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Trekking in the Himalayas

Nepal


2 passengers
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Small Group < 14 Small Group 14 or less
  • Breakfasts and more All breakfasts and more

A magical mountain kingdom…

Trek through the beautiful valleys of the Annapurnas with experienced guides and sherpas on this small group tour. Take in the ancient city of Kathmandu, the lovely town of Pokhara and tiny lowland villages as you explore this spectacular country.

Including...

Excursions and visits

  • Guided tour of Kathmandu
  • A lama blessing and Aarti ceremony
  • A tour of the ancient city of Patan
  • Six guided treks
  • Pokhara’s Ghurka Museum
  • Boat trip across Fewa Lake

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Day 1 UK-Kathmandu

Kathmandu

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, fly overnight to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Nepal Asia

Day 2 Kathmandu

Durbar Square

Arrive in Kathmandu and stay the next three nights at the Malla Hotel (4Q). Enjoy a welcome meeting and the day at leisure to settle in. D

Kathmandu Nepal Asia

Day 3 Kathmandu

Bouddhanath stupa

Explore Kathmandu, the 'City of Glory', on an included full day tour that takes in Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley’s most scared shrine - the Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath. You’ll also visit the Boudhanath Stupa where you will receive a Lama blessing. B

Durbar Square Kathmandu Nepal Asia Boudhanath Stupa

Day 4 Kathmandu

Patan Durbar Square

This morning join a heritage walk through the ancient city of Patan, visiting Patan Durbar Square, various temples and the courtyards of the Royal Palace. Later, perhaps join an optional tour to see Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the third and best preserved Durbar Square in the Kathmandu Valley. B

Durbar Square Kathmandu Nepal Asia

Day 5 Kathmandu-Pokhara

Pokhara Lake

Set off on a long but rewarding journey by road to the lakeside city of Pokhara where you stay overnight stay at the Atithi Resort (4Q). B

Pokhara Nepal Asia

Day 6 Pokhara-Birethanti

Drive to the starting point of your first trek and walk along the lower foothills. Arrive at the Sanctuary Lodge (3Q) in time for lunch. B, L, D


Day 7 Birethanti-Ghandruk

Modi River Valley

Follow the Modi River Valley up into the mountains for a hike that is mostly steep uphill stretches, walking up over 1,000 terraced steps on to charming hamlets, paddy fields and lush forests. Stay one night at the Himalaya Lodge (2Q). B, L, D


Day 8 Ghandruk-Landruk

Village near Landruk

Set off through stunning countryside to the village of Landruk, following the course of the Modi River and passing the cliffs where you may see honey-hunters scaling the rock face. You arrive at La Bee Lodge (2Q) and can look forward to a guided afternoon amble through the village . B, L, D


Day 9 Landruk-Majgaun

Amazing views

Trace the contours of the hills and pass through remote villages to reach Gurung Lodge (3Q), your base for tonight. (On December 5, 2018 departure you’ll stay at Mala Lodge (3Q) instead.) After lunch, perhaps discover the nearby villages of Majgaun and Patlekhet with your guide. B, L, D


Day 10 Majgaun-Dhampus

Dhampus

Trek through forests filled with rhododendron and orchids and pause at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live. Stay overnight at Basanta Lodge (3Q) and perhaps join an optional afternoon walk through the village of Dhampus. B, L, D


Day 11 Dhampus-Pokhara

Sunset over Dhampus

Hike along a mountain ridge and down to the valley floor before the hour-long drive back to Pokhara where you return to the Atithi Resort (4Q) for a further two nights. B, L, D


Day 12 Pokhara

Fewa Lake

This morning, enjoy a visit to the Gurkha Museum and a boat trip on Fewa Lake. In the afternoon there’s the opportunity to go mountain biking. B


Day 13 Pokhara-Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu by road and stay overnight at the Malla Hotel (4Q). B


Day 14 Kathmandu-UK

Travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK, arriving in the evening for your included UK door-to-door travel service. B


What to expect on your trek

Trekking will be at a leisurely pace following well-worn paths for an average of six-and-a-half to 13 kilometres (four to eight miles) a day, with steady up and downhill stretches. The highest altitude will be 2,000 metres, with most other walks between 1,060 and 1,680 metres. You only need to carry a small backpack, and most walks are in the morning so you arrive at the lodges in time for lunch and a relaxing afternoon. All of the traditional, remote mountain lodges feature spectacular views and have a dining room, bar and large lounge with an open fire. They also have electricity and running water.

Please note: This tour involves some long journeys by road. The roads in Nepal can be poor quality which means that at times you will travel over uneven and bumpy roads, particularly those that around Kathmandu, and journeys may take longer than expected.

Trekking in the Himalayas

Nepal


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Nepal


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