- Accommodation on twin sharing in deluxe and top end hotels and resorts.
- 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 no significant hiking. A typical sightseeing day would be 6-7 hour long with a 1-hour lunch break. There are some long road trips, usually six or seven 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.
Our preferred properties are first class (4* hotels) or similar. All accommodations are decent properties with a private bathroom with 24 hours running hot and cold water. Rooms are well furnished, and you will have a TV, refrigerator, phone, etc. except in Chitwan National Park where we will have a simple bedroom with attached bathroom.
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 $10 approximately for a meal when you have to buy. The restaurants serve Nepali, Indian, Chinese and western style dishes.
Our guides are college educated locals, proficient in English and trained and licensed by local tourism authorities. Most importantly they are friendly and committed to delivering the best services. Guide and driver is not the same person.
International and internal airfares
You will book your international airfare on your own and provide us your flight information. We can also help you find reasonable fares through our air ticket consolidator on your request. All domestic airfares are booked locally.
Passport and Visa
Your passport must be valid for at least six months at the time of travel, and there should be enough blank pages for entry and exit seals. You can obtain Nepal visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or you can get it from nearest Nepali embassy abroad. Nepal visa costs US$ 25 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 definitely, October and November are the best months when temperatures are mild, skies are clear, and the travel conditions are in good shape. The second best season is from March through early May. Temperatures are still calm, and we have rhododendrons and other wildflowers in bloom during this season. However, the air quality and the visibility in the valleys and the lower foothills of the mountains are not as excellent as in the fall.
Booking and payment schedule
We request an initial deposit of US$ 300 along 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.
- 60-89 day's before departure: US$ 250 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Forty-five days to 59 days before departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Thirty days to 44 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