A Himalaya Transect

- A Secret Retreats journey -
10 days / 9 nights
from 5,450 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 


This journey has been personally designed by The team at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge has crafted this itinerary to provide a degustation of the country's physical and cultural riches in a short 8 day visit.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Kathmandu Valley Cultural Heritage
  • Pokhara and views of the Annapurna Himal
  • Helicopter flight over the Himalaya
  • The Kingdom of Mustang

This special Secret Retreats journey in Nepal has been crafted to provide a degustation of the country's physical and cultural riches in a short 10 day visit. Exploring the amazing heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, a cultural centre for arts and architecture for over 700 years, it has seen epochs come and go. The charm and historic interest of the three former city states of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is truly timeless. From the urban focus your journey takes you on the gateway to the high Himalaya at Pokhara, an ancient meeting point of trans-himalayan and North Indian trading routes, Pokhara retains a laid-back charm and awesome Himalayan panoramas with three 8,000m peaks dominating the skyline of the valley, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu among the wealth of other peaks including the valley's iconic Fishtail, or Machhapuchhare, a sacred summit barred to climbing expeditions. A short helicopter flight and you will be landed in Mustang, the once forbidden kingdom. There, hidden deep in the undulations of the Himalayas and dominated by the snow-dusted peak of Nilgiri, you will start a unique adventure exploring some of the most unforgiving places on the planet. Returning to Kathmandu, for your last day, you will stay in Nepal’s iconic Dwarika’s Hotel, an oasis of luxury in the hectic city.


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Your Journey Day by Day

10 days / 9 nights from 5,450 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 

 
Day 1 : Kathmandu (-/-/-)
Welcome at Kathmandu airport by our representative, outside the airport building with your name on a signboard and drive to Patan, one of the iconic towns of the Kathmandu Valley’s rich Newar civilisation. After check in – just relax and enjoy the beauty of the property.
Overnight stay at your hotel.
HOTEL: The Inn Patan (Heritage Deluxe Room)
Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley (B/-/-)
Exploring the amazing heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, a cultural centre for arts and architecture for over 700 years, it has seen epochs come and go. The charm and historic interest of the three former city states of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is truly timeless. The indigenous Newari peoples' cuisine is an exploration of food and lifestyle in itself.
In the morning: Sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple and Patan Museum. In the afternoon: Visit the sacred hindu Pashupatinath Temple and Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath.
HOTEL: The Inn Patan (Heritage Deluxe Room)
Day 3 : Kathmandu -Pokhara (B/L/D)
In the morning: Transfer to the airport for the 25-minute flight to Pokhara by leady local airlines. Upon arrival Pokhara airport a driver from Tiger Mountain will drive you (45mn) to the lodge. From the urban focus your journey takes you on the gateway to the high Himalaya at Pokhara, an ancient meeting point of trans-himalayan and North Indian trading routes, Pokhara retains a laid-back charm and awesome himalayan panoramas with three 8,000m peaks dominating the skyline of the valley, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu among the wealth of other peaks including the valley's iconic Fishtail, or Machhapuchhare, a sacred summit barred to climbing expeditions.
Once settled down, enjoy the views and the fresh air above the valley.
HOTEL: Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (Cottage room)
Day 4 : Pokhara (B/L/D)
Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge sets the standards for regenerative tourism in this fragile environment and is one of only two hotels in Nepal independently audited (2017 & 2019) for sustainable best practice. Located on a ridge some 300m above the valley and on the edge of a typical Brahamin and Chettri village, the lodge is a haven of tranquillity from which to explore the local area with expert guides to interpret the flora, fauna and culture of the Middle Hills of Nepal, home to the country' s legendary soldiers, the Gurkhas. With comfortable cottage rooms, dramatic views, simple home-style cookery, the lodge is the perfect haven for visitors to Nepal.
Today, you can enjoy Tiger Mountain with a range of walks, massage, yoga or meditation.
HOTEL: Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (Cottage room)
Day 5 : Pokhara (B/L/D)
The full day walks organized with the team from the lodge can provide a genuine experience of Himalayan Treks. Those wishing to can also opt for shorter walks focussed on birds, butterflies, or village life with expert local guides to explain and share in your enjoyment. Or visit local museum or go for a Stupa walk, the program can be organized on site.
The table d’hôte cuisine at the lodge offers traditional Nepali dishes, Western recipes and many organic salads and vegetables from the garden.
HOTEL: Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge (Cottage room)
Day 6 : Pokhara- Jomson, Mustang (B/-/-)
In the morning, a special charter helicopter flight directly to Moksha hotel by Simrik Air will be arranged from Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge. Moksha -which means freedom from the cycle of rebirth in Sanskrit - is where you will experience the trans-Himalayan region of Nepal. Moksha (altitude of 2950 meters) high above the Kali Gandaki river, is a blissful place for contemplation and to experience a powerful spiritualism in the way people live in the dry, desert mountains.
HOTEL: Moksha (Double Room)
Day 7 : Jomson, Mustang (B/-/-)
Inspired by the local houses of Mustang, the architecture of Moksha blends into the property's surrounds. The hotel showcases epic views of Mount Nilgiri and encloses an apple orchard of over 2,000 trees and five greenhouses where the kitchen's ingredients are grown. During your stay, quench your thirst for adventure and explore the local culture and the breathtaking natural scenery through different activities such as Horse Riding, Cycling, Rock Climbing, Archery, Hiking, Trekking and Yoga.
HOTEL: Moksha (Double Room)
Day 8 : Jomson, Mustang - Kathmandu (B/-/-)
Today, check out from Moksha and 2 short flights from Jomson Airport to Pokhara and onwards to Kathmandu airport where a driver will wait for you and drop at Dwarika’s (10 minutes). After check in – just relax and enjoy the beauty of the property.
Overnight stay at your hotel.
HOTEL: Dwarika’s Hotel (Deluxe room)
Day 9 : Kathmandu (B/-/-)
This day is completely free for you to relax after the Himalayan adventures, or to keep exploring the city at your rhythm.
We can assist you if needed to arrange some visits, with guide and driver.
HOTEL: Dwarika’s Hotel (Deluxe room)
Day 10 : Kathmandu - Departure (B/-/-)
Depending on your flight time, check out and transfer to the airport for your final departure flight to your next destination.

Extension:

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary



The Inn Patan


Moksha

Dwarika’s Hotel

A Himalaya Transect

10 days / 9 nights
from 5,450 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 


The total price includes:
Accommodation based on two people sharing.
All meals specified in the programme (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
All transfers as specified, in private car or van.
2 Domestic flights Kathmandu-Pokhara-and Jomson-Pokhara-Kathmandu on Yeti Airlines
1 Charter flight by Helicopter to Jomson
All excursions as specified in the programme.
All entry fees.
A guide service for all excursions.

The total price does not include:
International flights
All meals, not specified in the programme.
All services not specified in the programme.
Drinks, communications, laundry and similar items of a personal nature
Fees for Nepal visas from 40 USD per person (application online is https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa)
All insurances including cancellation insurance/ travel insurance/ repatriation or lost luggage insurances.
All tips.


This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge Team and Classic Himalaya (License 1069 /064)

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