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ANENG - Nepal: Himalaya Highlights

Venture into the lively streets of Kathmandu, spend a night at a Buddhist monastery guesthouse, and take in astounding views of the Himalaya in Pokhara: these are just a few of the experiences that await on this 10-day journey through Nepal. From the famous rhinos and Bengal tigers of Chitwan National Park to the ancient temples of the Kathmandu Valley, encounter the essence of the Himalaya.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: SASANE Lecture, Kathmandu National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Weaving and Indigenous Peoples Lecture, Kathmandu National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Overnight at a Buddhist Monastery, Pharping National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Neydo Monastery Sunrise Chant, Pharping National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chitwan Tiger Experience, Chitwan National Park G Adventures for Good: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu
Arrival transfer
Visit Boudhanath Stupa and the Royal City of Bhaktapur
Visit Swayambhunath
Chitwan National Park including a village walking tour and jeep safari
Hike to the World Peace Pagoda
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
10
Price From
AUD $2,399
Start Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
End Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
18 Oct 201827 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
21 Oct 201830 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
28 Oct 201806 Nov 20187AUD $2,399
04 Nov 201813 Nov 20181AUD $2,399
11 Nov 201820 Nov 20181AUD $2,399
18 Nov 201827 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
22 Nov 201801 Dec 20189AUD $2,399
25 Nov 201804 Dec 20181AUD $2,399
09 Dec 201818 Dec 20186AUD $2,399
16 Dec 201825 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
23 Dec 201801 Jan 20193AUD $2,599
30 Dec 201808 Jan 20194AUD $2,599
06 Jan 201915 Jan 201910AUD $2,799
20 Jan 201929 Jan 201911AUD $2,799
10 Feb 201919 Feb 201915AUD $2,599
24 Feb 201905 Mar 20192AUD $2,599
03 Mar 201912 Mar 20199AUD $2,599
17 Mar 201926 Mar 201913AUD $2,599
24 Mar 201902 Apr 201913AUD $2,599
31 Mar 201909 Apr 201911AUD $2,599
05 Apr 201914 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
07 Apr 201916 Apr 201913AUD $2,399
14 Apr 201923 Apr 201911AUD $2,399
21 Apr 201930 Apr 201911AUD $2,399
28 Apr 201907 May 201915AUD $2,399
05 May 201914 May 201915AUD $2,399
19 May 201928 May 201915AUD $2,399
07 Jul 201916 Jul 201915AUD $2,399
21 Jul 201930 Jul 201915AUD $2,399
18 Aug 201927 Aug 201915AUD $2,399
08 Sep 201917 Sep 201913AUD $2,399
22 Sep 201901 Oct 201915AUD $2,399
29 Sep 201908 Oct 201915AUD $2,399
06 Oct 201915 Oct 20199AUD $2,399
13 Oct 201922 Oct 201915AUD $2,399
20 Oct 201929 Oct 201915AUD $2,599
27 Oct 201905 Nov 201911AUD $2,599
03 Nov 201912 Nov 201915AUD $2,599
10 Nov 201919 Nov 201911AUD $2,599
17 Nov 201926 Nov 201915AUD $2,599
24 Nov 201903 Dec 201915AUD $2,599
01 Dec 201910 Dec 201915AUD $2,599
08 Dec 201917 Dec 201915AUD $2,599
15 Dec 201924 Dec 201915AUD $2,799
22 Dec 201931 Dec 201915AUD $2,799
29 Dec 201907 Jan 202010AUD $2,799
12 Jan 202021 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
26 Jan 202004 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
09 Feb 202018 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
23 Feb 202003 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
08 Mar 202017 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
15 Mar 202024 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
22 Mar 202031 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
29 Mar 202007 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
05 Apr 202014 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
12 Apr 202021 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
19 Apr 202028 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
26 Apr 202005 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
03 May 202012 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
10 May 202019 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
24 May 202002 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
19 Jul 202028 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
16 Aug 202025 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
06 Sep 202015 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
13 Sep 202022 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
20 Sep 202029 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
27 Sep 202006 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
04 Oct 202013 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
11 Oct 202020 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
18 Oct 202027 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
25 Oct 202003 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
01 Nov 202010 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
08 Nov 202017 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
15 Nov 202024 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
22 Nov 202001 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
29 Nov 202008 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
06 Dec 202015 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
13 Dec 202022 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
20 Dec 202029 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
27 Dec 202005 Jan 2021Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
03 Jan 202112 Jan 2021Fully BookedAUD $2,399 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Kathmandu
Arrive any time. Arrival transfer included. After our welcome meeting, enjoy a six-course dinner of organic Nepali cuisine.
Day 2 - Kathmandu
Spend the day exploring Kathmandu and surrounding areas, including Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest Buddhist shrines. Also visit the Royal City of Bhaktapur, exploring Hindu temples, pagodas, and monuments, including the stunning wood-carved palace in Durbar Square. After, visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch. You'll also meet one of the women that has graduated from the Sasane paralegal program.
Day 3 - Kathmandu/Pharping
Opt to take an early morning Everest experience flight, then visit ancient Swayambhunath Buddhist temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the holiest shrines in Kathmandu. Then, visit a local home to learn about National Geographic grantee Chhing Lhomi, who works to preserve ancient weaving traditions of the Upper Mustang region through the Himalayan Indigenous Society. Depart the city to Pharping for a unique overnight stay at a Buddhist Monastery guesthouse. Learn about monastery life from the inside, then enjoy a chanting and prayer service. Opt to walk in the surrounding village and countryside.
Day 4 - Pharping/Kurintar
Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise and morning chanting from the monastery. After, drive to Kurintar and hike to our remote lodge on the banks of Trishuli River and valley. Opt to relax and enjoy the pool or take a hike in the surrounding countryside.
Day 5 - Kurintar/Chitwan National Park
Drive to our lodge located on the bank of the Rapti river which borders the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chitwan National Park. After lunch, board a traditional boat to view wildlife along the river.
Day 6 - Chitwan National Park
Explore Chitwan National Park with expert local guides. Activities can include a village walk, boating, nature walks, and a jeep safari in search of rhinos, leopards, wild elephants, monkeys, and crocodiles. Also meet with a local tiger "technician" who will give a presentation about the Nepal Tiger Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of tigers in Nepal. Our expert will join us on a jeep safari to teach us how tigers are tracked, protected, and monitored with help from the local community. If we're lucky, we may catch a glimpse of one of these elusive great cats. This evening, return to our lodge and enjoy a Tharu cultural dance program presented by local villagers.
Day 7 - Chitwan National Park/Pokhara
Drive to beautiful Pokhara and immerse yourself in stunning views of the Himalayas. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO and opt to have dinner at one of the popular restaurants in town.
Day 8 - Pokhara
Hike up to Sarangkot and enjoy the sunrise and sweeping Annapurna Himalayan views. Later, hike to the brilliant World Peace Pagoda, a stunning monument built by Buddhist monks from Japan. After, visit a Tibetan refugee settlement to learn more about this community by viewing their photo gallery and enjoying a local Tibetan lunch. This afternoon, opt to try paragliding or go boating in Phewa Lake.
Day 9 - Pokhara/Kathmandu
Catch a flight back to the capital, Kathmandu. Enjoy free time for shopping or opt to visit the Pashupatinath Ghats
Day 10 - Kathmandu
Depart at any time.