The Story

Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Trekking & Walking, First Time Visitor

Nepal is sometimes unfairly characterised as a just mountain destination where you can head off trekking, but in truth offers a hugely more diverse selection of experiences. From the tropical lowlands of the Terai teeming with wildlife, through the to foothills to the high Himalaya, you find jungles, rivers, historic cities and high peaks, all of which make for such an outstandingly varied journey. Begin in Kathmandu, exploring the hidden side to this amazing city before heading off on a gentle four-night trek in the Annapurna Region. Walk through local villages staying in luxury lodges each night, only spending about four or five hours walking each day. Spend two nights in Pokhara to put your feet up, maybe heading down to the lakeside with the dramatic Annapurna Range towering above you. Head off to Bandipur, a little visited town untouched by time before walking down to the Seti River for an afternoon rafting to Chitwan National Park. Spend two nights exploring the park, either on jeep, elephant or on boat seeing a host of wildlife before returning the Kathmandu Valley and staying on the top of the ridge overlooking the Himalayas in the distance.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£2320-£2810
SilverGold
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • This suggested itinerary gives you a little of everything from seeing Kathmandu, trekking, rafting down the Seti River and exploring Chitwan National Park
  • Stay in luxury boutique hotels throughout
  • Have your own private guides, sherpas and transfers

Suggested Hotels

Days 1-2
Inn at Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal - Millis Potter

The Inn at Patan

$ $ $ $ $  

The Inn at Patan is traditional former Newari town-house located close to Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal and is now a delightful boutique hotel.

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Days 1-2

Dwarika’s

$ $ $ $ $  

Dwarika’s is a delightful luxury hotel and is the most luxurious option in Kathmandu, beautifully echoing Nepal’s architectural heritage and local craftsmanship.

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Day 3

Sanctuary Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

Sanctuary Lodge is a trekking lodge located just outside of the village of Birethanti in the Annapurna range in Nepal.

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Day 3

Sanctuary Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

Sanctuary Lodge is a trekking lodge located just outside of the village of Birethanti in the Annapurna range in Nepal.

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Days 4-5

Himalaya Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

Himalaya Lodge is a trekking lodge overlooking the picture-perfect Himalayan village of Ghandruk in the Annapurna Region of Nepal.

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Days 4-5

Himalaya Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

Himalaya Lodge is a trekking lodge overlooking the picture-perfect Himalayan village of Ghandruk in the Annapurna Region of Nepal.

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Day 6
Gurung Lodge, Annapurna, Nepal, Trekking Lodge

Gurung Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

Gurung Lodge is a trekking lodge located in Majghgaon in Nepal and has fantastic views over the Annapurna Range.

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Day 6
Gurung Lodge, Annapurna, Nepal, Trekking Lodge

Gurung Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

Gurung Lodge is a trekking lodge located in Majghgaon in Nepal and has fantastic views over the Annapurna Range.

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Days 7-8
Temple Tree, Pokhara, Nepal

Temple Tree Pokhara

$ $ $ $ $  

Temple Tree Resort & Spa is a welcoming boutique hotel located in Pokhara in Nepal with views over the Annapurna Mountain Range.

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Days 7-8
Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Nepal | Boutique Hotels in Nepal

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is an luxury eco-friendly retreat overlooking the Annapurna Range in Nepal, perfect to stay at either before or after a trek.

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Day 9
three Mountain Lodge, Bandipur, Nepal

Three Mountain Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

Three Mountain Lodge is a 12-room trekking lodge located above the village of Bandipur in Nepal, overlooking the Annapurna Range in the distance.    

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Day 9
three Mountain Lodge, Bandipur, Nepal

Three Mountain Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

Three Mountain Lodge is a 12-room trekking lodge located above the village of Bandipur in Nepal, overlooking the Annapurna Range in the distance.    

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Days 10-11
Maghauli Serari, Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Maghauli Serai Chitwan

$ $ $ $ $  

The Maghauli Serai is a luxury wildlife lodge located in Chitwan National Park in Nepal, overlooking the Rapti River.

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Days 10-11
Kasara Resort, Chitwan, Nepal | Wildlife Lodge Nepal | Millis Potter

Kasara Resort Chitwan

$ $ $ $ $  

Kasara Resort is an understated luxury wildlife lodge in Chitwan National Park in Nepal and a perfect base from which to explore the park on safari.

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Days 12-13
Infinity Pool, Dwarika's Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel

$ $ $ $ $  

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel is a luxury resort located on the top of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal offering superb views, about an hour’s drive from the city.

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Days 12-13
Infinity Pool, Dwarika's Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel

$ $ $ $ $  

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel is a luxury resort located on the top of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal offering superb views, about an hour’s drive from the city.

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Customise Your Itinerary

We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, you can add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are a few ideas of many that we can look at.

Idea 1

Rather than flying to Pokhara to begin your trek, you can set off on an overland adventure, either stopping in Nuwakot staying at Famous Farm.

Idea 2

Extend your trek! The further you walk, the better the views become. If you have enough time, you can even reach Annapurna Base Camp.

Idea 3

Most flights into Nepal go via the Middle East where you find superb beach hotels in Muscat or Abu Dhabi where you can have a few days putting your feet up after your time in Nepal.

Further Itinerary Suggestions

Nepal Trekking Holiday

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Dhulikhel  

This is the ultimate Nepal Trekking Holiday. The mountain scenery of Nepal is impossibly spectacular, combine Kathmandu with a five day trek in the Annapurna Range and some R&R in Pokhara.

11 days from £1775 p. p.