The Best of Nepal

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This trip combines the best of all adventure holiday activities in Nepal without roughing it too much and in full luxury and style. Starting with an enriching cultural tour around Kathmandu Valley, the trip leads to Pokhara taking the very scenic mountain flight. As we land to this Sangrila city we are thrilled to witness all the mountains of the Annapurna’s right in front of us. Our journey then takes us to the foothills of the Himalayas where we will explore the beautiful Gurung Villages and experience the Majestic mountain views flavored in warm hospitality of the locals. After trek we have few nights in Pokhara followed by exhilarating White Water River rafting down in Seti River and Chitwan Jungle Safari tracing the very rare Royal Bengal Tiger and One Horned Rhino.

Facts
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Mode of Trekking: Lodge Trek
  • Max. Elevation: 6,233 ft.
  • Best Season: February to May and September to December
  • Grade:Introductry
  • Min. pax: 2

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Welcome dinner is organized in the evening in a traditional Nepali restaurant. (B/D)
Day 02: Morning sightseeing tour to the ancient city of Bhaktapur. In the afternoon drive to Nagarkot. (B/L)
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (17mins flight) and drive to Nayapul (1 and a half hrs drive) and trek to our lodge. 1 and a half hrs trek (B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek to Majgawn. 4 hrs trek (B/L/D)
Day 05: Trek to Dhampus. 5 hrs trek (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara (40 mins drive). Afternoon at leisure. 2 hrs trek (B/L)
Day 07: Pokhara full day sightseeing tour. (B/L)
Day 08: Drive to Damauli (1 and a half hrs drive) and raft to Seti River Camp. 2 and a half hrs rafting. (B/L/D)
Day 09: Raft to Gaighat and drive to Chitwan National Park. Jungle activities in the afternoon. (B/L/D)
Day 10: Full day jungle activities at Chitwan. (B/L/D)
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu and afternoon city tour to Pasupatinath temple. (B/L)
Day 12: Departure. Transport to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight home.

Extensions

There are a variety of interesting extensions you might choose to add on either before or after your trek. These options include:
Mount Everest Scenic Flight
An hour flight to the Himalayas will take you so close to the Everest and its surrounding mountains.
Helicoptor Tour
Nepal offers some of the most spectacular locations in the world and travelling through helicopter is a fantastic way of experiencing the beauty of this Himalayan country. Catch breath taking views from the sky while our helicopter ferry you safely and conveniently to exotic places of scenic beauty or of religious reverence. One of our regular helicopter tour is a combined trip to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar.
Cultural Tour
Nepal exhibits a rich cultural diversity. The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal is a dream world for many and a reality for some. Once experienced it becomes a part of you and habit forming. The age old temples, highly decorated monasteries, old houses along the ancient alleys of Kathmandu makes this country a mystical land. Nepal is a country where Lord Buddha was born and is a land of brave Gorkha solders. It is a country with more than 103 different ethnic groups and 93 different languages are spoken. It is really a mix of culture, all united to become the Heavenly piece of Nepal.

Includes & Excludes

What’s Included:
•    Expert leadership (Local Trek Leader)
•    Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis (two people sharing unless single supplement has been requested).
•    Trek Map.
•    Porters to carry your duffel bag.
•    All the accommodation and food in high end lodges while on trek.
•    All rafting logistics. Accommodation and food.
•    Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner with jungle activities in Chitwan National Park.
•    Hot water bag is provided every night for your comfort.
•    Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Bharatpur to Kathmandu.
•    National Park entrance fees and TIMS card.
•    Duffel bag for the trek.
•    Welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant.
•    Group medical kit.
•    All transportations mentioned in the itinerary.
•    All sightseeing tours mentioned in the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
•    All staff Insurance
 What’s not Included:
•    Your international flights.
•    Visa fees and visa extension costs.
•    Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
•    Personal expenditure, bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc.
•    Tipping at the end of the trip.
•    Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
•    Personal clothing and equipment.
•    Travel insurance.
•    Optional trips.
•    Charges incurred as a result of flight delays or cancellation which is beyond Mystic Himalayas control. Although we provide insurance letter which you can claim to your insurance company.
•    Anything not mentioned in the trip cost includes list.

What To Expect

Life on the Trail
The trekking day typically starts at 6:30 a.m. with the appearance of smiling Sherpas at the door of your room bearing a mug of steaming tea or coffee. This is followed by a hot shower if you want to freshen up or you can just pack your stuff ready and come out for breakfast. While we are having breakfast our porters will set off. We start walking at about 8:00 am. Everyone is free to walk at their own pace, enjoying the scenery and taking lots of pictures. Lunch will be around 12: pm and usually it takes about an hour for lunch. On our longest day the lodge will be reached by 4 pm. You can enjoy the hot shower after we get to the lodge. Tea and biscuits are served and roughly about 7 pm dinner is ready.
Expert Leadership
Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. We have a very good selection of local leaders who are professionally trained and are among the most experienced in Nepal. Who better to look after you than your professional local leader, who speaks your  language fluently and knows the culture, intimately? The following people regularly lead this trek:
BINOY RAI
Managing Director/Group Leader
Fond of mountains from his very childhood, Binoy started his career in trekking when he was at high school. He has led several treks and tours for last seventeen years during which he worked with World Expeditions, which is one of the leading international companies. He holds Grade ‘A’ certificate in both basic and advance mountaineering course from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling, India. He has climbed most of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal including Mera Peak (6450m.) which is the highest trekking peak in the country. He has also completed the wilderness first aid training with Dr. Jim Duff, a very well known medical practitioner and mountaineer from Australia. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Mystic Himalaya Trekking and has been maintaining quality service of the company by making sure that each and every trip is run to the highest standard and to our clients’ heart’s content. Besides managing the office he loves leading treks.
PETER CHETTRI
Group Leader
Peter holds a very good sense of humor and adventurous spirit which has made him an asset to the company. He was born in Nepal and brought up in Sikkim. As a graduate in Arts, he has a good command over both spoken and written English. He has been leading treks with Mystic Himalaya Trekking for five years. He has done a first aid training specialized in Acute Mountain Sickness. His excellent leadership has always earned a good reputation to the company.
SANJAY GURUNG
Group Leader
Sanjay is an experienced trek leader who has been in this profession for last sixteen years. Besides trekking all over Nepal he has also led several trips to India and Tibet. His profound knowledge and easy going personality make him an ideal choice to lead treks for Mystic Himalaya Trekking.
ASHIM SUBBA
Group Leader
Ashim is a travel enthusiast who has always been keen on adventure. He went to the University in Calcutta and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. Apart from being fluent in Nepali and English, he also speaks Japanese and has been involved in trekking for last two years. He has completed the first aid training including high altitude medicine. His expertness as a leader is one of the keys to our success.
DHANA MAGAR
Climbing Guide
When it comes to climbing, Dhana is the back bone of Mystic Himalaya Trekking. Known for his extra-special enthusiasm and energy, he holds an attitude “sky is the limit” and wants to pursue challenging expeditions to achieve his goal. Having worked as a climbing Guide for last fourteen years, he posseses an extensive experience in this field and executes each and every expedition with great responsibility.
TENZING SHERPA
Climbing Guide
Having born and brought up in the land of Mt. Everest, Tenzing is a natural climber. He started his career as a porter, now he is a full-fledged climbing guide and has been in this profession for last eighteen years. He has also summited Everest few times. When it comes to bigger expeditions, he is the man to lead. He is known for his positive attitude in life and while in expeditions; he senses all the possible dangers and is right in making decisions. That is why all our clients led by him are always happy at the end of the trip.
Fitness Level
We advise that you begin a fitness program as soon as you have decided to join one of our trekking holidays. Hill walking, up and down the steps, cycling, running and swimming are the main exercises to help prepare you for a trek. It is advisable to see the doctor before you come for trekking. Although we carry a comprehensive medical kit on each and every trips, we recommend our clients to inform us their medical problems in advance if any and also carry their personal first aid kit covering the basics.
Why Mystic Himalaya is your first choice for Adventure
Mystic Himalaya Trekking, combines the best of international standards with the deep knowledge of local experts. It offers you services and an experience that surpass those offered by the large international companies; with the reliability that local outfits lack. With over 15 years of experience we have successfully organized tours and treks for several thousand patrons who can testify the unique class of service we offer. Please feel free to ask us about the selection of your trip or for any further information.