- Accommodation on double occupancy in four-star hotels by local standard.
- Meals: Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara with breakfast and Chitwan in full board.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle
- English speaking guides for the tour.
- Jungle safari excursions, including the admission fee.
- Sightseeing admission fees.
Trip Does Not Include
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara.
- Drinks, tip, and other personal expenses.
- Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.
- Travel Insurance.
- International airfare to and out of Kathmandu.
- Domestic airfares (price separately given) and airport taxes.
- Nepal Visa Fee (US$ 25 for 15 days).
Trip Difficulty Level, Road, and Transport.
This trip is motor vehicle-based tour suitable for travelers of all ages with a reasonable health condition. The highest altitude that we attain in this trip is 7,200 ft at Nagarkot, and so we can stay worry-free about risks of elevation. Sightseeing involves some walking and hiking. A typical sightseeing day will be 6 or 7 hours long with a 1-hour lunch break. There are some long road trips, usually six hours. Roads are mostly on the hillside, following rivers, and some parts may be under paved or damaged by the monsoon rain. There can be landslides erosion blocking the roads temporarily when it rains heavily. There are also flight options between Kathmandu and Chitwan (25 minutes) and even between Pokhara and Kathmandu (35 minutes). Let us know if you want to take a flight option instead of road travel.
We provide good condition vehicles which are mid-size sedan car or SUVs or vans, depending on the group size. Drivers may speak little or no English.
The trip accommodations are on first-class hotels, four-star by local standard. You will have an en suite bathroom with running hot and cold water. The hotels are small properties, but they are adequately comfortable. Room amenities include TV, refrigerator, phone, Wifi, etc. Usually, the hotels provide electric kettle with pouches of tea and instant coffee. Toiletry supplies are minimum; they provide local shampoo or soap. Do not expect the hair conditioners or body lotions. You also need to bring toothpaste and brush. Some hotels offer hairdryers, iron, and ironing tables on request. Accommodation in Chitwan National Park is in bungalow type rooms where we do not expect city hotel type amenities.
The tour cost includes daily breakfast in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara. Breakfast will be American, Continental, or Indian style. In Chitwan National Park, you will be in full board plan. You should budget $10 approximately for a meal when you have to buy. 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 delivering the best services. Guide and driver is not the same person.
International and internal airfares
You will book your international airfare on your own and provide us your flight information. We can also help you find reasonable fares through our air ticket consolidator on your request. All domestic airfares are booked locally.
Passport and Visa
Your passport must be valid for at least six 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 get it from nearest Nepali embassy abroad. Nepal visa costs US$30 for 15 days with multiple entry provision. You need to provide a passport-type picture with the completed form. At Kathmandu airport, they accept only cash in visa fee.
Best time for this trip
You can take this trip throughout the year, but October and November are the best months when temperatures are mild, and skies are clear. The monsoon season departs by the end of September, and so the road conditions are usually in good shape. The second preferred season is from March through early May. Temperatures are still calm, and we have rhododendrons and other wildflowers in bloom during this season. However, air quality in the valleys and the lower foothills of the mountains are not as good as in the fall season.
Booking and payment schedule
We request an initial deposit of US$ 300 along with with a completed booking form a passport scan. The balance payment is due 90 days before the trip date. The balance payment by a credit card attracts an additional fee of 3.5% to cover the merchant's commission.
Cancellation and refund
We must receive a cancellation request in written form by email or fax. Our cancellation fee structure is as follows.
- Ninety days prior departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person.
- Sixty-Eighty-nine day's before departure: US$ 250 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Forty-five days to Fifty-nine days before departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Thirty days to Forty-four days before departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Less than 30 days: 100%.
Visa fee is non-refundable. Cancellation and refund of air tickets will be as per the airline's policy, and $25 will be levied by us to process the refund. For details, please view booking and cancellation terms and conditions