Duration
11 days / 10 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Trekking
Destinations
Nepal

Nepal may be a small country compared to neighboring China and India, but with eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including Mt. Everest, temples that will blow your mind with their beauty, and cities and town rich with history, culture, and art, this little sliver of the world more than makes up for its size. Over the 11 days of this itinerary, you will experience city life in Kathmandu, take a flightseeing tour over the world renowned Everest, explore the lakeside beauty of Pokhara, and traverse the region of Mustang, trekking valleys and villages, rivers and gorges. After all, there is no better way to see this beautiful country than by foot!

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Highlights

  • Annapurna Range: After flying from the picturesque city of Pokhara to the high altitude of Jomsom, travelers begin their long trek in earnest to see Chhusang, Ghami, and over Nyi La Pass at the edge of Mustang, found 13,000 feet above sea level.
  • Mustang: A true travel frontier in Nepal, this hard-to-reach area of the country features some of the most dramatic landscapes in the region, filled with medieval forts, caves, and culture.
  • Tea with the Prince: After exploring medieval forts and cities, take in mountain views and meet a prince of Mustang from the previous Kingdom of Lo, a herald for the culture of the Mustang region.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Kathmandu

After your flight from Singapore, stopping in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll start off your trip in Nepal’s largest metropolis, Kathmandu. Once you check into the Dwarika’s hotel, hit the town to explore the famous sites. A great place to start is Dunbar Square in the city centre; you will also want to check out Kumari Temple, the Royal Palace, and Swayambhunath Stupa, the city’s oldest Buddhist shrine. After your day of sightseeing, enjoy a European-style dinner - but with all local Nepalese ingredients - at Le Sherpa.

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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

Kathmandu

Today, you will picked up at 5:30am and transported to the airport where you’ll board your plane, as you are heading on a one-hour flightseeing tour around the incredible Mt. Everest. Heading east, parallel to the Himalayan mountains, your flight will allow you to take in spectacular views of the “eight thousanders” - mountains that surpass 26,000 feet in height. In the afternoon, you’ll head east one hour to the ancient city of Bhaktapur, once a stopping point on a major caravan route between India and Tibet. Visit the local temples and the city square before enjoying the delights of a traditional Tibetan dinner at Garden of Dreams, a casual cafe, and heading back to Kathmandu for the night.

Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Day 3

Pokhara

Today, you’ll depart Kathmandu and head to the Pokhara, a large city beside Phewa Lake, known for its incredible beauty and views of the Himalayan mountains. Enjoy a casual lunch and then take in some of the local sites, like the Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave and the International Mountaineering Museum, which offer an intriguing look back at some of the original expeditions of Mt. Everest. Enjoy dinner at your hotel, the Begnas Lake Resort or Tiger Mountain Lodge.

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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 4

Jomsom

This morning, you’ll take a short flight northwest to Jomsom, an area of high altitude known for having the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandakhi Valley, as it sits between two of the world’s highest peaks, the Dhaulagiri 1 and Annapurna 1. After you enjoy lunch and get settled in at your guesthouse, spend the day exploring the village, meeting local people, and visiting the local monastery, all while your body acclimates.

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About

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.

Jomsom
Jomsom

Day 5

Chhusang

On this, the fifth day of your journey, the true trekking will begin! After breakfast at your guesthouse, you’ll embark on a three- to four-hour trek from Jomsom to Chhusang, passing through the Tangbe Village and hiking the Kagbeni region, along the banks where the Kak Khola and Mustang Khola tributaries merge to form the Kali Gandaki. Before you reach Chhusang, you will be met with a spectacular view of the red eroded cliffs rising up across the river - a perfect end to the first day of trekking. Enjoy a nice dinner in your new guest house before getting some well-deserved rest.

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About

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.

Day 6

Ghami

Now that you’ve reached the halfway point of your trip, you’ll have built up a bit of endurance, so you’ll be ready for your five- to six-hour trek from Chhusang to Ghami. You’ll hike alongside the red cliffs of the Kali Gandaki Valley, visit locals in Chele Village, and reach the highest point of the day, Nyi La pass (nearly 13,000 feet), at the southern boundary of the Mustang region. You’ll be ready to sit back and relax in your new guest house by the end of the day!

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About

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.

Day 7

Tsarang

Today’s trek will take you six hours by stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, through Ghemi Village, a small settlement of tea houses, and alongside the longest Mani wall in the Mustang region - an incredible collection of Mani stones, each inscribed with the sacred Tibetan Buddhist chant “Om mani padme hum,” the “Mantra of Avalokiteshvara.” You will stay for the night in Tsarang, a small village known for having numerous stupa structures.

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About

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.

Tsarang
Tsarang

Day 8

Mustang

Don’t put the hiking boots away just yet - today you’ve got a full five-hour trek to Lo Manthang, the medieval walled city of Mustang. You’ll follow along the Tsarang River which rises in elevation, eventually looking out over the entire “Lo La” region, offering stunning panoramic views of Lo Manthang and northern Mustang. Then, you’ll head down in elevation through the “Plains of Aspiration” to the medieval city, where local people gather every evening to spin wool and gossip. Unwind, freshen up and relax at the Royal Mustang Hotel.

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About

Located outside the walls of Lo Manthang, a former capital of the Mustang region dating back to the 14th century, rests the Royal Mustang Resort at nearly 4000 meters above sea level. The heirs of past royalty constructed the opulent hotel with the assistance of a Japanese architect by the name of Kurumitsawa.

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.

Day 9

Mustang

Spend the day exploring Lo Manthang and its surrounding valley: meet and visit with local people; tour the Tibetan-style houses of the valley; check out the four Tibetan monasteries located nearby, known as the Four Gompas; and even dine with the King of Mustang! After several days of long treks, having a day to explore one spot will be a welcome retreat.

Mustang
Mustang

Day 10

Kathmandu

Now that you’ve trekked through Mustang, it’s time to see it all from above: you’ll fly by private helicopter back to Jomsom, taking in breathtaking views of the valleys and gorges you have hiked through. From there, you will be boarding a plane back to Kathmandu, where you have the afternoon to check out anything you didn’t see at the start of the trip: perhaps take a trip to the market to pick up some local goods or visit the Royal Palace or the Monkey Temple. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel - Dwarika’s - on your last evening.

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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
Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Day 11

Departure

This morning, with a full camera memory card, new muscle definition, and perhaps a few small aches, you will depart Kathmandu, heading back to Singapore or onto your next exciting destination in Asia or elsewhere. Don’t forget to keep stretching out those legs - you’ve worked hard!

Suggested Hotel For Days 1–2

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 Hotels For Day 3

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 Day 4

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 Hotel For Day 5

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 Hotel For Day 6

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 Hotel For Day 7

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 Hotel For Days 8–9

Royal Mustang Resort

Royal Mustang Resort

Located outside the walls of Lo Manthang, a former capital of the Mustang region dating back to the 14th century, rests the Royal Mustang Resort at nearly 4000 meters above sea level. The heirs of past royalty constructed the opulent hotel with the assistance of a Japanese architect by the name of Kurumitsawa. Today, the hotel provides superior comfort in an otherwise intimidating environment. Its 20 rooms and suites are cleanly designed with wooden floors, lattice screens, simple artworks, and wide, inviting beds. Additionally, they are heated and hot water is reliable. The kitchen is supplied by an organic farm and offers a seasonal menu with Tibetan and international dishes. There is a collection of wines, spirits, and beers available for guests as well. Wi-Fi is available and 15% of the resort’s income is donated to cultural preservation.

Suggested Hotel For Day 10

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.

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