Trekking, rafting and elephants | 14 days
All the highlights of Nepal together with some wonderful surprises: The adventure begins with several days in colourful Kathmandu before a breathtaking mountain flight to Pokhara to start the original ‘Royal Trek’. Enjoy fantastic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and the ‘fishtail’ spire of Machhapuchare. Finish off with some rafting and a thrilling elephant back safari before returning to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.
Day 1: Fly to Kathmandu
Days 2&3: Explore Kathmandu
Days 4-7: Fly to Pokhara to begin four day trek
Day 8: Relax at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Village
Days 9&10: Rafting down the Trisuli River
Days 11&12: Chitwan Jungle safari
Day 13: Kathmandu
Day 14: Fly London
guide price £2,950 per person
Fiona’s travel tipsFOR THE ACTIVE: Options for mountain biking and trekking peaks.
MY FAVOURITE PLACE: Kalar Pattar (5,700m) for its amazing views of Everest and sense of achievement – it’s worth the climb!
INTERESTING FACT: Mustang, the former Kingdom of Lo, in north-east Nepal, is a long fertile plain which survived the Chinese invasion of 1951 and maintains its original Tibetan culture.
BEST TIME TO GO: October to April.
JOURNEY TIME: 12 hours (indirect)
“Thank you for getting me to the Kingdom of Lo in Mustang, a dream fulfilled. Both guide and driver looked after me recognising I needed time to adjust to the altitude. Your pre-departure information was as ever brilliant and the holiday realised all my expectations. Some wonderful memories and I loved the people, from new friends to old ones.”
Ian Stubbs, Nepal and Mustang October – November 2018
“Could I please pass on my thanks to my excellent guides both in Kathmandu and Lhasa. I took a great food tour in Kathmandu which involved nipping around the back streets on Vespa scooters! The food was great. I had lassi, samosas, sweet Tibetan food, water buffalo Mo Mo (dumplings) and traditional Newali food. The Mo Mo were out of this world, I loved them, could eat them all day!
Bring on Mustang next year! I spoke to many guides who had been there, it sounds brilliant.”
Ian Stubbs, Nepal and Tibet, September/October 2017
“Excellent drivers, hotels were just wonderful, our holiday experience was just excellent. When we wanted to change our room in Kathmandu you arranged it quickly and efficiently”.
Carole and Jacqui Young, India and Nepal
“I had three priorities — to see Namche Bazaar, to visit the Hillary School and to get views of Everest. Three out of three. Mission accomplished! The best decision I made was to travel alone.”
Marilyn Crosby, Nepal