Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives from actual adventure will be waiting to receive you. They will greet you in a traditional Nepali way and then take you to the respective hotel. At the evening we will have a warm welcome dinner and meet with rest of the team members. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
We will have our breakfast and start our Kathmandu Sightseeing tour. Today we will have major sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. We will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa, Soyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Pashupatinath Temple today. All of the sites are listed in UNESCO world heritage sites and important pilgrims for Hindu and Buddhist Religion. The sites reflect the old history, art, crafts, cultures and traditions of old Nepal. After visiting the sites we will drive back to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Bandipur. Enroute visit Manakamana Temple.
We will have our breakfast at Kathmandu and drive to Bandipur. En route we will visit Manakamana Temple. Manakamana Temple is situated at an altitude of 1320m above the sea level on a distinguished ridge. You can drive to Manakamana Temple via Gorkha or reach there via cable car from cable car station at Kurintar. After visiting the temple we will drive to Bandipur which takes about 3-4 hours. Bandipur is a typical Newari village where you can see Newari style buildings and houses. Overnight at Bandipur.
Day 04: Explore Bandipur
Today we will explore the beautiful Bandipur village. We will visit Bindebashini Temple, silkworm farm, and Tudikhel from where we can see beautiful panaromic views of the mountains including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchre (6997m), Langtang Lirung (7246m), Manaslu (8162m) and many more. We can taste the delicious newari cusines at Bandipur. Overnight at Bandipur.
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara Sightseeing.
We will have our breakfast and drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is also known as the city of lakes being a home to several lakes life, Phewa Taal, Rupa Lake, Begnas Lake and others. A part from this Pokhara is blessed by the extreme beauty of nature making it the most popular touristic hub of Nepal. Pokhara is a junction for almost all of the trekkers and travelers travelling to Annapurna Region. There are many places around Pokhara for sightseeing and doing adventurous activities. We will enjoy boating at Phewa Lake and visit Gupteshower Mahadev, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and many more. Moreover, this city looks more beautiful at night and nightlife is also very popular in Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 06: Drive to Kathmandu. En route enjoy trishuli river rafting.
We will have our breakfast at Pokhara nad drive back to Kathmandu. On our way back we will enjoy white water rafting at Trishuli River. The river rafting is full of excitement, thrill, and adventure and fun. After that we will drive back to Kathmandu with a refreshed body and soul. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 07: Final Departure.
Your holiday in Nepal with your family ends here. Hoping that we provided the best services to you and make your holidays wonderful, we will bid a goodbye to you. Our representatives’ will drop you to the airport for your final departure.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency
Gratis (Free) Visa
For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.
If you have not brought any of these equipment then you can also buy this in Kathmandu as well. If you need help our guides will help you to buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu. You can find the wide range of varieties while buying the trekking gears in Kathmandu. The qualities of the trekking gears are similar to that you get in your countries. You can also find medium quality gears at cheaper rates as well. You can find all types of trekking gears in Thamel which is the main street for backpackers and trekkers in Nepal.
Acclimatization is very important when you are trekking to an altitude of more than 3500m. Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the chances of Altitude Sickness. The itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization that will help your body to adopt the lower oxygen content in the air. Once you reached an altitude of 5000m the oxygen content in the air is less than 50% than that of the sea level. One of the main causes of altitude sickness is staying too long at high altitude without proper acclimatization. If in case you suffer from altitude sickness, the guides will notice the symptoms and then drop you to the lower altitude immediately. You have to inform to your guide if you notice any discomfort or symptoms of AMS. Major altitude sickness might need emergency helicopter rescue so make sure your travel insurance covers all the risk including helicopter rescue.
The numbers of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions.
For some trekking can be a short break from social medias and internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While travelling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities of telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Nepal is improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.
If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to AnnapurnaBase Camp you can use satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own.
Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster like that of the cities.
Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Annapurna Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010. So you can have a better internet experience in the Annapurna Region through mobile data as well.