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Active Holiday Tour Nepal, a Fabulous Tour that let you encounter the real beauty of Nepal which includes breathtaking Mountains, endless trekking and walking Route, ancient culture and friendly people with their distinct traditions. For those who are energetic, Active holiday tour can be the best choice. The awfully diverse geography and atmosphere, ranging from tropical forests in the south to alpine valleys in the North offer you the diversities of adventures in this holiday tour. Nepal is best known, especially for the families, wildlife lovers and active people who want to travel. This tour not only impresses you with nature but also with the activities that include hikes in Pokhara, rafting on Sheti or Trishuli River, wildlife safaris in one the most famous national parks in the world.

 

Nepal diverse terrain is a dream land for Multi activity holidays lovers in Nepal. Our Nepal activity holiday starts with the exploration of interesting ancient and medieval monuments and heritage sites in Kathmandu. All of this combined with the cultural tour of Kathmandu valley makes it a perfect holiday for people interested in varied activities. Similarly, Pokhara unique charm derives you splendid climate and its stunning close views of magnificent Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail Mountain and the mighty Annapurna that will certainly make you feel like heaven. There are several activities to choose from jeep safaris to elephant safaris, bird watching, nature walks and village walks etc. during Chitwan National Park stay. Our trips are the perfect balance of wild adventure, cultural immersion and active travel to the world’s most exotic locale. We combine this with experienced, personable guides to give you an unrivaled, incredible experience in the trips.

 

This Holiday Activity tour of Nepal trip will get you on the activities that Nepal is famous for and puts all of that under one trip to give you a most wholesome lifetime experience.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1355m)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu- Pokhara (827m)

Day 04: Pokhara Sightseeing Tour

Day 05: Pokhara- Trishuli Rafting - drive to Chitwan

Day 06: full day in Chitwan National Park

Day 07: Chitwan- Kathmandu

Day 08: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Airport
Fly into Kathmandu. You'll be met by our representative and drive to hotel. Kathmandu is an old city known for its cultural and architectural heritage.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.

Day 03: Kathmandu- Pokhara take a flight or drive  25 minutes / 6 hrs
We can take short flight to Pokhara with magnificent mountain view, or drive by private car/tourist bus takes 6 hrs through scenic highway. Pokhara unique charm derives from its all-year-round splendid climate and its stunning close views of magnificent Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail Mountain (6997m), and the mighty Annapurna. Enhancing Pokhara's appeal is Phewa Lake at the foot of gigantic peaks a mere 25 km away. Pokhara celebrates mountains and its people, most famously the Gurungs and Magars, who form the core of the renowned Gurkha soldiers.

Walk around the Fewa Lake in the afternoon and take a boat ride. You can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake. Spend leisurely evening. 

Day 04: Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy a breakfast on a terrace overlooking the mighty peaks from your hotel,  Later you leave for a boat ride across the lake. Then do a walk of about 1 ½ hrs (each way) to reach the World Peace Pagoda – a 40 M high shrine built with Japanese aid.  Enjoy outstanding panoramic views that cover the Pokhara Valley & Phewa Lake framed by snowcapped mountain peaks. on return afternoon you will have a tour of Davids falls, caves and Tibetan Refugee Camp,  Be back at your hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in Pokhara.Have a leisurely stroll over the beach side of Lake enjoying the evening.

Day 05: Pokhara- Trishuli River Rafting - Chitwan National Park (150M- 815M)
After breakfast drive to rafting site (Trisuli River for White water Rafting). It takes approx. 2 and half hrs drive from Pokhara to our point of departure for our rafting adventure, at Charaundi Village, on the bank of the Trisuli River. We begin rafting in a languid pleasurable fashion to get the feel of the motion on a raft.  Drive onto Chitwan National Park. Wildlife in Royal Chitwan National Park includes the greater one-horned rhinoceros, spotted deer, hog deer, sambar deer and barking deer as well as a wide variety of birdlife. With a bit of luck, there is always the chance of glimpsing the leopard, sloth bear and Royal Bengal tiger.

Day 06:  Full day in Chitwan National Park
There is several activities to choose from ranging from jeep safaris to elephant safaris, bird watching, nature walks, village walks etc. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife. Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. After lunch, traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. At the evening, farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. 

Day 07: Chitwan- Kathmandu
Early at morning, after tea, you can have bird watching or another elephant ride. Then drive to Meghauly and fly back to Kathmandu. You can have a relax walk over the streets and view the normal living of Nepalese. Also you can buy some memories and gifts for back to your home. Full day leisure can be accompanied by some entertainment and sound time in hotel.

Day 08 Final Departure
Transfer to airport to fly back to onward destination.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • 1 day rafting at Trishuli river with guide, all equipment, basic lunch
  • Chitwan hotel, all meals, all programme, nature guide, park permits
  • Local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the tour by Tourist bus/Private Car/Van and Flights depends on Clients requirement and budget.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies)
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Passport and Visas:
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Get the required visa for Nepal.

You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get a up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. You can read more here and can download the visa for here
http://www.abovethehimalaya.com/important-info/visa-and-passport.html

Bring Official Papers
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.

Money & Credit card Info

We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment.
In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost.  So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost.
We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel

Travel Insurance:

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.

Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal
We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time.  Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery back up. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run.
Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here.  For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

How to Book

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.

For more info for how to booking please read here
http://www.abovethehimalaya.com/important-info/how-to-book-a-trip.html

Clothing for the Tour:
· In Nepal you will experience a wide range of climates, so take both light and warm clothing in casual and comfortable styles. You can check your traveling time and can bring the clothing accordingly for the tour. Mostly warm clothes do works. If you are going for trekking you need trekking equipment and accessories.
For lower altitude places such as visiting Chitwan, Bardia, Koshi Tappu light cotton clothing are the best one.

· Comfortable walking shoes are recommendable for the tour and if you are doing hiking as in the itinerary, trekking shoes are recommended. A pair of light sandals is recommended. Our advice is to make sure you ‘wear in' your walking boots/shoes for a number of weeks before your trip – you'll be so much more comfortable if you do so. Sandals with the rugged bottom are good for hiking around town and to wear in showers.

· You will need your own toiletries and towels. And you'll also need your own little medical kit, sewing repair kit and a good head lamp with extra bulbs and batteries. Nepal is facing load shedding problem so everyday electricity cut off occurs. It is longer hours in the summer time, most of our chosen hotels have Generator back up but at night it may not run so bring the head lamps for convenient.

You can store the luggage in the hotels so you can also bring the better clothing for looking good while around the city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Sunglasses are a must. A warm hat, gloves for winter for hiking, swimming customs for rafting and Elephant bathing at Chitwan, good socks and a sun hat are very useful for Jungle safari tour and for warm sightseeing days in town too.

Clothing’s Suggestion for Women Travelers:
Wearing a bikini/revealing bathing suit when rafting/swimming is an offensive mistakes unless it is in your own hotel swimming pool. At swimming pools, women wear bathing suits with skirts around the bottoms. And for rafting and kayaking, we recommend you were surfing type shorts and sport shirts that dry easily. If you want to wear your bathing suit underneath it is fine.

Here are some things you might want to bring from home depending on your planned activities:

• Walking/hiking, trekking, river shoes – broken in.
• Clothes you can layer. Jacket, T-shirts, fleece, windbreaker, shorts, lightweight pants, sport pants, gloves & sun hat (for summer and autumn season, not a lot of clothes).
• A nice shirt/pants for nightlife
• Good camera – this country is a feast for the eyes, and a photographer’s dream!
• Pocket size Flashlight (you can buy it here if need be, but there are always power cuts, so have it handy! (It seems like the lights go off whenever you are in an unfamiliar toilet.)
• A sarong (for girls) and/or a light weight towel.
• Ladies, if you like wearing a little make-up when you go out, bring it. It is hard to find here. Most of the make-up here is really weird, cheap stuff. Just bring a couple things that make you feel happy for the party nights!

Shopping in Nepal:

If you want to buy some new clothes in Kathmandu, you can go for out of Thamel. You can get Western style clothes in Durbar Marg, Asan, Kathmandu Mall and various other new rising shopping centers. You can get designer label clothes for literally a few dollars, custom made jeans, the price is much cheaper here but the quality compromises that never meets the Western Standards.

 

Trip Facts & Figures:

Tour Duration: 08 from  days arrival to Departure

Climate during the tour:
September to Nov: Autumn very pleasant and clear weather, the mountain views are the best. (Maximum 30 Degree Minimum 2 Degree)

March to May (warmest months) the temperatures are mildly warm ((Maximum 33 Degree Minimum 10 Degree)

December to Mid February (Winter) the weather is cold and the sky is clear (Maximum 24 Degree Minimum -2 Degree)

June to August: Summer/ Rainy Season (July/August has more rain) (Maximum 34 Degree Minimum 19 Degree)

Tour Visiting Places:
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan

Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for tour with good driver, for long drive Tourist Bus/Flights are available.

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Meals during the tour:

Breakfast is available in the hotels in 2 to 5 star hotels offers a buffet breakfast with choice of foods, for lunch our guide will take you to good restaurant with choices of food from Nepali to western menu, you can tell them  what sort of food you like  and can choose the restaurant accordingly. For Dinner in the city you can go out there are plenty of nice restaurant for out of Kathmandu and Pokhara you can eat at the hotels.

Hotels Standards:

Budget to 5 star hotels are available during the tour, we can choose the hotels  as per your interest and budget, all the hotels we choose are located centrally and with unique charm, clean room and friendly staffs.

Our Tour Leaders:

All our tour guides are professional. They are trained and examined by Government of Nepal and have excellent English and other languages such as French, Japanese, Spanish and German. All our guides have a deep knowledge of local culture, religion, arts and architecture, monuments and temples with their historical and cultural value.   They will provide you all needed help during your tour.