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Trip Extensions

Everest View Mountain Flight

Duration: 1 days

Enjoy the magnificent Himalayas close up. You'll have a bird's-eye view as you fly along the full length of the Nepal Himalayas. This is the best way to see Everest. *This trip is available from Kathmandu, Nepal when booked with conjunction with a Ne... read more

Dhulikhel Lodge Visit

Duration: 3 days

Lovely lodge with traditional architecture, private gardens and panoramic views; village and short treks nearby.

Bangkok Hospitality

Duration: 3 days

If you are passing through Bangkok and want more than a transit stop, ask for our three day/two night Bangkok Hospitality Extension. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to an attractive centrally located hotel. This extension also includes yo... read more

Phuket

Duration: 4 days

Phuket is the largest of Thailand's islands. It is incredibly varied with rocky beaches, long broad sandy beaches, forested hills, and clear waters great for snorkeling and relaxing. There is no better way to end a trip!

Delhi Hospitality Package

Duration: 3 days

The capital city of Delhi has a history that dates back to the sixth century BC.  In Old Delhi, you'll visit some of the most important ancient sites, many that are currently listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. New Delhi, which was built by the... read more

Ko Samui

Duration: 4 days

Relax and explore the beautiful island of Ko Samui. A perfect extension to any Asia tour.

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive kathmandu

You'll encounter many "Sadhus" during your stay in KathmanduYou'll encounter many "Sadhus" during your stay in Kathmandu

On arrival in Kathmandu (4600'), your guide will be waiting for you just as you exit the airport terminal and assist with the transfer to your Western-style hotel. Your hotel is equipped with modern amenities as well as a pool to relax and enjoy during your free time.

The hotel is located in the Bansbari area of Kathmandu, just a short drive to the city center and close to major tourist attractions such as Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Temples. Bhat Bhateni, located just a short walk from the hotel, is Nepal's largest supermarket and department store where you can purchase a variety of local made items. Your guide will also be available to offer advice on everything from how to bargain to choosing the right restaurant to learning a little bit of the Nepali language.

Meals
None
Lodging
Shambala Hotel or similar

Day 2: kathmandu sightseeing

Visit the holy Boudhanath StupaVisit the holy Boudhanath Stupa

Today you will have a guided tour of Bodhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey) Temple, and Patan. Bodhanath, one of the most famous cultural icons of Nepal, is a great white half dome with the Eyes of Buddha painted on it. A very active worship place, there is nowhere on earth where you will encounter such a concentration of varied Buddhist activity.

You then head over to the east side of town and visit the colorful Swayambhunath Temple (4850'), an ancient religious complex that sits atop a hill, home to many monkeys. It is one of the most sacred temples for Buddhist pilgrims. You also visit Patan (4400'), a sub-city of the Kathmandu valley known for its rich cultural heritage. The city was originally designed in the shape of the Buddhist Dharma-Chakra (Wheel of Righteousness). There are currently more than 1200 Buddhist monuments of various shapes and sizes scattered around the city. The most important monument is the Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Return to your hotel by mid-afternoon for some free time to relax. Enjoy a home-cooked welcome dinner at the home of your local guide featuring traditional Nepalese cuisine.

Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging
Shambala Hotel or similar

Day 3: ancient cities & school

Explore ancient villages of the Kathmandu valleyExplore ancient villages of the Kathmandu valley

After breakfast, head out on a visit to the ancient village of Khokana (4150'), a traditional Newari village, just a short drive south of Kathmandu. This village has retained its own traditions and culture for generations and can be considered a living museum with a medieval feel. This farming community is dependent on agriculture and known for its mustard oil harvesting process, using heavy wooden beams to extract the oil from the mustard seeds.

You'll also spend some time at the school and interacting with the local children—perhaps learn to speak a little Nepalese while they learn to speak a little English! We suggest bringing a small photo album containing photos of your home to share with the students. Donations of simple English written books, pens/pencils, and paper are very much appreciated!

The Journeys Nepal staff is currently building 14 new homes that were destroyed by the earthquake in April 2015 with the help of donations through the Earth Preservation Fund. ​If you have any old clothing or other household items you no longer use, consider bringing these items with you to donate to the locals.

Return to your hotel in Kathmandu early to mid-afternoon where the rest of the day is free.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Shambala Hotel or similar

Day 4: rafting on the trisuli & chitwan national park

Have fun rafting on the Trishuli RiverHave fun rafting on the Trishuli River

Today's drive takes you past interesting villages along the way to Chitwan National Park (approx. 5 hours.) This is a great way to get an insight into rural life in Nepal.

About three hours into the drive, you'll break from the long drive and spend some time rafting on the Trisuli River. The Trisuli is a major tributary of the Narayani River basin originating in Tibet, China. It is named after the "trishula" or "trident" of the Hindu god Shiva. Your rafting adventure will allow you the opportunity to see scenic valleys and impressive gorges from a different perspective. 

You'll spend about two hours rafting on the Trisuli before stopping for lunch and continuing on to Chitwan (330-2700'). Chitwan is one of the world's best habitats for the rare Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros. Almost 2,600 square kilometers of lush riverine grasslands and subtropical forests provide the last sanctuary for hundreds of species of birds and other animals.

Your wildlife lodge is located on the banks of the Budhi Rapti River in the Baghmara Forest near Chitwan N.P. You'll spend your afternoon  at your leisure, perhaps relaxing on your balcony or taking a cool dip in the pool.

*Note: The rafting on the Trisuli River will depend on weather and river conditions.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Safari Adventure Lodge or similar

Day 5: chitwan national park

With luck, you may spot rhino and other large mammalsWith luck, you may spot rhino and other large mammals

After breakfast, you'll head out on a canoe adventure on the river to see many birds and posibly the odd-looking Gharial crocodile, which has a long slender snout that ends in a bulb shape. Next, take a nature walk through the sub-tropical jungle to see deer, rhinos, sloth bears and other wildlife with your trained naturalist. This is followed by a visit to the elephant breeding center to learn about the preservation of these gentle giants. 

After lunch and a chance to rest up a bit, you'll venture out to explore the jungle, looking for birds, wild boar, deer, rhinoceros, and the elusive Bengal tiger (although they are rarely seen). Return to your lodge to freshen up and have dinner.

The evening comes to an end with a special cultural show featuring traditional Tharu song and dance. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Safari Adventure Lodge or similar

Day 6: chitwan and pokhara

Experience local culture without barriersExperience local culture without barriers

Your day begins with a hearty breakfast followed by a walk through a local Tharu village to learn about the Tharu culture and way of life. You'll see traditional homes made of mud and reed, and locals farming and tending to their livestock. Before returning to the lodge for lunch, you'll have the chance to help bathe the elephants.

After lunch, head out on the road for the drive to Pokhara (4 hrs) where you are assisted with hotel check-in. The remainder of the day is yours, free to relax or swim at the pool.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Temple Tree Hotel or similar

Day 7: pokhara

Take in the panorama from Phewa Lake (photo by Slleong)Take in the panorama from Phewa Lake (photo by Slleong)

Pokhara (2700'), known as "the jewel in the Himalaya" is a place of amazing beauty with clear lakes, natural greenery, and snowy peaks forming a backdrop. In addition to being a great destination to relax, it also offers great hiking options nearby to local villages.

After breakfast, visit the Bindhyabasini Temple, located in the center of the city dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati, Pokhara's guardian deity. Continue on to the Seti River Gorge—a deep, narrow gorge that runs right through the town, mostly underground. The water that flows through the gorge appears a milky white, hence the name "Seti".

In a nearby forested area you will make your way to the Bat Cave (Chameri Gufa in Nepalese). No, you won't find Batman or Bruce Wayne, but you will see thousands of live horseshoe bats that make their home on the cave's ceiling.

At the Mountain Museum, you will learn about the mountaineers that have climbed the Himalaya peaks as well as the history, culture, and flora and fauna of the region. Here there is a 70-foot-high climbing wall and a 30-foot-high climable model of Mt. Mansalu, the eight highest mountain in the world at 26,781 feet.

Return to your hotel in Pokhara where you have the entire afternoon free to relax by the pool or spend some time roaming the streets of Pokhara. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Temple Tree Hotel or similar

Day 8: explore pokhara

Learn how Tibetan Refugees weave carpetsLearn how Tibetan Refugees weave carpets

Today, you'll depart from the hotel early to watch the sunrise from the Shanti (Peace) Pagoda, which sits on top of Ananda Hill (3600'). From here, there are panoramic views overlooking the city and Phewa Lake, as well as the Annapurna Mountain range. It is an easy one and a half hour hike down to Phewa Lake (2400 ft), the second largest lake in Nepal after Rara Lake in the Western region of Nepal.

Next, take a boat ride on the lake to Talbarahi Temple, which sits in the center of the lake. It is the most important religious monument in Pokhara and dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.

After lunch, visit Devi's Falls (Patale Chhango) where the water from the Phewa Lake through Pardi Khola stream disappears into the ground. On your return to your hotel in Pokhara, stop to visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp, set up for Tibetans fleeing the Chinese occupation to provide them with adequate living conditions. This is a great place to learn about Tibetan culture and perhaps purchase some hand-made items such as Tibetan carpets and jewelry.

You'll have some free time this afternoon to relax.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Temple Tree Hotel or similar

Day 9: village hiking

Hike to welcoming villages in the Annapurna regionHike to welcoming villages in the Annapurna region

Spend several hours today leisurely hiking to a village near Pokhara (up to 4400'). This is a fairly easy walk with little up and downhill climbing—perfect for families of all ages. You'll spend time exploring the village and meeting the people who live here. This is the perfect time to show off your photo album so the local children can get a glimpse into your life back at home!

Return to your hotel after lunch where you have the remainder of the day free to relax.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Temple Tree Hotel or similar

Day 10: return to kathmandu

Explore Kathmandu's many offeringsExplore Kathmandu's many offerings

A morning flight takes you back to Kathmandu where you have the entire afternoon free to relax by the pool, or spend time doing some last-minute souvenir shopping on your final day in this amazing country!

There is much more to do in Nepal than can be included in this itinerary, so if you have specific requests to see things or to pursue other ventures, let us know and we can easily add extra days to meet your needs. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Shambala Hotel or similar

Day 11: kathmandu / onward

See monkeys roaming in KathmanduSee monkeys roaming in Kathmandu

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight back to the U.S., or extend your adventure to see the Taj Mahal in India, or spend a few days relaxing on the beach in Southern Thailand such as Koh Samui or Krabi!

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
None

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$2,900
Child under 12: $2,900; Child under 16: $3,300; Adult: $3,500
Single Supplement:
$450
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.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
11 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)
Western-style hotels with pools & jungle lodges
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Optional moderate hiking
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
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 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

Embracing Slow Travel on Treks around the World

Journeys trip leader Coco Rae has traveled with with students and adults, in groups and independently, in cities and deep in the wild. In advance of an upcoming trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro, …

Namaste (greetings)!
Namaste (greetings)!
Visit the holy Boudhanath Stupa
Visit the holy Boudhanath Stupa
Explore Kathmandu's many offerings
Explore Kathmandu's many offerings
You'll encounter many "Sadhus" during your stay in Kathmandu
You'll encounter many "Sadhus" during your stay in Kathmandu
Hike to welcoming villages in the Annapurna region
Hike to welcoming villages in the Annapurna region
Meet the friendly children
Meet the friendly children
Explore ancient villages of the Kathmandu valley
Explore ancient villages of the Kathmandu valley
Interact with entire families in Nepal
Interact with entire families in Nepal
Have fun rafting on the Trishuli River
Have fun rafting on the Trishuli River
See monkeys roaming in Kathmandu
See monkeys roaming in Kathmandu

Nepal Family Adventure

Hiking, rafting, wildlife safaris, ancient villages and cultures

overview

This family-specific Nepal trip is designed especially for families traveling with kids. With only a few hotels—miniziming packing and unpacking—and activities such as school visits, cultural experiences, wildlife encounters, and rafting, your whole family will enjoy the balance of sightseeing with downtime. 

After your arrival in Nepal, your family will explore the lively city of Kathmandu, which boasts more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. While in Kathmandu, you’ll visit the ancient village of Khokana, where you’ll spend time at the local school, interacting with the schoolchildren. This is also a region that Journeys has been actively helping rebuild after the earthquake, so you might get to see the new homes we’ve been building.

Next, head to Chitwan National Park and Pokhara, where you’ll relish in the bounty of nature. With rafting, bathing an elephant, visiting the Bat Cave, climbing walls, hiking and boat rides, it’s guaranteed that nobody will be bored.

End with another day in Kathmandu before you say good-bye to Nepal. Not ready to go? Consider adding an extension to the Taj Mahal or the beaches of Thailand!

itinerary

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overview

This family-specific Nepal trip is designed especially for families traveling with kids. With only a few hotels—miniziming packing and unpacking—and activities such as school visits, cultural experiences, wildlife encounters, and rafting, your whole family will enjoy the balance of sightseeing with downtime. 

After your arrival in Nepal, your family will explore the lively city of Kathmandu, which boasts more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. While in Kathmandu, you’ll visit the ancient village of Khokana, where you’ll spend time at the local school, interacting with the schoolchildren. This is also a region that Journeys has been actively helping rebuild after the earthquake, so you might get to see the new homes we’ve been building.

Next, head to Chitwan National Park and Pokhara, where you’ll relish in the bounty of nature. With rafting, bathing an elephant, visiting the Bat Cave, climbing walls, hiking and boat rides, it’s guaranteed that nobody will be bored.

End with another day in Kathmandu before you say good-bye to Nepal. Not ready to go? Consider adding an extension to the Taj Mahal or the beaches of Thailand!

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive kathmandu
    You'll encounter many "Sadhus" during your stay in KathmanduYou'll encounter many "Sadhus" during your stay in Kathmandu

    On arrival in Kathmandu (4600'), your guide will be waiting for you just as you exit the airport terminal and assist with the transfer to your Western-style hotel. Your hotel is equipped with modern amenities as well as a pool to relax and enjoy during your free time.

    The hotel is located in the Bansbari area of Kathmandu, just a short drive to the city center and close to major tourist attractions such as Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Temples. Bhat Bhateni, located just a short walk from the hotel, is Nepal's largest supermarket and department store where you can purchase a variety of local made items. Your guide will also be available to offer advice on everything from how to bargain to choosing the right restaurant to learning a little bit of the Nepali language.

    Meals
    None
    Lodging
    Shambala Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: kathmandu sightseeing
    Visit the holy Boudhanath StupaVisit the holy Boudhanath Stupa

    Today you will have a guided tour of Bodhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey) Temple, and Patan. Bodhanath, one of the most famous cultural icons of Nepal, is a great white half dome with the Eyes of Buddha painted on it. A very active worship place, there is nowhere on earth where you will encounter such a concentration of varied Buddhist activity.

    You then head over to the east side of town and visit the colorful Swayambhunath Temple (4850'), an ancient religious complex that sits atop a hill, home to many monkeys. It is one of the most sacred temples for Buddhist pilgrims. You also visit Patan (4400'), a sub-city of the Kathmandu valley known for its rich cultural heritage. The city was originally designed in the shape of the Buddhist Dharma-Chakra (Wheel of Righteousness). There are currently more than 1200 Buddhist monuments of various shapes and sizes scattered around the city. The most important monument is the Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Return to your hotel by mid-afternoon for some free time to relax. Enjoy a home-cooked welcome dinner at the home of your local guide featuring traditional Nepalese cuisine.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Dinner
    Lodging
    Shambala Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: ancient cities & school
    Explore ancient villages of the Kathmandu valleyExplore ancient villages of the Kathmandu valley

    After breakfast, head out on a visit to the ancient village of Khokana (4150'), a traditional Newari village, just a short drive south of Kathmandu. This village has retained its own traditions and culture for generations and can be considered a living museum with a medieval feel. This farming community is dependent on agriculture and known for its mustard oil harvesting process, using heavy wooden beams to extract the oil from the mustard seeds.

    You'll also spend some time at the school and interacting with the local children—perhaps learn to speak a little Nepalese while they learn to speak a little English! We suggest bringing a small photo album containing photos of your home to share with the students. Donations of simple English written books, pens/pencils, and paper are very much appreciated!

    The Journeys Nepal staff is currently building 14 new homes that were destroyed by the earthquake in April 2015 with the help of donations through the Earth Preservation Fund. ​If you have any old clothing or other household items you no longer use, consider bringing these items with you to donate to the locals.

    Return to your hotel in Kathmandu early to mid-afternoon where the rest of the day is free.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Shambala Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: rafting on the trisuli & chitwan national park
    Have fun rafting on the Trishuli RiverHave fun rafting on the Trishuli River

    Today's drive takes you past interesting villages along the way to Chitwan National Park (approx. 5 hours.) This is a great way to get an insight into rural life in Nepal.

    About three hours into the drive, you'll break from the long drive and spend some time rafting on the Trisuli River. The Trisuli is a major tributary of the Narayani River basin originating in Tibet, China. It is named after the "trishula" or "trident" of the Hindu god Shiva. Your rafting adventure will allow you the opportunity to see scenic valleys and impressive gorges from a different perspective. 

    You'll spend about two hours rafting on the Trisuli before stopping for lunch and continuing on to Chitwan (330-2700'). Chitwan is one of the world's best habitats for the rare Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros. Almost 2,600 square kilometers of lush riverine grasslands and subtropical forests provide the last sanctuary for hundreds of species of birds and other animals.

    Your wildlife lodge is located on the banks of the Budhi Rapti River in the Baghmara Forest near Chitwan N.P. You'll spend your afternoon  at your leisure, perhaps relaxing on your balcony or taking a cool dip in the pool.

    *Note: The rafting on the Trisuli River will depend on weather and river conditions.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Safari Adventure Lodge or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: chitwan national park
    With luck, you may spot rhino and other large mammalsWith luck, you may spot rhino and other large mammals

    After breakfast, you'll head out on a canoe adventure on the river to see many birds and posibly the odd-looking Gharial crocodile, which has a long slender snout that ends in a bulb shape. Next, take a nature walk through the sub-tropical jungle to see deer, rhinos, sloth bears and other wildlife with your trained naturalist. This is followed by a visit to the elephant breeding center to learn about the preservation of these gentle giants. 

    After lunch and a chance to rest up a bit, you'll venture out to explore the jungle, looking for birds, wild boar, deer, rhinoceros, and the elusive Bengal tiger (although they are rarely seen). Return to your lodge to freshen up and have dinner.

    The evening comes to an end with a special cultural show featuring traditional Tharu song and dance. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Safari Adventure Lodge or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: chitwan and pokhara
    Experience local culture without barriersExperience local culture without barriers

    Your day begins with a hearty breakfast followed by a walk through a local Tharu village to learn about the Tharu culture and way of life. You'll see traditional homes made of mud and reed, and locals farming and tending to their livestock. Before returning to the lodge for lunch, you'll have the chance to help bathe the elephants.

    After lunch, head out on the road for the drive to Pokhara (4 hrs) where you are assisted with hotel check-in. The remainder of the day is yours, free to relax or swim at the pool.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Temple Tree Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: pokhara
    Take in the panorama from Phewa Lake (photo by Slleong)Take in the panorama from Phewa Lake (photo by Slleong)

    Pokhara (2700'), known as "the jewel in the Himalaya" is a place of amazing beauty with clear lakes, natural greenery, and snowy peaks forming a backdrop. In addition to being a great destination to relax, it also offers great hiking options nearby to local villages.

    After breakfast, visit the Bindhyabasini Temple, located in the center of the city dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati, Pokhara's guardian deity. Continue on to the Seti River Gorge—a deep, narrow gorge that runs right through the town, mostly underground. The water that flows through the gorge appears a milky white, hence the name "Seti".

    In a nearby forested area you will make your way to the Bat Cave (Chameri Gufa in Nepalese). No, you won't find Batman or Bruce Wayne, but you will see thousands of live horseshoe bats that make their home on the cave's ceiling.

    At the Mountain Museum, you will learn about the mountaineers that have climbed the Himalaya peaks as well as the history, culture, and flora and fauna of the region. Here there is a 70-foot-high climbing wall and a 30-foot-high climable model of Mt. Mansalu, the eight highest mountain in the world at 26,781 feet.

    Return to your hotel in Pokhara where you have the entire afternoon free to relax by the pool or spend some time roaming the streets of Pokhara. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Temple Tree Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: explore pokhara
    Learn how Tibetan Refugees weave carpetsLearn how Tibetan Refugees weave carpets

    Today, you'll depart from the hotel early to watch the sunrise from the Shanti (Peace) Pagoda, which sits on top of Ananda Hill (3600'). From here, there are panoramic views overlooking the city and Phewa Lake, as well as the Annapurna Mountain range. It is an easy one and a half hour hike down to Phewa Lake (2400 ft), the second largest lake in Nepal after Rara Lake in the Western region of Nepal.

    Next, take a boat ride on the lake to Talbarahi Temple, which sits in the center of the lake. It is the most important religious monument in Pokhara and dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.

    After lunch, visit Devi's Falls (Patale Chhango) where the water from the Phewa Lake through Pardi Khola stream disappears into the ground. On your return to your hotel in Pokhara, stop to visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp, set up for Tibetans fleeing the Chinese occupation to provide them with adequate living conditions. This is a great place to learn about Tibetan culture and perhaps purchase some hand-made items such as Tibetan carpets and jewelry.

    You'll have some free time this afternoon to relax.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Temple Tree Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: village hiking
    Hike to welcoming villages in the Annapurna regionHike to welcoming villages in the Annapurna region

    Spend several hours today leisurely hiking to a village near Pokhara (up to 4400'). This is a fairly easy walk with little up and downhill climbing—perfect for families of all ages. You'll spend time exploring the village and meeting the people who live here. This is the perfect time to show off your photo album so the local children can get a glimpse into your life back at home!

    Return to your hotel after lunch where you have the remainder of the day free to relax.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Temple Tree Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: return to kathmandu
    Explore Kathmandu's many offeringsExplore Kathmandu's many offerings

    A morning flight takes you back to Kathmandu where you have the entire afternoon free to relax by the pool, or spend time doing some last-minute souvenir shopping on your final day in this amazing country!

    There is much more to do in Nepal than can be included in this itinerary, so if you have specific requests to see things or to pursue other ventures, let us know and we can easily add extra days to meet your needs. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Shambala Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 11: kathmandu / onward
    See monkeys roaming in KathmanduSee monkeys roaming in Kathmandu

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight back to the U.S., or extend your adventure to see the Taj Mahal in India, or spend a few days relaxing on the beach in Southern Thailand such as Koh Samui or Krabi!

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    None
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$2,900
Child under 12: $2,900; Child under 16: $3,300; Adult: $3,500
Single Supplement:
$450
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.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
11 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:
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Western-style hotels with pools & jungle lodges
Activity Level:
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(see full descriptions)
Optional moderate hiking
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
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 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

Everest View Mountain Flight

Duration: 1 days

Enjoy the magnificent Himalayas close up. You'll have a bird's-eye view as you fly along the full length of the Nepal Himalayas. This is the best way to see Everest. *This trip is available from Kathmandu, Nepal when booked with conjunction with a Ne... read more

Dhulikhel Lodge Visit

Duration: 3 days

Lovely lodge with traditional architecture, private gardens and panoramic views; village and short treks nearby.

Bangkok Hospitality

Duration: 3 days

If you are passing through Bangkok and want more than a transit stop, ask for our three day/two night Bangkok Hospitality Extension. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to an attractive centrally located hotel. This extension also includes yo... read more

Phuket

Duration: 4 days

Phuket is the largest of Thailand's islands. It is incredibly varied with rocky beaches, long broad sandy beaches, forested hills, and clear waters great for snorkeling and relaxing. There is no better way to end a trip!

Delhi Hospitality Package

Duration: 3 days

The capital city of Delhi has a history that dates back to the sixth century BC.  In Old Delhi, you'll visit some of the most important ancient sites, many that are currently listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. New Delhi, which was built by the... read more

Ko Samui

Duration: 4 days

Relax and explore the beautiful island of Ko Samui. A perfect extension to any Asia tour.

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× comfort level
Choose accommodations and amenities that fit your personal style
●○○○○ Simple
Our most natural accommodations. Bath facilities often shared, sometimes rustic.
●●○○○ Delightful
Comfortable and especially personal. Small to mid-sized lodges, typically with private bath.
●●●○○ Superior
Lodges and hotels with additional amenities, refined artistry, or extra-special settings.
●●●●○ Deluxe
Exclusive or luxury lodges, hotels, or safari camps with fine dining options.
●●●●● Uncommon
The most indulgent accommodations arranged specially for private trips.
× activity level
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
●○○○○ Gentle
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
●●○○○ Active
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
●●●○○ Vigorous
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
●●●●○ Challenging
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
●●●●● Demanding
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.
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