise. (B)

Day 9 Visit the Gurkha and Mountain museums. Later, transfer to Kandani Danda for two nights to enjoy the famed hospitality of the 4-star Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, stunningly located at over 2,000 metres. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Sunrise view of the Annapurna range (weather permitting). A bird watching walk and village walk. Afternoon free. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Drive to Kathmandu (7 hrs) visiting the Manakamana Temple by cable car en route. Two nights at the 5-star Hotel Radisson. (B)

Day 12 Sightseeing of Patan including the Bahal Courtyards. Singing bowl, dance performance and farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 13 Return flight to Heathrow via Delhi. Overnight in airport hotel (B)

Day 14 Fly from Heathrow to Dublin.

  • Key B – Breakfast L – Lunch D – Dinner

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Price inclusions

  • Flight Dublin or Cork to London Heathrow (Times vary)
  • Overnight accommodation in Heathrow Airport hotel (B&B)
  • Flight London to Kathmandu via Delhi
  • Airport transfer to your hotel
  • 12 nights accommodation (see Itinerary)
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary: breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All tours outlined in the itinerary
  • Return transfer from your hotel to airport
  • Flight Kathmandu to London Heathrow via Delhi
  • Overnight accommodation in Heathrow Airport hotel (B&B)
  • Onward flight to Dublin
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • Taxes and charges

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Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes as indicated
  • Single room supplement €495
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
  • Full payment due 12 weeks before departure
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance €38 (conditions apply)
  • Taxes, fees or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price
  • Irish nationals require a visa to enter Nepal.

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Accommodation details

Radisson – Kathmandu

A 5-star Radisson Blu Hotel in central Kathmandu close to restaurants and shops. Restaurants, bar, pool, lounge, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 260 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Lumbini Kasai – Lumbini

A 3-star simple Japanese style hotel with a restaurant and 28 rooms with private facilities. WiFi (free).

Atithi Resort & Spa – Pokhara

A 4-star resort located in the heart of the city of lakes, furnished with modern architecture and facilities. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa adn WiFi (free). 51 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge – Pokhara

Perched 1,000 feet above the Pokhara Valley with a spectacular Himalayan backdrop of the Annapurna range, this 4-star eco-friendly hotel is famed for its hospitality and ‘houseparty style’. Restaurant, bar, library, pool and WiFi (free). 19 rooms with private facilities.

Kasara Resort – Chitwan

The Kasara Resort is located on the borders of Chitwan National Park, built in a natural jungle environment. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 37 air-conditioned villas with private facilities and a private garden.

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Dates and Prices

Date Price
10 February 2017 €3,279
24 March 2017 €3,149
06 October 2017 €3,279
20 October 2017 €3,349
03 November 2017 €3,349
17 November 2017 €3,279

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