- Accommodation on double occupancy basis in deluxe and top end hotels and resorts.
- Meals: Breakfast only in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara and full board in Chitwan National Park.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle
- English speaking local guide.
- Jungle safari trips in Chitwan National Park including National park entrance fees.
- Sightseeing admission fees.
- Airfare Bharatpur (Chitwan NP) to Kathmandu
- International return air fare to Kathmandu
- Nepal visa fee ($25)
- Lunch and dinner except as indicated
- Drinks, tip and other expenses of personal nature
- Travel & Health Insurance
- All extra expenses caused due to nature or unforeseen events. Excess baggage charges
- Optional tipping to local staffs, hotels etc.
- Items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone, internet etc.
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 and sometime we change the progaram for the betterment of the itinerary.
Trip Difficulty Level, Road and Transport
This is basically motor vehicle based tour suitable for travelers of all ages with regular health condition. The highest altitude that we attain in this trip is 2000m (6,560 ft) at Nagarkot and so we can stay worry free about altitude sickness. Sightseeing involves no significant hiking. A typical sightseeing day would be 6-7 hour long with 1 hour lunch break. There are some long day drives , usually 5-6 hours but we will have opportunity for stops for photography or bathroom breaks. Roads are mostly mountainous and follow rivers. While most roads are paved, some parts may be under paved or damaged due to monsoon rain.
This is mostly motor vehicle based sightseeing with minimum walking. There are soft adventures like elephant safari, canoeing and boating trips. We have also an optional short hike (2-3 hours). For all transfers and sightseeing, we provide good condition vehicles which is a van or minibus, depending on the group size. Driver may speak little or no English.
Accommodation will be on comfortable 4* hotels and best available properties where choices are limited. All rooms are en suite with running hot and cold water, heating, cabled TV, refrigerator, phone, free WiFi in most places.
The tour cost includes daily breakfast in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Bandipur and Pokhara. Breakfast will be American, Continental or Indian style. At Chitwan National Park, you will be in full board plan. You should budget $10-12 approximately per meal in a regular tourist class restaurants outside the hotel. Meals at onsite restaurants at hotels can be a few dollars more expensive. The restaurants serve Nepali, Indian, Chinese and western style dishes.
Our guides are college educated locals, proficient in English and trained and licensed by local tourism authorities. Most importantly they are friendly and committed to deliver the best services. Guide and driver are not the same person.
Passport and Visa
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of travel and there should be enough blank pages for entry and exit seals. You can obtain Nepal visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport or you can obtain it from nearest Nepali embassy abroad. Nepal visa costs US$ 25 for 15 days with multiple entry provision. A passport size photo has to be affixed on the application and if you want to apply visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, please pay visa fee in cash US$.
Travel Agent Eligibility
You must be an active and full time travel agent and a member of IATA, IATAN, CLIA, ASTA, OSSN or TRUE. A agent is allowed to bring one companion who could be a friend, family or a client.
International airfare is not included. Once you book your international airfare, please provide us the itinerary. We can also help you find good fares through our air ticket consolidator on your request. Internal airfare are taken care of by us.
Booking and paymen schedule.
US$ 300 deposit is requested at the of booking. Deposit can be charged on any major credit cards. The balance payment is due 90 days prior departure. Balance payment on credit card payment attracts additional 3.5% fee. Card holder also must be the traveler or the companion. We reserve the right to refuse certain form of the payment. Payment within 90 days prior departure may be subject to late fees and has to be made through wire transfer or cashier’s check. We reserve the right to refuse your participation on the trip.
Cancellation and refund
Notice of cancellation and refund request must be received in written form. Cancellation fee structure has been listed below:
• 180 days prior departure: No penalty.
• 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%
The trip is guaranteed with minimum 4 participants. There will be maximum 16 participants on the trip.
Far & High Adventure Travel
We are an active adventure travel company, based in Minneapolis, USA with strong network of ground partners in the destinations we go. We are a BBB accredited business with A+ rating in Minnesota and an active member of American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN), Society of International Travel Professional (SKAL) and Midwest Travel Suppliers Association (MTSA). Our ground operation offices are licensed by the local authorities. 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 hope and do our best that your trip goes smoothly as planned but there are always 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. Our tour 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.