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The Royal Walk in the Himalayas
The Royal Walk in the Himalayas
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Highlights: Kathmandu - Swayambhunath - Patan city - Pokhara - Trek to Thulkote - Lipani - Chisapani - Begnas


Hotels:


Kathmandu – Hotel Himalaya
Pokhara-Begnas Lake Resort
Trek-Camp


Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for 2 - night stay.
Overnight: Hotel Himalaya or Hotel Shambala.


Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu city, Swayambhunath stupa & Patan city
After breakfast, visit of old Kathmandu city with its stone-paved lanes, colorful bazaars, the Temple of the Living Goddess - Kumari who is considered to be the incarnation of the "Virgin Goddess". The old Durbar Square consists of the old palace and innumerable temples of different architecture. Continue to Swayambhunath stupa, situated west of Kathmandu. It is a 2500 years old Buddhist stupa located at a top of a green hillock with the eyes of Buddha painted on its pinnacle overlooking the righteous behavior of the valley inhabitants. Later visit Patan city, also known as Lalitpur or the "city of beauty". Patan is well known for its intricately carved temples, narrow lanes, and quaint shops. See the intricately stone-carved Krishna temple, Patan Durbar Square and Hiranyavarna Mahavihar (golden temple).


Overnight: Hotel Himalaya or Hotel Shambala.
Meal: Bed & Breakfast


Day 03: Drive Kathmandu / Pokhara (200 Km/ 5.5hrs)
After breakfast drive to Pokhara for a 2-night stay. Drive along the scenic mountainous highway to the Pokhara valley. Forming the backdrop are the spectacular Annapurnas massif and the magnificent fishtailed Machhapuchhre dominating the scenery. Adding to Pokhara’s enchantments are the three serene lakes of Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa, the World Peace stupa atop a hill, the deep Seti gorge, the Green canyon, and Devi's fall. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with incomparable mountain views.
Overnight: Begnas Lake Resort (Superior room)


Meal: Bed & Breakfast


Day 04: Sightseeing tour of Pokhara. Trek to Thulkote (1,400m) (3-hr trek)
Morning, sightseeing tour of Pokhara city with its colorful bazaars, visit the Bindabasini Temple, Devi's Fall, Seti Gorge. After lunchtime, drive to Arghaun, the starting point of the trek. The trail passes through prime paddy fields before slowly winding uphill till the ridgeline is reached at Thulkote, the first night's campsite. Overnight: Tented Camp.


Meal: Bed & Breakfast & Dinner


Day 05: Trek Thulkote / Lupeni (1,539m) (6-hr trek)
A magnificent sunrise view of the entire Annapurna range awaits you in the morning. Today's hike is a gentle walk along the ridge to arrive at Patale Bhanjyang for a lunch stop. Further, walk uphill through small pine and rhododendron forests with a bird's eye view of Dipang and Begnas lakes on the valley floor, arrive at Lipani a small Gurung village. The campsite is located a little above Lipani in a meadow offering a gorgeous view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapuchare, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu.


Overnight: Tented Camp
Meal: Bed & Breakfast & Dinner


Day 06: Trek Lipeni / Chisapani (1,520m) (5-hr trek)
Morning possibility of exploring the village of Syaglung before setting off on the trail descending sharply to Chautara, for a lunch stop. The trail then winds uphill through grassy meadows and scattered settlements then downhill till the check post where your trek permits will be checked. A further 40 minutes steep uphill brings one to the village of Chisapani, set up camp atop a small hillock, perhaps the best campsite on this route.


Overnight: Tented Camp
Meal: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 07: Trek Chisapani / Begnas (4-hr trek)
After breakfast, a knee wobbling descent for a couple of hours will you to the valley floor crossing a stream that feeds the Rupa lake. Walk along a small ridge that separates the Rupa and Begnas lakes. A short downhill walk through small fishing villages brings you to Begnas road. Transfer to Hotel for an overnight stay. Afternoon at leisure.


Overnight: Begnas Lake Resort
Meal: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 08: Drive Pokhara /Kathmandu (200Km/5.5hrs)
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu for an overnight stay. Afternoon at leisure.


Overnight: Hotel Himalaya or Hotel Shambala.
Meal: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 09: Departure transfer
Transfer to Kathmandu airport and depart on your onward flight



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London Heathrow with Qatar Airways
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 Nights at Hotel Himalaya or Shambala Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • 2 Night at Begnas Lake Resort Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • 4 Days & 3 Nights fully organized camping trek as per the itinerary on full board basis (starting with dinner and ending with lunch) with support of Sherpa guide, Sherpa cook , camping equipment, porters etc (Please note, cost for all beverages such as tea, coffee, soft drinks, hard drinks etc. is to be settled directly by the guests)
  • Airport transfer as per the Itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours as per the Itinerary with English speaking local guide in Kathmandu and Pokhara respectively
  • Kathmandu, Pokhara & Kathmandu surface transfer using a private vehicle
  • Pokhara, Arghaun & Begnas, Pokhara private surface transfers
  • Entrance fees as currently applicable (subject to changes) (Museums fees are extra if visited)

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary