• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

The Peaks & Plains of Nepal

  • Round trip
  • 10, 11, 15 or 16 nights
  • Nepal
price from £ 1,609.00
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons
Already booked 15 times

Discover the land of the Himalayas during this spectacular tour incl. hotels, breakfast, meals and return flights

Nepal is breathtaking and extreme, a once-in-a-lifetime destination, both a trekker’s paradise and a place of spiritual pilgrimage. It is a country of contrasting landscapes: home to some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas in the north, including majestic Mount Everest, and expansive plains and jungle in the south. This full-to-bursting roundtrip combining culture, discovery and adventure will show you the best of Nepal. You will experience the bustling capital Kathmandu and beautiful Nagarkot in the Kathmandu Valley. You will go on a safari through the Chitwan National Park. You will visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and Pokhara, the gateway to the Himalayas. For those wanting a real Himalayan trekking experience, lace up your hiking boots and extend your stay with a five-day hike deep into the mountains, passing charming villages, incredible nature and iconic prayer flags as you go. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Included
  • Round trip through Nepal: 9 or 14 nights
  • Breakfast (excluding days 9-14 of the trek)
  • Full board (days 4-6, excluding drinks)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing: Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple (day 2)
  • Traditional momo cooking workshop (day 2)
  • Bhaktapur sightseeing tour (day 3)
  • Local street-food lunch (day 3)
  • Clay pot workshop (day 3)
  • Visit to a Tharu village (day 4)
  • Cultural Tharu dance performance (day 4)
  • Canoe ride, jungle walk and Jeep safari (day 5)
  • Lumbini sightseeing (day 6)
  • Sarangkot sunrise excursion (day 8)
  • All transfers
  • Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester to Kathmandu
  • Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules

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Day 1-2: Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, your driver will be waiting to welcome you in the arrivals hall or lobby holding a board with your name on it. You will be taken to your first hotel and will spend the next 2 nights in the bustling capital of Nepal: Kathmandu.

On day 2, your Nepalese ... Read more

Aloft by Marriott Thamel Kathmandu

Day 3: Nagarkot

On day 3, even more unforgettable experiences await. Today, you will exchange busy Kathmandu for the medieval city-state of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley, full of temples, ancient buildings and historical sites. First of all, you will enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing tour taking in the fine reli... Read more

Hotel Mystic Mountain

Day 4-5: Chitwan

Nagarkot is one of the best places to absorb the breathtaking scenery of the Nepal Himalayas, and it’s well worth waking up on time to see the sunrise over the highest peaks of this immense mountain range! On day 4, you will be picked up after breakfast and taken to your next destination: Chit... Read more

Green Park Chitwan

Day 6: Lumbini

Day 6 begins with a transfer Lumbini after breakfast. Lumbini has great religious significance in Nepal as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama – better known as the historical Buddha – in the 7th century BC. Lumbini is small enough to be discovered on foot: visit the Maya Devi Temple, locate... Read more

Tiger Palace Resort

Day 7-8: Pokhara

On day 7, after breakfast in Lumbini, you will travel to spectacular Pokhara – the gateway to the Himalayas – a journey that will take 6-7 hours by road. Upon arrival, you will have the afternoon and evening to yourself to explore or relax. Enjoy incredible views over snow-capped mountain peak... Read more

Pokhara Batika Classic Hotel

Day 9: Kathmandu and return trip on day 10

If you choose a 9-night trip to Nepal, on day 9 you will drive from Pokhara to Bandipur after breakfast. You will stop for lunch here before it's time to continue your trip to Kathmandu. (You can also opt to upgrade your transfer from road to domestic flight in the booking process for this... Read more

Aloft by Marriott Thamel Kathmandu

Day 1-2: Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, your driver will be waiting to welcome you in the arrivals hall or lobby holding a board with your name on it. You will be taken to your first hotel and will spend the next 2 nights in the bustling capital of Nepal: Kathmandu.

On day 2, your Nepalese ... Read more

Aloft by Marriott Thamel Kathmandu

Day 3: Nagarkot

On day 3, even more unforgettable experiences await. Today, you will exchange busy Kathmandu for the medieval city-state of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley, full of temples, ancient buildings and historical sites. First of all, you will enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing tour taking in the fine reli... Read more

Hotel Mystic Mountain

Day 4-5: Chitwan

Nagarkot is one of the best places to absorb the breathtaking scenery of the Nepal Himalayas, and it’s well worth waking up on time to see the sunrise over the highest peaks of this immense mountain range! On day 4, you will be picked up after breakfast and taken to your next destination: Chit... Read more

Green Park Chitwan

Day 6: Lumbini

Day 6 begins with a transfer Lumbini after breakfast. Lumbini has great religious significance in Nepal as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama – better known as the historical Buddha – in the 7th century BC. Lumbini is small enough to be discovered on foot: visit the Maya Devi Temple, locate... Read more

Tiger Palace Resort

Day 7-8: Pokhara

On day 7, after breakfast in Lumbini, you will travel to spectacular Pokhara – the gateway to the Himalayas – a journey that will take 6-7 hours by road. Upon arrival, you will have the afternoon and evening to yourself to explore or relax. Enjoy incredible views over snow-capped mountain peak... Read more

Pokhara Batika Classic Hotel

Day 9: Ulleri - Trek

Today, the real adventure begins! If you choose to extend your stay in Nepal and opt for the 14-day trip, you will participate in an unforgettable five-day trek through the Himalayas.
On day 9 you will be picked up from Pokhara after breakfast and taken to Nayapul at 1050 m altitude, a 1... Read more

Tea House, Ulleri

Day 10: Ghorepani - Trek

Today, you have 4-5 hours of trekking ahead of you. Your journey continues at a slow and steady pace through Ulleri (2070 m) and there are plenty of opportunities to interact with the locals as you hike: you will get a real insight into their way of life. As you walk, take in the majestic view... Read more

Tea House, Trek Ghorepani

Day 11: Tadapani - Trek

Today, your feet will take you to the magnificent Poon Hill vantage point at 3210 m and on to Tadapani (2650 m). You will hike for 6-7 hours today. In the early morning, you will begin with a walk to Poon Hill to catch the first glimpses of the sun as it rises over the mountain tops. Poon Hill... Read more

Tea House, Trek Tadapani

Day 12: Tolka - Trek

On day 12, you will hike for 7-8 hours in total. Your guide will lead you through the jungle, past small streams and mountain villages. After approximately 3-4 hours, you will see the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. The Gurung people is an ethnic group with their own culture and traditio... Read more

Ghandruk

Day 13: Pokhara - Trek

Today is your last day of trekking! You will hike for 5-6 hours. After breakfast in the tea house, your descent will begin with your guide. You will pass the Australian base camp as you make your way to the road where your driver will be waiting to take you back to Pokhara (a 1.5-hour drive). ... Read more

Pokhara Batika Classic Hotel

Day 14: Kathmandu and return trip on day 15

On day 14, after breakfast you will be taken to the bus station in Pokhara, where you will take the bus to Kathmandu. The driver stops three times on the way. In the early evening you will reach your hotel in the capital, where you will spend your last night in Nepal. (You can also opt to upgr... Read more

Aloft by Marriott Thamel Kathmandu
Optional Excursions

Optional excursions are available to make your trip even more spectacular. All excursions can be booked and paid for during the booking process. You will receive all practical information before departure. Please note that the optional excursions may take place in groups with other travellers.

• Paragliding (day 8) •
Are you looking for an adrenalin rush? Then adventure-sports capital Pokhara is the place to get it! On day 8, you will be picked up in Pokhara and taken to Sarangkot (20 minutes from Pokhara), a village with a view of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna mountain range. From Sarangkot, you will take a tandem flight over Phewa Lake to the runway in Pokhara. During the flight, the pilot will take photos and videos, which you will then receive on a USB stick or via laptop.
Duration: approx. 30 minutes, including transfers.

• Himalayan mountain flight (day 2, 3 or 10) •
Get up close and personal with the Himalayas! During this mountain flight, you will get a unique perspective of this vast mountain range and a close up view of Mount Everest.
Duration: approx. 2 hours (flight lasts 50 minutes). Airport transfer is included.

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Excluded
  • Tips for guides and drivers. It is recommended to tip your driver 5,000-10,000 rupees (approx. £30-60) in total, and your guide 10,000-15,000 rupees (approx. £60-100) in total per group. If you opt to do the 5-day trek, it is recommended to give a tip of around 5,000 rupees (approx. £30)
  • À la carte breakfast in the tea houses during the 5-day trek: approx. £5-6
  • Possible cost to shower in some tea houses during the 5-day trek: approx. £1-2
  • Possible cost to charge mobile devices in some tea houses during the 5-day trek: approx. £1
Payment

If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

Additional Information
Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2020

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

Occupancy

Maximum 2 people per room

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process

Children’s discount

On the basis of two full-paying guests, a discount for children aged 5-10 years may be offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance

Travelling with children

This trip is not suitable for children under 5 years of age

Accessibility

Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible

Pets

Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Travel documents

You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.

Vaccinations

All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. Vaccinations usually recommended for travel to Nepal include Hepatitis A; Tetanus; and Typhoid. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information

Passport

Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Nepal. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website

Visa

For travel in Nepal, a visa is required. Travellers can apply for a visa in the UK from the Embassy of Nepal, or get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (please take a passport photograph to the airport)

For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website or the relevant embassy

Travel schedule

The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances

Quality standards

Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe

Currency

The national currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee (NPR)

Travel adapter

You will need a world travel adapter to use your electronic items in Nepal

Group travel

During this trip, transport and excursions may be in groups of international travellers

Similar accommodation

In case the above-mentioned hotels are unavailable, you'll stay in comparable hotels in the nearby surroundings. You'll receive the final accommodations with your travel documents 5 days before departure at the latest

Extra nights

Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules

Airport transfer

A driver will be waiting to welcome you at the airport. Your driver will be holding a board with your name. You will receive further information on transfers together with your travel documents

Trek - tea house stay

Please note: participating in the trek requires good health conditions and good physical shape. You must be able to hike for 6/7 hours per day. Please be aware that a small fee may apply to use the shower and charge mobile devices in some tea houses during the 5-day trek. Breakfast is not included during the hike, but can be ordered à la carte in any tea house and paid for in local currency. Your guide will be happy to help you with this

Transfer upgrade

It is possible to upgrade your transfers on days 4 and 9, or on days 4 and 14 (trek itinerary), from road travel to domestic flights. This includes: from Kathmandu to Chitwan (day 4); and from Pokhara to Kathmandu (day 9 or 14). Airport transfers included

Guides

You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide on days 2-6 & 8 for the 9-night itinerary, and on days 2-6 & 8-13 for the 14-night itinerary. You can request a German or French-speaking guide during the booking process at an additional cost

Board

The following meals are included:
Breakfast (excluding days 9-14 of the trek)
Breakfast + dinner (day 2, excluding drinks)
Breakfast + lunch (day 3, excluding drinks)
Full board (days 4-6, excluding drinks)