Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort or Mulberry Hotel, with cultural program and welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2: After breakfast Everest Heli tour which starts from Kathmandu towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway to Everest, Lukla. From Lukla, the flight starts flying towards Everest Base Camp/ Kalapathar. The flight goes over the Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorekshep and Khumbu glacier to reach the Base Camp of Mount Everest. On the way back, you will be given half an hour in Kongde or Everest View Hotel to take tea/coffee or Breakfast. After returned back to Kathmandu from Heli tour. Overnight at Hotel Mulberry or Gokarna Forest Resort. (B)
Day 3: Half Day Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley including Swayambunath and Patan Durbar Square. After sightseeing, drive to Thankot for Chandragiri Hills by Cable-car from where you can have a beautiful view of Kathmandu valley and breathtaking mountains and Himalayas. Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Mulberry or Gokarna Forest Resort. (B)
Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara by private vehicle or flight. (flight is optional). Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort or hotel Grande (B)
Day 5: Early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view and spectacular mountain view. Paragliding (Optional) and sightseeing tour in Pokhara (Davis falls, Gupteshor cave, & boating at Phewa lake etc.). Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort or Hotel Grande. (B)
Day 6: After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle or flight (flight is optional). After your arrival 30- minutes special massage at Gokarna Forest Resort with farewell dinner. Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort. (BD)
Day 7: After breakfast transfer to airport. Departure farewell. (B)
Note:- We can do this Helicopter Tour all over the year, however, the weather can be unfavorable sometime. In case if the weather doesn't favor us for the helicopter ride, you will get a refund of USD 550. But you can do mountain flight Click here at your convenient time and in this case, you will get only USD 350 refund.
Optional Chitwan tour (US$ 300 per person - Kasara Resort, US$ 220 per person- Hotel Green Park & US$ 160 per person - Hotel Seven Star)
Since you will be coming all the way from your country to visit Nepal, we suggest you to add some more days during your stay in Nepal. For your additional days, we would like to offer you a very special trip package of 3 days Chitwan tour.
Day 6: After breakfast and drive to Chitwan approx. 4 hours by tourist bus, transfer to hotel, welcome drinks, lunch, walk around Tharu Village and at evening Tharu Cultural show. Overnight at Hotel (B.L.D)
Day 7: After breakfast, Elephant Safari, Canoeing, Visit Elephant breeding center, Elephant bath, dinner. Overnight at Hotel (B.L.D)
Day 8: Early Morning Bird watching and drive back to Kathmandu 4-5 hour’s drive or flight. (Flight is optional). After your arrival 30- minutes special massage at Gokarna Forest Resort with farewell dinner. Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort. (BD)
Day 9: After breakfast transfer to airport. Departure farewell. (B)
Note: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
You will be staying at Gokarna Forest Resort or Hotel Mulberry in Kathmandu for the first three nights and at Gokarna Forest Resort in the last night at the end of the trip, in Pokhara, you will be staying at Mount Kailash Resort or Hotel Pokhara Grande. Since Hotel Mulberry is situated in the heart of the city, Thamel, we would like to book your first three nights at Hotel Mulberry for your convenience. But if you have any objection regarding our decision to book at Hotel Mulberry, kindly let us know, we will book your accommodation at Gokarna Forest Resort throughout your stay in Kathmandu.
If you'll be spending extra time in Nepal please let us know. We will book your extra night accommodation at same trip Hotel Mulberry USD 100 per night for a double room) or Gokarna Forest Resort (USD 135 per night for a double room) as per your convenience. And If you want to book your extra night accommodation at any other hotel, please let us know. We will work out according to your suggestion. Please contact us at email@example.com for your extra night accommodation.
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 25 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa and USD 40 for a 30 days visa and you can extend it later on if you wish. They have the newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo.
International Air tickets and airport transfers: -
If you haven't already purchased your international air tickets, please take care of this and send your arrival and departure details including airline and flight numbers so that we can arrange airport transfers properly. Our driver, holding a Himalayan Social Journey sign will meet you outside the terminal. He will receive you upon your arrival and you will be transferred to hotel. You may have to face some hassle at the airport. If there are any complications or if your flight is delayed please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone:- (+977)-14415445, (+977)-14415096, (+977)-9851137267 (Ram Sapkota), (+977)-9801074025 (Airport representative).
Airport Condition: -
Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival in the airport. Doesn't stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.
Is there an Orientation program?
Yes, the orientation will be at the Kathmandu hotel after your arrival and before starting your trip. The orientation meeting is scheduled for the evening on the first of the tour. Generally, the orientation meeting will be at 5 or 6 pm and this will be posted upon your arrival at the hotel.
Settling your due payment if any:
You can choose two different ways to settle your dues payment:
a. Online Payment by credit card and the link to settle the payment is http://himalayansocialjourney.com.np/payment.html
b. Bank Transfer:
Account Holder's Name: Himalayan Social Journey Travel (P). Ltd
Account No.: 01-2643197-51
Bank's Name: Standard Chartered Bank
Bank's Address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal.
SWIFT CODE: SCBLNPKA
Note: Please do not transfer your amount to any other bank account then the above-mentioned details. Even in case if you receive any emails that request you to transfer to any other bank account. Please immediately contact us!!
Rest amount can be paid before a month of your arrival. If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
If you would like to book extra activities such as Paragliding (110pp), Bunjy jump (70pp), Bhaktapur Sightseeing many more programs. You can book by contacting us at email@example.com
For longer excursions such as Bhutan, Tibet, India and any other treks also, we can help but please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currencies like Euro, US dollar are acceptable in major cities like Kathmandu, and Pokhara. You can exchange your currency at the airport or in Kathmandu and other cities like Pokhara. Credit card is also acceptable in some of the places but 4 percent of surcharge is made.
How many people in each room?
There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for "single supplement”
Who will be leading the trip?
Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced and respected trekking/ tour outfits in Nepal. With our experience, well trained, friendly guides, and courteous porters you are assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.
Our tour will be in some different beautiful places in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Heli tour to Everest for about 3 hours. Expect to tour about 4-5 hours daily by drive sightseeing tour in historical and cultural places. You do not need to prepare for the tour by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the tour.
If you have normal health issues please do not worry for this tour. This tour offers sightseeing tour in Kathmandu of different historical and cultural monuments, Sunset, Sunrise and breathtaking view of many of the World's greatest peaks from Sarangkot and Pokhara
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Which currencies are accepted in Nepal? Some major currencies (USD, AUD, EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
Is there Laundry facility on the trek?
There will be laundry facility in Kathmandu, and Pokhara
What do we eat?
The lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and in City, while you do sightseeing, are not covered by the tour and will cost from the US $4 to $7 depending on meal items and restaurant category.
What do we do in Everest?
This ultimate helicopter ride gives you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. You will be given 30 - 45 minutes at Kongde or Everest View Hotel to take tea/coffee or Breakfast. Kongde has excellent views of Mt. Everest and its range. Further, you will fly back to Lukla for fueling and then to Kathmandu to end your lifetime Experience of Everest tour by helicopter.
What is the weather like in Nepal?
The width of Nepal is only about 200 km on an average, but within this short distance, the altitude of the land rises from 60 m up to 8,848 m. Hence the weather depends upon the altitude of the place in Nepal. However, in general, Nepal has four climatic seasons: Spring, summer, autumn, and Winter.
Spring starts from March to May. The temperature of this season fluctuates between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Summer starts from June last to August. These are also the monsoon months with occasional evening-thunderstorms and hot temperature. Autumn starts from late September and ends by November. During this period, the climate is generally dry and mild with temperature fluctuating between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Winter starts from December till February. The mornings and evenings are very cold while the afternoon is pretty sunny. The temperature during these months rises from 10C to 20C (59F to 68F). At higher altitudes, it is cold during the winter months.
How much money for my personal expenses?
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch& dinner) you want to eat. Only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek
What mode of transportation do you use?
We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours, and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans, tourist bus to and from Kathmandu/ Pokhara. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless you are traveling in cooler areas.
If you have any questions or need advice or assistance, please don't hesitate to ask us at any time.