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  • RegionNepal
  • Duration09 Days
  • ActivityTour
  • Start / End PointKathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Group SizeMin: 2, Max: 15
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • MealsB|L|D on trek, |B| in Kathmandu
  • AccommmodationHotel/Lodges
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Trip Overview

Nepal, a veritable heaven on earth, unfolds as an extraordinary blend of culture, tradition, and natural beauty, inviting you to explore the land of the Himalayas where every day promises unique experiences. A geographically and culturally diverse country, Nepal beckons to both the nature lover and the adrenaline junkie, offering a tapestry of glorious histories, religious sites steeped in myths and beliefs, and an array of unique experiences.

Our “Nepal in Detail” tour is a curated journey, a profound exploration of the diverse experiences this enchanting country has to offer. It is a promise to fellow travelers seeking a blend of short hikes, sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and heartwarming views that will linger in memory for a lifetime. Join us, and let every step be a page in the beautiful story of your life, more amazing than ever.

Historical Kathmandu invites you to immerse yourself in its rich tapestry of history and culture. Explore ancient temples, monasteries, and palaces, many of which stand as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Feel the resonance of centuries as you walk the cobbled streets and delve into the secrets held by the city’s architectural marvels.

In the charming town of Bandipur, experience a journey back in time, where the old-world charm meets the vibrant pulse of the present. The warm hospitality and the timeless allure of this town create a tapestry of enchantment that lingers in the soul.

The adventure takes a wild turn in Chitwan National Park, where a wildlife expedition awaits. Encounter fascinating creatures, from rhinoceros to tigers, as you delve into the heart of the park’s diverse ecosystem. The rhythmic sounds of the jungle become the soundtrack to your unforgettable wildlife adventure.

Pokhara, with its serene lakes and the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayan Mountains, unfolds as a canvas of scenic beauty. Be captivated by the unparalleled natural wonders that surround you, creating a tranquil haven for the soul.

Cultural festivities add a vibrant hue to your journey. If your tour coincides with local celebrations, witness some of the oldest cultural festivals of the ancient valley. Immerse yourself in the authenticity of these celebrations, becoming a part of the living tapestry of Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.

So, come join us in this magical tour of Nepal. Stay with the monks, pray with them, and find spiritual healing in the midst of breathtaking landscapes. Let every moment be a chapter in your beautiful story, a life made more amazing in the embrace of Nepal’s culture, tradition, and natural splendor.

Trip Highlights
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Nepal's rich natural, cultural, and historical diversity
  • The Kathmandu Valley is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites that provide insight into Nepal's history and its diverse cultural and religious traditions.
  • Chitwan National Park offers up-close encounters with animals and local cultures.
  • The Lord Buddha,Siddhartha Gautama, was born in Lumbini's famed gardens in 623 BC, where he quickly gained a following as a centre of pilgrimage.
  • The Pokhara Valley is a traveler's paradise with a unique blend of culture, abundant natural beauty, and adventure sports.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1400m / 4593ft)

Day 2Morning Sightseeing of Swayambhunath and Drive to Pokhara [~7 hours]

Day 3 - 4Sunrise Excursion from Sarangkot, Sightseeing: Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Peace Pagoda, Tal Barahi Temple with boating in Fewa Lake

Day 5Drive to Chitwan National Park, Activities in the Resort

Day 6Drive to Lumbini

Day 7Drive to Kathmandu [~6 hours], Sightseeing: Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 8Sightseeing: Patan Durbar Square, Baudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square; Farewell Dinner in the evening

Day 9Final Departure

Include / Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • 5 nights accommodation at a 4-star standard hotel in Kathmandu (Breakfast Included)
  • 1 nights accommodation at a standard hotel in Bandipur, Nagarkot, Namobuddha, Balthali and Dhulikhel(Breakfast Included)
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star standard resort in Chitwan and Pokhara with full-board of meals (2 cycles of breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All safari and cultural activities in Chitwan as per the package itinerary (Jeep safari inside Chitwan National Park, Guided Village tour, Canoe Ride in Rapti River, Visit to Crocodile Conservation Center or Elephant Breeding Center, Bird Watching, Tharu Cultural show)
  • Applicable National Park Fees and a Naturalist/Tour guide for the above activities in Chitwan
  • Government Licensed, highly experienced, English-speaking tour guide for the entire trip all expenses covered (salary, insurance and expenses))
  • Private Air-conditioned car with a friendly, professional driver for all ground transport during the entire trip
  • Monument entrance fees for all sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • All applicable government taxes, charges and relevant paperwork

Complementaries

  • Welcome Dinner at an authentic cultural Nepali restaurant with live cultural show (Day 01)
  • Farewell dinner in a fine restaurant in Kathmandu

Price Excludes

  • Nepal Visa and International air-tickets
  • Travel Insurance - must cover helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, and Trip Cancellation charges (Compulsory)
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast and farewell dinner
  • Personal equipment and other expenses such as beverages, confectionaries, laundries, etc.
  • Tips to your guide, porters, driver and other field staff as a token of appreciation
  • Any other expenses or charges not mentioned in the “Trip Includes” list
Good to Know
BASIC

What Sets Blissful Nepal Apart?

Choosing for Blissful Nepal means securing an adept team of mountain guides and a stellar support crew in Kathmandu, ensuring your seamless care right from your arrival. Our round-the-clock international helpline guarantees constant support, and our team, regularly present in Nepal, offers firsthand and informed assistance. Our full-time guides, with over 8 years of average trekking experience in the Himalayas, exclusively work with us. Notably, we are among the select few companies in Nepal to equip all our trekking guides with Wilderness First Aid Certification. Furthermore, our guides have undergone specialized training addressing altitude acclimatization concerns (Meet the Team).

When is the Optimal Trekking Season?

The prime trekking periods in Nepal span from March to Early May and from September to November. While December to February allows for trekking, be prepared for colder conditions albeit with fewer crowds. June to August marks the monsoon season, generally unsuitable for trekking. However, if this timeframe is your sole option, drop us an email for tailored suggestions.

Will the Guide Be Fluent in English?

All our guides boast exceptional fluency in English. With years of experience hosting guests worldwide, they excel in building connections and ensuring seamless communication.

Are Departures Guaranteed to Commence?

Absolutely! Our peak season departures typically sell out, but during off-peak periods, smaller groups prevail. Rest assured, once you secure your deposit, we guarantee the trek’s commencement for you.

Do I Require a Guide? Can't I Self-Guide if I've Prior Trekking Experience?

Our dedicated guides, with their extensive successful trekking history and our guests’ commendations, have earned our trust repeatedly. Time and again, clients laud the trip’s excellence owing to their guide’s invaluable contribution, making it an unforgettable experience.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Is prior trekking experience a must?

We often have first-time trekkers join our groups, so even without experience, you’ll find yourself among like-minded individuals. Your fitness level should comfortably support full-day walking. While previous hiking or trekking experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory.

Are solo female travelers secure during Himalayan treks?

We prioritize the safety of all our trekking participants, irrespective of gender. Nepal, overall, is a safe and hospitable destination for foreign visitors. We maintain enduring relationships with the lodges we use, ensuring they are safe and trustworthy. Additionally, our guides consistently keep track of all guests’ whereabouts during treks. Traveling in small groups enhances our ability to maintain regular communication for added safety.

Are there specific age restrictions for trekking in the Himalayas?

There’s no strict age limit on our expeditions – it’s more about good health and enthusiasm! We’ve welcomed families with children as young as 7 years old on the Everest Base Camp Trek, while our older trekkers have been in their late 70s. For families, we recommend arranging a private trek and allowing a few extra days. Feel free to inquire about tailored arrangements.

PAYMENTS & EXTRA COSTS

What about additional hotel stays?

Should you require extra hotel nights in Kathmandu before or after the trek, we can arrange accommodations at an extra cost. Kindly inform us of your requirements before your arrival in Nepal, allowing us to make the necessary arrangements as per your needs. (Read our blog post: Booking Additional Hotel Nights)

What incidental expenses should I anticipate?

Our trekking packages are comprehensive, covering most expenses from your arrival in Nepal. We advise budgeting approximately $300 to $400 for incidental costs, which may include tips and additional expenses like the Nepal Visa, rental charges for items such as sleeping bags or down jackets, showers, Wi-Fi, snacks, and charging facilities for electronic devices at tea houses along the trekking route. Furthermore, it’s prudent to have extra funds available, either in cash or on a credit card, in case of flight cancellations to Lukla, where you might opt for a chartered helicopter. (Terms of Service – Additional Expenses)

Can I rely on credit cards during my trekking journey?

In most instances throughout Nepal, credit card usage is limited. While there are ATMs available in Kathmandu offering favorable currency exchange rates when withdrawing rupees, please be aware that these ATMs typically impose a $5 USD service fee alongside potential bank charges. Moreover, these ATMs often enforce a daily withdrawal limit of 25,000 rupees (approximately $215 USD).

How do you prefer the remaining payment upon arrival in Kathmandu - in US cash or via credit card?

We gladly accept various major currencies. You have the flexibility to settle the balance either in cash or through credit card payment. However, it’s important to note that for credit card transactions, we levy a 13% fee. Hence, paying in cash is highly recommended to avoid additional charges.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Is trekking difficult?

The difficulty of a hike or walk depends on terrain steepness and altitude. Most trips for moderately active people cover gentle terrain at lower altitudes, often with shorter route options. Breaks can be taken along the trails.

What's the recommended Fitness Regimen for Preparation?

In terms of physical readiness before embarking on the trek, engaging in cardio-based exercises such as running and long-distance walking is beneficial. If feasible, undertaking several weekend hikes in your vicinity can also aid preparation. Our website offers a training guide tailored for the Everest Base Camp that might provide valuable insights: Training for Everest Base Camp.

What physical conditions indicate sufficient trekking fitness?

Individuals with acute or chronic health issues affecting stamina, flexibility, coordination, or balance might face challenges completing the trek. If uncertain about your physical preparedness, it’s advisable to consult a physician well ahead of booking your trip.

PREPARATION & PACKING

Are there weight limits?

The primary weight constraint is the luggage limit for the Kathmandu to Lukla flight, set at 10kg (22lbs), along with an additional 5kg (11lbs) for carry-on, totaling 15kg (33lbs).

What should I pack for the trip?

We offer a downloadable packing list or you can explore our blog post on packing for Everest Base Camp for further insights. Notably, most trekking clothing and equipment can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu upon your arrival.

What size should my day pack be?

Typically, we recommend a day pack of approximately 40 liters, similar to a standard school backpack, to accommodate extra layers and daily essentials.

What happens after I make the deposit?

After your deposit is received, the next step is to send us a scan or photo of your passport along with your arrival flight details. We’re unable to book your Lukla flight or obtain your trekking permit until we have a copy of your passport, so please send this information to us promptly.

What about the duffel bag for the porters?

A duffel bag will be supplied to you in Kathmandu. Porters will carry this bag during the trek, and it will serve as your luggage for the flight. Often, porters advance ahead on the trail, so your duffel might not be accessible until you reach the evening tea house. Hence, it’s advisable to carry a day pack with your daily essentials during hiking.

Can I store luggage in Kathmandu during the trek?

Certainly, you can leave any excess luggage at the hotel during your trekking period.

What about passports, medications, and valuables?

During the flight, keep these items in your carry-on. It’s crucial to have important documents and medications accessible, especially if your luggage faces delays. Similarly, during the trek, carry them in your day pack.

What insurance is necessary? Where can I get it?

Travel insurance is mandatory for the trekking period and is your responsibility to arrange. Kindly email us proof of your insurance before your trek. For detailed insurance requirements, refer to our Terms of Service – Insurance.

ARRIVAL & VISAS

Can I obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport?

Most guests are eligible to acquire a visa upon arrival, a process typically taking between 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the crowd. It’s essential for guests to independently verify all visa requirements before arrival. Ensure your passport has at least 6 months validity from your entry date into Nepal. Verify this information as soon as you confirm your trek. Detailed visa fees and related information can be found here: Terms of Service – Visas.

Can I arrange additional hotel nights in Kathmandu?

Our trekking packages cover 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, and we can organize extra nights upon request (refer to our blog – Booking Extra Hotel Nights). Kindly inform us beforehand to secure reservations. Payment for extra nights can be settled directly at the hotel upon your arrival. While you might find cheaper rates online, the advantage of our arrangements lies in our flexibility to adjust or cancel reservations without extra charges if your Lukla flight faces delays.

What type of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu?

We partner with Kathmandu Sweet Home and Ramada Encore, both conveniently situated in Thamel, close to our office.

Will there be someone to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

Absolutely, our airport representative will be present to greet you as you exit the airport. Look for our driver holding a signboard displaying “Blissful Nepal.” For further guidance on airport arrival, you can watch a short video here (click here to see on YouTube).

ROOM AND BOARD

Can I do laundry during the trek?

Limited laundry services are available at certain teahouses. While washing clothes during acclimation days might be possible, it’s advisable to plan ahead by ensuring sufficient clothing and handling laundry in Kathmandu post-trek.

Can you accommodate specific diets?

Absolutely, we can cater to vegetarian or special dietary requirements. It’s advised for all trekkers to opt for a vegetarian diet due to preservation concerns with local meat. Notify us of any dietary needs, and we’ll make suitable arrangements.

Are there electricity and charging options?

Teahouses have electricity in common areas, charging $1 to $4 per hour for device charging. American outlets are common, while adapters (C or D type) can be bought in Kathmandu.

Is Wi-Fi available or can I make phone calls?

Some lower elevation teahouses offer Wi-Fi for an extra $3 to $10 charge. Alternatively, consider purchasing a Nepalese SIM card in Kathmandu for internet and calls, mainly usable at lower elevation teahouses.

Where does our drinking water come from?

While meals are included, water isn’t provided during the trek. Treating local water with chlorine/iodine tablets or a steri pen is recommended. Teahouses offer complimentary quality water, but it requires treatment. Mineral water can be purchased along the trail, ranging from $1 USD at lower elevations to $4 at higher altitudes.

What meal options are available during the trek?

Trekkers select meals and hot drinks from teahouse menus, including choices like omelets, noodle soup, fried rice, momo, and the traditional Nepali Dal Bhat. For hygiene reasons regarding mountain meat, we suggest opting for vegetarian options.

What are the restroom and shower facilities like?

Most teahouses offer Western-style flush toilets with cold running water. Shared bathrooms are common and not attached to individual rooms. Hot showers are available at lower elevations (often gas-powered) and provided by bucket at higher altitudes for an extra fee.

What kind of lodging is available during the trek?

We utilize tea houses for accommodation, a popular method involving shifting from one teahouse to another. These teahouses, essentially small local hotels in villages, provide both lodging and homemade meals. Rooms usually accommodate two trekkers, with shared bathrooms featuring running cold water and Western-style toilets in the Everest region. (Further details – Tea House Trekking Blog).

Is it possible to secure separate rooms during the trip? If yes, what's the additional cost?

In Kathmandu, we can arrange private rooms. While private rooms might be feasible in some trekking villages at no extra charge, availability could be scarce during peak periods due to high demand. Even with additional payment, teahouse owners may not provide private rooms to ensure fair lodging for all guests.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Are the food and water in Nepal safe?

 All water in Nepal needs treatment before consumption. Bottled water is available in Kathmandu or on the trek. It’s advisable to consume cooked meals and avoid uncooked vegetables for safety. Avoiding mountain meat is recommended for precaution.

What if I fall sick or get injured during the trek?

Our guides are trained to handle emergencies, and in case of severe situations, they’ll use your travel insurance to arrange a rescue helicopter to fly you to Kathmandu for medical attention.

What safety precautions do you have in place?

Our guides are Red Cross certified and hold international WAFA certifications, equipped with pulse oximeters for regular blood oxygen saturation readings. They carry basic first aid kits and mobile phones, coordinating rescue efforts with our 24/7 available Kathmandu team in emergency situations.

What footwear do you recommend for the trek?

Sturdy trekking shoes or boots with ankle support and a Gore-Tex lining are vital. Break them in before the trek to ensure comfort. Should a blister develop, halt immediately and cover it with duct tape or moleskin.

What immunizations are recommended for the trip?

We generally suggest standard CDC-recommended vaccinations (See link). If you have pre-existing medical conditions, kindly inform us while making your deposit.

If I feel altitude sickness symptoms, what are the protocols?

Mild symptoms like headaches might be common and manageable while continuing the trek. However, if symptoms worsen, it’s crucial not to ascend further. We can arrange for you to descend to lower altitudes and wait for symptoms to subside before rejoining the group, though additional charges for extra trek days apply.

How cold does it get on the trek, and what clothing is necessary?

Temperatures vary—while Lukla can be warm from March to May and September to November, Everest Base Camp remains cold year-round, with freezing nighttime lows even during warmer months. Winter temperatures can plummet to -25C or below at night. Adequate warm clothing and a good sleeping bag are essential. Refer to our Everest Base Camp packing list for preparation (packing for Everest Base Camp).

What measures should I take for sun protection during the trek?

Surprisingly, skin faces greater sun damage in mountain settings than at the beach due to increased altitude and snow reflecting UV rays. Shield your skin with appropriate clothing and sunblock, preferably for mountain conditions. Consider getting prescription sunglasses fitted with your eyeglass prescription and wear a hat for added protection.

How do you address altitude-related issues during the Everest treks?

Our treks involve a gradual ascent, averaging around 300m or 1000ft in elevation gain per day—a rate recommended by high altitude specialists to minimize altitude problems. Our experienced guides recognize symptoms related to acute mountain sickness (AMS) and monitor your blood oxygen levels regularly using a pulse oximeter. (Learn more on our blog).mmodate two trekkers, with shared bathrooms featuring running cold water and Western-style toilets in the Everest region. (Further details – Tea House Trekking Blog).

If I rest for a day due to illness, can I continue the trek the following day?

We prioritize trekkers’ health and safety over pushing limits. If necessary, we can often place you in the next trekking group ascending the mountain after a day of rest. Additional charges for extra trek days may apply.

PRACTICAL MATTERS

Can I know more about my trekking group?

We respect privacy but can offer general details regarding group demographics such as nationalities, genders, and approximate age ranges upon request, ensuring your comfort in the trekking group.

Is tipping customary? How much should I bring?

Tipping isn’t obligatory but appreciated in Nepal and during our treks. A tip of around 10% of the trek cost split between the guide and porter is generally suggested. While our treks are all-inclusive, carrying a small amount (about $15 to $20 USD per day) covers extra expenses like water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, or donations.

What's your cancellation policy? Can I extend my trek?

Changing trek dates incurs no fees with advance notice. Check our terms of service for detailed policies or contact us for further information. Adding extra days is feasible for private treks, and for group treks, inquire in advance, and we’ll try to arrange a suitable solution.

Will I fly from Ramechhap or Kathmandu to reach Lukla?

Since April 2019, most Lukla flights have been redirected to Ramechhap due to Kathmandu Airport construction and congestion. Ramechhap, a smaller airport, is approximately a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. Please refer to our blog post for current updates (Ramechhap Flight Updates).

What if my flight from Lukla or Kathmandu gets delayed?

Although Kathmandu-Lukla flights are usually reliable, inclement weather may lead to cancellations for the entire day. Our 14-day package includes a buffer day for such delays, but we advise adding extra days after your trek. For Kathmandu delays, we’ll reschedule your flight for the next day or offer a chartered helicopter option (additional cost). For Lukla delays, you’re responsible for extra expenses (around $30) for accommodation and meals. Additional hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu are not covered during flight delays, but we’ll assist in making arrangements.

Any recommendations for extending my holiday after the trek?

After the trek, if you have additional days, seek assistance from our Kathmandu ground team for city day tours or consider a 3-day safari trip to Chitwan for an added adventure.

Are there extra charges for solo travelers? Can I get a refund if I end the trek early?

We don’t impose additional fees for solo travelers in our group treks. Unfortunately, we can’t offer refunds for unused trek days if you finish early due to personal or health reasons. Our expenses remain constant, and we’re committed to compensating our guides and porters for their dedicated time.

Customer Reviews

48 reviews in TripAdvisorRecommended by 99% of travelers

Customer Reviews

48 reviews in TripAdvisorRecommended by 99% of travelers

star ratingGreat tour in Népal and safari AT Chitwan - What an incredible expérience to do this tour in Népal and the safari AT Chitwan. WE enjoyed a lot and didn't regret to Book with blissful Népal trek and tour.... read more

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May 13, 2024

star ratingTrip / Experience of a lifetime.  - Jhalak took the best care of our group. He's a real gentleman with fantastic knowledge of the route, stops along the way and pieces of advice to enjoy the experience... read more

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April 30, 2024

star ratingAmazing hiking experience with spectacular views  - 5 out of 5 for me and my partners experience.
Jhalak was our tour guide for two days hiking up to Ghorapani and Poon Hill. He has 24 years... read more

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April 5, 2024

star ratingExcellent Work Blissful Nepal Tracking and tour Travel Company ❤️  - I recently had the pleasure of going on a trekking and tour experience with Blissful Nepal, and I must say it exceeded all my expectations. From start to finish, every... read more

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March 3, 2024

star ratingThe best  - Jhalak is amazing as guide he is more of fiend and understands. Never rushes you always accommodative. And more over very fun and always humorous person to trek with. Anytime... read more

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March 3, 2024

star ratingA fantastic trek with Jhalak, can’t wait to book another!  - We had the most fantastic trip to Poon Hill with Jhalak in February, he was kind, considerate and helpful throughout the whole trip. He communicated with us prior to the... read more

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