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Nepal Wonders 05 Nights/06 Days 2 nights - 5 Days

Nepal Wonders 05 Nights/06 Days 2 nights

Kathmandu, 2 nights Pokhara by surface & 1 night

Jomsom by Air with Muktinath

Day 1
Kathmandu

Meeting at airport upon arrival by Office Personnel. Transfer to hotel. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom.

The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu.

After short relaxation at the hotel, you will be taken for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray. The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith .The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. This temple complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites's list Since 1979. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a "sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river".

Day 2
Kathmandu / Pokhara

Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is 210 kms from Kathmandu and is a 7 hours drive approx. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) in good weather there are splendid views right from the hotel.

On the way you have an option of doing the river rafting or visit the Manakamna Temple “ Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes” where you are taken by a cable ride of 10 mins. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Pokhara / Jomsom

After Breakfast, early morning fly to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, walk over to the hotel which is 5 minutes from the airport.

Please do note that Jomsom is a small village in the Mountains. Only basic accommodation is available here. The clients will have to walk from the airport to the hotel which

takes about 5 minutes. Porters are sent to the airport to carry the luggage by the hotel.

15 Kg luggage per adult and 7 kg per child is allowed by the airlines on this sector.

The aircraft is a Twin Otter or Doniar - average 15 seats.

Darshan of Muktinath temple.

To visit Muktinath, the clients will have to walk for about 15-20 minutes over the Kali Gandaki River. Here there is no means of transport as on the river there is a narrow bridge -

vehicles cannot cross. After crossing the bridge take the Jeep on sharing basis for Muktinath. Originally the route from Jomson to Muktinath was a trekkers route only. Recently

the route has been widened and 4x4 vehicles can only drive. The path is a Dirt road. The ride is Bumpy all the way. The drive takes about 1.5 hours one way. Upon arrival at

Muktinath it is another 30 minutes walk from the base to the Temple. Darshan on your own of Muktinath & following the same route return to Jomsom.

Day 4
Day 04 – Jomsom / Pokhara

Fly back to Pokhara early morning and transfer to hotel.

This afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple,Goddess Durga, was brought from India . Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence,a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5
Pokhara / Kathmandu

This morning you will go for a excursion trip to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 13 kms from Lake Side, Pokhara. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Sarangkot is cooler than Pokhara. Sarangkot can be reached easily by 45 to 60 minutes by a car ride to the top from Pokhara. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view and go back.

Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

Retracing the same path, drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest day at leisure. One can indulge in shopping or visit the

casinos trying their lady luck. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6
Kathmandu / Airport

This morning your tour will take you for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur , the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan's central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley's Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.

Inclusions

  • Package Inclusions:
  • # 02 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • # 02 nights accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • # 01 night accommodation in Jomsom with Breakfast –
  • extremely basic accommodation only available with non A/c rooms
  • # 02 international airport transfers by a non A/c vehicle exclusively
  • # 02 domestic airport transfers in Pokhara
  • # Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a non a/c vehicle exclusively
  • # Transportation Jomsom – Muktinath – Jomsom by a non A/c Jeep on SIC basis (12 pax in a jeep ).
  • Or clients can take an independent jeep at an extra cost. Do ask for the cost.
  • # Transportation Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by a non a/c vehicle exclusively

    No of paxLuxury Premium DeluxeStandardBudget
    Cost Per Person(BB)(BB)( BB)(BB)(BB)
    2 pax on twin share4230040110356103436032240
    4 pax using a car on twin share3712534935304352918527065
    Adult with an extra bed3194029750252502400021880
    Child below 10 yrs with extra bed2110020900187001730015900
    Child below 10 yrs without extra bed1520015000146001420013800

    Later, you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.

     

    Cost based on the above program will be as follows:

     

    No of paxLuxury Premium DeluxeStandardBudget
    Cost Per Person(BB)(BB)( BB)(BB)(BB)
    2 pax on twin share4230040110356103436032240
    4 pax using a car on twin share3712534935304352918527065
    Adult with an extra bed3194029750252502400021880
    Child below 10 yrs with extra bed2110020900187001730015900
    Child below 10 yrs without extra bed1520015000146001420013800

     

    Properties envisaged: Using Base Category  rooms at respective properties unless specified

     (Some hotels have Deluxe rooms as base Category)

     

    PROPERTIESKathmanduPokharaJomsom
    LUXURYSoaltee /

    Radisson /

    Annapurna /

    similar

    Hotel Pokhara Grande /

    Atithi Resort /

    Shangrila Village Resort / Fishtail Lodge /Similar

    Hotel Majesty /

    Similar – Non A/c Budget property

    PREMIUMTibet International /

    Shangrila /

    Royal Singi

    Hotel Pokhara Grande /

    Atithi Resort /

    Shangrila Village Resort / Fishtail Lodge /Similar

    Hotel Majesty /

    Similar – Non A/c Budget property

    DELUXE Vaishali /

    Grand /  

    Summit Residency / Mirage Lords Inn/

    Tibet / similar

    Mount Kailash Resort /

    Land Mark /

    Lake Side Retreat

    Hotel Majesty /

    Similar – Non A/c Budget property

    STANDARDManang /

    Temple Inn/

    Nepal Tara / Amadablam / Moonlight/ Gangjong / Mountain / similar

    Dandelion/ Kantipur/ Utsav HimalayaHotel Majesty /

    Similar – Non A/c Budget property

    BUDGETThamel / Heritage /  The Nana Hotels –non A/c rooms/ similarHotel Center Lake /

    Dream Pokhara / similar

    Hotel Majesty / Similar –

    Non A/c Budget property

     

    Package Inclusions:

    # 02 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.

    # 02 nights accommodation  in Pokhara with Breakfast.

    # 01 night accommodation in Jomsom with Breakfast –

      extremely basic accommodation only available with non A/c rooms

    # 02 international airport transfers by a non A/c vehicle exclusively

    # 02 domestic airport transfers in Pokhara

    # Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a non a/c vehicle exclusively

    # Transportation Jomsom – Muktinath – Jomsom by a non A/c Jeep on SIC basis (12  pax in a jeep ).

      Or clients can take an independent jeep at an extra cost. Do ask for the cost.

    # Transportation Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by a non a/c vehicle exclusively

    # Airfare  Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara

    # ACAP fee for Jomsom included ( Permit required to visit Jomsom for which 2 passport size photograph and passport photocopy is required )

    # Presently applicable hotel taxes.

     

    Vehicle allocation:

    Car : Ford / Fiat / Manza /Swift Dezire : (only 4 Heads are allowed and the car does not have any overhead carrier )

    5  - 6 Adults :  Scorpio / similar

    7 - 14 adults : Toyota  "Hiace" Van having 14 seats.  Do view the web site http://www.toyota.com.my/hiace/   which features the vehicle

     

    A/c vehicle supplement throughout the trip:

    Car : Inr. 4800 for the entire trip

    Scorpio : Inr. 5400 for the

    Toyota Hiace van : Inr. 6000 for the entire trip

    Half Day sightseeing is for 3 hours. Full day sightseeing is for 6 hours. For e.g. Pashupatinath & Boudhnath is a Half Day Trip.

     

    Important Information  on JOMSOM

     

    (A)“ACAP PERMIT” ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ) for Foreign and Indian Nationals to be collected from ACAP office in Kathmandu & Pokhara. Failing to obtain the ACAP permit at either KTM or PKR will require paying double the amount as a penalty at Jomsom. A copy of the passport and 2 copies of passport size photos are required while applying for the permit.

     

         Clients will have to obtain this permit on their own as agents are not entertained.

         However we shall assist the clients for the same.

     

    (B)   Temperature (approximate)Jomsom (2754m/9000 ft)

    MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
    Min ºC-4-22351012121283-3
    Min ºF25273637415054524837  3227
    Max ºC13141422252727231814108
    Max ºF555757727781818177726157

     

    (C) Weather Conditions

     

    MonthJan & FebMar, Apr & May Jun, Jul & AugSep, Oct, Nov & Dec
    ClimateSlightly WindyExcellent Slightly Warm/rainySlightly cold & clear

     

    (D) Travel tips

    1. On the flight one is entitled to carry only 15 kgs per persson.
    2. Take precaution for altitude sickness by taking Diamox tablet or Aspirin
    3. Carry own medicine for any health problem
    4. Drink plenty of water while going up hill
    5. Sports shoes or trekking shoes
    6. Carry light luggage
    7. Walking stick
    8. Jacket
    9. Chap stick / Vaseline cream
    10. Cap
    11. Sun glasses
    12. Warm Clothing
    13. Sunscreen Lotion
    14. Moisturizer Lotion
    15. Thick socks and gloves

     

         Days are relatively warm; especially when there is no wind in the early morning. The appropriate clothing as per the travel period (temperature) and a good pair of walking shoes for rocky and uneven paths are highly recommended. Walking stick would help for those who need support.

     

    Caution : Jomsom is a weather prone area. Frequent flight cancellations are obvious & any expenses that arise due to such cancellations will have to be borne by the clients on their own. Just in case the flight Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara is cancelled then a refund of Inr 7000 PP incorporated in the cost will be refunded, though all expenses arising will have to be borne by the clients.

     

    Please do note the following about Jomsom properties:

    Jomsom is small village in the Mountains. No luxury options are available here. Hotel Hotel Majesty is the property we use in Jomsom.

    The properties are budget properties with basic facilities only. The clients should be aware about the place in advance so that they do not face any problem upon reaching here. Jomsom is famous for its natural beauty, its surrounding, trekking and Muktinath.

     

    Hand-phone SIM card:

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu at the International Airport better known as “Tribhuwan International Airport”. After collecting your baggage there are Two Telephone companies known as “NCell & NTC ( Nepal Telecommunication).

    They have a Stall each. One Passport size photo and a copy of the passport will be required.

    One can purchase a Sim. Activation time is 10 mins on an average. Cost is Inr 150 per Sim which

    can be topped off as per requirement. It will be a 3G card.

    We are not in a position to take out the Sim in advance.

    Above is subject to change as per the Telecommunication  Regulations

     

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