Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
Destinations
Nepal

On the bucket list of most adventurous souls is the chance to visit Everest Base Camp. On this unique trip, you will scale the heights of the Himalayas visiting not only Everest, but also Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Base Camps. Journey from one stunning vantage point to the next by helicopter, accompanied by an experienced sherpa, and stay in cozy mountain accommodation. Witness the wonders of these panoramic peaks before taking in the beauties of lush, scenic Pokhara and venturing on to Chitwan National Park. Here, immerse yourself in nature with jungle trekking and canoeing down rivers. Round off your adventure with a treasure trail of the stunning ancient sights of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Helicopter on the Roof of the World: Take a chopper from Kathmandu to the Everest region. Travelers can relax as they traverse the most inhospitable areas on Earth from the comfort of their choppers, touching down for comfortable stays in Lukla, Bandipur, and Pokhara.
  • Chopper to Chitwan: Chitwan National Park deserves its reputation as one of the best wildlife and safari destinations in Asia. Explored from the comfort of the riverside Taj Meghauli Serai, visitors can go trekking for tigers and spot rhinos from a 4WD.
  • Exploring Kathmandu: While staying in the luxury of Dwarika’s Hotel, watch the cremations of Pashupatinath Temple, take a walk through Durbar Square, and make a day trip to the photogenic streets of Bhaktapur.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Kathmandu

Touch down in Kathmandu, the capital of scenic Nepal. After being met by your guide, you will be whisked through the city to your comfortable hotel, where you can get your bearings and, with a briefing from your expert sherpa, prepare yourself for the adventure ahead.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu, one of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most stunning pieces of architecture, sits within walking distance of the famous Pashupatinath temple, while also being just a short drive away from the airport.

History: The hotel hosts an impressive array of artifacts dating back as far back as the 13th century. The area itself is also teeming with ancient culture, with an impressive history that spans two millennia.

Service: Guests will love the warmth of traditional Nepalese hospitality for which this hotel is widely-praised.

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Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu Preferred Hotel

Day 2

Lukla

After a relaxing night’s sleep, you will be transferred to the airport to board your helicopter for the short flight to Taplejung. From here, it’s onwards to Ramche, and then to Kanchenjunga Base Camp at 15,100 feet. Enjoy the views of the sprawling grassy expanse, framed by icy glaciers and soaring peaks. Retrace your flight path and venture onwards to the snowy landscapes of Makalu Base Camp at 16,400 feet. Your final destination for the day is your cozy guesthouse, Mountain Lodges of Nepal (MLN), at Lukla.

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About

The Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Lukla is located in the Namche, the capital of the Khumbu region of Everest. Each of the 20 rooms is decorated with wood furniture, local textiles and electric blankets, all of which provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere in this high altitude of approximately 11,300 feet.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Lukla
Lukla

Day 3

Bandipur

An early start is rewarded with a flight to the base camps shared by Everest and Lhotse, at a breathtaking 17,400 feet. Pause to take in the spectacular views of four of the world's six tallest peaks: Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and, towering over them all, Everest. Fly onwards for Cho Oyu Base Camp for views of the Tibetan Plateau from 16,100 feet before an unforgettable private breakfast set-up at Kongde Lodge surrounded by glorious mountain peaks. Afterwards, you will proceed to Bandipur to settle in at Mountain Lodge, Bandipur.

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Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Bandipur
Bandipur

Day 4

Pokhara

This morning, climb aboard the helicopter bound for Manaslu Base Camp. While sheltered in its flat rock location at 14,800 feet, there is every chance you will be met with snowfall or be enveloped in cloud here. Fly onwards to Pokhara this afternoon, and relax amid the natural beauty that surrounds this enchanting city. Take a stroll by the lake, enjoy the mountainous panoramas, and spend the night at Temple Tree Resort.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Located on top of a majestic mountain in one of Nepal’s most stunning regions, with the Himalayas as a backdrop, this area offers views of a lifetime in a setting that is the stuff of dreams.

History: The area was only accessible by foot until the first road was built in 1968 when a highway was constructed, tourism grew rapidly shortly after the opening. The region is homed to three out of ten of the worlds tallest mountains meaning its is a haven for mountain trekkers and adventures alike.

Service: If guests are looking for a little bit of an extra special touch perhaps they will look to some dining within the comforts of their lodge, as you wait on server brings the finest nepalese dishes to your veranda simply relax and take in the natural beauty of Nepal.

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Tiger Mountain Lodge Preferred Hotel

Day 5

Chitwan National Park

Today, prepare to visit Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 15,600 feet and Annapurna Base Camp at 13,550 feet, for views of the Annapurna range and the glacier basin known as Annapurna Sanctuary. Fly to Chitwan National Park to settle in at Taj Meghauli. This afternoon, explore the park in search of its endangered treasures including the one-horned rhinoceros, royal bengal tigers, elephants and antelope.

  

 

 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Set on the banks of the Rapti River, the Taj Meghauli Serai offers beautiful, dramatic landscapes and some of the best wildlife-viewing opportunities in the world, making it a highly sought-after destination.

Service: Taj Safaris is renowned for offering their guests unique wildlife experiences coupled with outstanding personalized service, creating the feeling of living in nature’s lap.

History: Established back in 1973, Chitwan National Park was Nepal’s first national park and - thanks to its rich array of flora and fauna and the opportunity to see rare animals - it was granted the status of World Heritage Site 11 years later.

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Taj Meghauli Serai Preferred Hotel

Day 6

Chitwan National Park

Continue your close encounter with nature with an action-packed day of activities in Chitwan. After a jungle hike, cruise down the Rapti River in a dugout canoe to spot crocodiles and birdlife. Take a Jeep safari through the park to spot all the exotic flora and fauna with your guide, and round off the day with dinner and a performance of the local Tharu Stick Dance.

Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park

Day 7

Kathmandu

Enjoy breakfast before you bid the countryside goodbye and embark on your flight back to the city. Touch down in Kathmandu and retire back to your comfortable city hotel, to spend the evening at your leisure.

  

 

 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu, one of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most stunning pieces of architecture, sits within walking distance of the famous Pashupatinath temple, while also being just a short drive away from the airport.

History: The hotel hosts an impressive array of artifacts dating back as far back as the 13th century. The area itself is also teeming with ancient culture, with an impressive history that spans two millennia.

Service: Guests will love the warmth of traditional Nepalese hospitality for which this hotel is widely-praised.

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Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu Preferred Hotel

Day 8

Kathmandu

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel ready for a day of discovery in Kathmandu. Explore the treasures of this historic city, including the 2000-year-old Swayambhunath stupa with its copper gilt spire surrounded by the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Take a walk around Kathmandu Durbar Square, lined with temples, museums and the ancient palace of Nepalese royalty. Just a short drive south of the city is Patan, home of historic and sacred artefacts and monuments.

Day 9

Kathmandu Valley

On your final full day, venture out of the city once more into the Kathmandu Valley to explore its historic sites. Visit the medieval wonders of Bhaktapur, shaped like a conch shell and known as City of Devotees for its numerous temples. On the banks of Bagmati River, you will find Pashupatinath, one of the oldest Hindu temples dedicated to Shiva and, to complete your tour of pilgrimage destinations, one of Nepal’s largest Buddhist monuments, Boudhanath Stupa.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Perched at an impressive 5,000 feet above sea level, it is a feat to reach this resort, though such remoteness guarantees an intimate experience and breathtaking views.

Zen: From a spa to morning classes to a meditation maze, this resort provides no shortage of opportunities to find physical and mental relaxation.

Activities: Never mind the natural beauty and fresh meals, with meditation sessions, arts and craft classes, and a library there are plenty of ways to fill one’s day.

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Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel Preferred Hotel
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu Valley

Day 10

Departure

Today marks the end of your journey and after breakfast in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Bon voyage.

Suggested Hotel For Day 1

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Preferred Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

Located just outside Kathmandu, near Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred mountain, Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu is the recipient of a prestigious World Heritage Award given for outstanding historical preservation. The 80 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 Hotel, Kathmandu has a spa with 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.

Suggested Hotel For Day 2

Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Lukla

Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Lukla

The Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Lukla is located in the Namche, the capital of the Khumbu region of Everest. Each of the 20 rooms is decorated with wood furniture, local textiles and electric blankets, all of which provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere in this high altitude of approximately 11,300 feet. The onsite restaurant serves local cuisine with delicacies offered a-la-carte or buffet style. The hotel is set on a scenic bank of the Dudhkoshi River.

Suggested Hotel For Day 3

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Along the foothills and remote areas are small towns and rest stops for hikers and travelers. Basic guesthouses are available and offer a bed and shower for travelers on their journey along the Himalayas.

Suggested Hotels For Day 4

Lost Horizon Resort and Spa
Preferred Hotel

Lost Horizon Resort and Spa

Designed to reflect the majestic Himalayan peaks, Lost Horizon Resort & Spa combines the rejuvenating powers of nature with the comforts of home. Located on the outskirts of Pokhara Valley, the property floats above Begnas Lake, surrounded by mountain views. Guest accommodations are comprised of spacious and well-appointed villas and suites, all furnished in an elegant, classic style. There is a clubhouse with a year-round outdoor heated swimming pool, a 7,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, a gym, and a library lounge with views of Mount Manasalu. For dining, guests can enjoy meals in the indoor-outdoor restaurant, or take a picnic basket into the forest. Lost Horizon Resort & Spa is 30 minutes by car to the nearest airport.
Tiger Mountain Lodge
Preferred Hotel

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.

Suggested Hotel For Days 5–6

Taj Meghauli Serai
Preferred Hotel

Taj Meghauli Serai

Taj Meghauli Serai, a peaceful jungle lodge, perched on the edge of the world-famous Chitwan National Park, which boasts over 570 square miles of forests and is home to an amazing array of wildlife, elephants, leopards, rhinos, tigers and sloths. For those looking to be at the heart of the action, Taj Meghauli Sera is certainly the place to be, offering a wide range of exciting wildlife encounters. Accommodation is offered in a choice of spacious rooms, luxury villas and a spectacular Presidential Suite; every room is guaranteed to provide a serene getaway. After wildlife watching with a dedicated nature guide, guests can enjoy bush dinners around a bonfire, sundowners in the wilderness and relaxing massages to top off amazing days.

Suggested Hotel For Days 7–8

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Preferred Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

Located just outside Kathmandu, near Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred mountain, Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu is the recipient of a prestigious World Heritage Award given for outstanding historical preservation. The 80 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 Hotel, Kathmandu has a spa with 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.

Suggested Hotel For Day 9

Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel
Preferred Hotel

Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel

Located in Dhulikhel, just one hour’s drive from Kathmandu, Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel has 40 select elegant guest rooms and many unique 5-star facilities. The charming resort looks over unparalleled vistas of the extended Langtang range of the Himalayas. From the top of the resort there is a 360-degree view of the mighty Himalaya and the Kavrepalanchowk valley. The rustic-chic décor, hillside setting, sincere Nepali hospitality and fragrant cuisine create a warm Nepali atmosphere in the luxury property. The resort has three distinct restaurants that use fresh ingredients grown in Dwarika’s local farms. Amenities range from an infinity swimming pool, a cozy bar and a hilltop lounge to a library and a meeting room. On-site well-being and recreational activities include yoga, meditation, pottery and mandala making and Himalayan rock salt therapy. Alternatively, the resort even offers lessons on Hindu astronomy and the energy of the navagraha (planets) as well as Buddhist philosophy and Nepalese culture and geography.

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