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Trip Extensions

Chitwan National Park

Duration: 3 days

Chitwan National Park is probably the world’s best habitat for the rare Bengal Tiger and the One-horned Rhinoceros. Ride elephants in search of these animals and the hundreds of other animals and birds found here. Almost 700 sq. miles of lush river... read more

Nepal Rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari

Duration: 6 days

A complimentary extension to a relaxing Nepal experience.

The Kathmandu Valley: Bhaktapur & Dhulikhel

Duration: 3 days

Explore the heart of the Kathmandu Valley outside the bustling capital with an excursion to ancient Bhaktapur city and a stay in the town of Dhulkhel. The culture here is Newar; the homes are traditional red brick trimmed with finely carved wood.  B... read more

Day 1: arrive kathmandu

Seek out Kathmandu's many templesSeek out Kathmandu's many temples

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your comfortable, but basic Nepalese-style hotel with private bath facilities and a few modern amenities. You'll have an orientation to Nepal from your guide.

Meals
None
Lodging
International Guest House (upgrade available)

Day 2: kathmandu

Tibetan Buddhists throng around Bouddha TempleTibetan Buddhists throng around Bouddha Temple

Your city guide will introduce you to Kathmandu and show you some of the city's significant sights today. First, visit Boudhanath, the Buddhist temple that has become a gathering place for Tibetans outside of Tibet. Monks and meditators circle the base of the temple doing their koras, prayer flags stream in the breeze, and the sounds of chanting echo from monasteries on the perimeter of the square. Then, visit Durbar square in the city center, where you will see Hindu pilgrims and holy men around the central temples. Also wander the bazaar and witness the hustle and bustle of a growing city. After the tour, your guide will be available to help you buy any extra gear you need for the trek, or to select souvenirs that you can leave in storage in Kathmandu while you're on the trail.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
International Guest House (upgrade available)

Day 3: tumlingtar / trek to sabhaya khola

Begin your trek among millet fields and cottagesBegin your trek among millet fields and cottages

Depart by air for Tumlingtar in the Arun Valley of remote East Nepal. Tumlingtar is located on an ancient lake bed that is now bisected by the roaring Arun River. The flight takes about an hour and may offer spectacular views of Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Your camp at about 1,600 feet elevation is at Sabhaya Khola, not far from the Arun and only a short walk away from local villages.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camp

Day 4: trek sabaya khola / wana

The landscape is quite picturesque at this time of yearThe landscape is quite picturesque at this time of year

Enjoy a short trek to Wana, a Chetri and Brahmin village that has other castes living on its outskirts. The gradual trek uphill to the village passes through a great variety of terrain, most of it agricultural. You may be able to peek inside houses along the way, and you will join Nepalese travelers on the winding trails. Your camp at Wana is near a ridge top, giving you spectacular mountain views.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camp

Day 5: chainpur weekly market

Browse the colorful market waresBrowse the colorful market wares

Thursday is weekly market day in Wana, and even during Dashain, people from up to four hours away will walk to town to buy and sell goods. Witness the morning market set-up and browse the wares for a bit one streets of the town are lined with shops. You may be able to bargain for local crafts, especially the brassware that is the regional specialty. If you are interested, your guide will introduce you to fishing at the nearby fish farm!

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camp

Day 6: dashain celebrations

Participate in a tika ceremony and be a part of Dashain traditionParticipate in a tika ceremony and be a part of Dashain tradition

Today is the tenth day of Dashain, the highlight of the festival celebration, when families rejoice and play games together. All Hindus and many Buddhists receive red rice paste tikas from their elders. You will hardly see anyone on Nepal's trails or streets today without this red mark on his or her forehead. Once the tika ceremony is over, families feast and communities gather together in the village commons to celebrate with folk songs and dances. Visit several homes in Wana and also walk to other nearby villages, where you will see children playing on giant bamboo swings, flowers strung from every rooftop, and general revelry in the streets. Consider this fair warning that the party may encroach on your campsite tonight, because once they meet you, the locals will want to learn all about you and welcome you into the festivities.

 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camp

Day 7: hike to chainpur

Greet villagers at one of their weekly marketsGreet villagers at one of their weekly markets

Today will be the start of the trek as you walk to the commercial hub of the region, Chainpur (3,600 feet). This is considered by many to be the most attractive hill bazaar community in Nepal. ICamp tonight and tomorrow above the village at a site nestled among tall trees, with a view of Makalu.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camp

Day 8: trek chainpur / tumlingtar

Local children greet you with "Namaste"Local children greet you with "Namaste"

The trek continues to the town of Tumlingtar. Explore some of the villages you pass as you walk, and soak up the views on your last full day of walking under a horizon of peaks. Your trek comes to an end at the airstrip where you first landed. Camp at Tumlingtar, and dance around the campfire with your team of trekking staff.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camp

Day 9: fly tumlingtar to kathmandu

Board a flight to Kathmandu, then take in gorgeous mountain views from the windowBoard a flight to Kathmandu, then take in gorgeous mountain views from the window

Take an afternoon flight to Kathmandu, where you'll enjoy the rest of the day free to do some exploring or perhaps shopping in the Thamel area of Kathmandu.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
International Guest House (upgrades available)

Days 10-11: kathmandu

See the sights during your last days in KathmanduSee the sights during your last days in Kathmandu

These last two days are contingency days in case of flight delays or cancellations. If flights are on time, you'll spend your time exploring the Kathmandu valley.

Visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur, UNESCO World Heritage Site, a good place to explore, particularly if you have an interest in culture, temples, and ancient architecture. Take some time to look in the shops to observe potters, weavers, brass-makers, religious artisans, Brahmin priests, and spice merchants carrying out their professions as they have done here for hundreds of years.  

On your second contingency day in Kathmandu, you'll explore other ancient towns in the Kathmandu valley including Khokana, Bungamati and Kirtipur. Khokana is a small, traditional Newari village located on the outskirts of Patan. This village resembles something out of medieval times and is known for its unusual mustard-oil process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds to extract the oil. The village of Bungamati is another classic Newari village that dates back to the sixth century. Bungamati is the birthplace of the deity Rato Machhendranath, god of rain. The chowk here is considered one of the most beautiful in the valley. It is located near the Karya Binayak Temple, one of the most important in Nepal.  The village of Kirtipur is the center of the Newari culture consisting of many temples and monasteries as well as several churches. It is also the location of Tribhuvan University, the oldest of the five universities in Nepal.

Meals
2 Breakfasts
Lodging
International Guest House (upgrade available)

Day 12: kathmandu / onward

Pick out remembrances of your time in NepalPick out remembrances of your time in Nepal

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend  your trip with a visit to Chitwan National Park.

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,250
*Includes all flights within Nepal
Single Supplement:
$350
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request
Sep 25-Oct 6, 2017
Oct 14-25, 2018

Need to Know

Duration:
12 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Camping to 3* hotel in Kathmandu (upgrade available in Kathmandu)
Activity Level:
●●●●●
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Trip Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

From the Bird's Word Blog

Getting Off the Beaten Path

   Journeys International Director Will Weber knows where to go to find a different perspective.

The landscape is quite picturesque at this time of year
The landscape is quite picturesque at this time of year
Seek out Kathmandu's many temples
Seek out Kathmandu's many temples
Greet villagers at one of their weekly markets
Greet villagers at one of their weekly markets
Pick out remembrances of your time in Nepal
Pick out remembrances of your time in Nepal
Investigate local traditions
Investigate local traditions
Tibetan Buddhists throng around Bouddha Temple
Tibetan Buddhists throng around Bouddha Temple
Participate in a tika ceremony and be a part of Dashain tradition
Participate in a tika ceremony and be a part of Dashain tradition
Browse the colorful market wares
Browse the colorful market wares
Local children greet you with "Namaste"
Local children greet you with "Namaste"
Board a flight to Kathmandu, then take in gorgeous mountain views from the window
Board a flight to Kathmandu, then take in gorgeous mountain views from the window
Begin your trek among millet fields and cottages
Begin your trek among millet fields and cottages
Trek through lush terraced rice fields
Trek through lush terraced rice fields
Meet locals eager to talk with you
Meet locals eager to talk with you

Fall Festivals East of Everest

Celebrate Dashain in the Arun Valley with views of the world's highest peaks

overview

This trip offers a spectacular yet accessible opportunity to experience the richest celebration of Himalayan culture among dramatic peaks, away from other travelers, in a region where local people will welcome you with an open candor only seen in such little-visited areas. Bring your camera to capture the amazing photo ops you're sure to encounter!

The trip is planned around Dashain (pronounced "Dah-sai"), the biggest and most widely-celebrated national festival of Nepal. The 15-day celebration is a time for family reunions and rejoicing around themes of the conquest of good over evil.  The main deity worshiped during Dashain is the goddess Durga (Kali), the divine mother. 
The giddiness of the festival is heightened by the ideal weather of the season and the anticipation of the imminent rice harvest. This is a pleasant time for trekking in the lush, green hills, a season when clear weather typically allows breathtaking views of distant Himalayan peaks. Makalu, in particular, will be a constant feature of the horizon along your trail.

Your trek will also take you through hill bazaar towns during their weekly bazaar days, allowing you to enjoy the spirit of the market and see different cultural groups in their finest traditional dress. The mighty Himalayas serve as a backdrop for the Arun Valley’s distinctive culture, flora, and fauna, making this an unforgettable trekking experience for anyone up for the challenge. The trip is also a photographer's dream. Average daily trekking time is 4-7 hours, and daily trekking distance is 5-8 miles. No technical climbing experience or equipment is required.

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overview

This trip offers a spectacular yet accessible opportunity to experience the richest celebration of Himalayan culture among dramatic peaks, away from other travelers, in a region where local people will welcome you with an open candor only seen in such little-visited areas. Bring your camera to capture the amazing photo ops you're sure to encounter!

The trip is planned around Dashain (pronounced "Dah-sai"), the biggest and most widely-celebrated national festival of Nepal. The 15-day celebration is a time for family reunions and rejoicing around themes of the conquest of good over evil.  The main deity worshiped during Dashain is the goddess Durga (Kali), the divine mother. 
The giddiness of the festival is heightened by the ideal weather of the season and the anticipation of the imminent rice harvest. This is a pleasant time for trekking in the lush, green hills, a season when clear weather typically allows breathtaking views of distant Himalayan peaks. Makalu, in particular, will be a constant feature of the horizon along your trail.

Your trek will also take you through hill bazaar towns during their weekly bazaar days, allowing you to enjoy the spirit of the market and see different cultural groups in their finest traditional dress. The mighty Himalayas serve as a backdrop for the Arun Valley’s distinctive culture, flora, and fauna, making this an unforgettable trekking experience for anyone up for the challenge. The trip is also a photographer's dream. Average daily trekking time is 4-7 hours, and daily trekking distance is 5-8 miles. No technical climbing experience or equipment is required.

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

  • Day 1: arrive kathmandu
    Seek out Kathmandu's many templesSeek out Kathmandu's many temples

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your comfortable, but basic Nepalese-style hotel with private bath facilities and a few modern amenities. You'll have an orientation to Nepal from your guide.

    Meals
    None
    Lodging
    International Guest House (upgrade available)
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: kathmandu
    Tibetan Buddhists throng around Bouddha TempleTibetan Buddhists throng around Bouddha Temple

    Your city guide will introduce you to Kathmandu and show you some of the city's significant sights today. First, visit Boudhanath, the Buddhist temple that has become a gathering place for Tibetans outside of Tibet. Monks and meditators circle the base of the temple doing their koras, prayer flags stream in the breeze, and the sounds of chanting echo from monasteries on the perimeter of the square. Then, visit Durbar square in the city center, where you will see Hindu pilgrims and holy men around the central temples. Also wander the bazaar and witness the hustle and bustle of a growing city. After the tour, your guide will be available to help you buy any extra gear you need for the trek, or to select souvenirs that you can leave in storage in Kathmandu while you're on the trail.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    International Guest House (upgrade available)
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: tumlingtar / trek to sabhaya khola
    Begin your trek among millet fields and cottagesBegin your trek among millet fields and cottages

    Depart by air for Tumlingtar in the Arun Valley of remote East Nepal. Tumlingtar is located on an ancient lake bed that is now bisected by the roaring Arun River. The flight takes about an hour and may offer spectacular views of Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Your camp at about 1,600 feet elevation is at Sabhaya Khola, not far from the Arun and only a short walk away from local villages.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camp
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: trek sabaya khola / wana
    The landscape is quite picturesque at this time of yearThe landscape is quite picturesque at this time of year

    Enjoy a short trek to Wana, a Chetri and Brahmin village that has other castes living on its outskirts. The gradual trek uphill to the village passes through a great variety of terrain, most of it agricultural. You may be able to peek inside houses along the way, and you will join Nepalese travelers on the winding trails. Your camp at Wana is near a ridge top, giving you spectacular mountain views.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camp
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: chainpur weekly market
    Browse the colorful market waresBrowse the colorful market wares

    Thursday is weekly market day in Wana, and even during Dashain, people from up to four hours away will walk to town to buy and sell goods. Witness the morning market set-up and browse the wares for a bit one streets of the town are lined with shops. You may be able to bargain for local crafts, especially the brassware that is the regional specialty. If you are interested, your guide will introduce you to fishing at the nearby fish farm!

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camp
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: dashain celebrations
    Participate in a tika ceremony and be a part of Dashain traditionParticipate in a tika ceremony and be a part of Dashain tradition

    Today is the tenth day of Dashain, the highlight of the festival celebration, when families rejoice and play games together. All Hindus and many Buddhists receive red rice paste tikas from their elders. You will hardly see anyone on Nepal's trails or streets today without this red mark on his or her forehead. Once the tika ceremony is over, families feast and communities gather together in the village commons to celebrate with folk songs and dances. Visit several homes in Wana and also walk to other nearby villages, where you will see children playing on giant bamboo swings, flowers strung from every rooftop, and general revelry in the streets. Consider this fair warning that the party may encroach on your campsite tonight, because once they meet you, the locals will want to learn all about you and welcome you into the festivities.

     

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camp
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: hike to chainpur
    Greet villagers at one of their weekly marketsGreet villagers at one of their weekly markets

    Today will be the start of the trek as you walk to the commercial hub of the region, Chainpur (3,600 feet). This is considered by many to be the most attractive hill bazaar community in Nepal. ICamp tonight and tomorrow above the village at a site nestled among tall trees, with a view of Makalu.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camp
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: trek chainpur / tumlingtar
    Local children greet you with "Namaste"Local children greet you with "Namaste"

    The trek continues to the town of Tumlingtar. Explore some of the villages you pass as you walk, and soak up the views on your last full day of walking under a horizon of peaks. Your trek comes to an end at the airstrip where you first landed. Camp at Tumlingtar, and dance around the campfire with your team of trekking staff.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camp
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: fly tumlingtar to kathmandu
    Board a flight to Kathmandu, then take in gorgeous mountain views from the windowBoard a flight to Kathmandu, then take in gorgeous mountain views from the window

    Take an afternoon flight to Kathmandu, where you'll enjoy the rest of the day free to do some exploring or perhaps shopping in the Thamel area of Kathmandu.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    International Guest House (upgrades available)
    Show on a map
  • Days 10-11: kathmandu
    See the sights during your last days in KathmanduSee the sights during your last days in Kathmandu

    These last two days are contingency days in case of flight delays or cancellations. If flights are on time, you'll spend your time exploring the Kathmandu valley.

    Visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur, UNESCO World Heritage Site, a good place to explore, particularly if you have an interest in culture, temples, and ancient architecture. Take some time to look in the shops to observe potters, weavers, brass-makers, religious artisans, Brahmin priests, and spice merchants carrying out their professions as they have done here for hundreds of years.  

    On your second contingency day in Kathmandu, you'll explore other ancient towns in the Kathmandu valley including Khokana, Bungamati and Kirtipur. Khokana is a small, traditional Newari village located on the outskirts of Patan. This village resembles something out of medieval times and is known for its unusual mustard-oil process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds to extract the oil. The village of Bungamati is another classic Newari village that dates back to the sixth century. Bungamati is the birthplace of the deity Rato Machhendranath, god of rain. The chowk here is considered one of the most beautiful in the valley. It is located near the Karya Binayak Temple, one of the most important in Nepal.  The village of Kirtipur is the center of the Newari culture consisting of many temples and monasteries as well as several churches. It is also the location of Tribhuvan University, the oldest of the five universities in Nepal.

    Meals
    2 Breakfasts
    Lodging
    International Guest House (upgrade available)
  • Day 12: kathmandu / onward
    Pick out remembrances of your time in NepalPick out remembrances of your time in Nepal

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend  your trip with a visit to Chitwan National Park.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,250
*Includes all flights within Nepal
Single Supplement:
$350
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request
Sep 25-Oct 6, 2017
Oct 14-25, 2018

Need to Know

Duration:
12 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Camping to 3* hotel in Kathmandu (upgrade available in Kathmandu)
Activity Level:
●●●●●
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Trip Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Chitwan National Park

Duration: 3 days

Chitwan National Park is probably the world’s best habitat for the rare Bengal Tiger and the One-horned Rhinoceros. Ride elephants in search of these animals and the hundreds of other animals and birds found here. Almost 700 sq. miles of lush river... read more

Nepal Rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari

Duration: 6 days

A complimentary extension to a relaxing Nepal experience.

The Kathmandu Valley: Bhaktapur & Dhulikhel

Duration: 3 days

Explore the heart of the Kathmandu Valley outside the bustling capital with an excursion to ancient Bhaktapur city and a stay in the town of Dhulkhel. The culture here is Newar; the homes are traditional red brick trimmed with finely carved wood.  B... read more

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