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Golfing the Himalayas: Kathmandu and Pokhara

A five-day golfing adventure through the Himalayas awaits, taking in some of Nepal’s most spectacular courses – as well as a bit of sightseeing along the way. You first touchdown in the capital, Kathmandu, before being whisked off to your resort just outside the city. The following day is your chance to hit the green, as well as visit some of Kathmandu’s finest cultural spots including Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the country. It’s then on to Pokhara via a short flight over the snow-capped mountains, with a full golf session booked at the stunning 'Himalayan Golf Course' that cuts into the steep valleys either side. Fly back to Kathmandu for more golfing in the Himalayan foothills back at Gokarna Forest Resort.

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  • Perfect your swing at the stunning Gokarna Resort near Kathmandu
  • Find time for sightseeing, with excursions to the capital’s finest temples and Buddhist monuments
  • Fly to Pokhara for a session at the Himalayan Golf Course, enclosed by canyons and gushing waterfalls
  • Head back to the capital for a final golfing session in the Himalayan foothills at Gokarna Forest Resort
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1

With the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas coming into view as you descend upon Kathmandu, touching down in the Nepalese capital can be an experience in itself. Meet with a tour representative upon arrival, who’ll help out with visa formalities and show you to your resort just outside the city. There’s a quick debrief on the golfing schedule for the next few days, leaving you plenty of time to relax in the afternoon/evening.

Day 2

This first full day in Nepal finds the perfect balance between golfing and sightseeing. Spend a morning session on Gokarna’s very own course, designed by David Mclay Kidd and surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayas forming a stunning backdrop. A dose of culture awaits in the afternoon, with the guided tour heading out to see the incredible 1,600-year-old Pashupatinath Temple, as well as the equally impressive Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the country.

Day 3

Depart the capital, heading to the airport after breakfast for an onwards flight to Pokhara. A session on the greens of ‘Himalayan Golf Course’ is scheduled for the afternoon, a spectacular course enclosed by towering canyon walls, gushing waterfalls and the sky-scraping peaks of the mountains in the distance. The course layout is challenging for all levels, and don’t forget to chill out with a drink at the clubhouse afterwards, perched 80 feet above the course at the top of the valley. Head back to Pokhara in the evening for an overnight stay.

Day 4

Leave Pokhara behind after breakfast, making your way to the airport to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is all yours to enjoy one final session of golf in the foothills of the Himalayas at the breathtaking Gokarna Forest Resort. Enjoy a farewell dinner before settling down for one last night in Nepal.

Day 5

Take a leisurely breakfast before checking out of the resort and heading onwards to the international airport with your representative. The time has come to end this five-day golfing tour of Nepal and catch a flight out of the country to your next destination of choice.


Suggested Accommodations

Dwarika's Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel

Located just outside Kathmandu, near Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred mountain, Dwarika’s is the recipient of a prestigious World Heritage Award given for outstanding historical preservation. The 74 guest rooms and suites are decorated with intricately carved wood and terracotta work in the traditional Newari style and are equipped with wi-fi access. Krishnarpan, one of the hotel’s two restaurants, offers six- to 22-course authentic Nepali meals, Toran has Chinese and Indian specialties, while Fusion has live blues and jazz in a bar setting. Dwarika’s has no spa, but does offer massage treatments and a swimming pool. The business center is fully equipped with broadband Internet access and secretarial services. The hotel is approximately a 10-minute drive from the airport in Kathmandu.

Tiger Mountain Lodge

Tiger Mountain Lodge

Tiger Mountain Lodge is located on a hilltop ridge a thousand feet above the Pokhara Valley and just a half hour drive from town. With spectacular views of the Annapurna Range, the lodge has also been touched by history: Sir Edmund Hilary, the first man to scale Everest, led the hotel’s opening ceremony in 1998. The 19 rooms are arranged around the hilltop in hand-cut stone bungalows that blend into their surroundings. All the bungalows have spacious verandas, adjoining bathrooms, and elegantly traditional décor that blends Tibetan hand-knotted wool carpets with British watercolor wall paintings. The lodge offers a range of in-room massage treatments, personal yoga sessions, and meditation training. There is a mountain-view swimming pool for post-hike relaxation. The hotel serves organic produce and locally supplied products, including at its authentic Nepali lunch buffet, and at the dinner with a table d’hôte menu that features European and Nepali selections. The Main Lodge has a cozy central fireplace, comfortable seating areas, and a bar, arranged around a Nepali-style courtyard. Another special feature of the lodge is Colonel Jimmy's Library, with an impressive collection of Himalayan mountaineering literature and photographs. There is no business center. The hotel is located 40 minutes from Pokhara Airport.

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