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19 Days Golden Triangle Varanasi and Nepal Tour


19
Days

19 Day Tour Through India's Golden Triangle and a Nepal Trek!
Visit Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Pokhara Along with One Internal International and One Domestic Flights,
Explore World Heritage Sites, Cultural Experiences,Deluxe Accommodation, Experienced Guides,
Arrival and Departure to Airport
 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Guided Tour Of All Cities (Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Varanasi-Kathmandu-Pokhra)
  • India's Largest Spice Market in Old Delhi
  • Jeep Ride  In Amer Fort (Jaipur).
  • Free Visit to Jaipur's Famous Block Printing Workshop
  • Sunrise of Iconic Beauty "The Taj Mahal".
  • Free Visit to Taj Mahal Inlay Marble work (Workshop)
  • Explore World Heritage Sites And Mughal Era Architecture.
  • Magestic Sunrise During  Boat ride on Ganges
  • Evening Ceremony on Ganges.
  • Experiencing The Indian Railways Train Ride.
  • Flight Varanasi - Delhi.
  • Flight Delhi-Kathmandu
  • Trek to Australian Base Camp
  • Cultural Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu
  • TRekkers Massage 
  • Evening Farewell Dinner  
  • Return transfers 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:- Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, You need to exit From GATE NO:-5 our company representative will be waiting There  Holding The Sign 
HIMALAYAN SOCIAL JOURNEY, He will assist you till hotel 

Day 02:- Old Delhi

After Morning breakfast at hotel  our Company Representative will meet you and Provide you more Detailed Itenary and discuss all India Trip with you
 later on depart for sightseeing tour of  Old Delhi Vai Delhi Metro.

Today’s Sights-

Red Fort:-Delhi's most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India.
It was  built in 1638 to keep out invaders. (Red Fort Remain closed on Monday)

Jamia Masjid:-Jama Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India. 

ChandniChowk:-ChandniChowk, the main street of old Delhi, is a shocking contrast to the wide, orderly streets of New Delhi. 
Cars, cycle rickshaws, hand-pulled carts, pedestrians, and animals all compete for space. It's chaotic, crumbling and congested.

Spice Market :- Khari Baoli is a street in DelhiIndia known for its wholesale grocery and Asia's largest wholesale spice market,
selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food.\
Note: Full Day Metro Passes will be provided by Us. 

Day 03:- Delhi/Jaipur

After breakfast proceed to Jaipur. On Arrival Start sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

Today’s Sights- 
City Palace- Known as core of the Rajasthan, which is situated in the heart of the city. 
JantarMantar:-The huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. 
Albert Hall Museum:- situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. It has a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces. 

Eveninig Free at Leisure Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 04:- Jaipur

Early morning after breakfast proceed to sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

Today’s Sights-

Amer Fort-built in 16th century by Maharaja Man Singh, it sprawls on the hillside. .

Here you will enjoy the elephant ride till Fort, which give you another experience.

JalMahal- TheJalMahal Palace at Jaipur lies on the way to Amber and it is at a distance of 6.5 km from the striking city of Jaipur.   

HawaMahal-HawaMahal or the Palace of the Winds, a fantasia of 953 ornated windows set in a rose-colored five storey facade.

Eveninig Free at Leisure Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 05:- Jaipur/Agra

After breakfast proceed to Agra Enroute Visit.

Today’s Sights-
FatehpurSikri- En-route Jaipur you will visit FatehpurSikri which is 40 Kms from Agra built by Emperor Akbar in 1569

On Arrival in Agra , you will be check-in to Hotel. Evening free at leisure.Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06:- Agra / Varanasi (By Train)
Early Morning Sunrise of Iconic TAJ MAHAL after completing back to hotel for Breakfast and later on proceed for further Sightseen                                                                                                  

Today’s Sights-

TajMahal- It was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen MumtazMahal, 
Made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD).

Agra Fort-  Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565.

Evening transfer to Train station for Train to Varanasi. Stay overnight in Aircon sleeper Train.

 Day 07:-  Varanasi 

Early Morning on arrival Varanasi Train Station meet and greet our representative later transfer to Hotel afternoon start a sightseeing tour of Varanasi visit                                                                                                 

Today’s Sights-

Annapoorna Devi Temple:-Annapurna or Annapoorna is the Hindu Goddess of nourishment. Anna means food and grains
AssiGhat:-AsiGhat, the Ghat located at the confluence of Assi River and the holy Ganges, is the southernmost Ghat in Kashi
DashaswamedhGhat,:-DashaswamedhGhat, a much acclaimed religious spot, is a very favorite among the Hindu devotees and is considered as the main Ghat

Evening visit Ganga Aarti. Stay overnight at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 08:-Varanasi
Early Morning Sunrise on GANGES after completing back to hotel for Breakfast and later on proceed for further Sightseen                                                                                                  

Today’s Sights-
Sarnath is the main place to visit while on tour around Varanasi. A much sacred pilgrimage and tourist spot in country
Sarnath Buddhist Temple:-There are a number of twentieth century Buddhist temples in Sarnath. 
Evening free visit Local Markets and small temples. Stay overnight at Hotel in Varanasi. 

Day 09:-Varanasi/Delhi (By Flight)
In the Afternoon transfer to Airport .Stay Overnight in Delhi 

Day 10:- New Delhi

Morning breakfast at hotel and later on depart for sightseeing tour of  New  Delhi              

 Today’s Sights-
QutubMinar-In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the QutabMinar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. 

India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW1.

Humayun Tomb-built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in the mid 16th century, this red sand stone structure is considered. 
LotusTemple-Completed in 1986, the Bahai temple is set amidst pools and gardens, and adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple.
Laxmi Narayan Temple:-Built in 1938 by the Industrialist G.D. Birla, it is one of the major temples in Delhi and is located near Connought Place.

Day 11
Delhi - Kathmandu
In this day transfer to Airport for flight to Nepal. After Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport transfer to hotel, at evening the orientation will be at the Kathmandu hotel after arrival and at evening welcome dinner with cultural show with dances and singing from different ethnic groups and cast of Nepalese community with Nepalese dinner.

Day 12
Kathmandu Valley
Morning yoga and after breakfast full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, Kapon Monastary or Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. Stay overnight at Holy Himalaya.

Day 13
Kathmandu - Pokhara (by flight)
Morning yoga and Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight (30 Minutes) and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel Pokhara Grande

Day 14
Phedi - Dhampus
Pokhara to Phedi by private transportation and trek to Dhampus. A stunning view of Machhapuchhre including entire panorama of Annapurna can be witnessed with sunset and sunrise. Stay overnight at Guest House

Day 15
Australian Camp
Trek to Australian camp (2-3 hours) and stay overnight at Guest House 
Day 16

Sarangkot
Trek to Sarangkot (5-6 hours). Sarangkot is the place from where we can see the sunset and sunrise and magnificent view of mountains. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Day 17
Sarangkot - Pokhara 

Embark on a 2-3 hours walk from Sarangkot to Pokhara or paraglide (paragliding is an optional). Then enjoy a sightseeing tour in Pokhara and visit David’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Bindyabasini temple and one hour boating in Phewalake. Stay overnight at Mount Kailash Resort

Day 18
Pokhara - Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive or fly (flight is optional which can be booked on your request) back to Kathmandu. After arrival at hotel enjoy a Trekker's Massage, evening dinner and a five-star stay at the Gokarna Forest Resort.
Day 19
Kathamandu 
Enjoy morning yoga after breakfast transfer to airport for your departure




NOTE : ADDITIONAL SERVICES CAN BE ORGANISED ON EXTRA COST FOR ARRANGING PLEASE DROP US MAIL AFTER BOOKING THE TRIP 

FURTHER ASSITANCE FOR ANY LOCATIONS IN INDIA AND NEPAL  
   
 



 

Note: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cost Includes

India

    • A safe and comfortable air-conditioned Bus with driver, all inclusive. (Fuel for Bus, road and state taxes, toll fees, parking fees, Insurance for Customer & Driver and driver’s food and lodging).
    • The Bus will be with you from your arrival to departure with as many stops to sight see as you want.
    • Transfers and land transportation according to itinerary.
    • Accommodation Double or Twin rooms with Bed and Breakfast
    • Train Agra/Varanasi 2A/C
    • Flight Varanasi /Delhi
    • Sightseeing Tours in All Cities
    • Boat Ride in Varanasi
    • Jeep Ride in Jaipur
    • Free Visit to Jaipur's Famous Block Printing Workshop
    • 1 Company Escort with Group 
    • Free Visit to Taj Mahal Inlay Marble work (Workshop)
    • All taxes Including Gst

Accommodation Using  5*& 4*

    • Delhi  (Hotel Crowne Plaza 5*  or similar category) 
    • Jaipur (Hotel Lemon Tree or similar category) 
    • Agra   (Hotel Crystal Sarovar Premiere   or similar category)
    • Varanasi (Hotel Clarks Varanasi or Similar Category) 

Nepal

  • Airport pickup & drop
  • Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural Program 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya) in Pokhara (Hotel Grande and Mount Kailash Resort), in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Last night before your departure at Gokarna Forest Resort including one dinner, one massage with breakfast.
  • Meals, accommodation, insurance and other expenses of trekking crew (guide and porters) 2 people will have one porter and highly experienced English speaking guide.   
  • Accommodation in lodge in attach room with breakfast during the trek
  • Necessary permit, TIMS and national park fees
  • Necessary equipment during the trek [Duffle Bag and trekking pole if necessary]
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle with guide 
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara by flight 
  • Pokhara- Kathmandu by luxurious AC Tourist bus and Pokhara-Phedi by private transportation 
  • Yoga classes in Kathmandu with expert yoga teacher
  • All Government taxes, VAT and service charge

Excluded in the price

India

  • Tips to guides , Escort
  • Laundry, telephone bills, luggage handling and Beverages.
  • Meals unless specified
  • Entrances tickets to Monuments

Nepal

  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking days. (Meal costs about 4 - 6 dollar per item depending on place where you eat)
  • City sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu (Entrance fee cost NRS 200+250+500)
  • Paragliding (US$ 100) and flight ticket PKR-KTM (US$ 120) (Optional)

How should we make payment?

1. Down Payment

To secure place, minimum 20% down payment is required to make in advance for the confirmation as per the company policy.

2. How to pay your deposit?

   You can choose two different ways making payment:

  a. Online payment by credit card and the  link to settle payment:http://www.nepalsocial.com.np/payment.html  

   b. Bank Transfer:

 Account Holder's Name: Himalayan Social Journey Travel (P).Ltd
 Account No.:  01-2643197-51
 Bank's Name: Standard Chartered Bank
 Bank's Address: Lazimpat Kathmandu, Nepal.
 SWIFT CODE: SCBLNPKA

Note: Please do not transfer your amount to any other bank account then the above mentioned details. Even in case if you receive any mails that request you to transfer to any other bank account. Please immediately contact us!!


Payment of the rest Balance
 Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival. If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made.  

Booking your international flight
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites. 
makemytrip.com   www.kayak.com     www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers. After you check on a good offer we would recommend purchasing the same flight from a local travel agent.

How many people in each room?
There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for "single supplement".  

 

Vouchers
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also please send your redemption code and voucher number.


VISA INFORMATION - INDIA

OVERVIEW

All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through Online application link , in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa.

The duly signed physical copy of the application form completed in all respect and submitted successfully, is to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to Indian Mission/ Post, on the scheduled date of interview along with the requisite supporting documents. The instructions for filling the form and scheduling the appointment can be seen at Instructions for Online Visa Application. Important technical information for filling online Indian visa application can be referred at Technical Instructions.

The applicants are also requested to visit website of the Indian Mission concerned for detailed information about Indian visa.

ONLINE VISA APPLICATION

All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through online application link. Or can apply by typing the URL: http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ in the address bar of web browser, in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa. In either case, no hand written application form will be accepted by any of the Indian Mission/ Post, where-ever online Visa facility has been implemented. The application form completed in all respect and submitted succesfully, is to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to Indian Mission/ Post in absence of IVAC, on the scheduled date of interview along with the requisite supporting documents. The instructions for filling the form and scheduling the appointment can be refered at Instructions for Online Visa Application. Important technical information for filling online Indian visa application can be referred at Technical Instructions. If you have already applied online for Indian Visa online and want to know the status of your application,

VISA CATEGORIES

Government of India issues the following visas: Business Visa, Conference Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Employment Visa, Emergency Visa, Entry Visa, Journalist Visa, Medical Visa, Missionaries Visa, Permit to re-enter within 2 months, Research Visa, Student Visa, Tourist Visa, Transit Visa. Please follow the link for details on Visa Provision and supporting documents

VISA PROCESSING TIME

Upon receipt of the Visa Application through Indian Visa Application Center or directly, the Indian Mission/ Post requires a minimum of three working days to process the case and issue a visa depending upon the nationality and excluding special cases.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

Online India Visa Application allows the Applicant to upload a digital photograph of self to complete the online visa application.

Guidelines/procedure to upload a digital photograph

The digital photograph to be uploaded along with the Visa application should meet the following requirements:

Format – JPEG

Size

Minimum 10 KB

Maximum 300 KB

The height and width of the Photo must be equal.

Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open.

Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.

Background should be plain light colored or white background.

No shadows on the face or on the background.

Without borders.

Make sure that photo presents full head from top of hair to bottom of chin. Head should measure 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches (25mm to 35mm). Make sure eye height is between 1-1/8 inches to 1-3.

FEE FOR INDIAN VISA

The visa fee depends upon the type of applied for and duration of visa. Visa fee is divided into various types depending upon the case viz; Basic fee, special fee, processing fee by out-sourcing agency. During the online registration process, at the end of the process the basic fee shall be displayed. However, this fee shall be indicative only and final fee shall be charged while submitting the application at the respective counters Fee once received are non-refundable even if the visa application is withdrawn, the visa is not granted, or if visa issued is of shorter duration of period than applied for or otherwise issued or returned at a time or on terms and conditions that may vary from those sought by the applicant. For further information on this, please check with local embassy office or Indian Visa Application center office or websites for information on applicable fee and payment methods.

 VISA PROVISION

Sl. No.

Type of Visa

Period for which granted

Entry – Single (S), Multiple (M), Double

Documents required with application

Extendable in India

1

Tourist

180 days

M

-

No

2

Transit

15 days

S/ Double

Return/ onward journey ticket

No

3

Business

5 years

M

Documents to prove bonafide purpose (Company’s letter etc.)

Yes

4

Employment

1 year/ period of contract

M

Proof of employment (appointment document), terms and conditions

Yes

5

Student

Period of course/ 5 years

M

Proof of admission in Indian Institution

Yes

6

Foreigners of Indian Origin

5 years

M

Proof of being of Indian Origin

Yes

INSTRUCTIONS 

A. Online application form:

This application form is meant for those foreigners who are applying for visa from outside India.

Each online application form is meant for one person only. Separate application has to be filed for each applicant.

Furnish information exactly in the manner asked for in the forms, especially the names, address and date of birth.

Applicants are required to verify the application details before submitting the online application. They have an option to save the online application form, in case it is not to be submitted.

Once the online application form is submitted by the applicant, then further modifications are not allowed. Hence applicants are requested to check and validate the details before submitting the online application form.

Applicants are requested to keep the Application Id (generated automatically after the submission of online form) for further communications.

B. Appointment Scheduling:

Applicant can schedule the appointment as per his/ her convenience with the concerned Indian Mission.

Each applicant to schedule a separate appointment with the Indian Mission 

C. Process for filling up online application form:

Applicant shall access the Visa Application system online through the following link: http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/.

Applicant visits the above mentioned web link and selects the Indian Mission from where he intends to apply for the Visa from the tab “Select Mission”.

Applicant fills the application on-line as per the forms standardized by the Ministry.

After filling the form and submitting it, the system shall automatically generate a Application Id. Applicants are requested to keep this Application Id for further communications with the concerned Indian Mission.

System will automatically ask the Applicant for the following confirmation: “Select ‘Yes’ if the applicant want to seek appointment and make payment online or ‘No’ if the applicant just want to print the submitted application form.”

If the applicant response is “No”, then it is requested by the applicant to take the print out of the submitted online application form and approach the concerned Indian Mission for submission of the online form along with supporting documents.

If the response from applicant is “yes” then the system automatically takes the link to perform the following:

Selection of Date and Time of appointment at the concerned Indian Mission

Calculation of Visa fee, service charge, VAT etc. as applicable according to the Visa type

E Payment using service provider’s payment system

In case the facility of Appointment Scheduling and e-Payment is not available for the concerned Indian mission, then applicant has to take the printout of the online application form and visit the concerned Indian Mission to submit the same along with supporting documents and make the payment.

Indian Culture: Traditions and Customs of India

India’s culture is among the world,s oldest; civilization in India began about 4,500 years ago. Many sources describe it as "Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara" — the first and the supreme culture in the world, according to the All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) organization.

Western societies did not always see the culture of India very favorably, according to Christina De Rossi, an anthropologist at Barnet and Southgate College in London. Early anthropologists once considered culture as an evolutionary process, and ”every aspect of human development was seen as driven by evolution,” she told Live Science. “In this view, societies outside of Europe or North America, or societies that did not follow the European or Western way of life, were considered primitive and culturally inferior.  Essentially this included all the colonized countries and people, such as African countries, India, and the Far East.".

However, Indians made significant advances in architecture (Taj Mahal), mathematics (the invention of zero) and medicine (Ayurveda). Today, India is a very diverse country, with more than 1.2 billion people, according to the CIA World Factbook, making it the second most populous nation after China. Different regions have their own distinct cultures. Language, religion, food and the arts are just some of the various aspects of Indian culture. Here is a brief overview of the culture of India.

Language

India has 28 states and seven territories, according to the World Health Organization. There is no official language in India, according to a Gujarat High Court ruling in 2010. Many people living in India also write in Devanagari script. In fact, it is a misconception that the majority of people in India speak Hindi. Though many people speak Hindi in India, 59 percent of India residents speak something other than Hindi, according to The Times of India. Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil and Urdu are some other languages spoken in the country.

Religion

India is identified as the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism, the third and fourth largest religions. About 84 percent of the population identifies as Hindu, according to the “Handbook of Research on Development and Religion” Edited by Matthew Clarke (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013). There are many variations of Hinduism, and four predominant sects — Shaiva, Vaishnava, Shakteya and Smarta.

About 13 percent of Indians are Muslim, making it one of the largest Islamic nations in the world. Christians and Sikhs make up a small percentage of the population, and there are even fewer Buddhists and Jains, according to the “Handbook.”

Food

When the Moghul Empire invaded during the sixteenth century, they left a significant mark on the Indian cuisine, according to Texas A&M University. Indian cuisine is also influenced by many other countries. It is known for its large assortment of dishes and its liberal use of herbs and spices. Cooking styles vary from region to region.

Wheat, Basmati rice and pulses with chana (Bengal gram) are important staples of the Indian diet. The food is rich with curries and spices, including ginger, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, dried hot peppers, and cinnamon, among others. Chutneys — thick condiments and spreads made from assorted fruits and vegetables such as tamarind and tomatoes and mint, cilantro and other herbs — are used generously in Indian cooking.

Many Hindus are vegetarians, but lamb and chicken are common in main dishes for non-vegetarians. The Guardian reports that between 20 percent and 40 percent of India's population is vegetarian.

Much of Indian food is eaten with fingers or bread used as utensils. There is a wide array of breads served with meals, including naan, a leavened, oven-baked flatbread, and bhatoora, a fried, fluffy flatbread common in North India and eaten with chickpea curry.

Architecture and art

The most well-known example of Indian architecture is the Taj Mahal, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to honor his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles. India also has many ancient temples.

India is well known for its film industry, which is often referred to as Bollywood. The country's movie history began in 1896 when the Lumière brothers demonstrated the art of cinema in Mumbai, according to the Golden Globes. Today, the films are known for their elaborate singing and dancing.

Indian dance, music and theater traditions span back more than 2,000 years, according to Nilima Bhadbhade, author of “Contract Law in India” (Kluwer Law International, 2010). The major classical dance traditions — Bharata Natyam, Kathak, Odissi, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and Kathakali — draw on themes from mythology and literature and have rigid presentation rules.

Clothing

Indian clothing is closely identified with the colorful silk saris worn by many of the country’s women. The traditional clothing for men is the dhoti, an unstitched piece of cloth that is tied around the waist and legs. Men also wear a kurta, a loose shirt that is worn about knee-length. For special occasions, men wear a sherwani, which is a long coat that is buttoned up to the collar and down to the knees. The Nehru jacket is a shorter version of a sherwani. 

Customs and celebrations

The country celebrates Republic Day (Jan. 26), Independence Day (Aug. 15) and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday (Oct. 2). Diwali is the largest and most important holiday to India, according to National Geographic. It is a five-day festival known as the festival of lights because of the lights lit during the celebration to symbolize the inner light that protects them from spiritual darkness. Holi, the festival of colors, also called the festival of love, is popular in the spring. 

Weather 

India is situated in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan. 
The climate in India varies from a tropical monsoon climate in the south to a temperate climate in the north. If you are thinking of Visiting Delhi (the capital of India) then best to visit it in October, November, February and March. That's when the nights are cool and the days are filled with a little sunshine. May, June and July are very hot with temperatures over 45 degrees (113 Fahrenheit). It is a dry heat and is sometimes accompanied by dusty desert winds. Most of the rain falls between July and September but they are not the tropical rains you'll experience in India's coastal cities.

Important information for Nepal trip

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after scheduled trip after the breakfast.

You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a Himalayan Social Journey playcard and he will escort you to the Hotel. 

If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting reservation@nepalsocial.com.np
After you purchase your international air ticket please contact us to give your flight details.

Who will be leading the tours/treks?

Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced and respected trekking outfits in Nepal.  

Trekking/Tour
Our trek will be in a very beautiful part of the Annapurna region. Expect to trek about 5-6 hours about 7-10 km per day.This trek is the most popular trek for those wishing to get wonderful views of the Himalayan peaks.
   If you have health issues please consult your doctor about the advisability of going on the trek. The highest altitude we reach is 2200 meters at Australian camp which offers a breathtaking view of many of the World's greatest peaks. It is stunning!   
What type of plug and what is the voltage used in Nepal? Please click here for details.

Which currencies are accepted in Nepal? 
 Some major currencies (USD, AUD, EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Drinking Water on trek?
There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated "pure water" stations along the trek. As a last alternative you can also purchase bottled water at the lodges. 

Is there Laundry facility on the trek?
There will be laundry facility in Kathmandu and Pokhara but not while on the trek. 

What Clothes shall I bring?

Depending on when you plan to travel it's important to have the proper clothes and be prepared for unexpected weather. Fairly well worn hiking boots/shoes are a must! For tours between November and the first two weeks of March bring a jacket suitable for zero degrees Celsius. For tours at other times please bring a jacket suitable for 4 to 6 degrees Celsius, Otherwise the daytime weather will tend to be warm or pleasant. 

Visa
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 day visa or $40 USD for a 30 day visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. 

Is there an Orientation program?
 Yes, the orientation will be at the Kathmandu hotel after your arrival and before starting trekking with welcome dinner. The orientation meeting is scheduled for evening on the first day of the tour. Generally the orientation meeting will be at 5 or 6 pm and this will be informed by our representatives after your arrival.

How large is each tour group?
For each tour date there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 15 people with its own experienced English speaking guide. During the trek there will be a suitable number of porters to carry your luggage. .

Where will I stay during the tour?
In Kathmandu we will be staying at the Hotel Holy Himalaya first 2 night and Gokarna Forest Resort for last night. These places come highly recommended. These hotels are good, clean tourist hotels and are a good quality by Nepali standards. In Pokhara we stay at Hotel Mount Kailash. On the trek we'll be staying at simple lodges run by Nepali families. 

What do we eat?
The lunches and dinners are not included except one dinner in Gokerna Forest Resort, Pokhara and in Trekking days which cost from $4 to $6 depending on meal items and restaurant category.

Will we see Everest?
 If you want to see   close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flight.  You can contact reservation@nepalsocial.com.np to book. To know more about it, please Click here.

How much money for my personal expenses?
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch& dinner) you want to eat. Only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek

Porters
We’ll mange necessary porter. Before the trek you can store all our excess baggage in our Pokhara hotel and only take what we require for 2 days trek.

Tips

A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD30 to USD60 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

Departures Dates

Date Trip Status Price
Tue 03 Oct 2017 - Sat 21 Oct 2017 LIMITED $2900.00 Book Now
Sat 14 Oct 2017 - Wed 01 Nov 2017 GUARANTEED $2900.00 Book Now
Fri 03 Nov 2017 - Tue 21 Nov 2017 OPENED $2900.00 Book Now
Tue 14 Nov 2017 - Sat 02 Dec 2017 CLOSED $2900.00 Book Now
Sun 03 Dec 2017 - Thu 21 Dec 2017 GUARANTEED $2900.00 Book Now
Thu 14 Dec 2017 - Mon 01 Jan 2018 OPENED $2900.00 Book Now
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The cost of each trip differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

Supplementary Cost: USD 600.00 PP

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