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Highlights of Tibet and Nepal


14 days 13 nights

Code TN115

Category Multi Country Adventures

  • Group Size 2-16
  • Difficulty Level 2
  • Rating Popular
  • Highest Altitude 5010m (16, 432 ft)
  • Trip Starts From Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends At Lhasa
  • Accommodation Hotels
  • Type Tours
  • Destination Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse
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Overview

This trip covers the major attractions of two Himalayan countries: Tibet and Nepal. In Nepal, you will explore the Durbar Squares with palaces and temples with intricate wood carvings and stone works. You will get to participate in exciting jungle safari rides in the dense subtropical jungles of Chitwan National Park. Explore the caves, gorges, and lakes of Pokhara and enjoy the beautiful mountain views from Sarangkot.

Fly from Kathmandu across the sea of snow capped mountains into Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet. You will explore the palaces of the Dalai Lamas and the major Buddhist Monasteries and temples in the towns of Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. Drive on the high roads of Tibet across prominent passes and travel along the shores of a holy lake. The views of the vast plateau and snow capped mountains from the high passes are breathtaking! You will have the opportunity to take an optional Kora hike on the pilgrimage path at the Monasteries and stop in the picturesque roadside villages and meet the locals. From Lhasa, you will fly back to Kathmandu or you can chose to fly Beijing or other destinations in Asia.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01~Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport, complete the immigration and custom formalities and meet Far & High representative at the arrival gate. Following introductions, you will be transferred to the hotel in the city.

After refreshment, and time permitting, you can visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square with the former Royal Palace complex. It used to have an array of ancient and medieval Hindu Temples with rich wood carving and stone sculptures but several of them were either collapsed or damaged during the earthquake of Apr 2015. The temples and palaces are under renovation and reconstruction.

We will visit the temple of Living Goddess Kumari. Sometime, she grants audience to the visitors from the balcony. We will take leisurely stroll through the streets of Indrawchowk and Assan-the traditional business hub of Kathmandu and end up in touristy Thamel.

We end up the day in a typical Nepali restaurant where you will enjoy Nepali welcome dinner amidst folklore dancing. 

Overnight hotel

Meals : Dinner
Day 02~Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Bhaktapur

After breakfast, your guide and driver will take you for sightseeing of the valley. We first Boudhanath Stupa that claims to be the largest Buddhist monument in Nepal. The area is predominantly Tibetan and reminds of Barkhor Square of Lhasa. There are several Buddhist monasteries associated with different schools of Buddhism.

Next, visit the Pashupatinath temple-the most revered Hindu temple of Nepal. The temple is situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River which is one of the principal tributaries of the holy Ganges. Admission to the main temple courtyard is reserved for the Hindus only but you may still view of the temple from other side of the river.

Now, we head east to Bhaktapur-the smallest of the three medieval principalities of the valley-but the best preserved one.  We visit the Durbar Square with the former palace and an array of temples with intricate wood carvings, metal works and stone sculptures. We take leisurely stroll on the cobbled streets with shops, art workshops lined up in either sides. We visit the Duttratraya Temple, Puajarimath Complex and also the potter's square. We will take chance to see the traditional Thangka painters, wood carvers and potters at work.

 

Overnight at hotel.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 03~By vehicle to Chitwan National Park

 (195km/122 miles, 5 hrs)

After breakfast, with your guide and driver, you will leave for Chitwan National Park, located in the southern lowland of Nepal. The road soon drops and follows the course of Trishuli River.

Optinal Rafting Trip $70 : If you are a rafting enthusiast, with prior arrangement, you can experience a 3-4 hours rafting trip down the river for you. The trip includes safety jacket, helmet and a cold lunch. 

Optional Cable Car Trip $ 20: You have also opportunity to enjoy the cable car trip at Kurintar. The 10 minutes ride takes you across the river to the temple of Goddess Manakamana situated atop a hill. The temple is a famous pilgrimage destination and has the reputation of fullfilling the wishes of her visitors! You are also able to enjoy the views of the river, terraced landscape and snow capped mountains.

If you do not take the optional trips, you will arrivate at the lodge around lunch time. After lunch, you will have some time to rest and then your local guide will take you for a visit to a Tharu Village. Tharus are the aboriginal inhabitants of Chitwan whose lifestyle remains unchanged for over hundreds of years.

In the evening, enjoy the Tharu cultural  show or slide show presentation on Chitwan's flora and fauna

Overnight at lodge. 

Note: Lunch is provided by your lodge at Chitwan. Due to travel delays or optional trips, if you are not able to arrive for the lunch, you need to buy your own lunch on the way. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04~Jungle Safari at Chitwan National Park

Today, with the local nature guide, you will embark on various jungle safari excursions such as elephant safari, canoeing, bird watching, nature walk etc. During the dry season (Nov-May), jeep safaris may be available as an option to elephant safari. Chitwan National Park is one of the most famous game parks in Asia and home to the royal Bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, one-horned rhinoceros, sambar, spotted deer, wild boards, gharials, marsh mugger crocodiles, and more than 600 different species of resident and migratory birds. The most commonly spotted animals are one-horned Asian rhinoceros, deer, monkeys, and wild boars.

Overnight at lodge

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05~By vehicle to Pokhara

(140km/88 miles, 4-5 hrs)

If you have interest on birds, you will have opportunity to take an hour long birding trip in the park.

After breakfast, leave for Pokhara which is often time referred as the capital of nature!  The beautiful valley of Pokhara sits in the lap of mighty Annapurnas. The road follows Trishuli River first and then Marshyangdi River and passes through several villages, road side settlements and terraced fields. On a clear weather day, we will also enjoy the occassional views of Himalayan mountains at our rightside.

Upon arrival in Pokhara, check into your accommodations. After wash up and change, your guide will take you for stroll in the lakeside.

Overnight at hotel.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 06~Sightseeing of Pokhara

Early morning, we will drive to Sarangkot (1,592m/5,222 ft.) for sunrise view and Himalayan Panorama.On a clear weather day, Sarangkot offers spectacular views of the western range of the Himalaya and the valleys. On the way back, we stop at Bindhebasini Temple-the most revered of the Hindu Temples in Pokhara.

We return to the hotel for breakfast and then we go for sightseeing. First we visit Bindhebasini Temple-the most revered Hindu temple in Pokhara where we can experience the Hindu rites and rituals. Next, we visit the vibrant Old Bazaar.

If you are keen on hiking, there are a number of hiking options. One of them is Peace Stupa hiking. The Peace Stupa lies at the ridge towering over the Fewa Lake. Take a boat across the lake and begin your hike that takes about 2-hours and you can arrange to meet your transport at the stupa and drive back to the hotel.

Other attractions of Pokhara includes a deep gorge of Seti River, Davis Fall created by gushing waters of Fewa Lake and nearby Tibetan Village. Pokhara also has a some interesting museums such as mountaineering and Gurkha museums if you are interested.  You may or may not visit all the attractions, depending on available time and interests.

 

Plan your day as you like with your guide.

Overnight at hotel

Meals : Breakfast
Day 07~Flight to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will take boating trip on Lake Fewa and visit the Island Temple of Barahi.

We will take an early afteroon flight back to Kathmandu. On a clear weather day, the flight offers spectacular views of the Himalayan mountains at your left side!

Upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport, meet your transport and transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at hotel

Meals : Breakfast
Day 08~Flight to Lhasa,Tibet

(Alt 3595m/11,792 ft)

After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Lhasa. Have your Passport, Chinese visa document, and flight itinerary ready to check in the flight. The flight is 1 hour 30 minutes long and flies you across the Himalayas. Enjoy breathtaking views of the sea of mountains, including Mount Everest!

Upon arrival at the Gonggar Airport of Lhasa, you are greeted by your Tibetan guide and transferred by van to the hotel in the city (45-60 minutes). You will begin feeling the effects of altitude. The symptoms of altitude sickness are light-headedness, disorientation, light headache, nausea, etc. Do not panic; drink plenty of water, and take rest. No sightseeing is scheduled today so that you can take enough rest and get properly acclimated to the conditions. The effects of altitude should go away within a day or two. If the symptoms persists, it is strongly advised that you see a doctor. Your guide will help you find the doctor.

For information on Altitude related sickness, prevention, and remedies, please visit the website for the Nepal International Clinic. (http://www.nepalinternationalclinic.com/altitudesickness.html)

Overnight at hotel

Meals : Breakfast
Day 09~Lingkhor walking tour, Potala Palace and Sera Monastery

We’ll start early today to make the most of our time. First, by car to Dickey Lam (Deji Zhonglu in Chinese) to join the hundreds of Tibetan pilgrims heading to the Potala Palace. The trail takes us through the rock carvings and a chorten built entirely of the carved mani stones. At the intersection of Beijing Road and Dickey Lam, we might see devout Tibetans rubbing their backs, shoulders and hips against a series of holy rocks! We walk past to the Golden Yak statue and, if time permits, we can climb scenic view points on the way to Potala Palace, Lhasa's cardinal landmark.

Potala Palace, situated atop a 130-meter hill, is among the greatest architectures of the world. It was the power center of Tibet until the Dalai Lama's departure to India in 1959. The complex has two palaces – white and red. The White Palace basically contains the throne rooms of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas, a reception hall, meditation room, and the bedrooms used by Dalai Lamas. The Red Palace houses various chapels and the tombs of several Dalai Lamas. A visit to Lhasa is incomplete without visiting Potala Palace.

The other great Gelugpa monastery of Lhasa is the Sera Monastery, our next stop. Three miles north of central Lhasa, it was founded by Sakya Yeshe, the disciple of Tsongkhapa. In its heyday , the monastery was home to 5,000 monks; now only 500 live there. Yet, the monastery has not lost its charm. One notable part of the Sera Monastery visit is the Monks’ debating ceremony each afternoon. Beforehand, we might want to visit the various chapels of the monastery. Enthusiastic hikers can also hike on the monastery’s pilgrimage path.

In lieu of Sera Monastery , you can visit Tibet Museum, a multimillion dollar center that has collections of more than 1,000 artifacts and architectural designs from Tibetan history and culture.

Overnight at hotel

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10~Visit Drepung Monastery, Norbulingkha Palace and Jokhang Temple

Following breakfast, refreshed, we set out to explore the wonders of the holy city of Lhasa. We begin from Drepung Monastery, five miles west of central Lhasa. Once world's largest Monastery, it is home to around 7,000 monks. The monastery was the power center of Tibet and home to the Dalai Lamas until the 5th Dalai Lama built the Potala Palace. We visit the Ganden Palace, the main assembly hall, chapels and colleges in the monastery complex and also enjoy the panoramic views of the valley from the monastery.

Ten minutes downhill, we find the Nechung Monastery, which served as the State Oracle until 1959. No Dalai would take any important decision without consulting the Nechung Oracle.

Next is the old town of Barkhor and the Jorkhang Temple, built in the 7th century, and now the most revered of all the religious shrines in Tibet. Thick with the smell of butter lamps, burning incense, the murmur of sacred Tibetan mantras, prostrating Tibetan devotees, visiting the Jorkhang is an unrivalled Tibetan experience. We’ll make time for a walking tour of the old town, unaffected by the Chinese influence, and full of craft workshops and back-street chapels, and on the pilgrimage path with the Tibetan devotees spinning prayer wheels or counting beads with the utterance of sacred mantras. The complete circuit can take up to 3 hours but you may cut it short and return to Barkhor Square from anywhere if you choose.

An optional Tibetan opera and folk dance show is available tonight. The show with dinner costs about US$ 15.

Overnight at hotel

Meals : Breakfast
Day 11~By vehicle from Lhasa to Gyantse

(13,467 ft, 176 miles, 6 hrs)

Today, you drive to Gyantse town which still maintains traditional Tibetan characteristics. The journey involves the crossing of two high passes the Kamba La (15,700 ft) and the Karo La (16,500ft) and follows the banks of the Yamdrok Tso lake for more than 40 miles. The Yamdrok Tso lake is one of the four holiest lakes in Tibet and has beautiful turquoise green water. As you leave the lakeshore behind, the road climbs to the Karo La (16,500ft), once again offering breathtaking views of the mountain and vast Tibetan plateau.

On the way, we will take detour of  Samding Monastery and Ralung Monastery which are less frequented by the visitors.

Arrive in Gyantse late afternoon. Gyantse is perhaps the only major town in Central Tibet which has retained Tibetan characters. After settling into your accommodations, your guide will take you for leisurely stroll in the town.

Overnight at hotel

 

 

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 12~By vehicle from Gyantse to Shigatse

(Altitude 12,785ft distance 57miles, 2 ½ hrs)

After breakfast, we will visit the Pelkor Chode and Kumbum Monastery- the two main highlights of Gyantse. The Kumbum Stupa is a landmark of Gyantse and can be spotted from far away. Time permitting, we may also take a short hike to the historical fortress of Gyantse.

Late morning, we leave for Shigatse-the the second largest city of Tibet. About 13 miles (20 km) before Shigatse, we will take a 2.5 mile side trip of Shalu Monastery. It was the first of the major monasteries to be built by noble families of the Tsang Dynasty during Tibet's great revival of Buddhism, and was an important center of the Sakya tradition.

Upon arrival in Shigatse, check into the hotel and later take a relaxing walk through Shigatse's Flea market which is a nice bargain place for Tibetan souvenir.

Overnight at hotel

Meals : Breakfast
Day 13~ Return drive to Lhasa

(186 miles, 6 hrs)

After breakfast, check out the hotel. First , we visit the famous Tashilunbo Monastery-the principal seat of Panchen Lama who is the second most revered religious leader of Tibet after Dalai Lama. The monastery is one of the 6 major Gelugpa Monasteries of Tibet.

For the return journey, we will take the southern friendship highway that runs along the Yarlung Tsambo River. Upon arrival, check into your accommodations and balance of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at hotel

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 14~ Flight back to Kathmandu and connect with your flight back home or next destination

After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport in time for flight to Kathmandu. The flight usually arrives in Kathmandu mid-morning and you are able to connect with your international flight back home.

You can also fly to Chengdu or Beijing or other Chinese cities.

 

Service ends.

Meals : Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Info

Trip Includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing in mid range and best available hotels as listed
  • Meals as indicated
  • All transfers and sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing admission fees
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Service of internal airfare reservation
  • Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese Visa Fee

Trip Does Not Include

  • International and internal air fare (separately quoted)
  • Airport Taxes
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Lunch and dinner except as indicated
  • Drinks, tips, and other expenses of personal nature
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • All extra expenses caused due to nature or unforeseen events
  • Excess baggage charges

Passport and visa

Your passport’s remaining validity must be minimum 6 months after your return date. Make sure you have minimum 4 blank visa pages for this trip and perhaps more if you are visiting other countries before or after this trip.

You can obtain Nepali visa from Nepali embassies abroad or you can wait until you arrive at the port of entry to Nepal. You need to complete the visa application form and affix a passport photograph. Visa fee costs US$ 25 for 15 days and $ 40 for 30 days with multiple entry facility.

Chinese visa and Tibet permits are pre-processed by us and final visa work is due when you arrive at Kathmandu. For your Chinese visa and Tibetan permit application, we need a color scan of your passport photo page.

Please, bring two passport pictures with you; one for Nepal visa application and the second for Chinese visa. Once you arrive at Kathmandu, we will collect your passport and photo and submit them to Chinese embassy at Kathmandu. Usually turn around time is 2-3 days. The visa comes in two hard copies of A4 size document; one will be used when you enter Tibet (China) and the second when you depart.

Accommodation

Our preferred hotels are listed in 3 variations: A, B & C. Generally, variation A hotels are 3 star properties by local standard. Variation B hotels are usually 4 star and superior properties. Variation C includes 5 star hotels wherever possible and if choices are limited, we use the best available accommodation in the area.

In Gyantse (Tibet), Gyantse Hotel is the only hotel at the top end and it's locally classified as 3 star. In Shigatse, there are a few properties, locally classified as 4 star hotel, at the top end. Some places, hotels are not classified by stars and we use our discretion.

All our preferred hotels provide en suite bathroom with running hot and cold water. They ensure adequate amenities and facilities such as heating and air conditioning. Amenities in 4 star and 5 star hotels also include WiFi internet, mini-refridgerator, tea-coffee maker, hair dryers, iron and ironing board as well but please do not expect these amenities everywhere. WiFi usage also may be subject to fee, depending on hotel policy.

If preferred hotels listed above are not available at the time of booking, we will obviously pick the next best available.

Food

The trip includes breakfast at your hotel. Chitwan National Park will be in full board package. Most hotels do have onsite restaurants and they cater Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, Nepali and western style dishes.

Lunch and dinner, except in Chitwan, are not included. You can expect to spend US$ 10-15 for a decent 3-course meal in  tourist class restaurants. 

Transportation

Depending on the group size, we provide Japanese or Korean made vans and buses for all transfers and tours. Our vehicles are air conditioned, well maintained and driven by experienced drivers. Drivers and guides are not the same persons.

Guide

You will be accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable English speaking local guides. Guides in Nepal and Tibet will be different persons. Besides guiding you on tour, your guides will help you check in hotels and deal with the checkposts and bureaucracies. 

Health Concerns

There is no mandatory vaccination required for traveling in Tibet and Nepal but you may consider vaccination against rabies and Hep A. Travelers with cardiac-pulmonary issues or any other medical conditions are recommended to consult their physician. The main health consideration in Tibet is altitude related illness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may experience some mild symptoms initially, such as headache, lethargy, nausea and sleeplessness, but these should lessen within a few days. A supply of bottled oxygen is carried in the vehicle at all times should it be required. Hotels in Lhasa are equipped with oxygen. Doctors will also be available on call.

You should start some physical exercises like jogging, swimming, cycling, hiking and aerobics about several weeks ahead of the trip that keeps you fit and lessens the chance of getting altitude sickness. You should have a good sleep the night before you fly in to Lhasa and take complete rest on the first day. It's also advisable to drink 3-4 liters of water daily and consume liquid food.

Climate and Weather

Nepal's weather is generally predictable and pleasant. There are four climatic seasons: March to May (spring), June to August (summer), September to November (autumn) and December to February (winter). The monsoon is approximately from the end of June to the middle of September. About 80 per cent of the rain falls during that period, so the remainder of the year is dry. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant seasons. On this trip, we travel in the central valley's and southern lowland. In the central valleys of Kathmandu and Pokhara, temperature remain mild throughout the year. In the coldest winter, temperature may fall below freezing point but days are surprisingly warm with 20 ºC /68º. In the hottest summer, the temperature ranges 19-27ºC (67-81ºF). In southern lowland ( e.g. Chitwan National Park, summer is very hot with temperature exceeding 40ºC (104ºF).Undoubtedly, Tibet is one of the harshest places for human existence. It is cool in summer, but excruciatingly cold in winter.

In Lhasa, the relatively humane city in Tibet, although the temperature may exceed 29 ºC (84 ºF) in summer, it can also plummet to minus 16 degrees C (3 degrees F) in winter! Solar radiation is extremely strong in Tibet. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City. The thin Tibetan air can neither radiate nor absorb heat, resulting in temperature extremes during both day and night. However it is not impossible to visit the holy snow land. The period from April to October is the best time to visit Tibet, avoiding the coldest months from December to February.

Lightweight and tropical clothes with umbrella are advised for June to August. Between October and March, lightweight clothes are worn in Kathmandu and central valleys. If you are traveling during winter, of course you need to keep yourself warm and at the same time make sure your luggage space is not taken by the bulky jackets. Traveling in Tibet also needs warm clothing no matter what time of the year you are traveling. We recommend layered clothing! For example, it is much better to wear a T-shirt, a long sleeve cotton shirt , a light sweater and on top that a windbreaker rather than to wear one bulky down jacket or parka. This idea also comes in handy when you are packing and trying to keep under the weight limit. A windbreaker plus a sweater can be just okay if you just walk around Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse during summer but down jacket will be necessary if you travel during late October through April.

Note on Itinerary

Although we will do our very best to adhere to the itinerary schedule as listed; it is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.

Booking and Cancellation

When you are sure you are traveling, please don't delay in booking. The internal flights are the key factor in determining whether your trip can be realized or not. A deposit of US$200 on land plus the cost of internal airfares is requested along with complete trip application form and passport copies.

Balance Payment

Balance payment is due 90 days prior to your departure. Depending on the number of applicants, we may set an early payment date. If balance of payment is not received by the requested date, we reserve the right to cancel your booking without prior notice

Cancellations

  • 90 days prior departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person.
  • 60-89 day's prior departure: US$ 250 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
  • 45 days to 59 days prior departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
  • 30 days to 44 days prior departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
  • Less than 30 days: 100%

Far & High Adventure Travel

We are an active adventure travel company, based in Minneapolis, USA with destination management offices in Kathmandu, Thimphu and Lhasa. We are BBB acredited business and an active member of American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). We have set the standard for adventure travel and have a strong reputation for excellence that we do everything we can to maintain. Our managers and guides have more than 15 years of experience in organizing and leading adventure trips in the highlands of Asia. For us travel is not just a business, but a way of life.

Travel Protection Plan

While we plan and do our best to make your trip smooth and seamless, there may be chances of unforeseen events and conditions such as illness, accident, inclement weather, and flight cancellation or missed connection or loss of baggage etc. that may cause interruption or delay or total cancellation of your trip putting your hard earned travel investment in jeopardy. It’s also possible that you may need medical assistance, emergency evacuation or medical transportation when you get ill or involve in an accident when you are traveling in remote areas. Highland Asia’s Tour cost does not cover any of these expenses or losses and so we strongly recommend you that you should protect yourself and your travel investment against those unfavorable conditions.

Accomodation

Holy Himalaya Kathmandu

River View Lodge, Chitwan NP

Lakeside Retreat, Pokhara

Dekhang Hotel 3*, Lhasa

Gyantse Hotel 3*, Gyantse

Gesar Hotel 3*, Shigatse

Shambhala Hotel, 4* Kathmandu

Jungle Villa Resort, Chitwan NP

Atithi Resort, Pokhara

Bramhaputra Hotel 4* or Four Points By Sheraton 4*, Lhasa

Gyantse Hotel 3*, Gyantse

Van Ray Hotel 3*, Shigatse

Soaltee Crowne Plaza or Yak & Yeti, Kathmandu

Jungle Villa Resort, Chitwan NP

Fishtail Lodge or Shangrila Village, Pokhara

Shangril-La Hotel 5*,Lhasa

Gyantse Hotel 3*, Gyantse

Qomolongma Hotel 4*, Shigatse

 

Hotels subject to availability.

 

Add Ons

Trishuli River Rafting

US$ 70

Trishuli River Rafting

Trishuli River is the first choice of a rafting enthusiast and is also suitable for family adventures. It’s 3+ and 4-graded river and can be run throughout the year. The rafting put in and take out locations are in convenient distance from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan National Park. Rafting trip in Trishuli can be made for a varied duration, depending upon the availability of time and interest. Scenic valleys and impressive gorges, exhilarating rapids and easier sections as well as the right amount of time all make it the perfect trip for first-time as well as experienced rafters. Rafting trip down Trishuli River provides an excellent opportunity to observe the diversity of demography, landscapes, and cultural heritage and the flora and fauna. We can experience the thrills of white-water on the course of three days trip. The river trip is best done in two days and traveler with time constraint can also do a day trip.

During the monsoon, Trishuli River promises a more challenging ride, with powerful rapids and whirlpools. When the river is running high and wild, there are hardly any rafters around, and rafting on the Trishuli River is without a doubt the most exciting thing you can do in Nepal during monsoon and quite possibly one of the best two days big water rafting trips offered anywhere. There are numerous exciting rapids as the name of Snail's nose, Teendevi, Malekhu rapid, Monkey rapid, Upset, Surprise, Monsoon, Cotton Pony, Ladies Delight, S-Bend, Highway, Monsoon and Pinball Rapid. This makes your fun more challenging during high flows with a good mixture of continuous rapids and pleasant calm water.

Kuringhat, a small and picturesque village is an ending spot from where you can drive to Kathmandu or Royal Chitwan National Park or Pokhara to continue your adventure in the Himalayas.

Everest View Flight

US$ 215

Mountain Flight

Buddha Air and other major domestic airlines of Nepal operate one hour daily mountain flight over the Himalayas which is an wonderful opportunity to view Mount Everest and other majestic peaks without venturing into a laborious trekking. Of the fourteen peaks higher than 8000 meters, eight are in Nepal. Although there is no denying that walking up and down the hills for a close up view of the Himalaya is very much worth the effort, this we have to confess is not for everyone, due to the physical and time requirements. Buddha Air’s Everest Experience is meant especially for those who don’t want to leave Nepal without touching the sacred and majestic Himalaya. To get the best of the weather conditions in the mountains where strong winds start blowing gathering clouds and raising snow plumes which block the view as the day progresses ahead, mountain flights take place early in the morning. Mountain flight is something you don’t want to miss while you are traveling in Nepal.

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