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Taste of Nepal Tour is the tour in which you will get all the chance to taste all kinds of activities and adventures found in Nepal. So this tour gives an excellent introduction to the joys and adventures of Nepal. You will enjoy spectacular mountain views, historic monuments, temples and lifestyle, an experience of Nepalese culture during your taste of Nepal tour. You will also get the chance to witness the different culture and tradition in a small area. The diversity of cultures, scenery, and accommodation during this tour is indeed one of the best ways to experience Nepal. As we know that in Nepal we have many different ethnic groups and all of them have the own culture, tradition, festivals, foods, and clothing’s so you will be surprised with all those differentiation. Due to verities of cultural and adventure activities, the taste is being added to this tour. The definite wishes of travelers to taste in Nepal tour are visiting the cultural town of Kathmandu and Patan for a couple of days, a glimpse of mighty Nagarkot, and views of magnificent Himalayan vistas.

From the colorful sights of Kathmandu to the delightful Nagarkot, to the view of the extra ordinary beauty of the Mountain Ranges, this trip gives you the perfect ‘taste’ of Nepal. Nepal invites welcomes, charms its visitors with its beauty and panorama. The friendly and hearty behaviors of the people during the Taste of Nepal Tour and the chance to experience the beauty makes your journey memorable for the lifetime. This Tour offers you with the enjoyment of the ancient city of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur visiting age-old temples and palaces.

Taste of Nepal Tour is incredibly a great trip to have the opportunity to experience the natural beauty and civilizations of Nepal. Taste of Nepal travel is an exciting jumble of fascinating land of ancient history, vibrant colorful culture and wildlife safari activities. For the short time visitors who do not like trekking but want to catch the glimpses of mountains and enjoy the wildlife along with cultural taste, Taste of Nepal tour can be the best activity in the heart cities of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot

Day 03: Nagarkot visit Patan & Bhaktapur and drive to Kathmandu

Day 04: Final Departure

Day 01:Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. Evening is free at your own leisure. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing tour and drive to  Nagarkot
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. after tour drive to Nagarkot hill station (35 km / 1 ½ hours drive). Arrive and check into the resort/hotel. After getting refreshed walk around the village and enjoy the view of valley with the Himalayan ranges. Enjoy the view of sun set in the golden panoramic Himalayas. Overnight at resort / hotel at Nagarkot.

Day 03: Sunrise at Nagarkot  and visit Patan and Bhaktapur drive back Kathmandu
This day involves waking up in the early morning hours in order to watch the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayan range. The first rays of the sun firing the peaks glowing a multitude of pink, gold and red hues as it slowly lights up the Himalayas. Drive to Kathmandu en route continuing with sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into the hotel. Evening is free for you to go shopping / personal activities. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 04: Final Departure
Today you will be transferred to the international airport for your onward journey

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Nagarkot including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies)
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.
  • All ground transportation by private car.

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner
  • 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.

 

Great overall experience of Nepal Tour

My girlfriend and I completed the Annapurna Circuit trek in March / April 2016 and LOVED it.We have an awesome experience of paragliding, river rafting, trekking and site seeing. And the best part was the hospitality shown by the whole team , including the tour coordinator, guides, drivers etc.. I strongly recommend this team for a trekking  Tour and adventurous at the same time comfortable and economical for a nepal tour".Above The Himalaya Trekking (P)Ltd "

Taste of Nepal Tour
2017-01-15
Rated 5 / 5 stars
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Trip Facts & Figures:

Tour Duration: 04 days from 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 15 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, Patan, Bhaktkapur,  Nagarkot.

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.